Acad. Job: Summer Language Instructors (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open until Filled

Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI) is accepting applications for summer instructors for the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Slovak.
SLI seeks creative and enthusiastic instructors with experience in proficiency-based pedagogy. Please see the job posting copied below and apply at the attached link. Direct all inquiries and questions about the positions or SLI’s programs to
Thank you and best wishes for a joyful and productive 2020!

Instructors will teach 6- or 8-credit intensive courses during SLI’s summer sessions, which run from June 1-July 10 (6-credit courses) and June 1-July 24 (8-credit courses). Classes meet five days a week from 9am-2:50pm. In additional to classroom teaching, instructors are expected to help plan cultural programming for their language program and attend events for the whole institute, such as film and lecture series, workshops, and picnics. Depending on language, instructors may be asked to team teach.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in the language they will teach or related field and experience teaching in a college or university setting using the communicative approach or other proficiency-based methods.

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Job: Attorney Advisor, Eastern Europe/Eurasia (US Dept of Commerce)

Deadline: Open until filled

Attorney Advisor, Eastern Europe/Eurasia U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program 

Job Summary The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of General Counsel is seeking a person with exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal communication skills to join our outstanding team of international technical assistance attorneys. CLDP’s mission is to help developing and transitional countries improve the policy, legal and regulatory conditions for doing business, thereby creating better economic opportunities for local entrepreneurs and American companies doing business overseas. CLDP accomplishes this objective by providing training, advisory, and consultative services to host country governments and the private sector. The applicant’s role as an Attorney-Advisor will include designing, implementing, and evaluating technical assistance and capacity-building programs that promote U.S. policy goals and meet the host countries’ economic development needs. Starting annual salary and benefits at the GS12 or 13 level. 

Duties CLDP attorneys are the primary implementers for the Office of General Counsel’s international development programs. In this position, you will consult with other U.S. government agencies, foreign government officials, and members of the private sector to assess development needs and to design and implement assistance programs. The major geographical focus of your programming will be Europe/Eurasia. This includes Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. The attorney’s work will require regular travel to Europe and/or Eurasia. 

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Job: Digital Editor Internship (Russia Life Magazine)

Russian Life magazine seeks a Digital Editor intern to curate and compile its weekly e-letter, The Russia File, and to play an active role in the magazine’s growing digital footprint. Requirements:

* Superb English writing skills (native English).
* Ability to write succinctly, quippily, and knowledgeably about Russian culture (with little or no need for style editor intervention).
* At least intermediate Russian reading ability.
* Excellent online search, fact-checking, and news survey skills.
* Excellent sense of humor and a taste for offbeat, under-the-radar news.
* Basic HTML skills and comfort with CMS and online blog editing systems, including image manipulation, or willingness to gain this skill.

This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.

For application information, visit: