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Instructor in Russian Language

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Russian Program at the University of Colorado is looking for a new colleague. We are accepting applications for an Instructor in Russian Language. This is a three-academic-year, full-time (100%), non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins fall 2021.
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 ( ).

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teaching responsibilities will include all levels of Russian language. Candidates will also teach courses in 20th-century and/or contemporary Russian culture in English and/or Russian. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The position entails service components related to language placement, teaching assistant observation, assessment of learning outcomes, and participation in extra-curricular activities of the program.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $54,000 - $61,250. This appointment includes funding for some moving expenses.


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 Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • College-level language teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL guidelines.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • PhD or equivalent in Russian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of an active research agenda in language pedagogy or second-language acquisition (i.e. publications or conference presentations).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  3. 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 and we will request letters of recommendation immediately upon application. 

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and will continue 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 Information

Posting Contact Name: Laura Olson Osterman

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