Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Job: Education Abroad Coordinator

Deadline: September 2, 2014
 
The 
​University of Michigan 
International Center is currently seeking applicants for an Education Abroad Coordinator
.  The posting, along with application instructions can be found here:
  


Applicants must apply via the above website in order to be considered. The deadline for applications is September 2, 2014.

EDUCATION ABROAD COORDINATOR (job opening ID 100383)

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

JOB SUMMARY

The International Center’s Education Abroad Coordinator advises for--and manages peer-advising services for--a broad spectrum of education-abroad opportunities, including study, work, internships, volunteer and post-graduate opportunities abroad.  The Education Abroad Coordinator also administers an international internship and service program, and develops presentations to inform U-M students about education-abroad opportunities.   The position requires advanced knowledge of education-abroad opportunities; demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent administrative, organizational and problem-solving skills; attention to detail; the ability to adapt to rapidly changing demands and priorities; and a commitment to excellent customer service.  The Education Abroad Coordinator is an FLSA exempt position which reports to the Assistant Director for Education Abroad.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/SPECIFIC DUTIES:

MANAGEMENT OF PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM
                    Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate student employees and volunteer peer advisors.
                    Develop and implement a program for initial and on-going training, ensuring that student employees increase their knowledge of the education abroad field to advise students best.
                    Plan work assignments for student employees, track completion of assignments and tasks, and develop and implement procedures for tracking, evaluating and, if necessary, improving student employee performance.

PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH
                    Plan, develop, schedule, conduct, and evaluate workshops to inform U-M students about education abroad opportunities.
                    Guided by program evaluations, make changes to subjects or content of programs and workshops as needed.
                    Establish and maintain annual schedule of all education abroad programs
                    Perform periodic assessments to identify new needs and emerging issues in education abroad.
                    Develop new programs, initiatives and resources based on results of these periodic assessments.
                    Partner with Student Life units and other units across campus to increase programming for target audiences and to increase awareness of relevant programs and activities sponsored by other units.
                    With International Career Pathways partners, plan and implement International Career Pathways fair and presentations.
                    Utilize web-based database, M-Compass (Studio Abroad), to administer internship program and scholarship applications, as well as to track participant compliance with the University Travel Policy. 
                    Co-manage internship-abroad program, including application process, predeparture workshops, reflection while abroad and e-portfolios after return.

EDUCATION ABROAD ADVISING
                    Advise U-M students and U-M community members who are considering a variety of education abroad experiences, including study, short or long term employment, internships, volunteer service, educational travel, etc.
                    Help students learn about the variety of education abroad options, and help students determine which options might be best considering their individual goals.
                    Provide information and referral to online and print resources and to other offices or organizations as appropriate.
                    Provide information and basic advising on health and safety (including insurance) issues related to education abroad.
                    Respond to a wide range of in-person and email questions from the U-M community about education abroad opportunities and options.
COMMUNICATIONS
                    Create materials and procedures to raise the visibility of international programs and make information and resources more accessible to the U-M community
                    Work with the International Center’s Web Administrator to develop and make effective use of web-based tools or features to facilitate communication among students who have returned from education abroad activities and students planning an education abroad experience.
                    Prepare education abroad announcements for distribution via Web site, social media and e-mail.
                    Manage office social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook.
EDUCATION ABROAD RESOURCES
                    Establish schedule and procedure for review and updating of library materials, website content, and handouts so that these remain current, and so that information is available in a format that will make it as accessible as possible to the U-M community.
                    Prepare or supervise preparation of updates for study, work and travel abroad sections of International Center website as needed.
                    Develop or oversee development of new education abroad web content, printed materials, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
                    Participate in annual International Student/Scholar Orientation.
                    Other duties as may be assigned by the Education Abroad Assistant Director or the IC management team

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
                    Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience in the area of education abroad
                    Experience studying and/or working abroad (internship, service learning, volunteer, etc.)
                    Experience  presenting programs and/or teaching
                    Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, tact and diplomacy
                    Administrative, organizational, and problem solving skills, including excellent attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines, and adapt to rapidly changing demands and priorities.
                    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
                    Ability to work with individuals and with teams.
                    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite at an intermediate or better level, and experience with AV equipment (laptop, projector, etc.)
                    Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
                    Master’s degree
                    Experience in intercultural communication/education programming
                    Experience living in another country for an extended period
                    Experience advising on and coordinating programs for internships and service/volunteering abroad
                    Familiarity with and appreciation of diverse cultures
                    Background in assessment
                    Staff training experience
                    Experience coordinating programs in an academic setting, particularly in education abroad offices
                    Knowledge regarding student development and related aspects of Student Life

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan as well as to U.S. students seeking educational opportunities abroad. The International Center's Education Abroad Office assists students seeking opportunities to study, work, volunteer, or travel outside the United States.   For more information about the International Center's Education Abroad Office and its services, see http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt


Bill Nolting
Assistant Director for Education Abroad
University of Michigan International Center
1500 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2181
Phone 734-647-2259

Friday, August 22, 2014

Job: Assistant Professor, Eurasian History (18th-20th Century), University of Pittsburgh, History

Deadline:  October 15, 2014
 
University of Pittsburgh, History / Assistant Professor, Eurasian History (18th-20th Century)

~~Eurasian History.  The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a tenure-stream assistant professor, beginning fall 2015, pending budgetary approval. We invite applications from candidates working in the area of modern Eurasian history (18th–20th century), in particular the history of Russia and its Eurasian borderlands (Caucasus, Central Asia, East Asia).  Individuals with interests in political, social, economic, and cultural history and who are able to conduct their research in both Russian and another Eurasian language are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, normally including one writing seminar annually, and should be ready to participate in our dynamic program of graduate teaching and research, which is built around cross-regional thematic collaboration. 

We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our transnational thematic fields: Atlantic History, Power and Inequality, Texts and Contexts, and World History (http://www.history.pitt.edu/graduate/transnational-thematic-history.php). 

The appointee will join a department committed to excellence in teaching as well as research in a university with great strength in international and area studies. 

Send letter of application, CV, a single well-selected journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Eurasian Search Committee, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  15260. 

Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2014. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.  Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Chair, Eurasian Search Committee
Department of History University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Primary Category: Russian or Soviet History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Asian History / Studies
Posting Date: 07/02/2014
Closing Date: 10/15/2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Job: Instructor or Senior Instructor of Russian, Portland State University

Deadline: February 2, 2015
 
The Russian Program at PSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year full-time position teaching undergraduate Russian language. The position is for the academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters) beginning September 16, 2015, and is renewable. Informational interviews will be conducted by Skype or phone.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Teach 36 credits of undergraduate Russian language and culture courses according to the needs of the program.
•       Be responsible for first and second-year Russian language instruction
•       Maintain regular office hours
•       Participate on program, departmental, college and/or university committees as assigned by the Chair and/or Section Head, and regularly attend faculty meetings.
Minimum Qualifications:
•       Masters degree or equivalent in Russian language, literature, linguistics or related field
•       Experience teaching Russian at the college level
•       Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English

Preferred Qualifications
•       ACTFL OPI training
•       Experience with and affinity for team teaching
•       Experience working with heritage speakers of Russian

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/search. Your application should include the following: letter of interest, CV, sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation. Your referees must submit recommendation letters (on letterhead and signed) as email attachments to wlldept@pdx.edu or by regular mail to Russian Search Committee, Portland State University, Department of World Languages and Literatures, PO Box 751 (WLL), Portland, OR 97207. Submit all required materials by February 2, 2015 to be assured of consideration. Review will begin on February 2, 2015 and continue until finalists are identified.

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Anna A. Alsufieva
Assistant Professor of Russian
Russian Flagship Program
Department of World Languages & Literatures
Portland State University

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job: Head Russia & CIS at Polixis, Geneva, Switzerland

Looking for Head Russia & CIS

About Polixis

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Polixis is a leading Swiss company providing specialized research and consultancy on Political, Country, Compliance and Regulatory risks in emerging markets to a client base drawn mainly from Banking, Financial and Risk Management industries.

Position and Location
We are looking for an experienced specialist to head our Russia & CIS team. The chosen candidate will be re­sponsible for a team of 10 analysts and consultants covering the region. This position provides an opportunity to join a growing team and business. The position may evolve into a Chief Operating Officer position for all market areas (MENA and other product lines).

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Given our growing portfolio of clients in other financial cen­ters, application from London, Luxemburg, Moscow, UAE and Singapore will be considered.

Tasks
The chosen candidate will be expected to participate in the areas of research, product development and mar­keting.

The research duties will include the following: Coordination, processing and editing of weekly research coming from local country based analysts; Writing of analytical notes and research on political, regulatory, sanction and other risk related topics covering the CIS; Reviewing research for publication and overseeing weekly publication processes.

Managerial and operational duties will include the following:
Coordination of a portfolio of banking and finance sector clients, and pro-active assistance in their day-to-day needs; Allocation of adequate team resources in managing clients’ demands.

Participation in the design of new product lines and the improvement of existing ones; Representation of the company during industry events; Occasional press interviews representing the company’s view on issues of politics, sanctions and regulatory risk- related issues relevant to the region.

Your profile
Experience within the banking and/or finance environment. A good understanding of the fundamentals and functioning of Risk & Compliance, Asset Management, Private Banking and Commodity Trade Finance is a defi­nite asset.

Experience in research and writing in the area of political and regulatory risk assessments as applied to the private sector.

Excellent writing skills and experience writing articles in the field of political science (in English).

Knowledge of Adobe Indesign publishing software is an asset.

Languages: Excellent knowledge of English is essential for this position. Good knowledge of Russian is key for the position. Excellent reading and research skills in Russian is manda­tory. Knowledge of other regional languages such as Armenian, Azeri (Turkish), Kazakh or Georgian is an asset.

Education
MA and/or PhD in Political Science, Law, International Relations, or Journalism. Any other educational back­ground may be considered in combination with relevant professional experience in political risk, research and compliance functions within the banking industry.

What we offer
An exciting job with prospects of growth together with a dynamically developing company!
Competitive salary!

Application Procedure
Interested candidates are welcome to send their applications to jobs (at) polixis.com with a
subject line “Head Russia & CIS”. Please note that CVs must be accompanied by one or two
samples of the applicants’ analytical research in English (Notes, Policy Briefs, Articles etc).

Job: Senior Analyst Russia & CIS at Polixis, Geneva, Switzerland


About Polixis
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Polixis is a leading Swiss company providing specialized research and consultancy on Political, Country, Compliance and Regulatory risks in emerging markets to a client base drawn mainly from Banking, Financial and Risk Management industries.

Position and Location
We are looking for an experienced Senior Analyst to join our Russia & CIS team.

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Given our growing portfolio of clients in other financial cen­ters, application from London, Luxemburg, Moscow, UAE and Singapore will be considered.

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Given our growing portfolio of clients in other financial cen­ters, application from London, Luxemburg, Moscow, UAE and Singapore will be considered.

Tasks
The chosen candidate will be expected to participate in the areas of research, product development and mar­keting.

The research duties will include the following: Coordination, processing and editing of weekly research coming from local country based analysts; Writing of analytical notes and research on political, regulatory, sanction and other risk related topics covering the CIS; Reviewing research for publication and overseeing weekly publication processes.

Participation in the design of new product lines and the improvement of existing ones; Representation of the company during industry events.

Your profile
Experience within the banking and/or finance environment. A good understanding of the fundamentals and functioning of Risk & Compliance, Asset Management, Private Banking and Commodity Trade Finance is a defi­nite asset.

Experience in research and writing in the area of political and regulatory risk assessments as applied to the private sector.

Excellent writing skills and experience writing articles in the field of political science (in English).

Knowledge of Adobe Indesign publishing software is an asset.

Languages

Excellent knowledge of English is essential for this position. Good knowledge of Russian is key for the position. Excellent reading and research skills in Russian is manda­tory. Knowledge of other regional languages such as Armenian, Azeri (Turkish), Kazakh or Georgian is an asset.

Education
MA and/or PhD in Political Science, Law, International Relations, or Journalism. Any other educational back­ground may be considered in combination with relevant professional experience in political risk, research and compliance functions within the banking industry.

What we offer
An exciting job with prospects of growth together with a dynamically developing company!
Competitive salary!

Application Procedure
Interested candidates are welcome to send their applications to jobs (at) polixis.com with a subject line “Senior Analyst Russia & CIS”. 

Please note that CVs must be accompanied by one or two samples of the applicants’ analytical research in English (Notes, Policy Briefs, Articles etc).

 Our contacts:
Polixis SàRL
12, Rue du Jeu-de-l’Arc
Geneva, 1207
Switzerland
email: jobs (at) polixis. com