Tag Archives: December 2017

Academic Job: Prof. of International Studies (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017

EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Faculty
WORKING TITLE: Professor of International Studies
OFFICIAL TITLE: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
HIRING DEPARTMENT: A488300-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/SOCIOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
FTE: 100%
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: AUGUST 20, 2018
ADVERTISED SALARY: Negotiable; ACADEMIC (9 months)
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Ph.D. degree in anthropology, sociology, geography, or related field prior to start of appointment.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience required. For tenure-track position, demonstrated potential for excellence in research required. For tenured position, record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

POSITION SUMMARY:
UW-Madison is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor with tenure in International Studies beginning August 20, 2018. Successful applicant will engage in the intellectual life of their home department through teaching, scholarly research and service. Successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per semester with half in the International Studies Major and half in their tenure home. The appointee is expected to teach International Studies 101: Introduction to International Studies in rotation with other IS faculty as well as specialized courses in the area of the appointee’s expertise. Scholarly research and service also required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The International Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(http://www.ismajor.wisc.edu) seeks a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor and research experience in sociological, geographical, or anthropological approaches to the contemporary (post-Cold War) world. We seek a scholar with a place-based approach to the field, preferably with a regional focus on the Middle East; Central, East, or Southeast Asia; or Europe. The successful candidate will contribute to the International Studies Major’s research and teaching areas of global security, political economy, global culture, and/or human rights, broadly construed. Continue reading

Funding: Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program (TWC)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program

What is the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program?

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.

The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

What is a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS)?

Foreign Service Information Management Specialists support and maintain hundreds of applications and provide IT services domestically and abroad at over 275 overseas posts in nearly 200 countries. Information Management Specialists serve their country by maintaining secure, reliable IT tools and resources to ensure that Foreign Service Officers, federal agencies and non-government partners can promote diplomacy while serving overseas. Information Management Specialists gain experiences that few other IT professions offer, including the reward of living in a foreign country while experiencing different cultures and helping to protect U.S. interests abroad.

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Study Abroad: Meeting Russia (PICREADI)

Deadline for application: December 31, 2017

The Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives Creative Diplomacy (PICREADI), a Russian NGO working in the field of public diplomacy, has the pleasure to introduce you to their Meeting Russia program.

Meeting Russia is a unique public diplomacy program for young leaders from the United States, Canada, and Europe interested in Russia. Held in Moscow on March 21–25, 2018, the program focuses on Russia’s foreign policy and its relations with the West. Through meetings with senior Russian officials and top experts and exchange with their peers, 20 international participants will have a chance to address critical issues related to Russia’s role in world affairs and to connect with a diverse professional community.

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CFP: Slavic Studies Conference (WSSA)

Deadline for application: December 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Western Association for Slavic Studies Conference in San Antonio, TX —April 4-7, 2018.

Plan to join the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!

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CFP: Performing Europeanization (Center for Social Sciences)

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017

The Center for Social Sciences announces a call for international conference “Performing Europeanization: the Case of Georgia and Other EaP Countries”

Conference Dates:  January 22-23, 2018

Conference Venue:  Tbilisi, Georgia

Conference Language: English

Deadline for application: December 15, 2017 ​

The conference will focus on the three interconnected topics, which consist of (though are not limited to) the following themes:

EU’s enlargement strategy – Opportunities and Challenges

  • EU integration and enlargement: EU’s structural diplomacy
  • EU-Russia contested space and securitization of EU’s foreign policy
  • EU enlargement and Europeanization: conditionality vs. socialization

Eastern Partnership – Current Developments and Future Expectations

  • Europeanization and a new way of doing politics in the EaP countries
  • Impact of Europeanization on national public spheres
  • National identities in the context of Europeanization: ambiguity and perceived threats

EU-Georgia Relations

  • EU-Georgia Association Agreement: Lessons learned and opportunities created
  • Visa Liberalization and its impact on education, culture, and economy
  • Performing Europeanization in Georgia at the political and popular levels

The conference is organized within the framework of “Raising Awareness on Georgia’s Europeanization in Academia” [RAGEA] with the co-funding of Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Activities.

F​or additional information, please visit the website.

Graduate Programs: Slavic Language and Literature (U. of Washington)

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2018.

UW seeks students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). They also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note they require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of the application process.

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Study Abroad: Winter IT School (Tomsk State University)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA, and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and
physics.

Tomsk State University is planning a Winter IT School (January 22 – February 3, 2018).
The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.
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Study Abroad: Winter School of Intensive Russian (Tomsk State University)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and
physics.

Tomsk State University is planning two winter schools during this winter break, January-February 2018. The Winter School of Intensive Russian will be held January 22 – February 3, 2018.

The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.>
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CFP: Constructivist Criticism Workshop (U. of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for Applications: December 05, 2017

Call for Papers: Constructivist Criticism Workshop

 
Jan 19 2018, University of Pennsylvania 
3-6 PM, College Hall 209

A colloquium for graduate students in social sciences and humanities, studying Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to present works in progress.

This workshop is organized by a group of graduate students working in the broader Eurasia region, spread throughout the Comparative Literature, History and Anthropology departments at the University of Pennsylvania. Our goal for this workshop is to build community with colleagues along the Eastern seaboard and to create a forum for sharing and workshopping research in progress. We’ve been holding similar workshops (under the heading of Slavics without Borders) for 4-5 years, and these events have typically drawn graduate students and faculty from COML/Slavic, History, Anthropology, Art History and Annenberg, as well as junior and senior faculty from the greater Delaware Valley community.

The topic of the workshop is open, and the meetings are informal, workshop format, typically running for 2-3 hours, at which we spend 45 minutes per paper. We welcome future conference papers, dissertation prospectuses, and early-stage dissertation chapters. If you’re interested in presenting, please write to Helen Stuhr-Rommereim (sthelen@sas.upenn.edu) by Dec. 5, 2017 with a brief description of the paper topic, and the stage of your research. The papers will be pre-circulated a few days before the event to Penn department list-servs.