Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Visiting Faculty Fellowship (Vanderbilt U.)

Deadline for Applications: January 19, 2018

“The World of Print(s): Multiples and Meanings in Early Modern Europe and North America”

Program co-directors: Mark Hosford (Associate Professor of Art) and Kevin Murphy (Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History of Art)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the significance of printed words and images in Early Modern Europe and North America. Though the current age is often considered unique in terms of the amount of information constantly flooding the airwaves and the Internet, it is important to historicize the current phenomenon in comparison to the Early Modern period when there was an explosion of printed materials that similarly saturated the West. The advent of cheap print in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries meant that larger audiences than ever before had access to the marketplace of written words, some serious and thoughtful, some salacious and sensational.  Images on woodblocks combined with moveable type made possible the publication of a variety of illustrated texts as well. The visual culture brought about by the advent of this technology in the Early Modern period was the backdrop to the work of some of the greatest printmakers of all time.

The seminar participants will put printed works—comprising both textual and visual elements—at the center of an analysis that sees them as representations of discourses external to the objects and, at the same time, as material things. Seminar participants will draw upon contemporary scholarship through various disciplinary lenses, including literary theory and art history.  By bridging a variety of disciplines, scholars in the seminar will produce a synthetic view of Early Modern visual culture and its role in shaping political and social opinion. This collaborative work will lead to new perspectives on current debates regarding the presentation and circulation of information and images in the twenty-first century.

We invite applications for the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship from scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus our work and stimulate discussions.  The successful applicant will have completed the terminal degree in her/his field at the time of application and will have a record of scholarly publications, research, or creative expression. The seminar will meet regularly and will also allow the Visiting Fellow ample time to pursue a major research project. The combined interests of the Visiting Fellow and the Vanderbilt Faculty Fellows will determine the form and content of seminar discussions.

The Visiting Fellow is provided with a spacious office within the Center’s own building. The fellowship pays a stipend of up to $50,000 and provides $2,000 in moving expenses.  Application materials may be downloaded from our website:  Complete applications must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Migration and Diaspora Studies (Ohio State University)

Deadline for application: 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. OSU is 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.

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Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (SILP)

Deadline for applications: Until filled

JOB TITLE: Russian Language Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

REPORTS TO: SILP Associate Director

DATES: 6/11/18 – 8/8/18

POSITION SUMMARY: The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate, and some advanced-level language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 135 undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and lifelong language learners for eight weeks every summer. Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator and the SILP Associate Director, Language Instructors deliver lessons using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program. More information about SILP can be found online.

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Academic Job: Russian Program (Queens College)

Deadline for applications: Until filled

The Russian Program at the Department of European Languages and Literatures, Queens College, CUNY, invites applications for a position of adjunct instructor in Russian for the Spring 2018, subject to budgetary approval. Native and near-native fluency in Russian and English, experience in teaching Russian at a North American University, and ABD in Russian are required, Ph.D. preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all levels, working in close connection with the Russian coordinator as part of the Russian program.  Please email your c.v., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Queens College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Academic Job: Digital Humanities Computing (U of Oklahoma)

Deadline for application: December 1, 2017 until position filled

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative scholar in digital humanities/humanities computing for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP). The humanities component of the position is open, so candidates from a broad range of humanities and humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2018.

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Academic Job: Faculty Associate, Russian (Arizona State U)

Deadline for application: 27 November, 2017

The Critical Languages Institute at the Melikian Center on the Tempe Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Faculty Associate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach intensive Russian in summer 2018. This is a part-time appointment. The successful candidates will teach Elementary or Intermediate Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

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Academic Job: Faculty Associate, Ukrainian (Arizona State U)

Deadline for application: November 27, 2017

The Critical Languages Institute at the Melikian Center on the Tempe Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Faculty Associate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach intensive Ukrainian in summer 2018. This is a part-time appointment. The successful candidates will teach Elementary Ukrainian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for seven weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

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Academic Job: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship (Stanford)

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2018

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Fellowship.

This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be offered from April-June 2018. The fellowship is open to scholars in any discipline whose research focuses on historical or contemporary topics in Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia.  Scholars who have received the PhD within the past five years are eligible to apply. (A PhD in hand is required at the time the residency begins.) Preference will be given to scholars who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

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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