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Job: Various Positions in Ukraine (OSCE)

Deadline for Applications: Various (See Each Opening for Details)

Academic Job: Visiting Prof. in Ukrainian Studies (Columbia U.)

Deadline for Applications: December 01, 2018

Visiting Professor in Ukrainian Studies, Open Rank, 2019-2020 (one semester)

Columbia University invites applications for an appointment in Ukrainian studies to be filled at the rank of assistant, associate, or full visiting professor for one semester (fall or spring) in the academic year 2019-2020. Rank commensurate with experience. Ph.D. or equivalent is required. History is the preferred area of research and teaching specialization, but literary/cultural studies and other areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and will teach two courses: a course of broad interest for upper-level undergraduates and a second course for graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to give one public lecture and to participate in the academic life of the University, including as an affiliate of the Harriman Institute.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference, a modest sample (article or book or dissertation chapter) of scholarship, and past teaching evaluations, if available. The letter of application should include a statement indicating which semester the applicant prefers to teach, a short list of possible courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant’s current research interests.

All applications must be submitted online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1702

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

CFP: THE GLOBAL SOUTHS: An Interdisciplinary Conference (U. of Louisiana-Lafayette)

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2018

THE GLOBAL SOUTHS
An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 4-6, 2019// The University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

—James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

The Global Souths conference is a three-day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore the connections between the U.S. South and the Global South. The South is more than place.  It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas transcending both geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit 250-350 word critical and creative proposals that explore humanity’s interactions with and responses to all aspects of globalization. Some possible approaches to this conference theme may include but are not limited to the following: Continue reading

Language Training: Summer Language Institute (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: TBD

Accepting applications for SLI summer intensive language programs!

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu ) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2019! SLI offers intensive language courses through domestic, study abroad, and hybrid programs in the following languages:

Arabic (Beginning)
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Beginning-Advanced)
Bulgarian (Beginning)
Czech (Beginning-Advanced)
Hungarian (Beginning)
Polish (Beginning-4th-year)
Russian (Beginning-4th-year)
Slovak (Beginning-Advanced)
Turkish (Beginning)
Ukrainian (Beginning)

For specific program offerings visit: www.sli.pitt.edu Continue reading

Academic Job: T-T Asst. Prof. of Polish (UW-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2019

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Polish. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life of the department through teaching, scholarly research, and service. The position has an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2019.

A PhD or equivalent in Polish culture/Polish literature (or a related field) is required, as is native or near-native proficiency in Polish. A minimum of one year of prior teaching experience at a college or university in the United States or Canada is also required. The research field is open.

Position announcement with application procedures: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499639/assistant-professor-of-polish. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Online Resources for Russian Teachers (ACTR)

Date: November 20, 2018, 5-6:30pm (EST)

Registration

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR RUSSIAN TEACHERS

This presentation will introduce a variety of internet resources that can help students and teachers organize their learning and make it more effective and engaging. The presenter will address the following questions:
Where can you find authentic audios and videos? What are the trusted sites for language activities, grammar explanations, pictures and stories? Where can students find additional grammar materials, sources for practicing reading and listening comprehension? What resources can teachers use for professional development?
The presenter will discuss these and many other questions during the presentation on November 20.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Grad Program: M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics (U. of Washington)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2019.

We seek students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note we require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of our application process.

We offer our top applicant a three-year initial funding package (1 year of tuition/fee waiver and a generous stipend, plus two years of TAships/RAships).

Please note our recently revised PhD program aims for a more immediately research-focused five-year degree, in which students in their second year prepare a PhD reading list of primary and secondary sources, with an annotated bibliography of these materials to follow in the second and third years. In the third quarter of the third year students take two written exams closely related to their field of study. In the fall of their fourth year students compose a dissertation prospectus; that same quarter students take their oral exam, which covers the annotated bibliography and the prospectus. They then have the rest of year four as well as year five to finish the dissertation. Continue reading

Grad Program: MA and PhD programs in Slavic (U. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2019

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for three graduate programs—the MA in Contemporary Russian Studies, the MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures. The MA in Contemporary Russian Studies offers courses in Russian literature, language, culture, history, politics, art history, religious studies, and sociology, as well as further study in advanced Russian language. The MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures train graduate students

primarily in Russian literature, culture, and professional-level language proficiency. At the PhD level students take secondary offerings in Polish language and Polish and Central European literature and film. Students may also take courses in related areas in other language departments, English, History, and Religious Studies, among many others.

Among the distinctive aspects of UVA’s graduate programs in Slavic is rigorous training to a high level of proficiency in Russian language. Students have Oral Proficiency Interviews at each level of study. Students may attend regular Russian teas, take a role in the Russian play, participate in meals and events at the 24/7 Russian-language Russian House, and a host of other events. The University makes funds available for graduate students to organize events related to Slavic cultures and to support foreign-language study and dissertation research abroad.

Other strengths of the UVA Slavic program include the opportunity to work with a distinguished faculty. Areas of faculty expertise include museum studies, prison-camp literature and gulag studies, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, intellectual history, Russian philosophy and religion, and literary cartography. Students enjoy an effective faculty-student mentorship program and an excellent library collection with highly responsive acquisition services.

UVA’s Slavic graduate students form an active community. They run a speaker series, host professionalization workshops, organize an annual conference, publish a newsletter, and enjoy convivial social gatherings.

UVA offers generous five-year funding packages for PhD students. The Department occasionally has partial funding and work opportunities for MA students. Depending on their language proficiency, UVA PhD students typically gain experience teaching language at various levels, as well as assisting in teaching undergraduate literature and culture courses. Other opportunities for support are available through related departments and programs.

The deadline for on-line applications is January 15, 2019.

For information about Slavic programs and the application process, please visit the Slavic Department website at: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/slavic/, or contact Director of Graduate Studies Edith W. Clowes at: clowes@virginia.edu or eec3c@virginia.edu.

Funding: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2019

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants are eligible for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2019. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.

CFP: Teaching Translation Conference (CUNY)

Deadline for Submissions: January 01, 2019

Hunter College, CUNY is excited to be hosting its first conference dedicated to teaching translation and interpretation on April 6-7, 2019. The conference aims to facilitate intellectual exchange and discussion on the overall role of translation and interpretation in the undergraduate and graduate education, from specific pedagogical tools to overarching questions of curriculum structure and program development. The conference will explore developing professional translation and interpretation programs, raising awareness of the importance of translation within global literacy, and developing undergraduate and graduate translation curricula. The conference seeks to bring together teaching pedagogies that contribute to increasing the visibility of translation and bridging the gap between the growing global demand for translation and interpretation and the underrepresentation of translation in the academic curriculum.

We invite you to submit presentation proposals on any aspect of the role of translation in the classroom and the foreign language curriculum. Of special interest are the following:

•       Translation and Interpretation in the Undergraduate Curriculum
•       Translation and Interpretation in Foreign Languages and Area Studies
•       Translation in Interdisciplinary Context: Creative Writing, Cinema, Performing Arts
•       Translation and Interpretation Across the Curriculum: Minors, Concentrations, Majors, MA Programs
•       Translation and Interpretation and Employment
•       Translation and Technology
•       Translation and Global Literacy
•       Assessing the Current State of Translation and Interpretation in American Colleges and Universities

Please submit your proposals (of 250 words or less) to mordukha@hunter.cuny.edu no later than January 1, 2019.