Academic Job: Open Rank Faculty Position In Department of Slavic Languages (Columbia University)

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2017

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University announces an open rank position in Russian literature and culture. The position may be filled at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor with tenure. They are looking for a colleague with energy, vision, and a truly outstanding record in both scholarship and teaching, whose innovative research will complement the Department’s existing strengths and attract graduate students of the highest caliber. The ideal candidate will be a newly tenured faculty or someone who will soon be considered for tenure. While the period of specialization is open, expertise in the 20th or 21st century is especially desirable, as is the ability to teach poetry, film, or visual culture. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Successful candidates are expected to have native or near-native fluency in Russian. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand.

All applications must be submitted through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Applications must include

  • detailed letter of application
  • curricular vitae
  • cover letter
  • three letters of recommendation, which will be solicited from the RAPS site
  • non-tenured applicants should also submit a representative writing sample (up to 7500 words).

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Chicago, November 9-12, 2017. Review of applications will begin on October 1.