Ion Ratiu Teaching Professor in Romanian Studies, Georgetown University
Georgetown University invites applications for the position of Ion Ratiu Visiting Professor in Romanian Studies at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The position is for three academic years with possibility of extension.
Requirements for the position are excellence in Romanian studies and proficiency in the Romanian language. Candidates will be selected on the basis of excellence in scholarship and promise of strong teaching capabilities. The successful applicant will become a core faculty member in CERES and teach courses in support of one of the top interdisciplinary MA programs in this field and its undergraduate area studies certificate.
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining scholarly and teaching qualifications, a c.v., three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching preparation or teaching portfolio, and one writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or published work. SFS is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses how they would contribute to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. The deadline for applications is October 15. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.
Tenure-track or Tenured Professor in Ukrainian Literature and Culture, Harvard University
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures plans to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Ukrainian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester (including freshman seminars, survey courses, and advanced seminars). We are seeking an energetic colleague committed to building our program in Ukrainian studies, introducing undergraduates to the study of this part of the world, advising advanced work with graduate students, and connecting Ukrainian studies to other disciplines and regions in creative ways. We expect the candidate to share in the Department’s administrative and advising duties as well as participating broadly in the academic culture of the university. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and innovative scholarship is imperative.
The ideal candidate will be able to present Ukraine’s complex, multiethnic culture and history to both undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates may specialize in any area of Ukrainian literature and culture. Additional expertise in the study of the region, for example, Russian studies or Jewish studies, is highly valued, as is knowledge of another Slavic language and literature. We also welcome broader interdisciplinary interests in fields such as race and ethnicity, migration and transnational studies, religion, or gender and sexuality studies.
Ph.D. in Ukrainian literature and culture or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Ukrainian and fluency in English are required.
Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching is required. All materials should be submitted by October 15, 2021. Full information and application procedures found at the link posted above.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern Russian History, Naval Postgraduate School
The Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor interested in research and teaching in the field of modern Russian history, with a specialization in security issues. Relevant expertise might include Russian military history/strategy, the Cold War, Russian technology issues, arms control, or military issues in Russia’s relations with NATO, Eastern/Central Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia. Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach introductory Masters-level courses on modern Russian history, Russian/Eurasian military strategy, and possibly modern European history, as well as courses in the candidate’s specific research specialty.
- An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution
- Evidence of teaching aptitude
- Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations
- Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to scholarly publications
- U.S. citizenship is required
- Background check and eligibility for a Secret-level clearance
Applications should include a CV, cover letter (including teaching and research interests), official graduate transcripts, and syllabi of relevant courses taught. Candidates should also submit up to three writing samples and three letters of recommendation. These confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted separately. ABDs are welcome to apply with the understanding that the award of a Ph.D. degree is a condition of employment. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 29, 2021. Expected start date is in the summer or fall of 2022.
Address applications and supporting materials electronically to the National Security Affairs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions and any other inquiries may be directed to:
Prof. Ryan Gingeras
Chair, Russian History Search Committee
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
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Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of post-Soviet Russian literature and culture. In addition to a Ph.D. by August 2022 and significant scholarly potential, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University's general education program. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application. To do so, follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-slavic-languages-and-literatures/1209/13635024608 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for references. In order to receive full consideration materials should be submitted no later than November 1, 2021.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Assistant Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley
The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History.
The position is defined as "20th Century Russia," including Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet history and all ethnic groups living within those territories. We welcome applications from candidates working on topics in all subfields of History (political, economic, environmental, cultural, intellectual, social, diplomatic, transnational, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of borderlands, migration, and diaspora etc.).
In the Department of History and the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Our Division is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment.
Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
And specific resources within the Department of History: https://history.berkeley.edu/resources/equity-diversity-inclusion
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.
Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire.
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
- Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters
- 3 letters of reference required
To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03082
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Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications from early-career scholars of exceptional talent, initiative and promise for up to six Klarman Fellowships. Klarman Fellows may pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-cutting fields that transcend traditional boundaries.
Appointments are for 3 years and begin in late summer/early fall 2022. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $75,000 plus Cornell benefits and $12,000 per year for research expenses.
Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree no earlier than June 30, 2020 and identify a faculty member with a primary appointment in the College of Arts & Sciences to serve as their faculty host. For more information about eligibility, terms of the fellowship, and how to apply, please visit: https://as.cornell.edu/KlarmanFellows
Application deadline: October 15, 2021
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a multidisciplinary approach to Russian literary/cultural studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to connect with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds and interests, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, to excel in teaching, and to build our program. We will review applications from all humanistic and social science disciplines with particular interest in candidates who cover gaps in our current research areas (such as pre-1840s or late and post-Soviet literature and culture) and can help the department develop new insights in critical areas of research and teaching (such as, but not limited to, environmental, LGBTQ, race, performance, or post-colonial studies). The position begins July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, with a teaching load of four courses per year, including one in the Humanities Core.
Applicants must have completed all requirements for receipt of the PhD degree in a field related to the area of the position prior to the start of the appointment, including officially filing the dissertation.
Complete application materials include:
- cover letter
- writing sample
- one-page research review
- one-page teaching statement describing experience, interests, and methodology
- three letters of reference
Applicant’s materials must be submitted at the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruiting website at apply.interfolio.com/92037 no later than 11:00pm central time on October 22, 2021. All letters of recommendation must be received by November 1, 2021. Following the initial review candidates may be asked for additional materials. For further information please email Tracy Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, Dartmouth College
The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Russian Studies, to begin July 1, 2022. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary literature, language, and culture; with a focus on the non-Russian cultures of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; or on ethnicity/nationality/race in the former Soviet bloc. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field at the start of appointment; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; and the ability to teach language at all levels. In addition to specialized courses that reflect their research interests, the person in this position will also be expected to teach core courses in Russian literature and culture and to lead the joint (with the Government Department and the Irving Energy Institute) Foreign Study Program to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Irkutsk. Faculty are also expected to be actively involved in contributing to the vital intellectual and extracurricular life of the department. Qualified candidates should demonstrate initiative and organizational experience as well as willingness to serve the larger College community. For a full description of the position and to apply, please see https://apply.interfolio.com/92353.
Applications should include: a cover letter addressed to the Russian Search Committee which describes research interests and teaching experience; one representative sample of published or unpublished work of no more than thirty pages; and three or four letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by teleconference (Zoom or Skype) the week of November 29. Please address any questions about the position to Professor Lynn Patyk, Chair of the Russian Search Committee (Lynn.E.Patyk@dartmouth.edu).
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2022. The area of specialization is fully open and applicants from all subfields will be carefully considered. Candidates with expertise in theater and performance studies, race and ethnicity studies, and gender and sexuality studies are particularly welcome to apply. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per academic year and service to the department. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Russian. We also invite applicants with strengths in other East European, Caucasian, or Central Asian languages.
The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Slavic or another relevant field at 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 November 1 via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/90789. 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 three letters of recommendation from outside Yale. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 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.
Assistant Professor in Russian Culture, University of Cambridge
The Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Russian culture from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate will hold, or be about to complete, a PhD in Slavonic Studies in a relevant area, and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research in the broad area of recent and contemporary Russian culture (with 'recent and contemporary' understood to mean culture since approximately 1985, and 'culture' including but not limited to all forms of literary, cinematic, artistic, dramatic, and digital production). Appointees will be expected to:
- engage in high-level research,
- seek opportunities to win external funding for that research,
- publish in their specialist field,
- teach and examine undergraduates in particular in the area of recent and contemporary Russian culture.
- supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work in particular in the area of recent and contemporary Russian culture.
The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, their own independent research portfolio of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation of the Slavonic Studies Section in the University of Cambridge.
Appointees are also expected to conduct small-group teaching of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and, where appropriate, to contribute to directing studies for programmes within their subject area. The expectation is that the successful candidate will undertake both core teaching and teaching which is underpinned by research in their own field.
In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and ONE article- or chapter-length research publication (max 10,000 words), whether extant or forthcoming before the vacancy closes at midnight (GMT) on Thursday 11 November 2021.
Applicants must provide the names and contact details of three referees who are familiar with their work in the relevant field. Please ensure that your three referees submit their references directly to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
We support and encourage under-represented groups and we value diversity. We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Our recruitment and selection procedures follow best practice. The university has an Equal Opportunities policy, along with a range of diversity networks for women, black and minority ethnic, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. More details are available at http://www.equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/.
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Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (with expertise in Slovak history and culture), University of Ottawa
Title of the position: Assistant Professor level, but higher ranks will be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.
- The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on Central European history, including courses on the history and culture of Slovakia. A critical aspect of these expectations will be the provision of teaching and mentoring to graduate students at the University.
- The candidate will be expected to implement a research program in Central European history that includes Slovakia and will lead to scholarly publications and which has the potential of attracting, developing, and retaining excellent students and future researchers in addition to external funding, and to supervise these students in writing theses and research papers.
- The candidate will hold the University of Ottawa’s Chair in Slovak History and Culture and will be expected to organize activities related to the chair.
- A strong commitment to participate in the administrative activities of the department is required.
Terms: Tenure-track position, starting July 1, 2022
Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.
Location of work: Department of History, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Contact information: Damien-Claude Bélanger, Chair, Department of History, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. email@example.com
Education: Ph.D. in History or in a closely related field.
- Candidates must have an excellent record of research and peer-reviewed publications.
- Relevant areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: empire and imperialism, migration and diaspora studies, and minority rights.
- Knowledge in the use of digital tools and in the production of information related to digital humanities is an asset.
- Evidence of excellence in the teaching of history or of a related discipline is required.
- Experience attracting and supervising graduate students is an asset.
- At the time of tenure, active bilingualism is required – English-French bilingualism at time of hire is thus a qualification.
Application deadline: Applications received by November 12, 2021, will receive full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.
Please submit the following application materials, combined into a single pdf document: letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy including student evaluations, detailed research proposal/statement, curriculum vitae, and samples of publications. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to:
Department of History
University of Ottawa
55 Laurier East Av.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.
According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org . Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.
The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.
Lecturer and Director of Slovak Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Slovak Studies Program, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on September 1, 2022. Duties include: (i) teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced Slovak language, as well as Slovak or Slovak-comparative literature and culture in English at the undergraduate level; (ii) non-teaching duties include oversight of Slovak cultural and outreach activities in accordance with programming goals identified by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; (iii) scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations is encouraged but is not a prerequisite for appointment or renewal.
A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Slovak second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Slovak and English and teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). Proficiency in other Central European languages, literature, and cultures is desirable, but not a prerequisite. All candidates must either have or confirm their commitment to obtain ACTFL OPI certification in Slovak.
Candidates should submit, via Talent Center, a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, 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 brief description of how your teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Ms. Victoria Donahoe, Faculty Actions and Recruitment Coordinator (412-383-0680, email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Deadline for the receipt of applications: November 15, 2021.
Assistant Professor in Russian History, Indiana University
The Department of History (https://history.indiana.edu/) and the Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (https://reei.indiana.edu/) at Indiana University, Bloomington, invite applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2022.
We seek an individual who specializes in any period from feudal to the Russian Revolution. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vibrant program of research that complements existing faculty expertise. Desired areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, tsarism, serfdom, labor, agriculture, war and empire, borderlands and nationalisms, religion and state, culture and cultural production, social and historical memory, ethnicity, environment and regional studies, urban evolution, medicine, law, rights, social movements, visual and digital humanities. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year, across the Department of History and the Institute, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expectations are for a full survey of Russian history, and broad thematic courses on Russia that will appeal to a diverse undergraduate student body.
Ph.D. is required at time of appointment. A full dossier will include a cover letter; CV; statements on teaching and diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom; and three letters of reference. Applications received by November 15th will be assured full consideration.
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Queries can be sent to Prof. Judith Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Marianne Kamp (email@example.com). For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by November 15, 2021.
Assistant Director Outreach, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies seeks an Engagement Coordinator to serve as a core member of the Engagement Team at the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The REEES Engagement Coordinator will be the primary coordinator for the educational outreach programming initiated within the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. More broadly, the Engagement Coordinator will promote regional studies across a broad range of disciplines and foreign languages in outreach activities coordinated with UCIS academic centers and units, student clubs, K-16 teachers and students, locally based international organizations, other major universities, community colleges and Title III/Title V eligible institutions.
This is a 9-month position that is renewable pending funding.
B.A. required, Master’s in Education, Humanities, or Social Sciences or related field strongly preferred. Knowledge of the culture, history, politics and/or societies of contemporary Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia, or Asia and/or proficiency in a European, Eurasian, or Asian language, preferred. Please indicate experience and language proficiencies in your application materials. Experience in local school systems or familiarity with current educational trends and issues strongly preferred. Engagement Coordinators will be asked to organize professional development workshops for teachers and may be asked to give presentations or lectures. The incumbent will also be required to assist with programs and events with a high degree of professionalism.
Head Librarian for Bowes Art and Architecture Library, Stanford University Libraries
Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Head Librarian for Bowes Art and Architecture Library. The Libraries values are rooted in a commitment of mutual respect, the idea that every member of the staff has something to contribute, and that learning is constant. We seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives.
About Stanford Libraries:
Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 12 million items. Everyone in the organization plays a vital role in fulfilling that objective. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships. We are constantly building and strengthening our organization, and we recognize striving for excellence is a marathon and not a sprint. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, our profession as well as the greater academic arena. We are invested in the success of our teams and the individuals who represent Stanford Libraries.
About the Position:
The Stanford Libraries’ Art and Architecture are at the forefront in providing innovative support for scholarship, teaching, and learning in the various subdisciplines in art, art practice, and architecture as practiced at Stanford. The collections in the Bowes Art and Architecture comprise one of the most significant research collections anywhere.
The Head Librarian of the Bowes Art and Architecture Library provides a full range of high-quality library services for the faculty and students of the Department of Art and Art History and to other interested faculty, students, and staff of the University. The Head Librarian is also a member of the management team responsible for humanities and area studies collections in the Stanford University Libraries. In addition to advanced subject expertise in Art and Art History, the Head Librarian must have proven managerial ability and be capable of contributing to the programs and projects of the Libraries in general as well as to the University.
For more information and to apply, please see https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/head-art-library-13703
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor. The primary area is Russian literature and culture over all periods of their history. Candidates with expertise in other Slavic languages and cultures are also welcome to apply. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, a consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives and on hiring. Candidates must demonstrate strong scholarship and excellence in teaching. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year. We anticipate a start date of September 1, 2022.
Application materials must be submitted online via www.academicjobsonline.org (direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18924). In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages) and teaching evaluations (if available). In the teaching statement, candidates should address their ability to appeal to and work with a broad range of students of varied interests and backgrounds. The deadline for applying is November 1, 2021.
Eastern European DLI Language Instructors, Atlas Advisors, LLC
Atlas Advisors, LLC (ATLAS) is looking for qualified and motivated language instructors to join the The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFL) mission. Instructors will provide culturally based foreign language education and training to the US military in the Nation’s Capital Region (NCR).
EASTERN EUROPEAN DLI LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• ILR 3 Level English proficiency or higher
• Baccalaureate degree or higher
• At least two (2) years of successful relevant experience in intensive training, teaching adults using proficiency-oriented methods and materials aimed at ILR skill levels 2 and 3.
• At least four (4) years in teaching the target language to adult learners in an intensive, proficiency-oriented environment
EASTERN EUROPEAN DLI LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience writing and executing weekly lesson plans
• Experience successfully using educational technology tools to enhance student learning
• Competitive compensation package
• 401(k) retirement plan
•Full medical care benefits package including an employer funded Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plan
• Paid training and professional development
• Company provided life insurance
• Short-term & long-term disability
• Flexible paid time off plan
Roles/Responsibilities: To provide foreign language training support services and instruction to the US military in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Language Requirements: Fluent in English and at least one of the following languages: Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian/Croatian
Language Fluency Requirements
• Score at least a 3/3/3/3 speaking, listening, reading and writing (SLRW) in English
• Score at least a 3/3/3/3 speaking, listening, reading and writing (SLRW) in target language
Assistant Professor in Slavic and Global Literary Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Washington
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Slavic and global literary studies, to begin September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position.
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).
This position is expected to specialize in lesser represented, marginalized, and/or non-metropolitan Slavic and/or East European literatures (including local, dialectal or minority Slavic or East European literatures, folklore and oral literatures), and in approaches (such as comparative, trans-regional, trans-national, or trans-historical, including premodern and ancient), which would contribute to global literary studies direction of the department.
The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 institution located at the heart of Seattle. Applicants 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. This position will contribute to building an innovative global literary studies curriculum marked by an expansive orientation of literary studies that is inclusive of minority languages and literatures.
A successful candidate will be expected to build connections with multiple campus units within and beyond the humanities, and to contribute to departmental and institutional diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. 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.
For more information on the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures please see: https://slavic.washington.edu/.
Candidates for this position must have:
- Research and/or teaching focus pertaining to this appointment in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of Humanities.
- An active research agenda as documented by submitted materials.
- A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic, Comparative Literature, or any other relevant field of literature studies by the start of the appointment.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials:
- Letter of application that includes current and future research plans
- Three confidential letters of recommendation
- A writing sample of no more than 6000 words: this could be a dissertation chapter plus 1-2-page long abstract of the whole dissertation, or a book chapter, or a published article, or any other written material that shows the candidate’s research focus and approach
- A statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship, and/or mentoring would promote diversity, equity and inclusion, not exceeding two pages
- Teaching portfolio that includes: a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, not exceeding two pages; course syllabi and student evaluations from two or more classes
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 December 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Foreign Language Teacher - Russian (Instructor), Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
About the Position: Serves as a Russian language teacher for Undergraduate Education, European & Latin American School 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.
- Teachers employ computer skills to organize data and teaching materials.
- Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers an intensive student-centered environment with diverse opportunities for faculty development.
- Faculty members teach listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as geopolitical, economic and social issues, in an immersion based environment.
- Teachers integrate technology in the classroom and in homework assignments.
- Faculty members employ resources such as Smart Boards, the Internet, iPods, and Tablet PCs.
- Faculty members are expected to stay abreast of current foreign language teaching theories and methods.
Applications are to be submitted by January 13, 2022.
Assistant Professor of Russian, Colby College (Waterville, Maine)
The Department of German and Russian at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian to begin on July 1, 2022. Teaching responsibilities will include courses on 19th century Russian literature and culture. Applicants should have a commitment to developing a vibrant program of research and teaching on the literatures and cultures of the Slavic speaking world in the areas of race, memory studies, women’s and gender studies, medical humanities, science and technology, migration studies, folklore, art history, or theater studies. Additional experience in digital or public humanities is also welcome.
Additionally, we seek applicants who have a demonstrated excellence in teaching cultural studies and who are prepared to teach Russian language at all undergraduate levels.
Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English is required. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.
To apply, submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of excellence in teaching, (4) a research statement, (5) a writing sample of no more than 20 pages (a short article or paper), (6) a teaching philosophy that includes evidence of commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching and which describes your approach to teaching at a small liberal arts college, (7) and three confidential letters of recommendation. The search committee will only review complete applications. Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is required [http://apply.interfolio.com/93598].
Applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration.
Inquiries regarding the position may be emailed to the chair of the search committee, Alicia E. Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Coordinator, STARTALK, European Studies, University of Cincinnati
The STARTALK Program Coordinator is a temporary two-year position (2021-2023) to establish two STARTALK programs: The University of Cincinnati STARTALK Workforce Media Development Program (UC-SWDMP) and the STARTALK Year-round Student Russian Immersion Program (UC-SYRIP). STARTALK is a federal grant program funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. For more information see: https://startalk.umd.edu/public/about.
The goal of the UC-SWDMP program is to educate students grades 10-16 (ages 17-21) about federal government workforce opportunities for speakers of critical-need languages including (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu) and help them acquire valuable media creation skills. The goal of the UC-SYRIP is to increase the quality of instruction and number of Russian language speakers in the United States.
The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of the University of Cincinnati STARTALK programs.
- Design/create and conduct seminars, classes, workshops or programs.
- Develop program objectives and monitor quantitative and qualitative data on progress toward objectives. Review objectives to identify problems and solutions, prioritize solutions and develop action steps for program improvement.
- Provide financial administrative support for program initiatives.
- Develop, administer and analyze assessment/evaluation questionnaires. Compile statistics and prepare reports.
- Develop and implement marketing strategies to recruit students and program participants.
- Interact with staff faculty, external agencies and other university departments.
- May conduct research and analyze relevant literature, other benchmark information to develop grant proposals, new program ideas and propose program changes.
- May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
- Perform related duties based on departmental need.
- Bachelor's Degree.
- Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
One (1) year of program coordination experience.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
- Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Qualiﬁed and interested applicants must complete our online application. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a cover letter of no more than one page describing their interest and qualifications for the position. Candidates must also submit a current copy of their resume/curriculum vitae, and complete a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of the application process. Use the Additional Documents feature to attach the required items.
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.
David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship
Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in communications and undergraduate outreach at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub. The successful candidate will assist HRI with its communications strategy, particularly its email communications and social media presence, in addition to serving as HRI’s undergraduate liaison and chief strategist on undergraduate engagement. This position is funded thanks to a generous gift from David F. Prindable.
Application Deadline: Sept. 27, 11:59 PM
To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred.
For more information and to apply, please see https://hri.illinois.edu/fellowships-research-support/david-f-prindable-undergraduate-internship
ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training. The terms may range from four months to a full year. Stipend per month is $5,000.
ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships (PhD candidate) may be held for various terms, from one month up to one academic year. Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.
Applications for ARIT and ARIT NEH fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2021. The fellowship committee will notify applicants in late January 2022.
ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2022. Participants must have completed two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. The application deadline will be in early February, 2022.
For additional information please see the ARIT webpage at https://aritweb.org/fellowships/
Request for Applications: HRI FACULTY & GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS 2022–23 (UIUC)
This year’s theme is a result of collaboration between the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
At the intersections and overlaps of activism and scholarship are calls for un/doing the status quo that threatens us all—to abolish and defund, to decolonize, divest, decriminalize, dismantle, and de-center. Far from a passive opposite of doing, the slowing down, refusals, and work stoppage techniques of Un/Doing show it to be active, intentional, and on-going, with the productive potential of dismantling. From the de-individualization of basic needs (food, housing, health) to mutual aid and collective models of solidarity, what are the spaces and practices that Un/Doing makes possible?
At this moment when various forms of collective Un/Doing seem newly imaginable, whether involuntarily (through a pandemic, for instance) or voluntarily (through new social movements), what openings might it offer for reorienting humanities research? Un/Doing might, for instance, encourage us to reflect on the persistence of disciplinary norms in the humanities and the extent to which interdisciplinary approaches undo disciplines or remain tethered to them. How might the prospect of Un/Doing take on different risks or possibilities in particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations? Since the establishment of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latino/Latina Studies as academic fields in the late 1960s, these interdisciplinary formations have been institutionalized in ways that often position them as discrete intellectual projects tied to particular identities, with the assumption that certain keywords—race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality—have priority within specific fields and not others. To what extent have intersectional approaches developed over the last three decades undone those assumptions or not? What is the relationship between the theoretical and methodological porousness of these fields—and interdisciplinary areas in general— and the threat of administrative undoing (i.e., dismantling) of academic programs? What is the relationship between Un/Doing and unlearning (whether the object be racism, sexism, transphobia, or ableism)? If the distinction between “doing” and “being” has been generative for a range of theories and methods that emphasize practices, performativity, and/or process, how might Un/Doing be situated (or not) within these investigations? What modes of Un/Doing allow for new and generative knowledge, methodologies, and collaborations?
We seek faculty and graduate fellows in and allied with humanities disciplines and interdisciplines whose research grapples with the im/possibilities of Un/Doing in and across various fields, with particular attention to race, indigeneity, gender, and/or sexuality. Whether you take various forms of Un/Doing as your object of study, your method, or your condition, we invite you to apply to work with us to figure out how we come together when things come undone.
Fellowship proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: the scholarly excellence and promise of the project, the applicant’s preparation/readiness to undertake the proposed research, the quality of the narrative proposal, the relationship to the annual theme, the case made for how the HRI experience/seminar would be beneficial to the project, and the letters of support.
HRI welcomes applications from all disciplines and departments with a research interest in humanities and humanities-inflected scholarship. HRI is especially interested in fostering interdisciplinary work, both within the humanistic disciplines, and between the humanities and the arts.
Complete fellowship application guidelines for 2022–23 can be found on the HRI website (faculty guidelines / graduate student guidelines). Applications must be submitted through an online application portal. No paper or emailed applications or letters of recommendation will be accepted. The submission portal will open on September 1, 2021.
Questions about these fellowships may be addressed to HRI Deputy Director Nancy Castro.
Princeton-Mellow Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is seeking postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2022-23 academic year.
The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic understanding of urban issues past, present, and future. Its theme, Cities on the Edge, encompass several interrelated concepts, including the juncture of built/natural environmental studies, center/periphery, hemispheric comparatives, migration, New Jersey urbanism, social justice, the humanities as a force of change, and the margin as a place of radical possibility. Additional information about the Princeton-Mellon's themes and program may be found at https://arc-hum.princeton.edu/.
We seek to hire Mellon Fellows with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Candidates can come from any discipline. They may be academics, designers, and/or practicing writers or artists. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.
Fields of specialization might include (but are not limited to) the humanistic dimensions of architecture, architectural history, design, urban planning, public policy, urban studies, environmental studies, science and technology studies, geography, history, philosophy, art history, material culture, politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, religion, cultural studies, queer studies, race and ethnicity studies, gender studies, performance studies, visual arts, documentary studies, photography, and creative writing. Fellows may focus on any geographic area.
We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2022), or a terminal Master's degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course (uploaded under "Teaching Statement"), brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 1, 2022, 11:59 pm, EST for full consideration to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22001. Letters of recommendation will be requested for a smaller group of applicants at a later date.
The Mellon Fellow will receive up to $75,000 for a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of on or about September 1, 2022, plus benefits. On rare occasions, appointments for less than twelve months will be considered. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications at the time of appointment. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
2022-2023 Fellowship at the Katz Center (University of Pennsylvania): "Jews and Modern Legal Culture"
During the 2022-2023 fellowship year, the Katz Center turns its attention to the study of law between the 18th and 21st centuries, an age of transition from a world of empires to the modern age of the nation-state and international law. This year’s fellowship aims to encourage new research in the study of Jews and the law across disciplinary perspectives, a focus that includes Jewish law as it has developed in modern contexts as well as the role of Jews within other legal cultures.
The Katz Center invites applications from scholars working on projects related to this focus, including legal scholars alongside scholars approaching the study of law from other fields and disciplines. The Center seeks to draw from a wide range of methodological and disciplinary approaches, including but not limited to social, legal, and intellectual history, anthropology, literature, religious studies, jurisprudence, political science, the social sciences, and philosophy.
Relevant research might address one or more of the following questions:
- What is the place of law in modern Jewish religious life, thought, and culture?
- How has modernity impacted Jewish law as it developed since the 18th century, and how in turn has Jewish legal culture shaped Jews’ experience of modernity?
- What role have Jews played in the development of other legal systems and cultures, imperial, national, and international?
- What role have Jews played as legal actors—as lawyers, judges, scholars of laws, criminals, and witnesses?
- What are the legal consequences of the creation of the state of Israel and its subsequent history? What is the place of Jewish law in a democratic state? In a state that involves or rules over large non-Jewish populations, citizens, and non-citizens?
- What is the legal legacy of the Holocaust?
- What does a focus on gender reveal about the workings of law and/or how has law impacted the construction and expression of gender?
- What can the field of Jewish studies contribute to broader discussions about human rights, religious freedom, and other legal concepts relevant for understanding the political status and lived experience of religious and ethnic minorities?
- How does law intersect with other domains of culture within Jewish experience such as ethics, economics, the military, philosophy, architecture, literary and artistic expression?
Katz Center fellows are provided with the time and resources needed to pursue their individual projects but are also expected to actively engage in an interdisciplinary intellectual community drawn together by seminars, conferences, collaborative activities, and on-going conversations. Applications from scholars worldwide are encouraged. All applicants must hold a doctoral degree or expect to receive it by the start date of the fellowship. Fellows will be expected to take residence in Philadelphia where they will be provided with an office and full library privileges.
For more information about the Katz Center’s fellowship program, including a full description of the year’s theme, examples of possible projects, eligibility, and requirements, please visit us online.
The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or expect to receive it no later than the start date of the fellowship. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. International scholars are appointed under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made, and the Katz Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient or the Katz Center is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.
Fellows are required to spend the term of the fellowship in residence in Philadelphia at the Katz Center and are expected to pursue their proposed research projects. The Center’s requirements are residency in Philadelphia, attendance of weekly lunches on Mondays and weekly seminars on Wednesdays, one seminar presentation, as well as full participation in fellow-conceived colloquia and symposiums, among other special events. Fellows are provided with an office, computing and printing access, as well as administrative assistance and full library privileges to the University of Pennsylvania library system, including book delivery.
Additional Opportunity: Israel Institute Fellowship
With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering an additional opportunity for a teaching fellowship in 2022–2023 for Israeli scholars. The recipient will be a full participant in the Center’s fellowship program and will teach one undergraduate course per semester on an Israel-related subject. To be eligible for the Israel Institute/Katz Center fellowship the applicant must be an Israeli citizenwith a doctorate degree in a field or subject related to Israel and/or is currently employed at an Israeli institution of higher learning or research center. Applicants to this fellowship are required to submit a sample syllabus along with a statement of past teaching experience and teaching style. Details are included in the fellowship application at the link below.
For additional questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Application deadline: October 18, 2021
Recommendations must be received by deadline: October 18, 2021
Fellowship recipients will be notified by March 1, 2022
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.
NCEEER Title VIII Dissertation Completion Grant Program
The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for its Dissertation Completion Grant Program. This grant provides a maximum award of $25,000 to doctoral candidates in an advanced stage of dissertation work whose research concerns the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia on topics of relevance to current U.S. foreign policy.
To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a U.S. institution, and have one year or less remaining to complete their dissertations. Individual awards will be up to $25,000 with a duration of 9-12 months.
The Dissertation Completion Grant supports doctoral candidates in an advanced stage of dissertation work whose research concerns the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia on topics of relevance to current U.S. foreign policy.
Eligible dissertation research is not limited by discipline, but must concern one or more of the countries listed below. Competitive dissertation topics will demonstrate a clear and compelling link to current U.S. foreign policy toward the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Research that is "policy relevant" does not necessarily need to focus directly on a matter of current and intense concern to U.S. government policy makers. Projects in fields such as history, popular culture, and other matters that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials may be eligible for funding, as long as the applicant explains compellingly why the research is relevant to the formation of policy.
Successful applicants will be required to submit regular reports to NCEEER, culminating in the completion of the dissertation. Should they wish to produce publications from their grant, they may also submit a short working paper based on the results of their research. Please note that research reports submitted to NCEEER for scholars' projects may be considered for publication in the journal Problems of Post-Communism.
The deadlines for the submission of applications is December 31, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision by March 1, 2022. All work must be completed by September 1, 2023.
CFP, Roundtables, and Complete Panel Proposals: 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference
Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10, 2022
Hybrid Format: Attend In-Person or Virtually
Call for Papers, Roundtables and Complete Panel Proposals
The Conference Program Chairs and Section Heads invite you to submit proposals that reflect the best thinking in the discipline, informed by theory, research, and practical application for the 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 7-10, 2022. The conference will be a hybrid format which will provide the flexibility for attendees to participate either in-person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL or online in a virtual format.
Proposal deadlines are as follows:
October 8, 2021: Papers, Roundtables and Complete Panels
December 8, 2021: Subfields, Undergraduate Sections and Working Groups
Submitting a Proposal:
Please note the submission guidelines before you submit your proposal. Proposals must be submitted electronically, and you must be logged into your MPSA account to access the proposal submission system. If you do not have an account, or are unsure, please click here. If you need to reset your password, please click here.
After logging into your account, and in order to submit a proposal, you must complete your account profile. If you have not already completed your profile, a ‘Complete My Profile’ button will appear on the screen and you will be directed to a page to do so before you are able to access the proposal system. If you have already completed your profile a ‘Submit a Proposal’ button will be visible and you will be able to access the submission portal.
NOTE: Every user must submit their own proposal using their own account. If you are a faculty advisor, please do not submit a proposal for one of your students when you are logged in with your personal account.
CFP: 26th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), May 4-7, 2022, NY/Online
The ASN World Convention, which brings together 750+ scholars from 50+ countries annually, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, indigenous and racialized groups, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, and cross-regional sections in nationalism studies and migration/diaspora studies.
In addition to the thematic sections on populism/radicalism, memory, violence, indigenous and racialized groups, and nationalism and the pandemic, popular themes over the years have included gender, language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, nation-building, energy politics, parties and elections, youth, media, and civil society.
Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of humanities and social sciences.
Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2021 Convention Program.
For more information on proposals, please see link posted above. All proposals must be submitted by 17 November, 2021 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFP: The 28th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference, February 11-13, 2022, Online
Submission Deadline: 22 November 2021
The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University is requesting submissions for our annual conference on Central Eurasian studies. We are accepting abstracts for 15-20 minute presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. We welcome proposals from all disciplinary backgrounds, as well as from any regional or historical focus. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, topics in Iranian (Afghan, Persian, Tajik), Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, Turkic, and Uralic (Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, etc.) studies. Our mission at ACES is to bring together emerging scholars in the field of Central Eurasian studies to exchange ideas and refine their research with feedback from their peers. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are all invited to submit. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will be tentatively held in a hybrid format, both in-person in Bloomington, Indiana and virtually via Zoom, on the weekend of 11-13 February 2022. We welcome submissions from any part of the globe, so long as presenters are able to participate online. Those who wish to present in-person will be responsible for their own travel arrangements. Accepted panelists should be prepared to give their presentation during normal business hours (9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.) in U.S. Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5:00). All presentations will be given in English. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Prior as our keynote speaker at this year’s conference. Dr. Prior (CEUS Ph.D. 2002) is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department at Miami University. He is currently working on two studies in Inner Asian comparative mythology and a digital humanities project in association with the Manuscript Archives of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic. His translation, The Memorial Feast for Kökötöy Khan: A Kirghiz Epic Poem in the Manas Tradition by Saghïmbay Orozbaq uulu, is forthcoming from Penguin Classics
CFP: III Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Studies Conference
March 25-27, 2022
The deadline for proposal submissions is December 15, 2021
Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures
Ukrainian Studies Organization
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
We invite scholars to share research and participate in discussions related to Ukrainian studies. We welcome submissions from fields that include but are not limited to: history, literature, memory studies, translation, linguistics, music, film, religious studies, political science, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, mass media. In addition to this broad range of topics, to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Ukraine’s independence we welcome talks and presentations that touch upon the gains and challenges that Ukraine has witnessed since 1991: poetry and literature of independent Ukraine, memory politics, the Orange Revolution, the Revolution of Dignity, the Chornobyl consequences, Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbas, Ukrainian cinema, Ukrainian literature abroad, teaching Ukrainian literature in Ukraine and abroad, etc.
Please include with your abstract: academic/professional affiliation, 2-page CV.
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed.
CFP: 22nd Balkan and South Slavic Conference
The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH on Thursday April 7 – Sunday April 10, 2022.
Our current plan is to hold the conference as an in-person event, though we recognize that there are possible problems, even in these days of greater openness, associated with an in-person event, especially issues for everyone with regard to access to travel funding and for those coming from abroad with regard to visas and potential travel restrictions. The Organizing Committee will periodically assess the situation and may ultimately opt for an all-virtual or a hybrid-style conference depending on local and global circumstances; most importantly, we will keep participants informed as to the modality to be employed for the conference.
There will be two keynote speakers:
Victor Friedman (University of Chicago)
Andrey Sobolev (Marburg University), delivering the 2022 Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture
The last attempt to hold this conference, at Arizona State University in 2020, was derailed due to the pandemic and the conference ultimately was cancelled. Accordingly, by way of compensation, we have decided to “grandfather” in papers that had been accepted for the 2020 conference and also make room for new papers. Thus, if you were on the program for the Arizona State conference, and if your paper has not yet been published anywhere, you are welcome, if you like, to submit the same paper you would have presented in Arizona; we ask only that you (re-)submit an abstract for it in the manner required for this conference.
Your paper should treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore, or culture.
Abstracts should be submitted through EASYCHAIR:
Abstracts should be no more than one page long, with a second page for data, graphics, bibliography, and the like; please use a 12-point font and allow at least 1″ margins. The abstracts do *not* need to be anonymized.
Please submit your abstract by 11:59pm (Eastern Time, i.e. as in New York City) October 22, 2021. Notification of selection, and invitation letters if needed, will be sent by November 1.
More information about travel arrangements, about hotels, and even about area attractions will be sent out later in the year. The Columbus airport (CMH) is served by all major US airlines.
The conference is sponsored by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University and by the Kenneth E. Naylor Professorship of South Slavic Linguistics.
Questions about the conference may be directed to the conference organizers, Brian Joseph and Andrea Sims, at email@example.com.
Call for Applications: 2022 HWW National Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop
Deadline: November 1, 2021.
Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), HWW is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
In summer 2022, the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will host HWW’s annual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about diverse careers for humanists. Through a series of workshops, talks, and site visits, participants will learn how to imagine possible futures and leverage their skills and humanities training towards careers in the private sector, the nonprofit world, arts administration, public media and many other fields. Ann Arbor, Michigan will serve as the primary location for workshop activities. The location will provide students with the opportunity to experience the vibrant humanities ecosystem that exists in the region, including Detroit.
We invite applications from doctoral students pursuing degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences for the two-week summer workshop. This is a limited submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institutions, and only one nomination may be made to HWW by each university. To be considered, interested doctoral students must submit their applications to their home universities’ humanities center director, graduate college dean, or equivalent by November 1, 2021. Do not submit your applications directly to HWW.
About the Workshop:
The Humanities Without Walls summer workshop utilizes a cohort-based approach to assisting humanities PhD students with the development of their careers. Our principles emphasize student agency while giving attendees space to reflect on their values. We have learned that centering the needs of each fellow results in empowered PhD professionals ready to tackle the world which awaits them post-degree. Our sessions intentionally layer foundations for the fellows as they do the real-time work of discerning personal career values, building community within the fellowship cohort, and researching potential career paths. The workshop models effective strategies that enable our fellows to prepare for a successful job search today and for the career transitions which will come in the future.
The very concept of “humanities without walls” commits us to the work of racial and social justice in the context of career diversity programming. Therefore, we work to create sessions which help us grapple with the long history of implicit racial, gender, and class bias so often concealed in the guise of “professionalism.” HWW’s commitment to the values of reciprocity and redistribution allows our fellows an opportunity to thread the work of racial justice and social equity into their developing life and career goals and to think about inclusion by design as part of their work in the world, whatever shape that may take.
Launched in 2015 as an initiative of the HWW consortium, the workshop welcomes participants each summer from higher education institutions across the United States. HWW Summer Workshop Fellows work in a variety of academic disciplines. They are scholars and practitioners who come with experience in community building, museum curation, filmmaking, radio programming, social media, project management, research, writing, and teaching. They are typically invested in the pressing social justice issues of our time and are seeking ways to bring humanistic values, insights, and skills to their work lives, whether in the public and private sector.
In the spirit of practice-oriented learning, HWW has partnered with entities such as IDEO, a design and consulting firm, the Joyce Foundation, and the Canadian Museum of History, amongst others, to lead students in real-world problem-solving exercises around important contemporary issues. Recognizing that each fellow’s skillset has been primarily oriented toward an academic track, the workshop includes sessions on values-based career planning, resume and cover letter construction, networking, and social media strategies from experts in career development.
Graduates from the workshop will emerge with a network of contacts in a range of professional realms; a significantly broadened sense of the career possibilities that await humanities PhDs; a cohort of HWW Summer Workshop Fellows (and friends!) from whom they may draw support and advice; and a set of resources aimed at helping them advance into the various realms considered under the broad rubric of “the public humanities.”
Application Requirements: Interested doctoral students in the humanities should submit their applications to their home universities’ humanities center director, graduate college dean, or equivalent by November 1, 2021. Each university designates their own office and process for coordinating applications. Combine and submit all application materials as a single PDF file. Please do not submit your applications directly to HWW or the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.
The CLS application for the 2022 summer programs is now available! Applicatoins are due November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm Eastern Time.
Lewis University Summer STARTALK 2021
STARTALK is one of the projects of the National Security Initiative, a multi-agency effort to expand foreign language education in under-taught critical languages by funding new and existing programs and to provide incentives and rewards for foreign language learning.
STARTALK’s overall mission is to increase the number of young Americans learning and speaking critical need foreign languages by offering creative and engaging summer learning experiences for students (K-16).
Lewis University has been offering Startalk Program since 2009.
This year’s summer program will offer its participants an intensive instruction in beginning Russian and Arabic. Both courses will be conducted online.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER APPLYING FOR STARTALK?
The three main benefits of the STARTALK program at Lewis University are
- There are no tuition costs for the students
- Successful STARTALK students will receive 3 transferrable university credits
- You will have the rare opportunity to study Russian or Arabic and to continue studying them in our regular courses.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
The 2021 Startalk language program is four weeks long. Classes begin on June 21st.
WHAT IS THE CLASS SCHEDULE?
Language and culture classes will be conducted synchronously online daily Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 2 pm with lunch break and three 10 min. break.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- High school students: rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders;
- Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores and juniors (this course is counted as Globalization requirement);
- Only those without prior exposure to Russian or Arabic will be accepted to the Program.
Admission is competitive.
HOW SHOULD YOU APPLY?
Go to the following link to fill out an online admission application. Application deadline is May 31st, 11:59 p.m.
CIEE Russian Language Programs
Spring 2022: Bring your advanced Russian language skills to glorious St. Petersburg and master them! Immerse yourself in Russian culture, history, art, and literature with fascinating coursework at CIEE St. Petersburg, while practicing with language partners to dramatically improve your Russian. Volunteer opportunities ensure students are well integrated into the local community to form lasting interpersonal connections. All courses are complemented with lectures, workshops, co-curricular activities, and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
Summer 2022: Take your beginner, intermediate, or advanced Russian language skills to a new level while you explore glorious St. Petersburg. With inspiring sites, rigorous coursework, homestays, and the help of Russian peers, you’re sure to make rapid progress. Courses are taught in Russian at CIEE’s partner school, St. Petersburg State University, and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University's Melikian Center
The Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is a national training institute for less commonly taught languages, offering summer intensive courses and study-abroad programs around the world.
In 2022, the CLI languages will be Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.
For updates on CLI 2022, please see here.
Please click here to view a website on our alumni and on the history of CLI.
Thanks to ASU institutional support, CLI does not charge tuition (in-state or out-of-state) for its credit-bearing courses. Instead, we charge a flat administrative fee of $1,500 for all of our languages. Please note that additional fees apply for our study-abroad programs.
For information on CLI 2022 program dates and estimated costs, please visit the individual language pages. Please note that we are working to keep these updated with the most accurate information we have available.
The Melikian Center provides study-abroad advising, grant & career mentoring, and visits by federal agency recruiters during Tempe-based CLI programs. CLI graduates have an exceptionally high success rate for competitive study-abroad awards like the Boren and Fulbright. Wherever they start their journey, CLI students travel on as multicultural, global citizens!
Please click here to add your email to our CLI 2022 update list. In addition to updating our website, we will use this email list to keep people informed about key application and scholarship dates and decisions about CLI 2022.
If you have any questions, please email or call us at (480) 965-4188.
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. For further details, please visit their website (linked above).
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.
American Councils Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)
Intensive language instruction opportunities available for fall, spring, academic year, or summer terms for the following languages and locations: Albanian in Tirana, Albania; Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria; Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia; Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia; Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro.
For more information on the various programs, click here.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer programs: February 15
Fall & academic year: March 15
Spring semester: October 15
American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
ERLP provides high-quality language instruction, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.
The following languages and locations are currently offered: Yerevan, Armenia (Armenian); Baku, Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani, Turkish); Tbilisi, Georgia (Chechen, Georgian); Almaty, Kazakhstan (Kazakh); Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz); Chisinau, Moldova (Romanian); locations throughout Russia (Bashkir, Buryat, Tatar, Yakut); Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Pashto, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Uzbek); and Kiev, Ukraine (Ukrainian).
For more detailed information, click here.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer programs: February 15
Fall & academic year: March 15
Spring semester: October 15
American Home in Vladimir, Russia Intensive Russian Program
Tailored intensive Russian language programs are available through American Home in Vladimir, Russia. Applications are accepted all year, with the possibility of selecting your own dates and lengths of the program. Cost includes room and board with a Russian family (two meals a day); well-educated native speakers trained to teach Russian to foreigners; intensive, one-on-one or small group lessons three hours a day, five days a week; lessons conducted on the trolley bus, in an open air market, and elsewhere in the community; and classroom lessons in the comfortable, well-equipped American Home where you will also meet Russians studying English.
For detailed cost information and application details, please see site linked above.
Aspirantum-Armenian School of Languages and Cultures is inviting students, scholars and researchers to apply and take part in Russian language summer school.
Aspirantum is also organizing summer and winter schools of Persian, Armenian and Russian languages in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 21 days Russian language summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian, reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Russian.
To apply, click here.
Ukrainian Catholic University- School of Ukrainian Language Summer Program (Online)
The UCU program is the largest and most popular Ukrainian-as-a-foreign-language program in Ukraine, hosting about a hundred students from over twenty countries every summer. The program consists of daily language classes, individual tutoring, workshops or lectures and excursions. At the beginning of the summer UCU program, students visit the Carpathian Mountains for a unique two-week experience. Students then return to Lviv for four weeks to continue the UCU summer language and culture program. University ECTS credits can be received on completion of the course. The Summer Program consists of six weeks. Sessions are customizable to meet student criteria and requirements, where students may choose any number of days or weeks of study during the six weeks.