Volunteer Russia Specialist (Amnesty International, Remote)

Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Russia and support in mobilizing action to promote and protect human rights in these countries. AIUSA’s Country Specialists serve as country experts and strategists and are part of a corps of volunteer leaders known as the Coordination Group program, which is organized by sub world region.

The Russia Country Specialist will join AIUSA’s Eurasia and Turkey Coordination Group (also known as Cogroup), which consists of skilled, dedicated specialists working closely with AI staff and others to advance human rights in the Eurasia and Turkey region. This volunteer position is an exciting opportunity to contribute your human rights passion and expertise while leveraging and expanding your skills. You’ll get training and support by AIUSA and be part of a community of activists advancing human rights in Russia.

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CFA: Postdoctoral Research Positions (University of Missouri)

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) is excited to announce the availability of two-year postdoctoral research positions at the University of Missouri beginning in fall 2023. The Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program is designed to promote faculty diversity by developing scholars for tenure-track faculty positions. Given the high rate of conversion of these postdocs into tenure-track positions, together with the sustained financial and professional support provided by the program, we hope that you will apply, if eligible, or share the Call for Applications (https://gradschool.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PFFFD-2023-Call-for-Applications.pdf) with current doctoral students. 

The SLLC seeks scholars with research specializations in Refugee, Migration, or Transcultural Studies to join a vibrant community of faculty members building an interdisciplinary program at the University of Missouri. Preference will be given to research with a Maghreb, Chinese, or Russian/Post-Soviet emphasis, but we encourage interested scholars in other related fields to apply.

Please contact Dr. Kristin Kopp with any questions regarding this opportunity: koppkr@missouri.edu

CFA: Post-Doc Ethnographic Research

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Missionaries, Migrants and Hosts. Pentecostalism, the ‘Other’, and Activism in Contemporary Poland

A Post-Doc for ethnographic research with Ukrainian Pentecostals in Poland. The post-doc will be contracted as a full-time assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Religion, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, for 30 months. Advanced knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian, and excellent command of English is required. More details here:  https://sway.office.com/4EO3FMJ2ivnfqlsn?ref=Link

Application submission deadline: Nov 15, 2022
Candidate selection by Dec 19, 2022
The start of employment is scheduled between 1 January 2023 and 31 March 2023.

Contact: Dr Natalia Zawiejska: natalia.zawiejska@uj.edu.pl




CFA: PhD Fellowships at ZZF Potsdam

Deadline: September 19, 2022

The Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, Department I (Communism and Society), seeks to employ

2 Doctoral Students (f/m/d)

for the ERC-funded project ‘Perestroika from Below: Participation, Subjectivities, and Emotional

Communities across ‘the End of History’, 1980-2000, under the supervision of PD (Humboldt-

st Universität zu Berlin) Dr. Juliane Fürst. The employment period is previewed as November 1st 2022 – October 31 , 2026; the starting date can be negotiated. The positions are part-time (65%).

The salary is paid according to the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13).

The project ‘Perestroika from Below’ intends to research and write a new history of a well-known, yet under-researched, moment in Soviet history, countering the dominant perception of perestroika as primarily reforms from above. It wants to redirect the scholarly gaze towards the large number of Soviet citizens who participated in and sponsored the ambitious attempt to redefine Soviet life, history and future in the 1980s and 90s. With the help of oral history interviews and other ego-documents as well as archival and published sources, the project aims to reconstruct individuals’ path into their perestroika experience and follow their trajectories into the 1990s. For more information please visit https://zzf-potsdam.de/en/forschung/projekte/perestroika-below.

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CFP: Russian Modernism and The Higher Plane (Experiment Journal)

Deadline: December 1, 2022

At the turn of the 20th century, Russian and Western intellectuals were much taken by the mystical, the enigmatic, and the transcendental, not least, Helen Blavatsky with her Theosophical quest and Rudolf Steiner with his elaboration of Anthroposophy— the latter, according to Nikolai Berdiaev, being “one of the most interesting tendencies… attracting cultivated people such as Viacheslav Ivanov and Andrei Belyi.”  By the early 1880s Russian translations of occult authors, such as Louis Jacolliot, Charles Richet, and Frank Podmore were already appearing, Russian writers like Aleksandr Butlerov with his “Stat’i po mediumizmu” and Aleksandr Aksakov with his Animizm i spiritizm following rapidly . Esoteric periodicals  Rebus, Izida, and Vestnik Teosofii also mushroomed, coinciding with new interpretations of Orthodoxy as well as scientific investigations into the human psyche and the nervous system. In particular, mental illness, as another state of consciousness, formed a cardinal subject of both scholarly and artistic inquiry, a tendency which left a deep imprint on writers such as Leonid Andreev, Anton Chekhov, and Vsevolod Garshin.

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Job Posting: Finance and Administrative Officer, Serbia (American Councils)

Deadline: September 1, 2022; Open Until Filled


The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for operational matters concerning the Belgrade office, as well as the provision of all administrative and financial services and transactions. The Finance and Administrative Officer works in conjunction with Belgrade office staff, Washington-based DC Finance department, and other staff as needed. 

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Job Posting: Director, Higher Education Programs in Turkmenistan (American Councils)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Turkmenistan Higher Education (THE) Prep4Success and GRE programs provide promising Turkmenistan citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter U.S. colleges and universities, independently, while increasing their chances of receiving financial aid. During an intensive 5-month P4S or GRE program based in Ashgabat, or 12-month regional Undergraduate Cohort Advising program, participants will focus on developing reading and essay writing skills, building critical thinking skills, and learning effective ways for taking the SAT and TOEFL tests, or GRE test. 

The Program Director position will be responsible for the design and implementation of the programs, including participant and staff recruitment, training, and mentoring. 

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Job Posting: Program Coordinator, National Security Language Initiative for Youth

Deadline: Open Until Filled

NSLI-Y is a critical component of a multi-agency federal initiative to increase U.S. citizens’ capacity to engage foreign governments and peoples through the critical language of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and American Councils acts as the prime grantee collaborating with other partner organizations. NSLI-Y provides merit-based scholarships for eligible U.S. high schools students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. To learn more about the program, please visit the NSLI for Youth website at www.nsliforyouth.org

Based in Washington, DC, the Program Coordinator position supports the implementation and daily operations of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program. Responsibilities focus on program administration and student support for Chinese and Russian language academic year programs and Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Tajiki Persian language summer programs. The Program Coordinator position will primarily focus on Russian Academic Year programs, and Russian, Persian, and Arabic summer programs.

The NSLI-Y Program Coordinator will report to the NSLI-Y Program Manager for Placement.

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Russian Civilization Instructor Wanted (University of Chicago)

Deadline: September 10, 2022

The History Department at the University of Chicago is seeking applicants for a part-time instructor in its Russian Civilization sequence. Please note that this position would likely only be suitable for someone in the Chicago area, as currently there is only an opening for a single course, offered in Fall 2022.

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for part-time Lecturers to teach Introduction to Russian Civilization during the 2022-23 academic year. Introduction to Russian Civilization is a three-quarter sequence in the undergraduate Civilization Studies program. For more information about Russian Civilization and Civilization Studies, see the College’s online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/civilizationstudies/.

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