Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Humanities: Slavic Languages & Literatures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2022.  The area of specialization is fully open and applicants from all subfields will be carefully considered.  Candidates with expertise in theater and performance studies, race and ethnicity studies, and gender and sexuality studies are particularly welcome to apply.  Responsibilities include teaching four courses per academic year and service to the department. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Russian.  We also invite applicants with strengths in other East European, Caucasian, or Central Asian languages.

The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Slavic or another relevant field at time of hire.  We invite applications from qualified scholars from around the world. Applications should be addressed to Professor Edyta Bojanowska, Chair, and submitted by November 1 via Interfolio at  They should include a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, and three letters of recommendation from outside Yale.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Zoom.  For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Bojanowska at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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