Tag Archives: March 2016

Job: Analytical Support Officer (Kiev, Ukraine)

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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Tasks and Responsibilities:
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Information Management Officer and in close co-operation with the Reporting and Analysis Unit, the incumbent shall provide analytical support of overhead and aerial imagery developed by a variety of sensor types. These include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), satellite imagery and other electronic means deployed in the Mission area with the aim of supporting the Special Monitoring Mission’s (SMM) monitoring capacity.

Specifically, the Analytical Support Officer:
  • Researches, monitors and analyses imagery data from different sensor types
  • Prepares assessments of current short- and long-term trends based on collected data
  • Supports the Operations Unit and Reporting and Analysis Unit by providing recommendations to operational instructions and daily/weekly reports based on analysed imagery
  • Liaises and communicates with the UAV Team and providers of satellite imagery in order to support the operational planning process
  • Performs other duties as requested

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Academic Job: Russian Language Teacher (Geneva, Switzerland)

Deadline: March 14, 2016

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Go to Job Search, and select Temporary positions + keyword “Russian.”

This temporary job opening is available through 31 July 2016 with possibility of extension. Language teachers fall under the General Service and related categories and are locally recruited, regardless of their nationality and place of residence. This 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).

  • Teaching regular and specialized language courses (all levels, all skills) to United Nations staff, as well as staff from other United Nations organizations, permanent missions to the United Nations, non-profit organizations and other eligible individuals
  • Teaching an average of 16 hours per week and devote an equivalent number of work hours to course preparation and correcting students’ work
  • Designing and delivering specialized language courses according to clients’ needs in the context of the United Nations
  • Developing and updating course curricula, training materials and assessments (exams, continuous assessment tasks, etc.)
  • Developing and/or teaching blended, distance and online Russian language courses
  • Supporting students with individual consultations and online communication
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of part-time Russian language teachers
  • Engaging in administrative activities such as maintenance of websites and/or learning platforms, organization of placement tests, planning exams sessions, preparing course offering and course schedule, corresponding with students, maintaining attendance, working in collaboration with the administrative staff of the Language Training secretariat and other relevant administrative tasks related to the Language Training Programme in addition to the teaching hours
  • Participating in meetings/seminars of his/her individual language programmes as well as of the Language Training Programme
  • Collaborating with other language programmes in the development and implementation of
    common projects
  • Participating in activities related to the United Nations Language Proficiency Examination (LPE) such as collaborating in the administration of the LPE and also conducting oral interviews
  • Meeting specific needs linked to the general objectives of the Staff Development and Learning Section
  • Performing other duties as required

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Conference: Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference (Ripton, Vermont)

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Dates of the Conference: June 3 – June 9, 2016

The 2nd annual Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference is a week-long event based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model that is designed to provide training and community to beginning as well as experienced translators in the pursuit of translating literary texts into English—or to those aiming to be more sophisticated readers of literary translation and to incorporate it into the classroom. A natural complement to signature Middlebury programs such as the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Language Schools, and the equally-renowned translation and interpretation degree programs at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), this conference aims to strengthen the visibility and access to high quality literary translations in the United States and to acknowledge that translators require the same training and skills as creative writers.

For more information and how to enroll, please visit here

CFP: Viadrina International Program for Graduates (Franfurt, Germany)

Deadline: March 20, 2016

In close cooperation with the Department of International Affairs, the Viadrina Center for

Graduate Studies (VCGS) of the European University Viadrina has raised the Viadrina International Program – for Graduates (VIP), promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The program aims to support the international networking of doctoral candidates and their stronger involvement in international research contexts and discourses. The program runs till October 2017 at the European University Viadrina and offers also in 2016 doctoral candidates a long-term perspective to create an international research and career profile.

International doctoral candidates may apply for research and acquaintance stays at the European University Viadrina to get familiarize with the research environment at the Viadrina. These fellowships allow international doctoral candidates to get in touch with Viadrina professors for research co-operations or potential doctoral opportunities (e.g. joint degrees and cotutelle agreements).

International doctoral candidates may apply for the following fundings:

Travel: Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture (Poland)

Deadline: March 10, 2016

Since 1969 the Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture has been organizing summer programs of Polish language and culture. The courses traditionally take place in July and August.

In the summer of 2016 we invite you to participate in our two-, three-, and four-week programs. Within each program you can take the Polish language course and up to four additional courses from the list below. Make sure that the courses you choose do not overlap and that they are taught during your participation in the program.

This Program Includes:
  • Intensive Polish language courses
  • Lectures in history, art, literature, contemporary Polish society, film, and theater
  • Excursions to the most interesting places in Krakow and the Małopolska region
  • Evening meetings with Polish culture, dance workshops, films and many other attractions

All details can be find on our website

For more information, please contact Jagiellonian University:
E-mail:  plschool@uj.edu.pl 
Phone: +48 12 421 36 92

CFP: 2017 MLA Convention (Philadelphia, PA)

Deadline to Submit Abstracts: March 15, 2016

Here is a list of Calls For Papers for relevant sessions being proposed for the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.  Note that some sessions may not be guaranteed inclusion in the final program. This post will be updated as additional CFPs are posted.  Please consider submitting an abstract!

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Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Department: World Languages and Literatures, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Nazarbayev University
Dates of employment: May 23 – July 15, 2016

Nazarbayev University seeks to appoint three instructors to teach intensive Russian classes to international students during a 6-week summer intensive program. The program will provide beginning, intermediate, and advanced Russian courses in an intensive format in a situation of partial language immersion. Under the supervision of the program coordinator and the dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Russian instructors will be expected to teach four hours per day during a five-day working week using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program.

Nazarbayev University will provide, in addition to a competitive salary, tickets from your home destination to Astana and back (subject to the 10% flat tax rate), housing, and visa support.

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Seminar: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Italy)

Deadline: March 18, 2016

Registration: application form
Training: Details
Fees: Details
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)

Admissions to the two-days training seminar on the “EU Charter of Fundamental Rights” (8-9 April 2016), organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are open until 18 March 2016, early bird 1 March 2016 with 10% discount.

The object of this training seminar is to explore the scope and usefulness of the Charter for the legal practitioners facing the national courts or the Court of Justice of the EU, mostly by means of preliminary reference. Beyond illustrating the key features of the Court and essential aspects of its functioning, the training seminar will be dedicated to the analysis of relevant case law in parallel working groups with a view to allow discussion and exchange on specific concrete questions, among which:

  • Privacy/Data Protection
  • Internal Market
  • Asylum and Immigration
  • Economic and Social Rights

The seminar will focus on the Charter’s values, as well as on the main fields of application when a specific appeal is submitted. The academics and experts composing the Training seminar’s faculty are high level well-known professionals and leading professors coming from different European Universities. The seminar’s scientific responsible, Prof. Jean-Paul Jacqué, has contributed – within the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union – to the drafting of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Please note that there is a limited number of places available for this training seminar, hence EIUC will proceed by accepting candidatures on an ongoing basis. Don’t miss the opportunity!

For any general query: training.eucharter@eiuc.org

Fellowship: Brumley Next Generation Undergraduate Scholars (UT-Austin)

Deadline: March 25, 2016

This one-year program includes two key components: First, students will take a 3-credit research training and professional development course, taught in the Fall of 2016. This course is designed to introduce students to policy work, including basic skills in policy research, analysis, and writing. Students will be trained on designing research strategies and proposals, conducting policy analysis, writing resumes and statements of purpose, crafting op-eds and blog posts, and planning for the steps in their career development. This course will be led by Dr. Michael Mosser, Lecturer in the Department of Government, International Relations and Global Studies, and the Center for European Studies, and a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar.

Second, the program also matches each selected student with a research agenda underway by a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar or RGK Center Faculty Fellow to provide opportunities to directly engage in policy-relevant research and practice skills taught in the fall course. Students who perform well in the research training course in the fall will be eligible to then continue as a paid research intern for their respective faculty members at the Strauss or RGK Center in Spring 2016. Students promoted to full intern positions will be expected to commit approximately ten hours per week during the spring semester and will earn a stipend of $500 for the spring semester. Students may use this stipend for independent research, travel to a study abroad program or summer internship, travel to a professional conference, or other experiential and scholarly pursuits approved by Dr. Mosser. Funding permitting, and contingent on positive performance evaluations, students may have the possibility of continuing as research interns at the Strauss or RGK Center after the year-long Next Generation Scholars program concludes.

  1. Students must plan to be registered UT undergraduate students in residence at UT during the fall and spring semesters of the 2016-17 academic year. Because this program provides the foundation for a potentially multi-year mentorship, preference will be given to students entering their sophomore or junior years.
  2. Students should have a GPA of at least 3.50.
  3. Students must be able to complete all activities required during the 2016-17 scholarship period, including the Fall 2016 course, Spring 2017 mentored research project, and regular attendance at Strauss and RGK Center public events.

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Fellowship: Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows (UT-Austin)

Deadline: March 25, 2016

The mission of the Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows program is to provide a transformative experience for UT graduate students from an array of disciplines, accelerating their path towards career success with an emphasis on building professional and scholarly skills and networks. Selection is not merely honorific; students selected for the Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows program will participate in the life of the Strauss Center, and receive support, in several ways:

Research, writing, and professional mentorship: First, each graduate student selected to be a Fellow will be linked to one of the Strauss Center’s many current research programs (based on the preferences expressed by the student in his or her application). More specifically, each Fellow will be paired with a Distinguished Scholar associated with that particular program. Under that scholar’s guidance, and backed by the financial support detailed below, the Fellow will conduct their own research and writing project(s). The Strauss Center scholar also will serve as a professional mentor, advising on career matters.

Graduate Fellows Colloquium: The Graduate Fellow Colloquium is a monthly luncheon during which Fellows and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars will convene for two purposes: ongoing discussion of one another’s work, and engagement in a private setting with a visiting policymaker, practitioner, or scholar (selected by the Fellows themselves) in order to discuss both substantive issues and career development.

Resources: Fellows will receive a fellowship stipend in the amount of $2,500 for the 2016-17 academic year. Fellows will also be eligible to apply for funding to support travel for conferences, research, and other scholarly or professional activities.

Participation in Other Aspects of Strauss Center Life: Fellows are expected to maintain a deep level of engagement with the Strauss Center, including by selecting a speaker on their relevant research topic for a Strauss Center public talk and acting as co-host for that speaker’s visit.

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