Academic Job: Assistant Professor of Russian Literature (State University of New Jersey)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian Literature (tenure-track), effective September 1, 2017. We seek a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Preferred secondary areas of expertise are cinema studies, poetry (all periods), and post-Soviet culture. Tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to teach two courses per term, maintain an active research profile, and contribute to the department and university through service. Interviews will take place at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, D.C. For more information about the program, please see

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Slavic or related field by September 1, 2017, have native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and show evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching.  Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, an article-length writing sample, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio to Professor Fatima Naqvi, Chair, Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  Priority given to complete applications on file by October 15.  The position will close on October 31.  To apply, please go to