University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge, Application Deadline June 13

University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture

Department of Slavonic Studies

Vacancy Reference No: GR08194 Salary: £36,862-£46,696

The Department of Slavonic Studies is seeking to appoint a full-time,
permanent University Lecturer from 1 October 2011, or as soon as
possible thereafter. This post has been created thanks to the
generosity of the Isaac Newton Trust. The post-holder will contribute
to the teaching of the undergraduate tripos in Russian, delivering
lectures on Russian literature and culture, and to the teaching of the
M.Phil in Russian studies. S/he will also be expected to undertake
undergraduate language teaching, assist in Tripos examinations,
supervise MPhil and PhD students, if appropriate, and play an active
role in the further development of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, and will have a record of
research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication),
in a field of Russian literature and/or culture, and the promise of
making an outstanding contribution to the Department of Slavonic
Studies. Applications will be considered in any area of Russian
studies, from the earliest times until the present, although the
ability to teach one or more of the following may be an advantage: 1.
pre-Modern culture; 2. contemporary culture; 3. Russian and Soviet
history. Native or excellent non-native command of Russian and English
is essential.

Applications can be made by completing form CHRIS 6 form (available at, a cover letter, a
detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a
statement on your research interests, and the names and addresses of
three referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field.
Application materials should be sent by the closing date of 13 June
2011, either by post to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee,
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge
CB3 9DA OR by e-mail to You are requested to ask
your referees to write directly by the same date. You are welcome to
seek further information by contacting Dr Emma Widdis, Head of
Department, e-mail:

Further particulars can be found at

Shortlisted candidates for the post will be notified by Friday 17th
June. Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning June 27th
2011. The interview will involve candidates giving a short lecture of
20 minutes to a mixed group of graduate students and members of the
Department, and a short sample language class, prior to the interview

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a
probationary period of one year.

Closing date: 13 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: week commencing
27 June 2011.

Russian Lecturer, University of Denver

On behalf of the Russian program at the University of Denver:
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a Lecturer of Russian for a one-year appointment to begin September 1, 2011. This is a non-tenure track position with full benefits. The appointed lecturer will teach all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture. Area of specialization in Russian is open. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is required. MA or ABD status in Russian or related field by time of application is required. PhD or ABD by time of appointment is preferred. The successful candidate must have experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture to undergraduate students in the United States. The teaching load is eight classes per year on a quarter calendar. Salary is competitive.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a CV, cover letter, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. In addition to applying on-line, please send three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and evidence of successful teaching to: Russian Search Committee, Prof. Victor Castellani, Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, 2000 East Asbury, Sturm Hall 391, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.

Country Director (Russia), American Councils, Moscow, Russia

Country Director

Position Description

The Country Director provides overall administrative and programmatic direction for all American Councils activities and operations in the Russian Federation and represents American Councils to current and potential funders and partners. Located In Moscow, the position oversees and directs American Councils activities related to study in Russia for Americans and study abroad in the U.S. for Russians, as well as Russia-based programming for alumni of exchanges, development projects in higher education, and service to U.S. and Russian institutions seeking partnerships, cooperation, and learning. The Country Director exercises administrative oversight of all operations and personnel in the country, working in conjunction with respective Office Directors in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok. The Country Director oversees and provides on-site academic monitoring of American Councils’ academic programs for Americans, and periodic evaluation of teaching effectiveness and program design. The portfolio in Russia includes exchanges such as Open World, FLEX, NSLI-Y, CLS, LFP, the Tatarstan Higher Education Fellowship, and development and other higher education initiatives such as the Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity (EURECA) Program, EducationUSA, and Legislative Institutes. In support of programming, the Country Director consults with Washington-based staff to make recommendations concerning personnel matters, policies, budgets, and innovations in programmatic and administrative structures.

This position reports to the Washington-based Managing Director for Field Operations and Programs, and as a key member of American Councils field-based leadership team, works closely with senior staff members, program managers, and colleagues in other field offices.


Oversight and Leadership
* Maintains American Councils’ organizational relations in the country with relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy, USAID, and other US government agencies); with the Russian federal and regional governments and private institutions (government ministries, agencies, and offices; national corporations; and American Councils’ institutional partners); international and domestic foundations organizations and foundations; and the media;
* Provides overall supervision of American Councils programs in Russia by communicating, as needed, with Russia-based and U.S.-based staff members concerning academic, operational, and other policy matters as affected by Russia’s political, economic and cultural conditions; Makes recommendations on general program matters, on perceptions of American Councils administered programs and on the influence of local conditions on administration of programs in Russia;
* Represents American Councils as related to all programs in individual consultations, public appearances, and meetings with potential and existing partners; advances goals of international cooperation and learning in the larger NGO, exchange, donor, and education community in Russia
* Participates actively in developing new programs, seeking new funding sources, cultivating philanthropic opportunities for the region and enhancing external relations.

Administration and Finance:
* Oversees American Councils internal operations, ensuring smooth operations of American Councils in the country in terms of infrastructure and staffing
* Advises staff on American Councils policies and employment matters and coordinates implementation of HR policies and practices related to hiring, training, evaluation, and professional growth and development
* Works closely with Program Managers and Grant Accountants to ensure budgets for the region are developed, monitored, adjusted and maintained according to government regulations and sound accounting practices.
* Oversees all general Moscow office administrative matters such as negotiating contracts; interacting with landlords, maintaining proper work environment, and providing DC office with finance reports monthly, and budgets every six months; monitors all outgoing and incoming funds
* Assists Office Directors with the coordination of all general office administrative matters in the region such as negotiating contracts.

Program Administration:
* Oversees and assists in organizing, implementing and reporting on activities, including recruitment and alumni activities delivered by program offices;
* Monitors all recruitment activities to assure timely and proper conduct of competitions;
* Assists with recruitment activities
* Meets with ministry and US government officials regularly to provide appropriate information and overview of the program administration processes and alumni activities
* Ensures accurate, full and timely reports are filed as appropriate

* Fluent in Russian; additional regional languages desirable;
* Graduate degree — related to region in: economics, international education or development, history, or related area; experience working with higher education a plus
* Professional-level program management experience;
* Experience in budget management;
* Demonstrated experience in developing external sources of funding support;
* Supervisory experience; experience supervising host-country national staff preferred;
* Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
* Overseas work/living experience, preferably in Russia;
* Cross-cultural skills;
* Strong written and oral communication skills.

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American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located in the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Regional Director, South-Eastern Europe, American Councils, Belgrade, Serbia

The Regional Director is responsible for expanding and maintaining American Councils presence and infrastructure in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia. In addition to coordinating all current American Councils programmatic activity in the region, the incumbent will establish and maintain American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS organizational relations, oversee internal operations, and provide overall supervision of American Councils programs. In this capacity, the Regional Director position reports to the Washington-based Managing Director for Field Operations and Programs, and works closely with the Washington-based Program Managers and the Director of Program Development. The position is stationed in Belgrade, Serbia

* Maintains American Councils organizational relations in the host country with relevant funding agencies, government offices, institutions and foundations (Embassies, USAID, World Bank, etc.); with national government and private institutions (government ministries, agencies and offices; national corporations; American Councils’ institutional partners); with the in-country offices of American organizations and foundations; and, with the international and domestic press;
* Administers youth, undergraduate and graduate student exchanges as well as faculty and professional training programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to promotion of programs; recruitment, selection, and interviewing of candidates; pre-departure orientations; English-language program; staff training as necessary; and alumni activities;
* Responsible for actively seeking out and implementing growth and development activities throughout the region which support the organization’s mission, including fund-raising activity and managing external relations;
* Oversees American Councils internal operations in region; coordinates the activities of program staff; and advises staff on American Councils policies and employment matters regarding local national employees;
* Communicates regularly with, and makes recommendations to the Washington- based Managing Director for Field Operations and Programs and relevant Program Managers and senior staff on general program matters, on perceptions of American Councils programs and on the influence of local conditions on the organization’s programs in the host countries;
* Provides coordination among American Councils offices in South-Eastern Europe and acoss program lines, Manages all general office administrative matters such as negotiating contracts; interacting with landlords, etc.

* Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) — related to region in: economics, international education or development, history, Balkan languages, or a related area;
* Professional-level program management experience;
* Experience identifying and developing new programming and fundraising opportunities;
* Knowledge of and experience with major funding sources in region (including USAID, World Bank, major corporations and foundations, etc.);
* Overseas work/living experience, preferably in the applicable region; demonstrated interest in the applicable region;
* Supervisory experience; experience supervising local national staff preferred;
* Cross-cultural skills;
* Strong written and oral communication skills: English (obligatory), Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian, Macedonian and/or Albanian (desired); and
* U.S. citizenship required.

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American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located in the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Russian Lecturer, Iowa State University

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is seeking a part-time lecturer to instruct Russian language and culture courses at the first- and second-year levels. Possibility of teaching one or more courses in English on Russian culture. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Russian, Russian Studies with an emphasis on Russian language and/or culture, or closely related field. Demonstrated native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Evidence of successful experience teaching undergraduate students in Russian language. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian or Russian Studies with experience teaching both lower- and upper-division courses in language and culture; experience teaching Russian Studies courses in English. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Proposed start date: 08/16/2011. To ensure consideration, submit application by 05-23-2011.

Complete job description, along with application instructions, is available

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Claudia Mueller at or call 515-294-9396.

Lecturer and Language Assistants positions 2011-2012, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Application Deadline April 29





DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2011

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications
for the following positions in the 2011-2012 Slavic Languages and Literatures program.
All positions are dependent on availability of funds, final budgetary approval, and sufficient enrollments.


Russian: Elementary Russian, Russian through Pushkin, 2nd-Year Russian, Russian through Literary Readings, Russian for Heritage Learners, Russian Culture (see NOTE)
Czech: Elementary Czech, Intermediate Czech

Language Assistants

Russian: Elementary Russian, Russian through Pushkin, 2nd-Year Russian, Russian through Literary Readings,
3rd-Year Russian, 4th-Year Russian, Advanced Russian

Polish: Elementary, Intermediate
Czech: Elementary, Intermediate
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced


Applicants for all positions should have completed the course ‘Teaching in Slavic Languages & Literatures’ (SLAV 31500) or equivalent training in language pedagogy.
Applicants for lectureships are normally expected to have served previously as language assistants or course assistants.

Those interested in any of these positions should submit: 

1) a completed application form (attached) and 2) a current CV to:

“Teaching Positions”
c/o Dr. Steven Clancy
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)

Electronic submissions may be made by email to <>.

NOTE: Applicants for the Russian Culture (RUSS 244) course should note the following:
1) this course is taught by a team of two graduate student co-lecturers,
2) applicant teams should submit a course proposal and syllabus with their application,
3) this is a one quarter course that can be offered Aut, Win, or Spr; and
4) applicant teams should consult with Prof. Robert Bird or Prof. Malynne Sternstein before applying.

Application forms available in Foster 406 and here: slavicteaching2011(fill-in)


Executive Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida, Application Deadline May 30

Executive Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida

The Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of Florida is conducting a search for an Executive Director. Primary responsibilities are to execute the programmatic activities of CES in a professionally efficient and effective manner, in compliance with university, federal and foreign granting agency requirements. These duties include but are not restricted to grants budget management, preparation of grant reports and applications, the administrative management of the CES office, and supervision of CES staff. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in CES-sponsored UF-based and study abroad academic programs with tracking and degree requirements, assisting students in identifying research, internship and career opportunities, and assisting CES faculty with program building in its various programs, e.g. Polish Studies, Turkish Studies, Czech Studies.

Master’s degree in area relevant to European Studies; or a bachelor’s degree in area relevant to European Studies and two years of appropriate experience. PhD preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing budgets and grants, and with student advising; strong written and verbal communication and computer skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply: and refer to req# 0807929.

Application deadline: May 30, 2011.

CES is a nationally visible Title VI-funded center with a range of language and area-studies programs related to
modern Europe. The position reports directly to the Director of the Center for European Studies.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Program Officer for the Higher Education Program Office, American Councils

Program Officer, Higher Education Outbound Programs


Washington, DC


Based in Washington, DC, the Program Officer for the Higher Education Program office administers research grant programs for U.S. scholars and students in Eurasia and Southeast Europe. Responsibilities focus on the administration and promotion of programs funded by the U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as self-funded programs. However, he/she may be called on to work on all outbound programs, as needed. The position requires close attention to detail, strategic thinking, the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently, and a readiness to communicate with diverse groups of people. The Program Officer works closely with the Program Manager on the administration of the research scholars’ program, including promotional efforts, coordination of selection committees, and compiling of reports to funding agencies. While knowledge of marketing strategies and budgets will be an important plus for any candidate, an extensive understanding of U.S. academic culture and study abroad in Eurasia and/or Southeast Europe is also important. Some travel is required.

To Apply for this Position


• Processes and maintains program applications;
• Recruits outside readers and selection committee members for Selection Committees;
• Distributes applications to outside readers and selection committee members;
• Arranges travel and logistics for selection committee members;
• Oversees and directs visa process for program participants;
• Updates and edits applications, research handbooks, selection materials, and program evaluations;
• Maintains database of participants, research projects, and outside readers;
• Writes and prepares reports for funding agencies;
• Assists in writing and preparing grant proposals for funding agencies and acts as liaison with Development department;
• Organizes Policy Briefs at Department of State for Title VIII;
• Assists in carrying out promotional strategy;
• Responds to participant requests and inquiries;
• Prepares and distributes program materials.


• BA required; MA strongly preferred;
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English;
• Proficiency in Russian and/or other Eurasian language strongly preferred;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities quickly and effectively;
• Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
• Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment;
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Extended overseas experience, and
• Strong computer skills.


Job: RA/TA for Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Human Rights Program at UChicago, Deadline February 4

The Human Rights Program is hiring a graduate student to assist Rodolfo Stavenhagen, the Richard and Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, who will be teaching a five-week course during Spring 2011. The student will work as a Research Assistant for Winter 2011 and as a Teaching Assistant for the course during Spring 2011. The title of the course is “Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples in the New Millenium”.

Please send a cover letter and CV to Sarah Patton Moberg at spmoberg@uchicago.eduby Friday, February 4, 2011.

A brief announcement of the appointment and biography of Rodolfo Stavenhagen is copied below.

The Human Rights Program and the College are pleased to announce that Professor Rodolfo Stavenhagen will be the Richard & Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights in Spring Quarter 2011.  Professor Stavenhagen represents the sort of mixture of academic excellence and public practice that the Pozen professorship seeks to recognize.  Professor Stavenhagen is a world-renowned authority on the rights of indigenous people.  In addition to his academic activities, in 2001 he was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, a position he held until 2008.

Rodolfo Stavenhagen grew up in Mexico where he and his German-Jewish refugee parents had fled just prior to the outbreak of World War 2.  In the late 1940s he was sent to theCollege of the University of Chicago where he earned an A.B. degree in 1951 and learned to speak English with a Chicago accent.  Professor Stavenhagen has said that his interest in human rights was sparked at the University of Chicago where as a College student he met distinguished visitors Eleanor Roosevelt and W.E.B. DuBois.

Professor Stavenhagen has had a notable career in both the academy and in the protection of international human rights. He has been a member of the faculty of the Colegio de Mexico since 1965 and a visiting professor at Stanford University , Harvard University , and theUniversity of Paris .  He has served as President of the Latin American network of social science research institutions FLACSO (Facultad LatinoAmericano de Ciencias Sociales) and on the board of the Social Sciences Research Council. He has received numerous recognitions for his academic work from institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas .

In the field of human rights, in addition to his period as Special Rapporteur, he has served on various commissions for the United Nations and other international organizations including the International Labor Organization. He has served on the boards of many NGOs and has advised intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, and philanthropic foundations on the rights of the indigenous. He was a founding member and first President of Mexico’s firsthuman rights NGO, the Mexican Human Rights Academy , and has also served on the governmental Human Rights Commission.