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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Acad. Job: Instructor, Russian Immersion – virtual Language Training Center (Concordia College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Our Language Training Center at Concordia Language Villages is seeking to add a new team member to our August virtual immersion programs. Given the timing of our sessions (08/03 – 08/14, and 08/17 – 08/28), it could be a wonderful opportunity for any Russian language and culture enthusiast to master their online teaching skills and experiment with creating a cyber-immersion environment for our students.

In these challenging but advantageous times, we would welcome all innovative and unconventional approaches leading to our students’ success and satisfaction.

We cannot give any promises as of the moment, but in theory, these online programs may develop into a regular LTC offering, and thus, our summer instructors may become our year-long team members, including on-site sessions (when time and situation permit us to reopen).  

Please, follow the link below to the formal application page and help us to spread the word about this opportunity among all prospective interested  candidates:

High School Russian Teacher (Middleborough, Massachusetts)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Middleborough High School

  • 71 East Grove St.
  • Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346

Job Description
Deliver Russian language instruction to a variety of students enrolled in courses that may include Russian 1CP, Russian 2CP, Russian 3H and Russian 4H ? Use long range planning to ensure that the curriculum is met and aligned with state standards ? Use a variety of instructional strategies to reach all students.  Analyze student assessment results to help inform instruction ? Provide meaningful assignments and feedback to students ? Maintain contact with parents when necessary ? Maintain records of student achievement ? Other duties as reasonably assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principals

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1

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Acad. Job: Part-Time Adjunct Instructor of Russian (Portland State University)

Deadline: May 27, 2020

The Russian Program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University (Portland OR) is looking for a part-time adjunct instructor of Russian for the 2020-2021, with an anticipated load of 5 courses over three academic quarters. The highlights of the job announcement are included below, and the full description and links for applying are available at:

Applicants should submit all required materials by May 27, 2020 to be assured of consideration. 

Position Summary
The Russian program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University serves undergraduate students at all levels, both lower division (1st & 2nd year) and upper division (3rd & 4th year). We invite applicants to join our part-time adjunct instructor pool to teach first- and/or second-year Russian language courses during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian (University of Denver)

Deadline: May 28, 2020

The University of Denver invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a non-tenure track position, with full benefits and a nine-month contract. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence through their teaching, research, and service. Visiting faculty teach eight classes over three academic quarters, focusing on the first- and second-year Russian curriculum, with the possibility to teach upper-division content courses in Russian and general education Russian culture classes in English. This position is required to start September 1, 2020.

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Academic Job: Middle School Russian Teacher (Friends School of Baltimore)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 829 students, 32% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.  We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.

Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience.  We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:

  *   A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
  *   A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
  *   A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
  *   An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
  *   An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
  *   An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
  *   Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.

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