Acad. Job: Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023, pending budgetary approval. Duties include (i) teaching a broad range of specialized as well as general education courses on the Russian language (all levels), literature, and culture, sometimes in a comparative context, (ii) undergraduate mentoring, (iii) active participation in outreach and cultural as well as intellectual programming, and (iv) additional service duties in the Department. The teaching load is six three-credit courses per year.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable. Experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture courses at a North American institution of higher education is strongly preferred.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a teaching portfolio which includes such documents as a teaching statement, representative student evaluations, samples of learning activities and assessments, and syllabi, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). Please also provide a separate description of how your research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Sara Abbott, Faculty Actions Coordinator at Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are due by 15 November 2022.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

Apply at