Assistant Professor of Russian

Assistant Professor of Russian, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT

The Department of Russian invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Russian, tenure-track, to begin in Fall 2023. The position entails teaching Russian language at all levels and courses in English on Russian culture and literature. Research specialization is open; we especially encourage applications from scholars interested in teaching topics relating to empire, post-coloniality, gender, race or ethnicity, and who can help make our curriculum more inclusive of marginalized perspectives and experiences. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language, literature and culture, possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and have experience and great enthusiasm for teaching language at the undergraduate level. The typical teaching load will be 2 courses in the fall semester, 2 courses in the spring semester, plus 1 Winter Term course in every other year, teaching the four week intensive continuation of Beginning Russian. The new colleague will also have the opportunity to contribute to the college-wide curriculum, including teaching a first year seminar.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research andwhere diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. The College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

As an institution focused on excellence in teaching,Middlebury Collegeis an environment with a strong community of colleagues who are committed to honing their classroom practices. Throughout each academic year, new and returning faculty can participate in a wide range ofworkshops focused on inclusive pedagogy.The College is committed to engaging in long-term, sustained efforts to foster and maintain a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist environment, as evident in the College's five-yearAction Plan

Applications must be received by 1 October. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarly potential. Please submit a letter of application through Interfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. Please include in your letter reference to how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion, with concrete examples from your experience where possible. More information is available at Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.
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