Academic Job: Latvian Instructor (BALSSI)

Deadline for Applications: March 21, 2017

The Summer Language Workshop of Indiana University (http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/) in conjunction with the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) seeks an instructor to teach an intensive course in Latvian language at the introductory level for an eight-week appointment  from June 3 through July 28.

Course offering is contingent upon enrollment. We encourage applications from candidates who can also teach introductory-intermediate Russian. In the event that Latvian enrollments are low, a suitable candidate could be offered a Russian teaching opportunity.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Send all items to: swseel@indiana.edu with LATVIAN INSTRUCTOR in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but to ensure consideration, please submit all materials by March 21.

Questions about the position can be directed to Mark Trotter at 812-856-5247 or martrott@indiana.edu.

Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian (Colby College)

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2017

Assistant Professor in Russian at COLBY COLLEGE (Waterville, Maine)

The Department of German and Russian at Colby College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Russian to begin September 1, 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained colleague in Russian literature, language, and culture who has a well-articulated research plan and a demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. Expertise in 19th-century Russian literature with interest in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches preferred (for example, digital humanities, theater and performance studies, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies, global studies or environmental studies). Ph.D. in relevant field required at time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English along with experience or a stated interest in active program building and leadership expected. The ideal candidate will be able to document a dedication to and excellence in language teaching, experience at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum, a readiness to be actively involved in extracurricular programming, anda desire to promote through their research, teaching, and/or service diversity, inclusion and equity at Colby.

For more information, see: http://www.colby.edu/germanrussian

Please submit a cover letter explaining interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and recent evaluations for two or more language courses via Interfolio at the following link,http://apply.interfolio.com/40826. Continue reading “Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian (Colby College)”

Funding Opportunity: Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s (ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 22, 2017

Title: ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s
Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Amount: $67,500/yr., 2 yrs.

Description: ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.  This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 22. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/

Academic Job: Lecturer Position in Russian Studies (McGill U.)

Deadline for Applications: March 17, 2017

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) at McGill University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer position in Russian Studies. Ph.D. in Russian Studies or a related field preferred, but candidates with M.A. degree will be considered. Extensive teaching experience and excellent teaching record at the university level are required. Duties include teaching Russian language on all levels, coordination of the language program, and supervision and training of graduate student instructors. Expertise in current approaches to foreign language teaching, a critical and creative attitude to instructional technology, and an ability to meaningfully relate language acquisition to literature and culture are expected, as is a willingness to actively participate in program-related Departmental events and activities. The regular teaching load of Faculty Lecturers in LLC is 24 credits per academic year. The successful candidate will receive a 3-credit course release linked to the coordination of the Russian language program and will therefore have a teaching load of 21 credits per academic year. The Initial appointment of Faculty Lecturer is 3 years; appointment is renewable and becomes indefinite after a period of 6 years of continuous employment. Start of appointment 1 August 2017. Starting salary is CAD $54,000 per year.

Applicants must fill out the online application form. A letter of introduction, C.V., and teaching portfolio, as well as three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically athttps://academicjobsonline.org . Further inquiries should be addressed to José R. Jouve-Martín, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University.

Email: jose.jouve@mcgill.ca.

Application deadline is March 17, 2017.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Academic Job: Lecturer-Russian Language, Lit. & Culture and/or Ukrainian Language (U. of California, Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: February 14, 2018

Lecturer – Russian Language, Literature, Culture; Ukrainian Language – Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Russian Language, Literature and Culture and/or in Ukrainian Language, subject to the needs and budget of the Department. Positions may be available as early as Fall semester 2017, but applications will be accepted through February 14, 2018 to fill ongoing needs if they arise. For more information, including possible course topics, required qualifications and application materials, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01279 With questions, please contact ISSAHR@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Academic Job: Lecturer Position/Director of the Russian Language Program (U. of Pittsburgh)

Review of Applications Begins: February 15, 2017

Three-Year Lecturer (renewable), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term, pending budgetary approval. Duties include:

* Overseeing and assessing the integrity, coherence, and effectiveness of the department’s Russian language sequence.
* Mentoring (including orientation and training) and evaluation of instructors in the Russian language program.
* Assessment of student outcomes on a regular basis to comply with external and internal reporting requirements.
* Teaching assignments will include primarily Russian language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level, with others as needed. Non-teaching duties include oversight of the Undergraduate Russian Club and other cultural and outreach activities, Russian placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.
* Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations are encouraged but are not prerequisites for appointment or renewal. Continue reading “Academic Job: Lecturer Position/Director of the Russian Language Program (U. of Pittsburgh)”

Academic Job: Instructor of Russian-CLI (ASU-Tempe)

Deadline for Applications: February 17, 2017

Instructor of Russian — CLI

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Russian in its 2017 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

Information on the ASU summer Russian program is available at https://cli.asu.edu/first-year-russian. Applications received by February 17, 2017, will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Application package must include a letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Russian at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching. Candidates unfamiliar with U.S. standards for CV and references should contact CLI in advance for guidance. Materials should be sent to cli@asu.edu.

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Location: ASU Tempe Campus
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017 – 5:00pm
Job Display: Critical Languages Institute

Academic Job: Russian Research Assistant (U. of Edinburgh)

Deadline for Applications: February 20, 2017

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures seeks to appoint a Research Assistant to work with Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke on the AHRC-funded research project ‘Global Russians’: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK. The project investigates a new, emergent phenomenon of post-communist Russian Cosmopolitanism, which espouses the transnational mobility of people, capital , language and culture.

This is a fixed term position, available from 27th March until 30th September 2017, for a duration of 27 weeks. The total contractual hours are 345. The average weekly hours are 12.778. Hours of work are 10 hours per week for 24 weeks, 35 hours per week for 3 weeks (these weeks are on 3 separate fixed weeks to be agreed and require travel to and work in London). Your pro rata entitlement to annual leave and public holidays is 53 hours and should be taken during the weeks where your working hours are 10 hours per week. Salary is calculated on an annualised basis and paid in equal monthly instalments.

Salary: £26,829 – £31,076 per annum (pro rata).

Informal queries can be emailed to Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke at Lara.Ryazanova-Clarke@ed.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on Monday 20th February 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 13th March 2017.

Job Details

Job title: Research Assistant in Russian

School/Support Department: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Department of European Languages and Cultures

Line manager: Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke, Principal Investigator, AHRC-funded Research Project ‘Global Russians’: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK

This is a part-time post with the engagement of ten hours a week on average, however the working hours may not be evenly spread by weeks. There will be three fieldwork trips to London of five days each with more time input required during these trips. The post is available immediately until 30 September 2017.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science of Russia (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowships in Social Science of Russia
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for three post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence in September 2017 and run through August 2018. Fellows are expected 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 be paired with UW-Madison faculty mentors with expertise in the appropriate topic. In addition to conducting research that will lead to scholarly publications, fellows will be expected to present their work in CREECA’s lecture series, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center, and to participate in a social science workshop for US and Russian scholars that will take place in summer 2018 (dates TBD).

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent degree, such as the kandidat) in hand prior to September 2017, and they must have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2012. Applicants who have not yet obtained their degree but plan to do so prior to September 2017 must furnish evidence (e.g. in their letters of reference) that they are well on track to have the degree in hand by that date. Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.

Base rate (twelve-month salary): $65,000. Fellows will also receive a modest stipend for travel to academic conferences. The fellowship covers and basic health insurance for all fellows. Fellows must be prepared to cover their travel expenses to arrive in Madison for the fellowship.

All applicants are required to submit the following materials:

1) A cover letter. The letter should describe the research the applicant will conduct during the fellowship (including topic, data and methodology, and expected output by the end of the fellowship period), should indicate which topic area(s) of the five listed above the project falls under, and should identify a UW faculty member who would be an appropriate mentor for the applicant;
2) A current curriculum vitae;
3) An article-length writing sample;
4) Three confidential letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s work and proposal.

Applicants should combine the first three items listed above into a single PDF, name the file using the convention “Applicant’s Last Name _CCNY Postdoc application” and email the PDF as an attachment to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

The three letters of recommendation should come either directly from the recommenders or from a dossier service. They should not be submitted by the applicant. Recommenders should submit the letters as email attachments to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

If necessary, materials may be sent in hard copy to:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1397, USA

We especially encourage applications from Russia-based scholars, particularly those from regions outside Moscow. Cover letters, CVs, and writing samples must be submitted in English. (Letters of recommendation may be in English or Russian.)

Deadline: for full consideration, all materials must be received by March 15, 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Kristin Edwards at russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

Academic Job: Head of Slavic Division (Harvard)

Open Until Filled. Application Review Begins: Monday February 27, 2017.

The Widener Library at Harvard University is inviting applications for Head of its Slavic Division.

The Head, Slavic Division in the Harvard College Library has the primary responsibility, through the management of a team of specialists in Slavic and Eastern European languages, for collection development, technical services, reference, research and instructional services for users of Slavic information resources. Additional responsibilities include developing policies and procedures and formulating specific goals to fulfill the Library’s mission. The incumbent will also support outreach efforts which may include planning and guiding digitization projects, organizing or contributing to exhibitions, and engaging alumni, benefactors, the University community and the wider public in topics supported by the expertise of the staff and the collections. This position supports the research needs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, scholars affiliated with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Ukrainian Research Institute, as well as researchers throughout Harvard University, and the international scholarly community. Harvard Library’s Slavic holdings are among the largest in North America.

The Head, Slavic Division, will lead in developing strategies for collaboration with other university and research partners to increase access to information and to develop partnership which extend the Library’s capability to meet academic needs. The Library seeks a creative and innovative leader with excellent negotiation skills and a commitment to teamwork.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies collection development needs by maintaining a close working relationship with FAS faculty as well as scholars and researchers both inside and outside of Harvard. Ensures appropriate collection development, in all formats and language areas supported by the Division, in accord with FAS priorities.
Is knowledgeable about scholarly communications and open access in libraries and in the university. Works with faculty, graduate students, and colleagues to increase awareness of DASH and the work of the Office for Scholarly Communication.
Oversees and coordinates technical services functions, including vendor relations, acquisitions, and cataloging, and ensures that workflows are optimized and work is accomplished efficiently and in a timely manner, in collaboration with Information and Technical Services and other parts of the Harvard Library.
Integrates with activities in Research, Teaching, and Learning to deliver a variety of services and partners with faculty in achieving academic mission.
Conducts independent research to support collection development, technical services and reference activities.
Provides instructional services to students to more effectively use the collection.
Manages all aspects of the Division’s work, monitors effectiveness, ensures productive and balanced operations, fosters teamwork within the division and with other units.
Manages staff performance and development and creates and sustains a goal-oriented, productive work environment.
Develops policies and procedures and formulates specific goals to fulfill the Division’s mission.
Collaborates with other university and research libraries to increase access to Slavic information resources in a cost-effective manner.
Participates in library committees, task forces, and programs. S/he is active professionally through service in relevant library organizations, research and publishing, or other means.
Contributes to fund-raising in the Harvard Library through the identification of projects or areas which would make compelling fundraising targets.

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