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Opportuntiy for Assistant Professorship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith College in Northampton MA

Submitted by Chris Dawson-Ripley on August 17, 2016 - 8:57am

The Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, energetic scholar of modern and contemporary Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures with a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. The fields of specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including a survey of Russian literature and courses in her/his areas of interest. The ability to teach advanced Russian on an as-needed basis is expected; knowledge of a second Slavic or regional language is highly desirable. The successful candidate will join Smith’s REEES faculty in active program building, complementing our existing strengths in Russian history, religion, and Jewish studies. Candidates with interests in film and media studies, digital humanities efforts, visual studies, cultural studies, or environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected. A Ph.D. in relevant field is required at time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies can be found at

Submit application at h with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two course syllabi, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In their cover letters, candidates should address how their research and teaching interests relate to the current state of the field; their interest in undergraduate/liberal arts teaching; and ways in which they would open up the field of REEES to students in their teaching.  Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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