Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Eastern European & Eurasian Languages & Literatures advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Last year's page: Eastern European & Eurasian Languages & Literatures 2019-2020

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National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan). Assistant Professor Russian. Deadline: August 18, 2021 (TT, FT)

Established in 1928, National Taiwan University is a leading research university in Asia with over 30,000 students. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) welcomes applications for a Russian faculty position.

Minimum requirements include a PhD in a related field, a strong publication record and university-level teaching experience. NTU is a research institution; faculty are expected to pursue national grants and publish in top-tier journals. All full-time faculty members teach at least one DFLL service course such as writing, conversation, and (if applicable) Freshman English, and are free to design their own syllabi for service courses as well as undergraduate and graduate electives. Faculty may direct theses and serve on various university and department committees. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience in teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment is a plus, but not required. Note: though there is not a system of 'tenure' in Taiwan, there is a similar system of promotion and job security.

Desired fields:

  • Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Related fields in Russian Literature or Russian Linguistics

University of South Alabama (AL, USA). Assistant Professor of Russian. June 2, 2021. (NT, FT)

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 9-month, one-year-only Assistant Professor of Russian position to begin August 15, 2021. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Russian or a closely related field, but ABD’s near completion of the degree will be considered. We seek a generalist capable of teaching lower- and upper-division courses in Russian language, culture, and literature. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English and excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels.

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio ( (1) letter of application, (2) cv, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation uploaded by recommenders into Interfolio. Applicant contact: Dr. Zoya Khan, Search Committee Chair (zkhan[[1]]).

Candidates invited for the official campus job interview via Zoom will arrange to have all official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Zoya Khan, at the following address:

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature
5991 USA Drive North, Room 322
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002.  

Review of applications will begin June 2, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Western Connecticut State University (CT, USA). Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Greek Studies. Feb. 8, 2021. (NT, PT)

Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This is a two-semester, part-time faculty appointment comprised of a partial teaching load in the incumbent’s area of specialization and reassigned time to develop and implement co-curricular experiences, in consultation with the Macricostas Executive Stewardship Committee, that meet the following objectives: (1) Educate students, the university community, and the general public about the contributions that Ancient Greece has made to contemporary civilization; (2) Invite scholarly study of the Classics and Modern Greece; and (3) Demonstrably promote the discipline of Greek and Hellenic Studies at WCSU.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments offering 21 undergraduate majors and 8 graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. Housed in the Department of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship is open to any discipline that involves Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies. We welcome all applicants, including those with the required expertise but desire to teach remotely. Applicants who wish to teach remotely must provide evidence of experience with and effectiveness in online teaching and if selected would be able to work from their current location. The Macricostas Fellow will be expected to be available for interactions with students, faculty, and the general public that contribute to the intellectual life of the university and the local community. Examples of cocurricular experiences may include but are not limited to public presentations on the Macricostas Fellow’s ongoing research, consulting with relevant local/regional agencies and organizations, hosting relevant speakers, and organizing in-person or virtual trips to regional events or exhibits of relevant interest to the campus community and general public. The Macricostas Fellow will perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary. Office space, related budget, and travel funds will be provided, as well as shared access to clerical support. Grant opportunities are available to support research and conference attendance.

Qualifications: Terminal degree in an academic discipline related to Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies or equivalent experience/background; record of distinguished scholarship; prior successful teaching experience in a higher education environment; leadership and/or service experience; excellent written and oral communication skills.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. Salary & Benefits: $14,856 per semester ($1,857.00 per credit hour) with a terminal degree for a part-time position of eight (8) credit hours per semester. Additional information on part time employment at WCSU may be found at

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, areas of teaching expertise and experience, service and/or leadership experience, and research interest; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to Dr. Çiğdem Üsekes at: All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Monday, February 8, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer.

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