University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge, Application Deadline June 13

University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture

Department of Slavonic Studies

Vacancy Reference No: GR08194 Salary: £36,862-£46,696

The Department of Slavonic Studies is seeking to appoint a full-time,
permanent University Lecturer from 1 October 2011, or as soon as
possible thereafter. This post has been created thanks to the
generosity of the Isaac Newton Trust. The post-holder will contribute
to the teaching of the undergraduate tripos in Russian, delivering
lectures on Russian literature and culture, and to the teaching of the
M.Phil in Russian studies. S/he will also be expected to undertake
undergraduate language teaching, assist in Tripos examinations,
supervise MPhil and PhD students, if appropriate, and play an active
role in the further development of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, and will have a record of
research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication),
in a field of Russian literature and/or culture, and the promise of
making an outstanding contribution to the Department of Slavonic
Studies. Applications will be considered in any area of Russian
studies, from the earliest times until the present, although the
ability to teach one or more of the following may be an advantage: 1.
pre-Modern culture; 2. contemporary culture; 3. Russian and Soviet
history. Native or excellent non-native command of Russian and English
is essential.

Applications can be made by completing form CHRIS 6 form (available at, a cover letter, a
detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a
statement on your research interests, and the names and addresses of
three referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field.
Application materials should be sent by the closing date of 13 June
2011, either by post to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee,
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge
CB3 9DA OR by e-mail to You are requested to ask
your referees to write directly by the same date. You are welcome to
seek further information by contacting Dr Emma Widdis, Head of
Department, e-mail:

Further particulars can be found at

Shortlisted candidates for the post will be notified by Friday 17th
June. Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning June 27th
2011. The interview will involve candidates giving a short lecture of
20 minutes to a mixed group of graduate students and members of the
Department, and a short sample language class, prior to the interview

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a
probationary period of one year.

Closing date: 13 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: week commencing
27 June 2011.

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