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Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian and Global Studies (Penn State U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.eduand http://glis.la.psu.edu/.

Starting date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/XXXXXXXXXQuestions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CFP: “Teaching of Folklore and Teaching with Folklore” (Foklorica)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Society (affiliate of ASEEES), is seeking submissions for a thematic issue on the “Teaching of Folklore and Teaching with Folklore.” Folklore courses are some of the biggest draws to our departments. Yet many departments have no folklorists. This issue will address the challenges and successes of folklore classes. Folklore also plays an important role in language, culture, or literature classroom, and papers addressing its role in those contexts would also be welcome. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018.

You need not be a member of SEEFA to submit papers to the journal.

More information on the journal, including back issues, and submission guidelines may be found at: https://journals.ku.edu/folklorica

Information on membership may be found at: http://www.seefa.org/

Grad Program: MA Programs in Political Science (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018 (Spring 2019 Semester); April 20, 2019 (Fall 2019 Semester)


MA degree programs in Political Science
Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) | Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) invites all students interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet area (Eurasia) to join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Political Science. You may focus on Russian and Eurasian Studies or on Energy Politics in Eurasia.

EUSP means:

o Private graduate school in Russia
o Top research university for social sciences and humanities
o MA degree in 1 year
o Language of instruction – English
o 3:1 student/faculty ratio
o Individual guidance and personal attention
o 24/7 staff assistance in English
o A new campus in the city center
o Life and study experience in enchanting St. Petersburg

Please select your program:

IMARES: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies – Master’s degree program in the politics, economy, society, culture, arts and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian countries. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/imares

ENERPO: Energy Politics in Eurasia – Master’s degree program in energy politics in Eurasia with specific focus on energy security, energy economics and markets, energy law, and regional energy studies (EU, Middle East, and East Asia) and current events in the energy sector. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/enerpo

Russian language courses from beginner to advanced levels are also available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoc Fellowship in Russian Linguistics (U. of of Tromsø)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Please find the online application here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/153239/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-in-linguistics

One Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR research group, Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for work in senior academic positions. A candidate may not be appointed to more than one fixed term position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact please contact Professor Laura A. Janda, e-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

Please note:
1. It is not necessary to translate any documents from Russian to English in order to apply for this position. Please ignore instructions to do so.
2. It is not necessary to have a completed PhD in order to apply for this position. If your PhD will be completed before the beginning of the position (in about 10 months), you are welcome to apply.
3. Please be sure to complete the online application process well in advance of the deadline so that you do not run into technical problems. If you have any questions about the application process please do not hesitate to contact Laura Janda.

Language Training: Armenian Language Winter School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: October 10, 2018

ASPIRANTUM – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures (https://aspirantum.com) is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language 2 and 3 weeks winter school in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 15, 2018 (2 weeks) and December 02, 2018 to December 22, 2018 (3 weeks).

This 14 or 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.
During the winter school cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 15 (2 weeks) and December 22 (3 weeks). Continue reading

Academic Job: Professorship in Global Strategic Studies (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

Title: Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies

Position Summary: The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks a scholar specializing in nuclear security, emerging technologies, and strategic studies to begin August 1, 2019. The holder of the position will occupy the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies, and will be hired at the rank of associate or full professor.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation from colleagues at different institutions, research publications, course syllabi, and, if available, teaching evaluations online at: (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6242).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

For more information, click here.

Academic Job: Full Professorship for ‘Transregional Central Asian Studies’ (Humboldt U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 03, 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Asian and African Studies, invites applications for a

Full Professorship for ‘Transregional Central Asian Studies’ (W2)

starting 1 April 2019 and limited for 5 years. This is a tenure track position. In order to verify whether the individual performance meets the requirements of a permanent employment, an evaluation process will be opened not later than four years of service. The professorship will be funded by the „Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses“.The aim of the programme is to pave the way for a secure career in academia for early stage researchers. Tenure track professors at the HU Berlin are expected to carry out research and teach, as well as be active on various university committees and acquire leadership and management skills. The concrete requirements out of the framework catalogue [https://hu.berlin/tenuretrack_katalog] will be specified in the course of the appointment process.

The position has its sociocultural and linguistic focus on Central Asia. Teaching and research are supposed to cover not only Central Asia but also connections to other regions represented at the Department of Asian and African Studies. The thematic focus is on contemporary social developments in the fields of Islam, Muslim identities and migration. The successful applicant is supposed to study the linkages between Asia and Africa in these fields. Continue reading

Conference: Governing Science, Governing by Science. Science and Technology in the Soviet Union 1945-1991 (DHI Moskau)

Conference Dates: October 5-6, 2018

International Conference
Governing Science, Governing by Science. Science and Technology in the Soviet Union (1945-1991)

Moscow 5th & 6th October 2018
Venue: DHI Moskau, Vorontsovskaya street, 8, b. 7

Friday 5th October

09.30-09.45. Arrival of participants, welcoming coffee

09.45-10.00. Grégory Dufaud (Sciences Po Lyon/LARHRA) and Larissa Zakharova (EHESS/CERCEC/CNRS/CEFR de Moscou). Introduction

Session 1. From Theoretical to Applied Science

Chair: Marc Elie (CNRS/CERCEC)

10am-10.20am. Paul Josephson (Colby College/CERCEC) – “Soviet Research Institutes and Big Industry: Branch Industrial Science in Metallurgy, Mining and Transportation, 1930-1980”

10.20am-10.40am. Andrey Indukaev (IDHES ENS Paris-Saclay/University of Helsinki) – “The Power of the Academy of Sciences in the Late Socialist System: The Role of Applied Projects”

10.40am-11.00am. Ksenia Tatarchenko (Université de Genève) – “Passing the Torch: Youth, Civic Virtues, and Spaces of Innovation in Novosibirsk Science-City”

11.00am-12.00pm. Discussion Continue reading