Linguistics and Language Studies - Instructor I (Russian and Modern Languages)

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-13

Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for a one-year term position in Russian and Modern Languages at the rank of Instructor I, commencing July 1, 2013.

We seek an active and enthusiastic professional with experience teaching Russian language at all levels, and with qualifications and experience necessary to serve as Interim Assistant Director of a large Modern Languages program, as a sabbatical replacement. Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field and native or near-native competency in Russian. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach to a culturally diverse student body in the undergraduate program in Russian, to provide mentorship to a large group of instructors of Modern Languages, including part-time Contract Instructors, and to assist the Director of the School in the daily management of the Modern Languages program.

The School's programs in Russian and Modern Languages are housed in a large unit representing a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with courses in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and less commonly taught languages such as Anishinaabemowin, Inuktitut, Ki-Swahili and Turkish, as well as Communication Courses for Disciplines and Professions and courses in English as a Second Language for international students, immigrants and refugees. Detailed information on the School can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Carleton University is an excellent employer, and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship, including but not limited to women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bounded by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. Its prime location -- minutes from downtown, Ottawa International Airport, and Gatineau Park -- enhances quality of life, and allows for recreational opportunities for individuals and families. With a population of almost one million, the city of Ottawa is Canada's capital and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character.

Applications should be submitted to Professor Randall Gess, Director, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, 215 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada. ( Letters of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae as well as a concise dossier that includes written evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the Director. All application materials may be submitted electronically. The closing date for receipt of applications, including the letters of reference, is March 15, 2013. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


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