Tag Archives: August 2016

Job: Online Professional Development Facilitator (NFLRC)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2016

Online Professional Development Facilitator

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) seeks an energetic and knowledgeable online facilitator for a national project. If you are an online K-16 foreign language teacher with an interest in the development of materials for online instruction, we encourage you to apply.  This is a unique opportunity to lead an online professional development series exclusively designed for online foreign language teachers. This Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) module will be the second of a series of three modules developed and offered annually by the NFLRC in collaboration with North Carolina Virtual Public School. The 2015 module is available at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/82/.

Position Description

This position will entail facilitating five 2-hour weekly sessions of a professional development module on materials development for online foreign language teachers. Various professionals in the field are invited to give presentations on topics in their area of expertise. Sessions are synchronous, in webinar format, and start September 28 and end on October 26, 2016. The facilitator is expected to:

  • give a brief overview of the topic for each session and introduce each speaker;

  • moderate a discussion after the topic has been presented (with support from the NFLRC staff);

  • wrap up each session;

  • communicate with participants through email as needed;

  • assess participants’ tasks;

  • provide feedback to improve the materials. Continue reading

CFP: International Conference on Endangered Languages (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for Proposals: August 15, 2016

International Conference on Endangered Languages

Meeting Description:

Today the problem of language vitality is one of the important issue of modern theoretical and practical sociolinguistics. We are pleased to invite scholars, students and stakeholders from across the multidisciplinary field of endangered languages.

The Conference is organized by the Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History of Linguistics and Ivané Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The conference is organized under the auspices of CIPL, Comité International Permament des Linguistes.

The conference will be held 20-24 October, 2016 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Call for Papers:

The aim of the conference is to gather the researchers working on the problems on endangered languages in different countries or regions. We welcome the papers focusing on diverse topic areas from individual case studies to methodological considerations. The main themes of the conference are:

  • Language endangerment and endangered Languages
  • Types and extent of Language Endangerment
  • Attitude of governments and majority language speakers feel about language endangerment
  • Policy and planning of endangered Languages
  • Documentation of endangered languages
  • Preservation and/or revitalization of endangered languages
  • Databases of endangered Languages
  • Structure of endangered languages and their relevance for the field of theoretical linguistics and language typology
  • Education on endangered languages
  • Strategies and learning tools for endangered Languages
  • Besides that we welcome other topics related with the endangered languages.

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Academic Job: Assistant Professor of Ukrainian Culture (Ernst Moritz Arndt University)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2016

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Germany) is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure track) of Ukrainian Culture to begin on April 1, 2017.

The candidate is expected to cover the full range of the subject “Ukrainian Cultural Studies” in teaching and research. The main focus of the position is Ukrainian culture in a regional and global context. Therefore, experience in cultural studies dealing with other cultures in Eastern Europe (especially Russian and/or Polish culture) is desired. Formal requirements for application include an excellent PhD degree in Slavic Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences or Eastern European History with a clear specialization in Ukrainian culture and experience in trans- and interdisciplinary research.”

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Funding Opportunity: Doctoral Research Fellowship in Russian Linguistics (University of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: August 18, 2016

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Russian Linguistics

Ref.: 2016/4945
Application website: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/127310/doctoral-research-fellowship-in-russian-linguistics-at-the-department-of-language-and-culture

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) in Russian Linguistics is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) research group. The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of four years.

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publicly. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT. For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact professor Laura A. Janda, +47 77 64 56 80, email: laura.janda@uit.no and Head of Department of Language and Culture Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: Eystein.dahl@uit.no.
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Academic Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Russian History & Politics (UCPH)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2016

Tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics

Tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics to be filled by 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Department: http://ccrs.ku.dk/about/

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The tenure track is offered in the field of Russian history and politics. In assessing research qualifications emphasis will be placed on whether the applicant has conducted research and published in the field of contemporary Russian/Soviet history, preferably with a research focus on foreign politics, regional security politics and/or East European perspectives. Continue reading

CFP: AATSEEL Conference (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Proposals: August 31, 2016

AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference
October 7-8, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual conference of the Wisconsin chapter of AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2016.

Recent conference programs are available on the AATSEEL-WI website at  http://slavic.lss.wisc.edu/new_web/?q=node/7

This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Olga Maiorova (University of Michigan).

To present a paper at the AATSEEL-WI conference, please submit a proposal by August 31, 2016.

A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author’s contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 300-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Melissa Warner, mmwarner@wisc.edu

Please include “AATSEEL-WI” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 15.

CFP: Central Slavic Conference 2016 (St. Louis, Missouri)

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

Call for Papers
October 21-23, 2016
St. Louis, Missouri

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 21-23, 2016.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than August 1, 2016.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
  • For individual paper / poster presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

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Academic Job: Post-Doc Position (Institute of Psychology of Polish Academy of Sciences)

Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2016

The Institute of Psychology of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) offers a post-doc position for young researchers who finished their PhD no longer than 5 years before the application deadline. The position is financed from the research project on basic mechanisms of attitude formation and change awarded to Robert Balas.

The possible candidates are expected to:
– have significant experience in running experimental studies in social cognition field,
– present a list of previous publications and successful grant applications
– be motivated to develop their academic portfolio.

We offer a job in a young and dynamic team with a monthly salary of 4600 PLN brutto for 3 years.
The applications consisting of scientific CV and a cover letter should be sent to mailto:sekretariat@psych.pan.pl , or directly to the project PI (mailto:rbalas@psych.pan.pl ).

Application deadline: 15th August 2016
Interviews with selected candidates: first week of September 2016
Position starts: 15th September 2016

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Russian History and Politics (U. of Copenhagen)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2016 (23:59 CEST)

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics to be filled by 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Department: http://ccrs.ku.dk/about/

Position Description:

The tenure track is offered in the field of Russian history and politics. In assessing research qualifications emphasis will be placed on whether the applicant has conducted research and published in the field of contemporary Russian/Soviet history, preferably with a research focus on foreign politics, regional security politics and/or East European perspectives.

It is particularly important that the applicant have a solid command of Russian and is thus able to conduct contextually well-grounded analyses. Moreover, the research should document originality and innovative academic approaches.

The successful applicant should be able to teach courses and lessons in Danish or English on the general history of Eastern Europe, Russian history, contemporary Russian and East European politics and society, methods and theories of history and political science, and to supervise B.A.- and MA-level students within these fields. The applicant is expected to provide a statement of his/her academic and pedagogical approaches to university teaching.

Applicants with further qualifications and competencies relevant to other of the Department’s programmes will be preferred.

The position also involves outreach activities as well as a certain number of administrative duties.

The tenure-track assistant professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to secure funding for and manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, and participate in academic assessments.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing (Duke University)

Institute Dates: August 10-12, 2016

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from August 10-12 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages. The institute will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The institute will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other leading institutions on topics including:
**Teaching language and culture through film
**Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
**The use of technology in the language classroom
**Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
**Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
**Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
**The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
**Popular culture and language instruction
**Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

The final day of the institute will be devoted to a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe.

Cost: There are NO registration or tuition fees to attend the SEELRC Summer Institute. Any participant may attend one or both sessions. However, participants must pay for their own travel expenses, accommodations, and food. Lunches and one dinner will be provided. Depending on the availability of funds, SEELRC may award partial stipends to defray travel costs to qualified applicants.

Lodging: SEELRC staff will assist participants in making housing arrangements. Accommodations will be within walking distance of the Duke campus.
Attendance for the summer institute is limited to 20 people.

Interested language instructors should contact Michael Newcity at mnewcity@duke.edu for further information.Aus