Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture
University of California Davis Department of German and Russian
United States

Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture

Job #JPF03938
  • Letters and Science: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies - GERMAN & RUSSIAN

Recruitment Period

Open December 17th, 2020 through Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment effective 7/1/2021. Research should focus on Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: prose, drama, visual culture, or poetry. A comparative or interdisciplinary approach, incorporating race and empire studies or gender studies, is particularly welcome. Applicants should possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English with experience teaching courses in Russian literature/culture in translation and Russian language classes.

The appointee must possess evidence of scholarly promise and successful teaching experience in both language and literature. Applicants should have the ability to teach courses dedicated to single authors (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov) as well as a broad range of undergraduate courses and advanced Russian language courses. The successful applicant must have the ability to advise undergraduate students and assist in the preparation of undergraduate program review materials. A PhD. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field is required prior to the first day of classes on September 22, 2021.

Applications are to be submitted via Recruit at

The Search Committee will consider only complete applications. 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)
• 1 set of Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence
• 3 confidential letters of reference

The University of California at Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. It is also a smoke free campus.

Job location

Davis, CA


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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Teaching Evaluations - 1 set of evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence
  • Writing Sample - Published paper or dissertation chapter
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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