Job: American English Program Teaching Positions

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1 1/2 hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

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Study Abroad: Vanderbilt University’s Maymester (Russia)

Deadline: January 29, 2020

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

“Visiting Russia has been one of the most life-changing experiences I have ever had. It taught me how little I really know about the world, how different somewhere can be from the USA. It also showed me that we as people, no matter where we live or what country we were born in, are more alike than we tend to let ourselves believe.”

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Acad. Job: Lead Russian Instructor and 3rd-year Russian Instructor (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Ongoing until Filled

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two positions with their Project GO Narva Program for Summer 2020: Lead Russian Instructor and 3rd-year Russian Instructor.

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Lang. Training: Summer Intensive Language Programs (Pitt)

Deadline: March 1, 2020 (or until Mid-May)

The Summer Language Institute ( at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2020. We offer intensive language courses through a variety of domestic, study abroad, and hybrid (Pittsburgh+abroad) programs in the following languages:

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Acad. Job: Technology Director for Penn Language Center (University of Pennsylvania)

Deadline: Ongoing Until Filled

Posted Job Title: Technology Director for Penn Language Center

Job Description Summary: Technology Director reports directly to Penn Language Center (PLC) Academic Director and will serve as primary staff member for leading the development and execution of PLC Language programs in Less Commonly Taught Languages. (LCTLs).

Job Description: Since 1989, Penn Language Center (PLC) strengthens Penn’s language education and consistently supports the development of language professionals. In particular, PLC focuses on current trends in online instruction and teaching from within the National Standards. The center remains committed to its structural flexibility enabling its staff to respond quickly to changing demands for language instruction in a variety of languages that are not offered within the typical programs of established departments. PLC encourages dynamic and diversified language education with an emphasis on multilingual and transcultural competence that in turn imbue both the curriculum and the research effort of the academic community.

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Prof. Dev. : Selecting and Adapting Materials for Online Language Learning and Teaching Webinar (University of Hawaii)

Event Dates: Oct 8 | Oct 15 | Oct 22 | Oct 29 | Nov 5*

Tuesdays, 10:00 am-noon (Hawaii Standard Time), 1:00-3:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time), 2:00-4:00 pm (Mountain Daylight Time), 3:00-5:00 pm (Central Daylight Time), 4:00-6:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

* The last session (November 5) will take place after Daylight Savings Time ends (November 3). We will keep all mainland times the same as listed above and just shift Hawaii time to 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

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CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Clemson University)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

58th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 
Greenville, SC
March 12-14, 2020

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, March 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be hosted by Clemson University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.  

The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Professor Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His talk is provisionally titled “GenSec:  The Brezhnev You May not Know.”  Raleigh has authored, translated, and edited numerous books on modern Russian history including Revolution on the Volga (1986), Experiencing Russia’s Civil War (2002), Russia’s Sputnik Generation (2006), and Soviet Baby Boomers (2012), a Russian-language edition of which was published in 2015. The book was short listed for the Pushkin House Prize in Great Britain and won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Book Prize. His current book project, a biography of Soviet leader Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, has taken the author to archives in Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions. 

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