Assistant Professor in Russian Studies

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Russian Studies, to begin July 1, 2022. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary literature, language, and culture; with a focus on the non-Russian cultures of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; or on ethnicity/nationality/race in the former Soviet bloc. Qualified candidates must have a Ph. D. in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field at the start of appointment, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and the ability to teach language at all levels.  In addition to specialized courses that reflect their research interests, the person in this position will also be expected to teach core courses in Russian literature and culture and to lead the joint (with the Government Department and the Irving Energy Institute) Foreign Study Program to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Irkutsk. Faculty are also expected to be actively involved in contributing to the vital intellectual and extracurricular life of the department. Qualified candidates should demonstrate initiative and organizational experience as well as willingness to serve the larger College community. 

Applications should include: a cover letter addressed to the Russian Search Committee which addresses research interests and teaching experience; one representative sample of published or unpublished work of no more than thirty pages; and three or four letters of recommendation at ( Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by teleconference (Zoom or Skype) the week of November 29. Please address any questions about the position to Professor Lynn Patyk, Chair of the Russian Search Committee (

Dartmouth College is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We seek applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should, for example, address their specific experience and pedagocial approach to teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is an Ivy League university which offers students and faculty a close-knit academic community with global reach. The College encompasses numerous learning and research centers that facilitate professional development, connection, and cross-disciplinary collaboration among faculty. These include the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Neukom Institute for Computational Science, and the Wright Center for Computation and Just Communities, among others. The Leslie Center also houses GrantGPS, which offers extensive support in helping faculty identify and secure research support, as well as map their research and career trajectory. We are especially interested in applicants who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresentated groups are encouraged. 

Your offer is contingent upon your sent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth Policy. 

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