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

Academic Job: Russian Research Assistant (U. of Edinburgh)

Deadline for Applications: February 20, 2017

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures seeks to appoint a Research Assistant to work with Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke on the AHRC-funded research project ‘Global Russians’: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK. The project investigates a new, emergent phenomenon of post-communist Russian Cosmopolitanism, which espouses the transnational mobility of people, capital , language and culture.

This is a fixed term position, available from 27th March until 30th September 2017, for a duration of 27 weeks. The total contractual hours are 345. The average weekly hours are 12.778. Hours of work are 10 hours per week for 24 weeks, 35 hours per week for 3 weeks (these weeks are on 3 separate fixed weeks to be agreed and require travel to and work in London). Your pro rata entitlement to annual leave and public holidays is 53 hours and should be taken during the weeks where your working hours are 10 hours per week. Salary is calculated on an annualised basis and paid in equal monthly instalments.

Salary: £26,829 – £31,076 per annum (pro rata).

Informal queries can be emailed to Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke at

The closing date for applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on Monday 20th February 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 13th March 2017.

Job Details

Job title: Research Assistant in Russian

School/Support Department: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Department of European Languages and Cultures

Line manager: Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke, Principal Investigator, AHRC-funded Research Project ‘Global Russians’: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK

This is a part-time post with the engagement of ten hours a week on average, however the working hours may not be evenly spread by weeks. There will be three fieldwork trips to London of five days each with more time input required during these trips. The post is available immediately until 30 September 2017.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science of Russia (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowships in Social Science of Russia
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for three post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence in September 2017 and run through August 2018. Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. Fellows will be paired with UW-Madison faculty mentors with expertise in the appropriate topic. In addition to conducting research that will lead to scholarly publications, fellows will be expected to present their work in CREECA’s lecture series, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center, and to participate in a social science workshop for US and Russian scholars that will take place in summer 2018 (dates TBD).

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent degree, such as the kandidat) in hand prior to September 2017, and they must have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2012. Applicants who have not yet obtained their degree but plan to do so prior to September 2017 must furnish evidence (e.g. in their letters of reference) that they are well on track to have the degree in hand by that date. Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.

Base rate (twelve-month salary): $65,000. Fellows will also receive a modest stipend for travel to academic conferences. The fellowship covers and basic health insurance for all fellows. Fellows must be prepared to cover their travel expenses to arrive in Madison for the fellowship.

All applicants are required to submit the following materials:

1) A cover letter. The letter should describe the research the applicant will conduct during the fellowship (including topic, data and methodology, and expected output by the end of the fellowship period), should indicate which topic area(s) of the five listed above the project falls under, and should identify a UW faculty member who would be an appropriate mentor for the applicant;
2) A current curriculum vitae;
3) An article-length writing sample;
4) Three confidential letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s work and proposal.

Applicants should combine the first three items listed above into a single PDF, name the file using the convention “Applicant’s Last Name _CCNY Postdoc application” and email the PDF as an attachment to:

The three letters of recommendation should come either directly from the recommenders or from a dossier service. They should not be submitted by the applicant. Recommenders should submit the letters as email attachments to:

If necessary, materials may be sent in hard copy to:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1397, USA

We especially encourage applications from Russia-based scholars, particularly those from regions outside Moscow. Cover letters, CVs, and writing samples must be submitted in English. (Letters of recommendation may be in English or Russian.)

Deadline: for full consideration, all materials must be received by March 15, 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Kristin Edwards at

Academic Job: Head of Slavic Division (Harvard)

Open Until Filled. Application Review Begins: Monday February 27, 2017.

The Widener Library at Harvard University is inviting applications for Head of its Slavic Division.

The Head, Slavic Division in the Harvard College Library has the primary responsibility, through the management of a team of specialists in Slavic and Eastern European languages, for collection development, technical services, reference, research and instructional services for users of Slavic information resources. Additional responsibilities include developing policies and procedures and formulating specific goals to fulfill the Library’s mission. The incumbent will also support outreach efforts which may include planning and guiding digitization projects, organizing or contributing to exhibitions, and engaging alumni, benefactors, the University community and the wider public in topics supported by the expertise of the staff and the collections. This position supports the research needs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, scholars affiliated with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Ukrainian Research Institute, as well as researchers throughout Harvard University, and the international scholarly community. Harvard Library’s Slavic holdings are among the largest in North America.

The Head, Slavic Division, will lead in developing strategies for collaboration with other university and research partners to increase access to information and to develop partnership which extend the Library’s capability to meet academic needs. The Library seeks a creative and innovative leader with excellent negotiation skills and a commitment to teamwork.

Identifies collection development needs by maintaining a close working relationship with FAS faculty as well as scholars and researchers both inside and outside of Harvard. Ensures appropriate collection development, in all formats and language areas supported by the Division, in accord with FAS priorities.
Is knowledgeable about scholarly communications and open access in libraries and in the university. Works with faculty, graduate students, and colleagues to increase awareness of DASH and the work of the Office for Scholarly Communication.
Oversees and coordinates technical services functions, including vendor relations, acquisitions, and cataloging, and ensures that workflows are optimized and work is accomplished efficiently and in a timely manner, in collaboration with Information and Technical Services and other parts of the Harvard Library.
Integrates with activities in Research, Teaching, and Learning to deliver a variety of services and partners with faculty in achieving academic mission.
Conducts independent research to support collection development, technical services and reference activities.
Provides instructional services to students to more effectively use the collection.
Manages all aspects of the Division’s work, monitors effectiveness, ensures productive and balanced operations, fosters teamwork within the division and with other units.
Manages staff performance and development and creates and sustains a goal-oriented, productive work environment.
Develops policies and procedures and formulates specific goals to fulfill the Division’s mission.
Collaborates with other university and research libraries to increase access to Slavic information resources in a cost-effective manner.
Participates in library committees, task forces, and programs. S/he is active professionally through service in relevant library organizations, research and publishing, or other means.
Contributes to fund-raising in the Harvard Library through the identification of projects or areas which would make compelling fundraising targets.

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Academic Job: Visiting Asst. Professor of Anthropology (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Hobart and William Smith Colleges seeks a sociocultural anthropologist to fill a one-year replacement position with a full-time (3-2) teaching load to begin July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with a serious commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education who are able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, a geographical area course, a topical course, an upper-level seminar, and one other offering to be determined. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience in South Asia and in geographical areas other than Africa, Native North America, or Latin America.

Evidence of preparedness for excellent teaching and active scholarship are required.  Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. but ABD applicants may be considered.

Review of applications will begin February 15th, 2017.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Franklin & Marshall College)

Deadline for Applications: February 06, 2017

Franklin and Marshall College: German & Russian
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

Location: Lancaster, PA

Closes: Feb 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5 hours)

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 2017.  This is a one-year non-renewable appointment. We seek a strong Russian teacher with a record of successful and innovative teaching at all levels and with an ability to offer Russian literature and culture courses and contribute to the College’s general education program.  Research specialization is open. The teaching load is 3/2. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English and demonstrated scholarly engagement 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, teaching evaluation forms, and three letters of recommendation.  Interested candidates should apply at  For full consideration applications should be received by February 6, 2017.  Interviews will be held via online video conference calls.

To apply, click here.

Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (United International College)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2017

Russian Lecturer

United International College – Division of Humanities and Social Science

Location: Hong Kong
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 9th January 2017
Closes: 10th February 2017
Job Ref: DHSS161108

UIC now invites candidates for the following position which is expected to be filled in September 2017:

Russian Lecturer of Division of Humanities and Social Science (DHSS161108)

Job Description
The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in elementary Russian language as well as Russian Culture. Responsibilities also include exam-paper preparation, developing teaching materials and administrative duties. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in language is expected. Continue reading “Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (United International College)”

Academic Job: Mellon Fellow (University College London)

Deadline for Applications: February 05, 2017

UCL Mellon Fellow – University College London
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Location: London
Salary: £34,056 to £41,163 per annum (UCL Grade 7), inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 20th December 2016
Closes: 5th February 2017
Job Ref: 1621672

The currently advertised post-doctoral Mellon research fellowship, focused on ‘Critical Area Studies and the Production of Knowledge’, is funded for one year and is embedded within a six-year themed research programme established at UCL in 2012, entitled New Horizons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A New Vision through Language-Based Area Studies. This one-year strand will focus specifically on the production of knowledge with respect to academic practices in Area Studies.

Mellon Fellows will be expected to teach up to 5 hours per week. It is expected that Fellows will be keen to disseminate their work widely by organising (interdisciplinary) public events related to her/his main research theme, such as: seminars, study days, exhibitions, conferences, performances. It is also expected that individual publications will come from each Fellowship. Continue reading “Academic Job: Mellon Fellow (University College London)”

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