Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer in REE Studies (Bowdoin College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled; posted May 8, 2024

The Department of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible visiting lecturer position for the 2024-2025 academic year. The appointment begins July 1, 2024, and is for one year with possible renewal for a second year pending successful review and reappointment. The teaching load is five courses per year at varying levels of the curriculum, from first- and second-year Russian language courses to literature/culture offerings taught in Russian and in translation. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is expected. A PhD in Russian or a related discipline is preferred at the start of appointment; ABD considered.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:

Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for teaching, scholarship, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel, and community partnerships in courses.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of your teaching approach and how it demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 4) the names and contact information for two references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (38% students of color, 7% international students and 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: Questions about this position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Page Herrlinger at

Posting Date   05/08/2024Open Until FilledJob Start Date: 07/01/2024

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