Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Job: Associate Democratic Governance Officer, Poland

Deadline: February 2, 2017 (apply by 1/27 to receive full consideration)

Area of Expertise: Democratization
Vacancy Number: VNODIS00624
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Apply by 1/27 to receive full consideration (Closing Date: 02/02/2017)
Link to vacancy announcement https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

The successful candidate will have a university degree in law, international relations, history, social sciences, political sciences or related field; a minimum of four years of relevant experience relating to democratic governance as well as experience in project management, three years at the international level; demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; professional fluency in English; excellent organizational and communication skills; and previous work experience in an international environment or an operational missions. Knowledge of other OSCE working languages, in particular Russian would be desirable. See vacancy announcement for more details.

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by the full consideration date. Only finalists will be contacted. PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Job: Teach English/Study Russian Vladimir, Russia

Deadline: March 1, 2017

1) TEACH ENGLISH AT THE AMERICAN HOME IN VLADIMIR, RUSSIA – Application Deadline March 1, 2017 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

Program Benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach up to five classes a week, hold office hours, present a brief lecture on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

Experience Russia in a uniquely supportive atmosphere and accomplish something worthwhile in the process! Live in the truly Russian city of Vladimir, gain an understanding of provincial Russian culture, and improve your Russian language skills—while you learn to teach effectively and make a positive contribution to the community. Former teachers have found good positions in education, government, and business, both in Moscow and the United States, and been accepted to major graduate programs and law schools. Russian news report about the American Home's American English Program:

2) STUDY RUSSIAN AT THE AMERICAN HOME IN VLADIMIR, RUSSIA – Applications Accepted All Year (www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee: one-to-one instruction group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks $3,990 $3,228 - 2,536
Six weeks $5,522 $4,563 - 3,556
Eight weeks $7,053 $5,898 - 4,576
Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

The benefits of the American Home's long-standing Intensive Russian Program are provided to both individual and group participants:
  • experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;
  • program and schedule customized to the needs of each student or group of students;
  • study from one week to one year;
  • individual home-stay with a Russian family;
  • “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;
  • on-site administrative support;
  • well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;
  • excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vladimir, Suzdal and Bogoliubovo;
  • opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;
  • opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage
Additional information about the teaching positions and the Intensive Russian Program can be found at the American Home's website (www.serendipity-russia.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHome).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Announcement: L'viv, Ukraine summer study abroad program, Univ. of Kansas

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The University of Kansas is once again offering its summer study abroad program in L'viv, Ukraine. Our 6-week intensive Ukrainian language program, run in partnership with the Ivan Franko National University of L'viv, is eligible for FLAS and other federal programs.

KU is the only accredited U.S. university with a summer study abroad program in Ukraine. The KU Ukrainian Studies program was founded shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the first KU Language Institute in L’viv was held in 1994. Please share this information with your student, and direct them to http://studyabroad.ku.edu/language-institute-lviv-ukraine for contact information and additional details.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Funding: Post-doctoral fellowship, Russian/Post-Soviet Studies, Williams College

The Department of Political Science at Williams College invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Russian/Post-Soviet Politics, beginning July 1, 2017. We welcome applications from candidates who have completed their PhD within the last five years and also those who have not yet completed their Ph.D. but will have the PhD. in hand by the start date of the appointment.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a term of two years and will have a teaching load of one course each semester. The baseline stipend for these positions is $45,000 per year plus an allowance of $3,000 per year for research and professional travel expenses. Fellows will also be provided with full benefits including health and dental insurance. These positions are made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Funding: UCL Mellon Fellow

The currently advertised post-doctoral Mellon research fellowship, focused on ‘Critical Area Studies and the Production of Knowledge’, is funded for one year and is embedded within a six-year themed research programme established at UCL in 2012, entitled New Horizons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A New Vision through Language-Based Area Studies.

This one-year strand will focus specifically on the production of knowledge with respect to
academic practices in Area Studies.


Funding: Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin

Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. 

This fellowship is designed to help expedite dissertation completion, so applicants should be in the dissertation writing phase and within one year (or in exceptional cases two years) of anticipated dissertation submission. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. 

Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership.


Funding: Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships, 2017-2018

Deadline: February 10, 2017

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is pleased to invite applications for Aleksanteri Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute's research agenda. 

The Fellowship carries a monthly stipend of 3000 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship
scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.
The deadline for applications is 10 February 2017.
For more information on the fellowships and on the Aleksanteri Institute and its research agenda, please visit