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Tallinn University: Tenure Track Professorship

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    Position: Tenure Track Professorship (career level I – Associate Professor)
    Academic unit: School of Humanities
    Study Area: Russian and Eastern European Studies
    The position will be filled by 01.09.2020

    Description of the field of academic activity: Studies of the Russian language and culture, research on the Russian diaspora that includes language, culture and / or literature. The professor is responsible for promoting and leading interdisciplinary research activities in the field of Russian Studies at Tallinn University.

    Studies of the Russian language and literature, including diaspora culture, are important and vibrant. School of Humanities at TLU: 2 MA curricula, one BA curriculum and one BA module in Liberal Arts are related to Russian language and literature studies. The links between the culture of the Estonian Russian diaspora and Estonian culture have been studied in several research projects, researchers in the field participate in Estonian and international networks, organise international conferences and publish high-quality articles. Scientists are curating an international conference of young philologists, which has been held at TLU for 20 years, and editing the “Studia Slavica” collection of young philologists (Grade 1.2). Russian philologists from TLU also publish a scientific journal “Slavica Revalensia” (Class 1.2, started for process 1.1).

    Requirements for the candidates
    Candidates for the tenure system position shall meet at least the requirements of career level I of tenure system professor, tenure track associate professor (stipulated in Annex 2 and respectively in Annex 9 and 10 to the Employment Relations Rules).
    The elected professors will begin their career in the first career level of the tenure system, with the title of tenure track associate professor. The aim for that is to support them as a leader in the relevant field of research and study and, upon successful evaluation to progress to the second career level of the tenure system, with the title of professor.

    –Doctorate in Russian Literature, Russian, or Russian Studies.
    Job responsibilities
    In accordance with Annexes 1, 2 and 10 to the Employment Relations Rules: The first level of the tenure system: associate professor.

    In addition to the above, the task is to plan research in their field, to set up a research group and to apply for research projects.
    The professor teaches subjects and research seminars in the curricula of Russian Philology (BA), Slavonic Languages and Cultures (MA), teacher of Russian and Literature (MA), cooperates within other joint courses of the School of Humanities.
    Possible research and teaching areas includes studies of Russian culture, Russian diaspora, Russian literature and / or Russian language. The professor actively participates in the dissemination and popularization of research results in Estonian society and abroad.
    Language skills

    English as required for teaching and research.
    Russian as mother tongue or C2 level.
    Estonian is an advantage in teaching, administrative work and communication with the public.
    Load: 1,0.
    Salary: to be agreed upon according to the Tallinn University Remuneration Regulation.
    Location: Tallinn
    Start of the contract: 01.09.2020

    Additional information: Please address your administrative questions to, and questions on the content to the Administrative Head of the School Terje Kalamees,

    Required application documents shall be submitted by 10th March 2020 (incl) to Personnel Office of Tallinn University.

    For more information and to apply:

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