Wake Forest University -- Assistant Professor of Russian


WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning in July 2023. The candidate can expect to teach all levels of the Russian language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The teaching load is 3/2. The preferred area of specialization is Russian historical linguistics or applied linguistics, with a preference for the ability to address the linguistic diversity of Russia. Experience in teaching the History of the Russian language is especially welcome, as is knowledge of other Slavic languages. A degree in Russian is required as well as native or near-native fluency. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. In addition to regular teaching duties and an active research agenda, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the life of the department, including extra-curricular activities with students. Information about the department can be found here https://germanrussian.wfu.edu/. ​


Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With approximately 5,300  undergraduates and 3,300 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to https://about.wfu.edu/.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing research agenda, teaching experience and evidence of student engagement, a Curriculum Vitae, a research statement, and a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, syllabi, and student evaluations). Three Letters of Recommendation should be sent upon request. 


Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Tina Boyer, Associate Professor and Chair of German and Russian, at boyertm@wfu.edu.


Interviews will be held on Zoom.


Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.


Time Type Requirement

Full time


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.


Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.