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January 04, 2013

Job: Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies (limited term)

Deadline: February 10, 2013

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus invites applications for a one-year limited term appointment without review, effective July 1, 2013, at the rank of Assistant Professor with an academic qualification in Slavic literature and culture. The area of expertise is open, but a research emphasis and a commitment to teach Russian and Slavic literature (in English) is required. The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies are found at www.cenes.ubc.ca.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area (or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2013) and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship. S/he is expected to teach five 3-credit courses on the undergraduate level, including 19th to 21st century Russian and Slavic literature. S/he is expected to show a genuine interest in teaching in a thriving cross-cultural program, currently comprising course offerings in Russian and Polish as well as comparative approaches to the literary cultures of central, eastern and northern Europe (i.e. SLAV and CENS courses).

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level. S/he is expected to engage in curriculum and program development, to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, to participate in undergraduate and graduate research supervisions, and to contribute to service. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a writing sample, a current CV containing full contact information and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to: Dr. Gaby Pailer, Head, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia, Buchanan Tower 222 - 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada. Please forward electronic copies to: cenes.adm@ubc.ca. Applications must be submitted both by regular mail and electronically no later than February 10, 2013.

The appointment is for 12 months only, commencing July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

Posted by rfacey at January 4, 2013 02:50 PM