Academic Job: Russian Film & Lit. Instructor (West Chester U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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“Dear colleagues,

West Chester University (about one hour west of Philadelphia, PA) is looking for qualified instructors for courses in Russian film and culture. Please read below!

Best wishes,

Sibelan Forrester


We are interested in building a list of candidates to contact when needed, but we also do have an immediate need to staff a few courses for this upcoming fall semester (2017). The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 sections of the same course. Below is a list of some of the courses the successful candidate might teach:

ERU 309 Russian Culture (3) (In English) An interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint students with Russian culture and life in Russia today.

ERU 310 The Literature of Russia (3) Survey of Russian culture from a literary and cinematographic perspective.

ERU 363 Russian and Soviet Film and Literature (3) A comparative approach to selected 20th century Soviet works of fiction, poetry, drama, and film.

Anyone interested in this possibility should contact:
Dr. Mahmoud Amer, Acting Department Chairperson (2016-2017)
Associate Professor of Arabic and TESOL-Arabic Minor Coordinator
Department of Languages and Cultures
Mitchell Hall, 223
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-436-1054 / Fax: 610-463-3048

Academic Job: Part-time Instructor of Russian Language (Clemson U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 25, 2017

The Russian Area Studies Committee and the Department of Foreign Languages at Clemson University invite applications for an Instructor of Russian Language. This is a one-year, part-time appointment with a possibility of renewal, pending budgetary approval. Duties consist of teaching three sections of introductory and intermediate Russian with a lab component.

An M.A. in Russian or Russian Linguistics is required as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English and 2) teaching experience at the university level, preferably at an Anglophone institution.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017.

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two sample syllabi for Russian courses, and 4) contact information for three references to ovolkov@clemson.edubefore April 25, 2017.

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (U. of Wisconsin)

Deadline for Applications: April 19, 2017

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic of the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fill a vacancy for a Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2017, with the possibility of extension to Spring 2018. Course load is 3 courses per semester. Salary commensurate with experience. In Fall 2017 the successful candidate will teach the following courses: Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings [in English]; History of Russian Culture [in Russian, for students above the level of fourth-year Russian]; and Third-Year Russian. Ph.D. in hand strongly preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. Native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English is expected. Previous teaching experience at a North American university required, including at least one year of experience teaching Russian as a Foreign Language. For complete vacancy details and a link to the application go to: Please submit cover letter, CV, and a list of three references with contact information. Application deadline is 19 April 2017.

Academic Job: Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Florida State U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 21, 2017, 5:00PM

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Florida State University

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic Program’s curriculum and maintaining an active research program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester and will include one repeatable large-enrollment course and one graduate seminar in the spring semester on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research programs and those who propose a graduate seminar that aims to serve graduate students across the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and humanities or social science disciplines (these may include, but are not limited to, digital humanities, film studies, translation studies, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and history).

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Department, whose programs, curriculum, and events bring together faculty from multiple disciplines. In their letter of application, applicants should include a brief research statement that describes the specific projects to be undertaken during the fellowship period.

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2014 and June 30, 2017 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2017 and include: 1) a letter of application; 2) C.V. ; 3) a syllabus for a graduate seminar on a topic of the applicant’s choosing; 4) three letters of recommendation.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Inquiries about the application process may be addressed to Jennifer Norton, Administrative Associate:

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Northern Illinois U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Northern Illinois University is looking for a Russian instructor for fall of 2017 to replace a faculty member on sabbatical. The instructor would have to teach first- and second-year Russian, as well as a 400-level literature course in translation. Anyone interested should send an email and a copy of their CV to: professor Joanna Kot at

Academic Job: One-Year Russian Lectureship (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

One-Year Lecturer in Russian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( is seeking a superior and innovative instructor for Russian language,literature, and culture courses for a non- renewable fixed-term lectureship in Russian, a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load. Ph.D. in any field of Russian language, literature, and/or culture by time of appointment. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching the Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

Applicants must apply online at and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) a sample of scholarly work (15-20 pages). Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Continue reading “Academic Job: One-Year Russian Lectureship (UNC-Chapel Hill)”

Academic Job: Russian Instructorship (Portland State University)

Deadline for Applications: March 27, 2017

The Russian Program at Portland State University’s Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a renewable one-year position as instructor teaching undergraduate Russian language at .72 FTE. The position is for the academic year beginning September 16, 2017, and is renewable. Informational interviews will be conducted by Skype and possibly additional onsite interviews.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach 26 credits of undergraduate Russian language and culture courses from the beginning to advanced levels, according to the needs of the program (8 credits/.6666 FTE in fall, 10 credits/.8333 FTE in winter, and 8 credits/.6666 FTE in spring).
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • Participate on program, departmental, college and/or university committees as assigned by the Chair and/or Section Head, and regularly attend faculty meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

– Master’s degree or equivalent in Russian language, literature, linguistics or related field.
– Experience teaching Russian at the college level.
– Native or near-native fluency in Russian and in English.

Preferred Qualifications

– ACTFL OPI training.
– Experience with and affinity for team teaching.
– Experience working with heritage speakers of Russian.

All applicants must apply online at Your application should include the following:

  • letter of interest,
  • CV,
  • sample syllabus from a language course,
  • and three letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly from the references through our online application system. As soon as you submit your application, your references will be sent a link to upload the letters of recommendation.

Submit all required materials by March 27 to be assured of consideration. Review will begin on March 27 and continue until finalists are identified.

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Swarthmore College)

Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2017

Swarthmore College invites applications to fill a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, with possibility of renewal for another three years, beginning Fall 2017. Teaching load is 2/3. Specialization in any area of Russian literature and culture; candidates with expertise in 19th-century prose, theater studies, visual culture, interdisciplinary studies, and/or a West Slavic or Central Asian language and literature might be especially attractive. Essential qualifications include: native or near-native proficiency in both English and Russian, commitment to undergraduate education, lively classroom presence, experience teaching language and literature/culture in North America at the university level, evidence of scholarly promise, PhD in hand by August 2017 required.

Please apply by using the following link:

If it is impossible to use this link, send cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, and the names and contact information of three recommenders to:

Sibelan Forrester
Chair, Russian Search Committee
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA  19081-1390

Review of applications will begin on March 31 and continue until position is filled.

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 (

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