Academic Job: Visitor Position (U. of Michigan)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-term, non-tenure track instructional position beginning January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019. Qualifications of the selected applicant will determine the appointment title (Visiting Assistant/Associate/Professor/Lecturer). The position will focus on modern Central and/or East European literature and culture, with a preference for twentieth-century Czech literature and culture.  Duties will include teaching an undergraduate survey course of the cultures of Central Europe and another course or graduate seminar with a substantial Czech component and depending on the appointment title a possible third course in either Czech language or East European culture depending on the credentials of the successful applicant.  Strengths in theory and cultural studies as well as in intersections of culture, gender, ethnicity, and political environment will be an asset.  Native or near native proficiency in English and one Central European language, preferably Czech, and PhD in hand required.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a suggested course topic with a no more than one page course description, a writing sample and three confidential recommendations.  Please submit your application with all required documents in one email to (please include “Visitor Position” in the subject line).  Confidential recommendation letters should be submitted separately to the same email address with the name of the candidate in the subject line. Application deadline is firmly April 1, 2018.

Academic Job: Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography (U. of Alberta)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography

ART Mod Lang & Cultural Stud

Competition No.  – A110834750
Closing Date  – Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to fill the position of Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography. The Huculak Chair is located in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) and works closely with the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore, known also as the Kule Folklore Centre. The holder of the Huculak Chair is expected to develop and maintain a robust and innovative research agenda with cross-disciplinary and international reach. They will teach courses in Ukrainian and English on topics related to Ukrainian and/or Slavic Cultural Studies and Folklore for undergraduate and graduate students as well as Ukrainian language courses at all levels, help grow Ukrainian Studies in the department, and supervise undergraduate and graduate research activities. Further, the holder of the Huculak Chair should seek connections with researchers in Ukrainian Studies in the Faculty of Arts, engage actively with the Edmonton Ukrainian community, and be committed to cultivating international collaborations.

The department seeks a candidate with outstanding research potential as demonstrated through publications in leading academic journals in the field and presentations at major conferences. Candidates must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship as seen in course evaluations and other relevant materials and will show evidence of pedagogical training for university or college level. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in both Ukrainian and English and will hold a PhD in Folklore or related discipline such as Ukrainian Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnography by July 1, 2018.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers a creative, dynamic, and international research and learning environment.  Faculty members in MLCS bring a range of theoretical approaches to diverse linguistic and cultural research interests in time periods ranging from the premodern to the contemporary. The department offers undergraduate programs (major concentration or minor) in a variety of languages and takes an interdisciplinary, student-driven approach to the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures and places an emphasis on experiential learning inside and outside of the classroom, locally and abroad. At the graduate level, MLCS offers MA and PhD degree programs in four major areas. The graduate programs are interdisciplinary, transcultural, and collaborative, maintaining a focus on professional development through individually designed portfolios. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all areas of the department. Continue reading “Academic Job: Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography (U. of Alberta)”

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (U. of Utah)

Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2018

Proposed Faculty Rank Instructor/Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Russian

Department 00091 – World Languages and Cultures

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2018


The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, non tenure-track (Career Line) faculty member in Russian, to begin July 1, 2018. The initial contract is one year, renewable.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant Russian section and participate fully in the academic life of the Department. This is a fully-benefitted position and Career Line faculty members are eligible for various types of professional development support.


-M.A. required, Ph.D. degree preferred.
-Training in applied linguistics or foreign language pedagogy preferred.
-Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.
-Demonstrated excellence in Russian language teaching at all levels in a North American college setting.
-Experience with Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum initiatives highly desirable. Continue reading “Academic Job: Russian Instructor (U. of Utah)”

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian Studies (U. of Bristol)

Deadline to apply: February 18th, 2018

The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce that it is seeking a lecturer in Russian Studies, for an anticipated start date of September 1st 2018.

Applications are welcomed in any area of Russian studies, particularly in fields that complement or supplement the department’s current scope, including but not limited to modern Russian history, cinema, visual culture and/or cultural studies. It is envisaged that an appointment will be made at Lecturer b level (Grade J).

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the established research excellence of the Department, design and teach units for the Department and additionally deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in her/his area of specialism to students across the School of Modern Languages and Faculty. S/He will also contribute to Russian language teaching at levels and assume administrative and pastoral responsibilities appropriate to the appointment.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 18 February 2018. For further details and to apply, please click here.

Academic Job: Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019 (U. of Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: February 13, 2018

The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2018 –2019 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3300 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

The deadline for applications is 13 February 2018.

For more information on the fellowships, please visit

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.

Academic Job: Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard)

Deadline for applications: January 15, 2018

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies.

Application: Online

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for its research fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications from interested individuals must be submitted by January 15, 2018 through the online application form on HURI’s website.

HURI’s fellowship program supports distinguished scholars from around the world to carry out research in residence on topics pertaining to Ukrainian Studies. While at HURI, they can connect with experts, attend lectures and other events with world-renowned speakers, and make use of the resources at Harvard University, including its vast library collections.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the following fellowships are offered:

  • The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • The HURI/Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellowships (mid-career)
  • The Petro Jacyk Distinguished Fellowship (senior)

Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with the cost of housing, health insurance, and living expenses. The fellowships also provide direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.

Eligibility: Individuals must have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian Studies and hold a doctorate in history, literature, philology, culture, or a related area of study in the humanities and social sciences fields.

Nominations for the Jacyk fellowship may also be submitted.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please see the Fellowships section of the HURI website.

Read about the 2017-2018 fellows here.

Visit our website or contact Tamara Nary for additional information:

Academic Job: Postdoctoral research positions, HSE (Moscow)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018

The Higher School of Economics International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the history of World War II and Soviet society.

The job involves:

  • Working under the supervision of Oleg Budnitskii, the Center’s Director, and Michael David-Fox, the Academic advisor at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences
  • Participants are encouraged to pursue their own research that is thematically related to the Center’s research project on the history of World War II and wartime Stalinism, as well as on other topics dealing with Soviet history and culture more broadly
  • Writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals
  • Providing consultations on writing scholarly papers in English to Russian colleagues and students
  • Participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Center’s development
  • Public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • Some teaching is encouraged, though not required.
The HSE offers access to its library and electronic resources.

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Academic Job: Academic Director and Instructor (Bishkek)

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2018

The American University of Central Asia (AUCA), in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is currently seeking an Academic Director and Instructor in Russian/Slavic studies for the Spring and Summer of 2018.

The successful applicant should hold a Ph.D., or currently hold the status of A.B.D., in the field, have experience teaching Russian at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and preferably have experience with either administrative duties and/or Russian language course-design. Funding is currently pending, and will be provided by the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS). Upon successful completion of the position the applicant may be considered for future
employment at AUCA.

The CLS Russian Program at AUCA in the summer of 2018 is designed for 15-20 U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. The main aim of the program is to provide group-based intensive Russian language instruction and structured cultural enrichment and exchange
for the U.S. students who have had some experience studying Russian in the U.S. and abroad. The Academic Director’s duties will begin in February of 2018 and conclude by September of 2018. Continue reading “Academic Job: Academic Director and Instructor (Bishkek)”

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian and Cognitive Linguistics

Deadline for applications: February 2, 2018

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for two postdoctoral fellowships in Russian and Cognitive Linguistics at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, to work with supervisors Tore Nesset and Laura Janda. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2018.

For more information on the application process, click here.

Candidates are also welcome to address questions to Tore Nesset and Laura Janda.

Academic Job: Prof. of International Studies (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017

WORKING TITLE: Professor of International Studies
FTE: 100%
ADVERTISED SALARY: Negotiable; ACADEMIC (9 months)
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Ph.D. degree in anthropology, sociology, geography, or related field prior to start of appointment.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience required. For tenure-track position, demonstrated potential for excellence in research required. For tenured position, record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

UW-Madison is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor with tenure in International Studies beginning August 20, 2018. Successful applicant will engage in the intellectual life of their home department through teaching, scholarly research and service. Successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per semester with half in the International Studies Major and half in their tenure home. The appointee is expected to teach International Studies 101: Introduction to International Studies in rotation with other IS faculty as well as specialized courses in the area of the appointee’s expertise. Scholarly research and service also required.

The International Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
( seeks a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor and research experience in sociological, geographical, or anthropological approaches to the contemporary (post-Cold War) world. We seek a scholar with a place-based approach to the field, preferably with a regional focus on the Middle East; Central, East, or Southeast Asia; or Europe. The successful candidate will contribute to the International Studies Major’s research and teaching areas of global security, political economy, global culture, and/or human rights, broadly construed. Continue reading “Academic Job: Prof. of International Studies (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)”