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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full-time tenure track position: Assistant Professor in East European Jewish Studies (Sara and E.J. Evans Fellow) to begin July 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in East European Jewish culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2022 and native or near-native competence in English and at least one East European language required. The area of specialization is open; candidates with expertise in Yiddish and related East European literature, culture, film, or other media are particularly welcome to apply. We invite applicants with a Ph. D. in Yiddish, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, or a related field.

Applicants must apply online at and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) statement of teaching philosophy including samples of potential course offerings; 4) a statement describing your past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, 5) an English-language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages. At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required). All references should be sent via Interfolio to Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Ruth von Bernuth at

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on December 2, 2021. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or status as a protected veteran.

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