Deadline: April 30, 2016
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is delighted to announce a new Dissertation Research Grant Program for doctoral students at US universities. Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, we are sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported.
Deadline to Register: April 25, 2016
Program Dates: September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017
Our field boasts a wide range of area studies and disciplinary knowledge, but how one makes one’s way through dissertation rites, funding cycles, postdocs, job markets, and non-academic career trajectories is often left as much to creative invention as it is to shared advice. Early-career scholars rightly lean on their advisors, their universities, and their peer networks with these issues, but the advantage of an association like ASEEES is that we can offer a good deal more.
ASEEES is sponsoring a new network to match volunteer mentors and mentees who are interested in conversation on these and other topics over the course of a single academic year.
Mid-career or senior scholars, as well as professionals from outside the academy.
Graduate students at any stage of their careers or post-graduates within five years of receipt of their terminal graduate degree (including PhD, MLS, MA and JD). Mentees must be members of ASEEES.
How to Participate:
Click your intention to take part in these conversations, either as mentor or mentee.
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Location: The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX
Dates: December 2 -3, 2016
Teaching and research in Modern Languages are conventionally structured in ways which appear to insist on national or linguistic specificity. Work on the transnational inevitably poses questions on the nature of the underlying framework of Modern Languages: whether the discipline should be construed and practiced as the inquiry into separate national traditions or as the study of cultures and their interactions. These structures seem inadequate at a time when the study of cultures delimited by the concept of the nation/national identities is becoming more difficult to justify in a world increasingly defined by the transnational and trans-lingual, and by the material and non-material pressures of globalization. Challenging the assumption that cultures are self-contained units that correspond to sharply defined national boundaries must become an essential part of all disciplinary fields and sub-fields that make up Modern Languages, as they seek to avoid the risk of methodological nationalism and of participating in the very structures that it is their purpose to critique. At the same time, how might the transnational acknowledge the residual pull of the nation as a potent, albeit porous, container of cultural identity, and broker of citizenship?
Deadline: April 30, 2016.
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is seeking applications for a College Fellow in Russian language and literature. Teaching duties will include teaching a combination of language and literature courses, two one semester and one the other semester, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses. Doctorate or terminal degree is required by the start of the 2016-17 academic year, and must have been received no earlier than 2012. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
Detailed requirements and information, as well as a link to the online application, are available here! Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted before the deadline!
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016
The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS), a UT affiliate study abroad partner, is offering scholarships (in the form of reduced tuition) for a limited number of UT students for study in Poland this summer!
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Work Schedule: Full-Time – Permanent
Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office. The incumbent performs professional work for a group of education programs and performs research and analysis of education problems.
Deadline for the Fall 2016: April 30, 2016
Deadline for the Spring 2017: October 30, 2016
The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) is calling out to open minds interested in all aspects of Russian Studies. Join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Energy Politics in Eurasia, or Russian Cultural History and the Arts.
Deadline: April 21, 2016
PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Deadline: April 15, 2016
The Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position. Specialization is open, but applicants with expertise in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture will be given particular consideration.
The successful candidate must have experience in teaching Russian language, literature, and culture at all levels. The teaching load is three courses per semester, which includes both language courses taught in Russian and courses on Russian literature and culture taught in English. Ability to teach a freshman writing seminar is a plus.
The position requires native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English and a Ph.D. in hand by August 1st, 2016. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Deadline: April 5, 2016
SSRES (Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan is an intensive academic program that offers students the chance to immerse themselves in the Russian language and to experience Kazakh language and culture in the heart of Eurasia.
The main component of SSRES in 2016 will be an Intensive 6-week course in Russian, which will offer 20 contact hours per week of in-class instruction in all aspects of the Russian language (for a total of 120 contact hours over 6 weeks). The Russian curriculum will be taught using the communicative method of instruction in the situation of linguistic and cultural immersion. Students will be placed into appropriate levels of Russian, based on the results of a placement test and according to their level of proficiency (as specified in ACFFL Proficiency Guidelines). Russian courses will be taught by professionals trained in current methodologies and experienced in teaching international students.
In addition to taking an intensive course in Russian, the students will have an opportunity to learn some elementary Kazakh and get an introduction to Kazakh culture by taking a weekly practical course in Kazakh Language and Culture (free and included in the program).
In addition, students will be able to sign up for an elective course, which will be offered as part of the Nazarbayev University Summer School curriculum and will be open for both local and international students. To complete this course, students will need to stay an additional two weeks. All elective courses will be taught in English. Nazarbayev University is a world research leader in Eurasian studies. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University offers an MA in Eurasian Studies, a two-year interdisciplinary area studies program taught in English. It is the first of its kind to be offered in Kazakhstan, and one of only a handful across the Eurasian region.
Nazarbayev University will assist students in transferring credits earned in this course to their home institutions. The students will live on the campus of Nazarbayev University in the new capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. The program is open to international students from undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as to working professionals.
For more information about the program and to apply, please visit here!