Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor in South Slavic (University of Indiana)

Deadline: December 10, 2021

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in the fall of 2022, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. We seek an individual with expertise in South Slavic literature and culture who is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will teach two courses per semester, including the General Education course “Introduction to Balkan and South Slavic Cultures.” Candidates with a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or Comparative Literature are preferred, but A.B.D. candidates and candidates from related fields will also be considered. H1-B sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professorship in Russian (Kenyon College)

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Kenyon College’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a two-year (2022–2024) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Russian. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research agenda and teaching experience show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including all levels of Russian language, courses on Russian literature and culture in translation, as well as upper-level electives in their area of specialization. Teaching load is five courses per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native command of Russian and English. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter with research statement; 2) graduate transcript (unofficial copy is fine); 3) a current Curriculum Vitae; 4) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the liberal-arts college classroom; and 5) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu by December 10, 2021. Application review will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place remotely via video conferencing. Inquiries may be sent off-list to Prof. James McGavran (mcgavranjh@kenyon.edu).

Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Instruction in Polish (Northwestern University)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INSTRUCTION IN POLISH

Northwestern University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a renewable, three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Polish, to begin September 1, 2022. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that requires six units of teaching over three quarters per year. A Ph.D. in Polish, any area of Slavic Studies (such as literature, culture, and/or history), Second-Language Acquisition, or a related field, near-native proficiency in Polish and English, and language teaching experience in the American educational system are essential.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in East European Jewish Studies (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Deadline: December 2, 2021

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position: Assistant Professor in East European Jewish Studies (Sara and E.J. Evans Fellow) to begin July 1, 2022.   

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in East European Jewish culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

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Acad. Job: Open Research Laboratory at Illinois (University of Illinois)

Deadline: December 3, 2021

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a call for applications to the Spring 2022 Open Research Laboratory (ORL) Program. The program will take place January 18 – May 4, 2022. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program, the ORL Program provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union.

We will provide support for both in-person and virtual associateships for scholars to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Acad. Job: Bilingual Assistant in Russian, Summer (Middlebury College)

Deadline: February 1, 2022

The Middlebury College Summer Russian School is pleased to announce a vacancy for an appointment as a temporary Bilingual Assistant in Russian. The position is available during the summer 2022 session (June 19 – August 20, 2022), located on Middlebury College’s campus in Vermont.

Essential to the functioning of each Language School, the Bilingual Summer Staff member organizes and implements multiple facets of the academic and non-academic operations of the School; provides language, co-curricular, and residential support to students; works alongside the School Coordinator and Director in the management of School operations; and collaborates with Faculty in support of students’ language acquisition.

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Acad. Job: Instructor of Russian, Summer (Middlebury College)

Deadline: December 1, 2021

he Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian announces openings for temporary Instructor of Russian. The position is available during the summer 2022 session (June 21-August 19) on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont. Our unique program combines a cultural immersion environment with rigorous daily classroom instruction. This is an opportunity to join a community of learners, by actively engaging in teaching, dining, and residing with students while reading, writing, and speaking exclusively in Russian. Our instructors provide four hours of classroom instruction and one formal office hour per day. In addition, participation in pre- and post-session assessment testing and cultural programming is required. Openings could potentially be at all levels of language instruction. This position is for summer 2022 only.

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Acad. Job: Professor & Director, School of International Letters and Cultures (Arizona State University)

Deadline: November 15, 2021; Open Until Filled

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks an innovative leader and skilled administrator and scholar to serve as the next School Director, with a concurrent appointment as a tenured Professor. Appointment will be located at the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Salary is competitive. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Turkic Studies (Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan)

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the SSH is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most students participate in a foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Sciences and Humanities with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SSH programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English.

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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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