Job Posting: University of Pittsburgh, Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature to begin in August 2010, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian required. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large lecture-based courses and smaller discussion-oriented ones). Expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and experience in teaching and promise of significant scholarly achievement. Candidates should arrange to submit a letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation (which should address both scholarship and teaching), representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, and samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles) by surface mail to:

Russian Literature Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1417 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Questions may be directed to Ms. Christine Metil, Department Administrator (, 1-412-624-5906).

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held in Boston during the AAASS conference (November 12-15) and Philadelphia during the AATSEEL conference (December 27-30).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

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