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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill/ Teaching Assistant Professor in RussianEdit

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach introductory and intermediate Russian language courses coordinated by the Russian Program Director. This is a fixed-term, renewable, non-tenure-track position (Teaching Assistant Professor); a three-year appointment is to begin on July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load; duties will involve teaching and university service.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or closely related field, by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with communicative 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 http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/156121, and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses. 

At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s Russian-language teaching in detail. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin at RussianSearch2019@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on March 18, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

University of Cambridge- Lecturer in RussianEdit

The Slavonic Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. While the area of specialisation is open to candidates whose research is in any area of Russian studies, applications from candidates with expertise in Russian linguistics, history of the Russian language, contemporary culture and language use, or Slavonic philology, are particularly welcome.  Application deadline: February 14, 2019.


  • 3/6: Rejection email.
  • 3/6 Rejection email



Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian Language and LiteratureEdit

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian beginning in Fall 2019. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with an innovative research agenda and dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture.

Applicants must have a Ph. D., a native or near-native command of Russian and English, and an ability to teach language at all levels. In addition to specialized courses, the successful candidate will also teach a broad range of courses in Russian literature and culture and have the opportunity to lead our summer language program in St. Petersburg. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture, media, cross-cultural studies, or the non-Russian regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are particularly welcome.

Students at Dartmouth are diverse by many measures, and the College seeks to foster an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity. We particularly seek applicants with an interest in teaching and mentoring students from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative in student outreach and the diversification of our curriculum.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, sample research (a chapter or article), and three letters of reference through Interfolio, where a complete description of the position can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/53329. The deadline for receipt of all materials is October 15, 2018. Application review will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9 or by Skype for those unable to attend. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Mikhail Gronas, Department of Russian, 201 Reed Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, 03755-3570 email: Russian.department@dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse campus community, and welcome applications from members of under-represented groups.

UPDATES:


ASEEES Interview x3


  • 12/20: Invitation to on-campus interview X 2

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor in RussianEdit

Hamilton College's Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.  The Department seeks candidates of native or near-native fluency in Russian whose research interests focus on one or more of the following areas:  literature, media studies, translation, or cultural studies.  Interdisciplinary subjects and participation in related departments are strongly encouraged.  The candidate must possess demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching in both Russian and English, including all levels of language.  We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with a diverse student population.  The cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit CV and cover letter via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/55723.  Questions regarding the search may be directed to John Bartle, Search Committee Chair, at jbartle@hamilton.edu. Our review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/offices/dof/faculty-support-resources/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners).  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

UPDATES:


  • 1/3/2019- Request for more materials (x2) - Did you receive an email from the search committee? -Yes.


  • 1/3/2019 - requested teaching portfolio and letters of recommendation (via email), mention of possible Skype interview this week or next (x2).
     
  • 1/15/2019 - invitation for Skype interview x2
     
  • 1/25/2019 - Any word following Skype interviews? 
    • 1/27/19 - Not on my end. Stay strong, y'all.
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  • 2/5/19  - Never heard anything and no posts. I suppose they invited people who are not wiki users...

Indiana University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and will hold the Ph.D. degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or an equivalent discipline, with an emphasis on Russian. Area of specialization is open, but we would be especially interested in a candidate whose work bridges Indiana's strengths in Russian literature with other forms of cultural expression (music, film, performance, etc.). The successful candidate will have native or near-native Russian, fluent English, and experience teaching English-speaking students. Familiarity with the American university system is required. Indiana’s Slavic department features one of a handful of Russian Flagship programs in the U.S., enjoys strong institutional support, and has a long history of collaboration across a wide variety of disciplines.

Send all materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of support electronically to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6749. Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2018 but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES in Boston or by skype, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews.

Questions regarding the application process or position, contact Tricia Hodges at 812-855-2608, iuslavic@indiana.edu, c/o the Search Committee, Slavic & E. European Languages & Cultures Department, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan, room 4050, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1105, USA.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

UPDATES:

ASEEES interview request (11/22)


  • 1/21- Rejection letter. 

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian and Global StudiesEdit

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language is welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.edu/ and http://glis.la.psu.edu/. The preferred start date of this position will be August 2019. The position requires a Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://psu.jobs. Questions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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UPDATES:

  • Zoom interview invitation (10/22) X 2
  • Campus Interviews in progress (11/26-11/30) X 2
  • Offer made (12/18) and accepted (1/9).

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Balkan/South Slavic StudiesEdit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in the area of Balkan/South Slavic Studies. The expected start date is July 1, 2019.

The department seeks a specialist in South Slavic Languages/Literatures/Cultures whose primary focus is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). This may include specializations in literature, folklore, linguistics, and/or the cultural history of the region. Candidates will be expected to supervise BCS language instruction and should be able to teach BCS at the advanced level. Expertise in additional Slavic languages is welcomed. The University of California is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Required minimum qualification at the time of application: Completion of all PhD (or equivalent international degree) requirements except the dissertation.

Preferred qualifications: Native or near-native competence in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and in English. Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) strongly preferred by the start date of the position. Demonstrated research, teaching, and administrative abilities.

To apply for consideration, please visit the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01863

Application materials: cover letter, including a statement of research and summary of teaching experience; curriculum vitae; brief research sample (article-size; published or unpublished; in English); three letters of recommendation. All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters, including when their letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center).

Additional written materials, such as a statement of contributions to diversity, may be requested at a later stage in the search.

Applications must be received by October 25, 2018.

First-round interviews will be held at the ASEEES convention December 6-9, 2018 in Boston, MA -- or by Skype if necessary. Candidates selected for these interviews will be notified as soon as possible in advance of the convention. While in-person interviews are preferred, candidates will not be disqualified for not attending the conference.

Please direct questions to issahr@berkeley.edu.

UPDATES:


Any news on this one? 4 candidates invited for campus visits January-February 2019; no announcement yet (3/6/19)

University of Delaware (DE) - TT Asst. Professor - RussianEdit

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian, Tenure Track, for a 1 September 2019 start date. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Russian language, literature or culture, with a strong commitment to teaching, program administration and interdisciplinary research. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates whose research focuses on contemporary Russian literature and culture, and one or more of the following areas: film, visual arts, cultural studies, gender studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities or digital humanities.

Candidates must have a PhD in Russian (in hand), a proven record of excellence in teaching, native or near-native fluency in both English and Russian, and an existing or emerging record of strong scholarship. Ideal candidate will be called to provide leadership and vision for building the Russian program at UD. Academic responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses (from beginner to advanced), leading independent study courses and developing innovative, interdisciplinary, topical courses (e.g. courses focusing on gender, technology and society, human rights, etc.). Dynamic teaching skills will be essential. Sharing in departmental administration will be expected. Anticipated teaching load: 5 courses per year. An interest in developing and directing study abroad programs for Russian is highly desirable.

To Apply: Using the Interfolio® online system at UD, http://apply.interfolio.com/55216, Applicants are asked upload a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be forwarded to Dr. Jorge Cubillos, Search Committee Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The deadline for submission of application materials is October 15, 2018. Further information about the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures may be found at https://www.dllc.udel.edu.

Recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for in 2012, the University of Delaware is located midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore with access to regional transit and is a Sea Grant, Space Grant and Land Grant institution.

UPDATES:

  • 10/30: Request for Skype interview. x 2


University of Denver - Denver, CO - TT Asst. Professor - RussianEdit

The University of Denver’s Department of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Russian. This is a tenure-track position with full benefits. Start: September 1, 2019.

The teaching load for this position is six courses over three quarters. Teaching will include courses at all levels on Russian language, culture and literature, as well as supervision of independent studies and honors theses. The successful candidate may also create courses for the common curriculum (in English). Scholarly potential and an active research agenda are expected. Departmental service is expected, including student advising and participation in program assessment and in extracurricular activities promoting the Russian program.

Required Qualifications
• PhD (or ABD at the time of application) in Russian or a closely related field with a strong Russian component.
• Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.
• Record of excellence and success in teaching Russian language at the college or university level.
• Experience or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

A complete job description and application instructions are available at Current Jobs

For best consideration, please apply by December 17th.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted in early January 2019.
Address cover letter to Dr. Salvador Mercado, Chair. For questions, please contact Ingrid Weyher at Ingrid.weyher@du.edu or 303-871-2181.

UPDATES:

  • Interviews conducted until Jan 31. Any news about campus visits?

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and CultureEdit

Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture, Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019. Please visit our website to learn more about our department and faculty: https://lcsl.uic.edu/slavic-baltic

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Russian Literature or Russian Film or a related field by the starting date of August 16, 2019. Native or near-native competence in Russian is required.

TO APPLY: To learn more about the position and to apply by November 5, 2018, please visit: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=101772

Final authorization of the position is subject to the availability of funding.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

UPDATES: 

Recommendations requested (11/8)

Request for ASEEES interview (11/16) + 3


  • Has anyone heard back about their interview time slot?
     
  • Anyone hear back about campus interviews? I assume no word after 1.5 weeks is a bad sign, but who knows..
  • Request for Campus Visit 12/19 x2

UMass Amherst - Amesbury Professorship for Polish Language, Literature, and CultureEdit

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a scholar at the rank of Associate Professor with a background in Polish literature, language, film, or cultural studies and a record of teaching and publication suitable for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. The position will begin September 1, 2019.

Ph.D. in Polish literature, language, film, or cultural studies and excellence in and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including Polish language courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with an outstanding record and potential for future achievement in research and a commitment to community outreach and engagement. Related scholarly interests are welcome, including East European or other continental languages, literatures, and cinemas. Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor who can demonstrate an exceptional record of research and teaching in Polish and in Film and Media Studies will be considered.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please submit 1) application letter addressing your qualifications; 2) CV; 3) list of three current references with full contact information including valid email addresses; and 4) an article or chapter reflecting your recent research.

All application materials must be received by the priority deadline of January 18, 2019 to insure full consideration, but review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Application materials will not be returned. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Moira Inghilleri and Prof. Jim Hicks, Co-Chairs, Amesbury Professorship Search Committee, at minghilleri@complit.umass.edu and jhicks@complit.umass.edu.

More information and link to apply at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496396/amesbury-professorship-for-teaching-and-research-of-the-polish-language-literature-and-culture


University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian (19th c. Russian Lit.)Edit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, to begin in August 2019, pending budgetary approval. The person hired will be expected to become Chair of the Department, a position that requires tenure, upon or shortly after hire. For that reason, candidates must be tenurable or, in the case of Assistant Professor applicants, sufficiently advanced in their careers to be tenurable within three years after the beginning of employment. The teaching load is four courses per year plus administrative responsibilities, reduced to two courses per year for Department Chairs.

Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate scholarly achievement and promise of continued scholarly achievement appropriate for the level of appointment, as well as a strong interest and meaningful experience in teaching. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable, as is experience in academic administration. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large, lecture-based courses and smaller, discussion-oriented ones).

Candidates should submit, through the link above, a letter of application, CV, research and teaching profiles, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). Please also provide a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer (412-624-5221, losagio@pitt.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/55815

UPDATES:

  • 11/7 request to fill out a demographics form.  X2

University of Rochester (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian (Language, Literature and Culture)Edit

The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures ( http://www.sas.rochester.edu/mlc/ ) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Russian (language, literature and culture). We are seeking a candidate with a strong research program, dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture and the ability to lead our four-week summer language program in St. Petersburg.Teaching load is two courses per semester (4 courses/year) for undergraduates and graduate students in humanities disciplines across the college. Applicants must have a Ph. D., native or near-native command of Russian and English, and experience teaching language at all levels. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian literature, cinema and culture are particularly welcome.

Faculty in MLC also have the opportunity to contribute to the University's strong interdisciplinary programs in Literary Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies. Appointment is effective July 1, 2019 with teaching duties beginning August 2019.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Application materials (statement, teaching philosophy, current CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation) addressed to Professor John Givens, MLC Chair, should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting . Application review will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9. Address questions to johngivens@rochester.edu .

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Chronicle

UPDATES:

  • 11/18: Request for Zoom or Skype Interview


  • 1/14: Rejection letter.

Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and LiteratureEdit

Yale University's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 2019. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in drama and performance studies, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and the 18th-early 19th centuries are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Selected candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials (cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale) addressed to Professor John MacKay, Chair, by October 15, 2018 at http://apply.interfolio.com/54722. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9. Address any questions to john.mackay@yale.edu.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

UPDATES:

Conference interview invitation (email 11/15)

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs / Other Non-TT PositionsEdit

University of Colorado, Boulder -- VAP

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a one-academic-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, starting August 19, 2019.  Position involves teaching survey courses in Russian literature and culture, folklore, and gender studies (20th-21st c.). Teaching load is two courses per semester (four per academic year).

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, Ph.D.), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site (https://www.colorado.edu/gsll/).

What we require: Ph.D. in Russian Studies or a closely related field by August 2019; at least one year of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study; native or near-native proficiency in Russian.

To apply, please upload the materials listed below to CU Boulder Jobs: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=16319

  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Writing Sample  (up to 10 pp.)
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf). 
  4. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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University of Colorado Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, 276 UCB, McKenna 129, Boulder, CO United States 80309-0276 Instructor in Russian Language The University of Colorado is accepting applications for an Instructor of Russian Language. This is a one academic year, full-time (100%), non-tenure track position, with a possibility of renewal. Teaching responsibilities will include all levels of Russian language. Candidates will also be asked to teach courses in 20th century and/or contemporary Russian culture. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The position entails service components related to language placement and assessment of learning outcomes. Candidates must be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities of the program. The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, Ph.D.), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our website: https://www.colorado.edu/gsll/  Qualification: MA in Russian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field; Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English; College level teaching experience; Familiarity with current language pedagogy, and the ACTFL guidelines. Upload: Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirement and other qualifications; Current Curriculum Vitae; and contact information for three confidential references at CU Boulder Jobs: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Instructor-in-Russian-Language/16112Review of applications will begin March 4; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries to gsll@colorado.edu. * * *

University of Arizona - Lecturer in Russian and Slavic Studies (Academic year 2019-2020)Edit

===The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a one academic year Lecturer position to begin at the fall academic contract in August 2019. In addition to instruction of Russian language at the beginning and intermediate level, the position requires teaching general education courses on Russian and East European literature and culture. The Lecturer will teach three courses per semester (based on program needs) and this position is benefits eligible.

We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching in both the language classroom and in undergraduate literature and culture courses. Experience in teaching hybrid and/or online courses is highly desired. While the area of specialization is open, we encourage applicants to apply with expertise in one (or more) of the following fields: folklore studies, gender studies, cinema, and/or contemporary Russian culture. The Lecturer will be expected to collaborate with the RSSS faculty on recruitment and outreach events.

Qualifications: 
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Russian Literature or Slavic Studies; advanced doctoral students who are ABD status will be considered. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required as is a record of proven excellence in teaching Russian language. 

Application Instructions: 
Please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by March 29, 2019 to the University of Arizona’s UACareers site: https://uacareers.com/postings/35717  

Please note: Upon submitting your application, your reference letters will be collected by UACareers. For your convenience, UACareers will send an automated email to your references. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the UACareers.com website by your reference provider. UACareers.com is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

Inquiries can be directed to Frank Whitehead frankw1@email.arizona.edu ===



Gustavus Adolphus College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Russian)Edit

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time (5/7), two-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to begin September 1, 2019.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures comprises five sections, one of which is the Russian and East European Studies program. The Russian and Eastern European Studies program is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the language, literature, culture, civilization, history and economics of Russia and other eastern and central European nations. While the main emphasis of study is on Russia and the Russian language, students are required to take classes in a variety of disciplines pertaining to this rich and culturally diverse region.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 5 courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Russian language, as well as Russian courses taught in English, and contributions to general education.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

·         Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications; 

·         Curriculum vitae; 

·         A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy that clearly addresses teaching effectiveness;

·         A brief (one page) statement of research interests;

·         Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and

·         The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application).

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

PrerequisitesEdit Minimum Qualifications: 

·         PhD in an area of Russian language and literature or in Russian studies; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2020; 

·         Prior experience teaching Russian language to English-speakers/as a foreign language; 

·         A commitment to undergraduate teaching and student mentoring; 

·         Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications: 

·         Prior experience teaching in a liberal arts college; 

·         Experience teaching entry, intermediate, and advanced Russian language courses;

·         Experience teaching Russian literature or culture in their area of expertise; and

·         Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.

ContactEdit Glenn Kranking

kranking@gustavus.edu | [[]]

Hobart & William Smith Colleges — Visiting Assistant ProfessorEdit

The Russian Area Studies program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (leave replacement) position beginning July 1, 2019. The VAP will teach four courses (two per semester; normal load is 3:2) and the position is benefits eligible.

We seek an individual with expertise in any area of Russian cultural studies. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach intermediate and advanced Russian language, as well as Russian culture courses taught in English. Demonstrated initiative to participate in extracurricular activities is highly desired. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can offer a course on Russian culture through historical documents.

Familiarity with work at small liberal arts institutions is highly desirable. Appointment will only be made at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor rank.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Russian literature or Russian studies or be ABD at time of application and have native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English. Recent Ph.D. recipients and candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a signed letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/60349. For ABD applicants, one letter should be from the dissertation supervisor, indicating progress toward completion of the degree.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program see: https://www.hws.edu/academics/russian/. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Kristen Welsh, Search Chair (welsh@hws.edu).

If you have a question, are looking for help, please contact Interfolio's support team at help@interfolio.com or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.

EOE: Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.


  • Request for Skype interview 03/07

University of Georgia (GA) - Flagship Program Lecturer in Russian (begin Jan. 2019)Edit

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Russian Flagship Center at the University of Georgia invite applications for the position of Russian Flagship Program Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load of intensive, proficiency-oriented undergraduate Russian language courses at all levels. These courses may include individual and small-group Russian language tutoring. Additional responsibilities will include assisting the Flagship Program Directors with the development of the Russian Flagship curriculum and with Russian proficiency assessments.

The appointment will begin January 1, 2019.

The federally-funded Language Flagship programs seek to prepare students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in languages critical to competitiveness and security for the United States. This position is currently funded through the academic year 2019-2020. Its continuation is contingent upon renewal of the federal grant.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Russian/Slavic Studies, second language acquisition, language pedagogy, or a closely related field
a record of proven excellence in teaching Russian
native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses the position’s responsibilities and required qualifications as described above; a curriculum vitae; syllabi of representative courses taught by the candidate; and the names and contact information for three references who can provide letters of recommendation. The candidate selected for hire will also be required to provide original transcripts showing degrees earned. The application file and reference letters should be submitted online at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/32559 by November 1, 2018.

The new Russian Flagship Center is a collaborative effort between the College of Education’s Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Both departments, both colleges with their many units, and University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (http://www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).

In case of questions, please contact the Flagship Program Director, Dr. Victoria Hasko (vhasko@uga.edu) and the Assistant Director, Dr. Olga Thomason (olgath@uga.edu).

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University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Lecturer of Russian (2 Positions)Edit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two non-tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer to begin in August 2019, pending budgetary approval. In addition to undergraduate courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large lecture-based courses and smaller discussion-oriented ones). Initial appointment is for one year, followed by a renewable three-year contract.

Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable.

Candidates should submit, through the link above, a letter of application, CV, research and teaching profiles, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). Please also provide a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer (412-624-5221, losagio@pitt.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/55814

UPDATES: Request for Skype interview (2/1)

University of Virginia (VA) - Non-TT Asst. Professor - Slavic Languages and LiteraturesEdit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses. Applications will be considered beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online at: Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: 1. a current CV, 2. a cover letter that includes a detailed statement of teaching philosophy, 3. the applicant's most recent student evaluations (attach to Other 1), 4. a writing sample, and 5. three letters of recommendation from references who can comment in detail on the applicant's teaching and service. Search on posting 0623456. Short-list candidates should expect to send a teaching portfolio or other proof of teaching excellence.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Edith Clowes, Chair, Search Committee eec3c@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires before making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

Kibitzing - Opinions, Rumors, and Chitchat Edit

  • Please note that the Yale job is genuinely open field -- drama and performance studies, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and work on the 18th-early 19th centuries are meant as non-exclusive examples of areas of interest.
     
  • There are very few updates on the specific job postings -- nothing happening yet or people just not posting about it? Hoping the former! 
    • Good question. It does seem that the wiki has fallen out of favor among Slavists, whereas it remains popular with other fields. Is there another source of information that I don't know about?
      • I haven't heard from anywhere other than Penn State, which I posted about above. My guess would be that ASEEES interview invitations will be any day now (if, of course, they haven't been extended already). But ASEEES is unusually late this year, so I wouldn't be surprised if interviews hadn't been scheduled.


Did anyone who interviewed at the ASEEES (for any job) get a campus invite? I need to be put out of my limbo-misery at this point. (x2)  ^ I had several interviews at ASEEES and have yet to hear from any of the committees. This is not unusual. Typically, the committees meet the following week, formulate their short list, and then send that list to the deans, who can sometimes take several weeks to decide on their selections. Of course, every institution does things slightly differently, but 'limbo-misery' is normally a months-long condition at this time of year.


So the Oklahoma job never got posted on here, but if anyone has any news, I'd be interested to hear it. Skyped with them last week, now playing the waiting game.

  • 2/4 campus interview request (x2)
  • 3/10 offer accepted