Acad. Job: College Fellow in Russian Language and Literature (Harvard)

Deadline: August 23, 2019

As part of the College Fellows Program at Harvard University, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is currently seeking a College Fellow for 2019-20. Information on the available positions in the College Fellow Program are available here:
and the text of the specific position reads as follows…

Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applications for a College Fellow in Russian Language and Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2019. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include three courses or the equivalent: two courses or the equivalent at any level in the Russian language program and a tutorial for concentrators in Russian literature. The Fellow may also be asked to advise and evaluate senior theses as a regular part of their responsibilities.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization. 

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Funding: Foreign Visitors Fellowship (Japan)

Deadline: August 23, 2019

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) of Hokkaido University (Japan) 
is pleased to announce the 42nd round of the Foreign Visitors Fellowship 
Program for 2020-2021.

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 2020-2021, may submit applications for this program. 

For more details, please see:

If you have questions, please contact Daisuke Adachi (adaisuke@slav., SRC research staff specializing in Russian literature 
and culture.

Acad. Job: Multiple Listings, Research Asst. Slavic Literary Studies (Giessen, Germany)

Deadline: August 22, 2019

The Professorship for Slavic Literary Studies – East and West Slavic Studies (Prof. Dirk
Uffelmann), Institute of Slavic Studies, Faculty of Language, Literature and Cultural
Studies, invites applications for a Research Assistant (50 %)

The position is available as of October 1st, 2019. The position is funded according to § 2 WissZeitVG and § 65 HHG with the opportunity of own scientific training. The salary of the position is determined by payment group E 13 according to the collective labor agreement of the State of Hessen (TV-H).

Doctorate scientific employees are – unless the allowed maximum duration of a temporary employment is exceeded – generally employed for an initial duration of 3 years with a possibility of extension for an additional 3 years, if the above-mentioned requirements are fulfilled.

Your duties
 Own scientific training; university didactic qualification; scientific services in research and teaching acc. § 65 HHG
 You will contribute to the Department’s research in the field of postcolonial research in Eastern Europe and Russophonia or multilingual Slavic literatures
 You will counsel and supervise students
 You will teach according to the teaching obligation ordinance of the state of Hessen

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Acad. Job: Russian Instructor (Colorado Springs)

Deadline: August 12, 2019

The Department of Slavic Languages and literatures at the University of Kansas seeks applicants to provide language instruction for active duty military personnel within the KU Language Training Center program. Applicants will be expected to teach a series of 4-week intensive courses to be held at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a full-time, year-round position and assumes the applicant is available to relocate. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Interested candidates can apply to this requisition at the following link:

Funding: ASEEES Diversity and Inclusion Grant

Deadline: August 31, 2019


The purpose of this grant program is:

To promote diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies by fostering greater inclusion of underrepresented minority students in the field, and
To provide greater understanding of the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.


BA, MA, and PhD students from all backgrounds studying the humanities or social science fields at any college or university, who have demonstrated a commitment to the purpose outlined above through either their studies, research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be session participants in the convention program to apply. 


Up to $500 USD plus one-year ASEEES student membership and convention registration


August 31 (All applicants will be notified of their status by September 21)

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Prof. Dev.: Open Research Laboratory (Illinois)

Deadline: August 15, 2019

REEEC is now accepting applications from regional specialists (including advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and library science or other professionals with appropriate qualifications) to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, eastern European, and Eurasian studies in conjunction with the fall Open Research Laboratory (ORL), which will take place from September 1–30. Those applicants who are US citizens and whose research holds relevance for US foreign policy may also apply for US Department of State Title VIII fellowships to support their visits.

WHAT THE LAB OFFERS:Full access to the physical and electronic collections of the University of Illinois Library.Use of the Library’s technological resources, including advanced scanning equipment and other resources.Consultations with the Slavic Reference Service.Opportunities to participate in REEEC programming (lectures, workshops, conferences, etc.).The help of REEEC staff in answering logistical questions related to your stay.Informal meetings with local scholars as desired.

Applicants who are U.S. citizens and who are conducting policy-relevant research may apply for a Title VIII fellowship to support their visits. These fellowships provide: A housing award furnishing accommodation on campus for up to 5 days,A travel award of up to $500 to offset transportation costs to and from Urbana-Champaign,A stipend of $500 to cover food, incidentals, and other costs associated with the research visit.

For more information, and to apply:

Seminar: “Strategies for Strengthening Democracy: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall” (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Deadline: August 15, 2019

The Fulbright International Seminar is scheduled to take place from September 24 to September 30, 2019, in Sofia, Bulgaria, and will be open to students from all over the world.

The seminar will offer key-note lectures, panel discussions and workshops by leading US, Bulgarian and European diplomats, scholars, professionals and civil society experts. We hope to look beyond theory in search of practical steps for bettering our democratic environment, and we are looking for bright young students who are interested in the topic and would like to take part in this event. Motivated PhD, MA and BA students (juniors and seniors) from all over the world are welcome to apply for participation in this one-week seminar. The tentative seminar program and the application form are available here:

Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian (Dahlonega, Georgia)

Deadline: Open until the position is filled

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2019

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of North Georgia invites applicants for a Full-time Lectureship (with benefits) in Russian, primarily on its Dahlonega campus. This position is for the 2019-20 academic year and, contingent upon enrollments and budgetary support, is projected to be renewable.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts, contact information for three professional references.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: teaching undergraduate courses in Russian language and literature, with a minimum course load of 24 credit hours per academic year. Teaching assignments may extend to other campuses.

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CFP: “Elementary-level Foreign Language Instruction: From Theory to Practice”

Deadline to Submit:  August 1, 2019

“Elementary-level Foreign Language Instruction: From Theory to Practice”

Editor: Ekaterina (Katya) Nemtchinova, Seattle Pacific University,

Successful elementary level language courses are crucial for a foreign language program as they can lay a foundation for further language and culture study, instill the love for language, and populate upper-level courses with students. One way to ensure that the pursuit of the language continues beyond the first year is to sustain learner’s interest, confidence, and motivation from the start by supporting language instruction with engaging activities and contextualized practice. This edited volume aims to facilitate teaching language at the beginning level by exploring a wide range of critical research and practical issues of interest to instructors of the first-year language classroom. To this end, you are invited to submit proposals for articles that address research or pedagogical issues with the focus on classroom implications for novice levels of adult language proficiency.
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