Tag Archives: October 2017

Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2018-2019 (Columbia U.)

Deadline for Submissions: October 2, 2017

Fellowship Competition 2018-2019

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2018-2019. Fellows newly appointed for 2018-2019 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2018. The Fellowship Stipend for 2018-2019 is $63,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (departments are listed in the “Application Materials (PDF)”). The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year.  In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses must be in the undergraduate (“Core”) education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Society for the Humanities Fellowships, 2018-2019 (Cornell U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2017

Focal Theme 2018-2019
AUTHORITY

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority.

From auctoritas to the author to authoritarianism, the question of authority – whether grounded in epistemological expertise, juridical power, rhetorical persuasiveness, creative innovation, divine decree, or political charisma – is inextricable from humanistic inquiry and critique. With authority, the power to decide, to authorize, to adjudicate, to rule, and to hold sway stands or falls – in science, law, art, oratory, religion, or politics. The Society invites scholarly projects that trace the consequences, crises, and possibilities of authority across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts. Continue reading

Academic Job: Assistant Professor of Russian Studies (Macalester College)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2017

The Department of Russian Studies at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Russian Studies, to begin in Fall 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor (in an exceptional case, a more advanced appointment may be considered). Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history, culture, or related subjects and possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The successful candidate, whose tenure home would be in Russian Studies, would teach Russian language as well as courses that would cover Russia and the neighboring region historically. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Russian Studies, strong interest in teaching language, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable.

The position entails teaching five courses per year, including two Russian language courses and three others, at least two of which can be cross-listed with the History department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers with training in historical inquiry, who are committed to the study of Russian history and culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will join Macalester’s Russian Studies faculty in active program building. Continue reading

CFP: Asia in the Russian Imagination (U. of Utah)

Deadline for Proposals: October 15, 2017

The University of Utah’s Asia Center is hosting an interdisciplinary conference on Siberia, Central Asia, and the Russian Far East and North Pacific, organized around the theme of “Asia in the Russian Imagination.” The conference will be held at the University of Utah’s campus in Salt Lake City on March 23-24, 2018.

We welcome proposals exploring political, economic, and socio-cultural interactions from a variety of fields and perspectives.  We foresee extended discussions on Russian-Asian connections and networks, as well as policies, processes, and populations in “Russian Asia,” within the imperial, Soviet, or post-Soviet eras.  We hope that this conference honors the interdisciplinary tradition established by the British Universities Siberian Studies Seminar, last held in 2007.

Following the conference, the organizers intend to publish a selection of the essays either as a special issue of a journal or as an edited volume.  Continue reading

CFP: UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies (UCLA)

Deadline for Submissions: October 06, 2017

You are invited to submit your papers on any topic in Slavic for consideration to the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.  All papers will be subject to peer review.

The submission period is open from now until October 6, 2017.  If you are submitting now, please send your papers to Prof. Roman Koropeckyj, Editor-in-Chief: koropeck@humnet.ucla.edu Whether you are submitting now or later, please also do the following now: email Yelena Furman with your name, preferred email, paper title, and name and email of your advisor so that we have a preliminary headcount:yfurman@humnet.ucla.edu

If you do not feel your paper to be up to the standard necessary to successfully pass peer review, please work with your advisor on revisions before submitting.  Your paper should have a well-formulated and well-developed thesis, with plenty of textual evidence to back it up. When citing a non-English language source, please give the quote in English translation in the body and in the original Slavic language in the footnotes. The papers should be a maximum of 25 double-spaced pages and need to include footnotes and a bibliography (the page limit is inclusive of the bibliography/footnotes).  For the bibliography, please use the Chicago Manual of Style format (you can find a hard copy of CMS in your library and it’s also available online).

If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look at the journal:

http://web.international.ucla.edu/cwl/slavicjournal/1016

Job: Secondary Education English Teacher-Moldova (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

English Education Teachers support Moldovan teachers, students and community members to strengthen their personal and professional capacities by improving English language teaching and learning, critical thinking instruction, and school and community-driven initiatives. This is a full-time, in-class, formal team-teaching position, requiring a minimum of 18 hours of instruction per week. All instruction complies with the English language teaching curriculum requirements of the Moldovan Ministry of Education. English Education Teachers will be part of the Peace Corps English Education Project in Moldova.

English Education Teachers will teach conversational English, TEFL, or content-based English in middle and high schools to gymnasium or lyceum students of ages 11 to 18 (i.e., grades 4 to 12). Volunteers will be full-time classroom teachers. They will team-teach with their Moldovan school-teaching colleagues. Through team-teaching, English Education Teachers and partners will develop lesson plans together, learn how to share responsibility for the quality of their team-taught lessons, enhance each other’s creativity, use individual strengths to complement each other, and share teaching responsibilities, which makes it easier for both teachers to combine efforts to meet students’ learning needs. Watching their teachers work together, students will also see the value of teamwork and partnership.

Team-teaching is a process, and it takes time for effective relationships to develop between teachers. The ability to communicate is the thread that binds teachers together to successfully team-teach. Flexibility, humility and patience are key characteristics Volunteers can bring to assist this process of relationship building.

The English Education Teacher’s teaching schedule will be from Monday to Friday and will include a minimum of 18 hours per week of team-taught lessons. In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers and become involved in community- and school-based projects. Volunteers also undertake and implement a variety of extra-curricular/ secondary activities with youth.

Successful secondary activities in Moldova have included organization of volunteer tree-planting, town or lake clean-ups, promoting health awareness activities in schools, establishing English language and other after-school clubs for youth, creating and organizing libraries, assisting schools with using computers to help with teaching and learning, creating a local park, and supporting the development of playgrounds and sports fields for schools.

Peace Corps Moldova Volunteers promote gender awareness, girls’ education and empowerment through their activities. Volunteers in this program will receive in-depth training on the incorporation of gender analysis into education, community assessment and development efforts. Volunteers are encouraged to find culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth, especially girls, into their work and projects.

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have an expressed interest in teaching English to students at school and one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field, preferably Education or Language Acquisition;
• At least 30 hours of English, foreign language, or literacy instruction/tutoring experience with primary, middle, or high school students or adults; and/or
• A strong desire to teach English.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Health Education Teacher-Moldova (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Peace Corps Moldova seeks Health Education Teachers to work with children and adolescents throughout the country. There is a significant need to develop life skills and knowledge for healthy lifestyles including basic hygiene, prevention methods of communicable diseases (such as tuberculosis, viruses, gastrointestinal diseases, STIs, and HIV), as well as the prevention of substance abuse and non-communicable diseases (such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, and chronic respiratory diseases).

Volunteers will be placed in rural schools to co-plan and co-teach with Moldovan teachers on health topics to students of various ages. Schools are often the strongest community institution, making students in these settings an ideal audience. Volunteers will also lead youth peer education groups in after-school activities for youth (ages 7-18).

In addition to teaching, Volunteers may have the opportunity to work to increase the availability and quality of existing health information and health education school programs through close collaboration with school and community professionals.

Health Education Volunteers may also have the opportunity to develop in-school and community-wide health awareness campaigns and other projects based on needs, identified in collaboration with their students, teacher partners, school administrators, local health professionals, parents and other community members.
The majority of Health Educators’ time will be spent teaching and giving health education presentations in schools as well as in community venues such as youth centers, houses of culture, and libraries. Health Education Volunteers will not engage in clinical work.

Peace Corps Moldova Volunteers promote gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment through their activities. All Volunteers in this program will receive in-depth training on the incorporation of methods of gender analysis into community assessment and development efforts. Volunteers will be encouraged to find culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth, especially girls’ education, into their work and projects as appropriate.

To be successful as a Health Education Volunteer in Moldova, Volunteers will need to understand and share Peace Corps Moldova’s accountability to its national partners (the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, schools and communities), to act with commitment and respect for the Moldovan culture and to demonstrate good Romanian language skills.

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have an expressed interest in working in the health sector and one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field
• 5 years’ professional work experience

Job: Primary and Secondary Education English Teacher-Kosovo (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Application: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Peace Corps Kosovo Volunteers are assigned to work with the English Education project as Primary and Secondary English Teachers. Volunteers will be paired with a local English language teacher in a co-teaching classroom setting with a focus on integrating student centered methodologies, improved lesson planning and classroom management. In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers and become involved in community- and school-based projects. Volunteers will be expected to conduct clubs and/or camps in their communities focused on conversational or content-based English.

Volunteer duties often consist of the following:
• Team-teaching with Kosovar teachers in the classroom;
• Sharing/preparing joint lesson plans with colleagues;
• Preparing interactive teaching aids, games, classroom materials;
• Developing English language-centered extra-curricular activities such as English clubs, Youth clubs, drama clubs, summer youth camps and other activities that promote volunteerism;
• Sharing specific information about American traditions and culture with students and colleagues;
• Taking part in school events or events connected with Kosovo’s traditions.

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline and a strong desire to teach English.
Additionally, competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-school, Early Childhood, Middle School, or Elementary/Secondary Education.
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline with Elementary or Secondary Education state certification
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline with 1 or more school year classroom teaching experience at the Early Childhood, Middle School, Elementary or Secondary level.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Organizational and Community Development Facilitator-Georgia (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

 

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Organizational and Community Development Facilitators work under Peace Corps Georgia’s Individual and Organizational Development (IOD) Project to contribute to Georgia’s efforts to build a strong democratic and economically sound society. Through this project, Volunteers will help citizens of Georgia, particularly youth, women, and vulnerable populations, to attain improved social and economic well-being.

Volunteers are placed in small cities, towns, and villages to work with local non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, regional youth departments, educational centers, departments of local municipalities, or other not-for-profit or governmental organizations. The capacity level of these organizations varies, ranging from well-established, high-functioning to newly-established and limited (both human as well as infrastructural) capacity organizations. You will serve as a facilitator, adviser, mentor, and consultant to your organization and community. You will work closely with local counterparts and community members to design and implement projects and activities to build individual and organizational capacity in project design and management skills, grant writing, fundraising, information technology, marketing, advocacy, and networking. In collaboration with your counterparts you will design and deliver professional development trainings or mentorships in the areas of employability skills, basic financial literacy skills, leadership, girls’ empowerment, and gender issues.

In addition, volunteers work to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world by abolishing barriers to their education and career paths. While girls in Georgia often outperform boys at school, they face challenges pursuing successful careers after school due to existing rigid gender norms. All Volunteers in Georgia have an opportunity to work on girls’ leadership and empowerment through both primary and secondary activities. Please keep in mind that as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Georgia, you are not expected to identify problems but rather to help your partners identify strengths and build on individual, organizational, and community assets. You will join your partners on an exploration of the best of what is and the best of what might be. If you focus in this way, you will work on project activities that are designed to be sustainable both during service and after you finish service.

Peace Corps Georgia offers high quality technical training and support in the areas of assignment for all Trainees and Volunteers, earning a strong reputation of excellence. Peace Corps Georgia is committed to providing all Volunteers with relevant professional and cultural training for effective service in their communities.

Required Skills

Competitive candidates will meet or exceed the following criteria:
* MA/MS in a discipline with an emphasis in non-profit management, public administration, or organizational development; or
* BA/BS in any discipline and 2 years of management, leadership, or organizational development experience with non-profit or community based organizations; or
* Minimum 5 years professional work experience with nonprofit organizations in a management or organizational development capacity
* Basic computer skills (required)
* Interest and curiosity in Georgian culture and a willingness to integrate into a new culture and community;

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: English Language Co-Teacher and Youth Educator-Georgia (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Volunteers in the English Education project work with the public schools of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The project expands professional and academic opportunities for youth, teachers, and community members through English language learning and development of critical and professional skills.

Through formal classroom teaching and after school clubs and activities, Volunteers will help develop students’ English language proficiency, critical thinking, gender sensitivity, teamwork, confidence, and motivation. Volunteers are assigned to public schools, where they will co-teach full-time in the classroom. Volunteers may be assigned to work in any classroom between grades 1 through 12, working directly with one to three Georgian English teacher counterparts. Volunteers will work with counterpart teacher(s) to enhance their English language communication skills and improve their teaching practices and professional skills both in the classroom and through one-on-one or group trainings. Volunteers will also help English teachers to identify their professional development needs and help them advance in the national professional development and career advancement scheme. Volunteers will enhance, develop, and create resources for teaching and learning English or other educational materials, and/or provide access to external educational opportunities. Volunteers will also work with youth, parents, and other community members on the use of technology, healthy lifestyles, youth-oriented extracurricular activities, such as fairs, camps, English clubs, trainings, peer education and leadership development programs, holiday celebrations, educational campaigns or other areas of interest. Continue reading