University of Wisconsin–Madison

Job Opportunity: Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Russian for the 2017–18 academic year (classes begin in the last week of August and conclude at the end of April). The teaching load is three 3-hour courses per semester or the equivalent, which may include Russian language, literature, and culture, primarily at the undergraduate level, but also with the possibility of graduate teaching for applicants who have a PhD. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

A PhD in hand or advanced ABD status is required, as is Russian language proficiency sufficient to teach language at all undergraduate levels. Preference will be shown to applicants who will have a PhD in hand by the beginning of our autumn semester (last week of August, 2017), but advanced ABD candidates may also be considered for a Visiting Instructor appointment. Preference will be shown to applicants who can teach a mixed graduate/undergraduate course on Vladimir Nabokov (which is already on the books and already has enrollment; PhD required), but we are prepared to adjust the teaching duties to accommodate a strong candidate who is (understandably!) not prepared to teach this specific course on short notice.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and names and contact information for three professional referees (letters of recommendation are not required at this time) to Monika Losagio at The University of Pittsburgh, which is home to the Center for Russian and East European Studies (NRC Title VI;, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.