Tag Archives: March 2018

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor (Franklin & Marshall College)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

The Department of German and Russian at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor (depending on qualifications) of Russian and Russian Studies to begin Fall 2018. This is a one-year appointment. We seek a strong Russian teacher with a record of successful and innovative teaching. The ability to offer Russian literature and culture courses is desirable. This 70% benefits-eligible position carries a teaching load of 3 courses, plus drill sections for first and second-year Russian language courses. An M.A. is a minimum qualification for the position. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.  We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching statement, and teaching evaluations.  Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders. Interested candidates should apply at  https://apply.interfolio.com/48939.  For full consideration applications should be received by March 15, 2018.  Preliminary interviews will be held via online video conference calls.

Language Training: 2018 STARTALK Summer Institute “Proficiency-based Pedagogy for Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2018

Middlebury College School of Russian is pleased to announce the 2018 STARTALK Summer Institute “Proficiency-based Pedagogy for Russian” intended for novice teachers of Russian and graduate students with no or limited teaching experiences.

The Institute provides participants with unique opportunities to gain a solid foundation in second language acquisition theory and language proficiency framework, and to transfer this knowledge into classroom practice. Participants will create teaching materials for different levels of instruction, implementing STARTALK-endorsed best teaching practices, and engage in practice-teaching in a safe environment with guidance from experienced language practitioners.

Program Dates:

Online Session: June 25 – 29, 2018 (required)
Online Russian Language Session: July 9 – 13, 2018 (optional)
Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 17 – 29, 2018 (required)
The Institute includes a week of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.
During the on-line session participants will engage in learning and discussing theoretical approaches to language acquisition and principles of proficiency-based pedagogy, so that the on-campus session can be dedicated to applying this theoretical knowledge to classroom teaching and material development. During the on-campus session, participants will brainstorm, design, and implement curricular units, lessons and activities.

New for 2018, we will also offer an optional Online Russian Language Session, scheduled for the week preceding the residential session and designed to prepare non-native and heritage speakers for the immersion environment at the Davis School of Russian.

Institute’s participants will experience the unique immersive environment of the Middlebury Russian School. By living in the language, participants themselves will see how a learning community of people who speak Russian with varying levels of fluency can be built and sustained.

Tuition, lodging expenses, meals, textbooks, and classroom materials are covered by the STARTALK grant, and each participant is eligible to receive a travel reimbursement for up to $300. Participants will receive one course unit of graduate credit.

Please note that the application deadline is March 20, 2018Finalists will be notified by April 1, 2018.

For information and to submit an application, please, visit http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact program director Evgeny Dengub at edengub@gmail.com.

Job Posting: Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (U.S. Department of State)

Deadline for Applications: March 13, 2018

The United States Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS) positions.

Foreign Service Information Management Specialists are responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of a wide range of digital and telephone equipment. Take the IMS quiz to find out if you qualify for this specialization.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. To apply visit USAJOBS.gov.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 13, 2018.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

If you have any questions about this position or the Foreign Service, please email DOSITRecruitment@state.gov or search for topics of interest in forums or FAQs.

CFP: Workshop on “How to Get your Paper Published in an International Journal” (EEPS)

Deadline for Submissions: March 5, 2018

Call for Papers — deadline extended to March 5, 2018: Workshop on “How to Get your Paper Published in an International Journal”

The journal East European Politics and Societies and Cultures (EEPS) is organizing a workshop on “How to Get your Paper Published in an International Journal.” This one-day event will take place on June 26, 2018, in connection with the convention of the International Association for the Humanities (MAG) to be held in Lviv, June 27-29, 2018.


EEPS receives a growing number of submissions coming from scholars based in the region. This trend is fueled in part by the pressures coming from the bureaucracies that oversee arts and sciences in post-communist states, but above all by the growing quality and diversity of research conducted by scholars across the region. However, many of submitted papers, even if based on methodologically sound research on important issues, do not conform to the standards typically applied by international journals. The issue is not only the quality of academic English but also the character and structure of the manuscript. At the workshop, the Editors of EEPS and the members of its Editorial Committee will explain the standards expected of submissions to EEPS and similar international journals and discuss typical shortcomings and misunderstandings. The aim is to improve the acceptance rate of submissions from the region, at EEPS and beyond.


The workshop is open to junior scholars (doctoral candidates in good standing and those who received their doctoral degrees in the past five years, i.e. after January 1, 2012), based in Eastern Europe— understood as the area that lies between Germany to the west and Russia to the east. This includes the Baltic region and the Balkans, but excludes Germany, Russia, the Caucasian states, Turkey, and Greece. Scholars who received their doctoral degrees at institutions located in Eastern Europe, but who are currently based outside of the region, are also eligible.


EEPS invites submissions representing all disciplines covered in the journal, including (but not limited to) political science, sociology, anthropology, history (also art history and history of science), arts, literature (but not linguistics), international relations, and law. Submissions should consist of previously unpublished papers (presentation at a conference does not count as publication), and should be of a typical journal article length (7,000 to 9,000 words). They will be reviewed by a jury composed of the members of the EEPS Editorial Committee. Successful entries will be then discussed at the workshop, with critical input coming from the members of the jury and other participants. A modest stipend (up to $500) is offered to workshop participants to offset the cost of travel to Lviv and accommodation for the duration of the MAG congress (June 27-29, 2018).


DEADLINE for submission of papers EXTENDED to March 5, 2018. They should be submitted as e-mail attachments to eeps@acls.org, accompanied by a brief bio of the author (indicating current academic status and location, and the date of the receipt of doctoral degree,
when appropriate).

April 1, 2018 Applicants notified of their status
June 26, 2018 Workshop held in Lviv


CFP: “Image of the Self” (Lviv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Submissions: March 5, 2018

The International Association for the Humanities – MAG
Міжнародна Асоціація Гуманітаріїв
Международная ассоциация гуманитариев
Міжнародная асацыяцыя гуманітарыяў

2018 Annual Convention
Lviv, Ukraine
June 27-29, 2018
(In Partnership with Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv)


This theme follows the previous convention’s “Image of the Other.”  We seek to examine the way states, societies, interest groups and social movements, as well as individuals, represent themselves to themselves and to others through manifold means including language, culture, literature, the politics of history, and politics as such.  Images of the self can be found, of course, not only in scholarship but also in popular writing, artistic expression, and in the public sphere.
How have some images given rise to stereotypes and instrumentalized narratives?  How have some others constituted resources for tolerance, mutual respect, and cooperation?  These issues appear in headlines worldwide, but they seem especially salient in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
MAG invites proposals directly or indirectly addressing topics related to the “Image of the Self.” Continue reading

Academic Jobs: Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

Applicants must:

  • possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  • defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 6, 2018, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process.

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT.

Applications must include:

  • completed application form;
  • 1 to 2-page cover letter tailored to a specific position and addressed to the host organization;
  • 1 to 2-page résumé; and
  • 2 reference letters.

For more information about the fellowship program, eligibility, applying, or the organizations involved, visit :http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/#note

Questions about the program can be directed to publicfellows@acls.org



CFP: Central Eurasian Studies Society 19th Annual Conference (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: March 28, 2018

About the Annual Conference

See also: http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf

CESS Annual Conferences have been held at universities around North America since 2000, currently offering up to 70 panels and attracting around 300 participants from all over the world. For CESS 2018, we invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate. This year, for the first time, CESS will be organizing pre-conference workshops on Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25 ahead of the Annual Conference. CESS invites proposals from CESS members to design workshops – please see the section below. CESS 2018 will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Travel Grants Continue reading

Language Training: Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

This intensive program is designed to provide highly motivated students with an opportunity to quickly acquire and/or improve proficiency in Russian, which has been designated by the U.S. government as a “critical need” language. Fluent Russian speakersare currently in high demand in international business, science, military, and government sectors. Participants will also learn about contemporary Russia’s influence, politics, national identity, and culture for a well-rounded, holistic view of a fascinatingnation in transition.

Students who are accepted into this competitive program will engage in a six-week residential immersion program at CSUN during Summer 2018.


v  Level of Instruction: Novice-Mid to Advanced

v  Location: Campus of California State University, Northridge

v  Duration: June 7, 2018 – July 13, 2018

ELIGIBILITY: Russian language learners from any university, community college, ROTC program, or local high school are welcome to apply. Selected applicants will be screened and assessed by program staff.

Selected participants will be tested to determine entrance-level proficiency and placed in appropriate learning cohorts. Those admitted must commit to fully apply themselves to the program and to follow it to completion. Participantspledge to speak exclusively in Russian throughout the program.


v  2018 APPLICATION PERIOD: February 1 – March 30

v  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dina Mokhnatkin


Email: dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu; phone: 818-677-3593 or 818-677-3450

Website: http://www.csun.edu/humanities/startalk

Mail to: Dina Mokhnatkin; California State University, Northridge; Liberal Studies, EA 100

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8247

Study Abroad: Rutgers in Russia- St. Petersburg (Rutgers Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick are pleased to announce their summer 2018 study abroad program—Rutgers in Russia: St. Petersburg.

Applications are due March 1The eight-week language and culture program will begin on June 9 and end on August 4, 2018. The program includes intensive language courses taught by instructors of the Derzhavin Institute (http://www.derzhavin.com/en/), excursions to museum and cultural sites of St. Petersburg, home stays with Russian families, and peer tutors.

Students from all majors and universities are eligible and invited to apply. No knowledge of Russian is required for admission, although some university Russian is preferred. All New Jersey residents, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for in-state tuition. The program fee is $6,490 for New Jersey residents, and $7,230 for all others. More information can be found at http://reell.rutgers.edu/study-abroad.

To apply, go to http://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10078. For any questions or concerns, please email Cori Anderson (Director, Rutgers in Russia): cori.anderson@rutgers.edu.

Study Abroad: Summer Language Program in Ukrainian and Croatian (Uni. Kansas)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018

The University of Kansas invites applications to its summer programs in Ukrainian and Croatian language:

Ukrainian Language in L’viv, Ukraine

 June 3 – July 17, 2018

Expand regional expertise and Ukrainian language skills during this 6 week program in medieval L’viv.  The program is offered in conjunction with Ivan Franko National University; 6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas.  FLAS eligible.  The on-site director, University of Kansas faculty member Dr. Oleksandra Wallo, is a L’viv native and alumna of Ivan Franko National University with more than ten years of experience teaching Ukrainian language and culture at U.S. universities.  Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  No previous knowledge of Ukrainian is necessary. 

Language Institute in Zadar, Croatia

May 20 – June 30, 2018

During this 6 week summer program, students receive highly individualized Croatian language instruction while living in Zadar on the Adriatic coast.  A program of lectures and cultural activities complement language instruction.  Students study at LinguaCroatica, run by Prof. Mile Mamić of the University of Zadar.  6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas.  FLAS eligible.  Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  One year of college-level Croatian is necessary for participation. 

For more information, visit the program websites linked above or www.studyabroad.ku.edu.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018 (priority deadline is March 1, 2018)

Questions can be directed to the faculty directors listed on the program websites or to jmhunter@ku.edu.