Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture

University of California Davis Department of German and Russian

United States

Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture

Job #JPF05164
  • GERMAN & RUSSIAN / LETTERS AND SCIENCE: HUMANITIES / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: August 16th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 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 German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, in the area of nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, beginning July 1, 2023. Research should focus on prerevolutionary Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: literature, theater/drama, visual culture, or music. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, including single-author courses (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov) taught in translation and advanced language and literature classes taught in Russian. A secondary specialization in another field, such as Ukrainian or other Slavic literature; comparative race and empire studies; or visual culture, is a plus. The successful applicant will teach four courses each year, including advanced Russian-language classes, and be expected to participate actively in the running of a small program.

Among the qualifications required for appointment are a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field, in hand or expected by the beginning of fall quarter on September 19, 2023; native or near-native Russian and English; evidence of scholarly promise; and evidence of successful teaching in language and/or literature and culture courses.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2022. The position is open until filled. Applications are to be submitted via Recruit @ https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05164

Only complete applications will be considered by the Search Committee. A complete application includes:

  • A Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Writing sample (e.g., a published paper or dissertation chapter, maximum of 20 pages)
  • 1 set of Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence
  • 3 confidential letters of reference
  • Authorization to Release Information Form

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field. Native or nearnative Russian and English; evidence of scholoarly promise.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Research should focus on prerevolutionary Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: literature, theater/drama, visual culture, or music.

Preferred qualifications

A secondary specialization in another field, such as Ukrainian or another Slavic literature, comparative race and empire studies, or visual culture, is a plus.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Writing sample - (a published paper or dissertation chapter, maximum of 20 pages)
  • 1 set of Teaching Evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form @:
  • https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05164

Help contact: rjortez@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA
 


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