Academic Job: Education Program Coordinator (U. of Kansas)

Deadline for Applications: May 13, 2017

University of Kansas
Assistant to the Director (Education Program Coordinator)
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

The Assistant to the Director for the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies will assist the Director by teaching courses in REES, organizing events, assisting with grant writing, and office administration.

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

20% -Teach in REES-related curriculum, e.g. REES 110/111, Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe, and REES 220/221, Societies and Cultures of Eurasia; develop course curricula, materials, lectures, grade and assess students, hold regular office hours; conduct undergraduate student advising for REES majors and minors in cooperation with the Advising Office.

15%-Center Events – Organization of conferences and special events (e.g., lectures by visiting scholars, round-table discussions, professionalization presentations and panels). Other projects as required (i.e. university-mandated Program Review). – Provide programmatic and recruiting information to professional organizations.

10% -Grant writing/Reporting. – Collect/submit IRIS report data dealing with curriculum and outreach activities; conducting research for and writing institutional grants (working in cooperation with faculty and staff in REES and other units), conducting research for and editing institutional grants written by the director.

10% -Visitors. – Assist long- and short-term visiting scholars and lecturers. Tasks: correspondence with prospective visitors, preparing visa applications, creating itineraries, airport pick-ups, arranging lodging, helping visitors with necessary university and federal paperwork, helping with initial set-up (furniture rental, opening bank account, setting up utilities, etc.), assisting visiting lecturers with course preparation.

25% -Office Tasks/administration. – Handling drop-in visitors. – Editing and proofreading other staff members’ documents, handling tasks passed on from director, answering phones, etc. Assist in preparation and editing of the center’s newsletter, graduate and undergraduate brochures, and help with other announcements concerning the center. – Monitoring KUEA CREES funds as coordinated by the CREES office manager. – Scheduling REES courses, generating course lists, gather enrollment and graduation statistics for NRC reporting. – In coordination with CREES office manager, assist in monitoring REES main email account, answering and forwarding messages as appropriate. – Other duties as assigned to assist the director

15% -Brown Bag/Kino/Laird Essay Contest. – Organizing weekly Brown Bag talks and monthly movie presentations. Tasks: Arranging schedule of speakers, creating advertisements (in cooperation with student assistant), introducing weekly meetings; administering the annual Laird Essay Contest.

5% -Connections with the public. – Researching and developing opportunities for partnership between CREES and the business community in NE Kansas and NW Missouri. – Providing translation; fielding inquiries requiring area knowledge. Continue reading “Academic Job: Education Program Coordinator (U. of Kansas)”

Academic Job: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Oberlin College)

Application Deadline: Ongoing Until Filled

Job Summary

The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning the fall semester of 2017 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Area of specialization is open, but we seek a creative scholar and teacher who has strong interdisciplinary interests and can work across different periods and genres. The ability to connect the Russian tradition with other literary and cultural traditions is a plus.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will offer one course each semester. Teaching duties over two years will entail a mix of language courses at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level and literature courses in translation or in Russian.

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

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Responsibilities

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.
Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 28, 2017.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Russian second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English, 2) ACTFL OPI testing certification, either in hand or a commitment to completing it within a year and 3) teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). The ability to teach a second Slavic language is desirable, but is not a prerequisite for appointment.

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Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Slavic Langs., Lit. and Cultures (Florida State U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2017

Responsibilities

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic Program’s curriculum and maintaining an active research program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester and will include one repeatable large-enrollment course and one graduate seminar in the spring semester on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research programs and those who propose seminars that aim to serve graduate students across the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and humanities or social science disciplines (these may include, but are not limited to, digital humanities, film studies, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and history).

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Department whose programs, curriculum, and events bring together faculty from multiple disciplines. In their letter of application, applicants should include a brief research statement that describes the specific projects to be undertaken during the fellowship period.

Qualifications

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2014 and June 30, 2017 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution. Continue reading “Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Slavic Langs., Lit. and Cultures (Florida State U.)”

Academic Job: Part-Time Instructor of Russian (DePauw U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Modern Languages at DePauw University is looking for
a part-time instructor of Russian, beginning August 2017, to teach two
sections of Russian: one at the post-100 level (fall term), and one at
the 100 level (spring term). Ph.D. preferred, M.A. required. Native or
near-native fluency required. Area of scholarly specialization open.

The successful candidate will have a record of strong teaching, and
the ability and desire to attend primarily to elementary and
intermediate language instruction in Russian while preparing students
for further study of language and literature.

DePauw University, a residential liberal-arts college in Greencastle,
Indiana, with 2300 students and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, has a
large number of students who participate in international curricular
opportunities.

Please submit letter of application addressing philosophy of teaching
and scholarly interests, CV, three confidential letters of reference,
and graduate transcripts to Dr. Alejandro Puga, Chair, Department of
Modern Languages, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135.
(apuga@depauw.edu)

Candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a
commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and
experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom
and at the University.  Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women,
members of underrepresented groups, and person with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Academic Job: 7 One-Year Postdoc Positions AY 17-18 (U. of Tyumen)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2017

7 ONE-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AY 2017-2018
School of Advanced Studies of the University of Tyumen

Having completed the first round of hiring for faculty to work in three multidisciplinary teams starting August 2017, we now seek to fill seven postdoctoral fellowships to supplement the teams with necessary expertise.The SAS postdoctoral fellowships will last one academic year and will involve research and teaching at the SAS BA program. Salary will be individually determined based on the candidate’s qualifications. Fellows will also receive funds for research travel and medical insurance; relocation expenses will also be covered. All fellows will be eligible to apply for permanent faculty positions in the second round of the SAS faculty recruitment in Spring, 2018.

Please submit your application via e-mail to sas@utmn.ru. Include a cover letter, explaining your potential contribution to one of the three projects outlined below, a full CV, and three letters of recommendation (letters should be submitted to the same e-mail address, either directly by your recommenders, or through an appropriate service such as Interfolio). Applications will be considered until the positions are filled; preference will be given to those received by May 1, 2017. All applicants with relevant expertise are encouraged to apply. The more specific profiles listed below should not be seen as restrictive. All qualified applicants, including those who propose other contributions to the SAS projects, will be given the fullest consideration. For more information on the SAS and the projects, please, go to http://sas.utmn.ru/en/research/.

Project 1: CAPITALIST TRANSFORMATIONS: HIDDEN RESISTANCE AND ECONOMIC THEORY

The goal of this project is to critically investigate contemporary capitalism from the dual perspective of qualitative sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies, on the one hand, and economics, on the other. We hope to shed light on the connections between recent political-economic crises of capitalism and multifarious resistance to capitalism. While there is a considerable literature on adaptation and resistance provoked by imbalances of contemporary capitalism, the particular economic mechanisms underlying these developments often remain hidden. Applications are especially encouraged from:

• specialists in political economy interested in studying crises and imbalances of contemporary capitalist economies. Neoliberal reforms, the dynamics of labor markets, forms of labor, and exploitation might be among the research topics. Familiarity with institutionalist and “varieties of capitalism” research approaches to capitalism is an advantage.

• specialists in macroeconomics and/or institutional theory, with skills in economic modelling, statistics, and econometrics, as well as recent institutional economics approaches to macroeconomics. Continue reading “Academic Job: 7 One-Year Postdoc Positions AY 17-18 (U. of Tyumen)”

Academic Job: Russian Film & Lit. Instructor (West Chester U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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“Dear colleagues,

West Chester University (about one hour west of Philadelphia, PA) is looking for qualified instructors for courses in Russian film and culture. Please read below!

Best wishes,

Sibelan Forrester

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We are interested in building a list of candidates to contact when needed, but we also do have an immediate need to staff a few courses for this upcoming fall semester (2017). The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 sections of the same course. Below is a list of some of the courses the successful candidate might teach:

ERU 309 Russian Culture (3) (In English) An interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint students with Russian culture and life in Russia today.

ERU 310 The Literature of Russia (3) Survey of Russian culture from a literary and cinematographic perspective.

ERU 363 Russian and Soviet Film and Literature (3) A comparative approach to selected 20th century Soviet works of fiction, poetry, drama, and film.

Anyone interested in this possibility should contact:
Dr. Mahmoud Amer, Acting Department Chairperson (2016-2017)
Associate Professor of Arabic and TESOL-Arabic Minor Coordinator
Department of Languages and Cultures
Mitchell Hall, 223
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-436-1054 / Fax: 610-463-3048
<MAmer@wcupa.edu>

Academic Job: Part-time Instructor of Russian Language (Clemson U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 25, 2017

The Russian Area Studies Committee and the Department of Foreign Languages at Clemson University invite applications for an Instructor of Russian Language. This is a one-year, part-time appointment with a possibility of renewal, pending budgetary approval. Duties consist of teaching three sections of introductory and intermediate Russian with a lab component.

An M.A. in Russian or Russian Linguistics is required as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English and 2) teaching experience at the university level, preferably at an Anglophone institution.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017.

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two sample syllabi for Russian courses, and 4) contact information for three references to ovolkov@clemson.edubefore April 25, 2017.

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (U. of Wisconsin)

Deadline for Applications: April 19, 2017

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic of the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fill a vacancy for a Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2017, with the possibility of extension to Spring 2018. Course load is 3 courses per semester. Salary commensurate with experience. In Fall 2017 the successful candidate will teach the following courses: Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings [in English]; History of Russian Culture [in Russian, for students above the level of fourth-year Russian]; and Third-Year Russian. Ph.D. in hand strongly preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. Native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English is expected. Previous teaching experience at a North American university required, including at least one year of experience teaching Russian as a Foreign Language. For complete vacancy details and a link to the application go to: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/494868/lecturer-in-gns. Please submit cover letter, CV, and a list of three references with contact information. Application deadline is 19 April 2017.

Academic Job: Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Florida State U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 21, 2017, 5:00PM

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Florida State University

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic Program’s curriculum and maintaining an active research program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester and will include one repeatable large-enrollment course and one graduate seminar in the spring semester on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research programs and those who propose a graduate seminar that aims to serve graduate students across the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and humanities or social science disciplines (these may include, but are not limited to, digital humanities, film studies, translation studies, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and history).

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Department, whose programs, curriculum, and events bring together faculty from multiple disciplines. In their letter of application, applicants should include a brief research statement that describes the specific projects to be undertaken during the fellowship period.

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2014 and June 30, 2017 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2017 and include: 1) a letter of application; 2) C.V. ; 3) a syllabus for a graduate seminar on a topic of the applicant’s choosing; 4) three letters of recommendation.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=41460&PostingSeq=1

Inquiries about the application process may be addressed to Jennifer Norton, Administrative Associate: jmorton@fsu.edu.