Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies beginning fall semester 2024, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year, pending institutional need and the evaluation of teaching effectiveness. We are looking for a dynamic interdisciplinarian whose courses will apply approaches from the social sciences and/or history to the people, places, and phenomena of the region. Language competence in one of the languages of the region is required. The ability to teach Russian language if needed for the program is a plus. The successful candidate may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The course load is five undergraduate courses per year. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by July 2024. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, and three reference letters. In your cover letter, please explain how you understand the relationship between your social science discipline and research in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian regional studies.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should also describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; here are the key goals of Colgate’s DEI plan. All application materials must be submitted through this Interfolio link

Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Zoom. Colgate is a liberal arts university of 3,200 students situated in central New York State. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program can be found here. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at this website

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