Acad. Job: Visiting Instructor of Russian (Lawrence University)

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Visiting Instructor – Russian Studies

The Russian Department at Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting instructor position in Russian Area Studies beginning September 1, 2023. Upon successful completion of the first year, the position will become renewable on a two-year basis. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the second-year Russian language sequence as well as a weekly informal Russian conversation class. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach in Lawrence’s First-Year Studies Program. Further information about the Russian Program can be found at


A Ph.D. in Russian or Slavic Languages and Literatures, Second Language Acquisition, or related field is preferred, but an M.A. or ABD could be acceptable based on the teaching experience. Native or near-native proficiency in English and Russian is required. Experience teaching Russian at the college level is required; experience teaching at a North American institution of higher education is preferred. The candidate must have work authorization in the US. 

Applicants should submit the following at (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation at a later stage in the search process, and (3) a statement on teaching. The teaching statement should include a discussion of the candidate’s experience addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting and ways that they might contribute to these efforts at Lawrence.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Zoom.  Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at as well as and Colleges That Change Lives.

It is the policy of Lawrence University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  

For further information, please contact Victoria Kononova (, the chair of the search committee.

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