Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Univ. of Hawaii)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Lecturer (Russian). Original ad here: http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/24665/4278397/1/postdate/desc

Hiring Unit: College of Lang, Ling and Lit, Russian Division of the Department of Lang and Lit of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawaii, Mānoa

Salary commensurate with experience.

Other Conditions:
One-year appointment for Academic Year (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018). Contingent on approval, position clearance, availability of funds, and sufficient enrollment.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Teach undergraduate courses in Russian language, literature and culture, and, in English, Russian literature, culture and translation classes.
2. Teaching load: Up to 12 credits (4 courses) per semester.

Minimum Qualifications
1. M.A. or equivalent degree in Russian;
2. High Level proficiency in Russian and English
3. Experience teaching Russian in the USA at the college/university level

Desirable Qualifications
1. Ph.D., in Russian or equivalent (ABD will be considered; must have degree in hand by 07/31/2017.)
2. Evidence of student-oriented and innovative instruction.
3. Scholarly publication and participation in national professional organizations encouraged, but not required for appointment.

To Apply:
Email your application materials in a pdf file to llea464@hawaii.edu with Subject Line “Russian” plus your last name: RussianAnderson. Include your letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete sets of recent student evaluations, official graduate transcripts (copies acceptable at time of application, however, original transcripts upon hire) and the email and phone contact information for three references. Describe in your letter of application the courses taught previously in Russian and in English translation, as well as courses you are prepared to teach.

Inquiries:
Dr. Anastasia Kostetskaya, Russian Chair; kostestk@hawaii.edu. Russian Chair, Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

CFP: Genealogies of Diversity (7th International Summer Academy)

Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2017
Deadline: March 30, 2017

7th International Summer Academy at the ZfL 2017

Genealogies of Diversity. Contexts and Figurations of a Controversial Concept.

The upcoming ZfL Summer Academy will discuss the question of diversity from the perspective of literary and cultural studies. Our focus will be on the history of the discourse on diversity – it’s genealogy in respect to different theoretical and cultural contexts and its relation to similar concepts like hybridity or multiplicity. Of great interest are furthermore rhetoric strategies and aesthetic forms, which represent or call for diversity. We invite doctoral students and post-docs in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and philosophy to apply.

Complete call see under the following link:

http://www.zfl-berlin.org/event/genealogies-of-diversity-contexts-and-figurations-of-a-controversial-concept.html

Venue: Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin

Organisers: Eva Axer, Matthias Schwartz, Georg Toepfer, Daniel Weidner

Keynotes: Emily Apter (New York), Stefan Hirschauer (Mainz)

Participants: Doctoral students and post-docs (we particularly encourage applications from applicants from the USA, Eastern Europe and Israel)

Number of Participants: ca. 12 participants

Languages: German and English. Prerequisites are good listening comprehension and excellent reading ability, as the source texts will be read in the original; doctoral students are welcome to present their projects in English.

Applications: Please send a CV and 1-3 page project outline by 15 March 2017 via Email to Sabine Zimmermann, zimmermann@zfl-berlin.org

Applicants will be notified by April 2017.

Academy fee: 100 EUR (includes lunches and tea breaks among other things)

Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and dinner costs.

The Centre for Literature and Cultural Research offers a reimbursement of travel costs and fees in special cases. Please submit a request, including a brief explanation and an estimate of your travel costs.

Contact: Eva Axer: axer@zfl-berlin.org

Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Ohio State Univ.)

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

Lecturer in Russian.
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University welcomes applications for a one year position as Lecturer in Russian with a possibility of renewal to begin August 22, 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained colleague in Russian able to teach at all levels of language, including advanced. Preference will be given to the candidates with a PhD in hand at a time of appointment, but those who are ABD or hold a master’s degree will also be considered. Additional fields of expertise are open, but interest in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches is preferred (for example, digital humanities, global studies or environmental studies). Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected.

Please submit a cover letter explaining interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent evaluations for two or more language courses.

Applications received by April 10, 2017 will receive full attention. Decision is expected to be made by end of April. For further information, please contact Larysa Stepanova, Language Program Director (stepanova.1@osu.edu).

Funding Opportunity: Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 22, 2017

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $67,500 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship
  • Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2017, depending on the fellowship position
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 22, 2017, 8 pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting late-May 2017.

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

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Funding Opportunity: Individual Fellowships (NIAS)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

NIAS Individual Fellowships

NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field.

About NIAS Individual Fellowships

NIAS Fellowships are funded directly by NIAS through the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
Fellowships are by application only and suit scholars from the Netherlands or scholars from abroad who wish to work on an individual project for one semester (September – January or February – June) or two semesters (September – June) at the Institute.

  • A NIAS fellowship awarded to a scholar from abroad includes subsidised accommodation (see also “What NIAS Offers“), lunches, a personal study, research facilities, one international return ticket.
  • NIAS fellowships for scholars from the Netherlands include fixed commuting allowance (see also “What NIAS Offers“), lunches, a personal study and research facilities (in special circumstances subsidized studio accommodation may be requested).
  • A NIAS Fellow affiliated with a Dutch university is entitled to a replacement subsidy for teaching duties.
  • A NIAS Fellow from outside the Netherlands can in some cases be entitled to a stipend.

For more information on stipends and replacement subsidies and an overview of all the facilities offered to a NIAS Fellow see “What NIAS Offers“.

Please take into account that Fellows are expected to participate actively in academic and social events, and be present at the institute on a daily basis.

NIAS does not provide fellowships for training programmes or educational purposes. Nor does it offer courses, or financial support to conduct research elsewhere. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoc in Jewish Cultural & Lit. Studies (Central European U.)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

One year Post-doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship
in Jewish Studies

Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Starting date: September 2017

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural and literary studies. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester. The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates working on Western, Central and/or Eastern Europe, who can offer broad, thematic courses.

Duties and responsibilities:
In addition to teaching a two- or four-credit course, the post-doctoral Fellow is expected to engage with the life and activities of the faculty and students at Central European University.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have received their doctoral degrees after September 1, 2012, and should have a publication record appropriate to their career stage. There are no restrictions concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. Current doctoral students must show evidence that they will successfully defend their dissertation before the start date of the fellowship. Continue reading

Travel: Fully-funded Student Ambassador Program for the EXPO 2017 (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Since 1851, World Expos have been an opportunity to navigate global changes by celebrating innovation and facilitating collaboration across countries. Expo 2017 will be hosted by the Republic of Kazakhstan in its capital, Astana. The theme of Expo 2017 is “Future Energy” with an overall focus on green technologies, sustainable development and the future.  The United States will participate by hosting a USA Pavilion, which will “educate and inform foreign audiences about the United States and its scientific and technological innovations relating to the theme of the Astana Expo—future energy—as well as to promote broad U.S. commercial and public diplomacy interests around the world.”

For Expo 2017, Eurasia Foundation (http://www.eurasia.org/), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://projects.international.wisc.edu/expo2017), and the American Councils for International Education (https://www.americancouncils.org/) are partnering to facilitate the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship program. Student Ambassadors are young people who will serve in various capacities at the USA Pavilion and will interact with the estimated two million visitors expected to attend Expo 2017.

This opportunity is open to all are US citizens or US permanent residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any US college, university or other academic, educational or diplomatic programs, recent graduates (those who graduated in Spring 2015), as well as Americans currently participating in international education or diplomacy-related programs in the Eurasia region.

The deadline for submission of applications to the Student Ambassador Program is 15 March 2017 (11:59 pm PST). Note: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Approximately 40 Student Ambassadors will be selected. Familiarity with Russian and/or Kazakh language is required, along with an interest in the broader Eurasia region.  Student Ambassadors will be required to stay for the duration of the Expo (1 June to 12 September 2017).

For a more detailed overview of what being a Student Ambassador entails—click here (http://projects.international.wisc.edu/expo2017/).

Questions about the Student Ambassadors program should be directed to Hrachya Topalyan (htopalyan@eurasia.org). Questions about the application process should be addressed to the UW-Madison Office of International Projects (intl-projects@intl.wisc.edu).

Study Abroad: Int’l Politics Summer School (Oxford U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Summary

A two-week residential summer school tackling the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world with a regional focus.

  • Providing in depth analysis of key countries and regions outside of Western Europe and North America – the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
  • Including a daily lecture programme given by world-renowned academics.
  • Offering the opportunity to study at St Antony’s College, Oxford University’s only college to focus exclusively on international affairs.
  • There is one scholarship available to offset course fees, with an application deadline of 1 March 2017

The academic programme consists of

Applicants choose one course from:

  • Democracy and Authoritarianism in Russia and the Former Soviet Union
  • Democratisation in Latin America
  • International Relations of the Contemporary Asia-Pacific
  • Political Transformation in the Contemporary Middle East.

Each seminar has five two-hour meetings per week, and classes will usually contain no more than 12 students. Continue reading

Academic Job: Latvian Instructor (BALSSI)

Deadline for Applications: March 21, 2017

The Summer Language Workshop of Indiana University (http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/) in conjunction with the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) seeks an instructor to teach an intensive course in Latvian language at the introductory level for an eight-week appointment  from June 3 through July 28.

Course offering is contingent upon enrollment. We encourage applications from candidates who can also teach introductory-intermediate Russian. In the event that Latvian enrollments are low, a suitable candidate could be offered a Russian teaching opportunity.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Send all items to: swseel@indiana.edu with LATVIAN INSTRUCTOR in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but to ensure consideration, please submit all materials by March 21.

Questions about the position can be directed to Mark Trotter at 812-856-5247 or martrott@indiana.edu.

CFP: A Century of Movement: Russian Culture and Global Community Since 1917 (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Deadline for Submissions: April 7, 2017

A Century of Movement: 
Russian Culture and Global Community Since 1917
CFP Deadline: April 7, 2017
October 12-13, 2017
http://centuryofmovement.unc.edu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keynote Speakers: Katerina Clark and Marina Frolova-Walker
Conference Organizers: Jamie Blake and Grace Kweon, in collaboration with Annegret Fauser

The cultural products of the last century reflect change, opportunity, and uncertainty, and demonstrate active negotiations between personal identity and social awareness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, artistic voice and security. This conference, in the centennial year of the Revolution, seeks to explore the transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without Russia.

We will explore first and foremost the issue of human migration, particularly the patterns and developments set in motion by the Revolution. In light of today’s desperate discussions regarding the migration of refugees, it is both timely and important that we examine the ways in which human migration yielded and continues to yield both social and cultural challenges and profound creative contributions.

We invite proposals of no more than 300 words for individual twenty-minute papers. Scholars and graduate students of all areas are encouraged to apply, as we hope to assemble a conference which promotes interdisciplinary discussion, with an eye towards the possibility of future publication in a volume of collected essays or a special issue of a journal.

Please visit the conference website for more information: http://centuryofmovement.unc.edu

Proposals should include presenter name, contact information, institutional affiliation (if any) and a short biographical note (not to exceed 100 words).  Please send proposals to centuryofmovement-at-gmail.com. The deadline for submission is April 7, 2017.