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UI-Chicago hiring Assistant Professor in Russian Literature & Culture

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    The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture.  The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019.

     

    We are interested in hiring a versatile and interdisciplinary scholar, whose work is grounded in a theoretical perspective and who can bring cutting-edge experimental approaches to the department. Specifically, we are seeking candidates who specialize in modern Russian literature and culture. Primary or secondary expertise in film, visual arts, cultural studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, or digital humanities is welcome. Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, advising majors, masters and doctoral students, pursuing an active research agenda, and contributing to the university and community through service activities. The standard teaching load is two courses each semester (four courses per academic year).

     

    The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Polish and Russian Literatures and Cultures as well as coursework in Jewish Studies and Lithuanian language and culture. Our MA and PhD students can benefit from enrolling in interdepartmental concentrations in Gender and Women’s Studies, Central and Eastern European Studies, and Violence Studies. Please visit our website to learn more about our department and faculty:  https://lcsl.uic.edu/slavic-baltic

    UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. A comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, it provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Russian Literature or Russian Film or a related field by the starting date of August 16, 2019.
    • Native or near-native competence in Russian is required.

    TO APPLY

    For fullest consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by November 5, 2018 at which time review will begin.

    Please submit an online application at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=101772

    Applications should include: a cover letter addressed to the Slavic Search Committee; a CV; statements of research and teaching interests (no more than two pages each); one representative sample of published or unpublished work; names and e-mail addresses of three or four referees who if contacted, will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation.

    Please direct all inquiries to the contact email address below:

    Contact email: Russiansearch2018@uic.edu

     

    Final authorization of the position is subject to the availability of funding.

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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