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Assistant or Associate Professor in Russian Poetry and Historical Poetics

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor appointment in 18th and early 19th century Russian Poetry and Historical Poetics, beginning July 1, 20t5.

The successful candidate must have a PhD. at the time of application. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and in English is required. Candidates must have a record of excellent scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate must show significant achievement in research and publications in 18th and early 19th century Russian poetry and historical poetica, as well as extensive experience designing and teaching Russian language, literature, and culture courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must have North American teaching experience. The appointee will be expected to teach Russian language, literature, and culture courses at all levels. A documented interest in comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary research and curriculum development is considered a strong asset. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by selecting the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a sample of academic writing, and a statement outlining current and future research interests.

If you have questions about this position, please Contact Professor Donna Orwin at:

All application materials should be submitted online by June 19, 2014.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply

We recommend combining attached documents into one or two tites in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-maĆ­l lo Toni Eyre at t.eyre@utoronto.ca by June 19, 2014.

For more information about the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, please visit http://www.utoronto.ca/slavic/

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted on June 05, 2014.