Faculty Position in Russian language pedagogy and applied linguistics -- UCLA

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a faculty appointment in Russian language pedagogy and applied linguistics at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level, beginning July 1, 2023.




Position title: Professor in Russian language pedagogy and applied linguistics

Salary range: $88,300 to $188,400


Open date: February 16, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a faculty appointment in Russian language pedagogy and applied linguistics at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level, beginning July 1, 2023. A thorough familiarity with L2 and heritage language learning and teaching, the use of digital resources and social media in Russian language pedagogy, and methodologies employed in Russian Flagship programs are desirable. The appointee will be expected to conduct research and provide related instructional activity in overseeing the Department’s various language offerings (principally in Russian, but also B/C/S, Polish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian and possibly other languages), to direct the Russian Flagship Program and oversee its renewal, and possibly to provide leadership in other institutional language-related programs and centers in the University’s International Institute. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent study courses and sharing in departmental administration. Applicants should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment (July 1, 2023).

The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation) set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1 for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $88,300 to $188,400, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components. See campus compensation page for additional information.

Dossiers should include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, an EDI Statement (see https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs), a writing sample, Reference check authorization release form, and the names and contact information of at least three references who may be contacted for a letter of recommendation at a later stage. Everything should be submitted electronically via UCLA’s Academic Recruit site: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08203

Preliminary interviews will be conducted by ZOOM. Dossiers should be submitted by the end of the day (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time) on March 14, 2023. Address all inquiries about the application process to Deanna Finlay at slavic@humnet.ucla.edu.

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on March 19, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until March 26, 2023.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic qualification is a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Describing research and teaching experience

  • Writing sample

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will be contacted upon request from Search Committee.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08203

Help contact: lenneian@humnet.ucla.edu