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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Orthodox Christianity Position at Indiana University, Deadline October 8

The following job posting comes to CEERES from Indiana University:

Indiana University, Bloomington, Department of Religious Studies and Russian and East European Institute, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Orthodox Christianity. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Applicants should demonstrate engagement with wider issues in the study of religion.  The successful applicant must maintain ongoing research, a record of creative and effective teaching, and an active professional profile. Teaching obligations will extend from introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses to graduate training at the master’s and doctoral levels.  Deadline for applications: Friday, October 8, 2010 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (October 30-November 1 in Atlanta), and October 22, 2010 for all other applicants.  Applicants can also anticipate the possibility of a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (November 18-21 in Los Angeles).

Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and a dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Professor J. Albert Harrill, Chair, Orthodox Studies Search, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 230, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2601. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Introductory-level Uyghur Language Materials Now Complete and Available through CeLCAR

The following note comes to CEERES from The Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University

Good news! We have finished our introductory-level materials for the Uyghur language. They are complete and generally available to everyone. The authors, Gulnisa Nazarova and Kurban Niyaz, have worked hard to provide an excellent set of products. We hope you enjoy learning from them!

This is a complete, step-by-step introduction to the language which enables learners to speak, read, and write Uyghur with ease. The set of materials offers basic language instruction, presenting grammar and common phrases in clear, concise lessons. It also provides all major words necessary for beginners and illustrates the use of language in an abundance of reading materials taken from Uyghur newspapers and magazines. Generally, it makes learning Uyghur fun!

Purchasing information is available in the attached order form (or click here) and payment instructions (or click here). Please feel free to look at the other language materials we have available. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you’re interested, we’ll be happy to send you complimentary copies of these Uyghur materials.

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Open-rank Position in Russian Literature at Indiana University, Preferred Submission Date November 1

Open-rank position in Russian Literature

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an open-rank faculty position in Russian literature, starting fall semester 2011. Although area(s) of specialization are open, the successful candidate should have a strong background and interest in literary theory, native or near-native English and Russian, an attractive research agenda, and an established publication record; administrative experience is also a plus. We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher and scholar to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise graduate students specializing in Russian literature, to contribute to the growth of a strong Russian literature program, and to promote the field in the wider university context. Standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Current plans are to interview candidates at the 2010 ASEEES conference in Los Angeles, after which a short list of candidates will be invited to the Bloomington campus for visits. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University, BH 502, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. Applications can also be submitted electronically, to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: Russian literature position. Preference given to applications submitted by November 1, 2010, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Committee:

Steven Franks, ex officio
Justyna Beinek, committee chair
George Fowler
Eyal Peretz (Comparative Literature)
Sara Stefani

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Visiting Lecturer Position in Czech Language and Culture at Indiana University, Preferred Submission Date November 1

Visiting lecturer position Czech language and culture

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an opening for a two-year visiting lecturer in Czech language, culture and/or literature, starting in the fall semester 2011. The successful candidate should have native or near-native Czech, ability to teach Czech literature, culture, and/or film in English, teaching experience, and knowledge of best practices in foreign language pedagogy. Ph.D. or ABD in a field related to the teaching of Czech language and familiarity with the American university system is required. Standard course load is three courses per semester. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University, BH 502, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. Applications can also be submitted electronically to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: Czech. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2010, but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES and/or AATSEEL in Los Angeles, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Committee:

Steven Franks, ex officio
Ronald Feldstein, committee chair
Jeffrey Holdeman
Maria Shardakova
Miriam Shrager

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Inner Asian and Uralic Languages Offered at SWSEEL (Indiana University)

Central Eurasian Languages at the 2010 Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian languages (SWSEEL) at Indiana University:

* Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Dari, Tajik, and Uyghur

* Introductory and Intermediate Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Pashto, Turkmen, and Uzbek

* Introductory Hungarian and Mongolian

Course dates: June 18 – August 13, 2010

Fellowships Available!

Application Deadline for Fellowships: March 22, 2010

(Fellowships available only for US Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents)

Applications are available online at www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

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Call for Proposals: “The Turks and Islam,” Indiana University, Deadline: May 1

Call for Proposals: “The Turks and Islam”
The Indiana University Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair will host a
multidisciplinary international conference entitled “The Turks and Islam” on
September 11, 2010 in Bloomington, IN, USA. The conference will explore the
many aspects of the Turkic-speaking peoples’ interactions with Islam
throughout the centuries. Scholars, independent researchers, and advanced
graduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to send paper proposals
(approximately 200 words) along with brief CVs to Professor Kemal Silay
(tsp@indiana.edu). All papers presented at the conference will be considered
for publication in an edited volume.

Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2010.

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International Studies Summer Institute (for Teachers), Indiana University

International Studies Summer Institute
Indiana University
July 7-15, 2010   ***NEW DATES***

Indiana University’s 15th annual International Studies Summer Institute for teachers of grades six and above will take place *JULY 7-15, 2010* (NEW DATES!!! One week only!).

What:  U.S. teachers, grades 6 and up, join colleagues from around the world to explore the complex and interrelated topics of global food security, international trade and economics, and global migration issues.  Teachers exchange views with international experts through a variety lectures, simulations, panels, and interactive communication technologies, as well as address methods for integrating global issues into their own classes.  Special events include evening cultural experiences of film, food, and music.   The program concludes with an international banquet.

Why:  As a result of ever-increasing global interdependence and the extraordinary political, economic, social, and technological changes taking place throughout the world, the need for clear, innovative thinking about global issues has never been greater. With major programs for the study of all the major world regions, IU is uniquely qualified to offer international studies institutes of the highest quality.

Details:  Teachers receive free resources on a memory stick, certification for professional education credits, and may elect to earn education graduate credits at in-state tuition rates.  Participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  A $200 registration/technology fee is required and covers all costs – see  website for further details.

For more information:  Visit the International Studies Summer Institute website: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/issi , or email issi@indiana.edu.

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Indiana University’s 60th Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages; Fellowship Deadline: March 22

Indiana University’s 60th Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and
Central Asian Languages

June 18th – August 13th, 2010
Bloomington, Indiana

ALL participants pay IN-STATE TUITION. Foreign Language Area Studies
Awards and Title VIII funding is available. The following languages are
ACLS-funded and TUITION-FREE for graduate students studying in the
East/Central European area are: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian,
Polish, and Romanian.

Deadline for the first round of fellowship awards is March 22, 2010.
Acceptance and fellowships are determined on a space-available basis after
that date.

The following languages will be offered:
Russian (1st through 6th years)
Azerbaijani (1st & 2nd)
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (1st)
Czech (1st)
Georgian (1st)
Hungarian (1st)
Kazakh (1st & 2nd)
Macedonian (1st)
Mongolian (1st)
Pashto (1st and 2nd)
Polish (1st)
Romanian (1st)
Tajik (1st through 3rd)
Turkmen (1st & 2nd)
Ukrainian (2nd)
Uyghur (1st through 3rd)
Uzbek (1st & 2nd)

For more information contact:

Secretary
Ballantine Hall 502
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-2608

swseel@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

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Director of Russian Language Instruction, Indiana University, Deadline: November 30

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for a Director of Russian Language Instruction, to begin Fall 2010. The opening is envisioned as a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, but all prospective candidates (including tenured faculty) are encouraged to contact the search committee. We seek an energetic, imaginative, and flexible individual, with knowledge and experience in curricular design and innovation, who can work well in a dynamic department with a group of Russian language instructors. The successful candidate will have full administrative responsibility for coordinating the Russian language program during the academic year, to include oversight and integration of the five years of instruction currently offered, supervision of multi-section language courses, assistance with teaching assignments, management of certain extracurricular activities, and close coordination of programs with the Director of the Summer Slavic Workshop. Anticipated teaching load is three courses annually, which may include Russian language, teaching methodology, and second language acquisition. A solid research program is expected in areas such as language pedagogy (including materials development), assessment, second language acquisition, or applied linguistics. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in hand at the time of appointment; previous administrative experience strongly desired. ACTFL/OPI certification desirable. The ideal candidate should have excellent Russian and English, be trained and practiced in current theories of language pedagogy, and have experience teaching Russian at all levels. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Indiana University, BH 502
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103.

Applications can also be submitted electronically to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: Director of Russian Language Instruction. Applications should be received by November 30, 2009, but may be submitted after that date until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct interviews at AATSEEL in Philadelphia. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

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