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Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture

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    Mary Arnstein

    Basic Information

    Position Title: Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture

    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    Position Type: Faculty – Tenure Track/Tenured


    Position Description

    The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a multidisciplinary approach to Russian literary/cultural studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to connect with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds and interests, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, to excel in teaching, and to build our program. We will review applications from all humanistic and social science disciplines with particular interest in candidates who cover gaps in our current research areas (such as pre-1840s or late and post-Soviet literature and culture) and can help the department develop new insights in critical areas of research and teaching (such as, but not limited to, environmental, LGBTQ, race, performance, or post-colonial studies). The position begins July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, with a teaching load of four courses per year, including one in the Humanities Core.


    Applicants must have completed all requirements for receipt of the PhD degree in a field related to the area of the position prior to the start of the appointment, including officially filing the dissertation.

    Application Instructions

    Complete application materials include:

    • CV
    • cover letter
    • writing sample
    • one-page research review
    • one-page teaching statement describing experience, interests, and methodology
    • three letters of reference

    Applicant’s materials must be submitted at the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruiting website at no later than 11:00pm central time on October 22, 2021. All letters of recommendation must be received by November 1, 2021. Following the initial review candidates may be asked for additional materials. For further information please email Tracy Davis at

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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