Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Area Studies -- Lawrence University

Visiting Assistant Professor - Russian Area Studies 


The Russian Department at Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Russian Area Studies beginning fall semester 2022. Ph.D. required in Slavic Languages and Literatures with experience teaching Russian at the college level, or a Ph.D. in a related field with a certificate in Russian-language teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per term in topics such as Russian language, literature, and cultural history. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach in Lawrence’s First-Year Studies Program. Further information about the Russian Program can be found at ttps://

Lawrence University is a liberal arts college and conservatory of music of 1500 students situated in northeastern Wisconsin. Lawrence faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Lawrence University strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. We welcome applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and (3) demonstrating interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to antiracism and decolonizing the curriculum. 


Applicants should submit the following at (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation at a later stage in the search process, and (3) a statement on diversity. The diversity statement should describe the candidate’s experience related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting and ways that they would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence.

Review of applications will begin the week of April 25th and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Zoom.  Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at as well as and Colleges That Change Lives.

It is the policy of Lawrence University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. 


For further information, please contact Peter Thomas (, the chair of the search committee.