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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

RUSSIAN TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT COURSE

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.

FACTS ABOUT RUSSIAN TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT COURSES:

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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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Academic Job: Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography (U. of Alberta)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Assistant Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography

ART Mod Lang & Cultural Stud

Competition No.  – A110834750
Closing Date  – Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to fill the position of Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography. The Huculak Chair is located in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) and works closely with the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore, known also as the Kule Folklore Centre. The holder of the Huculak Chair is expected to develop and maintain a robust and innovative research agenda with cross-disciplinary and international reach. They will teach courses in Ukrainian and English on topics related to Ukrainian and/or Slavic Cultural Studies and Folklore for undergraduate and graduate students as well as Ukrainian language courses at all levels, help grow Ukrainian Studies in the department, and supervise undergraduate and graduate research activities. Further, the holder of the Huculak Chair should seek connections with researchers in Ukrainian Studies in the Faculty of Arts, engage actively with the Edmonton Ukrainian community, and be committed to cultivating international collaborations.

The department seeks a candidate with outstanding research potential as demonstrated through publications in leading academic journals in the field and presentations at major conferences. Candidates must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship as seen in course evaluations and other relevant materials and will show evidence of pedagogical training for university or college level. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in both Ukrainian and English and will hold a PhD in Folklore or related discipline such as Ukrainian Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnography by July 1, 2018.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers a creative, dynamic, and international research and learning environment.  Faculty members in MLCS bring a range of theoretical approaches to diverse linguistic and cultural research interests in time periods ranging from the premodern to the contemporary. The department offers undergraduate programs (major concentration or minor) in a variety of languages and takes an interdisciplinary, student-driven approach to the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures and places an emphasis on experiential learning inside and outside of the classroom, locally and abroad. At the graduate level, MLCS offers MA and PhD degree programs in four major areas. The graduate programs are interdisciplinary, transcultural, and collaborative, maintaining a focus on professional development through individually designed portfolios. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all areas of the department. Continue reading

Internship: Remote/Virtual Internship (The Hoover Institute)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University seeks qualified SLAVIC, TURKIC, AND RELATED language students to audition and describe digitized recordings from its Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast collection [https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/radio-free-europeradio-liberty-records].

Under the direction of professional archivists, contributors will have the opportunity to gain career-relevant experience while contributing to the work of the institution. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to graduate students – students are encouraged to apply work on this project to capstone projects or independent study courses – however recent graduates, undergraduates demonstrating exceptional skill and volunteers unaffiliated with academic programs are welcome to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Contribute to the organization and access to historical broadcasts in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection by generating brief (2-5 sentence) English-language descriptions of digitized sound recordings. Travel not required; all work can be performed remotely. Training provided by Hoover.

LANGUAGES INCLUDE: Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Slovak, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek

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Internship: Digital Editor Intern (Russian Life Magazine)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Russian Life magazine is seeking a Digital Editor intern to curate and compile its weekly e-letter, The Russia File, and to play an active role in the magazine’s growing digital footprint in 2018. This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.

Requirements

  • Superb English writing skills (native English).
  • Ability to write succinctly, quippily, and knowledgeably about Russian culture (with little or no need for style editor intervention).
  • At least intermediate Russian reading ability.
  • Excellent online search, fact-checking, and news survey skills.
  • Excellent sense of humor and a taste for offbeat, under-the-radar news.
  • Basic HTML skills and comfort with CMS and online blog editing systems, including image manipulation, or willingness to gain this skill.

For more information and to apply, click here.