Category Archives: Professional Development

Prof. Devel.: Webinar “Online Resources for Russian Teachers” (ACTR)

Date of Webinar: November 20, 2018

This presentation will introduce a variety of internet resources that can help students and teachers organize their learning and make it more effective and engaging. The presenter will address the following questions:

Where can you find authentic audios and videos? What are the trusted sites for language activities, grammar explanations, pictures and stories? Where can students find additional grammar materials, sources for practicing reading and listening comprehension? What resources can teachers use for professional development?
The presenter will discuss these and many other questions during the presentation on November 20.  Continue reading

Funding: LTLR Grants (Pitt SLI)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at Pitt’s Summer Language Institute in June – July 2019. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. Continue reading

CFP: Econ. History of Rus (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Summer Workshop on the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia.

The workshop will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on May 24-25, 2019. Proposals are due December 1, 2018.

Young scholars, including those currently pursuing PhD degrees, are especially encouraged to apply. Interested scholars are also encouraged to attend, even if not on the program. Travel grants and accommodation will be provided for selected graduate students, regardless of proposal status, and for all presenters.

Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and a 3–5 page paper summary by December 1 to events@creeca.wisc.edu. Applicants will be notified of proposal status by January 15, 2019. The deadline for final paper submission is May 1.

For more information on the Summer Workshop: https://go.wisc.edu/5w183s

CFP: Eu/Eurasian Undergrad Research (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: January 25, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), the European Studies Center (ESC), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, this event will give students the opportunity to present their research papers on Europe, Russia and/or Eurasia to discussants and an audience. Limited travel grants are available to help defray expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region. The application form and further information can be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/.

Deadlines:
1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 25, 2019.
2) Selected students will be notified by mid-February 2019.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 25, 2019.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on April 12, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact gina.peirce@pitt.edu.

Academic Job: Summer Russian Instructor (ASU CLI)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Russian in its 2019 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

Information on the ASU summer Russian program is available at http://cli.asu.edu/Russian.  Applications received by December 1st, 2018, will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Application package must include a letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Russian at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching. Candidates unfamiliar with U.S. standards for CV and references should contact CLI in advance for guidance. Materials should be sent to cli@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.” Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Academic Job: Visiting Prof. Ukrainian Studies (Columbia Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018 or until filled

Visiting Professor in Ukrainian Studies, Open Rank, 2019-2020 (one semester)

Columbia University invites applications for an appointment in Ukrainian studies to be filled at the rank of assistant, associate, or full visiting professor for one semester (fall or spring) in the academic year 2019-2020. Rank commensurate with experience. Ph.D. or equivalent is required. History is the preferred area of research and teaching specialization, but literary/cultural studies and other areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and will teach two courses: a course of broad interest for upper-level undergraduates and a second course for graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to give one public lecture and to participate in the academic life of the University, including as an affiliate of the Harriman Institute.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference, a modest sample (article or book or dissertation chapter) of scholarship, and past teaching evaluations, if available. The letter of application should include a statement indicating which semester the applicant prefers to teach, a short list of possible courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant’s current research interests.

All applications must be submitted online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1702

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

CFP: 4th Tartu REE Conf (Uni. Tartu)

Deadline for Submissions: February 20, 2019

FOURTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change
9-11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia

The problem of community – moral and political, cultural and civic, national, local, regional and global – is central to many heated debates of our time. These debates often focus on state sovereignty, including such issues as national independence, control over territories and people, interdependence and regional integration, minorities and immigration. However, we live in an increasingly fragmented world, where political polarization and ‘culture wars’ undermine national cohesion. Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space is a region where such controversies are as salient as anywhere in today’s world. In the recent decades, the region has been affected by global post-industrial transformations, while also becoming an arena of multiple overlapping struggles between tradition and change. Conference participants are invited to reflect on these challenges as they are faced by local communities and entire nations; comparative research focusing on the region and beyond is particularly encouraged. Please find full details of the Call at the conference website.

The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. The Programme Committee will consider proposals addressing the above and related questions as well as other issues relevant to the development of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia from any disciplinary angle. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome.

Each paper proposal must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should list all speakers, along with abstracts and, if available, information about the chair and the discussant (alternatively, these can be assigned by the Programme Committee). Please use this link to submit your proposal by 20 February 2019.

The 2019 Tartu Conference is organized by the UT’s Centre for EU–Russia Studies (CEURUS) in cooperation with the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. Please find more information the conference website www.tartuconference.ut.ee

CFP: ’19 Midwest Slavic Conf. (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Submissions: January 14, 2019

2019 Midwest Slavic Conference
April 5-7th, 2019
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) have announced the 2019 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, OH on April 5-7, 2019. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to the theme “1989 and its Effects on Central and Eastern Europe”. Preceding this year’s conference, Dr. Dorin Uritescu (York University) will present the 22nd Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture, entitled “Geolinguistic Variation and Language Change in Romanian,“ on Friday, April 5th at 4:00PM. The conference will then open at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky (U. of Kansas) that will focus on cultural representations of the fall of Communism in Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel focusing on the larger political, economic, and social impacts of 1989 will follow on Saturday morning. Panels by conference participants will then commence on Saturday from 10:45AM-5:30PM and Sunday from 8:30AM-12:30PM.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to csees@osu.edu by January 14th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate.

Please note that the conference will not provide any lodging for any participants. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for travel grants to cover all travel costs. Email csees@osu.edu if any documentation is needed to apply for funds.

More information is available at the Conference website.

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Prof. Devel.: Online Resources for Russian Teachers (ACTR)

Date: November 20, 2018, 5-6:30pm (EST)

Registration

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR RUSSIAN TEACHERS

This presentation will introduce a variety of internet resources that can help students and teachers organize their learning and make it more effective and engaging. The presenter will address the following questions:
Where can you find authentic audios and videos? What are the trusted sites for language activities, grammar explanations, pictures and stories? Where can students find additional grammar materials, sources for practicing reading and listening comprehension? What resources can teachers use for professional development?
The presenter will discuss these and many other questions during the presentation on November 20.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Prof. Dev.: Year long Fellowship in Moscow (Alfa Bank)

Deadline for Applications: November 12, 2018

The Alfa Fellowship is now accepting applications for their 2019-20 year program.

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. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., U.K., or Germany.

The Alfa Fellowship Program brings young professionals with considerable expertise to Moscow to both experience the Russian work culture and to contribute their knowledge in a professional setting. Fellows’ backgrounds and interests are diverse, but generally lie in the areas of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy or related fields. Fellows are required to have a Master’s degree, at least two years of work experience, a strong interest in Russian and Eurasian affairs, exceptional academic and professional credentials, and proven personal initiative and leadership skills in order to qualify for the program.

For more information see the program website https://alfafellowship.org/