Tag Archives: November 2017

Academic Job: Mellon Postdoctoral History of Art Fellowship 2018-2020 (Cornell U.)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Art

Academic Years 2018 – 2020
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of History of Art invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2018. The fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/year.

We are seeking applicants who are specialists in the in the field of 20th-century Europe and North America, spanning the years 1914-1991, with particular emphasis on art between WWI and WWII. The History of Art department’s strength lies in its pioneering global focus. A successful candidate would be able to dialogue with other faculty members’ global concerns.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester (four different courses over two years). Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course and an upper, 4000-level course. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars and their topics should fall within the field of 20th-century European and North American art.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Budapest Migration and New Refugees (George Mason U.)

Deadline for applications: November 23, 2017

THE BUDAPEST SEMESTER, SPRING 2018: Migration and the New Refugees of Europe
JANUARY 24 –MAY 31, 2018

This unique and innovative semester program offers students an unparalleled opportunity to closely examine refugee issues by focusing on topics such as humanitarian and asylum law, migrant absorption policies, border security, racism and xenophobia, opposition to the integration of refugees, cultural preservation and international cooperation. As such, students will explore existing tensions between state sovereignty on the one hand, and transnationalism on the other, and the growing controversy on the future viability of the European Union.

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Academic Job: Associate/Full Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies (UT-Austin)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications a tenured Associate/Full Professor position with a focus on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin Fall 2018.

We are particularly interested in scholars doing intersectional work that engages one or more of the following fields: Gender and Health, Human Rights, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, especially those working in Media Studies and Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Theory, and Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms.

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who will contribute to our program’s intersectional commitment.

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Academic Jobs: Assistant Professor of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (UT-Austin)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin Fall 2018.

We are particularly interested in scholars doing intersectional work that engages one or more of the following fields: Gender and Health, Human Rights, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, especially those working in Media Studies and Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Theory, and Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms.

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who will contribute to our program’s intersectional commitment.

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Academic Job: A.W. Mellon Postdoc Fellowships (UW-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

The A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at UW-Madison is an interdisciplinary program providing postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it provides two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients. The program, established in 2010, builds upon interdisciplinary initiatives on campus exploring the broad question, “What is human?” These initiatives have been examining the transnational circulations of culture and power on a global landscape, questions of biocultures and biopolitics, and new ways of thinking about media in the context of the digital revolution.

Each year the A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Program invites applications under a theme related to these initiatives. Themes to date have been World Citizenship (2010-11), Life (2011-12), Media (2012-13), Democracy (2013-14), Religion and Secularism (2014-15), Violences (2015-16), Climates and Natures (2016-18), and Translation, Adaptation, Transplantation(2017-19). The theme for 2018-20 fellowships is Truth, Fact, and Ways of Knowing. Continue reading

Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian (UW-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2017

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin – Madison announces an opening for a Lecturer in Russian for 2018-19. This full-time appointment is renewable. The person in this position will be responsible for teaching six (6) courses in the academic year, including the following (or similar) courses: History of Russian Culture (in Russian, for students beyond the fourth-year level), Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings, third- and fourth-year Russian.

Requirements for position: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Russian Literature, Slavic Languages & Literatures, or the equivalent, required by the time of application. Native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English. Previous teaching experience at a North American university, including at least two years of teaching experience in Russian as a foreign language, content courses in Russian beyond the fourth-year level, courses in Russian literature and/or culture in English, and broad expertise in Russian literature and culture. Continue reading

Academic Job: Instructor of Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline for applications: November 1, 2017

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian announces an opening for a temporary Instructor of Russian. The position is available during the summer 2018 session, located on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont. Our unique program combines a cultural immersion environment with rigorous daily classroom instruction. This is an opportunity to join a community of learners, by actively engaging in teaching, dining, residing and recreating with students while reading, writing and speaking exclusively in Russian. Our instructors provide four hours of classroom instruction and one formal office hour per day. In addition, participation in pre- and post-session assessment testing and cultural programming is required. This position is for summer 2018 only. Continue reading

Academic Job: Assistant Professor of Russian (UW-Madison)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture beginning August 20, 2018. PhD in hand by the start of appointment required. Superior level of proficiency or higher (on ACTFL scale) in Russian and English required. Prior college or university teaching experience required.

We seek a new colleague with an active research agenda and outstanding promise as a scholar and teacher. Priority will be given to applicants with research expertise in Russian nineteenth-century literature and culture. Secondary specialization in the Soviet period or post-Soviet studies is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate-level courses in the nineteenth-century literary tradition (Romanticism and Realism); ability to teach eighteenth-century Russian literature and culture at the graduate level also desirable. At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will teach across the curriculum, including courses in 19th- through 21st-century Russian literature and culture as well as advanced Russian language. The standard teaching load is four courses each academic year (two courses each semester). Active engagement in research and publication at the national and international levels will be expected.

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Academic Job: Visiting Asst. Professor (Indiana U.)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Russian Literature and Culture
OAA#: 21710-03

Job Summary:

The Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington announces a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture for the 2018–19 academic year, beginning August 1, 2018. The successful candidate should have native or near-native Russian and English and an attractive research agenda. The 2/2 teaching load will include core undergraduate offerings in 19th century Russian literature along with specialized seminars and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Travel: Alternative Spring Break (American Home)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017 and December 1, 2017

Help one or more community organizations, such as the Youth Health and Education Center, Regional Veterans’ Home, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, while interacting with Russian university students and others and experiencing the wonders of provincial Russia.

Dates: March 3-11 and 10-18, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)

Housing: Home stays (with home-cooked breakfasts and dinners)

Excursions: Vladimir, Suzdal and Bogoliubovo (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

Program Fee: Approximately $510 (depending on the number of participants)
Fee includes room and board, excursions, transportation from/to Moscow airport, visa invitation, Russian language lessons, on-site administrative support;
Fee does not include visa application expenses (~$280), airfare, lunches, public transportation in Vladimir (~$0.25/ride), health/travel insurance

Leaders: Dr. Alexei Altonen (American Home Director of Special Projects), David Johnson (Vanderbilt University), Vladimir State University English students, American Home staff, and others in and around Vladimir

Group size: 5-10 participants (a minimum of 5 participants is generally required for each group)

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