Acad. Job: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ukrainian and Russian Comparative Politics (University of Manitoba)

Deadline: November 28, 2019

Department of Political Studies & Department of German and Slavic Studies

Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

Position Number 28177

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ukrainian and Russian Comparative Politics

The Departments of Political Studies and German and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is located 50% in Political Science and 50% in Slavic Studies. The ideal candidate will have a PhD, or be very near completion, in Political Science, Slavic Studies, or a related field; a specialization in contemporary Eastern European politics, society, and culture, with an emphasis on Russia and Ukraine; expertise in the evolution of political structures, systems, and ideas in the region; and expertise in international relations between Russia, Ukraine, and the Western world. Expertise in the political effects of new information and communication technologies would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a productive research program, teach courses in Political Studies and Slavic Studies from first-year to the Master’s level, and to engage in the advising of honours and M.A. students. Preference will be given to candidates who have strong potential for research and teaching related to Ukraine. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching; potential to teach and develop a range of courses at all levels of instruction in both units, including cross-listed courses between both units, and a demonstrated commitment to university and department service including community outreach. Excellent language skills in Ukrainian and Russian would be an important asset; excellent reading skills in both languages are required.

The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020.

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CFP: Association of Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Association of Central Eurasian Students at Indiana University is now requesting submissions for our annual conference. We are accepting abstracts for approximately 20-minute paper presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. There are no regional or temporal restrictions on topics, and papers from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

The primary goal of the conference will be to bring together a wide range of scholars who share an interest in Central Eurasia. Graduate students, professors, and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers covering any topic pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies.

Please see the below link to the Call for Papers for more details.,%202020%20CFP.pdf

Travel: ASB in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Building on years of successful experiences, the American Home in Vladimir, Russia, will again sponsor two Alternative Spring Break Programs in March 2020 (

any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.(Vanderbilt University student)

The program includes community service, homestays, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interaction with Russian university students who are studying English, and Russian language lessons.

I hope that you will be able to share information about the programs with your students, colleagues, and anyone who might be interested in helping others in Vladimir and Murom! Please note that the first application deadline is November 15, 2019. Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

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Acad. Job: Tenure Track Position in Russian History (University of Georgia)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Please take a notice of this exciting job opportunity at University of Georgia, Athens:

The Department of History at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian history. The search committee welcomes applicants who study any period of Russian or Soviet History.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2-2 teaching load), and contribute to departmental governance. We encourage applications from candidates who are proficient in Russian and are capable of teaching the occasional advanced history course in Russian. Applicants must have their PhD in History or related field conferred by July 30, 2020.

Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching and research interests, a current c.v., a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted at Applications are due November 15.

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Funding: ISSS Financial Aid Award for International Students

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The General ISSS Financial Aid award provides $3,500 per semester for the fall and spring semesters and $2,500 in the summer semester in cash assistance* for international students who demonstrate financial need. This is a competitive process as the number of awards allotted per semester is limited. Only international students who have completed at least 2 semesters at UT by the time the award is disbursed are eligible to apply for this award. A full list of eligibility criteria is available within the application itself.

The general financial aid awarded by ISSS does not provide a waiver of the nonresident portion of a student’s tuition & fee bill.

*All cash awards will be automatically applied towards any outstanding UT debts upon disbursement. Amount award amount in excess of debts are distributed to the student’s direct deposit account.

Application Details

The spring/summer 2020 application for the ISSS General Financial Aid will be available October 1, 2019. The deadline for the spring/summer 2020 General Financial Aid award is November 1, 2019 by 5 pm.

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required for your application to be considered complete:

  • 14% of the scholarship will be withheld for tax purposes per US tax law, unless a tax treaty for scholarships is in effect or the recipient is considered a resident alien for tax purposes.
  • Recipients will be obligated to file a tax return for the scholarship income earned, but may also receive a tax refund for the amount withheld from the scholarships.
  • It is recommended that the recipient applies for a taxpayer identification number if they do not already hold an ITIN or SSN. You will also need a taxpayer identification number in order to claim any applicable tax treaty benefits and to file a tax return to claim any tax refunds due.
    • Bank statements: You must provide copies of your monthly bank statements for the most recent three months, including a statement of deposits and balances.
      • Note: Bank statements must be in English.
    • Personal Statement: You must provide a typed statement (limit 2 pages) that addresses your financial need. Indicate recent changes in your financial situation (e.g. medical bills, loss of sponsorship), if applicable.
      • Please note: This statement helps in evaluating your needs and qualifications for receiving the award.
    • Special documentation (if applicable: Submit evidence of termination of a scholarship, loss of sponsorship, medical bills, currency devaluation, or written documentation of government restrictions on funds/resources permitted out of your country.

Acad. Job: Assistant professor South-East European Languages and Cultures, tenure-track (Ghent University)

Deadline: November 4, 2019

The department of Languages and Cultures of Ghent University is looking for candidates to fill in a position in the field of South-East European Languages and Cultures. The department envisions complementarity with its present expertise.

The focus of activities is:

– South-East European culture (history, cultural studies and/or literature)

– South-East European languages

The department is looking for candidates with an excellent research profile and a clear vision on and demonstrable experience in teaching in the domain as specified above.

Application deadline: November 4, 2019 23:59 (Brussels time)

Academic Education

You teach several subjects within the educational programme of East-European Languages and Cultures, including:

– introductory courses on BA level (history, cultural history, modern culture and literature) with focus on South Eastern Europe, in particular the regions where Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian and Slovene are spoken;

– MA level courses with focus on South Eastern Europe, in particular the regions where Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian and Slovene are spoken;

– methodological courses on both BA and MA level. 

You actively participate in the development of innovative forms of teaching on BA and MA level.

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Funding/Study Abroad: Critical Language Scholarship

Deadline: November 19, 2019

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad over the summer studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

The CLS Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is part of a U.S. government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing American students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

·         The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences

·         Full scholarship covers all travel, tuition, housing, and a living stipend

·         Participants may receive undergraduate academic credit for the equivalent of one year of language classes

·         Language gains certified with the widely recognized ACTFL OPI test

·         Non-competitive eligibility for U.S. government jobs for up to three years after program completion

Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholar of Russian Literature and Culture (George Mason University)

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The George Mason University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholar of Russian Literature and Culture, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates will have an active research and publication agenda focused on one or more of the following areas: Post-Soviet Russian literature, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, Russian and (Post-) Soviet film, and cultural studies.


The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in both English translation and in Russian; courses in translation include those on major Russian writers, survey courses of nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, and Russian civilization; courses taught in Russian include Russian poetry and contemporary short fiction. Twelve-month appointment and 2/2 teaching load. Position is renewable for up to three years.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, university-level teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in Russian. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to teach a course on the cultural contributions of Russian and Soviet immigrants to the U.S. is a plus.

For full consideration, applicants must apply by November 1 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement on inclusion/diversity and of teaching philosophy, three references, and an academic writing sample (such as a scholarly article or dissertation chapter).

Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian (Virginia Tech)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Russian to begin August 10, 2020. Virginia Tech has one of the largest undergraduate Russian programs in the country and has been the recipient of funding for Project GO (Global Officer), a Department of Defense initiative, since 2012. As a Research I institution, Virginia Tech strongly values high scholarly productivity as well as excellence in teaching. The standard teaching load is two/two courses per academic year. Responsibilities include teaching Russian at all levels, research and scholarship, extra-curricular programming, promoting study abroad, and university service. We are seeking a creative and dynamic teacher-scholar who is able to contribute to the expansion of our program. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Central Asian Studies (Princeton University)

Deadline: November 14, 2019

The Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for the position of Leon B. Poullada Postdoctoral Research Associate, or Associate Research Scholar, in Central Asian Studies. The initial appointment will be for one year, September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. The selected candidate’s primary responsibility while in
residence at Princeton will be to pursue and publish research on premodern Central Asia, encompassing the history, politics and cultures of the Muslim areas of the Turko-Persianate world, including the area from the Caspian Sea to Western China and Kazakhstan to historical Islamic North India. Pending departmental approval and approval from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the researcher will also be expected to teach a one-semester undergraduate course on the history of Central Asia, broadly conceived, and to hold on-campus office hours during the semester. When teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary title of
Lecturer. The candidate is expected to participate in departmental and other campus activities; s/he will be integrated fully into the Department of Near Eastern Studies and into the appropriate programs and centers at Princeton University. Ph.D. is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have received their PhD within the past three years.

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