Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Willamette University)

Deadline for Applications: Friday 8 April 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Willamette University, a selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a one-year (2016-17) position in Russian with possibility of extension. Teaching load will be five courses per year and will include intermediate Russian I and II; an introductory literature course on Russian short stories (taught in English); a world literature course with a Slavic or East European focus (taught in English); and one additional course in literature / culture (taught in English). Applicants should have experience in teaching language and literature (in translation) at the college level. The position requires native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and the candidate must have earned the PhD or be advanced ABD. To learn more about the Department of German and Russian, staff and students visit

This position is eligible for medical and dental benefits. This position is not eligible for visa or employment sponsorship.

Please apply online at You will need to upload the following materials as part of your application:

Letter of application
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy

In addition, please include three references in the online application and notify those references that they will be contacted electronically. The e-mail message they receive from Human Resources at Willamette will include a link, which they will use to submit a letter of recommendation / reference on your behalf. Please note letters will only be accessible to the search committee.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Mark Conliffe, Search Committee Chair, Professor of Russian, by e-mail ( or by telephone (503-375-5371).

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.