American Bar Foundation – Research Faculty (Senior positions)

Pending budgetary approval, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites applications to join its Residential Research Faculty as Research Professors beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.

We seek candidates with distinguished records of scholarship in law and the social sciences or demonstrated potential for such accomplishments.  Research area, discipline, methodology, and rank are open.  The ABF is strongly committed to diversity in hiring.

The ABF is an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes.  Its faculty consists of leading scholars in the fields of law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology.  Research Professors may be appointed either full- or part-time.  When Research Professors are jointly appointed with law or social science faculties of Chicago-area institutions, the ABF works closely with these institutions to coordinate on matters such as salary, benefits, and other work arrangements.

The Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 15, 2010.  We ask that applicants submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief (no more than 2-page) description of current research and plans for future research, and a list of three references.

Application letters should be addressed to Robert Nelson, Director, and sent in electronic form to Roz Caldwell, Senior Administrative Assistant, at with the subject line “Faculty Search.” Queries about the application process can be directed to Ms. Caldwell at 312-988-6531.

Host High-School Students from Eastern Europe and Eurasia (American Councils)

American Councils for International Education is looking for individuals and families interested in hosting high school exchange students from Eastern Europe and Eurasia for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year. High school students arrive to the United States on a highly selective scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

While in the U.S., students live with an American host family for one academic year. The program focuses on volunteer community service and cultural exchange and encourages students to become involved in activities that develop their leadership skills and sense of civic responsibility. A number of these students are on honor roll while studying here and stand out in their academics and involvement in extracurricular next to their American peers.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine

These State Department scholarship recipients have undergone a competitive process to earn the right to represent their country. About 1 of 50 students who apply receive a scholarship to come. Each student speaks English, has full medical insurance, receives a monthly stipend, funds for school-related expenses and enrichment activities and is supported by a local coordinator in their community.

American Councils is looking for families willing to host who are able to provide students with a safe, nurturing and English-speaking environment, a place to sleep (sharing a room is okay), meals and snacks as you would normally provide a member of your family and a quiet place to study. All types of families are welcomed including those with teenagers or younger children in the home, retirees, “empty nesters”, young couples and single parent families.

Host families have expressed how rewarding it has been for their children, extended family and communities to learn about another part of the world, particularly countries that we don’t know much about like the former Soviet Union, Serbia and Montenegro, and Afghanistan.

For more information, to share information with others, or to view student profiles, please visit or contact American Councils’ placement office at 202-833-7522 or

Teach and Learn with Georgia: English speakers wanted for 6-12 month teaching positions in Georgia

The Republic of Georgia is recruiting English speakers to help teach English through the project “Teach and Learn with Georgia”. They are offering benefits of housing and living accommodations; medical insurance; round-trip tickets for work related travels and a vacation; and a 500 lari monthly per diem.

Teachers will stay in Georgia for 6-12 months with the once in a life-time opportunity of helping Georgian children learn the English language and thus influencing their lives; become familiarized with amazing Georgian customs and traditions by living in local families; experience unique Georgian folklore and cuisine by socializing with local communities and if willing, learn the Georgian language, one of the oldest and most unique languages of the world.

For more information please contact Jason DuPont at or visit

Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium: “From Triumph to Sorrow: The Iconography of the Crucifixion in Byzantine Art,” June 1

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is pleased to announce its last meeting of the year…
Rana Choi, Ph.D. student in Religion and Literature in the Divinity School at
the University of Chicago, will present “From Triumph to Sorrow: The Iconography
of the Crucifixion in Byzantine Art.”

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 4:30pm in the Cochrane Woods Art Center 153 (5540 S. Greenwood Avenue)