Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

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The Russian Program at Swarthmore College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, primary specialization in some area of nineteenth, twentieth, and/or twenty-first century Russian literature and culture. The position begins with fall semester of 2021; the teaching load is 2/2.

The Russian Program is a section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, offering a major and a minor, with courses that contribute to a number of interdisciplinary programs.


We expect candidates to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will also have native or near-native proficiency in both English and Russian, a lively classroom presence, and experience teaching various levels of Russian language and literature/culture in North America at the university level. PhD in hand by August 2021.

Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter that describes your teaching philosophy, CV, copy of graduate transcript, and names and contact information of three recommenders via Interfolio at Please address any questions to Professor Sibelan Forrester, chair of the Search Committee,

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

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