Author Archives: Tamara Kowalski

Study Abroad: Turkish (Archeology/Cinema/Literature) Summer Schools 2019

Deadline for Applications: May 4, 2019

Archaeology Summer School | Cinema summer school | Turkish Literature Summer School

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Yunus Emre Institute provides full-ride scholarships Turkish Summer School that all students dream of. It offers an exhilarating learning opportunity and Turkish cultural immersion, plus a whole lot of fun.

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Acad. Job: Postdoc, Identity Construction in Russian Prison System (Helsinki)

Deadine to Apply: April 28, 2019

The Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a

The position is associated with the European Research Council Project, “Gulag Echoes in the multicultural prison: historical and geographical influences on the identity and politics of ethnic minority prisoners in the communist successor states of Russia Europe”, which is held by Professor Judith Pallot.  The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the project team and will focus on the analysis of a variety of historical and contemporary texts relating to identity construction of ethnic minority groups in Soviet and Russian prisons, correctional colonies and special settlements in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Applications are invited by 28 April 2019. See here the full job description and application instructions

CFP: Tutorials for digital tools & methods (King’s College London)

Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2019

“Language Acts and Worldmaking” project at King’s College London has a CFP open through this Sunday for proposals for writing tutorials on how to use digital tools and methods for the teaching and learning of modern languages, or research in modern language cultures and literatures.

Tutorials are meant to be written during a writing spring (in person in London, or virtually) on July 4-5th, with final submission of tutorials in September. The tutorials will be published in an Open Educational Resource collection in the fall. There’s the possibility of a small bursary (up to £200) to defray travel and accommodations getting to/from the in-person event if you want to attend it rather than the virtual option.

For more details and submission instructions, please see this webpage:

The submission deadline is March 24th.

Job: Asst. Director & Grants Manager, IU Language Workshop (Bloomington)

Deadline to Apply: March 22, 2019

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University is seeking a qualified applicant to fulfill the role of Assistant Director and Grants Manager in the Language Workshop. This position will please an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the Language Workshop.

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This position will please an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the Language Workshop. Takes primary responsibility for execution and oversight of grant activities and reporting; coordinates academic and outreach programming; and serves as primary supervisor of office support staff, graduate assistants, seasonal-hire instructors, and interns. Oversees Workshop business and financial processes; monitors accounts and budget tracking processes; develops plans for optimal use of [base and discretionary] budgets. Takes primary responsibility for supervising the Center’s strategic communications, including web and social media activity, as well as development outreach to alumni. Advises the Director about issues of strategy and policy; identifies opportunities for the development of intramural and extramural funding streams and advises the Director on findings. Oversees all student-facing functions of the workshop. Continue reading

Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer in Russian Lang/Lit. (Rutgers)

Deadline to Apply: April 5 (priority deadline)

The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) 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, 2019.  We seek a vibrant instructor to teach first-year Russian language, as well as undergraduate literature and culture courses, including those on Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.  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.  For more information about the program, please see Continue reading

Lang. Training: Russian for Politics (Riga)

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019

Russian Language Academy Durbe, Riga, Latvia

See flyer below about extended deadline for special offer (25% discount on Russian language immersion course and accommodation). Students from the following universities have taken courses at our school: Princeton University, Georgetown University, Boston College, Florida State University, University of Colorado, University of Georgia and some more. At the present time, we also have 4 Boren students at our school, who got a scholarship of 24 – 36 weeks to study Russian.

Course description:
RigaLangAcad-Russian for Politics


See US student feedback about their immersion experience in Riga:

Prof. Devt: STARTALK Institute for Russian Teachers (Middlebury)

Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2019

Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian: STARTALK Institute for Teachers In Middlebury Russian School

The applications for the STARTALK Summer program at Middlebury College Davis School of Russian are due March 25!

The Institute is a fantastic place for teachers of Russian – novice and experiences alike – to explore the principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction amidst the blue mountains of Vermont.

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Job: Assoc. Director, European Union Center (Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline to Apply: April 11, 2019

Associate Director
European Union Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Associate Director will execute the programmatic activities, manage staff, oversee the graduate program, manage budgets, and provide strategic guidance for developing core areas of the European Union Center (EUC) in a professionally efficient and effective manner. Continue reading

Job: Tutor/Activity Guide, Summer Intensive Language Program (Monterey)

Open Until Filled

Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

TUTOR/ACTIVITY GUIDE — Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian
Position Dates: June 10 – August 7, 2019

The Tutor, under the direct supervision of the Language Coordinator, assists SILP students in their academic coursework outside of class (approximately 10 hours/week).


  • Advanced fluency (Advanced Low or above) in the target language
  • Experience tutoring and/or working with foreign language learners
  • B.A. with a foreign language major or equivalent preferred
  • M.A. in foreign language teaching in progress preferred

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