Author Archives: Tamara Kowalski

Job: American Councils Resident Director (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

American Councils is currently accepting applications for a Resident Director position based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a wonderful opportunity for a driven and passionate leader to assist U.S. college students in navigating the academic and cultural landscape of Russia while participating on a summer, semester, or academic year language immersion program. Please view the posting details below; all applications should be submitted through the link at the bottom. 

SUMMARY:

The St. Petersburg Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), hosted by the Russian State Pedagogical University.  The Resident Director is Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral research positions, HSE (Moscow)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018

The Higher School of Economics International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the history of World War II and Soviet society.

The job involves:

  • Working under the supervision of Oleg Budnitskii, the Center’s Director, and Michael David-Fox, the Academic advisor at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences
  • Participants are encouraged to pursue their own research that is thematically related to the Center’s research project on the history of World War II and wartime Stalinism, as well as on other topics dealing with Soviet history and culture more broadly
  • Writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals
  • Providing consultations on writing scholarly papers in English to Russian colleagues and students
  • Participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Center’s development
  • Public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • Some teaching is encouraged, though not required.
The HSE offers access to its library and electronic resources.

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Academic Job: Academic Director and Instructor (Bishkek)

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2018

The American University of Central Asia (AUCA), in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is currently seeking an Academic Director and Instructor in Russian/Slavic studies for the Spring and Summer of 2018.

The successful applicant should hold a Ph.D., or currently hold the status of A.B.D., in the field, have experience teaching Russian at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and preferably have experience with either administrative duties and/or Russian language course-design. Funding is currently pending, and will be provided by the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS). Upon successful completion of the position the applicant may be considered for future
employment at AUCA.

The CLS Russian Program at AUCA in the summer of 2018 is designed for 15-20 U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. The main aim of the program is to provide group-based intensive Russian language instruction and structured cultural enrichment and exchange
for the U.S. students who have had some experience studying Russian in the U.S. and abroad. The Academic Director’s duties will begin in February of 2018 and conclude by September of 2018. Continue reading

Job: Program Manager, Digital Opportunity Trust (Czech Republic)

Deadline to apply: January 19th, 2018
(DOT will be considering CVs as they arrive, so please submit CV asap)

*Must be a Czech national

Digital Opportunity Trust is currently looking for a Bilingual Program Manager for its 5-month project in the Czech Republic.

  1. About Digital Opportunity Trust

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is an acclaimed international non-profit headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; with local operations around the globe. DOT is the leader in creating educational, economic, and entrepreneurial opportunity through the effective use of information and communication technology for communities and people in countries that are developing, in transition, or under stress. Continue reading

Job: Head, Rule of Law, OSCE (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Application Deadline: July 26, 2017

PAE-REACT, under contract with the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Head, Rule of Law
Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy Number: VNBAHS00812
Area of Expertise: Rule of Law
Level:  Middle Management

Application Deadline: Apply by July 26 for full consideration.

Click https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities see all PAE-REACT opportunities, to link to the full vacancy announcement and to apply.

The direct link to PAE-REACT’s online application is located at:  https://www.pae.com/careers-react-application.

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Job: Head, Human Dimension Department, OSCE (Kyiv)

Application Deadline: July 21, 2017

PAE-REACT, under contract with the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Head, Human Dimension Department

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine
Vacancy Number: VNSMUS00584
Area of Expertise: Human Rights
Level:  Senior Management

Application Deadline: Apply by July 21 for full consideration.

Click https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities see all PAE-REACT opportunities, to link to the full vacancy announcement and to apply.

The direct link to PAE-REACT’s online application is located at:  https://www.pae.com/careers-react-application. Continue reading

Funding: 2016 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

** Applications due November 2015 **
http://www.clscholarship.org

The U.S. Department of State has just announced the scholarship competition for the 2016 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Students can connect with U.S. Department of State representatives at both of these events.

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CFP: UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies

Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2015

Undergraduate students are invited to submit their papers for consideration to the University of California Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.  All papers will be subject to peer review.

The deadline to submit is Monday, October 5, 2015.  While the papers will be due in a few months, right now we need a preliminary headcount.  If you are planning to submit your paper, please email me with your name, preferred email, the title of your paper, and the name and email of your advisor: yfurman@humnet.ucla.edu Continue reading

CFP: 2015 Texas Asia Conference (UT Austin)

Deadline:  July 21, 2015

The 2015 Texas Asia Conference is a biennial graduate student conference hosted to bring together young scholars, from any disciplinary background, who focus on some aspect of Asia.

Beyond the Spectacular and Mundane

As researchers engaged with various aspects and regions of Asia, how do we approach questions of scale? How do we draw boundaries around our research subjects: texts, people, languages, histories, etc.? How can we avoid the division of our subject along easy disciplinary lines? How do we measure the scale of what we are looking at—how far out must we extend our knowledge beyond our research focus in order for the boundaries of that focus to be meaningfully drawn? When what is local and specific is in a dynamic and entangled relationship with what is global and transnational, how do we choose to zoom in or out? How do we become attuned to the infra-ordinary? How do we grasp the affects and effects of the everyday that are neither ordinary nor spectacular? These are some of the broad concerns that we would like the papers at this conference to address in their own ways.  Continue reading