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JOB- Asst. Prof., Central Asia/Caucasus, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship either in Geography, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field.
Competitive candidates must have promising records of research in the areas of environment, energy, and/or sustainability, with specific expertise in Central Asia or the Caucasus region.
The person hired will have a primary tenure-track appointment in an appropriate department and affiliate status in the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies ( and the Curriculum in Environment and Ecology (, with an opportunity to pursue a research agenda as well as teach introductory and advanced courses in an exciting interdisciplinary environment.
Applicants apply online at and attach a letter of application and Curriculum Vitae.
Four letters of refer…

PUBL.- Journal of Azerbaijani Studies, Vol. 13 No. 3, 2010

Journal of Azerbaijani Studies, Vol. 13 No. 3, 2010
Journal of Azerbaijani Studies
Khazar University Press
Volume 13, number 3, 2010
All articles below are available in PDF format on the journal's website:
Three's a Crowd: The Value Commitments of Contemporary Higher Education by John Ryder
Spiritual Reading Guide on Shared Nature Commonalities in Bible and Koran from Ecotheology Perspectives by Nariman Gasimoglu
On the Philosophy, History and Management of Quality in Education by Hamlet Isaxanli
Two-Year US Institutions: A Model to Facilitate Access to Higher Education in Azerbaijan
by Ruslan Sadirkhanov
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'Six of One' - an All American Story from Switzerland by Satyam S. Moorty
Evaluation of Factors Contributing to Floods in the Outlet Part of the Kura River, Azerbaijan by Rovshan Abbasov
More info at

CFP: Recognizing and Imagining the Slavic in Culture, Society and Language

Recognizing and Imagining the Slavic in Culture, Society and Language
Call for Papers Deadline: 2011-01-15

Academic conference to be hosted by McGill University and Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada, March 24-25, 2011

Faculty, independent scholars, graduate and post-graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals on the topic of the creation and assimilation of literary, intellectual and popular notions and images of the Slavic world: its peoples, cultures, languages, etc. How do the Slavic peoples see themselves and their cultures? How are they perceived in other cultures? Papers may focus on any geographical or cultural area of the Slavic world (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, etc.) and on any time period. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- Slavic archetypes in art and literature
- Cultural transfers and their different forms and channels: borrowing, appropriation, influences, etc.
- Problems of translation to and from Slavic languages
- Slavic histories: or…

Eurasian Studies Fellows Program at Harvard Announced

The Davis Center is pleased to announce a new Fellows Program for 2011-2012.
The Fellows Program will bring together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. The Program will be coordinated by faculty from across Harvard University whose research interests include aspects of the selected theme.

In 2011-2012, the Fellows Program will be coordinated by Professors Terry Martin (History), William Mills Todd III (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Rawi Abdelal (Harvard Business School).

The theme for 2011-2012 is "Informing Eurasia: Informational Approaches to Eurasian Cultures, Politics and Societies." Eurasian studies currently has no sub-field of "Information Studies," but historians, literary critics, and social scientists working on Eurasia have recently produced novel work on surveillance, the social construction of collective identities, autobiographical and documentary self-fashi…

The October 2010 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The October 2010 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available.
In this issue:
*Highlights from Best Practices Exchange 2010
*The Library of Congress participates in a public event, "Save Our African American Treasures," to offer advice about preserving personal digital collections
*Two NDIIPP-supported projects recently released software tools that can assist digital preservation practitioners and researchers: MozillaFox and the PeDALS Email Extractor for Outlook
*A recap of a recent Smithsonian Institution forum, "Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration"
*2010 Digital Preservation Award shortlist announced
*ContextMiner, a tool free tool that enables users to collect links to blogs and online videos, wins an award for Best Political Science Website or Software
*Upcoming Fall Events: DLF Fall Forum, Reimagining the Archive Symposium, the 6th International D…

Job Opening: Associate Professor in Eastern European Studies

1.0 FTE (38 hours a week)
vacancy number 10-3044

The capacity group of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for a senior scholar with a strong record of research and teaching in Russian/Soviet history and/or external relations of the European Union with special reference to Eastern Europe (esp. Russia, Ukraine, Belarus). PhD and post-doc
experience is required, and broad teaching experience is expected on BA, MA and PhD levels. Proven capacity to design, apply for, and direct joint research projects will be an important point for consideration.

European Studies consists of the three sections Modern European History, Eastern European Studies and Modern European Literature, and provides for a three-year BA and a one-year MA degree in European Studies (the latter with a track in Eastern European Studies, among others), and a professional variant of the MA in European Policy. Around 1,000 students are presently enrolled, including many from abroad. Many of …

Job Announcement: Russian literature and culture, Assistant Professor, tenure-track.

Required: Specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature, Ph.D. or ABD in Slavic Languages & Literatures or in Comparative Literature (with emphasis on Russian literature) expected by start date of appointment; capacity to teach the entire 19th century (both Romanticism and Realism) in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of a PhD-granting department; strong program of research; native or near-native language ability in both Russian and English.
Interdisciplinary interests and ability to integrate art, cinema, theatre, and/or culture into teaching; interest in collaborative teaching and research; interest in digital scholarship; grant-writing experience.
Address on-line application to Marc L. Greenberg, Chair,
Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas.
To apply, go to, search for position 00003449, and upload letter of application, c.v., and a list of 3 references with street and e-mail addresses. Initial review of c…