The NES Writing and Communication Center (WCC) seeks a Director who will also serve as a Lecturer in the English Department beginning Fall 2013. A successful candidate will coordinate NES’s bilingual writing tutoring program for undergraduate and graduate students, provide training for professional consultants, organize Writing across the Curriculum seminars and other events, oversee curriculum development for WCC workshops, handle budgeting and other administrative work, and design assessment tools for the WCC’s programs. The Director will also teach 1-2 English writing and/or literature courses per academic year.

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior writing/communications specialist who wishes to help build the first WCC of its kind in Russia.


Master’s degree or a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric, English, TESOL or related field; profound knowledge of writing center theory and WAC/WID principles; 4+ years of experience in teaching or tutoring written and oral academic communication at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; extensive experience in curriculum development and assessment; commitment to student-centered pedagogy; excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability to work in a bilingual academic environment; familiarity with educational technology; experience in program assessment; and commitment to research. The knowledge of Russian is preferred but not required.

Salary: The salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Please send the following documents to Olga Aksakalova, Director of the NES WCC, at

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation; must be sent directly by recommenders to
  4. Academic writing sample (no longer than 20 pages)

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to start working in mid- or late August 2013.

NES is the leading center of economics research in Russia and Eastern Europe and an independent research-intensive institution of higher education in Moscow. Most of our Economics faculty members hold U.S. or European doctorates, and classes are taught both in English and Russian. We attract visiting scholars from many fields who contribute to a stimulating intellectual atmosphere and cross-disciplinary projects. NES faculty members collaborate closely with counterparts in Moscow’s other leading social sciences and humanities research centers. Additional information about NES can be found at Student enrollment: 400-450 people per academic year.

The New Economic School is an equal opportunity employer.