Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellowships (Harvard)

Deadline for Applications: January 10, 2019

The Davis Center Fellows Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

We welcome research proposals on all topics related to the study of Eurasia. This year’s program will not be structured around an overarching theme. We are, however, particularly interested in applications from scholars with an interest in the following:

1. Teaching a course in Russian imperial history, especially from scholars with experience in digital humanities.

2. Topics exploring the political, economic and social connectivity of Central Asia and/or the Caucasus.

Fellowship Eligibility and Benefits

  • For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2019, but no earlier than September 2014
  • Stipend of up to $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months; a teaching postdoc will be compensated at $46,000 for 9 months
  • $5,000 in additional research funding
  • Eligible for employee benefits, including subsidized health insurance
  • Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided
  • Citizens of all countries may apply Continue reading

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Russian Language and Literature (U. of Oklahoma)

Deadline for Applications: January 04, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian language and literature. Although the area of research specialization is open, expertise in Russian film, nineteenth-century Russian literature, or Russian-language pedagogy would be particularly welcome. The standard teaching load for tenure-stream faculty in the unit is 2/2 (two courses per semester). 

The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or an equivalent discipline by the start date of August 2019. In addition, the candidate must have teaching experience at the college-level, native or near-native Russian language skills, and show significant promise of scholarly achievement.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, C.V., three letters of references, complete sets of student teaching evaluations from the last 2 years taught, a graduate-school transcript, and an article-length writing sample tohttps://apply.interfolio.com/58537. Consideration of applications will begin on January 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Emily Johnson: emilydjohnson@ou.edu.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Funding: Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships (UW-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2019

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia<https://creeca.wisc.edu/> (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for Wisconsin Russia Project<https://russiaproject.wisc.edu/> postdoctoral research fellowships (for US and/or Russian social scientists) and pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships (for Russian social scientists), funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Madison, Wisconsin, and to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. Fellows will conduct research in consultation with UW-Madison faculty and will join a vibrant community of scholars working on the social science of Russia.

The application deadline for both competitions is March 1, 2019.

More detailed information about the program, eligibility, and how to apply are available on the Wisconsin Russia Project website:
One-year postdoctoral research fellowships<https://russiaproject.wisc.edu/2018/11/30/academic-year-2019-2020-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-social-science-of-russia-at-the-university-of-wisconsin-madison/> (2019-2020)

One-semester pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships<https://russiaproject.wisc.edu/2018/12/03/pre-doctoral-dissertation-fellowships-in-social-science-of-russia-at-the-university-of-wisconsin-madison/> (fall 2019 or spring 2020)

Questions may be addressed to Amy Beilke, Wisconsin Russia Project graduate assistant, at russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu<mailto:russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu>

Funding: Visiting Fellows Program – Predoctoral Scholars (Emory University)

Deadline for Applications: January 28, 2019

National Call for Applications

The 2019-2020 competition is open. The application deadline is January 28, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Johnson Institute offers five fellowships per year.

  • Visiting Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars: Three (3) fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2019. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester.
  • Visiting Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Scholars: Two (2) fellowships for doctoral dissertation completion. Dissertation Fellows are not required to teach courses.

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory for the academic year 2019-2020.

For more information, and to learn how to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (Bowdoin College)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a lecturer position beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. One-year appointment with possibility of renewal for an additional two years, with further possibility of renewals in continuing three-year increments thereafter, based upon positive performance reviews and the College’s curricular needs. Lecturers at Bowdoin are fully eligible to apply for internal funding in support of research and departmental programming. Continue reading

Academic Job: Professorship in Czech (Oxford)

Deadline for Applications: December 20, 2018

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Czech
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Wellington Square, Oxford
Grade 36S: £47,263 – £63,463 p.a.
The Faculty are seeking to appoint an Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Czech.

The Associate Professor will engage in advanced study and research in Czech language and literature, by offering high-quality tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level.

They will give, under the direction of the Faculty Board, no fewer than 36 lectures or classes a year and will undertake six hours of tutorial or equivalent teaching for colleges per week; this will be shared across colleges with students studying Czech options, although it is anticipated that teaching for University College will take priority. Continue reading

Academic Job: Director RUS Lang. Program (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2019 or Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program, pending budgetary approval. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer; the initial appointment is for one year, followed by a three-year renewable term.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2019. Continue reading

Academic Job: Lang. Teaching Asst. Prof (UNC)

Priority Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019, Open Until Filled

Teaching Assistant Professor in Polish and Russian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach both introductory and intermediate language courses in both Polish and Russian as well as literature/culture courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a one-year renewable appointment to begin on July 1, 2019.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field required by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching foreign languages at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Polish, Russian, and English required. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load and perform service for the department.

Applicants must apply online here and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for both introductory and intermediate language courses (one Polish, one Russian); and 5) the names and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s language teaching in detail.  These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Professor Radislav Lapushin at PolishRussianSearch@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 31, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype shortly thereafter.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. Rus Studies (New College of FL)

Priority Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018 or Until filled

New College of Florida invites applications for the position of a visiting Assistant Professor in Russian language, literature, and culture, with an anticipated appointment start date of August 2019. This position is renewable on a yearly basis for up to three years. New College is a small, nationally recognized, highly selective liberal arts college and the designated honors college of the Florida public state university system located on Sarasota Bay. Continue reading

Academic Job: Summer Russian Instructor (ASU CLI)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Russian in its 2019 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

Information on the ASU summer Russian program is available at http://cli.asu.edu/Russian.  Applications received by December 1st, 2018, will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Application package must include a letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Russian at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching. Candidates unfamiliar with U.S. standards for CV and references should contact CLI in advance for guidance. Materials should be sent to cli@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.” Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/