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Job: Assistant Professor in European and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies (the College of William and Mary)

The Programs in European Studies and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies at the College of William and Mary seek applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2017.

https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/25639

We are two strong, interdisciplinary area studies programs at one of the best small public universities in the United States, and we are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities with appropriate expertise will be considered, pending department approval. The appointment will be jointly held in the Global Studies Program and in a host department appropriate for the candidate’s discipline. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and a demonstrated interest in comparative and trans-regional scholarship and teaching. Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling undergraduate courses in both Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (RPSS) and European Studies (ES), as well as in the candidate’s home department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to European Studies” and “Introduction to Russian and Post-Soviet Studies,” as well as topics courses and research seminars for both programs.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D at the time of appointment (August 10, 2017). The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling undergraduate courses in both Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (RPSS) and European Studies (ES), as well as in the candidate’s home department.

Research and teaching expertise in fields such as state socialism, the First and/or Second World Wars, post-socialist societies, migration, regionalism, and identity politics are particularly welcome.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. 

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 7, 2016. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. If you have any questions about this application process please contact Monika Van Tassel at mbvantassel@wm.edu or 757-221-3082

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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