Call for Submissions: Graduate Student Essay Competition (NYU Jordan Center)

Deadline: December 30, 2019

The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and All the Russias are pleased to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Essay Competition! Enter for a chance to get published on the blog and win cash prizes.

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time M.A. and Ph.D. students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined. Cultural criticism; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome.

All submissions must be in English and observe the blog’s submission guidelines and full competition rules. Essays are due no later than Monday, December 30, at 11 PM EST and must be submitted via this Google form.

Seven (7) winners will be selected based on their pieces’ originality, clarity, and argumentation, as well as their correspondence to the blog’s general tone and interests as stipulated in the submission guidelines linked above. Winners will receive, respectively, $250 (first prize); $100 (second prize); $50 (third prize); and $25 (runners-up). Winners and runners-up will have their essays published in All the Russias.

Competition results will be announced by February 2020. 

Please direct any questions to

Resource/Call for Submissions: Language Learning and Technology Journal

We are very happy to announce that our special issue of Language Learning & Technology on New Developments in Virtual Exchange in Foreign Language Education (Volume 23, Number 3) is now available at

Please visit the LLT website and be sure to sign up to receive your free subscription if you have not already done so.

Also, we welcome your contributions for future issues. If you have questions about this process, or wish to submit a manuscript, please check our guidelines for submission at

Resource/Call for Submissions: The FLTMAG: A free magazine on technology integration in language teaching and learning

FLTMAG main site:
November 2019 issue:

If you have a topic related to technology and language teaching and learning that you are interested in writing about, the next issue will come out in March and we are looking for submissions. For more information, see, or if you have further questions you can email

CFP: Journal of Russian Icons

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its third issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2020. We welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history and material culture, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies. Volume 2 may be accessed here:

The Journal of Icon Studies is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of icons around the globe, from the Byzantine period to the modern era. It serves as an international forum for new scholarship on the theoretical, theological and historical significance of icons, their place within a broad cultural and artistic context, as well as their conservation, collecting, and exhibiting. In addition to longer scholarly articles, we welcome reviews of books and exhibitions, archival discoveries, and translations of primary documents.

The submission deadline for vol. 3, to appear in Fall 2020, is December 1, 2019. All submissions will receive a double-blind peer review. For further information on publication guidelines see

Please send all questions and inquiries to Wendy Salmond at

Job: Russian Instructors, Project GO (University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Lead Russian Instructor, Project GO Narva, Part-Time
Administration-Russian & East European Studies – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (19008204)

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the position of Lead Russian Instructor for the 2020 Project GO study abroad program in Narva, Estonia. Appointed for the Spring-Summer Term 2020, the Lead Instructor will be chiefly responsible for teaching the ROTC 4th-year Russian course, while providing oversight and coordinating the Russian language curriculum with the 2nd and 3rd-year Russian instructors for the Narva program, from design to implementation. Other responsibilities will include: serving on scholarship selection committees, participation in all pre-departure orientation sessions; collaboration with Narva College on the design and implementation of cultural programs; coordinating classes with the content to be covered during lectures and excursions; preparing 4th-year Russian students for all program-related excursions and lectures; conversing with students in the target language at all times; and assistance with the administration of required language proficiency exams.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience in teaching advanced Russian language at the college level required; Ph.D. in Russian language and culture preferred. Previous experience with OPI testing and designing cultural programs are also preferred. The Lead Russian Instructor for the Project GO Narva program works on international teams with staff from the University of Pittsburgh and Narva College, while also interacting with key stakeholders in the United States and Estonia (students, faculty, administrators, and community members). Candidates should demonstrate outstanding organization and communication skills; ability to make independent decisions and recommendations; ability to work independently and to maintain a proactive and collegial attitude while working as part of a team; and ability to keep a positive and diplomatic composure when interacting with various stakeholders.

Continue reading “Job: Russian Instructors, Project GO (University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh)”

Job: Global Strategies Officer, International Office (UT Austin)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description:The Global Strategies Officer (GSO) supports the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement (OSVPGE) and collaborates with all Texas Global units, 18 UT Schools/Colleges, faculty/staff, and international partners to advance the university’s global strategic efforts. The incumbent plays a key role in mapping UT internationalization activities on campus and abroad, collecting data that will inform and support decision-making pertinent to the development and implementation of institutional global strategies, and coordinating inbound and outbound intra-institutional delegations. The GSO also provides day-to-day programmatic support and assists in the creation of policies and procedures that are to be implemented within the OSVPGE and/or across the institution. Areas of geographic responsibilities include: Latin America/Caribbean, North Africa, Middle East, and Europe.

Continue reading “Job: Global Strategies Officer, International Office (UT Austin)”

Call for Submissions: “All the Russias” Blog (NYU)

Deadline: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is calling for submissions. We welcome short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. As always, pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events;
  •  Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Please send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of your email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at, along with your one-line bio. Our detailed submission and style guidelines may be found here.

Info Session: Recruitment (US State Department)

Event date: September 9, 2019

In today’s global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy – we’re all in it together and what happens elsewhere has a huge impact back here in the United States. Whether using creative design techniques to communicate diplomacy visually, serving as liaisons to analysts and officials in the intelligence community, or monitoring human rights issues, they make a difference and influence change while actively participating in our interdependent world. 

Meet Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Kent D. Logsdon and Diplomat in Residence for Texas, Julie Kavanagh. 

Foreign Service Specialist Consular Fellows Program Foreign Service Officer Civil Service Officer Veteran’s Employment Program Student Programs 

Date: Monday September 9, 2019 Time: 11:00 am Location: Jackson School of Geosciences JGB 

Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. 

National Security Career Event

Event Date: Tues., September 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Etta-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas at Austin

Interested in a job in the fields of national security policy, intelligence, diplomacy, military, or federal law enforcement? Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Confirmed participants include: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and more.

This event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. No registration required. Resumes and professional dress encouraged. Visit our student resources page for participant information.

This Career Event is held in conjunction with Counterterrorism Since 9/11, an expert panel featuring former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. (ret) William McRaven, former NSC and State Department official Farah Pandith and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen. The panel discussion begins at 12:15 pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Seating for this event is limited. Registration is required for the panel and does not guarantee admission.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Event Date: Wed., September 4, 2019

1 pm-7pm (EST) | online

If you do it, we need it. Science and technology. Business and mathematics. Foreign language and human resources. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations.And we are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill key openings.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2019 Spring Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
Continue reading “Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair”