Tag Archives: January 2017

CFP: Symposium About Language and Society (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Abstract: January 14, 2017

SALSA XXV:
Language Contact and Multilingualism
April 14-15, 2017 at University of Texas at Austin

The Symposium About Language and Society (SALSA) is an annual symposium promoting linguistic, linguistic anthropological and communication research at the University of Texas at Austin. Originally created through the joint efforts of students from the Linguistic, Anthropology and Communication Studies Departments at the University of Texas, SALSA has developed into an interdisciplinary conference with contributions from various fields, including foreign language education, educational psychology, media studies, and numerous language departments. Our annual proceedings appear in special editions of Texas Linguistic Forum.

This year’s theme is Language Contact and Multilingualism. We look at contact broadly as the point where different languages and cultures come together and influence one another. We want to examine language contact throughout history and how it has shaped the present day languages in a variety of contexts and outcomes. Through this perspective we examine questions such as how doeslanguage contact impact bilingual and multilingual societies? How does contact affect methods of communication? How do intersecting cultures influence language use? What types of language ideologies influence and arise out of this contact situation? How has contact impacted the relationship between identity and language? In a world where contact is seemingly everywhere, how do we understand the particularities of different contact situations? How is contact encoded in the features of the languages in contact? How do social media and other forms of mass media impact contact? What role does contact play in projects of revitalization and documentation of languages? SALSA XXV seeks to explore these questions and more in order to contribute to literature in linguistics, anthropology, communication sciences, and interdisciplinary fields such as media, queer, critical race, area, and women’s and gender studies. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Ukrainian Studies (Columbia University)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR POSITION
in Ukrainian Studies
2017-2018 FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, invites applications for 1 two-year postdoctoral research scholar position in Ukrainian Studies, extending over academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Postdoctoral research scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing, whichshould be focused on some aspect of current Ukrainian life, politics, and/or international affairs; to teach a course of their own design in the spring semester of each of the two years; to give a public seminar/lecture on their research; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. The Institute provides desk space for all postdoctoral research scholars. The Institute also provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests. This position is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Ukrainian Studies Fund.

The primary criterion in awarding this fellowship is academic excellence. The Fellowship Committee seeks evidence that the candidate’s research, teaching, and publication will make a significant, original contribution to the study of contemporary Ukraine in their particular field of study. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, and do not hold a tenure-track position.   All fellows must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the appointment. Successful applicants are expected to commit to the full two-year sequence.

The salary for 2017-2018 is $50,000. Medical benefits are provided and subsidized housing is available. There is a $1,000 research allowance per annum. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Russian, Eastern/Central Europe (Columbia University)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM
in Russia, Eastern/Central Europe
2017-2018 FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, invites applications for 1 two-year postdoctoral research scholar position, extending over academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Postdoctoral research scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to teach a course of their own design in the spring semester of each of the two years; to give a public seminar/lecture on their research; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. The Institute provides desk space for all postdoctoral research scholars. The Institute also provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests.

The primary criterion in awarding this fellowship is academic excellence. The Fellowship Committee seeks evidence that the candidate’s research, teaching, and publication will make a significant, original contribution to the study of Russia, Eurasia, and/or East-Central Europe in their particular field of study. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, and do not hold a tenure-track position.   All fellows must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the appointment. Successful applicants are expected to commit to the full two-year sequence.

The salary for 2017-2018 is $50,000. Medical benefits are provided and subsidized housing is available. There is a $1,000 research allowance per annum. Continue reading

Graduate Program: PhD Studentships (Cambridge University)

Deadline for Applications: January 4, 2017

The Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University is pleased to announce opportunities for PhD studentships, in partnership with the CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and coordinated by the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), CEELBAS provides studentships for selected candidates who have been offered places on PhD courses in Russian, Slavonic and East European languages and culture at one of the four universities in the CDT consortium: UCL, Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford. For details on eligibility and application information, please consult the CDT homepage:

http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/students/cdt/

The new studentships are open only to applicants who are ‘ordinarily resident’ in the United Kingdom or European Union. Overseas students from outside the EU who wish to pursue doctoral study at Cambridge may apply for funding from the Gates Cambridge Trust. Information on the Gates Cambridge scholarships is available here:

http://www.gatescambridge.org/

Candidates for these studentships should note that their application for admission must be received in Cambridge by 4 January 2017. A separate application for the studentship must be received by CEELBAS not later than 21 February 2017. Continue reading

Academic Job: Associate Professorship/Professorship of Russian Linguistics & Comparative Slavonic Philology (U. of Oxford)

Deadline for Applications: January 9, 2017

Associate Professorship or Professorship of Russian Linguistics and Comparative Slavonic Philology

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages/Faculty of Linguistics Phonetics and Philology, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford

10a: £45,562 – £61,179 p.a.

The University, in association with Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College, is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/Professor of Russian Linguistics and Comparative Slavonic Philology. She or he will be expected to undertake research, teach undergraduates and postgraduates, and supervise postgraduate students in these areas. An ability to teach and do research on at least one South Slavonic language will be an advantage.

Candidates should be able to contribute to Russian language teaching and Russian Linguistics teaching at all levels of the undergraduate degree, and to take charge of postgraduate courses and supervision. They should have an excellent knowledge of Russian, established skills in language teaching, including the ability to teach translation from Russian into English to undergraduates, and should have native or near-native fluency in English. They should possess a Master’s degree and a doctoral degree related to Russian linguistics and comparative Slavonic philology.

Additional information including details of how to apply are contained in the further particulars available below.

The closing date for the post is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 January 2017.
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/p ls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec _version_4.display_form

CFP: Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Submissions: January 30, 2017

Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Century of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and People
April 7-8, 2017

We are now inviting participants to submit abstracts for the 7th annual conference of the Slavic Graduate Students’ Association (SGSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The conference will take place April 7-8, 2017, in Urbana, IL. Prof. Jessica Greenberg from the Anthropology Dept. of UIUC will deliver a keynote lecture. Participation is open to graduate students in all related fields, including: literature, film, linguistics, history, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, visual arts, musicology and area studies. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures.

In anticipation of the anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution, the theme of this year’s conference is A Century of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and People. Revolution, considered both politically but also interpreted more broadly as radical change to the status-quo, has played a recurring role throughout Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia, shaping these regions’ history, culture, art, and politics. We want to examine these experiences and trace their developing narratives. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Fellowships 2017-2018 (Kennan Institute)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017

KENNAN INSTITUTE TITLE VIII FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2017-2018

The Kennan Institute is again holding its annual Title VIII competition for research, summer, and short-term fellowships. A description of the available grants are listed below, and also can be found at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan-institute-fellowships-and-internships.

Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships (3-9 months duration)

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,500 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their fellowship.

One round of competitive Title VIII Research Scholar selection is held per year. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2017. Application materials may be submitted by email. Please download application packet on this page. Decisions on appointment will be made in early March; awardees are able to commence their appointments as early as July.

The application can be found at:
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Prof. Devel.: Application Workshop (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Registration: January 1, 2017

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Make Your Application Stand Out

On January 1, hundreds of Peace Corps opportunities will be closing. If you’re offered one of these positions, you’ll be overseas by summer 2017. Do your best to make that happen by attending an application workshop with a Peace Corps recruiter this month. They’ll help you perfect your resume and take you through the steps of the application process.

Can’t make it in person? Attend one of our online application workshops from the comfort of your home:

  • Friday, December 9, 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Saturday, December 17, 12:30 p.m. Eastern

For more information, and to register, click here.

Funding Opportunity: 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program (Library of Congress)

Deadline for Applications: January 27, 2017

Title: 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Amount: $4,500 stipend 

Description: The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern program (10 weeks) offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Through the Junior Fellows program, the Library of Congress furthers its mission to provide access to a universal record of knowledge, culture and creativity as exemplified by its collections, while supporting current and future generations of students and scholars. The fellows explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of special, legal or copyright collections in many different formats. Note: U.S. Citizenship required.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 27. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Research Scholar Program (American Councils Research Fellowships)

Deadline for Applications: January 17, 2017

Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.

Programs are available in*:

Albania Estonia Lithuania Russia**
Armenia Georgia Macedonia Serbia
Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Moldova Tajikistan
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo Montenegro Ukraine
Bulgaria Kyrgyzstan Poland
Croatia Latvia Romania

*Please not that Title VIII funding cannont be used in countries and regions under a U.S. government travel warning. For more information about current travel warnings, please visit the State Department website at www.travel.state.gov. Research Scholar applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries maximum.

**Due to visa regulations, Research Scholar recipients to Russia are required to participate in four hours per week of Russian language tutorials in addition to their academic consultation with a faculty advisor (one hour per week) at their host universities. Language tutorials will provide proficient speakers an opportunity to edit Russian articles for publication, to develop lexica for new areas of study, or to refine advanced speaking and writing skills.

Award Components:
The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships, administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Typical awards include:

  • International airfare from the scholar’s home city to his/her host city overseas
  • Academic affiliation at a leading local university or educational institution
  • Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and guarantee timely visa registration
  • A housing stipend
  • A monthly living stipend
  • Health insurance of up to $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the region, including in-country orientation and 24-hour emergency aid

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