Online Ukrainian Language Course Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

UKR 406 First-Year Ukrainian I MTWTH 11:00AM – 12:00PM

This course is an introduction to the Ukrainian language. In this course, we will focus on developing basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as covering grammar fundamentals. We will also use the language to explore aspects of Ukrainian culture, media and daily life.

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Online Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian Language Courses Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

S C 506 First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I MW 12:00PM – 1:00PM

S C 312K Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I TTH 10:00AM – 11:30AM

These courses prepares you for real-life situational discourse (appropriate for beginner-level students) in which you might find yourself when interacting with the target culture. 

Course assignments will allow you to work independently, but you can also expect to work with peers on various activities, such as project assignments, or video recording conversations in BCMS. We will have our class twice a week each time for an hour. On other days, you will work on your own. 

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Online Czech Language Course Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

CZ 506 First-Year Czech I MTWTH 10:00AM – 11:00AM

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin will be offering 1st-year Czech online in Fall 2022. This 5-credit introduction to Czech is open to all (not just UT students) for college credit. Utilizing Dr. Hilchey’s free, online textbook, Reality Czech, this course is completely online and features easy-to-follow lesson formats and activities. Modules follow a sequence of pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities ideal for a flipped classroom. 

This course is 100% online and includes live streaming video. Real-time participation is required during scheduled meeting times.

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CFP: The Disasters of War in Russian Literature (AATSEEL 2023 Stream)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

This stream will focus on Russophone literature (poetry and prose) directed against the imperialist discourse of the necessity of war, which has prevailed in Russian literature since at least the 18th century. Meanwhile, other kinds of utterances and voices have gradually developed which discredit the victorious, unifying “bellopoetics”: revelations of the catastrophic nature of what is endured in war, of the experience of war for individual human lives. How have these utterances developed over the course of the past two centuries? What devices, forms of historical narration and depictions of subjectivity have been used? What is the relationship here between prose and poetry? How about official and unofficial writing? Can we talk about a tradition of Russian anti-war writing?

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CFP: Knowledge Production and the Periphery Revisited: Decentering Cultural Heritage, Public Histories and Memory in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia, 1917- Present (Central Asia Research Cluster)

Deadline: August 11, 2022

The Central Asia Research Cluster seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine the roots of knowledge production and preservation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia. The project recontextualizes cultural heritage, histories, and memory that illuminate and complicate the many layers of center-periphery relations at local, national, and regional levels. This cluster aims not only to focus on “peripheral” stories and archives in a geographical sense, but also to engage with the diversity of genealogies of thinking, remembering, performing, and producing knowledge in Central Asia.

All disciplines are welcome. Graduate students, emerging scholars, and scholars based in the region are especially encouraged to participate in the research cluster. The cluster organizers are committed to creating a supportive environment for all contributors. We have secured funding to provide limited support for translation and editing services. This transnational collaboration is further supported by two academic journals and a scholarly press.

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Acad. Job: Part Time Russian Language Instructor (Syracuse University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University is seeking Part-Time Instructor(s) to teach 4-credit section(s) of Russian 101 and 201 in the Fall 2022 semester, which begins August 29, 2022 (appointment begins on August 22, 2022). Offer is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

RUS 101 – Russian I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Russian.

RUS 201 – Russian III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Russian.

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Job: Teaching Associate in Russian Studies (University of Nottingham)

Deadline: August 24, 2022

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver and contribute to non-language/content modules at all levels of undergraduate study. They will also be required to undertake Russian language teaching at all levels of undergraduate study. The successful candidate will also offer pastoral support to students and take an active role in teaching-related administration duties.

Applicants must have completed, or be close to submission of a PhD (or equivalent) in relevant subject area by start date of post, and have native or near-native competence in spoken and written Russian and English. As well as teaching experience at undergraduate level.

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Job: Director of Academic Programs (CERES, Georgetown University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) in the Walsh School of Foreign Service houses one of the nation’s preeminent Master’s degree programs and hosts a rich program of events on the region.

The Director of Academic Programs is responsible for all academic advising, academic program development and recruiting activities in CERES. They manage CERES admissions and recruitment, coordinate with the CERES Director and CERES faculty in program and curriculum development, and develop outreach activities related to alumni and other stakeholder groups.

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Assistant Program Officer / Program Officer, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer or Program Officer for Southeast Europe. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

 The Assistant Program Officer (APO) or Program Officer (PO) will work with the regional director and senior program staff to manage the Endowment’s grant programs in the Southeast Europe region, with emphasis on Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, and potentially Central Europe, as well as other countries in Europe as needed.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline: October 1, 2022

The Department of Russian invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Russian, tenure-track, to begin in Fall 2023. The position entails teaching Russian language at all levels and courses in English on Russian culture and literature. Research specialization is open; we especially encourage applications from scholars interested in teaching topics relating to empire, post-coloniality, gender, race or ethnicity, and who can help make our curriculum more inclusive of marginalized perspectives and experiences. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language, literature and culture, possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and have experience and great enthusiasm for teaching language at the undergraduate level. The typical teaching load will be 2 courses in the fall semester, 2 courses in the spring semester, plus 1 Winter Term course in every other year, teaching the four-week intensive continuation of Beginning Russian. The new colleague will also have the opportunity to contribute to the college-wide curriculum, including teaching a first-year seminar.

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