Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (The George Washington University)

Deadline: October 24, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Russian with research specialization in Soviet and post-Soviet literatures and cultures, starting as early as fall 2023. The position entails teaching undergraduate courses in Russian language at all levels, and courses in literature and culture in Russian and English. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and research include a secondary focus on non-Russian cultures of the former Soviet Union and on ethnicity, nationality, and race in the former Soviet bloc.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Russian (or Slavic) or a related field with a specialization in Soviet and post-Soviet Literature and Culture by date of appointment; evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and/or works in progress; evidence of teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy in language and literature; and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. 

The complete application is in two parts. 1) Please complete online faculty application at and upload current CV, cover letter outlining your teaching and research experience and interests and how your experiences match the basic qualifications; course evaluations; and an article-length writing sample.  2) Please send three (3) letters of recommendation directly to with the subject line of “Assistant Professor of Russian/YOUR NAME”. Review of applications will begin on 10/24/2022 and continue until position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. 

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.