Internship: Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” (Russia)

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the summer internship programs that we shall run in Novosibirsk and in the Altai Mountains area. Please inform your students and colleagues about these excellent opportunities that are not to be missed.

We offer Summer Internships at the children’s camps that we shall run from mid-June until early August in the beautiful Altai Mountains and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal will be organized between the camp sessions.

These internship positions are open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Participating in our internship program, your students will gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession while being immersed in the Russian culture and having intensive practice in the Russian language.

Please share this information with your students and colleagues who might be interested.

More information is available at http://eng.cosmo-nsk.com/

For more information students who are interested can contact the Director Natalia Bodrova cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool2@yandex.ru with any questions and application inquiries.

Academic Job: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Oberlin College)

Application Deadline: Ongoing Until Filled

Job Summary

The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning the fall semester of 2017 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Area of specialization is open, but we seek a creative scholar and teacher who has strong interdisciplinary interests and can work across different periods and genres. The ability to connect the Russian tradition with other literary and cultural traditions is a plus.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will offer one course each semester. Teaching duties over two years will entail a mix of language courses at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level and literature courses in translation or in Russian.

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Funding Opportunity: Media Project Production Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: July 19, 2017

Title: Media Projects: Production Grants
Sponsor: National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: Varies

Description: Media Projects: Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 19.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants

Funding Opportunity: Media Project Development Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: July 19, 2017

Title: Media Projects: Development Grants
Sponsor: National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: Varies

Description: The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or treatment and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 19.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants

Funding Opportunity: Public Humanities Projects (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: July 19, 2017

Title: Public Humanities Projects (CFDA Number: 45.164)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: Varies 

Description: Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to illuminate significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.  NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. his grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement. Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three formats: 1) Community Conversations; 2) Exhibitions; and 3) Historic Places.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 19. 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/public-humanities-projects

Funding Opportunity: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (Library of Congress)

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2017

Title: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for postdoctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.php

Funding Opportunity: Centennial Center Research Grants (APSA)

Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2017

Title: Centennial Center Research Grants
Sponsor: American Political Science Association (APSA)
Amount: $1,000-$10,000

Description: The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs assists APSA members with the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant. Funds can also be used to assist scholars in publishing their research.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by June 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.apsanet.org/centennial/grants

Funding Opportunity: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program (SRF)

Deadline for Applications: June 02, 2017

Title: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF)
Amount: $60,000 

Description: The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues. Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank. Please note that the Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects.  It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 2.

More Info: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/

Job: Slavic and East European Journal Asst. Editor (OSU)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2017

The Slavic and East European Journal, the publication of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, in partnership with the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University (OSU), is seeking to hire an assistant editor. The assistant editor, employed by SEELC at OSU, where the journal will be housed after July 1, 2017, will be responsible for the daily operations and smooth functioning of the journal with the following duties: receive manuscripts and present them to the editor, maintain an accurate schedule of the review process, copy edit and proofread scholarly submissions, communicate via social media, and operate an interactive website.

Applicants should apply here: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/78215

The job posting will be available until April 30th.

ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE OHIO STATE JOBS WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

In order to be considered for this position, all applications must include the following:

(1.) A letter of interest, detailing qualifications and presenting evidence of computer and social media literacy
(2.) A CV (including names and contact information of 3 references)
(3.) A writing sample.

Questions should be directed to hashamova.1@osu.edu (Yana Hashamova, editor as of July 1).

Do not send application materials to the editor.

Academic Job: Director of the Russian Language Program (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Responsibilities

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term, pending budgetary approval. Duties include:
-Overseeing and assessing the integrity, coherence, and effectiveness of the department’s Russian language sequence.
-Mentoring (including orientation and training) and evaluation of instructors in the Russian language program.
-Assessment of student outcomes on a regular basis to comply with external and internal reporting requirements
-Teaching assignments will include primarily Russian language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level, with others as needed. Non-teaching duties include oversight of the Undergraduate Russian Club and other cultural and outreach activities, Russian placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.
-Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations are encouraged, but are not prerequisites for appointment or renewal.
Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 28, 2017.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Russian second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English, 2) ACTFL OPI testing certification, either in hand or a commitment to completing it within a year and 3) teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). The ability to teach a second Slavic language is desirable, but is not a prerequisite for appointment.

For more information, and to apply, click here.