Prof. Devel.: Webinar “Online Resources for Russian Teachers” (ACTR)

Date of Webinar: November 20, 2018

This presentation will introduce a variety of internet resources that can help students and teachers organize their learning and make it more effective and engaging. The presenter will address the following questions:

Where can you find authentic audios and videos? What are the trusted sites for language activities, grammar explanations, pictures and stories? Where can students find additional grammar materials, sources for practicing reading and listening comprehension? What resources can teachers use for professional development?
The presenter will discuss these and many other questions during the presentation on November 20.  Continue reading

CFP: 2019 ASEEES Summer Convention (Zagreb, Croatia)

Deadline for Submissions: November 28, 2018

Go to Online Submission Site

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

EXTENDED DEADLINE – November 28th, 11:59pm PT.

The login for the submission site is the same as your ASEEES member site login, where “User Name” is your primary email address, and password is the same.

If you do not have a profile on the ASEEES member site, then you must first create one in order to login to the Convention submission site.  To do so, click here and follow the steps for “New Visitor Registration”.  After creating a profile, it may take up to a few hours for your information to sync with the submission site,  during which time you will not be able to login to the submission site.

Please note that you do not have to pay any membership fee in order to create a profile.

Click here for a full list of Convention participation rules.

Funding: LTLR Grants (Pitt SLI)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at Pitt’s Summer Language Institute in June – July 2019. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. Continue reading

Job: Resident Director (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Councils is currently seeking Resident Directors for a number of summer programs focused on language acquisition and cultural immersion. These open positions include programs for Azerbaijani, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. Positions vary in length depending on the program.

For more information and to submit an electronic application, please follow the link: https://www.americancouncils.org/careers

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. 

Academic Job: Lang. Teaching Asst. Prof (UNC)

Priority Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019, Open Until Filled

Teaching Assistant Professor in Polish and Russian

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 both introductory and intermediate language courses in both Polish and Russian as well as literature/culture courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a one-year renewable appointment to begin on July 1, 2019.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field required by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching foreign languages at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Polish, 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 here and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for both introductory and intermediate language courses (one Polish, one Russian); 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 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 Professor Radislav Lapushin at PolishRussianSearch@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 31, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype shortly thereafter.

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: Asst. Prof. Rus Studies (New College of FL)

Priority Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018 or Until filled

New College of Florida invites applications for the position of a visiting Assistant Professor in Russian language, literature, and culture, with an anticipated appointment start date of August 2019. This position is renewable on a yearly basis for up to three years. New College is a small, nationally recognized, highly selective liberal arts college and the designated honors college of the Florida public state university system located on Sarasota Bay. Continue reading

CFP: Econ. History of Rus (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Summer Workshop on the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia.

The workshop will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on May 24-25, 2019. Proposals are due December 1, 2018.

Young scholars, including those currently pursuing PhD degrees, are especially encouraged to apply. Interested scholars are also encouraged to attend, even if not on the program. Travel grants and accommodation will be provided for selected graduate students, regardless of proposal status, and for all presenters.

Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and a 3–5 page paper summary by December 1 to events@creeca.wisc.edu. Applicants will be notified of proposal status by January 15, 2019. The deadline for final paper submission is May 1.

For more information on the Summer Workshop: https://go.wisc.edu/5w183s

Grad Program: Rus Research Fellowships (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Wisconsin Russia Project postdoctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
January 15, 2019-July 14, 2020.

Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. CREECA especially seeks applicants with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling and/or public policy issues, though these are not absolute requirements for consideration.

Due to the compressed timeline, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for consideration during this round.

A second competition for postdocs will be announced, running September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 that will be open to citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.

For more information on the postdoctoral research fellowships: https://go.wisc.edu/wrjny0

Applications due December 1, 2018.

Job: Various Positions in Ukraine (OSCE)

Deadline for Applications: Various (See Each Opening for Details)

Grad Program: M.A. REEES (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) at The Ohio State University is now accepting applications for its MA in Slavic and East European Studies for autumn 2019. The application deadline for international students is November 30, 2018 and for domestic students, December 15, 2018.

The MA in Slavic and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary, terminal degree that prepares students for careers in the government, non-profit, or public sector, or to pursue a PhD. For those interested in a career in the public, military, or private sector, the CSEES MA provides them with the language skills and regional knowledge to understand and analyze the events, culture, history, and politics of a region or country within Eastern Europe/Eurasia. Those wanting to pursue a PhD receive a foundation in the humanities and social sciences while developing a focused approach to the study of the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. All students choose a topical and/or regional specialization, allowing students to customize the degree to their interests. To complete the degree, students may choose to either complete an MA exam, or defend a thesis.

Ohio State offers students the opportunity to study the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Modern Greek, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, or Uzbek languages. It has strong faculty concentrations in Central Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Southeastern Europe. With close to 90 affiliated faculty, CSEES MA students can take courses in culture, film, geography, history, international studies, law, linguistics, literature, political science, public health, public policy, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

While in the program, CSEES organizes a variety of events and professional development opportunities for students. Additionally, students can pursue a dual degree with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs to enhance their skill set for the non-profit or government sectors, as well as numerous other options for graduate interdisciplinary specializations or minors.

Interested students should contact the assistant director of CSEES, Eileen Kunkler, at kunkler.10@osu.edu. Please visit the website, https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/ma, to read more about this program.

CSEES is a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship granting institution. All prospective students are encouraged to research this funding option: https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/funding/flas