Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Jobs: Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

Applicants must:

  • possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  • defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 6, 2018, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process.

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT.

Applications must include:

  • completed application form;
  • 1 to 2-page cover letter tailored to a specific position and addressed to the host organization;
  • 1 to 2-page résumé; and
  • 2 reference letters.

For more information about the fellowship program, eligibility, applying, or the organizations involved, visit :

Questions about the program can be directed to



Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Uni. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature beginning August 2018, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian required. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English.

Candidates should arrange to submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders) via

Questions may be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer (losagio@pitt.edu412-624-5221).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Faculty Lecturer in Russian Studies (McGill Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: March 7, 2018


Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) at McGill University invites applications for a Part-Time Faculty Lecturer position in Russian Studies. Ph.D. in Russian Studies or a related field preferred, but candidates with a M.A. degree will be considered. Extensive teaching experience and excellent teaching record at the university level are required. Duties include teaching Russian language on all levels. Expertise in current approaches to foreign language teaching, a critical and creative attitude to instructional technology, and an ability to meaningfully relate language acquisition to literature and culture are expected, as is a willingness to actively participate in program-related Departmental events and activities.

The teaching for the position is 12 credits per academic year, with the possibility of additional teaching in the summer session. The Initial appointment of Faculty Lecturer is 3 years; appointment is renewable and becomes indefinite after a period of 6 years of continuous employment. Start of appointment 1 August 2018. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

Applicants must fill out the online application form. A letter of introduction, C.V., and teaching portfolio, as well as three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically at

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Further inquiries should be addressed to Professor Eugenio Bolongaro, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University. Email: Application deadline is March 7, 2018.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh seeks two experienced Russian language instructors to lead our intensive 4th-year Russian courses this summer.

  • Summer Language Institute, June 1 – July 27, 2018.  Location = University of Pittsburgh
  • Pitt’s Project GO-Advanced Program, June 17 – August 10, 2018.  Location = Narva College, Narva, Estonia

Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have experience designing upper-level Russian language curriculum and teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, have OPI certification (or training), and can articulate the methodologies they will employ to advance students’ proficiency levels across all modalities. In both programs, courses run from 9am – 3pm daily Monday – Friday for eight weeks; in addition to language classes, instructors will be expected to contribute to cultural programming.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, CV, and at least two professional references to

Academic Job: Polish Lecturer Position (Univ. of Chicago)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

Lecturer in Polish

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for the position of a full-time Lecturer in Polish, for a one-year renewable term starting on 1 July 2018.

The primary duty is instruction and support in Polish, including two levels (6 courses) of language study per year. This course load will be supplemented by additional teaching responsibilities, to be coordinated by the department, including up to 2 courses from the following categories: Humanities Core courses, non-language courses (literature, culture, film, history, linguistics, etc.), or language courses in either Russian or Czech.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated expertise in current theory of second-language acquisition. Knowledge of one or more other Slavic languages, especially Russian or Czech, is desirable but not required.

The position is open to candidates who will have completed an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline (MA, preferably PhD) by June 30, 2018, have native or ACTFL superior-level proficiency in Polish and English, and have teaching experience at the college level.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,, select requisition #03613, and upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement or portfolio (which addresses how your approach to teaching balances formal instruction and communicative interaction), teaching evaluations (if available), and the contact information for three references.

Application deadline is 1 March  2018. Only completed applications can be considered.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Questions about the position should be directed to William Nickell, Chair of Slavic Languages & Literatures at University of Chicago, at

Academic Job: Visitor Position (U. of Michigan)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-term, non-tenure track instructional position beginning January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019. Qualifications of the selected applicant will determine the appointment title (Visiting Assistant/Associate/Professor/Lecturer). The position will focus on modern Central and/or East European literature and culture, with a preference for twentieth-century Czech literature and culture.  Duties will include teaching an undergraduate survey course of the cultures of Central Europe and another course or graduate seminar with a substantial Czech component and depending on the appointment title a possible third course in either Czech language or East European culture depending on the credentials of the successful applicant.  Strengths in theory and cultural studies as well as in intersections of culture, gender, ethnicity, and political environment will be an asset.  Native or near native proficiency in English and one Central European language, preferably Czech, and PhD in hand required.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a suggested course topic with a no more than one page course description, a writing sample and three confidential recommendations.  Please submit your application with all required documents in one email to (please include “Visitor Position” in the subject line).  Confidential recommendation letters should be submitted separately to the same email address with the name of the candidate in the subject line. Application deadline is firmly April 1, 2018.

Academic Job: Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography (U. of Alberta)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography

ART Mod Lang & Cultural Stud

Competition No.  – A110834750
Closing Date  – Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to fill the position of Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography. The Huculak Chair is located in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) and works closely with the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore, known also as the Kule Folklore Centre. The holder of the Huculak Chair is expected to develop and maintain a robust and innovative research agenda with cross-disciplinary and international reach. They will teach courses in Ukrainian and English on topics related to Ukrainian and/or Slavic Cultural Studies and Folklore for undergraduate and graduate students as well as Ukrainian language courses at all levels, help grow Ukrainian Studies in the department, and supervise undergraduate and graduate research activities. Further, the holder of the Huculak Chair should seek connections with researchers in Ukrainian Studies in the Faculty of Arts, engage actively with the Edmonton Ukrainian community, and be committed to cultivating international collaborations.

The department seeks a candidate with outstanding research potential as demonstrated through publications in leading academic journals in the field and presentations at major conferences. Candidates must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship as seen in course evaluations and other relevant materials and will show evidence of pedagogical training for university or college level. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in both Ukrainian and English and will hold a PhD in Folklore or related discipline such as Ukrainian Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnography by July 1, 2018.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers a creative, dynamic, and international research and learning environment.  Faculty members in MLCS bring a range of theoretical approaches to diverse linguistic and cultural research interests in time periods ranging from the premodern to the contemporary. The department offers undergraduate programs (major concentration or minor) in a variety of languages and takes an interdisciplinary, student-driven approach to the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures and places an emphasis on experiential learning inside and outside of the classroom, locally and abroad. At the graduate level, MLCS offers MA and PhD degree programs in four major areas. The graduate programs are interdisciplinary, transcultural, and collaborative, maintaining a focus on professional development through individually designed portfolios. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all areas of the department. Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (U. of Utah)

Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2018

Proposed Faculty Rank Instructor/Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Russian

Department 00091 – World Languages and Cultures

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2018


The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, non tenure-track (Career Line) faculty member in Russian, to begin July 1, 2018. The initial contract is one year, renewable.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant Russian section and participate fully in the academic life of the Department. This is a fully-benefitted position and Career Line faculty members are eligible for various types of professional development support.


-M.A. required, Ph.D. degree preferred.
-Training in applied linguistics or foreign language pedagogy preferred.
-Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.
-Demonstrated excellence in Russian language teaching at all levels in a North American college setting.
-Experience with Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum initiatives highly desirable. Continue reading

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian Studies (U. of Bristol)

Deadline to apply: February 18th, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce that it is seeking a lecturer in Russian Studies, for an anticipated start date of September 1st 2018.

Applications are welcomed in any area of Russian studies, particularly in fields that complement or supplement the department’s current scope, including but not limited to modern Russian history, cinema, visual culture and/or cultural studies. It is envisaged that an appointment will be made at Lecturer b level (Grade J).

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the established research excellence of the Department, design and teach units for the Department and additionally deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in her/his area of specialism to students across the School of Modern Languages and Faculty. S/He will also contribute to Russian language teaching at levels and assume administrative and pastoral responsibilities appropriate to the appointment.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 18 February 2018. For further details and to apply, please click here.

Academic Job: Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019 (U. of Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: February 13, 2018

The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2018 –2019 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3300 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

The deadline for applications is 13 February 2018.

For more information on the fellowships, please visit

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.