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August 25, 2008

CfP: Escaping Transition. Narratives of Post-Communism in Bulgaria and Romania

Abstract Deadline: 15 September 2008

We seek essays of 6,000 to 8,000 words for a collection that explores the post-1989 cultural landscapes in Bulgaria and Romania as reflected in literature and film, music and popular culture, the fine and performing arts. We welcome submissions that focus on post-1989 reevaluations of Bulgaria and Romania's literary and cultural canons
and interrogate their importance for community building after communism and in the context of the European integration.

We are interested in the following themes: 1989, post-communism; post-colonialism; the Cold War; transition; translation; the EU; bi-lingual/ multi-lingual writing; history; memory; new media; new Europe; minor literatures; ethnic, national, and gendered selves; violence; fragmentation; the past; the future; the local; the global.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Abstracts (500 words) and vita to Lilya Kaganovsky at lilya@illinois.edu and Maggie Ivanova at mivanova@coastal.edu by 15 September 2008; completed essays to be included in the volume by 1 December 2008.

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August 21, 2008

CfP Journal: Popular Culture and Socialism(s)

Deadline: OCTOBER 31, 2008

Over the past two decades, historians, sociologists, art critics, anthropologists and media scholars have contributed to a veritable outpouring of publications exploring the complex relationships between cultural practices, political agendas, and economic policies in the post-1945 period. This growing body of work is bringing to light important structural similarities between cultural developments in the East and the West, and highlighting the continuities between post-1945 cultural histories and long-term historical trends, including the rise of modernity, popular sovereignty and mass production. The proposed edited collection seeks to further the debate on these issues by focusing on the history of popular culture in socialist Eastern Europe. We welcome contributions addressing one or more of the following issues:

Ideally, we would like all contributions to be both empirically grounded and theoretically informed. Please send your proposals (800-1000 words) with a brief Curriculum Vitae (1 x A4) to Reana Senjkoviæ (Reana@ief.hr) and Sabina Mihelj (S.Mihelj@lboro.ac.uk) BY OCTOBER 31, 2008. We will inform you about our decision by December 15, and if your proposal is accepted, we will expect a first draft by the end of May 2009, and a final manuscript by the end of September 2009.

We are currently in the process of securing funding for a small workshop that will allow us to discuss the first drafts and the possible ways of weaving them together into a coherent book. The workshop will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in June 2009. Further details will follow after the submission of abstracts.

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JOB- Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs, AUCA, Bishkek

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

* 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

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Post-doctoral fellowships, Washington University in St. Louis

Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position as Fellow. In September 2009, the selected Fellow will join our continuing Fellows in order to participate in the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminar. The Fellows will receive a two year appointment with a stipend beginning at $44,450 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows have an opportunity to plan and pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty member at Washington University, and, over the course of their two-year appointment, to teach three undergraduate courses in the home discipline and to collaborate in an interdisciplinary theory and methods workshop.

There is no application form, but further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~szwicker/mellonpostdoc/. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than three single-spaced pages), a brief proposal for the seminar in theory and methods, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted in paper copy.

Contact Info:

Steven Zwicker
Department of English, Box 1122
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone (314) 935-5120
Email: szwicker@artsci.wustl.edu

Website: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~szwicker/mellonpostdoc

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Job: Nationalism/Separatism, SC

Deadline: November 3, 2008

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina wishes to hire a historian with demonstrated research and teaching interests in the history of nationalism and separatism for a tenure track assistant professorship. The search is open to any geographic and chronological specialization within modern history since c. 1750. Applications from those taking a comparative, international approach to the study of nationalism and separatism are especially welcome. Those with specialized research interests focusing on a particular country or region should be able to place their subject within a broad international context.

Along with a CV, candidates should submit a letter of application that specifies their qualifications for the position and discusses current and future research as well as teaching interests. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 3, 2008.

All materials should be sent to: W. Dean Kinzley, Chair, Nationalism and Separatism Search Committee; Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Contact Info:

W. Dean Kinzley, Chair, Nationalism and Separatism Search Committee
Department of History
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208

Website: http://www.sc.edu

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August 11, 2008

JOB - Native English Teacher, Dushanbe International School, Dushanbe

Personal requirements:
* Teaching Degree or Bachelors degree and at least two years of teaching experience
* Native English speaker
* Skills of organising extra-curricular activities
* Communication skills (communicating with students, colleagues and parents)
* Teaching without any kind of promotion of religious or extremist views

Terms and conditions:
* A contract for one academic year (2008/2009) will be offered according to local legislation
* Accommodation and transportation (including air fee) provided by school
* Attractive salary (equal to standard salary in home country of the teacher)
* Health care provided according to standards of health care service for local teachers of Tajikistan
* Appropriate support in adaptation into the new environment

For further questions, please contact Azamat Kholmat at azamat78@hotmail.com.

Interested candidates please send their CV and cover letter to Azamat Kholmat(azamat78@hotmail.com)

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CFP- Armenia and Armenians in International Treaties, 03/18-21/2009, UofM

Deadline: October 3, 2008

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be convening an international conference on the theme Armenia and Armenians in International Treaties. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan, March 18-21, 2009.

International treaties represent critical moments in the history of Armenia and of the Armenian people that had serious implications for their status and future as well as that of neighboring peoples and countries. International treaties also constitute the linchpin of diplomatic history, an aspect of Armenian history that has been neglected. The purpose of the conference is to determine patterns and processes which might shed light on the challenges faced by Armenia and Armenians in their long history.

For the purposes of this conference the term treaties will include also international agreements such as the one between the Armenian merchants of India and the British East India Company in 1688 or the May 1896 agreement regarding the Eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

Scholars interested in the subject of Armenian diplomatic history from earliest times to the present are invited to submit abstracts for their proposed papers on the theme to Ms. Gloria Caudill, ASP Administrator, (gcaudill@umich.edu) by Friday, October 3, 2008. ASP will notify scholars regarding the acceptance of their proposal by the end of October, 2008. Final papers should be submitted two weeks before the conference, by February 18, 2009. The papers will be made available to all participants in order to limit presentations during the conference to 20 minutes per participant and provide time for discussion during panels.

The conference will begin with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, followed by three full days of panels. The conference will be webcast live internationally. Professor Gerard Libaridian is the main convener of the conference.

The language of the conference will be English, although presentations in Armenian as well as in French, Russian and Spanish will be accepted as long as the presenter can provide an English translation of the paper two weeks before the conference ASP will cover all expenses related to travel, lodging and meals for participants.

For further information, please contact Ms. Gloria Caudill at the ASP office:
Email: gcaudill@umich.edu
Telephone: (1) 734-763-0622.

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August 07, 2008

Job: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in comparative politics at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of specialization that we are seeking include: Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, China, and East Asia. Thematic interests such as democratization, civil society and social networks, electoral and constitutional systems, political economy, nationalism, and social movements would be welcome as well as advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods.

Candidates should be able to teach introductory courses in comparative politics and upper-level courses in their regional and thematic specialties and will be expected to contribute to university programs. A successful candidate must demonstrate the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship; Ph.D. expected by the Fall of 2009. Candidates should submit a letter of application, current vita, three letters of recommendation, writing samples, graduate transcript, and evidence of teaching experience. Send materials in hard copy to:

Michael Johnston,
Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science
Search Committee Chair
125 Persson Hall
Colgate University,
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, New York 13346.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Colgate University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer; developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university's academic mission.

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Job: Assistant Professor of Russian, Macalester College

Deadline: November 1, 2008

Macalester College seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Russian Studies, to begin September 2009. Ph.D. by time of appointment, and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English required. The position entails teaching five courses per year, including two in Russian language, and three in literature and/or culture, including survey courses, seminars in area of specialization, and courses with a strong interdisciplinary component (e.g. cultural studies, gender studies).

We are looking for a dynamic, theoretically informed scholar-teacher, committed to the study of Russian culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Enthusiasm for co-curricular program building activities is expected.

Send a letter detailing your teaching and research interests, CV, teaching portfolio if available, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

James von Geldern, Chair,
Russian Studies,
Macalester College,
1600 Grand Ave.,
St. Paul, MN, 55104.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1 and will interview at the AAASS conference, November 20-23.

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Job: Assistant Professor, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: December 1, 2008

The History Department of Saint Joseph's University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Imperial Russia starting August 15, 2009, pending Board approval. Candidates whose specialty is pre-1800 are especially invited to apply; the Department also welcomes those who can address the zones of Imperial contact, including the history of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, or other interregional aspects of the Russian Empire. The teaching load is 3-3, a substantial portion of which will be in the university's General Education Requirement in history; candidates are also expected to include in their rotation a course in 20th century Russian/Soviet history. PhD in hand or expected by August 2009.

Please submit a letter of application outlining qualifications, c.v., a writing sample and three letters of reference to:

Professor Phillip T. Smith,
Chair of Russia Search,
Department of History,
Saint Joseph's University,
5600 City Avenue,
Philadelphia PA 19131.

Applicants must also apply online at www.sju.edu/hr (click on Employment).
Deadline for application is December 1, 2008; preliminary interviews will occur at the AHA in New York City in January 2009.

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The Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship supports outstanding individuals from around the world. The fellowship enables innovative professionals-including journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners-to work on projects that inspire meaningful public debate, shape public policy, and generate intellectual ferment within the Open Society Institute.

For Fellowship Categories, Project Topics and other information, see: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/fellowship

Application Process
All interested applicants should complete the online application form at https://oas.soros.org/oas and submit supporting materials for consideration. Please read the FAQs before applying. Applicants may submit a project proposal or other materials in a language other than English, as long as they also submit an English translation. Certified translations are strongly recommended.

Applicants may mail their hard copy materials to :

Open Society Fellowship
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Note: Only applicants without Internet access may send an application by post.

OSI considers applications on a rolling basis subject to funding availability. There are no application deadlines. Applications are reviewed in a timely manner.

Contact Information
For more information please contact: OSFellows@sorosny.org

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CfP Journal: Religion in International Relations

Perspectives, Review of International Affairs invites authors to submit their papers for a special issue on Religion in International Relations and the Political Theology of International Relations.

The growing interest of the scholarly community in the resurgence of religion after the constructivist turn and the renewed attention to the relation between the discipline's evolution and religion has led the editors to dedicate the next special issue of the Journal to the exploration of the relevance of religion for international relations. Both purely theoretical articles and theoretically relevant empirical studies will be welcome. Every article submitted for publication undergoes the process of double blind peer review.

Perspectives: perspectives@iir.cz
Editor-in-Chief: Petr Kratochvíl, kratochvil@iir.cz
Associate Editor: Mats Braun, braun@iir.cz
The guidelines for authors and more can be retrieved from www.iir.cz/perspectives

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August 04, 2008

4th Biennial AWSS Conference - Gender, Citizenship, and Empire

Deadline: January 15, 2009

4th Biennial Conference of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
April 16-18, 2009

Call for Papers/Panels
In an increasingly globalized world, the meaning of citizenship has become ever more fluid. Post-socialist countries in particular have seen great transformations in the rights individuals claim and in the obligations expected of them. The changing nature of citizenship in the post-Cold War world has also prompted those who look at the past to reconsider what it meant to be the subject (and sometimes citizen) of imperial lands (Russian, Soviet, Ottoman, or Habsburg) in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Gender is central to understanding definitions of citizenship and subjecthood during the imperial period(s) as well as to understanding the shifting definitions of citizenship in the post-Soviet period. While issues of gender have been visible in the arts, they have yet to be fully explored by historians and social scientists. Thus the aim of the conference is to stimulate further investigation and discussion of the relationship between gender and the verarching structures and practices (political, social, economic, and cultural) of the empires and post-imperial states of this region.

AWSS invites scholars of all disciplines (Slavic/Eurasian/East European studies, including anthropology, art, film, history, library science, literature, music, political science, popular culture, sociology, and any aspect of women's studies) who are working on themes related to gender, citizenship, and empire in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to submit their abstracts electronically to Professor Margaret Beissinger, Princeton University, who will distribute them to a multi-disciplinary conference selection committee. All proposals are due January 15, 2009. Applicants will be notified about their participation in mid-February.

Proposals for panels/papers must include:
* A 150-word abstract for each paper
* A one-page c.v. for each participant
Proposals for workshops must include a brief description of the topic and, if possible, should attach a list of possible

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JOB: Russian literary and cultural studies, Austin

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies of the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor, effective Fall 2009 (subject to budgetary approval). Specialization is to be in some area(s) of Russian literary and cultural studies, especially from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. Appointee is expected to engage in high quality research, be an effective classroom teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, college, and The University of Texas at Austin. Teaching duties will include offering undergraduate courses oriented toward non-majors, and contributing to the language instruction program.

Ph.D. in hand is required. Salary depends on qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statement of scholarly trajectory, transcript of graduate studies, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Professor Thomas Garza, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7217. Priority will be given to complete applications on file by 15 November 2008.

Selected candidates will be interviewed at the December AATSEEL meeting in San Francisco. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and requires all expected hires to undergo a check to exclude criminal background.

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Blog: Job: University of Toronto Assistant Professor in 19th Century Russian Literature

Deadline: October 16, 2008

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor appointment in 19th Century Russian Literature beginning July 1, 2009.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The candidate must show promise or significant achievement in research and publication in 19th Century Russian literature, and demonstrate excellence in teaching. North American teaching experience is highly desirable.

We seek candidates to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th Century Russian literature (both in Russian and in translation). Excellent (native or near native) knowledge of Russian and English is expected with ability and willingness to contribute to the language teaching sequence. We encourage Assistant Professors at all stages, beginner to advanced, to apply. While all areas of specialization are eligible, we are particularly interested in scholars of poetry, theatre, and the Golden Age. Interdisciplinary specialties are of interest so long as they are firmly anchored in 19th century Russian literature. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below. Alternatively, candidates may send their applications in hard copy to the department. No email applications will be accepted. Applicants are requested to send, either as attachments to their online applications or as part of the hard copy packages, a letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a short writing sample, and to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to:

Professor Christina E. Kramer, Chair,
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto,
Ontario, M5S 1J4.

Completed dossiers should be received in the department by October 16, 2008.

For more information about the Department of Slavic Languages, please visit our home page at: http://www.utoronto.ca/slavic/.

Apply Online at: http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm

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CfP Journal: Slovo

CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 21.1 (Spring 2009)
Deadline: 27 October 2008

Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment (slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk) or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free from the MHRA website). All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. Contributions submitted must not be under consideration by other publications at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right to make any changes thought to be necessary or appropriate to typescripts accepted for publication. A duplicate should be retained by the author. No disks or hard copies shall be returned. The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000 - 7,000 words (including footnotes), and 700 words for a review.

The deadline for article submissions for Volume 21.1 is the 27th of October. If you have any queries about becoming a contributor for Slovo please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk and we
will be happy to assist.

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CfP: The Russian Bear': History, Semiotics, Politics, 05/21-22/2009, Ivanovo-Plyos

Deadline: December 1, 2008
Call for papers


International workshop Center for Ethnic and Nationalism Studies Ivanovo State University May 21-22, 2009, Ivanovo-Plyos (Russia)

The bear has been used as an allegory for Russia for centuries; it is a popular symbol of the country thus far. This image is embodied in satirical graphics, political rhetoric, journalism, and literature. In the XX century it spread widely in Russia, too, especially in the Post-Soviet time.

Please send your abstract (up to 300 words) and personal details (Name, Current institutional affiliation, Title/position, E-mail address) by December 1, 2008 via email to the following address riabov1@inbox.ru

For further details about the workshop, please visit:

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Job: 19th- and 20th-Century Russia/Soviet Union, Cornell

Deadline: November 1, 2008

Cornell University seeks a historian of 19th- and 20th-Century Russia/Soviet Union for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant-professor level appointment beginning in Fall 2009. Applicants must be strong in both research and teaching and have the Ph.D. in hand by Fall 2009. We particularly invite applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Please send in hard copy letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Isabel V. Hull, Department of History, McGraw Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4601. Applications will be accepted from 1 September to 1 November. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator.

Contact Info:
Prof. Isabel V. Hull
Cornell University
Department of History
450 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4601
Website: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/history/

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Polish Music Since 1945 - Call for Papers (Update)

Deadline: Friday 31 October 2008

An international conference on 'Polish Music since 1945' will be hosted by the Music Department of Canterbury Christ Church University, from Thursday 30 April to Saturday 2 May 2009. This is the first international conference on Polish Music organized by a British University, and will coincide with and augment the long-established Sounds New Music Festival, based in Canterbury. The 2009 festival will focus on and celebrate contemporary Polish music. Krzysztof Penderecki will be in residence during the festival, and one of the many highlights will feature this renowned composer conducting his 'St Luke Passion' in Canterbury Cathedral. He will also participate in the conference.

Proposals are invited on topics that address specific compositional and/or analytical aspects of individual composers, repertoires, genres, styles and performance practice. Papers that are more historical or sociological in nature are also welcome, as are those dealing with the broader contexts within which contemporary Polish music has evolved. Possible themes might include, but are not limited to:

* Compositional practice of Polish composers, such as Penderecki, Górecki, Lutoslawski and Panufnik, among many others.
* Polish film music
* Jazz, popular and 'world' musics in Poland
* Music, politics and identity in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras
* The global influence of Polish music

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday 31 October 2008. Successful contributors will be notified via email by late November 2008.

Abstracts should be submitted via email (preferably as plain text - only attachments in .rtf format will be accepted) to the conference organiser, Dr. Eva Mantzourani at: eva.mantzourani@canterbury.ac.uk

Postal correspondence should be addressed to: Dr. Eva Mantzourani, Department of Music, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, CT1 1QU, United Kingdom.

For updates and further details visit the conference website: www.cccupolishmusicconference.org.uk

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Job: Soviet and Russian history, Goucher

Deadline: October 17, 2008

The Department of History at Goucher College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Eastern European history, with a focus on the history of the Soviet Union or Russia. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization(s) in Jewish History and/or Central Asia and those who complement existing strengths in the department. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. A PhD or defense of the PhD by June 2009 is required. The teaching load is three courses per semester. In addition to introductory and advanced courses in Eastern European and Soviet/Russian history, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the College's first-year seminar Frontiers Program, interdisciplinary minors, or foreign study programs.

The deadline for applications is October 17, 2008. Candidates should send a letter of application, a current c.v., a published writing sample or dissertation chapter, and three letters of reference to Human Resources, Soviet Search, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Contact Info:
Human Resources/Soviet Search
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
Website: http://www.goucher.edu/

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JOB- Research on Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia, Goettingen

Deadline: 08/30/2008

Researcher or Research Assistant (Doctoral Position) at the Asia-Europe Institute of the Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen

The Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen, one of the leading business schools in Germany, seeks applications for a vacancy in its Asia-Europe Institute. Candidates are expected to do independent research during a period of two or three years leading to a doctoral thesis. The assignment starts in October 2008 and focuses on
Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia: The Role of Institutional Complementarities in Reform Processes.

Research addresses questions at the interface of politics and economics. Particularly, it relates to problems of institution and capacity building as well as policy implementation in the context of systemic transition with an explicit focus on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The project will be undertaken in cooperation with the World Bank, the Institute for Eastern European Studies, Regensburg, the Public Policy Research Center, Almaty, and the Center for Economic Research in Tashkent.

Candidates for these posts must have a successfully completed Master's degree or diploma in economics, political science, business administration, sociology, or a related relevant discipline. They need to have extensive knowledge of key issues in the economics and politics of development and transition, the New Institutional Economics, Comparative Political Economy, or governance-related research. Experience in policy-oriented research is desirable.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to build networks are essential. Besides an excellent competence in written and spoken English, applicants must possess very good language skills in Kazakh or Uzbek or alternatively in Russian.

The position provides a 2-3-year scholarship covering conference and related travel, field trips, together with an annual stipend of 13,200 euro. Additional coursework will be undertaken depending on the interests, skills and needs of the candidates. The research will take place in an excellent working environment and a very positive ethos and social atmosphere.

Applicants are supposed to submit a cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, a sample of academic writing, and other relevant material by regular mail or by e-mail until 30 August 2008 to:

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ahrens
Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen
Weender Landstrasse 3-7
D - 37073 Goettingen
Phone: +49 (0) 551 547 00 0
E-mail: ahrens@pfh-goettingen.de
Closing date: 30 August 2008

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JOB- Native English Teacher, Sairam School No. 1, Shimkent,South Kazakhstan

The Ministry for Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is recruiting native English language teachers to teach English as a Foreign Language at secondary schools (students from 12 to 17 years). School No. 1 in Sairam (near Shimkent, South Kazakhstan) has focused in the last years on developing a multi-lingual curriculum, teaching in Kazakh (State language), Russian (official language), as well as in Uzbek which is the native language of the majority of the local population. As a result of its academic excellence, the school was offered a grant from the Ministry and wishes to attract suitable candidates to teach English in its school.

Personal requirements:
* Teaching Degree or Bachelors degree and at least three years of teaching experience
* Native English speaker
* Skills of organising extra-curricular activities
* Communication skills (communicating with students, colleagues and
* Teaching without any kind of promotion of religious or extremist

Terms and conditions:
* A contract for one academic year (2008/2009) will be offered according to local legislation
* Accommodation and transportation (including air fee) provided by local authorities
* Attractive salary (equal to standard salary in home country of the teacher)
* Healthcare provided according to standards of healthcare service for local teachers of Kazakhstan
* Appropriate support in adaptation into the new environment

For further questions, please contact Charlotte Altenhoner at caltenhoner@hotmail.com

Interested candidates please send their CV and cover letter to Dilorom Mirsalieva (dilorom.mirsalieva@gmail.com) and Charlotte Altenhoner (caltenhoner@hotmail.com) with copy to teachers_to_kz@edu.gov.kz and teshimkent@yahoo.com

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Job: English teacher, Vladimir, Russia

The Serendipity American English and Culture Program has been in continuous operation at the American Home in Vladimir, Russia since September 1992. The program is a service of Serendipity: Russian Consulting & Development, Ltd.—now known as Serendipity-Russia. Demand for English lessons from "native speakers" remains very strong.

In addition to classes, our teachers offer lectures on topics of special interest to Russians. Recent presentations have ranged from the "realities" of American higher education to much lighter fare such as the American preoccupation with physical fitness.

Program Benefits Include
• A stipend
• Room and board with a Russian family
• Three hours per week of individual Russian lessons taught by trained native speakers
• Pleasant, well-equipped and well-organized working environment in the "first American home in Russia"
• Extensive assistance with teaching duties from experienced Russian staff

Teacher Responsibilities
Round trip airfare to Moscow; one year multi entry visa—Serendipity provides full visa support and pays the visa fee on the Russian side—the teachers pay the visa fee on the American side; and maintenance of health insurance coverage in the U.S. plus emergency medical evacuation coverage. (Limited medical expenses in Russia, with the exception of medications, are covered.)

Specific training in teaching English as a foreign language. All the new teachers who have not already received comparable training are required to take an online course from ICAL before their arrival in Vladimir. (TESOL certification is now required by the Russian government.) Additional documents, including proof of at least an earned bachelors degree, are required before receiving an official invitation and work permit.

Substantial information is available on our web site: www.serendipity-russia.com
Also see www.vladimir-russia.info

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ron Pope, President
Serendipity English Program
1403 Kingsridge Drive
Normal, Illinois 61761-2860
Phone: (309) 454-2364
E-mail: RonPope42@cs.com

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FELLOWSHIP- 2009 Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

Applications are due for applicants from Eurasia on August 29, 2008.
Applications are due for applicants from Southeast Europe on September 5, 2008.

The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce the open competition for the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) for the 2009 spring semester. The JFDP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State (ECA). American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, receives a grant from ECA to administer the JFDP, and oversee each participant's successful completion of the program. The United States Congress annually appropriates funds to finance the JFDP, and authorizes the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to oversee these funds.

If you are a citizen of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan, and are teaching full-time in an institution of higher education in your home country, have at least two years of university-level teaching experience, and are highly proficient in English, American Councils invites you to learn more about the program and apply.

JFDP applications may now be downloaded as a print version or submitted online at the JFDP website. Additional information, including the 2008-2009 calendar, academic field descriptions, a list of frequently asked questions, and information about past program participants and host institutions can be found at the JFDP website:

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CfP: The Term 'Balkan Peninsula', 12/11-12/2008, Sofia

Deadline: 10/01/2008

Paper proposals (up to 500 words) should be sent to the following address: balkanroundtable@clio.uni-sofia.bg

Department for History of Byzantium and the Balkans at Faculty of History in University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" is preparing a R o u n d T a b l e with the following title and agenda

Two Hundred Years on the Road:
The Term "Balkan Peninsula" (1808-2008)

Time and Place: 11-12 December 2008 in the Central building of the University of Sofia. The participants will present papers (up to 15 min) connected to the proposed thematic framework or can be involved with short comments (up to 5 min) during the thematic discussions which are to follow each thematic panel.

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