Tag Archives: October 2016

Professional Development: Webinar “Global Professionals” (ACTR)

Register by: October 6, 2016

What is a “global professional?” Preparing Culturally and Linguistically Competent U.S. Graduates for the Global Economy.

Led by Dan E. Davidson, President, American Councils for International Education; Professor of Russian and SLA, Bryn Mawr College

Thursday, October 6, 4pm

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This webinar will provide foreign language teachers and administrators with powerful rationales for studying abroad in the target language, by focusing on the skill sets that global businesses, government, and our own increasingly diverse society are requiring from those they are hiring in 2016 and in the future.

Drawing on relevant research of current expectations of the workforce from the US and foreign governments, OECD, Microsoft, the Michigan State survey of 1000 US corporations, and the Harvard Business School, Dr. Davidson will discuss the importance of knowing a foreign language in connection with the intercultural skills associated with serious study abroad experience (linguistic and cultural acuity, contextual “intelligence,” ability to work in international teams, to build and maintain cross-cultural relationships, to mediate conflict, etc.).  Dr. Davidson will also address the state of affairs concerning study abroad in Russia and will provide an overview of programs available to students and scholars of Russian.

  • The webinar is free of current ACTR members ($15 fee for non-members)
  • All registered participants will receive access to the webinar recording
  • Certificate of participation will emailed upon request

Academic Job: Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian (U. of Notre Dame)

Deadline for Applications: October 24, 2016

Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian
University of Notre Dame
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures

To promote its bourgeoning Russian Studies program, the Department of German and Russian at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant Professional Specialist of Russianon the basis of a one-year, renewable contract. This position carries no research expectation and is primarily focused upon teaching.

The ideal candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand, and possess extensive teaching experience at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as well as an interest in the scholarship of pedagogy. The typical teaching load will be four courses per semester, though this may be modified by significant service to the department. We are seeking not only a master teacher, but a program builder with creative ideas about program promotion, extra-curricular programming, study abroad, and student recruitment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) and a CV as a single PDF, as well as three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37804. Applications received by October 24 will receive full consideration.

Academic Job: Asst. Professor of Russian (U. of Notre Dame)

Deadline for Applications: October 24, 2016

Assistant Professor of Russian
University of Notre Dame
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures

To strengthen a vibrant Russian Studies program at the University of Notre Dame, the Department of German and Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Russian to begin the first day of classes in August, 2017. All requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed by the start of the appointment. Area of specialization is open; we are seeking a broadly trained colleague who has both a well-articulated research plan and the ability to teach at all levels of the undergraduate program, both within and outside the department.

Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including Russian language and literature; interdisciplinary Russian Studies courses; and courses within the University and College seminar programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will advise students, supervise honors theses, and contribute to a plethora of activities meant to advance the presence of Russian on campus.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) and a CV as a single PDF, as well as three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37800. Applications received by October 24 will receive full consideration.

Funding Opportunity: Samuel H. Kress Fellowship (James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: October 26, 2016

Title: Samuel H. Kress Fellowship
Sponsor: James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Amount: $15,000

Description: Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art, architecture and related disciplines from antiquity to the early 19th century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America. Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. 

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by October 26. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://fitchfoundation.org/grants/kress/

CFP: 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (New York City, NY)

Deadline for Submissions: October 27, 2016

22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
4-6 May 2017
www.nationalities.org

Proposals must be submitted to: darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2017@gmail.com

Over 150 PANELS in nine sections:

  • Nationalism Studies
  • Migration & Diasporas
  • Balkans
  • RussiaUkraine (and Belarus)
  • Central Europe (including Baltics & Moldova)
  • Eurasia (including Central Asia & China)
  • Caucasus (North and South)
  • Turkey and Greece (and Cyprus)

THEMATIC Panels on:

  • The Conflict in Ukraine
  • Russia and the New Cold War
  • Internally Displaced People and Refugees
  • The Rise of the Far Right
  • Political Violence (Insurgency, Terrorism, War)
  • The Crisis in Turkey
  • The Political Use of Historical Memory

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CFP: “Ruler Visibility, Modernity, and the Ethnonational Mindset” (AIAS, Denmark)

Deadline for Proposals: October 1, 2016

“Ruler Visibility, Modernity, and the Ethnonational Mindset”

A Two-Day Workshop (May 18-19, 2017) at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Denmark

Organizers: Darin Stephanov (Postdoctoral Researcher, AIAS) and Peter Bugge (Professor, Aarhus University)

It is a widely accepted fact that in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, European monarchs were on the defensive. What is less well-known is that they employed a wide range of similar strategies for crafting their public images, engaged directly with the masses of their subjects along lines previously unknown, and in doing so met with, at the very least, considerable success for decades on end. Still less recognized is the comparability of the modernizing effects this new set of cultural policies and ceremonial events had on mass consciousness and the numerous resultant linkages and continuities between imperial and ethnonational mentalities, most of which can be traced to this very day. Continue reading

Academic Job: Departmental Lecturer in Slavonic Languages (esp. Polish) and Linguistics (U. of Oxford)

Deadline for Applications: October 17, 2016

Departmental Lecturer in Slavonic Languages (esp. Polish) and Linguistics

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41-47 Wellington Square, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

The faculty are seeking to appoint to this 1-year post to undertake teaching and academic research in Slavonic languages (esp. Polish) and linguistics. The postholder will give 24 lectures or seminars per year; and 6 hours a week of undergraduate tuition in Slavonic linguistics and, if applicable, general linguistics across a number of colleges; they will also undertake advanced research and assist with administration, examining and admissions within the sub-faculty.

Applicants should possess a good undergraduate and Master’s degree in Slavonic languages/linguistics; and should ordinarily have completed a PhD or DPhil in Slavonic linguistics/languages, although the committee may – in exceptional circumstances – consider applications from individuals due to submit their thesis by 1 January 2017. They should be able to provide evidence of an ability to teach undergraduates across a range of topics in Slavonic languages/linguistics; and evidence of an ability to produce high quality research in this area; and they should be fluent in English and Polish.

The closing date for the post is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 October 2016.

For more information, click here.

Job: IT Specialist, Center for Language & Technology (U. of Hawai’i)

Deadline for Applications: October 10, 2016

-Title: Information Technology (IT Specialist)
-Position Number: 0080731
-Hiring Unit: College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, Center for Language & Technology
-Location: Manoa Date
-Monthly Salary: salary schedules and placement information
-Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
-Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
-Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions:

The Center for Language and Technology (CLT) is a vibrant, fast-paced technology environment that supports a wide array of instructional and research projects. The CLT supports the informed integration of technology into instruction and research and is home to two national centers: the Flagship Technology Innovation Center and the National Foreign Language Resource Center. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Webinar: “WHAT IS A “GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL?” PREPARING CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT U.S. GRADUATES FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.” (ACTR)

Deadline for Registration: October 6, 2016

“WHAT IS A “GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL?” PREPARING CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT U.S. GRADUATES FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.”

When: 06 Oct 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online

Registration

  • Free registration for active ACTR members (who paid their 2016 dues)

Led by Dr. Dan E. Davidson, President, American Councils for International Education; Professor of Russian and SLA, Bryn Mawr College.

This webinar will provide foreign language teachers and administrators with powerful rationales for studying abroad in the target language, by focusing on the skill sets that global businesses, government, and our own increasingly diverse society are requiring from those they are hiring in 2016 and in the future.

Drawing on relevant research of current expectations of the workforce from the US and foreign governments, OECD, Microsoft, the Michigan State survey of 1000 US corporations, and the Harvard Business School, Dr. Davidson will discuss the importance of knowing a foreign language in connection with the intercultural skills associated with serious study abroad experience (linguistic and cultural acuity, contextual “intelligence,” ability to work in international teams, to build and maintain cross-cultural relationships, to mediate conflict, etc.).  Dr. Davidson will also address the state of affairs concerning study abroad in Russia and will provide an overview of programs available to students and scholars of Russian. Continue reading

CFP: Rethinking Late Ottoman Civilization Symposium (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2016

Rethinking Late Ottoman Civilization Symposium

March 24-25, 2017
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Keynote Speaker: Suraiya Faroqhi
Program Committee: Samy Ayoub, Jeannette Okur, and Firdevs Canbaz Yumuşak

The Ottomans encountered the word civilization in the early 19th century, and the Ottoman version of this word, medeniyet, was coined thereafter. Both ‘civilization’ and ‘empire’ refer to comprehensive manifestations of power, culture, and ideas. This symposium will explore the artifacts of Ottoman modernization and intellectual history, and encourage careful examination of the late Ottoman discourse on “civilization.”

As is well known, many Ottoman intellectuals, in their conceptualization of civilization, aimed to reconcile the material achievements of European civilization with Ottoman-Islamic morality and aesthetics. Even so, historiographies in the post-Ottoman sovereign states have often equated modernization with de-Ottomanization, a notion which excludes the Ottoman period as a legitimate setting for the study of modernity. This symposium encourages new scholarship that will further legitimize the study of Ottomans’ engagement with modernity’s social, political, economic and aesthetic implications.

We invite advanced graduate students and established scholars to submit paper proposals for this two-day interdisciplinary symposium to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 24-25, 2017. We will welcome papers from the disciplines of history, law, literature, architecture, art, and music. Continue reading