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Academic Job: Russian Language Teacher (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: August 27, 2018

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures – ASPIRANTUM https://aspirantum.com is looking for an experienced teacher of Russian to teach at ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school from December 2 till December 22, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

So far ASPIRANTUM has successfully organized Armenian and Persian languages schools for international students. In winter 2018 ASPIRANTUM is also adding Georgian and Russian language courses and currently we are searching a devoted Russian language teacher for our school.

We are looking for teachers in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. For accepted teacher from the Russian Federation the travel and accomodation costs in Yerevan will be covered by ASPIRANTUM. Salary of the selected teacher will be negotiated personally and will be enough competitive.

The prospective teacher should have native competence of Russian language and at least 5 years experience of Teaching Russian to foreign students. We value the academic background of our teachers so the ideal candidate will have an MA, PhD or similar degree in linguistics or related fields with an extensive teaching and research experience in national and international universities and research centers.

The students of ASPIRANTUM Russian language courses will already have upper elementary and intermediate knowledge of Russian and are mainly students, researchers and professors who know English quite well, so ASPIRANTUM’s teacher of Russian language will also be fluent in English, and if necessary conduct the lessons in English.

To apply, please send an introductory letter to info@aspirantum.com and in your letter mention the details of 3 textbooks with which you already have experience to teach Russian to English speaking students. The deadline to apply is August 27, 2018. Continue reading

Academic Job: Academic General Faculty (U. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: September 03, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses.

Applications will be considered, beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Director – School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics (U. of Illinois)

Deadline for Applications: November 02, 2018

Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of the College.

The School (https://lcsl.uic.edu/) serves as the administrative body for the following departments: Classics and Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures.  The School also houses several undergraduate minor programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The School is staffed by more than 30 tenure-line faculty members, and over 45 lecturers.  It serves nearly 2,500 students a term annually through its Basic Language Program and has approximately 500 majors and minors as well as 125 graduate students. Continue reading

Grad Program: PhD Program (Jagiellonian U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 24, 2018

The PhD program in Politics, Culture, and Society in the Contemporary World is an interdisciplinary program organized by the Faculty of International and Political Studies (FIPS) at the Jagiellonian University. The teaching language of the program is English, though both Polish and international students are welcomed to apply.

The duration of the program is 4 years with the annual fee of 4200 EUR,  and the successful graduates will be awarded with a PhD title in the social sciences and humanities.

The program consists of three main modules:

1) obligatory and elective courses;
2) academic skills courses;
3) teaching skills courses; as well as an obligatory foreign language course.

Depending on the chosen research track followed by PhD candidates, they will be qualified to conduct research in political science or cultural studies. The graduates are also able to successfully perform teaching activities and are familiar with ways to gain financial resources to fund their research. They are prepared to take up a professional career in academia, as analysts in the public sector, think-tanks, research institutes and NGOs.

Admission:

24/08 – 05/09 – registration of applications
11/09 – interviews with the candidates
24/09 – announcements of the ranking list
25-26/09 – enrolment

more details on the admission procedure and required documents can be found here: https://www.erk.uj.edu.pl/studia/4553/1/s

Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (U. of St. Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: August 31, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a full-time language teacher in Russian. You should possess native competence in Russian and near native competence in English. You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Russian language at undergraduate level (including all relevant preparation for classes, coursework assessments and examinations) and to undertake general administration related to teaching responsibilities as required by the Head of Department or the Head of School.

Further detailed information can be found at:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/5541/0/195721/889/lector-in-russian-ao1459mr

Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Informal enquiries can be directed to:
Dr Emily Finer, Head of Russian Department, email: russianhod@st-andrews.ac.uk
Professor Seán Allan, Head of School of Modern Languages, e-mail: langshos@st-andrews.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and through engagement with key diversity initiatives (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; and the LGBT Charter) – more details on: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Internship: The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia – Tajikistan invites energetic and motivated graduate and undergraduate students to apply for our international internship program in Dushanbe.

Our internship program offers foreigners the chance to acquaint themselves with development work in Central Asia, a rapidly changing region comprising five separate countries. Participants gain experience in project implementation, research, and project evaluation. The program includes possible working trips to project sites. Previous participants have gone on to become major scholars in Central Asian studies and work for institutions like the UN and State Department. We accept interns at any time of the year, and are relatively flexible regarding the length of the internship.

Requirements:

  • He/she must express a deep interest in Central Asia and Tajikistan; as well as concerning the work of international organizations.
  • Proficiency in writing English; knowledge of Russian or Tajik is a plus.
  • Previous experience in international development projects is desirable.

Duration:  Three months Continue reading

Job: Czech Speaking Data Analyst (Austin, TX)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

See message below for details:

Apex Systems has a client in the Austin TX area looking for a fluent Czech speaker for a Data Analyst opportunity. This would be for a 12+ month contract and is a more entry level position. While this role might not be of interest to you, I wanted to connect with you to see if you happen to know anyone who might be interested in this type of role. If so, I can be reached directly at bmccann@apexsystems.com. This client has multiple openings for fluent Czech and German speakers so I would be happy to speak with anyone you would recommend!

Thanks!
Brian McCann
Professional Recruiter at Apex Systems

Language Training: Armenian Language Winter School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: October 10, 2018

ASPIRANTUM – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures (https://aspirantum.com) is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language 2 and 3 weeks winter school in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 15, 2018 (2 weeks) and December 02, 2018 to December 22, 2018 (3 weeks).

This 14 or 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.
During the winter school cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 15 (2 weeks) and December 22 (3 weeks). Continue reading

Job: Franklin Fellows Program (Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 27, 2018

The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative program that taps citizens’ knowledge and enables approved organizations to promote public service by their professionals. Mid-career and more senior Franklin Fellows work on issues of vital importance to the United States, such as trade and financial policy, entrepreneurship, counterterrorism, regional issues, human rights, and trans-national diseases. Fellows are not compensated by the Department of State. Rather, their employers or other organization sponsor them, or they sponsor themselves. They return to their home organizations and communities with a much-enhanced knowledge of foreign and development policy and government operations and culture. If your organization has an international focus, allowing your employees to spend a sabbatical year as a Franklin Fellow can be an ideal way to develop their talent and position your organization to excel.

What is the Franklin Fellows Program?

Franklin Fellows are senior and mid-level professionals who serve a one-year unpaid fellowship at the Department of State or at USAID.

Working as experts and consultants on a wide range of issues and subjects, Franklin Fellows contribute their knowledge, experience, and specialized skills. While at State or USAID, Franklin Fellows gain first-hand insight into the world of foreign policy and development.

Franklin Fellows must be American citizens, with a minimum five years’ experience, and able to get a security clearance.

The Franklin Fellowship is not a path to employment at the Department of State or USAID.

After their year in Government, most “sponsored” Fellows return to their academic institutions, private-sector companies, and non-governmental organizations. The Franklin Fellowship is ideal as a sabbatical year for academics, or as an executive development program for the private sector, NGOs, and state and local government.

Some Fellows are “self-nominated” who use the Fellowship as an investment in their future, developing skills and rounding out their experience.

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Academic Job: Professorship in Global Strategic Studies (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Title: Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies

Position Summary: The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks a scholar specializing in nuclear security, emerging technologies, and strategic studies to begin August 1, 2019. The holder of the position will occupy the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies, and will be hired at the rank of associate or full professor.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation from colleagues at different institutions, research publications, course syllabi, and, if available, teaching evaluations online at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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