Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Deadline December 31

American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, is seeking an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia.

Overall responsibility
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs will provide leadership in improving student affairs and cultivating a student-oriented liberal arts environment at the American University of Central Asia and will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Key areas of responsibility
The key areas of responsibility of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs will include, but not necessarily be limited to overseeing:

* Student advising, including academic, career and internship advising. This will require close cooperation with academic programs, the Registrar’s Office, faculty and students to ensure AUCA has an effective student advising system. Specific tasks may include revising and developing existing policies, identifying key challenges and developing recommendations in close cooperation with all relevant constituencies (students, faculty and offices).

* International student services. AVP will lead efforts to develop an environment attractive for international students. This includes activities related to international student enrollment, academic and non-academic advising for international students and ensuring effective solutions to ad hoc issues related to international students.

* Academic orientation. AVP will lead university efforts towards developing an intellectually challenging and rewarding academic orientation for incoming freshmen. This will require close cooperation with involved faculty, Dean of Student Life and other relevant bodies.

* Retention. AVP will closely work with faculty, advisers, Registrar to identifying key challenges in student retention at AUCA and effectively address them.

* Student discipline. AVP will lead efforts to deepen AUCA¹s commitment to an environment where civility prevails and students respect and promote basic values of personal integrity and academic honesty.

* Assessment. AVP will help develop models to assess the effectiveness of
teaching and learning at AUCA.

Minimal qualification requirements

* PhD degree in education, social sciences or humanities
* Strong understanding of and commitment to liberal arts education
* Relevant practical experience
* Ability to work in English and Russian

This will be a three-quarters time position and the AVP will be expected to
teach one course per semester in an appropriate department.

Interested applicants should send their CV, three letters of  recommendation and an electronic writing sample by Dec.31, 2010 to

Eurasian Regional Language Program in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz, Uzbek), Deadline: April 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2010 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language
study at our growing language center in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Applications for the Fall 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011 programs are due
April 1st, 2010. See for
applications and more information.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program in Osh provides graduate students,
advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive
instruction in Uzbek and Kyrgyz. Participants may enroll in semester,
academic year, or summer programs. Courses are designed to strengthen
speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Uzbek or Kyrgyz.

Program features include:
*Core language courses focusing on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics,
vocabulary development, and conversational skills;
*Area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students;
*Classes conducted in small groups of three to six students or in private
*Native-speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students;
*Homestays with local families;
*Undergraduate or graduate credit from Bryn Mawr College;
*Pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.;
*and logistical support provided by local American Councils offices.

Applicants with at least two years of college-level instruction in Kyrgyz,
Uzbek, or Russian are eligible to apply to the program.

Substantial fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S.
Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education
(Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also
received fellowship support from the National Security Education Program
(, the Benjamin A. Gilman International
Scholarship (, and the U.S. Department of
Education Title VI (FLAS).

American Councils also offers intensive language study programs in Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
and Ukraine. For more information on these programs, visit

Questions can be sent to