Tag Archives: May 2016

Job: Chief, Law and Justice Section (Pristina, Kosova)

Deadline: May 13, 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).

Minimum Requirements:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements:
  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

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Job: Senior Research Assistant ( Bavaria, Germany)

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Passau invites applications for the position of Senior Research Assistant or Assistant Professor, starting October 15, 2016.

This is a part-time position, amounting to 0.5 full time equivalent (FTE), based on a limited-term contract valid for a period of three years, until October 14, 2019, with the option of renewal.

  • Plan, administer, and deliver classes of a total of 2.5 hours
  • Collaborate on research projects
  • Pursue your doctoral studies or postdoctoral project (habilitation)
Personal Requirements:
  • A Master’s degree in Slavic Literary and Cultural Studies or in a respective interdisciplinary program focusing on Eastern Europe
  • Excellent command of Russian and English and proficiency in German (or the willingness to learn German within two years)
  • Good computer skills
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Polish or Czech language, literature, and culture
  • Interest in digital research (Digital Humanities, Internet Studies)
  • Teaching experience
What we offer you:
  • Reremuneration in accordance with pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective agreement TV-L, salary level dependent on qualifications and experience
  • A rewarding, diverse, and challenging academic position on a modern, verdant campus located on the banks of the river Inn, a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau
  • A great work climate in a family-friendly environment

To apply, please send your full application (including school, training, and work certificates) as a single pdf file to monika.hilbert@uni-passau.de by no later than May 15, 2016. Once the application process has been completed, we will retain your application on file for five months before deleting it from our computer systems.

If you have any further questions about this position, please contact Ms Monika Hilbert by email (monika.hilbert@uni-passau.de) or by telephone (+49 851 509 2951).


Study Abroad: International Summer School of Belarusian Studies

Deadline: May 2, 2016

Dates: June 30, 2016 – July 15, 2016

The National Institute for Higher Education and the Belarusian State University invite students, post-graduate students, employees of educational and research institutions, interpreters and other persons that wish to master the Belarusian language and Belarusian studies for the summer semester of International Summer School of Belarusian Studies.

Educational Program Includes:
  • An intensive course of the Belarusian language for the Elementary and Intermediate levels (48 hours)
  • Lectures on topical issues of Belarusian Linguistics, Literature Studies, the History of Belarus, Ethnology, Linguistic Culturology
  • At students’ request – individual consultations with prominent Belarusian researchers
  • Interactive events, master-classes, round-table discussions
Cultural Program Includes:
  • Excursion tours to historical sites of Minsk and Belarus
  • Visiting museums, exhibitions, libraries and other cultural establishments of the city and the country
  • Meetings with figures of Belarusian culture, art and science

Educational and cultural programs and visa will be paid by the hosting organization. Travel expenses, meals and accommodation (the hostel of the National Institute for Higher Education: a single room is 15 Euros, a double room is 10 Euros, a triple room is 5 Euros) are at the cost of the participants of the seminar.

Applications for participation in the seminar are to be sent and are to include the full name, country, education, place of work or study, contacts (the application form is attached), the level of the language courses; for the third level it is required to indicate an approximate list of topics for individual consultations.

Study Abroad: Summer School of Interdisciplinary Polish and German Studies (Poland)

Deadline: May 2, 2016

The Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies (ZIP) will hold its the third annual Summer School of Interdisciplinary Polish and German Studies from June 6 – July 15, 2016. This program is designed for up to 20 university-level (graduate or advanced undergraduate) researchers interested in Polish/German studies broadly defined. In addition to providing the equivalent of one academic year of language instruction, the summer school also offers graduate level seminars on Polish studies (in English and in Polish) by the academic staff of a renowned university.

This year’s emphasis is “Cultures in Transition. Central Europe in Transition.” It focuses on different aspects of everyday life and society in our region, and shows how ideas circulated from place to place before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and Polish Round Table negotiations in 1989. It is an attempt to explain the ways culture changed after the Iron Curtain fell.

This program is designed for graduate or advanced undergraduate students interested in Polish/German studies broadly defined. In addition to providing the equivalent of one academic year of the Polish language instruction, the summer school also offers seminars on Polish studies (in English and in Polish) by the academic staff of the European University Viadrina and guest scholars.

In addition to seminars, we offer excursions, invited guest lectures, as well as cultural opportunities. For students interested in independent study and research, we have left Fridays and weekends open. Słubice is conveniently located in relation to major archives and libraries in Poland and Germany. The Summer School will be ended by a two-day workshop where participants as well as invited guests will have the opportunity to present their research on topics related to “cultures in times of transition”. Texts presented at the workshop will be published as a monograph.

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Fellowships: Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarships in Czech Studies (University of Glasgow)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2016

Email Completed Applications: arts-SMLC-PGscholarships@glasgow.ac.uk 

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is pleased to offer two Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarships in Czech Studies, funded by the Government of the Czech Republic, and  tenable from 1st October, 2016. The award is for three years in each instance and is worth 542,500 Czech crowns p.a. for each of the two students, approximately £ 14,000 p.a. depending on the current exchange rate. The scholarship is open to students of any nationality and is intended to cover tuition fees (at the Home/EU rate only) with the remainder contributing to maintenance. For current research fees see here!

Current research in the area of Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow concentrates on different aspects of 20th century Czech film, media, and literature studies, with a strong research record in topics such as culture and identity, and examination of different discursive approaches to self-examination and myth making. Comparative and interdisciplinary proposals, which examine the Czech topics within Central European and global contexts are especially welcome. Research proposals in other areas of study relating to the Czech Republic will be also considered.

The purpose of the Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarship in Czech Studies is to foster international understanding of the political and social culture of contemporary Czech Republic.

Before applying for one of the Madeleine Albright PhD scholarships, students should have applied for and received a conditional or unconditional acceptance for their proposed program of study through the online application process.

For further information on relevant research areas please consult:

Funding Opportunity: Strategy & Policy Fellows Program (SRF)

Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2016

Title: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF)
Amount: $60,000

Description: The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues. Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank. Please note that the Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects. It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 27.

More Info: https://www.srf.org/programs/strategy-policy-fellows-program/

Funding Opportunity: Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Award (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2016

Title: CCWH/Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Award
Sponsor: Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
Amount: $1,000 

Description: The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1,000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing. The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to ABD status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

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

More Info: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/wells-graduate-student-fellowship/

Study Abroad: Russian Language Summer School (Grodno, Belarus)

Deadline: May 25, 2016

Course duration: August, 1-21
Course timetable: 20 h per week, 60 h in total
Course levels: From beginner to advanced
Groups: Up to 8 students in a group
Registration: Click here

We are pleased to invite you to take part in Russian Language Summer School at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. You will have an opportunity not only learn Russian, but also discover a new country, get acquainted with its traditions, meet new friends and attend a lot of interesting events.

Russian Language Summer School 2016 in Grodno is an intensive course aimed at development/improvement of the Russian language speaking fluency and immersion in Belarusian culture.

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Job: Czech Analyst (Austin, Texas)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until filled

Position: Czech Analyst
Location: Austin, TX
Length: 1 year contract
Start Date: May 2016

Apex Systems is a staffing agency and we are actually looking for Czech speakers for a job opportunity in the North Austin area! It is an entry level job and is with our client who is an international leader in the IT industry.

Our client is looking for eager candidates to join their team to work on a large-scale data editing project. The team will be receiving large amounts of data from various outside sources and you will be responsible for editing, cleanup and overall accuracy. Attention to detail and ability to follow guidelines and project protocol will be crucial for the success of the project.


-Ability to perform repetitive type tasks efficiently and accurately
-Research skills
-Basic Mac OSX skills
-Critical thinking abilities
-Ability to follow set project protocols and guidelines
-Upbeat, positive personality
-Team player

I would love to discuss the job with anyone that may be interested. Please let me know if I can send any more information your way!

If you have any questions about the position or to apply, please contact Erin Upton.  She can be reached via email (eupton@apexsystemsinc.com) or at (804) 545-7769.

Scholarship: Explore the World-Travel Grant (HI USA)

Deadline: May 15, 2016

At HI USA we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it, so we’ve created the Explore the World Travel Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary. We give to you so you can give back.

  • Be 18 – 30 years of age
  • Be a permanent, legal resident of the USA
  • Have a permanent or school address in one of the following metropolitan areas
  • Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel
  • Plan to take a trip to a destination outside of the 50 United States between now and August 31, 2017 that incorporates volunteerism or service learning
Application Process: 
  • Complete an Explore the World Application for your location (Note: Applicants may only submit one application per calendar year)
  • Provide references
  • If selected as a finalist, participate in an interview

Program Requirements:
Please visit the Program Details section for detailed information about the eligibility requirements, application process, and program requirements.

Award Information:
Awards will be split into two payments: an initial $1,000 payment prior to departure and the remaining $1,000 after return. Both installments require completion of program requirements. For this reason, it is important that applicants plan their trip funding accordingly. HI USA Staff, Committee Members, and their relatives are not eligible.

For more information, please contact the scholarship representative in your area. Contact Information can be found on the Contact Us section.