Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (Bowdoin College)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a lecturer position beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. One-year appointment with possibility of renewal for an additional two years, with further possibility of renewals in continuing three-year increments thereafter, based upon positive performance reviews and the College’s curricular needs. Lecturers at Bowdoin are fully eligible to apply for internal funding in support of research and departmental programming.
The Department seeks a candidate who would welcome the opportunity to contribute to a small but vibrant and growing Russian program. Applicants should be trained in the latest methods of foreign language pedagogy and should be able to show evidence of excellence in teaching and professional engagement. The normal teaching expectation is five courses per year, which may include language courses at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and literature and culture courses taught in English. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English. Ph.D. in Russian language and literature is preferred; ABD candidates considered.

Applications welcomed from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. The department values a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In the application materials, applicants are encouraged to address how the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support Bowdoin’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on request. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2019.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland; it is a friendly town of 20,000 inhabitants, and the area is rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students), and highly valued links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and /or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status in both employment and in educational programs.

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