Tag Archives: October 2018

Academic Job: Summer Russian Instructor (Indiana Uni)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018

The Indiana University Language Workshop seeks instructors for its 2019 program in Russian. The Workshop is an intensive, 9-week program, providing accelerated, performance-based instruction in four levels of Russian. For details, see http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Requirements:
Native or at least ILR 2+/ACTFL AH speaker of Russian;
MA or equivalent in language, language instruction, linguistics, or related field
Experience teaching Russian to U.S. university students
U.S. citizen, non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S., or non-citizen able to receive a J-1 visa.

Desired Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or holder of work authorization (green card)
Experience in communicative, standards-based instruction;
Experience in accelerated and intensive instruction.
Experience in independent teaching;
2 semesters or more experience teaching language in U.S. at the university level

To apply, submit the following to the Summer Russian Search Committee at languageworkshop@indiana.edu by OCTOBER 30:

Statement of interest
CV
Contact information for 2 professional references familiar with your teaching.

Job: Diplomatic Security Special Agents (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: October 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Special Agent positions.

Diplomatic Security Special Agents are specially trained Foreign Service security professionals; they are also sworn Federal law enforcement officers. Special Agents who serve overseas as the Regional Security Officer advise ambassadors on all security matters and manage a complex range of security programs designed to protect personnel, facilities, and information. In the United States, Special Agents protect the Secretary of State and visiting foreign dignitaries, investigate passport and visa fraud, and conduct personnel security investigations.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 17, 2018.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

Apply Here

Watch video testimonies from real security agents here and here. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Study Abroad: Language Immersion (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad is now accepting applications for Spring 2019 intensive language immersion programs. Applications are due by October 15, 2018.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to offer special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the program in Moscow.)

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The Program provides participants intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to offer special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.)

Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

The American Councils Balkan Language Initiative provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Participants may choose to study one of 5 regional languages including: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP)

Open to students of all proficiency levels, the Indonesia Overseas Program is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia. It offers students the opportunity to gain new cultural knowledge and language competency while experiencing the vibrant everyday life and rich traditions of Indonesia. No prior knowledge of Indonesian is required.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER…

  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
  • U.S. academic credit administered through Bryn Mawr College;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
  • Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays), Boren, FLAS, Gilman, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Of particular note among the scholarships offered is the Dan Davidson Fellowship. This fellowship  supports highly qualified and deserving individuals who would otherwise not have the opportunity to build the skills that allow them to operate, negotiate, and establish ties in countries critical to U.S. economic, political, and social interests through language study and area studies coursework. Awards range up to $6,000 for semester study.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs and fellowships is October 15, 2018. Please do not hesitate to reach out either by phone (202-833-7522) or by email with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.

Funding: Scholarship and Research Grants (DAAD)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

DAAD Study Scholarships and Long-Term Research Grants for 2019/2020

Deadline for pre-selection at the University of Texas at Austin: 10/15/2018

In order to foster academic exchange at the graduate level, DAAD offers grants and scholarships for students with at least a Bachelor’s degree to either study or research in Germany.·

Terms of Award:

  • Monthly stipends are approximately € 750 for graduate students/€ 1000 for doctoral students and postdocs. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat arte subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Funding Period:

If you would like to submit an application please feel free to contact Dr. Barbara Laubenthal for further information:  Barbara.Laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Study Scholarships are offered for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Long-term Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

  • Study Scholarship: between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program
  • Long-term Research Grants are awarded for periods of 7-10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany can only apply for the long-term research grant. They may receive up to three one-year extensions.

Application:

The application should include the following documents:

  • Full resume
  • study proposal of max. 3 pages that includes a narrative about academic and personal reasons for the planned study explaining why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further your educational and career goals. No format restrictions regarding font, spacing and paragraphs
  • transcript of all university studies with individual grades

Please note: Applicants for grants in the fields of architecture, music, performing arts and fine art, design/Visual Communication and Film must submit their applications directly to DAAD Bonn, Germany (also, different deadlines); they can not participate in the UT preselection. Candidates from all other fields can apply for the UT preselection process.

Please submit applications both via the DAAD online application portal and per email as a PDF file to Dr. Barbara Laubenthal, Department of Germanic Studies, by 10/15/2018Barbara.laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Laubenthal with any questions. Further information is available at: https://www.daad.org

Academic Job: Asst Prof in Rus Lit. and Cul.(Indiana U)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2018

Indiana U
Slavic & East European Langs & Cultures, Global & Int’l Studies Bldg 355 N Jordan Av, Bloomington, IN 47405
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature and Culture
The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and will hold the Ph.D. degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or an equivalent discipline, with an emphasis on Russian. Area of specialization is open, but the department would be especially interested in a candidate whose work bridges Indiana’s strengths in Russian literature with other forms of cultural expression (music, film, performance, etc.). The successful candidate will have native or near-native Russian, fluent English, and experience teaching English-speaking students. Familiarity with the American university system is required. Indiana’s Slavic department features one of a handful of Russian Flagship programs in the U.S., enjoys strong institutional support, and has a long history of collaboration across a wide variety of disciplines.

Send all materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of support electronically to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6749. Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2018 but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES in Boston or by skype, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews.

Questions regarding the application process or position, contact Tricia Hodges at 812-855-2608, iuslavic@indiana.edu, c/o the Search Committee, Slavic & E. European Languages & Cultures Department, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan, room 4050, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1105, USA.

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, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

MLA Job ID 33077.  The department offering this position reimburses candidates for expenses and returns sample materials in accordance with MLA policy.

Job: Flagship Coordinator (Uni. of Georgia)

Deadline for Applications: October 26, 2018

The University of Georgia is seeking a Coordinator for the Russian Flagship Program sponsored by the National Security Education Program. Responsibilities include program administration and coordination, student support, and instructional activities. This new faculty member will assist the Program Director in establishing a proficiency-oriented and research-based program for undergraduate students committed to mastering Russian.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. PhD or Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Education, Russian language, or a closely related field. Job closing date for the position is October 26, 2018. Preferred start date is December 1, 2018. Applicants available to start on January 1, 2019 will be considered. Full job announcement can be found at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/32621. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Victoria Hasko, University of Georgia Russian Flagship Program Director at vhasko@uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

CFP: Essays on Lenin (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018

Lenin 2020 edited collection—call for abstracts (Oct. 31)

Editors: Alla Ivanchikova (ivanchikova@hws.edu) and Robert Maclean (robertrmaclean@gmail.com)

This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?

Send abstracts of 300-400 words to ivanchikova@hws.edu by October 31, 2018 Continue reading

Study Abroad: Info Webinars on Programs (American Councils

Dates of Events: September 27, 2018; October 4, 2018

In the coming weeks, American Councils for International Education will be hosting two webinars for students, faculty, and international education professionals interested in learning more about American Councils Study Abroad programs, the application process, and available financial aid.

For over 40 years, American Councils has been a leader in innovative study and research abroad programs in many of the world’s most interesting places, including Russia, Eurasia, the Balkans, and East Asia.

Webinars:

Tips for Completing your Application

Thursday, September 27

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/746278548

 

Available Financial Aid from American Councils

Thursday, October 4

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/866398665

Can’t join? Webinars will be recorded to share with interested parties. Email outbound@americancouncils.org to receive links to the webinar recordings.

As a general reminder, the application deadline for AC Spring 2019 study abroad programs is October 15, 2018. For a comprehensive list of American Council programs, please visit their website at www.acstudyabroad.org.

For any questions, contact outbound@americancouncils.org.

Grad Program: M.A. in St. Petersburg (Euro Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018

European University in St. Petersburg is currently offering two MA programs in English. Many courses on various subjects are offered, in addition to Russian language courses.

–          IMARES (Russian and Eurasian Studies) focuses on Russian and Eurasian History, Politics, Culture and Arts. A full list of IMARES courses with their brief descriptions can be found here.

–          ENERPO (Energy Politics in Eurasia) is the other MA program. It provides a deep understanding of the Eurasian and global oil and gas affairs, markets and trends. A full list of ENERPO courses is available here.

Eligibility: BA degree. No prior knowledge of Russian is needed.

Funding: Scholarships for Language Immersion (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

There are many scholarships and fellowships available to help students pursue intensive language study in RussiaEurasia, the Balkans, and Indonesia with American Councils next semester:

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Fellowships: Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays fellowships are available to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, and US K-12 teachers pursuing advanced overseas Russian or Persian language study on American Councils’ Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Moscow or Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe. Granted on the basis of financial need and academic merit, awards are made in the amount of $7,000 for semester programs.
  • Title VIII Fellowships for Overseas Language StudyFunded by the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII fellowships are available to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in graduate study in a field relevant to U.S. policy regarding Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit and may cover as much as 75% of total program costs on any of the following programs:

o   Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)
Offered in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, and Almaty, RLASP combines intensive language instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field study excursions, meetings with conversation partners, and discussion groups with local students.

o   Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

Providing immersion in 18 Eurasian languages across 9 countries in the region, ERLP offers highly-individualized instruction, homestays, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.

o   Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

Combining personalized academic programming in Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian with structured overseas immersion, BLI enables participants to make rapid gains in language proficiency and cultural knowledge while living and studying in Southeast Europe.

  • Dan E. Davidson FellowshipsEstablished in honor of American Councils’ founder and President Emeritus, the Dan E. Davidson Fellowships support highly qualified and deserving individuals who demonstrate a dedication to successful international collaboration and the development of greater mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries around the world. Fellowships of up to $6,000 for Spring 2019 semester study will be awarded for use on American Councils intensive language programs including the Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program, Eurasian Regional Language Program, Balkan Language Initiative, and Indonesian Overseas Program.

  • Need-Based and Diversity Scholarships: Committed to improving access to international education for groups traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, American Councils offers scholarships of $500 to $2,500 to support applicants from diverse academic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. These scholarships are available to participants on all AC Study Abroad programs.

More information about each of the funding opportunities above is available on the American Councils financial aid webpage.

The deadline to apply to all Spring 2019 American Councils programs and financial aid on the AC Study Abroad website is October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions regarding financial aid or the application process to the AC Study Abroad team at outbound@americancouncils.org.