Acad. Job: Open Rank Professor in Russian Literature and Culture (UCLA)

Deadline: November 22, 2021

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature and culture, beginning July 1, 2022. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. We are focusing on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature and culture of the late Soviet and post-Soviet periods (roughly from post-WW II to the present), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within the UCLA Humanities Division’s Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS), particularly film, media studies, digital, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent study courses and sharing in departmental administration, including the oversight of the Department’s various language programs (Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, BCS, Romanian and Hungarian). 

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are
encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted via UC Recruit ( Applications should include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, an Equity, 
Diversity and Inclusion ( EDI) statement, a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by ZOOM. Dossiers should be submitted by the end of the day (11:59 PM) on November 22, 2021 and applicants should advise their recommenders to meet this deadline as well. Address all inquiries about the application process to Deanna Finlay at