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Visiting Lecturer - Finnish Language

Indiana University- Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
$42,650 plus fringe benefits
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

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The Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington seeks a non-tenure track, visiting full-time Lecturer in Finnish language. Initial contract will be for one academic year (August 2023 through May 2024), with the possibility of annual extension decisions for up to two (2) additional years. The role is considered renewable under the expectation of a favorable annual faculty review, and is subject to availability of appropriate funding, programmatic need, and subsequent mutual interest.

MA degree required by beginning of appointment. Native-speaker or equivalent Finnish language proficiency required. Successful applicant will be expected to teach Finnish language to undergraduate and graduate students at multiple levels (introductory, intermediate, advanced, post-advanced) as determined by the department. Courses on Finnish society and culture may also be taught if required by the department.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, public engagement, and program development of Finnish language within Indiana University’s world-class Central Eurasian Studies faculty as well as within the Hamilton Lugar School.

PhD or ABD preferred, in a subfield of Finnish studies such as language acquisition, linguistics, or literature. Previous experience teaching Finnish as a second/foreign language in the classroom and in distance and online settings is desirable. Ability to conduct pedagogical research on the Finnish language will be viewed positively.

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, career statement describing teaching, service, program building experiences, and teaching philosophy, previous teaching materials and course evaluations, letters from three academic references, samples of published, in-press, and forthcoming work, and diversity and inclusion statement.

The position will begin August 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately, with all applications submitted by March 16, 2023 being guaranteed full consideration. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at

For Questions regarding the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, or the nature of the position, please contact Ms. April Younger, Departmental Administrator, Department of Central Eurasian Studies ( For questions regarding the submission process for applications to the vacancy, please contact Mr. Zac Muller, Assistant Director of Faculty Relations, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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