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October 29, 2008

Job: Assistant Professor, American University

Assistant Professor, American University
Washington, DC

The School of International Service invites applications for a scholar- practitioner for a tenure-line position at assistant professor or untenured associate professor level in the field of international development, starting in the 2009-2010 academic year. The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent degree; have a strong record of research and scholarship; and have significant field/practical experience. Expertise in Central Asia
or Eastern Europe is strongly preferred. (This is a preference, not a
requirement. We encourage people who might not have this regional focus but fulfill most of the requirements mentioned below to apply.)

The successful candidate should also be able to design and teach
interactive and dynamic courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels that incorporate theory and practice; be interested in teaching a jointly developed multidisciplinary course in micropolitics and/or international development and/or quantitative research methods; have expertise, and anproject management, NGO management; and have familiarity and experience with participatory and people-centered methods, and grassroots organizations would be an advantage.

Candidates should send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three
letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of relevant publications, and a graduate school transcript. Please send the material to:

Chair
International Development Faculty Search Committee
School of International Service
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington,DC 20016-8071

Consideration of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

The multi-disciplinary faculty of the School of International Service
includes more than seventy full-time, highly productive scholar-teachers in the fields of comparative and regional studies, global environmental policy, international communication, international development, international economic relations, international peace and conflict resolution, international politics, and United States foreign policy.

The International Development Program, founded in 1975, is one of the
best established such programs in the US. It is distinguished by its
consistent scholarly and applied focus on the interrelated challenges of poverty, inequality and marginalization. The Program includes seven core faculty, offers two Master's degrees, and an undergraduate and a doctoral concentration.

See our Website at www.american.edu/academic.depts/sis/idp
for further details on the International Development Program.

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Job: Tenure-Track Professor of Russian and Slavic, Pace U

Tenure-Track Professor of Russian and Slavic, Pace U
New York, NY

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Pace University is
searching for a tenure-track professor of Russian and Slavic languages, specialty open, to start in January 2009. The successful candidate should be able to contribute to the new major in Russian/Slavic culture through their broad teaching interests in literature and culture and their efforts in program
building. In addition, a linguistic background suitable to teach a
course of comparative Slavic linguistics is desirable. Please send a letter outlining research and teaching interests, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures
c/o Dr. Nira Herrmann
Dean of Dyson School of Arts and Sciences
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 1003

Deadline: November 15

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Job: Adjunct Instructor, US Naval Academy

Adjunct Instructor, US Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

The Language Studies Department of the United States Naval Academy
invites applications for an adjunct instructor in Russian language begin January 2009. MA in Russian required. The successful candidate will teach one section of First Year Russian (3 credit hours). The Language Studies department at the Naval Academy offers six other languages: Arabic,Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, and employs 26 full-time civilian faculty members. U.S. Naval Academy civilian faculty members are federal government employees.

Candidates should send curriculum vitae and contact information for 3
references to:
Professor Joan Chevalier
Language Studies Department
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402

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Job: SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Assistant Professor, College of Wooster

Assistant Professor, College of Wooster
Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster is pleased to announce the opening
of a search to fill a tenure-track position in Russian Studies:
RUSSIAN STUDIES – Assistant Professor of Russian Studies.
Tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2009. The successful
candidate will be expected to teach Russian language at all
levels (with an emphasis on beginning and intermediate),
and participate in the College's interdisciplinary programs,
including First-Year Seminar. Candidates must be able to
offer Russian studies courses that contribute to offerings in
one or more departments or interdisciplinary programs.
These interdisciplinary offerings might include, but are not
limited to, courses in comparative literature, cultural studies,
environmental studies, gender studies, ethnic and post-
colonial studies, film studies, music and theater. The
successful candidate must have the vision and energy to
manage and shape an established interdisciplinary major in
Russian studies as an essential part of a global curriculum.
Native or near-native fluency and Ph.D. expected. The College
of Wooster provides significant research support, including
travel funds and a generous leave program. Send letter of
application, vita, graduate school transcripts, and three
letters of recommendation to Peter Pozefsky, Russian Studies
Search, Department of History, The College of Wooster, 1189
Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Postmark deadline for
applications: December 5, 2008.

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Job: Assistant Professor, U of Alabama

The University of Alabama History Department
invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professorship in the history of Russia/Eastern
Europe (with specialization in the nineteenth or
twentieth centuries), to begin August 2009.
Candidates should be able to teach Russian history
as well as the modern (1648-present) Western
Civilization survey, in addition to undergraduate
and graduate courses in their specialty. The
Department and the University emphasize
excellence in teaching as well as scholarship. Ph.D.
must be in hand by the time of appointment.

To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and
complete the online application. Attach a letter
of application and curriculum vitae. Send three
letters of recommendation and writing sample
[article or chapter-length] to Professor George C.
Rable, Chair, Russian History Search Committee,
Department of History, University of Alabama, Box
870212, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0212.
Fax: 205-348-0670. The review of applications will
begin on November 17, 2008, and will continue
until the position is filled. For more information,
contact Professor George C. Rable at
grable@bama.ua.edu

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Job: Russian Literature & Culture, Notre Dame

Special Professional Faculty, University of Notre Dame

The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Special Professional Faculty (non-tenure-track) position in Russian literature and culture (specialty open) to begin July 1, 2009. Applicants should be trained in the latest methods of foreign language pedagogy and be prepared to teach at all levels of our curriculum, including Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Russian as well as literature courses in Russian and in translation. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of excellent teaching, scholarly promise, and the dedication to contribute to a growing program. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Ph.D. in hand, ideally, by time of appointment. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year, maintaining a research profile, and fulfilling various administrative duties, including advising undergraduates in areas such as major and minor requirements, course selection, study abroad, and fellowships; developing pedagogical materials; and organizing Russian-related events and activities. Nine-month faculty appointment, 1-3 year term, depending on qualifications, indefinitely renewable pending favorable reviews. Send application (cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation) postmarked by January 15, 2009, to

Robert Norton, Chair
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639

Applications will be acknowledged by a letter from the department. The University of Notre Dame is an affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply.
Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is
available at http://www.nd.edu.

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October 28, 2008

Blog: CfP: Journal of East European and Asian Studies

Call for Papers: Journal of East European and Asian Studies

The editors of the Journal of East European and Asian Studies (JEEAS) are looking for contributors for its inaugural edition. The submitted works should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length (bibliography included). Contributions are welcome from professors and scholars in the field, as well as from PhD and post-doctoral students. The Journal may also consider exceptional contributions from Masters level students.

The Journal of East European and Asian Studies (JEEAS) is a new academic publication issued by the Center for East European and Asian Studies (CSEEA), based in Bucharest and affiliated with the National School of Political and Administrative Studies. The Journal aims to provide a rigorous academic perspective on key security and political issues affecting the East European and Post-Soviet Space. Its goal is to bring together scholars and students of East European and Eurasian Studies, and to provide them with an intellectual platform for a substantial and meaningful exchange of ideas.


Submission deadlines:

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, November 3rd. Contributors are invited to submit a 200-word abstract outlining the main thesis as well as structure of the proposed paper.

When submitting the abstract, please make sure to include the following information:

Name:
Institution:
Status (i.e. graduate student; lecturer; professor):
E-mail Address:

The deadline for submission of the first draft is Monday, November 17.

Given the very tight deadline, authors who already have unpublished papers pertaining to the proposed topics, or are in the process of
researching/drafting an appropriate paper, are particularly encouraged to submit.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted by e-mail, at the following
address: contact@cseea.ro

Working Languages

The main working language of JEEAS is English. However, we will also accept submissions in Romanian and Russian (if you are submitting a paper in Romanian or Russian, make sure you include an abstract in English).

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Given the rising importance of Romania as an actor on the European stage, and its key strategic location at the border of the Euro-Atlantic community, we believe this Journal is a welcome contribution to the academic field, helping to strengthen the role of Bucharest as a policy as well as academic focal point in the East European and Asian space.

The Journal aims to support both established scholars in the field of East European and Asian Studies, as well as advanced students in the field. It is therefore an opportunity for new scholars to become known and gain a reputation in academia.

Topics:

The first issue will include two major sections:

1) Security threats in the wider Black Sea Region. This section is
specific to the first issue, and aims to present various approaches towards security issues in the wider Black Sea Region.

2) Security and Political Issues in Eastern Europe and Asia. This
section will be a permanent one. Any articles discussing topics of interest to the region of Eastern Europe, Russia and the post-Soviet republics, including their relations with Europe, East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, or the Middle East, are appropriate for this section.

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post-doc fellowship in Humanities, Harvard

The Humanities Center at Harvard University is accepting applications for its 2009-10 postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. after May 2006. Applicants without the Ph.D. must demonstrate that they will receive the Ph.D. in or before June 2009.

Fellowships will be awarded to support projects that share the Center’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and internationalism. The Center welcomes applications from all fields within the humanities and the allied social sciences. In addition to participating in seminars and other Humanities Center programs, fellows will teach one course in a Harvard department.

Applications are due by December 15, 2008. Please visit our website for further information and instructions, www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr.

Contact Info:

Shannon Greaney
Humanities Center at Harvard
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02318

Website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/humcentr


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Fellowships: Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, 2010/11

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg will award 3 to 6 Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships and 6 to 12 Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships for the academic year 2010/11.

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg is an independent academic institution in the centre of the venerable Hanseatic and university city on the Baltic Sea. Together with the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung established it in order to enhance the excellence of the University.

Academics who have proven themselves by outstanding research and teaching may apply for an Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowship. The Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships are awarded to particularly qualified young academics with doctorates.

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg enables the fellows to concentrate on a major scientific or scholarly project, free of extensive teaching duties. The Institute also offers the opportunity to discuss their discipline with colleagues and students at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald. A joint application by several people who wish to realize a project in Greifswald in interdisciplinary and international cooperation is also possible.

Fellows are appointed either for a semester (October 1 to March 31 or April 1 to September 30) or for a whole academic year (October 1 to September 30). Accommodation and working facilities are provided rent-free. The fellowships are endowed in accordance with the high expectations placed in the applicants’ academic performance.

Further information on the Alfried Krupp Fellows Programme can be found here; Information on the selection procedure may be downloaded here.

Proposals and applications should be submitted until 28th February 2009 to the academic director, Professor Dr. Bärbel Friedrich, Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, D-17487 Greifswald.

Further information may be obtained from the academic manager of the Institute, Dr. Reinold Schmücker, and the assistant for the Fellowship program, Stefan Klatt, Tel.: + 49 (0) 3834 86-19001, e-mail: fellowsupport@wiko-greifswald.de

Stefan Klatt

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

17487 Greifswald

Germany

Phone: +49 (0)3834 86-19001

Fax: +49 (0)3834 86-19005

Email: fellowsupport@wiko-greifswald.de

Visit the website at http://www.wiko-greifswald.de/en/advertisements/fellowships_2010_11.html

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Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Contemporary History, GWU

Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Contemporary History, 2009-2010

OVERVIEW The George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Contemporary History for 2009-2010. Applicants need to have completed archival research for their dissertation in two or more countries and be at the final writing stage of their dissertation. The Fellow must be in residence at IERES from September 2009 through June 2010 and will be provided with an office and computer. The Fellow will also help IERES Director Hope M. Harrison administer several workshops that train Ph.D. candidates to conduct archival research. The award will offer support in the amount of $25,000 per year, plus benefits.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS • Applicants must be in the writing stage of their dissertation after having conducted significant archival research in at least two countries. • Applicants must be writing a dissertation on contemporary history in the field of history, political science, anthropology, sociology or a related discipline. • Applicants must be an enrolled advanced graduate student at a US University.

EVALUATION All applications are reviewed by a GWU faculty panel that rewards clarity of argument and method and the originality of the research and the argument. All proposals are expected to meet high levels of academic merit and to make a significant contribution in the applicant’s field. In addition, applicants should highlight their experience conducting archival research and any relevant program administration work.

HOW TO APPLY Please submit an 8-10 page proposal, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from a member of your dissertation committee. Deadline for all fellowship applications is February 10, 2009. Applications should be sent by regular mail or e-mail to the address below.

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies ATTN: Pre-doctoral Application 1957 E Street NW, Suite 412 Washington, DC 20052 Tel: 202-994-6342 Fax: 202-994-5436 sicar@gwu.edu www.ieres.org

Carolyne Davidson

IERES, The Elliott School

1957 E Street, NW

Email: sicar@gwu.edu

Visit the website at http://www.ieres.org

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Post-doc Fellowship, PA

Call for Nominations-Visiting Fellows

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Fellowship Date: 2008-11-17 (in 21 days)

Date Submitted: 2008-10-22

Announcement ID: 164727

The Center for Liberal Arts and Society at Franklin & Marshall College invites nominations of promising junior scholars whose research embodies the ideals of liberal arts scholarship and the values of liberal learning, including inter- and trans-disciplinary practice, critical thinking, and broad relevance to fundamental human questions. Three fellowships of $1000 will be awarded to recent PhD's in any discipline in the liberal arts and sciences whose research relates to the theme of "Resonance." Fellows will present their work at an inaugural 3-day symposium for emerging scholars, to be held March 5-7, sponsored by the Center for Liberal Arts and Society and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. For eligibility, nomination procedures, and more information on the symposium theme please go to www.fandm.edu/x19281.xml

Eliza J. Reilly

Director, Center for Liberal Arts and Society

Franklin & Marshall College

(717)358-4662

Email: eliza.reilly@fandm.edu

Visit the website at http://www.fandm.edu/x19281.xml

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JOURNAL/CFP- Non-Russians and the Russian Army, Imperial Ageto Present, PIPSS

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, #10, June 2009
An electronic journal of social sciences
www.pipss.org

Call for contributors: "The relations of the Russian, Soviet and
Post-Soviet army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present".

Pipss.org is an electronic journal of social sciences devoted to the
armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies.
Pipss.org is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses issues
across a broad field of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, economics, history, legal science. Its main objective is to study changes and their underlying mechanisms in post-Soviet republics, through the analysis of the institutions that remain most hidden from the public eye: armies and power institutions. As an electronic journal, pipss.org also aims to promote scholarly debate across as broad an audience as possible, and make CIS research available to Western scholars. Thanks to its international scientific board drawn from a large pool of leading academics and experts in their respective fields, it is in a position to become a leading source of analysis on post-Soviet societies. Pipss.org is a principal partner of the International Security Network (www.isn.ethz.ch) and a
member of the CNRS/EHESS scientific journals network Revues.org.

Tenth issue: "The relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet
army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present".

In 2009, our electronic review, The Journal of Power Institutions in
Post-Soviet Societies (www.pipss.org) will devote an issue to "the
relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet army with non
Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present". The issue will
present a multidisciplinary view - historical, sociological,
anthropological, demographic, political science, etc.


Guidelines for article submission

The journal will be published in three languages (French, English and
Russian with a 100-word abstract in English) thanks to which most
authors will be able to write in their mother tongue. This will ensure greater precision in the articles and avoid a decrease in scientific quality. But we draw your attention to the fact that most pipss.org readers are essentially English speakers, therefore we do encourage articles in English in order to reach an audience as broad as possible.


The articles submitted to pipss.org for publication should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscripts should be attached as
Microsoft Word format. References should be given in footnotes. (For
more details about the guidelines for article submission please check
www.pipss.org or contact the Editorial Board). There should be a cover page stating the author's background and affiliation, full address.


If you wish to submit an article, please first contact the editorial
board and send a 100-word abstract in English. The deadline for
article submission is April 10, 2009, with publication in June 2009.
Final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial Board.


Please send your contributions or inquiries to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, contact@pipss.org
Juliette Cadiot, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (10th Issue Editor)


Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and power
institutions in the CIS, as well as book review proposals are also welcome.


Owing to its situation as melting pot of the Nation, the army has
always had to deal with the problem of ethnic diversity, its
recognition and importance varying according to the period.

The Imperial Age was marked by the introduction of universal
conscription. Yet despite the declared "universality" of military
service, different recruitment policies were applied depending on
geographic and social origin, as well as religion.

After the revolution, the Red Army, which became the Soviet army,
played and essential role in the making of "the Soviet man": military
service became the nation's school - it was the Army's job to teach
populations to read and write and to Russianise them. Managing the
ethnic mix in the Army was a complex problem. The Army's physical
needs and its needs for skills, combined with the authorities'
distrust of certain minorities led to numerous twists and turns:
ethnic battalions were organised, while minorities considered
unreliable were first barred from conscription, then gradually
reintegrated.

After the Great Patriotic War, the continuing distrust of certain
nationalities on the part of the high command led to the exclusion of
these populations from the officers corps, while less prestigious
battalions (stroibat) were made up essentially of Central Asian
recruits. Military hierarchy was predominantly Slav. It was during
this period that the zemliachestvo phenomenon appeared.

On the eve of the fall of the Soviet Union, some of the federated
states (notably the Baltic republics) considered the Soviet army as an occupying army. Many minorities refused to speak Russian. When the
USSR collapsed, it was the Slavs' turn to be a minority in the armies
originating in the Soviet army (in states) outside Russia.

Having chosen to maintain a policy of conscription, the post-Soviet
Russian army remains confronted with ethnic and religious problems: in particular, it is faced with a sharp increase in its Muslim population (this increase was already problematical under Brezhnev, but became less so with the fall of the USSR and the loss of Central Asia, especially Azerbaidjan. The two Chechen conflicts, as in the previous war in Afghanistan, forced military authorities to adopt specific policies towards Muslim recruits. Finally, the post-Soviet Russian army seems at present to have officially chosen to support local and ethnic grouping as a new method for eradicating dedovchtchina, and continues to direct Muslim recruits towards non combat and less prestigious battalions.

The organisation of ethnic and religious diversity specific to each of these different epochs up to now is therefore the crux of our
investigation. The study of military policies in regard to minorities
from the tsarist epoch up to the present time seems essential to an
understanding of the foundations of post-Soviet ethnic relations.

The questions we would like to deal with in this issue are the following:

Minorities and conscription policy
- minority conscription policies during the various periods mentioned
(Jews, Muslims, Caucasian ethnic minorities, etc.); problems
encountered by the authorities for the integration of these
minorities; passive and active resistance of these minorities to
integration into the army; political, social, demographic, linguistic
and physical barriers to integration into military service;
- dissensions between ethnic minorities and the state

Ethnic units
- the training of ethnic units; the role of ethnic minorities during
the first and second world wars (their contribution to the victory of
the Red army over Nazi Germany);
- the use of ethnic units during local wars (Tadjikistan,
Afghanistan, Chechnya, etc.).

Zemliatchestvo
- the principle of extra-territoriality and nationalities policy in the army;
- ethnic grouping in the army (zemliatchestvo): yesterday and today;
ethnic (and religious) grouping as a factor in the eradication of
dedovchtchina in the post-Soviet army?

The Slavic minority, from the tsarist empire to the CIS
- The Ukrainising of the Ukrainian Soviet State in the 20s and 30s;
- Russian/Slavic officers in CIS armies;

Language policy in the army
- the Russian army and language policy (Russianising, literacy, the
language of command, etc.)
- the Russian occupation army (from the imperial army to the Soviet
army before the collapse of the USSR)
- CIS armies and language policy after the fall of the USSR

The army, military exploits and the xenophobic component in Russian
nationalist discourse
- the appropriation by the Russians of the army's glories, from
Stalin (under whom, already, only the great Russian generals were
celebrated) to Putin.

Religious minorities in the army
- managing religious minorities (Jewish, Muslim, etc.) in the army;
freedom of worship; dealing with Muslim conscripts during the Afghan
and Chechen crises;
- changeover to a professional army. What is the scenario, in the
context of an increasing Muslim population? Towards a mono-national
and mono-religious volunteer army or an army representative of
national diversity? (towards the constitution of multinational or
mono-national units, as is the case in Chechnya today?)


Reviews

Publishers interested in publicizing their editions, please send
review copies to:
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
15 rue Charlot
75003 Paris, France


Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies
www.pipss.org
contact@pipss.org

Editorial Board: Eden Cole, Anna Colin Lebedev, Françoise Dauce,
Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Anne Le Huerou, Erica Marat, Laurent Rucker,
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

Scientific Board: Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia),
Frederic Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper
(UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti
(UK), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dale Herspring (USA), Philippe
Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr (UK),
Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin
(Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France),
Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA),
Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena
Zdravomyslova (Russia)

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Job: Russian Translation Work

We are always looking for new translators for our publications,
Russian Life and Chtenia literary journal. And of course freelance
contributors with unusual or interesting stories from the Russian world.

http://www.russianlife.com/jobs.cfm
Paul Richardson

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Summer study: Fellowships at Middlebury College summer Language Schools

The Middlebury College summer Language Schools are pleased to announce
the Kathryn Davis Fellowships: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These fellowships, endowed by Kathryn Davis, fund the cost of tuition, room, board, and a travel stipend for individuals to study Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian at the Middlebury Language Schools for the summer of 2009.
Middlebury will be awarding 100 fellowships for the summer of 2009, and we encourage working professionals, as well as current graduate and undergraduate students, to apply.

For complete fellowship information and an application please visit
http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/fellowships_scholarships/kwd.htm
Karen Evans-Romaine
Director, Davis School of Russian, Middlebury College
Associate Professor of Russian, Ohio University

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CfP Journal: Racism and Fascism in Eastern Europe

deadline will be in the beginning of January 2009

INQUIRIES AND COMMENTS TO: redaktion@zag-berlin.de

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ZAG 54

The next edition of the antiracist journal ZAG (www.zag-berlin.de, print run of 1000) concentrates on the subject of "Racism and Fascism in Eastern Europe". Herewith, we would like to ask for handing in proposals for articles. The articles should comprise 12.000 signs (inclusive blank signs); the deadline will be in the beginning of January 2009. Of course, we'll be happy about earlier submitted articles.

Please submit information, requests as well as proposals to
redaktion@zag-berlin.de. Additional remarks as well as criticism concerning this call for papers are welcome.

Looking forward to your answers / ZAG Berlin


zag - antirassistische zeitschrift
c/o Netzwerk Selbsthilfe, Mehringhof
Gneisenaustr. 2a
10961 Berlin
fon: +49/ (0)30/ 785 72 81
fax: +49/ (0)30/ 691 30 05
email: redaktion@zag-berlin.de
http://www.zag-berlin.de

Racism and Fascism in Eastern Europe

Racism and Fascism in Eastern Europe is a growing problem which we only recognize when reading newspaper articles about violent / deadly assaults. Parliamentary success of fascist and nationalist parties prick up West-European ears and the public presence of racist and fascist groups threaten tourists. We've got the notion, that a racist and violent normality evolves which is not tackled at all by state or public institutions or responsible persons.

Such parties and groups are also a current phenomenon in Western Europe. Right wing parties represent a growing number of citizens in parliament; right wing groups attack homeless people, foreigners and leftist people, sometimes to death. However, the fear of such developments seems to be confined by the trust in "civil society" or "civic engagement". In Eastern Europe, that are countries such
as Poland, Russia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Rumania or Slovakia, civil society is said to be weak or non-existent. Medial representation of the situation suggest, that Anti-Semitism as well as hostility towards Sinti and Romanies as well as national
chauvinism shape official politics in those societies. One could ask, if anti-racist or antifascist groups as well as other actors in civil society are really not existent or just invisible.

Additionally, the picture of these countries in western media changes due to geopolitical changes. The "Russian bear" transforms in one day to a troubled economy and grows suddenly to an imperial giant securing
its raw materials. The Balkans - still framed as politically instable in the German discourse - breaks into pieces during its various wars which then - in turn - are again justified by voices framing them as necessary to end genocide or to stabilize the state. However, in some of the states such as Croatia, it is still common practice to
connect symbolically to the fascist past in politics but also in football.
Those problems are expounded the less, the more advanced those countries are in the European integration process.

All those countries look back on a dramatic process of transformation from socialist to capitalist societies. Can the significant increase of fascist and racist phenomena be framed as a new development within those transformation processes? Is it only "transitional problems" in the process of societal adjustment to the western
role models? Or is it a sign for the recurrence of 'old' phenomena
historically inherent to those societies?

Possible subjects for articles:

1. Racism and fascism in the eastern European countries
2. Reference to history, anti-communism, fascism and the time after 1989
3. Antiracist and antifascist groups and actions in the respective countries
4. Connections between antiracist as well as antifascist groups in Germany
and eastern European
countries
5. Connections between German (European) fascist groups and fascist groups
on eastern European
countries now, as well as in times of the Eastern Bloc
6. Interrelationship between civil society on the one side and fascism, racism, as well as nationalism on the other side

Other proposals are WELCOME!

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October 23, 2008

2009 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty Application deadline Friday, November 7, 2008


2009 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty

The Holocaust and Other Genocides: Historical Contexts, Legal Issues, and Ethical Dilemmas

January 5-9, 2009

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) announces the 2009 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty, which is designed for professors of all disciplines who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust or genocide-related courses and wish to further their understanding of this critical topic. This year's Seminar analyzes the Holocaust within the broader historical context of genocides of the modern era by focusing on the ethical dilemmas and legal issues surrounding these events.

The Seminar is scheduled for January 5–9, 2009 and will be co-led by John K. Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, and Donald Bloxham, Professor of Modern History at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Professor Roth was Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at Claremont McKenna, and taught there from 1966 through 2006. He has published hundreds of articles and reviews, and authored, co-authored, or edited more than 40 books, including Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide (2005); Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath (2005); and Ethics During and After the Holocaust: In the Shadow of Birkenau (2005). In 1988 he was named U.S. National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s Committee on Church Relations and the Holocaust, and was the 2004–05 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the USHMM.


Applications must be postmarked or received in electronic form no later than Friday, November 7, 2008, and sent to:
University Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2150
Fax: (202) 479-9726
Email: university_programs@ushmm.org
i
For questions, contact Dr. Dieter Kuntz at 202-314-1779 or dkuntz@ushmm.org.

Successful applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by Friday, November 21, 2008.

This Seminar is endowed by Edward and David Hess in memory of their parents, Jack and Anita Hess, who believed passionately in the power of education to overcome racial and religious prejudice. Prior Hess Seminars include: The Holocaust: Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders (2008); Literature and the Holocaust (2007); Teaching the Holocaust at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2006); The Holocaust and Antisemitism in France (2005); and Teaching the Holocaust at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (2004).

For more information about our workshops and seminars >>
learn more http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/?tr=y&auid=4140462

For more information about past Jack and Anita Hess Seminars for Faculty >>
learn more http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/shw_seminars.php?content=hess&tr=y&auid=4140463

Professor Bloxham’s teaching includes courses on the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and Post–1945 Germany. Professor Bloxham received the Chancellor’s Rising Star Award in 2007 at the University of Edinburgh. He has authored nearly 50 articles and book chapters, and his monographs include Genocide, the World Wars, and the Unweaving of Europe (2008); The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (2005); and Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory (2001). He is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Genocide and serves on the editorial board of the journals Holocaust Studies, Patterns of Prejudice, Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung, and the Journal of Genocide Research. He was the 2007–08 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he completed his forthcoming book The Final Solution: A Genocide and Its Contexts. Professor Bloxham is the recipient of the 2007 Raphael Lemkin Award for genocide scholarship.

The Seminar will consist of presentations and discussions about the Holocaust and other genocides. In particular, the Seminar will attempt to define the concept of genocide; study the Holocaust and other genocides through comparative perspective by assessing the roles of perpetrators, victims, and bystanders; and address questions of genocide prevention and intervention. Pedagogical sessions will include participant-facilitated discussions on classroom teaching methods and roundtable discussions on teaching strategies across multiple disciplines. Participants will also receive orientation regarding the Museum’s significant library, archival, film, and photograph holdings.

Candidates must be faculty members of accredited, degree-awarding institutions (baccalaureate, the equivalent, or higher) in North America. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a short statement of the candidate's specific interest in and need to attend the Seminar, and a supporting letter from a department chair or dean detailing the Holocaust-related courses that the candidate is teaching or planning and the support that the university is providing for Holocaust studies at the institution. If the applicant has already taught an applicable course, a syllabus should be included.

Admission will be decided without regard to age, gender, race, creed, or national origin. A maximum of 20 applicants will be accepted. For non-local participants, the Center will defray the cost of (1) direct travel to and from the participant’s home institution and Washington, DC, and (2) lodging for the duration of the Seminar. Incidental, meal, and book expenses must be defrayed by the candidates or their respective institutions. All participants must attend the entire Seminar.

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Study Abroad: Study in Europe Website

The following countries are currently available:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

European Union Launches "Study in Europe" Website

The European Commission has launched a new "Study in Europe" website to encourage international students to study in the European Union. The website (www.study-in-europe.org) provides comprehensive information on courses offered at European higher education institutions, together with information and advice on admission procedures, tuition and living costs, scholarships, and the higher education environment in Europe.

“European higher education offers outstanding quality, diversity, and opportunity," said Ján Figel', European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. "Europe has a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence in learning, and the 'Study in Europe' project will make it easier for potential students around the world to see all that European higher education has to offer.?

Europe has more than 4,000 higher education institutions ranging from top-level research establishments to small, teaching-focused colleges. The site covers academic institutions in 32 European countries.

For more information

http://www.study-in-europe.org/index.cfm?objectid=D4A8D186-3FFF-AEA2-32B627E7DA291125&CFID=299527&CFTOKEN=17737327


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October 22, 2008

Job: CREEES assistant to director, Kansas

Assistant to the Director

The KU Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies seeks
Assistant to the Director. Required qualifications: Masters with
specialization in Russian & East European Studies, skill in one or more Slavic languages, demonstrated administrative experience, strong
communication/organizational skills, ability to manage multiple
projects. 1st priority will be given to applications received by
November 16, 2008. For more information and to apply go to:
https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00002341. EO/AA

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Announcement: Call for Book Proposals / Nationalisms Across the Globe


Call for book proposals to a new series, Nationalisms Across the
Globe, published by Peter Lang. We consider monographs, collections of articles and conference proceedings. All the published volumes will be available via amazon.com <http://amazon.com>.

*Call for Book Proposals*
for new Peter Lang Book Series
*Nationalisms across the Globe*

Although in the 1980s the widely shared belief was that nationalism had become a spent force, the fragmentation of the studiously non-national Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia in the 1990s into a multitude of successor nation-states reaffirmed its continuing
significance. Today all extant polities (with the exception of the
Vatican) are construed as nation-states, and hence nationalism is the
sole universally accepted criterion of statehood legitimization.
Similarly, human groups wishing to be recognized as fully fledged
participants in international relations must define themselves as
nations. This concept of world politics underscores the need for
open-ended, broad-ranging, novel, and interdisciplinary research into
nationalism and ethnicity. It promotes better understanding of the
phenomena relating to social, political, and economic life, both past
and present.

This peer-review series publishes monographs, conference proceedings,
and collections of articles on this topic. It attracts well-researched, often interdisciplinary, studies which open new approaches to nationalism and ethnicity or focus on interesting case studies. The language of the book series is English, with authors/editors of proposed volumes responsible for meeting the Peter Lang standards of copy-editing. All are requested to contribute to the cost of publication, with guidelines available on request.

Proposals and queries should be forwarded to:

Series Editors:

* Dr Tomasz Kamusella (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and
University of Opole, Opole, Poland), tomek672 AT gmail.com
,
* Dr Krzysztof Jaskułowski (University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland),
krzysztofja AT interia.pl

Commissioning Editor:

* Joe Armstrong joearmstrong AT eircom.net


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CfP: Beyond East and West: Media Transformation after Communism, 06/25-272009, Budapest

Deadline: 15 November 2008

BEYOND EAST AND WEST
TWO DECADES OF MEDIA TRANSFORMATION AFTER THE FALL OF COMMUNISM

25-27 June 2009
Central European University, Budapest

An International Conference, organized by the Center for Media and
Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (CEU) and
the COST A30 Action "East of West: Setting a New Central Eastern
European Media Research Agenda", in cooperation with the International
Communication Association (ICA).

Deadline for abstracts and panel proposals: 15 November 2008
Please submit abstracts to: beyondeastandwest@ceu.hu
Conference website: www.beyondeastandwest.net

For more information on speakers, themes and program go to
http://www.beyondeastandwest.net/

Contact:
Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS)
Central European University (CEU)
Email: cmcs@ceu.hu
Website: http://cmcs.ceu.hu
Phone: +36 1 237 3000 ext 2607
Postal address: Nador u 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary

COST A30 "East of West": http://www.costa30.eu/
International Communication Association: http://www.icahdq.org/
Conference website: http://www.beyondeastandwest.net/

Since 1989, a new media landscape has emerged in Central and Eastern
Europe, with new ownership patterns, forms of media organization,
journalistic practices, relationships between politics and the media,
regulation processes and modalities of media use. A new system has
been established, predominantly designed according to Western models
and with heavy influence by Western players.

Twenty years later, it is time to re-examine these changes. What went
right, what went wrong, and what can we learn from this? Were Western
media models and concepts appropriate for the post-1989 social,
political, economic and cultural realities of Central/Eastern Europe?
What are the future trajectories of media development in the region?
And how do they compare to those in other regions undergoing systemic
transformation - from Latin America to China and the Middle East?

The conference "Beyond East and West" will trace post-1989 development
and look towards the future. To build research for communication in
transition, conference participants will explore the necessary
building-blocks for a research agenda.

Speakers include Miklos Haraszti, Slavko Splichal, Karol Jakubowicz,
Colin Sparks, Monroe Price, Miklos Sükösd, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Alina
Mungiu-Pippidi, Nick Jankowski, Beata Klimkiewicz, Peter Molnar, Peter
Gross, John Downey, Inka Salovaara-Moring, Andrew Calabrese.

Core conference themes:
-> Central Eastern European Media Systems 20 Years On
-> Media Policy and Democratic Legitimacy
-> New Media Developments
-> Popular Culture: Media Uses, Media Literacy, Socialism(s) and Nostalgia
-> Political Communication between Commercialization and Political
Influence
-> Samizdat, Alternative and Community Media
-> Global Communications, Development and Transition
-> Reviewing International Media Assistance Programs

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CfP: Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions, 06/11-12/2009, Surrey

Deadline: February 2, 2009
Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions

University of Surrey, 11-12 June 2009

Diasporas, migration and identities’ has been the subject of a major national research programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK since 2005. Its central concerns have also been at the heart of the work of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM). The aim of this collaborative and multi-disciplinary conference (CRONEM’s 5th annual conference) is to examine the past and present impact of diasporas and migration on nation, community, identity and subjectivity, culture and the imagination, place and space, emotion, politics, law and values.

Mirela Dumic

Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM)

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
21 AC 05
Post Box I4
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 682365
www.surrey.ac.uk/arts/cronem

Email: m.dumic@surrey.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/cronem-ahrc-conference-09/cfp09.htm

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Blogs: CfP: Grad student history conference, Raleigh

Deadline: November 30, 2008

Fifth Annual North Carolina Graduate Student History Conference
Saturday, February 21, 2009 At Ridddick Hall on the NC State Campus in Raleigh, NC.

The NC State History Graduate Student Association welcomes proposals from graduate students at any institution, for individual papers on any historical topic, including public history, and on any time period. The presentations will last approximately fifteen minutes each. Comments by area faculty and general discussion will follow. Selected papers will be published electronically.

If interested, please submit a 250-word proposal and a current CV. Email submissions are preferred. Please send an email to hgsaconference@gmail.com that includes your name, institution, and field of specialization, with the proposal and CV attached. Hard copy submissions may be sent to:

North Carolina Graduate Student History Conference
Dept. of History, Box 8108
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8108

All proposals must be received by November 30, 2008.

Lunch will be provided for attendees that have pre-registered at the Conference website.

For more information, visit http://history.chass.ncsu.edu/graduate/hgsa/conference.php
or email hgsaconference@gmail.com


Erin Mahaney
North Carolina Graduate Student History Conference
Dept. of History, Box 8108
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8108

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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Philadelphia


MELLON POSTDOCTORAL
TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS
In the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences 2009-2011

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences invites
applicants for four two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows will teach one
course per term. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have
received their Ph.D. within two years prior to the time they begin
their fellowship at Penn (August 2007 or later). $48,377 stipend.
Application deadline: December 15, 2008. We are especially seeking one fellow who will study and teach from Penn's growing collection of medieval manuscripts.

For guidelines and application, see the School of Arts and Sciences
website http:www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/Mellonor write:
Office of the Dean
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
116 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6377

Associate Professor Kevin M. F. Platt
Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
745 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

kmfplatt@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/slavic

Tel: 215-746-0173
Fax: 215-573-7794

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer; women and minority candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.

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blog: JOB- Editor-in-Chief, Human Rights Center (HRIDC), Tbilisi

JOB- Editor-in-Chief, Human Rights Center (HRIDC), Tbilisi

Posted by: Margareta Sarishvili

The Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing a vacancy for the
full-time position of Editor in Chief.

Key roles and responsibilities:

* Provide his/her own news and editorial materials, articles to be
published in www.HumanRights.ge (In Georgian and in English);
* Edit online magazine HumanRights.ge
* Plan information policy and management of the magazine
* Cooperate closely with the magazine's strategic planning;
* Prepare analytical reports and journalistic investigations;
* Present monthly reports;
* Participate in the organization's other activities.

Requirements:

* University degree in Journalism;
* At least 2 years work experience in (media) management;
* An ability to write informational and analytical articles in
English in different fields such as social issues, human rights, etc.;
* Understanding of general principles and ethics of journalism;
* High energy and enthusiasm;
* Excellent writing ability in English;
* Ability and motivation to work independently and as a team member;
* Knowledge of MS Office/Internet applications;
* Excellent communication skills.

Salary: 350 Euro.


Website: www.HumanRights.ge

To apply, please send an e-mail with the following documentation attached:

* CV
* Cover letter
* Two names of references with contact details

to: hridc@hridc.org no later than October 27, 2008. In the subject
line, please specify the position title only. Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted for interview. Incomplete applications
will be rejected. No phone calls please.

Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is a Tbilisi, Georgia based NGO dedicated
to the defence and promotion of human rights in Georgia. HRIDC is a
member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), World
Organisation against Torture (OMCT Network), Human Rights Without
Frontiers, Int.

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CfP Journal: 'Neo-Eurasianism,' the 'Conservative Revolution,' and the 'New Right' in Post-Soviet Russia

Deadline for non-Russian papers (yet to be translated): 31 December 2008.
Deadline for Russian-language papers: 31 January 2009.
Deadline for submission of edited final version: 30 March 2009

"'Neo-Eurasianism,' the 'Conservative Revolution,' and the 'New Right' in Post-Soviet Russia" - a special issue of "Forum noveishchei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury"

http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html

ZIMOS, the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies in Bavaria, invites research papers for a 2009 special issue of its interdisciplinary Russian-language web journal "Forum for Contemporary East European History and Culture" (vol. 6). The Russian "Forum" has been published twice per year, since 2004, as a scholarly WWW periodical supplementing ZIMOS's printed German-language "Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte."

We are looking for properly footnoted, scholarly researched, well-structured, and thoroughly edited investigations into the biographies, ideas, influence and activities of contemporary Russian representatives of so-called "neo-Eurasianism," the "Conservative Revolution" and "New Right," e.g. Lev Gumilev, Aleksandr Panarin, Aleksandr Dugin, Mikhail Remizov, and others. Texts should have a length of approx. 3,000 to 10,000 words, and be based on primary as well as secondary sources, which are fully listed in the footnotes.

All versions of the papers should be submitted as MS Word Documents.


Please, submit your text until either 31 December 2008 (non-Russian papers), or 31 January 2009 (Russian papers), as an MS Word Document, to:


andreas.umland@ku-eichstaett.de
with cc to anumland@yahoo.com

or as a hard copy to:

Dr. Andreas Umland
ZIMOS
Ostenstr. 27
D-85072 Eichstaett
GERMANY

http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html

We are interested in both, original papers that have not been published yet, as well as papers that might have been printed in Russian or other languages before, but are, so far, not available in Russian, on the WWW. In the case that a paper has been published in Russian language before, in a printed edition (journal, collected volume) only, authors will have to provide an explicit permission, by the editors of the periodical or book where the article originally appeared, for re-publication as a PDF file in our web journal.

Papers accepted content-wise for publication will only be published in case of a proper adaptation of its linguistic quality and formal style (footnotes, headings, references, citations etc.) to the standards of the "Forum" by the author/s, by 30 March 2009. A model article showing the formal style required of the final editions of the papers to be prepared by the author/s may be found at the following site: http://www1.kueichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/docs/Umland6.pdf


For authors who wish to publish an English-, German- or Ukrainian-language text on the special issue's topic in Russian language, we can provide qualified Russian translating services. However, the costs for this translation will have to borne fully by the author her- or himself. In addition, after the provision of a draft translation by our translator, authors will be required to carefully check the translated Russian draft version, before the translator produces the final version of the text for print. (Our translator is a native Russian speaker and philologist with considerable translating experience, yet not a social scientist who will have full understanding of the papers' arguments.) The translator will, after delivering a satisfactory final version of the translation, have to be paid, by the author/s, EUR0.07 per word of the English, German or Ukrainian original version of the article, i.e., for instance, EUR350 for a 5,000-word article. (This word count includes also non-Russian bibliographical literature listed in the footnotes that will note be translated into Russian or transcribed in Cyrillic, yet the formal style of which will be adapted to the format of the "Forum" by the translator.) The copyright of the Russian version of the article remains with the translator until the author has made payment for the translation.

Authors of texts that have been published in English, German or Ukrainian before are advised to clarify with the editors of the periodical, web site, or book where the paper originally appeared whether re-publication in a Russian-language web journal is permissible. The editors of the "Forum" will not take responsibility for any violations of copyright.

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Announcement: Resource for Students and Scholars of Postcommunist Russia

Further information about NewsLab Russia, including registration instructions and a link to the archive itself, are available at www.creeca.wisc.edu/newslabeurasia.

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at UW Madison has launched an exciting new resource for students and scholars of postcommunist Russia: NewsLab Russia, an online digital archive of Russian television news. Part of NewsLab Eurasia, a broader effort to archive the news in post-Soviet states, NewsLab Russia utilizes new technology to make Russian news broadcasts available for analysis and classroom use. In its first year of operation, NewsLab Russia archived the main evening news broadcast on Russia’s three national television networks (NTV, Channel One, and Rossiya) during a period that encompassed the 2007 Duma elections, the nomination of Dmitri Medvedev to succeed Vladimir Putin as president, and the 2008 Russian
presidential election. Support for this initial round of archiving was provided by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin.

NewsLab Russia draws on the resources of the University of Wisconsin NewsLab, a project initiated by Wisconsin political scientist Ken Goldstein to study local U.S. news. Content from Russia is “captured? from satellite feed and stored on servers in Madison, where Russian-speaking undergraduates “clip? the news, dividing broadcasts into segments and attaching category labels to each segment. Through an online searchable archive, anyone with an Internet connection who is willing to abide by basic terms of use has access to broadcasts from all three stations. Thus, for example, a teacher of Russian might search for a news segment on Russian-Ukrainian relations for instructional use, or a scholar might analyze all reports on Ukraine over a one-year period.

Further information about NewsLab Russia, including registration instructions and a link to the archive itself, are available at www.creeca.wisc.edu/newslabeurasia.

Ted Gerber, Director, CREECA, and Professor of Sociology, UW Madison
Jennifer Tishler, Associate Director, CREECA
Scott Gehlbach, Associate Professor of Political Science, UW Madison

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CfP: Slowacki and Norwid Today. Tradition, Heritage, Modernity, 11/27-28/2009. Amsterdam

International Conference

Slowacki and Norwid Today. Tradition, Heritage, Modernity

Conference organised by the Chair of Slavic Literature at the University of Amsterdam, in cooperation with the Research Unit of Slavonic and East European Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven and the Department of Slavonic and East European Studies at Ghent University

Amsterdam, 27-28 November 2009

http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/slavic/SlowackiNorwid/

One and a quarter of a century have past since the Polish poet Cyprian
Norwid (1824-1883) died in a rest house for former Polish insurgents at the periphery of Paris. Next year (2009) will be the second centenary of the birth of Juliusz Slowacki (1809-1849), one of the Polish "national bards"(wieszcze). Both romantic poets, after an initial period of oblivion, have left their mark on the development of Polish literature.

The mystical inspirations of the mature Slowacki were of great importance for the first phase of Polish modernism, the so-called school of Mloda Polska, even when the reception of his poetry was often superficial, merely aesthetical, not taking into account the hermetic sources of his worldview and overlooking its metaphysical purpose.

Norwid was rediscovered at the beginning of the twentieth century, but his real poetic achievement was not immediately appreciated by the poets of Mloda Polska (perhaps with the exception of the critic Stanislaw Brzozowski). His highly intellectual oeuvre, pervaded by existential irony and attempting to objectify personal experience, became a revelation for poets and writers who combated the excessive (from their point of view) subjectivism of Mloda Polska. Yet, if we take the concept of perspective (already tentatively developed by Norwid, many years before Nietzsche came up with the same notion) seriously, it turns out that also our present point of view could (must?) be a misinterpretation (particularly when we accept
that the idea of referential truth has ceased to be relevant).

Practical Information

Presentations should be in English or Polish. Each paper will be allowed twenty minutes. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2009. One page abstracts are expected by February 15, 2009. Notifications of the Organizing
Committee's decisions will be sent out by April 2009. Papers accepted for the conference have to be submitted one month in advance in order to allow discussants to prepare their contribution.


Arent van Nieukerken, Kris Van Heuckelom, Dieter De Bruyn

We are interested in papers that show the differing and changing presences of Slowacki and Norwid in nineteenth and twentieth century Polish (but also "foreign") literature. Their significance for the literary process could be approached from different (but interconnected) points of view:

Intertextuality

This approach is not limited to the presence of both authors as "persons", but should pay particular attention to their role as inventors of certain poetical devices and motives [.]. The matter becomes even more complicated when such a misinterpretation (or, in the words of Anglo-Saxon literary criticism: "strong reading") appears to be the starting point of fresh intertextual games [.], or - on the contrary - when a certain device or point of view that could be discovered in tradition is taken for a new invention, because the image of tradition had previously been reduced or falsified (it is really astonishing that Gombrowicz, whose concept of "form"
seems very akin to Norwid's consciousness that man bears the "stigma" of milieu, hardly mentions him in his "Diary" - and when he does mention him, Norwid is treated as an example of "pure existence"; his poetics and worldview seem to have been irrelevant to Gombrowicz).

Constructing New Lines of Tradition

A second interesting approach would be an investigation in the mechanisms by which literary critics (who, more often than not, were poets in their own right) "discovered" parallel developments and contrasts in other European literatures that, having become part of literary tradition in a more general sense, also caused modifications in the image of Polish literary tradition, affecting the status of Slowacki and/or Norwid.

Archetypal Structures of Being

Lastly, the contrast between the poetics and worldview of these two romantic Polish poets could be an incitement for reflection on certain larger (existential) structures in which man appears to be "embedded", e.g. "myth", "exile" or "history", and that retain their significance for modern literature.

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Blog: Post-doctoral Fellowship - History of Religions alongthe trade routes between the Mediterranean Area and South /East Asia in Antiquity, germany

The International Research Consortium on “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe? at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, invites applications for a Fellowship for Research on the History of Religions along the trade routes between the Mediterranean Area and South / East Asia in Antiquity during the academic year April 2009 through March 2010.


Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a current CV including a list of publications, and an exposé of the intended research of about 5-10 pages. Application materials can be submitted by mail or e-mail. Please send your application before December 31st, 2008 to the
International Research Consortium “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe?
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44780 Bochum, Germany
marion.steinicke@rub.de
For further information about the program of the research consortium on “Dynamics in the History of Religions? see www.ikgf-religions.de.

What we can offer:
- Time and space for research in an interdisciplinary environment;
- up to 70,000 € (= about 102,000 $) (gross rate) either as a grant or as a salary for
the fellow’s substitute at his or her home institution;
- good infrastructure (libraries etc.);
- free lodging in a single apartment;
- travel expenses related to research activities;
- means for organizing congresses or workshops.
What we would expect:
- Research on encounters and interrelations between different religious traditions along
the trade routes between the Mediterranean Area and South / East Asia in Antiquity;
- your presence during the fellowship term;
- commited participation in the consortium's activities;
- substantial research results in form of publications.
Applicants must at least hold a Ph.D. The Ruhr University Bochum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and members of minorities to apply.

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Fellowship Postdoctoral- Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University

FELLOWSHIP- Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI), at Johns Hopkins
University's School of Advanced International Studies, invites young
scholars to apply for short-term fellowships to do research in the
Washington, DC area. Successful candidates should be the U.S.
citizens, should have completed a Ph.D., either have an academic
appointment, should be teaching in the U.S. institutions of higher
education, employed by a think tank in an analytical role, or work for the government. Finally, all individuals should have a strong interest in Central Asia, the Caucasus or Afghanistan, and a demonstrated interest in current international policy issues. Strong preference will be given to those scholars who live far from Washington to provide them access to the unparalleled resources of Washington (including archives, libraries, organizations, experts, media) and who have had little direct contact with the policy-making process affecting their regions of study. This Program parallels a second Fellowship Program open to young men and women from the region.

Those interested in being considered for this fellowship should send
their applications to Mr. David Soumbadze (dsoumba1@jhu.edu) by
October 27, 2008, including:

1) Detailed curriculum vitae, including information on the candidate's education, professional experience, publications, etc.

2) A concise description (up to 1200 words) of the project to be
pursued while in Washington, including a discussion of the project's
relevance to current policy issues involving Central Asia, the
Caucasus and Afghanistan.

The fellowships are one month in duration and the starting date is
flexible. The program will cover a round trip transportation to
Washington (up to $ 400), and a stipend of $ 3,000. Winners will be
notified by November 4, 2008.


David Soumbadze
Fellowship Program Manager
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-2213
dsoumba1@jhu.edu

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JOBS- Journalism, European Studies, Philosophy at American University of Central Asia

JOBS- Journalism, European Studies, Philosophy at American Univ of
Central Asia

American University of Central Asia seeks individuals to fill the
following positions:

Chair of the Journalism Department

Requirements to candidates:
- Advanced academic degree;
- Operational experience as a program chair or teacher in higher
education for not less than 3 years;
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
- Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system;
- Fluency in English and Russian;
- Excellent computer skills;
- Excellent communication skills.

Candidates who have studied journalism abroad or received training in
journalism abroad are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Interested
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will
be considered until the position is filled. Please email documents to:
human_resources@mail.auca.kg


Professor of European Studies

Requirements to candidates:
- Academic degree (Master's degree , Ph.D candidate or Ph.D);
- Operational experience as a faculty in higher education;
- Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system;
- Fluency in English for teaching. Knowledge of other European
languages is an asset;
- Readiness to start in January 2009.

Candidates who have studied abroad or received training abroad are
especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Interested
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by 10 November,
2008. Please email documents to: human_resources@mail.auca.kg


Professor of Philosophy

Requirements to candidates:
- Academic degree (Master's degree in Philosophy, PhD candidate or
PhD in Philosophy);
- Operational experience as a faculty in higher education;
- Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system;
- Fluency in English for teaching;
- Readiness to start in January 2009.

We will prefer to hire a candidate who has studied philosophy or
received training abroad.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Interested
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by 17 November,
2008. Please email documents to: human_resources@mail.auca.kg


Jamilya Karabaeva
Executive Assistant to the
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov str. 720040
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 66 33 09 (ext. 265)
Email: karabaeva_j@mail.auca.kg
www.auca.kg

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Job: Contemporary History in East and Southeastern Europe, University of Klagenfurt

An der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, ist am Institut für Geschichte ab 1. Jänner 2010 eine Universitätsprofessur für Zeitgeschichte m.b.B. der Geschichte Ost- und Südosteuropasgem.

§§ 98 IVm 128 UG 2002 in vollem Beschäftigungsausmaß unbefristet zu besetzen.

Zu den Aufgaben der Professur gehören u.a. die Vertretung des Fachs Zeitgeschichte in Forschung und Lehre, die Mitwirkung am Ausbau der grenzüberschreitenden Kooperationen der Alpen Adria-Universität sowie die Mitwirkung in der Lehre in allen bestehenden Studiengängen der Fachrichtung Geschichte. Ein erkennbarer Forschungsschwerpunkt zur Geschichte Ost- und/oder Südosteuropas im 20. Jh. wird erwartet.

Alle näheren Details zu Aufgaben entnehmen Sie bitte dem offiziellen Ausschreibungstext unter http://www.uniklu.ac.at/career/inhalt/269.htm.
Die Universität Klagenfurt strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.

Ihre Bewerbung, bestehend aus einem maximal fünfseitigen Hauptteil (Informationen dazu s. obigen Link) zuzüglich Lebenslauf und Darstellung des wiss. Werdegangs, Publikationsverzeichnis und Verzeichnis der akademischen Lehre, richten Sie bitte bis spätestens 3. Dezember 2008 per E-Mail an:
Alpen Adria-Universität Klagenfurt,
Büro des Senats,
z.H. Frau Sabine
Tornicich
(sabine.tornicich@uni-klu.ac.at).

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October 16, 2008

Job: Executive Director, The Balkan Children and Youth Foundation, Skopje

The Balkan Children and Youth Foundation - regional foundation
supporting youth projects and initiatives in the fields of youth employment, engagement and entrepreneurship - is currently recruiting an Executive Director for a full-time position.

Job Title: Executive Director

Supervisor: BCYF Board of Directors

Purpose: The top professional "point person" with responsibility for
planning and executing the Balkan Children and Youth Foundation's
strategy. This person will be responsible for mobilizing revenues,
promoting social responsibility among the business sector and enhancing tri-sectoral cooperation between governments, NGOs and the private sector.

Primary duties:
* Plan, develop and implement BCYF policies and goals
* Direct and coordinate promotion of BCYF services performed to develop positive feedback from the donor community
* Research potential donors that can support BCYF strategy and
develop relationships and approaches to donors
* Prepare packages for funding, concept papers and proposals for donors to support the work of BCYF throughout the region
* Plan and develop public relations policies designed to improve BCYF's image and relationship with NGOs, and donor community
* Oversee operational budget, ensuring it is cost-effective and accurate
* Prepare and coordinate activity reports with Skopje and
Prishtina offices
* Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives, and revise objectives and plans in accordance with conditions
* Communicate clearly and directly with employees concerning
performance, expectations, productivity and accountability
* Develop employees for future advancements when possible

Specific responsibilities include:
* Represent BCYF in front of the Macedonian Authorities (Public Revenue Service, Court, Ministry of Interior, Fund for Pension
Insurance, Fund for Health Insurance and other relevant institutions)
* Represent BCYF in front of the Board, the donor community and other stakeholders
* Authorize payments related to BCYF operations
* Directly supervise staff in Skopje and Prishtina offices
* Prepare annual budget and program specific budgets, monitor
financial performance
* Design and implement systems and procedures to support project planning, budgeting, and monitoring
* Coordinate and manage external audits
* Prepare financial reports to Board of Directors and donors

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and CV to Aneta
Trenkoska at aneta@balkanyouth.org, before 01st November 2008. Please
note that only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview.

BCYF has a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunities between men and women and respects ethnic and confessional diversity.

Kristjan Sambar
Executive Assistant
Balkan Children and Youth Foundation
Veljko Vlahovic 20/13, 1000 Skopje Macedonia
phone/fax: +389 2 3122 705; +389 2 3231 678
http://www.balkanyouth.org/> www.balkanyouth.org

Qualifications:
* Advanced university degree preferably in the field of
management and/or programme related fields
* At least 5 years in executive or managerial positions (proven track record of leadership in international management, or business development)
* Extensive continuing education experiences, or training will
benefit the successful candidate
* Fluency in English and Macedonian (Priority will be given to
the candidates fluent in other Balkan languages e.g. Albanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, etc.)
* Literacy in MS Office and Internet-based technologies
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to manage teams, the successful candidate is known as a team player, hard worker, flexible in style, and a person of the
highest personal integrity
* Willingness to travel (approx. 25% time)
* Experience with intercultural understanding and diversity
management
* Experience in managing public and private donations and funds
* Priority will be given to candidates with experience in
managing USAID and/or EU funds and projects

Salary will commensurate with background and previous experience.
Position is based in Skopje, Macedonia.

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Funding: CIBE Doctoral Student Funding

Doctoral student funding guidelines for 2009


The Center for International Business Education (CIBE) announces its awards for the support of doctoral students in international business. There are two types of awards: (1) tuition and living support for the fifth year, and (2) funding for dissertation research. Proposals from all University of Michigan colleges, schools and departments are eligible.

Awards are for up to $5,000. For more information contact Brad Farnsworth, CIBE Director, at 936-3917 or at bradleyd@umich.edu. Applications are due on or before 17 November 2008.

Allowable Expenses

Students applying for dissertation funds may request funding to cover the following expenses:

1. Data collection expenses, such as the purchase of publications, duplication costs, and on-line search charges. (Purchases of equipment are not allowable.)

2. Travel, both domestic and international, including transportation, meals, and accommodations.

Application Procedure

The application has five parts:

1. Research proposal, maximum fifteen hundred words, describing the theoretical motivation for your research, the methodology to be used, and the anticipated significance of the research findings.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Doctoral program transcript (unofficial is acceptable but subject to verification).

4. Detailed budget and justification. See allowable expenses above. A budget is not necessary for fifth-year funding requests. Applicants for either type of funding must show all other committed and potential funding sources.

5. Letter of support from dissertation committee chair.

Mail proposals to:

Vicki Simon
Center for International Business Education
Ross Business School
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Or email proposals to vicsimon@umich.edu

The deadline for proposals is 17 November 2008. Proposals received before this date will not be reviewed ahead of schedule.


Funds for fifth-year support are only available for the Winter 2009 semester. Dissertation funding is available beginning 1 January 2009 and must be expended by 31 December 2009.

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Job: Researcher Albania

The deadline for applications is November, 10th, 2008.

Job: Researcher: AIIS - Albania ALBANIAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (AIIS)
Andon Zako Cajupi, Nr. 20, Tirana Albania
Phone +355 4 2248853 Fax +355 4 2270337
Email: aiis@aiis-albania.org
www.ais-albania. org

CALL FOR JOB APPLICATIONS

Researcher

The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) is looking for a Researcher.

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.

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.

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.

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Announcement CGI U 02/13-15/2009, Austin, Texas

I am excited to announce the launch of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2009 student application. CGI U is an initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation that inspires the next generation of leaders to take effective action on pressing global challenges.

Universities are witnessing a growing number of students with the potential and passion to make a difference in the world. To advance these efforts, CGI U is pleased to invite young leaders from your campus to join President Clinton, students, activists, and university administrators at the CGI U second Annual Meeting from February 13 to15, 2009 at University of Texas at Austin.

CGI U places emphasis on action by helping young leaders to take concrete steps toward addressing issues in the areas of education, energy & climate change, human rights & peace, global health, and poverty alleviation. Each attendee makes a Commitment to Action - a tangible contribution toward solving a specific problem on his or her campus or in the wider global community.

Since the inaugural meeting in March 2008 at Tulane University, nearly 1,000 commitments have already been made by students and universities worldwide. Help us spread the word to your students so they don’t miss out - tell them to apply today, make their own commitments, and connect with other students who want to make a difference.

Attending CGI U is FREE and travel assistance is available for those who qualify.

The deadline for early decision applications to CGI U is November 7, 2008. The final deadline for applications is December 12, 2008.

Make sure your school is represented and encourage your students to apply today.

To learn more, visit CGIU.org and sign up for e-mail updates.

Keisha Senter
Director, CGI U
cgiu@clintonglobalinitiative.org

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Europe and Central Asia Programmes Officer - Budapest, Minority Rights Group

Europe and Central Asia Programmes Officer - Budapest

This is initially a one-year post with strong possibility for extension, full time, based in MRG's Budapest Office. We are looking for a Programmes Officer to work on the implementation of a number of programmes around minority rights protection in Europe, the South Caucasus and possibly Central Asia.

The potential successful applicant will be educated to degree level and have good knowledge of human and minority rights instruments and mechanisms and international development policy, as well as some experience of working on or in the region. Applicant will have at least one year's experience of working in the field of human rights or development as well as strong administration skills.

The application pack can be downloaded to the right of this page.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday, 2nd November 2008

Please email your application to Ildiko Magyar at ildiko.magyar@ mrgmail.org

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews on the week
beginning with 10th November in Budapest.
http://www.minority rights.org/ 7323/employment- opportunities- amp-internships/ europe-and- central-asia- programmes- officer-- budapest. html

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Assistant Professor, Yale University

Literature: The Slavic Department at Yale University invites
applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian
Literature, to begin July 1, 2009. This appointment will be made
in accordance with Yale's new tenure-track system, a description
of which is accessible at http://www.yale.edu/gateways/fas_tenure_report.pdf. The field of
specialization is open. Candidates should have a Ph.D., fluency in
Russian and English, teaching experience, and a commitment to
scholarship. Yale University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty and students and
especially welcomes applications from women and underrepresented
minorities. Letters of application, curriculum vitae, a short sample of scholarship, such as an article or dissertation or book chapter, and three letters of reference should be sent to Professor V. Alexandrov, Chair, Slavic Department, Yale University, P.O. Box 208236, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8236. Review of applications will
begin on October 31, 2008. The Department will interview at
AAASS in Philadelphia and/or in New Haven.

E-mail : dorothy.ovelar@yale.edu
Ms. Dorothy Ovelar
Administrator
Slavic Languages & Literatures
Yale University
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520

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Language Professor at MSU

DUTIES: The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University
seeks a Director for its newly-established Center for the Support of
Language Teaching. The successful candidate will be tenured (at the
rank of Associate Professor or Professor) in one of the three Language
Departments at Michigan State University: 1) French, Classics, and
Italian; 2) Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African
Languages; 3) Spanish and Portuguese. The mission of the Center is to
coordinate and assist with the implementation of language-related
activities in the College of Arts & Letters and to promote global
awareness amongst language students in the College. The goal is to
enhance and streamline language instruction in and outside of the
classroom across the language units, with the ultimate result being an
improved instructional environment for all languages.

The duties of the Director are to oversee all activities associated with the Center. This includes providing vision for future activities within the university and outreach activities that involve the local community. It is anticipated that the new Center will provide a focal point for foreign/second language research and practice at Michigan State University. In addition to the responsibilities of the Directorship, the Director will teach graduate courses in his/her area of expertise. These courses will be directed at graduate students in the College whose language backgrounds span the languages of the College.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Second Language Studies,
Applied Linguistics or closely-related field and extensive research
experience in Second Language Studies or in any of the languages taught at MSU. In addition to the candidate's particular area of research expertise, it is anticipated that the new Director will have a background in one or more of the focal areas of the Center (Technology, Curriculum, Co-Curricular activities, Cultural/literature integration, Assessment, Professional Development).

APPLICATIONS:

Due October 24, 2008. Review of applications will begin on or about this date and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should send a CV (including a list of references) and a letter that addresses the requirements of this position to Chair, Search Committee for Director of Center for the Support of Language Teaching, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, A-631 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 -1044.

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Lecturer, Columbia University

Columbia University, Department of Slavic Languages, invites applications for a Lecturer in Discipline in Russian Language, beginning July 1, 2009. This is a full time position with the possibility of multi-year renewal dependent on performance. Minimum requirements: (near) native proficiency in English and Russian; experience teaching Russian to Americans at various levels; degree in Russian or related field. Ability to teach a second Slavic language a plus. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester of Russian language/culture. Review of applications will begin immediately in time for interviews at the AAASS Convention in Philadelphia (November 21st). Please visit our website at academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50880 to submit your application online. In addition to uploading your application, please send CV, cover letter and arrange to have three letters of recommendation se! nt to Search Committee,
Department of Slavic Languages, MC 2839, 708 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

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Job: Russian language, Norway

Professor of Russian, University of Bergen, Norway.

Applicants should have substantial research leadership experience
as well as experience in coordinating research activities and in
strategic research planning. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate well with others in a team environment.

Salary will be paid in accordance with level 66(code 1013) on the government salary scale, at present NOK 514.700 gross p.a. A pension contribution of 2% will be deducted and paid in to the state pension scheme. In the case of particularly well-qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.

For a full description of the post with details of relevant fields of
specialisation and responsibilities, duties associated with the post,
and other factors that will be consid! ered in making the
appointment, see:
http://www.hf.uib.no/fakultet/aktuelt/stillinger/omtale_russisk_e.html or contact the Department of Foreign Languages, tel. +47
55582340, e-mail: post@if.uib.no. For further information about this position, contact Professor Leiv Egil Breivik, Head of Department, or Professor Lillian Helle, Russian studies coordinator.

The successful candidate will be required to take part in teaching and examination programmes in force at any time and to comply without additional remuneration with any amendments that may be introduced by legislation with regard to curriculum, pension schemes and retirement age.

The languages of instruction are Norwegian and Russian.

Basic teacher training is a requirement. The successful candidate
will be of! fered appropriate training if this requirement has not
been met before appointment.

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the
assessment committee, several applicants have approximately
equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid
down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will
be applied.

The application is to be submitted in four copies and must contain a complete overview of the applicant's education, earlier positions and other activities, along with a complete list of scholarly been published. The applicant must name the scholarly works or parts of such works on which the committee should place special emphasis in its evaluation. These should not exceed 15 in number. The application must contain a list of attachments documenting the applicant's teaching qualifications.

Applicants must submit four copies of all the scholarly works ¨C published ! or unpublished ¨C they wish to be evaluated with their application, along with six copies of a list of these works with
information about where these have been published. These works should be numbered, sorted into four separate sets and sent to the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, PO Box 7805, N-5020 Bergen, Norway. Publications may be sent after the application itself, but within one month of the expiry of the application deadline.

Applications should be addressed to the Senate of the University of Bergen and sent with confirmed copies of certificates and testimonials to the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, PO Box 7805, 5020 Bergen, Norway, by October 18, 2008.

Mark application: 2008/10371

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Job: Modern Russian history, Fairbanks

Assistant Professor, U of Alaska, Fairbanks

The History Department of the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern
Russian history, effective August 2009. Ph.D. in History is required
by start of contract period. Strong commitment to undergraduate
teaching and scholarly achievement required.\ Teaching load
includes a freshman course in Modern World History, upper division courses, and graduate courses. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interface with the Northern Studies and Russian Studies programs. Together with the History Department, these programs emphasize the University's commitment to provide excellence in teaching and research on the Circumpolar North.

Only electronic applications can be accepted and must include a
cover letter, curriculum vita, one writing sample, two syllabi (upper
and lower division if available), graduate transcripts, and three
letters of reference. Full consideration will be given to applications
submitted before November 15, 2008 with applications accepted
until December 3, 2008. The search committee will conduct initial
interviews at the AHA conference in New York City in January 2009.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the nation's northernmost Land,
Sea and Space Grant University and international research center,
advances and disseminates knowledge with an emphasis on Alaska,
the circumpolar North and their diverse peoples. UAF is considered
"America's Arctic University." Submit application at:

www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=64902

Web Site : www.uakjobs.com
Phone : 907-474-7700
Fax : 907-474-5817
Dr. John Heaton
Department Chair
History
University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts
314 Cooper Drive
P.O. Box 756460
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6280

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Job: Modern Continental European (including Russia and excluding France), MO

Assistant Professor, Missouri State U
Springfield, MO

History Department at Missouri State University anticipates an
assistant professor position in Modern Continental European
History (including Russia and excluding France), starting in
August 2008. PhD. by August 11, 2008 is required. Successful
candidate must demonstrate strong potential in research and
teaching. Teaching experience and publications are preferred.
Duties include teaching upper-division undergraduate and
graduate courses in research specialty and World History
survey. Date of First Consideration is 11/19/2007. Preliminary
interviews will be conducted at AHA meeting in January 2008.
To apply, send a letter of application, vitae, unofficial
transcripts, names and contact information of 3-5 professional
references to:

Modern Continental European History Search
Dr. Michael Sheng, Department Head
Department of History
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

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Job: history of modern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe or Russia, NY

Assistant Professor, Post Campus, Long Island U Long Island, NY

The Department of History at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island
University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professorship in the history of modern Europe. Area of
specialization and geographical field open--Western Europe,
Eastern Europe or Russia (excluding Spain and the Balkans). The
successful candidate will teach Western Civilization or thematic
history surveys as well as specialized courses at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels in area of expertise. Candidate
should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and the
potential for excellencSend letter of application, c.v, statement of teaching philosophy,and three letters of reference to Jeanie Attie, Chair, Department of History, CW Post Campus, Long Island University, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548-1300. Applications must be received by November 14, 2008. Interviews will be conducted at the AHA Meeting in January 2009. Long Island University is an AA/EOE employer.

Jeanie Attie
Chair, Dept. of History
CW Post, Long Island University
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548
516 299-4084
jattie@liu.edu

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CfP Journal: Neo-Eurasianism & the Russian New Right, a special issue of "Forum noveishchei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury"

CALL FOR PAPERS

"'Neo-Eurasianism,' the 'Conservative Revolution,' and the 'New Right' in Post-Soviet Russia" - a special issue of "Forum noveishchei
vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury"
(http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html).

Deadline for non-Russian papers (yet to be translated): 31 December 2008. Deadline for Russian-language papers: 31 January 2009. Deadline for submission of edited final version: 30 March 2009.

ZIMOS, the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies
in Bavaria, invites research papers for a 2009 special issue of its
interdisciplinary Russian-language web journal "Forum for Contemporary East European History and Culture" (vol. 6). The Russian "Forum" has been published twice per year, since 2004, as a scholarly WWW periodical supplementing ZIMOS's printed German-language "Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte."

We are looking for properly footnoted, scholarly researched,
well-structured, and thoroughly edited investigations into the
biographies, ideas, influence and activities of contemporary Russian
representatives of so-called "neo-Eurasianism," the "Conservative
Revolution" and "New Right," e.g. Lev Gumilev, Aleksandr Panarin,
Aleksandr Dugin, Mikhail Remizov, and others. Texts should have a
length of approx. 3,000 to 10,000 words, and be based on primary as
well as secondary sources, which are fully listed in the footnotes.

We are interested in both, original papers that have not been
published yet, as well as papers that might have been printed in
Russian or other languages before, but are, so far, not available in
Russian, on the WWW. In the case that a paper has been published in
Russian language before, in a printed edition (journal, collected
volume) only, authors will have to provide an explicit permission, by
the editors of the periodical or book where the article originally
appeared, for re-publication as a PDF file in our web journal.

Papers accepted content-wise for publication will only be published in case of a proper adaptation of its linguistic quality and formal style (footnotes, headings, references, citations etc.) to the standards of the "Forum" by the author/s, by 30 March 2009. A model article showing the formal style required of the final editions of the papers to be prepared by the author/s may be found at the following site:
http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/docs/Umland6.pdf
All versions of the papers should be submitted as MS Word Documents.

For authors who wish to publish an English-, German- or
Ukrainian-language text on the special issue's topic in Russian
language, we can provide qualified Russian translating services.
However, the costs for this translation will have to borne fully by
the author her- or himself. In addition, after the provision of a
draft translation by our translator, authors will be required to
carefully check the translated Russian draft version, before the
translator produces the final version of the text for print. (Our
translator is a native Russian speaker and philologist with
considerable translating experience, yet not a social scientist who
will have full understanding of the papers' arguments.) The translator will, after delivering a satisfactory final version of the
translation, have to be paid, by the author/s, EUR0.07 per word of the English, German or Ukrainian original version of the article, i.e., for instance, EUR350 for a 5,000-word article. (This word count
includes also non-Russian bibliographical literature listed in the
footnotes that will note be translated into Russian or transcribed in
Cyrillic, yet the formal style of which will be adapted to the format
of the "Forum" by the translator.) The copyright of the Russian
version of the article remains with the translator until the author
has made payment for the translation.

Authors of texts that have been published in English, German or
Ukrainian before are advised to clarify with the editors of the
periodical, web site, or book where the paper originally appeared
whether re-publication in a Russian-language web journal is
permissible. The editors of the "Forum" will not take responsibility
for any violations of copyright.

Please, submit your text until either 31 December 2008 (non-Russian
papers), or 31 January 2009 (Russian papers), as an MS Word Document,
to:

andreas.umland@ku-eichstaett.de (with cc to anumland@yahoo.com)

or as a hard copy to:

Dr. Andreas Umland
ZIMOS
Ostenstr. 27
D-85072 Eichstaett
GERMANY


The "Forum's" Editors
Leonid Luks, Alexei Rybakov, Andreas Umland
http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html

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announcement: Russkiy Mir Foundation announcement


www.russkiymir.org
http://www.russkiymir.org/en/about/creation/

Forwarded from: "Veronika Krasheninnikova"

The Russkiy Mir Foundation promotes understanding
and peace in the world by supporting, enhancing
and encouraging the appreciation of the Russian
language, Russia's heritage, and Russian culture.
Mir means Community. Peace. World. The three
meanings of this small but eloquent word inspire
and define Russkiy Mir's mission:

- Russkiy Mir promotes the teaching of the
Russian language within Russia and abroad to new
learners and to those who already know Russian
and wish to recapture or maintain their fluency.

- Russkiy Mir brings Russia's rich history
to life, and showcases vibrant examples of
Russian art and culture around the world.

- Russkiy Mir reconnects the Russian
community abroad with their homeland, forging new
and stronger links through cultural and social
programs, exchanges and relocation assistance.

A primary focus of the Russkiy Mir Foundation is
providing grants and sponsoring competitions in
support of the Russian Language, Russian culture,
and organizations representing the Russian world.
We work directly with a variety of non-government
organizations, diaspora groups, education
centers, universities and schools where Russian is taught.

To learn about Russkiy Mir's extensive
activities, visit www.russkiymir.org. To discuss
possible projects, please contact Dr. Veronika
Krasheninnikova, Russkiy Mir's Representative in
North America, by email: vk@russkiymir.ru.

Veronika Krasheninnikova, Ph.D
Representative in North America
Russkiy Mir Foundation
tel: + 1 212 836 4729
email: vk@russkiymir.ru
445 Park Ave, 9 Floor
New York NY 10022, USA

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announcement: UNESCO 2009 Young Professional Program - applications due Nov 19

Call for Applications: UNESCO 2009 Young Professionals Program (YPP)
Deadline: November 19, 2008

UNESCO has opened the application process for its intake 2009 Young Professionals Program (YPP). The Young Professionals Programme provides ten young people under 30 years old with the opportunity to start a career in an international organization. UNESCO is headquartered in Paris and an excellent knowledge of English or French is a requirement. Selected candidates will be recruited with a one-year contract at the P-1 level (approximately $45,000 tax-free).

The program is extremely competitive, and is expected to be particularly so this year as UNESCO did not offer it last year. Each under-represented member state (including the U.S.) is allowed to submit twelve candidates for further consideration by UNESCO, of which only ten will be selected worldwide for this program.

For more information and requirements, visit: www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/102342.htm <http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/102342.htm> .

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October 15, 2008

Job: Russian Studies, Wooster

The College of Wooster is pleased to announce the opening of a search to fill a tenure-track position in Russian Studies:

RUSSIAN STUDIES – Assistant Professor of Russian Studies. Tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2009. The successful candidate will be
expected to teach Russian language at all levels (with an emphasis on
beginning and intermediate), and participate in the College's
interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar. Candidates
must be able to offer Russian studies courses that contribute to
offerings in one or more departments or interdisciplinary programs.
These interdisciplinary offerings might include, but are not limited to, courses in comparative literature, cultural studies, environmental
studies, gender studies, ethnic and post-colonial studies, film studies,music and theater. The successful candidate must have the vision and energy to manage and shape an established interdisciplinary major in Russian studies as an essential part of a global curriculum. Native or near-native fluency and Ph.D. expected. The College of Wooster provides significant research support, including travel funds and a generous leave program. Send letter of application, vita, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Peter Pozefsky, Russian Studies Search, Department of History, The College of Wooster,1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Postmark deadline for applications: December 5, 2008.


Peter C. Pozefsky
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of History
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691
ppozefsky@wooster.edu
330-263-2395


The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug-free workplace.

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Funding: sociolegal studies, Rutgers

Jan. 5, 2009 deadline

1. The Center for Law, Society, and Culture at the Indiana
University School of Law—Bloomington will appoint up to three
Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellows per year beginning with the
2009-2010 academic year. We invite applications from pre-
tenure scholars, recently awarded PhDs, and those with
equivalent professional degrees to conduct research at Indiana
University and participate in the activities of the Center, which
include an annual symposium, a colloquia series, and regular
workshops and lectures.

Scholars of law, the humanities, or social sciences working in the
field of sociolegal studies are encouraged to apply. Advanced
graduate students may also apply, but evidence of completion
of the doctoral degree or its equivalent is required before
beginning the fellowship. Fellows will devote a full academic
year to research and writing in furtherance of a major scholarly
project. The stipend will be $23,000 plus a research allowance,
health insurance, other benefits, and workspace at Indiana Law.
Fellows are expected to be in full-time residence in Bloomington
in order to take advantage of the rich intellectual life of the
Center, the School of Law, and Indiana University.


Completed applications must be received by Jan. 5, 2009, in order
to ensure full consideration. The award will be announced around
March 1, 2009.

Archana Sridhar, Assistant Dean for Research and Special Projects
Email: asridhar@indiana.edu.
Visit the website at
http://law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/lawsociety/



2. This seminar seeks to combine the temporal and narrative
energies of social and cultural historians with questions central to
anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, ethnomusicology, and religion.
We invite applications and queries from scholars interested in finding creative ways to research and narrate histories based on forms of knowledge which diverge from, challenge, entangle, and complicate fundamental categories or apparatuses of post-Enlightenment European thought. For 2009-10 our seminar will focus on the theme of "Body and Soul/Mind." AA/EOE. Closing date for fellowship applications is December 15, 2008. Applicants and those interested in presenting a paper related to this project during 2009-10 should contact the project directors: Profs. Indrani Chatterjee and Julie Livingston, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, 88 College Avenue,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901-8542, USA.

Lynn Shanko
Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
88 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-932-8701
Email: rcha@rci.rutgers.edu
Visit the website at http://rcha.rutgers.edu

A complete application consists of: (1) a research proposal (up
to 10 pages); (2) curriculum vitae (with address and complete
contact information), and (3) three letters of recommendation
(must be sent separately)

Applications should be sent to: Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program Center for Law, Society, and Culture c/o Archana Sridhar,
Assistant Dean for Research and Special Projects Indiana University
School of Law—Bloomington 211 S. Indiana Avenue Bloomington,
IN 47405

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October 14, 2008

Job: - Volunteer Internship Opportunities with Kiva (Microfinance Program), Central Asia

CFA- Volunteer Internship Opportunities with Kiva (Microfinance Program)

Kiva supports microfinance programs in Tajikistan, Azerbaijan,
Afghanistan and other countries in the region.

The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great first step in a career in microfinance or international development.

The timeline for our next Kiva Fellows class, K7, will be:
- Application deadline: Nov 1, 2008
- Training in San Fran: Jan 26-30, 2009
- Departure to the Field: Feb 1, 2009

The timeline for the following Kiva Fellows class, K8, will be:
- Application deadline: Mar 1, 2009
- Training in San Fran: May 18-20, 2009
- Departure to the Field: June 1-15, 2009

We are now accepting applications online on a rolling basis
(http://www.kiva.org/about/fellowsapply).
Please pay close attention to the application deadlines above, as well
as the expected departure dates. In order to better serve our field
partners, we now expect all new Kiva Fellows to depart within the
timeframes specified. If you are
having trouble with the online application, please contact us at
kivafellows@kiva.org

Successful Kiva Fellows tend to share certain skills and
characteristics:
* Overseas experience (preferably in developing countries)
* High degree of flexibility, self-motivation and problem solving
* Excellent writing skills
* Enthusiasm for Kiva!
* Familiarity and comfort with various web applications
* Dedication to working in the field with a microfinance institution
* Ability and commitment to fundraise for their trip
* Sincere interest in microfinance
* Longer stays (4 months +) are preferred

Furthermore, past Kiva Fellows with the following skills have found
great success in the program:
* Fluency or advanced communication ability in French, Spanish,
Russian, or other language in a country where Kiva has a presence (e.g.,
Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan)
* Background in economics/finance/consulting will greatly enhance your
ability to provide support to the host

MFI Kiva Fellows Program Mission Statement:

The Kiva Fellows Program ignites passion in our Fellows to engage in
microfinance and empowers them be a voice for Kiva and our field
partners. Fellows gain in-field microfinance experience, and an
appreciation of the innovative and purposeful grassroots efforts that
our network of MFIs implement through their work on Kiva. Kiva motivates our Fellows to seek ways that they can add value to our partnerships and to Kiva. We challenge them to view microfinance both
in its successes and struggles from the ground up.

Kiva Fellow Core Responsibilities:

The Kiva Fellow is an integral part of the Kiva Team, acting as Kiva's
eyes and ears in the field and helping to extend limited resources to
maximum effect. Kiva Fellows fulfill tasks set out in a Work Plan,
defined by Kiva along with the host microfinance institution (MFI).

1. Facilitate Connections between Kiva's Borrowers and Lenders
2. Your journal entries, business postings and blog entries will help
build the rich content that bridges our borrowers and lenders and makes
Kiva's model work!
* Interview no less than 15 businesses per week to assess loan impact,
verify data, and gather information for journal updates
* Develop innovative ways to facilitate connections via creative
journaling, YouTube video and other means
* Write a blog entry every two weeks on the Kiva Fellows Blog
http://fellowsblog.kiva.org
* Promote awareness of the host MFI and its programs to the Kiva lender
community
* Promote an understanding of the Kiva lending community to borrowers
3. Assist Communications and Maximize the host MFI's Partnership with
Kiva
4. Tasks may include some or all of the following:
* Assist the host MFI to regularly collect and post borrower profiles
for funding onto the Kiva website
* Observe, learn and document the MFI's operations and its use of the
Kiva platform, including recommendations as appropriate
* Transfer skills to MFI staff on Kiva processes, policies and best
practices
* Create working documents and templates for the MFI to use during and
post-fellowship
* Complete additional projects for the MFI as time allows and skills
match needs
5. Support Kiva's Mission, Product and Procedures
6. As a Kiva Fellow, your work will help support Kiva's product,
marketing and organizational development. Your consistent feedback is
invaluable to Kiva's growth.
* Communicate regularly with Kiva
* Understand and promote Kiva Policies
* Provide updates and feedback through weekly progress reports and a
final end-of-fellowship report within one month of returning
* Create Entrepreneur Press Profiles, as frequently as possible
* Complete other tasks for Kiva as needed

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CfP Journal: The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

In 2009, our electronic review, The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (www.pipss.org) will devote an issue to “the relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present?. The issue will present a multidisciplinary view – historical, sociological, anthropological, demographic, political science, etc.

Owing to its situation as melting pot of the Nation, the army has always had to deal with the problem of ethnic diversity, its recognition and importance varying according to the period.

The Imperial Age was marked by the introduction of universal conscription. Yet despite the declared “universality? of military service, different recruitment policies were applied depending on geographic and social origin, as well as religion.

After the revolution, the Red Army, which became the Soviet army, played and essential role in the making of “the Soviet man?: military service became the nation’s school – it was the Army’s job to teach populations to read and write and to Russianise them. Managing the ethnic mix in the Army was a complex problem. The Army’s physical needs and its needs for skills, combined with the authorities’ distrust of certain minorities led to numerous twists and turns: ethnic battalions were organised, while minorities considered unreliable were first barred from conscription, then gradually reintegrated.

After the Great Patriotic War, the continuing distrust of certain nationalities on the part of the high command led to the exclusion of these populations from the officers corps, while less prestigious battalions (stroibat) were made up essentially of Central Asian recruits. Military hierarchy was predominantly Slav. It was during this period that the zemliachestvo phenomenon appeared.

On the eve of the fall of the Soviet Union, some of the federated states (notably the Baltic republics) considered the Soviet army as an occupying army. Many minorities refused to speak Russian. When the USSR collapsed, it was the Slavs’ turn to be a minority in the armies originating in the Soviet army (in states) outside Russia.

Having chosen to maintain a policy of conscription, the post-Soviet Russian army remains confronted with ethnic and religious problems: in particular, it is faced with a sharp increase in its Muslim population (this increase was already problematical under Brezhnev, but became less so with the fall of the USSR and the loss of Central Asia, especially Azerbaidjan. The two Chechen conflicts, as in the previous war in Afghanistan, forced military authorities to adopt specific policies towards Muslim recruits. Finally, the post-Soviet Russian army seems at present to have officially chosen to support local and ethnic grouping as a new method for eradicating dedovchtchina, and continues to direct Muslim recruits towards non combat and less prestigious battalions.

The organisation of ethnic and religious diversity specific to each of these different epochs up to now is therefore the crux of our investigation. The study of military policies in regard to minorities from the tsarist epoch up to the present time seems essential to an understanding of the foundations of post-Soviet ethnic relations.


Given the difficulty of some of these subjects and the rarity of sources, we would be very grateful if you could let us know whether you are able to contribute to this issue, to recommend specialists in these fields, and if you can indicate books and/or articles to list as references on the subject of this issue.

Lastly, if you are in possession of unpublished documents pertaining to these subjects, we would like to know whether you would consider publishing them in this issue, along with your own commentary or that of a specialist on the subject.

We thank you in advance for your aid in the realisation of this issue.

Cordially yours,

Juliette Cadiot

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

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Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

Chief Editor

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

www.pipss.org

contact@pipss.org

Editorial Board : Eden Cole, Anna Colin Lebedev, Françoise Dauce, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Anne Le Huerou, Erica Marat, Laurent Rucker, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

Scientific Board : Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia), Frederic Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper (UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti (UK), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dale Herspring (USA), Philippe Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr (UK), Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin (Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France), Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA), Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena Zdravomyslova (Russia).

The questions we would like to deal with in this issue are the following:

Minorities and conscription policy

- minority conscription policies during the various periods mentioned (Jews, Muslims, Caucasian ethnic minorities, etc.); problems encountered by the authorities for the integration of these minorities; passive and active resistance of these minorities to integration into the army; political, social, demographic, linguistic and physical barriers to integration into military service;

- dissensions between ethnic minorities and the state

Ethnic units

- the training of ethnic units; the role of ethnic minorities during the first and second world wars (their contribution to the victory of the Red army over Nazi Germany);

- the use of ethnic units during local wars (Tadjikistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, etc.).

Zemliatchestvo

- the principle of extra-territoriality and nationalities policy in the army;

- ethnic grouping in the army (zemliatchestvo): yesterday and today; ethnic (and religious) grouping as a factor in the eradication of dedovchtchina in the post-Soviet army?

The Slavic minority, from the tsarist empire to the CIS

- The Ukrainising of the Ukrainian Soviet State in the 20s and 30s;

- Russian/Slavic officers in CIS armies;

Language policy in the army

- the Russian army and language policy (Russianising, literacy, the language of command, etc.)

- the Russian occupation army (from the imperial army to the Soviet army before the collapse of the USSR)

- CIS armies and language policy after the fall of the USSR

The army, military exploits and the xenophobic component in Russian nationalist discourse

- the appropriation by the Russians of the army’s glories, from Stalin (under whom, already, only the great Russian generals were celebrated) to Putin.

Religious minorities in the army

- managing religious minorities (Jewish, Muslim, etc.) in the army; freedom of worship; dealing with Muslim conscripts during the Afghan and Chechen crises;

- changeover to a professional army. What is the scenario, in the context of an increasing Muslim population? Towards a mono-national and mono-religious volunteer army or an army representative of national diversity? (towards the constitution of multinational or mono-national units, as is the case in Chechnya today?)

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CfP Journal: Ab Imperio: HOMO IMPERII: THE IMPERIAL SITUATION OF MULTIPLE TEMPORALITIES AND HETEROGENEOUS SPACES

Ab Imperio invites contributions to the four issues of the journal in 2009. Please, find the annual program below.
For inquiries, submissions, or subscription, please, visit the journal’s website at http://abimperio.net

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2009
annual theme:
Homo Imperii: The Imperial Situation of Multiple Temporalities and Heterogeneous Space

When Marc Bloch coined his famous definition of history as a science about humans in time, he anticipated by several decades the “anthropological turn? in historical studies. The humanistic message of Bloch’s formulation is ambivalent: does it suggest that human beings change together with the circumstances of “total history,? or that they remain essentially the same throughout different epochs and situations? Is it really possible to “translate? adequately the life experience of a representative of a certain epoch in terms of a different time period? How do “grand narratives? look through the prism of an individual’s life experience? How does one’s life perception depend on the different aspects of the imperial situation that may combine uneven social and cultural spaces, and elements of different epochs, both archaic and modern? Can the methods of biographical writing and prosopography be regarded as an alternative to grand, depersonalized historical narratives? Writing biography is inconceivable without taking into consideration time and space as crucial factors, but how does the specificity of these features affect human life and its perception?

1/2009 Narrating the Multiple Self: New Biographies for the Empire

In search of an analytic model of biography in the imperial context · the autobiographical narrative in its imperial and national contexts · national heroes and international swindlers · national history as a heroic saga · historians of empire and nation as heroes from the past · personality cults in the culturally divided society · the enemy: forging a superman’s biography · biography beyond borders: biographies of cosmopolitan intellectuals and a history of the phenomenon of cosmopolitanism in the 18th – 20th centuries · the migration of experiences, ideas, and practices across the borders of continental and colonial empires · biography and myth · the privatization of social experience in the personal life story · the “small man? in the heterogeneous space · the biography and prosopography of bureaucratic cadres in Russian empire, and of party nomenclature in the Soviet Union · the personal dimension of foreign policy.

№ 2/2009 Homo Imperii in Space and Time: Settling and Unsettling Imperial Spaces

Mappa mundi, homo imperii · garden cities · a free port or a naval stronghold · humans and temporality in the capital and in the provinces: a history of imperial cities · the rotation of cadres, workforce migration, and travel · a new appointment: governors and administrators changing workplaces · biography as the “interpretation of travel? · Friday, Saturday, Sunday: when does empire rest? · calendars and clocks · the many dimensions of empire: moving in space as traveling in time · the five-stage Marxist historical scheme: “the empire of history? · constructing the “spheres of vital interests? in the foreign policy of Russian empire and Soviet Union · conception of individual, social, generational, and political “age? · membership in a generation.

№ 3/2009 Maison des sciences de l’Homme: Human Sciences in the Empire

The history of enlightenment in Russia as a project of normalization and Europeanization · scientific classifications of the population · borrowings and adaptations of the scientific discourses and practices of nineteenth-century colonial empires as a condition of admittance into the club of European colonial powers · psychology, its subjects and its objects of study · social sciences in imperial context · the sciences of imperial diversity: anthropology, ethnography, linguistics, etc. · museums and exhibitions as imperial “Panopticons? · political human sciences in empire · the humanistic paradigm and the problem of representation of the modern personality · medicine as a language of studying the individual and society · the imperial concept of norm and deviation · scientific foundations of uprising against empire · projects of rational cognition and re-description of empire and its inhabitants · “caring for souls:? theology on personality and empire.

№ 4/2009 From Homo Imperii to Civitas: Projects of Imagined Imperial Communities

Is civic society possible in empire? · Projects of state reform of imperial population: social engineering from above in empire · great ideologies on “small men? and their communities · “underground Russia? as an alternative social network · the corporate structure of imperial society: cooperative, professional, confessional, et al. self-organization · Utopian projects of imperial society · political parties and movements and programs of imperial social reform · the empire of “obshchestvennost’? in Russia and USSR.

Permanent Sections:
Theory and Methodology n History n Archive n Sociology, Anthropology & Political Science n ABC: Empire & Nationalism Studies n Newest Mythologies n Historiography and Book Reviews.


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Job: Asst. Prof. of Russian, Fixed-term, Portland State U

Assistant Professor of Russian: The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Portland State University invites applications for a two-year fixed-term position for an Assistant Professor in Russian with experience in proficiency-oriented language instruction (renewal contingent on funding). The position begins September 2009 and will assist with implementation of a new Russian across the curriculum program. For more information about the position, please visit our Portland State University Human Resources’ website at http://www.hrc.pdx.edu/openings/unclassified/FLL-005.htm. For more information about the Russian Flagship Program and the Department, please visit our website at www.fll.pdx.edu


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Job: AmeriCorps position opening with the Tahoe-Baikal Institute

Friends and Colleagues,
The Tahoe-Baikal Institute is currently recruiting applicants for an Assistant Programs Coordinator. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with an interest in gaining experience working with environmental issues in Russia or at Lake Tahoe, interdisciplinary watershed management, or non-profit management. This position is an AmeriCorps service position through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership

(SNAP.) Please see the attached position description for more details, and feel free to forward this message to any groups or colleagues who might be interested. Please contact me, Jennifer Smith, with any questions.

Cheers,

Jennifer Smith (CREES Alum)
Programs Director
Tahoe-Baikal Institute
530-542-5599
jsmith@tahoebaikal.org
www.tahoebaikal.org

Tahoe-Baikal Institute Assistant Programs Coordinator/ Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps member
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Program Description: The Tahoe-Baikal Institute (TBI) is an international non-profit committed to connecting passionate people with inspiring, place-based watershed education in two of the world's premier freshwater ecosystems: Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. TBI promotes international understanding and global cooperation in meeting environmental challenges through watershed education and leadership development programs involving exchanges of students, scholars, and practitioners in science, policy and other fields. TBI programs promote cultural understanding, sustainable economic development, and vibrant communities that thrive in concert with their environment.
TBI's core program is its 10-week intensive Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) that brings together an international group of diverse young environmental leaders to study a broad spectrum of topics in watershed protection and management at Lake Tahoe (five weeks) and Lake Baikal in Russia (five weeks). The program involves experiential and service-learning activities; discussions with research, governmental, regulatory, NGO, and business leaders; cultural activities; two-week field projects; recreation; and group-living.
AmeriCorps Service Position: The Assistant Programs Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Programs Director in all tasks related to the planning, execution, and post-program wrap-up of TBI's 2009 SEE program. In addition he/she will help with outreach and public relations, including efforts to strengthen TBI’s alumni network. The Assistant Programs Coordinator will also act as the caretaker for Fredericks’ Site, a 1930’s-era lakefront residence on Fallen Leaf Lake owned by the U.S. Forest Service and operated under a Special Use permit by TBI as its base of operations for the SEE program, as well as other complementary environmental education activities. There is a possibility for on-site lodging at Fredericks’ for part of the year (May- October). Most importantly, the Assistant Programs Coordinator will be an integral part of the TBI staff, giving him or her exposure to all aspects of the operations of a small non-profit organization.
AmeriCorps Applicant Requirements:

Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.

Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended).

Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.


Qualifications for TBI’s Assistant Programs Coordinator:

Background in Environmental Studies or related field

Experience with environmental education and public outreach

Strong computer, coordination, and organization skills

Experience managing projects and budgets

Ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds

Ability to stay calm and flexible in high stress situations

Good driving record and willingness to obtain California class B drivers’ license

Pluses:

Proficiency with Russian language (speaking and writing)

Familiarity with Northern California and Tahoe region

CPR, First Aid, and Lifesaving certification

Knowledge of political and environmental issues in U.S. and Russia
Compensation and Benefits:

Full-time AmeriCorps Service position for 11.5 months, as a part of the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. Beginning January 19th, 2009 and concluding December 31st, 2008.

AmeriCorps Members will receive up to 340 hours of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year.

AmeriCorps Members will receive a monthly stipend of $1200 and standard health insurance.

AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses.
How to Apply:
To apply for the Assistant Programs Coordinator position with the Tahoe-Baikal Institute, you must submit an application to the 2009 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Program. To download the 2009 SNAP Application Packet, go to: http://www.sierranevadaalliance.org/programs/profile.shtml?index=1161366201_14778
To apply please submit a resume and a 1-2 page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position. Email the resume and letter to morgan@sierranevadaalliance.org. You will be required to fill out a short AmeriCorps eligibility form as well, which you will receive after contacting Morgan Fessler. You may also fax to 530-542-4570.
Applicants are encouraged to send in their applications as soon as possible and 1st round interviews will be scheduled through the end of October. To be considered in the first round of interviews, applicants must submit applications by October 15th.
For more information please contact:

Morgan Fessler, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Regional Coordinator: 530-542-4546 x 312 or morgan@sierranevadaalliance.org. or visit www.sierranevadaalliance.org and the ‘program’s section of the website.

Jennifer Smith, Tahoe-Baikal Institute Programs Director: 530-542-5599 or jsmith@tahoebaikal.org.
All submissions are confidential. People of color are encouraged to apply. The Sierra Nevada Alliance and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers.
We are accepting applications now and beginning interviews – so please apply ASAP. For More Information visit us at www.sierranevadaalliance.org/programs

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Job: Seeking skilled language students for employment and education verifications

I am in the verification department at a company called Accurate Background, Inc. based in Lake Forest, CA (Accuratebackground.com). We looking for someone who speaks any of the languages listed below and might be interested in making a little bit of money on the side by completing background checks for us.

Bulgarian

French

German

Italian

Norwegian

Polish

Romanian

Russian

Serbian

Spanish

Possibly others…

In addition to domestic employment and education verifications, we often have clients that need information verified by employers or schools abroad. Because of the nature of our business, I have no estimates as to the number of verifications we will have during the course of any given month, but it is a good way for a student to make a few extra dollars for a fairly limited amount of effort. We will need someone who is available to make phone calls during the regular business hours (Mon-Fri) of the country being contacted.

Please let me know if you have anyone that you think is reliable and would be interested.

If you have more questions about what the job entails, please feel free to contact my supervisor Dawn Cooper (IVAN Verification Supervisor, ph# (949) 609-2245, email: dcooper@accuratebackground.com) Thanks!

Rachel Evans
QA Analyst
6 Orchard, Suite 200
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 800.784.3911 x284
Direct: 949.609.2284
Fax: 949.380.2396
www.accuratebackground.com

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funding for language study

Application deadline: October 16th, 2008

- The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant -
Encouraging Curiosity, Goals, and Language Acquisition
Spring Semester, 2009 cycle

**What can this grant be used for?

The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant is intended to offset the costs of SRAS study abroad programs (see SRAS.org for a complete list of programs) for students who demonstrate clear goals in gaining an understanding of Russia or Central Asia, the people who live there and the languages they speak. The grant is dedicated to the memory of Charles Braver, an educator who worked for many years to promote and practice cross-cultural teaching and geographical and intellectual exploration.


For more information or to apply, see:
http://www.sras.org/language_grants_russia

For more information on a range of currently available scholarships and grants for Russia-related study, see:
http://www.sras.org/scholarships_for_russia


Josh Wilson
Asst. Director
The School of Russian and Asian Studies
Editor-in-Chief
Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies
www.sras.org
jwilson@sras.org

**Who is eligible?

Students who plan to study Russian, Chinese, or Kyrgyz through SRAS during the spring, 2008 semester may apply. See SRAS.org for a complete list of programs. Applicants must have completed two semesters of study in one of those languages. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying.


**How much is the grant?

The Language Exploration Grant for spring, 2009 will be $1000.

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Funding: Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant (University of Pittsburgh)

DEADLINE: 15 October 2008.

Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant (University of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, Central Asian, and Eastern and Central European video and DVD collection is the leading collection outside of the Russian Federation, with a holding of more than 6,000 items, including extensive holdings in Russian, Slovak, and Central Asian cinema. Online information about the Pitt collection, which is non-circulating, is available at http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/video/index.html.

Supported by Pitt's Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Russian and East European Studies Center (REES), the Slavic Department, and the Film Studies Program, the 2008-2009 Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant solicits applications from scholars with developed research projects that would benefit from on-site access to this collection. The selection committee would look favorably on those applications that include a research presentation as a public lecture.

Travel awards are $ 1,200 each, intended to defray costs of domestic airfare, two nights' lodging, and a modest per diem for three days. Two scholars will be chosen in the 2008-2009 competition, one for each semester of this academic year.


Recipients will be notified by 20 October 2008 and funds must be spent by 30 April 2009.

Interested scholars should send an electronic copy of a one-page, single-spaced project description (including preferred dates and a list of anticipated research materials in the Pitt collection) to Prof. Vladimir Padunov at padunov@pitt.edu with the Subject Heading "Pittfilm Travel-to-Collections Grant."
___________________________________________
Vladimir Padunov
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Director, Film Studies Program
University of Pittsburgh
427 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-624-5713 FAX: 412-624-9714

Russian Film Symposium http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu


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CfP Journal: Civil Society in post. Authoritarian Countries

Dead-line for submissions: November 1, 2008

CEU Political Science Journal
www.ceu.hu/polscijournal
Vol. 4, no. 1 (Feb 2009)
Civil Society in Post-Authoritarian Countries


The Journal accepts now submissions for its issue on “Civil Society in Post-Authoritarian Countries". This issue aims to gather contributions that focus on understanding the profound changes occurred at the level of roles and functions of civil society and how institutional changes undertaken after the fall of authoritarian regimes influenced the development of civil society. The contributions are expected to focus on explaining the forms and developments in various countries, the challenges faced by civil society in the new political, economic and social systems in the post-authoritarian societies, and future prospects.
The submitted articles should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors should clearly indicate at the time of submission if another version of the article is under consideration by another publication, or has been/will be published elsewhere, .

The Editorial Board CEU Political Science Journal
www.ceu.hu/polscijournal
Nador ut. 9, 1051 Budapest,
Hungary

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CfP Journal:

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2009

Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association invites submissions of scholarly papers on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as linguistics, speech/oral communication, drama, fine arts, film, rhetoric, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Submission Deadline: 1 May 2009. Electronic versions may be submitted to gpa@bpc.edu; send hard copies to Vicki Hill, Brewton-Parker College CMB 2052, P. O. Box 197, Mount Vernon, GA 30445-0197.

Vicki Hill

Brewton-Parker College CMB 2052

P. O. Box 197

Mount Vernon, GA 30445-0197

Email: gpa@bpc.edu

Visit the website at http://www.bpc.edu/gpa/Journal-submit.htm

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Job: ESI vacancy: Senior Analyst for the Balkans

ESI vacancy: Senior Analyst for the Balkans (deadline 31 October 2008)

ESI is looking for a senior analyst for the Balkans. The successful
candidate will be based in the region, following developments and
conducting thorough field research on specific topics. He or she will draft reports, op-eds and texts for the website, edit written material and liaise with political actors in the region.


Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of the political, social and economic situation
in the Balkans, in particular the Western Balkans

A minimum of five years¢ professional experience in international
agencies, journalism, think-tanks, NGOs and/or academia, preferable dealing with the Balkans and requiring analytical skills

Proven record of first-rate English writing and editing skills
(level of a native English speaker)

Excellent communications skills, including public presentation skills

Willingness to be based in the Balkans and to travel extensively
within and outside the region

Knowledge of one of the regional languages highly desirable

Ability to work independently, to meet demanding deadlines and to
produce reports as a joint team effort

Preparedness to start working for ESI swiftly following the selection

Tasks:

Follow developments in the wider Balkan region (in Albania , Bosnia
and Herzegovina , Kosovo , Macedonia , Montenegro and Serbia , and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia , Bulgaria and Romania )

Conduct thorough, in-depth research on specific topics that can
range from issues of economic development to security sector reform and inter-ethnic relations

Produce background documents on research results with interview
transcripts/summaries, excerpts from relevant documents and literature, and other findings

Draft reports, op-eds and texts for the ESI website as well other
written products (some independently, others as part of team work)

Provide comments on, and edit, written products of others

Liaise with local and international actors, including governments,
international organisations and NGOs

Attend conferences as required

Application:

Applications should include a CV, a letter detailing why the candidate would like to work with ESI and which experience qualifies him/her for the position, and contact details for three referees.

Please email applications by 31 October 2008 to vacancies@esiweb.org.

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CfP: FASL 18 call for papers, 05/15-17/2009, Cornell

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 10, 2009
~ FASL 18 ~
Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics

May 15-17, 2009
Cornell University


Invited Speakers:

Barbara Citko, University of Washington
Molly Diesing, Cornell University
Jaye Padgett, University of California, Santa Cruz


Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for talks or posters on topics dealing with
formal Slavic linguistics, including phonetics, phonology,
morphology, syntax and semantics. All talks will be 20 minutes,
followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions are limited to one
individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract submissions should be sent to fasleighteen@gmail.com, with
³Abstract² in the subject line. In the body of the message, please
include the names of the author(s), affiliation(s), abstract title
and an e-mail address.

Abstracts should take the form of a PDF, with all non-standard fonts
embedded in it. Abstracts should be typed in 11pt font, with 1 inch
(2.5 cm) margins on all sides, and be limited to one page of text,
with an additional page for data and references. Abstracts should be
anonymous. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines will not be
considered for presentation at the conference.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 10, 2009Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2009
(All applicants will be contacted by February 21, 2009)


Draga Zec (dz17@cornell.edu) and Wayles Browne (ewb2@cornell.edu),
Co-Organizers

Conference website: http://conf.ling.cornell.edu/FASL18/Department of Linguistics
203 Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701
(607) 255-1105

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Job: Director - Center for the Support of Language Teaching, MSU

Director, Center for the Support of Language Teaching

Tenure System
Starting date: August 16, 2009

DUTIES: The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University
seeks a Director for its newly-established Center for the Support of
Language Teaching. The successful candidate will be tenured (at the
rank of Associate Professor or Professor) in one of the three Language
Departments at Michigan State University: 1) French, Classics, and
Italian; 2) Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African
Languages; 3) Spanish and Portuguese. The mission of the Center is to
coordinate and assist with the implementation of language-related
activities in the College of Arts & Letters and to promote global
awareness amongst language students in the College. The goal is to
enhance and streamline language instruction in and outside of the
classroom across the language units, with the ultimate result being an
improved instructional environment for all languages.

The duties of the Director are to oversee all activities associated with the Center. This includes providing vision for future activities within the university and outreach activities that involve the local community.It is anticipated that the new Center will provide a focal point for foreign/second language research and practice at Michigan State University. In addition to the responsibilities of the Directorship, the Director will teach graduate courses in his/her area of expertise. These courses will be directed at graduate students in the College whose language backgrounds span the languages of the College.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Second Language Studies,
Applied Linguistics or closely-related field and extensive research
experience in Second Language Studies or in any of the languages taught at MSU. In addition to the candidate's particular area of research expertise, it is anticipated that the new Director will have a background in one or more of the focal areas of the Center (Technology, Curriculum, Co-Curricular activities, Cultural/literature integration, Assessment, Professional Development).

APPLICATIONS:

Due October 24, 2008. Review of applications will begin on or about this date and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should send a CV (including a list of references) and a letter that addresses the requirements of this position to Chair, Search Committee for Director of Center for the Support of Language Teaching, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, A-631 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1044.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is
strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of
women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.

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announcements: Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project is a research institute and clearinghouse for international Cold War history. Based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., CWIHP disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular, new archival findings from non-western sources.

The Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials, and perspectives from the former "Communist bloc" and beyond. CWIHP seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

Use the links below to learn more about CWIHP:

"http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=topics.publications"

Publications

"http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=va2.browse&sort=Collection"

Virtual Archive

"http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=topics.news_welcome"

News

"http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=topics.events"

Events

Cold War International History Project Woodrow Wilson Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Tel: 202/691-4110

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Russsian Service Learning in Action Network

*Looking for ways to improve you Russian Language Skills or your knowledge of Russian history, literature or culture?
* Looking for ways to engage in community srevice?
*Woul you like to study/intern in Russia but cannot fit it into your academic schedule?
*Would you like to get credit for your volunteer service?

We have the course for you!!
Work with AA area Russian speakers in one of the following areas (all proficiency levels of Russian accommodated; some assignments require only English):

*Translate/interpret at legal, government and medical appointements
*Serve as a patient advocate
*Be a language exchange partner
*Lead one-on-one computer tutoring sessions
*Lead a current events/ movie discussion group
*Provide compainionship, help with chores for seniors
*Give Russian culture, history and language presentations in English schools
*Translate mail and other documents
*Lead an exercise program and walks for seniors
*Assist with food distribution
*Be an English tutor for children and adults
*Assist seniors on trips to concerts
*Help with holiday programs and gift delivery
*Tutor kids adopted from Russia
And many more opportuinities...


Help us gauge student interest and pre-register for the November informational meeting by filling out a short on-line survey at:
https://lessons.ummu.umich.edu/2k/ruslan_student_survey/survey_001

For more information contact:

Alina Makin
resco@umich.edu
(734) 647-4376

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October 09, 2008

CfP Journal: Beyond post-socialism? Durham Anthropology Journal

Submission deadline 30 November, 2008

Durham Anthropology Journal
Call for submissions

Beyond post-socialism?
Resistance, creativity and change in the corners of Eurasia

The second decade since the collapse of communist regimes in Central,
East and South-East Europe is slowly coming to a close and it is now
time to look back to the socio-cultural changes within the region in
both more depth and breadth.


Submissions and queries send to David Henig david.henig@durham.ac.uk

Durham Anthropology Journal facilitates the dissemination of research
ideas to the academic community at large for comment and criticism with a view towards improving them prior to submission to peer-reviewed publications. This may include experimental ways of disseminating ideas which capitalize on the multimedia potential of the internet. Thus the inclusion of video, audio, still image and meta data as well as data stored in databases or spreadsheets can be integrated with the text of the paper.

For further information please visit
http://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology.journal/DAJ.html

Durham Anthropology Journal (DAJ) invites submissions dealing with the
concept of post-socialism in a broad sense. The aim of this
monothematic journal issue is to critically reassess disciplinary,
spatial, as well as thematic boundaries of the anthropology of
post-socialism. The guest editor of DAJ for the issue is David Henig.
Particularly, we welcome papers focused on:
1. New research perspectives and themes How to approach various practices and continuities (e.g. anthropology of consumption, rhetoric culture as a means of approaching post-socialism, closer dialogue between anthropologists and historians)
2. Spatiality of post-socialism:
Does the concept of post-socialism have any spatial boundaries? If so, what are the criteria for inclusion/exclusion?
3. Reflexivity of research:
How is anthropological knowledge on post-socialism produced? How
should fieldwork in post-socialist Eurasia be carried out?

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October 08, 2008

Blog: Faculty and Grad student Funding: NCEEER Research and Travel Grants on Eurasia and Central/Eastern Europe

CFA- NCEEER Research and Travel Grants on Eurasia and Central/Eastern
Europe

NCEEER (National Council for Eurasian and East European Research) is
pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its
2009 grant programs for research on and travel to Eurasia and Central/Eastern Europe.

Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo,Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland,Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

Grants will be offered for the following five programs:

Title VIII National Research Competition:
The National Research Competition (NRC) provides funding for research onthe countries of the former Soviet Union or Central/Eastern Europe and supports both collaborative and individual research projects. Research contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple
post-doctoral scholars, or individuals with comparable research skills who do not hold PhDs, with a maximum award of $70,000. Research grants support projects conducted by individual U.S.-based scholars or researchers, with a maximum award of $40,000. The primary scholar on an individual or collaborative project must be a US citizen or green card holder, and hold a PhD. Applications are due February 13, 2009.

Title VIII Ed A. Hewett Policy Fellowship:

The Ed A. Hewett Policy Fellowship supports research on the countries of the former Soviet Union or Central/Eastern Europe conducted by an
individual scholar or researcher under the auspices of a U.S. government agency, embassy, or field office of a U.S. nongovernmental organization in these regions. The maximum award is $50,000. Applicants must be U.S.-based scholars or researchers holding a Ph.D. in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on and considerable background in some aspect of the history, culture, politics, and economics of the countries of the former Soviet Union or Central/Eastern Europe. Individuals with comparable research experience who do not hold a Ph.D. will also be considered. Applications are due March 13, 2009.

Title VIII Short-Term Travel Grants for Research in Central Asia, the
Caucasus, and the Balkans:

The Short-Term Travel Grant program for research on Central Asia, the
Caucasus, and the Balkans provides a maximum award of $3,000 for
research on the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. To qualify, applicants must be U.S.-based scholars or researchers holding a Ph.D., or individuals with comparable research experience in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences or other professional terminal graduate degree. This competition is held twice annually, with applications due December 15, 2008 and April 15, 2009. Funds are generally
available to the winners as early as two months after the competition
deadline.


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 to formulate effective
policies. Applicants to NCEEER programs must thus demonstrate, directly or indirectly, how their research impacts upon current policy debates and research on such issues. In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize:

The James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize provides up to $500
annually for the winning graduate student research paper in the
humanities and social sciences regarding current or former communist
regimes. Winners will receive support from the editorial staff of
Problems of Post Communism to prepare the paper for publication.
Applicants must be MA or PhD students at the time of submission.
Applications are due February 13, 2009.

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 the 2009 competition.
Funding is available through American Councils and NCEEER from the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Applications are due February 15, 2009.


Applications are available for download at the following URL:

http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/programs.php
or by contacting the NCEEER office at the address below. Applications and all supporting materials must be received by the application deadline date.

About NCEEER

NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term,
high-quality programs for post-doctoral research on the social, political, economic, environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe. From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular problems, NCEEER supports research projects that facilitate a mutually beneficial exchange of information between scholars and policy-makers and contribute to a better understanding of current developments and future prospects in the post-communist countries of Europe and Eurasia.

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: 206-441-6433
Fax: 206-753-0066

E-mail: info@nceeer.org
Web: http://www.nceeer.org/


Shoshana Billik
Program/IT Officer
NCEEER
shoshana@nceeer.org
http://www.nceeer.org/
(206)441-6433/543-1666

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CfP Journal: HUMSEC Journal

Deadline for the submission of papers is 17 January 2009.


The HUMSEC Journal aims to widen the discussion on the issue of human
security in general and in particular on the impact of transnational
terrorist and criminal organizations on the peace-building process of
the Western Balkan region, the influence of transnational and
criminal organisations on the state and on the society, and the
connection between transnational terrorist and criminal organisations
in the Western Balkan region.

The Editorial Board welcomes original scientific papers addressing
the issues of human security, terrorism and organised crime. The main
topic of the third edition of the HUMSEC Journal is:

"THE INFLUENCE OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS
ON THE PEACEBUILDING PROCESS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS."

If you wish to publish an article please contact us under the
following email address: journal@humsec.eu

Detailed background information on the submission of papers and
reviews can be found at the HUMSEC website (www.humsec.eu).

Best Regards,

Alline Pedra Jorge Birol and Maddalena Vivona

--------------------------
HUMSEC Project
Schubertstrasse 29/1
8010 Graz
Austria

Tel: +43 316 322888 23
Fax: +43 316 322888 4
Website: www.humsec.eu

The HUMSEC Project is supported by the European Commission under the
Sixth Framework Programme "Integrating and Strengthening the European
Research Area".

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CfP Journal: Slovo

Deadline: 27 October 2008

Slovo
An inter-disciplinary journal of Russian, Eurasian and East European affairs published by postgraduates of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

anthropology - economics - film - geography - history - international
studies - linguistics - literature - media - music - politics - sociology

CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 21.1 (Spring 2009)

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.
* * * Not ready to submit an article? Then why not write a book or film review? Contact Slovo for more details.

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CfP Journal: Political Thought no. 24, Values of Political Pluralism

The Editorial Board of the Magazine "Political Thought" Announces:

A Call for Papers

"Political Thought" is a topical quarterly for political and social issues. The editorial board of the magazine "Political Thought" announces an open call for papers for the twenty fourth December issue, on the topic:

VALUES OF POLITICAL PLURALISM

We would like to point to the potential authors that the topic can be approached in different contexts, in its Macedonian, regional or international dimension. Besides the main topic, the other rubrics are also open for potential proposals. The other rubrics are "Current", "Challenges and Perspectives" and "Theory".


All interested authors need to submit a short proposal (200-300 words) and a short biography to the editorial board, by October 20th 2008 at the latest. The deadline for submitting the final version of the selected proposals is November 15th 2008. Proposals and final texts can be submitted in Macedonian, English or German language.

All texts need to be in compliance with the conditions set in the "Standards for publishing texts in the magazine "Political Thought"".

All proposals, texts and questions are to be submitted to
e.tudzarovska@kas.com.mk

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CfP: Czech Studies Workshop, May/01-02/2009), Columbia

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2008.

Call for Papers for the Tenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop

May 1-2, 2009

Columbia University, New York City

The Tenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at Columbia University on May 1st and 2nd , 2009, welcomes papers on Czech topics,broadly defined, in all disciplines - Slovak topics will also be considered. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, and theater.

Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format, and junior
faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to
participate. We also invite suggestions for roundtables.

Please send your abstract of approximately 250 words to:
Bradley Abrams
Czech Studies Workshop
1230 IAB
420 West 118^th Street, MC 3336
New York, NY 10027

We encourage submission via e-mail: CzechStudies2009@yahoo.com
Please include your name, full address, institutional affiliation,
daytime telephone, fax, and email address with the proposal. For more
information, contact Brad Abrams at bfa4@columbia.edu

The 2009 Czech Studies Workshop is supported by funding from the
Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies at Columbia University.

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Study abroad: Lviv

Study in Lviv: May 18 to June 26, 2009 (Six Credits)

The Ukrainian Language and Literature Program
at the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
is pleased to announce the ninth annual
travel-study course in Lviv, Ukraine

UKR 300 (LEC 90) or UKR 400 (LEC 90 and LEC 91)
"Ukrainian through its Living Culture"
6 credits
Instructor: Dr. Irene Sywenky
http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~ukraina/LvivCourse.html

This is an intensive course designed to enhance practical language
skills through a direct experience of current life in Ukraine.

UKR 300/400 employs contemporary popular culture and media, taking
maximum advantage of the urban Lviv environment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. All instruction is in Ukrainian.


To reserve a place in this course, students are urged to register by
e-mail with the instructor, Dr. Irene Sywenky (see below), or at the
department office (200 Arts Building) as early as possible.

MLCS Administrative Contact:
Marina Menze, Undergraduate Secretary
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
200 Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E6
Tel. 780-492-3272 Fax 780-492-9106.
Marina Menze marina.menze@ualberta.ca

MLCS Academic Contact:
Dr. Irene Sywenky
Comparative Literature /
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
217A Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton T6G 2E6 AB Canada
Phone: (780) 492-6777
E-mail: irene.sywenky@ualberta.ca

http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~ukraina/LvivCourse.html

Prerequisite: UKR 212 or equivalent level of proficiency. Note: Students with advanced knowledge of Ukrainian who are interested in this travel study program may test their proficiency by contacting the instructor, Dr. Irene Sywenky.

This course is open to all residents of Canada as well as all
international students.

Individuals who attend institutions other than the University of Alberta should apply for admission to Open Studies before contacting the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies for registration. Call Open Studies http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=33 :
(780)492-4601.

TUITION (Six Credits)
UNDERGRADUATE
GRADUATE

$1132.88 CDN http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=316
$ 1253.26 CDN http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=316

$3378.80 CDN http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=1139

$3378.80 CDN http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=1139

All costs are for 2008

2009 tuition costs may vary slightly

ROOM and BOARD (Includes all breakfasts and dinners): $20.00-$25.00 USD
per diem

Travel Costs: Airfare to Lviv is the responsibility of the student.
Estimated cost: $1800.00 CDN.

Other Expenses: Students should budget approximately $250.00 CDN for
travel to sites around Lviv and additional pocket money for entrance to museums, theaters, and cinemas. Travel and Health Insurance are the
responsibility of the student.

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October 07, 2008

JOB- IRC Labor Market Survey Consultant, North Caucasus

JOB- IRC Labor Market Survey Consultant, North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski

IRC Labor Market Survey Consultant, North Caucasus

Planned start date: October, 2008 and/or as soon as possible

Title of the project: Vperyod (Get Ahead): A pilot program expanding
economic opportunity in war-affected areas of the North Caucasus

Since summer 2006 IRC has been implementing the program Vperyod which
aims to expand grassroots economic opportunity and boost employability for vulnerable people in war-affected communities of Chechnya. The program represents the first initiative to integrate vocational training and micro-business/SME development activity in these war-affected areas of the North Caucasus.

The program has two major objectives:

* Entrepreneurs in Chechnya benefit from an improved environment for
small business establishment and development.
* Vulnerable youth in Chechnya have improved employment opportunities.


Qualification and Experience of the required consultant:

The consultant should have at least a master's degree in an area
related to the nature of this consultancy, background in
community-based economic development and capacity-building of local
enterprises and/or entrepreneurs, experience in labor market surveys,
willingness to work in an insecure environment and follow strict
security protocols.

Duration of visit: 2-3 weeks

Other details: IRC Northern Caucasus will arrange all domestic
transport and accommodation, provide a mobile phone for use during the visit, and provide translation as necessary for field work. The
consultant should bring his/her own laptop computer. The consultant
will receive a security briefing prior to arrival and promptly upon
arrival in the country. The consultant is required to abide by IRC
Northern Caucasus Security Protocol.

Qualifications and Key Competencies:

Required:
* Advanced University Degree or equivalent
* Technical expertise (previous experience with labor market surveys,
vocational training, economic recovery, and SME development, ideally
in a post-conflict environment)
* Excellent analytical skills,
* Computer literacy
* Ability and willingness to work and travel in high security
environments

Desired:
* Fluency in written and spoken Russian and English
* Previous working experience in the Caucasus

To apply for this position please go online to http://www.theIRC.org,
click jobs under Northern Caucasus.

In 2006, IRC, in partnership with the East-West Institute, conducted a labor market survey and built its program activities based on survey results. However, Chechnya is currently undergoing large scale state investment in infrastructure development, and recovery in urban areas is continuing to progress swiftly, including the start-up of SMEs. Therefore, IRC believes the revised Labor Market Survey is necessary to better understand existent gaps at the local market and better address these gaps. The results of this survey will inform the
implementation of this program and will also be dissimilated widely
among state and non-state actors in this field.

This survey aims to:
* Identify current gaps at the local market and determine demand for
certain professions to inform design of vocational courses for young men and women. The survey will pay particular attention to currentkey state and non-state stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Small Business and the role they can play in supporting improved youth employability.
* Determine training interests of female youth and where they
correspond with the demands of local economy to ensure adequate
vocational training and work placement opportunities for female
youth.
* Conduct comprehensive research on general operating environment for micro-, small, and medium businesses, in particular the obstacles and hallenges.
* Identify development needs within small and medium businesses in
terms of capital, training, etc.
* Make recommendations to strengthen market-led vocational training
and SME enterprise development programming.

Required Outputs of Survey
* A final report that includes:
* An Executive Summary;
* Methodology used;
* Analysis of the labor market and SME environment
* Main findings;
* Key short term and long term recommendations for future programming
in the fields of vocational training and support to small business;
* If appropriate identify additional opportunities for IRC to support
economic recovery in Chechnya, and potential constraints.
* Survey summary
* Debriefing of IRC Country Director and IRC program team on the main
findings of the survey and recommendations.

Scope of Work

Pre-Visit:
* Review all relevant program documentation including previous labor
market survey reports by IRC and other international organizations.
* Review all IRC documentation on surveys
* Determine, in consultation with Northern Caucasus Program
Coordinator, Learning and Livelihood Coordinator, Development
Technical Unit and IRC Research Evaluation and Learning Unit, the
most
appropriate methods for conducting the survey and preparatory work
needed.
* Prepare plan for approval by IRC incorporating: data collection
methods, data collection instruments, resources required and plans to ensure ethical datea collection.

Visit:
* Conduct program site visits and agreed methodology with Program
Coordinator, Learning and Livelihood Coordinator, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
* Provide feedback to IRC throughout visit and share summary of the
survey results, observations, and recommendations with IRC management and key program staff before departure.
* Note: The consultant will be responsible for following Ethical
Considerations, which include but not limited to obtaining informed consent from the survey participants.

Post-Visit:
* Prepare draft of the labor market survey summary report and share
it with IRC Northern Caucasus. The draft report will be subject to
discussion by relevant program staff.
* After that, the consultant will prepare a Final Summary Report to
be formally presented to IRC for submission to donors, within 30 days of visit-end. The report format will be agreed upon during the visit with the country program.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status or disability. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Study Abroad: Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life, 2009, Bishkek

CFA- Int'l Summer School on Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life, 2009,
Bishkek

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL - Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life in
Central Asia, July 15 - August 4, 2009

COURSE TITLE: Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life in Central Asia

LOCATION: Issyk Kol & Naryn Oblasts, Kyrgyzstan

DURATION: July 15- August 4, 2009

The Anthropology Department of American University in Central Asia,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and the Anthropology Research Center (ARC) "Jorgo"
are pleased to announce the launch of a pilot International Summer
School program "Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life in Central Asia".
This is a three week intensive course, which will take place from July
15 to August 4, 2009 in Kyrgyzstan. The Summer School is designed to
be mobile and will take place in locations nearby famous Issyk Kol and
Song Kol lakes, and mountainous region of Naryn.

Eligibility

All university students (undergraduate as well as graduate), as well
as other interested parties, can apply for the program. The working
language of the Summer School will be English, so it is important that
prospective participants have sufficient knowledge of English.

The organizing committee strives to balance the number of
international and national students to facilitate communication with
the local population and enhance intercultural learning. The course is
limited to 20 international and 10 national students.

Program Costs

The program fee is US$ 1135 per student, which covers fees for classes
and seminars, study materials, excursions, accommodation, meals and
local transportation. Air travel expenses from the participant's
country to Kyrgyzstan and medical insurance need to be arranged by
students or his/her university.

To apply, please send a CV and a letter of interest to the Program
Coordinator, Aigoul Abdoubaetova via aigoula@gmail.com. All interested
applicants should contact her no later than January 15, 2009

For more detailed program description and other inquiries, please
contact:

Aigoul Abdoubaetova
Program Coordinator
Anthropology Department
American University of Central Asia
Anthropology Research Center "Jorgo"
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Phone: +996 312 663 309 (extension 299)
+996 312 661 113 (extension 299)
Cell phone: +0 555 24 28 32
Fax: + 996 312 663 201
E-mail: aigoula@gmail.com

The Program Description

The goal of the Summer School is to acquaint international and local
students with the cultural landscape of Central Asia, and provide
in-depth insight to the history and continuing relevance of nomadism
in Kyrgyzstan. It provides a unique opportunity for participants to
learn about and experience nomadic lifestyles.

The program consists of three interrelated parts: lectures, field work
and master class activities. Lectures will be accompanied with various
activities, such as screening Kyrgyz films, performance of folk
singers, visiting archaeological and other sites of cultural
significance. Students are expected to conduct field work activities
and present their results to the other students. The culminating
experience of the Summer School will be our master class activities,
in which students and participants will live in Kyrgyz pasturelands,
helping to make felt, construct yurts, milk cows, prepare traditional
meals, and herd sheep, in addition to observing traditional games,
etc. By living in the pasturelands and participating in diverse
activities, the course will stimulate intimate familiarity with the
social and cultural life of nomads and enhance their knowledge of this
part of the world.

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Job: Comparative Literature, Slavic/Russian, Ithaca NY

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell U Ithaca, NY


We invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment in Comparative Literature with research and teaching interests in Slavic or Russian. Candidates will be asked each year to teach two courses in Comparative Literature at the undergraduate or graduate levels, as well as two undergraduate courses suitable for the Russian major, which would ideally include prose fiction by Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.


Fluency in Russian and a Ph.D are required. Please send vita, dossier, and a writing sample (25 pages) to:

Neil Saccamano, Chair

Department of Comparative Literature
247 Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3201


To be received by November 7

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Job: Russian, Language Bergen

Professor in Russian at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

A position as Professor in Russian is open at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.

For a full description of the post with details of relevant fields of specialisation and responsibilities, duties associated with the post, and other factors that will be considered in making the appointment, see: http://www.hf.uib.no/fakultet/aktuelt/stillinger/omtale_russisk_e.html
or contact the Department of Foreign Languages, tel. +47 55582340, e-mail: post@if.uib.no. For further information about this position, contact Professor Leiv Egil Breivik, Head of Department, or Professor Lillian Helle, Russian studies coordinator.

The successful candidate will be required to take part in teaching and examination programmes in force at any time and to comply without additional remuneration with any amendments that may be introduced by legislation with regard to curriculum, pension schemes and retirement age.

The languages of instruction are Norwegian and Russian.

The application is to be submitted in four copies and must contain a complete overview of the applicant's education, earlier positions and other activities, along with a complete list of scholarly works and information about where these have been published. The applicant must name the scholarly works or parts of such works on which the committee should place special emphasis in its evaluation. These should not exceed 15 in number. The application must contain a list of attachments documenting the applicant's teaching qualifications.

Applicants must submit four copies of all the scholarly works – published or unpublished – they wish to be evaluated with their application, along with six copies of a list of these works with information about where these have been published. These works should be numbered, sorted into four separate sets and sent to the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, PO Box 7805, N-5020 Bergen, Norway. Publications may be sent after the application itself, but within one month of the expiry of the application deadline.

Reference is made to "Rules of procedure for appointments to chairs at the University of Bergen."

Applications should be addressed to the Senate of the University of Bergen and sent with confirmed copies of certificates and testimonials to the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, PO Box 7805, 5020 Bergen, Norway, by November 1, 2008.

Mark application: 2008/10371


Applicants should have substantial research leadership experience as well as experience in coordinating research activities and in strategic research planning. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate well with others in a team environment.

Salary will be paid in accordance with level 66(code 1013) on the government salary scale, at present NOK 514.700 gross p.a. A pension contribution of 2% will be deducted and paid in to the state pension scheme. In the case of particularly well-qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.


Basic teacher training is a requirement. The successful candidate will be offered appropriate training if this requirement has not been met before appointment.

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the assessment committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.

State employment shall reflect the diversity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to academic positions.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

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OSCE Magazine, including Roma and Sinti issues

The Oct.-Nov. issue of the OSCE Magazine is now online and accessible from the home page of the OSCE website. http://www.osce.org/publications/sg/2008/09/33333_1188_en.pdf

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Job: Rule of Law Monitor - OSCE Banja Luka and Doboj Office

Vacancy and application form available at www.oscebih.org/administration
Deadline 15 October 2008

Position no. VNBAHG00360
Rule of Law Monitor - Banja Luka and Doboj Offices
Grade: G5 (BAM 2,027.17)
Type of Appointment: Core
Programme: Human Rights
Location: Various Locations
Number Needed: 2
Start of Contract: asap
End of Contract: 31.12.2008.
Nationality: BiH
Deadline for Application: 15.10.2008.

The primary activity will be monitoring and reporting on criminal
proceedings and the institutional functionality of the courts in the
Banja Luka / Doboj Office's area of responsibility. This monitoring
will focus particularly on implementation of legal and structural
reforms, and the independence and transparency of the judiciary. The
RoLM will be assigned to work within the Banja Luka / Doboj Office
Trial Monitoring Team and will be responsible for monitoring cases
according to the policy and guidelines established by Head Office and
overseen by the Judicial Legal Reform Unit. The RoLM will prepare
regular reports on monitored cases and provide them directly to the
Senior Human Rights Adviser and Legal Advisor working with the
Monitoring Team. The RoLM will also draft spot reports and end of case
reports as and when required.

REPORTING:
The Rule of Law Monitor reports directly to the Senior Human Rights Officer within the respective office.

TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Monitor cases before specified courts according to the policy and guidelines established by Head Office;
* Drafts daily hearing reports on monitored cases relating to
the war crimes, juveniles, and trafficking related cases, as well as
other priority issues as they arise;
* Drafts spot reports and end of case reports as deemed necessary by the monitor or upon request from the Head Office;
* Follows legislative, institutional and policy developments related to human rights and the rule of law;
* Coordinates workload and case selection with Legal Advisers in Head office and other trial monitors as necessary;
* Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
* Secondary education required, while formal study in law desired;
* 2 years legal and/or human rights related professional experience;
* Working knowledge of European and/or international human rights conventions;
* Professionally fluent in written and spoken English;
* Valid vehicle driver license and willingness to drive oneself;
* Willingness and experience working in a challenging environment;
* Flexibility, patience, and ability to work under pressure and time constraints.

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CHOPIN 1810-2010: IDEAS, INTERPRETATIONS, INFLUENCE, 02/25-03/01/2010, Warsaw

III International Congress
CHOPIN 1810-2010: IDEAS, INTERPRETATIONS, INFLUENCE

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw will hold a Third International Congress to mark the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth

CHOPIN 1810-2010:
IDEAS, INTERPRETATIONS, INFLUENCE
Warsaw, 25 February to 1 March 2010


A Call for Papers will be issued in October 2008, with a submission
deadline of 31 March 2009

Program Committee:
Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Irena Poniatowska, John Rink (Chairs)
Zofia Chechlińska, Maciej Gołąb, Jeffrey Kallberg, Wojciech Nowik, Jim Samson, Zbigniew Skowron, Artur Szklener, Mieczysław Tomaszewski

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Job: Russian/Literature and Cultural Studies, OSU

Full or Associate Professor of Russian/Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies and Department Chair

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures at Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of tenured Full or Associate Professor of Russian/Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies and Department Chair, to begin September 1, 2009. The field of specialization is open.

Candidates should demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarship and an international reputation, excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Successful candidates should have considerable administrative experience, the ability to work across disciplines, and the vision to lead a thriving multidisciplinary department at a Research I university.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to the following address. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2008.

Daniel Collins, Associate Professor
Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
The Ohio State University
400 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1340

With a faculty of twelve and over thirty graduate students and lecturers, the department is one of the largest and most successful in the field, with an extensive curriculum in Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics, and cultures and a robust B.A. program in Russian and M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Slavic Literature/Cultural Studies and Slavic Linguistics (including a new specialization in Slavic Second Language Acquisition). The university is home to an excellent Title VI Center for Slavic and East European Studies, which offers an interdisciplinary M.A. and coordinates the more than 60 faculty members engaged in research in Slavic and East European Area studies on campus. In addition, the university has a top-20 research library, which holds over a million volumes relating to the Slavic and East European field, as well as the largest repository of medieval Slavic manuscripts in the world.

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Internships/Study Abroad: Moscow-Based Work Study Programs

The School of Russian Asian Studies (SRAS) announces three new
Moscow-based work study programs

*Work Study: Translation*

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2008 (For spring semester, 2009)

SRAS Work Study Programs are academic programs based on SRAS's Russian
Studies Semester (RSS). Students on the translation program will receive intensive and individualized Russian lessons and study the theory and practice of translation. At the same time, students will translate professionally and be placed in an office environment where they will interact with Russian native speakers on a professional and personal basis.
Credit is available.

Students receive discounted tuition (by about $1300), a $500 monthly
living stipend, the possibility to earn more for work produced beyond the requirements of the program, and even the possibility of bonuses and raises for those who work more than one semester.

Details are available at:
http://www.sras.org/sras_work_study_translation

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2008 (For spring semester, 2009)

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*Work Study: Business*

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2008 (For spring semester, 2009)

SRAS Work Study Programs are academic programs based on SRAS's Russian
Studies Semester (RSS). Students on the business program will receive
intensive, business-focused Russian lessons and study the current
sociological, political, and economic factors that are driving Russian
business today. At the same time, students will be placed working
directly under the COO and CEO of a successful mid-sized international company to help maintain and the further its growth. Credit is available.

Students receive discounted tuition (by about $1300), a $500 monthly
living stipend, the possibility to earn more for work produced beyond the requirements of the program, and even the possibility of bonuses and raises for those who work more than one semester.

Details are available at: http://www.sras.org/sras_work_study_business

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2008 (For spring semester, 2009)

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*Work Study: Journalism*

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2008 (For spring semester, 2009)

SRAS Work Study Programs are academic programs based on SRAS's Russian
Studies Semester (RSS). Students on the journalism program will receive intensive, professionally-focused Russian lessons and have the
opportunity to study the current Russian mass media as it exists and operates today. At the same time, students will be placed working in Moscow's most circulated English-language daily researching stories in Russian and English and reporting in English. Credit is available.

Students receive discounted tuition (by about $300), and a scholarship
of up to $975, dispersed in installments over the course of the internship. This program is offered in partnership with The Moscow Times.

Details are available at: http://www.sras.org/sras_work_study_journalism


Application Deadline: October 25th, 2008 (For spring semester, 2009)

Any questions on these programs may be addressed to:

Josh Wilson
Asst. Director
The School of Russian and Asian Studies
Editor-in-Chief
Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies
www.sras.org
jwilson@sras.org

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Job; Curator of Russian Art, Amherst

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College seeks a motivated, creative scholar to work with the Director and Chief Curator, the Curator of American Art, and the Educator in developing the programs for exhibitions, acquisitions, and research. The Curator of Russian Art will join an energetic team of ten professional staff and will report to the Director and Chief Curator.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience; a complete curriculum vitae of education, \ employment, honors, awards, and publications; one digital file containing two sample publications of no more than 10 pages each; and the names and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three references, at least one professional and one academic. A review of applications will begin on October 27, 2008, and continue until the position is filled.


To apply online, please visit our website at jobs.amherst.edu

The Curator of Russian Art is responsible for conducting research on the permanent collection, potential acquisitions, and loans; writing collection and exhibition catalogues and other texts; proposing and developing a regular program of temporary installations and exhibitions, typically involving some aspect of the permanent collection, and often in collaboration with faculty across the disciplines; helping to build, refine, and strengthen the permanent collection by researching and proposing new acquisitions as appropriate; training and supervising one or two undergraduate and/or graduate interns; assisting students, faculty, and visitors with research related to the permanent collection; and presenting gallery talks and public lectures.

Requirements: M.A. in art history required, Ph.D. preferred, with some prior curatorial experience essential, ideally in evaluating, acquiring, researching, exhibiting and publishing Russian art. The successful candidate will be fluent or proficient in Russian; insatiably intellectually curious; capable of generating fresh, sophisticated ideas for exhibitions and other projects; interested in undertaking collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with faculty and
students; able to convey nuanced, sophisticated ideas to a diverse audience; organized, diplomatic, and attentive to detail; a graceful writer and rigorous researcher; adherent to deadlines and willing to follow instructions; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collegially as part of a small team; discreet with
confidential information; and willing to make occasional courier trips and to attend infrequent evening and weekend events. He or she will also hold specialized knowledge of some other, non-Russian, area of the history of art, such as Modern, which can inform his or her routine participation in developing installations that integrate objects from a range of cultures.

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Job: Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian-Montenegrin, Urbana

Instructor/Lecturer in BCS, U of I at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full time, three-year Instructor/Lecturer position in Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian-Montenegrin, starting August 16, 2009. Appointment as an Instructor requires an MA, as Lecturer requires a PhD; knowledge of a second Slavic language is desirable.

To ensure full consideration, application materials (letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation) must be received by November 1, 2008. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAASS National Convention in Philadelphia, November 21-23.

Send application materials, including an email address, to:

South Slavic Search Committee
c/o Yvonne Knight
3072I FLB
University of Illinois
707 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801 USA.
Phone: (217) 244-8242.

Teaching obligations (6 courses per year) include language instruction from the first up to fourth year, as well as a course in South Slavic Culture: history, literature, media, film, and post-Socialist transition, with a study abroad component. Salary dependent on degree and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is non tenure-track, but renewable beyond 3 years, contingent on enrollments and evaluations.

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Job: Middlebury College School of Russian directorship

Director, Middlebury College Kathryn Davis School of Russian (summer
intensive language program). Effective 9-1-09. Three-year term, renewable. Middlebury's internationally renowned School of Russian seeks a visionary leader with tenure credentials, extensive language teaching experience, experience with language instruction and assessment, and demonstrated administrative ability. During the summer the Director is responsible for overseeing the instructional and co-curricular program on-site; during the academic year s/he evaluates and hires faculty, publicizes the program, recruits students, oversees the admissions process and attends one on-campus winter meeting. Candidates with teaching, administrative, and leadership ability will receive strongest consideration.

Salary is competitive. Submit CV and contact information for three
references by November 1, 2008. Preliminary interviewing to take place at either ACTFL (November 21 in Orlando) or MLA (December 27-30 in San Francisco).


Michael E. Geisler, Ph. D.
Vice President for Language Schools
Schools Abroad, and Graduate Programs
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753

dolsasa@middlebury.edu

www.middlebury.edu

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Job: summer intensive Russian language, Beloit

Summer teaching in Russian, Beloit College Beloit, WI

Senior instructors and graduate teaching assistants are needed for Beloit College’s summer intensive Russian language program (June 10 - August 7, 2009). In 2009, we expect to offer first- through fourth-year Russian. Each level, with enrollments of ten students, has one instructor and one graduate teaching assistant. Instructors collaborate with each other, the language coordinator, and the CLS director on curriculum, syllabi, and instruction. Duties include classroom teaching and evaluation, and assistance with organizing cultural activities for the program. Instructors will be expected
to live on campus (single occupancy), share lunch and dinner with the students in the dining commons, and be available to students evenings and weekends.

Salary is competitive, and includes room and board. Employment is contingent upon new employees providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for non-citizens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States.


Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to Patricia L. Zody, Center for Language Studies, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit WI 53511.

Applications will not be accepted by e-mail. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2008, and will continue
until positions are filled. For more information about the summer language programs, please call 608-363-2277 or visit our Web site at http://www.summerlanguages.com. Beloit College is committed to the education benefits of diversity, and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO Employer.

Minimum qualifications for senior instructors include an M.A., teaching experience preferably in an immersion environment, native or near-native proficiency in Russian, and advanced proficiency in English. An advanced degree in Russian, applied linguistics, or foreign language education is desirable. For graduate teaching assistants, an M.A. in progress is required.

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Job: Head of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures, Chicago

Head, U of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures. This is an exciting time for the Department: it is in a position to hire new faculty and has (together with Germanic Studies and History) established a new interdepartmental graduate concentration in Central and Eastern European Studies.

The Head is the chief administrative officer of the Department with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters. The Department Head also provides leadership in the areas of research, teaching, and community outreach. We are seeking an innovative and dynamic leader with a research specialty in either Polish (with the possibility of a named chair) or Russian. The successful candidate will be an associate or full professor, have a strong record of scholarly and teaching accomplishments, and some administrative experience. The desired appointment date is 16 August 2009 (pending budgetary approval). The salary is competitive based on qualifications. Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae, and names and full contact information of four references to:

Professor Astrida Orle Tantillo Co-Chair
Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures Search
The University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (m/c 228)
601 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7104

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a Carnegie Research/Extensive University with 16,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students, and 3,000 professional students.

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Job: Russian, Waterville ME

Non-tenure track Assistant Professor or Instructor, Colby College Waterville, ME

The Russian program in the Department of German and Russian seeks to fill a continuing non-tenure track, four-fifths-time position at the level of Assistant Professor or Instructor, beginning September 1, 2009. Three-year,renewable contracts. Eligibility for travel and research support, sabbatical leaves, and promotion parallel to
tenure-track faculty. Ph.D. preferred; must have native or near-native fluency in Russian and a record of scholarly accomplishment. The successful candidate will have teaching experience that has prepared them to teach four courses a year at all undergraduate levels, in both Russian and English. We seek an individual committed to undergraduate teaching, to maintaining an active and productive program of scholarship, and to being involved in the college community at-large.

Dossier must include letter of application, statements on teaching and research; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and course evaluations from two or three courses. No electronic submissions, please.

Review of dossiers will begin December 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the December 2008 MLA meeting in San Francisco.

Julie de Sherbinin, Chair
German and Russian
Colby College
4442 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901

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Job: Slavic Linguistics, Charlottesville VA

Assistant Professor of Slavic Linguistics, U of Virginia Charlottesville

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 25, 2009. Area of specialization: Slavic Linguistics, focusing on Russian syntax in the context of contemporary theories of syntax.

Preferred: College or university teaching experience. Ability to teach a second Slavic language (Serbian or Croatian preferred) and/or Second Language Acquisition. To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile, CV/Resume, cover letter describing teaching and research interests, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three (3) references, through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); the Posting Number is 0602704. In addition, three (3) letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be mailed to:
Mark J. Elson Acting Chair,
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
PO Box 400783,
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4783.

For priority consideration, all materials must be filed/received by November 21, 2008; however, the position will remain
open until filled.

Required: PhD degree in hand by appointment begin date of August 25,2009 is required; however, ABD candidates will be considered at the Acting Assistant Professor level. Degree would need to be conferred no later than August 24, 2010. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian. Professional level of fluency in English. Ability to teach Russian at all levels. Excellence in scholarship and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Job: Middle Eastern/Eastern European History, RI

Assistant Professor, Roger Williams College

Bristol, RI
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND AMERICAN STUDIES - Middle Eastern/Eastern
European History (ref. #FAC08-005)
Roger Williams University
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2008 and will continue
until the position is filled.

Description and Responsibilities:

The Department of History and American Studies invites applications fora tenure-track position in Middle Eastern
and Eastern European history.

Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level
courses in regional/national history, and historiography/research methods, as well as sections of the University interdisciplinary core history course.

Contact Person:

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jeffrey Meriwether, at
jmeriwether@rwu.edu for further information.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit materials electronically, including:
1) a letter of intent along with statements of
teaching philosophy and research interests; 2) a current vita; 3) names and contact information of at least three references. Electronic
applications should be submitted via email to:
jmeriwether@rwu.edu
Dr. Jeffrey Meriwether (FAC08-005)
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2921

In general, all tenure-track RWU faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following four categories: 1) teaching;
2) academic advising and program development;
3) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; and
4) institutional and/or community service.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Middle Eastern and/or Eastern European history is required.
Ability to offer survey courses in western
civilization and/or world history, as well as demonstrated evidence of
teaching excellence and experience with
curricular development are highly desirable. An ability to teach
historical geography and intellectual history is
desirable.

Candidates must also present evidence of an on-going program of
scholarly/creative activity.

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Job: Medieval and Early Modern East-Central/Eastern European History, CEU, Budapest

Deadline of application: October 15, 2008

The Central European University (CEU) advertises an opening for a senior appointment (Associate or full Professor) in Medieval and Early Modern East-Central/Eastern European History. CEU is an English-speaking, research-intensive graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary, chartered in the U.S. and accredited both in the U.S. and in Hungary. Its primary mission is to contribute to the development of open societies in the post-Communist and the developing countries by promoting academic excellence, critical thought and cutting-edge research.

Requirements:
- University Graduate (PhD in History), preferably reflecting an interdisciplinary approach and methodology (a degree in Law and / or Economics is an asset)
- Substantial international publications in the aforementioned fields
- Experience of teaching at university level in this area
- Active research agenda in the area of East Central/Eastern European Medieval History
- Fluency in English.

Desired:
- Extensive research record
- Administrative experience
- Extensive international connection in the Medieval Field


Please send applications including c.v., publications list, names and addresses of three referees to the
Rector and President of Central European University,
c/o Judit Pallos,
Human Resources Office,
Central European University,
H-1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9., Hungary
(Fax: + 36 (1) 235-6135,
e-mail: ceu-hro@ceu.hu

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

*Website: *http://www.ceu.hu

CEU enrolls each year around 1,000 students from over 80 countries,. The academic staff consists of around 100 faculty from over 30 countries. The Medieval Studies Department lays great emphasis on team-teaching, joint seminars and close thesis-supervision. We have a cooperative MA program with CEU's Modern History Department and an independent medieval Ph.D. program with a strong institutional and social history component.

Job description:
- Teaching of Medieval European, especially Eastern European legal, social, institutional history, conflict resolution from the 11th through to 16th
century as well as active participation and contribution in the further development and teaching of interdisciplinary courses in topics such as
historiography, institutional and social history, and/or legal history at master and doctoral level
- Contribute to research in the field of East-Central European Medieval History with the foci described above, including the development of grant
proposals and the implementation of projects. Research time is in principle 35% of the full time position
- Perform organizational and management tasks in the Comparative History program.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in the Master and Doctoral degree programs of the Medieval Studies Department and to carry out research within the given realm. He or she will contribute to the teaching of the 2 year MA in Comparative History of East-Central and South-Central Europe, too.

The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the department's joint Research Methods course, adding his/her expertise in the field of East Central European institutional and social history, and to teach two seminar and a lecture-seminar series on East-Central Europe. He/she will also be expected to give advanced courses in Historiography. Additional responsibilities would include to provide discipline-specific instruction and consultation to masters'- and doctoral-level students and to participate in the MA and Ph.D. seminars regularly held at the department with the participation of the department's entire faculty. The Department of Medieval Studies would be happy to receive a mature professor with
extensive publications and specialized research interest in East-Central European Medieval History, such as social, political and economic history, and / or the development of legal thought.

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