Russian and East European Studies

Professor/Associate Professor


The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a transformational hire at the senior level (tenured) in Russian and East European Studies to complement existing research and teaching strengths. This search is open to any area of expertise in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, art history, economics, ethnomusicology, literary and cultural studies, history, musicology, politics, religion, sociology, theater studies, visual studies and other fields. Likewise, it is open to scholars of all regions and sub-regions of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe.  The appointment will be in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, which is in the process of transforming itself into a multi-disciplinary Department of Russian and East European Studies.


Demonstrated strength in research and publication and excellence in teaching required. 


Please submit applications online at: . Include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, and a CV.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, in November 2016. 


The Department is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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