Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Binghamton University

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Binghamton University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian beginning September 1, 2011. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Specialization is open; applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach a broad range of courses in Russian language, literature and cultural studies and indicate how they can contribute to an interdisciplinary program in Russian and East European Studies in an active and collegial Department. A dynamic and engaged research program should support the mission of the Department and Binghamton University.
Candidates for the position should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English is required.

Application Instructions:
Those interested in applying for the position should submit the following materials electronically ( a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy oriented toward an undergraduate Russian Studies program in a liberal arts atmosphere, and sample course syllabi. A writing sample may be requested at a later date.

Also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to: Chair, Russian Search Committee, Department of German and Russian Studies, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, New York 13902-6000.

Review of applications will begin in early December and will continue until the position has been filled.

Please direct any questions to Donald Loewen off-list (

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