Acad. Job: Assistant/Associate Political Scientist – Russia/Eastern Europe (University of Texas)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor of Political Science, with an anticipated start in the fall semester of 2020. We seek applications from scholars with expertise on Russia and preferably at least one other East European state, who conduct research in the requisite languages. Scholarship must focus on the Russian circulation/weaponization of (dis)information in Eastern Europe, and ideally, the larger global context. We prefer candidates whose interests span and connect quantitative and qualitative approaches, and are informed by interdisciplinary methods. We seek also candidates who are policy oriented, and who can speak to the larger national and international policy implications of their research. The selected candidate will be housed in the interdisciplinary Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies with a courtesy appointment in Government. They will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service in the DSES, CREEES, the college, and university, and be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as direct graduate and undergraduate student independent research.

Salary is based upon qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of The Global Internet, Media and (Dis)Information Cluster. Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and requires all expected hires to undergo a criminal background check.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The University embraces and promotes diversity in its work environments.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


Ph.D. in Political Science is required.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 30 pages to Professor Mary Neuburger, Chair, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, via Interfolio If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position, assistance available from Interfolio’s Customer Support – or call (877) 997-8807.

Deadline for applications is October 30, 2019 and finalists will be interviewed via Skype in November or December.

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