Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Uni. South Carolina)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina is accepting applications for one full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Russian beginning August 16, 2018 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

Duties: Teach introductory through advanced Russian language, with possible opportunity for one culture or linguistics course per year (four classes per semester); prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student class work, assignments and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities, including program building.

Required Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Russian or a related field is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2018. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected. Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S., without future need of any sponsorship for employment authorization.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in Russian, or a related field.

Please apply via this link. If the posting does not come up immediately, search the main jobs site under “Russian.”

Candidates must complete an application and upload:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page teaching philosophy
  • Full set of teaching evaluations
  • List of three references with contact information.

Screening will begin immediately.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Academic Job: Postdoctoral (Uni. of Bergen)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Russian Studies
There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting August 1, 2018 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.
The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages, and teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics. The Department has around 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and eleven administrative members of staff. Continue reading “Academic Job: Postdoctoral (Uni. of Bergen)”

Academic Job: Assistant Professor (UVA)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic literatures, film, and cultures, folklore, 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 May 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Applications will be considered beginning April 19, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, and electronically attach the following:

  • a current CV
  • a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a writing sample
  • complete contact information for three references who can comment in detail on the applicant’s teaching and service

Search on posting 0622909. Short-list candidates should expect to send a teaching portfolio or other proof of teaching excellence.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Edith Clowes, Chair of the Search Committee at

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Anne Zook at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Open Until Filled
CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 References – name, email, phone
Writing Sample1

Academic Job: German and Russian Lecturer (TAMU)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in German and Russian

Texas A&M University announces a position for a full-time non-tenure track Bilingual Lecturer in German and Russian to teach four beginning and intermediate Language courses per semester. Candidates must be able to teach both German and Russian language classes, and have in hand at least an M.A., preferably a PhD in German and/or Russian Studies. Email a letter of application and curriculum Vitae by April 15, 2018 to Ede Hilton-Lowe, Applicants must also Arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly to

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Active/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Academic Job: Senior Preceptor in Russian (Harvard Uni.)

Date for Applications: April 12, 2018

Position Description: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Senior Preceptor in Russian Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018 with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in Fall Semester 2018. The Senior Preceptor will be responsible for teaching Russian at all levels. The Senior Preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials across the program in Russian language, will assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Russian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in Slavic linguistics and second-language acquisition as well as an interest in organizing and leading study abroad opportunities in Russian-speaking countries. Administrative duties will include supervision and mentoring of graduate student instructors and some supervisory duties for the Slavic Language program as needed. Interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in April 2018. The position is for five years and renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Russian language at the university level and in language program and curriculum development, language program administration and instructor mentoring, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, and have native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.

Additional Qualifications: Specialization in Slavic linguistics or second language acquisition preferred, or specialization in Russian language and literature.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. A representative sample of teaching materials and course syllabi
5. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a
letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are
required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact Information: Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program
Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 12, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies (Uni. Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2018

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian & Slavic Studies

Job description: The University of Arizona seeks a specialist in Russian literature and culture (20th c to present); with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated excellence in a variety of methodologies including blended learning technologies preferred. Ability and willingness to teach at all levels: Russian literature, language and culture, as well as general education courses. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary interests, as well as secondary interest in Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia, preferred. Visiting faculty are expected to teach three courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and perform appropriate service.

The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its double-track Russian major and its contribution to the University’s general education mission. The department has an excellent MA program, and engages the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

The candidate will contribute to the department’s mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2018, please ensure reference letters are also submitted by 4/2/18.
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Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Habsburg Studies (CEU)

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2018

Starting date: As soon as possible (August 2018 or January 2019)

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an assistant professor position in Habsburg Studies. Candidates must have the capacity to develop a convincing and innovative program for research and teaching in topics related to the history on the Habsburg Empire and its multiple legacies, connecting to the Department’s focus of comparative empires. While the chronological focus of the candidate’s research is open, candidates should be able to cover in their courses the long-term processes shaping this area from the early modern period to World War I. In keeping with the Department’s strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies, we seek applicants whose research and teaching accommodate contemporary approaches in diverse sub- and neighbor disciplines. We are particularly interested in a research portfolio focusing on political institutions and political culture; cultural and art history; social structures and conflicts; mobility and migration. German language competence and the working knowledge of one more regional language is a requirement. Applicants must hold a PhD degree.

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Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor (Franklin & Marshall College)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

The Department of German and Russian at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor (depending on qualifications) of Russian and Russian Studies to begin Fall 2018. This is a one-year appointment. We seek a strong Russian teacher with a record of successful and innovative teaching. The ability to offer Russian literature and culture courses is desirable. This 70% benefits-eligible position carries a teaching load of 3 courses, plus drill sections for first and second-year Russian language courses. An M.A. is a minimum qualification for the position. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.  We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching statement, and teaching evaluations.  Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders. Interested candidates should apply at  For full consideration applications should be received by March 15, 2018.  Preliminary interviews will be held via online video conference calls.

Academic Job: Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities (Missouri S&T)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities, #00064876
College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Application Deadline
Posted until filled, with review of applications to begin on March 5, 2018

Job Description
The Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.  This is a two-semester, endowed position for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek candidates with exceptional scholarly credentials in any humanistic field.

Qualifications: Applicants must be active scholars and teachers at the rank of associate or full professor.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in any humanities area; rank of associate or full professor.
Highly accomplished record of research and teaching preferred. Continue reading “Academic Job: Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities (Missouri S&T)”

Academic Jobs: Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

Applicants must:

  • possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  • defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 6, 2018, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process.

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT.

Applications must include:

  • completed application form;
  • 1 to 2-page cover letter tailored to a specific position and addressed to the host organization;
  • 1 to 2-page résumé; and
  • 2 reference letters.

For more information about the fellowship program, eligibility, applying, or the organizations involved, visit :

Questions about the program can be directed to