Department of History

Modern Russian History

The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a tenure-stream assistant professorship in modern Russian history (including the imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet period from 1800 to the present), to begin in September 2019, pending budgetary approval. We welcome candidates whose research and teaching complement the department's topical and methodological strengths and who share the department’s interest in transregional or global history. Recognizing the crucial benefits that diversity contributes to our intellectual vitality, the University of Pittsburgh has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to this mission. PhD required by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should submit a cover letter containing a description of their academic background and teaching profile, a full CV, a statement on their research agenda (2-3 pages, including chapter descriptions of their dissertation, if appropriate), one sample syllabus or course proposal, a single journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and contact information (including email address) of three recommenders by September 12, 2018 to the following link Once applicants advance to the next stage, their recommenders will be notified to submit letters of recommendation via our online application system. At this future stage, applicants will be asked to submit additional material, including a 1-2-page statement, discussing how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Please direct administrative questions to Kathy Gibson at For other questions, feel free to contact Professor Gregor Thum, Chair, Russia Search Committee, The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled