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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach both introductory and intermediate language courses in both Polish and Russian as well as literature/culture courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a one-year renewable appointment to begin on July 1, 2019.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field required by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching foreign languages at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Polish, Russian, and English required.

The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load and perform service for the department.

Applicants must apply online at and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for both introductory and intermediate language courses (one Polish, one Russian); and 5) the names and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s language teaching in detail. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Professor Radislav Lapushin at

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 31, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype shortly thereafter.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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