Russian and Slavic Jobs beginning in 2017
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- 3.1 Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
- 3.2 Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian
- 3.3 College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor in European and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies
- 3.4 Kenyon College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
- 3.5 Lewis and Clark College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
- 3.6 Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature
- 3.7 Smith College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
- 3.8 St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian
- 3.9 University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies
- 3.10 University of California, Berkeley (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Russian Literature
- 3.11 University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Russian Studies (19th c.)
- 3.12 University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Tenured Position - Russian and East European Studies
- 3.13 University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
- 3.14 University of Southern California (CA) - Open Rank - Russian Literature, Music, and/or Creative/Performing Arts
- 3.15 University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian Literature
- 3.16 Yale University (CT) - Tenured Associate or Full Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
- 4 Non-Tenure Track, Visiting and Temporary Positions
- 4.1 Rice University (TX) - Lecturer in Russian
- 4.2 Saint Louis University (MO) - Non-TT Asst. Professor in Russian
- 4.3 Stetson University (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (begin Jan. 2017)
- 4.4 University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Lecturer - Polish
- 4.5 University of Notre Dame (IN) - Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian
- 4.6 University of Virginia (VA) - Three-Year Lecturer - Slavic Language and Lit.
- 4.7 Wellesley College (MA) - Visiting Lecturer, Russian
- 4.8 See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
- 5 Kibitzing - Opinions, Rumors, and Chitchat
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Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
Assistant Professor of Russian The Amherst College Department of Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We are looking for a broadly-trained, theoretically-engaged scholar of Russian literature and culture. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal-arts context.
Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and ten percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including all levels of Russian language and various aspects of Russia’s cultural legacy; contribute to the core curriculum of the department and the College’s liberal-arts curriculum; and advise undergraduate honors theses. Amherst College is home to an internationally-renowned research institution, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, and the department’s faculty regularly draws on its collections for teaching and research. The Center’s unique strengths lie in the visual and performing arts, the culture of modernism and the long twentieth century. More information about the department is available at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/13477 , and about the Center for Russian Culture at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/41771 .
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures in hand by the start of the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required, and prior teaching experience is expected. Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35265 a letter of application containing research and teaching statements, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Questions about the search should be addressed to email@example.com.
- Heard through the grapevine that invitations for on-campus interviews went out today. Let the season of soul-crippling rejections commence! [posted 10/17]
- Sigh. Thanks for the update.
- In the interests of a complete record for future years: Amherst emailed all non-finalists to notify them of their status on 10/21. On 12/3, all applicants received a message confirming that the position has now been filled.
Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian
The Department of Russian at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Russian language, literature, and culture, with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature to start August 1, 2017. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the start date, should demonstrate expertise in teaching Russian at all levels, and should be able to contribute significantly to the Department’s Russian Flagship Program. Candidates must possess native or near-native command of both Russian and English.
Submit as a single pdf document a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement by November 1, 2016 to the Department of Russian Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35959. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via Interfolio to the Department of Russian Search Committee. Applications received by November 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.
- 11/19 request for Skype interview (x3)
- Invitation to campus (12/09 x 2)
- Offer made [3/5]
College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor in European and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies
The Programs in European Studies and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies at the College of William and Mary seek applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2017.
We are two strong, interdisciplinary area studies programs at one of the best small public universities in the United States, and we are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
Candidates from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities with appropriate expertise will be considered, pending department approval. The appointment will be jointly held in the Global Studies Program and in a host department appropriate for the candidate’s discipline. Research and teaching expertise in fields such as state socialism, the First and/or Second World Wars, post-socialist societies, migration, regionalism, and identity politics are particularly welcome.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to European Studies” and “Introduction to Russian and Post-Soviet Studies,” as well as topics courses and research seminars for both programs.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D at the time of appointment (August 10, 2017).
Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling undergraduate courses in both Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (RPSS) and European Studies (ES), as well as in the candidate’s home department.
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 7, 2016. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
- has anyone heard anything yet? (11/5/2016)
- nothing [16/11]
- 11/16: Nichevo.
- Still nothing [Nov 25] Does anyone know what happened to this search last year?
- Invitation to skype interview [Nov 28]
- Request for campus interview [12/21]
Kenyon College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2017.
A Ph.D. in hand and native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English are required. Specialization is open, but an ability to teach all levels of Russian language, literature, and culture courses is expected. Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience in the US and a proven commitment to scholarship are essential.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of:
a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence; a Curriculum Vitae; an unofficial transcript; and three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.
Review of applications will begin November 15, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 15 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
- Any updates on this one? [12/20]
- Invitation for Skype interview 12/20 (phone call) x3
Assistant Professor of Russian: Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures beginning in fall 2017. Preferred teaching and research fields include Russian literature or linguistics; open to any period or specialization. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. Native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English. Potential for excellent teaching and research, as well as ability to run successful Russian program at an undergraduate institution, are essential. Usual load is five courses per academic year and may include regular participation in the College's general education program. A complete application must include: (1) cover letter of application which includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, as well as a description of how the applicant's teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship (published articles, and/or works in progress); (5) graduate transcripts; (6) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Freddy Vilches, Chair Russian Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/37633. Click "create one now" to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on November 4 and continue until the position is filled.
- Did anyone hear anything on this one (as of December 6th)? - No (12/6) x 2
- In the interests of having a complete record for future years: today (12/6) all of the applicants received a notification describing the search's upcoming timeline - interviews in Dec, campus visit in Jan/Feb.
- Request for Skype interview [x2] (12/07).
- Any updates on this one? Have invitations for campus visits gone out? Thanks! [1/9]
- Invitation to campus [1/30]
- Reliable grapevine sources indicate that an offer has been made and accepted [3/15]
Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature
The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian Literature (tenure-track), effective September 1, 2017. We seek a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Preferred secondary areas of expertise are cinema studies, poetry (all periods), and post-Soviet culture. Tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to teach two courses per term, maintain an active research profile, and contribute to the department and university through service. Interviews will take place at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, D.C. For more information about the program, please see http://reell.rutgers.edu/.
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Slavic or related field by September 1, 2017, have native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and show evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, an article-length writing sample, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio to Professor Fatima Naqvi, Chair, Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Priority given to complete applications on file by October 15. The position will close on October 31. To apply, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/36895.
- Request for interview at ASEEES (11/4) x4
- Request for more materials (11/30) x4
- Were the materials requested only from those who had been interviewed? Thanks.
- For me, yes. x2
- What additional materials were requested? Thanks.
- Sample syllabi, Teaching evaluations, Dissertation abstract/book proposal. <- thank you!
- Invitation to campus (12/13) x2
- Has anyone heard if they have made an offer (2/24)?
- Offer made.
Smith College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, energetic scholar of modern and contemporary Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures with a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. The fields of specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including a survey of Russian literature and courses in her/his areas of interest. The ability to teach advanced Russian on an as-needed basis is expected; knowledge of a second Slavic or regional language is highly desirable. The successful candidate will join Smith’s REEES faculty in active program building, complementing our existing strengths in Russian history, religion, and Jewish studies. Candidates with interests in film and media studies, digital humanities efforts, visual studies, cultural studies, or environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected. A Ph.D. in relevant field is required at time of appointment.
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. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies can be found at https://www.smith.edu/reees/.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36770 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two course syllabi, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In their cover letters, candidates should address how their research and teaching interests relate to the current state of the field; their interest in undergraduate/liberal arts teaching; and ways in which they would open up the field of REEES to students in their teaching. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled.
- Request for Skype interview (10/18).
- Does anyone know if they moved forward with campus interviews? Thanks!
- Smith's Interfolio status changed from "Interviewing Semi-Finalists" to "Interviewing Finalists" within a few days of the Skype interviews. Alas, this must mean they have been holding campus visits over the past month or so.
- Thanks for pointing this out. I hadn't noticed the status change.
- Position Filled (1/29)
St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian
The Russian Language and Area Studies Department at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure-track position in Russian language at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2017. Teaching load is six courses with three courses in the fall semester and three courses in the spring semester. This position will teach courses from beginning through advanced culture-centered language courses including our fourth-year language capstone course. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian is absolutely required. Candidates should have earned their Ph.D. by August 2017, though ABD’s nearing the completion of their degree will be considered.
Position Description: We seek a gifted and enthusiastic language instructor with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of the Russian Language and Area Studies on our campus. Duties also involve frequent contact with students outside the classroom in recruiting and mentoring. Faculty members are expected to participate fully in department and college activities, being available to students, and assisting in college and department functions, such as the Russian House and various Russian activities. In addition, there are opportunities for Independent Research courses with students as well as Undergraduate Research. St. Olaf College has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We value input of multiple view points and perspectives; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.
All applications are submitted online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes: 1. Cover Letter - please briefly address research interests and potential for involving students in research projects. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Graduate School Transcript (copy/unofficial is acceptable for initial application) 4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy 5.Writing Sample 6. A URL linking to a video example of your teaching In addition, please provide the names and emails of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (we only ask for references’ names and emails; St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening. Application review will begin on October 8, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. General inquiries about the position, department or college may be sent to Professor Marc Robinson at russianTT2017@stolaf.edu. No documents can be sent directly to this address as ALL DOCUMENTS must be submitted to the site listed above. More information about the department may be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/russian/.
- 10/28 Request for a video interview x2
Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, tenure-track, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona. We seek a specialist in Russian literature and culture (period open) with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Ability and willingness to teach at all levels: Russian literature, language and culture, as well as general education courses. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary interests, particularly in digital humanities, preferred. Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and perform appropriate service. This position would begin on August 14, 2017.
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and contribution to the Unversity's general education mission, maintaining the excellence of its MA program, and engaging the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.
The candidate will contribute to the department's mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.
This is a full-time and benefits-eligible position. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016. For more information about the department and school: http://sillc.arizona.edu/. To apply for this position: http://uacareers.com/postings/13605
- Any updates on this one? (18.12.16)
- Reportedly, the Search Committee will make a shortlist on the week of 1/9.<--------Spasibo!
- Request for Skype interview x3 (1/18)
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 modern Russian literature with an expected starting date of July 1, 2017. The Department seeks candidates whose primary specialization is in twentieth-century Russian literature and culture (the long twentieth-century: 1890s to the present). Interest in late-Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture is welcomed. Interdisciplinary interests and the ability to teach courses in other historical periods are preferred.
Minimum basic qualification: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) requirements except the dissertation by the time of application. Preferred qualifications: Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) by the starting date of the position. Demonstrated research, teaching, and administrative ability. Near native competence in Russian and English. Duties include teaching, research, and service. The Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) must be completed within 6 months after the start date of the position.
To apply, please visit the following link: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/01095 Required application materials: cover letter, including research statement and summary of teaching experience; curriculum vitae; a brief sample of research (article-size; published or unpublished). Additional written materials may be requested. three letters of recommendation. (Applicants must solicit letters using the application web site at the time of application.) All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. Applications must be received by October 3, 2016. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 11/03 Interview request (ASEEES/Skype)
- Has anyone else heard anything from them? I heard that when they ran the search two years ago, they were kind enough to send out personalized rejection notices once they had made up the long list. (11/04)
- another 11/03 Interview request (ASEEES/Skype) here
- 11/21 Request for additional materials
- Campus visits in progress. 4 candidates total. Some much more senior than others. (2/21)
University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Russian Studies (19th c.)
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant professor in Russian Studies, to begin August 2017. Primary specialization in 19th-c. Russian literature and culture; preferred secondary specialization in Soviet/ Russian Cinema. Native or near native competence in Russian is expected. The successful candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary major and MA Program in Russian Studies.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in Russian or a related field, native or near-native command of Russian and English, and a demonstrated commitment to research. At least one year of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be completed by August 2017. Primary specialization in 19th c. Russian literature and culture.
Preferred Qualifications: At least one publication in Soviet/ Russian Cinema.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- This one looks like an inside hire: There's a VAP there who just so happens to be a 19th century specialist with an interest in Soviet film. I've heard he's a very nice guy, though, so let's not hold it against him.
- Request for more materials (11/17)
- Request for Skype Interview (12/1)
- Have they scheduled campus visits yet?
- Request for Skype interview (1/9 x 2)
- Request for campus visit (1/13)
Russian and East European Studies Professor/Associate Professor. The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a transformational hire at the senior level (tenured) in Russian and East European Studies to complement existing research and teaching strengths. This search is open to any area of expertise in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, art history, economics, ethnomusicology, literary and cultural studies, history, musicology, politics, religion, sociology, theater studies, visual studies and other fields. Likewise, it is open to scholars of all regions and sub-regions of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. The appointment will be in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, which is in the process of transforming itself into a multi-disciplinary Department of Russian and East European Studies. Demonstrated strength in research and publication and excellence in teaching required. Please submit applications online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/922 . Include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, and a CV. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, in November 2016.
- Also posted at European History 2016-17
- ASEEES interview invites have gone out. As have rejections. 130 applications. (11/05)
- offer made
University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of Russian
To strengthen a vibrant Russian Studies program at the University of Notre Dame, the Department of German and Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Russian to begin the first day of classes in August, 2017. All requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed by the start of the appointment. Area of specialization is open; we are seeking a broadly trained colleague who has both a well-articulated research plan and the ability to teach at all levels of the undergraduate program, both within and outside the department.
Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including Russian language and literature; interdisciplinary Russian Studies courses; and courses within the University and College seminar programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will advise students, supervise honors theses, and contribute to a plethora of activities meant to advance the presence of Russian on campus.
Applicants should submit a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) and a CV as a single PDF, as well as three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37800 . Applications received by October 24 will receive full consideration. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
- 11/22 request for Skype interview x 3.
- 12/17 Rejection email.
- Has anyone heard if they've made an offer? Thanks!
- offer made and accepted (3/27)
University of Southern California (CA) - Open Rank - Russian Literature, Music, and/or Creative/Performing Arts
The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for an open-rank position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor) with specialization in Russian literature, music, and/or creative/performing arts. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential or accomplishment, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University's general education program.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application, at this link http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/75277 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
- What is going on here, does anyone know? Thanks. [12/20]
- They had campus interviews last month for this position. 2.11, grapevine
University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Russian Literature
The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, with specialization in any area of Russian literature. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University's general education program.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application, at this link http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/75274 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
- Request for preliminary interview (12.03.16) x3
- Has anyone who interviewed heard anything? Have they already sent out campus invites? (1/11/17)
- There have been job talks on campus already, more are scheduled (1/21/17)
Yale University (CT) - Tenured Associate or Full Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University intends to make a senior, tenured faculty appointment, beginning on July 1, 2017. While the area(s) and period(s) of specialization are open, candidates who bring innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to topics in modern Russian literature and culture (such as, for example, theater and performance studies; race and ethnicity studies; or gender and sexuality studies) are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph. D. or equivalent, a record of outstanding scholarly publications, and evidence of superior undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. We seek a candidate who has also shown intellectual leadership and demonstrated administrative skills. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a detailed letter of application, a C.V., and a minimum of three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/36031, directed to Harvey Goldblatt, Chair, Russian Senior Search Committee. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 1, 2016.
- offer made
Non-Tenure Track, Visiting and Temporary Positions
Rice University (TX) - Lecturer in Russian
Rice University's Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Russian.
This is a two-year appointment to begin 1 July 2017. Upon successful competence and performance reviews, the appointee can be offered additional contracts.
Requirements: M.A., native or near-native ability in Russian, training in second language pedagogy, experience teaching at the U.S. university level, and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula. Experience with Study Abroad program development/implementation, competence to teach another language, and Ph.D. degree would be beneficial.
See a full description and apply at: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8530
Saint Louis University (MO) - Non-TT Asst. Professor in Russian
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks an energetic scholar for a full-time non-tenure track position in Russian in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a specialization in Russia’s long twentieth century and with a strong preference for a focus on post-Soviet culture. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native command of Russian and English and must demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language at all undergraduate levels based on experience teaching Russian at a North American university. The candidate will have a Ph. D. in Slavic languages and literature, preferably by the time of the appointment in August 2017. Advanced knowledge of a second Slavic language and evidence of professional engagement with digital humanities or technology-enhanced learning are also highly desirable.
The candidate will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, to develop courses that can be cross-listed with other disciplines, to advise undergraduate majors and minors, and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Russian and East European Area Studies program.
To receive full consideration for this position with a 3/3 teaching load, a complete application including curriculum vitae, cover letter, 4 letters of recommendation (one of which must address your language teaching), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a writing sample must be submitted online at https://jobs.slu.edu by January 9, 2017.
- request for Skype interview 1/23
Stetson University (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (begin Jan. 2017)
Stetson University seeks a dynamic colleague trained in Russian language pedagogy for a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures beginning January 2017. This is a three-semester appointment. The successful candidate will be devoted to teaching undergraduate students and will have a demonstrated ability to teach Russian language courses at all levels.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian Language or a related field. Candidates with all course requirements for the Ph.D. completed will be considered. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is required. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to liberal learning at an undergraduate institution and will show demonstrated excellence in teaching using a variety of methodologies, including teaching through blended learning technologies. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from under-represented groups.
Responsibilities: The teaching load is four undergraduate courses per fall and spring semester. Qualified candidates are expected to teach Russian language from the introductory to advanced levels, with the possibility of courses in the candidate’s research field(s). The ideal candidate will join a robust program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and will be expected to participate in co-curricular programming (http://www.stetson.edu/sprees). This position also includes supervision of the Language Commons, a study and tutoring facility connected with the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Salary: Salary is competitive.
Starting Date: January 3, 2017
Application: Applicants must send the following materials for consideration 1) cover letter detailing how the applicant’s professional accomplishments and experiences meet the requirements of the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, peer observation letters); 4) two sample syllabi, one for an introductory and one for an advanced Russian class; 5) three reference letters (under separate cover). Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion. All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Yves-Antoine Clemmen at email@example.com (preferred) or mailed to: Dr. Yves-Antoine Clemmen, Department Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8423, DeLand, FL 32723.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The full advertisement can be found at http://www.stetson.edu/other/employment/faculty-opportunities.php.
MLA JIL 10/14/16
University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Lecturer - Polish
Open July 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017If you apply to this recruitment by March 1st, 2017, you will have until March 31st, 2017 to complete your application. Description: The Department of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for the position of Polish language instructor, beginning Fall 2017. This is a half-time, one-year position as Lecturer that includes health benefits, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Initial teaching load is one three-quarter sequence of Intermediate Polish and one additional course at the discretion of the department.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative instructor who has demonstrated experience in teaching different levels of Polish language, including both non-heritage and heritage speakers, as well as a familiarity with contemporary instructional technologies. Complete fluency in Polish and English is required, as is an intimate knowledge of Polish culture. The ideal candidate should hold at least an M.A. Knowledge of another Slavic language a plus.
Applicants should apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit. Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload, if available, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi and assignments.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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 and Affirmative Action Policy – http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct We want you to be aware that effective April 22, 2013 UCLA is a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please view the policy at: http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/app/default.aspx?&id=810
- Cover Letter – Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
- Statement of Teaching
- Teaching Evaluation (Optional)
- Sample Syllabi and Assignments (Optional)
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
References 3-5 references required (contact information only)
How to apply
- Create an ApplicantID
- Provide required information and documents
- If any, provide required reference information
Apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02396
University of Notre Dame (IN) - Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian
To promote its bourgeoning Russian Studies program, the Department of German and Russian at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian on the basis of a one-year, renewable contract. This is intended to be a career position with continued renewal going forward; it carries no research expectation and is primarily focused upon teaching.
The ideal candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand, and possess extensive teaching experience at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as well as an interest in the scholarship of pedagogy. The typical teaching load will be four courses per semester, though this may be modified by significant service to the department. We are seeking not only a master teacher, but a program builder with creative ideas about program promotion, extra-curricular programming, study abroad, and student recruitment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) and a CV as a single PDF, as well as three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37804 . Applications received by October 24 will receive full consideration.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT: The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
- 11/23: Request for Skype interview (x3)
- 12/14: Invitation for Campus Visit
- 3/1: Offer made
University of Virginia (VA) - Three-Year Lecturer - Slavic Language and Lit.
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of the Language Program. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term. The level of Lecturer will be determined at the time of hire. The director will have central responsibility for training and oversight of Teaching Assistants (currently in the first through third years) and teaching a regular course on methods of language pedagogy. Teaching assignments may include Russian language courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including advanced conversation. Other duties will include oversight of the Russian House and the department's program of cultural activities (Russian tea and a film series), placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment. Scholarly publication is not required or expected. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits.
A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required by the appointment start date, as is near-native fluency or better in Russian and English. Teaching experience at the university level in the United States or Canada is preferred.
Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.
To apply, candidates will need to submit a Candidate Profile through the online portal Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search for posting number 0619732, and then electronically attach a cover letter and CV. In the cover letter, please describe any relevant professional training, expertise, and experience. In addition, 3 confidential letters of reference should be should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Teaching evaluations will be requested from finalists.
Questions regarding the online application process in Jobs@UVa can be directed to the Slavic Business Administrator, Anne Zook, email@example.com, 434-924-6683.
MLA JIL 10/28/16
Wellesley College (MA) - Visiting Lecturer, Russian
The Wellesley College Department of Russian (http://www.wellesley.edu/russian) announces a search for a one-year, full-time leave replacement with a specialty in Russian literature, culture, and language. The appointment will be for the 2017-18 academic year. The successful candidate will teach at least four courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture (both in translation and in Russian), and in Russian language; and possibly up to one Russia-oriented course in the Writing Program. Ability to teach writing-intensive courses, thematically organized courses, and Russian film especially welcome. Native or near-native fluency in English and Russian required. The minimum educational requirement for this position is a PhD (ABD considered). Excellent salary and full benefits package.
Application deadline is 15 November 2016. Applications must include the following materials: a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.)
To apply, please visit https://career.wellesley.edu. If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- -request for Skype interview 1/9
- - position filled
See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
Kibitzing - Opinions, Rumors, and Chitchat
[Feb 27] Any word on the Harriman postdoc?
[Feb 28] Committee is still deciding. <--- Thanks!
[March 2]: Does anyone know on average how many alternates there usually are for the Harvard Davis Center Postdoc? Has anyone ever heard of someone getting a funding offer from the waitlist? Thanks! <---Did you hear back from them?---->Yes, I got a notification on 3/1 of alternate status.
[Mar 7] Still no word on Harriman? Anyone know their timeline?
[Mar 7] Yes, nothing on the Harrman yet. No idea about their timeline now. Initially it was mid February but I had emailed them at the end of Feb, and the committe was stil deciding.
[Mar 8] Nothing on Harriman. Did anyone hear back from Harvard Davis Center except from the [March 2] post here? I'm confused.
[Mar 13] Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Docs wiki reports that rejections from the Davis Center have been received. Still no word on Harriman.
[Mar 20] Harriman?
[Apr 13] Did anyone hear anything back from Harriman?
[Apr 21] Harriman?
[Apr 22] Harriman postdoc accepted offer <--- Thanks! For the sake of a complete record for future years, do you know when Harriman sent the offer?