Acad. Job: Lector/Senior Lector I in Russian Language (Yale University)

Deadline: February 10, 2023

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for a Lector/Senior Lector I in Russian language.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023, with the teaching beginning at the start of the fall semester 2023.  This is a 3-year full-time appointment with renewal contingent on excellent performance and sufficient enrollments.  Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications.  If the initial appointment is at the rank of Lector, a promotion review for Senior Lector I must take place in the fifth year or earlier.  Senior lectors at Yale are expected to participate in teaching-related professional activities (e.g., workshops, seminars, training activities, conferences) and have no limits on reappointment, provided the performance is successful and there is ongoing curricular need. The successful hire may be considered for the position of the Language Coordinator.

Primary duties include teaching 6 courses per academic year, which can be realized through teaching 5 term courses in the language sequence and providing 1 course equivalent of administrative, pedagogical, or other service in support of the academic priorities of the University. Lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

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Acad. Job: Director, School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies (University College of London)

Deadline: February 12, 2023

About Us:

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), a key part of UCL is the world’s leading institution for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. The school’s mission is to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to area studies, using expertise in our primary geographical region to generate knowledge and understanding of the broader world. Our work is organized into four interrelated programmes: Economics and Business; History; Languages and Culture; Politics and Sociology. With our spectacular library and award-winning building in the heart of London, at the centre of a vibrant network of national and international connections, SSEES provides a unique and dynamic environment where students acquire the expertise and skills that employers want, including an unparalleled range of languages.

About The Role:

To continue our progression and add to the School’s standing we are excited to be recruiting for the position of Director of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) which represents an exciting opportunity to further the school’s vision as SSEES starts this new chapter in its unique history.

The position performs the role of a Head of Department at UCL. Currently the Director reports to the Vice-Provost (Faculties); it is proposed that from September 2023, the Director will report to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In addition, the Director (in the capacity of Head of Department) is responsible to the Council of UCL, via the President and Provost, for the organisation and general conduct of the School.

The role’s focus will be to determine and implement the School’s strategic operating plan and contribute to the delivery of strategic objectives of the School, Faculty and UCL. The role will lead an internationally diverse staff community who have expertise across our humanities and social science disciplines. The school currently employs more than 80 academic staff members and enrols almost 1200 students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels across more than 25 programmes

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Acad. Job: Lecturer of Russian, Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) is a five-week residential, precollege enrichment program held at University of Wisconsin-Madison for rising high-school juniors and seniors. The goals of the project are to build and improve students’ Russian language abilities; to build critical thinking, reading, and writing skills; to stimulate student interest in Russia and Russian studies; to prepare students for the demands of college life; to expose students to the opportunities UW-Madison and the Madison community have to offer.

Pending final approval of external funding, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) seeks to hire two, full-time PSI lecturers for summer 2023. PSI lecturers will be responsible for participating in orientation activities as well as instructor meetings throughout the six-week program. The six-week contract (June 11, 2023-July 22, 2023) includes one week of training and orientation (held virtually, June 12-16, 2023) and five weeks of instruction (in-person: June 19-July 21, 2023). Under the supervision of the PSI On-Site Director, PSI lecturers will
1. Teach a non-credit Russian course for high school students. Classes meet Monday-Friday, 8:50 -10:45 am and 12:05-2:10 pm. Full-time instructors (1.0 FTE) will teach both morning and afternoon.
2. Prepare syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials; prepare, administer, and grade classroom and homework assignments and exams; and hold office hours.
3. Participate in weekly all-staff meetings and all sessions of pedagogy workshops organized by PSI.
4. Lead at least two Russian cultural event during the program and participate in educational co-curricular events.
5. Hold one office hour for students per week.

Learn more about the Pushkin Summer Institute at:

This appointment is for summer 2023 only. There is no presumption of reappointment. Further information and application materials are available here.

Job Posting: 3rd Year Russian Instructor, Project GO – University of Pittsburgh

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the position of 3rd-year Russian Instructor for the 2023 Project GO study abroad program in Narva, Estonia. Appointed for the Summer Term 2023, the Instructor will be chiefly responsible for teaching the ROTC 3rd-year Russian course, while working with the 2nd and 4th-year Russian instructors to integrate the language curriculum across levels. Other responsibilities will include: collaboration with Narva College on the design and implementation of cultural programs; coordinating classes with the content to be covered during lectures and excursions; preparing 3rd-year Russian students for all program-related excursions and lectures; conversing with students in the target language at all times; and assistance with the administration of required language proficiency exams.

Further information and application materials are available here.

Associate Director and Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor (Melikian Center, Arizona State)

Deadline: January 15, 2023


The Melikian Center for Russian Eurasian and East European Studies at Arizona State University is seeking an Associate Director with a concurrent appointment as Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor. Under administrative leadership of the Melikian Center Director, the Associate Director plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of the Melikian Center, including leadership of the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) during summer. The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Melikian Center and will hold a clinical faculty appointment in one of the interdisciplinary schools in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with the expectation of teaching one course during the academic year. This is a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) benefits-eligible, renewable non-tenure track faculty, with renewal and/or promotion contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The anticipated start date is February 20, 2023, or as soon thereafter as feasible. 

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Job: Slavic Department Coordinator (Harvard University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applicants for a staff position—this posting is now open to external applicants:

Coordinator I
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Job Summary

The primary responsibilities of the Slavic Department Coordinator are to serve as main departmental staff contact and provide direct support to the Department Administrator (DA) for the department’s administrative and operational functions. This position will partner with and report directly to the DA. Together, these two positions serve a department of approximately 100 current and emeritus faculty, instructors, TAs/TFs, undergraduate and graduate students, staff, visitors, and donor constituents. Reliable onsite presence is integral to this position, and the department expects that the Coordinator will work in the office at least 4 days per week; the current onsite schedule for this position is Tuesday-Friday, with Monday as a work-from-home day. Occasional pre-scheduled evening/weekend overtime for events is required. Other duties as assigned.

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Language Instructors Wanted for Summer 2023 (CESSI, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes)

Deadline: January 9, 2023

CESSI is now accepting language instructor applications for summer 2023! The deadline to apply is January 9, 2023. The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week intensive language institute that offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek languages annually from mid-June through mid-August. Courses in Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz may be added in summer 2023 if there is sufficient student interest. The 2023 CESSI program will be held from June 19 through August 11 and will be preceded by a staff orientation week from June 12 – 16. CESSI is a member of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI). You can find the Position Vacancy Listing here. Please find the job description below.

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Russian Instructor, Project GO (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for a Russian Instructor to teach an 8-week intensive language course in Pitt’s Project GO study abroad program for ROTC students, taking place from June 10 – August 5, 2023 in Narva, Estonia. Full details and the application link are available at

For more information about Pitt Project GO, please visit or contact

Summer teaching positions at Pitt’s SLI

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking summer instructors to join us for the 2023 institute during June-July in the following languages:


Pitt’s SLI seeks creative and enthusiastic instructors with experience in proficiency-based pedagogy at the college level. SLI will be a primarily in-person program in 2023, with some limited online and/or hybrid course sections. Please see the job postings at the links below.

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Anthropology of Violence and Post-Soviet Ethnography – Lecturer (McGill University)

Deadline: December 26, 2022

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications to fill a non-tenure track, eighteen-month position of Faculty Lecturer with teaching responsibilities in the Anthropology of Violence and Post-Soviet Ethnography. The teaching load is 8 courses over three terms (Winter, Fall, Winter). The subject and title of the courses will be determined in consultation with the Chair of Anthropology.

The 18-month appointment commences January 1, 2023. Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology and a specialization in the Anthropology of Violence and/or Post-Soviet Ethnography.

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