Acad. Job: Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography (Alberta, Canada)

Deadline: Application reviews begin December 1, 2019; position open until filled

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for the tenure-track or tenured position as Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2020. Candidates will already hold the rank of Associate Professor or equivalent or higher at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in Ukrainian Folklore or related discipline (such as Cultural Studies, Ukrainian Studies, Slavic Studies, or others), native or near-native proficiency in Ukrainian, an excellent record of significant high-quality publications, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

The successful applicant will demonstrate familiarity with the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of contemporary folklore theories, methods, and fieldwork techniques as well as knowledge of social, material, and oral Ukrainian traditions and cultures in the 21st century and their foundations in earlier times. They will have expertise in one or more of the following specializations: Ukrainian cultural studies, diaspora culture in Canada and other nations, digital humanities, archiving, ethnographic methods, general folklore and cultural theory, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, (post) coloniality, popular culture, material or visual culture, health humanities; intersectional approaches are encouraged. The successful applicant will be willing to collaborate with other colleagues in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies as well as the Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the broader program in Ukrainian and Slavic Studies in language, literature, culture, media, or linguistics as well as to the interdisciplinary and transnational graduate program in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Fluency in another Slavic language, or in a Germanic or Romance language, would be an asset.

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