Acad. Job: Russian Language Instructor and Language Program Coordinator (Davidson College)

Deadline: April 7, 2023

The Russian Studies Department at Davidson College seeks a colleague to teach Russian language and coordinate our Russian language program. Three-year renewable lectureship. Competitive pay. Eligible for Davidson’s sabbatical policy, as well as funds for conferences, and professional development. Visa support if needed. Small classes. Smart and hardworking students! Review of applications begins April 7.

The Department of Russian Studies at Davidson College invites applications for a three-year, renewable lectureship in Russian language, beginning July 1, 2023. Lecturers receive up to $2,000 per year for travel to academic conferences and workshops, can apply for additional professional development and research funds, and are eligible for sabbatical under Davidson’s policies. Davidson College will also provide visa support if needed. We seek a long-term colleague dedicated to advancing our language curriculum, mentoring students, and collaborating across campus to expand interest in Russian among a diverse group of students.

The successful candidate must have an M.A. or the equivalent by the time of hire in second-language pedagogy, Russian language/linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; experience teaching Russian at a U.S. college or university; and a demonstrated commitment to a proficiency-based communicative curriculum. Additional desirable characteristics include an active professional development profile in second-language pedagogy, experience in curriculum development, expertise in using technology in the classroom, or ACTFL certification.

Teaching load per academic year is a total of five courses (elementary, intermediate, and advanced), plus one independent study, as needed, for advanced students, with a course release in lieu of a sixth course for serving as the Russian Language Coordinator. The Russian Language Coordinator duties include selecting materials and designing syllabi for Russian language courses, training and supervising our IIE-Fulbright FLTA, co-hosting the weekly Russian table, organizing Russian-related extracurricular activities, serving as faculty liaison to the student Russian language club, advising students on study-abroad options, directing our Dobro Slovo chapter, and generating interest in Russian language among current and prospective students to help build and sustain enrollments.

Applications must be submitted online at and include:a cover letter CV teaching statement (1-2 pages) a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) (1-2 pages). A description of Davidson’s commitment to DEI can be found here:

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. Please address any questions to Amanda Ewington, chair of the Russian Studies Department, at

Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of the thriving city of Charlotte, North Carolina, and less than two hours from the cultural and natural riches of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in the life of a collegial department and a vibrant academic community.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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