Job: Target Language Expert Consultants (American Councils)

American Councils for International Education is looking for experienced Target Language Expert consultants in Afghan-Pashto, Cebuano, Hebrew, Ukrainian, and Romanian to work on a federally funded test-item development project for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Target Language Experts will work on passage selection, rendering into English, and item review throughout the development window. All work will be done remotely through an online item development interface.

Assessment items will be either listening or reading items targeting various levels of proficiency on the ILR scale. Consultants will be provided with training on item development and the item specifications as well as the item-development interface and procedure.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian for Fall 2020 (American University, Washington, DC)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Fall 2020. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a one semester term position and will commence on August 24, 2020.

Established in 1925, the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at www.american.edu/cas and about the department at http://www.american.edu/cas/wlc/

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Internship: Russian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.

Russia Studies team focuses on U.S.- Russian relations and current affairs across the former Soviet Union. The intern will deepen their understanding of the current and historical trends between the two countries. They will gain a strong skill set on policy-related research and editing skills.

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Acad. Job: Russian Language Instructor (Remote, Mercyhurst University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Mercyhurst University seeks a post-doctoral teaching fellow to teach two courses online and engage with students in the Russian Studies program. The two courses include one section of Intro to Russian I and one section of Intermediate Russian I, both for the Fall 2020 semester. Contingent on final funding, the grant provides a salary of $5000 per course, plus a stipend for course preparation during the summer. In addition, the instructor will get training in online instruction, the support of a mentor in online instruction, and the use of a laptop. Because the courses will be online, no relocation will be necessary. Training for online instruction begins upon hiring. Mercyhurst fall semester runs from 8/17/2020-12/4/2020.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, cover letter, and at least one letter of recommendation that addresses teaching experience to hrinfo@mercyhurst.edu. Candidates with PhD in hand are preferred. Because we are offering training, prior experience in online instruction is desirable but not required. Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process, be authorized to be employed in the United States, and have positive references. We aim to fill the position quickly and will begin reviewing applications immediately. Candidates can direct questions about the position to Katie Duda, Director of the Russian Studies program at Mercyhurst University, kduda@mercyhurst.edu

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Entry LevelTranslation Project Coordinator (Prague)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The position of the Translation Project Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating the completion of all language projects. 
   

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the entire life-cycle of all projects assigned to the individual
  • Juggle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Understand and abide by individual project instructions
  • Liaise with sales staff to clarify project parameters
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with contract translators and proofreaders globally
  • Negotiate with vendors
  • Coordinate with quality personnel to ensure that the translation perfectly complies with instructions and is linguistically perfect
  • Communicate any issues/problems/caveats or additional
  • Distribute information to sales staff as soon as that information is available
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Acad. Job: Online Instructor of Russian (University of Houston)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invites applications for a part-time instructor in Russian to teach one course of intermediate Russian as a synchronous online course in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a current CV, the names and contact information for at least two references, and unofficial transcripts. Letters will be requested for finalists later. Qualified applicants must hold at least an M.A. degree in Russian or a related discipline and must have experience teaching Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

For more information and to apply, visit https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADJ000378

A side note: since the course is entirely online, there is no need to relocate to Houston. Send me a message if you need more info on the position.

Job: Russian Language Teaching Assistant (Middlebury College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Middlebury College is urgently seeking a Russian Language Teaching Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position entails residing at the Russian House on campus for the academic year (health and safety conditions permitting), or working remotely in the event campus should be evacuated.  In addition to living at the Russian House, the Language Teaching Assistant will organize supplementary cultural activities and programming for students of Russian at the college, provide support for language courses in the Russian Department, (including leading discussion sections), and tutoring for students of Russian at all levels at Middlebury. Taken together, these responsibilities will comprise approximately 20 hours of work per week in the fall and spring semesters, with the opportunity for additional hours during Winter term in January.

While this is not a full-time position, it might be a good fit for a graduate student on their way to an advanced degree. Compensation includes room and board, as well as insurance, and $16.25 per hour. Start date TBD, but likely mid to late August. 

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Job: Assistant Director, Department of English (UT Austin)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the main point of contact for students and fellowship liaisons to UT campus.
  • Assists the Director in coordinating the university’s efforts in this area.
  • Advises students on relevant postgraduate fellowship opportunities in relation to professional goals.
  • Coordinates trainings and workshops for scholarship applicants and potential applicants.
  • Ensures effective and timely administration and tracking of all nominations and applications for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants.
  • Mentors and assists in the writing of appropriate recommendation letters as they relate to fellowships, and coordinates reference letters provided by faculty mentors. 
  • Coaches students on their potential interviews. 
  • Fosters relationships with faculty and staff across the university to develop and oversee the recruitment and preparation of students applying for major fellowships.
  • Plans events and related activities needed to recruit applicants.
  • Maintains communications efforts for university-wide outreach and recruitment.
  • Assists in program assessment efforts. 
  • Acts as a liaison and catalyst in building and maintaining productive and effective relationships with fellowship foundations and other sponsoring entities.
  • Other related functions as assigned.
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Job: Program Officer, Higher Education Initiatives

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Summary

As ACLS enters its second century and higher education institutions are facing a critical moment in their responses to racial inequity, the leadership aims to enhance ACLS’s unique role at the intersection of its constituencies (particularly the 75 learned societies, the diverse community of emerging scholars embarking on careers inside and outside the academy, and humanistic researchers working around the world) to influence, lead, and support initiatives addressing these challenges. 

This is a new position, developed at an important and exciting moment for ACLS, in the midst of our Centennial Campaign and having just published our first-ever strategic plan. Working closely with the President, Vice President, the Senior Director of US Programs, the Director for International Programs, the Director of Philanthropy and other staff across the organization, the Program Officer will design and implement strategic initiatives that will enhance ACLS’s ability to serve our various constituencies and advance scholarship in new directions, with a focus on advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social and racial justice. We welcome applications from individuals who bring new backgrounds, perspectives, types of professional and personal experience to our team and a commitment to equity in the academy.   

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Translation Project Coordinator – Artificial Intelligence (entry level) TransPerfectPrague

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The position of the Translation Project Coordinator  (Artificial Intelligence) is responsible for managing and coordinating the completion of all projects within AI experience. 

The monthly gross salary for this position is 30K-35K CZK.

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the entire life-cycle of all projects assigned to the individual
  • Juggle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Understand and abide by individual project instructions
  • Liaise with sales staff to clarify project parameters
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with contract translators and proofreaders globally
  • Negotiate with vendors
  • Coordinate with quality personnel to ensure that the translation perfectly complies with instructions and is linguistically perfect
  • Communicate any issues/problems/caveats or additional
  • Distribute information to sales staff as soon as that information is available
  • Travel internationaly to deliver projects
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