Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Lecturer - Russian Studies Workshop (Indiana University)

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The Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute (REEI) and Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow and visiting lecturer beginning August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. 

Applicants should be scholars with robust research programs on Russia who can contribute to interdisciplinary and international debates in the RSW focal areas: Russian Regional Studies and/or Civil Society and Human Rights. The fellowship will be salaried at $50,000 for the 10-month period and includes benefits. 

Applications from social science disciplines (including History) are welcome. Applicants should have active research projects on Russian society; comparative focus is welcome. We seek applications from colleagues whose research foci align with one or more of the following thematic concentrations: Russian Regional Studies (including Siberian Studies), and/or Human Rights and Civil Society (including Disability Studies). Applicants should describe how they would initiate research collaborations with faculty from IU and beyond to continue developing one or both of the RSW’s two major research clusters (Russian Regional Studies, and/or Human Rights and Civil Society.) Fellowships are open to scholars who have received the PhD or equivalent in the relevant discipline during the last five years. The successful applicant must have PhD or equivalent terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2022. 


The postdoctoral fellow and visiting lecturer will teach one undergraduate course per year in the Department of International Studies. The selected finalist will be expected to maintain a vigorous research agenda during the fellowship (see details below), and actively participate in the RSW, including leading a monthly writing group for Russian Studies PhD students, and contributing to RSW program planning. Fellows are required to be in residence in Bloomington, Indiana. 

For more details about the RSW please see the RSW website at or send an email to rsw@iu.eduAll candidate application materials received on or by February 15, 2022 will be guaranteed full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

To apply, you will need to submit the following:

  1. A statement of research and teaching, highlighting how your research connects to Russian Regional Studies and/or Human Rights and Civil Society and your plans for developing research collaborations with colleagues at IU and beyond;
  2. a Curriculum Vitae;
  3. a short description of an undergraduate course you would like to teach in the Department of International Studies;
  4. contact information for two academic references willing to provide letters of recommendation, including names, home institutions and current email addresses; and
  5. a diversity statement.


Interested candidates should review the application requirements above and submit their application via this link to the Indiana University Human Resources website.