Acad. Job: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Russian Literature and Culture (Yale)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Humanities – Slavic Languages & Literatures

Yale University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Russian literature and culture, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is open, and the successful candidate must possess native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Selected candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire.
To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials addressed to Professor Harvey Goldblatt, Acting Chair, by October 15, 2019 at
 http://apply.interfolio.com/66725.

Application materials include cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in San Francisco, November 23-26, 2019. Address any questions to Professor Harvey Goldblatt at harvey.goldblatt@yale.edu.

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Acad. Job: Modern Jewish Culture and History (University of Chicago)

Deadline: Review of Applications begins September 1, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

The University of Chicago seeks scholars in Modern Jewish Culture and History, with an emphasis on 19th/20th-Century Europe, for an appointment date of July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.  This is an inter-divisional search and candidates may come from any relevant discipline.  Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino.  Successful candidates will be placed in the appropriate department in the Division of the Social Sciences, the Division of Humanities, or the Divinity School, where they will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including regularly offering an undergraduate course on the history of the Shoah.  It is expected that they will participate actively in the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed.  Early application is strongly recommended. All applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, and 5) a recently published chapter or article.  If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants will upload a document with the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/66335 If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

Job: English Teachers (Russia)

Deadline: September 2019

International Education Company WINDSOR is looking for two more English speakers from the UK, Canada or America to work as teachers  with both groups of students and individuals for the academic year 2019-2020 (starting in autumn 2019).

Annually 6 or more native speakers work for our language school and some of them have been working with us for more than 2 years. You can read their opinions about working in our school on our website http://windsor63.ru/?mode=1&menu=41
Our city is located on the beautiful river Volga, very close to the mountains. Windsor staff are young and friendly, ready to help every minute.


Windsor is ready to provide visa support, free accommodation, competitive salary, one-way ticket after completing the contract,  free Russian lessons.


Contact Natalia Larionova at  n.larionova@windsor63.ru with questions.

Funding: (UT Austin Faculty) Subvention Grants for Publication of Scholarly Books

Deadline: August 31, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin Subvention Grants program is designed to assist faculty authors in the publication of scholarly books. Frequently university and other scholarly presses demand that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to faculty members when departments and deans are unable to provide needed support.

Qualifications:

  • Requesting author must be sole or primary author and currently appointed at The University of Texas at Austin as a faculty member. Preference is given to tenured or tenure-track faculty members.
  • Excluded from eligibility are temporary faculty or staff, individuals whose contracts will not be renewed the following year, or those who plan to resign in the current or subsequent academic year, and students.
  • Individuals who will receive a cash advance from the publisher are not qualified.
  • Subvention support of more than once in a three-year period is subject to availability of funds and the applicant pool.
  • The author and publisher must agree to acknowledge the President’s Office of the University of Texas at Austin for the subvention grant in the acknowledgement section of the book.
  • Funds are only paid directly to the publisher; authors may not be reimbursed from the account.
  • Publications can be in any language and any discipline.
  • Artwork, maps, photographs, permissions and other special production elements are allowed.
  • Publication of textbooks, translations of previously published books or book reprints will not be supported.
  • Routine author activities, such as indexing, or page and reprint costs of articles in professional journals are not covered.
  • If the book is not published, the author is expected to return the subvention grant to the University.
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Fellowship: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES, a leading center for analysis of global democratic developments, the program provides a collegial environment and rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development.

The program offers five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates. Fellows are expected to complete a written product relating to their proposed research project. The fellowship culminates in a formal presentation in which fellows typically focus on their research project or another topic relating to the state of democracy in their country.

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Funding: (Faculty & Grad Students) Dialogues on the Experience of War Grant (NEH)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.

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Funding: (Faculty) Humanities Connections Implementation Grants (NEH)

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Implementation Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the implementation of a sustainable curricular program or initiative as the outcome. Implementation grant proposals must show unambiguous evidence of prior planning and present a defined rationale with clear intellectual and logistical objectives that are supported by institutional commitment. The award gives applicants the opportunity to build on faculty/administrative or institutional partnerships and to develop and refine the project’s intellectual content, design, and scope. For example, the applicant should be able to demonstrate potential commitments of any partners or collaborators; outline preferred approaches to curriculum building/consolidation; and explain outreach strategies that will be employed to attract students to the new educational opportunity.


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Funding: (Faculty) Humanities Connections Planning Grants (NEH)

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Planning Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the goal of designing a new, coherent curricular program or initiative. The award gives the institution(s) the opportunity to create a firm foundation for implementing the program. Planning goals will include identifying the members of a planning committee and organizing the planning process; defining the rationale, design, and structure that would undergird a comprehensive and institutionally sustainable effort; and establishing potential scenarios for curriculum development. Institutions may draw on current short-term initiatives or curricular programs run by individual departments in this effort. The outcome of a successful planning phase should be a project in, or ready for, the implementation stage.

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Acad. Job: College Fellow in Russian Language and Literature (Harvard)

Deadline: August 23, 2019

As part of the College Fellows Program at Harvard University, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is currently seeking a College Fellow for 2019-20. Information on the available positions in the College Fellow Program are available here:
https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/arts-and-humanities
https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8778
and the text of the specific position reads as follows…

Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applications for a College Fellow in Russian Language and Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2019. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include three courses or the equivalent: two courses or the equivalent at any level in the Russian language program and a tutorial for concentrators in Russian literature. The Fellow may also be asked to advise and evaluate senior theses as a regular part of their responsibilities.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization. 

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Acad. Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture (Harvard)

Deadline: October 10, 2019

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture; the field is open. The Department seeks candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, including required and elective courses, as well as freshman seminars. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our program in literature and the humanities, someone who is ready to share in advising students as well as to participate fully in the intellectual life of the university.

Candidates may specialize in any area of modern Russian literature and culture, including fiction, documentary prose, poetry, film, theory, the performing arts, and visual culture. Additional expertise in cultures of the former Soviet bloc outside Russia is welcome. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and potential for innovative scholarship are desired.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Russian and fluency in English are required.

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