German and Russian Department

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Russian for the 2023-2024 academic year to teach four courses. A passion for teaching is a must. The successful candidate will have significant language teaching experience, innovative ideas for upper-level courses in Russian, and a desire to work effectively, both inside and outside of the classroom, with a student population that is broadly diverse in every way. Our program is founded on close student-faculty interaction and strong mentoring, as well as vibrant scholarship.


Specialization open; Ph.D. preferred; native or near-native proficiency in the language is required.

Application Instructions

We expect to conduct interviews virtually in January 2023 and to complete the search the following month. Applications should include: a CV, cover letter, and four reference letters; a writing sample and other materials will be solicited later from candidates who advance to the later stages of the search. All materials should be addressed to Janneke van de Stadt, Chair, Department of German & Russian, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Email applications will not be accepted.  All queries should be directed to Janneke van de Stadt at [email protected].  We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.  All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check.  Further information is available here:

Position begins

July 1, 2023

Application deadline

11:59 pm ET on December 4, 2022

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