Open Position: Tenure-track or Tenured Professor in Ukrainian Literature and Culture, Harvard University

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures plans to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Ukrainian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024.

Position advertisement

All materials should be submitted by September 15, 2023.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester (including freshman seminars, survey courses, and advanced seminars). An energetic colleague is sought, who is committed to building the program in Ukrainian studies, introducing undergraduates to the study of this part of the world, advising advanced work with graduate students, working with the full-time Preceptor of Ukrainian language, and connecting Ukrainian studies to other disciplines and regions in creative ways. It is expected that the candidate will share in the Department’s administrative and advising duties as well as participating broadly in the academic culture of the university, including the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, which is committed to the study of the history and culture of independent Ukraine. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and innovative scholarship is imperative.

The ideal candidate will be able to present Ukraine’s multiethnic culture and history to both undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates may specialize in any area of Ukrainian literature and culture. Broader interdisciplinary interests in fields such as race and ethnicity, migration and transnational studies, environmental humanities, religion, or gender and sexuality studies, as well as knowledge of other literatures and cultures are welcomed.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ukrainian literature and culture or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Ukrainian and fluency in English are required.