Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies

Unit:  German, Russian and East European Studies

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Nashville, TN


Open Date: Mar 10, 2023

Close Date: Apr 5, 2023


The Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications from all humanistic disciplines for the position of Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies (non-tenure-track, 3-year appointment, 2-2 teaching load). The department seeks a candidate with an innovative scholarly research agenda and a commitment to undergraduate education. Applications are particularly welcome from scholars with an expertise in the twentieth or twenty-first century.  


Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no more than four years prior to the start of the position on August 16, 2023 or January 1, 2024. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom in April. The successful candidate will begin in August 16, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted via Interfolio .To be considered, please submit the following materials by April 5, 2023: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (dissertation chapter or article), two sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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