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September 10, 2013

Job: Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian

Deadline: December 16, 2013

The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian to begin September 16, 2014.

The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship, with expertise in Russian Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The new Assistant or Associate Professor will join full-time and part-time colleagues in teaching undergraduate Russian at all levels, will teach literature courses in English translation, will advise Russian majors and undergraduate students. Members of the Department are expected to participate in the governance of the department and the university, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach undergraduate language, literature and culture courses at all levels in Russian and in English
• Participate in the design, delivery and administration of the PSU Russian Flagship Program
• Provide undergraduate advising
• Develop and support community partnerships
• Assist in extracurricular student activities
• Perform service for the Department, College and University as required

Key Cultural Competencies

• Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds
• Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment or expected within first term of appointment
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and service
• Native or near-native proficiency in English and in Russian
• Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction


Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply

The deadline for receipt of applications is
December 16, 2013. Interviews will be conducted at AATSEEL, January 9-12, 2014.

Your application should include a:

1. Letter of Interest
2. C.V.
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Three letters of recommendation (your referees may submit letters of recommendation as email attachments to: wlldept@pdx.edu)

Mail all other required application materials (1-3) to:

Russian Search Committee
Portland State University
Department of World Languages and Literatures
PO Box 751 (WLL
Portland OR 97207-0751

To learn more about our department see www.pdx.edu/wll

Posted by jmkirsch at September 10, 2013 02:21 PM