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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture[]

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA[]

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.

Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (

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 (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Professor - Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature[]

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures - U. C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA[]

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 nineteenth-century Russian literature, with an expected starting date of July 1, 2020. 

The Department seeks candidates whose primary specialization is in Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century. We welcome applicants whose focus is Russian realism and/or Russian culture of the late imperial period. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests are also encouraged to apply. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Required minimum qualification at the time of application:

• PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program.

Preferred qualifications:

• Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) strongly preferred by the start date of the position.
• Native or near-native competence in Russian and in English.
• Demonstrated research, teaching, and administrative abilities.

To apply for consideration, please visit the following link:

Applications must be received by October 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. 

First-round interviews will be held at the ASEEES convention November 23 - 26, 2019 in San Francisco, CA -- 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

The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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:

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 ( prior to submitting their letters, including when their letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center).
Berkeley, CA
More information about this recruitment: REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements

Cover Letter - Including a statement of research and a summary of teaching experience, either within the letter or as addenda within the pdf. 

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to 

Brief Research Sample - Article-size; published or unpublished; in English. 

Reference requirements

3 letters of reference required