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Teaching Assistant Professor in Russian Language and Culture

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 21, 2023

Job Summary

T​he Russian Studies Program at the University of Colorado is looking for a new colleague. We are accepting applications for a Teaching Professor in Russian Language and Russian, East European and Eurasian Culture. This is a three-academic-year, full-time (100%), non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins fall 2023. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Russian language as well as courses in Russian, East European, and/or Eurasian culture in English and Russian. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The position entails service components related to language placement, teaching assistant mentoring and observation, organizing extra-curricular activities, and participation in department governance. ​

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

​The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, PhD), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site ( ). The Russian Program is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our society and our discipline. Please see our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

T​each 5-6 courses in Russian language and 0-1 course in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian culture.

What We Can Offer

​The salary for this position is $54,000 - $56,000. Professional development and relocation funds may be available within department guidelines. ​


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.
  • MA degree or equivalent in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • At least 1 year college-level language teaching experience (Experience teaching can be gained during graduate studies); Familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL guidelines.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of professional activity (conference presentations, workshops, or publications) in a field related to teaching responsibilities.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • A cover letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications;
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of how your teaching and service could contribute to diversity and inclusion at CU.
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation immediately after you apply.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Laura Olson Osterman

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