Call for Submissions: “All the Russias” Blog (NYU)

Deadline: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is calling for submissions. We welcome short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. As always, pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events;
  •  Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Please send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of your email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at
alltherussias@gmail.com, along with your one-line bio. Our detailed submission and style guidelines may be found here.

Info Session: Recruitment (US State Department)

Event date: September 9, 2019

In today’s global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy – we’re all in it together and what happens elsewhere has a huge impact back here in the United States. Whether using creative design techniques to communicate diplomacy visually, serving as liaisons to analysts and officials in the intelligence community, or monitoring human rights issues, they make a difference and influence change while actively participating in our interdependent world. 

Meet Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Kent D. Logsdon and Diplomat in Residence for Texas, Julie Kavanagh. 

Foreign Service Specialist Consular Fellows Program Foreign Service Officer Civil Service Officer Veteran’s Employment Program Student Programs 

Date: Monday September 9, 2019 Time: 11:00 am Location: Jackson School of Geosciences JGB 

Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. 

National Security Career Event

Event Date: Tues., September 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Etta-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas at Austin

Interested in a job in the fields of national security policy, intelligence, diplomacy, military, or federal law enforcement? Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Confirmed participants include: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and more.

This event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. No registration required. Resumes and professional dress encouraged. Visit our student resources page for participant information.

This Career Event is held in conjunction with Counterterrorism Since 9/11, an expert panel featuring former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. (ret) William McRaven, former NSC and State Department official Farah Pandith and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen. The panel discussion begins at 12:15 pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Seating for this event is limited. Registration is required for the panel and does not guarantee admission.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Event Date: Wed., September 4, 2019

1 pm-7pm (EST) | online


If you do it, we need it. Science and technology. Business and mathematics. Foreign language and human resources. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations.And we are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill key openings.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2019 Spring Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
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Job: Outreach Coordinator European Union Center (University of Illinois)

Deadline: September 12, 2019

The European Union Center (EUC) is searching for an Outreach Coordinator to develop, implement, and assess the outreach programs and public events. As a Title VI National Resource Center and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the incumbent will represent the EUC to external and internal constituencies. Provide programs for diverse constituents, including University of Illinois faculty and students, K-16 educators and students, the business community, media, government officials, and the general public.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage EUC’s outreach programs and projects under the direction of the Associate Director, with primary responsibility for logistical planning, coordinating speakers, conferences, workshops and public events.
  • Serve as the EUC’s Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Coordinator/Advisor, in the capacity of coordinating application reviews and award notifications, advising fellows, and data collection and reporting.
  • Manage EUC’s communication channels, including listservs, electronic newsletters, websites and social media, primarily targeted to constituencies and partners at the campus, local, national, and international levels.
  • Initiate new programs and events for EUC’s internal and external constituencies, and participate in long-range planning and goal-setting activities for the Center.
  • Develop and organize outreach and curriculum development programs for K-16 educators and students.
  • Assist the Associate Director with budgeting, proposals and reporting to funding agencies, and other administrative tasks of the Center.
  • Collaborate with other area studies personnel and faculty to design, coordinate, staff, and implement joint outreach activities.
  • Assign and review work of graduate student assistants, interns, and other support staff, under the direction of the Associate Director, with primary responsibility for outreach and office operations.
  • Participate in professional organization conferences to represent the EUC as well as deliver presentations.
  • Assist with ongoing outreach programming evaluation, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the center.
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Job: English Teachers (Russia)

Deadline: September 2019

International Education Company WINDSOR is looking for two more English speakers from the UK, Canada or America to work as teachers  with both groups of students and individuals for the academic year 2019-2020 (starting in autumn 2019).

Annually 6 or more native speakers work for our language school and some of them have been working with us for more than 2 years. You can read their opinions about working in our school on our website http://windsor63.ru/?mode=1&menu=41
Our city is located on the beautiful river Volga, very close to the mountains. Windsor staff are young and friendly, ready to help every minute.


Windsor is ready to provide visa support, free accommodation, competitive salary, one-way ticket after completing the contract,  free Russian lessons.


Contact Natalia Larionova at  n.larionova@windsor63.ru with questions.

Fellowship: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES, a leading center for analysis of global democratic developments, the program provides a collegial environment and rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development.

The program offers five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates. Fellows are expected to complete a written product relating to their proposed research project. The fellowship culminates in a formal presentation in which fellows typically focus on their research project or another topic relating to the state of democracy in their country.

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Job: CLS Program Officer for Russian & Persian languages (Washington, DC)

Deadline: Ongoing

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Officer to work on the Critical Language Scholarship Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State. The Program Officer reports to the CLS Program Manager and is responsible for program administration and logistics, communication with program participants and partnering institutions in regions providing Russian and Persian immersion language programs.

The position is dynamic, calls for close attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently, and a readiness to communicate with diverse groups of people. We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of Russian and Persian (any dialect) a plus;
  • Experience in study abroad, international education, federally funded programs for cultural exchange, or familiarity with the field of second language acquisition;
  • Experience working with data and spreadsheets;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  • Experience mentoring or advising students preferred;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities quickly and effectively;
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
  • Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment; and
  • Effective interpersonal skills.

The full job description can be found here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19016&clientkey=58AA089E0E2C786B7FE4217373F3BCBD. Applications can be submitted using the same link. Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Any specific questions can be addressed directly to me.

Job: Assistant Director of CREECA (UW)

Application deadline: July 24, 2019

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an Assistant Director.

Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor’s degree in international area studies, Russian, East European, and Central Asian area studies, or a related field required. MA preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

*               Excellent organizational and project management skills.

*               Demonstrated success planning and managing large events.

*               Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information and excellent professional judgment.

*               Superior professional English writing skills.

*               Computer proficiency, experience working with databases and spreadsheets and relevant software such as Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Drive; experience with WordPress strongly preferred.

*               Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people such as faculty, students, staff, international visitors, and the public.

*               Minimum one-year prior experience working in an administrative capacity; experience in higher education administration preferred.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Director, Institute for European and Polish Studies Center (Bloomington, IN)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Assistant Director, Institute for European Studies and Polish Studies Center

Manages all day-to-day operations of both the Institute for European Studies (EURO), a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center, and the Polish Studies Center (PSC), including administrative functions, programming, and outreach. Serves as the principal administrative liaison between EURO and PSC and their various constituencies within and beyond the IUB campus. Specifically, this position manages and implements the EURO Title VI grant; identifies and writes new grant proposals for EURO and POSC; works with the director of EURO to enhance student recruitment; Promotes and advertises EURO’s wide range of degrees and certificates; Searches out curriculum development opportunities and coordinates course submissions; oversees the administrative and financial functions of EURO and POSC; coordinates EURO and POSC programming and student support; hires and supervises GAs and hourly staff; and directs outreach activities to K-12 students and teachers, academia and general audience. In collaboration with the Director of Institute for European Studies and the Director of the Polish Studies Center, the assistant director will also help create new strategic directions and plans for both centers, as well as maintain communication with and support of affiliated faculty. The Assistant Director manages both units’ institutional capacities and oversees the grant making and program activities in both its academic and outreach components.