Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Prof. Dev: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship (Stanford)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018

Call for Applications: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship 

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Fellowship.

 This is a 12-week residential fellowship to be offered in the period between January 15-June 15, 2019 (actual dates of residence will be determined in consultation with the selected fellow). The fellowship is open to scholars in any discipline whose research focuses on historical or contemporary topics in Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia.  Scholars who have received the PhD within the past five years are eligible to apply. (A PhD in hand is required at the time the residency begins.) Preference will be given to scholars who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

During the fellowship period, the Vucinich Fellow is expected to pursue independent research in residence and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center. The fellow will hold a lecture, seminar, or workshop on their research. The fellow will have access to Stanford University Libraries and the use of a shared work space at the Center.

 The fellowship award funds international travel, health insurance, and a visa, in addition to a $12,000 stipend for living expenses.

A complete application consists of an online application form, a letter of application (including a research project description), a Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and a short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018.

 For more information and to access the application, please see: https://creees.stanford.edu/people/visiting-scholars/wayne-vucinich-fellowship

Academic Job: Asst. Prof Slavic Lang and Lit (Yale)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES, YALE UNIVERSITY

Yale University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 2019. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in drama and performance studies, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and the 18th-early 19th centuries are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Selected candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials (cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale) addressed to Professor John MacKay, Chair, by October 15, 2018 at http://www.interfolio.com/54722.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9.

Address any questions to john.mackay@yale.edu.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Academic Job: Fellowship with Slavic-Eurasian Center (Hokkaido Uni)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) of Hokkaido University is pleased to announce the 41st round of the SRC’s Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program for 2019-2020.
Foreign specialists in studies of the former Soviet and East European countries, who are interested in spending several months at the SRC during the academic year of 2019-2020, may submit applications for this program.

Academic Job: Assistant Prof. of Russian (Uni. Rochester)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

Assistant Professor of Russian (Language, Literature and Culture) 

The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (http://www.sas.rochester.edu/mlc/) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Russian (language, literature and culture). They are seeking a candidate with a strong research program, dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture and the ability to lead our four-week summer language program in St. Petersburg. Teaching load is two courses per semester (4 courses/year) for undergraduates and graduate students in humanities disciplines across the college. Applicants must have a Ph. D., native or near-native command of Russian and English, and experience teaching language at all levels. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian literature, cinema and culture are particularly welcome.

Faculty in MLC also have the opportunity to contribute to the University’s strong interdisciplinary programs in Literary Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies. Appointment is effective July 1, 2019 with teaching duties beginning August 2019.

Application materials (statement, teaching philosophy, current CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation) addressed to Professor John Givens, MLC Chair, should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting. Application review will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9. Address questions to johngivens@rochester.edu.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Russ. Lit (Uni. Illinois at Chicago)

Deadline for Applications: November 5, 2018 (strongly suggested)

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019.

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Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and humanities; and one in the social sciences and/or professional disciplines—to begin in September 2019 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. More information is available on the application portal, https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48448/ucis-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-russian-east-european-and-eurasian-studies-for.

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Balkan/South Slavic Studies (UC, Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in the area of Balkan/South Slavic Studies. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. The department seeks a specialist in South Slavic Languages/Literatures/Cultures whose primary focus is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). This may include specializations in literature, folklore, linguistics, and/or the cultural history of the region. Candidates will be expected to supervise BCS language instruction and should be able to teach BCS at the advanced level. Expertise in additional Slavic languages is welcomed. For more details about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit:
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01863.

Application deadline is October 25, 2018. With questions, contact issahr@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

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.

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Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian and Global Studies (Penn State U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.eduand http://glis.la.psu.edu/.

Starting date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/XXXXXXXXXQuestions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Russian Linguistics (U. of of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Please find the online application here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/153239/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-in-linguistics

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, e-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

Please note:
1. It is not necessary to translate any documents from Russian to English in order to apply for this position. Please ignore instructions to do so.
2. It is not necessary to have a completed PhD in order to apply for this position. If your PhD will be completed before the beginning of the position (in about 10 months), you are welcome to apply.
3. Please be sure to complete the online application process well in advance of the deadline so that you do not run into technical problems. If you have any questions about the application process please do not hesitate to contact Laura Janda.