Russian Language Instructor (Duke University)

Deadline: October 15, 2023

To apply:

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies invites applications for a Full Time Russian Language instructor, beginning January 1, 2024 for three semesters (Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025). Course load is five courses per year to be taught in person, ranging from introductory to advanced Russian language and including a course on literature, film, culture taught in English translation (five courses a year total; 3-2 load).

Application Materials Required: Please send the following materials to the Chair of the Department, Jehanne Gheith:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter detailing experience and qualifications
  • Teaching statement
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (evaluations, awards)
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Minimum requirements of the candidates are:

  • PhD or ABD in an appropriate field 
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Russian
  • Previous teaching experience at the university level
  • Professional development (presentations, publications, or service)
  • Strong computer literacy and facility with multimedia
  • Eligible for employment in the U.S.

Further information: For inquiries, please contact the Dr. Jehanne Gheith, Chair, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University:

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 15, 2023 deadline will receive full consideration.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. The employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.