Senior Lecturer in Russian Language -- Columbia University

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Russian Language, to begin on July 1, 2022. The Senior Lecturer would become Director of the Russian Language Program on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. 

Applicants should have extensive experience teaching all levels of Russian at the university-level to native speakers of English, documented exceptional teaching achievement, evidence of professional achievement and standing in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should show evidence of their ability 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. Please apply using this link Please upload the following required materials:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Teaching statement
Sample teaching materials and syllabi
Course evaluations
List of courses taught
Names and contact information of three references. (Recommenders should submit confidential letters of recommendations through Interfolio). 

A link to a teaching video is optional.   Please provide a separate document with the link as an optional document.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place on Zoom.

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