Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies (UNC-CH)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled (Review begins November 13, 2017)

Assistant Professor in Central European Studies

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, 2018.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2018 required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Hungarian and Central European literature, film, or other media.  We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, film studies, Slavic and East European studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature, film, and/or other media.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Hungarian and 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.

Applicants must apply online at, 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 13, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.