Sarah and E. J. Evans Fellow, or Scholar

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Germanic and Slavic Lang Lit - 311600

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Sarah and E. J. Evans Fellow, or Scholar

Appointment Type:

Tenured/Tenure Track

Vacancy ID:



Full Time

Hours per week:




Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications

Proposed Start Date:


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures is committed to research and teaching at all levels in German, Russian and several other Germanic, Central European, and Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. One of the most vibrant departments of its kind in the nation, GSLL is closely linked with interdisciplinary centers including the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and with the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. We are also home to the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, one of the country’s leading graduate programs in German.

Position Summary:

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures ( at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in East European Jewish Studies. The successful applicant will hold the working title of the Sarah and E. J. Evans Fellow, or Scholar.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Ph.D. in East European, Slavic, and/or Jewish Studies, or related field, is required; native or near-native competence in English and at least one East European language required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

The area of specialization is open; candidates with expertise in international Yiddish and related East European literature, culture, film, or other media are especially welcome to apply. We welcome applications from candidates whose work aligns with our departmental mission as outlined on our website. ( The position will involve active and ongoing participation in the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in East European Studies, and perform service for the department.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at, and upload the following:
1) a letter of application
2) a current CV
3) statements of research and teaching philosophy
4) a syllabus for a course in East European Jewish Studies
5) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 double-spaced pages (approximately 8000 words).

At the time of application candidates will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required) from faculty of rank equal to, or higher than the position level desired. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support (signed and written on institutional letterhead). Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to:

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on October 27, 2023. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Inquiries to Dr. Ruth von Bernuth at


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