Acad. Job: Teaching Assistant Professor in Russian (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( is seeking to fill appointments for two superior and innovative instructors to teach Russian language courses coordinated by the Russian Flagship Program Director.

These will be one-year non-tenure-track positions (Teaching Assistant Professors) with option to renew, to begin on July 1, 2021. The successful candidates will each carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load; duties will involve teaching and university service.

Master of Arts (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or closely related field, required by July 1, 2021. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the arts and humanities to begin in August 2021 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. This fellowship is a non-renewable appointment that ends in July 2022. The Fellow will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), as well as the department with which they become affiliated.

The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two courses during their appointment. The specific courses to be taught will be determined according to the fellow’s interests, the needs of their department, and REEES priorities. Fellows will additionally support REEES’s annual graduate and undergraduate student conferences and other Center outreach activities.

This position provides an annual stipend of $47,476 plus benefits. Additional support for up to $3,000 can be made available to support research and conference attendance.

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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship for PostDoc Candidates

Deadline: December 4, 2020

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites outstanding postdoctoral candidates to apply for the 2021 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme. (This scheme is directed at those holding a degree from or a post at a UK HEI.)

Our School has a thriving research community of academic staff and postgraduate students. We engage in research which spans a wide range of languages (Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), geographical regions (Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East) and disciplinary and thematic specialisms (Intellectual History and Politics; Linguistics; Migration, Culture and Community; National and Transnational Literatures; Visual Cultures, Film and Performance).

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Assistant Professor in the Russian Program of the Department of Foreign Languages (West Point)

Deadline: November 5,6, 2020

The West Point Department of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce an immediate opening date for two positions in its Russian program: one position is a tenure-track position; the other is a 3-year position with the possibility of renewal. Unless an applicant specifically states otherwise, we will consider all applications for both positions. The closing date of the announcement is 5 November 2020. The positions and application details are described at the following USA Jobs links below:

The point of contact for applying is MS Rose Maresco. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only electronic applications will be accepted at this time. Please submit your full application package

Associate/Full Professor of History or Cultural Studies (UT Austin)

Deadline: December 11, 2020

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of tenured associate or full professor. The anticipated start date is fall semester 2021, and the position is contingent upon budget availability.  We seek applications from scholars whose research focuses on the Poland or the non-Russian peoples and cultures of the former Soviet republics, though transnational research might also include Russians. Our preference is for a research specialization in Cultural (including literary) Studies or History, though interdisciplinary work that crosses into these fields will be considered. All candidates must have an outstanding and active research and publication record consistent with achievement at the intended rank at a leading research university.  Teaching duties will include a two course per semester load. The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit an interest in and commitment to departmental and center administration and service and be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as direct independent research. Candidates who are currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to diversity in their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education, or have experience mentoring a diverse student body, are especially encouraged to apply. 

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.


The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies.  The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2020 (American University, Washington, DC)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Fall 2020. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a one semester term position and will commence on August 24, 2020.

Established in 1925, the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

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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.

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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.