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Acquisitions Editor in Slavic and Central Asian Studies

Academic Studies Press (Boston, MA) is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Acquisitions Editor.

The Acquisitions Editor will be responsible for acquiring scholarly and academic titles in Slavic and Central Asian Studies.

Preference will be given to a candidate with editorial experience and a record of acquisitions, extensive contacts with a wide array of potential authors, and fluency in the critical literature of and the newest developments in these fields. Experience in securing funding for books requiring subsidies is desirable. The successful candidate for this position will work with the Senior Editor to design a focused publishing program, taking into consideration the best opportunities in these fields, as well as the candidate’s interests, professional training, and publishing experience.

The Acquisitions Editor will carry out the following responsibilities:

Solicit and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts in the above stated areas; solicit, evaluate, and process reports from peer reviewers; present proposed books to the Senior Editor; negotiate contracts; prepare accurate budgets for books acquired; identify and secure funding for books requiring subsidies; maintain accurate and timely schedules for transmittal of manuscripts to production; attending relevant conferences and events; actively participate in sales and marketing plans for promoting publications.

If you wish to be considered, please forward a resume and cover letter noting salary requirements in Word or PDF format to aanzani@academicstudiespress.com

Date posted: 2/26/2018


Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position with a specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature beginning August 2018, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian required. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English.

Candidates should arrange to submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), 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) via https://apply.interfolio.com/48723. Questions may be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer (losagio@pitt.edu, 412-624-5221).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Date posted: 2/26/2018

Internships

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Funding

 Opportunities for Research: Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program
American Councils is pleased to announce the launch of the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program. Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) will support U.S. graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the social sciences, post-doctoral fellows, university faculty, and independent scholars to conduct on-site research and fieldwork in Russia for periods of three to nine months on topics within the social science disciplines.
About the Program
Designed to expand the accessibility of Russia-based research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Russia, AFR supports contacts between U.S. fellows and their academic counterparts in Russia, provides academic affiliation at Russian institutions in support of scholar’s research objectives, and works with sponsoring institutions to provide archive access or other research support. Applicants should be prepared to consult with Russian scholars regarding research plans and objectives while in-country and to coordinate in-country travel with their host institutions. Following the completion of the research term, AFR fellows will provide a plan for the dissemination of their findings designed to strengthen and broaden current scholarship in the social sciences related to Russia and U.S.-Russian relations.
AFR Awards for 2018-2019
It is expected that 12 to 20 fellowships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 each, with actual levels of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period and the academic rank of the awardee. Support includes housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support and economy class travel to and from the fellow’s academic home in the U.S. and the host city in Russia. Additional research-related travel (in-country) may be supported at the recommendation of the AFR Selection Committee.
Selection Criteria
AFR awardees are selected through a two-tiered peer-review process that includes scholars from the candidate’s field of specialization as well as a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary. The selection process is designed to take into account the candidate’s academic background and stage of career. All applicants are expected to specify why the period of on-site research is essential for completion of the project proposal and realistic in terms of available time and likely overseas resources. Candidates will be requested to provide evidence of Russian language proficiency sufficient to successfully carry out the project proposal. In certain cases, overseas language support may be available to successful candidates, at the direction of the AFR selection committee.
Applications & Inquiries:
The application deadline for the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program is April 2, 2018. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline. Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens, and all AFR programs must take place between September 15, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application (https://www.americancouncils.org/programs/academic-fellowships-program-russia).
Please direct inquiries regarding the program or application process to the AC Research Scholars Program Officer at American Councils for International Education (phone: 202-833-7522; email:researchabroad@americancouncils.org.
Date posted: 2/26/2018

Submissions

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Conferences & Workshops

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Summer/ language Opportunities

Rutgers in Russia 2018 Summer Program in St. Petersburg

The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick are pleased to announce our summer 2018 study abroad program—Rutgers in Russia: St. Petersburg.

Applications are due March 1. The eight-week language and culture program will begin on June 9 and end on August 4, 2018. The program includes intensive language courses taught by instructors of the Derzhavin Institute (http://www.derzhavin.com/en/), excursions to museum and cultural sites of St. Petersburg, home stays with Russian families, and peer tutors.

Students from all majors and universities are eligible and invited to apply. No knowledge of Russian is required for admission, although some university Russian is preferred. All New Jersey residents, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for in-state tuition. The program fee is $6,490 for New Jersey residents, and $7,230 for all others. More information can be found at http://reell.rutgers.edu/study-abroad.
To apply, go to http://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10078. For any questions or concerns, please email Cori Anderson (Director, Rutgers in Russia): cori.anderson@rutgers.edu.
Date posted: 2/26/2018