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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

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.

For more information, please click here!

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.


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

Job: Director, Flagship Overseas Programs And NSEP Language Initiatives (American Councils for International Education)

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Based in Washington, DC, the Director of Flagship Overseas Programs and NSEP Language Initiatives oversees a total of eight highly innovative, dynamic study abroad programs designed to develop global professionals possessing superior foreign language skills through intensive overseas study and cultural immersion. Serving more than 150 students annually, current programs are located in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Russian); Arusha, Tanzanian (Kiswahili); Baku, Azerbaijan (Turkish); Beijing and Nanjing, China (Mandarin); Dakar, Senegal (Wolof/French); Jaipour and Lucknow, India (Hindi Urdu); Maputo, Mozambique (Portuguese); and Meknes, Morocco (Arabic). Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) as part of three groundbreaking initiatives – The Flagship Language Program, the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI), and the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) – these programs primarily serve U.S. students who have completed intensive language study in specially designated, domestic Flagship programs at key universities throughout the U.S. Often representing a fifth, capstone year of study, the overseas programs closely articulate with domestic U.S. programs in order to develop students with superior proficiencies in challenging, critically important foreign languages. Continue reading

Academic Job: Visiting Lecturer (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Russian for the 2017–18 academic year (classes begin in the last week of August and conclude at the end of April). The teaching load is three 3-hour courses per semester or the equivalent, which may include Russian language, literature, and culture, primarily at the undergraduate level, but also with the possibility of graduate teaching for applicants who have a PhD. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

A PhD in hand or advanced ABD status is required, as is Russian language proficiency sufficient to teach language at all undergraduate levels. Preference will be shown to applicants who will have a PhD in hand by the beginning of our autumn semester (last week of August, 2017), but advanced ABD candidates may also be considered for a Visiting Instructor appointment. Preference will be shown to applicants who can teach a mixed graduate/undergraduate course on Vladimir Nabokov (which is already on the books and already has enrollment; PhD required), but we are prepared to adjust the teaching duties to accommodate a strong candidate who is (understandably!) not prepared to teach this specific course on short notice.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and names and contact information for three professional referees (letters of recommendation are not required at this time) to Monika Losagio at losagio@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh, which is home to the Center for Russian and East European Studies (NRC Title VI; http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/), is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.

Internship: English Teacher (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

See message below for information:

“If you have students still looking to intern or study or do a year abroad in Russia for the next academic year, will you please let them know that we have a vacancy for one of our best internships available in the city of Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia?

The internship comprises a course on methodology of teaching English to Russian learners, a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk, and participating in our children’s language camps as a volunteer teacher of English. We provide FREE accommodation in a centrally located apartment in the city of Novosibirsk as well as an opportunity to have Russian language lessons and/or work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable. Continue reading

Academic Job: Russian Lecturer (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Center of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Higher School of Economics invites applications for one year lecturer positions in Russian, beginning September 2017.

Salary commensurate with experience and academic achievement, especially publication record.

Please send a CV, a list of publications and two names of potential references to Valentina Apresjan at  vapresyan@hse.ru and Olga Eremina at yeremin1@gmail.com

Job: English Teacher (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Teaching English – Learning Russian 
Moscow – Russia

CREF is an International language school located within walking distance of the Kremlin where English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian as a foreign language are taught. CREF has been providing lessons to both corporate and private clients for more than 20 years. (http://www.cref.ru)

Teaching English!
We are currently looking for young and dynamic native English speakers having recently graduated from University and who would be interested in having a year experience teaching in Moscow, Russia.

Learning Russian!
During their time in Russia, Teachers will also have the possibility to take Russian courses taught by experienced and certified native Russian teachers.

What job ?
Successful candidates will join an International and professional team. They will be helped and supported by pedagogical and administrative staff.
They will also have the opportunity to teach Academic English to both children and adults, either individually or in groups of up to eight students.
Children and teenage groups are divided by age into 3 grades: 6-8yrs, 9-11yrs and 12–17yrs. All groups are divided by level from Beginner to Advanced. Teachers will be required to work up to a maximum of 80 astronomic hours a month. Continue reading

Job: Counselors & English Language Teachers (Zadonsk, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

International English-speaking Adventure Camp

For the kids 10 – 16 years old
1 session – 140 kids + 22 counselors
One camp team – 12-13 kids + 2 counselors
Each counselor has 1 day off and 1 night off per week
Salary is 1000 USD for 3 sessions (6 weeks) for counselors and 2000 USD for 3 sessions (6 weeks) for English language teachers.
Free accommodation and 5 meals per day provided.
We cover transport expanses.

Welcome to Forest Camp! We hope you will have a fantastic time!

We hope you will:

– Meet interesting people from different Russian cities
– Have fun with our active social program
– Take part in over 30 activities, including

-High Rope Courses
-Water trip
-Mini golf
-Safari Park Trip

Forest Camp is located 300 miles from Moscow, in Zadonsk, Lipetsk region (6 hours by bus from Moscow airports). We offer for the camp counselors free accommodation with restrooms and showers, 5 meals per day. Continue reading

Job: Summer Russian Language Instructor (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) seeks an educator with experience teaching Russian at the high school level to serve as an instructor in our STARTALK program.  Twenty high school students will engage in an intensive and immersive 4-week residential summer program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus.  10 students are absolute beginners; 10 have completed one year of Russian study at their home high school.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a detailed knowledge of ACTFL’s 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education and experience building these goal areas into curricula.

The Pitt STARTALK program runs June 18-July 15, 2017.  The instructor will work with a strong team, comprised of one additional instructor and three graduate students who act as the program’s TA/RAs.  All staff members are provided housing and meals for the duration of the program.   The instructor, ideally, will be available to arrive to Pittsburgh by June 15 to engage in pre-program organization and training.


  • Minimum of superior-level Russian language proficiency.
  • Experience teaching Russian to high school students
  • Available June 15-July 15, 2017 to be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Available in advance of the program to collaborate on curriculum over the phone and/or on Skype with other instructors.
  • Experience with a performance-based communicative approach to foreign language pedagogy
  • Familiarity with ACTFL’s Proficiency Benchmarks and Can-do statements and 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education


  • Experience teaching underserved minority students
  • Strong background in foreign language pedagogy
  • Strong background in assessment-based proficiency goals

Those interested in the position should send a cover letter and resume addressed to Dawn Seckler, Das200@pitt.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately. Suitable candidates will be contacted for a phone or Skype interview.

Academic Job: Visiting Lecturer in Political Science (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Political Science for the 2017-2018 academic year with the possibility of renewal. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in the politics of Russia and Eastern Europe, but we will also consider other candidates who are prepared to teach courses on the Cold War, foreign policy, human security, and the politics of oil.

This position is supported by the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES). Duties in the Political Science Department will consist of teaching 15 credit hours (five courses) per academic year to include, at minimum, two courses that feature substantial content on the REES world area (e.g., Government & Politics of USSR/Russian Federation; Cold War: Soviet Union and the West 1917-1991).

As an affiliated faculty member of REES, you are eligible to apply for REES Course Development Grants as well as for REES Faculty Small Grants to support research activities.  In addition to your teaching responsibilities, REES will welcome your participation in intellectual activities of the center.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching portfolio, and two letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please send application materials to Wynn Maloney at wynn2@pitt.edu. 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.