CFP: ACLA 2023 “Comparative Slavic”

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Comparative Slavic

Historically, the philological traditions of Slavic Studies have proven somewhat resistant to comparativist inquiry. Yet Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, as well as a long overdue reckoning with the question of race in research and professional practices, have brought into focus the urgent imperative to decolonize and diversify the scope of Slavic Studies. What tools from Comparative Literature might help to fuel this revision?

This seminar aims to bridge the banks of Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies. It invites papers from scholars writing for audiences in both fields and hopes to provide a space for productive conversations about their respective disciplinary expectations, conventions, and trends, while also forging paths for new directions. We welcome papers that explicitly address these questions of disciplinarity, as well as those drawn from exemplary research that straddles the Slavic/Comp Lit divide and that blend a commitment to philological precision with comparative theoretical inquiry. We also especially welcome contributions from graduate students who are expecting to go on the job market in both Comparative Literature and Slavic, as the stream will aim to provide a space to think through strategies for reaching these different audiences.

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Acad. Job: Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Hokkaido University)

Deadline: October 30, 2022

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at Hokkaido University invites applications for a full-time position of Specially Appointed Associate Professor (non-tenured, four-year contract) in Post-Soviet politics with a focus on Russia, beginning on April 1, 2023.

The applicant must hold a PhD degree and a near-native level of English and Russian proficiency. After employment, the applicant should acquire basic knowledge of the Japanese language.

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Job Posting: Language Resident (Pomona College)

Deadline: October 14, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations at Pomona College is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year Language Resident positions!

Language Residents (LRs) are university graduates from a range of countries who are native speakers of one of the six main languages taught at Pomona: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Each year, Oldenborg recruits, hires, and trains these early-career professionals to come to Pomona College to mentor and instruct students in the target language. LRs do this through teaching conversation classes, supporting language tables, mentoring students in the language residence hall, organizing cultural events, and much more!

Information about the position and the application process can be found here:

https://www.pomona.edu/administration/oldenborg-center/opportunities/prospective-language-residents

Questions can be sent to oldenborg@pomona.edu.   

Prof Dev: AATSEEL’s Certificate Program in Diverse and Inclusive Pedagogies (CDIPS)

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Just a reminder that AATSEEL’s Certificate Program in Diverse and Inclusive Pedagogies (CDIPS) is now accepting applications for our second cohort. We invite applications from all professionals in the field of Slavic studies. 

Applications are due October 15, 2022. 

The CDIPS program supplies professionals in the field of Slavic languages and literatures with knowledge and training to address issues of diversity, inclusivity, equality, and justice in our teaching practice. We seek to support teachers, foster community, attract a broader range of students to the study of Russian/Slavic languages and literatures, and better support our learners of all cultural, linguistic, and gender identities and sexual orientations. The program includes a series of online sessions and culminates in a final project designing or revamping a course or unit using DEIAJ strategies and principles. 

Application can be found at: https://www.aatseel.org/development/certificate/certificate-application 

For more information please see our website: https://www.aatseel.org/development/certificate/ 

For questions or concerns please reach out to Jillian Costello at aatseelcertificate@usc.edu

Funding: Truman Scholarship

Deadline: October 28, 2022

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 towards a public service-related graduate degree to students who aspire to work in a public service career.  The Truman foundation broadly defines public service to include employment in government, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Juniors, or seniors, graduating in 2023-24, OR, seniors graduating early (3 years or less) in 2022-23 are eligible to apply.

The campus deadline for the Truman Scholarship is October 28, 2022. For more information, students can visit the ODPS website.

Job Posting: Project Officer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Anthropology

Deadline: October 26, 2022

Please find below details of 2 post-doc positions in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford on Reproductive Mobilities in Central Asia

I’m seeking to recruit 2 full time post-doctoral researchers and a project officer (0.5FTE) to join a new Wellcome-funded project on reproductive mobilities in Central Asia (‘repromobilities’). The posts are for 33 months in the first instance (36 months for the Project Officer position) and Oxford-based, though I am very happy to consider and advocate for partial remote working where this better suits the right candidate. It is anticipated that the two post-docs will be engaged in 10 months’ ethnographic fieldwork in Central Asia from October 2023.

The announcement and links to the further particulars, including application details, are available here for the post-doc positions, and for the project officer position here.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language to begin on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  The successful applicant will be considered for the role of Director of the Russian Language Program and will be expected to serve in this role when needed. 

Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Russian at the university level to native speakers of English and show documented evidence of exceptional teaching achievement, as well as evidence of professional achievement in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should be able to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program. 

Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Tenure-track or Tenured) in Russian Literature and Culture (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Russian literature and culture, with a specialization in the nineteenth century; additional periods (especially the early twentieth century) and fields are welcome, as is work that is comparative, interdisciplinary, and theoretically engaged. Applicants should have energy, vision, and commitment, and are expected to excel in scholarship, teaching, and service. The position is open to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, untenured Associate Professor, or tenured Associate Professor; candidates at the Associate Professor level are preferred.

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Acad. Job: Associate Professorship in Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Oxford University)

Deadline: October 10, 2022

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and St Antony’s College, Oxford

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with the Russian and East European Studies (REES) programme and St Antony’s College, propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) is one of the fifteen constituent parts of the Social Sciences Division at Oxford. It represents a commitment by the University to enhancing teaching and research in Area Studies.

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