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Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Russian (Dartmouth College)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian beginning in Fall 2019. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with an innovative research agenda and dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative research interests and expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture, media or cultural studies, or the non-Russian regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are particularly welcome. In addition to specialized courses, the successful candidate will also teach general survey courses in Russian literature and culture and have an opportunity to lead our summer language program in St. Petersburg. Students at Dartmouth are diverse by many measures, and the College seeks to foster an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity. We particularly seek applicants with an interest in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

The Russian Department has five and one half tenure line faculty and the Language program coordinator in the rank of Assistant Research Professor and often sponsors post doctoral fellows. Our courses enjoy strong enrollments from a broad constituency of students. Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and programs such as Theater, Film studies, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature. Current faculty members participate in a variety of campus research and pedagogical initiatives, such as Digital Humanities and Experiential Learning. A successful applicant would have the potential to forge research and curricular links with other Dartmouth departments and programs.

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Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian and Global Studies (Penn State U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.eduand http://glis.la.psu.edu/.

Starting date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/XXXXXXXXXQuestions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CFP: “Teaching of Folklore and Teaching with Folklore” (Foklorica)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Society (affiliate of ASEEES), is seeking submissions for a thematic issue on the “Teaching of Folklore and Teaching with Folklore.” Folklore courses are some of the biggest draws to our departments. Yet many departments have no folklorists. This issue will address the challenges and successes of folklore classes. Folklore also plays an important role in language, culture, or literature classroom, and papers addressing its role in those contexts would also be welcome. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018.

You need not be a member of SEEFA to submit papers to the journal.

More information on the journal, including back issues, and submission guidelines may be found at: https://journals.ku.edu/folklorica

Information on membership may be found at: http://www.seefa.org/

Grad Program: MA Programs in Political Science (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018 (Spring 2019 Semester); April 20, 2019 (Fall 2019 Semester)

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MA degree programs in Political Science
Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) | Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) invites all students interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet area (Eurasia) to join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Political Science. You may focus on Russian and Eurasian Studies or on Energy Politics in Eurasia.

EUSP means:

o Private graduate school in Russia
o Top research university for social sciences and humanities
o MA degree in 1 year
o Language of instruction – English
o 3:1 student/faculty ratio
o Individual guidance and personal attention
o 24/7 staff assistance in English
o A new campus in the city center
o Life and study experience in enchanting St. Petersburg

Please select your program:

IMARES: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies – Master’s degree program in the politics, economy, society, culture, arts and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian countries. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/imares

ENERPO: Energy Politics in Eurasia – Master’s degree program in energy politics in Eurasia with specific focus on energy security, energy economics and markets, energy law, and regional energy studies (EU, Middle East, and East Asia) and current events in the energy sector. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/enerpo

Russian language courses from beginner to advanced levels are also available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit. Continue reading

Internship: Russian-Proficient Research Analyst Intern (Los Angeles, CA)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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I hope this email finds you well. I am Victor L. Salazar-Madrigal, a UCLA 2016 alumnus. I am reaching out to you in the hope that you can share an internship opportunity that might be of interest for current students who are looking for a Russia-related internship here in Los Angeles.

I am currently a research analyst with The Camstoll Group, a Los Angeles-based research and advisory firm specializing in sanctions and international security issues. We advise banks, multinationals, and other organizations in managing sanctions-related risk.

We are currently recruiting Russian-proficient research analyst interns for a paid internship opportunity in our Los Angeles office this fall. Interns will work on-site for a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least three months. The internship will focus specifically on researching security issues in Eurasia.

Interns will be hired on a rolling basis beginning immediately. Candidates may apply for the internship at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=C4217.

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Russian Linguistics (U. of of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Please find the online application here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/153239/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-in-linguistics

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, e-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

Please note:
1. It is not necessary to translate any documents from Russian to English in order to apply for this position. Please ignore instructions to do so.
2. It is not necessary to have a completed PhD in order to apply for this position. If your PhD will be completed before the beginning of the position (in about 10 months), you are welcome to apply.
3. Please be sure to complete the online application process well in advance of the deadline so that you do not run into technical problems. If you have any questions about the application process please do not hesitate to contact Laura Janda.

Academic Job: Russian Language Teacher (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: August 27, 2018

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM https://aspirantum.com is looking for an experienced teacher of Russian to teach at ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school from December 2 till December 22, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

So far ASPIRANTUM has successfully organized Armenian and Persian languages schools for international students. In winter 2018 ASPIRANTUM is also adding Georgian and Russian language courses and currently we are searching a devoted Russian language teacher for our school.

We are looking for teachers in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. For accepted teacher from the Russian Federation the travel and accomodation costs in Yerevan will be covered by ASPIRANTUM. Salary of the selected teacher will be negotiated personally and will be enough competitive.

The prospective teacher should have native competence of Russian language and at least 5 years experience of Teaching Russian to foreign students. We value the academic background of our teachers so the ideal candidate will have an MA, PhD or similar degree in linguistics or related fields with an extensive teaching and research experience in national and international universities and research centers.

The students of ASPIRANTUM Russian language courses will already have upper elementary and intermediate knowledge of Russian and are mainly students, researchers and professors who know English quite well, so ASPIRANTUM’s teacher of Russian language will also be fluent in English, and if necessary conduct the lessons in English.

To apply, please send an introductory letter to info@aspirantum.com and in your letter mention the details of 3 textbooks with which you already have experience to teach Russian to English speaking students. The deadline to apply is August 27, 2018. Continue reading

Academic Job: Academic General Faculty (U. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: September 03, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses.

Applications will be considered, beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Director – School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics (U. of Illinois)

Deadline for Applications: November 02, 2018

Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of the College.

The School (https://lcsl.uic.edu/) serves as the administrative body for the following departments: Classics and Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures.  The School also houses several undergraduate minor programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The School is staffed by more than 30 tenure-line faculty members, and over 45 lecturers.  It serves nearly 2,500 students a term annually through its Basic Language Program and has approximately 500 majors and minors as well as 125 graduate students. Continue reading

Grad Program: PhD Program (Jagiellonian U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 24, 2018

The PhD program in Politics, Culture, and Society in the Contemporary World is an interdisciplinary program organized by the Faculty of International and Political Studies (FIPS) at the Jagiellonian University. The teaching language of the program is English, though both Polish and international students are welcomed to apply.

The duration of the program is 4 years with the annual fee of 4200 EUR,  and the successful graduates will be awarded with a PhD title in the social sciences and humanities.

The program consists of three main modules:

1) obligatory and elective courses;
2) academic skills courses;
3) teaching skills courses; as well as an obligatory foreign language course.

Depending on the chosen research track followed by PhD candidates, they will be qualified to conduct research in political science or cultural studies. The graduates are also able to successfully perform teaching activities and are familiar with ways to gain financial resources to fund their research. They are prepared to take up a professional career in academia, as analysts in the public sector, think-tanks, research institutes and NGOs.

Admission:

24/08 – 05/09 – registration of applications
11/09 – interviews with the candidates
24/09 – announcements of the ranking list
25-26/09 – enrolment

more details on the admission procedure and required documents can be found here: https://www.erk.uj.edu.pl/studia/4553/1/s