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Job: Southeastern European Studies/Croatian Language and Culture Lecturer

Dear colleagues,

I am re-posting this job announcement on behalf of my department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Please share with colleagues who may be interested, but aren’t on the list.


The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) in UBC’s Faculty of Arts invites applications for an initial three-year full-time appointment in Slavic and Eastern European Studies at the rank of Lecturer, effective September 1, 2024.

Lecturer positions entail a probationary first year, and are non-tenure-track appointments, renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) per year and service assignments amounting to approximately 20% of the full-time commitment.

To be considered, applicants will hold a Ph.D., MA, or other advanced degree in Slavic Studies, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or a related field. Fluency in English and Croatian is required, and other language proficiencies relevant to Southeastern European Studies are welcome.

Applicants’ primary research and/or teaching focus should be Southeastern European Studies broadly. The successful colleague will teach courses in Croatian language (for heritage and additional language learners), as well as cultural topics around Southeastern European multiculturalism, media, film, literature, society, politics, journalism, creative writing, and/or other areas of interest to UBC students. These latter courses will be taught in English. The successful candidate will teach 8 courses per year, though significant community engagement / outreach projects beyond UBC, with Southeastern European communities in the Vancouver area, may reduce this teaching load to 7. Successful candidates will have demonstrated successful teaching at various levels.

How to apply: Apply online by Oct 31, 2023, at https://cene.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-croatian-lecturer/. Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items in the order listed: a letter of application and a CV. In mid-November, short-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations, course syllabi) as well as names and contact information of three referees that could be called upon to supply confidential letters of reference upon request.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department, Prof. David Gramling at david.gramling@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin Nov 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please visit the job posting online for further details: https://cenes.ubc.ca/news/hiring-southeastern-european-studies-croatian-language-and-culture-lecturer/



Dr. Katherine Bowers (she/they)

Associate Professor of Slavic Studies (on leave)

Vice-President, North American Dostoevsky Society

Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

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