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Academic Job: Asst. Prof Slavic Lang and Lit (Yale)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES, YALE UNIVERSITY

Yale University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 2019. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in drama and performance studies, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and the 18th-early 19th centuries are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Selected candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials (cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale) addressed to Professor John MacKay, Chair, by October 15, 2018 at http://www.interfolio.com/54722.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9.

Address any questions to john.mackay@yale.edu.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Academic Job: Fellowship with Slavic-Eurasian Center (Hokkaido Uni)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) of Hokkaido University is pleased to announce the 41st round of the SRC’s Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program for 2019-2020.
Foreign specialists in studies of the former Soviet and East European countries, who are interested in spending several months at the SRC during the academic year of 2019-2020, may submit applications for this program.

Academic Job: Assistant Prof. of Russian (Uni. Rochester)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

Assistant Professor of Russian (Language, Literature and Culture) 

The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (http://www.sas.rochester.edu/mlc/) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Russian (language, literature and culture). They are seeking a candidate with a strong research program, dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture and the ability to lead our four-week summer language program in St. Petersburg. Teaching load is two courses per semester (4 courses/year) for undergraduates and graduate students in humanities disciplines across the college. Applicants must have a Ph. D., native or near-native command of Russian and English, and experience teaching language at all levels. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian literature, cinema and culture are particularly welcome.

Faculty in MLC also have the opportunity to contribute to the University’s strong interdisciplinary programs in Literary Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies. Appointment is effective July 1, 2019 with teaching duties beginning August 2019.

Application materials (statement, teaching philosophy, current CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation) addressed to Professor John Givens, MLC Chair, should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting. Application review will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in Boston, December 7-9. Address questions to johngivens@rochester.edu.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Job: Program Director for Temerty Program (Harvard)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

On behalf of HURI, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Program Director for the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at Harvard University. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, ambitious social scientist to shape the future of academic research on contemporary Ukraine.

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Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Russ. Lit (Uni. Illinois at Chicago)

Deadline for Applications: November 5, 2018 (strongly suggested)

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019.

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Job: Program Admin Specialist (Open Society Foundations)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled

Job description

The Open Society Foundations are a major nongovernmental supporter of efforts to improve the economic and social inclusion of Roma in Central and South Eastern Europe. Over the past two decades, our Roma-related programs have worked on a wide range of issues, including equal access to quality education, women’s empowerment and gender equity, public health, civic and political participation, media access and the development of Roma media, promoting tolerance, cultural diversity, and challenging anti-Roma prejudice.

The Roma Initiatives Office provides support to civil society through three major programs: Barvalipe—richness or pride in the Romani language—which supports the emergence of a confident new generation of Roma advocates capable of leading Roma organizations or working in EU institutions, international organizations, and national public service; Zoralipe—strength or power—which supports the institutional growth of Roma organizations; and Paruvipe—change—which supports advocacy campaigns aimed at influencing public decision-making and service delivery. Continue reading

Job: Czech Speaking Data Analyst (Austin, TX)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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Apex Systems has a client in the Austin TX area looking for a fluent Czech speaker for a Data Analyst opportunity. This would be for a 12+ month contract and is a more entry level position. While this role might not be of interest to you, I wanted to connect with you to see if you happen to know anyone who might be interested in this type of role. If so, I can be reached directly at bmccann@apexsystems.com. This client has multiple openings for fluent Czech and German speakers so I would be happy to speak with anyone you would recommend!

Thanks!
Brian McCann
Professional Recruiter at Apex Systems

Job: Franklin Fellows Program (Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 27, 2018

The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative program that taps citizens’ knowledge and enables approved organizations to promote public service by their professionals. Mid-career and more senior Franklin Fellows work on issues of vital importance to the United States, such as trade and financial policy, entrepreneurship, counterterrorism, regional issues, human rights, and trans-national diseases. Fellows are not compensated by the Department of State. Rather, their employers or other organization sponsor them, or they sponsor themselves. They return to their home organizations and communities with a much-enhanced knowledge of foreign and development policy and government operations and culture. If your organization has an international focus, allowing your employees to spend a sabbatical year as a Franklin Fellow can be an ideal way to develop their talent and position your organization to excel.

What is the Franklin Fellows Program?

Franklin Fellows are senior and mid-level professionals who serve a one-year unpaid fellowship at the Department of State or at USAID.

Working as experts and consultants on a wide range of issues and subjects, Franklin Fellows contribute their knowledge, experience, and specialized skills. While at State or USAID, Franklin Fellows gain first-hand insight into the world of foreign policy and development.

Franklin Fellows must be American citizens, with a minimum five years’ experience, and able to get a security clearance.

The Franklin Fellowship is not a path to employment at the Department of State or USAID.

After their year in Government, most “sponsored” Fellows return to their academic institutions, private-sector companies, and non-governmental organizations. The Franklin Fellowship is ideal as a sabbatical year for academics, or as an executive development program for the private sector, NGOs, and state and local government.

Some Fellows are “self-nominated” who use the Fellowship as an investment in their future, developing skills and rounding out their experience.

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Job: Resident Director in Almaty, Kazakhstan (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Councils is currently accepting applications for a Resident Director position based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and passionate leader to assist U.S. college students in navigating the academic and cultural landscape of Kazakhstan 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 of this message.

SUMMARY:

The Almaty 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 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.  The Resident Director is available to program participants on a daily basis; observes student classes and meets regularly with teachers, administrators, and students;oversees student housing; and arranges group travel and cultural programs. The Almaty Resident Director is available to participants during any emergencies that arise and communicates regularly with the AC Study Abroad program staff in Washington, DC.  Prior to departure for Kazakhstan, the Resident Director attends American Councils orientation programs: for both resident directors, and for participants. The Resident Director travels to Kazakhstan with the student group at the beginning of the program and returns to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Following return to Washington, DC, the Resident Director attends the post-program debrief. The Resident Director reports to the AC Study Abroad Senior Program Manager. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATE:  Mid-August 2018 to mid-August 2019 (covering three program periods: Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019) with possible re-appointment. Continue reading