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Job: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with expertise in twentieth-century Russian literature and culture (University of Pennsylvania)

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) with expertise in twentieth-century Russian literature and culture, to begin July 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in such areas as Central European studies, history, literary theory, digital humanities, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, theater studies, visual studies, and/or musicology.

Demonstrated strength in research and publication and excellence in teaching required. Ph.D. must be earned by time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English required.

Please submit applications online at:http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/700.
Include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a CV, teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation.

Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Philadelphia, in November, 2015.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see:http://www.upenn.edu/alman…/volumes/…/n02/diversityplan.html).


The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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