Assistant Professor of the Practice

Position Title: Assistant Professor of the Practice in East European Film Studies

Position Type: Regular rank; renewable

Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States

Subject Area: East European Film and Media Studies

Appl. Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59 PM.

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice position in East European Film and Media Studies, beginning July 1, 2023. This position is renewable and entails promotion to Associate and Professor levels, dependent on the candidate’s successful reviews.

We seek a dynamic, engaging teacher who is invested in expanding our curriculum in film and media studies across national boundaries. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio and expertise in at least two or three East European cinemas. They should have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Some knowledge of Russian cinema is a plus.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Slavic/East European Languages and Cultures, or another relevant field by July 1, 2023.

Application Materials Required: Please submit the following materials online at to complete your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter detailing teaching and research plans
  • Statement describing the candidate’s pedagogical approach to and learning objectives for teaching film and other media
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (syllabi, evaluations, awards)
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Please send these materials to Jenni Solis, Business Manager for Slavic and Eurasian Studies:

Further information: For inquires, please contact Professor Beth Holmgren,, 919-942-1792, Languages 309, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. Employment at Duke is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. The Policy states that all faculty and staff must have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. The employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Similar searches: Full-time, 4-year college or university, Lecturer/instructor, Film and media studies, Other languages, North Carolina