Visiting Lecturer(s) in Russian Studies

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Bates College, a private liberal arts college located in central Maine, invites applications for (2) two-year term visiting positions in Russian Studies to begin in Fall 2021. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching underrepresented, first generation and marginalized students are encouraged to apply. Each position carries a four-course teaching load, including three courses in Russian language and one course in Russian history and culture taught in English. The positions entail teaching Russian language at all levels. The courses taught in English are expected to introduce undergraduates to key issues in Russian history and culture and contribute to the programs in European Studies, History and/or other disciplines. Preferred areas of specialization are the 20th and 21st centuries and a thematic focus on totalitarianism, ethnic and cultural diversity, or transregional connections (Eastern and Central Europe, Asia and Asia Minor, the Arctic, etc.).

The successful candidates will have native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English, a research specialization and a teaching record in Eastern European history and culture from the 20th century to the present, familiarity with contemporary instructional materials for college-level teaching of Russian and the use of digital media in the college curriculum, experience and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates with a commitment to inclusive pedagogy are preferred. A Ph.D. in Russian Studies or related field by the date of appointment is required.

To apply, please submit the following materials: a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a two-page research statement describing your recent projects and your future research agenda, a statement describing your commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, access, antiracism, and educational justice, a teaching portfolio that should include a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, example syllabi, and evidence of experience with inclusive teaching.   Review of applications will begin February 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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