Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (Univ. of Kentucky)

Deadline: December 3, 2021

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Russian Studies to begin January 2023. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 2022. We seek candidates in any area of cultural/literary studies or formal or applied linguistics; candidates must have experience teaching Russian. Russian proficiency at the Superior level on the ACTFL scale is expected.

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CFP: How Science Became Popular-Epistemic Governance and Scientific Citizenship in the Twentieth Century (Univ. of Houston)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Please check out this call for papers for a conference in Houston in March 2022 science communication, epistemic governance, and scientific citizenship in the 20th century. The organizer is a top-notch Soviet historian (Aleksey Golubev), but the scope is global and interdisciplinary. They have funding mainly for graduate students and early-career scholars (postdocs, contingent faculty) but they also welcome tenure-track and tenured faculty to participate.  Deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Slavic and Global Literary Studies (Univ. of Washington)

Deadline: December 1, 2021; Open until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Slavic and global literary studies, to begin September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position.

University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15).

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CFP: Proposed Special Cluster of Russian Language Journal

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies 

Guest Editors: Svetlana Sokolova and Anna Endresen. 

Brief description: 

Undergraduate research, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.” Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that can increase student learning driven by mentoring relationships with faculty while also building a culture of innovation and scholarship on campus. 

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CFP: Symposium on Disinformation Studies (Swarthmore College)

Deadline: December 20, 2021

Swarthmore College is hosting the first regional Symposium on Disinformation Studies. The SDS will be an interdisciplinary conference about the causes and effects of disinformation, its probable evolution, and practical counter-measures and solutions. We encourage papers on information warfare, analyzing it through both national and global lenses, just as we welcome discussions from experts of varied disciplinary backgrounds—disinformation spread is an issue that does not discriminate on the basis of industry or national boundary. 

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Seminar: ASEEES Slavic DH Workshop

Event Date: December 1, 2021

The ASEEES Conference Slavic DH Workshop will be taking place on Zoom on December 1, 2021. This year, the workshop will focus on computational periodical studies, including the materials and questions posed by the interinstitutional DH project, “The Pages of Early Soviet Performance.”…/pages-early-soviet…/ The “Pages of Early Soviet Performance (PESP)” uses machine learning to generate multiple datasets of early-Soviet illustrated periodicals related to the performing arts. By using computer vision techniques and training a YOLO (You Only Look Once) real-time object detection model, this project generates textual and image data that will facilitate new avenues of research about Soviet culture during the first decades after the October Revolution (1917-1932). All registered participants of ASEEES are welcome to join this hands-on, three-part workshop, focused on the digitization of Russian/Slavic periodicals. Each session is self-contained and can be attended “a la carte.” Participation in all sessions is not required. CALL FOR PANELISTS: Do you use periodical collections in your teaching? Are you a student who has used digital periodical collections in your research or in a classroom setting? We are also seeking interested participants and presenters for our second session dedicated to teaching and learning with periodicals. Please contact Kat Hill Reischl ( or Andrew Janco ( for questions or to join the panel.

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Grad. Program: MA Russian for the Professions Program (The Ohio State University)

Deadline: December 31, 2021; March 31, 2022

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio welcomes applicants to our new terminal MA program, the Russian for the Professions specialization. This program strives to bring students to the advanced level on the ACTFL scale and will feature curriculum focused on advanced Russian language, developing applied language skills, and application in different professional fields, such as research, translation, film and media studies, gender studies, and the problems of global human trafficking.

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Grad. Program: MA/PhD Program in Slavic Studies (The Ohio State University)

Deadline: December 1, 2021; March 1, 2022

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio welcomes applicants to our MA/Ph.D. program for Autumn semester 2022. 

The Department offers graduate students a stimulating intellectual environment and generous financial support.  Our graduate course offerings appeal to a broad range of intellectual interests, with three major areas of concentration: Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies; Slavic Linguistics; and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).

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Funding: PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: December 30, 2021

We are delighted to inform you that Call-2 for the PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme was opened on 15 September 2021. The PASIFIC Programme is coordinated by the Polish Academy of Sciences and co-financed by the European Union under the MSCA COFUND scheme (Horizon 2020). In the second call, 15 researchers of any nationality and representing all research disciplines will be offered a possibility to pursue their research for two years at one of the Polish Academy of Sciences institutes and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology.  The deadline for applications is 30 December 2021. 

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Funding: Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear-armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full time at CFR, selected fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document. The fellows will also be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program. 

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