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Language Experts Needed, Lidget Green

Language Experts Needed

Lidget Green is a company that writes language tests. We currently have a contract to review a large number of test items for the Department of Defense. We need a number of reviewers for each of these languages:


Qualified teachers of these languages would be ideal candidates.


Reviewers must have:

1) good skills in the target language: native speakers with tertiary education in target language are ideal, although non-natives with proven ability might be accepted;
2) good English skills; a degree from an English-medium university or standardized test scores are both acceptable
3) experience in language education, or language assessment
4) permission to work in the US;
5) good computer skills, and able to work in an online environment

The DoD will check resumes, and approve all reviewers in advance. Supporting evidence may be required.
Language teachers of target languages will generally meet these qualifications quite easily, as will many native graduate students studying at US universities.


At the start of the project, reviewers would have to attend a three-day training session at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. All travel and accommodation expenses will be paid, along with a daily honorarium (the general location and the hotel itself are very attractive).

Training is held every month. Our next workshop will be October 2-4, 2012, followed by:

February 2013 (dates TBD)
April 2013 (dates TBD)
June 2013 (dates TBD)

After the initial training, all work can be done online, from home, at whatever time is convenient to the reviewer. The time commitment is a few hours per week, for an estimated ten to twelve weeks. The project has begun for most languages. Ability to work to deadlines is crucial.


Payment is on a per item basis, and at normal work rates, the hourly payment will be attractive. Once some experience is gained, efficient reviewers will earn even more.

For more details of the tasks, and the pay rates, please send a CV to Craig Archambault,

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Assistant Professor and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

Assistant Professor and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

Nineteenth-century Literature and Culture and Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Macalester College seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Studies, to begin September 2013. Candidates may apply for the visiting or the tenure-track position, or for both. Candidates wishing to be considered for both positions should indicate that in their cover letter. Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English preferred. The positions entail teaching five courses per year, two in Russian language and three in literature and/or culture that may include thematic courses, seminars in area of specialization, and courses with a strong interdisciplinary component. We are looking for dynamic, theoretically informed scholar-teachers committed to the study of Russian culture as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Candidates can study the program’s innovative curriculum at the department website. We would also encourage candidates to consider collaboration with Macalester’s many interdisciplinary departments and concentrations, such as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, Critical Theory, and Urban Studies.

To apply, submit a letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and have three letters of recommendation sent to Questions regarding the application should be directed to Dr. James von Geldern at Applications will be considered beginning on October 15, 2012. Interviews will take place at the ASEEES Convention in New Orleans, November 15-18.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.


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College Fellow in Russian Language Position, Harvard

New College Fellow in Russian language position at Harvard University:

Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is seeking applications for a College Fellow in Russian language, to begin August 27. Teaching duties will include teaching three Russian language courses, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The desire to work on materials development would be a plus. The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses and capstone projects. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Detailed application instructions and a link to the online application are available at Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by August 1, 2012. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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Position in Russian Culture, Tenured at Ohio State University

Ohio State U
Dept. of Slavic & E European Langs. & Cultures

Senior tenured position in Russian Culture, with demonstrated teaching experience and a strong record of publications in three of the following areas: film, theater, poetry, theory, postmodernism, and gender studies. Applicants will be considered only if they have (1) native or near-native command of Russian and English, with the ability to teach in Russian at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and (2) a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity, since the position, through primarily in Russian culture, calls for teaching courses within or cross-listed with at least two of the following: Film Studies (FS), Theater, Comparative Studies, International Studies (IS), and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Interviews will be held at the ASEEES Convention in New Orleans, 15-18 November 2012.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a complete CV (with the names and email addresses of three references), and a sample publication in one of the areas specified above by 1 October to the following address:

Slavic Search Committee
c/o Linda Milbourne
Ohio State University
400 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus OH 43210-1340

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. OSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.

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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.

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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

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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.

For more info visit

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Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at UIUC

Application Deadline: October 29, 2012

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2013.

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in activities related to their research at the IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research. Continue reading →

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Program Coordinator–The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Berkeley

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California, Berkeley is currently recruiting for the position of Program Coordinator. Please share this announcement with your Center’s relevant listservs and with anyone you think may be a good candidate for the position.

As the primary, full-time staff member responsible for ISEEES programming, the Program Coordinator designs, conducts, promotes, and supports various research and public educational programs, outreach events, and fundraising initiatives at the Institute, including conferences, workshops, lecture series, faculty and visiting scholar support programs, student fellowships, and other academic and public programs. The incumbent researches and assesses outreach and educational needs and interests for targeted public segment audiences, and develops programs, publications, communications materials, technology, learning, and fundraising approaches accordingly. The Program Coordinator also processes and services a variety of operational and financial transactions and services as required by specific program activities.

This is a career position with a full UC benefits package; and the salary range is $39,000 – $45,000 annual, depending on qualifications and experience.

Full details can be found at the following website:

or by going to and searching by Job Title “Program Coordinator #13947” or Job ID “13947”.

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