Acad. Job: Lectureship in Russian Studies (Bucknell University)

Deadline: February 29, 2020

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track lectureship position in Russian language to begin August 1, 2020, with a two-year initial appointment. The successful candidate will teach Russian language at all levels, with a concentration on the Elementary and Intermediate sequence. The teaching load is 3/3, which is expected to include a first-year, writing-intensive seminar, and a general course on Russian culture in the candidate’s area of specialization, both taught in English. Possibility for on-going renewal will be contingent on demonstrated teaching effectiveness and the continuing needs of the Russian Studies Program. The successful candidate should possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and exhibit a demonstrated interest in Russian language teaching methodology. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in the area of Russian language and literature. Evidence of successful college-level teaching experience is required.

Application materials include a CV, a cover letter that addresses your experience and potential as a teacher, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site (  Applications will only be accepted online. The search committee will begin to screen applications on March 1, 2020, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is 6 courses per year. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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