Mellon Assistant Professor in Russian at Vanderbilt University, Deadline November 10

Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian, to begin Fall 2011.

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a three-year Mellon Assistant Professorship with the possibility in the future of converting this position to a tenure-track assistant professorship. The preferred field of expertise is nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture. A secondary specialization in Post-Soviet Studies, Film Studies, Jewish Studies, European Studies or Gender Studies is required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a trajectory of excellence in research scholarship, as evidenced in publication and conference presentations, as well as an ability to contribute to transdisciplinary initiatives at Vanderbilt. The successful candidate must have experience in teaching Russian language, literature, and culture at all levels. Knowledge of methodology in SLA is preferred.

The teaching load is two courses per semester, one of which is a language course, the other is a course on Russian or post-Soviet literature, film, or culture taught in English. Job responsibilities will also include coordinating the language program and the Russian Hall in McTyeire International House. The position requires near-native or native fluency in Russian and English and the Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of application. In accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years from the start of the position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, an official graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation by November 10, 2010 to: Russian Search Committee, VU Sta. B #351567, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1567. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010 for possible interviews at the AATSEEL Convention in Pasadena, CA.

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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