Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Russian (Dartmouth College)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian beginning in Fall 2019. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with an innovative research agenda and dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative research interests and expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture, media or cultural studies, or the non-Russian regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are particularly welcome. In addition to specialized courses, the successful candidate will also teach general survey courses in Russian literature and culture and have an opportunity to lead our summer language program in St. Petersburg. Students at Dartmouth are diverse by many measures, and the College seeks to foster an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity. We particularly seek applicants with an interest in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

The Russian Department has five and one half tenure line faculty and the Language program coordinator in the rank of Assistant Research Professor and often sponsors post doctoral fellows. Our courses enjoy strong enrollments from a broad constituency of students. Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and programs such as Theater, Film studies, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature. Current faculty members participate in a variety of campus research and pedagogical initiatives, such as Digital Humanities and Experiential Learning. A successful applicant would have the potential to forge research and curricular links with other Dartmouth departments and programs.

Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League, is located in Hanover, New Hampshire.  Dartmouth has a beautiful, historic campus, located in a scenic area on the Connecticut River. Dartmouth faculty are committed to providing a superb undergraduate education and mentoring while making significant research contributions in a range of disciplines across the arts, the humanities, the social and physical and biological sciences, as well as in a host of interdisciplinary fields. The College’s numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary units provide ample faculty opportunities including start-up funds, annual research fund, grants for research and conferences, and external granting support.

Applicants must have a Ph. D. or be ABD with PhD expected by the time of appointment, a native or near-native command of Russian and English, and an ability to teach language at all levels. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, sample research (a chapter or article), and three letters of reference through Interfolio ( Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 6-9 or by video conference for those unable to attend. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Mikhail Gronas, Department of Russian, 201 Reed Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, 03755-3570 email:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.