Romanoff Assistant Professor in Contemporary Russian Studies

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Romanoff Assistant Professor in Contemporary Russian Studies


The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies, a multidisciplinary academic department in the College of International Studies, invites applications for a professorship at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure track) in contemporary Russian politics and society. This position is funded in part by an endowed gift, the Theodore Romanoff Fund, dedicated to enhancing the study of Russia at the University of Oklahoma. We are interested in scholars who analyze Russia in a comparative and global context and who work on any aspect of contemporary Russia. The successful candidate will provide evidence of fieldwork in Russia and strong command of the Russian language. The position carries with it funding to support fieldwork in Russia.


The person hired for this position will teach thematic undergraduate and MA-level courses on Russian politics and society and their areas of expertise and participate in broader cross-college initiatives in Russian Studies. We hope to welcome a new colleague with a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusivity and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) has approximately 350 majors and minors, an MA in International Studies, and an online Global Affairs MA with 125 students. The Department has 23 full-time faculty with collective research strengths in the areas of development, security, national identity, and area studies. For more information, please visit the IAS website at The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a comprehensive public research university with a Carnegie classification of very high research activity known for excellence in teaching and research. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. For more information, visit and


Applicants should expect to have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, which begins on August 16, 2022. We invite applications from ABDs as well as scholars with up to several years of experience as a teacher and active researcher at the Assistant Professor level. The typical teaching load will be four courses per academic year (2-2). Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, complete teaching evaluations for at least one course, a writing sample, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on October 22 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented populations. Submit all materials electronically at:


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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