Internship: U.S. Department of State Student Internships

Deadline to apply: March 2, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of our Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2018.

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State. For more information, click here.

Professional Development Webinar Series: (U. of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies is pleased to announce the launch of professional development webinars offered by the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education and research? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research. This series is co-sponsored by the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Pitt’s European Studies Center.

February 7, 12 p.m. (EST)
The German-speaking Academia: A Road Map to Navigating Research Institutions Beyond Universities
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute

March 7, 12 p.m. (EST)
Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute

April 11, 12 p.m. (EST)
Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute

August
How to Work in Archives in Eastern Europe and Germany

September
Archival Skills

October
Strategies for Career Building and Publishing in the EU versus the US

These webinars are cost-free for ASEEES members. To register, click here.

Webinar: “Russian Flagship Program: Applying Flagship Practices to Enhance Language Learning” (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

This webinar will take place on Thursday, January 25, 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Russian Flagship Program: Applying Flagship Practices to Enhance Language Learning
Led by Karen Evans-Romaine (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
 

The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (thelanguageflagship.org), is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education. Successful graduates of the Russian Flagship Program will have developed Superior-level language and cultural proficiency in Russian and can apply that proficiency to their field of choice.

The goal of the Language Flagship is to create a replicable program model that can be implemented for any language on any campus. In this webinar, following up on a two-part article in the ACTR Letter, Karen Evans-Romaine will describe the main features of the Russian Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and talk about ways in which aspects of Flagship programs can be implemented in other Russian programs.

Karen Evans-Romaine is Professor of Russian at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program. Her research focuses on both Russian Modernist poetry, with particular reference to intersections between poetry and music, and Russian language pedagogy. She is co-author of the two-volume introductory Russian textbook Golosa, now in its fifth edition (Pearson, 2012/2014); co-editor of the collection Exploring the US Language Flagship Program: Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation (Multilingual Matters, 2017); and co-editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (2007).

To register for this webinar, click here.

Language Training/Programs Abroad:

The American Home (Serendipity-Russia) in Vladimir, Russia, is currently accepting and encouraging applications for several programs!

1) Vanderbilt University’s Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2018

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.


2) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2018

Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment. Continue reading

Internship: Digital Editor Intern at Russian Life Magazine

Russian Life magazine is seeking 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 in 2018. This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.

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.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian Studies (U. of Bristol)

Deadline to apply: February 18th, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce that it is seeking a lecturer in Russian Studies, for an anticipated start date of September 1st 2018.

Applications are welcomed in any area of Russian studies, particularly in fields that complement or supplement the department’s current scope, including but not limited to modern Russian history, cinema, visual culture and/or cultural studies. It is envisaged that an appointment will be made at Lecturer b level (Grade J).

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the established research excellence of the Department, design and teach units for the Department and additionally deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in her/his area of specialism to students across the School of Modern Languages and Faculty. S/He will also contribute to Russian language teaching at levels and assume administrative and pastoral responsibilities appropriate to the appointment.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 18 February 2018. For further details and to apply, please click here.

CFP: Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia (U. of Houston)

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2018

The Honors College at the University of Houston, in collaboration with UH Energy and the American Councils/U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Fund, invites paper abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference, Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia. From the oil boom in Baku more than a century ago, to the pipelines crisscrossing Russia and Eurasia today, energy and global politics have long gone hand in hand. Enormous energy resources in the region are critical factors in how countries throughout Eurasia relate to one another and to the rest of the world. This conference seeks to explore the historical and contemporary significance of energy in Russia and Eurasia in all of its dimensions, and to consider questions relevant to its future. The goal is to create a dialogue across disciplines about the topic, and to connect academics, students and industry people with expertise and interest in the region. Professionals who work in the global energy industry centered in Houston, and who have experience with Russia and Eurasia, will be invited to attend and actively participate in the conference.

We welcome academic papers that explore the theme from different disciplinary approaches including (but not limited to) political science, technology, geology, international affairs, history, literature, and cultural studies. Post-docs, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students may apply. Please submit an application that includes the items listed below to energyconference2018@gmail.com by January 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of their acceptance status by February 1, 2018. All-day conference will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Stipends to offset travel costs will be available to participants coming from outside of Houston. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Continuing Education in Ukraine and Georgia (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

SRAS and Novamova would like to invite all educators for an unforgettable professional development experience.

Specially formulated to immerse you directly in the subjects and regions you teach, this program will present the culture, history, politics, and current events of Ukraine and Georgia from the perspectives of locals on the ground. Student interest is rising in these fascinating, little-understood, but increasingly important geopolitical centers.

Combining masterclasses, lectures, guided tours, and degustation with an ambitious travel schedule, this course will teach why these regions appear in the news, but also touch on the demographic, religious, and geopolitical backgrounds of the regions. You will also dive into local life, learning about traditional crafts and sharing in delicious national dishes.

This is also an excellent opportunity for educators to explore how study abroad can best fit into the student experience abroad – whether through individual programs or faculty-led programming in Ukraine and Georgia. This reasonably-priced 10-day experience has all accommodation, two meals a day, travel within and between Ukraine and Georgia, and all scheduled activities priced in. Join us abroad this summer for an unforgettable professional growth experience!

Click for Full Program Information

Dates and Costs:
Program dates: June 30 – July 9, 2018
Application deadline: March 15, 2018
Cost: $1,360 Continue reading

CFP: CIEE Annual Conference (Barcelona, Spain)

Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2018

Across the country and around the world, exciting new educational models are emerging in an effort to prepare students for learning and working in the digital age. Flipped classrooms, artificial intelligence, online learning, competency-based education, adaptive learning, collaborative education, phenomenon-based learning, and design thinking are a few of the innovative approaches being used in higher education.

How can we broaden and accelerate this trend, especially in international education? What new education models successfully empower students to become innovators – skilled at not just adapting to change, but leading it? True, technology continues to make the world more interconnected and intercultural relationships more accessible – but that alone doesn’t prepare students to thrive in a constantly-changing world. Today’s students must be skillful at collaborating within diverse teams, understanding and appreciating global challenges, and looking at issues from multiple angles; all qualities which study abroad supports in meaningful ways – and which may rival the importance of obtaining proficiency in one discipline.

Questions before us include:

  • How can we take experiential learning abroad to the next level – to not only inform students but to form them?
  • How can we empower our students to be leaders of innovation so they can solve complex world problems?
  • How can we ensure new student-centered models emphasize global competencies like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability?
  • How does new educational technology encourage students to focus on global challenges?
  • How can we train students to break the single-discipline approach when addressing complex problems and instead use intercultural, interdisciplinary collaboration?

As a community of international educators, let us innovate and create the experiential learning models that empower students to change the world. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Careers Representing America Networking Event (Austin, TX)

Date & Time of Event: February 6, 2018 • 6:00PM – 8:00PM

U.S. Department of State
Careers Representing America Networking Event

University of Texas – Austin • LBJ School of Public Affairs
Sid Richardson Hall 3.122 (on the first floor of the LBJ School)
2315 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

This event is open to the public.

The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. So whether providing healthcare services to U.S. diplomats and their families abroad, explaining U.S. foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or helping U.S. farmers open up markets in emerging countries, you can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State.

The event is designed to raise awareness about the Department and its careers, and offers the opportunity for those interested (or who just want to learn more) to meet directly with Foreign Service Officers and Specialists and Civil Service professionals who work on the business of diplomacy each and every day, in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees will learn more about our careers, the selection and hiring processes, and the issues on which our employees work that impact the American public, and specifically the citizens of Texas.

U.S. Department of State is a diverse organization and welcomes interest from all. Regardless of your ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social-economic background, we encourage you to consider attending this event.

RSVPs are required. Seating is limited. Please sign up today!

If you cannot attend, please visit careers.state.gov for more information
on careers with the U.S. Department of State.