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Academic Job: Part-Time Instructor of Russian (DePauw U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Modern Languages at DePauw University is looking for
a part-time instructor of Russian, beginning August 2017, to teach two
sections of Russian: one at the post-100 level (fall term), and one at
the 100 level (spring term). Ph.D. preferred, M.A. required. Native or
near-native fluency required. Area of scholarly specialization open.

The successful candidate will have a record of strong teaching, and
the ability and desire to attend primarily to elementary and
intermediate language instruction in Russian while preparing students
for further study of language and literature.

DePauw University, a residential liberal-arts college in Greencastle,
Indiana, with 2300 students and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, has a
large number of students who participate in international curricular

Please submit letter of application addressing philosophy of teaching
and scholarly interests, CV, three confidential letters of reference,
and graduate transcripts to Dr. Alejandro Puga, Chair, Department of
Modern Languages, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a
commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and
experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom
and at the University.  Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women,
members of underrepresented groups, and person with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Academic Job: Russian Teaching Positions-Summer Lang. Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled


The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop invites applications from teachers of Russian as a foreign language to fill anticipated openings in its eight-week program of intensive Russian instruction that will run June 5-July 28, 2017. Positions for comprehensive classes (4 skills plus grammar/lexicon) at introductory through advanced levels, as well as for specialized classes in phonetics, listening comprehension, and speaking may be available. Minimal qualifications:

–Master’s degree (or equivalent) or current enrollment in graduate study
–Experience and interest in proficiency-oriented Russian language instruction
–Willingness to contribute to extensive supplementary cultural program
–Current legal authorization to work in the United States (US citizenship, US permanent resident status, or possession of appropriate US visa)

Applicants should submit the following items by email to swseel@indiana.edu with “Application for Russian teaching position” in the subject line:

–letter of interest
–CV or resume
–list of three references with contact information

For more information on the Summer Language Workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/

Job: Summer Intensive Lang. Program TA/Activity Coordinator (Middlebury Institute)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

JOB TITLE: SILP Tutor/Activity Guide – Russian
DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)
LOCATION: MIIS at Monterey Main Campus
DATES: June 11 – August 9, 2017

Under the direct supervision of Language Program Coordinators, Tutors/Activity Guides assist Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) students in their academic coursework outside of class (10+ hours/week) and facilitate co-curricular activities (5-10 hours/week). We are looking for qualified candidates to perform the combined role of Tutor/Activity Guide in all five SILP languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Film & Lit. Instructor (West Chester U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

See message below:

“Dear colleagues,

West Chester University (about one hour west of Philadelphia, PA) is looking for qualified instructors for courses in Russian film and culture. Please read below!

Best wishes,

Sibelan Forrester


We are interested in building a list of candidates to contact when needed, but we also do have an immediate need to staff a few courses for this upcoming fall semester (2017). The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 sections of the same course. Below is a list of some of the courses the successful candidate might teach:

ERU 309 Russian Culture (3) (In English) An interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint students with Russian culture and life in Russia today.

ERU 310 The Literature of Russia (3) Survey of Russian culture from a literary and cinematographic perspective.

ERU 363 Russian and Soviet Film and Literature (3) A comparative approach to selected 20th century Soviet works of fiction, poetry, drama, and film.

Anyone interested in this possibility should contact:
Dr. Mahmoud Amer, Acting Department Chairperson (2016-2017)
Associate Professor of Arabic and TESOL-Arabic Minor Coordinator
Department of Languages and Cultures
Mitchell Hall, 223
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-436-1054 / Fax: 610-463-3048

Job: Consular Fellows Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions.

Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, or Russian, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals. Duties and responsibilities are similar to those of entry-level career Foreign Service Officers. While at post, Consular Fellows are members of the embassy or consulate community and receive many of the same benefits that career Foreign Service members receive, such as housing and educational allowances for eligible family members. View a more detailed description of the type of work involved and benefits provided. Continue reading

Job: Academic Advisor-American Councils (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

American Councils seeks an Academic Advisor for the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship Program in Astana, Kazakhstan as part of the 2017 World Expo. The USA Pavilion Student Ambassadorship Program will bring 40 qualified Student Ambassadors to the 2017 Expo in Kazakhstan, where they will represent the U.S. Pavilion in various capacities. The Academic Advisor will work closely with the American Councils D.C. office to develop a two-credit course for the USA Pavilion Student Ambassadors that focuses on cross-cultural communication and strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, and global understanding through assignments, reflection, journal writing, and feedback sessions. The Academic Advisor will play a lead role in creating the course syllabus, teach the course on a weekly basis in Astana, review assignments, and provide feedback to students via face-to-face meetings, Internet, and email. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATE:  Early June to mid-September 2017


  • In coordination with American Councils, design an interactive, two-credit course on intercultural communication to be taught during the program;
  • In coordination with American Councils, develop complete course syllabus, providing a description of the course’s overall goals, weekly assignments and classroom topics, explanations of grade formulations, and required readings;
  • Develop and employ classroom activities to help students better understand their experiences in a new culture, develop stronger cross-cultural communication skills, and explore fundamental concepts of culture.
  • Develop weekly assignments on intercultural communication to be graded each week, and returned to students with comments;
  • Hold regular offices hours and be widely accessible to students on a flexible, daily basis in order to accommodate students schedules as pavilion ambassadors;
  • Submit weekly written updates to the American Councils Outbound office and participate in weekly conference calls with the Outbound office;
  • Review all American Councils student policies and enforce program rules and requirements in consultation with Washington, DC office; and
  • Perform other program-related tasks as directed.

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Funding Opportunity: Archaeology and Archaeometry – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Title: Archaeology and Archaeometry – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (DDRI) (NSF 15-554)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $20,000

Description: The Archaeology Program supports anthropologically relevant archaeological research. This means that the value of the proposed research can be justified within an anthropological context. The program sets no priorities by either geographic region or time period. It also has no priorities in regard to theoretical orientation or question and it is the responsibility of the applicant to explain convincingly why these are significant and have the potential to contribute to anthropological knowledge. 

How to Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return theProposal Review Form at least three weeks prior to when you plan to submit.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15554/nsf15554.pdf

Academic Job: Russian Instructor (Northern Illinois U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Northern Illinois University is looking for a Russian instructor for fall of 2017 to replace a faculty member on sabbatical. The instructor would have to teach first- and second-year Russian, as well as a 400-level literature course in translation. Anyone interested should send an email and a copy of their CV to: professor Joanna Kot at jkot@niu.edu.

Job: Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate (Academic Studies Press)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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

Academic Studies Press is seeking candidates for the position of Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate.

The Acquisitions Editor or Acquisitions Editor Associate will be responsible for acquiring scholarly and academic titles in Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

Candidates should have a PhD in Slavic or Eurasian Studies or a related field. 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 Director of the Press 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 or Acquisition Editor Associate  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 Director of Press
  • 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
  • Actively participate in sales and marketing plans for promoting publications

Salary commensurate with experience and the level of appointment with designated responsibilities. Please send resume and cover letter to the Director at igor.nemirovsky@academicstudiespress.com.

Job: Advertising and Administration of the Recruiting Center in Moscow (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Job Opening: Advertising and Administration of HSE Recruiting Center in Moscow

HSE invites qualified candidates to apply to a position at HSE international Recruiting Center. Intermediate Russian language preferred. Candidates should have a degree in marketing or advertising and be ready to move to Moscow. Position is open until filled.

About the School:

National Research University Higher School of Economics  is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 87 programs in 16 areas of study for undergraduate students and 129 Master’s programs in 28 areas of study. 25 Master’s programs are currently taught entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 30,000 students each year. Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences.  HSE has about 300 global partners both in undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction, as well as faculty exchange and joint research.  Feel free to watch an HSE presentation on YouTube to learn more about the university’s short-term plans for the future. You may want to check a short video about a day of international students at HSE. Continue reading