Tuesday, November 16, 2021

CFA: In-person Study Abroad Programs, Daugavpils University, Latvia

Deadline: ASAP

In the 2021 Fall semester, numerous US undergraduates are studying in in-person programs provided by “Learn Russian in the European Union” in Daugavpils, Latvia. The students are enrolled in Russian language courses and electives in history, political science, area studies, economics, math, and other subjects at Daugavpils University.

“Learn Russian in the EU” is accepting applications for the 2022 Spring and 2022/2023 academic year study abroad programs. We welcome your students to apply.

The following undergraduate programs will be available:
    - Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    - Russian Language and Political Science;
    - Russian Language and East European Studies;
    - Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM with theory and laboratory practice in Russian/English.

Daugavpils University awards up to 30 ECTS credits per semester – the equivalent of 15 credit hours at US universities. Citizens of the USA and Canada do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

For information about these programs, please visit http://www.learnrussianineu.com/semester-abroad-programs.

Student testimonials are available at https://www.learnrussianineu.com/for-students/what-do-our-students-say.

We will be happy to meet our friends and partners at the 2021 ASEEES Convention in New Orleans.
Please join us for the roundtable discussion “Developing an Intensive Language Program in the Baltics: New Challenges and Strategies”, at 5:00 pm on November 18th, and visit our booth #210 at the exhibition.

Job: Senior Lecturer of Russian, Columbia University


Deadline: November 18, 2021/Rolling

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Russian Language, to begin on July 1, 2022. The Senior Lecturer would become Director of the Russian Language Program on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. 

Applicants should have extensive experience teaching all levels of Russian at the university-level to native speakers of English, documented exceptional teaching achievement, evidence of professional achievement and standing in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should show evidence of their ability to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program.  Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.


Required:  M.A. and teaching experience.  Ph.D. in Second-Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or other relevant field is highly preferred.

Application Instructions:

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please apply using this link apply.interfolio.com/95975. Please upload the following required materials:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Teaching statement
Sample teaching materials and syllabi
Course evaluations
List of courses taught
Names and contact information of three references. (Recommenders should submit confidential letters of recommendations through Interfolio). 

A link to a teaching video is optional. Please provide a separate document with the link as an optional document.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place on Zoom.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Kenyon College

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Kenyon College’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a two-year (2022–2024) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Russian. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research agenda and teaching experience show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including all levels of Russian language, courses on Russian literature and culture in translation, as well as upper-level electives in their area of specialization. Teaching load is five courses per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native command of Russian and English. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter with research statement; 2) graduate transcript (unofficial copy is fine); 3) a current Curriculum Vitae; 4) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the liberal-arts college classroom; and 5) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu by December 10, 2021. Application review will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place remotely via video conferencing. Inquiries may be sent off-list to Prof. James McGavran (mcgavranjh@kenyon.edu).

Job: Assistant Professor of Instruction in Polish, Northwestern University

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Northwestern University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a renewable, three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Polish, to begin September 1, 2022. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that requires six units of teaching over three quarters per year. A Ph.D. in Polish, any area of Slavic Studies (such as literature, culture, and/or history), Second-Language Acquisition, or a related field, near-native proficiency in Polish and English, and language teaching experience in the American educational system are essential.

We are seeking an enthusiastic instructor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of Polish language and culture using a proficiency-based communicative approach and who is familiar with current instructional technologies. In addition to displaying a commitment to teaching, the successful hire is expected to engage with students, help plan co-curricular activities, and contribute to a mutually respectful, inclusive, and collaborative professional environment. Our department supports the professional growth of each faculty member in their field of specialization and is firmly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

Applications require the following documents in PDF format: cover letter of interest that addresses professional and teaching experience as well as approaches to pedagogy; a CV; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three contacts (name and email) for letters of recommendation. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2021. Please submit required information at: https://slavic.northwestern.edu/about/faculty-hiring.html

For inquiries regarding the position or application process, please contact Professor Clare Cavanagh at ccavanagh5@northwestern.edu. General information about the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University can be found on this website: https://slavic.northwestern.edu

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.


Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

· Applications will only be accepted via online submission at the link provided.

· Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.

· Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.

· All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.

· Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

CFA: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants, University of Pittsburgh

Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Pittsburgh will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site or remotely at the Summer Language Institute in June – July 2022. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see https://sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered.

Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. However, please note that applicants should be prepared to conduct their projects remotely in the event that pandemic conditions limit in-person instruction, and/or if University of Pittsburgh restrictions on non-essential travel prohibit the use of grant funds to cover travel expenses in Summer 2022.

Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.

LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REEES by October 2022; to acknowledge REEES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website.

Applicants must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic field related to foreign language education or be enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program. As REEES and the SLI are unable to provide mentors to supervise research projects, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct self-directed research by presenting evidence of academic publications or other documentation of their capacity for independent work.

Applications will be processed via the Submittable online system at https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48081. A complete application must include:

Application form and curriculum vitae, including a list of any previous publications on language teaching and learning and any foreign language teaching experience.

Research proposal of up to two pages, clearly outlining the rationale and expected outcomes of the project and how the applicant will utilize the unique resources at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to the wide range of intensive less-commonly-taught language courses at the SLI, resources available at Pitt include the Robert Henderson Language Media Center and the University Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Itemized budget of anticipated expenses to carry out the project. Applicants may request a total of up to $4,000 for housing, food, and other living expenses; round-trip travel to Pittsburgh, if applicable; and research-related costs such as materials or software purchases, statistical or technology consulting services, etc. (hardware purchases are not eligible for LTLR funding). All expenses should be justified in a brief budget narrative. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funding from their home institutions. REEES will require budget requests that include travel expenses to be revised if pandemic conditions prevent in-person instruction and/or grant funding of travel costs in Summer 2022.

Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in a field related to foreign language education, addressing the intellectual merit and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s qualifications to carry it out. For graduate students and applicants without a publication record, this letter should also address the applicant’s scholarly potential and ability to conduct independent research.

Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 15, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documentation is submitted by the deadline. Award notifications will be made by March 19, 2022. For questions about the LTLR program, please contact REEES Assistant Director Gina Peirce at gina.peirce@pitt.edu.

Friday, November 5, 2021

CFP: Russian Conference on NEP, Dobroljubov State Linguistic University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Deadline: November 30, 2021

Dobroljubov State Linguistic University in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia  issued a call for papers for an international interdisciplinary scholarly conference, Dec. 21, 2021, to be conducted in Russian and English, online and in person.  Deadline for submissions: Nov. 30, 2021. The topic is: 

The Effect of NEP on World History and Its Legacy in Post Soviet Russia. 
For further details, see the university website: https://lunn.ru/events/8789
The contact person for the conference is Prof. Marta Valeri, martavaleriv@gmail.com

CFA: Open Research Laboratory at Illinois (January 18 - May 4, 2022)

Deadline: December 3, 2021

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a call for applications to the Spring 2022 Open Research Laboratory (ORL) Program. The program will take place January 18 - May 4, 2022. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State's Title VIII Program, the ORL Program provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union.


We will provide support for both in-person and virtual associateships for scholars to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.


The program is open to a wide range of researchers, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent scholars, professionals in government and nongovernmental organizations as well as library science.


The priority application deadline is December 3, 2021.


Those applicants who are U.S. citizens and whose research holds relevance for U.S. foreign policy may also apply for U.S. Department of State Title VIII grants to support their research. 


Awarded on a competitive basis, ORL support will include:

  • Designation as a REEEC Open Research Laboratory Associate.
  • A personalized bibliographical session with the Slavic Reference Service either in-person or through Zoom
  • Research support for general queries throughout the year.
  • Access to digital and database collections of our Library for an extended period.
  • A free of charge duplication service for University of Illinois Library materials, restricted to 20 pages per request and subject to copyright restrictions.
  • US citizens are eligible for funding as an in-person associate or a virtual associate. An in-person associate is eligible for a research stipend of $1000 in support of their work, a housing award furnishing accommodation on campus for up to 5 nights, and a travel award of up to $600 to offset transportation costs to and from Urbana-Champaign. A virtual associate is eligible for a research stipend of $500 in support of their work.


For more information and to apply, please click here.