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March 15, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship: George Washington University Visiting Fellowship on Russia’s Global Engagement

Deadline: April 15, 2013

George Washington University Visiting Fellowship on Russia’s Global
Engagement. The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at
George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs
(http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/) announces a competition for one
Post-Doctoral Scientist position for the academic year 2013-14.

The Post-Doctoral Scientist will spend approximately 50 percent of time on
his/her own research and the other 50 percent serving as Russian-language
editor for the website of the Program on New Approaches to Research and
Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia, http://www.ponarseurasia.org). The
Russian-language website will include translations of PONARS Eurasia
material, so as to make this material more widely accessible to the
Russian-speaking community, and a Russian-language blog. Responsibilities
will include supervising and ensuring the quality of translations of
PONARS Eurasia material on the website (separate translators will do the
actual translation) and soliciting original entries (at least 1 post a
week) for the blog from PONARS Eurasia members and other qualified experts
on important global issues concerning Russia and Eurasia, as well as
reaching out to other Russian-language media outlets. The Post-Doctoral
Scientist is expected to be in residence at IERES for the entire period of
the fellowship and contribute actively to IERES’s lively intellectual
community through participation in the institute’s seminars, talks, and
other events.

Candidates must have native-level fluency in Russian speaking and writing;
enjoy fluency in English and have a record of English-language
publications; possess a Ph.D. or Kandidat Nauk (Russian candidate of
sciences) degree; and have a scholarly professional background. Candidates
should have a superb grasp of global issues and debates concerning Russia
and Eurasia. Non- U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. The Post-Doctoral
Scientist will receive a pre-tax stipend of $4,000/month (plus benefits)
for 10 months (beginning in August or September 2013). IERES will also
cover the cost of one round-trip air ticket and J-1 visa fee.

Candidates should apply at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/14284. The cover
letter should include a description of the research the applicant plans to
conduct and their vision for further developing the Russian-language
PONARS Eurasia website (including ideas for the blog). Questions may be
directed to IERES Associate Director Cory Welt at cwelt@gwu.edu.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 15, 2013.
This position is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation.

Posted by jmkirsch at March 15, 2013 03:03 PM

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