Hiring Resident Directors for the Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is looking to hire multiple Resident Directors for program sites around the world for summer 2018. We are currently looking for potential Resident Directors who speak Russian, Persian, Azerbaijani and Turkish, among other languages.
These opportunities are located on their website and is open to both students and faculty. For more information contact:
Senior Program Officer, Critical Language Scholarship Program
American Councils for International Education
Date posted: 12/12/2017
CfA: Open Rank Positions in Humanities, School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen, Russia
3 weeks left until the application deadline!
15 Open Rank Positions in various fields of humanities and social sciences, biology and IT
School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen, Russia
The School of Advanced Studies opened in 2017 as a greenfield project that will bring together 45 permanent faculty from different countries willing to work together in interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, biology and IT. We currently have 18 faculty and postdocs working in 3 projects (Free Will, Material Relations, Thinking under Neoliberalism) and are looking to hire up to 15 faculty in 2018 to start additional projects and increase our teaching capacity.
We organize SAS research agenda around challenging problems of contemporary scholarship to produce results relevant for scholarly communities globally. As a research institution, SAS does not privilege Russia as a research field, so knowledge of Russian is not required, while fluent English is. As an educational institution, SAS provides the most international English language BA program in Russia using the model of an honors’ college with comprehensive general education core, small classes, individualized tracks, and late choice of major among Biology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media, Economics, History, IT and Sociology & Anthropology. MA programs will be opening in the coming years.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong research potential, commitment to teaching, and ability to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries. PhD or equivalent is required at the time of appointment. Most appointments will be on individual 3-year contracts with a possibility of renewal. SAS operates on a quarter system (September-October, November-December, February-March, April-May). The required teaching load is 256 academic hours a year with an option of having one quarter free of teaching. SAS will pay internationally competitive salaries commensurate with experience, provide benefits and research allowance.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 31, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Tyumen in early March for a project design session where they will self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects for the international selection committee.
Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your academic itinerary and research plans in the framework of a possible joint multidisciplinary project via e-mail to email@example.com.
Date posted: 12/12/2017
CfA: Teach English/Maymester/Study Russian in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home)
1) Vanderbilt University’s Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2018 (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/undergraduate/russian/Maymester-2018.pdf)
The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.
“…any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)
2) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2018 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)
Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.
Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.
3) Intensive Russian Program – Applications Accepted All Year (www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)
The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:
+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;
+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;
+ study from one week to one year;
+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;
+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;
+ on-site administrative support;
+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;
+ excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;
+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;
+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage
4) Alternative Spring Break Programs in March 2018 (www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html).
VLADIMIR (March 3-11): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.
MUROM (March 10-18): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.
Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They may give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in these programs.
Russian Television Reports:
Date posted: 12/12/2017
CfA: Emory University, Full or Associate Professorship in Human Health and Humanities
The Center for the Study of Human Health (CSHH) at Emory University invites applications for a Full or Associate Professorship in Human Health and Humanities. CSHH is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program that supports a BA in human health through innovative courses and scholarly endeavors with broad perspectives on health and the human condition. We seek a senior scholar with a record of research excellence in a humanistic discipline or interdiscipline who can further programming, teaching and research in Health and Humanities across various departments, programs, and schools at Emory University.
The appointment will start in Fall semester 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Humanities and/or be able to demonstrate extensive scholarly or professional experience with humanistic inquiry. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. In your cover letter or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names and contact details of three referees to http://apply.interfolio.com/46059 by December 15, 2017. Writing samples and letters of reference will be called at a later date.
Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Date posted: 12/12/2017
CfA: Teaching English Internship, Novosibirsk, Russia
The internship comprises a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk from mid-January to mid-June, and participating in our children’s language camps in January and in June as a volunteer teacher of English. We provide FREE accommodation in Novosibirsk and an opportunity to have Russian language lessons as well as work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable.
The position is open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Please share this information with your students and colleagues, as this is an excellent opportunity that is not to be missed. Thank you for your support!
For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions and application inquiries.
Date posted: 12/12/2017
The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2:
Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective
15th of March, 2018
The PhD Summer School is embedded in the research
project Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation:
spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and
the Caucasus (Marshrutka Project). Within the scope
of the project, we want to gain insights into
transformation processes through the lens of
changing mobility practices. The summer school on
Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective invites
advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral and early
career-researchers from diverse disciplines, such as
geography, urban studies, anthropology, social and
political sciences, to contribute to two thematic
– Mobilities and socio-spatial change in Eurasian
– Informal transport and ride-sharing the global
North and South
Date posted: 12/12/2017
PhD Opportunities in Slavonic Studies
The Slavonic Studies section in the University of Cambridge invites applications from qualified students for a PhD in Slavonic Studies.
The Slavonic Studies section at Cambridge engages in the advanced study of Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, with an emphasis on cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is home to a dynamic annual programme of public lectures, research seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. Its intellectual vitality is particularly evident in the fields of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Memory Studies; and Film and Visual Culture. Applications are welcome in any of these areas. For more information about Slavonic Studies at Cambridge, please consult www.mml.cam.ac.uk/slavonic.
The University of Cambridge has been judged the best in the UK for Russian and East European Studies in the 2017 University Subject Tables compiled by The Complete University Guide. The Slavonic Studies section is part of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, which has a Graduate Centre with computing, study, seminar, and social areas. It maintains extensive library resources, which include the Catherine Cooke collection of Soviet visual materials. Graduate students at Cambridge benefit from a rich, diverse research culture, both within the Slavonic Studies section and the University as a whole.
The Slavonic Studies section also works in close collaboration with the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES) and the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH).
For further information on graduate study in Cambridge, please consult www.mml.cam.ac.uk/graduates/applying. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Slavonic Studies Graduate Studies Officer (Dr. Emma Widdis, firstname.lastname@example.org) and to attend the postgraduate open day on Friday 3 November 2017. For UK and EU students, funding is available via the CEELBAS Doctoral Training Centre competition: www.ceelbas-cdt.ac.uk/. Other candidates are encouraged to consult the funding database: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding.
CALL FOR PAPERS
56th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
March 22-24, 2018
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2018
The Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, March 22-24, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.
Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.
The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2018. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair, three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your proposals to Emily Baran at email@example.com.
For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Steve Sobol at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at email@example.com.
Date posted: 12/14/2017
2018 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
March 23-25, 2018
The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 23-25, 2018. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tara Zahra based on her latest book The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World, on Friday, March 23rd. Two days of panels will follow the keynote address.
Building on the title of the keynote address, this year we also invite interdisciplinary papers or panels that focus on migration from historical or contemporary perspectives. The Conference will open with a plenary panel “Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration” on Saturday morning that will feature five migration experts who will discuss mobility in five world regions. There will also be a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative featuring Michael Biggins on Slavic literary translation.
Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 16th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Prepaid lodging is available for undergraduate and graduate students presenters. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for all other participants. More information is available at the Conference website.
Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 16
Notification of Acceptance: February 12
Scheduling Conflicts and Housing Requests Due: February 16
Panels Announced: February 26
Final Papers to Committee and Presenter Registration Deadline: March 9
General Attendees: $20
For more information…
140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-8770 / csees@osu
Date posted: 12/12/2017
Transdisciplinary Conference in University College Cork, Ireland
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies / MA Applied Linguistics
18th / 19th May 2018
We would like to invite researchers from various disciplines to submit abstracts to this transdisciplinary conference (dis)COVERING DISCOURSES in University College Cork.
Mikhail M. Bakhtin argued that “verbal discourse is a social phenomenon” constituted by speakers within a concrete situation with a very specific purpose. Since then, concepts surrounding the formation, structures and functions of discourses have held a central position in academic research. Following Foucault discourses are part of a “heterogeneous ensemble” consisting of “institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral and philanthropic propositions – in short, the said as much as the unsaid.”
Given the symbiotic relationship we have with discourses whereby we are unremittingly surrounded by, embedded in and informed by discursive ensembles, whilst simultaneously actively shaping them, the aim of this transdisciplinary conference is to offer researchers a space to explore and challenge current discourses. We wish to think not only about current hierarchies and the power they affirm, but also about what is absent in the current discursive regimes. Since discourse is perceived as having formative, regulatory and authoritative characteristics, in this conference we aim to cover ongoing discourses and to peel back layers and thus dis-cover discourses hidden in society.
Potential themes on Discourse that we would like to address: Architecture/Arts, Borders, Body, Class, Gender, Health, Identity, Institutions, Integration, Knowledge, Literature/Literary Critique Economy, Migration, Multilingualism, Nature/Animals, Precarity, Religion, Silence, Social Media, Space, Violence.
The conference may be of interest to scholars from various disciplines, including: Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Migration Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Government and Politics, Economy, Anthropology, Human-Animal Studies, Medicine, Clinical Therapies, Media Studies, Digital Humanities.
Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) and a brief biography (max. 70 words) to email@example.com by 12th February 2018.
Date posted: 12/12/2017
The Institute of the Czech National Corpus will hold SLAVICORP – Slavic corpus linguistic conference on September 24-26, 2018
The conference aims to cover a wide range of topics related to research on Slavic languages:
• corpus research on any Slavic language, including also contrastive topics using parallel or comparable corpora;
• development of Slavic language resources: corpora, lexica, annotation, tools;
• applications of Slavic language resources for language technologies.
The official language of the conference is English.
The conference will be accompanied by the workshop on language variability and multi-dimensional analysis in the form of a panel of experts involved in variability analyses, including a lecture delivered by Prof. Douglas Biber. The workshop will be free and open to all conference participants.
The deadline for submission of the abstracts is 18 February 2018. The abstracts will be anonymously peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee, notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of April 2018.
For call for papers and contact, please follow this link:
Date posted: 12/12/2017
Event: 10th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 April 2018, 10.00 – 16.20 daily
Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AB
Full details on the SCRSS website at www.scrss.org.uk/russianseminar.htm
Our two-day seminar offers a stimulating lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers of Russian, translators and interpreters, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia. The seminar programme has two parallel streams led by speakers direct from St Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Language and Linguistics stream is led by Tatiana Piotrovskaya, Senior Lecturer, Department of English Philology and Language Culture Studies, Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University. The Contemporary Russian Culture stream is led by Dr Natalia Bogoliubova, Associate Professor, Department of International Cultural and Humanitarian Co-operation, Faculty of International Relations, St Petersburg State University. There are four 70-minute lectures per day, including discussion: choose from one of two options per session, moving from one stream to another throughout the day as you wish. Places are limited to 30 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.
– ‘Early bird’ rate – pay by Friday 9 March 2018: £125 SCRSS members, £145 non-members.
– Standard rate – pay by Friday 6 April 2018: £140 SCRSS members, £165 non-members.
– The full fee (‘early bird’ or standard rate as applicable) must be paid with your booking. Our refunds policy is available on the website and booking form. We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer only. If an organisation is paying for you, we can provide an invoice.
How to Book:
Full details of the seminar, including lecturer biographies, lecture programme, booking form, how to pay and refunds policy, are available on the SCRSS website atwww.scrss.org.uk/russianseminar.htm.
The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2018 is organised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation.
Date posted: 12/12/2017
CARTA (The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America) invites you to attend its 20th Jubilee Conference which will be hosted by The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow.
Call for Applications: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) at UIUC
The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This summer SILMW will take place from June 11 to August 4, 2018, and they will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof. The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!
When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned 10 credits (completing your language requirement), you will have had fun!
The deadline to register is April 30, 2018. For more information, visit the website at www.silmw.linguistics.illinois.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date Posted: Wed, 6 Dec 2017
- college students from institutions (undergraduate juniors and seniors & graduate students)
- K-16 educators and educational administrators
- recent graduates and professionals who work or aspire to workin interdisciplinary fields relating to Russian area studies (such as business, health, social work, math, science, counseling, engineering, the environment and technology, etc)
The University of Texas at Austin | Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies | 512-232-9123 | http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/
CfA: Summer Language Workshop, Indiana UniversityThe Workshop’s intensive, proficiency-based Russian curriculum features 23 contact hours weekly and a rich co-curricular program, including language tables, films, clubs, cooking demonstrations, and lectures with area studies specialists. Participants study in small, student-focused classes with highly qualified instructors from around the globe, while preparing for study abroad or foreign service by working with authentic materials and gaining cultural proficiency.
Classes are held on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN, with morning and afternoon sessions Monday–Friday and extracurricular activities in the afternoons. Program participants earn transferable IU credit and have access to university libraries, recreational facilities, and public transit. On-campus housing is available, and participants may elect to live in a Russian language dorm. Graduate students, undergraduates, and professionals from the United States and abroad are welcome to participate. No prior language experience required.
Course Dates: Years 1–2, May 29 — July 27. Years 3–6, June 4 — July 27.
Application & Deadline: Applications are now open at the Summer Language Workshop website. Funding applications are due February 1, 2018, and Workshop applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2018. All courses are contingent upon funding and enrollment.
For more information, visit: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu
Date posted: 12/12/2017