Academic Job: Polish Lecturer Position (Univ. of Chicago)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

Lecturer in Polish

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for the position of a full-time Lecturer in Polish, for a one-year renewable term starting on 1 July 2018.

The primary duty is instruction and support in Polish, including two levels (6 courses) of language study per year. This course load will be supplemented by additional teaching responsibilities, to be coordinated by the department, including up to 2 courses from the following categories: Humanities Core courses, non-language courses (literature, culture, film, history, linguistics, etc.), or language courses in either Russian or Czech.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated expertise in current theory of second-language acquisition. Knowledge of one or more other Slavic languages, especially Russian or Czech, is desirable but not required.

The position is open to candidates who will have completed an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline (MA, preferably PhD) by June 30, 2018, have native or ACTFL superior-level proficiency in Polish and English, and have teaching experience at the college level.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,, select requisition #03613, and upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement or portfolio (which addresses how your approach to teaching balances formal instruction and communicative interaction), teaching evaluations (if available), and the contact information for three references.

Application deadline is 1 March  2018. Only completed applications can be considered.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Questions about the position should be directed to William Nickell, Chair of Slavic Languages & Literatures at University of Chicago, at

Internship: Summer Program in Russia (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Crossroads Eurasia is accepting applications for its 2018 summer internship program in Russia. 
What is Crossroads Eurasia
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia aims to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience — teaching English, doing translation, or working as a camp counselors.
What you get
– Resume worthy work experience
– Relaxed vibe of a provincial Russian city
– Live, work, relax like a local
– Real friendships with Russians your age
– Locally based coordinator
– Career advice and alumni network
The application deadline is 15th March 2018. Spots are filled on a rolling basis, so apply early. Discounts are also available to early applicants.
For more information and to apply

Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Program in Southeast European Studies (Univ. of Belgrade and Graz)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 for University of Graz and June 1, 2018 for University of Belgrade

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) have announced the call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies ( &
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between the universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2018.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university.

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Study Abroad: Summer Language Program in Astana, Kazakhstan (Nazarbayev University and Uni. Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, has  announced their next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). They are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for the 2018 summer sessions. There are both 8-week and 5-week programs available.

American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits.The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants.  For more information, visit the program’s website at

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Funding: Study Abroad Fellowship (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad is pleased to announce its new Dan E. Davidson Fellowships for language study in Russia, East Europe, Eurasia, and East Asia.  Established in honor of American Councils’ founder and President Emeritus and his four decades of leadership in the field of international education, the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship supports highly qualified and deserving individuals who demonstrate a dedication to successful international collaboration and the development of greater mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries around the world.

Beginning fall semester 2018, fellowships of up to $1,000 will be awarded for summer study, up to $4,000 for semester study and up to $8,500 for academic-year programs.  These fellowships can be used for any of the following American Councils intensive language programs:

To be eligible for the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Meet the requirements of their selected program;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be enrolled in and have completed two academic years of study at an accredited college or university by the start of their program;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to becoming culturally aware citizens, contributing to a mutual understanding, and advancing successful international collaboration;
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Fall 2018 applications must be submitted by March 15, 2018

Study Abroad: Peace and Security in the Caucasus Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is now accepting applications for their Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program!

Summer 2018 program dates: June 28 – August 4, 2018

 While rich in natural resources, scenic beauty, and vibrant cultures, the South Caucasus continues to be hampered by age-old conflicts and political instability. Based in Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, this five-week summer program explores cultural identity and nationalism, development strategies, the emergence of new political systems and parties, and ongoing efforts to foster peace throughout the region.

The academic program features approximately twenty-two hours per week of in-class instruction. Content courses are designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of modern political history of the region, security issues, nationalism and identity, state-building, and democratization. As part of the academic program, participants also receive language instruction at any level in one of the regional languages, including Azeri, Chechen, Georgian, or Russian; no prior language study is required.

The program includes weekly excursions and cultural activities, housing with local host families, two meals per day, a comprehensive pre-program orientation, and visa and logistical support. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive 8-10 credits in political science and sociology, issued through Bryn Mawr College.

Applications are due by February 15, 2018, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email:

For more information regarding the Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program, please visit our websiteFinancial aid is available on all programs.

Call for Papers: Spring 2018 Issue of The Birch (Columbia U.)

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

The Birch Journal, run by Columbia University undergraduates, is the first national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies.
You are invited to submit your essays concerning the culture and politics of the region, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and artwork or photography, to be published both in print and online in our upcoming edition. If you are an undergraduate, anything you may have written for a class in the field of interest may be accepted for publication!
Submissions are being accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. We encourage you to get your submissions in through our website early.
Please click here for more information on our website.

Study Abroad: Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15th, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Balkan Language Initiative (BLI).  The application deadline is February 15; applications can be submitted here.


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 five regional languages: 

Albanian in Tirana, Albania

Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria

Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia

Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia or Podgorica, Montenegro


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