Acad. Job: Modern Jewish Culture and History (University of Chicago)

Deadline: Review of Applications begins September 1, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

The University of Chicago seeks scholars in Modern Jewish Culture and History, with an emphasis on 19th/20th-Century Europe, for an appointment date of July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.  This is an inter-divisional search and candidates may come from any relevant discipline.  Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino.  Successful candidates will be placed in the appropriate department in the Division of the Social Sciences, the Division of Humanities, or the Divinity School, where they will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including regularly offering an undergraduate course on the history of the Shoah.  It is expected that they will participate actively in the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed.  Early application is strongly recommended. All applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, and 5) a recently published chapter or article.  If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants will upload a document with the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/66335 If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

Job: English Teachers (Russia)

Deadline: September 2019

International Education Company WINDSOR is looking for two more English speakers from the UK, Canada or America to work as teachers  with both groups of students and individuals for the academic year 2019-2020 (starting in autumn 2019).

Annually 6 or more native speakers work for our language school and some of them have been working with us for more than 2 years. You can read their opinions about working in our school on our website http://windsor63.ru/?mode=1&menu=41
Our city is located on the beautiful river Volga, very close to the mountains. Windsor staff are young and friendly, ready to help every minute.


Windsor is ready to provide visa support, free accommodation, competitive salary, one-way ticket after completing the contract,  free Russian lessons.


Contact Natalia Larionova at  n.larionova@windsor63.ru with questions.

Funding: (Faculty) Humanities Connections Implementation Grants (NEH)

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Implementation Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the implementation of a sustainable curricular program or initiative as the outcome. Implementation grant proposals must show unambiguous evidence of prior planning and present a defined rationale with clear intellectual and logistical objectives that are supported by institutional commitment. The award gives applicants the opportunity to build on faculty/administrative or institutional partnerships and to develop and refine the project’s intellectual content, design, and scope. For example, the applicant should be able to demonstrate potential commitments of any partners or collaborators; outline preferred approaches to curriculum building/consolidation; and explain outreach strategies that will be employed to attract students to the new educational opportunity.


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Funding: (Faculty) Humanities Connections Planning Grants (NEH)

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Planning Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the goal of designing a new, coherent curricular program or initiative. The award gives the institution(s) the opportunity to create a firm foundation for implementing the program. Planning goals will include identifying the members of a planning committee and organizing the planning process; defining the rationale, design, and structure that would undergird a comprehensive and institutionally sustainable effort; and establishing potential scenarios for curriculum development. Institutions may draw on current short-term initiatives or curricular programs run by individual departments in this effort. The outcome of a successful planning phase should be a project in, or ready for, the implementation stage.

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Funding: Mary Zirin Prize for women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

Deadline: September 1, 2019

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to remind you of the call for nominations for the Mary Zirin Prize in recognition of an independent scholar in any field of Slavic Studies. The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West.

Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women’s Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. 

The Committee encourages the nomination of candidates at all career stages. For the purpose of this award, an independent scholar is defined as a scholar who is not employed at an institution of higher learning, or an employee of a university or college who is not eligible to compete for institutional support for research (for example, those teaching under short-term contracts or working in administrative posts). We welcome nominations from CIS and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Zirin Prize Committee will accept nominations (including self-nominations) until September 1, 2019. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter, no more than two pages long, double-spaced; (2) the nominee’s current curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample publication (e.g., article or book chapter). The nomination letter should describe the scholar’s contribution to the field, as well as work in progress.

Nominations should be sent to Ellen Elias-Bursac at eliasbursac@gmail.com.

CFP: Conference on Edwin Morgan (Glasgow)

Deadline for Submissions: September 2, 2019

The University of Glasgow has announced a Call for Papers for a centenary conference dedicated to the Scottish poet, scholar, and translator Edwin Morgan. The conference will be held on 27-28th April 2020.

Morgan had a lifelong interest in Russia and eastern Europe and translated a great deal of poetry from Russian, Hungarian and other languages- and had his own poetry translated back into them too. The organisers would welcome applications from scholars with an interest in these translations or in Morgan’s close and productive relationship with these cultures.

For more information- follow the link!

Applications should be made by 2nd September 2019. Please direct any queries to edwinmorgan100conference@glasgow.ac.uk.

CFP: ICCEES World Congress (Montreal)

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2019

ASEEES is delighted to sponsor the 2020 ICCEES World Congress, in Montreal, Canada, Aug 4-9, hosted by the Canadian Association of Slavists. It promises to be an outstanding event. The call for proposals has been issued with the deadline of Sept. 15.

While proposals for complete panels are preferred, proposals are also invited for individual papers and round table discussions.The congress especially welcomes participation by young scholars and graduate students.

For more information see the webpage.

CFP: 2019 ASEEES First Book Subvention

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019

In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association’s endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press.

A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

Visit the website for application information