The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard
University seeks applications for a position as Senior Preceptor in
Czech Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1,
2022, with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in
Fall Semester 2022. The Senior Preceptor will be responsible for
teaching courses in beginning and intermediate Czech, as well as
additional tutorials in advanced Czech as needed. The Senior
Preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language
Program as well as the Department’s Professor of Czech literature
to develop courses and materials across the program in Czech
language; they will also assist with recruitment of students and
expanding interest in the Czech language program. It is highly
desirable that the Senior Preceptor be willing to direct Harvard’s
eight-week summer study abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic,
depending on program needs. The position will also require
supervision and mentoring within the Slavic language program as
well as administrative duties in the broader Slavic program for
undergraduate concentrators. Review of applications will begin
after March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The
position is for five years and renewable contingent upon
performance, enrollments, and curricular need.
Doctorate in Slavic Language and Literatures or related discipline
required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native
proficiency in Czech and English required.
applicant should have at least three years’ experience in teaching
Czech language at the university level and in language program and
curriculum development, language program administration and
instructor mentoring, student advising and recruitment, materials
design, and teaching with technology.
Please submit the
following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10966):
1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Teaching/Advising statement (describing teaching approach and
philosophy, also with attention to advising of students). 4. A
statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and
belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future
contributions in these areas.
5. A representative sample of teaching materials and course
6. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who
will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of
recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.
Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application
is considered complete only when at least three letters have been
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.