DEADLINE: April 1, 2018
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-term, non-tenure track instructional position beginning January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019. Qualifications of the selected applicant will determine the appointment title (Visiting Assistant/Associate/Professor/Lecturer). The position will focus on modern Central and/or East European literature and culture, with a preference for twentieth-century Czech literature and culture. Duties will include teaching an undergraduate survey course of the cultures of Central Europe and another course or graduate seminar with a substantial Czech component and depending on the appointment title a possible third course in either Czech language or East European culture depending on the credentials of the successful applicant. Strengths in theory and cultural studies as well as in intersections of culture, gender, ethnicity, and political environment will be an asset. Native or near native proficiency in English and one Central European language, preferably Czech, and PhD in hand required.
Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a suggested course topic with a no more than one page course description, a writing sample and three confidential recommendations. Please submit your application with all required documents in one email to Slavicapps@umich.edu (please include “Visitor Position” in the subject line). Confidential recommendation letters should be submitted separately to the same email address with the name of the candidate in the subject line. Application deadline is firmly April 1, 2018.
The University of Michigan offers competitive wages and benefits and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.