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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.

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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.

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Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Vladimir, Russia)

Deadline: Ongoing

The American Home has proudly offered intensive Russian courses for foreigners for many years now. Our qualified and experienced instructors, Tanya Akimova and Nelli Mukhammadieva have many years of experience in teaching Russian to foreign students. Our students live with host families here in the ancient city of Vladimir, and can fully immerse themselves in both the Russian language and culture.

Dates: Open May 1—August 30 (although fall and winter dates are possible)

Signup: At least three months prior to departure with a $500 deposit required.
Balance due at least 30 days prior to departure.

The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:
  • Experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers
  • Program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students
  • Study from one week to one year
  • Individual home-stay with a Russian family (2 meals a day)
  • “Russian friend-conversation partner” program
  • On-site administrative support
  • Well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere
  • Intensive, one-on-one or small group lessons 3 hours a day/5 days a week
  • Excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo
  • Opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians
    participating in the American Home English Program and others
  • Opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an
    orphanage

Approximate program fee: one-to-one instruction group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks $3,990 $3,228 – 2,536

Six weeks $5,522 $4,563 – 3,556

Eight weeks $7,053 $5,898 – 4,576

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

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CFP: Journal of Romanian Studies (The Society for Romanian Studies)

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to launch a new biannual peer-reviewed journal in collaboration with Ibidem Press. The new interdisciplinary journal examines critical issues in Romanian Studies broadly conceived, linking work in that field to wider theoretical debates and issues of current relevance, and serving as a forum for junior and senior scholars.

Submissions:

The journal considers manuscripts that draw on various theoretical, conceptual and methodological perspectives as understood in disciplines ranging from history, political science, philosophy, law and justice studies, anthropology, sociology, ethnography, and education to literature, linguistics, economics, business, religious, gender, film and media studies, art history, and music. It considers theoretically informed manuscripts that examine political, socioeconomic and cultural developments in Romania and Moldova, the situation of their ethnic minorities and their relations with the ethnic majority, as well as the position, culture, and history of Romanians and Moldovans living outside the shifting boundaries of those countries. The journal also welcomes articles that connect Romania and Moldova comparatively with other states and their ethnic majorities and minorities, and with other groups by investigating the challenges of migration and globalization, changes and opportunities in international relations, and the impact of the European Union. Both articles with a historical focus and studies dealing with recent events will be considered.

The journal editors will consider the following types of manuscripts:
• original research articles (of up to 10,000 words, including bibliography)
• review articles (of up to 3,000 words, commenting on 2-3 books on a common theme)
• book reviews (of up to 1,000 words)

All submissions are subject to peer review. Special issues that group research articles on a common theme in Romanian Studies are welcomed. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The first issue will be published in 2018. Continue reading