Monthly Archives: October 2010

1-year Faculty Fellow in Russian, Colby College, Deadline December 1


The Russian program in the Department of German and Russian seeks to fill a one-year Faculty Fellow replacement position for 2011-2012, beginning September 1, 2011. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered; must have native or near-native fluency in Russian and evidence of scholarly accomplishment. The successful candidate will have teaching experience that has provided preparation to teach four courses at all undergraduate levels, in both Russian and English. We seek an individual committed to undergraduate teaching and to being involved in the college community at-large.

Dossier must include letter of application, statements on teaching and research; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and course evaluations from two or three courses.

No electronic submissions, please. Send dossier to:
Julie de Sherbinin, Chair, Department of German and Russian, Colby
College, 4442 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8846.

Review of dossiers will begin December 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to
excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and
nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby Web site:

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Culture at Colgate University, Deadline November 10

Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Culture (Colgate University)

Colgate University seeks an Assistant Professor of Russian for a tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2011. The candidate is expected to have completed a PhD in Russian language and literature or cultural studies prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Fluency in Russian and English is a given, along with a dynamic teaching presence in language and non-language courses. While specialization is open, ongoing scholarship in Slavic, East European, or Eurasian culture is essential. The successful candidate will join a strongly interdisciplinary and collaborative Russian Studies program with colleagues in Literature, Anthropology, History, Geography, and Political Science. Teaching duties will involve five courses a year. These will typically include all levels of language, literature and/or culture, and at least one course within Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Please submit a letter of application and C.V., along with any supporting materials, via Also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address language teaching.

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2010.
Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

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Polish E-Learning Instructor, Glyph Language Services

Glyph Language Services is currently seeking part-time Polish e-learning instructors to provide online Polish language Instruction and mentoring as part of an e-learning initiative. Positions are offsite (telecommuting) and candidates must have home office setup with computer, high-speed Internet access, webcam and headset with microphone.

Position: Polish E-Learning Instructor

About Glyph: Glyph Language Services is an industry leading translation, localization and language consulting company, dedicated to providing its clients with customized language solution. Glyph fosters respectful and fruitful relationships with its employees and contractors by setting clear expectations, providing adequate tools and resources, and allowing people to work in ways that fit their unique lifestyles and skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing on-line (e-learning) Polish language instruction and mentoring to students with a variety of language skill levels and requirements.
  • Adapting Polish curriculum, exercises and other activities to specific skill levels and requirements of students. Curriculum will consist of both offline and online (live) activities.
  • Monitoring and assessing students’ learning progress. Developing and adapting tools necessary for assessment.
  • Participating in general development of cross-language curriculum guidelines and learning expectations.
  • Scheduling online (live) sessions with students as necessary and required.


  • Native or near-native fluency in English.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Polish.
  • Graduate degree in Polish, Education or related field preferred.
  • Experience teaching intermediate and advanced curriculum at the college and/or adult/professional continuing education levels.
  • Experience teaching online/distance learning courses preferred.
  • Experience using MS Office and solid technical skills.
  • Experience with Online E-Learning tools Preferred.
  • Flexibility to meet student scheduling needs.

For immediate consideration please email your resume, a cover letter detailing relevant experience and your desired salary equivalent to Please reference the position title in your email.

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2011 Human Rights Internship, Human Rights Internship Program, UChicago, Deadline November 1

The Human Rights Internship Program offers $5000 internships to University of Chicago students for summer projects working at non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and international bodies around the world. The Human Rights Internship Program offers a select group of Chicago students the opportunity to learn the skills and understand the difficulties inherent in putting human rights into practice.  Since its establishment in 1998 the Internship Program has helped place more than 200 students with non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and international bodies around the world.

Applications are available on-line at:

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Travel Grant Competition, Center for the Study of Languages, UChicago, Deadline October 29

A message from our friends at the Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago:

Dear CSL Community,

I hope you’re all off to a good start this quarter.

The CSL has funds available to support language faculty professional development, including workshop and conference participation. We will run a competition for small support grants during each quarter this year. If you have a trip for this quarter or early winter, please submit an application to Steven Clancy by October 29, 2010. Applications should consist of a cover letter describing the nature of your travel and how it supports your professional and academic work and a proposed budget for the trip, including how much support you are seeking and whether or not there are other sources of funding to offset your costs. Please also include any relevant links, brochures, or description of the conference or workshop you plan to attend. You may also turn in hard copy applications at the CSL. The grants competition is open to all language instructors, both language faculty and graduate student instructors.

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22nd Polish Film Festival in America, November 5-21

22nd Polish Film Festival in America will take place in Chicago from November 5 to November 21. Please visit Festival’s website for more information and a listing of films:

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Concert: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, November 6, 7

Celebrating its 67th Anniversary in 2010, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (MSSO) is acclaimed as one of the greatest orchestras from a cultural tradition rich with extraordinary symphonic ensembles. Founded in 1943 by Lev Steinberg, the MSSO quickly established a reputation as one of the premier interpreters of the Russian “classic” composers. Since Pavel Kogan assumed the positions of music director and chief conductor in 1989, the MSSO has steadily expanded its repertoire beyond the classics of Russian and Western symphonic literature to include contemporary compositions from both Russia and abroad.

Concert at Naperville, IL (North Central College) on November 6, 8pm
Concert at South Bend, IN (University of Notre Dame) on November 7, 2pm

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Pavel Sanaev, Chicago Literary Salon, October 31 [russian]

You are invited to join the Chicago Russian Literary Salon in welcoming Pavel Sanaev to Chicago. A contemporary Russian author, Sanaev is most famous for his semi-biographical novel “Poxoronite menya za plintusom”.

Sunday, October 31st, 6pm, Computer Systems Institute, 8950 Gross Point Road.

For more information, call Alla Dekhtyar (773.275.0934)

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“Step” playing at Tet-a-Tet Theatre, October 30 [russian]

Tet-a-Tet theater presents a play “Step”

Join this Russian-language performance on Saturday, October 30th, at 7pm, in Christian Heritage Academy (315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL).

For more information and tickets please visit the theater’s website:

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“An Evening of András Visky”, Theater Y, October 29

‘AN EVENING OF VISKY’ – Theatre’s Y fundraising event

Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
1837 S. Halsted in Pilsen

For one night only, Theatre Y is taking over the Chicago Art Department gallery space to create an immersive evening of theatre, dance, visual art, food and drink, merriment and conversation in celebration of their friend from Transylvania András Visky. Based in Chicago with roots in Romania, Theatre Y creates spaces for international dialogue through theatre. Your presence is cordially requested for Theatre Y’s annual fundraising event.

Performing their way from one corner to the other, up the stairs, up the walls, upside down and all around AND accompanied by a live gypsy band, the Theatre Y ensemble will present an audacious and transcendent collage of excerpts from Visky’s plays Disciples, Juliet, I Killed My Mother and Backborn throughout the evening.  Join them to dance, talk and break bread with them. Tickets are $25 at the door. Reserve in advance by emailing

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