Job: Summer Intensive Lang. Program TA/Activity Coordinator (Middlebury Institute)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

JOB TITLE: SILP Tutor/Activity Guide – Russian
DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)
LOCATION: MIIS at Monterey Main Campus
DATES: June 11 – August 9, 2017

Under the direct supervision of Language Program Coordinators, Tutors/Activity Guides assist Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) students in their academic coursework outside of class (10+ hours/week) and facilitate co-curricular activities (5-10 hours/week). We are looking for qualified candidates to perform the combined role of Tutor/Activity Guide in all five SILP languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Continue reading “Job: Summer Intensive Lang. Program TA/Activity Coordinator (Middlebury Institute)”

Job: Consular Fellows Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions.

Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, or Russian, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals. Duties and responsibilities are similar to those of entry-level career Foreign Service Officers. While at post, Consular Fellows are members of the embassy or consulate community and receive many of the same benefits that career Foreign Service members receive, such as housing and educational allowances for eligible family members. View a more detailed description of the type of work involved and benefits provided. Continue reading “Job: Consular Fellows Program (U.S. Dept. of State)”

Job: Academic Advisor-American Councils (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Councils seeks an Academic Advisor for the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship Program in Astana, Kazakhstan as part of the 2017 World Expo. The USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship Program will bring 40 qualified Student Ambassadors to the 2017 Expo in Kazakhstan, where they will represent the U.S. Pavilion in various capacities. The Academic Advisor will work closely with the American Councils D.C. office to develop a two-credit course for the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadors that focuses on cross-cultural communication and strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, and global understanding through assignments, reflection, journal writing, and feedback sessions. The Academic Advisor will play a lead role in creating the course syllabus, teach the course on a weekly basis in Astana, review assignments, and provide feedback to students via face-to-face meetings, Internet, and email. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATE:  Early June to mid-September 2017


  • In coordination with American Councils, design an interactive, two-credit course on intercultural communication to be taught during the program;
  • In coordination with American Councils, develop complete course syllabus, providing a description of the course’s overall goals, weekly assignments and classroom topics, explanations of grade formulations, and required readings;
  • Develop and employ classroom activities to help students better understand their experiences in a new culture, develop stronger cross-cultural communication skills, and explore fundamental concepts of culture.
  • Develop weekly assignments on intercultural communication to be graded each week, and returned to students with comments;
  • Hold regular offices hours and be widely accessible to students on a flexible, daily basis in order to accommodate students schedules as pavilion ambassadors;
  • Submit weekly written updates to the American Councils Outbound office and participate in weekly conference calls with the Outbound office;
  • Review all American Councils student policies and enforce program rules and requirements in consultation with Washington, DC office; and
  • Perform other program-related tasks as directed.

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Job: Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate (Academic Studies Press)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Job Posting: Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate
Academic Studies Press (Boston, MA)

Academic Studies Press is seeking candidates for the position of Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate.

The Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate will be responsible for acquiring scholarly and academic titles in Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

Candidates should have a PhD in Slavic or Eurasian Studies or a related field. Preference will be given to a candidate with editorial experience and a record of acquisitions, extensive contacts with a wide array of potential authors, and fluency in the critical literature of and the newest developments in these fields. Experience in securing funding for books requiring subsidies is desirable. The successful candidate for this position will work with the Director of the Press to design a focused publishing program, taking into consideration the best opportunities in these fields, as well as the candidate’s interests, professional training, and publishing experience.

The Acquisitions Editor or Acquisition Editor Associate  will carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Solicit and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts in the above stated areas
  • Solicit, evaluate, and process reports from peer reviewers
  • Present proposed books to the Director of Press
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Prepare accurate budgets for books acquired
  • Identify and secure funding for books requiring subsidies
  • Maintain accurate and timely schedules for transmittal of manuscripts to production
  • Actively participate in sales and marketing plans for promoting publications

Salary commensurate with experience and the level of appointment with designated responsibilities. Please send resume and cover letter to the Director at

Job: Advertising and Administration of the Recruiting Center in Moscow (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Job Opening: Advertising and Administration of HSE Recruiting Center in Moscow

HSE invites qualified candidates to apply to a position at HSE international Recruiting Center. Intermediate Russian language preferred. Candidates should have a degree in marketing or advertising and be ready to move to Moscow. Position is open until filled.

About the School:

National Research University Higher School of Economics  is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 87 programs in 16 areas of study for undergraduate students and 129 Master’s programs in 28 areas of study. 25 Master’s programs are currently taught entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 30,000 students each year. Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences.  HSE has about 300 global partners both in undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction, as well as faculty exchange and joint research.  Feel free to watch an HSE presentation on YouTube to learn more about the university’s short-term plans for the future. You may want to check a short video about a day of international students at HSE. Continue reading “Job: Advertising and Administration of the Recruiting Center in Moscow (HSE)”

Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Ohio State Univ.)

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

Lecturer in Russian.
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University welcomes applications for a one year position as Lecturer in Russian with a possibility of renewal to begin August 22, 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained colleague in Russian able to teach at all levels of language, including advanced. Preference will be given to the candidates with a PhD in hand at a time of appointment, but those who are ABD or hold a master’s degree will also be considered. Additional fields of expertise are open, but interest in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches is preferred (for example, digital humanities, global studies or environmental studies). Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is expected.

Please submit a cover letter explaining interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent evaluations for two or more language courses.

Applications received by April 10, 2017 will receive full attention. Decision is expected to be made by end of April. For further information, please contact Larysa Stepanova, Language Program Director (

Academic Job: Latvian Instructor (BALSSI)

Deadline for Applications: March 21, 2017

The Summer Language Workshop of Indiana University ( in conjunction with the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) seeks an instructor to teach an intensive course in Latvian language at the introductory level for an eight-week appointment  from June 3 through July 28.

Course offering is contingent upon enrollment. We encourage applications from candidates who can also teach introductory-intermediate Russian. In the event that Latvian enrollments are low, a suitable candidate could be offered a Russian teaching opportunity.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Send all items to: with LATVIAN INSTRUCTOR in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but to ensure consideration, please submit all materials by March 21.

Questions about the position can be directed to Mark Trotter at 812-856-5247 or

Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship – Centre for Ethics (Univ. of Toronto)

Deadline for Application: April 15, 2017

Title: Postgraduate Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Toronto
Amount: $46,000

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto (C4E), during the 2017-18 academic year. We welcome candidates with research interests from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, philosophy, law, political science, the social sciences, and the humanities, that further the C4E’s mission as an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing teaching and research in the field of ethics, broadly defined, by bringing together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life. To get a sense of the disciplinary range and diversity of C4E events, activities, and projects, candidates are encouraged to consult the C4E website (

Under the direction of the Director, Centre for Ethics, the successful candidate will conduct research and participate in C4E events, activities, and projects, and will help to develop an interdisciplinary ethics community across campus and to foster public discourse on issues of ethical import in all aspects of individual, social, and political life. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach one single-semester course in each of the fall and winter terms.

The appointment term is from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, at a combined research and teaching stipend of $46,000 per year.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by July 31, 2017. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree, and cannot have accepted or hold a tenure-track position.

To apply, please send a cover letter of application, a current CV, and a sample of written work Applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the same email address; at least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant’s teaching experience and ability.

Complete applications received by April 15, 2017 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. Any additional inquiries may be addressed to Rose Jones, Assistant to the Director, Centre for Ethics, at

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. Teaching will be covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Date of posting: March 1, 2017

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Job: Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2017

Position Title: Foreign Service Office Management Specialist
Series/Grade: FP – 0318 07/07
Salary: $35,718 – $52,453
Promotion Potential: 03
Position Information: Work Schedule is Full-time – Permanent after tenure granted by a Foreign Service Specialist (FSS) Tenure Board.
Hiring Agency: U.S. Department of State
Duty Locations: MANY vacancies – Department of State Posts – Overseas and Domestic, United States

Responsibilities include providing and managing a range of administrative and office management functions including:

  • Managing the calendar(s) and schedule(s) for senior staff,
  • Proofing, editing, tracking and filing documents,
  • Preparing agenda and materials for meetings,
  • Providing computer and mobile device support,
  • Knowledge management,
  • Planning and assisting with official events and visitors.

An OMS must adhere to the highest standards of integrity, dependability, attention to detail, teamwork and cooperation while accepting the need to travel, to live overseas, and when necessary, to live away from family.

The Department of State is developing a rank-order list of eligible hires for a limited number of FSS vacancies based on the needs of the Department. To learn more about the Department of State and a career as an FSS, please visit us at

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Summer Camp Counselors (Concordia Language Villages)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Concordia Language Villages’ summer Russian immersion program for kids ages 6-18 is now hiring camp counselors for July-August 2017. They are actively recruiting for a diverse pool, so please spread the word!

Interested candidates can use this link to explore Concordia Language Villages in general, the Russian Village (Лесное озеро) in particular, and the various staff positions available:
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