STARTALK Instructor (Short-Term Contract)

Deadline: Rolling

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) seeks to hire an individual to offer Russian language instruction remotely to 5-10 high school students at the intermediate-low level from March 2nd through April 27th, 2024. 

The STARTALK Instructor works closely with STARTALK Program Director, Dr. Olga Klimova, to follow an already developed curriculum aligned with STARTALK requirements and the program theme, “That Diverse Russian Speaking World!”Responsibilities will include:

*Hold online classes, learning activities, and formative assessments.

*Adhere to the pedagogical framework appropriate for the K-12 educational setting and consult with the Program Director regarding student needs.

*Participate in faculty professional development training and any necessary program staff meetings.

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Prof. Dev. : Learning Series tailored to online Russian language instructors

Deadline: February 29, 2024

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa is planning on offering a professional learning series in 2024 specifically tailored to online Russian language teachers. 

As we believe that professional development for online teachers should meet their unique needs, we would like to request your assistance in participating in and/or sharing a brief survey (link below) to your online Russian language teachers. Their feedback will inform the development of an online summer workshop. We sincerely appreciate your help in this endeavor. We request completion of the survey by February 29, 2024:

Deadline Extended: Kennan Institute Title VIII Pre-Tenure Grant

Deadline: February 15, 2024

The Kennan Institute has extended our pre-tenure scholar grant deadline. Applications will close next Thursday, February 15. Please find more information about the grant below. Any questions on the available grants can be sent to Please do forward this opportunity to any other colleagues who might be interested!


Title VIII Pre-Tenure Scholarships lasting up to six months are available to academic participants seeking time for research but unable to conduct fieldwork. Applicants should have received their PhDs no earlier than spring 2014, and the grant is open to any untenured scholars working on or off the tenure track. Scholars will spend a semester in Washington, D.C. to conduct original research on new projects that advance the Title VIII mission. Policy relevant research proposals examining Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens.


CFP: Chicago Language Symposium (University of Illinois-Chicago_

Deadline: February 21, 2024

Action-Oriented Pedagogies in Language Teaching
April 27, 2024
University of Illinois-Chicago
At the turn of the 21st Century, innovative approaches to language teaching
have placed the “learning by doing” principle into focus based on
the premise that students learn a language by using the language. ACTFL’s
Performance Indicators, influenced by the Can-Do Statements of
the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), have set the
basis for instruction to be action-oriented where the goal
is for students to accomplish relevant and engaging real-world tasks and
projects that need to be completed through the use of the target
language. In such pedagogies, a communicative goal is identified and the
planning follows a backward design that sets the path towards
supporting and assessing students’ accomplishment of the goal. In short, these
innovative pedagogies put the student at the center stage and,
in addition to effectively promoting language learning, they also foster
creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and intentional
examination of the world through investigation. Our goal for the CLS 2024 is
to explore how pedagogies focused on experiential learning are
designed and implemented in the classroom.

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Post-doc position in Warsaw, Poland: research on oral history of Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Deadline: February 29, 2024

The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences announces a competition for the position of post-doc in the project “Researching the Collecting, Preserving, Analysing and Disclosing of Ukrainian Testimonies of the 2022 War” headed by dr Anna Wylega?a.

For a full job description, please visit:

Project funded by the National Science Centre as part of the competition “OPUS-24 LAP”, no. DEC-2022/47/I/HS6/03071.

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Learn Russian in Uzbekistan

February 5 – March 3, 2024

Who we are and what we can offer you

Our Igrayuchi School is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where we welcome international students in our winter and summer programs of Russian.

Since more than 10 years we have worked in Russia and Uzbekistan at summer schools organized by some Russian, American and British universities, including Higher School of Economics in Moscow, North Carolina University, University of Texas, Middlebury College, Dickinson College, British RLUS summer programs, Swiss joint programs organized by universities of Freiburg, Basel and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Now we are happy to announce our next Winter School of Russian in Tashkent to take place from 5 February to 3 March, 2024. 

We invite learners of the Russian language to join us in the wonderful Uzbekistan!

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Job: Grants Officer, Europe (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).

We seek a motivated, energetic, organized, and resourceful Grants Officer, Europe who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a fast-paced Grants Administration team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

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Slavic Studies Summer School Scholarships (ASPIRANTUM)

Deadline: February 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce Dostoyevsky scholarships for eligible students in Slavic Studies and associated disciplines to attend ASPIRANTUM’s 2024 summer school for the Russian language.

For more details, please visit:

Undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA), and postgraduate (Ph.D.) students, as well as researchers in Slavic Studies and related fields, enrolled in universities and other academic institutions from the below-specified countries, are eligible to apply for the Dostoyevsky scholarship.

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CFP: TROIKA Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2024

TROIKA publishes academic writing, artwork, photography, creative writing, translations, opinion columns, etc. This year we do not have a theme, and we will consider all work! 

If any of your students are interested in submitting work to the magazine for consideration, please have them email submissions or questions to The deadline is February 15, 2024. 

Submission Criteria: 

 1. Undergraduate work or art concerning Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies  2. MLA formatting for academic papers 

 3. No more than 10 pages double-spaced (longer papers may be considered but will likely be abridged)  4. .doc/.docx file format 

 5. JPG/PNG formatting for images 

Past editions can be seen on our website:

Acad. Job: BCMS Lecturer (University of Kansas)

Deadline: February 19, 2024

The University of Kansas is conducting a search for a multi-term lecturer for Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian language. The position description is given below, and more information is available at The start date for the position is 18 August 2024; initial review of applications will begin on 19 February 2024.

Multi-term lecturer for Bosnian/Croatian/Montengrin/Serbian Language at the University of Kansas

The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas invites applications for a multi-term lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (BCMS) languages and cultures, to begin in fall 2024. We are looking for someone who can provide instruction with respect to the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in one of these languages as well an awareness of the others. The successful candidate would prepare students to communicate effectively in BCMS and navigate our diverse and interconnected world with cultural competence and respect for others.

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