Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Russian Linguistics (Univ. of South Carolina)

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/dllc/index.php) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian in the field of Russian Linguistics to start August 16, 2023. We seek a talented scholar and a dynamic teacher with proven classroom success, as well as a congenial colleague eager to work as part of the committed Russian Program team. The flexibility to teach outside a specific specialization is important. Participation in UofSC’s vibrant Linguistics Program, a PhD granting interdepartmental unit, will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to teach courses on Russian/Slavic and general linguistics to both undergraduates and graduate students. We welcome candidates interested in contributing to UofSC’s new major in Cyber Intelligence. The position requires a Ph.D. in Russian, Linguistics, or a related field in hand by August 15, 2023, native or near-native Russian and English fluency, and the ability to teach Russian language at all levels and offer a range of courses on Russian linguistics topics in English and Russian. 

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of the Practice in East European Film Studies (Duke University)

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice Position in East European Film and Media Studies, beginning July 1, 2023. This position is renewable and entails promotion to Associate and Professor levels, dependent on the candidate’s successful reviews.

We seek a dynamic, engaging teacher who is invested in expanding our curriculum in film and media studies across national boundaries. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio and expertise in at least two or three East European cinemas. They should have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Some knowledge of Russian cinema is a plus.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Slavic/East European Languages and Cultures, or another relevant field by July 1, 2023.

Please send the following application materials to Jenni Solis, Business Manager for Slavic and Eurasian Studies: jw190@duke.edu

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Acad. Job: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language to begin on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  The successful applicant will be considered for the role of Director of the Russian Language Program and will be expected to serve in this role when needed. 

Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Russian at the university level to native speakers of English and show documented evidence of exceptional teaching achievement, as well as evidence of professional achievement in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should be able to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program. 

Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Tenure-track or Tenured) in Russian Literature and Culture (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Russian literature and culture, with a specialization in the nineteenth century; additional periods (especially the early twentieth century) and fields are welcome, as is work that is comparative, interdisciplinary, and theoretically engaged. Applicants should have energy, vision, and commitment, and are expected to excel in scholarship, teaching, and service. The position is open to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, untenured Associate Professor, or tenured Associate Professor; candidates at the Associate Professor level are preferred.

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Acad. Job: Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023, pending budgetary approval. Duties include (i) teaching a broad range of specialized as well as general education courses on the Russian language (all levels), literature, and culture, sometimes in a comparative context, (ii) undergraduate mentoring, (iii) active participation in outreach and cultural as well as intellectual programming, and (iv) additional service duties in the Department. The teaching load is six three-credit courses per year.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable. Experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture courses at a North American institution of higher education is strongly preferred.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian (Wake Forest University)

Deadline: November 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

Start date: Fall 2023

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning in July 2023. The candidate can expect to teach all levels of the Russian language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The teaching load is 3/2. The preferred area of specialization is Russian historical linguistics or applied linguistics, with a preference for the ability to address the linguistic diversity of Russia. Experience in teaching the History of the Russian language is especially welcome, as is knowledge of other Slavic languages. A degree in Russian is required as well as native or near-native fluency. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. In addition to regular teaching duties and an active research agenda, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the life of the department, including extra-curricular activities with students. Information about the department can be found here https://germanrussian.wfu.edu/.

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Acad. Job: Seeking REE Professor (Wayne State University)

Deadline: Open

Wayne State University seeks to increase faculty who study the African Diaspora and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures specifically looks for a candidate whose research covers Black Central and Eastern Europe. The candidate would teach language classes (Russian and/or Polish or a different Slavic language) and content classes about their research area in both Slavic Studies and Global Studies. The research could involve race and ethnicity in Central/Eastern Europe/Russia, migration to Eastern Europe/Russia, the African diaspora in Central/Eastern Europe and/or Russia, literature by multicultural authors from Central /Eastern Europe/Russia etc. The position is on the tenure-track and located in Detroit, MI.

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CFA: Postdoctoral Research Positions (University of Missouri)

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) is excited to announce the availability of two-year postdoctoral research positions at the University of Missouri beginning in fall 2023. The Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program is designed to promote faculty diversity by developing scholars for tenure-track faculty positions. Given the high rate of conversion of these postdocs into tenure-track positions, together with the sustained financial and professional support provided by the program, we hope that you will apply, if eligible, or share the Call for Applications (https://gradschool.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PFFFD-2023-Call-for-Applications.pdf) with current doctoral students. 

The SLLC seeks scholars with research specializations in Refugee, Migration, or Transcultural Studies to join a vibrant community of faculty members building an interdisciplinary program at the University of Missouri. Preference will be given to research with a Maghreb, Chinese, or Russian/Post-Soviet emphasis, but we encourage interested scholars in other related fields to apply.

Please contact Dr. Kristin Kopp with any questions regarding this opportunity: koppkr@missouri.edu

Acad. Job: Associate Professorship in Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Oxford University)

Deadline: October 10, 2022

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and St Antony’s College, Oxford

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with the Russian and East European Studies (REES) programme and St Antony’s College, propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) is one of the fifteen constituent parts of the Social Sciences Division at Oxford. It represents a commitment by the University to enhancing teaching and research in Area Studies.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline: October 8, 2022

The Department of Russian invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Russian, tenure-track, to begin in Fall 2023.

The position entails teaching Russian language at all levels and courses in English on Russian culture and literature. Research specialization is open; we especially encourage applications from scholars interested in teaching topics relating to empire, post-coloniality, gender, race or ethnicity, and who can help make our curriculum more inclusive of marginalized perspectives and experiences. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language, literature and culture, possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and have experience and great enthusiasm for teaching language at the undergraduate level. The typical teaching load will be 2 courses in the fall semester, 2 courses in the spring semester, plus 1 Winter Term course in every other year, teaching the four week intensive continuation of Beginning Russian. The new colleague will also have the opportunity to contribute to the college-wide curriculum, including teaching a first year seminar.

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