Tag Archives: April 2017

Job: Slavic and East European Journal Asst. Editor (OSU)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2017

The Slavic and East European Journal, the publication of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, in partnership with the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University (OSU), is seeking to hire an assistant editor. The assistant editor, employed by SEELC at OSU, where the journal will be housed after July 1, 2017, will be responsible for the daily operations and smooth functioning of the journal with the following duties: receive manuscripts and present them to the editor, maintain an accurate schedule of the review process, copy edit and proofread scholarly submissions, communicate via social media, and operate an interactive website.

Applicants should apply here: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/78215

The job posting will be available until April 30th.

ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE OHIO STATE JOBS WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

In order to be considered for this position, all applications must include the following:

(1.) A letter of interest, detailing qualifications and presenting evidence of computer and social media literacy
(2.) A CV (including names and contact information of 3 references)
(3.) A writing sample.

Questions should be directed to hashamova.1@osu.edu (Yana Hashamova, editor as of July 1).

Do not send application materials to the editor.

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Slavic Langs., Lit. and Cultures (Florida State U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2017

Responsibilities

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic Program’s curriculum and maintaining an active research program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester and will include one repeatable large-enrollment course and one graduate seminar in the spring semester on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research programs and those who propose seminars that aim to serve graduate students across the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and humanities or social science disciplines (these may include, but are not limited to, digital humanities, film studies, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and history).

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Department whose programs, curriculum, and events bring together faculty from multiple disciplines. In their letter of application, applicants should include a brief research statement that describes the specific projects to be undertaken during the fellowship period.

Qualifications

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2014 and June 30, 2017 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution. Continue reading

CFP: 2018 Call for Papers (AATSEEL)

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2017

The AATSEEL National Meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2018 Conference, which will be held on February 1-4, 2018 in Washington, DC.

For details and submission guidelines, please see: https://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main

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Travel: Human Rights Summer Program (AJC)

Deadline for Registration: April 17, 2017

Warsaw-Oświęcim-Kraków
June 18-25, 2017
DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

The Human Rights Summer Program is a one-week intensive program for students and young professionals, utilizing Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Poland’s dynamic history makes it a unique location to study historic and contemporary human rights issues—from the Holocaust to the modern refugee crisis.

HRSP uses Polish-Jewish relations as a background case study, allowing participants to examine activism and social change locally through experienced histories, individuals, and institutions. The program’s approach addresses broad concepts in the human rights field by focusing on historical and contemporary Poland, which offers lessons that can be applied globally.

During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, lectures, materials, and transportation are included in the $1,199 program fee. For more information, please contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org.

Click here for more information.

Academic Job: Part-time Instructor of Russian Language (Clemson U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 25, 2017

The Russian Area Studies Committee and the Department of Foreign Languages at Clemson University invite applications for an Instructor of Russian Language. This is a one-year, part-time appointment with a possibility of renewal, pending budgetary approval. Duties consist of teaching three sections of introductory and intermediate Russian with a lab component.

An M.A. in Russian or Russian Linguistics is required as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English and 2) teaching experience at the university level, preferably at an Anglophone institution.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017.

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two sample syllabi for Russian courses, and 4) contact information for three references to ovolkov@clemson.edubefore April 25, 2017.

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (U. of Wisconsin)

Deadline for Applications: April 19, 2017

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic of the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fill a vacancy for a Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2017, with the possibility of extension to Spring 2018. Course load is 3 courses per semester. Salary commensurate with experience. In Fall 2017 the successful candidate will teach the following courses: Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings [in English]; History of Russian Culture [in Russian, for students above the level of fourth-year Russian]; and Third-Year Russian. Ph.D. in hand strongly preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. Native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English is expected. Previous teaching experience at a North American university required, including at least one year of experience teaching Russian as a Foreign Language. For complete vacancy details and a link to the application go to: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/494868/lecturer-in-gns. Please submit cover letter, CV, and a list of three references with contact information. Application deadline is 19 April 2017.

Language Training: Russian Studies Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 20, 2017

The Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University (IU) is offering $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop (SLW) during the Summer 2017 session. Funding for the RSW is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered through the IU Russian and Eastern European Institute.

Eligibility: Students who: 1) are entering a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university in Fall 2017; and 2) intend to study Russian at any level in SLW from June 5 to July 28, 2017.

Deadline for submission for all materials: April 20 or until funds are exhausted

For more information and application: http://indiana.edu/~swseel/funding-costs/russian-studies

Academic Job: Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Florida State U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 21, 2017, 5:00PM

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Florida State University

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic Program’s curriculum and maintaining an active research program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester and will include one repeatable large-enrollment course and one graduate seminar in the spring semester on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research programs and those who propose a graduate seminar that aims to serve graduate students across the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and humanities or social science disciplines (these may include, but are not limited to, digital humanities, film studies, translation studies, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and history).

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Department, whose programs, curriculum, and events bring together faculty from multiple disciplines. In their letter of application, applicants should include a brief research statement that describes the specific projects to be undertaken during the fellowship period.

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2014 and June 30, 2017 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2017 and include: 1) a letter of application; 2) C.V. ; 3) a syllabus for a graduate seminar on a topic of the applicant’s choosing; 4) three letters of recommendation.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=41460&PostingSeq=1

Inquiries about the application process may be addressed to Jennifer Norton, Administrative Associate: jmorton@fsu.edu.

Study Abroad: Russian Language & Lit. in Riga, Latvia (CUNY)

Deadline for Applications: April 06, 2017

The Division of Russian and Slavic Studies at Hunter College (CUNY) is offering a new two-track study abroad program in Russian language and literature in the Baltics (June 4 – July 31, 2017)! The application deadline is April 6.

We will be based in Riga, but the program includes a 4-day trip to Lithuania (Kaunas, Vilnius, Klaipeda, Palanga) and a 2-day trip to Estonia (Tartu and Tallinn).

The language track is an intensive Intermediate Russian course, with a prerequisite of 2 semesters of Russian taken previously.

The literature track is a course taught in English, but with the option of doing most readings in Russian, titled “THE BALTIC TRANSIT: RUSSIAN WRITERS EN ROUTE TO THE WEST.” It explores the roles of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Russian literature and culture throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, beginning with the period of the three states’ interwar independence, covering the years of WWII and the Soviet period, as well as addressing the post-Soviet times and the present-day cultural and political moment.

If any of you or students are interested, please don’t hesitate to email me (yakov.klots@hunter.cuny.edu) – I will be happy to provide detailed information on all aspects of the program, including the syllabi, the schedule, etc.

Here is the link to the Hunter College Study Abroad office webpage with the program description:

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/educationabroad/programs/short-term-programs/summer-2017-programs/latvia

Internships: Pathways Internship Experience Program (U.S. Department of State)

Deadline for Applications: April 03, 2017

The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in their Washington D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from March 28 to April 3, 2017 or when the cutoff limit for applications has been reached for each position. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Office Automation (Student Trainee)
GS-0399-03
Grade 03: HRSC/PATH-2017-0021 150
Foreign Affairs (Student Trainee)
GS-0199-03
Grade 03: HRSC/PATH-2017-0022 100
Foreign Affairs (Student Trainee)
GS-0199-05
Grade 05: HRSC/PATH-2017-0023 150
Economist (Student Trainee)
GS-0199-09
Grade 09: HRSC/PATH-2017-0024 100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit their forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.