Tag Archives: December 2018

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: First Congress of REE in Paris (SFERES)

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2018

First Congress of SFERES – October 2019 – Paris, France
French association for Russian and Eastern European studies in social sciences (ICCEES member)

1989 in the East : Between Order and Subversion
Panel 5 – “The new policing and security measures”
in association with the Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

Calendar
Deadline for abstract submission (maximum 1,000 words), in French or English, to sferes@cnrs.fr : December 1, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2019.
Deadline for sending texts: September 1, 2019.
Date and venue of the congress: Paris in October 2019.

Speakers are required to become members of SFERES.
Fees for academic staff in full time posts and post-doctoral researchers: 15€.
Fees for students: 5€. Continue reading

Academic Job: Visiting Prof. in Ukrainian Studies (Columbia U.)

Deadline for Applications: December 01, 2018

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: THE GLOBAL SOUTHS: An Interdisciplinary Conference (U. of Louisiana-Lafayette)

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2018

THE GLOBAL SOUTHS
An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 4-6, 2019// The University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

—James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

The Global Souths conference is a three-day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore the connections between the U.S. South and the Global South. The South is more than place.  It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas transcending both geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit 250-350 word critical and creative proposals that explore humanity’s interactions with and responses to all aspects of globalization. Some possible approaches to this conference theme may include but are not limited to the following: Continue reading

Study Abroad: Alt Spring Break (American Home)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2018, December 1, 2018

The American Home in Vladimir, Russia, is sponsoring two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) opportunities in March 2019 (information about 2018 program: www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html). The final application deadline is December 1, 2018.

any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)

The program includes community service, homestays, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interaction with Russian university students who are studying English, and Russian language lessons.

 Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They may give a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.

VLADIMIR (March 2-10): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (March 9-17): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

Blog:

http://theamericanhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/our-first-alternative-spring-break.html

Pictures:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151290800166290.1073741825.184076861289&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150585601736290.373606.184076861289&type=1

Russian Television Reports:

http://vladtv.ru/society/78658/

http://variant33.ru/ekspressnovosti1/22590_prikosnulis_k_nacional_nym_tradiciyam/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHSmJKk5QIQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQu_46YZPnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Yx0VcoQ7w

Grad Program: M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics (U. of Washington)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2019.

We seek students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note we require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of our application process.

We offer our top applicant a three-year initial funding package (1 year of tuition/fee waiver and a generous stipend, plus two years of TAships/RAships).

Please note our recently revised PhD program aims for a more immediately research-focused five-year degree, in which students in their second year prepare a PhD reading list of primary and secondary sources, with an annotated bibliography of these materials to follow in the second and third years. In the third quarter of the third year students take two written exams closely related to their field of study. In the fall of their fourth year students compose a dissertation prospectus; that same quarter students take their oral exam, which covers the annotated bibliography and the prospectus. They then have the rest of year four as well as year five to finish the dissertation. Continue reading

Grad Program: MA in Translation (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Known and respected worldwide, the Middlebury Institute’s graduate degrees prepare students for international careers in translation, interpretation, and localization management.

The Russian Translation and Interpretation Department at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA invites candidates to join their master’s programs in Conference Interpretation, Translation and Interpretation, Translation, or Translation and Localization Management. Applicants with professional experience and/or a degree in Russian-English translation and interpretation may be eligible to complete the degree in only two semesters through advanced entry. Scholarships are available to cover some tuition costs. Continue reading

Grad Program: Slavic Lang/Lit (Uni Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic literatures and cultures to apply to the graduate program. Qualified students beginning their graduate career at Illinois are typically offered five years of financial support (contingent on satisfactory progress), including fellowships, teaching, research, and graduate assistantships, summer support, and the opportunity for an editorial assistantship at Slavic Review. The department also welcomes applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related fields. Continue reading

Grad Program: M.A./Ph.D in Slavic and EE (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University welcomes applicants to their Integrated M.A./Ph.D. program for Autumn 2019. The Department offers graduate students a stimulating intellectual environment and generous financial support. Columbus is a vibrant, contemporary, and liveable city, and the historic Ohio State campus features outstanding library and research collections, up-to-date new and renovated classroom, meeting and athletic facilities, beautiful old trees and sustainable landscaping, and convenient transportation connections within the city and the region.

The graduate course offerings appeal to a broad range of intellectual interests, with three major areas of concentration: Literature and Culture, Slavic Linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Department faculty have expertise in classical, modernist, Soviet, émigré, and postmodern Russian, Central European, and South Eastern European literatures, film, and interdisciplinary cultural studies; transpositions of literature into other media; gender and feminist studies; digital humanities; print media; national identity; bilingualism; language and memory; pedagogy; the structure and history of the Slavic languages; Balkan linguistics; medieval Slavic texts; and morphology. The department also encourages graduate students to pursue interdisciplinary studies within and outside the department and to work with faculty in the departments of Comparative Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Psychology, and Teaching & Learning. Topics of current and recent dissertation projects include: history in Russian opera; prison spaces in Russian literature; the criminal song; the detective novel; autobiographical memory, identity, and immigration; language development in heritage speakers; and acquisition of pragmatic skills during study abroad. Ohio State also hosts the annual Midwest Slavic Conference, which enables graduate students to present their research to a national audience right on campus.

The Ohio State program offers graduate students a wide range of teaching opportunities. Students receive extensive teacher training in all levels of language, literature, film, culture, and themed courses, and have access to many resources for professional development, including research awards and support for travel to conferences. Our M.A./Ph.D. program prepares students for both academic and non-academic professions. Ph.D. graduates of the program in recent years have obtained academic positions at such institutions as Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, East Carolina University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary, and the College of Wooster. Others have found positions both domestically and abroad in the fields of government, administration, business, international education, and medical insurance. The department offers workshops on non-university careers and facilitate networking with program graduates who have chosen careers in editing, government, secondary school teaching, and translation work.

Prospective applicants should have a background in Slavic Studies or a related field.  Candidates for admission should give evidence of academic excellence and intellectual promise, as measured by criteria such as undergraduate grades, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), evaluations in letters of recommendation, and the quality of the writing sample. The department particularly pays attention to the candidate’s undergraduate performance in Russian and/or other Slavic languages and in related subjects. All incoming graduate students are expected to teach Russian language as their first TA appointment and will be interviewed in Russian prior to their admission to the program.

The primary degree granted by the Department is the Ph.D. Those interested in an interdisciplinary M.A. in Slavic Studies should consider applying to the master’s program at Ohio State’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies, which draws on faculty from across the university to prepare students for East European-related careers in government, the military, and the private sector. See http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/index.html.

To learn more about the Department and how to apply see https://slavic.osu.edu/graduate- studies/prospective-students. Other inquiries should be addressed to Angela Brintlinger, Graduate Studies Director, at brintlinger.3@osu.edu. Applications must be received by December 31 to be considered for funding.