Acad. Job: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language to begin on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  The successful applicant will be considered for the role of Director of the Russian Language Program and will be expected to serve in this role when needed. 

Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Russian at the university level to native speakers of English and show documented evidence of exceptional teaching achievement, as well as evidence of professional achievement in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should be able to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program. 

Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Tenure-track or Tenured) in Russian Literature and Culture (Columbia University)

Deadline: October 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Russian literature and culture, with a specialization in the nineteenth century; additional periods (especially the early twentieth century) and fields are welcome, as is work that is comparative, interdisciplinary, and theoretically engaged. Applicants should have energy, vision, and commitment, and are expected to excel in scholarship, teaching, and service. The position is open to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, untenured Associate Professor, or tenured Associate Professor; candidates at the Associate Professor level are preferred.

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Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian (Wake Forest University)

Deadline: November 21, 2022; Open Until Filled

Start date: Fall 2023

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning in July 2023. The candidate can expect to teach all levels of the Russian language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The teaching load is 3/2. The preferred area of specialization is Russian historical linguistics or applied linguistics, with a preference for the ability to address the linguistic diversity of Russia. Experience in teaching the History of the Russian language is especially welcome, as is knowledge of other Slavic languages. A degree in Russian is required as well as native or near-native fluency. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. In addition to regular teaching duties and an active research agenda, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the life of the department, including extra-curricular activities with students. Information about the department can be found here https://germanrussian.wfu.edu/.

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Volunteer Russia Specialist (Amnesty International, Remote)


Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Russia and support in mobilizing action to promote and protect human rights in these countries. AIUSA’s Country Specialists serve as country experts and strategists and are part of a corps of volunteer leaders known as the Coordination Group program, which is organized by sub world region.

The Russia Country Specialist will join AIUSA’s Eurasia and Turkey Coordination Group (also known as Cogroup), which consists of skilled, dedicated specialists working closely with AI staff and others to advance human rights in the Eurasia and Turkey region. This volunteer position is an exciting opportunity to contribute your human rights passion and expertise while leveraging and expanding your skills. You’ll get training and support by AIUSA and be part of a community of activists advancing human rights in Russia.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor of Modern European History (Augusta University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Modern European History with ability to teach the history of Russia and the USSR. Other specialties and subfields open. Ability to teach in the areas of women/ gender and to support a new doctoral program in International Security Studies will be considered a plus. Appointment to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and display a compelling research agenda. PhD in History or related field required, awarded prior to appointment. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in both earlier and later US History, as well as upper-level courses in modern Russian history and other modern European history, and potentially other courses in the candidate’s areas of interest. Standard duties for academic-year faculty include teaching undergraduate history courses, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department, College, and University.

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Acad. Job: Instructor in Foreign Languages and Cultures (United States Naval Academy)

Deadline: October 1, 2022; Open Until Filled

POSITION TITLE: Instructor (Senior Lecturer) in Foreign Languages and Cultures

LOCATION: Languages and Cultures Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402

APPLICATION TIMELINE: Review of applications will begin on 01 October 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Languages and Cultures Department invites applications for the position of Instructor (Senior Lecturer) in Foreign Languages and Cultures, beginning as early as spring semester of 2023. This is a three-year renewable (non-tenure-track) teaching position. The anticipated teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate should have expertise in foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, literature, cultural studies, or a related field. Candidates should be able to teach at least two of the seven languages offered in the department – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish – across all levels of proficiency. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty colleagues in support of the departmental and institutional educational mission.Please visit https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Instructor-LCD-2022.php for more information about the position and instructions on how to apply.

Acad. Job: Instructor of Russian (University of Oklahoma)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time, three-semester position in Russian to include the Spring 2023 semester and the full 2023–24 academic year. The teaching assignment will run from January 12, 2023 to Jun 12, 2023 and from August 15, 2023 to mid-June 2024. Duties will include teaching elementary to advanced Russian Language (expected teaching load of three courses per semester), contributing to major recruitment, and participating in and organizing activities for the Russian Language Program. 

Requirements: MA or PhD (preferred) in Russian Language and Literature, Pedagogy, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field; experience teaching Russian language to English-speaking students at the college level; native or near-native fluency in Russian; excellent command of English.

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Job Posting: Finance and Administrative Officer, Serbia (American Councils)

Deadline: September 1, 2022; Open Until Filled

POSITION SUMMARY

The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for operational matters concerning the Belgrade office, as well as the provision of all administrative and financial services and transactions. The Finance and Administrative Officer works in conjunction with Belgrade office staff, Washington-based DC Finance department, and other staff as needed. 

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Job Posting: Director, Higher Education Programs in Turkmenistan (American Councils)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Turkmenistan Higher Education (THE) Prep4Success and GRE programs provide promising Turkmenistan citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter U.S. colleges and universities, independently, while increasing their chances of receiving financial aid. During an intensive 5-month P4S or GRE program based in Ashgabat, or 12-month regional Undergraduate Cohort Advising program, participants will focus on developing reading and essay writing skills, building critical thinking skills, and learning effective ways for taking the SAT and TOEFL tests, or GRE test. 

The Program Director position will be responsible for the design and implementation of the programs, including participant and staff recruitment, training, and mentoring. 

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Job Posting: Program Coordinator, National Security Language Initiative for Youth

Deadline: Open Until Filled

NSLI-Y is a critical component of a multi-agency federal initiative to increase U.S. citizens’ capacity to engage foreign governments and peoples through the critical language of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and American Councils acts as the prime grantee collaborating with other partner organizations. NSLI-Y provides merit-based scholarships for eligible U.S. high schools students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. To learn more about the program, please visit the NSLI for Youth website at www.nsliforyouth.org

Based in Washington, DC, the Program Coordinator position supports the implementation and daily operations of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program. Responsibilities focus on program administration and student support for Chinese and Russian language academic year programs and Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Tajiki Persian language summer programs. The Program Coordinator position will primarily focus on Russian Academic Year programs, and Russian, Persian, and Arabic summer programs.

The NSLI-Y Program Coordinator will report to the NSLI-Y Program Manager for Placement.

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