Job opportunity: Assistant Professor (TT) in history of modern Eurasia/Russian Empire/Soviet Union at USC

The Van Hunnick History Department of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, is seeking to hire one tenure-track assistant professor in the history of modern Eurasia/Russian Empire/Soviet Union, including its constituent lands and peoples, beginning August 2024. We are looking for applications from a broad range of scholars, including those whose work decenters the imperial metropole, focuses on understudied regions and peoples, and/or crosses conventional chronological and geographical boundaries. Academic fluency in at least one regional language in addition to Russian is preferred.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Please include a cover letter that addresses your research and teaching, and how you incorporate issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your scholarly work and pedagogy; a c.v. including the names and email addresses of three references; and a chapter- or article-length writing sample (applicants may include a one-page statement that contextualizes dissertation or book chapters). Letters of recommendation will be solicited from short-listed candidates at a later date. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants should feel free to contact Aro Velmet ( or Richard Antaramian (, chairs of the search committee with further questions.

The annual base salary range for this position is $89,250 – $94,250. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting