Acad. Job: Lecturer of Russian (University of Tennessee)

Deadline: February 29, 2020

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer position in Russian to begin August 1, 2020. These non-tenure-track positions are renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellent teaching and the department’s staffing needs. The University of Tennessee has a well-established promotion system for non-tenure line faculty

The position comes with full benefits. The teaching load is 12 hours per semester. The lecturer is expected to be able to teach Russian language, literature and culture at all levels and be actively involved in the development of the Russian program. Late-Soviet to contemporary period is preferred.

Minimum qualifications: M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Russian literature, culture, or related fields; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; at least two years of Russian teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the U.S.; demonstrated excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application to Dr. Stephen Blackwell, head of the search committee at, along with a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and simultaneously request three letters of reference to be sent separately by their authors to the same address.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of the appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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