Job: Program Coordinator (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)

Deadline: December 14, 2023 or 50 applications


Program Support:

  • Coordinate, plan, and execute events, meetings, and conference calls.
  • Work with Kennan staff to develop and execute high-level briefing events at the Wilson Center and elsewhere.
  • Keep abreast of policy and legislative developments associated with Russia which may provide opportunities for expert engagement with policy stakeholders.
  • Provide overall assistance for Kennan Institute programming and operations.
  • Provide administrative support for scholars in residence and alumni in the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the region.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
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ACTR Russian Language Teachers Award Nominations

Deadline: December 15, 2023

Nominations are open for this year’s ACTR awards, recognizing outstanding teachers of the Russian language:

  1. ACTR Teaching Excellence Awards for K-12 Teachers  Please note that there are two separate K-12 awards, one for K-8 and one for 9-12.  
  2. ACTR Teaching Excellence Award for Post-Secondary Instructors  
  3. ACTR Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Student Instructors 

The deadline for each of these awards is December 15, 2023. For the Post-Secondary Instructors and Graduate Student Instructors awards, both the nominator and the nominee will need to submit materials, so please be sure to submit your nomination with plenty of time for the nominee to put together the necessary materials (one month or more in advance is recommended for nominators). 

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Graduate Student Essay Competition (Jordan Center at NYU)

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Jordan Center Blog at NYU is pleased to announce the Graduate Student Essay Competition for 2024. Submit by Friday, 15 March 2024 at 11:59 PM EST via this Google form to be considered for a cash prize and publication on the Blog.  

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time MA and PhD students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined. Cultural criticism; opinion pieces; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome. All submissions must be in English and observe the blog’s submission guidelines and full competition rules.

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Acad. Job: Professor of Russia and Central Europe National Policy (LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin)

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Russia and Central Europe National Security Policy 

(Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) 

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation’s preeminent academic centers for national security research and policy engagement, exemplified by relevant course offerings across campus and the work of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security. The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs now seeks a dynamic scholar to contribute to its curricular offerings on national security and the policy-relevant activities of the Clements Center. 

The LBJ School in collaboration with the Clements Center invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor of National Securityto begin in Fall of academic year 2024-25 (with an August 2024 start date). This faculty position will be housed at the LBJ School while serving as a faculty affiliate of the Clements Center.  

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Prof. Development/Study Abroad: Russian Language in Context

Deadline: February 1, 2024

 Russian Language in Context: The Caucasus – a fantastic opportunity for current instructors of Russian to not only refresh their Russian language skills, but to do so within the context of a location that is drawing more and more students each year.

During this 15-day itinerary, educators will explore Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi) and Armenia (Yerevan) with ample opportunity to

  • Use Russian language extensively in formal and informal authentic settings;
  • Engage in discussions with colleagues (U.S. and non-U.S.) about current approaches to teaching Russian, particularly in a study abroad environment;
  • Learn about the Caucasus region and the opportunities for study abroad and faculty-led programs there;
  • Gain insight on the use of Russian language in the region and the context in which it is taught; and
  • Visit SRAS active study sites to gain firsthand information about the programs offered there.

Dates: June 8 – 23, 2024
Application deadline: February 1, 2024
Cost: $2,450
Program details/inclusions

Space is limited – 15 maximum! We encourage you to apply early – and to reach out to us with any questions.

New Europe College Fellowships

Deadline: January 18, 2024

The applications for the 2024/ 2025 NEC Fellowships are now open! Romanian and international scholars at postdoctoral level in all fields of the humanities and social sciences (including law and economics) are invited to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to 18 January 2024. Recommendation letters should be sent by 25 January 2024.

Please find more at: Apply for a fellowship : NEC
Download the Call as PDF.

Grad Programs: MA and PhD in Russian and Slavic Studies (McGill University)

Deadline (changed): January 6, 2024

Russian and Slavic Studies at McGill invites applications to its MA and PhD programs.  As part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we offer a uniquely multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment. Our students and faculty are committed to open, culturally informed dialogue among national and across intellectual traditions. 

Our faculty specialize in 19th-21st century Russian literature and culture, working in such areas as Romanticism and Realism, the novel, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Nabokov, as well as Soviet and Post-Soviet film and media. We offer seminars in drama, film, folklore, genre theory, the avant-garde, dissent, high Stalinist culture and post-Soviet culture. Our students are invited to explore visual culture, cultural mythology, symbolic geography, and intermediality; they are also encouraged to look to other Slavic, Central and East European cultures.  

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Teaching and Learning Languages in the US Podcast Series

Teaching & Learning Languages in the United States (TELL-US) podcast series is now fully released. The interviews in this professional learning resource for novice LCTL teachers focus on two broad categories: language pedagogy and school culture. The content is designed for professionals who find themselves teaching in a culture and education system that is different from the one they experienced growing up. This year’s series centers on Designing and Delivering Proficiency-Focused Target-Language Input and is hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL Teacher of the Year).

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Professional Development/Fellowship: US Teachers of Russian (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 15, 2024

American Councils and ACTR are pleased to announce the Summer Professional Development and Fellowship Opportunity for US Teachers of Russian at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.    

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers and two alternates will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2024 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today.  

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Call for Papers: Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (ZfL)

Deadline: January 15, 2024

Images of the Ideal. Evald Ilyenkov at 100.

International conference, May 16–17, 2024, Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (ZfL)

Organisation: Zaal Andronikashvili (ZfL Berlin), Isabel Jacobs (Queen Mary U of London), Martin Küpper (Kiel University), and Matthias Schwartz (ZfL Berlin)

Evald Ilyenkov (1924–1979) was one of the most important philosophers of the Soviet era. His philosophical interests included, among others, dialectics and logic, political economy, psychology, cosmology, cybernetics, aesthetics, pedagogy, subjectivity, and personhood. He is particularly known as the philosophical representative of cultural-historical activity theory in Soviet psychology. As a teacher, Ilyenkov aimed to teach his students how (and not what) to think, arguing for a holistic approach that resisted automatization and unquestioned tenets. Long after the demise of the Soviet Union, his radical approach keeps on shaping educational and psychological orientations worldwide.

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