Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor (Swarthmore College)

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Swarthmore College invites applications to fill a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning August 2022, with the possibility of extension for a second three-year term. Teaching load is 2/2. Specialization in any area of Russian literature and culture; candidates with additional areas of expertise will be especially attractive.

The Russian Program is a vibrant component of the Department of Modern Language & Literatures; we offer students rigorous Russian language instruction, courses in Russian literature, culture, and film, numerous co-curricular opportunities, and the opportunity to participate in the Russian Flagship Program via our consortial arrangement with Bryn Mawr College. Russian faculty may collaborate with interdisciplinary programs in Comparative Literature, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Global Studies, Interpretation Theory, etc., and with other Departments such as Film and Media Studies, History, Linguistics, etc.

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Acad. Job: Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professor (Univ. of Alberta)

Deadline: December 1, 2021


Applications are invited for the position of Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The Stuart Ramsay Tompkins endowment provides for the University to invite scholars from the successor states of the Soviet Union to visit the Departments of History, Classics, and Religion and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, so that “the body of the University and Canadians generally shall have the benefit of scholarship” from this region.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Director for Outreach, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies seeks an Engagement Coordinator to serve as a core member of the Engagement Team at the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The REEES Engagement Coordinator will be the primary coordinator for the educational outreach programming initiated within the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. More broadly, the Engagement Coordinator will promote regional studies across a broad range of disciplines and foreign languages in outreach activities coordinated with UCIS academic centers and units, student clubs, K-16 teachers and students, locally based international organizations, other major universities, community colleges and Title III/Title V eligible institutions.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (Univ. of Kentucky)

Deadline: December 3, 2021

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Russian Studies to begin January 2023. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 2022. We seek candidates in any area of cultural/literary studies or formal or applied linguistics; candidates must have experience teaching Russian. Russian proficiency at the Superior level on the ACTFL scale is expected.

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Acad. Job: International Advisor/Counselor (DePaul University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The International Student and Scholar Advisor is an active member of the International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) and advises a heavy caseload of F1 and J1 visa students on legal matters which affect their maintenance of non-immigrant student status. The ISS Advisor is responsible for applying federal regulatory parameters to determine whether non-immigrant student and exchange faculty members are compliant with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) regulations. Individual serves as a university “Designated School Official” (DSO) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an “Alternate Responsible Officer” (ARO) for the U.S. Department of State’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The ISS Advisor works as part of a team to provide high-quality support services to international students and scholars including orientation, support with cultural adjustment, and a successful engagement with the DePaul community.

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Acad. Job: Open Rank Professor in Russian Literature and Culture (UCLA)

Deadline: November 22, 2021

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature and culture, beginning July 1, 2022. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. We are focusing on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature and culture of the late Soviet and post-Soviet periods (roughly from post-WW II to the present), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within the UCLA Humanities Division’s Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS), particularly film, media studies, digital, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent study courses and sharing in departmental administration, including the oversight of the Department’s various language programs (Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, BCS, Romanian and Hungarian). 

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Acad. Job: Professor of Russian Literature (Université de Genève)

Deadline: November 7, 2021

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The Faculty of Letters of the University of Geneva is opening an application for a post of


ordinary or associate in Russian literature (19th-21st centuries)

CHARGE: This is a fully loaded position including teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s levels as well as the supervision of university master’s work and doctoral theses.

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Acad. Job: Senior Lecturer of Russian (Columbia Univ.)

Deadline: November 18, 2021; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Russian Language, to begin on July 1, 2022. The Senior Lecturer would become Director of the Russian Language Program on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. 

Applicants should have extensive experience teaching all levels of Russian at the university-level to native speakers of English, documented exceptional teaching achievement, evidence of professional achievement and standing in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should show evidence of their ability to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program.  Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Slavic and Global Literary Studies (Univ. of Washington)

Deadline: December 1, 2021; Open until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Slavic and global literary studies, to begin September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position.

University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15).

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Russian Culture (Univ. of Cambridge)

Deadline: November 11, 2021

The Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Russian culture from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will hold, or be about to complete, a PhD in Slavonic Studies in a relevant area, and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research in the broad area of recent and contemporary Russian culture (with ‘recent and contemporary’ understood to mean culture since approximately 1985, and ‘culture’ including but not limited to all forms of literary, cinematic, artistic, dramatic, and digital production).

Closing Date: 11 November 2021

For further information see here