Job: Tenure-Track Position in Russian Language and Culture, Tampere University (Finland)

Tenure track position (Russian language and culture)

Tampere University


We are now seeking an assistant professor, associate professor or full professor in the field of Russian language and culture.


The position is located in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences. The Languages Unit of the Faculty explores the intricacies of human interaction and communication in and across different languages. The research conducted in the Unit examines the functions of language in society and the challenges of cultural and linguistic diversity. The Degree Programme in Languages provides students with in-depth expertise in the areas of language, culture, translation and interpretation. Students can major in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian and German.


Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished academic who will be an active and innovative co-builder of the research and teaching area of Russian language and culture. The final profile of the position can be tailored according to your specific expertise and can include for example the following themes:


  • literary and cultural interactions
  • multidisciplinary cultural research
  • the study of Russian literary, visual and media texts

In this position you are expected to:

  • pursue and supervise scientific research in the field,
  • lead, conduct and develop research-led teaching, curriculum development and student supervision in the Degree Programme in Languages
  • seek, win and manage research funding
  • demonstrate effective academic leadership engaging with external stakeholders

In line with the spearhead profile of the university, research in the Languages Unit in general, and in the Russian section in particular, emphasises the societal aspects of language, culture and literature. The tenure track professor of Russian language and culture will also participate in research and teaching in the joint profile areas of the Languages Unit and the Degree Programme in Languages (digitality and media, literary and cultural spaces, linguistic variety, professional communication) and will take part in the activities of the national network for Russian Studies and the Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TARC).


Closing date for applications is June 3, 2019.


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