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University of Cambridge is seeking Lecturer in 19th-c Russian Literature

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Slavonic Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in 19th-century Russian literature and Culture from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed-term of 5 years.

    The successful candidate will normally hold a PhD in Slavonic Studies and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research commensurate with the international reputation of the Slavonic Studies Section in the University of Cambridge. Appointees will further be expected to:

    • engage in high-level research,
    • seek opportunities to win external funding for that research,
    • publish in their specialist field,
    • teach and examine undergraduates in particular in the area of nineteenth-century literature, thought, and culture,
    • supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work in particular in the area of nineteenth-century literature, thought, and culture.

    In order for your application to be considered, please upload to the application system a covering letter and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications before the vacancy closes at midnight (GMT) on Thursday 17 December 2020.Applicants are also requested to ask three referees to email letters of reference directly and in confidence to Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator at by the closing date, without waiting for a formal request.

    Long-listed applicants will be invited to submit a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words. Interviews and research/ teaching presentations for short-listed applicants will be held online on 10-11 February 2021, subject to confirmation.

    Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Director of Section, Professor Emma Widdis ( On questions of procedure, please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on and please quote the vacancy reference GR24653 in all correspondence.

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