Title Senior Preceptor in Czech Language
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Slavic Languages and Literatures
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. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2022, and Zoom
interviews will be conducted in March. 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.
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
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than
February 28, 2022.
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
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.
Steven Clancy email@example.com, Senior Lecturer and Director of the
Slavic Language Program
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3
faculty, instructor, lecturer, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA,
Northeast, New England, Czech, Slavic, language, literature, linguistics,
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Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement