Academic Job: NTT Rus Lang/Lit (St. Olaf College)

Deadline for Applications: March 8, 2019; Ongoing Until Filled

Russian Language Term Faculty 2019-20

The Russian Language and Area Studies Department at St. Olaf College invites applications for a one-year position in Russian language, beginning August 15, 2019 (PhD preferred, ABD considered). The department seeks a gifted and enthusiastic language instructor with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of Russian Studies.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Evidence of Teaching Excellence, Statement of Teaching  Philosophy, Transcript – Graduate

Position Description:
The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to their diverse community and broaden the curricular offerings. They request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. They strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

The teaching load is six courses with three courses in the fall semester and three courses in the spring semester. The college is on a 4-1-4 calendar and there will be no teaching during the January term. Candidates will teach language courses from beginning through our fourth-year language capstone course. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian is absolutely required. In addition, candidates will also offer two English language literature courses. Duties involve frequent contact with students outside the classroom in recruiting and mentoring. Faculty members are expected to participate fully in department and college activities being available to students, and assisting in college and department functions, such as the Russian House and various Russian activities.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate transcript
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and emails of three references (they will be contacted directly by St. Olaf upon submission of a completed application)

Completed applications received by March 8, 2019, will be guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via phone/video.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. Marc Robinson, More information about the Department can be found at Applicants who need technical assistance with the application process should call 507-786-3356.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.

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