Assistant Director of Education, Hermiona Education
Hermiona Education, an education startup focusing on admissions strategy, general academic success, and long-term personal and intellectual development, is looking for an assistant to its Director of Education. This individual must be motivated, willing to learn quickly, fluent in English with excellent English writing skills, and highly competent in intercultural communication with deep knowledge of at least one non-Anglosphere culture. Listening/reading knowledge of Russian and/or understanding of the cultures of the former Soviet Union is a plus, but not required. The link to apply is here.
Postdoc in Refugee, Migration, and Transcultural Studies, University of Missouri
The PFFFD program is designed to promote faculty diversity by developing scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri and elsewhere. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or underserved or through other training and experience. The fellowships typically offer two years of support, during which time postdocs focus on further developing their independent research and publication projects while participating in organized professional development activities. Usually, postdocs also have the opportunity to develop and teach two courses in the second year of the fellowship. The postdoctoral stipend is $60,000 per year plus University benefits and professional development funds. To be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral (or terminal) degree or expect to complete their degree by July 1, 2023. School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) The SLLC seeks scholars with research specializations in Refugee, Migration, or Transcultural Studies to join a vibrant community of faculty members building an interdisciplinary program at the University of Missouri. Preference will be given to research with a Chinese, Russian/Post-Soviet, or Francophone Maghreb emphasis, but we encourage interested scholars in other related fields to apply.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Russian Civilization Lecturer, University of Chicago
The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for part-time Lecturers to teach Introduction to Russian Civilization during the 2022-23 academic year. Introduction to Russian Civilization is a three-quarter sequence in the undergraduate Civilization Studies program. For more information about Russian Civilization and Civilization Studies, see the College’s online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/civilizationstudies/.
Responsibilities include preparing and teaching a seminar-style course, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending staff meetings. The per-course salary is $7,319, and the position is not benefits eligible.
The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Lecturer in Russian Studies, Queen Mary University of London
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, is looking to appoint to a Lecturer in Russian Studies. Duties will include research and publication, convening and teaching undergraduate modules, contributing to MA provision as appropriate, (co)-supervising PhD students, and undertaking administrative roles as required within the Department. The successful candidate will be able to develop new modules, and adapt existing ones, in line with their specific research strengths. Evidence of high-quality research and publications in renowned journals is also expected. You will be able to develop new modules, and adapt existing ones, in line with your specific research strengths. Applications are invited from specialists with a research background in one or more of the following areas: Russian Literature of the nineteenth century and comparative approaches to Russian literature. We would especially welcome applications from researchers whose work traces connections between Russia and non-European cultures or who engage with discourses of post-colonialism.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Open-rank Position in East European Literatures and Cultures, Yale University
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in East European Literatures and Cultures, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2023. The area of specialization is fully open. The department especially welcomes interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Expertise in a second East European language and culture is a plus. The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Slavic, Comparative Literature, or another relevant field at the time of hire. We invite applications from qualified scholars from around the world. Applications should be addressed to Professor Edyta Bojanowska, Chair, and submitted by September 30 via Interfolio at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apply.interfolio.com/111004__;!!DZ3fjg!5ez1KWwonMKiK0YMp1n1owCPzXQ_3jTJCjWpppoK37i4XSw7Fl7nKsXwlPZlbsxrch7wEGMtLGypzOU_$ . They should include a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, and, for untenured candidates, three letters of recommendation from outside Yale. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Zoom. For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Bojanowska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Associate or Full Professor in Religion and Human Rights, Florida State University
Florida State University's Department of Religion and Center for the Advancement of Human Rights invite applications for a full-time 9-month tenured (associate or full) Professor working in Religion and Human Rights to begin on August 8, 2023. Methodology and sub-specialization are open. The department and center expect to hire a scholar who is fully conversant with the corpus of international human-rights norms and who has a strong record of publications and teaching in the history, theory, and praxis of the modern human rights field. We will prioritize a scholar who shows interest in supporting the curriculum of the department's new interdisciplinary major in Human Rights and Social Justice, and who is open to cross-disciplinary teaching and research. For full consideration, applicants should submit a vita (including names of three scholars willing to write letters of recommendation on applicants' behalf), a representative essay, and sample syllabi for one undergraduate and one graduate class—all as one pdf at https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://jobs.fsu.edu__;!!DZ3fjg!6uwWc_oinjEAj3gdF5WmjeBCmtIcDkRE3kZwxVDmYi5TMNNrMACZIOPUV1KSjuVC9bCLgFgSWsZzOb2e$ job ad 52522 by September 30, 2022.
Open-rank position in East European Literatures and Cultures at Yale University
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in East European Literatures and Cultures, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2023. The area of specialization is fully open. The department especially welcomes interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Expertise in a second East European language and culture is a plus.
The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Slavic, Comparative Literature, or another relevant field at the time of hire. We invite applications from qualified scholars from around the world. Applications should be addressed to Professor Edyta Bojanowska, Chair, and submitted by September 30 via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/111004. They should include a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, current CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages prepared for anonymous review, and, for untenured candidates, three letters of recommendation from outside Yale. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by Zoom. For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Bojanowska at email@example.com.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
Assistant Professor of Government, Smith College
The Department of Government (GOV) at Smith College invites applications for two tenure-track positions: one in Political Theory and another in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations. Both positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2023. By time of appointment each applicant must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related discipline (e.g. philosophy; public policy). Each position has a teaching load of 2:2—i.e., four semester-long courses over the academic year. The hires will also be expected to contribute to student learning beyond regular classes through directing student research and Honors Theses, offering independent studies, and helping with departmental administrative, curricular, and advising responsibilities. Candidates for the Political Theory position should specialize in modern political thought of the 18th, 19th, and/or 20th centuries. Our ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: feminist political thought; political theories of gender and sexuality; continental political thought; and/or critical theory. Candidates for the Comparative Politics/International Relations position should have regional expertise in the politics of South and/or Southeast Asia. We encourage applications for this position from scholars using a range of methodological approaches and focusing on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: the politics of religion and ethnicity; political violence; political parties and elections; regional security; geopolitical rivalries; and regional conflict and cooperation.
Deadline: October 1, 2022
Assistant Professor of Russian, Middlebury College
The Department of Russian invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Russian, tenure-track, to begin in Fall 2023. The position entails teaching Russian language at all levels and courses in English on Russian culture and literature. Research specialization is open; we especially encourage applications from scholars interested in teaching topics relating to empire, post-coloniality, gender, race or ethnicity, and who can help make our curriculum more inclusive of marginalized perspectives and experiences. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach Russian language, literature and culture, possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and have experience and great enthusiasm for teaching language at the undergraduate level. The typical teaching load will be 2 courses in the fall semester, 2 courses in the spring semester, plus 1 Winter Term course in every other year, teaching the four-week intensive continuation of Beginning Russian. The new colleague will also have the opportunity to contribute to the college-wide curriculum, including teaching a first-year seminar.
Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research and where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. The College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
As an institution focused on excellence in teaching, Middlebury College is an environment with a strong community of colleagues who are committed to honing their classroom practices. Throughout each academic year, new and returning faculty can participate in a wide range of workshops focused on inclusive pedagogy. The College is committed to engaging in long-term, sustained efforts to foster and maintain a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist environment, as evident in the College's five-year Action Plan
Applications must be received by 1 October. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarly potential. Please submit a letter of application through Interfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. Please include in your letter reference to how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion, with concrete examples from your experience where possible. More information is available at http://apply.interfolio.com/109167. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks
STARTALK Russian Immersion Program Instructors, Oklahoma City University
STARTALK is looking to hire several Russian language instructors and camp counselors for the STARTALK Russian immersion program at Oklahoma City University for Feb. 2023. The theme of the program is "Contemporary Russophone Cultures: Diversity and Community" and we focus the program on the independent republics of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and others.
The program consists of three parts: an online program that runs from February 2023 through May 2023; a residential program at Oklahoma City University, July 9-30, 2023; and an online follow-up program from August 2023 through December 2023. The program is free of charge to students (tuition, housing, and food are covered by the program), and it is funded by STARTALK Language Programs through the National Security Agency.
The early application deadline is October 1, but we will continue accepting applications until November 25, 2022. For any questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Sabina Amanbayeva at firstname.lastname@example.org
STARTALK Russian Immersion Program Camp Counselors, Oklahoma City University
STARTALK is looking to hire several Russian language instructors and camp counselors for the STARTALK Russian immersion program at Oklahoma City University for Feb. 2023. The theme of the program is "Contemporary Russophone Cultures: Diversity and Community" and we focus the program on the independent republics of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and others.
The program consists of three parts: an online program that runs from February 2023 through May 2023; a residential program at Oklahoma City University, July 9-30, 2023; and an online follow-up program from August 2023 through December 2023. The program is free of charge to students (tuition, housing, and food are covered by the program), and it is funded by STARTALK Language Programs through the National Security Agency.
The early application deadline is October 1, but we will continue accepting applications until November 25, 2022. For any questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Sabina Amanbayeva at email@example.com
Assistant Professor in Early Modern European History, Yale University
The Yale University Department of History intends to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Early Modern European History to begin on July 1, 2023. Applicants should have strong potential for excellence and achievement in scholarship and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as recent PhD's and those who expect their PhD or equivalent degree by the time of appointment. All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research and a statement of teaching interests, three confidential letters of reference, and a chapter-length writing sample. All applicants should submit materials at https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://apply.interfolio.com/108580__;!!DZ3fjg!4XFKUzlbfzVsbBa8jh-j4IKVhFVRJPila_Eb9U9mWYr2IRnYB2OxTEVJfecaKOXAIVFpgiGA5icgmkaG$ . Please contact Denise Scott firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The review of applications will begin October 1, 2022.
Professor, Judaic Studies, University of Richmond
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for the Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein and Gilbert M. & Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair of Judaic Studies, a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor, to begin fall 2023. We seek applications for a position in Hebrew Bible or other ancient Jewish literature. The 3-2 teaching duties will include introductory and advanced courses, participation in the Department’s programs, and contributions to the University’s general education curriculum and interdisciplinary programs. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Applicants should propose a set of courses in their areas of expertise that are appropriate to a liberal arts education and reflect humanities and Religious Studies frameworks. We especially welcome candidates who will support the University’s efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and equitable academic community.
Applicants should apply online at https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://jobs.richmond.edu__;!!DZ3fjg!4XFKUzlbfzVsbBa8jh-j4IKVhFVRJPila_Eb9U9mWYr2IRnYB2OxTEVJfecaKOXAIVFpgiGA5ua4CYpi$ . Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. In addition to a cover letter, applications should contain (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a research statement, (3) a teaching statement outlining a proposed curriculum in Judaism that reflects a commitment to inclusive teaching in a small liberal arts department, and (4) names of three references. The committee will solicit letters of recommendation from selected candidates and conduct initial interviews online during the fall semester. For questions about the position or the application processes, please contact Prof. Jane Geaney (email@example.com).
Instructor in Foreign Languages and Cultures, United States Naval Academy
The Languages and Cultures Department invites applications for the position of Instructor (Senior Lecturer) in Foreign Languages and Cultures, beginning as early as the spring semester of 2023. This is a three-year renewable (non-tenure-track) teaching position. The anticipated teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate should have expertise in foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, literature, cultural studies, or a related field. Candidates should be able to teach at least two of the seven languages offered in the department – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish – across all levels of proficiency. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty colleagues in support of the departmental and institutional educational mission.
This is a 10-month, non-tenure track, federal excepted service position. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2022 but the position will remain open until filled.
Assistant Professor in Modern Russian & East European History at the U.S. Naval Academy
The History Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the modern history of Russia and Eastern Europe. Candidates who focus on the history of this region in twentieth-century, especially the Soviet era, are preferred. Employment will begin as early as the fall semester of 2023 (late July 2023).
We are especially interested in applicants who are eager to take a leadership role in furthering the History Department's active diversity and inclusion efforts through faculty teaching and research workshops, and by working directly with student organizations. We recognize the value of a department that is diverse and inclusive. In staffing, course offerings, research support, and collective department culture, we are committed to building and maintaining a varied academic program that values contributions of all without bias regarding race, gender, ethnicity, culture or sexual orientation. We believe that this commitment to inclusivity will facilitate a strong historical education for midshipmen as they study and train to become naval officers who will lead diverse teams of sailors and marines.
Deadline: October 3, 2022
Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Brown University
The Department of History and the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Jewish History with a primary focus on the Islamic World (broadly conceived), including Jewish-Muslim relations, in any period prior to the First World War. The successful candidate will have defended the Ph.D. thesis by the time of appointment. The program and the department place a high priority on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Interested candidates should speak to their ability to contribute to each of these three areas in a letter of application. Please also submit a curriculum vitae, and an article or chapter length writing sample via https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://apply.interfolio.com/108842__;!!DZ3fjg!4XFKUzlbfzVsbBa8jh-j4IKVhFVRJPila_Eb9U9mWYr2IRnYB2OxTEVJfecaKOXAIVFpgiGA5pDMHhqU$ . Additional materials. including three letters of reference, may be requested after an initial review of the applications. Review of applications will begin on October 3rd, 2022. Both the Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of History are keenly interested in diversifying their faculty. Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged to apply. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Notre Dame
The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor of Russian. This is a tenure-track position. The ideal candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, will possess experience teaching both Russian language and literature/culture classes, and will demonstrate potential to make significant scholarly contributions to the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The teaching load for this position will be 2/2, generally split evenly between language classes and courses on literary and cultural topics. The Department of German and Russian strives to offer its students an experience similar to that found at selective liberal arts colleges. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in the communal life of the department. We also contribute widely to the liberal arts curriculum at Notre Dame, and interdisciplinary interests in both research and pedagogy are welcome.
Deadline: October 10, 2022
Associate Professorship in Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, University of Oxford
The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with the Russian and East European Studies (REES) programme and St Antony’s College, propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) is one of the fifteen constituent parts of the Social Sciences Division at Oxford. It represents a commitment by the University to enhancing teaching and research in Area Studies.
About the Role:
The post is offered on a full-time basis, available from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years. The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College, and the post-holder will be a Fellow of the College’s Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre and a trustee of the College. They will play a role in the College including advising students, serving on committees, participating in its running and to the running and development of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College. The successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in research and to contribute through world-class publications to the department’s and University's international reputation for research excellence. Further responsibilities include teaching and supervising at the graduate level, contributing to administration and examining, and acting as a College Adviser for graduate students. The post-holder will have a room for teaching and research in St Antony’s College.
Deadline: October 10 2022
Assistant Professor in Russian Literature And Culture, UC Davis
The Department of German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, in the area of nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, beginning July 1, 2023. Research should focus on prerevolutionary Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: literature, theater/drama, visual culture, or music. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, including single-author courses (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov) taught in translation and advanced language and literature classes taught in Russian. A secondary specialization in another field, such as Ukrainian or other Slavic literature; comparative race and empire studies; or visual culture, is a plus. The successful applicant will teach four courses each year, including advanced Russian-language classes, and be expected to participate actively in the running of a small program.
Among the qualifications required for appointment are a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, or a related field, in hand or expected by the beginning of fall quarter on September 19, 2023; native or near-native Russian and English; evidence of scholarly promise; and evidence of successful teaching in language and/or literature and culture courses.
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2022. The position is open until filled. Applications are to be submitted via Recruit @ https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05164
Assistant Professor of Medieval Europe, Texas State University
The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Medieval Europe (c. 500-1500). The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of Western Civilization and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses on European medieval history. They will also be expected to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses, direct theses, and participate on graduate committees. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected. All positions are subject to availability of funds. A Ph.D. in History or Medieval Studies is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda that complements the existing methodological and topical strengths of the department. A complete application comprises a letter of application addressing the candidate’s research agenda and how they would approach teaching Medieval history to a diverse student population, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (Interfolio or similar services accepted).
Deadline: October 15, 2022
Assistant Professor, Russian and/or Eurasian International Relations, University of Kansas
The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Political Science of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the university’s Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Russian and/or Eurasian International Relations beginning August 18, 2023. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate methodological training that is appropriate with their theoretical approaches as well as provide evidence of the capacity to publish in major journals or presses in political science. Preference will be given to applicants with research and/or teaching specialty in Russian and Eurasian international relations including foreign policy, security, political economy, and the opportunity to develop courses in the candidate’s own areas of expertise. Candidates are expected to contribute to the political science department as well as CREES’ interdisciplinary intellectual community and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The Political Science Department and CREES are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for students, faculty and staff. The successful candidates will have experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
Deadline: October 15, 2022
Assistant Professor, Twentieth-Century Russian/Soviet/Post-Soviet History, Clemson University
The Department of History at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in twentieth-century Russian/Soviet/Post-Soviet history at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2023. The search is open to historians who specialize in the geographic-historical area of the Soviet Union and/or its successor states. Ph.D. must be in-hand by August 1, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their research and teaching interests fit into the department's M.A. program and new digital history Ph.D. program. Applicants should make electronic submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample to Interfolio https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://apply.interfolio.com/112839__;!!DZ3fjg!-4XNEVHUFXL5J35B1jLVQdRGKqJfSylzoGGJrcOMBzUt2n-cT_Ufpd8qWq3IgwVfw53e32FSa9Xpnpnb$ . The committee will conduct interviews via Zoom. Applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.
Assistant Professor, Russian Empire (18th or 19th century), University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of history of the Russian Empire, including its constituent lands and peoples (18th or 19th century). The successful applicant will have a PhD in History or equivalent (by the job start date) and will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the Russian Empire and to work closely with the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA). We are especially interested in candidates with a PhD in History (or equivalent) whose research and teaching examine the relationship of their region or specialization to the wider world.
The ideal candidates will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with temporally, geographically, and methodologically diverse interests, and also embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidates will engage in significant ongoing research and publication and perform department, university, and professional service as well as public outreach as appropriate for faculty rank. The Department of History is committed to increasing diversity in the campus community. Candidates are encouraged to identify and articulate in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how they would build on their prior experiences to help create a climate of inclusivity.
The successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, engage in scholarly research, and participate in University and professional service.
Deadline: October 17, 2022
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Russian Language, Columbia University
The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Russian Language to begin on July 1, 2023. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. The successful applicant will be considered for the role of Director of the Russian Language Program and will be expected to serve in this role when needed. Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Russian at the university level to native speakers of English and show documented evidence of exceptional teaching achievement, as well as evidence of professional achievement in the field of Russian language pedagogy. Applicants should be able to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program. Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable. Required: M.A. and teaching experience. Ph.D. in Second-Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or other relevant field is highly preferred.
Deadline: October 21, 2022
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (tenure-track or tenured) in Russian literature and culture, Columbia University
The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Russian literature and culture, with a specialization in the nineteenth century; additional periods (especially the early twentieth century) and fields are welcome, as is work that is comparative, interdisciplinary, and theoretically engaged. Applicants should have energy, vision, and commitment, and are expected to excel in scholarship, teaching, and service. The position is open to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, untenured Associate Professor, or tenured Associate Professor; candidates at the Associate Professor level are preferred.
Deadline: October 21, 2022
Assistant Professor of Russian, George Washington University
The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Russian with research specialization in Soviet and post-Soviet literatures and cultures, starting as early as fall 2023. The position entails teaching undergraduate courses in Russian language at all levels, and courses in literature and culture in Russian and English. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and research include a secondary focus on non-Russian cultures of the former Soviet Union and on ethnicity, nationality, and race in the former Soviet bloc. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Russian (or Slavic) or a related field with a specialization in Soviet and post-Soviet Literature and Culture by date of appointment; evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and/or works in progress; evidence of teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy in language and literature; and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022 and continue until position is filled.
Assistant Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a position beginning fall of academic year 2023-24 at the rank of assistant professor. The position is open regarding disciplinary and thematic emphasis, but preference will be given to scholars specializing in studies of the former Russian and Soviet empires and their borderlands (including Chinese borderlands), and, especially, Ukrainian Studies, or Central Asian Studies. We also seek candidates working in transdisciplinary areas including indigeneity, racialization, and racism(s); critical and literary theory; or policy and security studies, and we encourage scholars who are interested in working with students in our new Global Disinformation Lab (GDIL). The successful candidate will teach two courses each long semester (a 2/2 teaching load), maintain an active publication record, exhibit a strong commitment to service, mentor students, including those in our dual degree (M.A.) programs, and work with growing faculty and affiliates of the UT Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (UT CREEES) in a leading, diverse public R1 environment. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field for appointment as Assistant Professor or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. Teaching experience is required. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.
Deadline: October 31, 2022
Professor of European History, University of Idaho
The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Twentieth Century European History, beginning August 14, 2023. We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in Eastern or Central Europe. This position would contribute to undergraduate curriculum with courses on the Histories of Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Russia, and The Holocaust, as well as World History survey courses. In order to contribute to our graduate programs, expertise in public facing history, material culture, cultural heritage management, or other forms of community engagement is also preferred. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in History or related field, ABDs close to completion may also be considered, Record of research, teaching, or service that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are expected to show a strong potential for excellence in research and teaching and should have a Ph.D. in history, public history, or a related field in hand by start date of appointment, but ABDs close to completion may also be considered.
Deadline: November 1, 2022
Assistant Professor of Russian, University of South Carolina
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/dllc/index.php) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian in the field of Russian Linguistics to start August 16, 2023. We seek a talented scholar and a dynamic teacher with proven classroom success, as well as a congenial colleague eager to work as part of the committed Russian Program team. The flexibility to teach outside a specific specialization is important. Participation in UofSC’s vibrant Linguistics Program, a PhD granting interdepartmental unit, will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to teach courses on Russian/Slavic and general linguistics to both undergraduates and graduate students. We welcome candidates interested in contributing to UofSC’s new major in Cyber Intelligence. The position requires a Ph.D. in Russian, Linguistics, or a related field in hand by August 15, 2023, native or near-native Russian and English fluency, and the ability to teach Russian language at all levels and offer a range of courses on Russian linguistics topics in English and Russian.
How to Apply. All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. Application deadline is November 1, 2022. Applications must include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching portfolio, (5) the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references. Inquiries about this position may be directed to search chair Alexander Ogden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (DSEELC) at The Ohio State University invites applications for a position at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. We seek an innovative scholar and excellent teacher whose research program centers on Indigenous Siberian Studies. We invite scholars whose research interests explore questions about indigenous people’s knowledges and cultural practices as they intersect with one or more of the following: race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, im/mobility, health, food, and environment, in imperial/post-imperial, communist/post-communist, or comparative contexts. While we will give preference to candidates with a research profile in Indigenous Siberian Studies, we will also consider applicants whose work examines this set of questions around the experiences of non-Slavic communities in other parts of the Russian Federation or who look at indigenous communities in a comparative perspective, as well as scholars who investigate “Siberia” as a constructed and contested colonial location. Ideally, candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a record of community engagement is desirable. The candidate will be able to offer introductory courses in Ohio State’s newly re-designed General Education program, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, and will contribute to DSEELC’s strengths in cultural studies.
This hire in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures is part of a cluster hiring collaboration with the Department of Comparative Studies, the Department of English, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies which will each hire an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies. The Ohio State University occupies the ancestral and contemporary territories of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe and Cherokee peoples. Ohio State was the location of the first meeting of the Society of American Indians (SAI) in 1911, and today the university has an American Indian Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences which offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate Minor. The Office of Student Life supports Native American/Indigenous Initiatives through its Multicultural Center. The Ohio State University campus located in Newark, Ohio, supports the Newark Earthworks Center, an interdisciplinary academic center that develops projects and research about indigenous people, cultures, and tribes that produced monumental earthen architecture in the region. DSEELC looks forward to building cross-disciplinary and cross-campus collaborations by expanding the scholarly dialogue with knowledges of Indigenous Studies in global context.
Apply to Academic Jobs Online. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed first to Professor Yana Hashamova (email@example.com).
Assistant Professor of Polish Studies, University of Washington
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for the Maria Kott endowed Professorship of Polish Studies. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin September 16, 2023. University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15). The holder of this position is expected to specialize in Polish language, literature, culture or art studies and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students. The holder of the Maria Kott endowed Professorship of Polish Studies will be expected to help develop a leading, nationally-prominent program in Polish Studies at the University of Washington. In addition to university salary, the Maria Kott Endowed Professor of Polish Studies will receive interest from the endowment which is primarily intended for ensuring and organizing Polish language instruction and contributing to the research needs of this position. The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 institution located at the heart of Seattle. The selected applicant will be expected to provide high quality teaching across a range of different courses/topics and audiences, and to work effectively with diverse student and community populations. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures values public-facing scholarship, so the candidate should be ready to create productive connections to vibrant cultural institutions in Seattle, including, but not limited to, the Polish Cultural Center.
Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes current and future research plans, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 6000 words (could be a dissertation chapter plus 1-2-page abstract of the dissertation, a book chapter, or a published article or other written material), 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and experience, course syllabi and student evaluations from two or more classes, and a 1-2 page statement on the candidate’s contribution and sustained efforts to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, service, scholarship, and/or mentoring.
Applicants are welcome to contextualize their dossier by providing details that might include experiences, aspects of training, outreach, teaching or research that will contribute to a distinctive professional profile. Preference will be given to dossiers received by November 15, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture, University of Pittsburgh
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023, pending budgetary approval. Duties include (i) teaching a broad range of specialized as well as general education courses on the Russian language (all levels), literature, and culture, sometimes in a comparative context, (ii) undergraduate mentoring, (iii) active participation in outreach and cultural as well as intellectual programming, and (iv) additional service duties in the Department. The teaching load is six three-credit courses per year.
A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian is required, and expertise in a second Slavic language and literature is desirable. Experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture courses at a North American institution of higher education is strongly preferred.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a teaching portfolio which includes such documents as a teaching statement, representative student evaluations, samples of learning activities and assessments, and syllabi, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). Please also provide a separate description of how your research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Sara Abbott, Faculty Actions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are due by 15 November 2022.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
Post-doctoral Fellowship, PENTACTORS Project, Jagiellonian University
At the Institute for the Study of Religion at the Faculty of Philosophy, academic field: humanities/social sciences, in the research project: PENTACTORS (Pentecostalism-Activism-Others), entitled: Missionaries, migrants and hosts. Pentecostalism, "Other" and activism in contemporary Poland, financed by the Polish National Science Centre under the Sonata-17 program (UMO-2021/43 / D / HS6 / 02274). The winning candidate will be employed under a full-time employment contract. The offered contract considers a period of 30 months as a post-doc position. The direct supervisor will be the PI of the project, Dr Natalia Zawiejska. The duties will include: Conducting field research and data collection related to Ukrainian and Russian-speaking Pentecostalism in Poland, in several locations in Poland, over a period of min. 18 months; Participating in the evaluation, preparation, processing and analysis of data; Participating in the presentation of the project results: submission of two articles related to the research conducted in the project in international journals, presentation of the project research results at international conferences and workshops, participation and preparation of project’s workshop, participation in the maintenance of the project blog and website;
Participating in the popularization of the project results (university – society knowledge transfer); Participating in research team meetings and meetings with the Committee of Experts. Any further information about the research project, formal requirements, employment details and research tasks in the project will be provided upon request by the head of the project, Dr Natalia Zawiejska.
Deadline: November 15, 2022
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian, Wake Forest University
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Russian, beginning in July 2023. The candidate can expect to teach all levels of the Russian language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The teaching load is 3/2. The preferred area of specialization is Russian historical linguistics or applied linguistics, with a preference for the ability to address the linguistic diversity of Russia. Experience in teaching the History of the Russian language is especially welcome, as is knowledge of other Slavic languages. A degree in Russian is required as well as native or near-native fluency. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. In addition to regular teaching duties and an active research agenda, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the life of the department, including extra-curricular activities with students. Information about the department can be found here https://germanrussian.wfu.edu/.
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With approximately 5,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to https://about.wfu.edu/.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing research agenda, teaching experience and evidence of student engagement, a Curriculum Vitae, a research statement, and a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, syllabi, and student evaluations). Three Letters of Recommendation should be sent upon request.
Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Tina Boyer, Associate Professor and Chair of German and Russian, at email@example.com. Interviews will be held on Zoom. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
Deadline: November 21, 2022
Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies, Brown University
The Department of Slavic Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies, beginning July 2023. Qualified candidates will have native or near-native fluency in Russian and a strong background in the last four centuries of Russian literature and culture (documented by publication/s). We seek a dynamic teacher and an original scholar who can teach across different periods and genres of Russian literature, including the XVIII century. We expect a successful candidate to be able to teach from an interdisciplinary perspective in dialogue with other branches of the humanities, such as visual studies, art history, or theater and performing arts. Candidates should provide: a letter of application; a dissertation abstract; a current CV; one writing sample of scholarly work (25pp maximum); three confidential letters of recommendation; and a brief description of research, teaching (including teaching evaluations), and service. This description should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Deadline: December 1, 2022
Assistant Professor of the Practice Position in East European Film and Media Studies, Duke University
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice Position in East European Film and Media Studies, beginning July 1, 2023. This position is renewable and entails promotion to Associate and Professor levels, dependent on the candidate's successful reviews.
We seek a dynamic, engaging teacher who is invested in expanding our curriculum in film and media studies across national boundaries. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio and expertise in at least two or three East European cinemas. They should have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Some knowledge of Russian cinema is a plus.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Slavic/East European Languages and Cultures, or another relevant field by July 1, 2023.
Please send the following application materials to Jenni Solis, Business Manager for Slavic and Eurasian Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter detailing teaching and research plans
- Statement describing the candidate's pedagogical approach to and learning objectives for teaching film and other media
- Evidence of teaching excellence (syllabi, evaluations, awards)
- Names and contact information for 3 references
For inquiries, please contact Professor Beth Holmgren, email@example.com, 919-942-1792, Languages 309, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.
Deadline: December 1, 2022
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Williams College
The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Russian for the 2023-2024 academic year to teach four courses. Specialization open; Ph.D. preferred; native or near-native proficiency in the language is required. A passion for teaching is a must. The successful candidate will have significant language teaching experience, innovative ideas for upper-level courses in Russian, and a desire to work effectively, both inside and outside of the classroom, with a student population that is broadly diverse in every way. Our program is founded on close student-faculty interaction and strong mentoring as well as vibrant scholarship. Application deadline: December 4, 2022. We expect to conduct interviews virtually in January, 2023, and to complete the search the following month. Applications should include: CV, cover letter, and four reference letters; a writing sample and other materials will be solicited later from candidates who advance to the later stages of the search. All materials should be addressed to Janneke van de Stadt, Chair, Department of German & Russian, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Email applications will not be accepted. All queries should be directed to Janneke van de Stadt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foreign Language Teacher - RUSSIAN (Instructor), Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, CA
Serves as a Russian language teacher at the Undergraduate Russian School (URU) or Undergraduate Chinese Russian School (UCR) at the Presidio of Monterey. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) offers foreign language instruction in more than two dozen languages on a schedule that extends throughout the year. Courses are taught six hours per day, five days a week with the exception of federal holidays. Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Candidates must be able to speak, read and write in English fluently. Candidates must be able to speak, read and write in Russian fluently. Open to US Citizens and non-US Citizens with valid US Work Authorization.
Deadline: December 31, 2022
István Deák Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Associate Professor/Visiting Professor, Columbia University
Columbia University invites applications for István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies for one or two semesters (fall and/or spring) in the academic year 2023-2024. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák’s legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to scholars who have active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. Appointment(s) will be open-rank, to be filled at any level from Visiting Assistant to Visiting Full Professor.
The visiting professor(s) will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will teach two courses per semester, one a lecture course of broad interest for undergraduates, the other a seminar for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The visitors are expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Harriman Institute.
Deadline: January 2, 2023
Resident Director in Riga, Latvia, (Russian Language), American Cultural Exchange Service
American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of 15 US high school students participating in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. In 2023, there will be two programs:
- A two-week program in early January, 2023 in Riga, Latvia
- A six-week one from the end of June to mid-August in Riga, Latvia.
During the program, students will engage in language learning in both formal (language courses) and informal settings (host family living & cultural activities). The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training in Bellevue, WA and attend student orientations prior to international travel.
NSLI-Y is a US State Department sponsored scholarship program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. American high school students apply for merit-based scholarships to spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying less commonly taught languages in an international immersion setting. NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply. Participants are U.S. high school students between 15 and 18 years of age, who have beginner, intermediate or advanced Russia language skills. The Resident Director will help administer the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Serve as an advisor/counselor for ACES program participants.
- Assist ACES and the host institution in proper program administration.
- Accompany students on program activities including volunteer projects and field trips.
- Be present at the language school whenever students are in classes.
- Serve as a program representative to the host institution and program participants when necessary.
- Be available to participants at any time. When any emergencies arise, assist students as needed.
- Enforce all ACES rules and policies.
- Communicate regularly, including submission of program reports, to the ACES National Office.
- Report any issues as they arise regarding participants' health, academic performance, behavior, etc.
- Submit regular reports as required by ACES.
- Proficient Russian language skills – written and oral
- Experience working with teenagers or high school students
- Ability to counsel and connect with teens
- Genuine understanding of American and Russia cultures
- Native fluency in English
- Bachelor's degree or higher
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Russia (or Latvia)
- Room & Board and round trip travel expenses from home city to Bellevue, WA for training.
- Room & Board and round trip travel expenses from home city to pre-program orientation location and re-entry location.
- Round trip international airfare from the ACES designated city in the US to Riga, Latvia.
- All excursions associated with the program.
- International Health and Accident insurance for duration of the program.
- Room and board in Latvia
- Transportation in Latvia
- Cell phone in Latvia
Visiting Researcher in Ukrainian Studies, University of Sheffield
A Visiting Researcher in Ukrainian Studies will be located in the School of Languages and Cultures. S/he will carry out research related to his/her field of specialism and will organise and host a series of scholarly talks and/or workshops about Ukrainian culture, society, history and language that can bring these topics to broader attention in the UK scholarly community and ignite interest amongst academics in these topics. We are seeking someone with a PhD or equivalent.
Visiting Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies, University of Sheffield
A Visiting Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies will be located in the Modern Languages Teaching Centre, which provides language teaching for the University, and the School of Languages and Cultures, which conducts research into the languages and cultures of Europe. The postholder will provide an intensive Ukrainian ‘conversion course’ in language and culture, targeted at the substantial contingent of Sheffield students and alumni who have studied Russian, Czech and Polish, to help them achieve A1/A2 proficiency in 1-2 months. Alongside this, s/he will run short courses in ‘survival’ Ukrainian language and culture for host families. S/he will also carry out research in his/her field of specialism. We are seeking someone with a PhD or equivalent and experience in language teaching, ideally in Ukrainian as a foreign/second language.
Program Officer: Eurasia- Belarus (Washington DC)
NDI Eurasia is looking to hire a Program Officer to help manage and oversee our programming in Belarus and other countries in the Eurasia region, including Moldova and Ukraine. To contribute to the planning, design, implementation, and execution of one or more designated programs and/or manage a program generally smaller in scope or of less complexity. The Program Officer would backstop an experienced regional team in support of programs focused on political discussion and media, and strengthening political parties and civil society, The Program Officer will provide support for two to three projects, and will work closely with the Program Associate, Senior Program Manager and Program Director to ensure timely reporting, accurate financial tracking, and to generally support project implementation.
Resident Senior Program Manager: Disinformation - Eurasia (Ukraine)
The National Democratic Institute of International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Senior Program Manager to implement and oversee the Institute's counter disinformation programming in several countries in Eurasia. The successful applicant will advise NDI staff and partners in civil society, media and political parties on best practices to conduct public opinion research surveys, analyze data and research findings, and use research to design and implement programming to counter disinformation. Work may be conducted remotely initially, but when public health conditions allow, the successful applicant will be based in the Eurasia region.
Program Coordinator for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ukraine Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is looking to hire someone for the position of the PROGRAM COORDINATOR (part-time, with the possibility of full time and permanent in the future) for the MIT-UKRAINE PROGRAM at the Center for lnternational Studies. MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) will be responsible for the management and overall development of the new MIT-Ukraine Program. The program will create experiential learning and research opportunities relating to Ukraine for MIT students and faculty and develop partnerships connecting MIT and Ukraine. In the current context of the war, the Program Coordinator will particularly strive to match humanitarian and governmental organizations in Ukraine with MIT faculty, students and staff who can be of service to the country.
Administration of the MIT Ukraine Program will include advertising the program, recruiting MIT students, and matching students with internships to support Ukraine; handling placement logistics and developing curricula to train students in Ukrainian culture and society as preparation for their placements; and organizing cultural events on Ukraine for the MIT community.
Acquisitions Editor, Slavic Studies, Academic Studies Press
Academic Studies Press is looking for an experienced Acquisitions Editor to lead its list of award-winning Slavic studies titles.
- Acquiring new manuscripts in all fields of Slavic studies, starting from our existing series
- developing new series based on market research in the field, within the humanities and social sciences
- Preparing P&Ls and ensuring financial viability of projects
- Following all pre-production stages of contracted books, from contract signature to production, ensuring timelines are kept, working closely with the editorial team and other teams within the company
- Assessing submitted manuscripts for quality and arranging their peer review, liaising with series editors (where relevant)
- Applying for grant programs
- Representing the press at events and conferences in person and online
- Experience in academic and publishing field
- Experience working in an international setting (English-speaking)
- A relevant degree in the humanities or social sciences (PhD an advantage)
- Native-level written and spoken English
- Business acumen and experience in assessing financial viability
- Comfortable working under pressure, meeting strict deadlines and targets
The position is full time, remote. Please apply with your CV and brief cover letter at email@example.com
Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Richmond
The University of Richmond Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) invites applications for the Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the rank of endowed full professor to begin in the 2023 academic year. The Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair will be an accomplished teacher-scholar who will hold an appointment in an academic department and have primary teaching responsibilities in WGSS. It is an interdisciplinary program that draws from many programs and departments across campus. WGSS has strengths in feminist & queer theories, methods, gender and violence, transnational and historical perspectives and has a thriving relationship with the will program, the WGSS board, and a large affiliate faculty across campus, including the new Africana studies program. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher with demonstrated success in a diverse undergraduate environment, a distinguished record of scholarship in women, gender, and sexuality studies, and demonstrated effectiveness advancing inclusive curricula and community. In addition, the SBS chair stewards the program in various ways, working closely with the program coordinator and board in program development, long-term vision and planning, and in workshops for UR faculty development. A doctoral degree and experience in teaching in a college or university setting are required. Candidates should have a record of accomplishment appropriate for the rank of full professor in a department related to their discipline at the time of appointment. Applicants from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Candidates with expertise in philosophy, political science, psychology, comparative literature, sociology, and English are especially encouraged to apply.
Instructor of Russian, University of Oklahoma
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time, three-semester position in Russian to include the Spring 2023 semester and the full 2023–24 academic year. The teaching assignment will run from January 12, 2023 to Jun 12, 2023 and from August 15, 2023 to mid-June 2024. Duties will include teaching elementary to advanced Russian Language (expected teaching load of three courses per semester), contributing to major recruitment, and participating in and organizing activities for the Russian Language Program.
Requirements: MA or PhD (preferred) in Russian Language and Literature, Pedagogy, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field; experience teaching Russian language to English-speaking students at the college level; native or near-native fluency in Russian; excellent command of English.
To apply: Please send applications materials in a single email, using “Russian Instructor” in the subject line, to Russian section head Dustin Condren, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the following:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Terminal degree transcripts
4. Full set of recent teaching evaluations
5. Two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately by recommenders to the same email address with “Russian instructor recommendation” in the subject line).
Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The position is contingent on enrollment and staffing needs, and hiring is contingent upon a background check, funding, and proper immigration status for International Instructors. The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides. (See www.ou.edu/eoo for more information.)
Academic Director, Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation
The JDCRP Foundation is seeking to hire an experienced Academic Director as of September 1, 2022, for the next phase of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project (JDCRP) Foundation’s development of a central digital platform. The project is a continuation of the JDCRP’s initial pilot project, with co-funding by the European Union. The Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation, founded in 2019 by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the Commission for Art Recovery (CAR), is based in Berlin, Germany. The JDCRP is the only Jewish-based foundation dedicated to building a comprehensive central open-source platform for archival source material, research, and education on the cultural plunder conducted during the National Socialist regime. Your key tasks will include: Continued development of a central digital registry, building on the project pilot phase; Overall project management, including supervision of various project activities; Responsibility for planning and implementation of all project work, including structure and content, archival data entry, IT interface to the JDCRP digital platform, research projects, educational material and activities, communications content, and grant-related reporting. Please submit your application via email to email@example.com. Attach a letter of motivation, a CV, names of three persons who can provide references, and relevant documentation such as diplomas and recommendations in one PDF document (max. 5 MB). The selection process will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.
Research and Documentation Officer, Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation
The JDCRP Foundation is seeking to hire a Research and Documentation Officer as of September 1, 2022, for the next phase of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project (JDCRP) Foundation’s development of a central digital platform. The project is a continuation of the JDCRP’s initial pilot project, with co-funding by the European Union. The Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation, founded in 2019 by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the Commission for Art Recovery (CAR), is based in Berlin, Germany. The JDCRP is the first Jewish-based foundation dedicated to building a comprehensive central open-source platform for archival source material, research, and education on the cultural plunder conducted during the National Socialist regime. Your key tasks will include: Support the Academic Director in coordinating, implementing, and reporting on the grant-funded project activities including the development and growth of the digital platform and research projects, as well as educational and communications activities; Conduct research in close collaboration with the Academic Director and with external on-site researchers at relevant archives; Conduct research; identify, analyze, and prepare archival information for usage in central platform and research projects; and enter data into data management system.
Administrative Assistant, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Reporting to the Program Manager and Associate Director, the incumbent coordinates the Institute’s Visiting Scholar program, student record management, and provides general administrative assistance. Responsibilities: The incumbent serves as a point of contact for visiting scholars and works directly with Provost’s Office to secure approval and with ISSO to assist international scholars in securing J-1 visas. Participates in team collaborations with central University offices to support and integrate the international scholar population. Refers scholars to the appropriate campus and community resources as needed; responds to general questions, inquiries, and correspondence from incoming and current visiting scholars. Serves as the Institute liaison to ISSO and attends their information sessions and trainings. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of related experience. Other Requirements: Must have computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Access and Excel). Excellent English language written and oral skills, and a professional speaking and writing style required. Knowledge of, or interest in, a Slavic language or culture helpful.
Archivist, History Associates Incorporated
History Associates is actively recruiting qualified individuals with experience in surveying, arranging, preserving, and describing archives, including paper documents, audiovisual, photographic, and digital materials. The archivist will be based at History Associates’ Rockville, MD office as part of a diverse team of archivists, collections managers, and historians. Some project work may occur at off-site locations within a 35 mile radius of the Rockville office. Occasional short-term, long distance travel may be required. This position is full-time; 40 hours per week and includes a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan. The archivist will work on a variety of archival projects as needed; work may include the following: Surveying large groups of unorganized materials with an eye to making appraisal and arrangement decisions based on client needs and requirements, as well as archival best practice. Writing processing plans that will include a hierarchical organization schema, required preservation activities, and arrangement and description specifications. Arranging and rehousing collections according to the processing plan created by the archivist and in accordance with standard processing approaches (including MPLP). Describing archival materials using various cataloging systems; creating finding aids that are EAD and DACS compliant. Assessing archival materials to report findings and make recommendations for improved management, preservation, and use of the archives. Master’s degree in library science, history, or related discipline with a concentration in archival studies or archival courses, seminars, internships, or relevant practical experience.
Academic Advisor, REEES, University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the Academic Advisor position at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES).
This position is a full-time, year-round position with the following responsibilities:
- advertising REEES academic credentials and programs at academic fairs, marketplaces for new and prospective students, and additional events throughout the year;
- advising students seeking to complete the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate credentials provided through or supported by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies;
- hiring and supervising REEES student ambassadors and language tutors;
- creating and/or updating all credential- and advising-related advertising and websites, approved course lists, and resource lists for students;
- running all aspects of the AY and summer FLAS award competitions as well as handling REEES scholarship awards to SLI in consultation with the REEES Associate Director and Assistant Director;
- student recruiting, advising, and alumni communications for Project GO, including assisting accepted Project GO students with the summer guest student enrollment process;
- serving as the faculty advisor to the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) conferences;
- overseeing the organization of the annual GOSECA conference;
- administering the center’s scholarships, issuing letters, and posting REEES tuition remission funds;
- managing the Center’s student database and serving students at the Pitt Global Hub;
- managing relations with REEES alumni and coordinating annual fundraising efforts for student scholarships in collaboration with UCIS Alumni & Engagement and REEES Directors;
- overseeing the organization and implementation of student co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including the International Career Toolkit Program, related field-trips and events, as well as the hiring and supervision of the Toolkit Coordinator (GSA/TF);
- working with colleagues on the UCIS Academic Affairs and UCIS Engagement committees to coordinate and implement student-facing initiatives, including Global 360 as well as new career-training and experiential learning programs;
- collaborating with academic advisors from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools to promote courses, events, as well as professionalization and scholarship/fellowship opportunities among students as relevant to successful grant applications;
- participating in the assessment of teaching and learning;
Assistant Director of the Jewish Studies Program, Pennsylvania State University
The Jewish Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Director at the rank of Assistant Research Professor. This non-tenure-line position is a full-time, limited-term appointment (single academic year), starting Fall of 2022, with an excellent possibility of renewal.
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in a field relating to academic Jewish Studies. Candidates whose research aligns with the interests of the faculty in Penn State's Jewish Studies program in history, political science, modern and ancient languages, comparative literature, and philosophy are especially welcome. Candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so given the opportunity.
The Assistant Director will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and will be entitled to research support from the Jewish Studies program. Salary/benefit package is competitive.
Application Instructions: Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. In the cover letter, applicants should discuss their experience in managing, creating, or supervising academic programs, as well as in pursuing external funding. We will request additional materials and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to Tobias Brinkman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Russian Studies Internship, 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.
The U.S. Russia Foundation Internship Opportunities
The U.S. Russia Foundation invites applications for its internship program in the Foundation’s Washington DC office for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. USRF interns will have responsibilities in two areas: (1) supporting USRF staff in grant administration and management, and in the operation of the Washington office; and (2) researching, writing, and producing an in-house report for USRF Board members and staff on current trends in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations.
USRF interns will also participate in a program of seminars, discussions, and events to develop their expertise on Russia and knowledge of careers and professions in government, the private sector, and education.
Interns will work flexible schedules of 15-20 hours per week under the supervision of USRF staff. The Spring internship program runs from January 15 through May 31. The Summer internship program runs from June 1 through August 31. The Fall internship program runs from September 15 through December 31. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1200 and support for public transportation costs in the DC metro area.
An applicant must:
- Be a current full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university with a focus on Russian studies (in any academic discipline), OR be a current Masters degree or professional degree candidate. Preference is given to undergraduates, but MA candidates may also apply.
- Have completed at least 2 years of Russian language studies or the equivalent
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be a U.S. citizen
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each semester. Spring semester applications are due by December 1st; Summer semester applications are due by April 30th, and Fall semester applications are due by September 13th. These should be submitted to email@example.com.
Applicants should submit:
- A letter of interest that includes: your background, your interest in Russia, and what you think USRF should be doing to advance its mission (see the USRF website http://usrf.us )
- 2 letters of recommendation from professors, instructors, or teaching assistants
- A current university transcript
- A writing sample
Internships with the Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute offers paid research internships for undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students. Each intern works with a scholar in residence at the Institute over a period of three to nine months. Applicants should have a good command of the Russian or Ukrainian language and ability to conduct independent research. This internship offers a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your availability to work in Washington, D.C. and your research interests and strengths. Please be sure to note in your cover letter the period for which you wish to be considered (for example, spring or fall semester). You may send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail to:
Research Assistant Coordinator
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
For more information, you may email Joseph Dresen or call (202) 691-4245.
Please note that during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wilson Center and Kennan Institute will be postponing onsite meetings and events until further notice. Incoming scholars have been given the option to postpone their fellowships or work remotely. At this time, the Wilson Center is developing its reopening plans to allow scholars to gradually enter and work from the Center on a controlled basis. As Kennan Institute research interns work directly with our scholars, this directly affects our internship program.
At this time, we anticipate a greatly reduced number of scholars taking up their grants this fall and spring, whether remotely or in person.
As a result, we will continue to accept applications for internships (including from those wishing to work remotely) and keep them on file. When we have a confirmed project available, we will contact those applicants whose availability and background suggest a good match for the project to arrange an interview.
2023-24 Jewish Visual Cultures Fellowship, University of Michigan
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 Theme Year, "Jewish Visual Cultures."
Studies of visual imagination in Jewish life have exploded in recent years. From the growth of Jewish museums throughout the USA and Europe to the founding of new journals devoted to Jewish art, Jewish visual culture has engaged broad audiences. Scholarly and popular studies, exhibitions and films, have enlightened us on a range of themes in various periods, from the medieval past to the present day. In diverse formats they depict the way Jews and Jewish culture and religion were seen, extending our understanding of the intricate relations between Jews and others. How these portrayals framed images and understanding of Jewish life have added important dimensions to the contexts of Jewish life as a minority throughout history and recently as a majority.
This theme year at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies recognizes historical precedents even as it builds upon and departs from them. In the 19th century Jews commissioned and collected art; patronized art and institutions that collected art; served as benefactors of archaeological missions and excavations; and dealt commercially in art of different cultures. Individual, universalist, and integrationist orientations drove Jews’ engagement with art. But Jewish art, in all its manifestations, seldom drew their interest and they had little knowledge of what constituted the Jewish visual world prior to the 19th century. Oblivious to what had been produced for centuries in the realm of monuments, manuscripts, synagogue architecture, ephemera, ceremonial art (Judaica), printed books, drawings, and fabrics, they and others remained aloof from how visual culture occupied a signifcant place in Jewish historical development.
By the 21st century, these attitudes and assumptions had changed radically. The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies seeks to explore many facets of Jewish visual
imagination. How did Jewish experiences with and attitudes toward the visual intersect with those of the majority populations, and with minority populations in Israel? How did Jewish visuality challenge or coexist with the hallmark of Jewish culture – the literary text? How does visual culture broaden the Jewish narrative? The Frankel Institute theme year on Jewish visual cultures will address these and other questions. The Institute invites applications from senior and junior scholars from a wide range of disciplines, as well as artists and curators, to investigate and explicate Jewish visual cultures from the medieval period to the present.'
Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2023-2026, Princeton University
The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities and social sciences, invites applications for the 2023-26 fellowship competition. Five fellowships are to be awarded: Two or three Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society
One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, One Fellowship in East Asian Studies, One Fellowship in Race and Ethnicity Studies. Applicants may be considered for more than one fellowship pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see the application section of the Society’s website (sf.princeton.edu) for fellowship details, eligibility, disciplines and application. Appointed in the Council of the Humanities and academic departments, postdoctoral fellows pursue their research, attend weekly seminars, and teach half-time as lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, fellows teach one course each semester; in their third year, only one course in either semester. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania
Five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn's intellectual life. The 2023–2024 Fellowship appointment is twelve months (July 1, 2023–June 30, 2024) and carries a stipend of $62,750 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2023–2024 academic year, our topic will be Revolution. The Wolf Humanities Center is keen to support projects that contribute to the dismantling of all forms of racial, gender, and other discrimination as they exist within the humanities. We know that such efforts can take an infinite variety of forms, and we encourage you to include in the course of your application an explanation of how your scholarship contributes to this effort if it does. The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).
Association for Women in Slavic Studies Mary Zirin Prize for Independent Scholars of Slavic Studies
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Mary Zirin Prize in recognition of an independent scholar in the field of Slavic Studies. The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West.
Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women’s Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic or Central and Eastern European Women’s Studies.
The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars of any gender identity and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. The committee encourages applications from those working in the field of women’s or gender studies in disciplines such as the humanities and the social sciences.
The Committee encourages the nomination of candidates at all career stages. For the purpose of this award, an independent scholar is defined as a scholar who is not employed at an institution of higher learning, or an employee of a university or college who is not eligible to compete for institutional support for research (for example, those teaching under short-term contracts or working in administrative posts). We welcome nominations from CIS and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Zirin Prize Committee will accept nominations (including self-nominations) until September 1, 2021. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter, no more than two pages long, double-spaced; (2) the nominee’s current curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample publication (e.g., article or book chapter). The nomination letter should describe the scholar’s contribution to the field, as well as work in progress.
Inquiries and nominations should be sent to Magdalena Moskalewicz email@example.com
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships
ACLS invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Given the disproportionate effect the pandemic’s social and economic disruptions have had on emerging, independent, and untenured scholars, ACLS will continue in the 2022-23 competition year to offer these fellowships solely to untenured scholars who have earned the PhD within eight years of the application deadline. ACLS welcomes applications from scholars without faculty appointments and scholars off the tenure track. Maximum award: $60,000. Tenure: six to twelve consecutive months devoted to full-time research and/or writing, to be initiated between July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024, and to be completed no later than December 31, 2024. This year, the fellowship is open to untenured scholars who have earned a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences on or after September 29, 2014. ACLS will begin accepting applications in mid-July 2022. Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, September 28, 2022. Notifications will be sent via email in March 2023. Applicants must: be US citizens, permanent residents, Indigenous individuals residing in the United States through rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, DACA recipients, asylees, refugees, or individuals granted Temporary Protected Status in the United States. In addition, foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or US territories for three or more years before the application deadline are also eligible, provided that they do not establish permanent residence outside the United States during the period of the fellowship; have a PhD officially conferred between September 29, 2014 and September 28, 2022; not hold a tenured faculty position.
Visiting Scholarship, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
We invite scholars to apply for participation in the Working Group "Visualizations and Material Cultures of the Heavens in Eurasia and North Africa (4000 BCE–1700 CE)" of Department III, more information here. The Working Group’s research focuses on visual representations and material objects in the creation, change, and movement of astral knowledge across space and time. A growing image database serves as the main tool to collect and research the manifold objects and their imagery, the practices and relations of their production, reproduction and transmission, and their roles in organizing knowledge and creating meaning in different sociocultural contexts like politics, rituals, religion or medicine. We welcome scholars researching the visualization of astral knowledge in any time period before 1500 CE, focusing on one of the following geographical regions: Ancient Near East, Asia Minor, Central Asia, and South Asia. We welcome applications from scholars who pay particular attention to more than one geographical region with their cross-cultural entanglements, the materiality of the objects carrying visual specimens and various types of contexts in particular with economic implications. Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the overall research agenda of the group for 2023/24 on “Geographies and Economies of VoH”, to actively participate in the further development of the database and the preparation and implementation of the planned academic events (workshop, conference) including their subsequent publications. They are expected to contribute material systematically and comparatively from their research field including its description and interpretation to the image database. They are expected to take part in the scientific life of the Working Group, the Department, and Institute with its many academic activities like conferences, workshops, seminars, and colloquia.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-2025, Brown University
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. Central to this mission is the Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program, an effort to galvanize the careers of young social scientists conducting research related to the Institute’s three core thematic areas: development, governance, and security. Participants in this program will join an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. Fellows receive two years of support, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will also teach one course per year in the Institute or in an affiliated Brown University social science department. Watson Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The fellowship competition is open to candidates from the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology. The selection process, open with regard to nationality and geographic area of research, is highly competitive and typically generates over 500 applications for 4 or 5 places. Scholars who have received their PhDs within two years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Individuals who are currently – or have previously been – postdoctoral fellows in other programs are not eligible to apply. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $60,000, for this benefits-eligible position. Additional funding will be made available for research expenses and research-related programming on campus. Candidates selected for the Postdoctoral Fellows program who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2023, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships, a new program designed to support emerging scholars as they advance bold and innovative research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. The Dissertation Innovation Fellowship program will make awards to doctoral students who show promise of leading their fields in important new directions. The fellowships are designed to intervene at the formative stage of dissertation development, before writing is advanced, and provide time and support for emerging scholars’ innovative approaches to dissertation research – practical, trans- or interdisciplinary, collaborative, critical, or methodological. The program seeks to expand the range of research methodologies, formats, and areas of inquiry traditionally considered suitable for the dissertation, with a particular focus on supporting scholars who can build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable academy. Each awardee will receive a $40,000 stipend for the fellowship year, as well as access to funding for research, travel, training, and other professional development activities. The award also supports additional mentorship for fellows, offering a stipend for external mentors who can bring critical perspectives to fellows’ projects. ACLS will also facilitate cross-cohort networking among fellows and advisors.
Deadline: October 2022
Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs, American Councils
American Councils is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its 2023-24 Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs. The application deadline is October 1, 2022. Designed to expand the accessibility of overseas research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the programs support fellows seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research. Fellowships last three to nine consecutive months and include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Following the completion of the research term, fellows will return to the U.S. and share their findings through presentations, articles, and lectures in order to strengthen and broaden current scholarship on the region. Please do not hesitate to share this announcement with eligible Title VIII participants or reach out to American Councils at Outbound@americancouncils.org.
The National Humanities Center, Residential Fellowships
Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. The stunning Archie K. Davis building offers private studies, light-filled common areas, and verdant grounds. The Center also provides scholars with exceptional library services, breakfasts, and lunches in the dining area, and administrative support in organizing seminars and study groups. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center will begin accepting applications for the 2023–24 academic year on July 1, 2022 with a deadline of October 6, 2022. Fellowship applicants are asked to complete the online application form and to upload the following documents: 1,000-word project proposal, short bibliography (up to 2 pages), curriculum vitae (up to 4 pages), one-page tentative outline of the structure of the project (if the project is a book, provide an outline of chapters; otherwise, give an outline of the components of the project and their progress to date).
The Institute for Advanced Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship
The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon the Greek and Roman world, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, history of science, and late modern history. The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships in the 2022 competition, applicants must have received their PhD degree after 1 July 2020 and before 1 September 2022. Members and postdoctoral fellows are required to remain in residence in Princeton during term time. Members’ and fellows’ only obligation is to pursue their research. If they wish, they may also participate in seminars and meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for contact with scholars at nearby universities. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply. Institute stipends for members will normally be offered up to a maximum of $78,000 for the full academic year, or $39,000 for one term. Stipends for postdoctoral fellows will normally be set at $72,000 for the full academic year. Completed membership applications must be submitted by October 15, 2022. Inquiries may be sent by email to the Administrative Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEG Fellowships for Postdocs, Leibniz Institute of European History
The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards fellowships to international postdocs in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines. The IEG funds research projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projects with a comparative or cross-border approach,
on European history in its relation to the wider world, or on topics of intellectual and religious history. This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consists of bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme "Negotiating difference in Europe". This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible. The IEG Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to pursue your individual research project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,800. Additionally, you can apply for family or child allowance.
Deadline: October 15, 2022
2023-24 Fellowship, The Sound and Music of Jewish Life, University of Pennsylvania, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2023–2024 academic year on the theme of the sound and music of Jewish life. The Katz Center is pleased to announce the theme for its 2023–24 international fellowship program—the study of sound, music, and aurality in Jewish life, past and present. The year has two interrelated goals: 1) to promote new research into the study of the various musical cultures that have developed in Jewish contexts; 2) to encourage explorations of the role of sound in Jewish life and culture. The first goal is an effort to build on recent advances in the study of Jewish music and musical culture from a proliferation of new sources, resources, and approaches. The second goal acknowledges the emergence of sound studies as a vital area of inquiry, an interdisciplinary field that encompasses sound- and listening-related practices, the orality of oral traditions, the aural dimensions of Jewish literature, deaf culture, the history and impact of sound-related technologies, the study of Jewish soundscapes, and the linguistic study of Jewish accents, among other potential topics. The Center invites applications from scholars and scholar-artists pursuing research on related topics and who are willing to participate and contribute as part of a cross-disciplinary cohort. The Center is open to proposals from a variety of fields that include musicology and ethnomusicology, the history of Jewish music or sound, literature and folklore studies, the study of technology or architecture, linguistics, the study of liturgy, relevant social sciences, and other fields as they relate to Jewish studies. Though the Center cannot offer rehearsal or performance space, we are open to proposals from applicants seeking to combine scholarship with creative and/or performance-related work.
Deadline: October 24, 2022
Solmsen Fellowships, The Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison
The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to offer four Solmsen Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Solmsen Fellowships sponsor scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are also welcome. The Solmsen Fellowship does not typically support editions or translations. Solmsen Fellows are expected to be in residence at the IRH throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendiary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $60,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. The deadline for the 2023-2024 Solmsen Fellowship competition is Thursday, October 27, 2022. The final notification of the awards will be sent in March 2023.
Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships, The Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison
The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to offer two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, the Kingdon Fellowship sponsors scholars working in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities. They may explore various forms of the Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religions to other aspects of society within or outside of Europe. The Kingdon Fellowship does not typically support editions or translations. Kingdon Fellows are expected to be in residence at the IRH throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendiary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $60,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. The deadline for the 2023-2024 Kingdon Fellowship competition is Thursday, October 27, 2022. The final notification of the awards will be sent in March 2023.
ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey
The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the 2023-2024 year. Grants for tenures up to one academic year will be considered; applications for projects of shorter duration, as brief as one or two months, are also supported. ARIT offers research and study facilities as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.
Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2023, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training may also apply for ARIT fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For questions of eligibility, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.
In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2022. Please download, save, and complete the application form linked above. Submit your application by e-mail to email@example.com. Letters of reference should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Graduate student applicants must provide a copy of their graduate transcript. Supporting documents may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or e-mail to aritoffice at gmail.com. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2023.
ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey
The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to invite applications for one to three advanced long-term fellowships for research in affiliation with ARIT centers in Turkey, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships tenures range from four to twelve continuous months during 2023-2024. Stipends of $5,000 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.
Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT U.S. office for questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city. ARIT – Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both centers support research on modern Turkey. The centers offer research and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.
In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2022. Please download, save, and complete the application form appended here (.pdf). Submit your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference should support the proposed research and your capacity to carry out the project. Supporting documents may be emailed or mailed to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email to email@example.com. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2023.
Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives
In the context of the current invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing tragic war, many analysts have claimed that we face the real end of (or the confirmation) of the Cold War and its dichotomies. What we witness would be the outright confrontation between civic liberalism and autocracy, or the “West” and the “East”. According to Stephen Kotkin, even if post-communist societies have changed, a military-police dictatorship in some former satellite countries is still fighting a “West” seen as an enemy, and this has the reverse consolidating effect on the West which re-emerged and stood up against Putin.
We invite historians, researchers, political scientists, sociologists, and socially engaged artists to reflect on the Lessons from the Cold War by taking cues from the Blinken OSA collections. The applicants are encouraged to reflect on the connections as well as on the differences between current times and the past by following some recommended sub-topics listed below.
- The importance of homegrown dissident cultures of truth telling and the related counterpropaganda in minimizing them as foreign agents.
- Histories of Soviet invasions (1956, 1968, 1979), their stakes, misunderstandings, and miscalculations.
- The political instrumentalization and hollowing of concepts, such as “fascism”, “Nazism,” and “imperialism”.
- The demonizing methods of propaganda (as not just an alternative regime of facts, but as a stigmatizing tool).
- The power of stories: revisionist and public usages of history for political ends.
- The relationship between foreign policy, strategic security, and energy relations (at global scale, too).
- Lessons from the international security crises (Berlin in 1961, Cuba in 1962, the Sino Soviet split).
- Informational asymmetries (cultures of secrecy and obscure decision-making versus cultures of openness and liberalism).
- Histories and efficacy of human rights advocacy with regards to abusive regimes.
- Post-'89 transitions and their connections to the Cold War (reproduction of secret police networks and the new oligarchies, different understandings of the role of State, the subordination of the legal system, etc.).
- Conditions for the maintenance/ disruptions of autocratic regimes (the role of ideology, political patronage, corruption, etc.).
- Retroactive assessment of international responses to political and security crises: the role of appeasement, of “stability”.
- People on the move: internal displacement and forced migration following Soviet invasions during communism and the dissolution of countries (USSR, YU, Czechoslovakia) in its aftermath.
OSA research program
The current call is part of a reflexive-research program at OSA interested in connecting past issues related to oppressive regimes, censorship, violence and information manipulation to current phenomena. We would like to assess the potential of a genealogical project linking the contemporary epistemic and political crisis of democracy to past modes of inquiry and activism.
We seek to promote exchanges among people with backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the way they think through and about archives while being concerned with current problems. From this point of view, the invitation is not only addressed to scholars working specifically on Cold War topics, but to all those interested in theories of knowledge, who would use OSA documents as props for larger reflections and activist concerns.
Fellowship requirements and OSA support
While working on their own subject, fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with OSA researchers and to transform their archival investigation into a full research experience. The fellows are invited to give a final presentation about their research findings at OSA and the ways in which the documents were relevant to their research. The presentations are organized within the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA lecture series and as such are open for the general public.
OSA academic and archival staff will assist the fellows in their investigations, facilitate contact with the CEU community, and grant access to the CEU library. Besides its archival analogue collections, OSA can also offer access to unique, audio-visual materials related to documentary practices, a special collection of RFE (anti)propaganda books and a growing collection on digital humanities, human rights, archival theory and philosophy.
About the Fellowship
The twenty grants of 2.700 euro each are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars, artists, and journalists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a modest subsistence, and accommodation for a research period of eight weeks. Stipends for shorter periods are pro-rated.
Applicants, preferably but not exclusively, from a V4 country, may be researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, academics, or both.
Scholars at risk from war zones as well as refugees of conscience (scholars fleeing authoritarian regimes) are especially invited to apply.
Submission deadlines for the 2022/23 academic year
- November 15, 2022.
Call for Nominations: The Rachel Feldhay Brenner Award in Polish-Jewish Studies, The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA)
The award, named for Rachel Feldhay Brenner (1946-2021), an eminent Polish-Israeli-American literary scholar, is given annually to the author of the best English-language book on the history and/or culture of Polish Jews. The winner of the Rachel Feldhay Brenner Award in Polish-Jewish Studies will receive a $1000 prize and will also be recognized during the PIASA’s annual conference at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, June 9-11, 2023.
- The nominated book must be written in the English language
- The book must have been published during the 2021 calendar year
- Both books containing original research or new, original syntheses are eligible for consideration; edited collections and self-published books are ineligible
Nominations, including self-nominations, should include:
- A cover letter marking the submission as “Rachel Feldhay Brenner Award Nomination”
- A curriculum vitae of the nominee
- Three copies of the published book, one for each member of the award committee
Questions, including those related to contact information for sending nominations to award committee members, should be directed to Robert Blobaum at firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of the Rachel Feldhay Brenner Award will be selected by the following group of scholars:
Eliyana Adler, Pennsylvania State University.
Shoshana Ronen, University of Warsaw.
Piotr Wrόbel, University of Toronto.
Deadline: November 15, 2022
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe (SISECSE) 2022-23 competition. In partnership with the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS), ACLS will convene leading scholars from Eastern Europe and North America for a two-week residency, hosted by the American University in Bulgaria, in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from June 1 to June 15, 2023.
SISECSE will provide participating scholars with time to dedicate to their own research and writing in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. The program will cover travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses. Institute members will be expected to be in residence and to participate in all planned events for the duration of the institute.
The competition is open to scholars in any field or discipline in the humanities and interpretive social sciences pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research in the region (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine). We seek to foster conversations across generations and fields.
Scholars should be based at institutions in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) or Central/Eastern Europe (see the list above).
Applications must be submitted in English, but the written work produced by the fellow or grantee can be in any language. Work proposed must be in the humanities and interpretive social sciences and must employ humanistic approaches and methods.
Deadline: December 1, 2022
CAORC Multi-Country Fellowships
The Multi-Country Research Fellowship is now accepting applications! This fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs), as well as other countries.
The Multi-Country Research Fellowship has been running since 1993 and supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who are ABD (all but dissertation), and scholars who have earned their PhD. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating ORC. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or as teams and independent scholars are also welcome to apply. Approximately nine awards of $12,000 will be granted.
Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses through the Mary Ellen Lane Multi-Country Travel Award. The award is named after CAORC's founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane.
Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: December 8, 2022
National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Residence At the Center for Jewish History
Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) the Center for Jewish History (the Center) invites applications for an NEH Scholar in Residence that will support original research conducted at the Center. Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences. The application deadline is December 15, 2022 for a residency from July 2023 through June 2024.
Applications are welcome from scholars in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000 for a period of 12 months. Fellows conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one public program based on the research conducted, and actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center. Fellows must acknowledge the Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.
- The ambition, scope, and intellectual significance of the proposed project.
- The quality and impact of the applicant’s prior work in their respective field.
- The overall clarity and intelligibility of the proposal, with its aims clearly conveyed.
- The feasibility and appropriateness of the project proposal, including the applicant’s disciplinary and linguistic training and, when relevant, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans.
- The likelihood that the applicant will become part of the life of the Center for Jewish History for the time of the fellowship by using its collections for the proposed project and participating in Center events.
The NEH Scholar in Residence will join a larger cohort of long- and short-term fellows within the Center’s Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to build a fellowship cohort that is diverse in race, ethnicity, and gender as well as academic rank, geographic location, and field of study. Qualified individuals who would bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the fellowship are especially encouraged to apply.
Requirements for Application
- Cover letter stating area of interest, how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History, and how the project will benefit from the residency (no more than one page)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research proposal (no more than 1,500 words), including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
- A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
- Contact information for three references who can speak to the significance of the candidate’s work
Please submit applications by email as one continuous PDF file by December 15, 2022 to email@example.com
National Research Competition
The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for its National Research Competition. This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or Eastern Europe. All scholars on collaborative or individual projects must be U.S. citizens and PhD holders. In addition, applicants must have completed any previous NCEEER grants received before they may apply for a new grant.
Research Contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple scholars who are U.S. citizens and PhD holders, with a maximum award of $40,000. Research grants support projects by individual researchers who are U.S. citizens and PhD holders, with a maximum award of $20,000. Contracts provide funding to scholars or researchers via institutional awards, while Grants are awarded directly to the scholar or researcher. Accordingly, Contracts and Grants involve different application forms and guidelines, which can be found in the Apply section of this website. Please e-mail Dr. Dana Ponte with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: December 31st, 2022
CAORC-National Endowment for the Humanities
The CAORC-NEH Research Fellowship is now accepting applications! This fellowship provides the opportunity for scholars to spend significant time in one country with an Overseas Research Center (ORC) as a research base. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for US scholars who hold a PhD (and also foreign national scholars who have been resident in the US for at least three years). Approximately three awards will be granted and fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).
Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.
Applicants must propose four to six consecutive months of research affiliated with an ORC in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), Senegal, Sri Lanka, or Tunisia. Please note that several of the ORCs have an NEH FPIRI Fellowship separate from the CAORC-NEH Research Fellowship. Please refer to their websites for more information. Minority scholars and scholars from Minority-Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline: January 19, 2023
The ARISC Conference Travel Grant promotes cooperation and exchange among South Caucasus and U.S. researchers and institutions by providing support to Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian scholars and PhD students for presenting research at scholarly conferences or workshops in the U.S. The ARISC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $3,000 USD.
The Conference Travel Grant funds may be used for the presentation of papers, organization of panels, active participation in workshops that include topics relevant to area studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia at scholarly conferences in the U.S. This competition is open only to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, or Georgia, with priority given to those affiliated with colleges, universities, or research institutions in the South Caucasus (e.g. students, faculty, researchers).
Funding for the ARISC Conference Travel Grant Program is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).
Association for Women in Slavic Studies Travel Grants
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to be able to offer travel grants of between $200 and $1000 for scholars from Eurasia studying women's and gender studies, who are presenting papers at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) meetings, the AWSS meetings, or the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) meetings.
Requests to support travel to other conferences will be considered if funds are available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Scholars should complete the information listed below and submit a budget and a current CV with their application. All recipients of awards are required to submit a short (maximum 250 words) report on their grant activity within 30 days after the event for which travel was supported.
Non-Residential Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine, Institute for Human Sciences
In recognition of the need for urgent support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna), the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI), and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University have partnered to offer non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars, cultural figures, and public intellectuals. These fellowships provide a one-time stipend of 5000 EUR to support recipients’ intellectual activities. These fellowships are open to: Ukrainian scholars in the humanities and social sciences who hold a PhD or its equivalent at the time of application; Ukrainian writers, artists, and public intellectuals whose work contributes to deeper international understanding of Ukrainian society. Preference was given to applicants who intend to or must remain in Ukraine for legal, professional, or personal reasons.
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fellowships for researchers who fled Ukraine and the Russian Federation
To help support academics and artists who have fled Ukraine and the Russian Federation in the hopes on continuing their work, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar will be offering four fellowships. The fellowships will support researchers with up to 2,000 euros per month for a period of 12 months. Mentors from the individual faculties will provide appropriate support. Eligible are: PhD candidates, for a support of 1,200 euros per month
PostDocs, for a support of 2,000 euros per month; Artists or architects who do not hold nor pursue a doctorate may be supported depending on the faculty's assessment of the candidate. In order to apply, please submit the following documents: letter of application, academic CV, certificates, language proof of English or German (if applicable), research exposé on current or planned research / research proposal for academic activities at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar if possible mentor's agreement by a professor of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. All applications will be pre-checked by the International Office. Please send your application as PDF via e-mail to the contact in the contact box. The selection will be made based on the candidate's professional aptitude as evaluated by the faculty.
Panel on Historical Trauma and National Healing at the NeMLA, Niagra Falls, NY
Panel Title: “Mythology of Historical Trauma and National Healing in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema.”
Description: This panel reflects on the cinematic representations of historical traumas in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema and their impact on the Russian collective memory and national identity.
From the final years of the Soviet Union and up to the present, Russia has been struggling how to address the problem of its “usable past” (Van Wyck Brooks) by reconciling the need for national atonement for its bloody history with the national pride for the astounding resilience of its people. Cinematic attempts to process historical traumas and possibilities for national healing (such as Abuladze’s “Repentance,” Lungin’s “Battle for Afghanistan”, Konchalovsky’s “House of Fools,” German’s “Khrustalyov, my car!” among others) expose the unresolved national identity crisis. Mythology of historical traumas on the screen is typically represented in two ways: it either solidifies the state narrative and serves its political agenda or it is reassessed in films, frequently festival films, that are often rejected by Russian mass audience as West-oriented because of the perceived national self-flagellation and belittlement. The panel will discuss some of the questions about the collective representation of history in Soviet and post-Soviet Russian cinema:
· What role does the politics of memory on screen play in shaping Russian national identity?
· How has the cinematic mythology of historical trauma changed over time?
· Have the state censorship and self-censorship led to silencing historical traumas on the one hand, and blurring the line between collective shame and individual responsibility on the other hand (as seen through Hannah Arendt’s framework of “organized guilt and universal responsibility”)?
· How does narrating or silencing traumatic stories of origin affect the processes of repentance, reconciliation, and national healing?
· What cinematic texts became cultural markers for preserving the national identity and serving as communal shrines of remembrance for the people(s) in the Soviet and post-Soviet years?
To participate, please submit a 300-word abstract by September 30, 2022: Submit your abstract here
International Symposium, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb (Croatia), and online
This international symposium seeks to examine production, circulation and consumption of music under the aegis of music industries in specific social, cultural and political settings. It is informed by an ongoing project on the workings and impact of three Zagreb-based record companies, active during the era of electrically recorded 78 rpm shellac records, on local music culture of that and subsequent periods. Apart from the “big five” concept of recording industry as a globalizing force, attuned to the “West and the rest” matrix, the symposium aims to elucidate other directions of musical flow, thus probing a rhizomatic concept of recording industry in culture.
The major symposium theme relates to the working of local companies in the era of 78 rpm records, including their relationship to multinational companies. Participants are invited to address different musics, musicians, audiences, and market niches, in particular in South-Eastern, Central and Eastern Europe, but also in other regions the world.
The second theme pertains to the uses of historical commercial recordings in subsequent periods. Papers dealing with musical transmission, revival, intertextuality, social life of gramophone records, and curation of historical recordings are equally welcome.
The third theme refers to ethnomusicological perspectives in the study of historical commercial recordings: what challenges do they pose to this distinctly fieldwork-based discipline, as well as what benefits ethnomusicology can bring to interdisciplinary research into recorded music.
The range of specific cases may include but is not limited to: local branches of multinational companies, and nationally-based record companies; organization of production processes and professions involved; relation of record companies to other pillars of musical infrastructure (radio, film, festivals, concerts, sheet music publishing, print media, musical associations, copyright protection); technological, political and economic circumstances of their operation; their role in identity formation, nation building, and cultural geopolitics; intercultural, intra- and inter-regional, and international traffic in recorded music; musics, musicians, and communities included and excluded from the recording catalogues; musical canon formation; collaborations beyond established musical categories; domestication of international repertoires, musical hybridity, and new repertoires, genres and styles incited by radio and recording industry; places, spaces and manners of using recorded music; historical recordings and historically-informed performance; historical recordings and musicking in the digital environment, and/or beyond the dichotomy of live and recorded music; communities of afficionados and do-it-yourself curators and archivists of historical recordings; ethnographic and collaborative methodologies in the curation of historical recordings; the issues of intellectual property rights and related rights, ethics of equality, social inclusion, human rights and sustainability in the uses of historical recordings.
Equally welcome are proposals for individual papers and pre-organized panels (consisting of 3 or 4 papers, or up to 3 papers and a discussant). An abstract of 150–250 words by each individual presenter, or by panel organizer and each participant in the panel, should be sent to email@example.com by 30 September 2022 with the title “78 rpm at home”, and should include name and affiliation of the presenter(s).
The language of the symposium will be English. It is, however, possible that a limited number of sessions will be held in Croatian.
The symposium will open with a public keynote lecture by Professor Mark Katz (John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
We are grateful for the support of Croatian Science Foundation.
Programme committee: Naila Ceribašić (chair), Drago Kunej, Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Risto Pekka Pennanen, Ivana Vesić, Jelka Vukobratović, Peter Tschmuck
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program
The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to work with graduate students and post-doctoral scholars on their research projects, explore the culture and process of research, and build on their existing abilities within a community of scholars. Running each Spring semester, the Program consists of two equally important parts: a one-on-one research experience with their research mentor, and the Introduction to Undergraduate Research course. The course is designed to complement the research mentoring experience, orienting undergraduate mentees to broader topics in the research process.
Undergraduate students selected to be part of the program will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2023. As part of the program, students will (1) attend regular weekly class meetings (GC 295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, 3 credit hours) with OUR instructors; and (2) work one-on-one with their research mentors, an average of 5-6 hours per week. As part of the course requirement, students will complete a final project, consisting of a poster, to be presented during the Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event sponsored by OUR.
September 7 from 3-4pm. Online (zoom link available on the program website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html)
September 15 from 3-4pm. David Kinley Hall, Room 123
September 23 from 3-4pm. Lincoln Hall, Room 1002
Deadline: October 6, 2022
3rd Annual Baltic Research Forum
When: October 13-14, 2022
Where: Online through Zoom
The Baltic Sea Region is home to numerous cultures and societies. Through interdisciplinary scholarly discussions, the Slavic Reference Service and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies seek to bring together scholars in all disciplines and stages of the research process to discuss the theme of Nation and Sovereignty. Individual papers, panels, and roundtables may take on the many facets, forms of expression, ecosystems, and perspectives that shape the idea of a nation-state and sovereignty.
Graduate students, policy researchers, postdocs, and recent graduates in all disciplines are especially encouraged to submit proposals. You can upload a 250-word abstract here - https://uofi.app.box.com/f/d012757a5f8e4983affdd547b609b16e
Forum participants will have the opportunity to network and interact with librarians, archivists, and scholars from the region. All are welcome!
2022 Central Asia Research Forum
The Central Asia Research Forum at the University of Illinois aims to, through interdisciplinary discussions, bring together scholars in all disciplines and stages of the research process to discuss the theme of Language and National Identity. Individual papers, panels, and roundtables may take on the many facets, forms of expression, ecosystems, and perspectives that shape the idea(s) of language, national identity, and their intersections and/or divergences.
Sub-themes for this iteration of the Forum include:
- Language Politics
Participants are welcome to present in any language, but we ask participants to provide an accompanying English translation of their remarks.
The 2022 edition of the Central Asia Research Forum will be held on November 3rd and 4th, 2022. Those interested in presenting should upload an abstract by October 13th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., CST. Zoom details will be shared after registration. Questions? Contact the Slavic Reference Service (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ukrainian Catholic University- School of Ukrainian Language
Founded in 2002, the School of Ukrainian Language and Culture has become one of the most prestigious institutions of Ukrainian language and culture programs for international students looking to study in Ukraine. The academic courses offered include both intensive and non-intensive Ukrainian language classes, semester abroad programs, summer schools, Ukrainian lessons for individuals, online Ukrainian lessons, study group trips, and an internship program. The School’s programs provide a unique opportunity to learn about Ukraine’s language, culture, and modern life firsthand. Current programs include: Ukrainian Online Courses for Groups, Online Courses, Spring/Fall Program, Individual Courses, and Ukrainian for Specific Purposes.
Online intensive courses are available for the Fall 2022 semester (Deadline August 27, 2022), Winter 2023 (Deadline January 23, 2023), and Spring 2023 (Deadline April 30, 2023).
Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi, Georgia
The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi provides you with a hands-on experience living and studying in the capital of the Republic of Georgia, along with a full course in intermediate Russian language meeting daily. Additional lectures with regional experts on Russian and Georgian culture, history, literature, film, urban studies, and Russian literary works dealing with the Caucasus and their cultural mythology.
You also delve into Georgian politics, history, and culture. These program elements will provide a larger context for Georgia-US relations, as well as Georgia-Russia relations and will make use of Tbilisi as a laboratory, including meetings with writers, politicians, and NGOs. Topics will be brought to life in excursions and trips within Tbilisi and throughout Georgia. Pre-departure introduction to the Georgian language and alphabet for participants. Language classes, along with many excursions, events, museum tours, etc., will be conducted in Russian.
Your studies include intermediate-Russian language courses every weekday along with additional excursions, museum visits, and lectures on Georgian culture, history, literature, film; and Russian literature and culture pertaining to the Caucasus. RUSS S-BG counts as one full-year course (8 credits) of degree credit and also counts as two 4-credit courses towards the language citation.
Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
For summer 2023, the American Research Institute in Turkey plans to offer travel and fellowships for approximately 12 advanced students and scholars to participate in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. The application deadline is in February 2023.
Indiana University Bloomington Summer Language Workshop - Russian Immersion Program
Russian was the first language to be offered in the Language Workshop, in 1950. Since then, the Workshop has helped thousands of students improve their mastery of Russian and their understanding of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world.
Today's Russian program offers seven levels of accelerated, proficiency-based courses developed in collaboration with the Russian Language Flagship Program. Courses combine formal classroom instruction, daily one-on-one, level-appropriate conversation and communication coaching sessions, and a rich program of extra-mural activities led by facilitators from across the Russian-speaking world.
To maximize exposure to Russian, students, faculty, and staff sign an Immersion Contract and commit to living in the Russian section of the Workshop dorm and to speaking only Russian for the duration of the program. (Yes, there are exceptions for emergencies and other situations where speaking Russian is not realistic.)
Dates, requirements, costs, and format differ from course to course. Use the buttons at the bottom of this page to explore your options and find the right course for you or write to email@example.com for assistance.
University of Wisconsin Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals. Language courses are supplemented by a rich program of cultural events, excursions, and a weekly academic lecture series.
Course offerings each summer are dependent on student interest and enrollment. Typical course offerings include Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Languages are generally offered at the beginning and intermediate level, although advanced level courses may be offered with sufficient student interest. Additional languages, such as Kyrgyz or Azerbaijani, may also be offered with sufficient interest.
CESSI was founded in 2011 by a consortium of international and area studies centers at major U.S. universities. Since its creation, CESSI has been hosted by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
CESSI is part of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), which offers training in more Less Commonly Taught Languages than any other university in the U.S. For more information, visit the WISLI website. Sign up to receive information from WISLI here.
Kazakh language courses through CESSI also qualify towards fulfilling the UW Russian Flagship Kazakh language requirement.
American Councils Study Abroad Programs
For over 45 years, American Councils has conducted comprehensive study abroad programs for thousands of students, teachers, and professionals. Participants greatly benefit from individual attention in small classes, life with local host families, global internship experience, and other immersion opportunities outside the classroom. Programs offered by American Councils include the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), Balkan Language Initiative, Eurasian Regional Language Program, Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT), Peace and Security in the South Caucasus Program, and Russian Heritage Speakers Program. Also offered are online programs through the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, Balkan Language Initiative, and Eurasian Regional Language Program.
American Councils Research Abroad
American Councils has administered grants in support of research in a range of disciplines and geographies for over 30 years. Through our strong presence overseas and a network of scholars and institutional partners, we connect grantees with the resources they need to achieve their research goals. Please see their website for more information on their Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Program (CRLT) and Title VIII Research Scholar Program.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute offers a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages through proficiency-based instruction through courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many study abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer. For full information, click here.
CIEE Study Abroad in Russia
Since 1947, nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization CIEE has been bringing the world together, advancing peace by building bridges of mutual understanding between different people, different countries, and different cultures. The current programs CIEE offers are: Semester or Year Russian Area Studies, Summer Russian Area Studies, Semester or Year Russian Language, and Summer Russian Language.
The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University's Melikian Center
Since 1991, ASU's Critical Languages Institute (CLI) has offered intensive summer courses in less commonly taught languages. Drawing on an international team of master-teachers, many of whom hold university appointments in their home countries, CLI equips students with the tools to communicate effectively and confidently in a foreign language. CLI has offered classes in Tempe and in 15 overseas locations, with over 750 students studying abroad between 1995 and 2019.
CLI offers the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in one summer. With intensive classes plus a wide variety of co-curricular cultural programming, it’s no wonder that CLI students start dreaming in their target language! This immersive experience accelerates student gains in proficiency and builds regional knowledge.
CLI reflects ASU’s broader commitment to inclusion and student success. Tuition subsidies are available for all students, and in most years, more than half of enrolled students receive scholarship support from either federal or philanthropic funding. CLI also provides career and fellowship advising and mentoring. CLI students have gone on to win prestigious national awards such as the Fulbright, Boren, CLS, Pickering, Gilman, and Rangel scholarship.
Jagiellonian University Polish Language and Culture Semester- and Year-Long Programs
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland invites foreign participants to semester- and year-long programs of Polish language and culture. Beginning in October 2020 the courses will be offered in a traditional in-class form, as well as (due to the coronavirus pandemic) online. Their current programs include: Intensive Semester and Annual Programs, Non-Intensive Polish Courses, Intensive 2-week Courses, Summer Programs, and Individual Lessons.
Aspirantum- Armenian School of Languages and Cultures
ASPIRANTUM provides life-changing education for academically-oriented people, students, researchers, and professionals. ASPIRANTUM - School of Languages and Cultures has a long tradition of organizing language schools in the Republic of Armenia. ASPIRANTUM operates as a separate brand/entity with the aim to offer language courses in Armenian, Persian, Russian, Georgian, Arabic, Turkish, and Kurmanji. Since 2014 we have organized Armenian, Persian and Russian summer and winter schools for students and scholars from around the globe. ASPIRANTUM has already served more than 100 students from more than 20 countries. Current ASPIRANTUM programs include: Persian Language Winter School and Russian Language Winter School.
Study Abroad in Kazakhstan, Middlebury College
While our School in Russia is on pause, students of Russian have the chance to study in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where Russian is an official language. Kazakhstan is a state in Central Asia bordering Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. А leader in the fields of economics, innovation, education, and international business in the post-Soviet space, Kazakhstan is in a period of dynamic development while striving to preserve its national flavor, its history, and its rich culture. Students will take Russian language courses and Middlebury-organized electives designed for language learners at our host university (more details coming soon), with the chance to take mainstream courses alongside Kazakh students. All coursework will be in Russian under the Middlebury Language Pledge. Admissions deadlines for non-Middlebury students is February 1 for the Fall or Academic Year, and for Spring October 1.