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Job: Assistant Professor of Russian Literature & Culture (Columbia University)

JOB:
Assistant Professor of Russian Literature & Culture https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1440715533676 The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture. We seek excellence and creativity in teaching and scholarship. Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on the twentieth or twenty-first century and engage with a related discipline (arts, film and media, cultural and gender studies,comparative literature, social sciences). Beyond Teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate will teach two courses a year in Columbia's Core Curriculum, typically Literature Humanities. Minimum Degree Required:
Ph.D. Minimum Qualifications:
All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate advanced compe…

Job: Assistant professor, tenure-track position in Russian Studies (Carnegie Mellon University)

Carnegie Mellon University, MLA, Mod Langs Assistant Professor of Russian Studies Location: Pittsburgh, PA Closes: Oct 30, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)
The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Russian Studies beginning in August 2016. 
QUALIFICATIONS
Successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and expertise in one or more of the following areas: technology-enhanced learning, learning sciences, digital humanities, language assessment, translation studies, literary and cultural studies, global studies, transnational studies.  Candidates should have advanced-level proficiency in Russian, interest in teaching a full range of courses in the curriculum, and experience in culture-driven, content-based, communicatively-oriented instruction. Teaching load is 2+2.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications will be accepted online through Int…

Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists!

Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists
“Resilient Europe?”
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. • April 14-16, 2016

Organized by the Council for European Studies
Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to innovate in the wake of extraordinary stress or unexpected crises. Psychologists view resilience as a character trait. Today, researchers and scholars of all stripes are beginning to understand resilience as constitutive of societies as well as of individuals.

The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will de…

New Book: Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power!

Svetlana Stephenson (London Metropolitan University): Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015 Since their spectacular rise in the 1990s, Russian gangs have remained entrenched in many parts of the country. Some gang members have perished in gang wars or ended up behind prison bars, while others have made spectacular careers off the streets and joined the Russian elite. But the rank and file of gangs remain substantially incorporated into their communities and society as a whole, with bonds and identities that bridge the worlds of illegal enterprise and legal respectability. In Gangs of Russia, Svetlana Stephenson explores the secretive world of the gangs. Using in-depth interviews with gang members, law enforcers, and residents in the city of Kazan, together with analyses of historical and sociological accounts from across Russia, she presents the history of gangs both before and after the arrival of market capita…

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Felllowship Announced.

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
http://www.academy.wcfia.harvard.edu
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions. Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writ…

Jobs- Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture at Princeton University.

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 in September 1, 2016.
We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic scholar with a broad range of interests. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and to produce excellent scholarship in his/her areas of specialization. The teaching load is two courses per semester in addition to advising and service.

Candidates for the position must have native or near-native command of both Russian and English. Field of specialization is open.
Applications, due December 1, 2015, 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…

Jobs: REFERENCE AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN PENN STATE WORTHINGTON SCRANTON.

REFERENCE AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN PENN STATE WORTHINGTON SCRANTON
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. This position will be filled either as a tenure-line or fixed-term faculty librarian position, depending upon the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.
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*Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists*

*Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists*

“Resilient Europe?”
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. • April 14-16, 2016
Organized by the Council for European Studies

Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to innovate in
the wake of extraordinary stress or unexpected crises. Psychologists view
resilience as a character trait. Today, researchers and scholars of all
stripes are beginning to understand resilience as constitutive of societies
as well as of individuals.

The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists
invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for
resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks
of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in
economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies
confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social
Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will demographic decline combi…

Job Announcement: Associate Director, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Associate Director will supervise and implement Center programsand projects; serve as the Co-PI for the Department of Education
Grant; and collaborate in establishing and reviewing policies of theCenter.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Supervise and implement Center's programs and projects

• Co-PI for the Department of Education Grant; manage all grantprojects and programs: prepare grant proposals, narratives and
budgets; supervise and implement grant projects and programs; manageand supervise preparation of grant reporting; Advise in planning of
evaluation of grant-related programs; attend with the directormeetings with federal agencies and grant officials

• Oversee the Center’s budget and financial policy

• Supervise Center staff and student assistants: hire, train,assign/review work, conduct performance evaluations, address work
issues, set work schedules and goals

• Colla…

Conference Program: Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces: Pilgrims, Saints and Scholars in the Caucasus and Beyond

The Department for Caucasus Studies at Friedrich Schiller University Jena invites to
the international conference
Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces: Pilgrims, Saints and Scholars in the Caucasus and Beyond
October 9-10, 2015
Venue: Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 27, 07743 Jena.
Outline and Program The Caucasus landscape, like those of Europe, Central Asia, or indeed almost any inhabited region of the globe, is dotted with sites and spaces regarded as ‘sacred’ in some sense. Numerous studies have been devoted to the description of the shrines and sacred sites of the Caucasus, as well as the religious systems, rituals and festivals with which they are associated. The focus of this conference, however, is the role played by sacred sites in the construction and maintenance of social networks, and their function as social nodes, where connections are negotiated, forged, enacted and reinforced; but also contested, ruptured and erased.
The aim of the con…

Cfp: 5th Bi-annual EAM Congress (European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies) University of Rennes, France, June 1-2-3, 2016

Call for Papers 5th Bi-annual EAM Congress (European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies) University of Rennes, France, June 1-2-3, 2016 The fifth EAM congress invites scholars to consider the coupling of the notions of quest and investigation in works of art or movements of the avant-garde or neo-avant-garde, or of the various forms of modernism, even though modernism and the avant-garde seem often to have been constructed in opposition to the spiritual or scientific heritage suggested by these two terms. The notion of quest suggests a metaphysical beyond informed by mysticism, implying the absence of an end or of a conclusion, whereas the notion of investigation implies a totally rational conception of reality and a process likely to bring a definite result and reach a conclusion. Coupling the two notions, quest/investigation, is therefore an invitation to overcome an initial paradox: the endlessness of the quest as opposed to the fixed scope of the investig…