Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CFP: Balkan Studies

Deadline: May 22, 2017

Balkan Studies (BS) is an open access international journal published by the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki, Greece. The journal publishes re-search papers in the fields of History, Social Studies, Folklore, Economy, Religion, etc. from Antiquity to Modern times and focuses particularly on the geographic area of Eastern Mediterranean: Balkans/SE Europe, Black Sea, Middle East, North Africa. Since 2012 Balkan Studies is published in electronic version on the official website of the Institute for Balkan Studies: 

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers for Vol. 52 which isscheduled to be published by the end of 2017. Papers and abstracts can be sent to Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ioannis Mourelos at, or at

Proposal submission (with a 200 words abstract): until May 22, 2017.
Final paper: until July 30, 2017
Original papers: 7-10.000 words (footnotes included)
Book reviews: 1.500 words
Review essays: 3.500 words
All submissions are subjected to double-blind peer review.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Job: Russian Teaching Positions, Indiana University Summer Language Workshop


The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop invites applications from teachers of Russian as a foreign language to fill anticipated openings in its eight-week program of intensive Russian instruction that will run June 5 - July 28, 2017. Positions for comprehensive classes (4 skills plus grammar/lexicon) at introductory through advanced levels, as well as for specialized classes in phonetics, listening comprehension, and speaking may be available. 

Minimal qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) or current enrollment in graduate study
  • Experience and interest in proficiency-oriented Russian language instruction
  • Willingness to contribute to extensive supplementary cultural program
  • Current legal authorization to work in the United States (US citizenship, US permanent resident status, or possession of appropriate US visa)

Applicants should submit the following items by email to with “Application for Russian teaching position” in the subject line:
  • Letter of interest
  • CV or resume
  • List of three references with contact information

For more information on the Summer Language Workshop:

CFP: Spontaneous Orders and New Forms of the Social (The Russian Sociological Review)

First Deadline: May 20, 2017

Call for Papers
Spontaneous Orders and New Forms of the Social:
Between the Mundane and Institutions

The Russian Sociological Review (, an international peer-reviewed academic journal published by the National Research University — Higher School of Economics
(, invites contributions from philosophy, social sciences and cognate fields for the special issue entitled:
Spontaneous Orders and New Forms of the Social: Between the Mundane and Institutions.

For several decades, the notion of globalization has been essential for many social scholars. As evidence, one can refer to the influential plenary talks of the ISA presidents. For example,
in 1990, the topic of the ISA congress “One Sociology for One World: Unity and Diversity” was introduced by Margaret Archer in a straightforward and unequivocal manner. In her presidential address, she declared that “‘Sociology for One World’ implies: firstly, a single Discipline; secondly, a single World; and thirdly, that the former does something for the latter” ( Consequently, it was important that the presidents of ISA kept saying that contemporary society was global,and that social facts should have been considered within the global society. In his 2002 presidential address in Brisbane, Alberto Martinelly said that “globalization requires a basic redefinition of major concepts of the sociological tradition. We all know that sociology has developed as a discipline together with the modern world and that the unit of analysis of most macro sociological research has been the national society” ( He believed that the study of global flows was more important than what was taking place within “contested boundaries”. In Durban in 2006, Piotr Sztompka continued to insist that globalization is of a high priority when he stated that “globalization turns out not to be an abstract condition of society somewhere out there, but the very real experience internal to and permeating everyday life of the people. To see globalization, one does not need to read aggregated statistics about financial flows, global division of labor, intensity of telecommunications, numbers of travelers, tourists, and refugees. It is enough just to look around” ( Additionally, in Gothenburg in 2010, Michel Wieviorka who was more interested in the global “as a way of thinking, a way of approaching problems which relate to sociology”, pointed out the significance of global phenomena and global connections, e.g., financial ones (

Undoubtedly, we agree that today’s global phenomena such as flows and networks cover the world and horizontal connections continue to be omnipresent like any other new global
social institution. Yet nowadays, radical changes are taking place that will become more sophisticated on the global scale, and will question and reduce the importance of what has
been used to be a symptom of globalization. This is exemplified through the new reinforcement of the State, the reducing power of the international law institutions and the authority of the international organizations, the emergence of new forms of spontaneous order everywhere, and the growing avalanche of information on various episodes of social interaction.
Globalization is questioned with respect to the process of the blurring of political borders of states and other territories. Where social events take place, states gain their role as a main
social unity anew. Still, they are permeated by global flows. The interaction of the global and the local takes a new shape. Furthermore, new forms of social interaction emerge, and it is
not possible to definitely classify them as global or local. Neither traditional institutional nor newer network- and flow-inspired languages of description can be used to make sense of
them. These interactions—often spontaneous, slightly formed, and embedded in the routine practices—may emerge and then quickly dissolve. However, they may become the origin of
the yet-unknown future.

New forms of social order may reveal themselves in various configurations of order and disorder, in unprecedented or partially transformed situations, or in episodes of social life
in time and space. The novelty may be traced in unexpected events or in issues of communication, in the distribution of sources and in the shifting of centers of activities, or in the composition of new types of inert communication. Spontaneous orders relate to the shop floor of the social where new forms of interaction emerge and are tested. The times and situations, when the dominant tendencies are not yet defined, and the future is still open, are the most favorable to these orders.

In 2017, here, in Russia, we are particularly sensitive to the emergence of the new in locations where no one expects it. Russia experienced two revolutions a hundred years ago.
As a result of one of these revolutions, the monarchy disappeared, while the second led to the disintegration of the Russian empire and its way of life. This happened during the Great
War which ended the existence of Old Europe, and had important consequences for the rest of the world. The Jubilee is a good occasion to reflect not only on the Revolution itself but
also on the way the stability in both the national and global institutional order is suddenly transformed. In the situations of a forthcoming crisis and the change in the main social forms, we are interested in what the new loci of spontaneous order look like while the global mechanism of enforcement or legitimization remains weak or absent.
We welcome those papers that contribute original material to the theoretical and empirical studies of these phenomena. In particular, we are interested in those conceptual papers devoted to the questioning and the search for the ways of observation, descriptions, and explanations of the new forms of interaction and order, crises and revolutions, and other forms of the renewal of social life.


May 20, 2017 — 500 words abstracts deadline
June 1, 2017 — Invitation to submit full papers
September 15, 2017— 6000 words full papers deadline
October 1, 2017— Notification of acceptance
November 1, 2017 — Revised papers deadline
December, 2017 — Publication

Contributions should be sent via e-mail to the editor-in-chief Professor Alexander Filippov ( and Dr Nail Farkhatdinov (
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Dr Nail Farkhatdinov (

Papers should be no more than 12,000 words and written in English. See website of the Review for the detailed guidelines for authors (

About the Russian Sociological Review

The Russian Sociological Review is an academic peer-reviewed journal of theoretical, empirical and historical research in social sciences. It publishes four issues per year. Each issue includes
original research papers, review articles and translations of contemporary and classical works in sociology, political theory and social philosophy. The journal focuses on the fundamental issues of social sciences from various conceptual and methodological perspectives. Understood broadly the fundamental issues include but are not limited to: social action and agency, social order, narrative, space and time, mobilities, power, etc. The journal is indexed by Scopus, Web of Science—Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Ebsco, DOAJ, Ulrichsweb, IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature), IBR (International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences), Citefactor and other databases.

Job: Part-time instructor of Russian, DePauw Univervisty

Part-time instructor of Russian,
DePauw Univervisty

The Department of Modern Languages at DePauw University is looking for
a part-time instructor of Russian, beginning August 2017, to teach two
sections of Russian: one at the post-100 level (fall term), and one at
the 100 level (spring term). Ph.D. preferred, M.A. required. Native or
near-native fluency required. Area of scholarly specialization open.

The successful candidate will have a record of strong teaching, and
the ability and desire to attend primarily to elementary and
intermediate language instruction in Russian while preparing students
for further study of language and literature.

DePauw University, a residential liberal-arts college in Greencastle,
Indiana, with 2300 students and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, has a
large number of students who participate in international curricular

Please submit letter of application addressing philosophy of teaching
and scholarly interests, CV, three confidential letters of reference,
and graduate transcripts to Dr. Alejandro Puga, Chair, Department of
Modern Languages, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a
commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and
experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom
and at the University.  Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women,
members of underrepresented groups, and person with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Job: Participant Recruiter – Secondary School Programs

We have a wonderful opportunity which would be a great fit your students at the Center for Russian and East European Studies. I wanted to reach out and share this this Full-time, Short term, Participant Recruiter position open in Europe, Eurasia, and Senegal with American Councils for International Education starting this fall. We have multiple openings for Participant Recruiters for our Secondary School Programs. This is a great opportunity for recent grads, graduate students or upcoming graduates who are studying the region and have proficiency in a language where there interested in applying to recruit. 

For more information please see the attachment or follow this link. We hope you can share this with your students. 

More information about American Councils for International Education and its programs, please visit

Participant Recruiter – Secondary School

Europe, Eurasia, and Senegal
FLSA: Exempt position
Pay Band: 0 Expatriate


The four-month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program representative in
the region and is responsible for all aspects of participant recruitment for secondary school programs
including: publicizing competitions; interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and
associated record keeping and reporting. This position requires extensive travel throughout the region
assigned most likely working in more than one country, with long and non-standard work hours including
weekends. The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational officials at all levels
in disseminating information about the programs and coordinating the testing process. The position
reports to the Manger for Field Operations, Secondary School Programs and the Program Hub Director.
The position is a short-term, full-time position beginning mid-August and ending in December 2017.
Possible countries include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia,
Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan


 Attend initial training conference in Ukraine;
 Coordinate recruitment activities to ensure the timely and proper conduct of the competition;
 Interact with local educational authorities;
 Organize and arrange testing locations;
 Conduct testing;
 Organize and participate in meetings with candidates and their parents;
 Conduct interviews with semi-finalist candidates;
 Complete all document and material processing;
 Conduct publicity outreach with local office;
 Complete all reporting on finances and recruitment activities.


 Program administration experience;
 High proficiency (fluency preferred) in language or languages spoken in one or more of the above
countries required;
 Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
 Experience with multitasking in a time intensive environment;
 Experience in reporting and budget management;
 Experience studying in a U.S high school environment;
 BA in relevant field (e.g. appropriate area language, or area studies, education, etc.) required.


American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for
minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful
employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’
commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a
longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants
because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or
applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the
disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent
with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

TO APPLY: Select this link and follow the prompts:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Summer Language Study |Earn 8-10 Credits in 7-8 Weeks

Deadline: May 10, 2017

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is still accepting applications on a rolling basis, for its 2017 summer language and study abroad programs until May 10th.

CLI offers intensive courses in 10 critical languages and study-abroad programs in 6 locations. Participants earn 8--13 credits and cover a minimum of 2 semesters of material.

Participants pay a flat fee of $900 (plus study-abroad fees if applicable) instead of tuition.

Visit for details.

Funding: Postdoctoral fellowship in the social science of Russia at Yale

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies (Social Sciences), European Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University

The Council on European Studies (CES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2017-2018, conditional on the receipt of budgetary support. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to the study of modern and contemporary Russia from the perspective of a social science discipline (Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, etc.)

All applicants should have knowledge of Russian and fluency in English, and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. The Post-doctoral Associate will teach one course related to his/her interests in each of two terms, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the European Studies Council. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, one-page description of research plans; draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; and two letters of reference. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000 - $55,000, depending on rank and seniority of the selected individual, and health coverage.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on March 31, 2017 and continuing until the selections are final.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should be mailed to the address below.

Ms. Marianne Lyden, Program Manager, European Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA. Email: