Academic Job: Assistant Professor With Expertise in Hungarian (Univ.of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Open until filled; review of applications begins on November 15, 2016

Assistant Professor in Central European Studies (Laszlo Birinyi, Sr.  Fellow)

 The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( applications for a full-time, tenure‑track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr.  Fellow) in Central European Studies with expertise in Hungarian, to begin July 1, 2017.

Ph.D. by July 1, 2017 required.  Candidates should have a strong research agenda in literature and culture and be able to contribute fully to the teaching mission of the Department and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies ( We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, religious studies, Jewish studies, visual studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, anthropology, musicology, art history, history, geography, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature and culture. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Central European and Hungarian literature and culture and be prepared to teach all levels of Hungarian. Native or near-native fluency in Hungarian and English required.

Applicants must apply online at, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) current CV; 3) statements of teaching and research philosophy; 4) an English-language scholarly writing sample of no more than 40 pages; and 5) the names and contact information for four referees.  At the time when applicants are selected for preliminary interviews, their referees will be contacted with instructions for submitting letters online.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

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