Category Archives: Professional Development

Internships: Russia/Ukraine Portfolio at the Institute for the Study of War (Washington, DC)

Deadline for Applications: ASAP for this Fall; ongoing every semester

A UT alumna (IRG, minor in Eastern European/Russian Studies) is looking for interns to join her on the Russia/Ukraine Portfolio at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC for Fall 2018 (also offered every semester).

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To submit your application, please go to https://understandingwar.bamboohr.com/jobs/

 

Required documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample (no longer than 5 pages; can be an excerpt from a longer paper). Please include your writing sample in the SAME DOCUMENT as your cover letter.

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Internship: Student Spring Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of the Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 1, 2018

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

It is suggested that applicants submit an application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. For any questions or to search for topics of interest, please visit forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Prof. Devel.: U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland (GE)

Deadline for Applications: May 09, 2018

U.S. Student Culture, Economic and Diplomacy Immersion Trip to Poland

General Electric and the Office of the President of Poland have launched a program that offers a unique opportunity of a short summer visit to Poland under the sponsorship of the President of Poland.

Students are invited to take a part in this exciting experience that will be a combination of political, economic and cultural exchange as well as sightseeing. It includes visits to leading Polish and multinational firms located in Poland and meetings with Polish government officials and business leaders. The agenda includes also meeting President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, meetings with various government officials, tours in Polish factories, including GE Power, as well as sightseeing fascinating Polish cultural places. Through this experience, the organizers hope to promote and enhance students’ knowledge about Poland by providing ‘on-site” learning experiences.

The program is open to enrolled college undergraduate students that will be graduating in 2019, rising college seniors. The recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents and have a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or higher. We are looking for 10 beneficiaries who will arrive in Poland on June 13, 2018 and depart on June 24, 2018. Flight tickets, accommodations and all activities while in Poland will be covered under the partnership with GE and under the sponsorship of the President of Poland. Students are responsible to provide documentation of health insurance coverage and should be expected to secure pocket money for extra spending during their stay in Poland.

Interested students should submit a video response and answer application questions by May 9th, to http://bit.ly/2018GEPoland.  Video response questions have unlimited prep time and 5 minutes to answer the video question of “Please tell us why you should be selected for this international travel program to Poland”. While 5 minutes is available for your video response, please note that you may use as little or as much time necessary to provide a complete answer.

Please contact Tony Denhart, Tony.Denhart@ge.com, with any questions.

Nominated students will be notified by May 12, 2018 and will work with members of GE on travel plans and preparations.

Note:  Applicants will need a computer with webcam or mobile device and strong internet or cellular connection for the video response portion of the application. There will be the opportunity to test the device before you start the application.

Funding: Billington Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

The Kennan Institute seeks applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years for the newly established Billington Fellowship to conduct research on Russian history and culture.

The Billington Fellowship offers a monthly stipend of $3,500, research facilities, a research intern, and computer access. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the grant. Awardees are expected to begin their appointments within six months of accepting the fellowship.

The Billington Fellow will be based at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. for a nine-month term (one academic year). Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. While conducting research, the Billington Fellow will be expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities. These discussions can be in the form of speaking engagements at the Wilson Center and potentially outside of Washington D.C., as well as attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Billington Fellow will join our growing list of alumni, for whom the Kennan Institute will continue to offer opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

Applicants for the Billington Fellowship must hold a Ph.D. awarded within the past 10 years. Preference will be given to proposed research in the fields of Russian history and culture. There is no citizenship restriction on this grant.

The deadline for this competition is May 15. To apply, please complete the attached application form according to the instructions and submit by email to: kennan@wilsoncenter.org

Please note that the application form calls for two letters of recommendation for the proposed research. Instructions for obtaining and sending reference letters are on the application form.

Prof. Devel.: Summer trip to National Archives (Texas State U)

Deadline for Applications: April 31, 2018

This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2018 summer semester and will include a required fourteen-day field trip to study at the U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress.

2018 Summer Semester: June 4 – July 6, 2018

Class: Meets regularly during the summer 2018 semester

Fourteen-day field trip to the U.S. National Archives and the Library of Congress: June 10 – 24, 2018

Pre-trip Orientation Meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos.

What You Will Learn
After an orientation on Texas State University campus during the 2018 summer semester, the course offers fourteen-day field trip to Washington DC for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to carry out original research among the unique documents at the U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress.

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Prof. Devel.: Teaching Language Online Workshop (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: May 14th, 2018

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)

June 11–July 1, 2018 (3-week, online course; optional 4th week for ePortfolio work)

This STARTALK program is offered free for K-16 teachers of critical languages (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu) who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive program will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language program, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types.

Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing program requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee).

Applications are due May 14, 2018.

For details and application information, see the STARTARLK:TTLO webpage.

PD: Webinar – Doing REE Research in the EU (ASEEES)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies has launched a series of professional development webinars in collaboration with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe and the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Are you an early career scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research.

April 11, 2018 (12pm EST): Doing Research on Eastern Europe and Russia in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility

This webinar will focus on career patterns in academia as well as in the field of infrastructure development in EU-countries. Participants will learn about the formats, chances and challenges when one wishes to develop an individual strategy for one’s trans-national career path. Against this backdrop and providing significant examples, Peter Haslinger will explain about bilateral and cross-European funding programs – this will also include some thoughts about advancing transatlantic exchange in the field of Eastern European and Russian Studies.

To register, visit http://aseees.org/programs/webinars. There’s no cost associated with participation.

Speaker’s Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network Board.

Prof. Devel.: Online Scholarship Workshop (ASEEES CLIR)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Digital Scholarship Workshop for REEE Scholars

WhenMarch 9, 2018, 10:00 am (Central Time)
Registerhttps://goo.gl/forms/cABfh9NqmBmu02sH2

Dr. John Randolph (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Presentation title: What Would Digital Area Studies Look Like and How Could it Be Made: Reflexions from Teaching DH

Abstract:
In this presentation, John Randolph will discuss his attempts to bring REEES expertise and concerns into more general conversations within the Digital Humanities about the future of documentary publishing.  Where and how can we combine the teaching of both area studies and DH skills?  How do we manage the balance of needing to work on digital skills with the need to also build skills in the world’s languages and cultures?  John is part of a larger, multi-university project called “The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record,” combining historians and information scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Michigan State University.

Dr. Inna Kizhner (European Association for Digital Humanities)
Presentation title: Digital Humanities in Russia

Abstract:
This presentation links the quantitative methods used in previous trends in scholarship, including mathematics, Russian editorial practices, and the development of museum computing in the country. By doing so we can consider the individual societal contexts which encourage a field to emerge, and although that field may look similar to outsiders, identify the lineage of intellectual approaches which still influence methods and cultures within the discipline. Moreover, this presentation will also outline the development of current DH projects and centers relating them to previous scholarship, including establishing the Russian Association for Digital Humanities, Associated Organization within the European Association for Digital Humanities.

Dr. Petr Plecháč (Institute of Czech Literature, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Presentation title: Corpus of Czech Verse and its online tools 

Abstract:
The talk will present the Corpus of Czech Verse, which is a lemmatised, morphologically, metrically and strophically annotated corpus of Czech poetry containing ~75,000 poems. Dr. Plecháč will introduce several online tools that enable users to work with these data – this includes graphical interfaces for statistical analysis of rhymes, verse meters, keywords etc. Finally Dr. Plecháč will show how such statistical findings on versification may be used for the purpose of automatic recognition of authorship.

Prof. Devel.: Brumley Next Generation Fellowship (Strauss Center at UT Austin)

Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2018

The Strauss Center has announced the call for applications for the 2018-19 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars programs. These unique opportunities provide research training and mentorships to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is made possible by the generous support of Jon and Rebecca Brumley. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Webinars with the Herder Institute (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Ongoing

Professional Development Webinars – Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies has launched a series of professional development webinars in collaboration with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe and the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research.

Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships, 12 pm (EST), March 7, 2018

This second webinar uses the Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe as an example for research institutions that exist outside of universities. First, participants will receive detailed information about the Institute’s collections and holdings (including 5 million newspaper clippings, close to 700,000 images, 40,000 historical maps, a library with half a million items etc.). Participants will also learn about the fellowship and partnership programs available, in addition to the Institute’s profile in the field of Digital humanities. Using the Herder Institute as an example, Peter Haslinger will also offer suggestions on networking strategies to adopt and will elaborate on the forms of cooperation that foster strategic partnerships between non-university institutions and universities in the German academia.

To register, click here. There’s no cost associated with participation.

Speaker’s Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network Board.

Next webinar

April 11, 2018 (12pm EST): Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility

For more information, contact Zsuzsanna Magdo,  Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs,  Center for Russian and East European Studies,  University of Pittsburgh,  zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu