Assistant Professor in Comparative East European and/or Eurasian Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor in Comparative East European and/or Eurasian Literature and Culture

University of California San Diego


Position overview
Position title: Senate Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​​ The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position ( The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74600-$87,700. ​
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here: Application Window

Open date: August 19, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Aug 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description


The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a beginning- to advanced-assistant professorship in comparative Slavic East European and/or Eurasian literatures and cultures. We seek a colleague to teach, and design courses in the literature, film, and/or culture of Eastern Europe and/or Central Asia. Candidates will also be expected to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed academic venues, advise undergraduate and graduate thesis projects, and contribute to departmental and university-level service.

UCSD's Literature department includes world literatures, as well as English, creative writing, and religion. The department is committed to building a diverse, rigorous, and equitable learning environment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position builds upon a departmental and campus-wide interest in the dynamic networks of cultural production, exchange, and translation, as well as studies of empires, indigeneity, and environment.

As a member of the Literature department, the ideal candidate will contribute a commitment to teaching, research, and building an academic community within and beyond our department. We seek candidates focusing on any historical period, with a strong record of research in their field of critical inquiry. We welcome candidates who have expertise in specific regions of Eastern Europe or Eurasia, such as the Caucasus, Crimea, the Baltics, or former Yugoslavia. The successful candidate may contribute to research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, in a variety of subfields including, but not limited to: translation studies, gender and sexuality studies, environmental studies, film studies, children's literature, or disability studies.

Authorization to work in US is a prerequisite of employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

ABD in Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field at the time of application

Native or near-native command of English

Fluency in a Slavic or geographically related language

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

  • Ph.D in Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field by the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience designing and teaching college-level literature courses

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that details the direction of their current research and teaching objectives (include job ad code “180” and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement).
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Teaching Statement - May include 1-2 sample syllabi and teaching evaluations
  • One writing sample of 25-30 pages - Upload in .doc or .pdf format within 10 megabytes.
  • Contributions to Diversity Statement - Summarize your contributions to and encouragement of campus diversity. This might include your attention, in teaching, to diverse learning needs, as well as steps you have taken to expand access to education and to support under-represented student communities. See our Faculty Equity site for more information. [Link to:]
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Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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