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Senior Preceptor in Czech Language

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

Basic Qualifications:
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. 

Additional Qualifications:
The successful 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. 

Special Instructions:
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (

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 syllabi.
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 received.

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.




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