Academic Job: Summer Russian Instructor (Indiana Uni)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018

The Indiana University Language Workshop seeks instructors for its 2019 program in Russian. The Workshop is an intensive, 9-week program, providing accelerated, performance-based instruction in four levels of Russian. For details, see http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Requirements:
Native or at least ILR 2+/ACTFL AH speaker of Russian;
MA or equivalent in language, language instruction, linguistics, or related field
Experience teaching Russian to U.S. university students
U.S. citizen, non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S., or non-citizen able to receive a J-1 visa.

Desired Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or holder of work authorization (green card)
Experience in communicative, standards-based instruction;
Experience in accelerated and intensive instruction.
Experience in independent teaching;
2 semesters or more experience teaching language in U.S. at the university level

To apply, submit the following to the Summer Russian Search Committee at languageworkshop@indiana.edu by OCTOBER 30:

Statement of interest
CV
Contact information for 2 professional references familiar with your teaching.

Grad Program: Dodge Assistantships (Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers)

Deadline for Applications: January 10, 2019

Dodge Assistantships at the Zimmerli Art Museum for Graduate Study in the Department of Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and Nancy Dodge, this assistantship program provides full tuition, fees, and health benefits, as well as an annual stipend for living expenses, to graduate students (known as Dodge Fellows). Travel funds for research and language study abroad, as well as for participation in conferences, are also available to Dodge Fellows by formal application.

Dodge Fellows are eligible for five years of assistantship funding. During the course of the first three years, students work 15 hours a week in the Zimmerli’s Russian and Soviet curatorial offices; the subsequent two years support dissertation research and writing without any work obligation. Continue reading

Grad Program: MA in Translation (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Known and respected worldwide, the Middlebury Institute’s graduate degrees prepare students for international careers in translation, interpretation, and localization management.

The Russian Translation and Interpretation Department at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA invites candidates to join their master’s programs in Conference Interpretation, Translation and Interpretation, Translation, or Translation and Localization Management. Applicants with professional experience and/or a degree in Russian-English translation and interpretation may be eligible to complete the degree in only two semesters through advanced entry. Scholarships are available to cover some tuition costs. Continue reading

Funding: Fellowships for Research in Turkey (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2018

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three long-term advanced fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships support research tenures of four to twelve continuous months during 2019-2020. Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply. They may be citizens or on-going three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult the ARIT U.S. office concerning eligibility. Advanced scholars may apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html].

INSTITUTES: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city. ARIT Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/index.html]. Both centers support research on modem Turkey. Both offer research and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by November 1, 2018. For full instructions, please refer to the application form accessible via the ARIT-NEH Fellowship webpage at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html]. Submit your application by email to aritoffice@gmail.com. Letters of reference may be sent directly to ARIT by mail or email. The letters should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Supporting documents may be mailed to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information email aritoffice@gmail.com or call (215) 898-3474. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2019.

RESEARCH PERMISSION: ARIT fellows are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research directly from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work, including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country.

Researchers who wish to work in collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. If the material they wish to study is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The research permit application regulations and format are accessible at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ResearchPermit.htm]. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.

Funding: Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey (ARIT)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2018

ARIT FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN TURKEY 2019-2020

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT Fellowships for research in Turkey for 2019-2020. Grants for tenures up to one academic year may be supported; applications for projects of shorter duration are also considered. ARIT offers research and study facilities for researchers, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its centers in Istanbul and Ankara [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/index.html].

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modem times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2019, and before beginning any ARIT­sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants who currently reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training may apply for ARIT-NEH Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html]. For questions of eligibility and application procedures, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.
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Job: Diplomatic Security Special Agents (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: October 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Special Agent positions.

Diplomatic Security Special Agents are specially trained Foreign Service security professionals; they are also sworn Federal law enforcement officers. Special Agents who serve overseas as the Regional Security Officer advise ambassadors on all security matters and manage a complex range of security programs designed to protect personnel, facilities, and information. In the United States, Special Agents protect the Secretary of State and visiting foreign dignitaries, investigate passport and visa fraud, and conduct personnel security investigations.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 17, 2018.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

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Watch video testimonies from real security agents here and here. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Funding: Call for Proposal on Partnership Grants (US Embassy, KZ)

Deadline for Submissions: November 12, 2018

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnership Coaching Program

Call for Proposals FOR Partnership Grants

Purpose of Grants: Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, five grants will be awarded to U.S. universities to establish partnerships between faculty and administrators at U.S. and Kazakhstani universities or advance current U.S. and Kazakhstani collaborations in higher education. Administered by American Councils for International Education, the grants will support direct travel, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for faculty or administrators in the U.S. and Kazakhstan. Grants are intended to support institutional capacity building, professional development for administrators, joint curriculum and co-curriculum, joint faculty research, student exchanges, and other new areas of collaboration. Proposals that support international student tuition or faculty salaries will not be eligible. Continue reading

Academic Job: Wallin Postdoc Fellowship (Macalester College)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History

The Department of History at Macalester College announces an opening for a two-year Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian/Modern European History, to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history. The annual starting salary for the position is $70,000, plus full benefits and funds to support research and travel.

For more information on History and Russian Studies at Macalester College, see: https://www.macalester.edu/history/ http://www.macalester.edu/russian and https://www.facebook.com/russianmac

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Academic Job: Czech Lecturer (UPenn)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018 or until filled

The Penn Language Center at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a part-time position of Lecturer in Czech starting August 2019. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of a renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance, student interest, and the availability of funding. Candidates will be expected to teach 2 courses per semester: the Czech language at two levels each semester and/or a content course.

Qualifications: evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level, knowledge of language pedagogy, native or near-native fluency in Czech and English, at least an M.A. in Slavic Studies or related field. Candidates must currently be authorized to work in the U.S., without future need of any sponsorship for employment authorization because this is a part-time position.

Please send a letter of application (including a statement of teaching philosophy) and curriculum vitae to Dr. Lada Vassilieva at vassilie@sas.upenn.edu. In the letter, please indicate the names and email addresses of three referees who can attest to your pedagogical qualifications.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Boston in December 2018 and/or via Skype. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Study Abroad: Language Immersion (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad is now accepting applications for Spring 2019 intensive language immersion programs. Applications are due by October 15, 2018.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to offer special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the program in Moscow.)

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The Program provides participants intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to offer special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.)

Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

The American Councils Balkan Language Initiative provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Participants may choose to study one of 5 regional languages including: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP)

Open to students of all proficiency levels, the Indonesia Overseas Program is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia. It offers students the opportunity to gain new cultural knowledge and language competency while experiencing the vibrant everyday life and rich traditions of Indonesia. No prior knowledge of Indonesian is required.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER…

  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
  • U.S. academic credit administered through Bryn Mawr College;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
  • Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays), Boren, FLAS, Gilman, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Of particular note among the scholarships offered is the Dan Davidson Fellowship. This fellowship  supports highly qualified and deserving individuals who would otherwise not have the opportunity to build the skills that allow them to operate, negotiate, and establish ties in countries critical to U.S. economic, political, and social interests through language study and area studies coursework. Awards range up to $6,000 for semester study.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs and fellowships is October 15, 2018. Please do not hesitate to reach out either by phone (202-833-7522) or by email with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.