Academic Job: Asst Prof in Rus Lit. and Cul.(Indiana U)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2018

Indiana U
Slavic & East European Langs & Cultures, Global & Int’l Studies Bldg 355 N Jordan Av, Bloomington, IN 47405

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature and Culture
The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and will hold the Ph.D. degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or an equivalent discipline, with an emphasis on Russian. Area of specialization is open, but the department would be especially interested in a candidate whose work bridges Indiana’s strengths in Russian literature with other forms of cultural expression (music, film, performance, etc.). The successful candidate will have native or near-native Russian, fluent English, and experience teaching English-speaking students. Familiarity with the American university system is required. Indiana’s Slavic department features one of a handful of Russian Flagship programs in the U.S., enjoys strong institutional support, and has a long history of collaboration across a wide variety of disciplines.

Send all materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of support electronically to Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2018 but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES in Boston or by skype, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews.

Questions regarding the application process or position, contact Tricia Hodges at 812-855-2608,, c/o the Search Committee, Slavic & E. European Languages & Cultures Department, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan, room 4050, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1105, USA.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

MLA Job ID 33077.  The department offering this position reimburses candidates for expenses and returns sample materials in accordance with MLA policy.

Academic Job: Asst. Prof. of Central Eu Studies (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until filled

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies to begin July 1, 2019. See position webpage for more information

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Central European culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field by July 1, 2019 required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Central European literature, film, or other media.

Applicants must apply online and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages; and 5) the names, titles, and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Inquiries to:

Applicants must apply online at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2018

The Middlebury College Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian invites applications for the position of Instructor of Russian. The positions are for the summer of 2019 (June 19-August 17, 2019).

Instructors provide four hours of classroom instruction and one formal office hour per day. In addition, participation in pre- and post-session assessment testing and cultural programming is required

The successful candidate is expected to possess a Ph.D. or MA in a related field and demonstrate significant Russian language teaching experience at various levels. The ability to live, and work in an intensive environment surrounded by students and colleagues is required.

Application Instructions:

  • A brief cover letter describing why the candidate would like to teach in the intensive environment of the Language Schools & contact information for one reference, ideally one familiar with the environment of the Language Schools,
  • Current CV
  • List of courses taught that includes dates, number of students, contact hours, and course materials used.

All applications must be submitted electronically: by November 1st, 2018

Please contact Jason Merrill with any questions at

CFP: 57th Annual Conference (SCSS)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS – 57th Annual Meeting of Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
March 14-17, 2019 in Mobile, AL

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.”

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Participation is encouraged from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2019. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair and three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email proposals to Emily Baran at

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Mara Kozelsky at or Nicholas Gossett at For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at


Academic Job: Tenure Track in Russian (Hamilton College)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

Hamilton College’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. The Department seeks candidates of native or near-native fluency in Russian whose research interests focus on one or more of the following areas: literature, media studies, translation, or cultural studies. Interdisciplinary subjects and participation in related departments are strongly encouraged. The candidate must possess demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching in both Russian and English, including all levels of language. Hamilton College is seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with a diverse student population. The cover letter should address ways in which the candidate raises issues of diversity in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.         Candidates should submit CV and cover letter via Interfolio. Questions regarding the search may be directed to John Bartle, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018.

Hamilton is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at Opportunities for Spouses or Partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
A complete application must include 1) a cover letter and 2) curriculum vitae (CV) . To begin an application, please click on the Apply Now button to create an Interfolio account. There is no charge for creating this account. All materials should be addressed to Professor John Bartle and must be submitted via Interfolio.

Study Abroad: Math in Moscow (MCCME)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2018

Math in Moscow is a joint project of the Independent University of Moscow, the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education for undergraduate or graduate students specializing in math and/or computer science to study math for one semester in Moscow. Established in 2001, over 350 students from 180 universities have participated in the program. Over 100 of them have already received their PhD degrees. Continue reading

Job: Flagship Coordinator (Uni. of Georgia)

Deadline for Applications: October 26, 2018

The University of Georgia is seeking a Coordinator for the Russian Flagship Program sponsored by the National Security Education Program. Responsibilities include program administration and coordination, student support, and instructional activities. This new faculty member will assist the Program Director in establishing a proficiency-oriented and research-based program for undergraduate students committed to mastering Russian.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. PhD or Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Education, Russian language, or a closely related field. Job closing date for the position is October 26, 2018. Preferred start date is December 1, 2018. Applicants available to start on January 1, 2019 will be considered. Full job announcement can be found at Questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Victoria Hasko, University of Georgia Russian Flagship Program Director at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Grad Program: Ph.D./MA in Russian Studies (McGill)

Deadline for Applications: January 6, 2019

Russian Studies at McGill invites applications from talented students.  As part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, they offer a uniquely multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment. Students and faculty are committed to open, culturally informed dialogue among national and across intellectual traditions.

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Study Abroad: Russian Language Winter School (Omsk)

Deadline for Applications: November 20, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU invites international students who are interested in learning the Russian language and immersing themselves in the Russian traditional culture to take part in our Russian Language Winter School.
Russian Language Winter School in February is a 2-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn and/or practice Russian, and explore what Siberia has to offer.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 385 €/450 USD).
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
Russian Language classes are taught by experienced language teaching professionals (teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language) and follow a communicative approach to language teaching. In addition to in-class Russian language instruction, students will attend lectures of cultural and academic interest.
An extensive social and cultural program is designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local Siberian heritage as well as keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what students got up to in 2018, or read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said.
Click the links to find more information about recent Summer Schools or upcoming Winter School!

CFP: Essays on Lenin (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018

Lenin 2020 edited collection—call for abstracts (Oct. 31)

Editors: Alla Ivanchikova ( and Robert Maclean (

This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?

Send abstracts of 300-400 words to by October 31, 2018 Continue reading