Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Harriman Institute)

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2018


The Harriman Institute invites applications for 2 two-year postdoctoral research scholar positions, extending over 2018-19 and 2019-20. Postdoctoral research scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to teach a course of their own design in the spring semester of each of the two years; to give a public seminar/lecture on their research; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. The Institute provides desk space for all postdoctoral research scholars. The Institute also provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests.

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Academic Job: Open-rank Position in Russian Lit. & Culture (U. of Southern California)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for an open-rank position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor) with specialization in Russian literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Particular consideration will be given to scholarly focus on the Silver Age and Modernism; or to the later twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential or accomplishment, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University’s general education program.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Further information is available by

Academic Job: Research Fellowship in Linguistics (University of Tromsø)

Deadline for applications: November 17, 2017

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian)

Application date: 17. November 2017
Ref.: 2017/5200

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

UiT is pleased to announce the following postdoc position in Russian Linguistics. Potential applicants are encouraged to write to She will be happy to assist potential applicants with the application process.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, E-mail: or Head of Department Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail:

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Academic Job: Professor and Head of School of Modern Languages (U of Bristol)

Deadline for application: November 26, 2017

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Professor and Head of the School of Modern Languages who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.

This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within your chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines. The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The School of Modern Languages is one of the most popular for undergraduate students in the UK, teaching around 8% of all undergraduate linguists. It provides innovative and creative teaching on more than 60 taught programs of study, including a very popular three-language pathway.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education. Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their “Best Places to Live in Britain” 2014, which noted that the city boasts “one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, varied and beautiful housing stock, decent schools, buzzy culture and night life and access to some fantastic countryside”.

For additional information on the role including full candidate brief please see the online listing.

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Academic Job: Tenure-track Position in Migration and Diaspora Studies (OSU)

Deadline for applications: Review starts November 01, 2017 (Open Until Filled)

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Migration and Diaspora Studies in East/Central European and Russian literatures and cultures. Viable candidates should have a background in the migration of persons and ideas across and outside of the region, as well as work in East European/Russian diaspora communities and their literatures/cultures, and in translation and interpreting of languages and literatures/cultures. We are particularly interested in candidates who explore the intersection of migration and narrative studies, migration and oral histories, interpretation as a skill, and languages in the professional spheres. This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent language skills in Russian and an additional Slavic (Central European) language, or excellent language skills in any other two Slavic (Central or East European) languages, as well as experience teaching in a North American academic setting. Preferred qualifications include program experience, university teaching experience and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, which is anticipated to be August 16, 2018. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

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Funding: Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship (Marquette U.)

Deadline for application: January 8, 2018

In 2002, Marquette established the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program, intended to increase the presence of underrepresented ethnic groups by supporting doctoral candidates in completing their final academic requirement, the dissertation.

The fellowship provides a student from other U.S. universities with one year of financial support, including a stipend, fringe benefits, and research and travel funds. The fellow will be in residence at Marquette for an academic year, during which the recipient will teach one course in his or her area of specialization while completing his or her dissertation. The recipient will also participate in a formal mentoring program.

The fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, who earned his doctorate from Marquette in 1981 and is an internationally recognized champion of educational opportunity. Mitchem founded Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program and served as its director from 1969–86. Previously, he was president of the Council for Educational Opportunity in Washington, D.C.

Past recipients of the Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship

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Academic Job: Davis Center Visiting Scholar (Harvard)

Deadline for application: January 10, 2018

The application period for 2018–2019 postdoctoral fellowships runs from late October–January 10, 2018. Junior scholars whose research touches on the work of the Davis Center community are welcome to apply to the Fellows Program.

The Center will award Postdoctoral Fellowships within the framework of the 2018–2019 Fellows Program. More senior scholars with outside or sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in 2018–2019 should apply using the Visiting Scholar application.

Eligibility and Terms

  • For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2018, but no earlier than September 2013 (less than five years ago).
  • Stipend of up to $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months.
  • Scholars may apply to be in residence for 9 months or 12 months.
  • $5,000 in additional research funding.
  • Eligible for employee benefits (including subsidized health insurance).
  • Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided.
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Academic Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Stanford)

Deadline for application: January 11, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on the Institute’s current theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” Recent Ph.D.’s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research centers feminist, women’s or gender studies are eligible. The Institute encourages scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  The application will be available to access October 1, 2017 through January 11, 2018.

Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

Application Deadline – January 11, 2018 midnight PST

For questions about the postdoctoral fellowship application, please see the Application Details.

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Academic Job: Visiting Professorships in East Central European Studies (Columbia U)

Deadline for application: January 01, 2018

Columbia University invites applications for two István Deák Visiting Professorships in East Central European Studies for one semester each (Fall or Spring) in the academic year 2018-2019. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák’s legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to scholars who have active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. ONE appointment will be at the rank of Visiting Professor. The second will be an open-rank appointment to be filled at any level from Visiting Assistant to Visiting Full Professor.

The visiting professors will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will teach two courses, one a lecture course of broad interest for undergraduates, the other a seminar for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The visitors are expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Harriman Institute.

Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference, and a modest sample (article or book chapter) of scholarship. The letter of application should include a statement of which semester the applicant prefers, a list with the names and descriptions of two courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant’s current research interests.

All applications must be made through Columbia’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS).

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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. Continue reading