Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer in Russian (Bowdoin College)

Deadline: January 31, 2020

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department seeks a candidate who would welcome the opportunity to contribute to a small but vibrant and growing Russian program both inside and out of the classroom. Applicants should be trained in the latest methods of foreign language pedagogy and should be able to show evidence of excellence in teaching. Bowdoin provides conference travel support as well as competitive internal funding for research and other professional development.

The successful candidate will teach five courses over the academic year: these may include language at various levels, content-based advanced language courses and/or literature and culture courses taught in English. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English. Ph.D. in Russian language and literature is preferred; ABD candidates considered.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on request.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020.

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 (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% 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:

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CFP: 12 Annual Romanian Studies Conference (Indiana University-Bloomington)

Deadline: December 31, 2019

The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Romanian Studies Conference, taking place April 10-12 2020, on the Bloomington campus.

The keynote address, titled “The Bucharest Underground,” will be delivered by Dr. Bruce O’Neill, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Louis University. His current project, The Bucharest Underground, is an ethnography of subterranean Bucharest and examines the way post-socialist urban life unfolds beneath the sidewalk down inside Metro stations, basements, and cemeteries, for example. Professor O’Neill’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays and the Fulbright programs. 

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, along with your contact information and a brief biography, in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf document to Leah Valtin-Erwin at by December 31, 2019. We will send notifications of acceptance by January 30, 2020. 

Any inquiries about the conference or the program may be directed to Leah Valtin-Erwin at Please forward this request for proposals to anyone who might be interested.

To find out more about our event, please visit: 

Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholar of Russian Literature and Culture (George Mason University)

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The George Mason University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholar of Russian Literature and Culture, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates will have an active research and publication agenda focused on one or more of the following areas: Post-Soviet Russian literature, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, Russian and (Post-) Soviet film, and cultural studies.


The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in both English translation and in Russian; courses in translation include those on major Russian writers, survey courses of nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, and Russian civilization; courses taught in Russian include Russian poetry and contemporary short fiction. Twelve-month appointment and 2/2 teaching load. Position is renewable for up to three years.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, university-level teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in Russian. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to teach a course on the cultural contributions of Russian and Soviet immigrants to the U.S. is a plus.

For full consideration, applicants must apply by November 1 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement on inclusion/diversity and of teaching philosophy, three references, and an academic writing sample (such as a scholarly article or dissertation chapter).

Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian (Virginia Tech)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Russian to begin August 10, 2020. Virginia Tech has one of the largest undergraduate Russian programs in the country and has been the recipient of funding for Project GO (Global Officer), a Department of Defense initiative, since 2012. As a Research I institution, Virginia Tech strongly values high scholarly productivity as well as excellence in teaching. The standard teaching load is two/two courses per academic year. Responsibilities include teaching Russian at all levels, research and scholarship, extra-curricular programming, promoting study abroad, and university service. We are seeking a creative and dynamic teacher-scholar who is able to contribute to the expansion of our program. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Acad. Job: Professorship in Slavic Linguistics with a focus on Historical Linguistics (Kiel University)

Deadline: December 2, 2019

The Institute for Slavic Studies of Christian-Abrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Kiel University), Germany, invites applications for a Professorship in Slavic Linguistics with a focus on Historical Linguistics (W2, 100 %, permanent)

The candidate should represent the full scope of Slavic linguistics in research and teaching. Knowledge of Russian and Polish in present-day and in historical perspective is required. At least one other East or West Slavic language is desirable in research and teaching.

Applicants should be willing to work together with other researchers in an interdisciplinary environment. The tasks of the future job holder include participation in the Kiel Center for Eastern European Studies (ZOS) as well as the further development of existing international double degree programs at the Master level (EuPoD and RDT – see and In addition, the future post holder with his / her historical focus will be integrated into the research focal area “Social and Environmental Change (SECC)” of the University, the Johanna Mestorf Academy and the Cluster of Excellence “Roots: Social, Environmental and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies“, especially in the sub-cluster “Roots of Conflict: Competition and Conciliation“ (see

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CFP: Central Association of Russian Teachers of America Conference (Washington, DC)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Twenty-Second Annual Conference
3-5 April 2020
Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

 Call for Papers

Send proposals for individual papers, complete panels, poster presentations, and roundtables on Russian language, literature, history, social sciences, culture, language pedagogy, and related topics no later than January 15, 2020. Proposals may be mailed or sent electronically.

Please encourage your students who are conducting research to present their research topic, objectives, and findings in a well-organized poster.

The conference will be held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.        

Rooms have been pre-booked at the special rate of $194, single or double occupancy. Make your reservations no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020, by calling the hotel at +1 (202) 483-3000 and identifying yourself as a CARTA conference participant. Use Group Code RTA. You can also book the hotel room online with this link:

For more information  call Mara Sukholutskaya at (580) 559-5293, or e-mail  Visit CARTA website site: