Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Job: Supervisor of Academic Programs, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) – Georgetown

Deadline: ASAP

Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) in the Walsh School of Foreign Service houses one of the nation's preeminent Master's degree programs and hosts a rich program of events on the region.
The Supervisor of Academic Programs is responsible for all academic advising and academic program development activities in CERES.  S/he manages CERES admissions and recruitment, coordinates with the Director and CERES faculty in program and curriculum development, and engages with alumni and other stakeholders in various outreach activities.  Reporting to the CERES Director, the Supervisor has duties that include but are not limited to:
Academic Advising and Admissions
  • Develops and manages CERES recruiting program, including all related publications and advertising, recruitment travel, and recruiting activities.
  • Advises prospective students for MA and certificate programs on requirements for admission and courses of study.
  • Oversees the CERES admissions process; and forms faculty committee, prepares applications for review, and processes applications.
  • Develops and conducts program orientation for new students.
  • Provides academic advising to all enrolled students.
  • Works with Graduate School, Student Financial Services, and Registrar to make sure student progress and status are recorded and maintained.
  • Works with students and other programs and departments to coordinate undergraduate and graduate certificate and joint degree programs, and to monitor progress; and develops and implements new certificate and degree programs.
  • Coordinates existing and develops new student programs, such as lecture series and other events.
  • Serves on all GU and SFS committees regarding academic and admissions policies, and works with other units on campus and beyond to enhance the academic program.
  • Works with the SFS Graduate Career Center to provide career advising and assistance in finding internships for students.
Academic Program and Curriculum Development
  • In coordination with the Director, identifies potential course offerings, determines course listing, and works with Registrar on CERES offerings.
  • In coordination with the Director, identifies prospective adjunct faculty and processes documentation for appointment requests, working closely with the SFS Dean’s Office.
  • Works with Director to identify, apply for, and win external funding; and assists Director with program fundraising and relations with potential donors.
  • Works with SFS BSC on management of all internal and external grants for CERES.
  • Working with relevant University departments, assists Visiting Researchers with visa invitations, onboarding, affiliation, and general administrative matters. 
Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Works closely with the SFS Director of Alumni Engagement on alumni initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains alumni outreach program and database of alumni.
  • Tracks alumni donations.
  • Works with Center Administrator on publications, including website, advertising, and newsletters.
  • Prepares agenda, supporting materials, and information on adjunct hires for biannual CERES Executive Committee meetings.
  • Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in academic administration, including curricular and advising responsibilities
  • Strong preference for experience in program administration related to Russian and East European Studies

To apply click here

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Prizes/Awards: Seeking Submissions for 2017 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize

Deadline: September 1, 2017

AWSS invites submissions for the 2017 Graduate Essay Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2016-2017. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2016-2017. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Completed submissions must be received by September 1, 2017. Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee as email attachments. Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.

Choi Chatterjee, Committee Chair
Professor of History
California State University, Los Angeles

Job: Assistant Professor of Russian Studies (Macalester College)

Deadline: October 1, 2017


The Department of Russian Studies at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Russian Studies, to begin in Fall 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor (in an exceptional case, a more advanced appointment may be considered). Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history, culture, or related subjects and possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The successful candidate, whose tenure home would be in Russian Studies, would teach Russian language as well as courses that would cover Russia and the neighboring region historically. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Russian Studies, strong interest in teaching language, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable.

The position entails teaching five courses per year, including two Russian language courses per year and three others, at least two of which can be cross-listed with the History department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers with training in historical inquiry, who are committed to the study of Russian history and culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will join Macalester’s Russian Studies faculty in active program building.

Submit electronic copies of a cover letter that addresses why you are interested in Macalester, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9238. Inquiries can be directed to James von Geldern at vongeldern@macalester.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017 and will interview at the ASEEES conference (Chicago, November 9-12, 2017) and via Skype.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Twin Cities has a population of over 3.5 million and is home to many colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative action efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Funding: $500 ASEEES Attendance Grants from ADSEEES

Deadline: July 31, 2017

The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is pleased to announce a competitive grants competition aimed at subsidizing attendance of the 2017 ASEEES Convention in Chicago, IL (November 9-12th). Through its grant competition, ADSEEES seeks to foster diversity and inclusion within the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Applicants from all backgrounds who have shown a demonstrated commitment to the principles outlined in the ADSEEES Mission Statement, either through their research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply.

These grants have been made possible through generous funding from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES); the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California-Berkeley; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington; and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University.

Available Grants:

1. Graduate Convention Travel Grant (3 grants available)

*Three grants are available in the amount of $500 each
*Applicants must be enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program at the time of the convention
*One of these grants is earmarked for a student whose research focuses on one or more of following countries: Azerbaijan, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and/or Uzbekistan.

2. Faculty Convention Travel Grant (1 grant available):

*Open to contingent faculty (defined as adjunct and limited-term faculty, lecturers, instructors, or independent research scholars who do not have access to institutional travel funding)
*One grant is available in the amount of $500

Instructions for Applicants:

Please submit a short essay (500 words maximum) that explains: how attending the 2017 ASEEES conference fits into your career goals, and how your research, teaching, and/or service to the profession align with the values and principles outlined in the ADSEEES mission statement (see below). Please submit your essay along with CV to adseees.diversity@gmail.com by July 31st. To be eligible for this grant, your name must appear (in any capacity) in the ASEEES convention program.

For PhDs, please note that if you are coming from outside the US, a conference fee of up to $35 will be removed from your total award.

ADSEEES Mission Statement

The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is dedicated to better connecting and expanding the network of underrepresented minority students, scholars, and professionals working in the field. ADSEEES is committed to improving general understanding of the unique experiences of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, members of the LGTBQ community, people with disabilities, and trans and gender/queer individuals who study, teach, and/or conduct research in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. ADSEEES also seeks to serve as a platform for academic discussions of minoritarian cultures in the region both historically and in the present day.

To learn more about ADSEEES, please visit our website at http://www.adseees.org.

Additional Details:

Please address any questions or concerns about the application process to adseees.diversity@gmail.com.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Job: Assistant Professor, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program (Wesleyan University)

Deadline: September 15, 2017 

Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018. Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society. Native or near-native fluency in Russian required. 

The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. 

Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that deeply values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the e-mail addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859.

Applications completed by September 15, 2017, will receive full consideration. Please contact Susanne Fusso at sfusso@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3123 if you have questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.

CFP: Nabokov and Translation

Deadline: September 1, 2017 

Vladimir Nabokov and Translation:
Transatlantic Symposium
Lille, France-Chapel Hill, USA
Spring 2018-Fall 2018

No translator and translation theorist has brought an equal amount of attention to the humble applied craft of literary translation than Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). Standing at the crossroads of five languages and a matching number of literary traditions (English, French, German, Italian, and Russian), he experienced translation on a level unattainable to the majority of his predecessors, presaging and influencing our modern understanding of the indispensability of linguistic and cultural interconnection.

Nabokov’s entered literature as a translator. He claimed to have retold Mayne Reid’s The Headless Horseman in French alexandrines at eleven, while his adaptation of Romain Rolland’s Colas Breugnon became the most exacting rite of passage of his career in letters. Yet while the controversy stirred by his rendition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and the methodology of “literalism” he applied therein forever changed the way we conceive of translation today, the totality of his work in translation remains the least appreciated and understood area of Nabokov’s creative enterprise.

To address this omission, Drs. Julie Loison-Charles (University of Lille, France) and Stanislav Shvabrin (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) cordially invite you to submit a 500-word-long abstract explicating Nabokov’s legacy as translator and translation theorist as well as multiple other areas and instances of his engagement with “the art of verbal transmigration.”

We invite scholars interested in the multiple aspects of Nabokov’s legacy in translation to consider the following lines of inquiry:

* Nabokov as translator (with special emphasis on the vast number of works beyond Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland andEugene Onegin);
* Nabokov’s translation theory, its evolution, and legacy;
* Translation as reflected in Nabokov’s works;
* Self-translation;
* Nabokov translated (collaboratively with the author and independently) or retranslated;
* Intersemiotic (audiovisual, cinematic, and theatrical) translations of Nabokov’s works;
* Teaching translation with Nabokov;
* The impact of translation on Nabokov’s writing.

The participants invited by the selection committee will have a choice to present their papers either in Lille, France (May 2018) or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (Autumn 2018). The two sections of the Symposium will work in concert to facilitate collaboration between participants on both sides of the Atlantic: papers will be made available to participants via a platform (written and/or recorded) and participants will be invited to collaborate when they focus on similar topics, to respond to a paper given in the previous section or to publish a co-authored essay. This platform may also be used to work with graduate or post-graduate students in collaborative transatlantic seminars in translation.

Please send your abstracts (maximum 500 words, in English or French) to the following email addresses: julie.loison-charles@vladimir-nabokov.org and shvabrin@unc.edu
If you wish your abstract to be considered for the first installment of the Symposium in Lille, France, please send your abstract by September 1, 2017, and by May 1, 2018, for Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.


CFP: UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies

Deadline:  October 6, 2017 

You are invited to submit your papers on any topic in Slavic for consideration to the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.  All papers will be subject to peer review.

The submission period is open from now until October 6, 2017. If you are submitting now, please send your papers to Prof. Roman Koropeckyj, Editor-in-Chief: koropeck@humnet.ucla.edu Whether you are submitting now or later, please also do the following now: email me with your name, preferred email, paper title, and name and email of your advisor so that we have a preliminary headcount: yfurman@humnet.ucla.edu

If you do not feel your paper to be up to the standard necessary to successfully pass peer review, please work with your advisor on revisions before submitting.  Your paper should have a well-formulated and well-developed thesis, with plenty of textual evidence to back it up. When citing a non-English language source, please give the quote in English translation in the body and in the original Slavic language in the footnotes. The papers should be a maximum of 25 double-spaced pages and need to include footnotes and a bibliography (the page limit is inclusive of the bibliography/footnotes).  For the bibliography, please use the Chicago Manual of Style format (you can find a hard copy of CMS in your library and it’s also available online).

If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look at the journal: