ASEEES Book Prize Nominations

Deadline: April 15, 2024

ASEEES is now accepting nominations to its annual book prizes, which will be presented during the 2024 ASEEES Convention.

•  The publication date inside the book must be 2023
•  The book must be a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors
•  The book must be originally published in English
•  Textbooks, collections, translations (including self-translations/authorial translations), bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible
•  Self-published works are ineligible

For detailed eligibility requirements for each book prize, please see

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CFP: Pushkin and Ukraine (Pushkin Review)

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The peer-reviewed journal Pushkin Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to Pushkin and Ukraine.  Potential contributors should send a draft title and abstract (200 words max) to the Guest Editor of the special issue, Valeria Sobol (, by March 1, 2024.  With the aim of fostering open scholarly discussion of difficult and fraught issues, we seek to publish adventurous new work on Pushkin in Ukraine and Ukraine in Pushkin.  Topics and approaches might include:

– perception and reception of Pushkin in Ukraine;
– Pushkin’s notions, depictions and uses of Ukraine and Ukrainian language and culture;
– Pushkin as a Soviet institution in Ukraine;
– the “Pushkinopad” phenomenon;
– Ukrainian contemporaries of Pushkin;
– Pushkin, colonization and decolonization;
– political and military uses of Pushkin’s image and myth in Ukrainian-Russian relations and the current war;
– Pushkin and propaganda;
– Pushkin and race in the Ukrainian context;
– Pushkin’s milieu and Ukraine;
– oral history of the Ukrainian experience of Pushkin.

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Graduate Program: Slavonic Studies (University of Oxford)

Deadline: January 5, 2024

The Slavonic sub-faculty at the University of Oxford welcomes enquiries and applications for its DPhil (PhD) program; the Modern Languages MSt. and MPhil (with specialization in Russian, or Russian+another language); and the MSt. and MPhil in Slavonic Studies. Applications wishing to be considered for funding should be submitted by 5 January 2024; the final deadline for applications is 1 March 2024. Further information on applications and funding is available at:

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies (Carnegie Mellon University)

Deadline: December 1, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track scholar as the inaugural Askwith Family Assistant or Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies. We invite applications from historians of the Holocaust who can teach courses in Jewish history and the history of the regions or thematic topics they study. PhD required by the date of appointment (July, 2024). The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate students in their areas of specialty on a 2/2 semester course load.

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JOB VACANCY IN YEREVAN: Academic Director at Yerevan Center for International Education

Deadline: October 23, 2023

The Yerevan Center for International Education of the European University at Saint Petersburg (YCIE/E-Center) is seeking a qualified individual to serve as its inaugural Academic Director. The YCIE is an academic hub supporting conferences, lectures, events,  educational programs, and networking opportunities in Yerevan, Armenia. YCIE serves as a link connecting the Armenian scholarly and professional communities with those in Eurasia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and beyond. To qualify, A candidate must have at least 2-3 years of experience in academic registration. A Ph.D. In a relevant field of the humanities or social sciences is required (degree must be in hand by January, 2024). The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work well with diverse international populations. Full-time residence in Yerevan or its close environs beginning no later than June 1, 2024, and preferably earlier, will be required.

Applicants should send a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae or resume, and a list of three references to: To receive full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 23, 2023. The projected start date for this position is January 2024.

University of Pittsburgh: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of 20th-Century Russian Studies and Cinema

Deadline: November 20th, 2023

The University of Pittsburgh is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures with expertise in historical Russian cinema. The position requires a Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field, native or near-native proficiency in English, and ACTFL Advanced High proficiency in Russian. The ideal candidate will have additional expertise in the cinematic and cultural traditions of Eastern and Central Europe as well as Eurasia, and/or experience in digital humanities; disability studies; media studies; performance studies; race, ethnicity, and migration studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. The position entails teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, where undergraduate courses may involve some combination of Russian language and general-education literature, culture, and cinema courses in English.

Candidates should submit a letter of application; CV; representative student teaching evaluations; representative syllabi; samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles); a teaching statement; a research statement; a brief description of how their research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion; as well as the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation, via the link below. Questions may be directed to Kelly Britcher, Faculty Actions Coordinator, at

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2024 Critical Language Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 14, 2023

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded summer study abroad program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to learn one of thirteen critical languages: Azerbaijani, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, or Uzbek. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education.

The CLS Program is designed to promote rapid language gains and essential intercultural fluency in regions that are critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity. CLS scholars participate in intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences in a country where the target language is spoken.

The CLS Program is open to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Some languages require one to two years of prior language study, while others accept students with no prior background in the language. CLS scholars are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship and apply their critical language skills in their future careers.

To apply for the CLS Program, students must submit an online application, including essays, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Application submissions are due on November 14, 2023.

Jordan Center Undergrad and Masters Research Symposia

Deadline: December 15, 2023

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is inviting applications for its annual master’s research symposium and undergraduate research symposium. These symposia will bring together 20 undergraduates and 20 master’s students in separate events to present, discuss, network, and explore topics related to Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. They welcome presentation proposals from students in the USA, regardless of their academic field, who have conducted research projects or gained experiences in these regions. The symposia will include traditional research panels with 10-12 minute talks and discussion-based panels with 4-5 minute talks on various experiences related to the region. Participants will receive feedback and have the opportunity to engage with the audience. Polished presentations with slides are encouraged. Each symposium will last one day and feature keynote speakers, concluding with a networking dinner. The Jordan Center will cover travel costs and provide accommodation for accepted participants. Instructions on how to apply are available.

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Call for Contributions to a Special issue on Equity and Access to Higher Education: Perspectives from Central Asia

Deadline: October 15, 2023

Achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in higher education is gaining global significance. However, EDI discussions in post-Soviet Central Asia are limited, focusing mainly on inclusion tied to international development and government policies for special needs students. This special issue aims to address this gap by providing a platform for scholars to explore access and EDI values’ relevance in Central Asia’s multicultural societies, which are diversifying along linguistic, economic, and cultural lines. Papers of various types and approaches are welcome, with a focus on questions such as policy understanding, barriers, opportunities, effective approaches, local vs. international conceptualizations, and the neocolonial agenda’s role.

The timeline for the preparation of this special issue is as follows: 

October 15, 2023 – 500 word abstracts should be submitted to the editors by email ( and 

January 31, 2024 – drafts of invited papers should be submitted via the journal submission system with the indication that the paper is a part of the special issue. 

December, 31, 2024 – special issue will be ready for publication online. 

Any questions about the special issue and additional instructions can be requested by writing to Aliya Kuzhabekova at

Adjunct Assistant Professor Position at Franklin & Marshall College

Deadline: October 25, 2023

Franklin & Marshall College is seeking applications for an adjunct position in the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages. The role involves teaching two courses: Russian 102 (Elementary Russian II) and Russian 217 (Twentieth-Century Russian Literature, taught in English translation). Each course will have two 80-minute sessions per week. The teaching will be in-person starting on January 14, 2024, and the employment period extends for two weeks beyond the conclusion of the spring 2024 semester on April 24, 2024. The position rank will be either Adjunct Assistant Professor or Adjunct Instructor, dependent on qualifications, with a salary of $7000 per course. Applicants should have a minimum of an M.A. in Russian language/literature/pedagogy or a related field, with teaching experience preferred. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcript via Interfolio at Additionally, two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by recommenders to Interfolio. The deadline for full consideration is October 25, 2023.