Page for academic positions in Eastern European & Eurasian Literatures 2019-2020 (incl. Albanian, Baltic, Caucasian, Greek, Slavic, Turkic, Ugric, Uralic, etc.) that begin in 2019-2020.

See also: Comparative Literature 2019-2020 and Ethnic Studies 2019-2020

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Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Posen) (EU:Pol) - Asst. Prof. Polish Philology[edit | edit source]

Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology announces an open competition for the position of assistant profesor at the Institute of Polish Philology.

Skills/Qualifications
Requirements to be met by a successful candidate:

1. MA in Polish Studies, PhD in Humanities in the field of literary studies.

2. Proven scientific, didactic and organizational achievements.

The candidate’s scientific, didactic and organizational achievements will be evaluated according to his/her period of professional activity.

Deadline: 29 October 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+3)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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East European State Higher School, Przemysl (EU:Pol) - Lecturer, Polish Literature[edit | edit source]

Eligibility criteria:

  • have a master's degree in Polish philology;
  • possess the academic degree of doctor of humanities in the field of literary studies;
  • have didactic experience in conducting classes at a university in the field of 19th-century Polish literature;
  • have documented professional experience in the field of journalism.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • have a master's degree in Polish philology;
  • possess the academic degree of doctor of humanities in the field of literary studies;
  • have didactic experience in conducting classes at a university in the field of 19th-century Polish literature;
  • have documented professional experience in the field of journalism.

Candidates joining the competition are required to submit the following documents:

  1. application for admission to work;
  2. photocopy of the diploma of graduation and the diploma of obtaining the doctoral degree;
  3. a statement on the course of the current professional path;
  4. list of publications and scientific achievements;
  5. photocopies of documents confirming professional experience;
  6. personal questionnaire for the person applying for employment;
  7. a declaration of compliance with the requirements of art. 113 of the Law on Higher Education and Science;
  8. a statement that in the event of a positive outcome of the competition, the PWSW in Przemyśl will be the primary place of work;
  9.  information clause on the processing of personal data for candidates applying for a job at PWSW in Przemyśl, consent to the processing of personal data and a declaration of the candidate / candidate applying / applying for a job at PWSW in Przemyśl.

The documents should be submitted in person or sent to the following address:  Rectorate of the State Higher School of Eastern Europe in Przemyśl, ul. Książąt Lubomirskich 6, 37-700 Przemyśl, room number 25.

The envelope should contain an annotation:

"Competition for the position of senior lecturer". Institute of Humanities PWSW.

  1. Definition period for submission of documents: from 19 August 2019 until 2 September 2019.
  2. The contest will be settled by 13 September 2019.
  3. In the event of a positive outcome of the competition, employment will take place from October 1, 2019.

Deadline: 2 September 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Professor in South-East European Languages and Cultures[edit | edit source]

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

Ghent University plans to recruit:

A full-time position as assistant professor (tenure track)
Domain South-East European Languages and Cultures
Department of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

The department of Languages and Cultures is looking for candidates to fill in a position in the field of South-East European Languages and Cultures. The department envisions complementarity with its present expertise.

The focus of activities is:

South-East European culture (history, cultural studies and/or literature)
South-East European languages
The department is looking for candidates with an excellent research profile and a clear vision on and demonstrable experience in teaching in the domain as specified above.

Academic Education

You teach several subjects within the educational programme of East-European Languages and Cultures, including:

introductory courses on BA level (history, cultural history, modern culture and literature) with focus on South Eastern Europe, in particular the regions where Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian and Slovene are spoken;
MA level courses with focus on South Eastern Europe, in particular the regions where Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian and Slovene are spoken;
methodological courses on both BA and MA level. 
You actively participate in the development of innovative forms of teaching on BA and MA level.

Academic Research

You will conduct research in the field of South East European cultural studies in the broadest sense of the word (history, cultural studies and/or literature).

You commit yourself to collaborating with scholars within the educational programme and the department.

Academic Services

You participate in and contribute to the organization and functioning of the department of Languages and Cultures, the educational programme of East-European Languages and Cultures, the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy and Ghent University as a whole.

Candidates:

  • have highlevel research experience in the domain of South-East European languages and cultures as can be corroborated by publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • possess the necessary didactic skills to help university students develop and achieve academic competences;
  • can demonstrate to be an active member of academic networks within their field of research;
  • have or are willing to acquire an adequate proficiency in Dutch;
  • have a demonstrable, thorough command of at least one, but preferably two South Slavic languages that are taught within the educational programme Eastern European Languages and Cultures (BosnianCroatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene); preference will be given to candidates with a specialisation in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language and culture;
  • have demonstrable good working knowledge of Russian
  • In addition:
  • International mobility, inter alia by taking part in research programmes at research institutions not linked to the university where the highest degree was obtained, will be considered an asset;
  • having positively evaluated experience in offering and/or organising academic training is recommended;
  • involvement in the professionalization of education will be considered an asset;
  • having affinity (either through experience or training) with the specificity of an educational programme within the domain of Languages and Cultures is recommended.

Skills / Attitude

You are quality-oriented;
You take initiative;
You have an interdisciplinary attitude;
Besides your specific interest in the field of South-East European languages and cultures, you are open to Eastern European languages and cultures in general;
You focus on innovation in research;
You are a team player

Admission requirements

You hold a thesisbased doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 February 2020. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the abovementioned required diploma.

We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor.
within the same institution. 

Deadline: 4 November 2019 (European Central Time, UTC+3)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Harvard University (USA:Ma) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture[edit | edit source]

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture; the field is open. The Department seeks candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, including required and elective courses, as well as freshman seminars. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our program in literature and the humanities, someone who is ready to share in advising students as well as to participate fully in the intellectual life of the university.

Candidates may specialize in any area of modern Russian literature and culture, including fiction, documentary prose, poetry, film, theory, the performing arts, and visual culture. Additional expertise in cultures of the former Soviet bloc outside Russia is welcome. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and potential for innovative scholarship are desired.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Russian and fluency in English are required.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9148):

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement describing teaching approach and philosophy, and outlining past, current, and anticipated efforts to encourage diversity and inclusion (approximately 500 words)
  4. Research statement (approximately 500 words)
  5. Names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.
  6. Sample of scholarship (10,000-word maximum)

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019.

Contact Information

Professor Stephanie Sandler
Search Committee Chair
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

Ms. Lenia Constantinou (constantinou@fas.harvard.edu)

Deadline: 29 August 2019 (US Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/25

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 10/25, Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 21 Nov rejection email

Campus interview scheduled: invitation to interview on campus (Nov. 21)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Anyone hear anything after the Zoom interviews? It seemed that they had hoped to get back to everyone (invites or rejections) rather quickly after the fact but silence here. 

I've been wondering the same thing. Still waiting here.

There was joint Slavic/CompLit search two years ago that failed. Suspect they want to hire the person who made it to the final round two years ago, and who was the choice of the Slavic faculty. 

That does sound very likely. 

Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (EU:Pol) - TT Assistant Professor - Comparative Literature with focus on Polish literature[edit | edit source]

On June 12th 2019, the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences announces an open competition for:

POSITION: Assistant Professor, Literature and Culture of Late Modernity Research Group

RESEARCH FIELD: Literary studies, cultural studies, cross-field studies

LOCATION: Institute of Literary Research, Warsaw, Poland

WORKING TIME: Full-time, 40 hours per week.

What we offer:

- an inspiring opportunity to conduct research within one of the best scientific units in Poland (A+ category), with a dynamic team dealing with current issues at the crossroads of literary studies and cultural studies;

- basic salary between PLN 3,200 and PLN 3,500 gross (c. 750 EUR and 820 EUR or 850 USD and 930 USD), depending on the level of compliance with the requirements, plus an additional service charge;

- expected start of employment: October 2019.

Requirements for Candidates:

- PhD title in humanities obtained not later than one year before the announcement of the competition (i.e. before June 2018)

- academic achievements in  the field of literary studies, cultural studies as well as in cross-field research, in particular: publications in journals important for the discipline, at least one own monograph, editorship of collective volumes;

- active participation in academic life: presentations at conferences important for the discipline, experience in organisation of conferences and other scientific events;

- participation in grant projects grants as well as experience in managing individual or team projects;

- specified research plans for conducting research in the field of literature and culture of the late modernity; plans should also include and outline of the idea for project obtaining funds for research works from domestic or foreign grants;

- consenting to the IBL PAN being the main place of employment;

- fluency in Polish and English.

To enter the competition, please provide us with:

- your academic curriculum with a list of your publications,

- cover letter with a description of your research plans,

- copies of your three most important articles, one of which may be a chapter of a monograph.

Please email the above to: konkurs@ibl.waw.pl, with the reference "Literatura i Kultura Późnej Nowoczesności", until July 12th, 2019.

Upon review of the submitted documents, the Selection Committee will invite a selected group of candidates to the headquarters of ILR PAS in Warsaw, at Nowy Świat St. 72, for an interview. Any costs related to the travel should be covered by the Candidate.

Regulations for conducting competitions for researchers at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences are available at http://ibl.waw.pl/pl/informacje-dla-pracownikow-ibl/hr-excellence-in-research.

Source: Euraxess

Deadline: 12 July 2019 (Eastern European Time, UTC+3)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Masaryk University (EU:Cze) - Head of Department of Russian Language and Literature[edit | edit source]

Dean of the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University hereby announces an open competition for the position Head of Department of Russian Language and Literature in accordance with section 77 Act no. 111/1998 Coll.

Requirements:

  • achieved academic or researcher degree (professor, associate professor, Ph.D., or equal) in the field as above or similar
  • potential for management position and experience with foreign cooperation and international projects
  • professional and personal potential for development of the field and research
  • experience in education and research in the field
  • relevant educational, publishing and creative activities (including foreign activities)
  • advanced level of academic English, knowledge of other language is a plus

Cover letter along with CV including creative and project activities, proof of education (without notarial verification) and the concept of the development of the department for upcoming period (educational, research, project, personal, economic strategy of the development of the department, including area of development of the internationalization) to be sent by 23.9.2019 to email address: kyselova@ped.muni.cz or via e-application on the address  https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/49209

Deadline: 23 September 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Pusan National University (KOR) - Asst. Prof., Russian Linguistics[edit | edit source]

Pusan National University invites applicants for tenure-track positions in following academic fields to begin in March 2020: 

Department of Russian Language and Literature: Russian Linguistics (Except for Russian as a Foreign language)

Candidates are commonly required at least five years of qualified teaching or research experience at the time of application (enrollment duration for both a master’s and a doctoral coursework is accepted-maximum two years to a master’s program and three years to a doctoral program.) Candidates should also have at least one original paper published in SCI-level academic journals or in the NRF (the National Research Foundation of Korea) registered or its registry-candidate journals or in the similar level of International Journals as a lead author for the recent three years. These positions are open to only non-Korean nationals who are native or native-level English speaker (Russian speakers only in case of applicants to the Department of Russian Language and Literature).

Successful candidates will teach nine credits per semester (nine class hours per week), and participate in administrative and extra-curricular activities. There will be research requirements for contract renewal, promotion, performance assessment and research-oriented incentives. Those who cannot communicate in Korean may complete at least 180 hours of Korean language courses provided by the university in three years.

Salary and academic ranks are commensurate with qualified experience. A four-year housing stipend is provided. Successful candidates will join and be covered by the National Health Insurance and the National Pension Plan.

Application requirements:

a) Ph.D. in Russian Linguistics (except Russian as a Foreign Language)

b) native or native-level Russian Speaker.

4-3. Application deadline: October 20, 2019 (Korean Standard Time)

4-4. Required documents (All documents should be in Russian or in English translation):

a) C.V. (should include a listing of all research)

b) Cover letter

c) Diploma: Bachelor's, Master’s, Ph. D’s

d) Academic Transcripts

e) Doctoral dissertation.

f) Certificate of career and Certificate of employment (if available)

- Certificates should include: Responsibilities, Career Duration (with date, month and year, if the duration of the certificates only has year without month and date, it will be recognized to determine your career duration), title, name of the institution, whether it was tenured or non-tenured, whether it was full time or part time or part time, salary level.

※ The career of part time instructor should be confirmed by submitting the certificates or other documents containing weekly class hours.

※ Part-time, unpaid or volunteer job will not be recognized as career.

g) pdf file of research papers (Recent 3 years) (from Sept. 1, 2016 up to date)

※ Should be marked ‘representative research paper 1’ and ‘representative research paper 2’ respectively.

4-5. Contacts: Prof. Minjong Yang, Chairperson of the Department of Russian Language and Literature

- Email for application submission : pnu_russia@hanmail.net, Email for inquiries: yangminjong@hanmail.net, Phone : : +82-(0)51-510-2018, or +82-(0)51-510-1671

Deadline: 20 October 2019 (Korean Standard Time, UTC+9)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Arizona (USA:Az) - Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies (TE)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an area of specialization in literature and/or cultural studies. The top candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be highly collaborative, exploratory, and hardworking with strong potential for research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Near-native proficiency in English and Russian is required. PhD in Russian or Slavic Studies, or a related field, must be in hand by the time of the appointment. This benefits-eligible position and the appointment starts in August 2020.

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019

Special Instructions:

Candidates are asked to submit (all in English unless otherwise noted):
1. Cover Letter, which must address philosophy of teaching, as well as current and future research, and include contributions to diversity and inclusiveness.
2. CV
3. Writing Sample (Save as ONE PDF FILE – Two writing samples, in either Russian or English. Samples may be published papers or dissertation chapters)
4. Teaching Evaluations (from the past three years, if available)

Deadline: 3 November 2019 (North American Mountain Time, UTC-6)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): request for Zoom interview (11/17)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit invitation (Dec. 13)

Rejection (after campus interview): Rejection email 3/3

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard if an offer has been made? *2/27/20

3/2/2020 I heard they offered the position to their VAP a few weeks ago.

University of California, Berkeley (USA:Cal) - Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting for an Assistant Professor in the area of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02261. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. For questions, please contact issahr@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Deadline: 1 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): email 11/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Georgetown University - Professor (Open Rank) - Department of Slavic Languages[edit | edit source]

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.



Requirements

The Department of Slavic Languages at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Cultural Studies to begin in August 2020. The appointment is open rank.

A PhD or equivalent degree is required at the time of hire. Applicants must show demonstrated excellence in research as well as teaching, and the successful candidate must provide evidence of an active and productive research agenda. Applicants are expected to have native or near-native fluency in both English and Russian; fluency in another Slavic language is welcomed. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to collaborating with colleagues and to innovative teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach literature/ culture and language courses. An interest in collaborating with academic units across Georgetown is encouraged.

This is a 2-part application process. For your application to be fully considered, the following must be completed by November 1, 2019:

1. Click Apply and follow the on-screen instructions to create an applicant profile in the Georgetown application system. Please refer to the step-by-step guide for completing Part 1.

2. Submit the required application materials below per the instructions on the Interfolio posting for this position found at https://apply.interfolio.com/68530.

Address any questions about this position to Prof. George Mihaychuk, at mihaychg@georgetown.edu. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom and/ or at this year’s ASEEES conference. Please email facultyapplicanthelp@georgetown.edu for any technical assistance.


  • cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • research statement outlining current and future research interests
  • a recent article or chapter published or prepared for anonymous review
  • teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample literature/ culture course syllabi, and teaching evaluations
  • three confidential letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf by the referee on letterhead with signature
     

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Invitation to Zoom interview (Dec. 7)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Colorado, Boulder (USA:Co) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, starting August 2020. Candidates should have a strong publication record/research agenda and be able to contribute to the department’s growing MA program in Russian Studies. The successful candidate will have experience teaching English-speaking students and the ability to engage a broadly diverse student population. Area of specialization is twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian culture, with emphasis on post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture. Teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

Requirements:

  • PhD in Russian Studies or a closely related field by August 2020
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.
  • Must have taught Russian culture at the college or university level for 1 year at the college or university level. Experience can be gained during graduate studies.

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV:

  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Writing sample of no more than 25 pp. (LastName_FirstName_Writing_Sample.pdf)
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement that addresses how the applicant has contributed to and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in teaching, service, and/or research (LastName_FirstName_Diversity.pdf).

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request  letters of recommendation immediately upon application.

Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in October.

Deadline: 22 September 2019 (North American Mountain Time, UTC-6)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus invites have gone out

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Delaware, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian[edit | edit source]

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Russian language, literature or culture, with a strong commitment to teaching, program administration and interdisciplinary research. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates whose research focuses on contemporary Russian literature and culture, including one or more of the following areas: film, visual arts, cultural studies, gender studies or digital humanities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Russian (in hand at time of application), native or near-native fluency in both English and Russian, a proven record of excellence in teaching and an existing or emerging record of strong scholarship. The ideal candidate will be called to provide leadership and vision for building the Russian program at the University of Delaware. Academic responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in Russian from beginning to advanced levels, leading independent study courses and developing innovative, interdisciplinary, topical courses. Dynamic teaching skills will be essential. Service to the department is expected, including advising Russian majors and minors. An interest in developing and directing study abroad programs for Russian is also highly desirable. The anticipated teaching load is 5 courses per year.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. The deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter including statements on the candidate’s research, teaching philosophy and potential contributions to diversity, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/careers. For additional information, please contact Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen, Search Committee Chair, at ptpt@udel.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

Applications close: Nov 01 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): invitation to Zoom interview (Nov. 8)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Nov 26

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Has anyone heard about the outcome of this search? 


I don't have any information about this year's search, but I can say that they ran the same search last year, and it was either fake in the first place or failed, and they never followed up with those that they interviewed.

University of Innsbruck (EU:Aut) - Assistant Professor, Russian & Slavic Studies[edit | edit source]

Start date/duration

  • 01.03.2020
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement (i.e. tenure track)

Job profile:

  • Assistant professor in the field of Slavic literature/culture with special consideration of cultural entanglements

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to

  • conduct independent research in the field of Russian and another Slavic literature/culture, preferably in the field of languages taught at the Institute of Slavic Studies (Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), with special emphasis on cultural entanglements in the past and present
  • participate in research projects of the Institute of Slavic Studies and in research networks of the University (e.g. the research area "Cultural Encounters–Cultural Conflicts")
  • teach independently
  • supervise students
  • participate in academic self-administration
  • cooperate in administrative tasks

Job requirements:

  • Above-average doctorate in the field of Slavic literature/culture (submission of a short description of the dissertation of 1-2 pages)
  • Relevant scientific achievements beyond the dissertation (publications, lectures)
  • Postdoctoral experience or relevant professional experience
  • Research focus in the field of Russian and another Slavic literature/culture, preferably in the field of languages taught at the Institute of Slavic Studies (Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian)
  • Presentation of a research concept at habilitation level of 7-10 pages in the field of Slavic literature/culture, preferably with special consideration of cultural entanglements
  • Willingness to cooperate in the relevant research networks of the University of Innsbruck (e.g. research area "Cultural Encounters–Cultural Conflicts")
  • Experience in cooperation in the field of third-party funding
  • Teaching experience in the field of Slavic literature/culture and submission of a teaching concept with 3-5 pages
  • Willingness to represent Slavic literary and cultural studies in teaching (BA, MA in Slavic Studies and pre-service teacher education in Russian as a foreign language), to supervise final theses and to participate in exam committees
  • Knowledge of Russian (if not L1, then at least C1), another Slavic language, preferably in the field of languages taught at the Institute of Slavic Studies (at least B1), German (if not L1, then at least B2)
  • International academic mobility experience
  • Very high communication and team skills, autonomy and organisational skills

Application:

We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary be found here: https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=10725

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified women. This applies in particular to scientific positions. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the disabled confidant Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.

At the University of Innsbruck researchers from all over the world come together. Depending on the individual scientific community the language used may be German, English or another (if unanimously decided).

Internal communication is in German. Therefore a basic knowledge of German or the willingness to acquire such knowledge is essential.

Deadline: 30 August 2019 (Central European Time)

Acknowledgment received:

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University of Michigan (USA:Mi) - Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Studies[edit | edit source]

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature have been authorized to make an appointment in Modern Greek Studies at the entry level (tenure-track Assistant Professor) beginning September 1, 2020. This is a university-year appointment.

The candidate should be qualified to teach Modern Greek language and culture and comparative literature and to fully participate in the activities of both departments. Expertise may range from literature, theory, and cultural studies to studies in performance, film and new media, translation, visual culture, heritage, and classical receptions. Preference will be given to candidates whose published work indicates cross-disciplinary links between Modern Greek and wider geographical contexts such as the Mediterranean, Balkans, Middle East, and diasporic communities worldwide. The person who fills this position will hold a joint appointment in Classical Studies and Comparative literature, be actively involved in the existent Modern Greek Program, teach a 2-2 load and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and be engaged in defining the place of Modern Greek Studies in both of these units.

Promise of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria. In addition, demonstrated leadership or an interest in program building and development are highly desired. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the Modern Greek program in its curricular, scholarly, and outreach activities; to contribute to course offerings in both departments; and eventually to advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students in the relevant fields. As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of application how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Modern Greek or relevant field by September 15, 2019, teaching experience, and promise of strong research at the level required in a research university.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to lsa-clas-search@umich.edu. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file): 

1. Cover letter addressed to the Chair, Modern Greek Search Committee 

2. Curriculum Vitae 

3. Article or chapter-length writing sample 

4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience 

5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards) 

6. Statement of current and future research plans 

7. Diversity statement (recommended) 

8. Three letters of recommendation.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2019.

Deadline: 1 Oct 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-4)

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University of Sarajevo (BOS) - Associate Professor, Slavistics[edit | edit source]

Associate Professor in the field of Humanities, area: languages and literature, subarea: Slavistics, Russian Literature.

University of Sarajevo is the biggest higher education institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina offering competitive salary range in accordance with the regulations concerning appointment and advancement within teaching and research careers. 

Eligibility criteria
For the position of Associate Professor: one elective period spent in the position of assistant professor, at least five scientific papers published in recognized publications in relevant scientific data bases, one published book, original professional success such as project, patent or original method and successful mentorship of at least one candidate for the second cycle of studies i.e. integrated cycle of studies;

Selection process
Candidates are expected to fulfill the criteria from the article 96. of the Law on Higher Education (Official Gazette of Sarajevo Canton, no 33/17) and the article 194 of the Statute of the University of Sarajevo.

Candidates who are interested to apply are expected to submit the following:

- diploma in acquired PhD professional degree or diploma on completed third cycle of studies - original or certified copy

- diploma in acquired MA professional degree or diploma in completed second cycle of studies - original or certified copy

- translations of above mentioned diplomas - original or certified copies

- decision on recognized international higher education qualifications in case the above mentioned diplomas have been acquired other than in BiH - original or certified copy

- CV and a list of published scientific papers, projects, patents or original methods from the relevant field;

- Bibliography in printed and electronic form

- information on awards related to scientific field

- evidence that the books, works and other documents have been published

- proof of mentorship and proof of the spent election period in the position of an assistant professor - original or certified copy

- birth certificate - original or certified copy

- proof of citizenship - original or certified copy

- Proof of three published scientific papers/successful leading of a project

The contract with the selected candidate is based upon the Decision on selection in academic scientific-teaching position

Additional comments
Applications with required documents are to be sent exclusively via mail at "University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Philosophy, Franje Račkog br. 1, 71000 Sarajevo".

Deadline: 9 October 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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University of Wrocław (Breslau) (EU:Pol) - Assistant (asystent) in the Department of Literary Theory & Polish Literature[edit | edit source]

The Dean of the Faculty of Letters of Wroclaw University

invites applications in the competition

for the position of assistant (asystent) in the Department of Literary Theory in the Institute of Polish Studies of Wrocław University.

To be eligible applicants have to meet the terms and conditions stipulated in the Polish Higher Education Act of July 20 2018 (Journal of Laws 2018, item 1668).

The start date for the position is October 1 2018 .

A successful candidate has to meet the following conditions:

  • hold a master’s degree in Polish (MA thesis in literary studies);
  • demonstrate a research record in literary studies and literary criticism validated by publications and papers read at literary studies conferences;
  • hold experience in teaching courses in literary theory area in a university level higher education institution;
  • hold experience in editing issues of scholarly journals or proceedings;
  • demonstrate a track record of participating in research project;
  • demonstrate fluency in English and speak another western European language;
  • the search committee will also consider the following additional criteria related to the needs of the Institute of Polish Studies and the research profile of the Department of Literary Theory: research based on new methodologies in humanities and experience in their application in teaching; research and organizational experience in international cooperation; experience in translating scholarly texts; experience in teaching classes in English.

A successful application has to contain:

  • cover letter addressed to the Rector of Wrocław University;
  • CV;
  • personal data questionnaire;
  • overview of the applicant’s research and teaching record and other organizational experience;
  • list of publications;
  • at least one review of the applicant’s research, teaching and organizational record submitted by a scholar who holds a post-doctoral degree (doctor habilitatus) or state professor degree in a field inclusive of or related to the research interest area of the applicant;
  • copy of the doctoral diploma;
  • an original set of lesson plans for 30 hours of classes in an open class format for graduate students of Polish studies utilizing new methodologies in humanities ;
  • declaration stating that if selected, the successful applicant will designate Wrocław University as his / her primary place of employment;
  • any other documents supporting the application.

All documents have to be signed by the applicant.

Document submission:

The documents are to be submitted by 12.00 a.m. on September 4 2018 to the administrative office of Instytut Filologii Polskiej Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, pl. Nankiera 15b, pok. 111.

The competition is to be decided on September 16 2019*.

  • The Dean reserves the right to void the competition without stating the reason.

The cover letter must contain the following clause: “I do consent to processing the personal data provided in my application for the purpose of organizing, conducting and publishing the results of the search procedure. I am aware that Wrocław University, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław is my personal data administrator. I realize that providing my personal data is voluntary but necessary to accomplish the goal for which it has been gathered” (in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act of May 10 2018, Journal of Laws 2018, No. 1000).

Deadline: 4 September 2019 (US Central Time, UTC+2)

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Virginia Tech University (USA:Va) - Asst Professor of Russian[edit | edit source]

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Russian to begin August 10, 2020. Virginia Tech has one of the largest undergraduate Russian programs in the country and has been the recipient of funding for Project GO (Global Officer), a Department of Defense initiative, since 2012. As a Research I institution, Virginia Tech strongly values high scholarly productivity as well as excellence in teaching. The standard teaching load is two/two courses per academic year. Responsibilities include teaching Russian at all levels, research and scholarship, extra-curricular programming, promoting study abroad, and university service. We are seeking a creative and dynamic teacher-scholar who is able to contribute to the expansion of our program. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Requirements include: 1) PhD by time of appointment in Russian language, literature, culture, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or other related field; 2) native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; 3) evidence of a strong research agenda; 4) evidence of successful teaching experience in Russian as a foreign language; 5) ability to teach undergraduate courses in language from the elementary to the advanced level as well as literature and culture; and 6) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language. Criminal conviction check and occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings are also required.

Preferred qualifications include experience in: curriculum design; second language proficiency testing and assessment (such as ACTFL training/certification).

Applications are to be submitted on-line at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ to posting 511341 and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (to be submitted online by recommenders), and an article-length writing sample (upload under “other” category). 

For further information, contact Dr. Jacqueline Bixler, Chair, Russian Search Committee, at jbixler@vt.edu

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

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Vanderbilt University (USA:Tn) - Assistant Professor of the Practice in Russian Language[edit | edit source]

The Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Russian Language to join our expanding interdisciplinary department. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position with an initial term of three years.  Our ideal candidate will be skilled in Communicative Language Teaching practices. The successful candidate will serve as the Russian language program coordinator, will conduct Russian language instruction at all levels, and will coordinate study abroad and other immersion opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype in early December. For initial application, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (at least one of which addresses language teaching), two sample syllabi (at least one language syllabus), a teaching statement that focuses on language pedagogy, teaching evaluations, and graduate school transcripts. Apply through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/67674.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): rejection letter on 11/14

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Williams College (USA:Ma) - Assistant Professor of Russian[edit | edit source]

The Department of German & Russian invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian (tenure-track) beginning July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be committed to the engaged teaching and active scholarship that characterize the mission of the liberal arts. Ability to teach all levels of Russian language is essential. Teaching load is two courses per semester plus a January-term course every other year. Area of specialization is open; candidates with comparative, interdisciplinary, and/or intermedial experience are welcome.  Ph.D. should be in hand by the date of appointment.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 12, 2019. Preliminary interviews for semi-finalists will be held at the ASEEES convention in San Francisco and via Skype for candidates who do not plan to attend the meeting. For initial application, please submit cover letter, CV, 3-4 letters of reference, 2 sample syllabi (1 Russian language and 1 other course), and graduate school transcripts.  Applicants are asked to note specific knowledge, experience, and abilities related to building a diverse educational environment in their cover letter.

We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations. Williams College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. For further information, please visit the Williams College website ( http://www.williams.edu ). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

All materials should be addressed to Janneke van de Stadt, Chair, Department of German & Russian, and must be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/66322 . Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted.  Position Begins: July 1, 2020 Application Deadline: October 12, 2019 Apply Online: https://apply.interfolio.com/66322

Deadline: 12 October 2019 (US Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Yale University - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Russian Literature and Culture[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Yale University's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Russian literature and culture, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is open, and the successful candidate must possess native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Selected candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials  addressed to Professor Harvey Goldblatt, Acting Chair, by October 15, 2019 [rev. deadline extended to November 15, 2019] at http://apply.interfolio.com/66725. Application materials include cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in San Francisco, November 23-26, 2019. Address any questions to Professor Harvey Goldblatt at harvey.goldblatt@yale.edu.

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): [11/6] Zoom interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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NOTES: The deadline for this position has been extended to November 15, 2019.

University of Toronto - Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream - Contemporary Comparativist[edit | edit source]

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Contemporary Comparativist. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Slavic literatures or cultures or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who complement and strengthen our existing Departmental streams, including Czech, Polish, Russian, South Slavic, and Ukrainian. Areas of research specialization might include but are not limited to disciplines such as literature, film, new media, or new aesthetic theories, or topics such as the relation of culture and politics, the resurgence of religion, or the reemergence of nationalism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both language and literature/culture in at least two of our streams, pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 7000 words); and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Anthoula Vlahakis at a.kampouris@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Donna Orwin at a.kampouris@utoronto.ca. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 22, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): March 2

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Sewanee: The University of the South - Tenure Track Position in Russian and Russian Literature[edit | edit source]

The Russian Department at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN seeks a tenure-track position at one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions.

Function: Teaching Russian Language classes on all four undergraduate levels using modern, effective, communicative approaches that focus on language acquisition. Dynamically teaching Russian literature and culture courses in English. Contributing to scholarship and research with peer reviewed publication. Sharing, through committee service, in the governance of the University. Participating in the interdisciplinary academic, service and cultural life of Sewanee.

Course load will be five courses per year (likely one lower level, one upper level Russian course, and one English language literature or culture course per semester).

PhD in hand at the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will show evidence of: effective classroom teaching; a commitment to scholarly research and publication; a deep knowledge and love of Russian language, culture, and literature; experience living, working, studying in Russia; a desire to interact with Sewanee students, faculty, and community, to work hard to make the classes and programs a vibrant success, and to help create and enjoy a positive, collegial, stimulating work environment.

Also desired are: Leadership and organizational skills; active experience in the cultural life of a Russian studies program, organizing, participating in, inspiring co-curricular activities; ability and interest in participating in Sewanee’s interdisciplinary team-taught Humanities Program; ability and interest in periodically leading the Sewanee Summer Abroad in Russian trip with Sewanee students; the ability and interest to participate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies, History of Science, and/or Environmental Studies.

Please address cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation to Mark Preslar, department chair, and submit through the application portal at https://jobs.sewanee.edu/hr/postings/3833. E-portfolios are welcome. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2020 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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University of Texas at Austin - Associate/Full Professor, East Central Europe[edit | edit source]

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) in collaboration with the Center for

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites

applications for the position of associate or full professor, with an anticipated start in the fall

semester of 2020. We seek applications from scholars who work on East Central Europe, with a

specialization in cultural studies (including literary studies). Engagement in interdisciplinary and

digital scholarship is welcome, and all candidates must have an active research and publication

agenda. Candidates will be expected to teach one of the following languages: Czech, Polish, or

Ukrainian and other departmental service courses, as part of a two course per semester load. The

selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service in the department, center,

college, and university, and be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as

direct graduate and undergraduate student independent research.

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

Ph.D. in Slavic language/literature, cultural studies or a related interdisciplinary degree plan is required.

Application Instructions[edit | edit source]

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and

a scholarly writing sample of approximately 30 pages to Professor Mary Neuburger, Chair,

Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com. If you do

not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying

for the position, assistance available from Interfolio's Customer Support - help@interfolio.com

or call (877) 997-8807.

Deadline for applications is October 30, 2019 and finalists will be interviewed via Skype in

November or December. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and

requires all expected hires to undergo a criminal background check.

Acknowledgment received:

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Middlebury College (USA:Vt) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian[edit | edit source]

The Department of Russian invites applications for a two-year term position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, to begin in Fall 2020. Research specialization is open, but candidates with a focus on 19th-century literature are particularly welcome. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach Russian language, literature, and culture, have experience and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and show significant potential for scholarly achievement. The position entails teaching Russian language at all levels and courses on Russian culture and literature in translation. PhD or equivalent in hand by appointment start date is preferred, but qualified ABD candidates will also be considered.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all applications electronically; email and paper applications will not be accepted. In your application, please include the following: a cover letter, current c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability), and a statement on inclusion (details below).

At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality that each person brings. With your application materials, please provide a separate, one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15 and continue until the position is filled. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/66406

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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George Mason University - Postdoctoral Teacher - Scholar of Russian Literature and Culture[edit | edit source]

The George Mason University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholar of Russian Literature and Culture, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates will have an active research and publication agenda focused on one or more of the following areas: Post-Soviet Russian literature, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, Russian and (Post-) Soviet film, and cultural studies.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in both English translation and in Russian; courses in translation include those on major Russian writers, survey courses of nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, and Russian civilization; courses taught in Russian include Russian poetry and contemporary short fiction. Twelve month appointment and 2/2 teaching load. Position is renewable for up to three years.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, university-level teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in Russian.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach a course on the cultural contributions of Russian and Soviet immigrants to the U.S. is a plus.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Location: Fairfax, VA

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Smith College (USA:Ma) - Lecturer in Russian[edit | edit source]

The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits-eligible position at the rank of Lecturer of Russian to begin July 1, 2020. The position may be renewed dependent on enrollments and funding. Teaching responsibilities include courses in all levels of Russian language. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Russian language and culture pedagogy; candidates with experience in program building and organizing extra- and co-curricular activities are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field (ABD acceptable), and applicants with MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field with college teaching experience will be considered.

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith is an interdisciplinary program with a growing number of majors. We are looking for a dynamic, dedicated colleague who will take a leading role in our language curriculum, actively contribute to REEES program building, and participate in study abroad initiatives. The successful candidate will also join a vibrant community of Russian and Eurasian Studies in the Five College area.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies may be found at http://www.smith.edu/reees.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/68329 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 10.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Bowdoin College (USA:Me) - Visiting Lecturer in Russian[edit | edit source]

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department seeks a candidate who would welcome the opportunity to contribute to a small but vibrant and growing Russian program both inside and out of the classroom. Applicants should be trained in the latest methods of foreign language pedagogy and should be able to show evidence of excellence in teaching. Bowdoin provides conference travel support as well as competitive internal funding for research and other professional development.

The successful candidate will teach five courses over the academic year: these may include language at various levels, content-based advanced language courses and/or literature and culture courses taught in English. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English. Ph.D. in Russian language and literature is preferred; ABD candidates considered.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on request.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/

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College of Wooster (USA:Oh) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies one-year [edit | edit source]

The Department of German and Russian Studies at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Russian Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020. The position comes with full benefits. We are looking for a broadly trained generalist who will contribute language and culture courses to our curriculum. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in diverse areas of Russian Studies. They will teach the equivalent of 4.5 courses, including introductory and intermediate courses in the Russian Language; a survey course in Russian film or literature, taught in English; and credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program. Area of specialization is open. Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in our weekly Russian events outside the classroom. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Experience in and passion for proficiency-oriented language teaching highly desirable. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (a statement of teaching philosophy, two syllabi for culture courses taught in English, and student evaluations, if applicable) and strong research (a research statement or a writing sample of 25 or less;) a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three references letters through Interfolio. Applications received at  http://apply.interfolio.com/71988  by January 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator, Department of German and Russian, at nmccoy@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Tatiana Filimonova, Chair of Search Committee, at tfilimonova@wooster.edu.

Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Please Note: Once a contract is issued to the successful candidate, official graduate transcripts and criminal background check will be required.

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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