Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Russian Linguistics (Univ. of South Carolina)

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/dllc/index.php) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian in the field of Russian Linguistics to start August 16, 2023. We seek a talented scholar and a dynamic teacher with proven classroom success, as well as a congenial colleague eager to work as part of the committed Russian Program team. The flexibility to teach outside a specific specialization is important. Participation in UofSC’s vibrant Linguistics Program, a PhD granting interdepartmental unit, will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to teach courses on Russian/Slavic and general linguistics to both undergraduates and graduate students. We welcome candidates interested in contributing to UofSC’s new major in Cyber Intelligence. The position requires a Ph.D. in Russian, Linguistics, or a related field in hand by August 15, 2023, native or near-native Russian and English fluency, and the ability to teach Russian language at all levels and offer a range of courses on Russian linguistics topics in English and Russian. 

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of the Practice in East European Film Studies (Duke University)

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice Position in East European Film and Media Studies, beginning July 1, 2023. This position is renewable and entails promotion to Associate and Professor levels, dependent on the candidate’s successful reviews.

We seek a dynamic, engaging teacher who is invested in expanding our curriculum in film and media studies across national boundaries. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio and expertise in at least two or three East European cinemas. They should have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Some knowledge of Russian cinema is a plus.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Slavic/East European Languages and Cultures, or another relevant field by July 1, 2023.

Please send the following application materials to Jenni Solis, Business Manager for Slavic and Eurasian Studies: jw190@duke.edu

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Grad. Program: Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe (Giessen Center for E. European Studies-GiZo)

Deadline: October 14, 2022

Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe is a master’s program at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies (GiZo), which will prepare you for a career related to Eastern Europe.

The study program at a glance:

  • 2-year Master of Arts degree
  • Major in Slavic Studies or Eastern European History
  • Choose two minors in: Slavic Studies, Eastern European History, Political Science, or Sociology
  • Opportunities for an internship abroad or a semester abroad at one of our partner universities

Giessen is a young and dynamic city, located in the center of Germany and close to the metropolis Frankfurt am Main.

Study in English, tuition-free in Germany!

Check out our website for more information and links to the application: https://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/research-centers/gizo-en/masters-degree-program/interdisciplinary-studies-on-eastern-europe-english-option

Resources: The Specter in the Present: Trauma and its Legacies in Eurasia

REEES’ at the University of Pittsburgh and the SRB Podcast Presents:

The Specter in the Present: Trauma and its Legacies in Eurasia

“Trauma has become a major signifier of our age,” Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman declared in Empire of Trauma. Nowhere is this more evident than in Eastern Europe and former Soviet states. Trauma permeates the region: in social relations, politics, historical memory, national identity, geopolitics, and war. Moreover, scholars have increasingly turned to trauma as a social-historical manifestation and analytic.

REEES Fall 2022 series, The Specter in the Present: Trauma and its Legacies in Eurasia, will explore the place of trauma in Eurasia society in four interviews that pair scholars to discuss social and clinical trauma, victimhood, historical memory, and the politics of history in the region.

All events in this series will be held online.

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Seminars: NYC REE Studies Kruzhok

We are pleased to announce the (re-)launch of the New York area Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Kruzhok! Join us this fall on select Fridays at 12:30 pm via Zoom to workshop pre-circulated papers.

We invite researchers working on the history, politics, societies, cultures, economies, and/or environments of Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Eurasia to participate in this workshop. Not only are scholars from New York-based institutions welcome, but so are scholars from anywhere in the world. This includes independent scholars. 

Several years ago, there was a Balkan/Eastern European history Kruzhok in New York City, organized by CUNY Faculty and housed at Columbia’s Harriman Center. At different points, we had a good group of scholars and graduate students from Columbia, CUNY, New York University, and Rutgers. In order to rebuild interest in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Eurasia and provide a forum for researchers to present their work for discussion, the time is ripe to restart the Kruzhok

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Resource: Ukraine Unlocked

Ukraine Unlocked is a weekly newsletter that provides a roundup of the country’s cultural, political, and economic developments. In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we are providing succinct updates about what is happening on the ground in Ukraine. The newsletter was created by two Fulbright Ukraine alumni who hope to provide students, professionals, and the casual reader with greater insight into Ukraine as its role on the global stage evolves throughout the 21st century.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language to begin on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  The successful applicant will be considered for the role of Director of the Russian Language Program and will be expected to serve in this role when needed. 

Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Russian at the university level to native speakers of English and show documented evidence of exceptional teaching achievement, as well as evidence of professional achievement in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should be able to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program. 

Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Tenure-track or Tenured) in Russian Literature and Culture (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Russian literature and culture, with a specialization in the nineteenth century; additional periods (especially the early twentieth century) and fields are welcome, as is work that is comparative, interdisciplinary, and theoretically engaged. Applicants should have energy, vision, and commitment, and are expected to excel in scholarship, teaching, and service. The position is open to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, untenured Associate Professor, or tenured Associate Professor; candidates at the Associate Professor level are preferred.

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Acad. Job: Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023, pending budgetary approval. Duties include (i) teaching a broad range of specialized as well as general education courses on the Russian language (all levels), literature, and culture, sometimes in a comparative context, (ii) undergraduate mentoring, (iii) active participation in outreach and cultural as well as intellectual programming, and (iv) additional service duties in the Department. The teaching load is six three-credit courses per year.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable. Experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture courses at a North American institution of higher education is strongly preferred.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian (Wake Forest University)

Deadline: November 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

Start date: Fall 2023

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning in July 2023. The candidate can expect to teach all levels of the Russian language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The teaching load is 3/2. The preferred area of specialization is Russian historical linguistics or applied linguistics, with a preference for the ability to address the linguistic diversity of Russia. Experience in teaching the History of the Russian language is especially welcome, as is knowledge of other Slavic languages. A degree in Russian is required as well as native or near-native fluency. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. In addition to regular teaching duties and an active research agenda, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the life of the department, including extra-curricular activities with students. Information about the department can be found here https://germanrussian.wfu.edu/.

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