The 12th Biennial Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) will be held June 17 through July 12, 2024 at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, USA). The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University host a four-week intensive Medieval Slavic Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, every other year or so. The MSSI offers lectures in two areas: Manuscript description and access and Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Librarys extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.
The successful candidate will teach multiple levels of Church Slavonic including an introductory survey of OCS grammar using texts from original manuscripts (as opposed to normalized texts) of the East and South Slavonic Cyrillic tradition. The candidate will assist participants outside of group instruction sessions and support the MSSI program as needed. It is expected that the candidate will have approximately 10 hours of class instruction per week for four weeksand consultation with participants for additional hours weekly as needed.
The successful candidate will serve on the selection committee for MSSI 2024 participants and work closely with the RCMSS director to create a balanced curriculum based on the qualifications and skills of the participants selected
Education and Experience Requirements:
Qualified applicants must be PhD.ABD or PhD in Slavic languages, history or a related discipline by the time of the appointment with previous experience teaching Old Church Slavonic and proven experience working with medieval Slavic (primarily Cyrillic) manuscripts. Fluency in English and Russian required. Facility with a modern South Slavic language and familiarity with the Byzantine manuscript tradition/literature desirable.
How to Apply:
A competitive application consists of the following required elements: curriculum vitae which includes an overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
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