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University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge, Application Deadline June 13

University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture

Department of Slavonic Studies

Vacancy Reference No: GR08194 Salary: £36,862-£46,696

The Department of Slavonic Studies is seeking to appoint a full-time,
permanent University Lecturer from 1 October 2011, or as soon as
possible thereafter. This post has been created thanks to the
generosity of the Isaac Newton Trust. The post-holder will contribute
to the teaching of the undergraduate tripos in Russian, delivering
lectures on Russian literature and culture, and to the teaching of the
M.Phil in Russian studies. S/he will also be expected to undertake
undergraduate language teaching, assist in Tripos examinations,
supervise MPhil and PhD students, if appropriate, and play an active
role in the further development of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, and will have a record of
research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication),
in a field of Russian literature and/or culture, and the promise of
making an outstanding contribution to the Department of Slavonic
Studies. Applications will be considered in any area of Russian
studies, from the earliest times until the present, although the
ability to teach one or more of the following may be an advantage: 1.
pre-Modern culture; 2. contemporary culture; 3. Russian and Soviet
history. Native or excellent non-native command of Russian and English
is essential.

Applications can be made by completing form CHRIS 6 form (available at, a cover letter, a
detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a
statement on your research interests, and the names and addresses of
three referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field.
Application materials should be sent by the closing date of 13 June
2011, either by post to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee,
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge
CB3 9DA OR by e-mail to You are requested to ask
your referees to write directly by the same date. You are welcome to
seek further information by contacting Dr Emma Widdis, Head of
Department, e-mail:

Further particulars can be found at

Shortlisted candidates for the post will be notified by Friday 17th
June. Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning June 27th
2011. The interview will involve candidates giving a short lecture of
20 minutes to a mixed group of graduate students and members of the
Department, and a short sample language class, prior to the interview

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a
probationary period of one year.

Closing date: 13 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: week commencing
27 June 2011.

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Russian Lecturer, University of Denver

On behalf of the Russian program at the University of Denver:
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a Lecturer of Russian for a one-year appointment to begin September 1, 2011. This is a non-tenure track position with full benefits. The appointed lecturer will teach all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture. Area of specialization in Russian is open. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is required. MA or ABD status in Russian or related field by time of application is required. PhD or ABD by time of appointment is preferred. The successful candidate must have experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture to undergraduate students in the United States. The teaching load is eight classes per year on a quarter calendar. Salary is competitive.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a CV, cover letter, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. In addition to applying on-line, please send three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and evidence of successful teaching to: Russian Search Committee, Prof. Victor Castellani, Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, 2000 East Asbury, Sturm Hall 391, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Lecturer and Language Assistants positions 2011-2012, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Application Deadline April 29





DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2011

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications
for the following positions in the 2011-2012 Slavic Languages and Literatures program.
All positions are dependent on availability of funds, final budgetary approval, and sufficient enrollments.


Russian: Elementary Russian, Russian through Pushkin, 2nd-Year Russian, Russian through Literary Readings, Russian for Heritage Learners, Russian Culture (see NOTE)
Czech: Elementary Czech, Intermediate Czech

Language Assistants

Russian: Elementary Russian, Russian through Pushkin, 2nd-Year Russian, Russian through Literary Readings,
3rd-Year Russian, 4th-Year Russian, Advanced Russian

Polish: Elementary, Intermediate
Czech: Elementary, Intermediate
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced


Applicants for all positions should have completed the course ‘Teaching in Slavic Languages & Literatures’ (SLAV 31500) or equivalent training in language pedagogy.
Applicants for lectureships are normally expected to have served previously as language assistants or course assistants.

Those interested in any of these positions should submit: 

1) a completed application form (attached) and 2) a current CV to:

“Teaching Positions”
c/o Dr. Steven Clancy
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)

Electronic submissions may be made by email to <>.

NOTE: Applicants for the Russian Culture (RUSS 244) course should note the following:
1) this course is taught by a team of two graduate student co-lecturers,
2) applicant teams should submit a course proposal and syllabus with their application,
3) this is a one quarter course that can be offered Aut, Win, or Spr; and
4) applicant teams should consult with Prof. Robert Bird or Prof. Malynne Sternstein before applying.

Application forms available in Foster 406 and here: slavicteaching2011(fill-in)


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Visiting Lecturer in Russian literature, language, and film, University of Illinois at Chicago, Application Deadline April 30

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position. The appointment begins August 16, 2011. This is a 9-month appointment and is renewable on an annual basis.

The candidate should be able to teach courses in Russian literature and film as well as language courses at all levels. Teaching load is three courses per semester and we offer competitive salary and benefits.

Candidates with a PhD in hand preferred, although ABD candidates will be considered.

To be considered for this position please complete an online application and submit a cover letter, CV, sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation at Close Date: Apr 30, 2011.

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Lecturer in Russian, University of Kentucky, Preferred Deadline April 22

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a one-year position as Lecturer in Russian beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will teach Russian language courses and courses in 20th/21st-century Russian literature, culture, and film; ability to teach Russian/East Slavic folklore would be a plus. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD or ABD (PhD in hand by August 2011) in Slavic Studies with a focus on 20th/21st century Russian literary, film, and cultural studies, knowledge of current language pedagogy and successful experience in teaching Russian, a research program, and native or near-native fluency in English and Russian.

Competitive salary and health benefits.

Applicants should send letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and placement dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to:

Prof. Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair, Russian Search Committee, Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages, 1055 POT, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027. Applications will be acknowledged.

Review of applications will begin April 22 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Lecturers in Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian, UW-Madison Baltic Studies Summer Institute, Application Deadline February 1

Working title:

Lecturer in Baltic Language

Official title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Minimum of MA required, PhD preferred, with studies related to Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian language and culture.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Three years of college/university experience preferred in teaching a Baltic Language as a second language at the elementary, intermediate, or advanced level in the US or abroad in one of the following languages: Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian. Familiarity with current issues in language pedagogy and prior experience in intensive summer language teaching preferred.

Principal duties:

Under the supervision of the Academic Director of the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) and in coordination with designated BALSSI staff members, perform the following duties:
1. Teach one of the following Baltic languages at the elementary or intermediate level in an eight-week intensive summer format: Scandinavian 404 Languages of Northern Europe: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian.
2. Prepare syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials: prepare, administer, and grade classroom and home assignments and exams; and hold office hours.
3. Prepare teaching materials for assigned language and course-level for future use at BALSSI.
4. Participate in all sessions of pedagogy workshops on Baltic languages organized by BALSSI, in addition to the assigned teaching and preparation of teaching materials.

Additional Information:

Hiring of instructors for intermediate-level (second-year) courses is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Full time salary rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 07, 2011.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JUNE 06, 2011
Number of positions: 6


Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 01, 2011

How to Apply:
Send the following materials by post or email, referring to PVL #66342

Applications should be addressed to:
Nancy Heingartner
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706


Include in the application:
a detailed letter of application,
an up-to-date curriculum vitae,
a model syllabus of the language and course of interest,
student evaluations of teaching (if available),
and at least two letters of recommendation evaluating recent language-teaching experience and performance.

All required application materials should be sent on paper, by regular or courier mail, or by email; applications sent via email should clearly indicate in the subject line of the email “BALSSI Lecturer Application”. Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 1, 2011 and will be accepted until positions are filled.

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #66342 to

Nancy Heingartner Phone: 608-262-3379
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia Fax: N/A
210 Ingraham Hall Email:
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison WI 53706-1397

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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