Acad. Job: Visiting Asst. Prof. Russian Lit (Iowa)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2019; Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures is searching for a part-time (62.5%) Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Literature beginning in August 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible reappointment, pending College approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach courses in 19th and 20th century Russian literature, including self-designed courses with a comparative literature focus. The normal teaching load, contingent upon enrollments, is five courses per year (at least a minimum of 15 s.h.). The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty in programmatic activities.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Russian Language and Literature, or a related field, or PhD in Second Language Acquisition with focus on Russian Language and Linguistics, which must be in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English
  • Extensive experience in teaching Russian at the college/university level in North America.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience developing courses that focus on comparative literature
  • Experience in organizing cultural activities
  • Ability to teach courses in Russian cinema

Application materials should be sent to and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of recent course evaluations by students, and three letters of recommendation. Refer to requisition number 73579.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2019 until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by telephone or videoconference.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.