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Hobart & William Smith Colleges: Visiting Assistant Professor Russian Area Studi

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    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Russian Area Studies

    Hobart & William Smith Colleges


    The Russian Area Studies program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (leave replacement) position beginning July 1, 2019. The VAP will teach four courses (two per semester) and the position is benefits eligible.

    We seek an individual with expertise in any area of Russian cultural studies. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach intermediate and advanced Russian language, as well as Russian culture courses taught in English. Demonstrated initiative to participate in extracurricular activities is highly desired. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can offer a course on Russian culture through historical documents.

    Familiarity with work at small liberal arts institutions is highly desirable. Appointment will only be made at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor rank.


    Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Russian literature or Russian studies or be ABD at time of application and have native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English. Recent Ph.D. recipients and candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Please submit a signed letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent via Interfolio: For ABD applicants, one letter should be from the dissertation supervisor, indicating progress toward completion of the degree.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program see: Inquiries can be directed to Professor Kristen Welsh, Search Chair (

    If you have a question, are looking for help, please contact Interfolio’s support team at or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.


    Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

    Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.

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