Job Opening: Resident Director, 2019 Summer Intensive Russian Program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Melikian Center for Russian Eurasian and East European Studies and its instructional unit, the Critical Languages Institute, are seeking a summer Resident Director for its 2019 summer intensive Russian language program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Resident Director will manage a cohort of appx. 40 undergraduate students from US universities studying intensive Elementary-Advanced Russian for 8 weeks.

Essential Duties:

•       Conducts pre-departure orientations with students and study abroad partners
•       Conducts on site orientations
•       Manage daily student schedules
•       Observe classes
•       Maintain daily communications with students and local staff/instructors
•       Attend excursions and extra-curricular activities
•       Monitor student health & safety, attendance, provide conflict resolution
•       Submit weekly progress reports & final report
•       Serve as a liaison between students, host families and local staff
•       Other duties as assigned


Evidence of advanced degree in either area studies or a field related to second language pedagogy and instruction and fluency in Russian. Experience in leading study abroad programs is a plus.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a short-term non-benefits eligible position, dates are appx. mid-June-mid August with some preparation required in April-May. Must be able to work legally in the US.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and current CV to