Processing Technician (Slavic/Baltic Periodicals, Library of Congress)

Deadline: May 30, 2022

The incumbent receives/accessions, sorts and arranges a variety of more complex material, following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the division and utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas.  Other duties/responsibilities described in job posting.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor – Comparative Politics

Deadline: May 23, 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Comparative Politics, open with respect to subfield but particularly interested in Russian politics and Russian Foreign Policy, to teach courses across comparative politics and elective curriculum for the undergraduate major and courses for the MA program. The position begins at the start of the academic year August 2022. Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field by the date of appointment for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor; ABD for appointment as Instructor.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.Desired Qualifications:

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Russian Instructor (University of Minnesota)

Deadline: May 26, 2022

The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch at the University of Minnesota is seeking to hire a Russian instructor beginning fall 2022. Applicants must be willing to teach in-person on campus. 
Applications must be submitted online. Applicants should click here to find the job ad and post materials: Russian Post Link.  To be considered for a position, please click the Apply button on the listing and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to attach a cover letter, resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Two letters of recommendation are also required and should be sent to If you have any questions about this position, you may contact Keiko Ehret at We will begin reviewing applications on May 26th.

Job Posting: Library of Congress Processing Technician (Baltic/Slavic Periodicals)

Deadline: May 30, 2022

The incumbent receives/accessions, sorts and arranges a variety of more complex material, following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the division and utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas.  Other duties/responsibilities described in job posting. For information contact Michael Neubert,

Open & closing dates  05/09/2022 to 05/30/2022

Salary  $56,086 – $72,907 per year

Pay scale & grade  GS 08

Location 1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington, DC

1 vacancy

Telework eligible? 

Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

Appointment type

Permanent – Position

Work schedule

Full-time – Compflex or Flextime

Job Posting: Research Assistant for Russian Periodicals – Remote (University of Bologna, Italy)

Deadline: May 8, 2022; Open Until Filled

“Modernizing Empires” ERC Project, University of Bologna

The University of Bologna with the European Council of Research is hiring a Research Assistant in Russian Literary and Cultural Studies. The Research Assistant will be responsible for finding, assessing and uploading digital periodicals to a database. Major tasks include data entry and materials collection. See below for a detailed description.

Applicants should be enrolled as MA or PhD students and have native or near-native command of Russian. (The ability to read Russian texts with ease is crucial.) Preferred qualifications include communicative fluency in English, familiarity with nineteenth-century orthography; experience in archival research; current research interests in nineteenth-century Russian criticism and periodicals.

The salary is 4,500 euros net for a six-month term. The expected workload is approximately 32 hours per month, which may vary according to the Assistant’s study/work schedule as long as bi-monthly milestones are met. See below for milestone details.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer of Russian and E. European Languages and Literature (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)

Deadline: May 16, 2022

Link to posting:

The Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track one-year position as a Visiting Lecturer in the Russian and East European Program, effective September 1, 2022. We seek a vibrant instructor to teach first-year Russian language, as well as undergraduate courses in Russian and East European literature and cultures. Secondary specialization in cinema studies, post-colonial theory, and/or non-Russian East European literatures and cultures a plus. Teaching load is 3-3. The appointed Lecturer is expected to participate in the life of the program, help organize student events, and advise students.

Ph.D. in Slavic or a closely related field strongly preferred, although candidates who are ABD will be considered. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English and evidence of successful teaching experience required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Priority given to complete applications on file by May 16.  


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CFP: JIS Symposium – The American Century and its Challenges

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Special Panel: Russia-Ukraine Reconciliation: Two People, One Faith–The Promise of Eastern Orthodoxy

Keynote: Charles McDaniel (Baylor University): “Reinhold Niebuhr’s Vision: Christian Realism in an Emergent World Order” 

Suggested Themes:

It is by now legendary that the 20th century was “the American Century.”  But, did the West celebrate prematurely the implosion of the Soviet empire?  Apart from “Havana Syndrome” (microwave attacks on U.S. diplomats), Putin’s Russia, and its war to reclaim Ukraine, remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom.  Of the remaining communist one-party states–People’s Republic of China, N. Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba–“China” poses the greatest challenge.  China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states.  Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are manufactured abroad, including strategic high tech and medicines.  The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions of identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination?  According to David P. Goldman’s You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World, “China” has thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy.  Can democracies compete with dictatorships in the 21st century without becoming like their adversaries?  If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an uncharted future?

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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant (Univ. of Kansas)

Deadline: May 8, 2022

The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies seeks a shared full-time Administrative Associate. This position supports operations for both of these centers to facilitate an efficient office and the realization of our international education mission.

Duties include office management; financial reporting and support; curriculum and course scheduling; ordering office supplies; management of student workers and their projects; planning, logistics, and support for events, lectures, workshops, and conferences; creating and maintaining website and academic brochures; assistance in grant development and fundraising; and managing communications and the centers’ social media accounts. The application deadline is May 8 and review of applications begins May 9.

Job Description

Office Management – 40% Plan and manage physical space and office needs for the units, order supplies, and facilitate confidential shredding of materials Manage office invoices for both centers and identify funding sources/send to appropriate contact in SSC (Shared Service Center) Place orders on behalf of both units Serve as liaison for front-line technology support and IT liaison, Facility Services work orders Support for Russian Review journal and CREES and CLACS newsletters Manage / supervise supplies, account receivable/deposits, data/phone Services; procure furniture, obtain and control keys Attend staff meetings to discuss projects, programming, curriculum, events and personnel issues. Student hourly coordination: manage searches, train and supervise student hourly workers, approve time and leave, manage federal work study opportunities, and coordinate student hourly projects Email and communications management Update and enhance departmental websites and calendars as needed Other duties as assigned

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Prof. Dev: Professional Workshop in Public Scholarship

Deadline: May 30, 2022

ASU’s Melikian Center, in collaboration with ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative, invites up to 10 participants to ASU’s Tempe campus for a three-day, in-person workshop on issues in public scholarship. Applications are invited from early-career scholars and practitioners (including advanced PhD and master’s students and recent graduates) with an interest in taking knowledge public. The workshop will explore different genres of writing, speaking, and publishing to effectively translate in-depth regional knowledge of Russia, Eurasia and East Europe to engage public and policy audiences.

The workshop will be led by ASU faculty affiliated with the Melikian Center including Keith Brown, Melikian Center Director; Candace Rondeaux, New America Fellow and Professor of Practice at the School of Politics and Global Studies; and Steven Beschloss, the director of the Narrative Storytelling Initiative and Professor of Practice at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism.

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Seminar: A Revealing Portrait – Discovering Lloyd Patterson

Event Date: May 12, 2022

When Andrew Leddy purchased a portrait from a Moscow antique shop in 1992, the identity of the portrait’s subject was shrouded in mystery. Who was this young black man captured in a heroic and romantic light under a turbulent sky? With research and a little luck, Leddy uncovered the compelling story of its subject, Lloyd Walton Patterson. 

Patterson ventured to Stalin’s Moscow in 1932 as part of a group of Black Americans who traveled to Soviet Russia to make a film intended to tell the true story of pervasive racism in the United States. While many, including prominent Harlem Renaissance literary figures and activists Langston Hughes, Louise Thompson, and Dorothy West, returned to the United States, Patterson stayed and led a remarkable life in a country so different from his native land.

Join Andrew Leddy and Hillwood chief curator Wilfried Zeisler to explore the stories behind the portrait of Lloyd Patterson, on loan to Hillwood and now on view in Hillwood’s pavilion, and their connections to the culture and politics of race in America in the 1930s. 

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