Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Russ. Lit (Uni. Illinois at Chicago)

Deadline for Applications: November 5, 2018 (strongly suggested)

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019.

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Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and humanities; and one in the social sciences and/or professional disciplines—to begin in September 2019 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. More information is available on the application portal, https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48448/ucis-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-russian-east-european-and-eurasian-studies-for.

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Balkan/South Slavic Studies (UC, Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in the area of Balkan/South Slavic Studies. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. The department seeks a specialist in South Slavic Languages/Literatures/Cultures whose primary focus is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). This may include specializations in literature, folklore, linguistics, and/or the cultural history of the region. Candidates will be expected to supervise BCS language instruction and should be able to teach BCS at the advanced level. Expertise in additional Slavic languages is welcomed. For more details about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit:
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01863.

Application deadline is October 25, 2018. With questions, contact issahr@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Russian (Dartmouth College)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian beginning in Fall 2019. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with an innovative research agenda and dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative research interests and expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture, media or cultural studies, or the non-Russian regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are particularly welcome. In addition to specialized courses, the successful candidate will also teach general survey courses in Russian literature and culture and have an opportunity to lead our summer language program in St. Petersburg. Students at Dartmouth are diverse by many measures, and the College seeks to foster an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity. We particularly seek applicants with an interest in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

The Russian Department has five and one half tenure line faculty and the Language program coordinator in the rank of Assistant Research Professor and often sponsors post doctoral fellows. Our courses enjoy strong enrollments from a broad constituency of students. Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and programs such as Theater, Film studies, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature. Current faculty members participate in a variety of campus research and pedagogical initiatives, such as Digital Humanities and Experiential Learning. A successful applicant would have the potential to forge research and curricular links with other Dartmouth departments and programs.

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Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian and Global Studies (Penn State U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.eduand http://glis.la.psu.edu/.

Starting date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/XXXXXXXXXQuestions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Russian Linguistics (U. of of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Please find the online application here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/153239/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-in-linguistics

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, e-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

Please note:
1. It is not necessary to translate any documents from Russian to English in order to apply for this position. Please ignore instructions to do so.
2. It is not necessary to have a completed PhD in order to apply for this position. If your PhD will be completed before the beginning of the position (in about 10 months), you are welcome to apply.
3. Please be sure to complete the online application process well in advance of the deadline so that you do not run into technical problems. If you have any questions about the application process please do not hesitate to contact Laura Janda.

Academic Job: Russian Language Teacher (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: August 27, 2018

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM https://aspirantum.com is looking for an experienced teacher of Russian to teach at ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school from December 2 till December 22, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

So far ASPIRANTUM has successfully organized Armenian and Persian languages schools for international students. In winter 2018 ASPIRANTUM is also adding Georgian and Russian language courses and currently we are searching a devoted Russian language teacher for our school.

We are looking for teachers in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. For accepted teacher from the Russian Federation the travel and accomodation costs in Yerevan will be covered by ASPIRANTUM. Salary of the selected teacher will be negotiated personally and will be enough competitive.

The prospective teacher should have native competence of Russian language and at least 5 years experience of Teaching Russian to foreign students. We value the academic background of our teachers so the ideal candidate will have an MA, PhD or similar degree in linguistics or related fields with an extensive teaching and research experience in national and international universities and research centers.

The students of ASPIRANTUM Russian language courses will already have upper elementary and intermediate knowledge of Russian and are mainly students, researchers and professors who know English quite well, so ASPIRANTUM’s teacher of Russian language will also be fluent in English, and if necessary conduct the lessons in English.

To apply, please send an introductory letter to info@aspirantum.com and in your letter mention the details of 3 textbooks with which you already have experience to teach Russian to English speaking students. The deadline to apply is August 27, 2018. Continue reading

Academic Job: Academic General Faculty (U. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: September 03, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses.

Applications will be considered, beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Director – School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics (U. of Illinois)

Deadline for Applications: November 02, 2018

Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of the College.

The School (https://lcsl.uic.edu/) serves as the administrative body for the following departments: Classics and Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures.  The School also houses several undergraduate minor programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The School is staffed by more than 30 tenure-line faculty members, and over 45 lecturers.  It serves nearly 2,500 students a term annually through its Basic Language Program and has approximately 500 majors and minors as well as 125 graduate students. Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (U. of St. Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: August 31, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a full-time language teacher in Russian. You should possess native competence in Russian and near native competence in English. You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Russian language at undergraduate level (including all relevant preparation for classes, coursework assessments and examinations) and to undertake general administration related to teaching responsibilities as required by the Head of Department or the Head of School.

Further detailed information can be found at:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/5541/0/195721/889/lector-in-russian-ao1459mr

Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Informal enquiries can be directed to:
Dr Emily Finer, Head of Russian Department, email: russianhod@st-andrews.ac.uk
Professor Seán Allan, Head of School of Modern Languages, e-mail: langshos@st-andrews.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and through engagement with key diversity initiatives (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; and the LGBT Charter) – more details on: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/