Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Of Russian

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Of Russian

College Of Arts And Sciences

Department Of Languages, Literatures And Cultures

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Russian language, literature or culture, with a strong commitment to teaching, program administration and interdisciplinary research. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates whose research focuses on contemporary Russian literature and culture, including one or more of the following areas: film, visual arts, cultural studies, gender studies or digital humanities.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Russian (in hand at time of application), native or near-native fluency in both English and Russian, a proven record of excellence in teaching and an existing or emerging record of strong scholarship. The ideal candidate will be called to provide leadership and vision for building the Russian program at the University of Delaware. Academic responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in Russian from beginning to advanced levels, leading independent study courses and developing innovative, interdisciplinary, topical courses. Dynamic teaching skills will be essential. Service to the department is expected, including advising Russian majors and minors. An interest in developing and directing study abroad programs for Russian is also highly desirable. The anticipated teaching load is 5 courses per year.


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware (https://www.dllc.udel.edu/) is within the College Arts and Sciences. The Russian program offers a B.A. degree as well as an undergraduate minor, and also participates in our department’s unique Three Languages major. Our student-run Russian Club brings together a highly motivated, accomplished and growing group of students of Russian language, literature and culture on campus. Our faculty teach courses in Russian on topics ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, history, cinema and current events. Faculty in Languages, Literatures and Cultures also have the opportunity to develop and teach courses on their areas of expertise in English translation.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 23 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through fundamental course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $35 million, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. The deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter including statements on the candidate’s research, teaching philosophy and potential contributions to diversity, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/careers Job ID 494149. For additional information, please contact Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen, Search Committee Chair, at ptpt@udel.edu.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.


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