MA + Dual Degrees in Russian, E European, & Eurasian Studies (University of Texas at Austin)

DEADLINE FOR FALL ’23  ENROLLMENT: January 5, 2023

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin is a two-year multidisciplinary program that offers advanced training for those qualified students who seek an integrated knowledge of the language, history, society and culture of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This graduate degree offers the opportunity to create an individually tailored program. Upon graduation, students will have an extensive understanding of the country or countries of specialization, including a working knowledge of one of the region’s languages. The program primarily serves students preparing for professional careers and those seeking an M.A. before pursuing a professional career trajectory or Ph.D. in a particular discipline.

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Grad. Program: Russian and Slavic Studies (McGill University, Montreal)

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Russian and Slavic Studies at McGill invites applications from talented and qualified students.  As part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we offer a uniquely multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment. Our students and faculty are committed to open, culturally informed dialogue among national and across intellectual traditions.

Our faculty specializes in 19th-21st century Russian literature and culture, working in such areas as Russian Romanticism and Realism, the Russian novel, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, as well as Soviet and Post-Soviet film and media. We offer seminars in drama, film, folklore, genre theory, the avant-garde, high Stalinist culture and post-Soviet culture. Our students are invited to explore visual culture, cultural mythology, symbolic geography, and intermediality; they are also encouraged to look to other Slavic, Central and East European cultures. 

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CFP: Science and Literature in Russian and Eastern Europe

Deadline: December 22, 2022

Conference at Yale University, April 7-8, 2023 (New Haven, Connecticut)

The study of a reciprocal influence between science and literature has been gaining traction in recent years. Both scholarly and public interest in how science and literary culture interact has grown exponentially over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, scientific knowledge has circulated, changed, and taken shape in literary and artistic outlets since the emergence of modern science. Furthermore, the alliance between science and literature not only affected both of these domains, but also engendered lasting ideas of Western Europe’s epistemic dominance and lent credence to its imperial and colonial myths. Yet, Russia and Eastern Europe have not been a consistent part of these discussions.

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Summer Research Laboratory (University of Illinois)

Deadline: March 3, 2023

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a call for applications to the 50th annual Summer Research Laboratory (SRL). The program will take place June 12 – August 4, 2023. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program, the SRL program provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union.

We will provide support for both in-person and virtual associateships for scholars to conduct summer research concerning all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Please note that the majority of Associateships will be in-person.

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Summer Intensive Program in Russian & Eurasian Studies (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 25, 2023; Info Session: December 2, 2022

The University of Arizona, in collaboration with Eurasian National University (ENU), is now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Intensive Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan. We particularly welcome undergraduate as well as graduate students whose research focuses on Central Asia and students interested in learning multiple foreign languages. We accept all types of funding. The Arizona-in-Kazakhstan Program is fully FLAS compliant.

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Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Oberlin College)

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Job Summary: The Russian Department and the Russian and East European Studies Curricular Committee at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in Russian language, literature, and culture. We seek a dynamic, versatile, and broadly interdisciplinary scholar and pedagogue who shows strong potential for future leadership in both the program and the college, who can teach the Russian language at multiple levels, and who can offer a range of courses in translation, for a broad audience of majors and non-majors alike, on 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century Russian literature and corollary areas such as film, visual arts, music and the performing arts, philosophy, environmental studies, food studies, gender studies, the medical humanities, or the intersection of culture and politics. The ability to teach across multiple periods is desirable, as is secondary expertise in other (non-Russian) cultural traditions (including Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Siberia). Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall semester of 2023, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

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Acad. Jobs: Instructor of Russian & Bilingual Assistant in Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline: December 1, 2022, January 1, 2023

The Middlebury College Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian invites applications for instructors of Russian and bilingual assistants for the summer session 2023. Details are in the links below. Please email Jason Merrill with any questions: jmerrill@middlebury.edu 

Instructor of Russian:  https://apply.workable.com/middleburycollege/j/8D23F382B4/

Bilingual Assistant in Russian:  https://apply.workable.com/middleburycollege/j/BB70DC983E/

CFP: Twenty-second Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop (University of Illinois)

Deadline; January 20, 2023

The Twenty-second Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop, which will be held at UIUC on April 7-8, 2022, welcomes papers on Czech and Slovak topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate and will get priority when it comes to accessing our limited funding for travel and accommodation.

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Grad Program: Slavic Languages and Literatures (University of Illinois)

Deadline: December 17, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic literatures and cultures to apply to our graduate program. Qualified students beginning their graduate career at Illinois are guaranteed five years of financial support, contingent on satisfactory progress. Support includes fellowships, teaching, research and graduate assistantships, summer stipends, and the opportunity for an editorial assistantship at Slavic Review, the world’s leading English-language academic journal in our discipline, which is based on our campus. We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related fields.

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Call for Book Chapters: Routledge History of the International Protection of Minorities, 1919-2001

Deadline: January 14, 2023

Co-editors, Carole Fink (Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at The Ohio State University), Anna-Mária Bíró (Director of the Tom Lantos Institute), Jennifer Jackson-Preece (Associate Professor of Nationalism at the London School of Economics) and Corinne Lennox (Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study, University of London), invite proposals for the edited collection Routledge History of the International Protection of Minorities, 1919-2001, to be published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

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