Lang. Training: Russian Online (University of Texas at Austin)

Open to UT and non-UT learners!

Welcome to the world of Russian Online where you will begin to learn the rich and enigmatic language and culture of Russia. Your companions for this journey include your instructor, fellow students, Polina, her good friend Oleg the hedgehog, and many others. This course is designed to allow you the flexibility of working at times that fit your schedule while also offering the structure needed to learn a language.

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Lang. Training: Second/Third Year Russian Online (Yale)

This year Yale Summer Session is offering Second-Year Russian and Third-Year Russian fully synchronously on zoom.  The application is now open. Session A runs from June 7 to July 9, and session B is from July 12 to August 13. The students can register for both sessions or just one (equivalent of one semester).Please let your students know about these opportunities for summer study.  Here is the link to more information: interested in the Second-Year Russian can email, and those who are thinking about Third-Year Russian, can contact  Constantine Muravnik at

CFP: The Making of the 1990s: The Genesis of Post-Soviet Society through Its Material Culture

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Conference languages: French, English and Russian

CfP in French and Russian on the Cercec site

This interdisciplinary colloquium explores the social dynamics of the 1990s through the period’s changing material culture. Everyday “stuff” was transformed by the disappearance of the Soviet system, the irruption of the market, and the opening to the world. The aim is to investigate the long disintegration of the Soviet system by looking at how populations which are caught in a state of uncertainty react with material inventiveness in order to adapt.

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Job: Foreign Language Test Item Expert “Consultant”

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (“American Councils”) is seeking highly qualified test item developers (for foreign language tests) to review, revise, and approve listening and reading comprehension test items as well as managing teams of consultants working on item development for this project. These test items will be calibrated to the U.S. government’s Inter-Agency Language Roundtable (ILR) foreign language proficiency scale. Item reviews will be conducted on the English language versions of test items developed for use in multiple languages, all ILR performance scale levels. For more information about this position and instructions for submitting an application, please go to:

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: 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

Editorial Internship at Culture.Pl (for UT Students)

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.


• Current student at UT-Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but only required to receive travel funding.

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International Communism-Themed Research Competition for Young Scholars (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (EIHM) has announced an international research competition on communism. We invite researchers aged up to 35 (included) to participate in the competition with their academic publications or unpublished Master’s and Doctoral theses on the history of communist ideology or the various aspects of communist regimes’ activities. The topics do not need to be related to Estonia’s history.

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Society for International Affairs Scholarship

Deadline: April 2, 2021

As part of their educational mission, SIA has established a program that awards scholarships to students with a demonstrated interest in the field of international trade or related fields of study. Our hope is that the scholarship program will serve SIA’s members while also encouraging and equipping individuals to pursue a career in international trade. It is no secret in the age of Export Controls Reform (ECR) that the field is growing, and industry as well as the government have need for qualified professionals. The SIA Scholarship Program strives to assist in filling this need. In the past, scholarships have been granted to support studies in a wide variety of areas, including:

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