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Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF), Student Program Application Deadline May 29

Interested in Russia? Foreign Policy? Business? Want to go to Moscow?

Join The Stanford US Russia Forum!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is a student-run program that connects top-notch American students with their Russian counterparts in an effort to build international dialogue.  Delegates for the program travel to Moscow for a five-day conference in the fall, work on a collaborative research project to produce a policy proposal in the winter, and present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford in the spring. Research this past year ran the gamut from venture capitalism in Russia to cybersecurity to new media uses by government officials and much more.

The program is open to both undergraduates and graduates from any university in the United States and seven partner universities across Russia.  Although background in Russian language or study does strengthen an application, we have no prerequisites for the program and we recruit delegates from all fields of study.

For more info check out or email at

Please follow the link to find the application for this year. Application due date is May 29.


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Post-doctoral positions (Slavic) at Stanford University

Post-doctoral positions at Stanford University
Introduction to the Humanities and Structured Liberal Education

Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8-10 fellowships and 1-2 lecturers for 2011-12.

1) Post-doctoral Fellows in Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) lead seminar discussions for courses that fulfill Stanford’s liberal arts requirement for freshmen, following the curricular tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Fellows teach three seminar discussion sections (averaging 15 students each) that meet twice weekly and coordinate with lectures given by Stanford’s senior faculty. After successful completion of their first-year and depending on available resources, IHUM Fellows may be eligible for one quarter of research leave and may also arrange to teach a course of their own design. See the program website at

2) Post-doctoral Lecturers in the Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE) formally teach freshmen in their residence and informally interact with students at meals and in other residential settings. Lecturers do not live in the dorm. Founded in 1977, the intensive SLE curriculum fulfills three undergraduate requirements: in the liberal arts, in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and in the humanities area of the distribution requirement. The “great works” syllabus offers a wide-ranging introduction to the disciplines of the humanities represented at Stanford. See the program website at

Fellowships and Lecturer positions are open to scholars in all humanistic disciplines and areas of specialization, who will have filed for their Ph.D. degree no later than June 30, 2011. To meet the needs of the IHUM curriculum, IHUM especially seeks candidates from the fields of American studies (history and politics), archeology, classics, comparative literature, European history, new media, philosophy, poetry, religious studies and Slavic studies.

IHUM Post-doctoral Fellows and SLE Lecturers are appointed September 1, 2011 for a one-year term renewable for two additional years depending on programmatic need and job performance. Starting salary will be at least $51,000. Fellows and Lecturers receive supplemental stipends of at least $2,800 for research and scholarship. Professional development support encourages systematic reflection on effective teaching strategies in an environment that fosters exchange and collaboration.

Eligible candidates will demonstrate a strong record of humanities scholarship and evidence of teaching excellence. Other desired qualifications are: experience in teaching first-year university students; interdisciplinary research and/or teaching experience; familiarity with team-teaching; and experience in writing instruction. Application deadline is February 28, 2011. Decisions are expected to be announced in late May.

To apply for a Stanford IHUM or SLE post-doctoral position, follow the
directions on this Web site.


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The Stanford US-Russia Forum (six-month exchange program), Deadline: June 15

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Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position, Stanford University

Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position Announcement, Stanford

The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University invites
applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Turkish Language
and Literature, beginning September 2010. We are seeking a skilled
instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language
teaching at all levels, and an interest in ongoing professional development
in language pedagogy.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year (i.e. 2
courses per academic quarter), developing a Turkish language and culture
program, and collaborating with other Stanford units in enhancing Turkic
language instruction. The lecturer will teach Turkish language courses as
well as courses that draw on modern literary, social, political, cultural
and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the Turkish language and that are
appropriate to the appointee’s research and expertise.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in modern Turkish; 2)
excellent command of English; 3) extensive experience in teaching modern
Turkish as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an
M.A. in Turkish studies or an allied field of the humanities. Ph.D. in the
above-mentioned disciplines is highly preferred. A background in literature
is an asset. Command of Ottoman Turkish and/or Turkic languages is highly

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching
philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of
recommendation, course evaluations (if available) and sample course syllabi
to Turkish Language and Literature Search, Stanford University, Department
of Comparative Literature, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA
94305-2031.  Email:

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and
applicants from women and members minority groups, as well as others who
would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching

Review of applications with begin on April 1st, 2010 and will continue until
the position is filled.

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