Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Siberian Studies (Ohio State University)

Deadline: November 14, 2022


The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (DSEELC) at The Ohio State University invites applications for a position at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. We seek an innovative scholar and excellent teacher whose research program centers on Indigenous Siberian Studies. We invite scholars whose research interests explore questions about indigenous people’s knowledges and cultural practices as they intersect with one or more of the following: race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, im/mobility, health, food, and environment, in imperial/post-imperial, communist/post-communist, or comparative contexts. While we will give preference to candidates with a research profile in Indigenous Siberian Studies, we will also consider applicants whose work examines this set of questions around the experiences of non-Slavic communities in other parts of the Russian Federation or who look at indigenous communities in a comparative perspective, as well as scholars who investigate “Siberia” as a constructed and contested colonial location. Ideally, candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a record of community engagement is desirable. The candidate will be able to offer introductory courses in Ohio State’s newly re-designed General Education program, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the department and will contribute to DSEELC’s strengths in cultural studies.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Russian Linguistics (Univ. of South Carolina)

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian in the field of Russian Linguistics to start August 16, 2023. We seek a talented scholar and a dynamic teacher with proven classroom success, as well as a congenial colleague eager to work as part of the committed Russian Program team. The flexibility to teach outside a specific specialization is important. Participation in UofSC’s vibrant Linguistics Program, a PhD granting interdepartmental unit, will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to teach courses on Russian/Slavic and general linguistics to both undergraduates and graduate students. We welcome candidates interested in contributing to UofSC’s new major in Cyber Intelligence. The position requires a Ph.D. in Russian, Linguistics, or a related field in hand by August 15, 2023, native or near-native Russian and English fluency, and the ability to teach Russian language at all levels and offer a range of courses on Russian linguistics topics in English and Russian. 

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Acad. Job: Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023, pending budgetary approval. Duties include (i) teaching a broad range of specialized as well as general education courses on the Russian language (all levels), literature, and culture, sometimes in a comparative context, (ii) undergraduate mentoring, (iii) active participation in outreach and cultural as well as intellectual programming, and (iv) additional service duties in the Department. The teaching load is six three-credit courses per year.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable. Experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture courses at a North American institution of higher education is strongly preferred.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian (Wake Forest University)

Deadline: November 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

Start date: Fall 2023

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning in July 2023. The candidate can expect to teach all levels of the Russian language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The teaching load is 3/2. The preferred area of specialization is Russian historical linguistics or applied linguistics, with a preference for the ability to address the linguistic diversity of Russia. Experience in teaching the History of the Russian language is especially welcome, as is knowledge of other Slavic languages. A degree in Russian is required as well as native or near-native fluency. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. In addition to regular teaching duties and an active research agenda, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the life of the department, including extra-curricular activities with students. Information about the department can be found here

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Study Abroad: Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia) is accepting applications for the following in-person undergraduate Russian study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University. 

–          2023 Winter; 

–          2023 Spring semester; 

–          2023 Fall semester; 

–          2024 Spring semester. 

Please share this information with your students and colleagues.

US citizens need no visa to study in Latvia.

2023 Winter Program

Students can earn 6 ECTS (3 US) credits in the Russian language. The program will also include content lectures on different aspects of Russian and Baltic culture, traditions, history, and present – all provided in adjusted Russian. The program will be efficient for students with at least three full semesters of university Russian.

The application deadline is November 21, 2022.

Learn more about the Winter Program.

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CFP: Out of the USSR – Traveling Women, Traveling Memories

Deadline: November 1, 2022

2-3.2.2023 University of Turku, Finland 

Travelling has always been connected with fundamental social and political changes taking place in societies. Throughout history, one of the countries that people have chosen to leave, move away or have been expelled from, but also a country which they have been going back to, is Russia/the Soviet Union. There is an obvious link between the large transformations that have taken place in Russia since the time of perestroika in the 1990s until the ongoing war in Ukraine and the restrictions of civil rights such as freedom of speech, and the increased mobility out of Russia. 

The conference takes these transformations as starting points in examining how individuals reflect on and recall the Soviet/Russian home country in literary presentations, addressing the history of mobility, emigration, family, gender, ethnic or religious background in face of their collective memory in their new place of residence. The meeting points for the proposals are the concepts of travelling/mobility/exile and (post-, trans-/cross-cultural) memory. The focus is on women’s fictional texts and memories from the 1980s until today that allow the presentations to address and to acknowledge [e]migrating women writers as mediators of ideas and memories in trans-/cross- cultural contexts. The aim of the conference is to focus on gender in the process of the transformation of cultures through ideas that travel, and to pay special attention to women’s contribution to the cultural transfer and mobility of ideas and memories which have not been sufficiently studied and documented. We expect presentations addressing published fictional texts by women who have moved from the Soviet and Russian territories into new areas, and by writing they have created and processed memories of moving and of resettling in a new country/location of residence. We are especially interested in memories of women emigrants and travellers to the Nordic countries, Germany, Great Britain, the US, France and Israel. 

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CFA: Post-Doc Ethnographic Research

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Missionaries, Migrants and Hosts. Pentecostalism, the ‘Other’, and Activism in Contemporary Poland

A Post-Doc for ethnographic research with Ukrainian Pentecostals in Poland. The post-doc will be contracted as a full-time assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Religion, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, for 30 months. Advanced knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian, and excellent command of English is required. More details here:

Application submission deadline: Nov 15, 2022
Candidate selection by Dec 19, 2022
The start of employment is scheduled between 1 January 2023 and 31 March 2023.

Contact: Dr Natalia Zawiejska:



CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC)

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC) is pleased to invite scholars from all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for individual papers and panels at its annual meeting to be held from Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22. The Thursday session will feature virtual panels, while the Friday and Saturday sessions will be in-person — and April is one of the pleasantest times of year to be in the Bluegrass state.

Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:

  • Innovations in Teaching Language and Culture 
  • Literature, Linguistics, Folkore or Digital Culture 
  • Visual Arts, Cinema Studies, Music, Media, Dance or Performance Studies 
  • Historical, Social and Political Contexts  

Individually submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words. We will also consider proposals for panels of up to 5 papers. The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name, and contact information, in addition to the names, contact information, and affiliations of the panel participants. Each participant must submit an individual abstract using our online system. 

Visit <> to learn more about the conference, create an account, and upload your abstract by 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Polish Studies (University of Washington)

Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for the Maria Kott endowed Professorship of Polish Studies. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin September 16, 2023.

University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15).

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CFP: “Eastern European Urban Narratives of Conflict” (“Studia Rossica Posnaniensia”)

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Editors: Seth Graham (University College London), Rachel Morley (University College London), Beata Waligórska-Olejniczak (Adam Mickiewicz University)

1) Scope of the special issue and the relevance of the subject:

The 2022 edition of ‘Millennium Docs Against Gravity’, Poland’s largest documentary film festival, featured a Susan Sontag retrospective that included her work Waiting for Godot…in Sarajevo, made in the Bosnian capital during the siege and codirected with Nicole Stéphane. The film, which is often described as Sontag’s lasting gift to Sarajevans and which gave them hope and the possibility of responding to suppressed emotions, today inevitably brings to mind places such as Kyiv, Kharkiv and Mariupol, whose suffering inhabitants and ruined architecture have made us doubt the existence of a civilized world. Focusing attention on the mission of art and the role of the artist as an engaged witness of reality, this special issue of “Studia Rossica Posnaniensia” will concentrate on urban experiences of all kinds of conflicts: military, political, interpersonal, ethnic, religious, environmental, etc. We would like to pinpoint the role of Eastern European cities as sites of power and powerlessness, as spaces where pain is/was inflicted, contemplated, embodied, expressed or (re)negotiated, and as intersections of different cultures and traditions (e.g. Catholicism and Orthodoxy). We would also welcome proposals rooted in gender studies, queer studies, post-colonial studies, disability studies, performative studies and animal studies, that may offer perspectives on the city space as a battlefield for one’s dignity, rights and identity. We expect that authors might refer to Sontag’s belief in the artist’s social and ethical duty to explore the link between the aesthetic and the political as well as the relationship between the mind and the body in urban environments.

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