Tag Archives: June 2016

Academic Job: Russian Language and Culture Instructor (Halhousie U.)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2016

The Dalhousie University Department of Russian Studies seeks applications for a ten-month 100% full-time limited term appointment (August 1 – May 31) at the Instructor level in Russian language and culture, effective August 1, 2016. The position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should preferably have a Ph.D. in Russian linguistics/literature. Applicants with an MA degree will be considered on the individual basis as well. Native or native-equivalent command of Russian and English, as well as experience in teaching the Russian language at an undergraduate level, are required. The instructor will teach language and introductory Russian culture courses for the equivalent of four full-credit (eight half-credit) classes during the ten-month period. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and administrative skills. An up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference forwarded under separate cover should be submitted both in hard copy and electronically to the Search Committee at the following address:

Dr. Shao-Pin Luo
Russian Language and Culture Search
Department of Russian Studies
Dalhousie University
McCain Arts, 6135 University Ave., Room 3060
PO BOX 15000,
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2, Canada
Email: rusn@dal.ca
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Travel: Travel Scholarship to D.C. for OpenCon 2016 (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2016

Are you interested in creating better access to research and educational materials? Do you want to help make that a reality on the UT Austin campus? If so, please consider applying for a travel scholarship to attendOpenCon 2016. OpenCon is an academic conference for students and early career researchers about open access, open education, and open data. It takes place November 12th – 14th, 2016 in Washington DC.

The chosen applicant will receive a $2000 scholarship to attend the conference. Conference planners have designed the conference so that $2000 will cover all expenses. This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn more about open access, open education, and open data, and to learn how to advocate for these issues. The program includes keynote talks, panel discussions, workshops, hackathons, and an opportunity to lobby at the US Congress. It truly is an international conference – last year’s conference included attendees from 5 continents!

The UT Austin applicant chosen to attend OpenCon 2016 will be expected to share what they’ve learned once they return to Austin. We are open to what that engagement may look like – for instance, the attendee may choose to host a presentation upon their return or they may decide to push for more open access in a particular area on campus. Library staff will be available to help coordinate events and meetings, but the attendee is expected to do most of the content planning. The attendee will also be expected to give reports on the conference to both Student Government and to Graduate Student Assembly. Continue reading

Graduate Program: Master in Democratic Governance (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2016

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and its partners International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University(Venice, Italy), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia) are proud to present to you the third edition of the Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the Mena Region (DE.MA), starting in September 2016.

DE.MA is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. Open to professionals and graduates, it will combine a theoretical and practical approach and will deliver a professional Master’s degree (60 ECTS) from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. The first semester from mid/late September 2016 until January 2017 is held at Ca’Foscari and EIUC premises in Venice. During the second semester students will be placed in one of the Universities of the Consortium on the basis of the compatibility of their research and internship interests with the supervision expertise of the partner universities. Students will write a Thesis of 15,000 words which could be based on field and Internship work. Thesis defense and graduation ceremony are in July 2017. Continue reading

CFP: 2nd Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (Indiana University)

Deadline for Submissions: June 17, 2016

This spring, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the Second Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (ConCALL-2) at Indiana University7-9 October, 2016.

Keynote Speakers for the conference include:

Barış Kabak, Department of Linguistics, University of Würzburg, Germany
Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
Silvina Montrul, Department of Linguistics, Professor, University of Illinois, USA
György Kara, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, USA

There will also be a number of other invited speakers, selected among linguists working on Central Asian languages and linguistics.

We are still accepting submissions for 20-minute paper presentations (with 10 minutes for questions and discussion) or poster presentations on topics related to Central Asian languages and linguistics within the conference theme: “Continuing the Journey: Strengthening the Central Asian Language Community.” Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (UN-Geneva, Switzerland)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2016

Special Notice

Language teachers fall under the General Service and related categories and are locally recruited, regardless of their nationality and place of residence. The United Nations is not responsible for costs incurred during any stage of the examination or appointment. The yearly schedule of work for language teachers consists of three terms of 13 weeks each. There is a summer recess of approximately eight weeks, and there are scheduled breaks between terms: approximately three weeks in December and two weeks in April. Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis. Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat. Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY may be recognized in place of the GGST, pending confirmation of validity. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Russian teaching position is located in the Language Training Programme, Staff Development and Learning Section, Human Resources Management Service in United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).


The duties of the Russian Language Teacher are as follows: – teaches an average of 16 hours per week and devotes an equivalent number of work hours to course preparation and correcting learners’ work; – develops and/or teaches regular or specialized Russian language courses; – develops and/or teaches blended, distance and online Russian language courses; – organizes and administers the work of part-time Russian language teachers, and counsels learners; – sets programme objectives in line with the objectives of the LTP, and prepares charts, statistics and reports on the evaluation of the programmes and learners’ test results; – prepares course schedules; – prepares and supervises the construction and the marking process of language examinations and tests, including collaborating in the administration of the United Nations Russian Language Proficiency Examination; – recruits part-time language teachers as needed, and sets up teachers’ evaluation measures, processes and tools; – oversees the creation and the use of language learning material; – develops the Russian language curriculum to target the needs of UN Staff, supervises the design of courses and workshops (including tailor-made courses) and ensures that appropriate methodologies are used. – works closely with the other language programmes on joint projects for development of the LTP, – carries out other staff development activities when requested. Continue reading

K-12 Opportunity: Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium (UT-Austin)

Dates: June 19-July 2, 2016

Each summer The University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution hosts the Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium for high school students. This exciting program explores sources of conflict and how to discover effective resolution at all levels, from the personal to the international.  These are leadership skills the future will need from you.

Experienced professionals and distinguished faculty of The University of Texas at Austin will take you through critical and creative processes to acquire ethical and creative problem-solving strategies, conflict analysis methods, negotiation skills, and more. Come for the full two weeks, or one of the two weeks.

About the Symposium

Each summer for over 10 years the University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution hosts the Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium for high school students. An exciting program that explores sources of conflict and discovering effective resolution at all levels, from the personal to the international. Continue reading

CFP: International Symposium on Democratization & Conflict Studies (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for Proposals: June 30, 2016


In the second half of 20th century, transitions from authoritarian rule and establishing democratic regimes has gained critical importance for the study of politics in southern and east-central Europe and in Latin America and has also attracted growing interest in sub-Saharan Africa, in various parts of Asia and in all ex-communist countries (Whitehead, 1998). We have witnessed enormous political and social changes in the post-totalitarian life of Spain, Portugal and Greece after the historic breakdown of totalitarian military and political elites in the 1970s which ended up with successful processes of democratic transition. However, many countries from third wave of democratization, and particularly countries of the ex-communist bloc, suffer serious difficulties and troubled challenges in the process of democratic transformation. Certainly, many countries of post-socialist Europe maintained the process of democratization successfully but we also see recent democratic backlashes in Poland and Hungary which apparently leave success narratives unfinished. Also, several post-soviet countries are on a controversial path towards democratization affected by many factors including hybrid, authoritarian or semi-authoritarian regimes, political violence, religious extremism, ethnic and territorial conflicts etc.

Aims of Symposium

The symposium aims to bring together in Tbilisi academics, activists and professionals interested in studying the state of democracy and conflicts across the globe. The symposium aims to discuss the topics related to development, conflict resolution process, modernization, peace building and reconciliations process, and many other topics that are essential to today’s democratic transformation. With this symposium we aim to establish close contacts and cooperation among the scholars and professionals worldwide. Continue reading

Academic Job: Visiting Instructor of Foreign Language Pedagogy (U. of South Florida)

Deadline for Applications: June 27, 2016

Position Details:

Department Number/Name: 0-1241-000 / World Languages
College Division: College of Arts and Sciences
Salary Plan: Faculty
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9-month, Visiting Instructor of Foreign Language Pedagogy, position beginning August 7, 2016.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in any foreign language (e.g., Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian), applied linguistics, foreign language pedagogy, or related field in hand by time of appointment (Aug 7, 2016)
  • Demonstrated excellence in English
  • Demonstrated excellence in a foreign language
  • Experience in teaching language classes in a university setting

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CFP: 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv)

Deadline for Submissions:April 30, 2016

Conference: June 26-28 2016

ASEEES is delighted to announce its second biennial summer 2016 convention (June 26-28), co-organized with the International Association for the Humanities (MAG). www.aseees.org/summer-convention

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.
Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.
The deadline for submission of all proposals is: 6 January 2016.

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Funding Opportunity: Linguistic Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Awards (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: June 24, 2016

Title: Linguistics Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI) (NSF 14-551)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $12,000 (direct costs) 

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, linguistic semantics and pragmatics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): 1) What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? 2) What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension, or rapid learning possible? 3) How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing? 4) What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities? 5) How does language develop in children? and 6) What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 24.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033