Grad Program: Slavic Lang/Lit (Uni Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic literatures and cultures to apply to the graduate program. Qualified students beginning their graduate career at Illinois are typically offered five years of financial support (contingent on satisfactory progress), including fellowships, teaching, research, and graduate assistantships, summer support, and the opportunity for an editorial assistantship at Slavic Review. The department also welcomes applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related fields. Continue reading

Lang. Training: Summer Lang Workshop 2019 (Indiana Uni)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

The 2019 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is now accepting applications for intensive summer courses in: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), German, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian, as well as 19 other languages.

* Courses run June 3 to July 28
* Russian Levels 1 and 2 runs May 28 to July 28
* 2 semesters of instruction in 2 months (6-10 credits)
* Immersion options available for Russian
* Extensive cultural programming
* In-state tuition for all participants
* Wide range of scholarships and fellowships available. See https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding/index.html  for details.
* Partner opportunities and events with the IU Russian Flagship

Apply before February 2019 for priority admission and funding. (See http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding  for comprehensive list of funding deadlines.)

Find more details and apply at: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu .

Questions? Write to languageworkshop@indiana.edu or +1 812-855-2889.

Academic Job: Rus Flagship Lecturer (UGA)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018

Flagship Program Lecturer in Russian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Russian Flagship Center at the University of Georgia invite applications for the position of Russian Flagship Program Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load of intensive, proficiency-oriented undergraduate Russian language courses at all levels. These courses may include individual and small-group Russian language tutoring. Additional responsibilities will include assisting the Flagship Program Directors with the development of the Russian Flagship curriculum and with Russian proficiency assessments.

The appointment will begin January 1, 2019.

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CFP: 2019 Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Mobile, AL)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS 
57th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Mobile, AL
March 14-17, 2019
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2019

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama, March 14-17, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of South Alabama. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Dr Brown is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed monographs, including A Biography of No Place (2004), Plutopia (2013), and Dispatches from Dystopia (2015).  Her banquet talk, derived from her forthcoming book, is titled “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.”

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Funding: Scholarship and Research Grants (DAAD)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

DAAD Study Scholarships and Long-Term Research Grants for 2019/2020

Deadline for pre-selection at the University of Texas at Austin: 10/15/2018

In order to foster academic exchange at the graduate level, DAAD offers grants and scholarships for students with at least a Bachelor’s degree to either study or research in Germany.·

Terms of Award:

  • Monthly stipends are approximately € 750 for graduate students/€ 1000 for doctoral students and postdocs. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat arte subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Funding Period:

If you would like to submit an application please feel free to contact Dr. Barbara Laubenthal for further information:  Barbara.Laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Study Scholarships are offered for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Long-term Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

  • Study Scholarship: between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program
  • Long-term Research Grants are awarded for periods of 7-10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany can only apply for the long-term research grant. They may receive up to three one-year extensions.

Application:

The application should include the following documents:

  • Full resume
  • study proposal of max. 3 pages that includes a narrative about academic and personal reasons for the planned study explaining why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further your educational and career goals. No format restrictions regarding font, spacing and paragraphs
  • transcript of all university studies with individual grades

Please note: Applicants for grants in the fields of architecture, music, performing arts and fine art, design/Visual Communication and Film must submit their applications directly to DAAD Bonn, Germany (also, different deadlines); they can not participate in the UT preselection. Candidates from all other fields can apply for the UT preselection process.

Please submit applications both via the DAAD online application portal and per email as a PDF file to Dr. Barbara Laubenthal, Department of Germanic Studies, by 10/15/2018Barbara.laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Laubenthal with any questions. Further information is available at: https://www.daad.org

Grad Program: M.A./Ph.D in Slavic and EE (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University welcomes applicants to their Integrated M.A./Ph.D. program for Autumn 2019. The Department offers graduate students a stimulating intellectual environment and generous financial support. Columbus is a vibrant, contemporary, and liveable city, and the historic Ohio State campus features outstanding library and research collections, up-to-date new and renovated classroom, meeting and athletic facilities, beautiful old trees and sustainable landscaping, and convenient transportation connections within the city and the region.

The graduate course offerings appeal to a broad range of intellectual interests, with three major areas of concentration: Literature and Culture, Slavic Linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Department faculty have expertise in classical, modernist, Soviet, émigré, and postmodern Russian, Central European, and South Eastern European literatures, film, and interdisciplinary cultural studies; transpositions of literature into other media; gender and feminist studies; digital humanities; print media; national identity; bilingualism; language and memory; pedagogy; the structure and history of the Slavic languages; Balkan linguistics; medieval Slavic texts; and morphology. The department also encourages graduate students to pursue interdisciplinary studies within and outside the department and to work with faculty in the departments of Comparative Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Psychology, and Teaching & Learning. Topics of current and recent dissertation projects include: history in Russian opera; prison spaces in Russian literature; the criminal song; the detective novel; autobiographical memory, identity, and immigration; language development in heritage speakers; and acquisition of pragmatic skills during study abroad. Ohio State also hosts the annual Midwest Slavic Conference, which enables graduate students to present their research to a national audience right on campus.

The Ohio State program offers graduate students a wide range of teaching opportunities. Students receive extensive teacher training in all levels of language, literature, film, culture, and themed courses, and have access to many resources for professional development, including research awards and support for travel to conferences. Our M.A./Ph.D. program prepares students for both academic and non-academic professions. Ph.D. graduates of the program in recent years have obtained academic positions at such institutions as Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, East Carolina University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary, and the College of Wooster. Others have found positions both domestically and abroad in the fields of government, administration, business, international education, and medical insurance. The department offers workshops on non-university careers and facilitate networking with program graduates who have chosen careers in editing, government, secondary school teaching, and translation work.

Prospective applicants should have a background in Slavic Studies or a related field.  Candidates for admission should give evidence of academic excellence and intellectual promise, as measured by criteria such as undergraduate grades, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), evaluations in letters of recommendation, and the quality of the writing sample. The department particularly pays attention to the candidate’s undergraduate performance in Russian and/or other Slavic languages and in related subjects. All incoming graduate students are expected to teach Russian language as their first TA appointment and will be interviewed in Russian prior to their admission to the program.

The primary degree granted by the Department is the Ph.D. Those interested in an interdisciplinary M.A. in Slavic Studies should consider applying to the master’s program at Ohio State’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies, which draws on faculty from across the university to prepare students for East European-related careers in government, the military, and the private sector. See http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/index.html.

To learn more about the Department and how to apply see https://slavic.osu.edu/graduate- studies/prospective-students. Other inquiries should be addressed to Angela Brintlinger, Graduate Studies Director, at brintlinger.3@osu.edu. Applications must be received by December 31 to be considered for funding.

Academic Job: Non-Tenure Russian Lecturer (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 16, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two non-tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer to begin in August 2019, pending budgetary approval. In addition to undergraduate courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large lecture-based courses and smaller discussion-oriented ones). Initial appointment is for one year, followed by a renewable three-year contract. Continue reading

Academic Job: Tenure/TTrack Prof. (Uni. Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 16, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, to begin in August 2019, pending budgetary approval. The person hired will be expected to become Chair of the Department, a position that requires tenure, upon or shortly after hire. For that reason, candidates must be tenurable or, in the case of Assistant Professor applicants, sufficiently advanced in their careers to be tenurable within three years after the beginning of employment. The teaching load is four courses per year plus administrative responsibilities, reduced to two courses per year for Department Chairs.
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Prof. Dev.: Year long Fellowship in Moscow (Alfa Bank)

Deadline for Applications: November 12, 2018

The Alfa Fellowship is now accepting applications for their 2019-20 year program.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., U.K., or Germany.

The Alfa Fellowship Program brings young professionals with considerable expertise to Moscow to both experience the Russian work culture and to contribute their knowledge in a professional setting. Fellows’ backgrounds and interests are diverse, but generally lie in the areas of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy or related fields. Fellows are required to have a Master’s degree, at least two years of work experience, a strong interest in Russian and Eurasian affairs, exceptional academic and professional credentials, and proven personal initiative and leadership skills in order to qualify for the program.

For more information see the program website https://alfafellowship.org/

Study Abroad: Spring Break Ukraine (U. South Alabama)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2019

Study Abroad – Spring Break 2019 – USA in Eastern Europe: Ukraine 2019

Spend Spring Break (March 04 – May 24, 2019) in Ukraine learning about its culture and place in the international community! Students will receive 3 credit hours while spending 8 days in Kyiv and Lviv exploring the country’s complex history, culture, economy, and politics.

For more information contact the Program Director, Dr. Nick Gossett (CREEES and Slavic alum) at ngossett@southalabama.edu. Check out the program here: https://southalabama-ie.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=34854

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