Assitant Professor for Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language and Literature

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/09/16 10:51

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The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream assistant professor appointment in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language, Literature and Culture beginning July 1, 2009. Application deadline: November 17, 2008.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The candidate must show: expertise in South Slavic literature and culture, broadly defined; promise or significant achievement in research and publication; and demonstrated excellence in university teaching. Excellent (native or near native) knowledge of Bosnian/Croatia/Serbian and of English is required.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in language, literature and culture (both in the original and in translation). Experience teaching Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at an English language university to English-speaking students is required as is sensitivity to heritage speakers from a diverse linguistic community. The candidate should be able to operate effectively in a collegial environment.

Interest in comparative or interdisciplinary fields, such as Slavic folklore, Medieval literature, film studies, or other areas of cultural studies, is highly desirable. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below. Alternatively, candidates may send their applications in hard copy to the department. No e-mail applications will be accepted. Applicants are requested to send, either as attachments to their online applications or as part of the hard copy packages, a letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a short writing sample, and to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to: Professor Christina E. Kramer, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4.

Completed applications should be received in the department by November 17, 2008.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information about the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, please visit our home page.

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Contact information:

Professor Christina E. Kramer, Chair
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1J4