Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian (Colby College)

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2017

Assistant Professor in Russian at COLBY COLLEGE (Waterville, Maine)

The Department of German and Russian at Colby College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Russian to begin September 1, 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained colleague in Russian literature, language, and culture who has a well-articulated research plan and a demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. Expertise in 19th-century Russian literature with interest in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches preferred (for example, digital humanities, theater and performance studies, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies, global studies or environmental studies). Ph.D. in relevant field required at time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English along with experience or a stated interest in active program building and leadership expected. The ideal candidate will be able to document a dedication to and excellence in language teaching, experience at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum, a readiness to be actively involved in extracurricular programming, anda desire to promote through their research, teaching, and/or service diversity, inclusion and equity at Colby.

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Please submit a cover letter explaining interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and recent evaluations for two or more language courses via Interfolio at the following link,

Applications received by March 10, 2017 will receive full attention. For further information, please contact Arne Koch, Department Chair (

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