Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Summer Russian Instructor (Indiana Uni)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018

The Indiana University Language Workshop seeks instructors for its 2019 program in Russian. The Workshop is an intensive, 9-week program, providing accelerated, performance-based instruction in four levels of Russian. For details, see

Native or at least ILR 2+/ACTFL AH speaker of Russian;
MA or equivalent in language, language instruction, linguistics, or related field
Experience teaching Russian to U.S. university students
U.S. citizen, non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S., or non-citizen able to receive a J-1 visa.

Desired Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or holder of work authorization (green card)
Experience in communicative, standards-based instruction;
Experience in accelerated and intensive instruction.
Experience in independent teaching;
2 semesters or more experience teaching language in U.S. at the university level

To apply, submit the following to the Summer Russian Search Committee at by OCTOBER 30:

Statement of interest
Contact information for 2 professional references familiar with your teaching.

Academic Job: Wallin Postdoc Fellowship (Macalester College)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History

The Department of History at Macalester College announces an opening for a two-year Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian/Modern European History, to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history. The annual starting salary for the position is $70,000, plus full benefits and funds to support research and travel.

For more information on History and Russian Studies at Macalester College, see: and

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Academic Job: Czech Lecturer (UPenn)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018 or until filled

The Penn Language Center at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a part-time position of Lecturer in Czech starting August 2019. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of a renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance, student interest, and the availability of funding. Candidates will be expected to teach 2 courses per semester: the Czech language at two levels each semester and/or a content course.

Qualifications: evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level, knowledge of language pedagogy, native or near-native fluency in Czech and English, at least an M.A. in Slavic Studies or related field. Candidates must currently be authorized to work in the U.S., without future need of any sponsorship for employment authorization because this is a part-time position.

Please send a letter of application (including a statement of teaching philosophy) and curriculum vitae to Dr. Lada Vassilieva at In the letter, please indicate the names and email addresses of three referees who can attest to your pedagogical qualifications.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Boston in December 2018 and/or via Skype. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Academic Job: Rus Flagship Lecturer (UGA)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018

Flagship Program Lecturer in Russian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Russian Flagship Center at the University of Georgia invite applications for the position of Russian Flagship Program Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load of intensive, proficiency-oriented undergraduate Russian language courses at all levels. These courses may include individual and small-group Russian language tutoring. Additional responsibilities will include assisting the Flagship Program Directors with the development of the Russian Flagship curriculum and with Russian proficiency assessments.

The appointment will begin January 1, 2019.

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Academic Job: Non-Tenure Russian Lecturer (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 16, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two non-tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer to begin in August 2019, pending budgetary approval. In addition to undergraduate courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large lecture-based courses and smaller discussion-oriented ones). Initial appointment is for one year, followed by a renewable three-year contract. Continue reading

Academic Job: Tenure/TTrack Prof. (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 16, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, to begin in August 2019, pending budgetary approval. The person hired will be expected to become Chair of the Department, a position that requires tenure, upon or shortly after hire. For that reason, candidates must be tenurable or, in the case of Assistant Professor applicants, sufficiently advanced in their careers to be tenurable within three years after the beginning of employment. The teaching load is four courses per year plus administrative responsibilities, reduced to two courses per year for Department Chairs.
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Academic Job: Asst Prof in Rus Lit. and Cul.(Indiana U)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2018

Indiana U
Slavic & East European Langs & Cultures, Global & Int’l Studies Bldg 355 N Jordan Av, Bloomington, IN 47405

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature and Culture
The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and will hold the Ph.D. degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or an equivalent discipline, with an emphasis on Russian. Area of specialization is open, but the department would be especially interested in a candidate whose work bridges Indiana’s strengths in Russian literature with other forms of cultural expression (music, film, performance, etc.). The successful candidate will have native or near-native Russian, fluent English, and experience teaching English-speaking students. Familiarity with the American university system is required. Indiana’s Slavic department features one of a handful of Russian Flagship programs in the U.S., enjoys strong institutional support, and has a long history of collaboration across a wide variety of disciplines.

Send all materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of support electronically to Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2018 but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES in Boston or by skype, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews.

Questions regarding the application process or position, contact Tricia Hodges at 812-855-2608,, c/o the Search Committee, Slavic & E. European Languages & Cultures Department, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan, room 4050, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1105, USA.

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, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

MLA Job ID 33077.  The department offering this position reimburses candidates for expenses and returns sample materials in accordance with MLA policy.

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. of Central Eu Studies (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until filled

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies to begin July 1, 2019. See position webpage for more information

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Central European culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field by July 1, 2019 required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Central European literature, film, or other media.

Applicants must apply online and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages; and 5) the names, titles, and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. 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.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Inquiries to:

Applicants must apply online at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018

The Middlebury College Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian invites applications for the position of Instructor of Russian. The positions are for the summer of 2019 (June 19-August 17, 2019).

Instructors provide four hours of classroom instruction and one formal office hour per day. In addition, participation in pre- and post-session assessment testing and cultural programming is required

The successful candidate is expected to possess a Ph.D. or MA in a related field and demonstrate significant Russian language teaching experience at various levels. The ability to live, and work in an intensive environment surrounded by students and colleagues is required.

Application Instructions:

  • A brief cover letter describing why the candidate would like to teach in the intensive environment of the Language Schools & contact information for one reference, ideally one familiar with the environment of the Language Schools,
  • Current CV
  • List of courses taught that includes dates, number of students, contact hours, and course materials used.

All applications must be submitted electronically: by November 1st, 2018

Please contact Jason Merrill with any questions at

Academic Job: Tenure Track in Russian (Hamilton College)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

Hamilton College’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. The Department seeks candidates of native or near-native fluency in Russian whose research interests focus on one or more of the following areas: literature, media studies, translation, or cultural studies. Interdisciplinary subjects and participation in related departments are strongly encouraged. The candidate must possess demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching in both Russian and English, including all levels of language. Hamilton College is seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with a diverse student population. The cover letter should address ways in which the candidate raises issues of diversity in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.         Candidates should submit CV and cover letter via Interfolio. Questions regarding the search may be directed to John Bartle, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018.

Hamilton is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at Opportunities for Spouses or Partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
A complete application must include 1) a cover letter and 2) curriculum vitae (CV) . To begin an application, please click on the Apply Now button to create an Interfolio account. There is no charge for creating this account. All materials should be addressed to Professor John Bartle and must be submitted via Interfolio.