November 21, 2013

CFA: Cambridge University Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture

Deadline: December 17, 2013

The Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a full-time, permanent University Lecturer in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture, from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will normally have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong record of research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication) in any area of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture, and a particular focus on and interest in Ukraine.

The successful candidate will be expected to take primary responsibility for Departmental undergraduate teaching in Pre-Modern East Slavic cultures across a broad chronological range, to contribute to the teaching of the Ukrainian and/or the Russian language, and to supervise postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level. The language of instruction is English. The successful candidate will also be expected to play an active role in supporting and developing the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme of academic and cultural activities, and to undertake departmental and faculty administrative duties as required.

Further information on the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is available at For more detailed information on the Department of Slavonic Studies see For more information on the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme see

For a link to the job advertisement, see Further particulars of the post are available at The pensionable salary is currently £37,382 to £47,314. The appointment is to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period (normally of five years).

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies, Dr Chris Ward, (+44) (0)1223 760817; Applications should be sent to the Secretary to the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, or by email to Applications are to arrive no later than the closing date of 17:00 on Tuesday 17 December 2013.

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CFA: Adjunct instructor of Russian, University of Denver (Spring 2014)

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Adjunct Instructor of Russian, Spring 2014
Department of Languages and Literatures
Salary: $3000 per course
Work Schedule: Varies, appointment is for spring quarter 2014
Department Introduction:
The Department of Languages and Literatures offers the following undergraduate programs: majors and minors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish; minors in Classics, Japanese, and Chinese; beginning levels of study in Hebrew and Arabic. Study of Greek is also available on an individual basis.
Job Summary:
The Russian Program in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver seeks to hire a skillful and dedicated instructor to teach one Elementary Russian Language course (Russ 1003) in the spring of 2014. Russ 1003 is the last course in the three-quarter sequence, continuing from Russ 1001 (fall) and Russ 1002 (winter). Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching Russian language in the North American university setting. Flexibility and ability to work well with other instructors teaching additional sections of the course are essential.
Required Qualifications:

MA or ABD in Russian or closely related field (e.g. Comparative Literature with clear Russian emphasis)
Experience Teaching Russian language at college or university level, with proven, professionally attested excellence and effectiveness.
Native or native-equivalent command of both Russian and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
· PhD in Russian or closely related field (e.g. Comparative Literature with clear Russian emphasis).
· Experience teaching Elementary Russian at college or university level in a North American setting, with proven, professionally attested excellence and effectiveness.
· Flexibility and ability to work well with other instructors teaching other sections of the course.
· Native or native-equivalent command of both Russian and English.
· Extended residence or extensive travel to Russia or other countries where the Russian language is widely used.

Special instructions to applicants: Please complete the online application at Please submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and evidence of excellent teaching at the college level. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.

Applicant Contact: Colleen Lucero, Assistant to the Chair,
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

If you are interested in applying and have any questions, please reply to me directly at

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November 19, 2013

CFA: Jobs - Higher School of Economics, Moscow: Director of International Relations

Deadline: November 26, 2013

Top Managerial Jobs at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow:
Director of International Relations

The Higher School of Economics is the university that leads the reform in Russian higher education. The HSE Director of International Relations leads the Department of International Relations (DIR, Дирекция по международным связям) which is at the core of the HSE internationalization strategy and activities. The Department consists of the HSE Office of International Cooperation (information and analysis unit, organizational unit), the HSE Office of International Mobility (mobility support unit, study abroad unit, visas and registration unit), regional cooperation centers (e.g. French center) and the center for degree recognition.

The Director of International Relations:

* Helps the university leadership to set the main objectives and to develop strategic partnerships and associations to achieve the HSE's main goal of becoming a globally competitive university;
* Is one of the key promoters of HSE around the world significantly contributing to the preparation of high quality promotional materials;
* Sets the tasks for the subordinate heads of centers and offices and their subunits, controls the implementation;
* Coordinates the budgeting and reporting processes;
* Organizes monitoring and analytical work as well as intra-university information regarding international cooperation and development;
* Facilitates joint projects with HSE international partners;
* Coordinates the international protocol services to the university top management and establishes the framework of support to departments in terms of preparation of and support to university-wide international events;
* Interacts with the governmental bodies in facilitating the internationalization progress.

Qualifications and qualities:
* Vision, knowledge, skill and will;
* Good sense of an internationalization mission and priorities, goal-orientation;
* Experienced manager and good communicator able to ignite the team;
* Good planner budgeter and reporter;
* Ability to quickly develop an understanding of current and future financial resources needed to realize the Department's and the University's plans;
* Very good oral and written English, good presentation skills;
* Native or near native Russian;
* Acute sense of responsibility coupled with ability to offer non-standard solutions to problems;
* Ability to analyze large amounts of information and structure it according to the task of the Department.

The Director of International Relations bears the ultimate responsibility for the success of the Department's work, reports to the HSE Vice-Rector for International Affairs and works closely with the HSE Rectorate.

Compensation: HSE offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If the qualifications can be met, a letter of interest accompanied by a current resume and the names and titles of two references with complete contact information must be sent to

Screening begins November 26, 2013 until the position is filled.

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November 18, 2013

CFA: Full-Time Employment Opportunity for Russian Translators

The positions (as there are multiple) are for full-time Russian<>English translators for one of MasterWord Services' oil and gas industry clients here in Houston, Texas. This is a project-based position (though historically, we've had a long-term relationship with this client). Again, it is a full-time position with benefits and a weekly 40 hours guaranteed with the possibility of overtime. Also, relocation expenses may be negotiated. Eligible candidates MUST currently reside in and be eligible to work within the United States.

I can be contacted directly at or at 281-589-0810 for more details.

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CFA: Assistant Professor in Philology at Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Deadline: January 13, 2104

The Higher School of Economics invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor, or higher, in the Faculty of Philology in Moscow, Russia.

We welcome candidates in all subfields and notably in languages and literatures, linguistics and computational linguistics.

The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities (,

Work conditions:

- Internationally competitive сompensation package, 13% flat income tax rate and other benefits

- Generous travel support and research grants provided by the university’s Centre for Advanced Studies (

- Low teaching load

- Heavy emphasis on high quality research


- Ph.D. in Philology/Linguistics or related fields

- Fluent English (knowledge of Russian is an asset, but not required)

- Ability and high motivation to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals and international university presses

Generally appointments will be made for an initial three-year period and upon successful completion of an interim review, contracts would normally be extended for a further three years until the tenure review.

Please provide a CV, at least 2 letters of reference forwarded directly, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper. All materials should be addressed to Martin Gilman, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies at no later than January 13, 2014.

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November 14, 2013

Job: Senior Research Scientist in Kyrgyz Republic

Deadline: Dec 13, 2013

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Department: Mountain Societies Research Institute
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Reporting line: Director, MSRI
Deadline: 13/12/2013


Lead the design and implementation of interdisciplinary, applied research within the thematic areas outlined below. Specific responsibilities will include leading a project on ecosystem services monitoring and adaptive governance and a long-term socio-ecological systems research programme.
Define roles and responsibilities of, recruit, and lead research teams including Central Asian research fellows, associate researchers from partner institutions, and development implementation collaborators.
Support Academic Affairs in the development of courses and curriculum, especially the Earth and Environmental Sciences undergraduate program and Mountain Economies graduate programme.
Work closely with UCA’s Development and Donor Relations Department to develop research proposals and manage external research grants.
Develop MSRI as a knowledge and resource hub for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers interested in mountain societies.
Support the Director with strategic administrative duties for the Institute.


PhD in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary area.
At least five years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated independent research leadership and publications in refereed journals.
Highly motivated to develop research teams and mentor researchers from the region.
Excellent conceptual skills in identifying information and knowledge gaps and research opportunities.
Ability to work in developing/emerging countries and effectively communicate with partners and stakeholders from different backgrounds, including scientific, managerial and other non-scientific backgrounds.
Experience writing successful grant proposals and managing externally funded research.
Flexibility and ability to work in a start-up environment of a new academic institution
Excellent English-language writing skills


Knowledge of issues relevant to mountain societies
Knowledge of the greater Central Asia region
Working knowledge of Russian and/or a Central Asian language

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to by 13 Dec 2013.

Mountain Societies Research Institute
The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (UCA-MSRI) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to addressing the challenges and opportunities within Central Asian mountain communities and environments. MSRI's goal is to support and enhance the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies through the generation and application of sound research. MSRI, together with its partners, actively works to transfer knowledge to policy and practice aimed at improving the quality of life for people of the mountain areas in Central Asia. MSRI’s Background Paper Series strategically identifies research priorities and pathways to application for each MSRI priority area, such as pastoralism and farming, sustainable land management and mountain tourism. Other MSRI resources include an online interactive Knowledge Hub and the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fund. For more information about UCA-MSRI, please visit:

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November 12, 2013

CFA (Job): Two-year Position in Russian at Barnard College

Deadline: December 9, 2013

The Slavic Department of Barnard College invites applications for a Lecturer in Discipline in Russian language beginning July 1, 2014. This is a full-time two-year term appointment. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in Russian language/culture. Minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree or equivalent in Russian or a related field. Native or near native proficiency in Russian and English. Other criteria include, but are not limited to, experience in using instructional technology, expertise and interest in language pedagogy, dedication to teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and list of three references. It is the candidate's responsibility to request letters of recommendation and have them submitted. Optional materials include a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample or publication of no more than twenty-five pages. All materials should be submitted to Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Chair, Slavic Department, 226 Milbank, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Material may be submitted by email to Only applications received by December 9, 2013 will be guaranteed consideration.

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Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Wealth and Social Power (the European University in Saint-Petersburg)

December 31, 2013

The Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University in Saint-Petersburg opens a position of the UBS Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Wealth and Social Power.

The UBS Professor of Wealth and Social Power would be teaching courses, conducting research, and giving counsel on various subjects dealing with the studies of social stratification with special focus on elite groups, including economic, cultural, and political elites. Ability to develop interdisciplinary approaches to the issues of wealth distribution and different forms of power combining insights from economic sociology, political economy, organizations theory, and political science would be a crucial advantage. A particular emphasis should be put on research methods, which should include quantitative methods. Expertise in data gathering (designing and testing survey questionnaires, developing coding protocols for participant observation or archival research, etc.) and contemporary data processing techniques will be an important competitive advantage. Familiarity with major publicly accessible statistical databases, including information pertaining to Russia (RossStat, Eurostat, RLMS) is a requirement.

The Professor should be able to teach M.A. and Ph.D. level courses in social stratification and quantitative methods, among others.

The principal role of the Professor would be to produce world-class research on emerging patterns of stratification, dominance, and leadership in the Russian society, on the sociological profile of the new wealthy groups, and to contribute to public discussions on the subject. He or she should also be able to provide students with practical guidance in gathering data necessary to produce world-class research on the subjects specified above.

EUSP would especially prioritize applications from candidates combining scholarly excellence with contributions to wider public discussions, regular media appearances, etc.

The candidate should provide his/her CV, a short letter of intent, copies of recent work, and name 3 referees familiar with his/her work.

The deadline for application is
December 31,
2013. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically to

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School on Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) Guide for Working in Russia

Working as a student and getting a job as a graduate

What are you going to do with that degree? We've designed this page to help you answer that question. Working abroad can be a great way to meet locals and to experience day-to-day culture. It can also extend your stay, if you desire. It helps, but is not always necessary, to speak Russian. While getting there and finding a job may prove to be challenging, Russia's relatively healthy economic growth and still-developing market can offer opportunities that a more difficult US job market cannot.

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CFA: Adjunct Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies, U of Arizona

Deadline: Not provided

Adjunct Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian, University of Arizona

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Adjunct Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor (non tenure-track) in Russian literature and culture for the Spring 2014 semester beginning on January 6, 2014.

Responsibilities include:

*Teaching two courses, for example, a large undergraduate Russian culture course as part of the department’s General Education offerings, and a co-convened undergraduate/graduate 20th century literature course taught in Russian and English with readings in Russian.

* Participating in service for the department as needed.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD in Russian or related field will hold the position of Visiting Assistant Professor.

*Experience in teaching North American undergraduates and graduates and supervising teaching assistants.

* Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching.

* Evidence of teaching in large, general education classrooms.

Minimum qualifications: MA in Russian

Please apply directly to:

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November 07, 2013

CFA: Instructor of Russian

Deadline: November 18, 2013

Arizona State University seeks an instructor of advanced Russian to teach small groups in an intensive setting in the Washington, DC, area. Candidates must have a master's degree or higher in second-language acquisition, linguistics, or a closely related field; possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian; be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States; and have documented experience teaching Russian to adults. Preference will go to candidates who have taught in intensive language programs and to candidates with experience teaching Russian above the intermediate level. Successful candidates will teach full time from mid-January until early March, 2014. This is an ongoing opportunity. Successful instructors may be invited back to teach subsequent sessions.

Applications must be received by November 18, 2013.

Candidates should send a letter in English explaining their interest in and qualifications for a short-term, intensive advanced Russian program; a CV; contact information for two references–one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching experience; and student evaluation results, if available. Materials should be sent to or to “Russian DC Search Committee, Melikian Center, PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4202.”

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at:

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October 29, 2013

CFA: Three-year lecturer position in Russian and German at Bates College

Deadline: December 2, 2013

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Bates College invites applications for a three-year lectureship in Russian and German, beginning August 1, 2014.

Teaching load consists of three courses per year, including courses in both Russian and German language and culture. Candidates should have near-native abilities in Russian and German, experience teaching language and culture courses, and a minimum of a Masters degree. Candidates who are ABD or have earned a PhD are encouraged to apply. Bates College and the Department of German and Russian Studies are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area

Review of applications begins December 2 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit all requested materials electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample syllabus. Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation, which address your experience in teaching both Russian and German, in PDF format to the same address. The search committee may request additional materials after the initial review of candidates.

Please include your last name and R2075 in the subject line of the submission.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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CFA: Tenure-Track Position, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona

Deadline: December 10, 2013


University of Arizona, College of Humanities, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and contribution to the University's general education mission; maintaining the excellence of its MA program - the only graduate program in Russian in an eight state radius; and engaging in the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

Position Description: The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2014. The candidate should be a Russianist with a specialization in language pedagogy or applied linguistics (second language acquisition).
The candidate will contribute to the department's mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives; expanding and supporting community and business partnerships; and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*Teaching workload will be two (2) courses each semester based on department need.

*The candidate will be expected to teach courses that include Russian at all levels (undergraduate and graduate) and both core and large general education courses as part of annual teaching assignments.
* Serve as the departmental Undergraduate Language Coordinator.
* Participate and contribute to the Russian MA program.
* Contribute and strengthen trans-disciplinary collaborations, most immediately with the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT, a graduate interdisciplinary program).
* Contribute to departmental Study Abroad programs.
* Participate in service for the department, college, and university as required.
* Maintain an active research and publication agenda.
* Contribute to the mission and goals of the department and its priorities.


*Ph.D. in Russian or Second Language Acquisition by August 1, 2014.
* Native or near-native fluency in Russian.
* Excellence in college-level teaching.

Preferred Qualifications : Experience in assessment and/or heritage language pedagogy. Experience with developing and/or teaching online and/or hybrid courses

Special Instructions: By
Dec 10, 2013, please submit the following to UA Career Track at Job Number: 53763

1)Letter of Interest
2) Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
3) Curriculum Vitae

In addition, please arrange to have three (3) current letters of recommendation mailed or emailed to Ms Stacey Young ( Mail: Ms. Stacey Young, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies ,University of Arizona, 1512 E. First Street, P.O. Box 210105, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0105

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.

Contact Information: Professor John Leafgren, Search Committee, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona.
Contact Email:

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CFA: Three PhD positions, Siberian Studies Centre, MPI for Social Anthropology

Deadline: November 30, 2013


to commence their work at the Max Planck Institute for Social
Anthropology on (or shortly after) 15 March 2014.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

We expect PhD students to complete twelve months of fieldwork in the
Russian Federation as part of their studies.

Your Profile

Applicants will be co-supervised by Dr Joachim Otto Habeck, coordinator of the Siberian Studies Centre, and one of the three directors of the Institute (or a research group leader). Applicants are encouraged to submit research proposals pertinent to the region of study – Siberia, the Far East of Russia, and the Far North of Russia (including its European part) – and a clear thematic focus of relevance for one of the three departments of the Institute. These are:

Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ headed by Prof. Marie-Claire Foblets
The Department of Law and Anthropology has a particular interest in
research focusing on how people in contemporary societies combine
several normative orders. The latter vary with the histories of the
societies/communities and the degree to which they participate in
globalisation today. Siberia can serve as an excellent test case. The
research should be empirical in nature, and involve – subject to their
relevance – kinship relations, dispute settlement mechanisms, property
and land issues, the role of human rights, the impact of religion.

Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ headed by Prof.
Chris Hann.

The Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ engages with
general questions of post-socialist transformation and economic
anthropology (Chris Hann), historical anthropology (Dittmar Schorkowitz)
and cultural heritage (Christoph Brumann).

Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ headed by Prof. Günther Schlee
Integration and conflict are central points of reference for the
analysis of human collectivities. The construction, meaning, and
communication of identity offer an important field of research within
this frame of reference. The analysis of descriptions of the self and
others in processes of peaceful and violent interaction and, in
particular, the development of identities in confrontation with other
groups, are at the centre of the Department’s research programme.
Description and analysis of conflict mechanisms also play an important
role here.

Our Offer

The positions are generally awarded for two years, with the possibility
for two six-month extensions. The group will work together in

The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities
and explicitly encourages applications.

Applications should include the standard documentation and a project
proposal referring to the research agenda of one of the Institute’s
departments, as laid out above.

Standard documentation includes:

• cover letter (one or two pages);
• a CV including a list of publications;
• project proposal (max. three pages);
• a photocopy of the highest academic degree certificate;
• and names of two or three referees, who may be contacted for
confidential letters of reference.

Final selection will be made following interviews in January 2014.

Please submit your application electronically by November 30th 2013
following the link for vacancies on our homepage.

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
Robert Gille

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Joachim Otto Habeck
( Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the
research agendas of the Institute’s three departments and to state the
thematic closeness to one of them in their application.

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Job: Assist. Prof. History, HSE Moscow/St. Petersburg 18.12.13

Deadline: December 18, 2013

The Higher School of Economics invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor, or higher, in the Faculties of History at both its Moscow and St. Petersburg campuses.

We welcome candidates in all sub-fields and notably in economic history and 18-20th century world history, post-colonial theory and historiography, history of international relations, diplomacy and public diplomacy, social and technological history, global, comparative, and transnational history.

The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities (,,

- Internationally
competitive сompensation package, 13% flat income tax rate and other benefits
- Generous travel support
and research grants provided by the university’s Centre for Advanced Studies
- Low teaching load;
minimal service required
- Heavy emphasis on high
quality research

- Ph.D. in History or
related fields
- Fluent English
(knowledge of Russian is not required)
- Ability and high
motivation to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable
peer-reviewed journals and international university presses

Generally appointments will be made for an initial three-year period and upon successful completion of an interim review, contracts would normally be extended for a further three years until the tenure review.

Please provide a CV, at least 2 letters of reference forwarded directly, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper. All materials should be addressed to Martin Gilman, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies at
no later than December 18, 2013.

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October 24, 2013

Job: Tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (at Harvard)

Deadline: December 2, 2013


Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Position Description: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, and will be expected to share in the administrative and advising duties of faculty in the Department as well as to participate broadly in the academic culture of the university. Expertise in poetry and the ability to teach poetry are preferred, but in other respects the fields of expertise required for the position are open. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AATSEEL conference in Chicago in January 2014.

Qualifications: PhD in Russian Literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Russian and fluency in English are required, as is demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( ), no later than
December 2, 2013:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement
4. Research statement
5. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
6. Sample of scholarship, approximately 25 pp.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Contact Information: Professor Justin Weir, Search Committee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Barker Center 377, 12 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email: Judith Klasson,

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October 11, 2013

CFA/JOB: Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture (Princeton U)

Deadline: December 1, 2013

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture to begin September 1, 2014. We are looking for an imaginative and energetic scholar with broad interests and the ability to teach a variety of courses. Candidates for the position must have native or near-native command of both Russian and English. Field of specialization is open.

Applications, due 1 December 2013, should include a cover letter, a cv, three letters of recommendation, a graduate transcript, and an article-length writing sample. For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2014. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AATSEEL conference in Chicago in January 2014.

The candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of subjects and to produce excellent scholarship in his/her areas of specialization. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

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CFA: 2014-2015 Postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy (Princeton)

Deadline: November 18, 2013

Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.

Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.


Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014 and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.

Applicants’ dissertation research need not be specifically in values and public policy, but they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to working on a research project in this area during their time at Princeton. Projects must be related to an area in which the School has a Center or Program such as environmental policy, population and health, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy or global governance. For more information about these areas, please consult

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project in values and public policy, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at the Woodrow Wilson School. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2014, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit an online application at Search for requisition number #1300483. The online system includes instructions on how to apply.

A complete application will include the following materials:

1. A current curriculum vitae;

2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), conforming to the expectations stated above. The proposal should describe what the applicant hopes to gain from carrying out the project in the Woodrow Wilson School.

3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential;

4. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 18, 2013. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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CFA: Assistant Professor of Russian , University of Kentucky

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Job Posting at the University of Kentucky

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as an
Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Kentucky to begin August 2014. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2014. We seek candidates who can teach all levels of Russian language, courses in 20th/21st-century Russian literature, culture, and film, as well as participate in the implementation of an innovative new Russian Studies major. Active participation in the academic life of the Department is also expected. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Qualifications include a PhD in Slavic Studies with a focus on 20th/21st-century Russian literary, film, or cultural studies, knowledge of current language pedagogy, successful experience in teaching Russian, a robust research program, and native or near-native fluency in English and Russian. We offer a competitive salary and health benefits package. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a teaching portfolio, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 December 2013. Applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications will begin December 15 with preliminary interviews conducted via Skype in early January 2014. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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October 04, 2013

CFA: One-year Faculty Fellow in Russian/Soviet history, 2013-4 (Colby College)

Deadline: November 22, 2103

The History Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year faculty fellow in Russian/Soviet history, beginning September 1, 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment. Teaching load is four courses for the year, including the two-semester Russian/Soviet history sequence (HI 227/228) and two other courses chosen in consultation with the department chair. Please submit electronically, in a single PDF, a letter of application, C.V., one-page statements of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available, to facfellowruss-sovi­ Three letters of recommendation are also required, and should be emailed to the above address. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Elizabeth D. Leonard (chair, Department of History) at Applicants wishing to be con­sidered for preliminary interviews at the American His­torical Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in January 2014 must submit their applications by November 22, 2013. Finalists will be brought to campus in February/March. Colby is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We en­courage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gen­der, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry, na­tional origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby website:

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September 20, 2013

Job: Colgate University, a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies program

Deadline: http://December 1, 2013

Colgate University's Film and Media Studies program seeks a scholar well versed in the history and theory of global film as an art form, with a demonstrated interest in contemporary media and media theory. The Program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching responsibilities will include existing program courses that focus on national and transnational film and media as well as our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies. As importantly, the position offers opportunities to collaborate with faculty and departments across the disciplines to develop courses that explore film and media on a global scale. Ongoing contributions to the program's longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists, as well as scholars of film and media, to campus will be integral to the position, as will programming screenings and organizing special events. Outstanding screening facilities support a range of digital and analog formats, including 16mm and 35mm projection. Five course teaching load; all Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, c.v. and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through

Review of applications will begin
December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff further the university's educational mission. Visa assistance for international candidates may be available. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Application Information

Online App. Form:

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September 10, 2013

Job: Director of International Advancement

The University of Missouri in the process of searching for an outstanding and innovative Director of International Advancement.
Functions as a major gift fundraiser and manager of alumni engagement for geographically aligned groups outside the United States where there are strong concentrations of alumni, parents and friends of the University.

Apply here:
Job ID: 11293 – Director of Development: International Advancement,IsFolder&SiteId=6

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Job: Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian

Deadline: December 16, 2013

The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian to begin September 16, 2014.

The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship, with expertise in Russian Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The new Assistant or Associate Professor will join full-time and part-time colleagues in teaching undergraduate Russian at all levels, will teach literature courses in English translation, will advise Russian majors and undergraduate students. Members of the Department are expected to participate in the governance of the department and the university, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach undergraduate language, literature and culture courses at all levels in Russian and in English
• Participate in the design, delivery and administration of the PSU Russian Flagship Program
• Provide undergraduate advising
• Develop and support community partnerships
• Assist in extracurricular student activities
• Perform service for the Department, College and University as required

Key Cultural Competencies

• Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds
• Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment or expected within first term of appointment
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and service
• Native or near-native proficiency in English and in Russian
• Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction


Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply

The deadline for receipt of applications is
December 16, 2013. Interviews will be conducted at AATSEEL, January 9-12, 2014.

Your application should include a:

1. Letter of Interest
2. C.V.
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Three letters of recommendation (your referees may submit letters of recommendation as email attachments to:

Mail all other required application materials (1-3) to:

Russian Search Committee
Portland State University
Department of World Languages and Literatures
PO Box 751 (WLL
Portland OR 97207-0751

To learn more about our department see

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Job: Summer Work Opportunity in Russia(2014)

Any student (Russian Major) who would be interested in working at a children's camp on the Black Sea coast next summer (2014).

The camp bills itself as an “International Communication Camp.” The idea is to teach children about different cultures (become better Global Citizens), and to do so through a common language – English. In Russia, children are required to study a foreign language, and the most popular language is English. Unfortunately, most children have little or no exposure to native speakers of English. The summer camp would be an exciting opportunity to combine both foreign cultures and English.

Because the Falco Group is a non-profit organization, it tries to keep the price of the camp low and affordable, and as a result is limited in the amount of compensation it can offer to the Camp Leaders. In short, this is what can be offered:

1. Invitation for a 3-month visa.

2. Room and board during the period of the camps.

3. “Pocket money” for each day of the camp. (This is approximately $25 per day, paid in Rubles).

To get an idea of how this past summer’s camp was, you may visit the Most Camp’s web site at:

For more information email:

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September 05, 2013

Job: English Language Teaching in Moscow

The chain of language centers Talisman which offers fee-paying foreign
Language teaching in Moscow and in Yekaterinburg. We are in search of
Native speaker English language teachers. If you are interested in
getting a job in Moscow or in Yekaterinburg for a while and if you are
ready to consider a job offer from out part of the world, please
contact us at and we will arrange a
Skype interview at your convenience.

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September 04, 2013

CREES Job: Administrative Assistant

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), an affiliate of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, seeks a student employee who can provide general office and outreach assistance. Duties will include but are not limited to: providing assistance setting up events and hosting visitors, preparing flyers and other event announcements, assisting with implementation of K-16 outreach/teacher training and evaluation activities, updating databases, copying and scanning, filing, and other duties as needed.

Job requirements: Excellent oral and written skills; initiative; ability to follow a task through to completion; attention to details; punctuality and dependability. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Office applications. Academic background on Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia is an asset for this position. Must be available to work on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 2 PM; other times by arrangement. Preference will be given to students with work-study funding, but applications from students without work-study funding will also be considered.

In addition to applying online (, applicants should submit a copy of their resume to When sending your resume to, please note whether you have work-study funds.

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August 12, 2013

Late Byzantine World Job Announcement (University of Virginia)

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which is supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The focus of this hire will be in the area of comparative cultures and contested cultural space in the late-Byzantine world, 11th-15th centuries CE. The geo-cultural terrain of this hire will span the Orthodox Christian world and the Islamic East, from the Balkans to the Urals, from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea basin. Broad areas of specialization may include:

- multi-cultural intersections (Eastern Orthodox and Islam);
- migration and cultural assimilation (including Slavic, Mongol, and/or Turkish);
- imagined geographies in the late-Byzantine world.

Expertise in digital humanities is preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate) in various fields within the candidate's areas of specialization, and provide service to the University and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The incumbent may hold a joint appointment in two departments, which may include, but are not limited to, Slavic, Art, and Religious Studies.

The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0612638 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship of not more than 10,000 words (Attach to Writing Sample 1). Three letters of recommendation are required. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.

Please direct questions about the position to Edith W. Clowes, Chair, Late Byzantine World Search Committee,

Questions regarding the online application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Anne Zook
(434) 924-6683

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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Visiting Position at Reed College

The Russian department of Reed College invites applications for a visiting appointment in Russian for the Spring semester of 2014. We look for a teacher-scholar of Russian literature and culture, who has native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and successful teaching experience at the college level. The teaching load will include two sections of elementary Russian and a course in Russian literature. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by January 2014.

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum, committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. It is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement ( Reed offers competitive salary and benefits, and visiting faculty are remunerated on the same scale as tenure-track faculty.

Please send a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Marat Grinberg, Chair, Russian Search Committee at The consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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July 19, 2013

JOB: Dean of International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg

European University at St. Petersburg invites application for the position of its Dean of International Programs

Dean of EUSP International Programs leads the Department of International Programs (DIP) which is at the core of the internationalization strategy and activities of EUSP. With IMARES program started in 1998, it has the longest history in Russia of delivering international-standard MA education in Russian and Eurasian studies to students mostly from North America and Western Europe with occasional involvement of other parts of the world. DIP is a small and very dynamic unit pushing forward the frontiers of internationalization for the whole country, pioneering international programs not only in Russian and Eurasian politics, history and societies, but also in culture and the arts (MARCA program) and energy politics (ENERPO). DIP constantly works on quality assurance, involvement of the best international teaching staff and program promotion to a wider geography of students through a growing scholarship base.

The Dean of EUSP International Programs:
• Bears the ultimate responsibility for the success of DIP’s work including coordination of the directors of the three MA programs, overall development and promotion, and strategic planning and control of implementation.
• Works closely with the EUSP Rectorate on university strategic development including establishment of new programs, professorships/chairs, launch of new centers, raising funds for more scholarships, and introducing a practice of internships.
• Has knowledge of the current direction of Russian and Eurasian Studies scholarship and insight into what EUSP can offer in terms of international education outside area studies.
• Has clear understanding of current and future financial resources needed to realize the DIP’s plans.
• Develops strategic partnerships and associations to achieve the EUSP’s goals in the sphere of international educational.

Responsibilities also include:
• Submission of an annual budget for the Rectorate’s approval.
• Quality assurance to match the best international teaching and study practices.
• Overseeing the advertising activities of the DIP staff (brochures/posters, websites, conference participation, information sessions and tours etc).
• Development of the DIP network and building new collaboration links.
• Optimization of the use of resources.

Required qualifications:• Experience in organization and management of educational programs.
• Native or near native command of English and Russian.
• PhD or equivalent in social sciences or humanities in the area of Russian and/or Eurasian studies.

Compensation: EUSP offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

If the qualifications can be met, a substantive letter of interest directed to the Search Committee accompanied by a career summary or bio (not more than 250 words), a current résumé or CV, and the names and titles of three references with complete contact information must be sent to AND

Screening begins September 1, 2013 until the position is filled.

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JOB: Assistant Professor at RANEPA

Assistant Professor in Management/Economics/Public Policy

About RANEPA: The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is the largest of socioeconomic and humanities universities in Russia and Europe, rightly occupying the top tier of the national university ranking. It constitutes a multi-tier education, research and training system that embodies the life-long learning philosophy and offers a variety of education and training programs to serve the learning needs of civil servants, entrepreneurs, managers, financiers, and lawyers.

RANEPA’s Moscow campus includes 21 schools and departments. The total number of university students engaged in various forms of training, including regional campuses, equals more than 160 thousand, including more than 35 thousand full-time students. RANEPA has over years become a nationally recognized champion for policy research in such areas as macroeconomics, economic growth, budget policy, public sector management, foreign economic relations, corporate management, etc.

RANEPA is a major provider of consulting services to development projects and programs launched by the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, Government of the Russian Federation, federal and regional executive authorities, corporations and civil society organizations.

Teach courses for Bachelor's and Master's students;
Advise for Bachelor's and Master's students;
Carry out individual research projects or participate in group research projects;
Publish articles in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals (at least one article per year);
Participate in scientific conferences in Russia and abroad.

Salary: The salary range in the 2013-2014 academic year would be 110,000-210,000 Russian rubles per month depending on experience and qualifications.

Application Procedure: Please provide a CV, letters of reference and a statement of research and teaching interests to the Head of the Office for International Academic Mobility Alisa Melikyan

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JOB: Resident Director, Russian Area Studies Program, St. Petersburg, Russia

CIEE: A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international education and exchange. For 65 years CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Serving over 300 U.S. College and University consortium members, CIEE operates sixty study centers in over forty countries that support study abroad programs for over 6,000 students annually. In addition, as the largest sponsor for U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa programs, CIEE helps nearly 25,000 international students participate in U.S. based exchange programs annually. CIEE programs and services span study abroad, teach abroad, international faculty development seminars, university students, professionals, and educators.

We strive to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. CIEE is committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge.

Summary of Position:
CIEE is seeking a Resident Director for the Russian Area Studies Program at the CIEE Study Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, founded in 1967. The Resident Director supports the quality and success of programs, coordinating multiple aspects of in- country operations as well as contributing to long-range planning, program evaluation, and development. The Resident Director is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of program quality and customer satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities:
Academic: Coordinate the academic program in cooperation with host institution faculty and staff; offerings; teach one language course per semester; advise students on course selection prior to the beginning of each semester; and service as the first point of contact for any students requests for special academic exceptions, complaints, appeal etc.

Student Services:
Hold regular and well publicized office hours; confer with individual students as necessary and hold regular group meetings; and plan and participate in all aspects of services (visas and other legal procedures that apply to students, pre-departure orientation, program orientation, cross-cultural information and training, program excursions and field trips, cultural and social activities, student support, etc.)

Health and Safety:
Monitor events in community related to health and safety risks; write annual safety audit covering health and safety information for participants, parents and sending schools; secure appropriate medical and professional services; maintain open communication among program sponsors and other who need to know of serious medical problems or injuries; develop and maintain emergency preparedness processes and crisis response plan; communicate to participants applicable codes of conduct and take appropriate action when they are in violation.

Program Evaluation:
Manage the student evaluation processes after orientation and at the conclusion of the program, including both evaluations of the program as a whole and of individual courses; help facilitate the visits of sending institution and evaluation teams (providing information, coordinating schedules, establishing appropriate local contacts, setting up group and/or individual meetings with students); and write report at the conclusion of each academic year.

Program Management:
Manage all aspects of the program in accordance with CIEE policies and agreements; manage relationship with host institution; participate in the formulation of the annual budget.

Participate in the writing of program materials (promotional materials, catalogue copy, bulletins, handbooks, arrival information, orientation information, pre-departure reading list, course syllabi, curricula vitae of teachers, information concerning the country, the location and the host institution).

Assist as needed in the development and implementation of new CIEE programs, customized programs, CIEE Annual Conference sessions, and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:
Master's Degree required, PhD preferred
Fluency in Russian and English (both written and oral)
Knowledge of Russian culture, history, and academic environment
Professional work experience in an international education-related position
Familiarity with U.S. higher education and direct experience with U.S. college and university students
Strong leadership skills, meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and commitment to customer service Willingness and ability to live full-time in St. Petersburg
Demonstrated integrity, initiative and professionalism
Ability to apply good judgment under pressure and to make reasoned and
informed decisions in high-ambiguity situations

Due to federal regulations a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.
Interested candidates please email a cover letter and resume to
Please put "Resident Director, St.Petersburg" in the subject line.

We will contact those candidates we would like to meet with to further discuss this exciting opportunity. Due to high volume we are unable to respond personally to each candidate. No phone calls please.

Dr. Irina Makoveeva
Resident Director
CIEE Study Center
St.Petersburg, Russia

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July 18, 2013

JOB: Russian Speaking Law Student Needed for International EU-Project

For an International EU-funded project which is implemented in several
Central Asian Russian speaking countries a Russian-Speaking Law
Student is needed.

I. Requirements
1. Good knowledge of law
2. Very good knowledge of Russian, English and German
3. Good internet access

II. We offer
1. Very flexible working hours
2. Interesting work

The research work can be done at home and transmitted electronically.

Applications (most recent CV) in German and English language with the
reference to this position are to be submitted to the e-mail address:

Applicants are strongly advised to match their qualifications against
the post requirements before submitting applications. Please indicate
"Internationales EU-Projekt" in the subject line of your message.

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July 08, 2013

Translators and proof readers needed for English version of Russian journal

Dear Colleagues,
My employer, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, publishes an interdisciplinary religious studies quarterly of a largely theoretical direction (with quite a bit of historical material as well): Gosudarstvo, religiia, Tserkov' v Rossii i za rubezhom ( It has recently been decided that we will be publishing an English-language online version twice yearly with translations of a selection of the best articles. We plan on getting the first English issue out by the end of this calendar year.

As the editor of the English version, it's my job to recruit translators and proofreaders. If you are interested in either role (for the current issue or potentially for future issues), please reply to me, and feel free to pass on this information to anyone who may be interested. Both translation and proofreading will be financially compensated; contact me for details. Translators should be native English speakers (or have demonstrated equivalent fluency) with excellent knowledge of Russian. Proofreaders should be native English speakers (or have demonstrated equivalent fluency).

Chris Stroop

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July 01, 2013

Job: Instructor Position in Polish, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applications to fill non-tenure track Instructional positions during the 2013-2014 academic year. Subject areas of need include, but are not limited to, Slavic language, literature, folklore, and/or linguistics. Our top priority is a teacher for one course in Elementary Polish each semester. A terminal degree is expected but not required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching. Compensation will take the form of wages without benefits. Applications will be considered immediately.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0612396.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
David Herman

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Anne Zook

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

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June 06, 2013

JOB: Executive Director (The STS Center at the European University at Saint Petersburg)

The STS Center at the European University at Saint Petersburg is looking to hire an Executive Director for a project funded by the Ministry of Education through a Mega Grant. The project’s main research goal is to study the population of Russian Computer Scientists in Russia and abroad (Silicon Valley, Boston-Cambridge, New York, Paris, etc). It will develop new methods in the fields of science, technology and society, diaspora studies, technology transfer, and economic sociology. The anticipated scientific outcome of the project is the publication of a series of articles and books.

The Administrative/Executive Director will work on both academic/research and administrative aspects of the grant under the guidance of Mario Biagioli and Vincent Antonin Lepinay. She/he will coordinate the various activities of the STS center (bi-annual conferences, monthly seminars, summer schools). A background in STS approaches to computer science and IT is desirable but not required. She/he will operate at the interface of the European University, the Ministry of Education and the research team. Beyond the project, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to building the first world class STS center in the post-soviet region.

The candidate should be available to join EUSP between late Summer/early Fall 2013. The initial appointment is for 30 months with the possibility of conversion to a tenured position after successful completion of the grant objectives and pending success of fundraising efforts.

A combination of the following skills will be appreciated:
-A strong academic background in one or more of the fields of research developed by the research team. A PhD in hand is a plus; ABD will also be considered.
-Willingness to present and promote the project in the media and to organize outreach activities.
-Eagerness to work in a competitive university with a team of international scholars and a group of motivated students.
-Experience in animating and administering a large research program will be considered an asset.
- Proficiency in Russian (expected reading and speaking, writing is a plus) .

Competitive salary commensurate to experience.

Send your application (CV, letter of intent and writing sample) to

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June 04, 2013

CREES JOB: Executive Director position, Council of the Humanities

Job Title
Executive Director

Council of the Humanities - 210

Position Summary

The executive director functions as the chief operating officer of the Council of the Humanities, working with faculty, students, visiting scholars and journalists, alumni and donors. The executive director works closely with the chair of the Council to execute policy and strategic direction for the operation of the Council and participates in short and long-term planning for Council operations and activities. While the chair establishes the academic and intellectual direction of the Council, the executive director provides support for the chair's vision. The executive director is responsible for ensuring that the faculty, students, and staff have the necessary resources to carry out their academic, research, and administrative duties. The executive director reports directly to the Council chair, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Director of Academic Management in the Office of the Provost.

The three most important aspects of the executive director's responsibilities are financial management, staff supervision, and academic management. In some cases, the executive director is primarily responsible for supervising others who carry out the tasks described below; the executive director is also directly responsible for some of these tasks. The executive director ensures that all internal deadlines are met and that the Council is compliant with all internal guidelines and external regulations. The executive director will work in collaboration with other academic and administrative units. The executive director is responsible for attending all relevant training classes offered by the University pertaining to these duties.

Budget and financial management: The executive director develops the administrative budget for the Council, in collaboration with the chair. The executive director is responsible for careful and appropriate management of the administrative allowance, endowed and restricted funds, and grants/sponsored research. The executive director monitors spending and provides regular and timely analysis and projections of the available funds to the chair. The executive director advises the chair on the awarding of grants to departments, groups, and individuals.

Staff supervision: The executive director supervises the hiring, performance reviews, merit increase process, and terminations of the administrative staff and technical staff. Human Resources staff members in the Council have a formal reporting relationship to the executive director, although they may have an informal or secondary reporting relationship to a faculty member or other staff member.

Academic management: The executive director has oversight of 23 centers/programs under the Council. Some of these programs are administered by other managers reporting to the executive director; the executive director also directly administers several programs including: Visiting Fellows program (6 Long-Term Fellows; 10 Short-Term Fellows/year), the Humanistic Studies Program, the Journalism program. The executive director supervises the administration of the teaching component of Council's activities, ensuring that the Council meets all deadlines for the offices of the Dean of the Faculty, Registrar, Dean of the College, and the Graduate School. The executive director is responsible for the teaching budget; appointments for faculty and postdoctoral researchers; budget for faculty leaves; submissions for faculty summer salary; appointments of visiting fellows and visiting students; course and enrollment information.

The executive director will assist in the recruitment of faculty for HUM courses and administer the interdisciplinary certificate program in Humanistic Studies. The executive director will coordinate relations with donors and alumni. The executive director will also review the use of space in Chancellor Green.

Required qualifications:

- Advanced degree required.
- 6-10 years in administrative management or related position(s) in higher education and/or non-profit settings.
- Demonstrated experience in budget management and oversight of financial operations, including financial reporting. Ability to think strategically, including the analytical acumen necessary to interpret financial information and manage data.
- Substantial experience in the supervision and monitoring of staff relations and staff development and delegation of supervisory responsibility.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to anticipate and initiate appropriate action in support of the chair and faculty.
- Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills, especially in Excel, and ability to learn new systems quickly.

Preferred qualifications:

- Ph.D. in a humanities discipline preferred.
- Administrative experience at Princeton University.
- Experience with Princeton systems (COEUS, Information warehouse, Labor Accounting, Time Collection, PeopleSoft).
- Management experience in an educational setting.
-Teaching experience in higher education.

Directory Title

Executive Director

Job Function

Administrative or Professional


ADM 080

Standard Hours

Education Required

Advanced Degree

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.

Instructions for Applying

Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.

Documents which can be associated with this posting


Cover Letter

Proposed Start Date

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