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Russian and Slavic Jobs beginning in 2019

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian and Global StudiesEdit

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language is welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.edu/ and http://glis.la.psu.edu/. The preferred start date of this position will be August 2019. The position requires a Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://psu.jobs. Questions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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University of California, Berkeley (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Balkan/South Slavic StudiesEdit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in the area of Balkan/South Slavic Studies. The expected start date is July 1, 2019.

The department seeks a specialist in South Slavic Languages/Literatures/Cultures whose primary focus is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). This may include specializations in literature, folklore, linguistics, and/or the cultural history of the region. Candidates will be expected to supervise BCS language instruction and should be able to teach BCS at the advanced level. Expertise in additional Slavic languages is welcomed. The University of California is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Required minimum qualification at the time of application: Completion of all PhD (or equivalent international degree) requirements except the dissertation.

Preferred qualifications: Native or near-native competence in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and in English. Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) strongly preferred by the start date of the position. Demonstrated research, teaching, and administrative abilities.

To apply for consideration, please visit the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01863

Application materials: cover letter, including a statement of research and summary of teaching experience; curriculum vitae; brief research sample (article-size; published or unpublished; in English); three letters of recommendation. All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters, including when their letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center).

Additional written materials, such as a statement of contributions to diversity, may be requested at a later stage in the search.

Applications must be received by October 25, 2018.

First-round interviews will be held at the ASEEES convention December 6-9, 2018 in Boston, MA -- or by Skype if necessary. Candidates selected for these interviews will be notified as soon as possible in advance of the convention. While in-person interviews are preferred, candidates will not be disqualified for not attending the conference.

Please direct questions to issahr@berkeley.edu.

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University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and CultureEdit

Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture, Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019. Please visit our website to learn more about our department and faculty: https://lcsl.uic.edu/slavic-baltic

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Russian Literature or Russian Film or a related field by the starting date of August 16, 2019. Native or near-native competence in Russian is required.

TO APPLY: To learn more about the position and to apply by November 5, 2018, please visit: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=101772

Final authorization of the position is subject to the availability of funding.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

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University of Rochester (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian (Language, Literature and Culture)Edit

The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures ( http://www.sas.rochester.edu/mlc/ ) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Russian (language, literature and culture). We are seeking a candidate with a strong research program, dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture and the ability to lead our four-week summer language program in St. Petersburg.Teaching load is two courses per semester (4 courses/year) for undergraduates and graduate students in humanities disciplines across the college. Applicants must have a Ph. D., native or near-native command of Russian and English, and experience teaching language at all levels. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian literature, cinema and culture are particularly welcome.

Faculty in MLC also have the opportunity to contribute to the University's strong interdisciplinary programs in Literary Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies. Appointment is effective July 1, 2019 with teaching duties beginning August 2019.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Application materials (statement, teaching philosophy, current CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation) addressed to Professor John Givens, MLC Chair, should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting . Application review will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9. Address questions to johngivens@rochester.edu .

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and LiteratureEdit

Yale University's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 2019. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in drama and performance studies, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and the 18th-early 19th centuries are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will 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 (cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale) addressed to Professor John MacKay, Chair, by October 15, 2018 at http://apply.interfolio.com/54722. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9. Address any questions to john.mackay@yale.edu.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

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University of Virginia (VA) - Non-TT Asst. Professor - Slavic Languages and LiteraturesEdit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses. Applications will be considered beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online at: Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: 1. a current CV, 2. a cover letter that includes a detailed statement of teaching philosophy, 3. the applicant's most recent student evaluations (attach to Other 1), 4. a writing sample, and 5. three letters of recommendation from references who can comment in detail on the applicant's teaching and service. Search on posting 0623456. Short-list candidates should expect to send a teaching portfolio or other proof of teaching excellence.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Edith Clowes, Chair, Search Committee eec3c@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires before making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

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  • Please note that the Yale job is genuinely open field -- drama and performance studies, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and work on the 18th-early 19th centuries are meant as non-exclusive examples of areas of interest.