Acad. Job: Faculty Associate for Summer Elementary Intensive Russian (CLI, Arizona State University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Arizona State University is seeking a faculty associate to teach elementary intensive Russian in its 2021 summer Critical Languages Institute. The program will be held online this summer. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching online, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidate will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, via Zoom for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming. The successful candidate will be joining a team of three elementary and one intermediate Russian instructors.

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Course: Fall 2021 Texas Venture Labs Practicum

Deadline: March 28, 2021

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 TVL Practicum class. If you would like to learn more about this unique course and our other programs, please attend one of our upcoming info sessions.

The TVL Practicum is a cross-campus elective course that teaches graduate students how to work and consult with startups. Multi-disciplinary teams of grad students work through a project-driven curriculum that immerses them in research, teaches about business strategy and terminology, and provides a framework for strategically thinking through business problems to directly deliver positive outcomes for Texas-based startups. These startup companies are from our TVL Accelerator and engage with the students as “consulting clients”, so this is real-world, hands-on experience for course credit!

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Acad. Job: Postdoc in Contemporary Russian Studies (UW-Madison)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

CREECA at UW-Madison invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists on Russia. While we encourage applications from young scholars in Russia, there are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship.

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on contemporary 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. The fellowship is funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

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CFP: Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond

Deadline: April 5, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of AvtobiografiЯ 2022- Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond
Guest edited by Connor Doak (Bristol)

This special issue of AvtobiografiЯ investigates the poetics of queer life-writing in Russian. What does a queer text in Russian look like? How do queer writers make use of, appropriate, or transform existing forms and genres? How does the queer Russian text evolve over time? How has the queer Russian text developed alongside, and responded to, queer texts that have come into Russia from other cultures? How has the evolution of literary forms and genres in Russian culture, as well as the evolution of information technologies, shaped the poetics of queer life-writing? Note that we have nearly reached our full complement of contributors, but we are seeking one or two further articles, particularly on bisexual and lesbian life-writing.

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Acad. Job: Summer Russian Language Instructor (University of Georgia)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Georgia STARTALK Russian Language Summer Immersion Program, Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals, is seeking a summer instructor to join us for the upcoming program June 1 – July 3, 2021. The program serves university students. We seek creative and enthusiastic instructors with a commitment to and demonstrated experience in immersive, innovative teaching, proficiency-based pedagogy, and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies oriented toward international relations, business, STEM, culture, and sustainability. We are currently planning to host students and instructors in-person in Athens, GA; if conditions do not permit gatherings on-campus, the program will be conducted synchronously online. Please direct inquiries and questions about the position and send CVs for consideration to program director Dr. Victoria Hasko at vhasko@uga.edu.

Prof. Devt: Virtual Summer Research Laboratory (UIC)

Priority Deadline: March 3, 2021

Virtual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 14 – August 8, 2021 

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois are excited to announce a Call for Applications for the 48th annual Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) program. Traditionally, the SRL is an in-person event, with scholars receiving support to travel to Champaign-Urbana.  Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year’s SRL will be held as a Virtual SRL (VSRL), with REEEC and SRS working to support scholars through remote research assistance, virtual programming, professional development opportunities, and collections and database access. 

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CFP: MLA panel “Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East”

Deadline: March 15, 2021

We invite paper proposals for a guaranteed Slavic and East European session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC:

Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East
The session explores post-Cold War migration narratives, focusing on East European points of departure and on literature produced in languages acquired under the conditions of displacement. How can literary migration be thought beyond the transnational turn?

If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Djordje Popović (dpopovic@berkeley.edu) and Lilla Balint (lbalint@berkeley.edu) by March 15, 2021.

Check out this link for more information as well: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2022/webprogrampreliminary/Paper16755.html

CFP: Folklore and Protest (Folklorica)

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Special Issue “Folklore and Protest”: Call for Papers

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is accepting submissions for a thematic issue “Folklore and Protest.”

Whether expressing disapproval or advocating for change, protests are integral parts of contemporary political processes. They can vary in size, form, and scope, range from peaceful to violent, and represent a number of positions on various political spectrums. Political protest has become a critical public manifestation of discontent in Eastern Europe and Eurasia today. Among the most recent examples are the abortion protests in Poland, the Armenian demonstrations over Nagorno-Karabakh, marches objecting to Alexei Navalny’s detention in Russia, and the ongoing unrest in Belarus opposing the Lukashenko regime.

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Job: Russian Language Summer Program Instructor (UGA)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Georgia STARTALK Russian Language Summer Immersion Program, Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals, is seeking a summer instructor to join us for the upcoming program June 1 – July 3, 2021. The program serves university students. We seek creative and enthusiastic instructors with a commitment to and demonstrated experience in immersive, innovative teaching, proficiency-based pedagogy, and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies oriented toward international relations, business, STEM, culture, and sustainability.  We are currently planning to host students and instructors in-person in Athens, GA; if conditions do not permit gatherings on-campus, the program will be conducted synchronously online.
Please direct inquiries and questions about the position and send CVs for consideration to program director Dr. Victoria Hasko at vhasko@uga.edu

Acad. Job: Postdoc Fellow in East Asian and Slavic Studies (Ohio State)

Deadline: Open Until Filled; April 2021

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Center for Historical Research invite applications for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches.

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