Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director of the Walter E. Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 1743

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio invites applications for the Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, with appointment to begin Fall of 2016.


The successful candidate will teach in Russian, Soviet or post-Soviet Studies, maintain an active research agenda, and provide scholarly and administrative leadership for the Havighurst Center.

The Havighurst Center is an endowed center.  Faculty affiliated with the Center hold appointments in several departments throughout the College of Arts and Science.  The Center supports departments in offering undergraduate curricula in Soviet and post-Soviet studies, including the major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.  The Center offers a graduate certificate, post-doctoral fellowships, and undergraduate scholarships.  It sponsors intellectual and cultural programming for university and general audiences.  More information about the Havighurst Center may be found here:

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the Ph.D. in a Humanities or Social Science discipline. 

Qualified candidates should be internationally recognized scholars and excellent teachers in a field of Russian, Soviet or post-Soviet studies and should have a teaching and scholarly record commensurate with the appointment of a full professor in a humanities or social science department. 

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have a background in working in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and will study some aspect of Soviet- or post-Soviet –American relations. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
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Type of School:Research University
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