Madison, WI
Oct 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92150-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 92150-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Russian



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or equivalent in Slavic with specialization in Russian literature and culture.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Superior level of proficiency (on ACTFL scale) in Russian and English required. Prior teaching experience at a college or university required. Priority will be given to applicants with research expertise in Russian nineteenth-century literature and culture. Secondary specialization in the Soviet period or post-Soviet studies is a plus.

Position Summary:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic invites applications for a (tenure-track) assistant professor in Russian literature and culture. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life of the department through teaching, scholarly research and service.

Additional Information:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic has 28 regular faculty, 7 faculty associates and lecturers, 4 staff, and over 75 graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.

The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


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Instructions to applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete application must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, November 15, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at Application must include (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) three references with full names and email contact information. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a letter of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 6 2017 Central Daylight Time


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