Academic Job: Instructor of Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline for applications: November 1, 2017

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian announces an opening for a temporary Instructor of Russian. The position is available during the summer 2018 session, located on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont. Our unique program combines a cultural immersion environment with rigorous daily classroom instruction. This is an opportunity to join a community of learners, by actively engaging in teaching, dining, residing and recreating with students while reading, writing and speaking exclusively in Russian. Our 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. This position is for summer 2018 only.

In addition to the salary, lodging and a complete meal plan will be provided.


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.


Please provide the following :

  • 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.

Only complete applications will be considered. The application deadline is November 1, 2017.

All applications must be submitted electronically:

Please contact J. Merrill with any questions at