Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian and Global Studies (Penn State U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.eduand http://glis.la.psu.edu/.

Starting date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/XXXXXXXXXQuestions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Russian Linguistics (U. of of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Please find the online application here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/153239/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-in-linguistics

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, e-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

Please note:
1. It is not necessary to translate any documents from Russian to English in order to apply for this position. Please ignore instructions to do so.
2. It is not necessary to have a completed PhD in order to apply for this position. If your PhD will be completed before the beginning of the position (in about 10 months), you are welcome to apply.
3. Please be sure to complete the online application process well in advance of the deadline so that you do not run into technical problems. If you have any questions about the application process please do not hesitate to contact Laura Janda.

Academic Job: Russian Language Teacher (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: August 27, 2018

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM https://aspirantum.com is looking for an experienced teacher of Russian to teach at ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school from December 2 till December 22, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

So far ASPIRANTUM has successfully organized Armenian and Persian languages schools for international students. In winter 2018 ASPIRANTUM is also adding Georgian and Russian language courses and currently we are searching a devoted Russian language teacher for our school.

We are looking for teachers in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. For accepted teacher from the Russian Federation the travel and accomodation costs in Yerevan will be covered by ASPIRANTUM. Salary of the selected teacher will be negotiated personally and will be enough competitive.

The prospective teacher should have native competence of Russian language and at least 5 years experience of Teaching Russian to foreign students. We value the academic background of our teachers so the ideal candidate will have an MA, PhD or similar degree in linguistics or related fields with an extensive teaching and research experience in national and international universities and research centers.

The students of ASPIRANTUM Russian language courses will already have upper elementary and intermediate knowledge of Russian and are mainly students, researchers and professors who know English quite well, so ASPIRANTUM’s teacher of Russian language will also be fluent in English, and if necessary conduct the lessons in English.

To apply, please send an introductory letter to info@aspirantum.com and in your letter mention the details of 3 textbooks with which you already have experience to teach Russian to English speaking students. The deadline to apply is August 27, 2018. Continue reading

Academic Job: Academic General Faculty (U. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: September 03, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses.

Applications will be considered, beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Director – School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics (U. of Illinois)

Deadline for Applications: November 02, 2018

Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of the College.

The School (https://lcsl.uic.edu/) serves as the administrative body for the following departments: Classics and Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures.  The School also houses several undergraduate minor programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The School is staffed by more than 30 tenure-line faculty members, and over 45 lecturers.  It serves nearly 2,500 students a term annually through its Basic Language Program and has approximately 500 majors and minors as well as 125 graduate students. Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (U. of St. Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: August 31, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a full-time language teacher in Russian. You should possess native competence in Russian and near native competence in English. You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Russian language at undergraduate level (including all relevant preparation for classes, coursework assessments and examinations) and to undertake general administration related to teaching responsibilities as required by the Head of Department or the Head of School.

Further detailed information can be found at:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/5541/0/195721/889/lector-in-russian-ao1459mr

Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Informal enquiries can be directed to:
Dr Emily Finer, Head of Russian Department, email: russianhod@st-andrews.ac.uk
Professor Seán Allan, Head of School of Modern Languages, e-mail: langshos@st-andrews.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and through engagement with key diversity initiatives (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; and the LGBT Charter) – more details on: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Academic Job: Professorship in Global Strategic Studies (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Title: Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies

Position Summary: The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks a scholar specializing in nuclear security, emerging technologies, and strategic studies to begin August 1, 2019. The holder of the position will occupy the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies, and will be hired at the rank of associate or full professor.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation from colleagues at different institutions, research publications, course syllabi, and, if available, teaching evaluations online at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Academic Job: Full Professorship for ‘Transregional Central Asian Studies’ (Humboldt U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 03, 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Asian and African Studies, invites applications for a

Full Professorship for ‘Transregional Central Asian Studies’ (W2)

starting 1 April 2019 and limited for 5 years. This is a tenure track position. In order to verify whether the individual performance meets the requirements of a permanent employment, an evaluation process will be opened not later than four years of service. The professorship will be funded by the „Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses“.The aim of the programme is to pave the way for a secure career in academia for early stage researchers. Tenure track professors at the HU Berlin are expected to carry out research and teach, as well as be active on various university committees and acquire leadership and management skills. The concrete requirements out of the framework catalogue [https://hu.berlin/tenuretrack_katalog] will be specified in the course of the appointment process.

The position has its sociocultural and linguistic focus on Central Asia. Teaching and research are supposed to cover not only Central Asia but also connections to other regions represented at the Department of Asian and African Studies. The thematic focus is on contemporary social developments in the fields of Islam, Muslim identities and migration. The successful applicant is supposed to study the linkages between Asia and Africa in these fields. Continue reading

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (U. of Missouri)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, AY2018-2019

The Russian program at the University of Missouri is looking for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, non-tenure track, ABD, or PhD, starting August 2018 for the 2018-12019 academic year. Teaching experience in language required. Responsibilities will include coordination and teaching in the elementary Russian sequence; at least one semester each of second- and third-year Russian language; other courses may include language, literature and/or culture, depending on VAP strengths and departmental need. Specialization or extensive training in second-language acquisition preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job Opening ID 26608). Use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter and your CV.   Two reference letters are required and should be sent electronically to search committee chair, Dr. Martha Kelly (kellymartha@missouri.edu). Applicants may also contact Dr. Kelly with any questions about job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

Academic Job: Asst. Professor, Russian Foreign Relations (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2018

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks an assistant professor specializing in Russian foreign relations to begin August 1, 2019.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. Applications from all disciplines are welcome. The holder of the position will conduct research on the foreign relations of the Russian Federation, teach courses in the department, and be part of the university’s vibrant and distinguished Russian Studies community. The candidate’s research languages must include Russian.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of two research publications, relevant course syllabi, and teaching evaluations (if available) online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6121. Candidates must arrange for three letters of reference to be transmitted to the search committee to complete applications; directions will be included within the online application.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6121. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Ron Sela (rsela@indiana.edu; Indiana University, Bloomington; Global and International Studies Building, Room 2026; 355 N. Jordan Ave.; Bloomington, IN 47405-1105). Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.