Acad. Job: Lecturer in Polish (Brown U)

Deadline: Open until Filled

The Slavic Studies Department at Brown University invites applications for a lecturer in the Polish language to teach in the academic year of 2021/22 with the possibility of renewal; the duty time will depend on enrollment. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Polish, organizing and participating in extracurricular activities for the Polish-language students. The teaching load is five courses per two semesters (3/2).
Qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in Polish and English; Ph.D. or MA degree or equivalent in Slavic Studies, preferably in Polish Linguistics/Philology; evidence of successful teaching Polish at the university level in the US. Desirable qualifications include a proven ability to teach an additional Slavic language or any other language spoken in East-Central Europe and a course dedicated to Polish culture.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names, and contact information for three references to our Academic Department Manager, Justine Brown at We will conduct all interviews over zoom. Review of applications will begin on February 24 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acad. Job: Polish Language Preceptor (Harvard)

Deadline: April 2, 2021

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Polish Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2021. The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning and intermediate Polish (4 courses per academic year) and additional language tutorials in advanced Polish as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Polish language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Polish language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including materials development for Polish. There may also be opportunities to develop and lead a Harvard summer study abroad program in Poland. Preceptorships at Harvard are initially for one year, with multi-year contracts possible in subsequent years for up to eight total years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.  Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference in spring 2021.

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Acad. Job: Faculty Associate for Summer Elementary Intensive Russian (CLI, Arizona State University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Arizona State University is seeking a faculty associate to teach elementary intensive Russian in its 2021 summer Critical Languages Institute. The program will be held online this summer. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching online, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidate will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, via Zoom for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming. The successful candidate will be joining a team of three elementary and one intermediate Russian instructors.

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Acad. Job: Postdoc in Contemporary Russian Studies (UW-Madison)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

CREECA at UW-Madison invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists on Russia. While we encourage applications from young scholars in Russia, there are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship.

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on contemporary Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. The fellowship is funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

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Acad. Job: Summer Russian Language Instructor (University of Georgia)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Georgia STARTALK Russian Language Summer Immersion Program, Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals, is seeking a summer instructor to join us for the upcoming program June 1 – July 3, 2021. The program serves university students. We seek creative and enthusiastic instructors with a commitment to and demonstrated experience in immersive, innovative teaching, proficiency-based pedagogy, and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies oriented toward international relations, business, STEM, culture, and sustainability. We are currently planning to host students and instructors in-person in Athens, GA; if conditions do not permit gatherings on-campus, the program will be conducted synchronously online. Please direct inquiries and questions about the position and send CVs for consideration to program director Dr. Victoria Hasko at

Acad. Job: Postdoc Fellow in East Asian and Slavic Studies (Ohio State)

Deadline: Open Until Filled; April 2021

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Center for Historical Research invite applications for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in History (Western Colorado U)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Western Colorado University invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position in History beginning in August 2021. The History Program at Western Colorado University is part of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The Program has 2 full-time faculty members and approximately 45 Majors and three tracts: Standard History major, Secondary Licensure, and Public History. We are looking for innovative forward thinking faculty to help modernize our History program offerings.

General area of specialization is European but second fields outside of US, Africa and Latin America are of interest especially experience or specialization in Digital History. Teaching load is 24 semester credits per academic year (4 courses per semester) and involves academic advising, assisting with the History League, program recruitment and the development of Digital History projects and/or course. There is also the opportunity to develop and deliver innovative courses in their area of expertise. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon strong performance and funding availability.

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Acad. Job: Post-Doc in Catholic Studies (U Kentucky)

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a one-year post-doctoral position in Catholic Studies with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Those with expertise in vernacular expression of religion and faith are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have PhD in hand, having completed a dissertation related to some aspect of Church History, Catholic art, Catholic architecture, Catholic music, Catholic liturgy, Catholicism and literature, the sociology of Catholicism, the anthropology of Catholic communities, gender and Catholicism, Catholic Philosophy, Jewish-Catholic relations, Islamic-Catholic relations, Catholic mission history, Catholicism in Latin American society or politics, Catholicism in China or Japan, Biblical Studies, Catholicism and the environment, or another field centered on Catholic tradition, experience, or impact.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer of Russian (Georgia Tech)

Deadline: March 17, 2021, Open Until Filled

Lecturer of Russian
The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a Lecturer of Russian, beginning August 1, 2021. The position is full-time with an expected teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester (24 per academic year). We seek candidates with a commitment to and demonstrated experience with innovative teaching and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies in a STEM-driven environment. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly recommended. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required. We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body.

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Job: Polish & Russian Lang. Lecturer/Academic Coordinator (UIC)

Deadline: March 8, 2021

Lectureship and Basic Language Program Coordinator — University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Polish, Russian & Lithuanian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer and Coordinator of the Basic Language Program in Polish and Russian. 9-month appointment, renewable on an annual basis. Start date August 16, 2021. The position will teach two language courses per semester, in either Polish or Russian language, at the intermediate or advanced level.  As BLP Coordinator, the Visiting Lecturer will work with, evaluate and modify the department’s existing, fully-developed curriculum of blended-format courses in Polish and Russian language at the beginning and intermediate levels. Responsibilities include orientation and supervision of graduate teaching assistants; student placement decisions; liaison with the Department Head and with BLP coordinators in the School of Literature, Cultural Studies and Linguistics; course scheduling; and coordination of the Polish and Russian language and film clubs.

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