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Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures - General Faculty

University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

Position Type: Academic General Faculty, Teaching

Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/130423

Position Description

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant Professor on the academic general faculty (teaching track). The anticipated start date is August 25, 2024. This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible teaching appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester in Russian language.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching. A PhD in Slavic or a related field is required, as is native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English. Experience mentoring students and experience teaching Russian language at a North American institution of higher education are both strongly preferred.

Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.


*a PhD in Slavic or a related field

*native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English

Application Instructions

To Apply:

Please apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/130423. Complete an application online with the following documents:

• A cover letter detailing areas of competence, areas of special interest, experience in teaching and mentoring, experience in departmental service (if any), and how your skills and experiences will advance the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be leaders in a diverse and globally connected world (maximum 2-pages single-spaced);

• Current CV

• A statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 3 pages single-spaced)

• A complete set of recent teaching evaluations for three courses (Russian language classes if possible). Please make sure each set is complete, including all answers to all questions by all students. If the forms do not indicate the total number of students in the class and of responses received, please include both numbers in your cover letter

• Complete contact information for three professional references

Only complete applications can be considered. For additional information about the position, please contact David Herman, chair of the hiring committee, at herman@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia offers confidential Dual Career Services to partners of incoming faculty candidates. To learn more, please visit www.dualcareer.virginia.edu

Posted on February 01, 2024.