Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Lawrence University

Lawrence University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian in the Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellows Program for a two-year appointment beginning September 2012. Pending administrative approval, the position will become tenure-track in September 2014, and the Visiting Assistant Professor would become a candidate for tenure track status. The successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in teaching, evidence of research promise, native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English, and PhD in hand by August 2012. Field of specialization is open, but we are looking for a generalist who would complement existing offerings in a thriving and growing Russian program.

Duties include teaching courses in Russian language at all levels, as well as English-language courses on Russian literature, culture, and perhaps film; teaching load is two courses per trimester. The new faculty member will also contribute to the redesign and assessment of curriculum in Russian Studies, and participate in Lawrence’s Freshman Studies program. Applicants who could contribute to one or more of Lawrence’s Interdisciplinary Areas (e.g. Film Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies) should indicate this interest.

Applicants should send a letter of interest (including teaching and research statements), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

Russian Search c/o
Professor Brent Peterson, Department Chair
Russian Department
Lawrence University
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911

E-mail submissions may be sent to:

Applications received by March 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.

Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Equal Access Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists.

Peter-John Thomas
Assistant Professor
Department of Russian
Lawrence University
E Boldt Way SPC 19
Appleton WI 54911-5699

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