Grad. Program: Master of Arts in East European and Eurasian Studies – MIREES (Universities of Bologna, Zagreb, and Kaunas)

MIREES is a joint degree aimed at preparing the students to become specialist on the East European and Eurasian area. Key characteristics of the programme are 1) an international Faculty (provided by partnership); 2) an international students’ environment (provided by an internationally wide students’ enrollment); 3) a compulsory students’ mobility within the partnership; 4) a strong research component; 5) language skills; 6) interdisciplinarity; 7) a wide and intensive methodology aimed to encourage active participation and to provide organizational, analytical, multifunctional, cross-cultural mindset skills and empathy towards the geopolitical Area of specialization.

Site: https://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/mirees  

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MIREES  

Job Posting: Library of Congress Processing Technician (Baltic/Slavic Periodicals)

Deadline: May 30, 2022

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/653240200

The incumbent receives/accessions, sorts and arranges a variety of more complex material, following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the division and utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas.  Other duties/responsibilities described in job posting. For information contact Michael Neubert, mneu@loc.gov

Open & closing dates  05/09/2022 to 05/30/2022

Salary  $56,086 – $72,907 per year

Pay scale & grade  GS 08

Location 1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington, DC

1 vacancy

Telework eligible? 

Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

Appointment type

Permanent – Position

Work schedule

Full-time – Compflex or Flextime

CFP: Bobby R. Inman Award

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Overview: The Inman Award competition is designed to recognize outstanding research and writing by students at the undergraduate or graduate levels on topics related to intelligence and national security. There is no prescribed topic, format, or length for papers submitted. It is presumed that most papers will have been prepared to satisfy a course or degree requirement of the author’s academic program. Co-authored and “team project” papers will be accepted.

About: The Bobby R. Inman award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as an advisor and mentor to UT students and faculty members, and current government officials.

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. higher education institution during the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to participate. A student may submit only one paper that has not been published previously.

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Job Posting: Research Assistant for Russian Periodicals – Remote (University of Bologna, Italy)

Deadline: May 8, 2022; Open Until Filled

“Modernizing Empires” ERC Project, University of Bologna

The University of Bologna with the European Council of Research is hiring a Research Assistant in Russian Literary and Cultural Studies. The Research Assistant will be responsible for finding, assessing and uploading digital periodicals to a database. Major tasks include data entry and materials collection. See below for a detailed description.

Applicants should be enrolled as MA or PhD students and have native or near-native command of Russian. (The ability to read Russian texts with ease is crucial.) Preferred qualifications include communicative fluency in English, familiarity with nineteenth-century orthography; experience in archival research; current research interests in nineteenth-century Russian criticism and periodicals.

The salary is 4,500 euros net for a six-month term. The expected workload is approximately 32 hours per month, which may vary according to the Assistant’s study/work schedule as long as bi-monthly milestones are met. See below for milestone details.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (University of Missouri)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Russian program in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Missouri is looking for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) of Russian, for a one-year appointment starting August 2022. 

Teaching responsibilities include Elementary Russian and at least one semester of third-year Russian language; other courses may include Russian culture or film, depending on VAP strengths and departmental need.  

Ph.D. or ABD in Russian is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Candidates will be evaluated on their experience and success teaching both in person and online. Review of applications will begin on April 29, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. 

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job Opening ID 41317). Use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter and your CV. Two reference letters are also required and should be sent electronically by the recommenders to search committee chair, Tim Langen (langent@missouri.edu). Applicants may also contact Prof. Langen with questions about job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. 

An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. 

Acad. Job: Visiting Professor of Russian (Virginia Tech)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian position to begin August 10, 2022. 3/3 teaching load.

Requirements include: 1) PhD or equivalent by time of appointment in language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or related field such as Russian language, literature, or culture; 2) evidence of successful teaching of Russian at a US university; 3) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language; 4) native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences may be required.

Preferred qualifications: experience in second language proficiency testing and assessment (such as ACTFL training/certification); ability to teach all levels of Russian language; experience in study abroad; willingness to participate in co-curricular activities. Priority will be given to applicants with Ph.D. in language pedagogy or second language acquisition.

Applications are to be submitted online and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references including email addresses. Finalists will be asked to have letters of recommendation submitted, and to submit student and/or peer teaching evaluations.

Applicant screening will begin on May 16, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Go to jobs.vt.edu and apply to posting #520292.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Asst. Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Applications must be submitted through https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=22003389. Questions may be directed to Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer, at losagio@pitt.edu

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in one or more of the cinematic traditions of the Russian Federation, Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia from their inception to 1991 and with additional expertise in such areas as ethnicity, race, and migration studies and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. The dates of appointment are September 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023, pending budgetary approval. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL Superior-level) proficiency in English is required; native or near-native (or ACTFL Superior-level) proficiency in Russian is desirable, but not a prerequisite. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, the position may require teaching the Russian language, and general-education literature, culture, and cinema courses in English.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information of three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation, via the link above. Please also provide a brief description of how your research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer of Russian and E. European Languages and Literature (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)

Deadline: May 16, 2022

Link to posting: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/162207

The Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track one-year position as a Visiting Lecturer in the Russian and East European Program, effective September 1, 2022. We seek a vibrant instructor to teach first-year Russian language, as well as undergraduate courses in Russian and East European literature and cultures. Secondary specialization in cinema studies, post-colonial theory, and/or non-Russian East European literatures and cultures a plus. Teaching load is 3-3. The appointed Lecturer is expected to participate in the life of the program, help organize student events, and advise students.

Ph.D. in Slavic or a closely related field strongly preferred, although candidates who are ABD will be considered. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English and evidence of successful teaching experience required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Priority given to complete applications on file by May 16.  

Link:  https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/162207

For more information about the program, please see http://reell.rutgers.edu.

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CFP: JIS Symposium – The American Century and its Challenges

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Special Panel: Russia-Ukraine Reconciliation: Two People, One Faith–The Promise of Eastern Orthodoxy

Keynote: Charles McDaniel (Baylor University): “Reinhold Niebuhr’s Vision: Christian Realism in an Emergent World Order” 

Suggested Themes:

It is by now legendary that the 20th century was “the American Century.”  But, did the West celebrate prematurely the implosion of the Soviet empire?  Apart from “Havana Syndrome” (microwave attacks on U.S. diplomats), Putin’s Russia, and its war to reclaim Ukraine, remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom.  Of the remaining communist one-party states–People’s Republic of China, N. Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba–“China” poses the greatest challenge.  China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states.  Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are manufactured abroad, including strategic high tech and medicines.  The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions of identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination?  According to David P. Goldman’s You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World, “China” has thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy.  Can democracies compete with dictatorships in the 21st century without becoming like their adversaries?  If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an uncharted future?

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CFA: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 2022

American Council of Learned Societies Announces Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship Program

New Program Will Support Early Career Scholars Pursuing
Innovative Approaches to Dissertation Research in the
Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships, a new program designed to support emerging scholars as they advance bold and innovative research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The Dissertation Innovation Fellowship program will make awards to doctoral students who show promise of leading their fields in important new directions. The fellowships are designed to intervene at the formative stage of dissertation development, before writing is advanced, and provide time and support for emerging scholars’ innovative approaches to dissertation research – practical, trans- or interdisciplinary, collaborative, critical, or methodological. The program seeks to expand the range of research methodologies, formats, and areas of inquiry traditionally considered suitable for the dissertation, with a particular focus on supporting scholars who can build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable academy.

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