Lector/Senior Lector I, Russian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for a Lector/Senior Lector I in Russian language.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023, with the teaching beginning at the start of the fall semester 2023.  This is a 3-year full-time appointment with renewal contingent on excellent performance and sufficient enrollments.  Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications.  If the initial appointment is at the rank of Lector, a promotion review for Senior Lector I must take place in the fifth year or earlier.  Senior lectors at Yale are expected to participate in teaching-related professional activities (e.g., workshops, seminars, training activities, conferences) and have no limits on reappointment, provided the performance is successful and there is ongoing curricular need. The successful hire may be considered for the position of the Language Coordinator.

Primary duties include teaching 6 courses per academic year, which can be realized through teaching 5 term courses in the language sequence and providing 1 course equivalent of administrative, pedagogical, or other service in support of the academic priorities of the University. Lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.


The appointee must have an M.A. or equivalent by the time of hire and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. It is preferred that the appointee have a Ph.D. by the time of hire in second-language pedagogy, Russian language/linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field, and experience teaching Russian in a U.S. university or equivalent to heritage and non-heritage learners, using current teaching methodologies. Additional desirable characteristics include experience in curriculum development and in incorporating technology in the classroom; research profile in foreign language pedagogy; ACTFL Certification; the ability to teach another East European or Eurasian language; and the ability to train and offer language pedagogy courses to graduate student instructors.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of application addressed to Prof. Marijeta Bozovic, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed one page), three confidential letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor reviews), and a sample of teaching materials and syllabi, online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/119170. Review of applications will begin February 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  Initial interviews will be held via Zoom. 

If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process.  Assistance is available from Interfolio’s Customer Support (help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807).  For inquiries about other application logistics, please contact the Department Administrator, Cheryl Morrison (cheryl.morrison@yale.edu).  For questions about the position itself, please contact Prof. Bozovic (marijeta.bozovic@yale.edu).

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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