Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central and East European Culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Deadline: February 15, 2024

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington ( invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central and East European Culture to begin in August 2024. The duration of the fellowship is two years with a teaching load of one course per semester. We welcome applications from early career scholars specializing in the cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, including specialists in media, literature, and the arts. The focus for this inaugural instance of the award will be on South Slavic and Balkan cultures. Eligible candidates will have received their Ph.D. degree within 7 years of the position’s start date. The postdoctoral fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for an emerging scholar to conduct research, teach, and engage in professional development at a top-tier research institution that includes Indiana University’s extensive holdings in its libraries and museums and an array of vibrant cross-disciplinary departments and programs. We seek a dynamic and original thinker who is committed to excellence in scholarship and is well-suited to teaching an introductory survey and an upper-level course for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a detailed description of their research program and teaching philosophy; a CV; a 20-30 page writing sample; and a one-page statement on how they would foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and teaching. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three individuals who could submit recommendation letters should the applicant proceed to the finalist stage.

Applications should be submitted online at

For best consideration, please submit your application by February 15, 2024.
Please contact if you have any inquiries and they will be forwarded to the committee.

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