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Professional Development: Webinars with the Herder Institute (Uni. Pittsburgh Center for REE Studies)

Deadline: Ongoing

Professional Development Webinars – Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies has launched a series of professional development webinars in collaboration with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe and the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research.

Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships, 12 pm (EST), March 7, 2018

This second webinar uses the Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe as an example for research institutions that exist outside of universities. First, participants will receive detailed information about the Institute’s collections and holdings (including 5 million newspaper clippings, close to 700,000 images, 40,000 historical maps, a library with half a million items etc.). Participants will also learn about the fellowship and partnership programs available, in addition to the Institute’s profile in the field of Digital humanities. Using the Herder Institute as an example, Peter Haslinger will also offer suggestions on networking strategies to adopt and will elaborate on the forms of cooperation that foster strategic partnerships between non-university institutions and universities in the German academia.

To register, click here. There’s no cost associated with participation.

Speaker’s Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network Board.

Next webinar

April 11, 2018 (12pm EST): Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility

For more information, contact Zsuzsanna Magdo,  Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs,  Center for Russian and East European Studies,  University of Pittsburgh,  zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Academic Job: Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities (Missouri S&T)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities, #00064876
College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Application Deadline
Posted until filled, with review of applications to begin on March 5, 2018

Job Description
The Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.  This is a two-semester, endowed position for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek candidates with exceptional scholarly credentials in any humanistic field.

Qualifications: Applicants must be active scholars and teachers at the rank of associate or full professor.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in any humanities area; rank of associate or full professor.
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Study Abroad: Applied Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Intensive Field School (ArcheoTek)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

The Applied Ground Penetrating Radar Workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. They will familiarize themselves with the GPR instrumentation, in this context the Noggin 500 Unit (Smart Tow – Rough Terrain Configuration) in a simple, urban setting, while locating buried utilities. Once the basics are acquired, participants will explore a portion of a buried Roman villa, an environment with several specific, well defined targets to be located and mapped. The last three days will be devoted to original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods.

Concurrently, participants will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – GPR Applications

Type: Intensive Laboratory/Field School

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

Excavation Dates: 6 day sessions, from June 3rd to August 18th, 2018 (check website for availability)

Team Size: 3 participants

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/applied-field-geophysics-gpr

Contact E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Project Directors: Andre Gonciar (Archaeological Techniques and Research Center – Canada); Isabel Morris (Princeton University)

Program Fee: US$985 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-geophysics 

The workshop is designed to be an intensive professional training program. There are no prerequisites. Participants will receive in March preparation articles, book chapters and/or training videos they will have to familiarize themselves with before arriving on site. The program is open to students, volunteers and professionals alike. There is no application deadline: applications are accepted as long as positions are available in the program.

For comparison purposes, see the 3-day professional training programs offered by North America’s leading GPR companies, Sensors and Software (https://www.sensoft.ca/training-events/courses/3-day-gpr-short-course/ ) and GSSI (http://www.geophysical.com/training.htm)

Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Uni. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature beginning August 2018, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian required. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English.

Candidates should arrange to submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders) via https://apply.interfolio.com/48723.

Questions may be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer (losagio@pitt.edu412-624-5221).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job: Acquisitions Editor (Academic Studies Press, Boston MA)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled

Academic Studies Press (Boston, MA) is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Acquisitions Editor.

The Acquisitions Editor will be responsible for acquiring scholarly and academic titles in Slavic and Central Asian Studies.

Preference will be given to a candidate with editorial experience and a record of acquisitions, extensive contacts with a wide array of potential authors, and fluency in the critical literature of and the newest developments in these fields. Experience in securing funding for books requiring subsidies is desirable. The successful candidate for this position will work with the Senior Editor to design a focused publishing program, taking into consideration the best opportunities in these fields, as well as the candidate’s interests, professional training, and publishing experience.

The Acquisitions Editor will carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Solicit and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts in the above stated areas
  • Solicit, evaluate, and process reports from peer reviewers
  • Present proposed books to the Senior Editor
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Prepare accurate budgets for books acquired
  • Identify and secure funding for books requiring subsidies
  • Maintain accurate and timely schedules for transmittal of manuscripts to production
  • Attend relevant conferences and events
  • Actively participate in sales and marketing plans for promoting publications

If you wish to be considered, please forward a resume and cover letter noting salary requirements in Word or PDF format to aanzani@academicstudiespress.com

Prof. Devel.: Russian Teachers Development Course (Riga, Latvia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing


The Russian Teachers Development Course has been created for non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centrs for adults at Beginners, Elementary and Intermediate levels. It is recommended that the participants have a level of Russian at CEF level no less than B1 (B1, B1+, B2 or B2+). The participants can choose to study 1 or 2 weeks.

Objectives: To master language training, learning and teaching methodologies. The focus will be on teaching techniques of a foreign language without translation but by the help of explanation.

Outcome: Russian Teachers Development course will improve your confidence in lesson delivery and expand your range of methodological approaches to enhance classroom practice.


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Study Abroad: Field School in Archaeology and Geophysics – Roman Frontier Environments in Transylvania (ArcheoTek)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

ArcheoTek is accepting applications for their Summer 2018 Field School.

Great strides are continuously being made into a new understanding of the development of the Roman frontier populations. Dacia (i.e. modern historical Transylvania) was, arguably, the most important frontier of the Roman Empire: its gold and silver sustained the collapsing imperial economy for two centuries. However, the “imperial idea” on the Eastern European Provincial frontier was more complex that Rome ever expected it… and it even outlasted the idea of Rome itself. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

ArcheoTek programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Participants will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, traditional STP (shovel test pit), and geochemical (phosphate analysis). To further expand their skill set, participants can opt for intensive Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications Workshop. The programs provide an anthropological and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment, in a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

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Academic Job: Russian Language Instructor (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh seeks two experienced Russian language instructors to lead our intensive 4th-year Russian courses this summer.

  • Summer Language Institute, June 1 – July 27, 2018.  Location = University of Pittsburgh
  • Pitt’s Project GO-Advanced Program, June 17 – August 10, 2018.  Location = Narva College, Narva, Estonia

Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have experience designing upper-level Russian language curriculum and teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, have OPI certification (or training), and can articulate the methodologies they will employ to advance students’ proficiency levels across all modalities. In both programs, courses run from 9am – 3pm daily Monday – Friday for eight weeks; in addition to language classes, instructors will be expected to contribute to cultural programming.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, CV, and at least two professional references to dawn.seckler@pitt.edu.

Prof. Devel.: Open Research Laboratory and Summer Program (Uni. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018 for Grant Funding; Applications Accepted Until All Spaces Filled

Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois / The Summer Research Laboratory
For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library’s famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
They are pleased to announce that they will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this coming year, from June 11 to August 3, 2018. In addition, they are piloting a new program for scholars interested in visiting our campus during the academic year, from November 2017 to May 2018, called the Open Research Laboratory.
They are accepting applications for both the Open Research Laboratory and the Summer Research Laboratory.

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Job: Resident Director for Summer Program (ACES)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of 15 US high school students for an approximately six-week (approximately from the end of June to mid August) program in Moscow, Russia through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. In Russia, students will engage in language learning in both formal (language courses) and informal settings (host family living). The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training in Bellevue, WA (late May to early June), attend a student orientation in Washington D.C., represent ACES for the duration of the program in Moscow, and submit a final report at the end of the program.

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