Tag Archives: November 2017

Academic Job: Research Fellowship in Linguistics (University of Tromsø)

Deadline for applications: November 17, 2017

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian)

Application date: 17. November 2017
Ref.: 2017/5200

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

UiT is pleased to announce the following postdoc position in Russian Linguistics. Potential applicants are encouraged to write to laura.janda@uit.no. She will be happy to assist potential applicants with the application process.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, E-mail: laura.janda@uit.no or Head of Department Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: eystein.dahl@uit.no

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Academic Job: Professor and Head of School of Modern Languages (U of Bristol)

Deadline for application: November 26, 2017

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Professor and Head of the School of Modern Languages who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.

This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within your chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines. The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The School of Modern Languages is one of the most popular for undergraduate students in the UK, teaching around 8% of all undergraduate linguists. It provides innovative and creative teaching on more than 60 taught programs of study, including a very popular three-language pathway.

With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education. Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their “Best Places to Live in Britain” 2014, which noted that the city boasts “one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, varied and beautiful housing stock, decent schools, buzzy culture and night life and access to some fantastic countryside”.

For additional information on the role including full candidate brief please see the online listing.

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Funding: Critical Language Scholarship (DoS)

Deadline for application: November 15, 2017

Only about three weeks remain in the open application period for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. We invite American students to apply to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

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Job: Senior Legal Advisor, OSCE Ukraine Monitoring Mission (DoS)

Deadline for application: November 12, 2017

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Senior Legal Adviser
Level: Middle Management
Area of Expertise: Rule of Law
Vacancy Number: VNSMUS00642
Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine
Apply by: 12 November for full consideration
View the job description: https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

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Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies (UNC-CH)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled (Review begins November 13, 2017)

Assistant Professor in Central European Studies

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies to begin July 1, 2018.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2018 required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Hungarian and Central European literature, film, or other media.  We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, film studies, Slavic and East European studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature, film, and/or other media.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Hungarian and Central European culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Continue reading

Academic Job: Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian (UNC-CH)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled (Review begins November 06, 2017)

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a three-year appointment to begin on July 1, 2018.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or related field required by July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching the Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load and perform service for the department.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128806 and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses; and 5) the names and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s Russian-language teaching in detail.  These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin at RussianSearch@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype this fall.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Academic Job: Annual Fellowships (Mandel Center)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from domestic and international scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, German studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others.

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers within five years of receiving their Ph.D., and scholars more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. as well as senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply.  Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments.  Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; America and the Holocaust,  projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.    Continue reading

Study Abroad: Maymester in Poland (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

The Center for Russian Eastern, European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) in cooperation with Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, is offering a three-credit lecture/discussion program with four potential field study components in-country. This program will include a Spring 2018 course component at The University of Texas at Austin and a field study component in Poland during May–June through a 2018 Maymester. Click here for more on SRAS in Warsaw.

In this program, students will be introduced to a general overview of social justice and security policy studies at UT, after which they will have an opportunity to delve in-depth into one of four topics in Poland, working closely with experts in one of the following fields:

(a) Identity, Diversity and Tolerance in Polish Society;
(b) Security Policy in Central Europe and Poland;
(c) Cyber-security Issues and Policy in Poland; and
(d) The Criminal Justice System in Poland.

As the topics are clearly linked to potential professional trajectories, students will have the option (for an additional fee) to further their professional interests by being placed in on-site internships in the field they are specializing in during the Maymester. Internships would take place after the program and would be eligible for additional UT credit through an affiliation agreement with the host institution, Collegium Civitas in Warsaw.

Important Dates

Deadline to apply for UT Study Abroad funding: October 1, 2017
Application deadline: November 1, 2017
Deposit due: November 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance to program: mid-late November
Final day to register for class: January 12, 2018
Final day to commit to program (Program balance due): March 1, 2018
Arrival in Warsaw: May 27, 2018
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Funding: Fellowships (Harry Ransom Center)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

2018–2019 Research Fellowships



One- to three-month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive use of the Ransom Center’s collections.


$2,000 (DOMESTIC) • $2,500 (INTERNATIONAL)

Travel stipends are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month’s use of the Center’s collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.


$2,000 (DOMESTIC) • $2,500 (INTERNATIONAL)

Dissertation fellowships are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the Center’s collections. Continue reading

Funding: American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants (AAUW)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

AAUW’s American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

$6,000 is available for an eight-week grant period. Continue reading