Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Russian and Slavic Studies, Tenure Eligible (University of Arizona)

Deadline: November 3, 2019

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an area of specialization in literature and/or cultural studies. The top candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be highly collaborative, exploratory, and hardworking with strong potential for research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. This is a benefits-eligible position and the appointment starts in August 2020.

Minimum Qualifications:
• PhD in Russian or Slavic Studies (or a related field) in hand by August 1, 2020
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching, as indicated by course evaluations, teaching awards, or other metrics
• Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English

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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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Funding: Kellog Institute Visiting Fellowships (Faculty)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe.

As a visiting fellow, you pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.


2020-2021 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships 

Visiting Fellowships include:
  • Stipend
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical insurance benefits
  • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing
Who is Eligible?

We invite applications from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on our themes of democracy and/or human development. Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:

  • Promising junior and midcareer scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
  • Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
  • Accomplished policy makers, journalists, and other practitioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship
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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Russian Language (Vanderbilt University)

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Russian Language to join our expanding interdisciplinary department. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position with an initial term of three years.  Our ideal candidate will be skilled in Communicative Language Teaching practices. The successful candidate will serve as the Russian language program coordinator, will conduct Russian language instruction at all levels, and will coordinate study abroad and other immersion opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype in early December. For initial application, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (at least one of which addresses language teaching), two sample syllabi (at least one language syllabus), a teaching statement that focuses on language pedagogy, teaching evaluations, and graduate school transcripts. Apply through Interfolio:  http://apply.interfolio.com/67674.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Acad. Job: Alpha Fellowship (Moscow)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Since 2004, the program has enabled over 180 emerging leaders to gain professional experience at leading organizations in business, media, law, policy, and other related areas through this 11-month, fully-funded fellowship in Moscow.

The Alfa Fellowship Program begins with language training in the fellow’s geographic location followed by a language course in Moscow starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa Fellows attend a seminar program with key public and private sector officials to discuss current affairs in Russia. Fellows then work at prominent organizations, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations. Trips to cities in the region are interspersed throughout the program year. The in-country portion of the program lasts from mid-June until late April.

Eligible candidates must have a bachelor degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field. Russian language proficiency is not required, but is preferred. The Fellowship includes a generous monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing, and insurance.

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Acad. Job: Part-time Lecturer, Russian (Howard University)

Deadline: Open until filled

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Howard University, Washington, D. C., is looking to fill a Part-Time Lecturer position in Russian at the Elementary and Intermediate levels. Candidates with strong training in Russian Language and Culture, and with experience in teaching at a North American university are encouraged to send a CV and letter of interest to the Master Instructor for Russian, B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, blugo@howard.edu , for immediate consideration.

Acad. Job: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship (Stanford)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Fellowship.

This is a 12-week residential fellowship to be offered in the period between January 13-June 19, 2020 (actual dates of residence will be determined in consultation with the selected fellow). The fellowship is open to scholars in any discipline whose research focuses on historical or contemporary topics in Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia.  Scholars who have received the PhD within the past five years are eligible to apply. (A PhD in hand is required at the time the residency begins.) Preference will be given to scholars who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

During the fellowship period, the Vucinich Fellow is expected to pursue independent research in residence and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center. The fellow will hold a lecture, seminar, or workshop on their research. The fellow will have access to Stanford University Libraries and the use of a shared work space at the Center.

The fellowship award funds international travel, health insurance, and a visa, in addition to a $12,000 stipend for living expenses.

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