3 Instructors of Russian, Fort Carson, CO

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas invites applications for three full-time Russian lecturer positions to teach Russian language in a special off-campus program for military personnel at Ft. Carson, Colorado. Class sizes will be limited to six students and will run outside the normal KU academic calendar. The language program will be conducted in an intensive 12-week format.  Each 12-week session will cover two years of college-level Russian.  The instructor is responsible for offering four of these sessions during the year.  The lecturer appointment is a non-tenure track, limited term appointment, renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory performance, and contingent upon budgetary approval.  The lecturer positions are expected to begin as early as August 1st, 2016.

Deadline: Sunday, June 12, 2016

Russian Instructor at Middlebury Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

Dates: June 14 – August 10, 2016

The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate level, and some advanced language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 150 undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals for eight weeks every summer. Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator and the SILP Associate Director, Language Instructors deliver lessons using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program.

Requirements include: an M.A. or Ph.D. in language, language teaching, or related field, 2+ years of previous language teaching experience in the target language, and native or near-native language ability. Previous experience teaching in intensive program, previous experience with content- and/or project-based instruction, and knowledge of or experience with ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines strongly preferred. To apply for the position, complete the online application and submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV/resume, and 3) a teaching philosophy statement.

Deadline: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Historia Nova Prize Call for Nominations

The 2016 Historia Nova competition now invites 2016 nominations for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural  History. Established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press, the Historia Nova Prize recognizes the best scholarly volume originally written and published in English within the preceding two years.  Eligible genres include single and collective-author monographs, collections of articles, and special thematic issues of scholarly journals.

Juried by a five-person international team, with logistical support from the Press, the Historia Nova prize seeks nominations from publishers, literary agencies, universities (and university departments), journals, scholarly organizations, artistic unions, groups, and individuals. The 2016 Historia Nova award, to be announced at the November 2016 ASEEES convention (17-20 November, Washington Marriott Wardman Park), will be chosen from nominations submitted to historianova@academicstudiespress.com by 15 June 2016.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CfA: 5th Copernicus Graduate School Summer School Inclusion and Exclusion as Constitutive Elements of Society Formation Processes

On July 11-14, 2016 the Copernicus Graduate School (www.cgs.umk.pl) organizes its 5th Summer School on the topic: Inclusion and Exclusion as Constitutive Elements of Society Formation Processes.

The event takes place at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland and is co-organized by University of Rostock (Germany), German Historical Institute Warsaw and Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic). Inviting PhD Students of all humanistic disciplines to the event. The doctoral candidates will work in four work groups under the guidance of acknowledged fellows.

Deadline: Monday, June 20, 2016

Dartmouth Visiting Russian Instructor, Fall 2016

The Dartmouth Russian Department is seeking a visiting instructor to teach two Russian courses in the fall of 2016, an introductory language course and a course on Slavic folklore, which would be co-taught with one of our staff.  Dartmouth College is on ten-week quarters.  The fall quarter begins on September 12th and the last day of exams is November 22nd.  Fluency, language teaching experience, and versatility in teaching a large culture course are required. Instructor must be at least ABD.  Salary commensurate with experience.  

Applicants should submit a cover letter and cv, and provide the names of three colleagues whom the department might contact for references.  Please e-mail applications to the chair, John Kopper, at john.kopper@dartmouth.edu.

Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2016

CFP: Poljarnyj Vestnik

It is a great pleasure for us to invite all of you to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik - An International Journal of Slavic Studies. Poljarnyj Vestnik was earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our third volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian.

Deadline: Saturday, June 25, 2016

CfA: CES Small Event Grants

CES Small Event Grants are awarded to affiliates of CES member institutions and support workshops, lectures, and other small events focused on Europe. Ranging from $300 to $1500, the grants are awarded twice a year.

For its first cycle, CES co-sponsored the 20th Georgetown Univ. Transatlantic Policy Symposium on "Divided Europe?" and the 1st Annual Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference at the Univ. of Virginia titled "Into the Darkness".

Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Elementary Russian course at Rutgers University

We are excited to offer Elementary Russian at Rutgers University this summer! Students can complete a full academic year of Russian in just eight weeks, and earn 8 credits. Please share this information with any students who may be interested in beginning their study of Russian.
Russian 101: May 31-June 24
Russian 102: June 27-July 22
Both courses are aimed at students with no or very little background in Russian. They work to develop proficiency in all four skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing, as well as the basics of Russian grammar.
Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Job opening: Russian Instructor, UN Office at Geneva

There is a new opening for a Russian Instructor position at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

More information: inspira.un.org - create an account, go to Job Search, and enter code 61393

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

CFP: AATSEEL Annual Conference, San Francisco, February 2-5, 2017

The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy.  The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2017 Conference.  The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture. In addition to scholarly panels, participants will have the chance to attend advanced seminars, roundtables, workshops and other special events.

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016

SEELRC Summer Institute at Duke University

The Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center at Duke University is pleased to announce its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing, a summer institute from August 10-12 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages. The institute will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The institute will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other leading institutions on topics including, but not limited to, teaching language and culture through film, specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels, and the use of technology in the language classroom.

Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CFP: Language and Culture in Post-Maidan Ukraine: Transformations at Work First Online Conference of the Nationalities, Culture and Language Policies Cluster

Language and Culture in Post-Maidan Ukraine: Transformations at Work
First Online Conference of the Nationalities, Culture and Language Policies Cluster
A Research Initiative on Democratic Reforms in Ukraine (RIDRU) project
October 27, 2016

This conference aims to bring together researchers in the field of Ukrainian linguistic, social, cultural and literary transformations since the 2014 Maidan Revolution. You are cordially invited to participate in this online polylogue, share your ideas and views on the current issues in Ukraine and potentially influence the decision making of the political leadership of the country.

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016

SRAS Explorer Awards ($1500-3000 to study abroad)

SRAS is celebrating 20 years in study abroad with a new round of scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year (including summer 2017). One of the very early objectives of SRAS was to get students to study in more unfamiliar locations and to gain broad perspectives through travel. Many of programs have built-in travel components to allow students to do just this.

These new awards apply to those programs. Deadlines vary by program.

Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016

European Academy of Diplomacy: Academy of Young Diplomats

Are you a student or young graduate interested in a career in diplomacy? Would you like to meet colleagues from over 15 countries, who are preparing to work in European institutions, think-tanks and international organizations? Would you like to discover Poland and learn more about Central Europe? If so, join us for a unique, diplomatic program which will complement your university experience. The program includes 8 monthly weekend sessions in Warsaw, Poland (December 2016-June 2017) and one weekend session in Kraków with meetings with distinguished diplomats, politicians and scholars from all around the world, hands-on workshops, and study visits.

Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2016

CFP: Ritual and Historiography in the Middle Ages

The past few decades, and especially the past few years, have seen a significant rise in scholarship on medieval Christian liturgy. No longer the esoteric domain of liturgists alone, the rites of the church are increasingly treated by scholars from a broad range of disciplines—including history, religion, literature, anthropology, art history, musicology, and theology—as an indispensable source for the study of medieval society and culture. This conference aims to contribute to the growing discourse by bringing together an international group of scholars to discuss the connection between religious rituals and the writing of history in medieval Europe, Byzantium, the Near East and beyond.

Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016

Assistant professor of Russian History and Politics, Copenhagen University

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian History and Politics. The tenure track is offered in the field of Russian history and politics. The successful applicant should be able to teach courses and lessons in Danish or English on the general history of Eastern Europe, Russian history, contemporary Russian and East European politics and society, methods and theories of history and political science, and to supervise B.A.- and MA-level students within these fields.

Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016

CFP: Australian Slavonic and East European Studies

Australian Slavonic and East European Studies is a refereed journal published in Melbourne, Australia, which publishes scholarly articles, review articles and short reviews on all aspects of Slavonic and East European studies, in particular language, literature, history, political science, art and social science. ASEES is currently accepting articles for Volume 30 (2016) which is planned to appear by the end of 2016. Please send an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format plus contact details to the editor, Dr Robert Lagerberg.

Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016

Graduate Program in Political Linguistics at the Higher School of Economics

The graduate program in Political Linguistics at the Higher School of Economics branch in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) focuses on training future analysts to work in information expertise agencies for both government and private business. Students will learn how to analyze large volumes of information in Russian and English, carry out mass media and social media monitoring, and master the techniques of speechwriting and persuasive communication. The main objective of the program is to help the graduate students acquire the necessary skills for the creation and the analysis of political texts by using the methods of computer and corpus linguistics in a foreign language. The courses are primarily taught in Russian, although some are in English.

Deadline: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Job Opening: Lecturer in Russian Language at the University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Russian Language, beginning Fall 2016. This is a full-time, one-year position as Lecturer A, with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon departmental needs, a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Teaching load is six courses per year and includes both heritage and non-heritage language courses. The successful candidate will play an active role in curriculum development, student advising, assessment activities, and extra-curriculum programs. The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Russian Language and/or Literature/Culture (ABDs will be considered). Complete fluency in Russian and English is required; as is familiarity with contemporary instructional technologies and best practices and current techniques for teaching heritage students.

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Assistant Professor of Russian, Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We are looking for a broadly-trained, theoretically-engaged scholar of Russian literature and culture. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal-arts context. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures in hand by the start of the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required, and prior teaching experience is expected.

Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016

CfP: 2017 CES Conference on "Sustainability and Transformation"

Council for European Studies has announced the theme for its 2017 conference. To be held in Glasgow from July 12-14, 2017, the 24th Int'l Conference of Europeanists will explore Europe's potential for sustainability: the capacity to remain diverse and productive in the long run, rather than focusing on short-term fixes. CES welcomes paper, panel and mini-symposium proposals, as well as mixed-media projects, particularly those that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CFP: Community of Democracies - Democracy in Action

The Community of Democracies is inviting civil society actors to submit creative and innovative project ideas aimed at reverting current trends and expanding the space for civil society. CD-UNITED is the Community’s flagship initiative that seeks to finance projects and initiatives that support and strengthen democracy, promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, and build civil society around the globe. This year’s theme is Democracy in Action: Expanding Civil Society Space and with a budget of $272,000, CD-UNITED will provide co-financing to applicants who propose ways to expand the space for civil society.

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis through December 31, 2016.


Deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2016

CFP: “Science, Technology, the Environment, Engineering, and Medicine” / Russia’s Great War & Revolution, 1914-1922

"Russia's Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922" (RGWR) is a decade-long, international, multidisciplinary effort generating new scholarly research focusing on Eurasia's "continuum of crisis" at the dawn of the twentieth century. The project's core participants comprise an international group of more than forty distinguished scholars. Since 2008 RGWR editors have been recruiting and selecting essays from scholars, academics, and exceptional graduate students from around the globe for publication and dissemination in a series of edited volumes being produced by Slavica Publishers.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017