Job Posting: REEES Assistant Director for Academic Affairs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs position at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES). This is a full-time, year-round position with the following responsibilities:

• advertising REEES academic credentials and programs at academic fairs, marketplaces for new and prospective students, and additional events throughout the year;

• advising students seeking to complete the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate credentials provided through or supported by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies;

• hiring and supervising REEES student ambassadors and language tutors;

• creating and/or updating all credential- and advising-related advertising and websites, approved course lists, and resource lists for students;

• running all aspects of the AY and summer FLAS award competitions as well as handling REEES scholarship awards to SLI in consultation with the REEES Associate Director and Assistant Director;

• student recruiting, advising, and alumni communications for Project GO, including assisting accepted Project GO students with the summer guest student enrollment process;

• serving as the faculty advisor to the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) conferences;

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Job Posting: Assistant Resident Director, Russian Overseas Flagship Capstone Program 2023 (American Councils)

Deadline: Open Until Filled


The Almaty Assistant Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative for participants on the Russian Overseas Flagship program (ROF), hosted by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The Assistant Resident Director works directly with the Resident Director to arrange group travel and cultural programs. S/he is available to program participants on a daily basis and is available during any emergencies that arise. The ARD communicates regularly with the ROF program staff in Washington, DC and reports to the ROF Program Manager.

Employment Date: August 2023 to May 2024.


  • Be available and accessible to program participants on a daily basis, including through office hours, regular presence at the host institution, and weekly group meetings;
  • Monitor participants’ health and safety, and promptly communicate issues to the ROF program manager and host institution staff;
  • Respond to participant emergencies, including assisting participants with securing medical care and navigating local clinics and hospitals;
  • Work closely and cooperatively with the Resident Director to resolve any program-related issues 
  • Coordinate Kazakhstan-based program logistics, including cultural excursions and related travel, and communicate logistical details to the ROF program manager;
  • Participate in weekly conference calls with the program manager;
  • Attend the pre-departure orientation prior to the program’s beginning in Washington, D.C.;
  • Accompany participants to Almaty at the beginning of the program;
  • Assist Resident Director with conducting in-country arrival orientations at the beginning of the program period;
  • Review all American Councils student policies and enforce program rules and requirements in consultation with Washington, DC office;
  • Assist KazNU with host family placements as requested; 
  • Manage a small program budget, maintain detailed financial documentation, and submit receipts to AC Washington, D.C. office; and
  • Perform other program-related tasks as directed.
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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant II in the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures (Univ. of Southern California)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work.  

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking an Administrative Assistant II in the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures. The largest and oldest of the USC schools, USC Dornsife functions as the academic core of the university, offering courses and advancing knowledge across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is the sole home at the University for the study of Russian language, literature, and culture; and, staffing permitting, for the study of Polish language and literature. In addition to the internationally reputed faculty and their research, its primary academic mission centers on its PhD program in Slavic languages and literatures. It serves the undergraduate community at USC by offering a Russian major, a major in Central European Studies (co-administered with POIR), and two minors (Russian and Russian Area Studies). 

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Job: Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (US Department of State)

Deadline: October 2, 2023

As a Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (OMS) with the U.S. Department of State, you’ll provide office management and administrative support to U.S. diplomats in embassies and consulates abroad, as well as some domestic locations.

You’ll be a key coordinator in the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Your organizational, time management, problem solving, and decision-making skills, along with your tolerance of intensive world travel, living away from family, and working and living in difficult and/or isolated conditions, will make you an ideal candidate.

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Job Posting: Russian Flagship Program Coordinator, Portland State University

Deadline: May 31, 2023

The Russian Flagship Program ( at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon is currently looking to hire a Program Coordinator.  

The Program Coordinator supports and promotes the PSU Russian Flagship Program, whose mission is to encourage undergraduate students of any major to develop professional level fluency in Russian. In consultation with the Flagship Program Director, the Program Coordinator manages the Russian Flagship’s daily operations. In collaboration with Flagship Program Director and the Russian faculty, the Program Coordinator recruits and advises students about the program. This position will travel occasionally to National Flagship Meetings and for local recruitment.  This is a full-time, grant-funded academic professional position with benefits. 

Further details about the job duties, qualifications, and application procedures can be found at:

Priority application deadline: May 31

Questions about the position can be addressed to:

Job Posting: Assistant Director at CREECA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: May 30, 2023

CREECA at UW-Madison seeks a creative and dynamic academic professional to manage several activities for in advising, outreach, and administration. Specifically, the Assistant Director is responsible for the following:

  1. Coordinates the annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
  2. Plans and implements CREECA public outreach activities for constituents in K-16 education, UW alumni, community groups, business, government, and the media.
  3. Coordinates student recruitment, advising, and alumni engagement for CREECA.

Applicants will be asked to provide a cover letter, a resume or CV highlighting their qualifications as they relate to this position, and a list of three professional references. Closing date is May 30, 2023. The full job description and instructions on how to apply are at the following link:

More information about CREECA is available at:

Job Postings: Program Coordinator and Associate Curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University has two open positions related to the Dodge Collection of Russian and Soviet Non-Conformist Art: Associate Curator and Assistant Museum Registrar. For more information, please visit

Job: Marketing Coordinator (Melikian Center for REEE Studies)

Deadline: May 15, 2023

As part of the expansion of the Center following recognition as a National Resource Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, we are recruiting for this brand new position, Marketing Coordinator, to start as soon as possible. 

If this position is of interest to you, please consider applying. Or, if you know of someone who might be interested, please share this link.

If you have questions, please reach out to Melikian Center Associate Director, Jamie Edmonds, at

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Funding: ASEEES Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize, established in 1990 and named in honor of Professor Holmgren in 2021, is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives $300, free roundtrip domestic airfare to and accommodations at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.


Rules of eligibility for the Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize competition are as follows:

ASEEES Regional Affiliates and Institutional Members are invited to hold their own competitions for best essay among their graduate students, and submit the winning paper to the Holmgren Graduate Student Prize Committee.

Institutional Members not holding internal competitions are still invited to submit a (single) nomination from their Institution. (For example, a student attending a university among our list of Institutional Members might approach their advisor regarding putting forth their essay. The advisor may submit this essay, provided it meets all other eligibiity requirements. We recommend that the advisor checks with their colleagues to ensure that only one essay per Institutional Member is submitted.)

Essay author must be a graduate student and must have written the essay in English while in a graduate program.

Essays can be any of several formats:

  • Expanded versions of conference papers
  • Graduate level seminar papers
  • Master’s Thesis Chapters
  • Dissertation Chapters
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Job Posting: Program Coordinator – Hamilton Lugar School Language Workshop (Indiana University of Bloomington)

Deadline: Open Until Filled



Department Information

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) is a leader in the study of international affairs and the languages, cultures and perspectives shaping our world. HLS takes a multidisciplinary approach to global education, offering instruction in over 80 languages, the most in the country, and helping students develop cultural fluency and expertise in nearly every region, including Africa, Russia, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Job Summary

Assists the Director of Defense and Strategic Initiatives in the day-to-day operations of Defense Language National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) grant programs in compliance with federal, state, IU, and donor policies and procedures, with an emphasis on program coordination, data management and student services support.

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