Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Deadline: June 6, 2023

Lecturer: Russian

Job # JPF02469

Germanic and Slavic Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara


Open date: May 1, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach courses in the Germanic and Slavic Studies Department for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence relies on faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Our program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and service. Lecturers are not expected to engage in research, but staying up to date in research about second language acquisition is welcome.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. Also, please note that the Department cannot reimburse travel or moving expenses for interviewing or relocating to our campus and that benefits such as health insurance may only be allocated to full-time employees.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree in an appropriate field and have a minimum of two years of relevant teaching experience in a college or university at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English is required.

Preferred qualifications

A demonstrated background in the studies of Russian literature and culture is highly desirable for the teaching of content courses, as is an ability to teach about Russian, East European, or Eurasian literature and culture more broadly and/or in relation to other disciplines. A demonstrated background in foreign language pedagogy or second language acquisition is highly desirable for language teaching. 


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Teaching

Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements

3-4 required (contact information only)

Applicants should submit names and contact information for 3-4 references. After interviews, the committee will contact references for finalists.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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