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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies/Cinema

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in twentieth-century Russian studies, with expertise in Russian cinema strongly preferred. Candidates with additional expertise in the cinematic and cultural traditions of Eastern and Central Europe as well as Eurasia, and with additional fields of specialization in such areas as gender and sexuality studies, as well as race and ethnicity studies, are particularly welcome.

The dates of appointment are September 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024, pending budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL Superior-level) proficiency in English is required; ACTFL Advanced High proficiency in Russian is required, with ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Russian desirable. The position entails teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, where undergraduate courses may involve some combination of Russian language and general-education literature, culture, and cinema courses in English.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), a brief description of how their research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as a document with the names and contact information for two persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to Sara Abbott, Faculty Actions Coordinator at sea127@pitt.edu.

The review of applications will begin on 17 April and continue until the position is filled.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

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Posted on April 13, 2023.