Position opening: Assistant Professor of History of Soviet and Post-Soviet History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Soviet and Post-Soviet History. We welcome applications from scholars whose research explores any topic, region, or period within that specialization. The position will start at the rank of Assistant Professor (100% FTE, on a 9-month service basis, with a 2-2 course load). Priority will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests show a deep engagement with methodological and historiographical debates as they relate to Soviet and Post-Soviet history. All thematic emphases are welcome, including environmental history, colonialism and post-colonialism, transnational or global history, the global south (Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia), the African diaspora, digital history, religion, law and human rights, capitalism and socialism, nationality, race and racism, and gender and sexualities. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a major public research university, with a top-ranked History PhD program, world-renowned library resources in the field of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the federally funded Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. We are looking for candidates who can offer engaging, innovative undergraduate and graduate courses (alongside their original scholarship) and also provide strong professional mentorship to our MA and PhD students. Applicants should address this broader institutional context for full consideration.

PhD in History or related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.   The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2022.  Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu  and upload your application materials: a letter of application, a cv, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references by October 11th, 2021. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Bonnie Crawford bsc@illinois.edu. For more information, please see Job Details: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor – Department of History (151875) (illinois.edu