Tag Archives: April 2016

CFP: AATSEEL Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA)

Deadline to Submit Proposals: April 15, 2016

The AATSEEL National Meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literature, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize round table discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2017 Conference, which will be held on February 2-5, 2017 in San Francisco. The conference regularly includes panels in the following areas:

Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Historical Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Dialectology, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Linguistics and Pedagogy.

Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition, Empirical Studies in Language Learning, Study Abroad, Teaching of Individual Skills (pronunciation, reading, listening, writing, speaking), Content-based Instruction (in film, history, politics, culture, literature, etc.), Curriculum Design, Language Teaching for Special Purposes, Teaching of Languages other than Russian (Polish, Czech, BCS, Romanian, etc.), Use of Technology in Language Teaching.

Literature and Culture
Individual Writers and Poets (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Akhmatova, Bulgakov, Nabokov and others), Themes (history and literature, travelogues, gendered readings, etc.), Critical approaches (including various theoretical approaches), Genre (avtorskaia pesnia, ode, drama), Periods (medieval to contemporary), Culture, Film, Dance, Music, Philosophy, and Religion.

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Job: Medical Focal Point (Donetsk, Ukraine)

Deadline: April 12, 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).

Minimum Requirements:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements (Political Affairs):
  • University education in journalism, international relations or related field, communications, public relations, media studies or professional certification in journalism, public relations or media technology
  • Experience in working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including the ability to prepare news- related documents and public presentations in simple, clear language for a broad non-diplomatic audience
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills

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Fellowship: Summer Student Development Fund (UT-Austin)

Deadline: April 25, 2016

To apply, please click here

The Clements Center awards funds to undergraduate and graduate students who secure unpaid summer internships in the fields of national security and foreign policy. Awards will be granted to those students whose summer work best reflects the mission and goals of the Clements Center. Past recipients have interned with the US Department of State, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

Because internships in foreign and defense policy can be an essential part of professional development and career opportunities in national security policy, the Clements Center wants to help UT students in identifying and pursuing internship opportunities. We have created a database containing information on a broad range of internships in foreign and defense policy. UT students are encouraged to use this in researching and applying for internships.

Fellowship: Undergraduate Fellows Program (UT-Austin)

Deadline: April 18, 2016

To apply, click here

Scholarship and policy work at the collegiate level begins with undergraduates, and the Clements Undergraduate Fellows Program is committed to teaching, mentorship, professional development, and research with UT-Austin’s youngest aspiring statesmen and scholars.

A competitive application process will yield each academic year’s class of 15-20 Fellows. Fellows will convene monthly throughout the academic year to participate in discussion groups, be mentored by the Clements Center’s affiliated scholars, meet with distinguished guests and visiting speakers, and exchange ideas on their course projects. Each year will also include at least one field tour of a nearby historic site related to diplomatic and military history. Preference will be given to undergraduates whose coursework and/or extracurricular activities bear directly on American foreign policy, military and diplomatic history, and international security.

For concerns or questions, please contact:
Jacqueline Chandler, the Clements Center’s Program Manager,
E-mail: jchandler@austin.utexas.edu 

Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Russian Language and Linguistics (Leiden University)

Deadline: April 24, 2016

The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Center for Linguistics has a vacancy from 1 August 2016 to 31 December 2019. We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Russian language and linguistics (0.8 fte). Vacancy number: 16-106

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Teaching and developing courses in Russian linguistics and Russian language acquisition in the department of Russian Studies
  • In the program of International Studies the Assistant Professor will also teach a general introduction to Linguistics, and half a course in the field of (Russian) socio-linguistics
  • Participation in developing the linguistics curriculum of LUCL, and implementation of innovative concepts for language teaching
  • Research in Russian linguistics and supervision of BA, MA and PhD theses. Candidates with a specialization in modern Russian linguistics are preferred
  • Acquisition of research grants at the national and international level
  • Managerial and organizational responsibilities in LUCL and the department of Russian Studies

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Professional Development: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop (Indiana University)

Deadline: April 30, 2016

The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University (IU) announces an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop for teachers of Russian language to be held on the campus of IU Bloomington on July 5-8, 2016. Participants in the workshop will be fully funded.

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop is a four-day professional development workshop designed to introduce language educators to the Oral Proficiency Interview, the ACTFL rating scale, and the techniques for conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews. In daily plenary presentations, participants address general concepts and strategies for oral proficiency testing. This information is then reinforced and practiced in language-specific break-out sessions by observing model interviews, participating in hands-on rating activities, and conducting and rating live practice interviews. These practice interviews and ratings are discussed and critiqued in the language-specific groups. Following the workshop, eligible participants may pursue Limited or Full OPI Tester Certification.  Please visit ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview for more information.

  • Each participating teacher with five nights of housing on the IU campus (check-in July 4, check-out July 9)
  • Travel reimbursement that will cover round trip air and/or ground transportation
  • Per diem to offset the cost of meals taken during the course of the workshop
Application Process: 
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of interest that addresses your experience as a teacher of Russian, your familiarity with proficiency-oriented teaching and testing, and the contribution which participation in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop will make to your further professional development
  • Submit all application materials to Mark Trotter:  martrott@indiana.edu

Preference will be given to teachers of Russian who are currently teaching at the pre-college level in schools or community programs, but teachers of Russian at the college/university level as well as pre-service teachers of Russian (pre-college or college/university) are also encouraged to apply.

Academic Job: Lectureship (Assistant Professor) in Russian (University of St. Andrews)

Deadline: April 11, 2016

Salary: £38,896 – £47,801 per annum
Start: 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter
Reference Number: AC4786MR

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint to a Lectureship in Russian from 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be expected to hold a PhD, and should possess native or near-native language skills in Russian and English. Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist interest in any area of Russian literature and/or culture.

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CFP: Eurasia and Silk Road in Global Perspective (Cambridge, UK)

Deadline to Submit Abstract: April 4, 2016

Dates of the workshop: May 3, 2016
Submit 300-Word Abstract and Short Bio: caf@devstudies.cam.ac.uk 

Cambridge Central Asia Forum and Center for Development Studies of the University of Cambridge in conjunction with VerusScript Publishers are organizing a workshop titled ‘Eurasia and Silk Road in Global Perspective’. This workshop will consider global and local aspects of Eurasian regional projects. We invite papers which consider the processes unfolding in greater Eurasian space in the view of the recently-launched projects of Eurasian Economic Union and Silk Road Economic Belt. Papers with sectoral or sub-regional focus that engage with below broader themes of Eurasian research are welcome.

Theme I: Imagining Eurasia/Silk Road in a Global Context:
The papers will consider how elites of Eurasian regional project envisage the role of Eurasia in a global perspective. In particular, the papers will consider local elites relate the concept of Eurasia to the artifacts of today’s globalized world. The papers will look into the question of what kind of relations the idea of Eurasia/Silk Road envisages for such concepts as modernity, nation, state, and international development; notions of diplomacy and soft power will feature here. We are particularly interested in discussing how the proposed Eurasian area will fit into the world economic and political system.

Theme II: Performing Eurasia in European and Global Context:
We invite papers which will consider if and how the countries of Eurasia act as one actor in their interaction with the structures of global governance. The papers will trace how policy-makers of these regions build relations with structures of global governance (WTO, World Bank, EBRD, IMF) and other regional blocs (EU, Latin America, ASEAN, BRICS). The papers will consider the question of what kind of relations between the different actors is possible as well as imaginable.

Theme III: Performing Eurasia in Asian Context:
Eurasia is often depicted as an entity stretching and striving from the East to the West. The panel will consider an often ignored axis of North/South relationship given strong interests of various regional powers. The panel will address this issue by inviting papers which would outline views towards Eurasian countries by such countries as Turkey, Iran, India, Middle East and Gulf States.

Theme IV: Performing Eurasia in the Local Context:
The panel will consider the effects of Eurasian regionalism on local conditions. In particular, it will analyse the concept of Eurasia in formal and informal social practices, such as business practices, transport, cross-border trade, survival strategies, media landscape, education, advertising, fashion, etc.  We will invite papers from various humanities disciplines, e.g. anthropologists, economists, business and media scholars.

CFP: The 3rd International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society (Istanbul, Turkey)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: April 1, 2016

The 3rd International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society
“Conference Theme: The post-Soviet Eurasian Space in the 25th Year of Independence”
Kadir Has University, İstanbul – Turkey
Thursday,  June 02, 2016 – Friday,  June 3, 2016 (All Day)

CESRAN International and Kadir Has University invite panel and paper proposals, relating to all aspects of humanities and social sciences on wider Eurasia, for the 3rd Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society 2-3 June 2016 in İstanbul, Turkey.

To present a paper at the conference, a 500 word abstract should be sent to the Conference General Coordinator by April 01st, 2016. The conference is also open to non-paper presenters and we would encourage participation from non-academic sectors such as civil society, private sector, national authorities and the media.

Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 15, 2016


This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery on Eurasian Studies. IEPAS2016 will afford the opportunity for networking new relationships, hearing the latest research, presenting and publishing before a global audience and experiencing Turkey.

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Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

Award: $1000

The annual scholarship from the OTSA Halide Edip Adivar fund provides an introduction to Turkey for qualified undergraduate students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or in Turkish studies. The $1000 award is to be used for travel to Turkey and/or, while there, to supplement participation in a program in Turkish language, a study-abroad program, or a work internship; or for study or research in any aspect of Turkey’s history, culture or society. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education, but may be a graduating senior. Applicants also must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

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