Category Archives: Job Postings

Job: Ukraine, Minority Rights Advisor (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

Deadline for Applications: August 11, 2017

OSCE SMM in Ukraine is seeking a Minority Rights Adviser with an advanced degree in relevant field, six years of experience in human and minority rights to identify, research, analyze, document, report on the situation of national minorities and religious communities within integrated human dimension monitoring activities. Advisor will coordinate within the Mission on planning and operational processes, prepare various documents and reports, and advise the Mission on activities in line with thematic responsibilities.

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine
Area of Expertise: Democratization
Level: Senior Professional

For more information and to apply, click here.

Job: Student Services & Military Relations Coordinator (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 10, 2017

​Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating student services for Russia and East European Institute (REEI) degrees and for coordination of broader School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) military relations. For REEI, engages in graduate advising activities and designs and implements events that provide student academic and professional development. Also, assists with REEI’s recruitment efforts, including strategy and implementation, and maintains contact with REEI’s alumni. Additionally, coordinates and expands military relations for SGIS, acting as the school’s point of contact for this growing area of interest.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of program design and evaluation strategies; and proven ability to author and manage information for publication to various platforms, including newsletter, website, and social media. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals including faculty, staff, and students. Clear organizational, management and presentation skills; demonstrated computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree; previous study of one area language; experience working with the military.

For further information and to apply: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/37549

Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Open-Rank Position in Russian Literature (UCLA)

Deadline for Applications: September 29, 2017

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature, with the hire date of July 1, 2018. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Our focus is on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature of the Golden Age (roughly the 1790s to the 1840s), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within UCLA’s Humanities Division, particularly digital, urban, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent studies courses and sharing in departmental administration.

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Stanford U.)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

Eligibility:  All candidates must have received a qualified Ph.D. between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.  Assistant professors, lecturers are welcome to apply.

Stipend: $77,000 (2017-2018).  “In addition to the stipend, Fellows are eligible for a full package of employee benefits and are also provided with a research account to fund research-related expenses.”

For more information, click here or email mellonfellows@stanford.edu.

Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2018-2019 (Columbia U.)

Deadline for Submissions: October 2, 2017

Fellowship Competition 2018-2019

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2018-2019. Fellows newly appointed for 2018-2019 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2018. The Fellowship Stipend for 2018-2019 is $63,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (departments are listed in the “Application Materials (PDF)”). The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year.  In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses must be in the undergraduate (“Core”) education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures.

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Funding Opportunity: Society for the Humanities Fellowships, 2018-2019 (Cornell U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2017

Focal Theme 2018-2019
AUTHORITY

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority.

From auctoritas to the author to authoritarianism, the question of authority – whether grounded in epistemological expertise, juridical power, rhetorical persuasiveness, creative innovation, divine decree, or political charisma – is inextricable from humanistic inquiry and critique. With authority, the power to decide, to authorize, to adjudicate, to rule, and to hold sway stands or falls – in science, law, art, oratory, religion, or politics. The Society invites scholarly projects that trace the consequences, crises, and possibilities of authority across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Carleton U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2017

The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will allow a scholar to spend one or two academic years, beginning in October 2017, in residence at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). The fellow will work under the mentorship of a faculty member at EURUS.

Thematic focus: We particularly welcome applications by scholars with a regional specialization in the Russian Federation or South-Eastern Europe. We will also accept applications from candidates whose research relates to other post-Soviet states. As an interdisciplinary institute, EURUS welcomes applications from candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including History, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Law and Legal Studies, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. Continue reading

Academic Job: Assistant Professor of Russian Studies (Macalester College)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2017

The Department of Russian Studies at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Russian Studies, to begin in Fall 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor (in an exceptional case, a more advanced appointment may be considered). Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history, culture, or related subjects and possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The successful candidate, whose tenure home would be in Russian Studies, would teach Russian language as well as courses that would cover Russia and the neighboring region historically. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Russian Studies, strong interest in teaching language, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable.

The position entails teaching five courses per year, including two Russian language courses and three others, at least two of which can be cross-listed with the History department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers with training in historical inquiry, who are committed to the study of Russian history and culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will join Macalester’s Russian Studies faculty in active program building. Continue reading

Job: Opportunities with Journal “Eurasian Geography & Economics”

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

The Taylor & Francis published journal, “Eurasian Geography & Economics,” has experienced positive growth and evolution over the decades. In its current incarnation, the journal is in excellent shape with robust submissions and a timely review-to-publication rate. Colleagues interested in contributing to its continued success are invited to submit applications for editor-in-chief and associate editor positions.  The application deadline is September 1, 2017.

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be directed to its editor-in-chief: John (Johno) O’Loughlin, johno@colorado.edu.

For more information and to apply, click here.