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Jobs: Assistant Professor, Slavic Studies – Slavic literature and culture; Russian literature, UBC, Canada.

Assistant Professor, Slavic Studies – Slavic literature and culture; Russian literature
The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2014, at the rank of Assistant Professor with an academic qualification in Slavic literature and culture. The area of expertise is open, but a research emphasis and a commitment to teach Russian and Slavic literature (in English) are required.
The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2014) and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship. S/he is expected to show a genuine interest to teach in a thriving cross-cultural program currently comprising course offerings in Russian and Polish as well as comparative approaches to the literary cultures of central, eastern and northern Europe (i.e., SLAV and CENS courses).
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level. S/he is expected to engage in curriculum and program development, to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, to engage in undergraduate and graduate student supervision, and to contribute to service. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Russian. The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies are found at
Applications must include a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample or an example of published research (in English). Application materials must be submitted online to and in paper by November 1, 2013.
In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to the Head of Department, Dr. Gaby Pailer. Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to cenes.reception(at) or by regular mail to: Dr. Gaby Pailer, Head, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia, Buchanan Tower 222 - 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada.
The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.


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