Academic Job: Migration and Diaspora Studies (Ohio State University)

Deadline for application: Until Filled

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Migration and Diaspora Studies in East/Central European and Russian literatures and cultures. Viable candidates should have a background in the migration of persons and ideas across and outside of the region, as well as work in East European/Russian diaspora communities and their literatures/cultures, and in translation and interpreting of languages and literatures/cultures. OSU is particularly interested in candidates who explore the intersection of migration and narrative studies, migration and oral histories, interpretation as a skill, and languages in the professional spheres. This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent language skills in Russian and an additional Slavic (Central European) language, or excellent language skills in any other two Slavic (Central or East European) languages, as well as experience teaching in a North American academic setting. Preferred qualifications include program experience, university teaching experience and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, which is anticipated to be August 16, 2018. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three recommenders. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Suchland at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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