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Job: International Office (UT Austin)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The UT Austin International Office is currently recruiting for two individuals for the position of Program Coordinator, Faculty-led Program Development Team, Study Abroad (Posting number 18-04-05-01-9702).


  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of 3 References

For a complete review of the job description, go to the UT Direct listing

For information about the International Office’s vision for creating student access and details about their operations please visit their website.

Graduate Program: Online MA ( Uni. Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be holding qualifying exams for admission to the MA program in Russian->English translation on April 26-29. The next round of qualifying exams will be in late July, in time for admitted students to enroll in Fall 2018. We have a rolling deadline for admissions, but there are only three qualifying exams each year.

To register for the qualifying exam, visit this page. There is no fee charged for the qualifying exam, and it can be taken remotely. For more information on the program and the Department of Translation and Interpretation Studies visit this page.

This is a fully online set of degree programs: professional and research tracks, dual degrees in Translation + MBA and Translation + MLIS, certificates, and dual language pairs. All these programs can be completed online from anywhere in the world. TA-ships and RA-ships with tuition remission may be available for students interested in studying in residence at UWM. Students in the Russian->English track will be working with Dr. Anne O’Brien Fisher.

Questions? Contact Professor Lorena Terando (terando@uwm.edu) or Kathryn Scholz (kscholz@uwm.edu).

Academic Job: Assistant Professor (UVA)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applicants to fill a three-year Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic literatures, film, and cultures, folklore, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Applications will be considered beginning April 19, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following:

  • a current CV
  • a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a writing sample
  • complete contact information for three references who can comment in detail on the applicant’s teaching and service

Search on posting 0622909. Short-list candidates should expect to send a teaching portfolio or other proof of teaching excellence.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Edith Clowes, Chair of the Search Committee at eec3c@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Anne Zook at rz@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Open Until Filled
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Contact information for 3 References – name, email, phone
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PD: Webinar – Doing REE Research in the EU (ASEEES)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing

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 an early career scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research.

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

This webinar will focus on career patterns in academia as well as in the field of infrastructure development in EU-countries. Participants will learn about the formats, chances and challenges when one wishes to develop an individual strategy for one’s trans-national career path. Against this backdrop and providing significant examples, Peter Haslinger will explain about bilateral and cross-European funding programs – this will also include some thoughts about advancing transatlantic exchange in the field of Eastern European and Russian Studies.

To register, visit http://aseees.org/programs/webinars. 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.

Funding: Kazakh, Uzbek & Uyghur Language Study (CESSI)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the Title VIII Fellowship! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the following intensive courses:

  • Beginning Kazakh
  • Intermediate Kazakh
  • Beginning Uzbek
  • Intermediate Uzbek
  • Beginning Uyghur

U.S. citizens who are graduate students (including incoming students), scholars, and working professionals are eligible for the Title VIII Fellowship. Fellowships cover full tuition at CESSI plus a $2,500 stipend for the summer. International students and undergraduates may still apply for the tuition remission scholarship.

More about CESSI:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program. In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great opportunity for participants to gain language skills before conducting fieldwork or applying for jobs abroad.

CESSI will take place June 18 – August 10, 2018Apply as soon as possible!

Contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu or call 608-265-6298 with any questions.

Funding: Summer Language Institute (Uni. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute has substantial scholarship funding (tuition scholarship awards of $3500 – $5500) remaining for the following programs:

  • Intensive Beginning Turkish, 8-credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018).
  • Intensive Beginning Czech, 6-credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Ukrainian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Slovak, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Intermediate Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive 4th-year Russian, 8 credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018)

The courses will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language instruction.  In addition to daily language lessons, students are exposed to culture through classroom activities, singing, films, excursions to relevant local sites and restaurants, and English-language lectures.

Abroad courses are also available, and students may use these scholarships toward those programs; For details please see sli.pitt.edu 

Apply here, and please note: the University will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until the course is full or scholarship funds have been exhausted. Contact sliadmin@pitt.edu with any questions.

The University will accept applications on a rolling basis until classes are full and/or scholarship funds are exhausted.

Funding: Title VIII Fellowship (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Indiana University is currently accepting applications for Title VIII fellowships for study in its 2018 Summer Language Workshop.

Department of State Title VIII fellowships provide tuition and expenses for graduate students and scholars of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend summer language training programs.

Title VIII fellows in the Indiana Workshop earn a year’s worth of credit in intensive, academically challenging language courses, strengthened by career development seminars and cultural programming.

Learn more: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding

Apply today: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

CFP: All the Russias’ Blog (NYU)

Deadline for Submissions: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is now accepting submissions. The blog welcomes short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. Pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to,

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events
  • Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of an email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at alltherussias@gmail.com, along with a one-line bio (including a hyperlink to applicant’s webpage, if applicable).
For detailed submission and style guidelines, please see this page.

Study Abroad: Summer Internships in Novosibirsk(“Cosmopolitan” Education Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” invites participation in language & creativity summer camp as an international intern teaching English to Russian children and supervising a creativity workshop from mid-June until early August, 2018. There are spaces available at each of the three summer sessions that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk.

The dates of 2018 summer camp sessions are as follows:
Session 1: June 9th – June 18th (Novosibirsk session)
Session 2: June 28th – July 11th (The ALTAI Republic summer camp session)
Session 3: July 11th – July 24th (The ALTAI Krai summer camp session)

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Prof. Devel.: Online Scholarship Workshop (ASEEES CLIR)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Digital Scholarship Workshop for REEE Scholars

WhenMarch 9, 2018, 10:00 am (Central Time)

Dr. John Randolph (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Presentation title: What Would Digital Area Studies Look Like and How Could it Be Made: Reflexions from Teaching DH

In this presentation, John Randolph will discuss his attempts to bring REEES expertise and concerns into more general conversations within the Digital Humanities about the future of documentary publishing.  Where and how can we combine the teaching of both area studies and DH skills?  How do we manage the balance of needing to work on digital skills with the need to also build skills in the world’s languages and cultures?  John is part of a larger, multi-university project called “The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record,” combining historians and information scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Michigan State University.

Dr. Inna Kizhner (European Association for Digital Humanities)
Presentation title: Digital Humanities in Russia

This presentation links the quantitative methods used in previous trends in scholarship, including mathematics, Russian editorial practices, and the development of museum computing in the country. By doing so we can consider the individual societal contexts which encourage a field to emerge, and although that field may look similar to outsiders, identify the lineage of intellectual approaches which still influence methods and cultures within the discipline. Moreover, this presentation will also outline the development of current DH projects and centers relating them to previous scholarship, including establishing the Russian Association for Digital Humanities, Associated Organization within the European Association for Digital Humanities.

Dr. Petr Plecháč (Institute of Czech Literature, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Presentation title: Corpus of Czech Verse and its online tools 

The talk will present the Corpus of Czech Verse, which is a lemmatised, morphologically, metrically and strophically annotated corpus of Czech poetry containing ~75,000 poems. Dr. Plecháč will introduce several online tools that enable users to work with these data – this includes graphical interfaces for statistical analysis of rhymes, verse meters, keywords etc. Finally Dr. Plecháč will show how such statistical findings on versification may be used for the purpose of automatic recognition of authorship.