Associate Director Of Russian & East European Institute– Program Management Specialist (Indiana University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

JOB ID: 311342

Location: Bloomington, Indiana


Department Information

Indiana University is a leader in area studies with excellent resources available for the study of Eastern Europe and Russia. Our institute is affiliated with more than 90 faculty members from more than 20 departments and schools. Our primary regions include: Balkans, Baltic, and Finnish Studies, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine. 

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Academic and Professional Writing: Online Workshop

Deadline: May 26, 2024

ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for an online workshop on the craft of academic and professional writing, with a focus on peer review. Applications are invited from advanced PhD and master’s students, post-doctoral researchers, and other early-career scholars and professionals interested in enhancing their own writing, and in building their capacities in editing and reviewing.

Participants who successfully complete the program and commit to serving as a peer reviewer for Writing Across Boundaries will receive an honorarium of $400.

Applications received by midnight mountain time on Sunday, May 26 will receive full consideration; offers to participate will be made by Friday, May 31.

Any Questions? Please email Melikian Center Director, Keith Brown at

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Job: Russia Researcher (Institute for the Study of War)

Deadline: Open Until Filled;

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is seeking a Russia Researcher who will report to the Director of Research. ISW has a unique, dual mission: to provide real-time intelligence to help leaders make informed decisions in conflict zones around the world and educate the next generation of national security leaders. This work is carried out through the General Jack Keane Center for National Security and the General David H. Petraeus Center for Emerging Leaders.

Position Summary:

ISW promotes an understanding of war and conflict by providing data and critical analysis to key American political and military leaders. In addition, ISW seeks to educate civilians about war and conflict, thus bridging the gaps between military and civilian decision-makers. ISW aims to improve how the United States formulates and executes its national security policy. ISW is vigilant at monitoring crises around the world and has a track record of accurately predicting potential and actual conflicts. ISW provides a proven platform for emerging researchers and analysts to launch their careers in an innovative and highly relevant project.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Lecturer in REE Studies (Bowdoin College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled; posted May 8, 2024

The Department of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible visiting lecturer position for the 2024-2025 academic year. The appointment begins July 1, 2024, and is for one year with possible renewal for a second year pending successful review and reappointment. The teaching load is five courses per year at varying levels of the curriculum, from first- and second-year Russian language courses to literature/culture offerings taught in Russian and in translation. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is expected. A PhD in Russian or a related discipline is preferred at the start of appointment; ABD considered.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:

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MA in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Kansas (Invitation for Graduate Students from Ukraine)

Deadline: May 24, 2024

The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas invites graduate students from Ukraine to apply for the two-year MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, with the possibility of focusing either on Slavic linguistics and literatures/cultures, or on Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. Within the latter broad area studies degree, students may choose to focus on a particular country (for ex., Ukraine) and/or a particular area of interest, such as history, political science, literature and culture, or global and international studies.

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Job: Slavic Language Cataloging Librarian (Princeton University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks candidates for the Slavic Language Cataloging Librarian position. The position reports to the Leader of the Western Languages Cataloging Team and actively supports the teaching and research mission of Princeton University by providing timely and accurate access to PUL collections through the creation and maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, and authority records for all the resources in Slavic languages. The position serves as the primary cataloger for Slavic language material (in all formats) in the Cataloging and Metadata Services department and engages in the full spectrum of activities relating to the creation and management of metadata for Library materials in Slavic languages.Primary Responsibilities: *Create metadata (original and copy cataloging plus related authority work) according to national and local standards for newly acquired resources, primarily in Slavic languages, as well as for other Library material in various formats and subject areas based on department needs. *Update and enhance existing metadata according to national and local standards to reflect the most recent metadata rules, and practices for monographic and serial publications in both OCLC Connexion Client and the Library’s local database. *Participate in professional activities, scholarship, and committee assignments within the Library, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to meet criteria for continuing appointment. *Assist with special projects, as assigned, and collaborate with colleagues on issues related to cataloging, resource description, and access. *Maintain current knowledge of national and international developments and trends in cataloging, metadata, and related areas.

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at:

Bracewell Travelling Scholarship Open for 2024-25

Deadline: May 31, 2024

For current PhD students from eastern, central or southeastern Europe who wish to spend a term at UCL-SSEES.

The Bracewell Travelling Scholarship is funded by a gift from SSEES Emeritus Professor of History Wendy Bracewell, whose research examines South Slav history, and travel writing in and about eastern Europe. The Scholarship honours the long tradition of mutual curiosity between the UK and eastern, central and southeastern Europe by supporting PhD students from the SSEES region (excluding Germany and Russia) who wish to spend up to a term at UCL working with SSEES academics, pursuing their own research and contributing as appropriate to the intellectual life of the School. The award will cover tuition fee costs for one term, at either EU or international fee rates, plus a living cost stipend of £5,000.

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Language Training: Summer Russian Practicum (Columbia University)

Deadline: May 22, 2024

If you have not yet made up your plans for this summer and if you are an avid learner and explorer of new cultures and languages, consider signing up for the Russian Practicum at Columbia University this summer.  

The Russian Practicum offers three courses in the Russian language (beginning, intermediate and advanced). The first session is offered June 3–27, and the second session is offered July 1–25. Each Russian session carries four (4) credit points and is offered at a flat payment rate, which is lower than the standard semester per credit rate. It is an excellent opportunity to explore a new language or, if you have taken Russian before, bring it up to the next level of proficiency.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association, ASEEES)

Deadline: May 1, 2024

2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition

The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as then being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize national level competition. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

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CFP: What keeps Ukraine together? Continuity and Change as Interrelated Forces in Ukrainian History and Culture (Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies )

Deadline: May 30, 2024

The Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies (AISU) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second international conference, which takes the idea of “Continuity and Change” as its theme. The University of Cagliari will host the event on January 15-16, 2025.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has caused many to reconsider Ukraine’s place on their mental maps, spurring reflection on what makes Ukraine a nation in its own right. Until February 2022, the notions that Ukraine is historically a part of Russia, and that Ukrainian identity has only emerged as the result of foreign interference, were deeply ingrained not only in the minds of Russian leaders but also in large sectors of Western public opinion. However, Ukraine’s fierce and spontaneous resistance in the face of Russian aggression conveyed an image of a remarkably unified nation despite a past of incomplete statehood and an internal landscape rich with ethnic, linguistic, religious, and regional differences. What, then, keeps Ukraine together across ethnic, linguistic, and confessional lines?

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