Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian Language and Culture (Ohio State University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job posting: The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Russian Language and Culture, beginning August 2022. While area of specialization is open, we are seeking a dynamic and talented instructor of Russian who can contribute to department strengths in any of the following areas: film (Russian and East European), popular culture, gender, literature, migration studies, and translation. Qualified applicants must hold a PhD in Russian/Slavic languages and cultures or related discipline by the time of appointment and have teaching experience in North America. Fluency in Russian and English is required. Proficiency in another Slavic language is desired. The successful candidate will teach 22-24 credit hours per year, both in English and in Russian (lower-level language courses are 4 cr.). The final course load will depend on service assignments which may include curriculum development, undergraduate advising, student organization mentorship, among others. This is a one-year appointment with the potential for renewal.

To recognize the role of education in shaping a more just and diverse world, we will give priority to candidates whose efforts in teaching, scholarship, and service include experience with NGOs, attention to marginalized populations in the region of study and work that addresses representations and diverse experiences in terms of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual identity, religion, and disability.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching portfolio, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to

Additional Information:
Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Angela Brintlinger
Ohio State University
Director, Center for Slavic, East European and ​Eurasian Studies
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

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