Acad. Job: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Russian Literature and Culture (Yale)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Humanities – Slavic Languages & Literatures

Yale University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Russian literature and culture, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is open, and the successful candidate must possess native or near-native fluency in Russian.

Selected candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire.
To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials addressed to Professor Harvey Goldblatt, Acting Chair, by October 15, 2019 at
 http://apply.interfolio.com/66725.

Application materials include cover letter, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation from outside Yale. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype and/or at the ASEEES convention in San Francisco, November 23-26, 2019. Address any questions to Professor Harvey Goldblatt at harvey.goldblatt@yale.edu.

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Fellowship: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES, a leading center for analysis of global democratic developments, the program provides a collegial environment and rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development.

The program offers five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates. Fellows are expected to complete a written product relating to their proposed research project. The fellowship culminates in a formal presentation in which fellows typically focus on their research project or another topic relating to the state of democracy in their country.

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Funding: (Faculty & Grad Students) Dialogues on the Experience of War Grant (NEH)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture (Harvard)

Deadline: October 10, 2019

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture; the field is open. The Department seeks candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, including required and elective courses, as well as freshman seminars. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our program in literature and the humanities, someone who is ready to share in advising students as well as to participate fully in the intellectual life of the university.

Candidates may specialize in any area of modern Russian literature and culture, including fiction, documentary prose, poetry, film, theory, the performing arts, and visual culture. Additional expertise in cultures of the former Soviet bloc outside Russia is welcome. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and potential for innovative scholarship are desired.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Russian and fluency in English are required.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor – Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature – Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Deadline: October 1, 2019

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting for an Assistant Professor in the area of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02261. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. For questions, please contact issahr@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Funding: American Councils Title VIII Research Programs (Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Attention U.S. scholars and graduate students:

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

  • Title VIII Research Scholar Program
    Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
  • Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
    Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
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Prof. Dev. : International Affairs Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2019

https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship

The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Although a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens.

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $100,000.

For those seeking to spend the fellowship year in the U.S. government, CFR will work with the fellow to identify a U.S. government agency willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host agency and is contingent on the fellow’s successfully obtaining a security clearance, which is granted solely by the U.S. government.

For those seeking to spend the fellowship year at an international organization or an academic institution, CFR will work with the fellow to identify an organization willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host organization. A security clearance may not be required.

Funding: NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: October 3, 2019

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Acad. Job: Polish Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt invites applications for 5- or 10-month research fellowships, starting their residencies from October 2020.

ELIGIBILITY
At the time of the application, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 6 months during the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date – October 31st 2019 (short stays such as holidays do not count).

Applications are open to active researchers at two stages of their careers:

–    juniors/postdocs, who have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years and have subsequent working experience as researchers for at least three years prior to the application date (PhD training is not included in the calculation of research experience) – 4 fellowships;

–    seniors/professors, who have minimum 10 years of full-time research experience after obtaining a PhD – 8 fellowships.

APPLICATION
Applications are submitted online only. Application instructions: http://piast.pan.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:selection-conditions-and-criteria&catid=28&Itemid=307&lang=en

CONDITIONS OF FELLOWSHIP

Successful fellows who signed Stipendist Agreements for five or ten months are provided with furnished office space and flats.

The provision of a living allowance (in the range of up to € 2000/month for a junior fellow and up to € 3000/month for a senior fellow – depending on the individual financial situation), accommodation, and coverage of travel expenses (one round trip) will be provided.

CFP: Taras Shevchenko Conference (Indiana University)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

The Ukrainian Studies Organization at Indiana University has the honor to convene the first Taras Shevchenko Conference, which will take place at Indiana University, March 6-7, 2020. This conference aims to bring scholars from all disciplines to explore the ways in which Ukrainian studies is presented and shaped in the current political and cultural contexts. The year of 2014 is a turning point in how Ukraine is discussed and positioned as a political and geographical body, as well as a topos of imagination. The conference intends to open an interdisciplinary space where scholars whose work focuses on an array of inquiries related to the Ukrainian studies (of any time period) present their findings and discuss how and what narratives are established to locate and discuss Ukraine locally and globally.

Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to: history, literature, memory studies, linguistics, translation, music, film, religious studies, political science, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, mass media. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals. We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals. Please include with your abstract: your full name and your academic or professional affiliation and rank (graduate student, professor, translator, artist, etc.). Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2019. Please direct inquiries about the conference to Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed (nshpylov@iu.edu) and Ani Abrahamyan (aniabrah@iu.edu).