Columbia University -- Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language

Columbia University in the City of New York: Arts and Sciences Core - Academic: Department of Slavic Languages



Open Date

Sep 22, 2022


The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language to begin on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  The successful applicant will be considered for the role of Director of the Russian Language Program and will be expected to serve in this role when needed. 

Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Russian at the university level to native speakers of English and show documented evidence of exceptional teaching achievement, as well as evidence of professional achievement in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should be able to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program. 

Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.



Required:  M.A. and teaching experience.  Ph.D. in Second-Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or other relevant field is highly preferred.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR system/Interfolio). Please upload the following required materials:

--Cover letter
--Teaching statement
--Research statement
--Teaching portfolio (to include sample teaching materials and syllabi)
--Course evaluations
--List of courses taught
--Diversity Statement (addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/ or service)
--Names and contact information of three references. (Recommenders should submit confidential letters of recommendations through Interfolio). 

Review of applications will begin on October, 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place over Zoom.