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Instructor in Russian Language

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado is accepting applications for an Instructor in Russian Languages. This is a one academic year, full-time (100%), non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. Teaching responsibilities will include all levels of Russian language. Candidates will also be asked to teach courses in 20th century and/or contemporary Russian culture. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The position entails service components related to language placement and assessment of learning outcomes. Candidates must be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities of the program.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, Ph.D.), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site (http://gsll.colorado).


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

  • MA in Russian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.
  • College level teaching experience. 
  • Familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL guidelines.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the materials listed below: 
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf). 
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for 3 references and we will then request  letters of recommendation from them immediately after your application. 

Review of applications will begin on March 4; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer