Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Fellow in Banking and Household Finance (HSE University, Moscow)

Deadline: February 14, 2021

Center for Institutional Studies in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Empirical Banking and Household Finance.


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Economics, Banking, Finance or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university;
  • Candidates should have a strong background in Economics, Econometrics, Banking, Finance or Household Finance, interest in applied empirical research in the mentioned fields accompanied by (a) clear research project proposal(s), as well as the ability to work in a team and on his/her own research projects,
  • Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
  • Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.
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CIUS Postdoctoral Fellowships (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a call for applications for CIUS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022.

The Bayduza Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Ukraine. Applications in all fields of humanities and social sciences are welcome, but proposals in the areas of identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social values, and historical politics and memory will be given a prior consideration.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian Culture (Princeton University)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University invites applications from academic professionals with established records of scholarship for a Lecturer position for academic year 2021-2022. We are seeking a dynamic and imaginative scholar who would complement the research agenda of our present faculty, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, advise student independent work, and participate in the extracurricular activities of the Department. Responsibilities will also include holding weekly office hours and grading coursework. Position duty time will be based on student enrollments and departmental need.

Among the desirable areas of specialization are Russian cultural history, culture of the Russian diaspora, translation studies, contemporary literature, cinema/media studies, drama/theater/performance, critical gender and race studies.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture (University of California-Davis)

Deadline: February 28, 2021

The Department of German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment effective 7/1/2021. Research should focus on Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: prose, drama, visual culture, or poetry. A comparative or interdisciplinary approach, incorporating race and empire studies or gender studies, is particularly welcome. Applicants should possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English with experience teaching courses in Russian literature/culture in translation and Russian language classes.

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Acad. Job: Doctoral Research Fellow in Slavic Studies (University of Oslo)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Slavic Studies is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal for a doctoral dissertation related to the following research topic: figurative language and its role in crisis understanding and management. The successful applicant is expected to examine the role and impact of verbal or multimodal figurative devices in precarious situations experienced by individuals and societies; that is, in situations of individual or collective threats and crises (e.g., climate change, environmental issues, humanitarian issues, pandemics, and/or socioeconomic distress). The topics dealt with may include the role of figurative language in creating crisis narratives, its impact on individual or collective understanding of crisis situations and coping with them, its impact on emotions and individual and collective decisions on how to act, and the impact of figurative language on individual and collective acceptance or rejection of certain measures.

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

Deadline: January 30, 2021

The University of Denver seeks to hire a full-time, appointed Russian teaching assistant professor, non-tenure track, with full benefits to teach primarily first-year Russian language sequences, as well as the possibility to contribute at the intermediate and advanced Russian courses and/or courses in English toward the undergraduate common curriculum. The appointment will take effect 1 September 2021 and is renewable with the possibility of promotion. Course load is eight (8) courses per year in a quarter calendar. Other responsibilities include: collaborating on co-curricular cultural programming, coordinating undergraduate placement and proficiency exams, working closely with colleagues within the Center for World Languages and Cultures, in the Russian program, and across University programs and departments. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching and service.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Please, include the following documents with your application: 1) Cover letter including a statement of how the applicant can contribute to values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusivity (; 2) C.V.; 3) One-page statement on teaching philosophy; 4) Syllabi; 5) Sample lesson plan for elementary and/or intermediate language courses, proposed or actual; 6) Names and contact information of three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested at the interview stage. For best consideration, please, submit your application materials by January 30, 2021.

For more details on the expected qualifications and the position, please, visit the full posting:

Housed in the Center for World Languages and Cultures, the first-year language program offers study in ten languages and aids the student to experience the world through the lens of an acquired language and understand cultures from a position different to their primary language and cultural identification. The first-year Russian program provides students with an introduction to Russian language and culture and prepares students to study further through the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Here students gain a deep knowledge of Russian culture, history, art, literature, and politics. The program offers both a major and a minor and supports dual-degree seekers who want to pair their knowledge of Russian with majors like international studies, international business, and intercultural communications. DU houses one of the most extensive university collections of Russian literature, and students expand their knowledge of Russian further through DUs Russian Club and Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society.

The Center for World Languages & Cultures is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

The University of Denver is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Acad. Job: Instructor in Russian Language (University of Colorado)

Deadline: January 14, 2021

The Russian Program at the University of Colorado is looking for a new colleague. We are accepting applications for an Instructor in Russian Language. This is a three-academic-year, full-time (100%), non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins fall 2021. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Russian language as well as courses in 20th-century and/or contemporary Russian culture in English and/or Russian. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The position entails service components related to language placement, teaching assistant observation, assessment of learning outcomes, and participation in extra-curricular activities of the program.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, PhD), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site ( ).

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Humanity Data Science (University of Washington)

Deadline: January 22, 2021

The Division of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Humanities Data Science. The successful candidate will be appointed to one of the twelve departments in the Division: Asian Languages and Literature, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Comparative History of Ideas, English, French and Italian Studies, Germanics, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Spanish and Portuguese.

The successful candidate for this position:

§  will be expected to create, analyze, use, present and communicate data, broadly understood, in disciplines of language, literature, and culture

§  will be expected to explore a variety of forms of data including large historical or contemporary corpora, textual archives, digital media and genres, or online datasets

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Acad. Job: Senior Lecturer in Russian (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a non-tenure-track Senior Lecturer in Russian starting Fall 2021. This is a full-time position with a three-year renewable contract. Beginning Fall 2021, Senior Lecturers at UTSA will be redesignated as Associate Professors of Instruction.


Teaching a variety of Russian language, literature, and culture courses in the Modern Language Studies B.A. program.  Leadership in development of the Russian curriculum.  Application of the latest foreign language methods and technologies to language teaching. 

Required qualifications: University or college teaching experience, fluency in Russian (with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Russian coursework).  Ph.D. in relevant areas, such as Russian language, literature, culture, etc. in hand by August 31, 2021.

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Acad. Job: Tutoring Consultant in Russian (Bates College)

Deadline: January 4, 2021

The Department of German and Russian at Bates College is seeking candidates for the position of Tutoring Consultant in Russian for the Winter 2021 semester.


  • Scheduling individual and group tutoring sessions with students on Zoom during weekly office hours;
  • Working with individual students and small groups of students in the Russian language courses in Winter 2021 (all levels) to further practice reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation, to help them understand key language concepts learned in the classroom, and to discuss in-class assignments and texts;
  • Assisting students with homework, course projects, preparation for tests, papers, and other academic tasks;
  • Collaborating with the faculty/supervisor to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, and assess student progress;
  • Meeting with the faculty/supervisor regularly to discuss the curriculum of the Russian courses.
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