Assistant Professor in the Russian Program of the Department of Foreign Languages (West Point)

Deadline: November 5,6, 2020

The West Point Department of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce an immediate opening date for two positions in its Russian program: one position is a tenure-track position; the other is a 3-year position with the possibility of renewal. Unless an applicant specifically states otherwise, we will consider all applications for both positions. The closing date of the announcement is 5 November 2020. The positions and application details are described at the following USA Jobs links below:

The point of contact for applying is MS Rose Maresco. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only electronic applications will be accepted at this time. Please submit your full application package

Associate/Full Professor of History or Cultural Studies (UT Austin)

Deadline: December 11, 2020

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of tenured associate or full professor. The anticipated start date is fall semester 2021, and the position is contingent upon budget availability.  We seek applications from scholars whose research focuses on the Poland or the non-Russian peoples and cultures of the former Soviet republics, though transnational research might also include Russians. Our preference is for a research specialization in Cultural (including literary) Studies or History, though interdisciplinary work that crosses into these fields will be considered. All candidates must have an outstanding and active research and publication record consistent with achievement at the intended rank at a leading research university.  Teaching duties will include a two course per semester load. The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit an interest in and commitment to departmental and center administration and service and be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as direct independent research. Candidates who are currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to diversity in their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education, or have experience mentoring a diverse student body, are especially encouraged to apply. 

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.


The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies.  The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2020 (American University, Washington, DC)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Fall 2020. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a one semester term position and will commence on August 24, 2020.

Established in 1925, the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

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Acad. Job: Russian Language Instructor (Remote, Mercyhurst University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Mercyhurst University seeks a post-doctoral teaching fellow to teach two courses online and engage with students in the Russian Studies program. The two courses include one section of Intro to Russian I and one section of Intermediate Russian I, both for the Fall 2020 semester. Contingent on final funding, the grant provides a salary of $5000 per course, plus a stipend for course preparation during the summer. In addition, the instructor will get training in online instruction, the support of a mentor in online instruction, and the use of a laptop. Because the courses will be online, no relocation will be necessary. Training for online instruction begins upon hiring. Mercyhurst fall semester runs from 8/17/2020-12/4/2020.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, cover letter, and at least one letter of recommendation that addresses teaching experience to Candidates with PhD in hand are preferred. Because we are offering training, prior experience in online instruction is desirable but not required. Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process, be authorized to be employed in the United States, and have positive references. We aim to fill the position quickly and will begin reviewing applications immediately. Candidates can direct questions about the position to Katie Duda, Director of the Russian Studies program at Mercyhurst University,

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Acad. Job: Online Instructor of Russian (University of Houston)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invites applications for a part-time instructor in Russian to teach one course of intermediate Russian as a synchronous online course in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a current CV, the names and contact information for at least two references, and unofficial transcripts. Letters will be requested for finalists later. Qualified applicants must hold at least an M.A. degree in Russian or a related discipline and must have experience teaching Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

For more information and to apply, visit

A side note: since the course is entirely online, there is no need to relocate to Houston. Send me a message if you need more info on the position.

Job: Russian Language Teaching Assistant (Middlebury College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Middlebury College is urgently seeking a Russian Language Teaching Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position entails residing at the Russian House on campus for the academic year (health and safety conditions permitting), or working remotely in the event campus should be evacuated.  In addition to living at the Russian House, the Language Teaching Assistant will organize supplementary cultural activities and programming for students of Russian at the college, provide support for language courses in the Russian Department, (including leading discussion sections), and tutoring for students of Russian at all levels at Middlebury. Taken together, these responsibilities will comprise approximately 20 hours of work per week in the fall and spring semesters, with the opportunity for additional hours during Winter term in January.

While this is not a full-time position, it might be a good fit for a graduate student on their way to an advanced degree. Compensation includes room and board, as well as insurance, and $16.25 per hour. Start date TBD, but likely mid to late August. 

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Language of Fake News (University of Oslo)

Deadline: September 1, 2020

A 2,5-year postdoctoral research fellowship in linguistics within the “Fakespeak – The language of fake news” project is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo.

The successful candidate will have competence within one or more of the following sub-disciplines: Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, general linguistics, English language and linguistics, Russian language and linguistics. 

About the Fakespeak project:

Full job announcement and how to apply:

Contact: Silje Susanne Alvestad, (Project Manager/Postdoctoral research fellow)

Acad. Job: Russian Language Lab Instructor (Macalester College, Minnesota)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking a Russian Language Lab Instructor for the 2020-2021 academic year. The language lab instructor provides Macalester students with supplemental classroom language instruction. Health and safety conditions permitting, the language lab instructor will live in Macalester’s Russian House and provide students with a resource for cultural study and conversational practice. If residency in the Russian House is not feasible for any duration of the academic year, the lab instructor ideally will residein reasonable proximity to campusin order to serve as a resource for students of Russian and organize cultural activities. This full-time position is open to candidates who currently reside in the United States.


  • Provide supplemental classroom instruction in Elementary and Intermediate Russian courses (in conjunction with Macalester language faculty and adhering to all established college academic standards and procedures)
  • If health and safety conditions permit: reside in, manage, and regularly speak Russian with residents of the Russian House for the entire duration of the contract (August 25, 2020 – May 17, 2021)
  • Act as a resource for students by providing advanced conversational practice, cultural study, and tutoring as needed 
  • Lead or assist students with organizing and promoting cultural activities
  • Occasionally replace faculty members when they are ill or out of town for professional conferences
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