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Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (U. of St. Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: August 31, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a full-time language teacher in Russian. You should possess native competence in Russian and near native competence in English. You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Russian language at undergraduate level (including all relevant preparation for classes, coursework assessments and examinations) and to undertake general administration related to teaching responsibilities as required by the Head of Department or the Head of School.

Further detailed information can be found at:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/5541/0/195721/889/lector-in-russian-ao1459mr

Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Informal enquiries can be directed to:
Dr Emily Finer, Head of Russian Department, email: russianhod@st-andrews.ac.uk
Professor Seán Allan, Head of School of Modern Languages, e-mail: langshos@st-andrews.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and through engagement with key diversity initiatives (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; and the LGBT Charter) – more details on: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Academic Job: Professorship in Global Strategic Studies (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Title: Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies

Position Summary: The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks a scholar specializing in nuclear security, emerging technologies, and strategic studies to begin August 1, 2019. The holder of the position will occupy the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies, and will be hired at the rank of associate or full professor.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation from colleagues at different institutions, research publications, course syllabi, and, if available, teaching evaluations online at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Academic Job: Full Professorship for ‘Transregional Central Asian Studies’ (Humboldt U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 03, 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Asian and African Studies, invites applications for a

Full Professorship for ‘Transregional Central Asian Studies’ (W2)

starting 1 April 2019 and limited for 5 years. This is a tenure track position. In order to verify whether the individual performance meets the requirements of a permanent employment, an evaluation process will be opened not later than four years of service. The professorship will be funded by the „Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses“.The aim of the programme is to pave the way for a secure career in academia for early stage researchers. Tenure track professors at the HU Berlin are expected to carry out research and teach, as well as be active on various university committees and acquire leadership and management skills. The concrete requirements out of the framework catalogue [https://hu.berlin/tenuretrack_katalog] will be specified in the course of the appointment process.

The position has its sociocultural and linguistic focus on Central Asia. Teaching and research are supposed to cover not only Central Asia but also connections to other regions represented at the Department of Asian and African Studies. The thematic focus is on contemporary social developments in the fields of Islam, Muslim identities and migration. The successful applicant is supposed to study the linkages between Asia and Africa in these fields. Continue reading

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (U. of Missouri)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, AY2018-2019

The Russian program at the University of Missouri is looking for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, non-tenure track, ABD, or PhD, starting August 2018 for the 2018-12019 academic year. Teaching experience in language required. Responsibilities will include coordination and teaching in the elementary Russian sequence; at least one semester each of second- and third-year Russian language; other courses may include language, literature and/or culture, depending on VAP strengths and departmental need. Specialization or extensive training in second-language acquisition preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job Opening ID 26608). Use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter and your CV.   Two reference letters are required and should be sent electronically to search committee chair, Dr. Martha Kelly (kellymartha@missouri.edu). Applicants may also contact Dr. Kelly with any questions about job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

Academic Job: Asst. Professor, Russian Foreign Relations (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2018

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks an assistant professor specializing in Russian foreign relations to begin August 1, 2019.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. Applications from all disciplines are welcome. The holder of the position will conduct research on the foreign relations of the Russian Federation, teach courses in the department, and be part of the university’s vibrant and distinguished Russian Studies community. The candidate’s research languages must include Russian.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of two research publications, relevant course syllabi, and teaching evaluations (if available) online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6121. Candidates must arrange for three letters of reference to be transmitted to the search committee to complete applications; directions will be included within the online application.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6121. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Ron Sela (rsela@indiana.edu; Indiana University, Bloomington; Global and International Studies Building, Room 2026; 355 N. Jordan Ave.; Bloomington, IN 47405-1105). Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Academic Job: Doctoral Research Fellowship in Linguistics (U. of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: August 20, 2018

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of four years.

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publically. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT. For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, e-mail: laura.janda@uit.no or Head of Department Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: eystein.dahl@uit.no    Continue reading

Academic Job: Adjunct Russian Instructor (Binghamton U.)

Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2018

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Binghamton University is accepting applications for an adjunct instructor of Russian for the Fall 2018 semester (one course, $5000). The instructor will cooperate with department faculty to teach one section of Elementary Russian I. Duties include preparing a course syllabus and handouts, coordinating with the instructors of two other sections of Elementary Russian, interacting with undergraduate tutors on a weekly basis, holding regular office hours, keeping records of student performance, preparing four lesson plans a week, and grading frequent homework assignments and assessments. Native or near-native fluency in English and Russian is required, in addition to an MA (in hand before September 1, 2018) in Russian or a related field. Candidates must have authorization to work in the US with no need of sponsorship or employment authorization. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter that describes their interest in the position and their qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information of two references to Sidney Dement (sdement@binghamton.edu). Review of applications will begin June 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Academic Job: Visiting Asst. Professor in 20th-21st C. Russian Studies (U. of Colorado-Boulder)

Review of Applications Begins: June 01, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, with possibility of renewal, starting August 2018.  A background in 20th-21st c. Russian literature and culture is expected. Position involves teaching survey courses in 20th-c. Russian literature and culture, contemporary Russian literature, as well as different levels of Russian language. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Russian Studies or a closely related field and at least one year of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study; native or near-native proficiency in Russian.

To apply, please submit the materials listed below at www.cu.edu/cu-careers  (or: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13443&lang=en),  job no. 13443, with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV: 1) current curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application; 3) two reference letters submitted along with the application; 4) a writing sample (20-30 pp.).

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in June-July via Skype.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits.  Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu.  All other job related inquiries should be directed to Professor Mark Leiderman (leiderma@colorado.edu).

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Uni. South Carolina)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina is accepting applications for one full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Russian beginning August 16, 2018 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

Duties: Teach introductory through advanced Russian language, with possible opportunity for one culture or linguistics course per year (four classes per semester); prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student class work, assignments and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities, including program building.

Required Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Russian or a related field is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2018. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected. Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S., without future need of any sponsorship for employment authorization.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in Russian, or a related field.

Please apply via this link. If the posting does not come up immediately, search the main jobs site under “Russian.”

Candidates must complete an application and upload:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page teaching philosophy
  • Full set of teaching evaluations
  • List of three references with contact information.

Screening will begin immediately.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Academic Job: Postdoctoral (Uni. of Bergen)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Russian Studies
There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting August 1, 2018 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.
The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages, and teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics. The Department has around 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and eleven administrative members of staff. Continue reading