Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of the Practice in East European Film Studies (Duke University)

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice Position in East European Film and Media Studies, beginning July 1, 2023. This position is renewable and entails promotion to Associate and Professor levels, dependent on the candidate’s successful reviews.

We seek a dynamic, engaging teacher who is invested in expanding our curriculum in film and media studies across national boundaries. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio and expertise in at least two or three East European cinemas. They should have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Some knowledge of Russian cinema is a plus.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Slavic/East European Languages and Cultures, or another relevant field by July 1, 2023.

Please send the following application materials to Jenni Solis, Business Manager for Slavic and Eurasian Studies: jw190@duke.edu

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CFA: NCEEER Title VIII Research Competition

Deadline: December 31, 2022

NCEEER invites applications to its 2023 Title VIII National Research Competition, 2023 Title VIII Short Term Research Grant Competition,  and 2023 Title VIII Dissertation Completion Grant. The deadline for all programs is December 31, 2022. 

The National Research Competition supports scholars who are US citizens and hold the PhD. Awards range from $20,000 for an individual project to $40,000 for a collaborative project. Research may take place in the United States or in the field, in one or more of the countries under the purview of the Title VIII Program (see www.nceeer.org  for details). Eligible proposals must concern topics that are relevant to current US foreign policy.

The Short Term Research Grant supports scholars who are US citizen and hold the PhD. Awards are capped at $2,500 and support short-term research (generally involving travel, also not required to do so) in/on one or more of the countries under the purview of the Title VIII Program. Eligible proposals must concern topics that are relevant to current US foreign policy.

The Dissertation Completion Grant supports scholars who are US citizens in the final year of a PhD program conducting policy-relevant research on one or more of the countries under the purview of the Title VIII program. These individual awards are for up to $25,000 and 9-12 months in duration. Eligible proposals must concern topics that are relevant to current US foreign policy.

Funding for these programs is provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, under the Title VIII Program.

Please e-mail Dr. Dana Ponte with any questions (dana@nceeer.org). Application guidelines and materials are available at: www.nceeer.org.

CFP: Russian Modernism and The Higher Plane (Experiment Journal)

Deadline: December 1, 2022

At the turn of the 20th century, Russian and Western intellectuals were much taken by the mystical, the enigmatic, and the transcendental, not least, Helen Blavatsky with her Theosophical quest and Rudolf Steiner with his elaboration of Anthroposophy— the latter, according to Nikolai Berdiaev, being “one of the most interesting tendencies… attracting cultivated people such as Viacheslav Ivanov and Andrei Belyi.”  By the early 1880s Russian translations of occult authors, such as Louis Jacolliot, Charles Richet, and Frank Podmore were already appearing, Russian writers like Aleksandr Butlerov with his “Stat’i po mediumizmu” and Aleksandr Aksakov with his Animizm i spiritizm following rapidly . Esoteric periodicals  Rebus, Izida, and Vestnik Teosofii also mushroomed, coinciding with new interpretations of Orthodoxy as well as scientific investigations into the human psyche and the nervous system. In particular, mental illness, as another state of consciousness, formed a cardinal subject of both scholarly and artistic inquiry, a tendency which left a deep imprint on writers such as Leonid Andreev, Anton Chekhov, and Vsevolod Garshin.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies (Brown University)

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Department of Slavic Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies, beginning July 2023.

Qualified candidates will have native or near-native fluency in Russian and a strong background in the last four centuries of Russian literature and culture (documented by publication/s). We seek a dynamic teacher and an original scholar who can teach across different periods and genres of Russian literature, including the XVIII century. We expect a successful candidate to be able to teach from an interdisciplinary perspective in dialogue with other branches of the humanities, such as visual studies, art history, or theater and performing arts.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Residence (Center for Jewish History)

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Call for Applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) the Center for Jewish History (the Center) invites applications for an NEH Scholar in Residence that will support original research conducted at the Center. Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences. The application deadline is December 15, 2022 for a residency from July 2023 through June 2024.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Faculty Position in Russian (Williams College)

Deadline: December 4, 2022

 The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Russian for the 2023-2024 academic year to teach four courses. Specialization open; Ph.D. preferred; native or near-native proficiency in the language is required. A passion for teaching is a must. The successful candidate will have significant language teaching experience, innovative ideas for upper-level courses in Russian, and a desire to work effectively, both inside and outside of the classroom, with a student population that is broadly diverse in every way. Our program is founded on close student-faculty interaction and strong mentoring as well as vibrant scholarship.

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