Slavic Assistant Professor Job Opportunity

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor. The primary area is Russian literature and culture over all periods of their history. Candidates with expertise in other Slavic languages and cultures are also welcome to apply. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, a consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives and on hiring. Candidates must demonstrate strong scholarship and excellence in teaching. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year. We anticipate a start date of September 1, 2022.

Application materials must be submitted online via In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, a brief statement of research interests (no more than three [3] pages) and teaching evaluations (if available). In the teaching statement, candidates should address their ability to appeal to and work with a broad range of students of varied interests and backgrounds. The deadline for applying is November 1, 2021.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals (no more than three [3] pages).

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.