[Aaus-list] University of Kansas: tenure-track position in Ukrainian and Second Language Acquisition/Language Pedagogy

Chernetsky, Vitaly A vchernetsky at ku.edu
Sat Oct 4 11:46:11 EDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Below please find the announcement of a tenure-track position opening at the University of Kansas.


Vitaly Chernetsky

Vitaly Chernetsky
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Director, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
University of Kansas
2140 Wescoe Hall & 320G Bailey Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-2359
vchernetsky at ku.edu


Assistant Professor - Ukrainian and Second Language Acquisition/Language Pedagogy

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Ukrainian and Second Language Acquisition/Language Pedagogy expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015.  The successful candidate must be able to teach Ukrainian Language at all levels as well as teach courses and carry out research in any area of Slavic Second Language Studies. Additional professional competence in Russian as well as teaching experience at a North American University is required. We are interested in a candidate who is eager to contribute to developing the Ukrainian program and the interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Second Language Studies at the University of Kansas.   Duties will include teaching a 2/2 course load. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, direct theses and dissertations, perform advising responsibilities, and serve on departmental, College, and University committees. Additional duties include participation in program assessment through data collection and analysis and assistance in coordinating the Russian language program as needed by the department.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives. 

The University of Kansas is a major public Research 1 (RU/VH) and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system.  KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation, and the world.  The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected.  KU is located in Lawrence, a city of approximately 90,000, in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital.  Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants.  Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less than an hour away. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of educational and work experiences in letter of application; (2) record of scholarly and teaching accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.; (3) peer evaluation by three professional references; and (4) congruence with areas of strength and research and teaching needs of the Slavic Languages & Literatures Department:  
1.  Ph.D. or ABD in Slavic Languages and Literatures and/or other relevant Second Language Studies fields (e.g. Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition) is expected by the start date of the appointment 
2.	Specialization in Ukrainian and any area of Slavic Second Language Studies
3.	A promising research program in Slavic Second Language Studies, as evidenced by scholarly productivity in c.v.
4.	Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level
5.	Native or near-native command of Ukrainian, Russian and English

For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to:  https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1935BR, or go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic-jobs click on "Search openings", and search by key word "UKRAINIAN".  A complete on-line application includes the following materials: cover letter that includes research interests and teaching approach; curriculum vitae; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references. Initial review of applications begins November 5, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. For further information please contact Dr. Stephen M. Dickey, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas, 1445 Jayhawk Boulevard, Room 2134, Lawrence, KS 66045-7594, (785) 864-2348, smd at ku.edu.  

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA at ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

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