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September 29, 2008

Call for Proposals: Weiser Center Faculty Grants

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, along with the Center for European Studies/European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, invite University of Michigan faculty to submit proposals for grants to support initiatives that will take place in 2008-10 and extend the missions of these centers. The deadline is rolling; initial allocations will be made for proposals received by November 1, 2008.

We will consider all applications dealing with historical or current articulations of cultural, economic, political, and social life in Europe and Eurasia, and we seek creative and innovative ideas of all kinds that will enrich our community’s intellectual life. In this inaugural year of the Weiser Center, we particularly welcome projects that engage WCED’s thematic concern for emerging democracies. Awards will be based on proposal quality and the extent to which the proposed projects:

1.engage European and Eurasian contextual expertise and/or WCED’s thematic and comparative concern for emerging democracies;
2.promise long-term scholarly impact;
3.have educational value for graduate and/or undergraduate students;
4.have demonstrable benefits for enhancing the relationship between university work and wider public goods;
5.extend international collaboration among individuals and institutions; and
6.leverage other sources of support.

Applicants should review materials describing the Centers posted on the web (www.ii.umich.edu/wcee); for WCED-related projects, in particular, see www.ii.umich.edu/wced/about/framework. Funds may be requested for pilot projects/explorations leading to future work or to supplement existing projects. For example, faculty may seek funds to bring a colleague from an emerging democracy to participate in a class, conference or ongoing workshop; initiate a thematic or geographic workshop series that draws on faculty and students; travel to Europe or Eurasia to design a research partnership with scholars and students from a particular institution; or work with NGOs to explore ways in which scholarly partnerships might extend the public good. Awards are expected to range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the number and character of successful proposals.

Proposals should include: (1) an explanatory statement no longer than 1,000 words; (2) a current CV for each principal organizer/participant; and (3) a budget detailing anticipated costs and all sources of support (pending and confirmed). Successful applicants will be expected to submit project descriptions for the WCEE/WCED websites and annual reports; a project final report will also be expected as a condition of future support. Please send proposals to: Marysia Ostafin, WCEE; 1080 S. University, Suite 3668; 1106; mostafin@umich.edu.

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September 26, 2008

2009 Critical Language Scholarship Program

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2009.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken.

Deadline to Apply: On-line application due on Friday, November 14, 2008.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Program details and the on-line application are available on our website, www.CLScholarship.org.

The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Deadline to Apply: On-line application due on Friday, November 14, 2008.

Grant Benefits: All CLS Program costs are covered for participants including: travel to and from the student's U.S. home city and program location, mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the CLS Program and application process at www.CLScholarship.org.

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September 04, 2008

Polish specialist, open rank vacancy, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (http://www.unc.edu/depts/slavdept/) invites applications for an open rank professorship (tenure-track assistant professor or associate/full professor with tenure) of Polish literature and culture, effective July 1, 2009. Area of specialization is open, although preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise and demonstrated interest in Russian literature. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and will show significant achievement or promise consistent with rank in research and publication in area of specialization. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Polish literature, language, and culture a must. Native or near-native fluency in Polish and English is required. To apply for this position, please follow the link http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm and click on "Open Positions" under the EPA Faculty Positions heading. Under the "Department" drop down menu, select Slavic Languages and Literatures and the position title Asst/Assoc/Full Professor (Polish). Click the "apply now" button and create a new applicant profile. Please attach your letter of application, a cv, and a short sample of scholarly writing (30 pages maximum) to this site. Paper applications(except for letters of recommendation) will not be accepted. Arrange to have four confidential letters of recommendation mailed to Professor Christopher Putney, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, CB #3165, 425 Dey Hall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3165. Applications must be received no later than October 17, 2008. Interviews will be conducted at the November National Meeting of AAASS in Philadelphia. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Funding: Networks/Mobilities, 6-8 fellowships, Cornell University

Society for the Humanities, Cornell University Fellowships 2009-2010
http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/fellowships.html

The 2009-2010 research focal theme at Cornell University's Society for the Humanities is "Networks/Mobilities." Six to eight Fellows will be appointed.

Selected Fellows will collaborate with two Senior Scholars in Residence, Keller Easterling (Associate Professor of Architecture, Yale University), and Brian Massumi, Professor of Communications, University of Montreal.

The Society for the Humanities invites scholars to reflect upon the
theme of "Networks/Mobilities" in order to further understanding of
historical and contemporary flows of peoples, materials, images, and
ideas across physical and virtual boundaries. Relations of mobility and immobility, insofar as they are being reconfigured by broad-ranging new technologies of surveillance, detention, and legal/administrative regulation, are also germane to the theme. The Society encourages applicants to investigate the cultural, social, philosophical, and methodological implications of the theme. Fellows should be working on topics related to the year's theme.

Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to
students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2008.

The (postmark) application deadline is October 1, 2008. For complete program information and details on the application process, visit http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/fellowships.html, call 607-255-9274,
or send a message to humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu

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

Department for History of Byzantium and the Balkans
Faculty of History, University of Sofia "Sv. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia
11.12.2008-12.12.2008, Central building of the University of Sofia
Deadline: 01.10.2008

Round Table

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

In 1808 the German geographer Johann August Zeune suggested one of the
European peninsulas to be named "Balkanhalbinsel". He did this in his
work "Gea. Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Erdbeschreibung" edited in
Berlin. This term which at the beginning of the 19th century had an
academic connotation only, was destined to follow an interesting course in the next two hundred years, starting probably as a neutral
geographical name, going through a stigmatization and eventually turning into a symbolic crossroad sign between "Europe" and "Non-Europe".

The bicentennial life of the term "Balkan peninsula / Balkanhalbinsel"
reflects at the same time the quests, controversies and delusions
characteristic of the mainstream "European history", and the conflicts – military and ideological – affecting the region in the past. The path of the term shows how historical events could be judged and how they should not be evaluated. It also reflects the deep marks left on our peninsula by the big empires, religions and ideologies.

The Round Table organized by the Department for History of Byzantium and the Balkans is devoted to these problems. The discussions of the below mentioned thematic circles will include historians, experts in political sciences, geographers, philologists, journalists and politicians. They are intended to reach a better and more accurate understanding of elements of geo-graphical and political language such as "The Balkans" and "The Balkan Peninsula". At the same time, the Round Table will contribute to the debate whether the term "Southeastern Europe" is a logical transformation of the peninsula’s linguistic representation at the beginning of the 21st century and whether it is necessary to give to that region a terminological connection to the "general European history".


Thematic Circles of the Round Table

1. History of the peninsula’s names (terms, origins, authorship,
context, etc.)

2. The denomination "Balkans" – use and misuse in the 19th and 20th
centuries

3. "The Balkan Peninsula" or "Southeastern Europe"? A gaze into the past and a look into the future

4. "The Balkans", "Southeastern Europe" and the contemporary media –
terminological, thematic and contextual aspects


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.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2008. Paper proposals (up to 500 words) should be sent to the following address: balkanroundtable@clio.uni-sofia.bg

Ass. Prof. Dr. Ivan Parvev
parvev@clio.uni-sofia.bg

Maria Baramova
baramova@clio.uni-sofia.bg

Sofia University St. Kliment Ochridski/Faculty of History
15, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
(00359-2) 9308 378

Homepage: www.clio.uni-sofia.bg

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Modern Eastern European History, Univ of Texas

The History Department of the University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for a tenure-track position in modern Eastern European
History, at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a new position that will complement our existing strengths in Balkan, Russian, and German history. Candidates must have a Ph.D in hand or have their defense scheduled before July 31, 2009. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 3, 2008. Please send a letter of application, a CV, writing sample, and at least 3 letters of recommendation to Prof. Charters Wynn, Chair, Eastern European History Search, Department of History, University of Texas, 1 University Station B7000, Austin, TX 78712. Background check on final candidate. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer.

Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history

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Announcement: Pech Prize

*Czechoslovak Studies Association's PECH PRIZE ARTICLE COMPETITION*

The Czechoslovak Studies Association (CSA) is pleased to announce its
Stanley Z. Pech Prize Competition for 2008, which will award a $200
prize to the best article or essay dealing with the history of
Czechoslovakia and its successor and predecessor states/provinces
published in 2006 or 2007. The committee welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines, as long as the entry essay has a substantial historical component. To be eligible, the author must be a member of the CSA.

To join the CSA, visit our website and fill out a membership
application. http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/eglassheim/CHC/Welcome.htm. To apply for the Pech Prize, send three copies of your own work or that of a colleague no later than September 15, 2008 to the chair of the
Pech Prize Committee:
David L. Cooper
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
707 S. Mathews Ave.
Foreign Languages Building 3070
Urbana, IL 61801

The prizewinner will be announced at the 2008 AAASS Convention in
Philadelphia. Visit the following web page for a list of past prize
winners: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/eglassheim/CHC/pech.htm

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University of Texas - Austin - Assistant Professor, Modern Eastern European History

The History Department of the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern Eastern European History, at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a new position that will complement our existing strengths in Balkan, Russian, and German history. Candidates must have a Ph.D in hand or have their defense scheduled before July 31, 2009. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 3, 2008. Please send a letter of application, a CV, writing sample, and at least 3 letters of recommendation to Prof. Charters Wynn, Chair, Eastern European History Search, Department of History, University of Texas, 1 University Station B7000, Austin, TX 78712. Background check on final candidate. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer.

Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history

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East European History, Baylor

Baylor University - tenure track position, Assistant Professor of East European History, to begin in August 2009

Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August 2009 as Assistant Professor of East European History, with emphasis on Russia/Soviet Union. The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in World History as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. For position details and application information please visit: http://www.baylor.edu/hr_services/index.php?id=50814.

Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a "high-research" institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012 (http://www.baylor.edu/vision/).

Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply.


Contact Info:
Dr. Eric Rust
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97306
Waco, Texas 76798
Phone: (254)710-6300
Fax: (254)710-2551
Email: Eric_Rust@baylor.edu
Website: http://www.baylor.edu/hr_services/index.php?id=50814

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Funding Opportunities in Russia and Eurasia

American Councils is now accepting applications for its 2009-2010 Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Southeastern Europe, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine and for its 2009-2010 National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research grants in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Fellowships will be offered in four categories:
*Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three- to nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip
international travel, housing and living stipends, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer Programs).

*Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides
full support for research and up to ten hours per week of advanced language instruction for three-to-nine months in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipends, tuition, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer Programs).

*Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship: Provides grants of up to
$35,000 for field research on policy-relevant topics in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant field. Scholars must conduct research for at least four months in the field.

Application deadline: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs)

While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all Title
VIII-funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it in anthropology, history, international relations, political science, or some other field. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

*National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research
Fellowship: NEH grants provide up to $40,000 for four to nine months of research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia for U.S. post-doctoral scholars. Research topics are not restricted to regional or area studies, but must involve at least one collaborator from the region and research in the region itself. Applicants must propose to conduct at least four months of full-time research, of which two months must be spent overseas. Scholars who are able to begin their projects between May 2009 and May 2010 are welcome to apply to this year's competition. Funding is available through American Councils
and NCEEER from National Endowment for the Humanities grant support.

Applications are due February 15.


Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from
U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) grant support. All competitions for funding are open and merit based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age (with authorized exceptions), political affiliation, or disability.

Applications are available for download at www.americancouncils.org/research or by contacting the American Councils Outbound Office. Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date.

For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.americancouncils.org

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Assistant Professor of Russian, Macalester College

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.

Macalester College is a selective, private liberal arts college in the
Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, whose vital and diverse urban communities offer multiple opportunities for faculty and student engagement. The College enrolls over 1800 students from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and almost 80 countries. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to
excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting,
committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. All faculty at Macalester are expected to help sustain the College's distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis
on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

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,
55105. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1 and will
interview at the AAASS conference, November 20-23.

http://www.macalester.edu/russian

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Instructor of English, Seredipity English and Culture Program Vladimir, Russia

ONE TEACHER NEEDED TO FILL OPENING BEGINNING THE END OF DECEMBER 2008
THROUGH JUNE 2009.

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.

This is an exceptional opportunity to experience Russia in a uniquely
supportive atmosphere and to accomplish something worthwhile in the
process. Previous teachers have commented very favorably on the quality of our facilities and teaching materials; the tremendous support provided by their colleagues, including our dedicated Russian staff; and how much they have enjoyed their Russian students. Our former teachers have parlayed their experience into employment in Moscow or stateside-or into admission to major graduate programs.

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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Assistant Professor of Political Science, California University of PA

The Department of History & Political Science seeks a public policy
expert with comparative politics as a secondary field. The successful
candidate must be able to teach Russian politics and integrate
theoretical constructs, applied cases, and political methodology in his or her courses. Responsibilities include student advising and teaching Introduction to Political Science and upper level and/or graduate courses in area of specialization. A demonstrated
commitment to teaching, research, and publication is expected. Teaching experience is preferred. Additional responsibilities may include participation on departmental, college-wide, and university committees, teaching at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college, and/or providing instruction through distance education.

All candidates must be fluent in English language. Candidate must hold
the doctoral degree or its equivalent by time of appointment. Ph.D. in
Political Science is preferred. Please send cover letter, vitae,
statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of quality teaching, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Melanie Blumberg, Chair,
Political Science Search Committee,
California University of PA,
250 University Ave, Box 6,
California, PA 15419.

Integrity, Civility and Responsibility are the official core values of
California University of Pennsylvania, an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer. Cal U is M/F/V/D/AA/EOE.

A proud member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

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Assistant Professor of Russian, Willamette University Salem, Oregon

Willamette University, founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized
liberal arts school with graduate programs in law, business and
education. Willamette has earned a national reputation for its academic standards and exemplary citizenship, values that have defined the culture of this campus for more than 160 years. The Willamette University motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born," captures the essence of this distinguished university. It speaks to our commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of our alumni. Willamette is in Salem, the capital city of Oregon, one hour from Portland, the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascade Mountains. To learn more about our university, mission, faculty, staff and students visit us at www.willamette.edu.

RUSSIAN: Native or near-native fluency in Russian & English required.
Submit electronically in MS Word or PDF formats to
russiansearch@willamette.edu with letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, hard copies of 3 letters of recommendation sent to:
Mark Conliffe, Chair
Dept. of German & Russian.
Application deadline is Nov. 7, 2008. Interviews will be conducted at
the MLA Conference in San Francisco, CA.

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Assistant Professor of Linguistics, New York University New York, NY

The Departments of Linguistics and Russian and Slavic Studies at New
York University seek to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian Syntax, beginning September 1, 2009, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The position is 75% in Linguistics and 25% in Russian and Slavic Studies. Applicants should have a strong background in both theoretical linguistics and in Slavic languages. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. We seek candidates with expertise in syntax and experience teaching linguistics and Russian syntax.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of
recommendation, and a sample of work to:
Russian Syntax Search,
Department of Linguistics,
New York University,
726 Broadway, 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10003.

Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2008; applications
received after that may be considered if the position is not filled. For information about the Linguistics department, please visit
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/lingu/. For information about Russian and Slavic Studies, visit
http://www.nyu.edu/fas/dept/russian/index.html. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Alec Marantz: marantz@nyu.edu.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Columbia, MO

Assistant Professor of Russian, tenure track, beginning (PhD in hand) or advanced, starting Sept. 2009. Strong evidence of scholarly promise; superior command of English and Russian; teaching experience desirable. Teaching responsibilities include 19th- and 20th-c. literature, cultural history, language, designing of a large-enrollment course. Opportunity to teach graduate courses in MA
program. Area of specialization open. Send materials (letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference) by November 17th to Professor Tim Langen, Dept. of German and Russian Studies, 451 Strickland, University of Missouri,
Columbia, MO 65211 (no electronic applications). Initial interviews at December AATSEEL convention in San Fransisco. University of Missouri is an EO/AA/ADA institution.

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Assistant Professor of Polish, UNC, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (http://www.unc.edu/depts/slavdept/) invites applications for an open rank professorship (tenure-track assistant professor or associate/full professor with tenure) of Polish literature and culture, effective July 1, 2009.
Area of specialization is open, although preference will be given to
candidates with additional expertise and demonstrated interest in
Russian literature. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by time
of appointment and will show significant achievement or promise
consistent with rank in research and publication in area of
specialization. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching a broad
range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Polish literature,
language, and culture a must. Native or near-native fluency in Polish
and English is required.

To apply for this position, please follow the link http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm and click on "open positions" under the EPA Faculty Positions heading. Under the department drop down menu, select Slavic Languages and Literatures and the position title Asst/Assoc/Full Professor (Polish). Click the "apply now" button and create a new applicant profile. Please attach your letter of application, a cv, and a short sample of scholarly writing (30 pages maximum) to this site. Paper applications will not be accepted. Arrange to have four confidential letters of recommendation mailed to
Professor Christopher Putney, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, CB #3165, 425 Dey Hall, University of North Carolina-
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3165.

Applications must be received no later than October 17, 2008. Interviews will be conducted at the November National Meeting of AAASS in Philadelphia. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Professor in Russian History, Grinnell College Grinnell, IA

Grinnell College is seeking an Assistant Professor in Russian history. Please see our website(http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/facpos/facposopen/) for complete
descriptions and application instructions.

In these searches, the College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase facultry diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural society. Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status,
religion, creed, or disability.

Grinnell College (www.grinnell.edu/) is a highly selective liberal arts college that enrolls 1500 students who come from every state and 50 countries around the world. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. Grinnell College is consistently evaluated as among the finest residential liberal arts colleges in the nation. Capitalizing on a student/ faculty ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 17 students, the College's curricular and research programs incorporate active learning and collaborative work between students and faculty, a strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research, and an increasing focus on interdisciplinary study. Grinnell College has an attractive campus of 108 acres, with spectacular, well-maintained facilities such as the Noyce Science Center, including collaborative spaces that have inspired similar designs nation-wide, and the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, acting as a creative hub between the campus and community. The college also owns the 365-acre Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), located about 14 miles from the campus and used on a regular basis for research and teaching.

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Assistant Professor of History, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND College Park, MD

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland,
College Park invites applications for the a tenured/tenure-track
position in Russian history to begin Fall 2009. For more information
including deadlines for submission, specializations, professorial rank
where indicated, and relevant department contacts, please go to our Web site at: www.arhu.umd.edu/positions. Applications should be submitted to the appropriate Search Committee Chair, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.

The University of Maryland, College Park is strongly committed to the
principle of diversity. We are especially interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities, and disabled individuals. EEO/AA

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Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA

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. Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be
knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. AA/EOE M/F/V/D.
E-mail : psmith@sju.edu
Phone: 610-660-1744
Fax : 610-660-1918D

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Russian at Willamette University

Willamette University
German and Russian, 900 State St., Salem OR 97301
Assistant Professor of Russian
http://www.willamette.edu

Willamette University, a selective liberal arts college, invites
applications for a tenure-track position in Russian to begin Fall 2009. The position requires native or near-native fluency in Russian and English and a PhD (ABD considered). Applicants should have experience in teaching Russian language classes at all levels and should have scholarly interest in at least one of the following areas: Russian film, Russian linguistics, or Russian theatre. Duties also will include participation in interdisciplinary and/or general education courses taught in English.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically in MS Word or PDF formats to russiansearch@willamette.edu by 07 November 2008: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests. Arrange to have hard copies of three letters of recommendation sent to Mark Conliffe, Chair, Department of German and Russian, Willamette University, 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Willamette will be interviewing at the MLA Conference in San Francisco.

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