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Academic Job: Visiting Lecturer (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Russian for the 2017–18 academic year (classes begin in the last week of August and conclude at the end of April). The teaching load is three 3-hour courses per semester or the equivalent, which may include Russian language, literature, and culture, primarily at the undergraduate level, but also with the possibility of graduate teaching for applicants who have a PhD. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

A PhD in hand or advanced ABD status is required, as is Russian language proficiency sufficient to teach language at all undergraduate levels. Preference will be shown to applicants who will have a PhD in hand by the beginning of our autumn semester (last week of August, 2017), but advanced ABD candidates may also be considered for a Visiting Instructor appointment. Preference will be shown to applicants who can teach a mixed graduate/undergraduate course on Vladimir Nabokov (which is already on the books and already has enrollment; PhD required), but we are prepared to adjust the teaching duties to accommodate a strong candidate who is (understandably!) not prepared to teach this specific course on short notice.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and names and contact information for three professional referees (letters of recommendation are not required at this time) to Monika Losagio at losagio@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh, which is home to the Center for Russian and East European Studies (NRC Title VI; http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/), is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.

Internship: English Teacher (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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“If you have students still looking to intern or study or do a year abroad in Russia for the next academic year, will you please let them know that we have a vacancy for one of our best internships available in the city of Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia?

The internship comprises a course on methodology of teaching English to Russian learners, a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk, and participating in our children’s language camps as a volunteer teacher of English. We provide FREE accommodation in a centrally located apartment in the city of Novosibirsk as well as an opportunity to have Russian language lessons and/or work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable. Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Center of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Higher School of Economics invites applications for one year lecturer positions in Russian, beginning September 2017.

Salary commensurate with experience and academic achievement, especially publication record.

Please send a CV, a list of publications and two names of potential references to Valentina Apresjan at  vapresyan@hse.ru and Olga Eremina at yeremin1@gmail.com

Job: English Teacher (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Teaching English – Learning Russian 
Moscow – Russia

CREF is an International language school located within walking distance of the Kremlin where English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian as a foreign language are taught. CREF has been providing lessons to both corporate and private clients for more than 20 years. (http://www.cref.ru)

Teaching English!
We are currently looking for young and dynamic native English speakers having recently graduated from University and who would be interested in having a year experience teaching in Moscow, Russia.

Learning Russian!
During their time in Russia, Teachers will also have the possibility to take Russian courses taught by experienced and certified native Russian teachers.

What job ?
Successful candidates will join an International and professional team. They will be helped and supported by pedagogical and administrative staff.
They will also have the opportunity to teach Academic English to both children and adults, either individually or in groups of up to eight students.
Children and teenage groups are divided by age into 3 grades: 6-8yrs, 9-11yrs and 12–17yrs. All groups are divided by level from Beginner to Advanced. Teachers will be required to work up to a maximum of 80 astronomic hours a month. Continue reading

Job: Counselors & English Language Teachers (Zadonsk, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

International English-speaking Adventure Camp

For the kids 10 – 16 years old
1 session – 140 kids + 22 counselors
One camp team – 12-13 kids + 2 counselors
Each counselor has 1 day off and 1 night off per week
Salary is 1000 USD for 3 sessions (6 weeks) for counselors and 2000 USD for 3 sessions (6 weeks) for English language teachers.
Free accommodation and 5 meals per day provided.
We cover transport expanses.

Welcome to Forest Camp! We hope you will have a fantastic time!

We hope you will:

– Meet interesting people from different Russian cities
– Have fun with our active social program
– Take part in over 30 activities, including

-High Rope Courses
-Water trip
-Mini golf
-Safari Park Trip

Forest Camp is located 300 miles from Moscow, in Zadonsk, Lipetsk region (6 hours by bus from Moscow airports). We offer for the camp counselors free accommodation with restrooms and showers, 5 meals per day. Continue reading

Job: Summer Russian Language Instructor (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) seeks an educator with experience teaching Russian at the high school level to serve as an instructor in our STARTALK program.  Twenty high school students will engage in an intensive and immersive 4-week residential summer program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus.  10 students are absolute beginners; 10 have completed one year of Russian study at their home high school.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a detailed knowledge of ACTFL’s 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education and experience building these goal areas into curricula.

The Pitt STARTALK program runs June 18-July 15, 2017.  The instructor will work with a strong team, comprised of one additional instructor and three graduate students who act as the program’s TA/RAs.  All staff members are provided housing and meals for the duration of the program.   The instructor, ideally, will be available to arrive to Pittsburgh by June 15 to engage in pre-program organization and training.


  • Minimum of superior-level Russian language proficiency.
  • Experience teaching Russian to high school students
  • Available June 15-July 15, 2017 to be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Available in advance of the program to collaborate on curriculum over the phone and/or on Skype with other instructors.
  • Experience with a performance-based communicative approach to foreign language pedagogy
  • Familiarity with ACTFL’s Proficiency Benchmarks and Can-do statements and 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education


  • Experience teaching underserved minority students
  • Strong background in foreign language pedagogy
  • Strong background in assessment-based proficiency goals

Those interested in the position should send a cover letter and resume addressed to Dawn Seckler, Das200@pitt.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately. Suitable candidates will be contacted for a phone or Skype interview.

Academic Job: Visiting Lecturer in Political Science (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Political Science for the 2017-2018 academic year with the possibility of renewal. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in the politics of Russia and Eastern Europe, but we will also consider other candidates who are prepared to teach courses on the Cold War, foreign policy, human security, and the politics of oil.

This position is supported by the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES). Duties in the Political Science Department will consist of teaching 15 credit hours (five courses) per academic year to include, at minimum, two courses that feature substantial content on the REES world area (e.g., Government & Politics of USSR/Russian Federation; Cold War: Soviet Union and the West 1917-1991).

As an affiliated faculty member of REES, you are eligible to apply for REES Course Development Grants as well as for REES Faculty Small Grants to support research activities.  In addition to your teaching responsibilities, REES will welcome your participation in intellectual activities of the center.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching portfolio, and two letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please send application materials to Wynn Maloney at wynn2@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Language Training: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (UW-Madison)

Deadline: Ongoing Until Funding Runs Out

The application for CESSI 2017 is now open! Click here to apply.

CESSI is now accepting rolling applications for remaining Title VIII funds. Apply as soon as possible!

UW-Madison is now accepting applications from students wishing to take intensive elementary or intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, or Uzbek in summer 2017. If you are interested in taking a Central Eurasian language not on this list, please contact the CESSI Program Coordinator at cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.

February 13, 2017: FLAS application deadline. More about FLAS.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of the CESSI 2017 8-week program is $4,800*. This includes the cost of UW-Madison assessments for use of campus facilities (student services, recreational facilities, etc.). The fee does not include the cost of textbooks or living expenses.

* Exception: UW-Madison undergraduates who are classified as resident or Minnesota reciprocity for tuition purposes follow regular UW-Madison summer 2017 fee schedules.

Housing, Books, and Incidentals

The cost of required textbooks will vary between the different languages offered at CESSI, but students should plan to spend roughly $200 for textbooks. Summer housing and food costs can vary greatly in the Madison campus area, but a frugal student could safely budget $2,000 for housing and meal costs for the summer.

Please see our Housing page for more information on housing options in Madison for summer 2017, and also the Financial Support section below for additional funding opportunities at CESSI. Continue reading

Internship: Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” (Russia)

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the summer internship programs that we shall run in Novosibirsk and in the Altai Mountains area. Please inform your students and colleagues about these excellent opportunities that are not to be missed.

We offer Summer Internships at the children’s camps that we shall run from mid-June until early August in the beautiful Altai Mountains and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal will be organized between the camp sessions.

These internship positions are open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Participating in our internship program, your students will gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession while being immersed in the Russian culture and having intensive practice in the Russian language.

Please share this information with your students and colleagues who might be interested.

More information is available at http://eng.cosmo-nsk.com/

For more information students who are interested can contact the Director Natalia Bodrova cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool2@yandex.ru with any questions and application inquiries.

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

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled


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.
Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 28, 2017.


A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Russian second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English, 2) ACTFL OPI testing certification, either in hand or a commitment to completing it within a year and 3) teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). The ability to teach a second Slavic language is desirable, but is not a prerequisite for appointment.

For more information, and to apply, click here.