Open-rank position in East European Literatures and Cultures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in East European Literatures and Cultures, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2023.  The area of specialization is fully open.  The department especially welcomes interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Expertise in a second East European language and culture is a plus. 

The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Slavic, Comparative Literature, or another relevant field at the 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 September 30 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, for untenured candidates, three letters of recommendation from outside Yale.  Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Zoom. For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Bojanowska at

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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