Cambridge Lectureship in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture
The Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a full-time, permanent University Lecturer in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture, from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a new post, created through a generous benefaction to the Department's Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.
Candidates will normally have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong record of research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication) in any area of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture, and a particular focus on and interest in Ukraine.
The successful candidate will be expected to take primary responsibility for Departmental undergraduate teaching in Pre-Modern East Slavic cultures across a broad chronological range, to contribute to the teaching of the Ukrainian and/or the Russian language, and to supervise postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level. The language of instruction is English. The successful candidate will also be expected to play an active role in supporting and developing the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme of academic and cultural activities, and to undertake departmental and faculty administrative duties as required.
Further information on the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is available at For more detailed information on the Department of Slavonic Studies see For more information on the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme see
Further particulars of the post are available at The pensionable salary is currently £37,382 to £47,314. The appointment is to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period (normally of five years).
Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies, Dr Chris Ward, (+44) (0)1223 760817; Applications should be sent to the Secretary to the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, or by email to Applications are to arrive no later than the closing date of 17:00 on Tuesday 17 December 2013. Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, the names and contact details of THREE referees and a completed form CHRIS/6 (Parts 1 and 3 only, available from Applicants must ensure that all three references are received by the Secretary to the Appointments Committee by the closing date. Applications should also include, in print or in electronic form, ONE published article or ONE chapter-length specimen of research. If there are any enquiries regarding this process please telephone the Personnel Administrator, Adam Cooley, on +44(0)1223 760810.
It is expected that short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in Cambridge early in February 2014.
Please quote reference GR02167 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Date: 2013-11-20