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Assistant Professor in Slavic and Global Literary Studies--Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Slavic Languages & Literature

Title: Assistant Professor in Slavic and Global Literary Studies--Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Position Details


Position Description

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Slavic and global literary studies, to begin September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position.

 

University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15).

 

This position is expected to specialize in lesser represented, marginalized, and/or non-metropolitan Slavic and/or East European literatures (including local, dialectal or minority Slavic or East European literatures, folklore and oral literatures), and in approaches (such as comparative, trans-regional, trans-national, or trans-historical, including premodern and ancient), which would contribute to global literary studies direction of the department. 

 

The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 institution located at the heart of Seattle. Applicants will be expected to provide high quality teaching across a range of different courses/topics and audiences, and to work effectively with diverse student and community populations. This position will contribute to building an innovative global literary studies curriculum marked by an expansive orientation of literary studies that is inclusive of minority languages and literatures.

 

A successful candidate will be expected to build connections with multiple campus units within and beyond the humanities, and to contribute to departmental and institutional diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures values public-facing scholarship, so the candidate should be ready to create productive connections to  vibrant cultural institutions in Seattle.

 

For more information on the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures please see: https://slavic.washington.edu/.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have:

 

  • Research and/or teaching focus pertaining to this appointment in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of Humanities.
  • An active research agenda as documented by submitted materials.
  • A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic, Comparative Literature, or any other relevant field of literature studies by the start of the appointment.

Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

 

  • Letter of application that includes current and future research plans
  • CV
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample of no more than 6000 words: this could be a dissertation chapter plus 1-2-page long abstract of the whole dissertation, or a book chapter, or a published article, or any other written material that shows the candidate’s research focus and approach
  • A statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship, and/or mentoring would promote diversity, equity and inclusion, not exceeding two pages
  • Teaching portfolio that includes: a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, not exceeding two pages; course syllabi and student evaluations from two or more classes

 

Applicants are welcome to contextualize their dossier by providing details that might include experiences, aspects of training, outreach, teaching or research that will contribute to a distinctive professional profile.

 

Preference will be given to dossiers received by December 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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