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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Studies

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, starting August 2020. Candidates should have a strong publication record/research agenda and be able to contribute to the department’s growing MA program in Russian Studies. The successful candidate will have experience teaching English-speaking students and the ability to engage a broadly diverse student population. Area of specialization is twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian culture, with emphasis on post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture. Teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

Who We Are

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, PhD), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our website ( ).


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What We Require

  • PhD in Russian Studies or a closely related field by August 2020
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.
  • Must have taught Russian culture at the college or university level for 1 year at the college or university level. Experience can be gained during graduate studies.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV:
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Writing sample of no more than 25 pp. (LastName_FirstName_Writing_Sample.pdf)
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement that addresses how the applicant has contributed to and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in teaching, service, and/or research (LastName_FirstName_Diversity.pdf).
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request  letters of recommendation immediately upon application.

Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in October.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Karen Hawley

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