Tag Archives: November 2016

Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Contemporary Russian Politics/Int. Relations (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: November 28, 2016

Position Summary:

The Department of International Studies and the Russian Studies Workshop at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Contemporary Russian Politics/International Relations to commence August 1, 2017. While all sub-fields will be considered, preference will be given to those whose research and teaching focus on Russia’s role in the world, including Russian foreign policy, political economy, international organizations, or security.

Candidates should demonstrate broad theoretical interests, an active research agenda, and the promise of publication in high quality venues. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate policy-relevant research, excellence in appropriate research methods, and proficiency in Russian. In addition to maintaining an impressive research program, the holder of this position must possess strong teaching credentials. She or he is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have or expect to receive a doctoral degree by August 2017.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
To ensure full consideration applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, copies of research publications and course syllabi, and teaching evaluations (if available) by November 28, 2016. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2925 Questions may be referred to Prof. Regina Smyth (rsmyth@indiana.edu).

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates should demonstrate broad theoretical interests, an active research agenda, and the promise of publication in high quality venues. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate policy-relevant research, excellence in appropriate research methods, and proficiency in Russian. In addition to maintaining an impressive research program, the holder of this position must possess strong teaching credentials. She or he is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have or expect to receive a doctoral degree by August 2017.

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Academic Job: Director of the Language Program (U. Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: Review Begins November 3, 2016 – Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of the Language Program.  This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term.  The level of Lecturer will be determined at the time of hire. The director will have central responsibility for training and oversight of Teaching Assistants (currently in the first through third years) and teaching a regular course on methods of language pedagogy.  Teaching assignments may include Russian language courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including advanced conversation. Other duties will include oversight of the Russian House and the department’s program of cultural activities (Russian tea and a film series), placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.  Scholarly publication is not required or expected.  Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required by the appointment start date, as is near-native fluency or better in Russian and English.  Teaching experience at the university level in the United States or Canada is preferred.

Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017Continue reading

Academic Job: Assistant Professor With Expertise in Hungarian (Univ.of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Open until filled; review of applications begins on November 15, 2016

Assistant Professor in Central European Studies (Laszlo Birinyi, Sr.  Fellow)

 The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/)invites applications for a full-time, tenure‑track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr.  Fellow) in Central European Studies with expertise in Hungarian, to begin July 1, 2017.

Ph.D. by July 1, 2017 required.  Candidates should have a strong research agenda in literature and culture and be able to contribute fully to the teaching mission of the Department and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (http://cseees.unc.edu/). We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, religious studies, Jewish studies, visual studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, anthropology, musicology, art history, history, geography, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature and culture. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Central European and Hungarian literature and culture and be prepared to teach all levels of Hungarian. Native or near-native fluency in Hungarian and English required.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/107080, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) current CV; 3) statements of teaching and research philosophy; 4) an English-language scholarly writing sample of no more than 40 pages; and 5) the names and contact information for four referees.  At the time when applicants are selected for preliminary interviews, their referees will be contacted with instructions for submitting letters online.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Inquiries to: HungarianSearch@unc.edu.

Academic Job: Two Postdoctoral Positions in Russian Studies (Indiana Univ.)

Deadline for Application: November 22, 2016

2 postdoctoral positions in Russian Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
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The Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies invites applications for two Postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships begin January 1, 2017 and are for up to three academic semesters, until June 1, 2018. Applications from Social Science disciplines (including History) are welcome. Applicants should have active research programs on Russian politics (domestic or foreign) and/or society while contributing to disciplinary debates. Requirements: Each fellow will teach two courses during the fellowship period. Fellows are expected to maintain a vigorous research program during the fellowship, contribute to the development of a biweekly Russian Studies Workshop (RSW), and actively participate in the RSW. Fellows are required to be in residence in Bloomington, Indiana. Special consideration will be given to scholars who have conducted extensive field research and have strong Russian language skills.

Applicants should be scholars conducting research in Russian politics and society while contributing to disciplinary debates. Special consideration will be given to scholars who have conducted extensive field research and have strong Russian language skills. Applicants should have active research programs on Russian politics (domestic or foreign) and/or society. Fellowships are open to scholars who have received the Ph.D. or Kandidat degree in the relevant discipline between July 31, 2011 and October 1, 2016.

Applicants must have completed all their degree requirements (completed and deposited the dissertation) by October 1, 2016.

For questions, contact: Professor Sarah Phillips, Director, Russian and East European Institute: sadphill@indiana.edu

For more information and application instructions, see: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3014

Travel: American Home’s Alternative Spring Break in Russia (Vladimir/Murom, Russia)

Deadline: November 10, 2016

Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below.  They give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.

If you have questions about any aspect of the American Home’s work, please do not hesitate to contact me and please feel to look at event’s website – www.serendipity-russia.com/edex/html
I hope that we will have the privilege to work with you and your students in Vladimir!

Below is a short description of the two options for Alternative Spring Break:

VLADIMIR:  Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM:  Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program.  During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city.  Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes.  Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

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Conference: Exploring the Religious-Policy/Security Nexus in Responding to Critical Contemporary Regional/Global Security Challenges (St. Edward’s U.)

Conference: November 1-2, 2016

The Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University along with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division in Brussels present an international conference on

“Exploring the Religious-Policy/Security Nexus in Responding to Critical Contemporary Regional/Global Security Challenges”

The conference represents the second session in a series of the Kozmetsky Center & Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University project on religion and international security. Building on recommendations generated from a prior inaugural project session held at NATO Headquarters in January 2016, this second conference gathering will focus on defining and discussing the challenges that policy officials confront in attempting to engage productively with religious communities in addressing contemporary critical security challenges and threats.

The sessions will feature leading international experts on religion-security with current and former senior policy officials and religious clerics to exchange perspectives on a range of issues including violent extremism and terrorism, religious drivers in contemporary geopolitical divisions, and religious contributions to conflict resolution, economic development and other areas of human security.  Conference organizers are approaching the topic with the assumption that the international community faces challenges that can only be addressed by a comprehensive cooperative approach.  By facilitating the exchanges among academic experts, policy officials, security and defense practitioners and religious leaders representing different nations and regions, the Kozmetsky Center hopes to strengthen networks of collaboration for addressing our most important security challenges.

Dr. Andrew A. Natsios, former Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and current Director of the Scowcroft Institute of Texas A & M University will deliver the keynote lecture for the conference.

More information will be posted online at http://think.stedwards.edu/kozmetsky/exploring-religious-policysecurity-nexus-responding-critical-contemporary-regionalglobal-security-ch

Internship: The Albert Schmidt Russian History Research Assistant – Russian Language Specialist (Wilson Center)

Deadline for Application: November 6, 2016

The Albert Schmidt Russian History Research Assistant (Russian Language Specialist)
Russian language skills required for a project to describe newly declassified Soviet documents

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-SP2017-I-13

The Cold War International History Project seeks an intern candidate for spring semester 2017 with strong Russian language skills to participate in a project to describe newly declassified Soviet documents and assist with uploading them to CWIHP’s Digital Archive. The selected intern will work closely with primary sources from Soviet archival collections covering the early Cold War era. The selected candidate will work with Wilson Center staff to describe, catalog, and translate these archival records for publication online.

A stipend of $150 per semester is available to qualified applicants.

This internship is named for Dr. Albert Schmidt, a long-time supporter of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), and Washington History Seminar events.

Schmidt retired to Washington, D.C. after a long career in undergraduate and law school teaching and university administration.  An emeritus professor of University of Bridgeport and Quinnipiac University’s School of Law, Schmidt is a visiting scholar at George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES).  His academic background includes an AB from DePauw University, a PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania, and study at the University of London, Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute (REEI), Moscow State University, and NYU Law School. His publications include many works on Russian architectural history and town planning, Soviet law, and English legal history.  Among the most notable are his edition of Giles Fletcher’s Of the Rus Commonwealth (1966), The Architecture and Planning of Classical Moscow (1989), Perestroika and Soviet Law (1990), and numerous articles in English legal history. Most recently he has completed a study titled “Urbanism at Play in Provincial Russia: Planning and Shaping Catherine the Great’s Imperial Space.” Continue reading

Internship: Cold War International History Project (CWIHP)

Spring Semester Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
Summer Semester Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Program Intern (Cold War History)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-SP2017-I-14

Background

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center accepts internship applications throughout the year. The summer semester deadline in 15 March, the fall semester deadline is 31 July, and the spring semester deadline is 6 November.

The Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former “communist bloc” with the historiography of the Cold War which has been written over the past few decades largely by Western scholars reliant on Western archival sources. It also seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

Interns at the Project will assist with research at archives and libraries, editing document manuscripts, publishing, translating, and disseminating CWIHP bulletins and working papers, coordinating scholarly conferences, and answering various information requests. Interns will also assist with digitizing, describing and uploading historical documents to the CWIHP Digital Archive. Interns at CWIHP are at the forefront of the debate and research over the historiography of the Cold War and will gain valuable knowledge from interaction with CWIHP staff, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows as well as visiting scholars.

CWIHP’s internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer / three to four months); although appointments are made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration. Continue reading

Internship: Cold War International History Project (CWIHP)

Spring Semester Application Deadline: November 6, 2016

Program Intern (Cold War History)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-SP2017-I-14

Background

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center accepts internship applications throughout the year. The summer semester deadline in 15 March, the fall semester deadline is 31 July, and the spring semester deadline is 6 November.

The Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former “communist bloc” with the historiography of the Cold War which has been written over the past few decades largely by Western scholars reliant on Western archival sources. It also seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

Interns at the Project will assist with research at archives and libraries, editing document manuscripts, publishing, translating, and disseminating CWIHP bulletins and working papers, coordinating scholarly conferences, and answering various information requests. Interns will also assist with digitizing, describing and uploading historical documents to the CWIHP Digital Archive. Interns at CWIHP are at the forefront of the debate and research over the historiography of the Cold War and will gain valuable knowledge from interaction with CWIHP staff, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows as well as visiting scholars.

CWIHP’s internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer / three to four months); although appointments are made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration. Continue reading

Academic Prog.: The Archer Center’s Grad. Prog. in Public Policy (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2016

ARCHER

Live, Learn and Intern in Washington, D.C, earning UT credit! The Archer Center’s Graduate Program in Public Policy is a summer program for graduate students of The University of Texas System interested in interning in Washington, D.C., while learning about the federal policymaking process as it pertains to their own academic, research and career goals. Please visit the Archer Center’s website or contact archer@utsystem.edu to learn more.

The Summer 2017 Graduate Program in Public Policy onlineapplication deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.   Continue reading