Tag Archives: July 2016

Academic Job: Visiting Asst. Prof. of Russian (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Review of Applications Begins: July 25, 2016 (Ongoing Until Filled)

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Fall 2016

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin – Madison announces a one-semester position for a Visiting Assistant Professor for Fall 2016 to teach two courses: one advanced course in Russian language and literature (taught entirely in Russian to students beyond fourth-year Russian) and one course on Soviet literature in translation, with an optional discussion section in Russian. Active research agenda and readiness to perform service on departmental committees is expected. The successful candidate would need to be on campus by Monday, 29 August 2016, and classes begin on Tuesday, 6 September 2016.

Ph.D. in hand strongly preferred; however, ABD applicants will be considered, in which case the title would be Lecturer. The applicant should have experience teaching Russian language and literature at a North American university, including at least two semesters’ experience teaching Russian language and one semester’s experience teaching Russian literature in translation. Native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English is expected.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting 07/25/2016 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of three references by email to:

Professor Irina Shevelenko
Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic
idshevelenko@wisc.edu

UW–Madison is an equal opportunity employer that hires without regard to, but not limited to, the following: gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, creed, religion, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, ancestry, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, or other classifications protected by state or federal laws.

Academic Job: Instructor of Russian (U. of South Carolina)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Russian beginning August 16, 2016 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. This position will be assigned a teaching load of four courses each semester (eight per academic year) in introductory through advanced Russian and also may be assigned service duties in the program.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Russian or a related field is required in hand by August 15, 2016. Evidence of excellent, successful Russian language teaching at the collegiate level; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; and a strong commitment to program building and collegiality are also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in applied linguistics. A Ph.D. in Russian is desirable. Interest in leading study abroad trips to Russia welcome.

Application Process:
Candidates can complete an application and upload a CV, a letter stating interest in the position and teaching philosophy, a list of three references with contact information, and one full set of student evaluations from a Russian language class by visiting the USC HR site, which will be live next week.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Non-Tenure Track Lecturer of Russian (Texas A&M University)

Review of Applications Begins July 15, 2016 (Ongoing Until Filled)

Texas A&M University announces a non-tenure track Lecturer position to teach beginning language courses in Russian. This is a one-semester, non-renewable, 75% time position. A PhD in Russian Language is preferred; MA required. Please email a letter of application and curriculum vitae by July 15, 2016 and to Ede Hilton-Lowe, ede@tamu.edu. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. July 15, 2016 is not a deadline; we will review applications then until the position is filled.

I am happy to receive inquiries off-list:  brett-cooke@tamu.edu

Job: Information Management Specialists (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service is accepting applications for Information Management Specialists. These are the technical managers who help the United States accomplish its foreign policy mission overseas. From July 13-26, those who are interested and have a formal education OR practical experience in Information Technology fields can apply for positions which allow you, your spouse, and your children to live and work throughout the world.

Our Information Management Specialists are the technical leads who function as part of a larger diplomatic team around the world. As a part of this public service opportunity, you’ll receive paid housing or a housing allowance and paid education for dependent children in K-12 when serving overseas, health and medical coverage, federal retirement benefits, student loan repayment opportunities, generous paid leave, and an unprecedented chance to experience different cultures. You will provide IT management services at any of our more than 270 posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the United States.

To see how we will evaluate your application, review the 12 Dimensions. If you have questions about the selection and hiring process, contact IMSVacancyInfo@state.gov. If you have questions about the work itself, contact ITJobs@state.gov. Finally, if you prefer to speak with someone directly, please contact the Diplomat in Residence in your region to make an appointment.

To find out more specifics about the qualifications required for an IMS, please click here for the IMS Career Track Quiz: http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/specialist/career-track-quiz/ims

Job: Gender Adviser, OSCE (Ukraine)

Deadline for Applications: July 22, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Gender Adviser, Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Level: Senior Professional
Area of Expertise: Democratization
Vacancy Number: VNSMUS00418
Duty Station: Ukraine
View the job description:

https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by July 22. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline. Continue reading

Internship: Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program is bigger and better than ever! This year, we have over 900 vacancies at 30 U.S. Government agencies. The 309 projects available this year can be found here. Students can apply between July 2 – 22 on USAJobs to their top three projects.

VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance. Selected applicants will contribute up to 10 hours per week from September 2016 through May 2017 working on projects from a U.S. Mission abroad or a domestic government office. As eInterns, students will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, housing and other essential initiatives. Together, we can create a more effective, efficient, and smarter government that takes advantage of an engaged and participatory citizenry.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students in programs ranging from undergraduate to PhD levels, both full and part-time, taking courses in person or online. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.  Continue reading

Job: Legal Officer (Ukraine)

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Legal Officer, Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Level: Senior Professional
Area of Expertise: Rule of Law
Vacancy Number: VNSMUS00416
Duty Station: Ukraine

View the job description:

https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by July 15. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships for Residential Research (Kluge Center)

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2016

Title: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for postdoctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.php

Job: Municipal Co-ordintor, OSCE (Bujanovac, Serbia)

Deadline for Applications: July 10, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Municipal Co-ordinator
Level: Senior Professional
Area of Expertise: Political Affairs
Vacancy Number: VNSRMS00464
Duty Station: Bujanovac
Apply by: 10 July

View the job description: https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by July 10. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline. Continue reading

CFP: Homosexuality and the Royal Court: Practices and Discourses from Late Antiquity to the 20th Century (Julius Maximilians University)

Deadline for Submissions: July 28, 2016

Homosexuality and the Royal Court: Practices and Discourses from Late Antiquity to the 20th Century

Date:
October 5, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Location:
Julius Maximilians University Würzburg/Germany

For years, the royal court was regarded as an antiquated subject excessively covered by academic research. More recently, the court has been re-discovered by historians under a new approach to political and cultural history. The history of sexuality at court has hardly been explored beyond the institution of the royal mistresses. Homosexuality at court has always been a taboo, even though the sources point to a very different reality, with the recurring figure of the homosexual courtier as well as the homosexual monarch. There are numerous examples of monarchs who were allegedly homosexual, according to the popular image, without scholarship having critically evaluated the source material available.

With respect to the primary sources, we will take into account the flowing boundaries between traditional material (chronicles, correspondence, memoirs, legal documents, flyers, mass prints) and fictional texts, artistic imagery and musical sources. This would make possible an interdisciplinary approach involving History, Ancient and Modern Literature, Church History, as well as Art and Music History. In literature, art and music, homosexual relationships could be depicted rather openly by drawing on mythological references and allegories. Homosexual political decision-makers could illustrate their love as artists or maecens: The exchange between the disciplines promises a broad general overview of homosexual life as well as homosexual self- and other-perspectives at court Continue reading