Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Univ. of Hawaii)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Lecturer (Russian). Original ad here:

Hiring Unit: College of Lang, Ling and Lit, Russian Division of the Department of Lang and Lit of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawaii, Mānoa

Salary commensurate with experience.

Other Conditions:
One-year appointment for Academic Year (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018). Contingent on approval, position clearance, availability of funds, and sufficient enrollment.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Teach undergraduate courses in Russian language, literature and culture, and, in English, Russian literature, culture and translation classes.
2. Teaching load: Up to 12 credits (4 courses) per semester.

Minimum Qualifications
1. M.A. or equivalent degree in Russian;
2. High Level proficiency in Russian and English
3. Experience teaching Russian in the USA at the college/university level

Desirable Qualifications
1. Ph.D., in Russian or equivalent (ABD will be considered; must have degree in hand by 07/31/2017.)
2. Evidence of student-oriented and innovative instruction.
3. Scholarly publication and participation in national professional organizations encouraged, but not required for appointment. Continue reading “Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Univ. of Hawaii)”

Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Ohio State Univ.)

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

Lecturer in Russian.
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University welcomes applications for a one year position as Lecturer in Russian with a possibility of renewal to begin August 22, 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained colleague in Russian able to teach at all levels of language, including advanced. Preference will be given to the candidates with a PhD in hand at a time of appointment, but those who are ABD or hold a master’s degree will also be considered. Additional fields of expertise are open, but interest in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches is preferred (for example, digital humanities, global studies or environmental studies). Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected.

Please submit a cover letter explaining interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent evaluations for two or more language courses.

Applications received by April 10, 2017 will receive full attention. Decision is expected to be made by end of April. For further information, please contact Larysa Stepanova, Language Program Director (

Academic Job: Postdoc in Jewish Cultural & Lit. Studies (Central European U.)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

One year Post-doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship
in Jewish Studies

Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Starting date: September 2017

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural and literary studies. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester. The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates working on Western, Central and/or Eastern Europe, who can offer broad, thematic courses.

Duties and responsibilities:
In addition to teaching a two- or four-credit course, the post-doctoral Fellow is expected to engage with the life and activities of the faculty and students at Central European University.

Applicants should have received their doctoral degrees after September 1, 2012, and should have a publication record appropriate to their career stage. There are no restrictions concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. Current doctoral students must show evidence that they will successfully defend their dissertation before the start date of the fellowship. Continue reading “Academic Job: Postdoc in Jewish Cultural & Lit. Studies (Central European U.)”

Academic Job: Latvian Instructor (BALSSI)

Deadline for Applications: March 21, 2017

The Summer Language Workshop of Indiana University ( in conjunction with the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) seeks an instructor to teach an intensive course in Latvian language at the introductory level for an eight-week appointment  from June 3 through July 28.

Course offering is contingent upon enrollment. We encourage applications from candidates who can also teach introductory-intermediate Russian. In the event that Latvian enrollments are low, a suitable candidate could be offered a Russian teaching opportunity.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Send all items to: with LATVIAN INSTRUCTOR in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but to ensure consideration, please submit all materials by March 21.

Questions about the position can be directed to Mark Trotter at 812-856-5247 or

Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian (Colby College)

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2017

Assistant Professor in Russian at COLBY COLLEGE (Waterville, Maine)

The Department of German and Russian at Colby College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Russian to begin September 1, 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained colleague in Russian literature, language, and culture who has a well-articulated research plan and a demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. Expertise in 19th-century Russian literature with interest in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches preferred (for example, digital humanities, theater and performance studies, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies, global studies or environmental studies). Ph.D. in relevant field required at time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English along with experience or a stated interest in active program building and leadership expected. The ideal candidate will be able to document a dedication to and excellence in language teaching, experience at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum, a readiness to be actively involved in extracurricular programming, anda desire to promote through their research, teaching, and/or service diversity, inclusion and equity at Colby.

For more information, see:

Please submit a cover letter explaining interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and recent evaluations for two or more language courses via Interfolio at the following link, Continue reading “Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian (Colby College)”

Funding Opportunity: Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s (ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 22, 2017

Title: ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s
Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Amount: $67,500/yr., 2 yrs.

Description: ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 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, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.  This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 22. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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Academic Job: Lecturer Position in Russian Studies (McGill U.)

Deadline for Applications: March 17, 2017

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) at McGill University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer position in Russian Studies. Ph.D. in Russian Studies or a related field preferred, but candidates with M.A. degree will be considered. Extensive teaching experience and excellent teaching record at the university level are required. Duties include teaching Russian language on all levels, coordination of the language program, and supervision and training of graduate student instructors. Expertise in current approaches to foreign language teaching, a critical and creative attitude to instructional technology, and an ability to meaningfully relate language acquisition to literature and culture are expected, as is a willingness to actively participate in program-related Departmental events and activities. The regular teaching load of Faculty Lecturers in LLC is 24 credits per academic year. The successful candidate will receive a 3-credit course release linked to the coordination of the Russian language program and will therefore have a teaching load of 21 credits per academic year. The Initial appointment of Faculty Lecturer is 3 years; appointment is renewable and becomes indefinite after a period of 6 years of continuous employment. Start of appointment 1 August 2017. Starting salary is CAD $54,000 per year.

Applicants must fill out the online application form. A letter of introduction, C.V., and teaching portfolio, as well as three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically at . Further inquiries should be addressed to José R. Jouve-Martín, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University.


Application deadline is March 17, 2017.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Academic Job: Lecturer-Russian Language, Lit. & Culture and/or Ukrainian Language (U. of California, Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: February 14, 2018

Lecturer – Russian Language, Literature, Culture; Ukrainian Language – Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Russian Language, Literature and Culture and/or in Ukrainian Language, subject to the needs and budget of the Department. Positions may be available as early as Fall semester 2017, but applications will be accepted through February 14, 2018 to fill ongoing needs if they arise. For more information, including possible course topics, required qualifications and application materials, please visit With questions, please contact UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Academic Job: Lecturer Position/Director of the Russian Language Program (U. of Pittsburgh)

Review of Applications Begins: February 15, 2017

Three-Year Lecturer (renewable), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term, pending budgetary approval. Duties include:

* Overseeing and assessing the integrity, coherence, and effectiveness of the department’s Russian language sequence.
* Mentoring (including orientation and training) and evaluation of instructors in the Russian language program.
* Assessment of student outcomes on a regular basis to comply with external and internal reporting requirements.
* Teaching assignments will include primarily Russian language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level, with others as needed. Non-teaching duties include oversight of the Undergraduate Russian Club and other cultural and outreach activities, Russian placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.
* Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations are encouraged but are not prerequisites for appointment or renewal. Continue reading “Academic Job: Lecturer Position/Director of the Russian Language Program (U. of Pittsburgh)”

Academic Job: Instructor of Russian-CLI (ASU-Tempe)

Deadline for Applications: February 17, 2017

Instructor of Russian — CLI

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Russian in its 2017 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

Information on the ASU summer Russian program is available at Applications received by February 17, 2017, will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Application package must include a letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Russian at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching. Candidates unfamiliar with U.S. standards for CV and references should contact CLI in advance for guidance. Materials should be sent to

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at:

Location: ASU Tempe Campus
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017 – 5:00pm
Job Display: Critical Languages Institute