Job: Summer Camp Counselor (Concordia Language Village)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing, Until Filled

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“Concordia Language Villages’ summer Russian immersion program for kids ages 6-18 is looking for one male counselor for July 10 – August 12, 2018. (Staff and kids are housed by gender, and we have completed staffing for counselors in our girls’ cabins, but one spot remains in the boys’ cabins.) We may also have an opening for a high school credit teacher (any gender), depending on enrollment.

Interested candidates can use this link to explore Concordia Language Villages in general and the Russian Village (Лесное озеро) in particular:
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/youth-languages/russian-language-village/working-at-lesnoe-ozero

The high school credit teacher position requires some teaching experience, but the counselor position is appropriate for those with abundant energy but little or no teaching experience, as we provide intensive teacher training, a very thorough curriculum, and in-service support.

In general, most successful applicants are usually either native speakers, heritage speakers or L2 speakers who have already spent at least a year in a Russian-speaking country, as this work requires a strong command of informal spoken Russian. Staff members are expected to be able to use Russian to communicate both in staff meetings and with campers in all daily life situations. This is a summer camp experience in cabins in the woods, so prospective staff should enjoy rustic living, physical exertion, and sharing responsibility for maintaining communal spaces.

If anyone has questions, please feel free to share my contact info:ravitch@cord.edu .”

CFP: Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices? (U. of Helsinki)

Deadline for Submissions: May 14, 2018

“Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices?”

24-26 October 2018, University of Helsinki

The Russian Media Lab is organising its concluding conference within the framework of this year’s Aleksanteri Conference. For this thematic stream, entitled “Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices?”, we invite submissions of panels, roundtables and individual papers that explore emerging (digital) media practices in relation to the question of freedom of expression and independent journalism. In addition to studies of Russia, we look forward to receiving proposals examining Central and Eastern Europe, as well as comparative studies.

Digital services are one of the most flourishing areas of Russia’s media economy, creating opportunities for new entrepreneurial and creative networks to emerge. As seen from the viewpoint of the latest media developments, many Russian regions are invigorated in the communication sphere through innovative online publishing, and hyper- and trans-local new media practices of social engagement and urban culture. At the same time, the Russian government continues to tighten its grip on online communications, as well as on the traditional media sphere. Continue reading

Language Training: Summer Language Institute (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Contact Program for Details

The Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that several full and partial scholarship opportunities have opened up for language study this summer in Pittsburgh and in our study abroad programs.

Intensive courses worth one year of academic credit are offered in Beginning Turkish, Russian (Beginning-4th year), Polish (Beginning-Advanced), Czech (Beginning-Advanced), and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (Beginning-Advanced). Places are available in study abroad programs in Montenegro, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Interested students should contact SLI’s Director of Operations, Kiersten Walmsley at kmw152@pitt.edu or 412-648-7407 before applying online. More information about the Institute can be found at http://www.sli.pitt.edu/.

Internship: Student Spring Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of the Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 1, 2018

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

It is suggested that applicants submit an application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. For any questions or to search for topics of interest, please visit forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Prof. Devel.: U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland (GE)

Deadline for Applications: May 09, 2018

U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland

General Electric and the Office of the President of Poland have launched a program that offers a unique opportunity of a short summer visit to Poland under the sponsorship of the President of Poland.

Students are invited to take a part in this exciting experience that will be a combination of political, economic and cultural exchange as well as sightseeing. It includes visits to leading Polish and multinational firms located in Poland and meetings with Polish government officials and business leaders. The agenda includes also meeting President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, meetings with various government officials, tours in Polish factories, including GE Power, as well as sightseeing fascinating Polish cultural places. Through this experience, the organizers hope to promote and enhance students’ knowledge about Poland by providing ‘on-site” learning experiences.

The program is open to enrolled college undergraduate students that will be graduating in 2019, rising college seniors. The recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents and have a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or higher. We are looking for 10 beneficiaries who will arrive in Poland on June 13, 2018 and depart on June 24, 2018. Flight tickets, accommodations and all activities while in Poland will be covered under the partnership with GE and under the sponsorship of the President of Poland. Students are responsible to provide documentation of health insurance coverage and should be expected to secure pocket money for extra spending during their stay in Poland.

Interested students should submit a video response and answer application questions by May 9th, to http://bit.ly/2018GEPoland.  Video response questions have unlimited prep time and 5 minutes to answer the video question of “Please tell us why you should be selected for this international travel program to Poland”. While 5 minutes is available for your video response, please note that you may use as little or as much time necessary to provide a complete answer.

Please contact Tony Denhart, Tony.Denhart@ge.com, with any questions.

Nominated students will be notified by May 12, 2018 and will work with members of GE on travel plans and preparations.

Note:  Applicants will need a computer with webcam or mobile device and strong internet or cellular connection for the video response portion of the application. There will be the opportunity to test the device before you start the application.

Academic Job: Visiting Asst. Professor in 20th-21st C. Russian Studies (U. of Colorado-Boulder)

Review of Applications Begins: June 01, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, with possibility of renewal, starting August 2018.  A background in 20th-21st c. Russian literature and culture is expected. Position involves teaching survey courses in 20th-c. Russian literature and culture, contemporary Russian literature, as well as different levels of Russian language. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Russian Studies or a closely related field and at least one year of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study; native or near-native proficiency in Russian.

To apply, please submit the materials listed below at www.cu.edu/cu-careers  (or: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13443&lang=en),  job no. 13443, with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV: 1) current curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application; 3) two reference letters submitted along with the application; 4) a writing sample (20-30 pp.).

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in June-July via Skype.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits.  Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu.  All other job related inquiries should be directed to Professor Mark Leiderman (leiderma@colorado.edu).

Funding: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Title VII Fellowships are still available for graduate students who want to attend an intensive language training at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop.

Languages offered

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Estonian
  • Georgian
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian (Years 3-6)
  • Ukrainian

Fellowships are available for tuition and expenses and are up to $5,500.

For more information and to apply, visit http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Funding: Core (Fulbright Scholar Program)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

Find an Award:
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is now open. Explore open opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.
2019-2020 Catalog of Awards

Grant/Program Dates or Duration:

Two to 12 months

Deadline:
August 1, 2018

Contact: 
scholars@iie.org

Funding: Distinguished Chair Awards (Fulbright)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards comprise approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Find an Award:
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for academic year 2019-2020 are now open. Please register  interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements.

For information on other Fulbright Scholar Programs, visit the Programs page.

Grant/Program Dates or Duration:
Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of three to 12 months, as specified in the award description.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Funding: Collaborative Research Grants (AAR)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the American Academy of Religion each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Jury. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual.

Collaborative research grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published.

Grant awards range from $500 to $5000. These grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered.

Examples of previously funded collaborative research projects include:

  • Symposium to comment on and critique chapters for an edited book
  • Developing a typology of religious board games and toys
  • Research, interviews, and observations of reconciliation programs in Ireland
  • Conference to discuss approaches to translating, and writing interpretive chapters for, a book

Funds are not provided for research assistance, supplemental salary, stipends, or released time, publication and/or subvention costs, transcription costs, or travel to attend the AAR Annual Meetings.

Please view the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

2018–2019 Research Grant Application Cycle: May 1 to August 1, 2018

Deadline: Proposals must be uploaded to the AAR website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 1, 2018.
Submissions should be sent through this portal

For more information see the AAR website