The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian literature and culture to begin in August 2012, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian required.
In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large lecture-based courses and smaller discussion-oriented ones).
Applicants must demonstrate promise of significant scholarly achievement and a strong interest and experience in teaching. Expertise in a second Slavic language and literature, especially Polish or BCS, is desirable.
Candidates should arrange to submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders) by surface mail to:
Russian Assistant Professor Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1417 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Questions may be directed to:
Ms. Christine Metil,
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Preliminary interviews will be held in Washington, DC during the ASEEES conference (November 17–20) and Seattle, WA during the AATSEEL conference (January 5–8).
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.