Tag Archives: September 2016

CFP: Special Fall 2017 Issue: The 100 Year Anniversary of the Russian Revolutions (Slavic Review)

Deadline for Abstracts: September 10, 2016

Slavic Review Call for papers, Special Fall 2017 Issue: The 100 year anniversary of the Russian revolutions

Social protest movements across the political spectrum and the globe indicate the continuing importance of the 1917 Russian revolutions. For a special Fall 2017 issue of Slavic Review we seek short essays not previously published that draw on original scholarly research. The essays should provide a significant new interpretative and analytic framework for the concept of revolution generally and particularly on the global impact of the 1917 events in the short and long term, in Russia and Eastern Europe and beyond, and their extended repercussions and legacy to the present day across national boundaries and realms of human endeavor.  All disciplines are welcome. Manuscripts (in English) should highlight the conceptual impact and analytic and interpretative themes of the work.

Papers will be 3000 words maximum, not including notes. Abstracts of a few sentences must be submitted by September 10, 2016 to the editor at slavrev@illinois.edu; those given the green light must be developed into papers by November 10, 2016. (This leaves time for review and rewriting for a final deadline of early February 2017).

Job: Foreign Service Consular Fellow – Russia (US Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: September 7, 2016

Position Title: Foreign Service Consular Fellow – Russian
Open Period: August 10, 2016 – September 7, 2016
Series/Grade: FP – 1040-06
Salary: $39,558.00 to $64,983.00 / Per Year
Promotion Potential: FP-04
Duty Locations: MANY worldwide
For More Info: Consultant, CFPInfo@state.gov


Who May Apply

Must be a U.S. citizen. Potential applicants should read the entire announcement to ensure that they meet the requirements and understand a Foreign Service Limited Non-Career Appointment (LNA).

Applicants may not reapply for one year after a previous application for the same position.

If a State Department Suitability Review Panel denied suitability in the last two years, you may not apply (except denials for Diplomatic Security Special Agent (SA) candidates based solely on the SA requirements.)

Security Clearance Required

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Job: Director, Summer Language Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2016

Title: Director, Indiana University Summer Language Workshop
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Department: IU Bloomington School of Global and International Studies

Position Summary

The School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks a new leader for its renowned Summer Language Workshop. The opening is for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position, beginning in 2017. The candidate will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Workshop and will have full administrative responsibility for its operations. Responsibilities include oversight of curriculum and pedagogy, recruitment of instructors and students, grant writing, fundraising and alumni development, and management of logistical aspects of the annual language workshop. The candidate will be expected to provide strategic direction to the Summer Language Workshop as it grows, reaches new and diverse student and alumni groups, adapts to trends in language learning, and seeks new funding opportunities. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: MOOC of the Global Campus Open Learning Series (EIUC)

Series Begins: September 12, 2016

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is proud to launch the first MOOC of the Global Campus Open Learning Series. With contributions by academic and experts from all the regions of the world, the Global Campus massive online courses provide open access to highly qualified learning on topical human rights concerns.

The Series opens on 12 September 2016 with a MOOC on “Disability as a human rights issue: global and national perspectives”.

Enrolment to our GC MOOC is FREE and available on Canvas.net until 14 October 2016
Course dates12 September-24 October 2016
Duration: 6 weeks – Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 4 weekly discussions and completion of quizzes
Course type: instructor-led
Credentials: certificate of participation

Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, this course offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection.  Continue reading

Job: Graduate Student Assistant Position for Study Abroad: CI and Special Projects (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Graduate Student Assistant Position for Study Abroad: CI and Special Projects
Reports to Amy Shaffer
September 2016

Hours: 15 hours per week.  The hourly rate is $12.
Starting:  September, 2016
Required: Individual must be available to work 15 hours per week during fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Office:  Study Abroad unit in the International Office located at 2400 Nueces Street

Overview of Duties:

Support the development and implementation of Curriculum Integration projects between Study Abroad and academic departments and support the Hutchison International and First Abroad Scholars initiatives. Assist with other tasks as needed.

  • Research potential program partners for curriculum integration projects. This involves finding foreign course syllabi that may fulfill degree requirements, creating foreign course evaluation records, tracking course equivalencies, monitoring progress, and problem solving.
  • Assist with brochure development which may involve gathering student quotes and pictures, writing content for various sections of the brochure, and editing for accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with faculty and colleges.
  • Provide support with research and analysis of study abroad programs. Proficiency with Excel and database management strongly preferred.
  • Provide support as necessary for special projects including event planning and/or administrative support of planning scholarship cohorts. This may involve managing the scholar calendar and conducting various tasks to support cohort leaders and scholars, such as email communication to students and campus colleagues and recording information.
  • Understanding of courses, degree plans and credit at UT.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

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Prof. Devel: NE@T: Navigating Entrepreneurship at Texas (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Registration: September 6, 2016

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) presents
NE@T : Navigating Entrepreneurship at Texas

When: Wednesday September 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: CBA 3.304 (Special Events Room next to Atrium)
RSVP: bit.ly/2aOmItF

Graduate students, are you looking to launch or join a startup in Austin? Join us at NE@T and discover why the Princeton Review consistently ranks McCombs as a Top 10 graduate school for entrepreneurship. Our keynote speaker and expert panelists will discuss resources for future entrepreneurs, internal and external to UT and McCombs. An informal networking social will follow at Gabriel’s (AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center).

TVL encourages and welcomes students from ANY UT GRADUATE PROGRAM to attend.

*This year, Navigating Entrepreneurship has a “NE@T” new format. We think it’s an improvement on its old “Info Session” vibe. If we get this right…you’ll leave with knowledge, experience, love, loss, and an informative handout. Guarantee your spot by signing up on Eventbrite at the link posted above.

Funding Opportunity: Scholarships for Foreign Doctoral Candidates (DFG RTG/DAAD)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2016

The interdisciplinary and inter-faculty DFG Research Training Group 1681: Privacy and Digitalisation, co-embedded at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau, invites in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) applications for

2 scholarships for foreign doctoral candidates (1.000 € / month)

to start 1 April 2017. The three-year funding is provided by the DAAD, applicants from low-income countries can be funded for a period up to four years. In addition to the scholarship, the funding includes a fixed sum for travel expenses, a health, accident and liability insurance as well as contribution towards research expenses. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2016

Title: Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Amount: $95,000, plus additional funds

Description: ACLS invites applications for the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. The first set of Burkhardt Fellowships continue to support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 participating residential research centers, and are open to faculty at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States. An additional set of Burkhardt Fellowships are designated specifically for liberal arts college faculty and support an academic year of residence at a wider range of locations including campus humanities centers and university academic departments to be proposed by the applicant.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 28. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt/

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships (ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2016

Title: ACLS Fellowships
Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Amount: $35,000-$70,000 

Description: The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. ACLS Fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 28. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/acls/

Funding Opportunity: Summer Stipends (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: September 19, 2016

Title: NEH Summer Stipends
Sponsor: National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $6,000 for 2 summer months

Description: Applications are invited for the National Endowment for the Humanities faculty summer stipend program that provides $6000 awards towards 2 months summer salary.  The NEH award will be supplemented by OGS to bring the total stipend level up to cover two months’ salary. Each institution may nominate a maximum of only two faculty members, with at least one being an Assistant Professor.   Individuals who are interested in applying may visit the NEH website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends  for additional information.  The internal application consists of: a. brief project description; b. bibliography; c. resume. Nominees will submit these internal materials via our online Awards System at: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/ogs/awards/candidate/faculty_app_profile.WBXby September 19th.  This will allow us to choose the University’s nominees, and enable the two faculty chosen time to submit their applications directly to NEH electronically by their September 29, 2016  deadline.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the UT Austin Graduate School by September 19. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/ogs/awards/candidate/faculty_app_profile.WBX