Acad. Job: Open Rank Professor in Russian Literature and Culture (UCLA)

Deadline: November 22, 2021

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature and culture, beginning July 1, 2022. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. We are focusing on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature and culture of the late Soviet and post-Soviet periods (roughly from post-WW II to the present), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within the UCLA Humanities Division’s Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS), particularly film, media studies, digital, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent study courses and sharing in departmental administration, including the oversight of the Department’s various language programs (Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, BCS, Romanian and Hungarian). 

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Acad. Job: Professor of Russian Literature (Université de Genève)

Deadline: November 7, 2021

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The Faculty of Letters of the University of Geneva is opening an application for a post of


ordinary or associate in Russian literature (19th-21st centuries)

CHARGE: This is a fully loaded position including teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s levels as well as the supervision of university master’s work and doctoral theses.

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CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Consider joining us for the 2022 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, i.e. “KFLC: The Languages, Literature, and Cultures Conference, 2022.” Abstract submission will remain open until 1 November 2021 @ 11:59 PM, EST. There is still plenty of time to submit your abstracts for the conference!  The Russian & Slavic Studies sessions will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday 22 April; the entire conference runs 21-23 April 2022.  In addition to Russian & Slavic Studies, KFLC offers sessions in the following divisions:

  *   Arabic and Islamic Studies
  *   East Asian Studies
  *   French and Francophone Studies
  *   German-Austrian-Swiss Studies
  *   Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  *   Hispanic and Romance Linguistics
  *   Indigenous Studies
  *   Intercultural Studies
  *   Italian Studies
  *   Language Studies for the Professions
  *   Linguistics (General)
  *   Lusophone Studies

  *   Music Studies

  *   Neo-Latin Studies
  *   Russian and Slavic Studies
  *   Second Language Acquisition
  *   Spanish American (Latin American) Studies
  *   Spanish Peninsular Studies
  *   Translation Studies

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Acad. Job: Senior Lecturer of Russian (Columbia Univ.)

Deadline: November 18, 2021; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Russian Language, to begin on July 1, 2022. The Senior Lecturer would become Director of the Russian Language Program on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. 

Applicants should have extensive experience teaching all levels of Russian at the university-level to native speakers of English, documented exceptional teaching achievement, evidence of professional achievement and standing in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should show evidence of their ability to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program.  Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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Travel: Russian Language Winter School “Discover Siberia with Dostoevsky”

Deadline: November 22, 2021

We would like to invite you and your students to take part in our Russian Language Winter School “Discover Siberia with Dostoevsky” that will take place February 3-18, 2022 at Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia!

The Winter School is designed for those who would like to start learning Russian from scratch as well as for those who wish to improve their Russian language skills and offers Russian language program in a small group based on the Russian language competence as well as socio-cultural program that aims to help participants to explore Siberia and learn the Russian culture.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Russian Culture (Univ. of Cambridge)

Deadline: November 11, 2021

The Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Russian culture from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will hold, or be about to complete, a PhD in Slavonic Studies in a relevant area, and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research in the broad area of recent and contemporary Russian culture (with ‘recent and contemporary’ understood to mean culture since approximately 1985, and ‘culture’ including but not limited to all forms of literary, cinematic, artistic, dramatic, and digital production).

Closing Date: 11 November 2021

For further information see here

“Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps” Workshop for Emerging Scholars

Deadline: November 12, 2021

We are pleased to announce “Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps,” an intensive, student-designed workshop for emerging scholars. The workshop will be held from February 28-March 4, 2022 at Stanford University, and is co-hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Geospatial Center, and Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections.

Cartography continues to reproduce and amplify global inequalities in the production of knowledge. Drawing on Stanford’s rich map collections, this initiative aims to apply cutting-edge digital tools to the creation of compelling, accessible, and ethical narratives about “under-mapped” spaces.

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Critical Languages Scholarship

Deadline: November 6, 2021

The application for the 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome your students to apply now to study Russian, Persian, Turkish, or Azerbaijani next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

The application is now live and available online at:

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (Univ. of Ottawa)

Deadline: November 12, 2021

Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (with expertise in Slovak history and culture) | University of Ottawa (

Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (with expertise in Slovak history and culture)

Title of the position: Assistant Professor level, but higher ranks will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

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Acad. Job: Director of Slovak Studies Program (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Slovak Studies Program, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on September 1, 2022. Duties include: (i) teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced Slovak language, as well as Slovak or Slovak-comparative literature and culture in English at the undergraduate level; (ii) non-teaching duties include oversight of Slovak cultural and outreach activities in accordance with programming goals identified by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; (iii) scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations is encouraged but is not a prerequisite for appointment or renewal.

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