Talisman Teaching Opportunity

The network of language centers TALISMAN is seeking for talented graduates willing to start a career in teaching. They can offer a full time  and part time position for the next Academic year (from September 2016 to June 2017).

If one is interested in getting a job in Russia and is ready to consider a job offer, please contact e.cherdanceva@talisman-online.ru

Deadline: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Postdoctoral Position, The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Research focus: Central European political and/or social history 1848–1918 

Eligibility: This position is open to young post-docs (max. two years after acquiring Ph.D.). The candidates must hold their Ph.D. degree at the time of applying for the position.

Terms: The position is a part of the Czech Academy of Sciences´ special program for funding post-docs. The selection will be a result of a two-staged process. The Institute will select one to two candidates whose materials will be passed on to the Presidency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which makes the final decision. In the first stage selected candidates might be invited for an interview, in the second stage the selection will be made only on the basis of the written materials. 

Masaryk Institute and Archives is a mid-sized humanities research institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It conducts original research in the fields of modern history, history of science, political science and literary studies and brings together historians, literary historians, political scientists, linguists and archival specialists. It also administers more than 600 archival collections, including those connected to the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš G. Masaryk and his closest collaborators as well as to the history of science from the end of the 18th century to the present.

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Rudolf Kučera at kucera@mua.cas.cz

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Postdoctoral Position, The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Research focus: History of Science in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries 

Eligibility: This position is open to young post-docs (max. two years after acquiring Ph.D.). The candidates must hold their Ph.D. degree at the time of applying for the position. 

Other requirements: Working knowledge of English and German and at least one of the following languages: Czech, Slovak, Polish 

Terms: The position is a part of the Czech Academy of Sciences’ special program for funding post-docs. The selection will be a result of a two-staged process. The Institute will select one to two candidates whose materials will be passed on to the Presidency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which makes the final decision. In the first stage selected candidates might be invited for an interview, in the second stage the selection will be made only on the basis of the written materials. 

Masaryk Institute and Archives is a mid-sized humanities research institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It conducts original research in the fields of modern history, history of science, political science and literary studies and brings together historians, literary historians, political scientists, linguists and archival specialists. It also administers more than 600 archival collections, including those connected to the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš G. Masaryk and his closest collaborators as well as to the history of science from the end of the 18th century to the present.

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Rudolf Kučera at kucera@mua.cas.cz

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 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: AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference 2016

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual conference of the Wisconsin chapter of AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2016. 

Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016

European Studies First Article Prize

The First Article Prize is given to new writers of articles in the field of European Studies that is published between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016 in a peer-reviewed journal.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2017, one in Humanities and one in the Social Sciences. Each prize winner will receive a $500 award and public recognition.

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 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

CAP Student Research Paper Competition

To facilitate the growth and coherence of the Central Asian Studies field the Central Asia Program at the George Washington University provides support annually for the best graduate student research paper in Central Asian Studies.

The winner will receive a $300 award and will be offered the opportunity to publish the paper in Central Asian Affairs

Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 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