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Assistant Professor in Russian Culture

University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Russian culture from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will hold, or be about to complete, a PhD in Slavonic Studies in a relevant area, and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research in the broad area of recent and contemporary Russian culture (with 'recent and contemporary' understood to mean culture since approximately 1985, and 'culture' including but not limited to all forms of literary, cinematic, artistic, dramatic, and digital production). Appointees will be expected to:

engage in high-level research,
seek opportunities to win external funding for that research,
publish in their specialist field,
teach and examine undergraduates in particular in the area of recent and contemporary Russian culture.
supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work in particular in the area of recent and contemporary Russian culture.
The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, their own independent research portfolio of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation of the Slavonic Studies Section in the University of Cambridge.

Appointees are also expected to conduct small-group teaching of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and, where appropriate, to contribute to directing studies for programmes within their subject area. The expectation is that the successful candidate will undertake both core teaching and teaching which is underpinned by research in their own field.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and ONE article- or chapter-length research publication (max 10,000 words), whether extant or forthcoming before the vacancy closes at midnight (GMT) on Thursday 11 November 2021.

Applicants must provide the names and contact details of three referees who are familiar with their work in the relevant field. Please ensure that your three referees submit their references directly to references@mmll.cam.ac.uk before the closing date.

We support and encourage under-represented groups and we value diversity. We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Our recruitment and selection procedures follow best practice. The university has an Equal Opportunities policy, along with a range of diversity networks for women, black and minority ethnic, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. More details are available at http://www.equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Director of Section, Professor Stanley Bill sb2054@cam.ac.uk. On questions of procedure, please contact our HR Team on MMLLPersonnel@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference GP28266 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Posted on October 15, 2021.