Tag Archives: May 2019

Prof. Devt: ASEEES Mentor Program 2019-20

Deadline for Applications: May 21, 2019

ASEEES offers a year-long, informal mentoring program for graduate students at any stage of their careers or post-graduates within five years of receipt of their terminal graduate degree (including PhD, MLS, MA and JD). Mentees and mentors must be members of ASEEES.

If you would like to be matched with a mentor, please apply by May 21.  If you would like to serve as a mentor, please volunteer.  To apply, volunteer, or learn more- click HERE.
Participants will be notified in mid-August.


Funding: Tucker-Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2019

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Acad. Job: Asst. Prof. of Polish Language (Toronto)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2019

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Polish Language, Literature and Culture beginning July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2021. Continue reading

CFP: Canadian Assoc. of Slavists Book Prize

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2019

The 2019 Canadian Association of Slavists/Taylor & Francis Book Prize has released a call for submissions! Please note that all submissions must be postmarked by or on 15 May 2019. Full details follow in English below.

The book prize jury consists of three members chosen by the CAS executive. Nominations for the 2019 Book Prize competition are to be postmarked by or on 15 May 2019. The prize winner will be announced in an e-mail to CAS members and on the CAS/CSP website in September 2019. The winner receives a cash award of $500 CAD and recognition at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists. Continue reading

CFP: Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2019

Call for papers (edited volume):

Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Editor: Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers

The volume seeks essays that explore the experience of teaching Lolita in the #MeToo Era.

I hope to bring together responses to Nabokov’s art that blend pedagogy and critical analysis. After teaching the novel for years, many of us have witnessed (and continue to witness) a fascinating shift in student responses to the text following the start of the #MeToo movement. Some of us rethought the methodology of presenting Lolita and of navigating productive class discussions. I see this volume as a space to start a conversation about the evolving nature of the intellectual (and emotional) task of bringing Lolita to our students and to share faculty insights and best practices. 

Please send a 350 word abstract and a brief CV to:
Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers elena.sommers@rit.edu by May 15th, 2019.

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Acad. Job: Lead Instructor Second-Year Russian (UVA)

Applications will be considered beginning April 25, 2019.

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks to hire a non-tenure track, part-time, lead instructor for Second-Year Russian for the two semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Compensation will take the form of $6000 in wages for each course.  One or two additional courses, in Russian literature and culture, may also become available later.

A terminal degree is desired but not required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching. Teaching experience is required, preferably in North America at the college level. Applications will be considered beginning April 25, 2019. Continue reading

Acad. Job: Russian Lang. Lecturer (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2019; Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Modern Languages and Literature is seeking a full-time lecturer for the academic year 2019-2020. This is a non-tenure, possibly renewable position. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses, 24-26 credit hours, in a vibrant Russian language program at a comprehensive research university. The Department is unable to sponsor visa applications for this position. Continue reading

Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer in Russian Lit (UCSD)

Deadline for Applications: May 10, 2019

The Department of Literature at UC San Diego invites applicants to teach one or more courses in Russian Literature during the 2019-2020 academic year. They would especially welcome candidates able to teach a course in late 19th-century Russian literature. However, all areas and proposed courses will be considered. Ph.D. or MFA or Master’s Degree in related field by time of appointment and outstanding teaching experience are required. Continue reading

Conference: Energy in Contemporary International Relations (Ukraine)

Deadline for Applications: May 10, 2019

On May 30, a CREEES partner university in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine is hosting a conference on energy policy. They are currently accepting applications for speakers! The topic is ‘Energy Factor in Contemporary International Relations’. Participation would be through Skype.

For more information- see the attached flyer!