Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Job: Summer Language Institute (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for language instructors for summer 2019 (and for consideration for subsequent summers) in the following languages:

Bulgarian | Hungarian | Russian | Slovak | Turkish  

The 2019 program dates for instructors are June 1-July 12 (Bulgarian, Hungarian, Slovak) and June 1-July 26 (Russian, Turkish).

SLI is seeking energetic teachers who can thrive in an intensive program and who have experience in proficiency-based instructional approaches. Applicants should also be enthusiastic about engaging with students in cultural programming involving music, films, cooking, etc. which comprises a part of the SLI educational experience.

Interested applicants should send a CV, representative student evaluations (if available), and a representative syllabus to:

Kathleen Manukyan, Managing Director, SLI

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Pittsburgh

manukyan1@pitt.edu

412-624-5711

Job: American English Program Teaching Positions (Moscow)

 Deadline March 1, 2019 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by 10 American and 4 Russian teachers.

 PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with experienced instructors, thoroughteacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher supervisors, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more.

 TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

 Gain an enormous amount of real-world experience that can translate into opportunities that would otherwise not be available.  Some teachers stay for more than one year.  For many, the experience is life-changing.

 

Academic Job: 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellowships (Harvard)

Deadline for Applications: January 10, 2019

The Davis Center Fellows Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

We welcome research proposals on all topics related to the study of Eurasia. This year’s program will not be structured around an overarching theme. We are, however, particularly interested in applications from scholars with an interest in the following:

1. Teaching a course in Russian imperial history, especially from scholars with experience in digital humanities.

2. Topics exploring the political, economic and social connectivity of Central Asia and/or the Caucasus.

Fellowship Eligibility and Benefits

  • For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2019, but no earlier than September 2014
  • Stipend of up to $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months; a teaching postdoc will be compensated at $46,000 for 9 months
  • $5,000 in additional research funding
  • Eligible for employee benefits, including subsidized health insurance
  • Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided
  • Citizens of all countries may apply Continue reading

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Russian Language and Literature (U. of Oklahoma)

Deadline for Applications: January 04, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian language and literature. Although the area of research specialization is open, expertise in Russian film, nineteenth-century Russian literature, or Russian-language pedagogy would be particularly welcome. The standard teaching load for tenure-stream faculty in the unit is 2/2 (two courses per semester). 

The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or an equivalent discipline by the start date of August 2019. In addition, the candidate must have teaching experience at the college-level, native or near-native Russian language skills, and show significant promise of scholarly achievement.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, C.V., three letters of references, complete sets of student teaching evaluations from the last 2 years taught, a graduate-school transcript, and an article-length writing sample tohttps://apply.interfolio.com/58537. Consideration of applications will begin on January 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Emily Johnson: emilydjohnson@ou.edu.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Funding: Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships (UW-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2019

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia<https://creeca.wisc.edu/> (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for Wisconsin Russia Project<https://russiaproject.wisc.edu/> postdoctoral research fellowships (for US and/or Russian social scientists) and pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships (for Russian social scientists), funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Madison, Wisconsin, and to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. Fellows will conduct research in consultation with UW-Madison faculty and will join a vibrant community of scholars working on the social science of Russia.

The application deadline for both competitions is March 1, 2019.

More detailed information about the program, eligibility, and how to apply are available on the Wisconsin Russia Project website:
One-year postdoctoral research fellowships<https://russiaproject.wisc.edu/2018/11/30/academic-year-2019-2020-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-social-science-of-russia-at-the-university-of-wisconsin-madison/> (2019-2020)

One-semester pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships<https://russiaproject.wisc.edu/2018/12/03/pre-doctoral-dissertation-fellowships-in-social-science-of-russia-at-the-university-of-wisconsin-madison/> (fall 2019 or spring 2020)

Questions may be addressed to Amy Beilke, Wisconsin Russia Project graduate assistant, at russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu<mailto:russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu>

Funding: Visiting Fellows Program – Predoctoral Scholars (Emory University)

Deadline for Applications: January 28, 2019

National Call for Applications

The 2019-2020 competition is open. The application deadline is January 28, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Johnson Institute offers five fellowships per year.

  • Visiting Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars: Three (3) fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2019. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester.
  • Visiting Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Scholars: Two (2) fellowships for doctoral dissertation completion. Dissertation Fellows are not required to teach courses.

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory for the academic year 2019-2020.

For more information, and to learn how to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (Bowdoin College)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a lecturer position beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. One-year appointment with possibility of renewal for an additional two years, with further possibility of renewals in continuing three-year increments thereafter, based upon positive performance reviews and the College’s curricular needs. Lecturers at Bowdoin are fully eligible to apply for internal funding in support of research and departmental programming. Continue reading

Academic Job: Professorship in Czech (Oxford)

Deadline for Applications: December 20, 2018

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Czech
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Wellington Square, Oxford
Grade 36S: £47,263 – £63,463 p.a.
The Faculty are seeking to appoint an Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Czech.

The Associate Professor will engage in advanced study and research in Czech language and literature, by offering high-quality tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level.

They will give, under the direction of the Faculty Board, no fewer than 36 lectures or classes a year and will undertake six hours of tutorial or equivalent teaching for colleges per week; this will be shared across colleges with students studying Czech options, although it is anticipated that teaching for University College will take priority. Continue reading

Academic Job: Director RUS Lang. Program (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2019 or Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program, pending budgetary approval. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer; the initial appointment is for one year, followed by a three-year renewable term.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2019. Continue reading

Academic Job: Lang. Teaching Asst. Prof (UNC)

Priority Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2019, Open Until Filled

Teaching Assistant Professor in Polish and Russian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach both introductory and intermediate language courses in both Polish and Russian as well as literature/culture courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a one-year renewable appointment to begin on July 1, 2019.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field required by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching foreign languages at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Polish, Russian, and English required. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load and perform service for the department.

Applicants must apply online here and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for both introductory and intermediate language courses (one Polish, one Russian); and 5) the names and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s language teaching in detail.  These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Professor Radislav Lapushin at PolishRussianSearch@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 31, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype shortly thereafter.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.