CFP: Culture of Slavic and East European Cities (McGill University)

Deadline: March 31, 2020

The Slavic and East European Forum of MLA is sponsoring a panel on the culture of Slavic and East European cities for the annual meeting in January, 2021 in Toronto. Slavic cities hold a complicated position in their cultures as both heterogenous sites and national emblems. From Libuše’s Prague to Peter the Great’s Saint Petersburg, from the Dragon of Krakow to the Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo, Slavic cities hold a special place in the construction of national, multinational, and cross-national mythoi. Cities have both been understood as emblematic of individual cultures, but also as the meeting place for several different nations, cultures, and ethnicities. However, cities have darker sides to them as well, and the mythoi of cities are often marshalled to exert power over minorities, undermine positive changes, and promote nationalistic agendas. These competing purposes reflects the complex, cultural role of cities in the imperial and post-imperial spaces of Central and Eastern Europe. 

If this panel is of interest to you, please send your abstract to me at by March 31

Participants Needed for Roundtable on Russian Theater in January

Deadline: March 25, 2020

This is a call for participants for a roundtable on new voices in contemporary Russian theater and drama goes out to scholars who under normal circumstances would be planning a trip to Toronto in January 2021 to participate in the MLA convention or are excited enough by this call to start planning such a trip. If you’re doing research on theater and drama in the 21st century and would like to share your observations about new, exciting, unexpected trends that have developed in performance and dramatic writing in the past two decades, drop a brief description of what you’d like to share during the roundtable and a short bio at by March 25, 2020.

Foreign Service Office Management Specialists Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: March 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (OMS) positions.

Office Management Specialists provide professional office management and administrative support at our posts in various embassy sections such as the Political, Economic, Management, Public Diplomacy, Consular or Security Sections. Responsibilities of an OMS include managing the calendar(s) and schedule(s) for senior staff, planning and assisting with official events and visitors, providing computer and mobile device support, knowledge management, preparing agendas and materials for meetings, and proofing, editing, tracking and filing documents.

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. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 17, 2020.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old 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.

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Advanced Russian Language Seminar (London)

Deadline: March 20, 2020

SCRSS Advanced Russian Language Seminar
Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 April 2020, 10.00 – 16.30 daily
Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AB

The Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies (SCRSS) would like to draw your attention to their 2020 seminar, organised in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation, which may be of interest to both teachers and students. The programme includes four 70-minute lectures per day, all in Russian, on Russian linguistics and ‘stranovedenie’ topics. The two speakers are senior lecturers from St Petersburg, invited specially for this seminar. For full details, including lecturer biographies, programme, fees and booking see the SCRSS website:

The booking deadline is Friday 20 March. There are currently 9 remaining places available.

Call for Proposals: AATSEEL 2021 Panel Stream Topics

Deadline: March 15, 2020

The AATSEEL Program Committee invites proposals for panel stream topics for the 2021 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25-28. These streams promote greater cohesion among conference panels and foster a broader dialogue throughout the conference. The result can be a series of mini-conferences within the framework of our larger conference.  All conference attendees are welcome to attend stream panels, but participants in a stream are expected to attend all of the panels in their stream.

Stream topic proposals should consist of a 200-word abstract describing the stream as a whole and a list of 4-6 potential participants (you need not yet have firm commitments from them) and should indicate whether you prefer a 2 or 3 panel stream. These should be sent via email to the Program Committee Division Head for Streams ( by March 15, 2020. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by April 1, 2020.
The stream organizer may invite up to half of the total stream participants. The remainder of the stream will consist of participants who submit abstracts to the Program Committee. Once the stream has been accepted, the PC will post a list of streams to SEELANGS and to the conference website and welcome additional paper submissions. 

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Grad Program/Scholarships for Russian Language (University of Verona)

Deadline: March 31, 2020

At the University of Verona students can follow courses in English,
German, French, Spanish and RUSSIAN in an International Master’s
Degree Programme in Comparative European and non-European Languages
and Literatures.

The 2 scholarships are meant for non-EU citizens holding a foreign
academic degree and living outside the European union.

Applicants are asked to declare two languages (and their corresponding
literatures) they would like to study in Verona, and motivate their

The deadline is on March 31st, 2020.

The full call for application for pre-admission and information on the
requirements for admission and evaluation criteria are to be found at
this link:

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: March 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2020 Student Internship Program (Unpaid).

Please visit the Intern section of their careers website for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2020 Student Internship Program (Unpaid), and to learn about the selection process and which office may be right for you.

Visit to view and apply to the announcement. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2020.

It is suggested that you submit your application as early as possible to ensure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

Renewable Polish Lectureship at UW-Madison

Application Deadline: March 9, 2020.

Slavic Studies in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks qualified applicants for the position of Polish Lecturer. PhD or equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment (August 17, 2020) required.

Experience teaching Polish is required, as is a one-year minimum of teaching experience at a college or university in the US or Canada. The ability to teach Polish culture courses in both Polish and English is desirable. Native or near-native proficiency in Polish and English is required. The successful applicant will teach a maximum of six courses per year in Polish. The position is full-time (nine-month contract) and ongoing/renewable. For more information and

To apply, see

Applications may be uploaded until the end of the day on March 9, 2020.

Study Abroad in Siberia (SRAS)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Invite your students to experience this awesome 5-week summer opportunity: New Global Seminar from University of California, San Diego and supported by SRAS: Mission Siberia!

LTEU 152GS looks at indigenous identity through a comparison of Native Americans in the US and the largest indigenous group in Russia, the Buryats, and issues of race, ethnicity, and power vis a vis the dominant culture. Emphasis is on the strength of indigenous identity based on literature and culture, tradition, and religion, as well as its intersections with gender, sexuality, age, and other categories of identity.  An extensive program of field trips and meetings with members of the Buryat community, along with abundant internet resources related to Native American culture and identity will provide a rich base of primary source material for students’ analysis.

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PhD Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Location: Clayton campus, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year 3-month Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $29,000 tax-free (indexed plus allowances)

For scholarship procedures and conditions, please see:

The Faculty will provide the tuition fee scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for the successful international awardee.

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