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Assistant Professor of Russian Cultural Studies

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Contingent on the availability of funding, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 14, 2023. We are seeking a dynamic, creative, interdisciplinary, and productive scholar and teacher in the area of Russian language and Cultural Studies.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Russian program coordinator to help grow the Russian program and develop courses that will appeal to students from across disciplines. They will teach established courses at the undergraduate level; conduct research in their area of specialization; pursue collaborative research with faculty in other adjacent fields (e.g., Political Science, National Security Studies, Global Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Central and Eastern European Studies); and engage in unit, college, university, and national service.

A Ph.D. in Russian/Slavic, comparative literature, or a related language/literary studies field is required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native language skills in English and Russian; expertise in developing and teaching content courses in Russian Cultural Studies (in English and Russian), and at all levels of the Russian language; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research as evidenced by dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants; and demonstrated teaching excellence as evidenced by teaching evaluations, peer observations of teaching, syllabi, and other evidence of curricular innovation.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching hybrid, blended, or online classes; the ability to teach courses in English that will appeal to students from other disciplines (i.e., English, Women’s and Gender Studies, National Security Studies, Political Science, History, Global Studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Medieval/Renaissance Studies); and an interest in developing courses that will intersect with other intellectual points of interest in the department (ex. literary translation, Central/Eastern European Studies).

Review of applications will begin December 2, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is chosen. To apply, visit https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220157. Click “apply for this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents: 1. A cover letter. 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. Two (2) sample syllabi. In addition, arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to Velma Lockman, [email protected]. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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