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UMass Amherst: Associate Professor of Polish literature, language, film, culture

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    Walter Raleigh Amesbury, Jr. and Cecile Dudley Amesbury Professorship for Teaching and Research of the Polish Language, Literature, and Culture

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a scholar at the rank of Associate Professor with a background in Polish literature, language, film, or cultural studies and a record of teaching and publication suitable for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. The position will begin September 1, 2019.

    About UMass Amherst

    UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

    Job Description

    Based in the Comparative Literature program within the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Program (SEEES) and the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies. The University of Massachusetts is a member of the Five Colleges Consortium (along with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), enabling potential collaborations with the Five College Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program, the Five College Film Council, and other consortial programs. The Amesbury endowment provides funding for programming and outreach initiatives, as well as research funds for the holder of the professorship.


    Ph.D. in Polish literature, language, film, or cultural studies and excellence in and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including Polish language courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with an outstanding record and potential for future achievement in research and a commitment to community outreach and engagement. Related scholarly interests are welcome, including East European or other continental languages, literatures, and cinemas. Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor who can demonstrate an exceptional record of research and teaching in Polish and in Film and Media Studies will be considered.

    Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Application Instructions

    To apply, please submit 1) application letter addressing your qualifications; 2) CV; 3) list of three current references with full contact information including valid email addresses; and 4) an article or chapter reflecting your recent research to:

    All application materials must be received by the priority deadline of December 7, 2018 to insure full consideration, but review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

    Application materials will not be returned. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Moira Inghilleri and Prof. Jim Hicks, Co-Chairs, Amesbury Professorship Search Committee, at and

    Additional Information

    The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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