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)”

Academic Job: Non Tenure Track Asst. Professor-Russian (Saint Louis U.)

Deadline for Applications: January 9, 2017

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks an energetic scholar for a full-time non-tenure track position in Russian in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a specialization in Russia’s long twentieth century and with a strong preference for a focus on post-Soviet culture. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native command of Russian and English and must demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language at all undergraduate levels based on experience teaching Russian at a North American university. The candidate will have a Ph. D. in Slavic languages and literature, preferably by the time of the appointment in August 2017. Advanced knowledge of a second Slavic language and evidence of professional engagement with digital humanities or technology-enhanced learning are also highly desirable.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, to develop courses that can be cross-listed with other disciplines, to advise undergraduate majors and minors, and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Russian and East European Area Studies program.

To receive full consideration for this position with a 3/3 teaching load, a complete application including curriculum vitae, cover letter, 4 letters of recommendation (one of which must address your language teaching), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a writing sample must be submitted online at by January 9, 2017.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES convention in Washington, D.C. (November 2016) and by Skype.

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science of Russia (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

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

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

A link to the full announcement in PDF, with information on how to submit applications, is also available here.

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. Continue reading “Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science of Russia (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)”

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. in Literary Studies (HSE-Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: January 20, 2017

School of Philology, The Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia,
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of
Assistant Professor in literary studies.

The School is part of the Faculty of Humanities. It offers one
bachelors’ and two masters’ programs in Russian and comparative
literature. The research foci of the faculty are literary history,
poetics, typology and theory of Russian, European and American
literatures, comparative studies, translation studies, history and
theory of culture.

We are looking for a colleague with a research interest in one of
these fields and commitment to teaching an advanced course in English,
German, Italian, or Spanish and a course in literary analysis in the
same language (18th-21st centuries).

The extended deadline is January 20, 2017.
More details on the position and application materials can be found in
the formal call for applications here:

The applications are to be submitted via the form online.

More information on School of Philology:

Questions can be directed to Elena Ostrovskaya at

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