Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Asst Prof in Rus Lit. and Cul.(Indiana U)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2018

Indiana U
Slavic & East European Langs & Cultures, Global & Int’l Studies Bldg 355 N Jordan Av, Bloomington, IN 47405

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature and Culture
The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and will hold the Ph.D. degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or an equivalent discipline, with an emphasis on Russian. Area of specialization is open, but the department would be especially interested in a candidate whose work bridges Indiana’s strengths in Russian literature with other forms of cultural expression (music, film, performance, etc.). The successful candidate will have native or near-native Russian, fluent English, and experience teaching English-speaking students. Familiarity with the American university system is required. Indiana’s Slavic department features one of a handful of Russian Flagship programs in the U.S., enjoys strong institutional support, and has a long history of collaboration across a wide variety of disciplines.

Send all materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of support electronically to Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2018 but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES in Boston or by skype, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews.

Questions regarding the application process or position, contact Tricia Hodges at 812-855-2608,, c/o the Search Committee, Slavic & E. European Languages & Cultures Department, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan, room 4050, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1105, USA.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

MLA Job ID 33077.  The department offering this position reimburses candidates for expenses and returns sample materials in accordance with MLA policy.

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. of Central Eu Studies (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until filled

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies to begin July 1, 2019. See position webpage for more information

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Central European culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field by July 1, 2019 required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Central European literature, film, or other media.

Applicants must apply online and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages; and 5) the names, titles, and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Inquiries to:

Applicants must apply online at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018

The Middlebury College Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian invites applications for the position of Instructor of Russian. The positions are for the summer of 2019 (June 19-August 17, 2019).

Instructors provide four hours of classroom instruction and one formal office hour per day. In addition, participation in pre- and post-session assessment testing and cultural programming is required

The successful candidate is expected to possess a Ph.D. or MA in a related field and demonstrate significant Russian language teaching experience at various levels. The ability to live, and work in an intensive environment surrounded by students and colleagues is required.

Application Instructions:

  • A brief cover letter describing why the candidate would like to teach in the intensive environment of the Language Schools & contact information for one reference, ideally one familiar with the environment of the Language Schools,
  • Current CV
  • List of courses taught that includes dates, number of students, contact hours, and course materials used.

All applications must be submitted electronically: by November 1st, 2018

Please contact Jason Merrill with any questions at

Academic Job: Tenure Track in Russian (Hamilton College)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

Hamilton College’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. The Department seeks candidates of native or near-native fluency in Russian whose research interests focus on one or more of the following areas: literature, media studies, translation, or cultural studies. Interdisciplinary subjects and participation in related departments are strongly encouraged. The candidate must possess demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching in both Russian and English, including all levels of language. Hamilton College is seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with a diverse student population. The cover letter should address ways in which the candidate raises issues of diversity in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.         Candidates should submit CV and cover letter via Interfolio. Questions regarding the search may be directed to John Bartle, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018.

Hamilton is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at Opportunities for Spouses or Partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
A complete application must include 1) a cover letter and 2) curriculum vitae (CV) . To begin an application, please click on the Apply Now button to create an Interfolio account. There is no charge for creating this account. All materials should be addressed to Professor John Bartle and must be submitted via Interfolio.

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:

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

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018


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  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

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 ( 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 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

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,