Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP SlaviCorp 2018

Deadline: February 28, 2018

SlaviCorp 2018, conference on Slavic corpus linguistics announces deadline extension to February 28

The organizers also added the information on plenary speakers, publication policy, and conference fee.

The updated call can also be found at
http://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/call-for-papers/ to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 24 -- 26 September 2018

Conference website: http://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/

*Conference topics*

The conference aims to cover a wide range of topics related to research on Slavic languages:
- corpus research on any Slavic language, including also contrastive topics using parallel or comparable corpora;
- development of Slavic language resources: corpora, lexica, annotation, tools;
- applications of Slavic language resources for language technologies.

The official language of the conference is English.

*Programme*
The main conference will consist of plenary lectures
https://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/plenary-speakers/ and regular presentations of full papers. Full papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

The conference will be accompanied by the workshop on language variability and multi-dimensional analysis in the form of a panel of experts involved in variability analyses, including a lecture delivered by Prof. Douglas Biber. The workshop will be free and open to allconference participants.

*Submissions*
We invite submissions of extended abstracts that reflect any of the conference topics. The extended abstracts should be between 500 and 800 words long (excluding references) and they are to be submitted on-line through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slavicorp2018

The deadline for submission of the abstracts has been extended to *28 February 2018*. The abstracts will be anonymously peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee, notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of April 2018.

As the primary goal of the conference is to create an open meeting place for researchers in Slavic languages and to serve as a platform for a fruitful exchange of ideas, we are not planning to print any proceedings. However, the extended abstracts will be published online on the conference web.

*Conference fee*
Detailed information about the conference fee will be provided in April, once the conference budget is finalized. However, our preliminary estimate is that it will NOT exceed 200 EUR (including the catering during coffee breaks and lunches).

*Contact*
The conference is organized by the Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

All relevant information about the conference is available on
http://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/ where all updates will also be posted.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Job: Visiting Assistant Professorship of Russian, University of Pittsburgh

Deadline: ASAP 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian,
University of Pittsburgh

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.edu412-624-5221).

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

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job: Acquisitions Editorship in Slavic & Central Asian Studies, Academic Studies Press

Deadline: ASAP 

Acquisitions Editor in Slavic and Central Asian Studies,
Academic Studies Press

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

Opportunities for Research: Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program

Deadline: April 2, 2018

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.

Monday, February 19, 2018

CFA: ESL American Home’s American English Program

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018

Applications for ESL teaching positions with the American Home’s American English Program are being accepted through March 1, 2018 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)!

The American English Program has been people in Vladimir, Russia, to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by 10 American and 4 Russian teachers.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with experienced instructors, thorough teacherorientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher supervisors, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete onsite administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more.

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

Gain an enormous amount of real-world experience that can translate into opportunities that would otherwise not be available.  Some teachers stay for more than one year.  For many, the experience is life-changing.  Several of the current teachers share some of their experiences in the short videos below.

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CFA: GoCamp Summer Volunteering in Ukraine


DEADLINE: JUNE - MAY 15, 2018;  AUGUST - JULY 15, 2018
  



Ukraine needs volunteers for
the biggest educational programme in Eastern Europe!



The GoCamp programme is calling for volunteers from all over the world to come to Ukraine and teach kids English, German or French at summer camps all over the country!
During the two-week programme in summer 2018, children, who might have never been to other countries or have never interacted with foreigners, with the help of volunteers get an amazing possibility to become real team players, critical thinkers and tolerant people who are ready to work in a multicultural environment. The GoCamp team helps teachers to design challenging projects and tasks including outdoor activities, improving kids` knowledge of English/German/French, and, of course, enjoying the time spent with classmates and a GoCamp volunteer.
The main goal of the programme is to educate a new young generation of active and conscious citizens of Ukraine, capable of lifelong learning, and prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, fluent in foreign languages and open to other cultures and experiences. The volunteer of the programme becomes a mentor for schoolkids, helping them to break language and cultural barriers. So far 500 volunteers from 60 countries and 69 900 kids all over Ukraine have been involved in the project.
The GoCamp project is organized within GoGlobal initiative aimed at promoting language learning and volunteer movement in Ukraine, fostering intercultural dialogue and public diplomacy. GoGlobal is working on ensuring that Ukrainians speak foreign languages, and thus have a chance to be heard all around the world. The GoGlobal initiative is powered by Global Office NGO from Ukraine.

Where can I go?
GoCamp takes place all over Ukraine, including small cities and villages. Volunteers will be placed in one of the numerous GoCamps in all regions of Ukraine. Our volunteer's safety and security is our priority, so no volunteers are sent to the conflict area.
Available options:
June 2 - June 20 (training for volunteers on June 2-5)
June 9 - June 27 (training for volunteers on June 9-12)
August 2 - August 17 (training for volunteers on August 2-5)
August 9 - August 23 (training for volunteers on August 9-12)

How much does it cost?
Volunteers cover the cost of round-trip airfare to Kyiv, medical insurance and pay participation fee (75$).
Project organizers cover transfer from the Kyiv airport; orientation training before going to camp; pre-departure support; visa support; accommodations; partial meals; travel to your host community and back; SIM-cards for local calls; support from office staff and a hotline 24/7.

Am I eligible?
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old; there is no upper age restriction. Volunteers of different ages, professions and backgrounds, as well as entire families are welcome to participate in GoCamp.
Volunteers are required to have upper intermediate or above level or be a native-speaker of English, German or French.
It is required for German and French-speaking volunteers to have at least the intermediate level of English. All training sessions for volunteers will be conducted in English. It is also useful for communication with English-speaking support office team members and locals.
GoCamp is looking for volunteers to dedicate several weeks this spring or summer to assist teachers with various types of activities at GoCamp. You are expected to conduct interactive activities, games, workshops and work on socially useful projects together with kids.
«I feel very lucky to have visited such a fascinating country, and my interest in Ukraine only became stronger after my GoCamp experience»,James Whittingham, GoCamp 2016 volunteer from London.
«With GoCamp I gained great experience and learned that you could inspire the children as much as they inspire you!»Katie Richardson-Corazzi, GoCamp 2016 volunteer from the UK.
Programme steps
1.    Filling out the online application form: http://gocamps.com.ua/en/volunteer.
2.    Skype interview with our manager.
3.    Confirmation of the participation.
4.    Introducing to the local school teacher and host family online.
5.    Receiving a full pre-departure information package and do an online child protection course.

Contact details: e:join@goglobal.com.ua; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—@goglobalua.
Don`t miss the chance to discover another culture, make new friends, live in a host family and experience Ukrainian vivid everyday life. Ukraine is your volunteer destination #1!
Volunteer now: gocamps.com.ua







Friday, February 16, 2018

CFP: REECAS NW 2018 Conference on April 28 at University of Washington

Deadline: March 18, 2018 


The 24th Annual REECAS NW Conference: Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Affiliate Conference of ASEEES 

April 28, 2018 at the University of Washingotn (Seattle, WA) 


The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington is currently soliciting papers and panel presentations for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from graduate students, faculty, K-12 educators, and members of the general public are all welcome.

Contributions are encouraged on history, culture, politics, gender, religion and or other relevant subjects. Presentations on best practices, curriculum and other relevant issues regarding instruction of area languages at the K-12 level are especially encouraged. K-12 educators are not required to submit a paper, but must submit an abstract by the March 18, 2017 deadline.

To learn more about this year's theme, visit the conference website. If you have questions, please contact reecas@uw.edu and put "REECAS NW Conference 2018" in the subject line.