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June 30, 2008

JOB: OXFAM AZERBAIJAN

Finance Assistant

Oxfam GB is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual for the position of Finance Assistant at its Baku office.

Applicants are required to complete an attached Oxfam job application form (www.azerweb.com) and submit an updated CV detailing previous work experience.

Applications should be send by email to gismailova@oxfam.org.uk specifying "Finance Assistant-Job Vacancy" in the subject line. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Oxfam strives to be an equal opportunity employer and therefore encourages applications from women and the disabled.

Skills and Competence:
• At least 2 years experience of working in a similar role in a small finance team;
• Excellent knowledge of basic accounting principles
• Ability to pay attention to detail, produce accurate work and work to tight deadlines
• Ability to follow procedures
• Ability to work well in a team and get on well with others
• Good computer skills
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Ability to speak/read and work in English and Azeri

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Jobs: Senior teaching associates (IPE and peace studies)

Deadline: July 11, 2008
Lancaster University
Department of Politics and International Relations
Senior Teaching Associates:
A050: International Political Economy
A051: Peace Studies and International Relations
£29,138 - £33,780

These posts are the result of successful research council research support bids by members of the Department's staff. Working as part of a highly regarded teaching team, successful candidates will be enthusiastic teachers who are developing their research interests in the areas covered by the associateships. The Peace Studies and International Relations post is based in the Richardson Institute, a peace studies research center within the Department. The department prides itself on welcoming and valuing associate staff and sees these posts as an excellent way for academics to gain vital teaching experience to further their career progression.

Start date: 1 September 2008 for a period of ten months in the first instance. Possibility of renewal for the International Political Economy post in the following academic year.

Further details of the University and the Department can be found on our web site:
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/politics/

Informal enquiries should be made to the Head of Department, Christopher May: tel: 01524-594272; e-mail: c.may@lancaster.ac.uk

To apply or request further information online, please visit
http://www.personnel.lancs.ac.uk/vacancydets.aspx?jobid=A050 or

http://www.personnel.lancs.ac.uk/vacancydets.aspx?jobid=A051

Alternatively you may telephone Human Resources, quoting reference A050 or A051 on 01524 846549

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CFA- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Position: Visiting Research Fellow
Host institution: Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia
www.src.auca.kg

Period: From 2 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is pleased to offer interested scholars (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows only) the opportunity to conduct research within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellowship Program at our Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and
policy analysis

How to apply
- Fill out the application form posted on the "Research Fellowship" section at www.src.auca.kg
- Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other information related to your application to:

Ms. Ainura Asamidinova
Project Coordinator
Social Research Center
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street ,
Bishkek , Kyrgyzstan , 720040
or apply by e-mail: asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg

For further information
- If you are interested in finding out more information about current and previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: www.src.auca.kg
- If you would like to find out more about American University of Central Asia, please refer to: www.auca.kg/
- For further inquires or information on your application status, please contact Ms. Ainura Asamidinova at: asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg

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CFA- Armenian Studies Visiting Scholar Program, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Deadline: October 15, 2008

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to invite applications for the position of Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar for the 2009-2010 Fall semester (Sept. - Dec.).

The Visiting Scholar Program aims to enrich the Armenian Studies and University wide curriculum. Regular faculty associated with the Program offer courses in Armenian history, language, culture and literature. The Visiting Scholar position is open to faculty who will teach two courses in disciplines such as art history, sociology, anthropology, and political science for one semester.

To apply for the position, candidates (Ph.D. completed) should forward the following documents by October 15, 2009:
a) Curriculum Vitae
b) Sample of writing/publication
c) Proposals for courses the candidate may offer.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Ms. Gloria Caudill, Administrator
Armenian Studies Program
1080 S. University, SSWB Ste. 2603
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Fax: (734) 763-4918
Email: armenianstudies@umich.edu

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CONF./CFP- Caucasus Studies in Migration, Society, Language, Malmoe, Sweden, 11/28-30/2008

Deadline: September 15th

The conference brings together researchers in Caucasus studies for a discussion of current developments in the region. How are these dynamics to be understood and explained from political, anthropological, historical, linguistic and cultural perspectives? We welcome multidisciplinary papers and also encourage presentation of research in progress.

Abstracts:
Deadline for abstracts: September 15. Send the title of your paper/presentation, abstract (maximum 500 words), affiliation and contact details to caucasus.studies@mah.se. Abstracts should be written in English, but presentations may be given in English or Russian. Researchers from countries requiring a visa for Sweden are encouraged to contact us at an earlier date. Notification by October 1.

For paper topics and details, see the conference homepage: http://www.mah.se/imer/caucasusconference

Contact details:
Email: caucasus.studies@mah.se
Fax: +46 40 665 7330
Skype: CaucasusStudies
Address: Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER),
Malmoe University, Citadellsvaegen 7, S-20506 Malmoe, Sweden

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CFP: “Europe – A Continent of Immigration? Legal Challenges in the Construction of European Migration Policy”

Deadline: June 30th, 2008

Please find below information on the 7th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) and its call for papers. The 7th WISH is intended to deal with the legal challenges of the European migration policy.

Proposals may be submitted in either English or French. For paper topics and guidelines see: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ceric/colloques/RIJC/Wish-2008-call-for-paper.pdf
Proposals should be submitted to Daniel Thym by 30th June 2008 at the latest by e-mail: daniel.thym@rewi.hu-berlin.de

or by mail:

Dr. Daniel Thym
Graduate Programme "Multilevel Constitutionalism"
Faculty of Law
Humboldt-University
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin
Germany

For further information please consult the Workshop website at
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ceric/colloques/rijc.htm

or contact: wish@grakov-berlin.eu

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies can be
found at http://www.uaces.org/
_______________________________________________
Diaspora.fi
http://www.diaspora.fi/

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Princeton Institute for Advanced Study

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the worldcome to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those chosen are offered membership for a set period and a stipend. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.

Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.

The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu.

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MyNetResearch Doctoral Awards

MyNetResearch Doctoral Awards has been established to provide support to doctoral students. In 2008, the award will recognize three outstanding doctoral students from any discipline and from any country. These international awards will be awarded for the three most outstanding and innovative research ideas with the potential to lead to advancements in their respective fields of study.

The submitted short articles should be detailed in 1,500 words or less and may cover original work on theoretical models, experimental design, research findings, or inventions. The grant awards may be used in any way that furthers the student’s doctoral research, including presentation and publication costs of the completed dissertation.

Eligibility:
Applications are sought from doctoral students in any area of research.
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited university.

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Northwestern University - Assistant Professor, Ottoman/Turkish History

Deadline: October 1, 2008

The Department of History at Northwestern University invites applications in a search for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the history of the Ottoman Empire and/or Turkish Republic beginning in September 2009, pending final administrative approval. The search, as part of the ongoing initiative to enhance Middle East Studies at the University, is open to all specialties within the two broad fields noted above, but the teaching portfolio must include undergraduate courses in modern Turkey. Candidates should demonstrate the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Please send letter of application, C.V., and writing sample by electronic method to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu by October 1, 2008. Also needed are three letters of recommendation that must be sent via hard copy by October 1, 2008 to the Ottoman/Turkish Search Committee, Department of History, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-2220. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu

Contact Info:
Ottoman/Turkish Search Committee
Department of History
Northwestern University
1881 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2220
Website: http://www.history.northwestern.edu/

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ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2009-2010

Deadline: November 1, 2008

The American Research Institute in Turkey is a non-profit academic organization founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting research and promoting scholarly exchange in Turkey. ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara. Both branches consist of a library, hostel, and administrative offices for the support of American or Canadian based scholars conducting research in Turkey. ARIT administers a number of fellowship programs to support research and exchanges in Turkey.

The American Research Institute in Turkey announces the *ARIT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS for Research in Turkey, 2009-2010* as follows:

1. National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2009 – 2010 (pending funding). ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $13,335 to 40,000.

2. ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2009 – 2010. ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from two to three months up to terms of a year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

3. Samuel H. Kress/ARIT Fellowship for Research in Archaeology and Art History in 2009 – 2010 (pending funding). Graduate level fellowships of up to $17,000 and tenures of up to one year will be offered for doctoral candidates matriculated at U.S. institutions.

4. The Kenan Erim Fellowship to support archaeological research (excavation or field study) of material at Aphrodisias, summer 2009, $2,375. Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2008. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2009.

Please contact this office for further information about ARIT research centers, programs, or membership.

Nancy Leinwand, Executive Director
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324
Phone: (215) 898-3474
Fax: (215) 898-0657

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CFP Journal: Ex Historia

Deadline: August 15, 2008

Ex Historia is a new online journal published by postgraduate history students at the University of Exeter. Ex Historia will publish original, refereed articles and book reviews by postgraduate students on any historical topic, but especially topics reflecting the interests of the University of Exeter's history community.

Ex Historia is now accepting articles and book reviews for our 2008 volume. Original articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. Book reviews should be between 500 and 1000 words. Review articles (addressing three or four books which share a common theme) can be between 2000 and 4000 words. Please refer to MRHA Style Guide (www.mrha.org.uk)for style requirements and use British spellings in all cases except for direct quotations which use alternative spellings.

Please email all submissions as Word attachments to Matthew Smith (Editor) at ms302@exeter.ac.uk Please ensure that your name is not written anywhere on your document in order to ensure that the refereeing process is blind. If you have any questions about the process or Ex Historia, please do not hesitate to email Matthew.

The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2008
, but we would certainly appreciate any early applications.
Matthew Smith, Editor
Email: ms302@exeter.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://www.huss.ex.ac.uk/history/exhistoria/

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CFP: New Perspectives on Soviet Mass Violence

Deadline: 2008-07-15

Description: CALL FOR PAPERS Thematic Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR) New Perspectives on Soviet Mass Violence The study of Soviet mass violence has for a long time been overshadowed by ideological disputes and battles of the Cold War.

Contact: dominik.schaller@uni-heidelberg.de
Announcement ID: 162806
For more information and full listing, see: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=162806

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CFP: Graduate Conference Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 09/15/2008, MA

Deadline: September 15, 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2008-09-15
Description: CALL FOR PAPERS
Contact: chgs@clarku.edu
URL: www.clarku.edu/departments/holocaust/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=471&progid=5&
Announcement ID: 162897
For more details see: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=162897

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Northern Arizona University - Lecturer, European and World History

Deadline: July 15, 2008
Location: Arizona, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Lecturer
Main Category: European History
Secondary Categories: World History

The Department of History at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire a lecturer in European and World History beginning in the Fall 2008 semester. The position is open to candidates specializing in any period of French and/or European History whose work takes a global perspective. In addition to teaching courses in her/his area of specialization, the successful candidate will be expected to teach French History contribute to the department’s survey courses in Western Civilization and World History. The ideal candidate will be someone with an interdisciplinary approach to historical studies. Minimum qualifications: ABD in History or a closely related field by August 2008. The position is renewable subject to the availability of funding.

Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching abilities (such as sample syllabi and a one to two page statement of teaching philosophy) and transcripts (official or unofficial). Also, applicants are to have three confidential letters of reference that address the applicant’s qualifications for the position sent to this same address: European Lecturer Search Committee, PO Box 6023, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6023. Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin on July 15. The position will remain open until filled.

Contact Info:
Dr. David Kitterman, European/World Lecturer Search Committee, PO Box 6023, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6023.
FAX 928-523-1277
Email: Sada.Gilbert@nau.edu

http://www.h-net.org/jobs/display_job.php?jobID=36493

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JOB- Project Manager, OSI Local Government and Public Service Initiative

The Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of the Open Society Institute is seeking a motivated and experienced Project Manager to oversee its portfolio of activities in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan), and other parts of the transition region where OSI is active. LGI's main areas of focus are: good governance, delivery of public services and urban management, improving public finance and intergovernmental relations, management of multiethnic communities, and local economic development. Most of LGI's activities are in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, with more recent initiatives taking root in such places as Indonesia and Peru.

For further information: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2100&m_id=18

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Professor of Slavic Culture, Seoul National University

Application Deadline: until filled

The Department of Russian Language and Literature at Seoul National University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position from specialists in Slavic and Russian culture. Ph.D. in Slavic languages and/or literatures, Slavic culture or related fields is required. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and publications. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian language is required. The appointment is for undergraduate and graduate teaching, Ph.D. supervision, and advanced research. Candidates are expected to teach one graduate seminar and one undergraduate lecture course in Slavic/Russian culture per semester. Rank and salary will be commensurate with research and teaching credentials.

In order to apply for this position, please submit the followings: an application letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Reviews of applications will begin on June 3, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Seoul National University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Requirements:
- Ph.D. in Slavic/Russian languages, literatures, and culture
- Native or near-native proficiency in Russian.
- Competence in oral and written communication in English. (Applicants will be expected to lecture in English)

Application Deadline: until filled

Mailing Address for Applications:

Professor Hyun-Seop Park,
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Russian Language and Literature
Seoul National University
599 Gwanangno, Gwanak-gu, Seoul,
151-742 South Korea

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Adjunct in Russian Language, West Valley-Mission Community College

Saratoga, CA
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 5:00 P.M.

Job Number: 0708F062, Please put this number on the application. The Mission College Foreign Language Department is seeking qualified instructors to serve as associate faculty to teach Russian courses on a part-time contract basis. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

ASSIGNMENT: Assignment may include day and/or evening classes, Mondays through Saturdays as needed during spring, summer, fall and/or winter sessions. This recruitment process is to pre-qualify you for possible future assignments. Successful completion will result in your name joining a pool of instructors qualified to teach Russian courses in the Foreign Language Department at Mission College.

SALARY:
Salary is based on a percentage of workload up to a maximum of 60% (percent). Salary is prorated based on a minimum salary range of $18,261 - $21,688; maximum earnable up to $29,559.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Master's degree in the language being taught OR
- Bachelor's degree in the language being taught AND Master's degree in another language or linguistics OR
- Possess a valid California Community College Instructor's Credential in Foreign Language, Ancient or Modern or the equivalent of the above.

Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution. Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration. Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus, will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel, or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.


INFORMATION AND APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
HUMAN RESOURCES

West Valley-Mission Community College District
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
http://www.wvmccd.cc.ca.us/hr/

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Job: Assistant Professor Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY
Deadline: December 1st. 2008

The history department of Hofstra University invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor in the early modern or modern regional histories encompassed within the Russian Empire or the USSR, beginning in fall 2009. We are particularly interested in the following areas: border studies, migration, ethnicity, and Central Asia. Ph.D in hand and teaching experience preferred. Teaching load is 9 hours per semester. Successful candidate will be expected to teach a survey of Russian history and more specialized courses in his or her area of expertise.

Send letter of application and dossier by December 1, 2008 to Susan M. Yohn, Chair, History Department, 301 New Academic Building, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549. Preliminary interviews will be held at the 2009 AHA meeting in New York City.

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Lecturer, Fullbright University of Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland
Deadline: August 1, 2008

The Fulbright-University of Warsaw Distinguished Chair in East European/Eurasian Studies is seeking specialists to lecture in East European, Russian and/or Eurasian studies at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels with possibilities for research. Special interest in 20th-century topics. Desired specializations include history, political science, culture and nationality issues. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and senior scholars with a significant publication and teaching record.

For specific information about the chair, contact Maria Bettua, at mbettua@cies.iie.org, 202-686-6245 or Abby Greenwell, agreenwell@cies.iie.org or 202-686-6232.

The application deadline is August 1, 2008.

Visit the CIES Web site at www.cies.org for additional information.

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JOBS- Two Positions in Caucasus Programmes, Conciliation Resources

Deadline: July 11th, 2008

Conciliation Resources (CR) is a dynamic international NGO that supports community-based and national organizations seeking to prevent or transform violent conflict into opportunities for sustainable development. Established in 1994, CR has programmes in the Caucasus, the Uganda/Sudan borders and West Africa where we work in partnership with local and international civil society organizations and governments. CR also publishes Accord: an international review of peace initiatives and we are involved in projects in Colombia, Fiji, and the Philippines. We are also increasingly engaged in influencing public and governmental policies on peace processes. We are funded through grants from governments, independent trusts, and foundations.

The posts below are senior positions in CR's Caucasus team working on the Georgian-Abkhaz and Nagorny Karabakh conflicts. Both posts require fluent Russian, a strong commitment to conflict transformation and two
years project management experience in peacebuilding or a related field.

Caucasus Projects Manager

Full-time, London-based with regular travel, £34,017 plus pension

The Projects Manager will develop and manage a range of projects in our Caucasus programme. Regular travel (approximately three months a year) is required to provide support and oversight to partner organizations.

The successful candidate will have experience of project management as well as working with a wide range of social and political actors. The post will require a sound understanding of the region, organizational and community development and conflict transformation.

Caucasus Programme Officer (12 months maternity cover)

Full-time, London-based with occasional travel, £34,017 plus pension

The Programme Officer will provide financial and administrative management to the programme and to local partner organizations, and have responsibilities for managing specific projects. The successful candidate will have experience of project and financial management (including setting budgets and financial reporting), as well as a sound understanding of conflict transformation and the region.

For full job descriptions and application forms, visit our website: http://www.c-r.org/about/jobs.php

Closing date: Friday 11 July 2008

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 21 July 2008

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CFA: Odessa National University Model Unied Nations, 08/24-26/2008, Ukraine

Odessa National University Model United Nation 2008
Application Deadline: October 5th, 2008

You are welcome to participate in international student conference Odessa National University Model United Nations 2008 (ONUMUN) on October 24-26, 2008. The conference will take place on the Black Sea coast, at Odessa city, Ukraine. This year we organize our conference in seventh time.

ONUMUN gives a unique and interactive opportunity for university students from all over the world to become familiar with international issues and to enhance students’ understanding of the institutional and political in-workings of the UN organization. At this role-playing game participants assume roles of diplomats representing various member-states of the UN and simulate the debate happening in several bodies of the UN and one regional organization, following the corresponding rules of procedure.

We have a great traditional support from the General Consulates accredited in Odessa and Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa.

The deadline for application is – 5th of October, 2008.

The registration is online at www.onumun.org.ua
For any additional information, please, visit our web-site www.onumun.org.ua. Or feel free to ask ONUMUN team via e-mail onumun@ukr.net

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Armenian Studies, University of Michigan

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Armenian Studies
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
DEADLINE: February 28, 2009

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,is pleased to announce a limited number of Manoogian Simone Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2009/2010.

These Post-doctoral Fellowships will be awarded for one semester or the full academic year to graduates who have completed their dissertations in the social sciences or humanities within the last two years and whose dissertations are closely related to Armenian studies.

The purpose of the post-doctoral fellowships is to provide an opportunity to recent graduates to undertake research and writing aimed at the publication of a book or articles relevant to Armenian studies. Post-doctoral fellows would also be asked to teach one course per semester and participate in the activities of the Armenian Studies Program during their tenure.

Applications (CV, copy of dissertation, statement regarding proposed research, and proposals for the course or courses the applicant will be asked to teach) should be forwarded directly to:

Ms. Gloria Caudill, Administrator
Armenian Studies Program
1080 S. University, SSWB Ste. 2603
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Tel: (734) 763-0622
Fax: (734) 763-4918
Email: armenianstudies@umich.edu

Applications must be received by February 28, 2009. Applicants will be notified in early April.

Questions can be addressed to Ms. Gloria Caudill, Armenian Studies Program Administrator, by email (gcaudill@umich.edu) or telephone (734) 763-0622.

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June 16, 2008

CfP: Journal Perspectives on Soviet Mass Violence (Journal of Genocide Research)

Deadline July 15, 2008
CALL FOR PAPERS
Thematic Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR)

New Perspectives on Soviet Mass Violence
The study of Soviet mass violence has for a long time been overshadowed by ideological disputes and battles of the Cold War. Even Raphael Lemkin, the self-proclaimed founder of the UN Genocide Convention and pioneer of the study of mass violence, was an ardent anticommunist and recommended the United States to sponsor an international special committee to investigate Soviet genocide (See Anton Weiss-Wendt’s article “Hostage of Politics: Raphael Lemkin on ‘Soviet Genocide’” in the Journal of Genocide Research 7 (2005), Nr. 4, 551-559).

Proposals (max. 2 pages) for papers should be submitted with a short biographical sketch by July 15 to both editors:
Dominik J. Schaller (dominik.schaller@uni-heidelberg.de), Jürgen Zimmerer (j.zimmerer@sheffield.ac.uk). The articles, which should be a maximum of 8500 words including documentation, will be due at December 10, 2008. After initial editor screening, all submissions will undergo peer review.

Journal of Genocide Research - the official journal of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) http://www.informaworld.com/jgr

International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) http://www.inogs.com

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Deadline: August 8, 2008

American University of Central Asia is seeking an individual for the position of the Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Requirements:
* Higher education Bachelor's or Master's degree
* Fluency in English and Russian
* Computer literacy and knowledge of modern information technologies
* Good analytical skills and official document writing skills
* Ability to work with extensive information

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

* providing day-to-day assistance to VPAA
* developing and maintaining an integrated calendar of academic
meetings for VPAA
* assisting in developing reports on academic affairs and marketing
and enrollment to the Board of Trustees
* coordinating activities of academic departments and offices
* recording minutes for meetings of the Board of Trustees and
Academic Policy Committee

Work experience in higher education sector and knowledge of an academic process is an advantage. A competitive salary will be based on experience and qualification. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to: shananova_t@mail.auca.kg by August 8, 2008

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Fulbright-University of Warsaw Distinguished Chair in East European/Eurasian Studies

Specialists in Polish Studies are also welcome to apply for the The Fulbright-University of Warsaw Distinguished Chair in East European/Eurasian Studies. The Chair seeks specialists to lecture in East European, Russian and/or Eurasian studies at the advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels with possibilities for research. Special interest in 20th-century topics.

Desired specializations include history, political science, culture and nationality issues. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and senior scholars with a significant publication and teaching record. For specific information about the chair, contact Maria Bettua, at mbettua@cies.iie.org or 202-686-6245 or Abby Greenwell, agreenwell@cies.iie.org or 202-686-6232. The application deadline is August 1, 2008. Visit the CIES Web site: www.cies.org.

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Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals

Deadline: August 1, 2008

The Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals offers grants to conduct research or lecture in Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The program offers a variety of opportunities for both area and non-area specialists. Members of the association may wish to bring these grants to the attention of their colleagues in other fields. The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program offers awards that range from 2 to 10 months. Scholars may conduct research independently or in collaboration with host country colleagues. Applications are welcome from scholars in a broad range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Opportunities also exist for professionals in such fields as law, public administration, conflict resolution, journalism, library science, and education.

While many awards specify project and host institution, there are a number of open "All Discipline" awards that allow candidates to propose their own projects and determine their host institution affiliation. Foreign language skills may be required for certain research projects, but lecturing awards are in English. For additional information about the Polish program, please contact Muriel Joffe, Ph.D., Assistant Director at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, mjoffe@cies.iie.org or 202-686-6249. The application deadline for 2009-10 is August 1, 2008. For general information about application requirements and staff contacts, visit the CIES Web site at www.cies.org.

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CfP: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Vol. 7 (2008)

Deadlines:
- for submission of abstracts: 18 July 2008
- for general and focus articles: 3 October 2008
- for reports on national developments and book reviews: 5 December 2008

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is a peer-reviewed publication that provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe at a high scholarly level. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to diversity and conflict management, international and domestic legal developments, as well as political and social changes and trends affecting minorities in Europe. Apart from providing a unique annual overview of minority issues for both scholars and practitioners in this field, the Yearbook will be an indispensable reference tool for libraries, research institute as well as governments and international organizations.

Types of submission:

General article:
General articles are analyzes at high scholarly level from all social sciences of general questions relating to the protection of minorities, prefereably but not necessarily linked to developments, discussions or events that are taking place in the period under consideration, i.e. the year 2008. General articles are between 5.000 and 8.000 words long.

Focus article:
One focus in the forthcoming yearbook will be dedicated to the topic “Democracy and Minority Governance”. Authors are invited to submit contributions concerning the participation of minorities in democratic governance at national and in particular at regional and local level. Articles on economic participation of minorities are particularly welcome. Focus articles are between 5.000 and 8.000 words long.

Report on national developments:
Reports on national developments review developments of minority legislation and policy at domestic level in the period under consideration, i.e. in the year 2008. Authors are invited to submit English versions of discussed legislation. Reports are about 3.000 words long.

Book review:
Book reviews give a report about the book and engage in a critical intellectual assessment of the book’s contents. Book reviews are between 600 and 1.500 words long.

Procedure:
Authors interested to submit a general article, focus article or report of national developments submit an abstract of 200-300 words to the co-managing editors Emma Lantschner (emma.lantschner@eurac.edu) and Tim Dertwinkel (dertwinkel@ecmi.de). They will be informed in the course of two weeks, whether their proposal has been accepted or not. Submitted articles will be peer-reviewed. The final decision on the publication of the article will depend on the result of this process.

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Job: Lectureship in Azerbaijani UCLA 2008-09

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Azerbaijani for the 2008-09 academic year (September 25 – June 12).

The lecturer will be asked to teach first-year Azerbaijani as part of a proficiency-based curriculum. An advanced degree in Turkic languages and literatures, with a focus on applied linguistics and second language teaching and acquisition, is preferred. Strong, recent teaching experience and native or near-native proficiency in Azerbaijani are essential. The position is a one-year lectureship, funded by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies. Full applications—containing a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching performance, including peer and/or student evaluations; a list of publications; and the names and contact information of three referees—should be directed to the Chair of the Azerbaijani Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, P.O.-Box 951511, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Jim Robbins at jrobbins@international.ucla.edu.

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CfP Conference: British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 04/16-19/2009, Liverpool

Submission deadline: 30 November 2008
Call for Submissions
2009 Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology
Liverpool John Moores University

Music, Culture and Globalization

Submissions are now invited on any aspect of the theme with papers that seek to explore newer issues relating to this subject, including, but by no means limited to, the following: (1) Musical traditions in transformation; (2) Music, place and identity; (3) New centres and peripheries?; (4) Music, mediation and tourism; (5) New approaches to
ethnographic enquiry and research methods. Abstracts (approximately 300 words) for paper presentations lasting 20 minutes should be submitted by 30 November 2008. Film shows and performances may also be proposed, as may pre-formed panels or workshop sessions, for which a longer abstract with named speakers should be submitted (approximately 1,000 words).

Detailed information on all aspects of the conference can be found on the BFE conference website http://www.bfe2009.net, or obtained directly from Dr Simone Krüger, BFE 2009 Conference Organizer on s.kruger@ljmu.ac.uk.

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CfP conference: Ethnic Reconciliation in the Western Balkans, 09/05-06/2008,Graz, Austria

Deadline August 15, 2008
Call for papers:

Inter@nic network, the Competence Centre South East Europe at the University of Graz and the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen are organizing a conference "Ethnic Reconciliation in the Western Balkans: What Role for Academia?".

The conference will be taking place at the Faculty of Law in Graz from 5 to 6 September 2008.

Deadlines:
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and be submitted electronically to Antonija Petricusic at antonija.petricusic@uni-graz.at no later than August 15, 2008. Notification of acceptance will be communicated by August 20, 2008. Authors are required to submit full papers not exceeding 8000 words by 15 October 2008 for the conference follow up publication. The conference organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses of selected participants.

More information on the conference and on the inter@nic network at http://www.eurac.edu/Org/Minorities/MIRICO/interethnic+network.htm

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Jobs: Four Positions, UNYT

Deadline: July 07, 2008

http://www.unyt.edu.al

Application: Send a Letter of Application detailing Key Qualifications for this position, current curriculum vitae, photocopies of credentials and transcripts, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, a short statement about the candidate's research interests and plans, and the names, titles, positions, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of at least two professional referees.
Please send initially a CV and Cover Letter by e-mail.

Contact information:
Dr. K. Giakoumis, Deputy Rector, UNYT
University of New York Tirana
Rruga "Komuna e Parisit", Tirana
ALBANIA
Tel.: 00355-4-273056, -7, -8 -9
Cell.: 00355 6920 70592
Fax: 00355-4-273059
E-mail: kgiakoumis@unyt.edu.al

VACANCY 2008-09/1

UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN TIRANA - Head of the Department of Economics, Business and Administrative Sciences.
LOCATION: Albania.
INSTITUTIONAL TYPE: University.
VACANCY TYPE: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.
SALARY: Commensurate to Rank plus relocation benefits (upon eligibility).
Responsibilities: Teaching management of departmental affairs.
Key Qualifications: Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Economics or Business.

***

VACANCY 2008-09/3

UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN TIRANA - Head of the Political Science/International Relations Research Centre.
LOCATION: Albania.
INSTITUTIONAL TYPE: University.
VACANCY TYPE: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.
SALARY: Commensurate to Rank plus relocation benefits (upon eligibility).
Responsibilities: Engaging into original research, management of centre's affairs and teaching.
Key Qualifications: Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Political Science and/or International Relations.

***

VACANCY 2008-09/4

UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN TIRANA - Head of the Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Speech Pathology Research Centre.
LOCATION: Albania.
INSTITUTIONAL TYPE: University.
VACANCY TYPE: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.
SALARY: Commensurate to Rank plus relocation benefits (upon eligibility).
Responsibilities: Engaging into original research, management of centre's affairs and teaching.
Key Qualifications: Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Speech Pathology.

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VACANCY 2008-09/1B

UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN TIRANA - Faculty Position in the field of Business.
LOCATION: Albania.
INSTITUTIONAL TYPE: University.
VACANCY TYPE: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.
SALARY: Commensurate to Rank plus relocation benefits (upon eligibility).
Responsibilities: Teaching a variety of courses within the candidate's field of expertise and engaging into original research.
Key Qualifications: Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Marketing, Management or Finance (in order of preference).

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Job: History of Science, European History, MO

Deadline: December 1, 2008

The Department of History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship for fall 2009 in the History of Science with a specialization in any area of European History (including Great Britain and Russia). Candidates must be prepared to teach survey courses in Western Civilization.

Candidates must have Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2009 and must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Send letter of application, C.V., graduate transcript, three letters of reference, a teaching portfolio, and a sample of scholarship by December 1, 2008, to Human Resource Services, Reference #00037478 Missouri University of Science & Technology, 30 West 12th St ., Rolla, MO 65409-1050. Contact hrsinfo@mst.edu for assistance if needed.

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June 09, 2008

CONF: Islam in the Post-Soviet Caucasus, 05/13/2008, SOAS-London

13 June 2008, Room L67, SOAS, Russell Sq, London WC1H OXG
For further information, please, contact: Dr. Anna Zelkina: azelkina@googlemail.com

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CfP conference: Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, 10/23-25/2008, Ottawa

Deadline: 17 June 2008

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its Fourth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 23-25 October 2008. The Seminar will feature research papers, touching on Ukraine, from the disciplines of political science, anthropology (ethnology), sociology, economics, religious studies, demography, geography and other fields of social science. Papers with a theoretical and comparative focus are particularly solicited.

For more information on paper topics and submission, see: www.ukrainianstudies.uottawa.ca

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June 06, 2008

CfP: Post-World War II European Art and Its Publics, 04/02-04/2009, Manchester UK

Deadline for submission of papers: 10 November 2008

Session Title: Public Disorder "Intersections"
35th Annual Association of Art Historians Meeting
2-4 April 2009, Manchester, UK

We seek 250 word abstracts for papers from scholars and practitioners. For topic and submission information, see: http://www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/aah09/

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CfP: Challenges to democratic governance in new democracies in CEE and the Balkans, 10/10-11/2008, Budapest

Deadline: June 15, 2008

Challenges to democratic governance in new democracies in CEE and the
Balkans Date: October 10-11, 2008

Site: Budapest, Hungary
Organizer: Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracy (DISC) at Central European University, Freedom House Europe and Junior Chamber

For paper topics and conference information, see: http://www.disc-ceu.org/events/october-conference

Language: English
Contact: E-mail: disc@ceu.hu

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JOURNAL/CFP- Central Eurasian Studies Review, Vol. 7, No. 2

Deadline for submissions is OCTOBER 1st

Be an active participant in the scholarly exchange of ideas about Central Eurasia and contribute to the next issue of the Central Eurasian Studies Review. CESR Volume 7, Number 2 will be published in Fall 2008.

Consider contributing to one of CESR's four sections: Perspectives, Research Reports, Educational Resources and Developments, Conferences and Lecture Series and Educational Resources and Developments. For details about these sections, and submission information, see: http://www.cesr-cess.org/CESR_contribution.html#Perspectives, we would

Please consult the CESR website for guidelines for submissions at
http://www.cesr-cess.org/CESR_contribution.html.

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JOB- Senior Program Manager, American Councils, Washington, DC

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Senior Program Manager
Flagship Language Programs

Based in Washington, DC, the Flagship Senior Program Manager oversees American Councils Language Flagship Programs, including the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program (Damascus, Syria; Alexandria, Egypt), the Central Asian Turkic Overseas Flagship Programs (across Central Asia), the Overseas Russian Flagship Program (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Persian and Tajik Flagship Program (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), and the Russian Domestic Flagship Program. The Senior Program Manager will supervise a staff in the U.S. and overseas. American Councils
continues to play a dynamic role in the growth and development of Flagship language study overseas. The Senior Program Manager reports to the American Councils Vice President.

The Flagship Language Program is designed to train superior speakers of critical languages in an intensive, overseas immersion setting. Advanced students of Arabic, Central Asian languages, Persian, and Russian receive NSEP funding to participate in Flagship Programs, while others receive partial funding or funding from a variety of sources. In fall 2008, we anticipate over 30 Flagship students across the programs. Participants with funding from other sources are also eligible to apply. Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager, program staff manage program logistics, support students pre-departure and overseas, and assists in curriculum development and program
design. Program consultants provide curriculum design and evaluation. The Senior Program Manager is also responsible for program development, overall program direction, and financial oversight of the programs.

For more details about position, see: http://americancouncils.org/empDetail.php?emp_id=OTA=

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CALL FOR POLICY BRIEFS- Development of Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan, SRC, AUCA

Deadline for applications: 5 p.m., 15 June, 2008

CALL FOR POLICY BRIEFS- Development of Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan, SRC, AUCA

Topic: Development of Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan

The Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek (www.src.auca.kg) with financial assistantship from the Civil Society Program of Aga Khan Development Network is pleased to announce the next Call for Policy Briefs on "Development of Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan".

This Policy Brief Project intends to contribute to the development of civil society through policy-related research and to offer timely and insightful prescriptions for policy-makers to further promote the civil society in Kyrgyzstan. It also aims to further progress public debate on challenges encountered by CSOs.

For more details see: http://www.src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Call_%20for_%20Policy_NGO_Aga_Khan.pdf

Submission procedure:

Applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Ainura
Asamidinova, Project Coordinator, SRC, at asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg.
Hardcopy can be posted to SRC, American University of Central Asia,
205 Abdumomunov Street, Room 234, 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Please
note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 5 p.m., 15 June, 2008
Notification of acceptance: 18 June, 2008
Submission of final papers: 18 September, 2008

Any other questions should be addressed to:

Ms. Ainura Asamidinova
Project Coordinator
Social Research Center, AUCA
E-mail: asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg
Tel: +996 312 66 33 09 (ext.276)

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Job: Analyst, Center for Research and Policy Making, Macedonia

Deadline: 10th June, 2008

Under direct supervision of the Chief Analyst, the Analyst will be responsible for a research and policy analysis of specific political, social and economic issues in Macedonia in accordance with the CRPM strategy and policy agenda.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The analyst will be expected to:
• Act as a principal or co-principal investigator in the design, organization, and execution of policy research projects.
• Collect, select, interpret, and analyze research data and write policy papers.
• Identify and communicate with relevant decision-makers in the government, the media, business and civil society sector.
• Advocate policy changes on national and European level on issues analyzed and researched by CRPM.
• Prepare and/or manage preparation of grants and proposals.

NECESSARY JOB REQUIREMENTS

• A relevant university degree (Master's degree in public policy, political science, development studies, economics,
international relations is a plus)
• Proficiency in the usage of computer, Microsoft office software packages (MS Word, Excel) and Internet
• Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Professional experience in policy analysis.

CRPM (www.crpm.org.mk) is an equal opportunities employer. Salary is commensurate with experience, academic background, and most of all outputs. Please send your applications to crpm@crpm.org.mk by 10th June, 2008. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted.

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Job: Researcher - AIIS- Albania

The deadline for applications is July, 10th, 2008

Job: Researcher: AIIS - Albania ALBANIAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (AIIS)
Deshmoret e 4 Shkurtit No.7/1 Tirana Albania
Phone +355 4 2248853 Fax +355 4 2270337
Email :aiis@aiis-albania.org
www.aiis-albania.org

Researcher
The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) offers a renewable one-year contract that includes a competitive wage and benefits to the successful candidate.

Responsibilities:
Drafting policy and academic papers on security, transition to democracy, European Union and NATO integration and economic development issues; drafting project proposals; conduct fieldwork and write final reports on projects dealing with the above-mentioned issues; Ad-hoc administrative and other duties as requested.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:
- A diploma from a Western university, preferably in one of the following fields of study: political science, international relations or economics. However, AIIS encourages candidates that have completed their studies in other social sciences to apply as well.
- A Master's degree is preferred, but it is not a must. However, the quality of work that is expected from the candidate will be quite high, and a Master's degree would be quite helpful in this regard.
- Excellent knowledge of English and Albanian. The successful candidate must have excellent research and writing skills in both languages. A good knowledge of another language is preferred but not necessary for this position.

Please forward a resume, cover letter, and a small writing sample by e-mail to aiis@aiis-albania. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by AIIS for an interview.

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CfP: Transformation and Transition in CEE and Russia, 02/18-20/2009, London

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 11th July 2008

Perpetual Motion? Transformation and Transition in Central, Eastern Europe and Russia

9thInternational Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe.
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College
London, 16 Taviton Street,
London, WC1H 0BW
18-20th February 2009

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have long been thought of in terms of being in a constant state of flux. This is largely due to their location on an East-West axis of cultural, economic and political systems. This conference will focus on the complex and contradictory implications of transformations, recent as well as historical. If the very concept of transition implies its antithesis – stability – both are open to be challenged and reassessed. The complex ways in which perceptions come to impact and change these realities will be addressed from multiple perspectives.

The themes of transformation and transition are currently giving rise to fascinating debates in a variety of disciplines – from economics to philosophy, from politics to performance art. Whilst our aim is to represent a wide spectrum of disciplines and approaches, we strongly encourage comparative and multi-disciplinary perspectives, and welcome proposals using new research methodologies.

For more information about the conference and for paper topics, see: http://www.uni-lj.si/files/ULJ/userfiles/ulj/mednarodne_izmenjave/ponudba_studijskih_aktivnosti/SSEES%20Conference%202009.doc

Paper abstracts of up to 300 words and a resume should be sent with full contact details (E-mail, Telephone, Postal Address) to conference2009@ssees.ucl.ac.uk and/or to 9th Postgraduate Conference, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW, UK. Presented papers should not exceed twenty minutes in length. A selection of papers will appear in a separate Conference publication.

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June 02, 2008

Job: Recruiter European School of Economics, New York

The European School of Economics seeks an energetic, committed individual to fulfill a role in recruiting, with a key focus on sourcing and attracting high-caliber students

Responsibilities for the Recruiter include:

*Implementing effective recruiting strategies Assuming a proactive role in increasing the visibility and effectiveness of the organization
*Maintain external relationships to bring services or opportunities to the school

Essential Requirements:
Passionate, enthusiastic, able to handle tight deadlines, hard working person! The candidate has to have people skills, to be able to communicate effectively and market the school and meet school's budget.

Previous experience is recommended.
The ideal candidate comes from a similar environment, such as : admission office counselor, sales and marketing field.

Qualifications: *B.A. required
You must speak one of the following foreign languages: FRENCH GERMAN SPANISH SWEDISH RUSSIAN HEBREW CHINESE JAPANESE

BENEFITS AND COMMISSION PLAN AVAILABLE.
FIX SALARY OF $21,600+
YOU CAN MAKE 250K+ OF COMMISSION
Please send resume to info@ese.edu or fax it to (212) 400 1441

Contact Information:
Alessandro Nomellini
Executive Director
European School of Economics
Fax: 212-400-1441
Online Application form: http://www.ese.edu
info@ese.edu

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Job: Director of International Education, MN

The University of Minnesota Duluth seeks a full time Campus-Wide Director to coordinate and expand its activities in the international sphere. Currently, the International Education Office has 5 staff members and facilitates about 400 students in studying abroad each year.

For responsibilities and qualifications see: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1212432670149

The starting date is negotiable, with the expectation that the new Director will assume duties no later than July 1, 2008. Salary is competitive.

The University of Minnesota requires that you apply online for this position. To apply, visit http://employment.umn.edu/ and search for Job Requisition 153980. Required online attachments include: letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of philosophy and vision for international education, a statement on affirmative action accomplishments, and the names and contact information of five references. Review of completed applications will begin April 9 and will continue until the position is filled.
Online application information: http://employment.umn.edu

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Job: Executive Director of International Studies, OK

Executive Director of International Studies Northeastern State University—Tahlequah, OK Northeastern State University invites applications for the newly created position of Director of International Studies (Job 1482).

The Director will report directly to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and will be a member of the University's Academic Council. Faculty appointment is preferred, and will be negotiated based on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

For responsibilities and qualifications see: http://www.nsuok.edu/humanresources/jobs/showJob.php?jobID=1293

Preferred starting date for this 12-month position is 1 August 2008 (negotiable). Salary is competitive, based on credentials and experience.

Applications, nominations, or requests for additional information should be directed to:
Director of Human Resources,
Northeastern State University,
601 N. Grand,
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399.

Application materials must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and names and contact information of five professional references.

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. Northeastern is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Contact Information:
E-mail : fellerte@nsuok.eduWeb
Site : www.nsuok.edu
Phone : 918-456-5511
Fax :918-458-2302Ms.

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Job: International Studies, Bard College

The Assistant Director of the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE)/Assistant Dean of International Studies is responsible for recruitment and shares program oversight of Bard College's unique multidisciplinary partnership programs abroad, as well as several other international initiatives.

In particular, s/he will work to develop the profile, sustain growth and development, and assure student satisfaction in the Bard-Smolny study abroad program in St. Petersburg, Russia (http://www.smolny.org/), and the International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE, http://www.ihre.org/), with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Assistant Director/Assistant Dean will coordinate administrative support for recruitment campaigns for the Bard-Central European University study abroad program in Budapest; Bard Globalization and International Affairs program in New York City; and the Bard Urban Studies in New Orleans program. S/he will oversee Bard's innovative Program in International Education (PIE), which brings 15-16 students to Bard annually from "countries in transition."

Based in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, the Assistant Director/Assistant Dean will report to the IILE Director and work closely with the Bard Dean of International Study. S/he will supervise two on-site staff and the College's program management team at Smolny College. This position involves considerable travel, both in the U.S. and abroad. It is anticipated that this position will expand within the next two years to include additional responsibilities.

The successful candidate must have at least three years' leadership experience in international program management and/or recruitment, including a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty and staff at U.S. colleges and universities, and at educational institutions in other countries.

Candidates must demonstrate that they are detail-oriented, are good at managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and have excellent writing and public speaking skills. Overseas experience in Russia, Central/Eastern Europe, and/or Southern Africa is useful. A Master's or other advanced degree is desirable.

For more information, please visit the program Web sites at http://www.bard.edu/iile and http://www.bard.edu/globalstudy. Please send a cover letter, salary expectations, resume, and the names of three references to:

Human Resources Office-3908,
Bard College,
P.O. Box 5000,
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000;
fax 845-758-7826;
or by e-mail to: hr@bard.edu (Word attachments, please).
AA/EOE.

Contact Information:
Job code: 3908
E-mail : hr@bard.edu
Fax: 845-758.7826
Human Resources – 3908
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

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Job: Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, CEU Budapest

Position Type: Full Professor

The Legal Studies Department of Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary announces a senior academic position (full professor) in Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights. The position is open from January 1, 2009 (negotiable).

Candidates must hold a PhD (SJD) in law or comparable academic qualifications. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in scholarship, publishing and teaching in constitutional law and in international human rights. Comparative public law experience (counseling, governmental or NGO service) is an advantage. Substantial teaching experience at graduate level in a multi-cultural environment is required.

For more information on position, and instructions to apply, see: http://www.jobbank.ceu.hu/

Applications should reach the Human Resources Office by August 15, 2008.

Contact Info:
Erika Belko
Central European University
Budapest, Nador u. 9.
Hungary, 1051
fax: +36 1 235 6135
email: hro@ceu.hu
Website: http://www.ceu.hu

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Postdoctoral Fellowship/Humanities, U of PA

Main Category: Humanities
Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2009-2010 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate. The PhD is the only terminal degree eligible. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.

Full Fellowship guidelines, Connections topic description, and application (downloadable) are available on the Forum's website only: http://www.phf.upenn.edu
Completed application and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

Contact Info:
Wendy Steiner
Richard L. Fisher Professor of English
Director, Penn Humanities Forum
University of Pennsylvania
3619 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6213
[n.b. read application guidelines on website before applying]

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CFP: CIEL, 11/27-29/2008

The Centre for Research and Innovation in Linguistic Education - CIEL, The Department of Foreign Languages of the University of Alba Iulia, DialogForum: Cross-cultural dialogue in a pragmatic and rhetorical perspective are organizing The 1st International Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education, Alba Iulia 2008, 27 - 29 November.

SPECIAL THEME: Multilingualism and plurilingualism, Migrants' languages, Minority languages The conference is open to OTHER LINGUISTIC AND CROSS-CULTURAL EDUCATION - RELATED TOPICS as well.

For more information, see: http://www.uab.ro/sesiuni_2008/limbi_moderne/index.htm

For submission guidelines see: http://www.uab.ro/sesiuni_2008/limbi_moderne/index.htm

Deadlines:
* Submission of abstracts (maximum 300 words): August 1st, 2008 * Submission of 1st draft: August 15th, 2008
* Feedback from the Conference Scientific Committee: September 15th, 2008
* Payment of the conference fee: October 1st, 2008
* Submission of final paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM with own ISBN number): October 15th, 2008

Email: teo_popescu@hotmail.com

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CfP Journal: Culture and Language Change

The 2008 Fall publication of ~BOCA~ The South Florida Journal of Linguistics will have a thematic focus of Culture and Language Change. While papers addressing any facet of this field will be considered, the editors are especially interested in papers addressing the following:
• Language change as a function of global and/or local contact
• Dialectical differences related to, or resulting from, socio-cultural factors
• Theories, especially socio-cultural ones, which aim to explain how and why languages change
• Developments or modifications of cultural identities as a function of linguistic change or contact
• Arenas of human interaction that are fertile grounds for language change
• Socio-cultural factors that drive similarities and differences within languages, and within patterns of linguistic change

Submissions should be no more than 20 pages, or approximately 6,000 words, and should follow the guidelines of the Linguistic Society of America’s Language and the Unified Linguist Style Sheet—available through the Linguist List.

Reviews of books which address these issues are also welcome. These submissions should be between 1,000-2,000 words.

A separate title page should include the author’s name, e-mail address and mailing address. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript pages to allow for blind review. Please also include a short (100-200 word) abstract, to be used upon publication.

Submissions must be received by September 1, 2008 and should be sent as attachments using Microsoft Word to: bocajournal@gmail.com

Visit the website at http://www.fau.edu/linguistics/Boca.php

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Funding: Newton Postdoctoral International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowships will be the pre-eminent award for postdoctoral researchers wishing to undertake research in the UK. The Fellowships will be launched on 4 June 2008 and will be run by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to cover the broad range of natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities.

Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the world's best post-doctoral researchers to Britain for a period of one to two years. Funding for follow-on activities will continue for up to ten years after the Newton International Fellows have returned overseas, with the aim of maintaining links with the UK. In addition, Newton Fellows will have the opportunity to join a national alumni scheme for international fellows run by RCUK.

More details will be available from the Newton International Fellowships website, which will go live on 4th June: www.newtonfellowships.org

Newton International Fellowships
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG
tel: +44 (0)20 7451 2598
fax: +44 (0)20 7451 2543
info@newtonfellowships.org

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Job: Senior Analyst, Balkans Crisis Group

Ideally based in Belgrade, and working closely with other members of the Balkans team, you will research and produce reports on security, conflict, political, governance, and social issues related to Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, analyzing long and short-term security challenges, and identifying ways of increasing the capacity and will of governments to cooperate on issues of internal and international security.

For responsibilities and requirements, see: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5457&l=1

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter and contact details of at least 3 referees. In the cover letter, which should be sent as an e-mail, the candidate should briefly propose his or her own ideas on themes for one or two future Crisis Group reports or shorter briefing papers on Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Macedonia and briefly describe how she/he would research them (in no more than two pages). Please refer to Crisis
Group's website for previous publications: http://www.crisisgroup.org.

Please send applications by email to europe.vacancies@crisisgroup.org to the attention of Cydney Bunn, including "Balkans Senior Analyst" in the subject line. Please state how you heard about this opportunity.

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2008.

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Announcement: Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia, 06/19-21/2008, Champaign-Urbana

Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia
An International Conference of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
June 19-21, 2008
Free and Open to the Public
210 Illini Union on June 19th
Foreign Language Building, Lucy Ellis Lounge, on June 20-21

The 2008 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum on Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 and concluding on the evening of Saturday, June 21. The topic of this years forum, which will begin with a keynote address from Ronald Suny, followed by four panels of international and US scholars, is Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. It will bring together the University of Illinois faculty with colleagues from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, and Germany whose interests include Slavic literary and cultural studies, psychology, art history, languages, history, gender studies, anthropology, and sociology,.

See http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/events/fisher.html for more information, as well as participant’s papers available for reading prior to the conference to ensure deeper and more extensive intellectual exchange.

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CfP: International Conference Romanian Identity, 11/21-23/2008, Cluj

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference
Romanian Identity in the Wider European Context
November 21-23, 2008
Babes-Bolyai University
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Identity is a contemporary problematic approached almost everywhere in the world as post- modernism, regional integration, and globalization bring new challenges to national identities. We speak more and more about the identity crisis at various levels and multiple explanations, causes and implications were identified.

In this context, the Centre for Political Analysis launches a debate regarding the issue of Romanian identity in the European context, trying to answer questions like: Who are we, the Romanians? What is the substance of our national identity? What brings us together and what differentiates us from the rest of the EU and Europe? What can Europe provide and what can we provide? Do Romania and Europe face an identity crisis?

For more information about paper topics and abstract submissions, see: www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/en/index.html

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CfP: Language Documentation and Conservation, 03/12-14/ 2009, Honolulu

1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation:
Supporting Small Languages Together. Honolulu, Hawai'i, March 12-14, 2009
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ICLDC09

The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) will be held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, on the east side of the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, from March 12th-14th, 2009. There will also be an optional opportunity to visit Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawai'i, in an extension of the conference that will focus on the Hawaiian language revitalization program, March 16th-17th.

It has been a decade since Himmelmann's article on language documentation appeared and focused the field into thinking in terms of creating a lasting record of a language that could be used by speakers as well as by academics. This conference aims to assess what has been achieved in the past decade and what the practice of language documentation within linguistics has been and can be. It has become apparent that there is too much for a linguist alone to achieve and that language documentation requires collaboration. This conference will focus on the theme of collaboration in language documentation and revitalization and will include sessions on interdisciplinary topics.

For information about abstract submission, see: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ICLDC09/call.html

Enquiries to: ICLDC@hawaii.edu

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Announcement: Russia Online, Inc. Moving Sale and new address

Russia-on-line is moving to a new location. The new location will allow us to expand the non-Russian sections (Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Albanian and more), maps and atlases and resume our book and author events (coming this summer a history of Georgian wine-making!)

To help prepare for the move and reduce the number of books to move, Russia-on-line is holding a huge moving sale thru the 16th of June:

Books up to 95% off
DVDs 15% off
Audiobooks 10% off

All sale prices are listed at http://shop.russia-on-line.com, but are also good, in the bookshop too.

The current address is:

3800 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 USA

The new address (effective 1 July) will be:

10335 Kensington Parkway, Suite A
Kensington, MD 20895 USA

http://www.russia-on-line.com
Tel: 301-933-0607 FAX: 301-933-0615

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CONF./CFP- Language Change in Bilingual Communities, Focus on the Post-Soviet Countries, Uppsala, Oct. 3

Second Call for Abstracts:

Language Change in Bilingual Communities: Focus on the Post-Soviet Countries and Their Immigrant Communities Elsewhere

For more information, see workshop web page at: http://www.let.uu.nl/~Nino.Amiridze/personal/organization/PSB08.html

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