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Professor (open-rank) – East European, Russian, and Eurasian Literature/Culture

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

Professor (open-rank) – East European, Russian, and Eurasian Literature/Culture

Position Description

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago is conducting an open-rank search to fill a tenure-track position in literary/cultural studies to begin July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. We invite applications from scholars who are open to critical reorientation in our field, and who approach our region with a transnational view of its literatures and cultures. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose areas of interest include one or more of the following: environmental and post-colonial perspectives; creative practice; pre-1840s literature and culture; historically under-represented Slavic, East European and Eurasian cultures. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position includes research progress, a standard teaching load of four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as usual advising and service requirements.


The successful candidate will have:

A record of research and publications in leading venues in their field, or the potential to develop such a record;
A demonstrated record of excellent teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students or the potential to excel in these areas;
the ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds and interests;
the ability to help build the program.
Application Instructions

Complete application materials include:

cover letter
research statement (two to three pages)
writing sample
names and contact information for 3 writers of letters of reference
All materials must be submitted at the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruiting website at http://apply.interfolio.com/130007 10:59pm Central Time/11:59pm Eastern Time on October 23, 2023. Additional materials may be requested following the initial review. For further information please email admin-slavic@uchicago.edu.

This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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Posted on October 03, 2023.