ACTR/ACCELS 2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program, Deadline October 1

The following message comes to CEERES from ACTR/ACCELS:

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Ukraine.

Applications for the Spring 2011 program are due October 1st, 2011 (sic?). See for more information.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study.  Program features include: core language courses focusing on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics, vocabulary development, and conversational skills; area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students; classes conducted in small groups of three to six students or in private tutorials; native-speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students; homestays with local families; undergraduate or graduate credit from Bryn Mawr College; pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.; and logistical support provided by local American Councils offices. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Languages offered:
*Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia
*Azeri in Baku, Azerbaijan
*Chechen or Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia
*Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan
*Romanian in Chisinau, Moldova
*Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki) or Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
*Turkmen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
*Ukrainian in Kyiv, Ukraine

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also received substantial fellowship support from the National Security Education Program (, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

Application deadlines:
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1

For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522

Assistant Professor in Transcultural East Central European Studies at University of Tübingen, Deadline October 1

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from the University of Tübingen:

The Slavic Department of the University of Tübingen is announcing the availability  of an Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor, W1) position in Transcultural East Central European Studies (literary and cultural studies)

The position is available starting 1 April 2011.

We are seeking a scholar with expertise in an East Slavic and a West Slavic (preferably Czech) literature and an additional thematic focus in cultural studies, including the entangled histories of Slavic (and non-Slavic) cultures in East Central Europe.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to all relevant study programmes of the Department and participate in establishing postgraduate programmes. The workload will consist of 4 hours of teaching a week, and 6 hours after evaluation.

We are seeking scholars with a distinguished doctoral dissertation on a relevant subject, other internationally recognized publications and extensive teaching experience.

As a Juniorprofessor (W1) you will be expected to conduct research and fulfil teaching duties independently. You will be appointed for 4 years. After a positive evaluation this time will be extended by another 2 years.

The University of Tübingen aims at increasing the share of female professors. Women with appropriate qualifications are thus encouraged to apply. People with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.

Please include the following documents and information in your application: curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, lists of publications, courses taught, third-party funds acquired and existing cooperations as well as a research and teaching plan. The application should be submitted by 1 October 2010 to the Dean of the Neo philological Faculty of Tübingen University, Wilhelm str. 50, 72074 Tübingen, Germany.

Head of Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Deadline October 11

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from Dr. Denise Baker. Please send additional inquiries to

Professor and Head
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the newly-established Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, effective August 1, 2011. The new department will formally come into existence on July 1, 2011, and will combine the faculty and programs of the existing Department of Romance Languages and the Department of German and Russian. The Head is expected to provide administrative and intellectual leadership for the department, to support the faculty in their work as scholars and teachers, and to work with the faculty to create a vision for this new department. Applications are invited from individuals whose scholarship encompasses any of the areas currently represented within the two existing departments, or whose experience could enrich the opportunities that will become available. Strong leadership and communication skills, including native or near-native command of English and the language related to the candidate’s primary research and teaching, and a record of scholarship appropriate to an appointment at the rank of Professor are required. Previous administrative experience is highly desirable.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will be one of 19 departments in the College of Arts & Sciences (, with approximately 120  undergraduate majors in Spanish, French, and German, and 15 Master’s students in Spanish and French. In addition, it will offer courses in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian, with the intention of adding others in the future. The department will have 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 22 full-time lecturers.

UNC Greensboro, one of 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity. Enrollment is approximately 18,400 students, including 3,800 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, a description of their scholarship, a description of their approach to the responsibilities of a Department Head, and contact information for four references. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and should be sent to DNBAKER@UNCG.EDU. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Denise N. Baker, either by e-mail or by telephone (336-334-5547). Inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially on request.

Tenure-track Position In Russian Literature at The University of Oklahoma, Deadline November 20

The following announcement comes to CEERES from The University of Oklahoma:

The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Russian literature and culture (field of specialization open). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and a native or near-native command of Russian and English.  They should provide evidence of high-quality publications underway and a plan for future research activity. The successful candidate will be familiar with communicative approaches to language pedagogy and will be prepared to teach Russian language courses at all levels as well as courses in Russian literature and culture delivered in both Russian and English. The position carries a teaching load of four courses per year.  Salary is competitive. Appointment to begin August 16, 2011. Interviews will be held at the AATSEEL convention.

Please send a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, a c.v., a writing sample, and copies of teaching evaluations to Emily Johnson, search committee chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019. Materials should be postmarked by 20 November 2010.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Associate Research Fellow for AHRC-funded project, Reconfiguring the Canon of Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry, 1991-2008, Deadline September 8

The following announcement came to CEERES from The University of Exeter:

College of Humanites   (Academic)
Associate Research Fellow for AHRC-funded project, Reconfiguring the Canon of Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry, 1991-2008 (Fixed term, full-time) (Ref. N2965)

This new full-time fixed term Associate Research Fellowship post is available from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2013.

The aim of the project, directed by Dr. Katharine Hodgson as Principal Investigator, with Dr. Alexandra Smith at the University of Edinburgh as Co-Investigator, is to explore the ways in which the contemporary Russian literary world has reshaped the canon of twentieth-century poetry. The project will assess the extent to which the canon as represented in print publications has changed in comparison to the canon of the late Soviet period, and analyse the contribution of Russian publishers, literary journals, and educational institutions to the process of canon formation. The post holder will investigate the role of educational institutions and publishers in the development of the post-Soviet canon and also contribute to project administration and, with appropriate training, manage the project website and bibliographical database. (See the application pack for full details)

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent research experience and relevant publications in an aspect of Russian literature of the twentieth century; native or near-native competence in both Russian and English. The post offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to participate in a major research project and in so doing to develop their careers, professional experience and training in research methods, skills and procedures. There will also be opportunity to engage in a limited amount of undergraduate teaching.

The starting salary will be circa £25,000 on Grade E.

Application packs are available from

e-mail; quoting reference number N2965.

Completed applications should be forwarded to Jenny Hickman, SALL Research Administrator either by e-mail ( or by post to the following address Room 256, College of Humanities, Queen’s Building, The Queen’s Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QH.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon 8 September 2010. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 20 September 2010.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Please contact:

Tenure-track Position in Russian Literature at the University of Chicago, Deadline October 22

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure-track or tenured position in Russian literature. We welcome applications from entry-level Assistant to recently tenured and promoted Associate Professor; PhD required. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century Russian literature (prose, poetry or drama), but other specializations and periods will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Humanities Core and to our year-long survey of Russian literature in addition to teaching topical seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Тhe successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring students at all levels. A strong publication record is required for tenured candidates. Native to near-native Russian required.

All applicants must upload a cover letter and current curriculum vitae at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 00503:

Candidates are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample in hard copy to:

Russian Literature Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

For full consideration, all electronic uploads and hard copies must be received by 22 October 2010. Review will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the ASEEES (formerly AAASS) Convention in Los Angeles. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Call for Papers: The Late Antiquity and Byzantium Workshop at UChicago

The Late Antiquity and Byzantium Workshop is calling for papers for its 2010-2011 calendar. Submissions from graduate students with dissertation chapters or proposals are especially encouraged.

The workshop has as its focus the Eastern Mediterranean World from 330 – 1453 CE, as approached from a variety of viewpoints, including Late Rome, Byzantium, Early Islam, Slavic Studies, Crusader Periods, and Eastern Church Studies. The workshop will usually meet Tuesday afternoons in Cochrane-Woods Art Center (5540 S. Greenwood Ave., just north of the Regenstein Library), Room 156, at 4:30 p.m.  Meetings on other days of the week are possible by request. Sessions typically run for approximately 90 minutes (including the presentation of the paper and a questions and answer session), followed by more informal conversation.

Those who would like to present or would like some additional information should contact Nathan Leidholm by e-mail (

Dvořák: Requiem Performed by The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, August 13

The following note came to CEERES from The Chicago Sister Cities International Program:
Dvořák: Requiem: The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus provide a rare opportunity to hear Dvořák’s richly expressive and passionate choral masterpiece; this work was among the most popular choral works of his lifetime. The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International will support this program through a special evening gathering on Friday, August 13 at 5:00 p.m., prior to the concert, at the 312 Garden Tent (yellow tent on the east side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion) in Millennium Park. Refreshments will be on a cash basis. A special section will be reserved in the tent as well as the pavilion seating bowl, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who: Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Friday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. AND Saturday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.

Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Please RSVP to by August 11.

For more details regarding the Dvořák: Requiem, please visit