Academic Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (UW-Madison)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture beginning August 20, 2018. PhD in hand by the start of appointment required. Superior level of proficiency or higher (on ACTFL scale) in Russian and English required. Prior college or university teaching experience required.

We seek a new colleague with an active research agenda and outstanding promise as a scholar and teacher. Priority will be given to applicants with research expertise in Russian nineteenth-century literature and culture. Secondary specialization in the Soviet period or post-Soviet studies is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate-level courses in the nineteenth-century literary tradition (Romanticism and Realism); ability to teach eighteenth-century Russian literature and culture at the graduate level also desirable. At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will teach across the curriculum, including courses in 19th- through 21st-century Russian literature and culture as well as advanced Russian language. The standard teaching load is four courses each academic year (two courses each semester). Active engagement in research and publication at the national and international levels will be expected.

For a full position description and a link to the application, please go here.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:55 p.m. CST, November 15, 2017. Please complete the online application using the above link. You will be asked to include (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) three names of references with email addresses. References will be contacted upon submission of the application and will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.