Closing date 31st January 2014
Assistant Professor in Eastern European/Russian/Eurasian History,
Bard College invites applications for a three-year renewable position in Eastern European/Russian/Eurasian History at the level of assistant professor with potential for transition to tenure track. The position complements and augments existing coverage of Russian and Soviet history: both the time period and field are entirely open but the preference is for an individual who works on transnational issues. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach survey and advanced courses in history. Bard faculty teach beyond particular specializations; occasionally the incumbent may participate in the teaching of European history more generally, from the early modern period on.
The faculty will be based at our Annandale, NY campus, with opportunities to engage with Bard’s affiliated institutions: the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) – Bard, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA) – Bard in Berlin, Germany; the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania; and Bard Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. They should therefore have linguistic proficiencies compatible with this role, particularly in the Russian language. The position will include mentoring opportunities, including in Bard’s partner institutions as well as professional development support, networking opportunities, and financial support to develop undergraduate courses and disseminate research.
Candidates should send a cover letter; a resume; a sample of written work and description of current research; a description of teaching experience, including course syllabi; and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio online. Review of applications will begin immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE