Monthly Archives: June 2012

Turkish Lecturer at the University of Kansas


DEPARTMENT: Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: 9-month, non-tenure track position (renewable), half-time (20 hours/week)
SALARY: $20,000 & benefits
START DATE: August 18, 2012


· Teach two undergraduate courses per semester in first and second-year Turkish

· Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute.

· Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.

· Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days. The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

· Assess student language proficiency as required.

· Adhere to departmental, college and university policies and attend departmental meetings.


Native or near-native fluency in Turkish, at least at the ACTFL superior level.
BA in Turkish language and literature, Turkish studies or a field related to foreign language pedagogy.
Near-native fluency in English.
Ability to teach Turkish effectively at the undergraduate level, as demonstrated by previous professional experience and/or professional training.

5. Appropriate work authorization for employment in the United States.


1. PhD or A.B.D. in a field related to language instruction (i.e., Turkish language and literature, linguistics, etc.)
2. Degree in TESL
3. Experience teaching Turkish or other languages to non-native speakers in a US college or university.
4. Evidence or testimony regarding excellent teaching ability at the University level.
5. Interest and ability to develop 3rd-year Turkish language.
6. Interest and ability to develop literature and culture course.
7. Interest and experience in on-line language instruction.

DEADLINE: We will start reviewing applications July 16, 2012, but will accept applications until the position is filled.

A complete application consists of completion of the on-line form at see position # 00002342, cover letter, cv, list of references, teaching statement and sample course syllabi. Please note that these materials should be uploaded directly to the KU job site.

The University of Kansas is an EO/AA employer.

Posted in: Job Postings

Readership in Russian at University of St Andrews

Senior Position: Readership in Russian at University of St Andrews – SK1084
School of Modern Languages, £46,846 – £52,706 per annum, Start: 1 January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a full time Reader in Russian. You will be expected to hold a PhD, and should possess native or near-native language skills in Russian and English. Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist interest in any area of Russian literature and culture, although applications in visual arts, film and twentieth to twenty-first century literature and culture are particularly encouraged.

A Reader in the UK is a senior post associated particularly with research excellence. Candidates for readerships at UK universities will normally be mid-career scholars who have reached Assistant or Associate Professor level in the US system.

Further details:

Further information about the School of Modern Languages can also be found at Informal enquiries can be directed to: Dr Emily Finer, e-mail:; Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, Head of School of Modern Languages, e-mail:, tel. 01334 463678.

Ref No: SK1084

Posted in: Job Postings

Russian Instructor Position at Northeastern University

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Northeastern University seeks to hire an instructor of Russian language for the 2012-13 academic year.

This is an adjunct part-time position. The course load will include two courses, in Elementary Russian 1 and Elementary Russian 2, with the possibility (depending upon enrollments) of a third course in Intermediate Russian.

The department is seeking a candidate with experience teaching Russian language at the college level, with an M.A. or Ph.D. degree.

Send a cover letter, resume and list of references to:

Dennis Cokely, Chair, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Harlow Robinson, Matthews Distinguished University Professsor,

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Development Associate Researcher/Writer – Wilson Center

Development Associate Researcher/Writer – Development Office
Application Deadline: June 29, 2012

The Center’s Development Office is in search of a Development Associate who will be responsible for researching donors and prospects and creating reports to distribute within the office. This position will also provide a variety of grant management assistance to the Programs throughout the Center. Please read the full job opportunity announcement for more information and how to apply. Please note that applicants must submit a grant proposal or a similar job related writing sample to be considered for this position.

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Makom Now Soliciting Contributions

Makom: The University of Chicago’s Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Thought is currently seeking submissions for its Fall 2012 issue. The deadline for abstracts is July 1st and the deadline for full submissions is August 15th. Submissions and questions should be emailed to, and updates can be found on Makom’s website ( or Facebook page.

Please see the following pdf for details: Call For Submissions Fall 2012

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine”

“Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine”

Presentation and book signing at the UIMA

Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 PM

The book of essays by scholars in various disciplines focuses on the challenges confronting women in Ukraine today. Each author offers a fresh perspective on a key issue: from survival in a patriarchal society, to the pressures of economic migration, to the lack of gender equality and political power, to questions of nationalism and democracy.

Marian J. Rubchak is a Senior Research Professor of History at Valparaiso University whose work focuses on reimagining Slavic identities in various contexts. She has written on the role of myth in shaping the identity of contemporary Ukrainian women and the difficulties they face in a transitional society that is often biased against women.

Cost: $10 for Members of UIMA and CBPG, $15 for non-members

The book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Posted in: Chicago Events

75th Anniversary of the Opening of The Polish Museum of America

The 75th Anniversary of the opening of The Polish Museum of America

with a special exhibit featuring the early years of the Museum in photographs from our archival collection, along with recognition of the centennial anniversary of the PRCUA building housing the Museum.

Refreshments and entertainment.

Friday, June 15, 2012
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

In the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of
The Polish Museum of America
984 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Admission $10.
Members of the PMA and Chicago Cultural Alliance $5. (Must present membership card.)
Special promotion for this event!
Free admission with purchase of a Museum membership!
(Membership categories start at $25.)

Exhibit on view from
June 15 — August 31, 2012
11 am — 4 pm, closed Thursdays.
Free parking in lot next to the Museum building.

Posted in: Chicago Events

Three Sisters at the Steppenwolf

Chehkov’s Three Sisters at the Steppenwolf Theater
June 28-Aug 26, 2012

The Prozorov family chafes at the constraints of life in their small provincial town, once a bustling army garrison where their late father served as general. Attempts to shore up their crumbling social status lay bare the larger forces of unrest that will soon engulf them all.

Tony® Award-winning ensemble members Tracy Letts and Anna D. Shapiro continue their celebrated collaboration, bringing fresh insight to this classic story of a privileged family’s changing fortunes.

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New Czech Films at the Gene Siskel Film Center

New Czech Films U.S. Tour 2012

June 9-26

Provocative premieres and prize-winners make up this series of six recent films from the Czech Republic. They range from PROTEKTOR’s stylish but sinister drama and the real-life human comedy of MATCHMAKING MAYOR to LEAVING, the first and only film directed by playwright and former Czech Republic president, the late Vaclav Havel. The series opens with WALKING TOO FAST, the thriller that swept the 2011 Czech Lion Awards, with director Radim Spacek in person on June 9.

The touring series “New Czech Films U.S. Tour 2012” is curated by Irena Kovarova, and organized by the Gene Siskel Film Center, the Czech Film Center, and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Chicago, with additional support from the Czech Center New York.

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CFP: Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies

Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies

Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2012

The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages will again hold a “Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies” in conjunction with CESS Conference on Thursday, October 18-21 in Bloomington, IN. The pre-conference will take place in the afternoon of the first day of the conference, Thursday, October 18.

The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish and Turkic languages by graduate students in Turkish and Turkic Studies in North America. It will promote contact between students at various institutions and allow for feedback from faculty discussants participating in the pre-conference. Another goal is to help students progress towards more formal presentations at national conferences such as those of MESA, CESS, and organizations devoted to specific disciplines. Continue reading →

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