Acad. Job: Lecturer of Russian (Smith College)

Deadline: October 9, 2019

The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits-eligible position at the rank of Lecturer of Russian to begin July 1, 2020. The position may be renewed dependent on enrollments and funding. Teaching responsibilities include courses in all levels of Russian language. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Russian language and culture pedagogy; candidates with experience in program building and organizing extra- and co-curricular activities are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field (ABD acceptable), and applicants with MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field with college teaching experience will be considered. 

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Smith is an interdisciplinary program with a growing number of majors. We are looking for a dynamic, dedicated colleague who will take a leading role in our language curriculum, actively contribute to REEES program building, and participate in study abroad initiatives. The successful candidate will also join a vibrant community of Russian and Eurasian Studies in the Five College area. 

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Acad. Job: István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Columbia University invites applications for István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies for one or two semesters (fall and/or spring) in the academic year 2020-2021. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák’s legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to scholars who have active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. Appointment(s) will be open-rank, to be filled at any level from Visiting Assistant to Visiting Full Professor.

The visiting professor(s) will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will teach two courses per semester, one a lecture course of broad interest for undergraduates, the other a seminar for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The visitors are expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Harriman Institute.

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Acad. Job: Assistant/Associate Political Scientist – Russia/Eastern Europe (University of Texas)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor of Political Science, with an anticipated start in the fall semester of 2020. We seek applications from scholars with expertise on Russia and preferably at least one other East European state, who conduct research in the requisite languages. Scholarship must focus on the Russian circulation/weaponization of (dis)information in Eastern Europe, and ideally, the larger global context. We prefer candidates whose interests span and connect quantitative and qualitative approaches, and are informed by interdisciplinary methods. We seek also candidates who are policy oriented, and who can speak to the larger national and international policy implications of their research. The selected candidate will be housed in the interdisciplinary Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies with a courtesy appointment in Government. They will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service in the DSES, CREEES, the college, and university, and be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as direct graduate and undergraduate student independent research.

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Acad. Job: Associate/Full Professor – East Central Europe (University of Texas)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of associate or full professor, with an anticipated start in the fall semester of 2020. We seek applications from scholars who work on East Central Europe, with a specialization in cultural studies (including literary studies). Engagement in interdisciplinary and digital scholarship is welcome, and all candidates must have an active research and publication agenda. Candidates will be expected to teach one of the following languages: Czech, Polish, or Ukrainian and other departmental service courses, as part of a two course per semester load. The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service in the department, center, college, and university, and be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as direct graduate and undergraduate student independent research.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Slavic language/literature, cultural studies or a related interdisciplinary degree plan is required.

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CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Greenville, SC)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS 
58th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 
Greenville, SC
March 12-14, 2020

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, March 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be hosted by Clemson University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.  

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions. 

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Call for Submissions: “All the Russias” Blog (NYU)

Deadline: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is calling for submissions. We welcome short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. As always, pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events;
  •  Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Please send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of your email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at
alltherussias@gmail.com, along with your one-line bio. Our detailed submission and style guidelines may be found here.

Funding: Louis Pelzer Memorial Award

Deadline: December 2, 2019

The Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History. Louis Pelzer was president of the OAH 1935–1936.

Essays, including footnotes, should not exceed 10,000 words. The electronic version of the essay should be sent to jahms@oah.org with “2020 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Entry” noted in the subject line, and one hard copy should be submitted to the address below. Because manuscripts are judged anonymously, the author’s name and graduate program should appear only on a separate cover page.

The award will be presented at the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 2–5.

The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History.

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Funding: Huggins-Quarles Award

Deadline: December 2, 2019

Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.

Requirements of Applicants

  • applicant must be ABD (all but dissertation)
  • applicant must be ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American) scholar
  • applicant’s dissertation must focus on U.S. history
  • U.S. residency is not required
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Funding: Young Faculty Award (DoD and National Security)

Deadline: September 18, 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

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Funding: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants in Anthropology (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline: May 1 and November 1

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure.

For more detailed information on program requirements, application procedures, and review criteria, please refer to the links below:

Eligibility
General Criteria of Evaluation
Application Procedures
Application Deadlines and Decision Notification
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Final Reports required from Dissertation Fieldwork Grantees