Tenure-track Position in Russian Literature at the University of Chicago, Deadline October 22

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure-track or tenured position in Russian literature. We welcome applications from entry-level Assistant to recently tenured and promoted Associate Professor; PhD required. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century Russian literature (prose, poetry or drama), but other specializations and periods will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Humanities Core and to our year-long survey of Russian literature in addition to teaching topical seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Тhe successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring students at all levels. A strong publication record is required for tenured candidates. Native to near-native Russian required.

All applicants must upload a cover letter and current curriculum vitae at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 00503:

Candidates are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample in hard copy to:

Russian Literature Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

For full consideration, all electronic uploads and hard copies must be received by 22 October 2010. Review will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the ASEEES (formerly AAASS) Convention in Los Angeles. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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