Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Announcement: Postdoctoral Scholars Program, USF

Deadline: December 2nd, 2016

University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars
Social Sciences and Humanities, 2017-18
Global Change in a Dynamic World

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 9th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; digital humanities; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) work closely with distinguished faculty; (ii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iii) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (iv) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship. 

More information can be found at

Postdoctoral Scholars
At least five twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2017 with appointments beginning in August 2017. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week). Renewal for an additional year may be possible, contingent on performance and available funding. The salary is $47,500 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents. Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environmental Science and Policy; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2014. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by July 1st, 2017 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida. 

Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:

1. A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan ( (ii)the department with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals. 
2. A Curriculum Vitae,
3. Two letters of reference,
4. Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 50 pages).
5. Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.
6. Copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent academic year.

Send all application materials to:

Applications should be in one file (PDF) except for the reference letters. 
Final application submission deadline is Friday December 2nd, 2016. 

The University of South Florida is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3% of all U.S. universities. USF is ranked 43rd in the nation in total research expenditures. The university is authorized to provide 241 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF ranks 10th among all universities granted U.S. patents in 2014 according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The University has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 48,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Funding: Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Deadline: December 2, 2016

The sponsor provides support to doctoral candidates for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. Original source material means primary sources such as the following: records, documents, manuscripts, and other written material; photographs, films, sound recordings, oral histories, and other audiovisual material; maps, blueprints, drawings, and other graphic material; library special collections, including books used as primary, not secondary, sources; original artwork, artifacts, and museum objects; and born-digital sources such as websites, wikis, and blogs. Fellowships must begin between June 1 and September 1, 2017and end within 12 months of commencing.

For program information, click here

Funding: Mellon Fellowships, Stanford University

Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central Europe Relationships

Deadline: October 24, 2016

The Botstiber Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest (IAS CEU) are pleased to invite applications for the Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships for junior or senior research fellowships for the academic year 2017/18. Botstiber Fellows will join outstanding junior and senior scholars from around the world, each conducting research related to their diverse disciplinary interests for a minimum of three months and a maximum of one academic year (9 months, October-June).

Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe. This joint fellowship seeks to strengthen further and make visible scholarship on imperial and post-imperial Austria and Habsburg Studies and on issues of transfer, migration, and exchange, as testified in Austria’s and Central European special relationship to the United States, direct and indirect.

Qualifications, experience, eligibility
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application.
  • Junior fellows must have obtained a Ph.D. degree issued in 2009 or later and must apply for the junior fellowship. Candidates who obtained their Ph.D. before 2009 are considered “senior” and must apply for the senior fellowship.
  • Only those with publications in internationally recognized scholarly outlets are encouraged to apply.
  • Full time CEU employees and students are not eligible to apply for 7 years after the ending of their studies/contract (degrees must be received and contracts must have ended by December 31, 2010 or earlier).
  • Part time/temporary employees of CEU are not eligible for 3 years after their contract ended (their contract must have ended by December 31, 2013 or earlier).
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply for this type of fellowship.
  • Former fellows of IAS CEU or former Collegium Budapest are not eligible to apply until a period of 7 years has passed since their previous fellowship. Applications may be considered only in exceptional cases.
  • Applicants are expected to be able to communicate fluently in English as this is the working language of the Institute and CEU

The deadline for application is October 24, 2016.

For more information please see the complete call for applications here.

To learn more about IAS CEU and our fellowship programs, please visit our website:

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Russian Language Journal (ISSN: 0036-0252) is a bilingual, peer-review journal dedicated to scholarly review of research, resources, symposia,
and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language,
culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language.

The Journal seeks contributions to the 2016 issue (Volume 66).

Those interested are encouraged to submit original research articles electronically to the editor using the email
Manuscripts should be sent as an MS Word document with a one-inch margin following the Chicago Manual of Style.

Deadline for submission to the 2016 issue is November 1, 2016.
Guidelines for submission are listed at the end of this message.

Address manuscripts and all other correspondence to:
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street NW
12th floor
Washington, DC 20036


RLJ publishes scholarly work on the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language,
language policy, applied and theoretical linguistics, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Pedagogical articles reporting on experimental research results
and/or empirically-based evaluations are also encouraged and invited. Research articles should clearly identify the research questions, methods, background literature, results,
and implications of the work. Notwithstanding the general scope of RLJ as a scholarly journal, from time to time, and at the Editor’s discretion, articles providing a perspective
on a particular theoretical or applied issue may be considered. All articles submitted to RLJ should include adequate documentation, providing credit to primary sources,
and relevance to current research.
External Review Process 
Journal submissions should be crafted without revealing the author’s identity in the body of the work or the bibliographic references.
Each submission that meets the overall eligibility criteria for RLJ publication will be reviewed anonymously by at least two external evaluators, who recommend
as to whether a submission is accepted or rejected. The acceptance of any article is the decision of the Editor of RLJ, in consultation with the reviewers,
editorial staff, and editorial board, as need be.
Manuscript Length
Manuscripts are generally no more than 7,000 words in length. Authors interested in submitting longer manuscripts are encouraged
to contact the Editor to discuss article length and subject matter prior to submission.
Language. RLJ is a bilingual annual publication. Contributions may be written in either English or Russian.
Citations and References 
A list of references follows each manuscript, alphabetized by the last name of the authors; citations are linked to this list.
Authors are requested to use the Author-Date System of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, 2010. In order to assist in the editing process,
authors should provide all necessary bibliographic information at the time of submission.

Manuscript Preparation 
RLJ will accept manuscripts that are neatly typed with one-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced. Notes and references
follow the body of the paper. RLJ observes The Chicago Manual of Style and the simplified U.S. Library of Congress system of transliteration from Cyrillic,
when necessary. RLJ recommends that potential contributors consult the SEEJ Style Sheet at the following link:
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the editor at the e-mail addressrlj@americancouncils.orgas an MS Word attachment
no later than June 1 to be considered for the December issue. All manuscripts will be acknowledged; authors are notifiedwithin six months
whether/when their manuscripts will be published. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain and document permission to include copyrighted illustrations in the work.
Any illustrations (including tables and charts) must be submitted in camera-ready format, in black and white. If this is not possible, the costs involved for
any graphics preparation will be the author’s responsibility. The author will cover the costs associated with any requested changes made to submissions
already typeset. 
Electronic documents must be in .doc format. An additional copy of the document may be requested in .pdf format, in case the article contains
charts or graphics that may become distorted during electronic transfer of MS Word documents. 

Authors must submit the following as separate files:
  • A title page, with the article’s title, and the name, institutional affiliation, and contact information of all authors (e-mail and physical mailing address).
  • For articles with multiple authors, please indicate which author should receive correspondence.
  • An abstract of no more than 200 words.
  • The body of the article. This file may not contain any references to the authors, and must have a running header at the top of each page
  • with the title of the article. All figures, notes, and references should follow the main body of the text.
RLJ considers only original work for publication. In submitting an article to RLJ, the author(s) certify that neither the manuscript
nor any substantially similar version of the work is currently being considered or has been published elsewhere.
Rights and Reprints
In agreeing to publish an article in RLJ, author(s) assign all rights to RLJ. Two off-prints of the published
manuscript and one complete copy of the RLJ issue in which the work appears will be provided to the author(s).

Job: Instructor in Polish Language, Duke University

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University invites applications for the position of Polish language instructor, beginning Fall 2017. This is a full-time, one-year position as Instructor with the possibility of renewal contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Department in consultation with the Dean of Trinity College Arts and Sciences. A satisfactory performance review is dependent in part on course enrollments.

The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, two each semester. These courses will be either two year-long levels of Polish language (for example, elementary Polish and advanced composition and conversation) or one year-long level of Polish language plus two other courses on Polish language or culture in Polish.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative instructor who 1) has demonstrated experience in teaching different levels of Polish language to both non-heritage and heritage speakers and 2) is familiar with contemporary instructional technologies and Polish language-teaching materials. Complete fluency in Polish and English is required, as is an excellent knowledge of Polish culture. The ideal candidate should hold at least a M.A.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits.
Applicants should apply directly to the Slavic and Eurasian Studies department business manager, David Baxter, at Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample syllabi with assignments, and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as references.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Language program: Arizona State University - Critical Languages Institute

Deadline: January 27, 2017

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting applications for its 2017 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad. CLI offers intensive courses in less commonly taught languages in the U.S. and overseas. Students admitted to CLI pay a flat fee of $900 for up to 13 semester credits, in addition to study-abroad fees if they opt to study overseas.

Scholarships are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-students: Department of State Title VIII Fellowships for selected languages, ROTC Project GO Scholarships for selected languages; Melikian Scholarships for all languages, and language-specific support for several languages. See for details.

Admission is competitive. The Deadline for funding and priority admission is January 27, 2017 (Jan 17 for Project GO).

2 months intensive study at ASU with optional 1 month study in country, providing 8–13 academic credits.
Albanian (ASU + Tirana)
Armenian (ASU + Yerevan)
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian(ASU + Sarajevo)
Modern Hebrew (ASU only)
Indonesian (ASU + Bali)
Persian (ASU only)
Polish (ASU only)
Russian (ASU + Bishkek or St. Petersburg)
Turkish (ASU only )
Uzbek (ASU + Tashkent)
Sessions in ASU include daily co-curricular programming, grant mentoring and career planning opportunities.
Sessions abroad feature academically challenging study, extensive co-curricular programming integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on-1 or small-group format by local activity guides.


2-month intensive programs providing 8–10 academic credits
Albanian (Tirana) 2nd-year and up
Armenian (Yerevan) 2nd-year and up
BCS (Sarajevo) 2nd-year and up
Indonesian (Denpasar) 2nd-year and up
Russian (Bishkek) 2nd–4th-year
Russian (St. Petersburg) 5th–6th-year

Programs feature homestays, extensive co-curricular programming, integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on1 or small-group format by local activity guides.