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Academic Job: Senior Preceptor in Russian (Harvard Uni.)

Date for Applications: April 12, 2018

Position Description: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Senior Preceptor in Russian Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018 with teaching and administrative responsibilities to begin in Fall Semester 2018. The Senior Preceptor will be responsible for teaching Russian at all levels. The Senior Preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials across the program in Russian language, will assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Russian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in Slavic linguistics and second-language acquisition as well as an interest in organizing and leading study abroad opportunities in Russian-speaking countries. Administrative duties will include supervision and mentoring of graduate student instructors and some supervisory duties for the Slavic Language program as needed. Interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in April 2018. The position is for five years and renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Russian language at the university level and in language program and curriculum development, language program administration and instructor mentoring, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, and have native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.

Additional Qualifications: Specialization in Slavic linguistics or second language acquisition preferred, or specialization in Russian language and literature.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. A representative sample of teaching materials and course syllabi
5. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a
letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are
required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact Information: Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program
Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 12, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CFP: Conference “Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment” (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2018


“Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment” in Berlin, Germany, October 5–7, 2018.

For much of its storied history, Siberia has figured in outsiders’ imaginations as a wild landscape to be tamed by humans. From state-driven projects to develop railroads and telecommunication lines to cinematic and literary depictions of powerful rivers, deep mines, and virgin forests, Siberia has in many ways been defined by infrastructure and environment. This interdisciplinary workshop organized by Indiana University will focus on the possibilities, pitfalls, and unfolding legacies of efforts to understand and remake the environment—both built and “natural”—of Siberia. In particular, the Conference seeks to bridge the environmental humanities and science and technology studies. By holding this workshop at Indiana University’s Europe Gateway in Berlin, they aim to better integrate expertise among European, American, and Russian scholars of Siberia. To this end the Conference seeks papers specifically from scholars based in Europe and Russia.

Examples of possible topics include:

– The social history of a specific landform, such as a mountain, lake, river, or cave
– Development of specific scientific fields in Siberia, such as permafrost science or forestry
– The Soviet space program and biosphere projects in Siberia
– The social effects of water engineering projects
– The development of telecommunications or other systems of long-distance communication
– Oil and gas exploration and their effects on Siberian communities
– Ethnographic, historical, or literary accounts of roads, railways, bridges, shipping routes, etc.

At the workshop, we will discuss pre-circulated papers of approximately 15 pages (approx. 6000 words), which will be due by September 1, 2018. Please send a brief proposal (up to one page) describing your project to the Organizing Committee at graberk@indiana.edu and  tsaburov@indiana.edu. The working languages of the workshop will be Russian and English. If the proposal is submitted in Russian, please include an abstract in English.

Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2018. Decisions will be announced by May 1. Limited travel funds may be available. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

Organizing Committee: Kathryn E. Graber (Indiana University); Tatiana Saburova (Moscow Higher School of Economics and Indiana University); and Russell Valentino (Indiana University).

Study Abroad: Russian Language in Omsk (Dostoevsky Omsk State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 and June 10, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU offers 2 summer programs with fixed start dates in July and August for international students who are interested in learning Russian language and would like to delve into Russian traditional culture.
Russian Language Summer School in July is a 3-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to practice all main skills in Russian, reinforce and enrich their knowledge of Russian.
Course Fees: 45 000 RUB (approx. 635 €/775 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (7 ETCS).
DatesJuly 3- July 28
Deadline for Application: April 15, 2018
Russian Language Summer School in August is a 2-week program that covers a balance of language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), grammar at an appropriate level from beginner to advanced.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 425 €/520 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
Dates: July 31- Aug 19
Deadline for Application: June 10, 2018
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.
The social and cultural programs of Summer Schools are designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local heritage. The University wants to show the wide diversity of Russian culture, for which they have built a great program for participants to keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what participants got up to in 2017, read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said and check the information about recent Summer Schools.
For more information check the summer school website.
NOTE: In the application, please specify the program (July or August) of interest.

Job: Foreign Service Security Technical Specialists (U.S. State Dept.)

Deadline for Applications: April 5, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Security Technical Specialist positions.

Security Technical Specialists provide support and assist in worldwide technical security programs which provide protection for U.S. Department of State facilities and personnel from technical espionage, acts of terrorism, and crime. Their work is incredibly varied – managing projects and people, supporting dignitary travel, exploring the use of new technology, and installing, maintaining, and repairing a vast array of complex technical security equipment.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcementto ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is April 5, 2018.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

CFP: Presence and Absence (Urban Jewish Heritage Conference)

Deadline for Submissions: April 9, 2018

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. Being held as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces. From tourism and sustainability to conservation and representation, the Conference will bring together academics, planners, policy makers and community leaders to examine the pasts, presents and futures for cities with Jewish Heritage, particularly in Europe. The conference will take place from 3-7 September 2018 at the Villa Decius, Krakow, Poland.

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Study Abroad: New Summer Programs (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2018

SRAS has announced three new programs beginning this summer.  They have also extended deadlines on most of their other summer programs, but students should apply quickly. 
Tajik Intensive – New Program
SRAS students have for many years studied Central Asian languages as part of broader coursework in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Beginning summer 2018 SRAS will offer an intensive program in Tajik. Intensive lessons and peer tutoring in Bishkek are supplemented with a week-long guided language and culture immersion in Tajikistan.
Apply by April 1 – http://sras.org/tajik
Literature in St. Petersburg – New Program!
Students will read, analyze, research, and discuss Russian literature in Russian. To support this, this course will be taught as an integrated part of an intensive program of Russian as a Second Language. This program is open to students who have taken 4 or more semesters of Russian.
Apply by March 10 – http://sras.org/literature
Moscow-St.Petersburg Summer RSL – Special Program for 2018

Special for 2018, SRAS is offering an Russian as a Second Language program that allows students to split their time between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Extended Deadlines on Most Summer Programs

SRAS is still accepting applications for most summer programs abroad. See link below for details.
Application deadlines vary by program, but are generally March 10-April 1
Please contact (lhorner@sras.org) with any questions about the programs!

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies (Uni. Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2018

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian & Slavic Studies

Job description: The University of Arizona seeks a specialist in Russian literature and culture (20th c to present); with an innovative research agenda and strong teaching record. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated excellence in a variety of methodologies including blended learning technologies preferred. Ability and willingness to teach at all levels: Russian literature, language and culture, as well as general education courses. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary interests, as well as secondary interest in Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia, preferred. Visiting faculty are expected to teach three courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and perform appropriate service.

The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its double-track Russian major and its contribution to the University’s general education mission. The department has an excellent MA program, and engages the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

The candidate will contribute to the department’s mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2018, please ensure reference letters are also submitted by 4/2/18.
For more information, check the job posting: http://uacareers.com/postings/26946

Language Training: Ukrainian Summer Institute 2018 (Harvard U.)

Deadline is March 12, 2018 for financial aid and April 16, 2018 for students not seeking financial aid

The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) is now accepting applications for its 2018 program. 
Program Dates: June 23-August 11, 2018 
HUSI offers seven weeks of intensive accredited university instruction in Ukrainian studies. Students earn academic credit while studying at an Ivy League university and exploring the dynamic city that surrounds it. The program is designed for graduate students and undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Limited financial assistance is available.

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Funding: LGBT Studies Research Fellowship (Yale U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 20, 2018

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 Fellowship is April 20, 2018.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale University is proud to announce the second annual Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. The Fellowship is offered annually, and is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area.

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply. Scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible.

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Funding: Fellowships (Bogliasco Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender.

To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists.

The Foundation only accepts applications submitted through the online application system. To access the system, you must first register for an account here, where you will also find a list of requirements that we strongly encourage you to read before beginning your application. Once registered, you may login as needed to work on your application by clicking on the “login” button indicated to the left.

For more information, and to apply, click here.