Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2017 / September 01, 2017
Lecturer or Teaching Specialist Position in Russian Program in Slavic Languages & Literatures, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Program in Slavic Languages & Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of
Minnesota seeks candidates for a position in Russian to teach two Russian courses, one in Fall
2017 and one in Spring 2018, at the intermediate Russian level. In addition to teaching the
courses, the instructor would be responsible for holding office hours to assist and advise
students, attending meetings as necessary and performing some administrative duties.
This position is contingent upon student enrollment, performance, and availability of funding.
This position is temporary and part-time, and the courses are offered in person, so candidates
must be within commuting distance of the Twin Cities campus. Salary for 2017-18 will be
approximately $6,000 per five-credit course.
• MA degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in Slavic, Foreign Language Education, or a related
• One to two years of experience teaching Russian language.
• Native or near-native fluency in Russian & English.
• PhD degree or foreign equivalent in Slavic, Foreign Language Education, or a related field
• One or more years teaching American college- or university-level undergraduates.
Persons interested and who meet the qualifications listed above should apply through the
University of Minnesota’s online application system for Requisition number 316781.
At www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ read “Using the Application System”; click “External
Applicants.” Search for “Russian”; click on job title. Click “Apply” button and follow instructions.
Complete online application; upload a letter of application and CV.
Additional documents (two letters of recommendation) may be attached afterwards by
accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there. Alternatively, the letters of
recommendation may be emailed or sent via US Mail (see below for details).
Supporting materials required for the initial application:
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Two letters of recommendation. These may be uploaded into the online application,
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Search Committee (Russian)
Slavic Languages & Literatures
320 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Applications for Fall term or the full year should be submitted into the online system by June 15, 2017; letters of recommendation that are not submitted via the online system must be received no later than July 1, 2017.
Applications for Spring term only should be submitted by Sept. 1 with
letters of recommendation arriving by Sept. 15, 2017. Please provide a translation of any
material not in English.