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Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Chicago
The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and the School of Literatures, Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on August 16, 2019.
We are interested in hiring a versatile and interdisciplinary scholar, whose work is grounded in a theoretical perspective and who can bring cutting-edge experimental approaches to the department. Specifically, we are seeking candidates who specialize in modern Russian literature and culture. Primary or secondary expertise in film, visual arts, cultural studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, or digital humanities is welcome. Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, advising majors, masters and doctoral students, pursuing an active research agenda, and contributing to the university and community through service activities. The standard teaching load is two courses each semester (four courses per academic year).
The application for this position is due November 5th, 2018.

To apply, go to: https://ceeres.uchicago.edu/content/job-posting-full-time-tenure-track-uic-dept-slavic-and-baltic-langages

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2020 in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the MacMillan Center at Yale University
Description:
The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) of the Council on European Studies (CES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2019-2020. The Post-doctoral Associate will teach one course related to his/her interests in each of two terms, pursue his/her own research, and participate in REEES and ESC programming throughout the year.
We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 3, 2019 and continuing until the selections are final.

To apply, go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/55448

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Georgia Southern University – Assistant Professor, Russian History since 1547
The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of History, Russian History since 1547. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.
Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the position of Assistant Professor of History, Russian History since 1547, requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, as well as courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division and graduate courses in his or her field. In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to departmental governance. A research specialization in women’s or gender studies is desirable, but not required. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2018.

To apply, go to: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57614

Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies at Duke University’s Center for Jewish Studies
The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $47,500 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke’s library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, to teach three semester courses over two years, and to give a public lecture on their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable. This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.
Priority deadline: January 15, 2019.

To apply, go to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12476

Date posted: 10/24/2018

Yale University- Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship
The Fortunoff Video Archive will offer the second Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship to a visiting postdoctoral scholar for the academic year 2019-2020. Postdoctoral researchers from around the world are invited to apply. Preference will be given to applicants from outside the Yale community. This fellowship encourages applications from scholars in history and other fields in the humanities and social sciences who can demonstrate the value of research in the collection to their ongoing work. Granted for 12 months, the fellowship will run during the academic year 2019-2020 starting August 1, 2019. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applications for the 2019-2020 postdoctoral fellowship are due February 4, 2019.

To apply, go to: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57630

Date posted: 10/24/2018

Program Director for the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at Harvard University

On behalf of HURI, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Program Director for the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, ambitious social scientist to shape the future of academic research on contemporary Ukraine.

To apply, go to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1405260_5341

Date posted: 9/5/2018

Business Integrity Analyst (Russian) at Facebook

Business Integrity’s mission is to ensure safe and trusted connections between people, businesses, and Facebook. Our team works together to anticipate and predict potential threats to our platform, design and build tools to protect against these threats, and then implement and enforce these systems at scale. We leverage data analysis, machine learning and a robust infrastructure to review the quality of promoted content on our platform. We partner closely with several cross-functional teams, including product, engineering, and data science, to ensure high quality and safe experiences for both people and businesses across the Facebook family of apps. Successful candidates for this team are adaptable, creative, have a bias toward action, aren’t afraid of being wrong, and can successfully work across various teams & countries. This role is based in Dublin, Ireland.

To apply, go to:

https://www.facebook.jobs/dublin-irl/business-integrity-analyst-russian/A5DA6E69609D41B998727E9849D91E9F/job/

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Cyber Targeter with Booz Allen

Target persons of interest, identify relevant TTPs, and track strategic Cyber threats against US national security and criminal equities. Leverage expertise technical and analytic work to support analysis, research, targeting, and operations in the intelligence community (IC) to develop a holistic view of assigned Cyber threat areas. Conduct in-depth research of potential Cyber threats, subjects, or sources, gather, interpret, and evaluate information from both classified and unclassified sources, and make recommendations. Fuse technical expertise with intelligence analysis to assist with the integration, coordination, and dissemination of relevant information to appropriate parties.

To apply, go to:

https://bah.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BAH_Jobs/job/USA-VA-Chantilly-15059-Conference-Ctr-Dr/Cyber-Targeter_R0031147

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Cyber Threat Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency

As a Cyber Threat Analyst for the CIA, you will conduct all-source analysis, digital forensics, and targeting to identify, monitor, assess, and counter the threat posed by foreign cyber actors against US information systems, critical infrastructure and cyber-related interests. You will support the President, the National Security Council, and other US policymakers with strategic assessments and provide tactical analysis and advice for operations.

This application closes on 3/14/19.

To apply, go to:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494072300

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Director of the Eurasian Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Under general supervision of the Director of CNS, the ENP Director manages the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, including research, training, and outreach and establishes the strategic vision for the program. To ensure sustainability and innovation, the Director will also raise funds and manage program budgets. Duties may include direct supervision of both regular staff and graduate research assistants. This is a full-time staff position.

Favorable consideration will be given to applications received before September 10, 2018.

To apply, go to:

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/17774

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Global Public Policy Regulatory Affairs Analyst or Manager with Visa

The Visa Global Public Policy (GPP) team’s mission is to position the company as a leader in shaping public policies that expand digital payments and promote an open and competitive environment, helping individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. GPP develops Visa’s position on key policy issues facing the global electronic payments’ sector, illustrating Visa’s shared value with governments. The team is responsible for establishing and maintaining Visa as a thought leader on these issues and proactively aligning business initiatives with policy trends and public policy objectives. The team monitors public policy developments around the world and through evidence-driven research develops novel content that promotes a knowledge-led dialogue on digital payments. The team also provides advice to a number of internal stakeholder groups on both mature and emerging payments policy issues. As such, the team maintains a range of internal and external facing platforms as distribution mechanisms for public policy content.

This position is based in San Francisco. To apply, go to:

https://usa.visa.com/careers/job-details.jobid.743999675847946.deptid.868605.html

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Intelligence Position with the United States Air Force (multiple locations)

This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Domestic Defense Industrial Base Facilities and Major Range and Test Facilities Base, NDAA 1125 (a) and (c). Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by grade level and geographic location. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

The application for this position closes 11/09/2018. To apply, go to:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497714500

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Opportunity for International Proposal Support for International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) in Vienna, VA

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

To apply, go to:

https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/ibtcicom/view/P_AAAAAAEAADKCJPO1IAabec

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Opportunity as an Eastern Armenian Translator for Pluribus International (based in Ft. Meade, MD)

Cryptologic linguists must be able to transcribe audio Eastern Armenian into written Eastern Armenian using the traditional script. Must be able to translate written Eastern Armenian into written English summaries, gists, extracts, and verbatim translations while ensuring the use of grammatically and idiomatically correct American English. Will require the ability to scan and process large amounts of material in target language and identify critical and essential elements of information as defined by the government. The candidate will be responsible for providing input to government counterparts by producing written reports developed from target language material.

To apply, go to:

https://careers-pluribusintl.icims.com/jobs/1409/language-analyst—eastern-armenian/job?source=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=1070&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Open Source Intelligence Analyst for Booz Allen (based in Washington, D.C.)

Apply language capabilities and expertise in research and analytical techniques to comprehend complex global issues. Employ open source intelligence and social media analyses to provide government clients with deep insights that drive national security policy. Employ innovative open source research techniques to build and analyze networks and provide targeting analysis studies. Analyze and comprehend the implications of in-country news and reporting, including counter threats, military and political analyses, or nuclear, religious, or economic issues.

To apply, go to:

https://bah.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BAH_Jobs/job/USA-DC-Washington-200-MacDill-Blvd/Open-Source-Intelligence-Analyst_R0036154

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Policy/Defense Analyst, International Security and Homeland Security with the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA or Pittsburgh, PA

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,850 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $315 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

To apply, go to:

https://jobs.rand.org/psp/erprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Project Manager, Emerging Trends, Trust, and Safety Position with Google

The Trust and Safety, Emerging Trends team is a team created to fulfill the critical function of spotting new threats or trends that may pose harm to Google’s brand and our users. Our focus is on proactively addressing current challenges, such as controversial content, brand safety, and requirements in the privacy and regulatory space, and driving innovative solutions across multiple teams.

To apply, go to:

https://careers.google.com/jobs#!t=jo&jid=/google/project-manager-emerging-trends-trust-google-building-mp5-1160-n-mathilda-ave-3925450191&

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Position as a Safety Specialist (Investigator) with Facebook 

The Community Operations Safety Team strives to create a safe atmosphere for the Facebook and Instagram communities by way of outstanding support, education, and care for the various people around the world who use our platforms. We pride ourselves in helping prevent online and real-world harm by building fast, scalable support systems to address safety-related incidents on our products, and by influencing others to collaborate on cross-functional initiatives.

We are seeking a resilient self-starter who is eager to learn, and who strives to help others. We count on specialists who are passionate about protecting people, and are excited to build systems to support millions of people. We value people who can strategically drive the team using macro-level insights, while still caring for micro-level cases affecting people around the globe.

This position is in Dublin, Ireland. To apply, go to:

https://www.facebook.jobs/dublin-irl/safety-specialist-investigator/48427571FCA3471AB7B2CB4D9A7B8A3F/job/

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Science Technology and weapons Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency

As a Science, Technology, and Weapons (STW) Analyst for the CIA, you will apply your scientific and technical expertise to analyze foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies. You will work closely with regional specialists, military analysts, collection officers, and other Intelligence Community professionals to provide accurate, all-source estimates of foreign intentions and capabilities to senior decision makers.

This position is in Washington, D.C.

This application closes on 3/14/2019. To apply, go to:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494075900

Date posted: 9/4/2018

SIGINT Linguist Targeter for Booz Allen 

Provide consecutive, accurate translations and summarizations of material, while maintaining the integrity and meaning of material. Translate written material and write effectively in the native language and English in most information and formal exchanges. Scan and process a large amount of material, using the native language for critical and essential elements of the information in the material.

This position is in Washington, D.C. To apply, go to:

https://bah.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BAH_Jobs/job/USA-DC-Washington-200-MacDill-Blvd/SIGINT-Linguist-Targeter_R0018175-1

Date posted: 9/4/2018

Ukrainian Research Analyst for Novetta

Job Description: Utilize open-source analytics platform to generate sophisticated analyses security and media trends in Europe; Produce documents, memos, and powerpoint decks with pertinent information and well-crafted visualizations; Liaise with government clients and other project stakeholders to advance their understanding of the open-source platform and its capabilities; Work with data-coders, modelers, and front-end developers to ensure coordination and collaboration.

This position is located in Washington, D.C. To apply, go to:

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=novetta&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=24549&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=IipzHQIA9z3Tnj0ORqRV+tYBMCU=&jobPipeline=Indeed

Date posted: 9/4/2018

 

Internships

Business and Human Rights Summer 2019 Internship with Human Rights Watch (Washington, D.C.)
The Business and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a law student intern with an interest in corporate accountability, poverty and inequality, and criminal justice, or related fields, who would like to expand their understanding and practical knowledge of human rights. Ideally, the intern will be available for a 10-week period starting in May or June 2019 in our DC office (start date is flexible). The student will intern closely with the division’s Senior Researcher by conducting desk research, analysis, and outreach tasks in the context of ongoing projects related to inequality in the US, predatory practices against the poor, security and extractives, and standard setting at the local, national, and international level.
The deadline to apply is December 31st, 2018. To apply, go to:
Date posted: 9/4/2018
Internship with the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C.
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.
The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2018.
Date Posted: 10/24/2018
Please see the extended list of opportunities at:

Funding

 

The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. 
 
The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards.
 
In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status. 
 
The campus application deadline is January 17, 2019 for any semester or year of study between May 2019 and May 2020. Students are encouraged to begin application drafts prior to leaving for winter break. 
 
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from an Illinois alumni recipient
Oct 25, 2018   3:30 – 4:30 pm 
514 Illini Union Bookstore
Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program
 
Oct 26, 2018   3:00 – 4:00 pm 
514 Illini Union Bookstore
Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program
 
For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu.
Date posted: 10/16/2018

Submissions

Please see the extended list of opportunities at:

Conferences & Workshops

Midwest Slavic Conference (April 5-7, 2019)
Each year the Midwest Slavic Association and CSEES partner together to host the Midwest Slavic Conference. The conference has been held on the OSU campus since 2003 and is normally held in the spring. Participation is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from across the United States and abroad. Approximately 30 panels are held each year with over 250 attendees from institutions throughout the country and internationally. Conference events include a keynote address, reception, and panels covering film, political science, culture, history, linguistics, and many other disciplines and that focus on all countries and regions of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
To learn more about the conference and deadlines, go to: https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/about/conferences/midwest-slavic

Please see the extended list of opportunities at:

Summer/ language Opportunities

  • Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
    • The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement.  Many of these languages have been designated by the United States government as critical to U.S. National Security and can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors. 
    • This summer SILMW will take place from June 10 to August 2, 2019, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!  
    • When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned 10 credits (completing your language requirement), you will have had fun!
    • For more information, visit the website at https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-muslim-world.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at silmw@illinois.edu or reach out to Brennan Dell (dell3@illinois.edu).  
  • Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) at Indiana University June 3 – July 26, 2019
    • The Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) offers intensive Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses, as well as rich cultural enhancement programs. BALSSI is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and a consortium of U.S. universities, including the 2019 host institution, Indiana University. 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of BALSSI and to mark the occasion, this year’s institute will include expanded cultural programming, a public film series, and an international Baltic Studies Symposium. 
      Program Details:  
      •  2 semesters of instruction in 2 months (6 – 8 credits)  
      •  Courses available: Levels 1 – 2  
      •  In-state tuition for all participants  
      •  Wide range of scholarships and fellowships available  
      •  Apply by January 2019 to ensure consideration for funding

      For more information, please see https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/ or the attached postcard.

  • Indiana University Bloomington Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Language Workshops
  • Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University