Monday, September 26, 2016

Job: Visiting Lecturer in Russian at Wellesley, 2017-18

Deadline: November 15, 2016

The Wellesley College Department of Russian (http://www.wellesley.edu/russian) announces a search for a one-year, full-time leave replacement with a specialty in Russian literature, culture, and language. The appointment will be for the 2017-18 academic year. The successful candidate will teach at least four courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture (both in translation and in Russian), and in Russian language; and possibly up to one Russia-oriented course in the Writing Program. Ability to teach writing-intensive courses, thematically organized courses, and Russian film especially welcome. Native or near-native fluency in English and Russian required. The minimum educational requirement for this position is a PhD (ABD considered). Excellent salary and full benefits package.

Application deadline is 15 November 2016. Applications must include the following materials: a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.)

To apply, please visit https://career.wellesley.edu. If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Job: Open rank position, USC

Review of applications begins Nov. 15, 2016

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for an open-rank position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor) with specialization in Russian literature, music, and/or creative/performing arts. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential or accomplishment, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University's general education program.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application, at this linkhttp://jobs.usc.edu/postings/75277 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for letters of reference. Review of applications will begin onNovember 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

Job: Assistant Professor, USC

Review of applications begins November 15, 2016

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, with specialization in any area of Russian literature. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University's general education program.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application, at this linkhttp://jobs.usc.edu/postings/75274 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu

Language program: Arizona State University - Critical Languages Institute

Deadline: January 27, 2017

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting applications for its 2017 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad. CLI offers intensive courses in less commonly taught languages in the U.S. and overseas. Students admitted to CLI pay a flat fee of $900 for up to 13 semester credits, in addition to study-abroad fees if they opt to study overseas.

Scholarships are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-students: Department of State Title VIII Fellowships for selected languages, ROTC Project GO Scholarships for selected languages; Melikian Scholarships for all languages, and language-specific support for several languages. See http://cli.asu.edu for details.

Admission is competitive. The Deadline for funding and priority admission is January 27, 2017 (Jan 17 for Project GO).

COMBINATION COURSES:
2 months intensive study at ASU with optional 1 month study in country, providing 8–13 academic credits.
Albanian (ASU + Tirana)
Armenian (ASU + Yerevan)
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian(ASU + Sarajevo)
Modern Hebrew (ASU only)
Indonesian (ASU + Bali)
Persian (ASU only)
Polish (ASU only)
Russian (ASU + Bishkek or St. Petersburg)
Turkish (ASU only )
Uzbek (ASU + Tashkent)
Sessions in ASU include daily co-curricular programming, grant mentoring and career planning opportunities.
Sessions abroad feature academically challenging study, extensive co-curricular programming integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on-1 or small-group format by local activity guides.

OVERSEAS PROGRAMS

2-month intensive programs providing 8–10 academic credits
Albanian (Tirana) 2nd-year and up
Armenian (Yerevan) 2nd-year and up
BCS (Sarajevo) 2nd-year and up
Indonesian (Denpasar) 2nd-year and up
Russian (Bishkek) 2nd–4th-year
Russian (St. Petersburg) 5th–6th-year

Programs feature homestays, extensive co-curricular programming, integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on1 or small-group format by local activity guides.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 27, 2017
APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS:  (http://cli.asu.edu)

Job: Two positions at Notre Dame

Deadline: October 24, 2016

Assistant Professor of Russian
University of Notre Dame
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures

To strengthen a vibrant Russian Studies program at the University of Notre Dame, the Department of German and Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Russian to begin the first day of classes in August, 2017. All requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed by the start of the appointment. Area of specialization is open; we are seeking a broadly trained colleague who has both a well-articulated research plan and the ability to teach at all levels of the undergraduate program, both within and outside the department.

Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including Russian language and literature; interdisciplinary Russian Studies courses; and courses within the University and College seminar programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will advise students, supervise honors theses, and contribute to a plethora of activities meant to advance the presence of Russian on campus.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) and a CV as a single PDF, as well as three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37800. Applications received by October 24 will receive full consideration.


Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian
University of Notre Dame
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures

To promote its bourgeoning Russian Studies program, the Department of German and Russian at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant Professional Specialist of Russian on the basis of a one-year, renewable contract. This position carries no research expectation and is primarily focused upon teaching.

The ideal candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand, and possess extensive teaching experience at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as well as an interest in the scholarship of pedagogy. The typical teaching load will be four courses per semester, though this may be modified by significant service to the department. We are seeking not only a master teacher, but a program builder with creative ideas about program promotion, extra-curricular programming, study abroad, and student recruitment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) and a CV as a single PDF, as well as three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37804. Applications received by October 24 will receive full consideration.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Job: Assistant Professor of Russian at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, U

Deadline: November 4, 2016
Lewis & Clark, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures beginning in fall 2017. Preferred teaching and research fields include Russian literature or linguistics; open to any period or specialization. Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer.

Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. Native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English. Potential for excellent teaching and research, as well as ability to run successful Russian program at an undergraduate institution, are essential. Usual load is five courses per academic year and may include regular participation in the College’s general education program.

All materials should be addressed to Freddy Vilches, Chair Russian Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfoliohttps://apply.interfolio.com/37633. Click “sign up” to create your free account. More details can be found on Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on November 4 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist. -- Use your web browser to search the archives, control your subscription options, and more. Visit and bookmark the SEELANGS Web Interface at: http://seelangs(dot)wix(dot)com/seelangs

CFP: ASN 2017 World Convention

Deadline: 27 October 2016

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
4-6 May 2017


Contact information:
Proposals must be submitted to:
darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2017@gmail.com


Over 150 PANELS in nine sections:
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Migration & Diasporas
  • Balkans
  • Russia
  • Ukraine (and Belarus)
  • Central Europe (including Baltics & Moldova)
  • Eurasia (including Central Asia & China)
  • Caucasus (North and South)
  • Turkey and Greece (and Cyprus)
THEMATIC Panels on
  • The Conflict in Ukraine
  • Russia and the New Cold War
  • Internally Displaced People and Refugees
  • The Rise of the Far Right
  • Political Violence (Insurgency, Terrorism, War)
  • The Crisis in Turkey
  • The Political Use of Historical Memory

The Convention is also inviting paper, panel, roundtable, book, documentary, or special presentation proposals related to:

•“The Conflict in Ukraine,” on the domestic, regional and international crisis unleashed by Maidan, the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas, and the role of Russia, Europe and the United States;

•“Russia and the New Cold War,” on Russia’s involvement in international crises (i.e. Ukraine, Syria), authoritarianism, information warfare, geopolitics, NATO/EU, energy politics, sanctions, nationalism;

•“Internally Displaced People and Refugees,” on the refugee crisis in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, securitization of borders, human and civil rights;

•“The Rise of the Far Right,” on migration, multiculturalism, populism, nativism in Eastern/Western Europe and America,

•“Political Violence,” on insurgencies, civil wars, terrorism, the rise of ISIS, post-conflict settlement, international justice;

•“The Crisis in Turkey,” on the spectre of authoritarianism, the Kurdish question, Gulenism, the army and the state, refugees, the war in Syria, relations with Russia;

•“The Political Use of Historical Memory,” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in sites, symbols, state and (social) media narratives, and academic research;


Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2016 Final Program, which can be accessed at

http://nationalities.org/uploads/documents/ASN16_FinalProgram_April.pdf.


Proposal Information

The ASN 2017 Convention invites proposals for individual papers or panels. A panel includes a chair, three or four presentations based on written papers, and a discussant.


The Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as discussant on a panel to be created by the Program Committee from individual paper proposals. The application to be considered as discussant is self-standing, and does not apply to applicants already involved in individual or panel proposals. (At a later stage, many applicants whose proposals were accepted will be invited to serve as chair or discussant on other panels).

In order to submit proposals to the Convention, the three mandatory items indicated below (contact information, abstract, biographical statement) must be included in a single Word document (PDF documents will not be accepted) attached to a single email message. Applications containing more than one attachment will be returned.

Each applicant – including co-authors (unless they are not planning to attend the Convention if their proposal is accepted) and each member of a panel proposal – must also fill out a Fact Sheet online that can be accessed at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASN2017FS

Applicants that are on two proposals need to fill out two separate Fact Sheets.

IMPORTANT: Applicants can only send one paper proposal -- either as an individual proposal, or as a paper part of a panel proposal. If an applicant sends more than one proposal based on a written paper, neither will be considered. This applies to co-authors as well. A co-author can only appear on one proposal based on a paper. At the Convention, a panelist can only appear on a maximum of TWO panels, only one of which can be in the capacity of a paper presenter. For example, a panelist can be discussant or chair on a panel and present a paper on another, or chair a panel and be discussant in another, and so forth. This rule applies to co-authored papers. This means that applicants can appear on a maximum of two proposals sent to the Convention, only one of which can be in the capacity of a paper-giver.


Individual paper proposals must include four items:

Contact information: the name, email, postal address and academic affiliation of the applicant.
  • A 300- to 500-word abstract (shorter abstracts will not be considered) that includes the title of the paper.
  • A 100-word biographical statement, in narrative form (essentially one paragraph). Standard CVs will be rejected and the entire proposal must be sent in a single document.
Individual proposals featuring more than one author (joint proposal) must include
  •  The contact information and biographical statement of all authors and specify who among the co-authors intend to attend the Convention to present the paper. Only co-authors attending the Convention will have their names in the official program.
  • A Fact Sheet, to be filled out online (see above). In the case of co-authors, only those intending to attend the Convention must send a Fact Sheet. The Word document proposal must indicate that the Fact Sheet has been filled out online.
Panel proposals must include four items:
  • Contact information (see above) of all proposed panelists.
  • The title of the panel and the title and a 200- to 300-word abstract of each paper.
  • A 100-word biographical statement (see above) for each proposed panelist. Statements in standard CV format will not be considered. The rules on joint proposals are the same as with individual proposals (see above).
  • A Fact Sheet, to be filled out online (see above), for each panelist attached to the proposal. The Word document proposal must indicate that all panelists have filled out their Fact Sheet online.

Proposals for roundtables include a chair and four presenters, but no discussant, since the presentations, unlike regular panels, are not based on written papers. Roundtable proposals include the same four items as a panel proposal, including the title of each presentation, except that the 200- to 300-word abstracts are presentation abstracts, rather than paper abstracts.

The Convention is also inviting proposals for Book Panels, based on books published between September 2015 and February 2017. The proposal must include the Chair, three discussants, as well as the author. A Book Panel proposal must include the same four items as a panel proposal, except that the abstract is limited to a 200- to 300-word abstract of the book. The discussants need not submit an abstract. The organizer of a Book Panel might, but is not required to be the book’s author.

Proposals for documentaries must include four items:
  • Contact information (see above)
  • A 300 word abstract of the documentary
  • A 100-word biographical statement (see above). 
  • A Fact Sheet filled out online (see above).
  • A secure streaming link for reviewing purposes.

The ASN Documentary Festival prioritizes films longer than 50 minutes. Shorter documentaries will be considered.


Proposals to serve as a discussant must include four items:
  • Contact information (see above)
  • A 100-word statement about your areas of expertise
  • A 100-word biographical statement (see above). CVs will not be considered.
  • A Fact Sheet filled out online (see above)

Discussant proposals can only be sent by applicants who are not part of an individual or panel (or roundtable) proposal.
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IMPORTANT: Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. Unfortunately, ASN has no funding available for panelists.