Academic Job: Adjunct Asst. Professor of Russian (Bucknell University)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2016

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a long-term, full-time, non-tenure-track lectureship position in Russian language to begin August 2016 with a two-year initial appointment. The successful candidate will teach Russian language at all levels, with a concentration on the Elementary and Intermediate sequence. The Russian Studies Program seeks a talented instructor to foster the growth of the Program. The teaching load is 3/3, which is expected initially to include a first-year, writing-intensive seminar, and a general course on Russian culture in the candidate’s area of specialization, both taught in English. Possibility for on-going renewal will be contingent on demonstrated teaching effectiveness and the continuing needs of the Program. The successful candidate should possess native or near-native fluency in Russian, exhibit a demonstrated interest in Russian language teaching methodology, and have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.Evidence of successful college level teaching experience is required. The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics seeks candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy.

Application materials: include a CV, a statement that addresses your experience and potential as a teacher, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information and to apply, please go to  The search committee will begin to screen applications on March 1, 2016, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.