Russian and Slavic Jobs beginning in 2018
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Aarhus University (Denmark) - Associate Professor - Russian StudiesEdit
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated person who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. We are particularly interested in applicants with broad cultural studies research profile in particular the Soviet and post-Soviet eras of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The successful candidate will join the Eastern European Studies programme, which cooperates closely with in European, International and a number of programmes in Area Studies that are part of the Department of Global Studies. While anchored in Eastern European Studies, we expect the successful applicant to teach and develop activities at a broader departmental level. Additional tasks include support of the programme’s and the department’s outreach strategy, especially regarding international organisations, universities and companies. The position also entails working to strengthen the language based area profile of the Department of Global Studies through international research.
All applications must be made online and received by: 16.08.2017
Columbia University (NY) - Open Rank Position - Russian LiteratureEdit
The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University announces an open rank position in Russian literature and culture. The position may be filled at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor with tenure. We are looking for a colleague with energy, vision, and a truly outstanding record in both scholarship and teaching, whose innovative research will complement the Department's existing strengths and attract graduate students of the highest caliber. The ideal candidate will be a newly tenured faculty or someone who will soon be considered for tenure. While the period of specialization is open, expertise in the 20th or 21st century is especially desirable, as is the ability to teach poetry, film, or visual culture. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Successful candidates are expected to have native or near-native fluency in Russian. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand.
All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65136. Applications must include (a) detailed letter of application, (b) curricular vitae, (c) cover letter, (d) three letters of recommendation, which will be solicited from the RAPS site (e) non-tenured applicants should also submit a representative writing sample (up to 7500 words).
Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Chicago, November 9-12, 2017. Review of applications will begin on October 1.
MLA JIL 9/15/17
Harvard University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture and of Comparative LiteratureEdit
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture with broad comparative interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, including required and elective courses in Russian and comparative literature, as well as freshman seminars. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our programs in literature and the humanities, one ready to share in advising students as well as participating 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 the literature, film, or visual arts of regions adjacent to Russia, particularly Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia, is welcome but by no means required, as are broader interdisciplinary interests in fields such as folklore and mythology, art history, intellectual history, women’s and gender studies, environmental humanities, and digital humanities.
Keywords: Assistant professor, faculty, tenure track, Russian, Slavic, literature, comparative literature, culture, digital humanities, environmental humanities, theory, Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, visual arts, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Qualifications: Doctorate in Russian or Comparative Literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Russian and fluency in English are required. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and potential for innovative research are desired.
Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/7719). Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2017:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching statement (approximately 500 words)
- Research statement (approximately 500 words)
- Names and contact information of 4 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. Four letters of recommendation are preferred, but the application can be considered complete when at least three letters have been received.
- Sample of scholarship (10,000 word maximum)
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Also posted at Comparative 2018
Macalester College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian StudiesEdit
The Department of Russian Studies at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Russian Studies, to begin in Fall 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor (in an exceptional case, a more advanced appointment may be considered). Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history, culture, or related subjects and possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The successful candidate, whose tenure home would be in Russian Studies, would teach Russian language as well as courses that would cover Russia and the neighboring region historically. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Russian Studies, strong interest in teaching language, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable.
The position entails teaching five courses per year, including two Russian language courses per year and three others, at least two of which can be cross-listed with the History department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers with training in historical inquiry, who are committed to the study of Russian history and culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will join Macalester’s Russian Studies faculty in active program building.
Submit electronic copies of a cover letter that addresses why you are interested in Macalester, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be directed to James von Geldern at email@example.com. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017 and will interview at the ASEEES conference (Chicago, November 9-12, 2017) and via Skype.
The Russian department at Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Russian and the Humanities, preferably at the Assistant Professor rank, to commence August 2018. Our strong preference is for a teacher-scholar specializing in pre-twentieth century Russian literature. Expertise in an additional scholarly field (e.g., comparative literature, film/media studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, ecocriticism) is desirable. Candidates should possess native or near-native command of both Russian and English, have successful college-level teaching experience and an ambitious research program. They must have a Ph.D. in Slavic (or a related field) in hand by the start of the appointment.
Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed is a liberal arts college with approximately 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates. Reed College is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year and senior thesis advising. In addition to courses in Russian literature and culture, members of the Russian department either teach Russian language or participate, on a rotating basis, in the team-taught freshmen humanities course. Details about the Russian program at Reed can be found at http://www.reed.edu/russian/ . For additional information, please contact Professor Evgenii Bershtein ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), chair of the search committee.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (up to 30 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44425 . The cover letter should address how the applicant’s teaching and scholarship are suited to the liberal arts college environment.
Reed College is a community that believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your cover letter, please also convey how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( http://www.reed.edu/diversity)/ .
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by October 16, 2017 to guarantee full consideration. We plan to conduct interviews at the ASEEES meeting in Chicago, November 10-11, 2017.
University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Open-Rank Position in Russian LiteratureEdit
The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature, with the hire date of July 1, 2018.
We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Our focus is on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature of the Golden Age (roughly the 1790s to the 1840s), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within UCLA’s Humanities Division, particularly digital, urban, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent studies courses and sharing in departmental administration.
We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Dossiers should include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation; these should be submitted electronically via UCLA’s Academic Recruit site: http://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03046
Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Chicago, IL, November 9-12, 2017.
Applicants wishing to be considered for interviews at the convention should submit their dossiers no later than September 29, 2017, and advise their recommenders to meet this deadline as well. The closing date for all applications is October 11, 2017. Address all inquiries about the application process to Lisa Audish at email@example.com.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - TT Assistant Professor in Central European StudiesEdit
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Hungarian and Central European culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Hungarian and Central European literature, film, or other media.Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2018 required. We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, film studies, Slavic and East European studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature, film, and/or other media.
Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128793, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) an English-language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages; and 5) the names, titles, and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. 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. Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 13, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Please send inquiries to: CentralEuroSearch@unc.edu.
University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - TT Asst. Professor of RussianEdit
The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture beginning August 20, 2018. PhD in hand by the start of appointment required. Superior level of proficiency or higher (on ACTFL scale) in Russian and English required. Prior college or university teaching experience required.
We seek a new colleague with an active research agenda and outstanding promise as a scholar and teacher. Priority will be given to applicants with research expertise in Russian nineteenth-century literature and culture. Secondary specialization in the Soviet period or post-Soviet studies is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate-level courses in the nineteenth-century literary tradition (Romanticism and Realism); ability to teach eighteenth-century Russian literature and culture at the graduate level also desirable. At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will teach across the curriculum, including courses in 19th- through 21st-century Russian literature and culture as well as advanced Russian language. The standard teaching load is four courses each academic year (two courses each semester). Active engagement in research and publication at the national and international levels will be expected.
For a full position description and a link to the application, please go to http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu//cw/en-us/job/496389/assistant-professor-of-russian?&lApplicationSubSourceID=11291
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:55 p.m. CST, November 15, 2017. Please complete the online application using the above link. You will be asked to include (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) three names of references with email addresses. References will be contacted upon submission of the application and will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
The Department of German, Russian and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian Culture to join our expanding interdisciplinary department, starting fall semester 2018. Ph.D. in hand no later than August 16, 2018. Candidates are expected to show strong dedication to research in more than one mode of inquiry that will result in a substantial publication record. This faculty member will participate in the undergraduate program on all levels of instruction, including the language program. The successful candidate must also be prepared to contribute to one of the many vibrant interdisciplinary initiatives at Vanderbilt, which include but are not limited to media and visual arts, law and society, digital humanities, and religious studies. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by October 1, 2017. Apply through Interfolio. Provide cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, research statement, and teaching portfolio. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Chicago, IL, November 9-12, 2017 (and also by Skype if necessary).
You can apply for this position online at http://apply.interfolio.com/43523
- Request for writing sample, 5 Oct
Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor - Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies ProgramEdit
Wesleyan University's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018. Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society. Native or near-native fluency in Russian required. The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that deeply values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the e-mail addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859.
Applications completed by September 15, 2017, will receive full consideration. Please contact Susanne Fusso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-685-3123 if you have questions about the application process.
- Request for interview at ASEEES, 5 Oct
Non-Tenure Track, Visiting and Temporary PositionsEdit
Boston College (MA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Slavic StudiesEdit
Boston College seeks a candidate for a visiting position in the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, with strong training in Russian language and culture and specialization in Slavic Studies. Special consideration will be given to individuals with expertise in Polish, Czech, or Ukrainian. In addition to mastery of another Slavic language and broad knowledge of Slavic philology, cultural history, and language pedagogy, the successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and demonstrate the ability to teach at a North American university and at all levels of instruction. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures by the time of appointment in July 2018. Evidence of academic achievements, substantial innovative research in area of specialization, and professional engagement with technology enhanced learning are desirable. The appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years, subject to review.
The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses in Slavic language, culture and civilization and to coordinate the Department’s Slavic course offerings. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to curricular and extracurricular development, create interdisciplinary cross-listed courses, advise undergraduate majors and minors, and collaborate with departmental colleagues and other university units invested in Slavic, Russian, and East European Studies.
To receive full consideration for this position, a complete application including a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Maxim D. Shrayer via Interfolio. Please go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/43727
Interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES meeting in Chicago on 10-11 November 2017.
Deadline: October 1, 2017.
Indiana University (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Russian Literature and CultureEdit
The Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington announces a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture for the 2018–19 academic year, beginning August 1, 2018. The successful candidate should have native or near-native Russian and English and an attractive research agenda. The 2/2 teaching load will include core undergraduate offerings in 19th century Russian literature along with specialized seminars and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Ph.D. must have been earned by the starting date. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of reference to: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4627. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: email@example.com, subject line: Russian Search Committee or via postal mail at Russian Search Committee, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, 355 N. Jordan Ave, GISB 4050, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. The application deadline is November 15, but candidates will be considered until the position has been filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in early or mid-December.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Teaching Assistant Professor in RussianEdit
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a three-year appointment to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load and perform service for the department.
Educational Requirements: Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or related field required by July 1, 2018.
Qualifications and Experience: Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching the Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required. Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128806 and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses; 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 Russian-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 Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin at RussianSearch@unc.edu. Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype this fall.
Quick Link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128806
Williams College (MA) - Visiting Asst. Professor of RussianEdit
The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Russian, with four courses per year, with teaching to begin in the fall semester of 2018. Specialization is open. Ph.D. preferred. Native or near-native proficiency in the language is required. A passion for teaching is a must; specifically, the successful candidate will have significant language teaching experience, innovative ideas for upper-level courses in Russian, and a desire to work effectively, both inside and outside the classroom, with a student population that is broadly diverse. Our program is founded on close student-faculty interaction and strong mentoring, as well as vibrant scholarship. Application deadline: December 1, 2017. Application should include: CV, cover letter, and four reference letters; a writing sample and other materials will be solicited later. All materials should be addressed to Helga Druxes, Chair, Department of German & Russian, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Fax and email applications will not be accepted. All queries should be directed to Janneke van de Stadt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
Position Begins: July 1, 2018
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Apply Online: https://apply.interfolio.com/43336