The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Russian studies, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate Russian language courses at all levels, courses in culture and/or folklore, and possibly additional courses in her/his area of specialization. Duties also involve participation in co- and extra-curricular activities and mentoring of students. The teaching load is 7-8 courses per year. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian/Slavic Studies or a closely related field, proven excellence in teaching, and native or near-native fluency in Russian.Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, 201 Joseph E. Brown Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.Georgia is well known for its quality of life and its urban and outdoors activities (www.georgia.gov). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea grant institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com).