Summer Instructors Needed at Pitt’s SLI

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Pitt’s Summer Language Institute is pleased to announce several open positions for summer instructors at SLI 2022. These appointments run from June 6 – July 15/29, 2022 (end date depends on language) in Pittsburgh, though there may also be a limited number of online (fully synchronous) opportunities.
We are a friendly collective at SLI and the program is INTENSIVE. The best candidates will be enthusiastic teachers who thrive on constant contact with the students. MA in the target language or related field and classroom experience using proficiency-based methods are required.
Please see the links below for details and to apply online.

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Acad. Job: Senior Preceptor in Czech Language (Harvard University)

Deadline: February 28, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a Senior Preceptor in Czech Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022, with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in Fall Semester 2022. The job announcement is available at and is also reproduced below.

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Social Studies High School Position (Weber School)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Weber School, an independent Jewish community high school located in Atlanta, Georgia is currently seeking candidates for a full time Social Studies position to begin in the fall of 2022.

Qualifications include the following:An MA or PhD in the humanities with a concentration in Jewish history or a related field;Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in Jewish history or a related field; A desire and capacity to teach and inspire a variety of learners;An eagerness to design new courses and be innovative in the classroom;A willingness to teach other Social Studies courses, including U.S., World, or European History; The enthusiasm to work in a highly collaborative environment;

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Oberlin College)

Deadline: February 4, 2022

The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning July 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian.  For full information and application details go to Application deadline Feb. 4, 2022.

Resource: Scanned Issues of Samizdat Journals of the Late Soviet Period (University of Toronto Library)

We would like to draw your attention to some resources available for students, teachers and researchers in the Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat (PSDS) ( at the University of Toronto Library. Under the button “Journals,” you will find scanned issues of over 20 samizdat journals. This is a unique resource on uncensored art and literature of the late Soviet period. The set includes the landmark edition of Soviet conceptualism, the MANI folios, from the Forschungsstelle Osteuropa at Bremen University, as well as a full set of issues of the important Leningrad journal Chasy (The Clock, 1-80), furnished by the Andrei Belyi Centre in St. Petersburg. Users will also find nearly full sets of the outstanding journals Thirty–Seven and Transponans.

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Call for Applications: Dobro Slovo, National Slavic Honors Society

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Dobro Slovo is excited to announce our call for new inductees and applications for new chapters. Dobro Slovo is the National Slavic Honors Society, founded in 1963 on the campus of UC Berkeley. It is committed to recognizing academic excellence and commitment to the field of Slavic Studies in the U.S.

After one transition year, we now have the infrastructure in place to mail out certificates, pins, and, for the first time, honors cords, to all new inductees in time for April or May induction ceremonies. We are ready to welcome new chapter applications as well as another round of inductees from existing chapters.

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CFA: Time, Objectified: Soviet Temporalities and Material Culture

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Edited by Julie Deschepper, Antony Kalashnikov, and Federica Rossi

In what ways were Soviet temporalities unique, from a global perspective? How can studies of Soviet material culture provide a vantage point from which to address this question?

Time is hardly a new object of research in the humanities and social sciences.  The last few decades have seen landmark works on the changing conceptualizations and experiences of time, written from the disciplinary standpoints of, among others, history (Hartog, Koselleck, Tamm), sociology (Bauman, Rosa, Zerubavel), philosophy (Gumbrecht, Lübbe, Osborne) and literary studies (Assmann, Berman). These studies have identified and explored multiple temporalities: the ways in which time is constructed, produced, instrumentalized, and negotiated by individuals and collectives, themselves embedded in time. As in the current animated discussion of modern and postmodern temporal orders, these investigations have been rooted in a Eurocentric framework. 

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CFA: ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop!

Deadline: January 10, 2022

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) in conjunction with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center’s (REEEC) Summer Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the 2022 Teaching the South Caucasus workshop, a five-day forum focusing on curricular development for post-secondary educators, with a priority given to community college and minority serving institutions (CC/MSI).

In a five-day workshop participants will engage with topics on the history, societies, politics, environment, and culture of the South Caucasus; take part in pedagogical activities; conduct research at the University of Illinois’ world-renowned library; and workshop individual and group projects. Participants will work with scholars specializing in the South Caucasus who will give lectures, lead discussions, and provide feedback on participants’ projects. The workshop will also include a session with a UIUC librarian, three nightly films, one from each South Caucasian country, as well as a presentation from a regional film scholar.

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CFP: Princeton University Graduate Conference

Deadline: February 1, 2022

 Princeton University Graduate Conference, May 13-14, 2022
*To Be Held In-Person*
The ‘Byt’ of Literature:
Literary Personalities, Scholarly Discourses and the Modes of Their Production

Co-organizers: Lidia Tripiccione and Benjamin Musachio, Princeton University

 Keynote Speaker: Kevin M.F. Platt, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

In his most famous article, Boris Eikhenbaum showed how Gogol’s Overcoat was made: a literary text was presented as a product of meticulous fabrication. In his later work, Eikhenbaum similarly explored the constructed nature of the environment (byt) in which literature is produced. Focusing on social and artistic milieus, Eikhenbaum asked: How are poets and literary figures “made?” In responding to this question, we seek to refine, recast, and expand the Formalist mode of inquiry.

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Conference/CFP: Varlam Shalamov in the Context of Contemporaneity

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Vladimir Dahl Russian State Literary Museum, Moscow

June 23–24, 2022

Vladimir Dahl Russian State Literary Museum organizes the Conference dedicated to the Russian writer Varlam Shalamov and invites proposals on the works and life of Shalamov in the context of literature and arts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Varlam Shalamov was an attentive observer of the events of his epoch. His diaries and letters are full of accurate remarks and portraits of his contemporaries. His works cannot be examined without the context of the epoch, the history of literature, and culture of the twentieth century. It is important how Shalamov is read and understood now. Poets and writers who found themselves with Shalamov in the same epoch, also tried in their own way to reflect on the twentieth century in all the senses that this concept means.

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