Tenure-track or Tenured Professor in Ukrainian Literature and Culture

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures plans to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Ukrainian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester (including freshman seminars, survey courses, and advanced seminars). We are seeking an energetic colleague committed to building our program in Ukrainian studies, introducing undergraduates to the study of this part of the world, advising advanced work with graduate students, and connecting Ukrainian studies to other disciplines and regions in creative ways. We expect the candidate to share in the Department’s administrative and advising duties as well as participating broadly in the academic culture of the university. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and innovative scholarship is imperative.


The ideal candidate will be able to present Ukraine’s complex, multiethnic culture and history to both undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates may specialize in any area of Ukrainian literature and culture. Additional expertise in the study of the region, for example, Russian studies or Jewish studies, is highly valued, as is knowledge of another Slavic language and literature. We also welcome broader interdisciplinary interests in fields such as race and ethnicity, migration and transnational studies, religion, or gender and sexuality studies.

assistant, associate, faculty, tenure track, tenure, Ukrainian, Slavic, Russian, Jewish, literature, culture, arts, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

PhD in Ukrainian literature and culture or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Ukrainian and fluency in English are required.
Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching is required.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10590). All materials should be submitted by October 15, 2021:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research statement (500 words)
4. Teaching statement describing pedagogical approach and philosophy (500 words)
5. Statement describing past, current, and anticipated efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging (500 words)
6. References
Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when the three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate thesis advisor, chair of the dissertation committee, or primary advisor in a postdoctoral fellowship.  Candidates for a tenured position need not submit reference letters at this stage.
7. Sample of scholarship, approximately 25 pp.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information:  Professor Michael Flier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, flier@fas.harvard.edu

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