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Job: The Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

The Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies


College of Arts and Science:  Miami University in Oxford, Ohio invites applications for the Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, with appointment to begin in Fall of 2016.  Candidates should have the Ph.D. in a Humanities or Social Science discipline. The successful candidate will teach in Russian, Soviet or post-Soviet Studies, maintain an active research agenda, and provide scholarly and administrative leadership for the Havighurst Center.

Qualified candidates should be internationally recognized scholars and excellent teachers in a field of Russian, Soviet or post-Soviet studies, and should have a teaching and scholarly record commensurate with the appointment of a full professor in a humanities or social science department.  Strong candidates will have a background in working in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and will study some aspect of Soviet- or post-Soviet –American relations.
Submit:  cover letter, cv, names of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1743.
Inquiries about the position can be directed to Associate Dean Renee Baernstein (baernspr@miamioh.edu).  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continues until position is filled. 
The Havighurst Center is an endowed center.  Faculty affiliated with the Center hold appointments in several departments throughout the College of Arts and Science.  The Center supports departments in offering undergraduate curricula in Soviet and post-Soviet studies, including the major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.  The Center offers a graduate certificate, post-doctoral fellowships, and undergraduate scholarships.  It sponsors intellectual and cultural programming for university and general audiences.  More information about the Havighurst Center may be found here: http://www.miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/havighurst/
With a student body of over 15,000 undergraduate and 2,250 graduate students at its Oxford campus, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Graduate programs complement and enhance the undergraduate educational experience. Our unwavering commitment to teaching and learning is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, and their consistently strong and engaged alumni community.
Miami University serves the citizens of the state of Ohio, as well as a regional and increasingly national and international constituency. Miami's main campus is in Oxford, 35 miles north of Cincinnati, with two regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio, and the Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until finalists are selected, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act.
Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free. 

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