Resident Director Job posting for Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Resident Directors

National Security Language Initiative for Youth

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Position Description

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible American high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in semester overseas immersion programs. In Russia, this will be accomplished through language learning in a formal (20 classroom hours per week) and informal (home stays; and cultural and community service activities) setting.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country co-director for participants on the NSLI for Youth program (NSLI-Y). Participants will be U.S. high school students, 15-18 years of age, who are beginner, intermediate or advanced learners of Russian. The NSLI-Y Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment. He/she must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; and help to arrange group travel and cultural programs. The NSLI-Y Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils Russia Country Director and NSLI-Y program staff in Washington, D.C. Prior to departure for Russia, the NSLI-Y Resident Director must attend an American Councils orientation program for resident directors. He/she must travel to Russia with the student group at the beginning of the program and return to Washington, D.C., with the group at the end of the program. The NSLI-Y Resident Director reports to the NSLI-Y Overseas Placement Senior Program Officer.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: August 11, 2010December 20, 2010

Qualifications:

Able and willing to travel with a group of U.S. high school students (approximately 15 students, aged 15-18) to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia;
Advanced or higher proficiency in
Russian;
U.S.
citizen or permanent resident;
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field;
Study, work, or extensive travel experience in
Russia;
Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability; and
Experience teaching or developing curricula for English preferred.

Benefits:

Round trip travel expenses from home city to Washington, DC for orientation
Round trip international airfare
Meals & accommodations
All excursions associated with program
International Health and Accident insurance for duration of program

For more information please contact Margaret Anderson at manderson@americancouncils.org.

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 roz@abfn.org with the subject line “Faculty Search.” Queries about the application process can be directed to Ms. Caldwell at 312-988-6531.

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 Dupont.jason@gmail.com or visit www.tlg.ge

Associate Director Position, European Union Center (Illinois), Deadline: June 8

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND STUDIES

European Union Center

Associate Director

12 month 100% position

Primary Function:

Primary responsibilities are to execute the programmatic activities of the European Union Center (EUC) in a professionally efficient and effective manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative management of the European Union Center office including representing Director in his/her absence;
  • Manage grant execution to comply with University and funding agency guidelines, deadlines, and regulations
  • Prepare grant proposals in collaboration with Director;
  • Coordinate the activities of program faculty;
  • Develop a market for the M.A. in European Union Studies (MAEUS) by fostering relationships with selected UIUC units and educational institutions in the US and EU.
  • Collaborate with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) and International Programs & Studies (IPS) on clear procedural MAEUS guidelines covering all activities from review of applications to notification of admission decisions.
  • Manage processing of MAEUS applications.
  • Advise MAEUS applicants on admission requirements.
  • Assist students in identifying research opportunities, financial support, and career opportunities;
  • Provide counseling to MAEUS students throughout their enrollment.
  • Coordinate seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Develop and strengthen relations with other European Centers in the U.S.
  • Coordinate preparation of publications.

Reporting Relationship:

The position reports directly to the Director of the European Union Center, who reports to the Associate Provost for International Affairs who reports to the Provost.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A Master’s Degree or ABD in an area relevant to international studies and programs;
  • International experience, preferably in Europe;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and desktop publishing software, or similar;
  • Administrative experience, project coordination, and proven organizational talents;
  • Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, and with representatives from national and international institutions;
  • Sensitivity to the functioning of an interdisciplinary program within the context of a complex university;
  • Ability to work with faculty and government agencies, both in the United States and overseas;
  • Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance;
  • Initiative and creativity in program development;
  • Knowledge of labor market trends and job search methods for graduate students

Preferred:

  • ABD or PhD in an area relevant to international studies and programs
  • Working knowledge of one or more European languages other than English
  • Experience advising university students;
  • Experience collaborating with university faculty;
  • Experience building and managing budgets.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Starting Date

As soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing Date

In order to ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile athttp://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by June 8, 2010. Interviews may be conducted prior to the closing of the search; no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Contact

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

International Programs and Studies

Bryan Endres, Chair

507 E. Green St, Suite 404, MC-417

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-1828

email: ips-jobs@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Lecturer in Russian Language, Literature and Culture, University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer in Russian Language, Literature and Culture

University of Pennsylvania
Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Williams Hall,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position for 2010-2011 (subject to funding). This position will be responsible to teach five courses per year in Russian language, including a content-based class in Russian literature and culture. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Russian language at all levels, native or near-native Russian and English, and a Ph.D. in Russian
Language or Literature (ABDs will be considered). Applicants should apply
online <facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50787>
and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who will provide a recommendation letter. Review of applications will begin June 1, but we will accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or
(215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Technical Writing Position, University for Information Science and Technology, Macedonia

Lecturer position in Technical Writing at the University for Information Science and Technology, “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

The University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, invites applications for lecturer position at any academic rank in technical writing and communication for the academic year 2010/2011. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses, developing and grading tests and quizzes, preparing and presenting lectures, meeting with students outside of class time for additional assistance, and designing and evaluating laboratory exercises. The typical teaching load for this position will be ten contact hours per week.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (in hand by time of appointment) in technical communication, writing studies, composition/rhetoric, or a closely related field. Ability to teach public speaking a plus. Applicants must also have demonstrated documented successful teaching experience at the college level, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to teach with technology, and native or near-native fluency in English. It is also expected that current instructional technologies will be incorporated in course materials on a regular basis.

Applications should include

  • A cover letter
  • Current C.V.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabus
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Copies of Diplomas and any Certificates of Achievement in Higher education,
  • Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses.

Please submit applications to:

University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle”
Partizanska B.B Dom na ARM – Ohird
6000 Ohrid
Republic of Macedonia

In addition, applications may be submitted electronically as a single pdf file via email to Blagoja Samakoski at blagoja.samakoski@uist.edu.mk

The newly established University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” (http://www.uist.edu.mk) employs foreign professors who provide a high level instruction to Macedonian and foreign students. English is the language of instruction in all courses. The university is located in the south-west part of the Republic of Macedonia in the city of Ohrid, situated by the beautiful Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO Heritage Site.

For more information about the position, please feel free to contact:

Rector: Dr. Blagoja Samakoski, blagoja.samakoski@uist.edu.mk

Professor: Dr. George Mitrevski,  george.mitrevski@uist.edu.mk

Visiting Professor Position, Mitrovica Summer University (Kosovo), Deadline: May 24

The Mitrovica Summer University 2010 will take place between 16th -31st July 2010. The University is therefore recruiting international professors to teach on the topics listed below.

This year the MSU will take place from 16th July until 31st July 2010. The MSU consists of six two-week courses taught by six visiting professors to approximately 150 students. Visiting professors teach together with local professors and the student group is made up from the local area, south east Europe and Western Europe. During the Mitrovica Summer University 2010 six courses will take place on the following topics:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Marketing in Digital Age
  • Diplomacy and Communication
  • Slavism Studies
  • European Integrations and Western Balkans
  • Sustainable Architecture

Professors teach pro bono and SPARK covers travel, accommodation and food during the two week stay.

Your registration for the MSU 2010 is done with one single click on the following link. After registration click on the link “Participate”. MSU 2010 team will respond you as soon as possible.

Enthusiastic visiting professors who would like to lecture during the MSU 2010 can apply to teach one of the topics listed or propose a new theme. Applications can be made via an online professor registration form. For more information, please visit www.spark-online.org. Once you have completed the simple registration form, you will be able to upload a course proposal under one of the themes listed above. Interested visiting professors are recommended to register and submit their CVs and course proposals before 24th May 2010.

Please note that applications will only be considered with uploaded and completed course proposals.

International Program Manager Position, Bard College

International Program Manager, Bard College

Bard College is accepting applications for the position of International Program
Manager. The International Program Manager reports to the Assistant Director
of the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE). The main focus of
the position is on developing, implementing, and supervising recruitment and
hosting of undergraduate students at two Bard partner institutions: Smolny
College, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the American University of Central Asia
(AUCA), in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In this capacity, the International Program
Manager is expected to set and meet numerical and financial goals for
recruitment. S/he will play an integral role in assuring the excellence of the
student experience abroad.

The position is based at Bard, with regular travel both within the US and
internationally, including regular visits to AUCA and Smolny. Approximately 50%
of time will be devoted to program development and management of the Bard-
Smolny program and 50% to program development and management of the
Bard-AUCA program.

Building on the successful Bard-Smolny Program at Smolny, the International
Program Manager will:

•    Develop strategic marketing plans and strengthen networking for
Smolny College recruitment, including alumni networking and liaison with
faculty and staff at key sending colleges and universities in North America.
Smolny currently sends ca. 25-30 U.S. students to Smolny every semester,
plus 30 to its Summer Language Intensive.
•    Assist the Asst. Director of IILE in supervising and assuring the
excellence of the existing Bard-Smolny program at Smolny, including designing
recruitment materials, maintaining the website, and updating manuals, etc.
•    Create and manage a program for visiting North American students at
AUCA, beginning with the Fall Semester 2011. This includes assuring the
availability of needed facilities, staff, and arrangements at AUCA.
•    Develop and implement a recruitment plan for AUCA, including needed
materials (website, print publications), in cooperation with AUCA and with IILE
recruitment staff, beginning in Spring 2010 (with the first students attending
AUCA in FS 2011).

Depending upon experience, the International Program Manager will also have
the opportunity to assist with the creation and administration of other IILE
initiatives at Smolny and AUCA, including curriculum development and review,
public relations, and fundraising, to administer direct student and faculty
exchange programs between and among Bard, Smolny, and AUCA, and to
manage the budgets of all programs for which s/he has direct administrative
responsibility.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to
recruit@bard.edu Subject line: IILE Program Manager – 10006. Review of
applications will begin immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity
employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its
diversity.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to 
recruit@bard.edu Subject line: IILE Program Manager - 10006. Review of 
applications will begin immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity 
employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its 
diversity.

Sessional Appointments in Russian, University of Victoria (Canada), Deadline: May 20

Sessional Appointments in Russian
University of Victoria
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from qualified instructors for sessional assignments from 1 September 2010 to 30 April 2011 within CUPE Local 4163 (Component 3) Sessional Lecturers certification. Course assignments may include both introductory- and advanced-level courses in Russian film, culture, literature, and language, subject to funding and enrollment criteria. For a full-time sessional appointment, a PhD in hand is required. Successful applicants  will also have proven teaching experience in the North American university system.

The assignment selection criteria will include qualifications and ability of the candidate(s) based on relevant education and professional experience and proven teaching effectiveness.  The appointments will be made at the rank of Sessional Lecturer and salary will be commensurate with the sessional salary scale. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Peter Gölz, Chair
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045
Victoria, BC V8W 3P4 Canada

Phone: (250) 721-7316
Fax: (250) 721-7319
E-mail: pgolz@uvic.ca

Deadline: 20 May 2010.  Employment decisions will be made by 30 May 2010.

The University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please include a sentence on your CV indicating your citizenship.