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Internship: The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia – Tajikistan invites energetic and motivated graduate and undergraduate students to apply for our international internship program in Dushanbe.

Our internship program offers foreigners the chance to acquaint themselves with development work in Central Asia, a rapidly changing region comprising five separate countries. Participants gain experience in project implementation, research, and project evaluation. The program includes possible working trips to project sites. Previous participants have gone on to become major scholars in Central Asian studies and work for institutions like the UN and State Department. We accept interns at any time of the year, and are relatively flexible regarding the length of the internship.

Requirements:

  • He/she must express a deep interest in Central Asia and Tajikistan; as well as concerning the work of international organizations.
  • Proficiency in writing English; knowledge of Russian or Tajik is a plus.
  • Previous experience in international development projects is desirable.

Duration:  Three months Continue reading

Job: Czech Speaking Data Analyst (Austin, TX)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

See message below for details:

Apex Systems has a client in the Austin TX area looking for a fluent Czech speaker for a Data Analyst opportunity. This would be for a 12+ month contract and is a more entry level position. While this role might not be of interest to you, I wanted to connect with you to see if you happen to know anyone who might be interested in this type of role. If so, I can be reached directly at bmccann@apexsystems.com. This client has multiple openings for fluent Czech and German speakers so I would be happy to speak with anyone you would recommend!

Thanks!
Brian McCann
Professional Recruiter at Apex Systems

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (U. of Missouri)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, AY2018-2019

The Russian program at the University of Missouri is looking for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, non-tenure track, ABD, or PhD, starting August 2018 for the 2018-12019 academic year. Teaching experience in language required. Responsibilities will include coordination and teaching in the elementary Russian sequence; at least one semester each of second- and third-year Russian language; other courses may include language, literature and/or culture, depending on VAP strengths and departmental need. Specialization or extensive training in second-language acquisition preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job Opening ID 26608). Use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter and your CV.   Two reference letters are required and should be sent electronically to search committee chair, Dr. Martha Kelly (kellymartha@missouri.edu). Applicants may also contact Dr. Kelly with any questions about job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

Job: Resident Director in Almaty, Kazakhstan (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Councils is currently accepting applications for a Resident Director position based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and passionate leader to assist U.S. college students in navigating the academic and cultural landscape of Kazakhstan while participating on a summer, semester, or academic year language immersion program. Please view the posting details below. All applications should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this message.

SUMMARY:

The Almaty Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), hosted by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.  The Resident Director is available to program participants on a daily basis; observes student classes and meets regularly with teachers, administrators, and students;oversees student housing; and arranges group travel and cultural programs. The Almaty Resident Director is available to participants during any emergencies that arise and communicates regularly with the AC Study Abroad program staff in Washington, DC.  Prior to departure for Kazakhstan, the Resident Director attends American Councils orientation programs: for both resident directors, and for participants. The Resident Director travels to Kazakhstan with the student group at the beginning of the program and returns to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Following return to Washington, DC, the Resident Director attends the post-program debrief. The Resident Director reports to the AC Study Abroad Senior Program Manager. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATE:  Mid-August 2018 to mid-August 2019 (covering three program periods: Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019) with possible re-appointment. Continue reading

Job: Summer Camp Counselor (Concordia Language Village)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing, Until Filled

See message below for details:

“Concordia Language Villages’ summer Russian immersion program for kids ages 6-18 is looking for one male counselor for July 10 – August 12, 2018. (Staff and kids are housed by gender, and we have completed staffing for counselors in our girls’ cabins, but one spot remains in the boys’ cabins.) We may also have an opening for a high school credit teacher (any gender), depending on enrollment.

Interested candidates can use this link to explore Concordia Language Villages in general and the Russian Village (Лесное озеро) in particular:
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/youth-languages/russian-language-village/working-at-lesnoe-ozero

The high school credit teacher position requires some teaching experience, but the counselor position is appropriate for those with abundant energy but little or no teaching experience, as we provide intensive teacher training, a very thorough curriculum, and in-service support.

In general, most successful applicants are usually either native speakers, heritage speakers or L2 speakers who have already spent at least a year in a Russian-speaking country, as this work requires a strong command of informal spoken Russian. Staff members are expected to be able to use Russian to communicate both in staff meetings and with campers in all daily life situations. This is a summer camp experience in cabins in the woods, so prospective staff should enjoy rustic living, physical exertion, and sharing responsibility for maintaining communal spaces.

If anyone has questions, please feel free to share my contact info:ravitch@cord.edu .”

Language Training: Summer Language Institute (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Contact Program for Details

The Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that several full and partial scholarship opportunities have opened up for language study this summer in Pittsburgh and in our study abroad programs.

Intensive courses worth one year of academic credit are offered in Beginning Turkish, Russian (Beginning-4th year), Polish (Beginning-Advanced), Czech (Beginning-Advanced), and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (Beginning-Advanced). Places are available in study abroad programs in Montenegro, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Interested students should contact SLI’s Director of Operations, Kiersten Walmsley at kmw152@pitt.edu or 412-648-7407 before applying online. More information about the Institute can be found at http://www.sli.pitt.edu/.

Funding: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Title VII Fellowships are still available for graduate students who want to attend an intensive language training at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop.

Languages offered

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Estonian
  • Georgian
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian (Years 3-6)
  • Ukrainian

Fellowships are available for tuition and expenses and are up to $5,500.

For more information and to apply, visit http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Uni. South Carolina)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina is accepting applications for one full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Russian beginning August 16, 2018 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

Duties: Teach introductory through advanced Russian language, with possible opportunity for one culture or linguistics course per year (four classes per semester); prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student class work, assignments and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities, including program building.

Required Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Russian or a related field is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2018. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected. Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S., without future need of any sponsorship for employment authorization.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in Russian, or a related field.

Please apply via this link. If the posting does not come up immediately, search the main jobs site under “Russian.”

Candidates must complete an application and upload:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • One-page teaching philosophy
  • Full set of teaching evaluations
  • List of three references with contact information.

Screening will begin immediately.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Travel: Summer Internships in Siberia (“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center invites students to participate in their language & creativity summer camps that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk from mid-June until early August, 2018. Applicants are welcome to participate as an international intern teaching English to Russian children, supervising a creativity workshop and learning Russian with our professional teacher. Join the outdoor adventure tourism program of the Altai Mountains session that comprises rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Get a first-hand experience of the creative program of the session in Novosibirsk and enjoy the sites of the capital city of Siberia. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal will be organized between and after the camp sessions. The internship fees are very reasonable.

More information is available on the website and applicants are able to speak with former participants if requested.

Feel free to contact the Director Natalia Bodrova at cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

Study Abroad: Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi (Harvard Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Harvard Summer Russian Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates: June 10 – August 4, 2018
2018 Faculty: Dr. Veronika Egorova
Advance Russian-language skills while exploring Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s longstanding cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and fascinating site for continuing your Russian-language learning. Students will also take several trips within Georgia – to Mtskheta, Davit Gareja, Gori, Borjomi, Batumi, and Kazbegi — to gain a deeper understanding of the Georgian nation and its regional context. Students can use their Russian in hands-on situations with a Russian theatrical troupe and in opportunities to participate in an archaeological dig.

Program Structure
Studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday with additional opportunities to explore Georgian and Russian culture, history, literature, film, and food. Note: A pre-departure basic introduction to the Georgian language and alphabet will be available for participants and additional non-credit Georgian language study may be arranged as part of the program in Tbilisi for those desiring to study Georgian.

Courses
RUSS S-BG Study Abroad in Tbilisi, Georgia: Intermediate Russian

This program counts as one full-year course (8 credits) of degree credit.

The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia, provides students with a full course in intermediate-level Russian language instruction. Language study tracks the content of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Russian B-level courses (equivalent to Russian Ba-Bb, Bta-Btb, or Bab), preparing students to continue in Advanced Russian/Third-Year (Russian 101-103); the program includes 140 hours of language instruction. The unique situation in Tbilisi also allows students to explore Georgian culture, history, literature, and film, including Georgia’s cultural and political relationship with Russia. The ancient capital city of Tbilisi, which is rapidly developing itself for the twenty-first century, offers a distinctive and fascinating site for continuing Russian-language learning.

Where Students Live and Study
Program participants will stay in double rooms at a small hotel convenient to the historical center of Tbilisi and to International School of Economics (ISET), where classes will be held. The hotel is also a short walk from the museum and arts district, and offers numerous shopping and restaurant opportunities nearby. All hotel rooms and the classrooms have air conditioning. Wifi is available at both the hotel and the university.

Daily breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel’s restaurant. Program participants will be responsible for lunchtime meals except for special program events. Georgian cuisine is a highlight this program, and participants will have ample opportunity to explore Tbilisi’s restaurants and cafes, which feature truly amazing food at very reasonable prices.

More information available at the Harvard Summer School Website:
http://www.summer.harvard.edu
http://www.summer.harvard.edu/study-abroad/tbilisi-georgia

For late applications, please contact Steven Clancy – sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

For language-specific inquiries (involving intermediate Russian or the possibility of Georgian language study) please contact Prof. Steven Clancy <sclancy@fas.harvard.edu>. For broader questions about the Harvard in Tbilisi program, please contact the program leader, Dr. Veronika Egorova <egorova@fas.harvard.edu>.

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