Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CFA: Postdoctoral Associate in Russian/Soviet Studies

Deadline: May 21, 2018

Postdoctoral Associate in Russian/Soviet Studies
The Department of Geosciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate in Russian/Soviet Studies to start in September 2018. The Postdoctoral Associate in Russian/Soviet Studies will collect, translate, and code spatial dataon migration pathways for members of the Kalmyk diaspora in interwar Europe. 

This position will work with and interpret other archival sources as made available from domestic sources. The Postdoctoral Associate will think creatively about the presentation and communication of spatial data in cartographic and other visual formats and will provide other research assistance as relevant to the project. This position will interact closely with the project director, a graduate student, and other research groups at he University of Arkansas.The is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding,
and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Ph.D. in geography, history, or a related field conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:
 Experience in geographic information systems (GIS)
 Demonstrable fluency in the Russian language
 Demonstrated interest in digital humanities and/or spatial analysis

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position:
 Knowledge of the Russian language
 Knowledge and experience in geographic information systems (GIS)

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit
http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/26441. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a cover
letter/letter of application. Applicants selected for further review will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation.

This position requires a national criminal background and registered sex offender check, and will close on May 21, 2018.
For more information, please contact Edward C. Holland, Assistant Professor in Geosciences at

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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