Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology for the Academic Year 2024-2025, with a possibility of renewal for the 25-26 academic year. We seek creative scholars who integrate ethnography and theoretical analysis, and who deepen our dialogue with other disciplines and debates. The successful applicant will be able to teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate courses, and their research and teaching interests should complement the strengths of our existing curriculum. The teaching load for this position will be 2 courses in Fall 2024, including a large undergraduate introductory course which supervises three associate instructors, and 2 courses in Spring 2025, including the same a large undergraduate introductory course. Applicants must have completed the PhD in ethnomusicology (or a related field) by the date of appointment and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. H1-B sponsorship is not available for this position. 

The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is an innovative, interdisciplinary center for the study of music and culture in global contexts, offering BA, MA, and PhD degrees. As the oldest and largest folklore program in the United States, the department has a full-time teaching faculty of 14 folklorists and ethnomusicologists and a graduate and undergraduate population of over 120 students. Indiana University Bloomington enrolls over 34,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students.

Applications received by April 15, 2024 will be assured full consideration: however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Visiting Professor of Russian Studies, Bucknell University 
The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position in Russian Studies for the Fall 2024 semester. The appointment begins August 1, 2024. The teaching load is 3 courses, which includes Russian language at all levels. We especially encourage applications from candidates interested in historically under-represented Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures. The successful candidate should possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and exhibit a demonstrated interest in inclusive pedagogies. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in the area of Russian language and culture. 

The search committee will begin to screen applications on April 22, 2024, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. 

The application requires: 
- a curriculum vitae
- a cover letter that addresses the candidate's experience and potential as a teacher  

Three confidential letters of recommendation may be required at a later date. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site ( 
Contact Jim Lavine (, Director of Russian Studies, for questions about the position. 

Link to official job posting here.

Junior Visiting Researcher Position, Central European University Democracy Institute
The Democracy Institute (DI) of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest invites applications for a two-year long Junior Visiting Researcher position to study non-elite adherence to Polish nationalism in the Prussian partition (Poznań/Posen, West Prussia and possibly Warmia) between 1871 through 1914. The research is part of the ERC Starting Grant project BENASTA (Becoming National against the State: Popular discontent and adherence to minority nationalisms in late nineteenth-century Eastern Europe). The project aims at investigating popular reactions to minority national movements in East-Central Europe in the half century before the First World War, led by Agoston Berecz. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Starting date: July 01, 2024 (negotiable)

Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will start May 01, 2024

Postdoctoral Researcher, Central European University Democracy Institute
The Democracy Institute (DI) of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest invites applications for a two-year long Postdoctoral Researcher position to study non-elite responses to South Slavic nationalism in the Habsburg Adriatic provinces in the period between 1867 and 1914. The research is part of the ERC Starting Grant project BENASTA (Becoming National against the State: Popular discontent and adherence to minority nationalisms in late nineteenth-century Eastern Europe). The project aims at investigating popular reactions to minority national movements in East-Central Europe in the half century before the First World War, led by Agoston Berecz. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Starting date: July 01, 2024 (negotiable)

Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will start May 01, 2024

Director of Community Engagement, Razom, Inc. - Washington D.C. or New York, NY
Razom’s mission is building a prosperous Ukraine. Razom means “together” in Ukrainian and serves as a constant reminder of the community that it takes to create, build, and do. Razom creates spaces where people meet, partner and work together to unlock the potential of Ukraine. They maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground to support Ukraine and on opportunities to amplify voices from Ukraine in conversations in the United States.

The Director of Community Engagement serves as the main liaison between Razom and its network of partner organizations through the American Coalition for Ukraine. The role involves reaching out to external organizations, connecting people and ideas, and building bridges between external partners and Razom’s Advocacy Team. The Director also co-manages and oversees the Community Engagement team, setting strategic goals and managing workflow for staff, volunteers, and interns in partnership with the Director of Grassroots Advocacy.

Program Associate, Eurasia: National Democratic Institute (NDI) - Washington, D.C.
NDI Eurasia is looking to hire a Program Associate based in Washington DC to provide administrative and programmatic support for multiple designated programs in the Eurasia region, including programs in Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus. We will particularly welcome applications from candidates with a strong interest in topics related to information integrity such as disinformation narrative monitoring, trend analysis, and disinformation countermeasures. Based on donor funding, portfolios may change as needed across the Eurasia region.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.


  • This is an entry level program position requiring no previous work experience. Previous internships in international development, political campaigning, legislative affairs or a related subject are desired.
  • Prior relevant international field work experience in-country and/or completion of one or more semesters of education abroad is highly desired.

Language- Reading, Written, and Oral/Spoken

  • Russian language skills are desired

STARTALK Russian Immersion Program Language Instructor- Oklahoma City University 
Oklahoma City University is seeking a Russian language instructor for their 2024 STARTALK program. The Russian language instructor should have at least an MA in Slavic Studies or a related field and experience teaching Russian at a university or high school level. The teaching duties are the following: once a week for an hour online, Feb-May 2024; residential summer camp July 8-29, 2024, in Oklahoma City (the grant assists with the transportation costs); and once a week online, Aug-Nov. 2024. Here is the link to the teacher application form:

STARTALK Russian Immersion Program Camp Counselor- Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University is seeking 3 camp counselors for their 2024 summer STARTALK program taking place from July 8-29, 2024. The camp counselors should have at least an Advanced Low proficiency in Russian, be at least 21 years old, and have a bachelor's degree or be in the process of completing one. Here is the link to the camp counselor application form:

Visiting Professor of Russian Studies- University of Richmond, VA
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professor position in Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies (RSST), beginning in August 2024. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education who will also enhance the scholarly and creative opportunities provided by our program. The area of specialization is open; PhD required. The teaching load is 6 classes over two semesters.

We have a small but vibrant undergraduate RSST program, with a large cohort of enthusiastic majors and minors. We strive for engaging and inclusive pedagogy in an engaging and collaborative environment. The successful applicant should be able to teach Russian language at all levels, including advanced and heritage speakers, with demonstrated success in communicative-based instruction. This position also entails teaching cultural studies courses conducted in English. We welcome candidates who have expertise in specific regions of Eastern Europe and Eurasian, and/or transdisciplinary interests in film, anthropology, environmental studies, contemporary politics, etc. The successful candidate will also contribute actively to our extra- and co-curricular programming.

Applicants should have the potential and desire to commit to highly effective, inclusive teaching at all levels of the undergraduate RSST curriculum. Successful applicants will have access to travel funds to support their research. We are seeking a colleague who shares our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to give all students of Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies the opportunities, skills, and support needed to succeed in a multicultural world.





ARISC Faculty Exchange Fellowship Program, The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is offering a faculty exchange program for educators from the U.S. and the South Caucasus. This grant promotes educational and cultural exchange between professors and teachers at higher educational institutions in both the U.S. and the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia). The aim of the exchange is to broaden mutual understanding through the exploration of diverse cultural perspectives. Given that education plays a role in developing knowledgeable citizens, the focus of the exchange is on teaching, including professional development, curriculum enrichment, and development of pedagogical practices that engage students in critical thinking. We are interested in candidates at all Higher Educational settings, from Community College to University and from institutions based in large cities as well as in smaller towns and centers.

Two faculty members – one from the U.S. and one from the South Caucasus – will work together and spend time at each other’s institution. The exchanges are designed to build networks between U.S. and South Caucasus scholars, and to convey the knowledge generated by the collaborative project to students. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

Stage One Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

Stage Two Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024

Call for Applications: Budapest Fellowship Program 2024/2025
Hungary Foundation together with the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Alapítvány, Budapest, Hungary is now accepting applications for the Budapest Fellowship Program (BFP), for the 2023/2024 academic year (September 2024 - July 2025). The Budapest Fellowship Program is a full-time, fully-funded transatlantic fellowship in Budapest, Hungary, for young American scholars and professionals, and it includes a Junior Fellowship aimed for students currently pursuing their Master's degree or recently graduated from a Masters program, and a Senior Fellowship, for advanced doctoral students (i.e. pre-doctoral fellows), post-doctoral researchers, and early career professionals, who hold at least a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree.

The 10-month program aims to cultivate the next generation of American policy professionals and academics by equipping them with a thorough understanding of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Hungary. The fellows will have an opportunity to conduct research on the topic of their choosing while also gaining practical experience researching or working at a Hungarian host institution that matches their professional interests. The BFP, through Hungary Foundation's support will cover all program expenses, including roundtrip airfare to Budapest, Hungary, housing, a monthly stipend as well as health insurance. This opportunity is open for US citizens with a research interest in Central and Eastern Europe and have outstanding research and academic credentials.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Expected Fellowship decision: May 2024

Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Article Prize
The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Article Prize, sponsored by the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan, will be awarded annually for an outstanding English-language research article in the social sciences by a junior scholar published in a peer-reviewed journal. The Article Prize carries a $1,000 cash award and is presented at the ASEEES Annual Convention. 

Deadline for application is May 1.

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Essay Prize
The Undergraduate Essay Prize recognizes outstanding essays in Slavic/East European/Eurasian women’s and gender studies written by an undergraduate student in any discipline based at any tertiary institution worldwide. Submissions must: (1) be in English, (2) have been written while the author was a degree-seeking
undergraduate, (3) have been submitted and assessed for an undergraduate class between August 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024, (4) be of 3,000-5,000 words in length, (5) be accompanied by a nomination letter from the instructor of the course for which the essay was written. The instructor must be a current member of AWSS. Letters of nomination, accompanied by an electronic copy of the essay in either Word or PDF, should be sent electronically to each of the committee members listed below. Be sure to include both the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student.

The Graduate Essay Prize is awarded to the author of a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies written by a woman-identifying scholar, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Eurasian Women’s or Gender Studies written by a scholar of any gender. The Graduate Essay Prize carries an award of $500. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2023-2024. If the submission is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the 2023-2024 academic year; if a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each member of the Prize Committee as email attachment.

Deadline for both prizes: Completed submissions must be received by September 1, 2024.
Please direct any questions to Student Essay Prize Committee Chair, Dr. Melissa Bokovoy:

2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition
The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as then being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize national level competition. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

Undergraduate paper submissions can be in a variety of formats, including: conference paper, thesis, course paper, or article. They should be no longer than 20 double-spaced pages including notes and bibliography. Entries must be submitted electronically and written in English. 

Graduate essay submissions can be of several formats: expanded versions of conference papers, graduate level seminar papers, Master's thesis chapters, or dissertation chapters. The student should indicate what type of paper they are submitting and provide an abstract. Essays should have a minimum word count of 7,500 and a maximum word count of 14,000 (25 to 50 pages approximately) inclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Submissions must be written in English, double-spaced, and include footnotes or endnotes.

All submissions are due Wednesday, May 1, 2024, and should be emailed to The Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at Students who wish to submit an essay should have participated in the 2024 Midwest Slavic Conference or be from an institution in the Midwest (defined as any college or university in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). With your submission, please also include the following:

  • a short bio of the author
  • an abstract of the essay
  • indicate the format of the essay

Please visit ASEEES' website for full information on the national level competition:



Call for Applications - REEES Think Tank – Program Brochure

The REEES Think Tank invites applications from undergraduate students. Our mission is to provide undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented communities with welcoming and equity-minded opportunities to help them become active in REEES and related fields. The Think Tank’s mission is to develop and advance a new generation of specialists in REEES and support innovative career paths, research agendas, and relationship-building capacity in the field. This national program is based at Howard University and is building a sustainable nationwide research and support network among students underrepresented and underserved in this field.

Program length: May 2024 - April 2025

What does the program entail? Students will:

  • Create a research project with faculty mentor support
  • Participate in the University of Illinois Virtual Summer Research Laboratory
  • Present at the Midwest Slavic Association Conference at The Ohio State University
  • Select students will also present at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference in Boston
  • Learn digital humanities skills
  • Publish a digital research project on our website (check out examples here)
  • Receive a $2,500 stipend

What are the program requirements?

Think Tank scholars must be able to:

  • Be available for Friday Zoom meetings from 4:00-6:00 PM (ET).
  • Join in training workshops organized by the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois.
  • Participate in digital humanities training workshops hosted by the Think Tank.
  • Present at the Midwest Slavic Conference. Your travel to the conference is fully funded.
  • Complete digital projects that will be published on the Think Tank website.
  • There are no language requirements for this program. We only ask that participants have a desire to learn more about this region.

Click here for the brochure and application form. 

Application due: April 26, 2024 

BYU Slavic Linguistic Society 2024
We invite abstracts for the 19th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society which will take place at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah (USA) on August 15-17, 2024. We are pleased to announce that our invited speakers will be:

Stephen Dickey (University of Kansas)

Andrea Sims (The Ohio State University)

Franc Marušič - Lanko (University of Nova Gorica)

Papers dealing with any aspect of Slavic linguistics and within any theoretical framework or methodology are welcome. All talks will be 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be written in English. The abstract itself should be anonymous (no identifying information, e.g., name, affiliation, self-reference). Abstracts should be emailed to in PDF format, with any non-standard fonts embedded. Submissions are limited to one single-authored and one jointly authored abstract per applicant. The body of the email should include the following:

  1. author name(s)
  2. author affiliation(s)
  3. author status (faculty, graduate student, etc.); note that abstracts with student authors are automatically entered into consideration for student travel awards and the annual Townsend award

We invite submissions for individual papers for general sessions and panel proposals for thematic sessions. Abstracts for individual papers should be limited to 500 words, not including figures or references. Panel proposals should provide (1) an abstract for the whole panel limited to 1000 words, (2) a list of the names, emails and affiliations of the panel participants and (3) titles of the talks in the panel. Conference panels will be 2 hours, so panel proposals will typically include 4 (or 8) individual presenters who will give 20-minute talks followed by discussion. An active SLS membership will be required for presenting at the annual meeting but is not required at the time of initial abstract submission (join/renew here). For additional conference details as they become available, see the conference website:

Deadline for paper abstracts and panel proposals: March 29th

Notification of acceptance: April 30th

SLS-19 is an in-person conference. Online participation will only be considered as an exception under very specific circumstances (e.g., travel or visa restrictions). Any request for online participation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If any authors are likely to need a letter of support for visa applications or funding purposes, please make a note at time of abstract submission.


Intensive Language Instruction Program (formerly IFLIP)

The Intensive Language Instruction Program (ILIP)—formerly known as the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program, or IFLIP—will be back Summer 2024.

ILIP is a unique educational experience designed to accelerate language learning through an immersive classroom atmosphere that is fun and welcoming. ILIP classes combine language and culture through engaging high-quality activities facilitated by our skilled instructors.

ILIP is open to members of the university community and to the general public and offers classes in several languages, including beginner Polish and Ukrainian. Learn more here:

Intensive Language Instruction Program (formerly IFLIP) | School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics | UIUC (

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 SchoolCIEE 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 StudiesSummer Russian Area StudiesSemester or Year Russian Language, and Summer Russian Language.

Deadlines differ based on program.

Study Abroad Program for Russian in Armenia- University of North Georgia
The Russian program at the University of North Georgia would like to extend an invitation to our new Study Abroad program for Russian in Armenia to run from May 9 to July 6, 2024. Our host institution is Yerevan State University, and classes will be taught by highly qualified and experienced professors of the Russian Philology Department, as well as by a UNG Russian faculty member. Additional hours of peer tutoring are also included. This 8-week faculty-led program offers 6 credit hours of second- and third-year Russian and 3 hours of Russian and Armenian Studies (content/culture class). Students will learn about the local culture and traditions, enjoy amazing food, and explore some unique historic sites in Armenia, as well as in the Republic of Georgia during our three-day trip to Tbilisi.   

Program cost is $5,530 before UNG tuition.