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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

Academic Job: Assistant Professor (UVA)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applicants to fill a three-year Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic literatures, film, and cultures, folklore, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Applications will be considered beginning April 19, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following:

  • a current CV
  • a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a writing sample
  • complete contact information for three references who can comment in detail on the applicant’s teaching and service

Search on posting 0622909. Short-list candidates should expect to send a teaching portfolio or other proof of teaching excellence.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Edith Clowes, Chair of the Search Committee at eec3c@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Anne Zook at rz@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Open Until Filled
CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 References – name, email, phone
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Academic Job: German and Russian Lecturer (TAMU)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in German and Russian

Texas A&M University announces a position for a full-time non-tenure track Bilingual Lecturer in German and Russian to teach four beginning and intermediate Language courses per semester. Candidates must be able to teach both German and Russian language classes, and have in hand at least an M.A., preferably a PhD in German and/or Russian Studies. Email a letter of application and curriculum Vitae by April 15, 2018 to Ede Hilton-Lowe, ede@tamu.edu. Applicants must also Arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly to ede@tamu.edu.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Active/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Academic Job: Senior Preceptor in Russian (Harvard Uni.)

Date for Applications: April 12, 2018

Position Description: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Senior Preceptor in Russian Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018 with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in Fall Semester 2018. The Senior Preceptor will be responsible for teaching Russian at all levels. The Senior Preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials across the program in Russian language, will assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Russian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in Slavic linguistics and second-language acquisition as well as an interest in organizing and leading study abroad opportunities in Russian-speaking countries. Administrative duties will include supervision and mentoring of graduate student instructors and some supervisory duties for the Slavic Language program as needed. Interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in April 2018. The position is for five years and renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Russian language at the university level and in language program and curriculum development, language program administration and instructor mentoring, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, and have native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.

Additional Qualifications: Specialization in Slavic linguistics or second language acquisition preferred, or specialization in Russian language and literature.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. A representative sample of teaching materials and course syllabi
5. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a
letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are
required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact Information: Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program
Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 12, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies (Uni. Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2018

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian & Slavic Studies

Job description: The University of Arizona seeks a specialist in Russian literature and culture (20th c to present); with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated excellence in a variety of methodologies including blended learning technologies preferred. Ability and willingness to teach at all levels: Russian literature, language and culture, as well as general education courses. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary interests, as well as secondary interest in Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia, preferred. Visiting faculty are expected to teach three courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and perform appropriate service.

The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its double-track Russian major and its contribution to the University’s general education mission. The department has an excellent MA program, and engages the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

The candidate will contribute to the department’s mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2018, please ensure reference letters are also submitted by 4/2/18.
For more information, check the job posting: http://uacareers.com/postings/26946

Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Habsburg Studies (CEU)

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2018

Starting date: As soon as possible (August 2018 or January 2019)

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an assistant professor position in Habsburg Studies. Candidates must have the capacity to develop a convincing and innovative program for research and teaching in topics related to the history on the Habsburg Empire and its multiple legacies, connecting to the Department’s focus of comparative empires. While the chronological focus of the candidate’s research is open, candidates should be able to cover in their courses the long-term processes shaping this area from the early modern period to World War I. In keeping with the Department’s strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies, we seek applicants whose research and teaching accommodate contemporary approaches in diverse sub- and neighbor disciplines. We are particularly interested in a research portfolio focusing on political institutions and political culture; cultural and art history; social structures and conflicts; mobility and migration. German language competence and the working knowledge of one more regional language is a requirement. Applicants must hold a PhD degree.

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