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Assistant Professor of Russian: Russian Language and Culture Instructor

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Presidio of Monterey, California
Assistant Professor starting salary is $87,986 per year.
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

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There are multiple vacant positions. The first application reviews have been conducted. Additional application reviews will occur periodically (approximately monthly) during the remainder of the posting.

Serves as a Russian language teacher at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) located on the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, CA. DLIFLC offers intensive foreign language instruction in fourteen languages and dialects languages on a schedule that extends throughout the year. Courses are taught six hours per day, five days a week with the exception of federal holidays. Learn more about student life and our Institute in these videos.

All applications must be made via USAJobs, the federal government's official hiring website. Applicants who do not qualify for initial appointment at the Assistant Professor level may be eligible for appointment at the Instructor or Senior Instructor level.

Starting salary for Instructor is $72,795-85,456. Starting salary for Senior Instructor is $85,456-113,306. Starting salary for Assistant Professor is $113,306 per year.

DLIFLC provides high quality culturally based foreign language training to enhance the national security of the United States. As an accredited institution, it awards Associates of Arts and Bachelor degrees to qualified graduates. U.S. Citizenship is not required, although candidates must have work authorization for the U.S. Candidates wishing to use Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization may be considered. DLIFLC may be able to support candidates with an H1-B visa under certain circumstances.

Additional information

  • Please be sure to note all requirements and application procedures as contained on the official USAJobs vacancy announcement. If there are any discrepancies between this posting and that on the official USAJobs site, the USAJobs terms will prevail.
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized subject to approval, funding, and federal regulations.
  • Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized subject to approval, funding, and federal regulations.

March 21, 2023

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Welcome to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center! DLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. As part of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, the institute provides resident instruction at the Presidio of Monterey in more than a dozen languages, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last from 36 to 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.

DLIFLC is a multiservice school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.

The present facilities at the Presidio of Monterey accommodate approximately 2,500 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen, as well as select Department of Defense and State members. To attend DLIFLC one must be a member of the Armed Forces or be sponsored by a government agency.

DLIFLC students are taught by approximately 1,900 highly educated instructors, 95 percent of whom are native speakers of the languages they teach. Aside from classroom instruction, faculty also write course materials, design tests called the Defense Language Proficiency Test, and conduct research and analysis.

To further advance student knowledge in a particular language, DLIFLC has designed an immersion program which consists of an offsite facility where students spend time in an isolated environment with their instructors and are not allowed to speak English. The facility is equipped with kitchens and break out rooms, while the program consists of real-world exercises, from bargaining for food and clothing at a marketplace, to going through customs, or making hotel reservations.

DLIFLC also sends a number of students on 30-day in-country immersions to countries as far away as Korea and Morocco. DLIFLC also maintains Language Training Detachments sites in more than a dozen locations abroad and at home. Instructors at these locations are by and large from DLIFLC’s Monterey home base.

To support the general purpose force, DLIFLC produces Language Survival Kits which are pocket-size pamphlets with CDs designed to be used in the field and range in topics from search and cordon, to medical terminology.

DLIFLC offers a program called Headstart2, consisting of an interactive 80-hour self-paced program which teaches basic language, culture and limited reading and writing. The Avatar characters used in this product are designed to function along the lines of today’s interactive computer games. To access our online language materials, please go to the home page.

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