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CfP: Soyuz AAA Panel Post-socialisms

(posted on March 6th 2014)

Soyuz invites submissions for participation in its sponsored panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, to be held in Washington DC (Dec 3-7, 2014). The theme of this panel is theory and discourse across post-socialisms. We welcome all paper proposals that address this theme, broadly defined. Proposals that address current research or other thematically relevant issues beyond the Post-Soviet sphere are particularly encouraged.

The full abstract of the Soyuz AAA panel is as follows:

20 years of Soyuz: Theory and discourse across post-socialisms.

This year, in recognition of its 20th anniversary, the Soyuz Research Network for Post-socialist Studies remembers the original purpose that inspired its founding: the creation of a community of scholars working in the field of post-socialism and a space in which knowledge can be made, experiences shared, and new theoretical approaches to post-socialism developed. This invited panel embodies these same values, bringing together scholars from a variety of regions and areas of topical interest to offer new theoretical accounts of what post-socialism actually represents to those living and researching today. In particular, the work presented in this panel presents new and creative answers to long standing questions, including:

  • Have we as community of scholars adequately answered the call to make post-socialism a critical standpoint, rather than an area studies problem?  
  • What cultural forms and discourses remain salient only on a local scale, and what common threads connect the lived realities of post-socialisms and new capitalisms across the globe?
  • How do research projects across post-socialist realms speak to each other, and what elements of human culture and experience can comparative studies of post-socialism illuminate?

Through this dialogue, Soyuz aims to build stronger connections between scholars and across regions, to foster debate about the theoretical core and practical boundaries of post-socialist studies, and to welcome the next 20 years of scholarly collaboration.

To submit a proposal for this panel, please submit your paper title and an abstract of no more than 250 words to Jennifer Carroll at jencarr2@uw.edu by March 15.

Abstracts will be reviewed by Soyuz officers. The authors of selected papers will be notified by April 1. The final panel will be submitted to the AAA Executive Program Committee for final approval by April 15.

 

Mellon Faculty Fellow Position in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at the College of William and Mary

(posted December 10 2013)

The Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program of the College of William & Mary invites applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position of a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the humanities or social sciences.  Russian and Post-Soviet Studies is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on culture, history and politics of a vast region spanning from East-Central Europe to Siberia and Central Asia and is supported by faculty affiliates from several departments.

The successful candidate will have a two-year appointment, a reduced three-course load per year, a salary of $50,000, and will also benefit from mentorship and research support. The qualifications are Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014), and a demonstrated interest in blending undergraduate teaching with research.  An interest and expertise in European Studies will also be helpful.

For full consideration, application materials are due by January 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Application materials, including a letter of application, current CV, copies of significant publications, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability, should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system https://jobs.wm.edu. Please note that the system will prompt applicants for the contact information for their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

 3 year PhD Studentship in Anthropology in ‘Emerging Indigineities in the Russian North’

(posted May 15, 2013)

The Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, is offering one 3-year PhD studentship, to start on 1st October 2013. The studentship will include full UK/EU fees, a maintenance stipend at RCUK rates, and the full ESRC fieldwork stipend. Additional funds may be available to fund conference travel and digitisation/computing costs. The studentship forms part of a 3-year ESRC funded project beginning 1 August 2013 entitled ‘Etnos: A life history of the etnos concept among the Peoples of the North’.

The larger project aims to examine the status of ethnogenetic thinking in post-Soviet Russia. The ‘etnos’ concept, with its radical ‘primordialism’ has been associated strongly with Soviet statebuilding creating an unarticulated assumption that theory crumbled along with Soviet institutions. It has been one of the surprises of the post-Soviet transition that ‘ethnos-style’ thinking not only persists but is a vibrant part of the Russian anthropological context. This project aims to rewrite the concept in an active mood demonstrating its evocativeness both to contemporary Russian society and to the discipline as a whole. The project will therefore make use of the interpretative ethnographic techniques developed by historians of science to examine the life history and archaeology of the concept.

The studentship, entitled ‘Emerging Indigineities in the Russian North’ queries the claim of indigeneity which is often thought to be confined to settler states overseas. This studentship will investigate emergent indigineities in the urban Russian North, with special reference to how these new movements articulate new collective identities transcending traditional national narratives. The PhD candidate will work closely with community organizations that are lobbying for the recognition of their status, and will similarly ground the fieldwork in a reading of published historical and unpublished archival texts. The project will work parallel to the established team working on the history of etnos theory on a special example of etnos theorising – the indigenous case.

 

For further information and eligibility information please see;

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/details.php?funding_id=222

 

The deadline for applications is 17 June 2013.


The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

 

2013 Annual SOYUZ Symposium

“Authoritarianism and Beyond? Lessons from Postsocialist Societies”

March 22-23, 2013

Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York

For schedule, location, and contact information, please click here.

 

Call for Papers:

2013 Annual SOYUZ Symposium

“Authoritarianism and Beyond? Lessons from Postsocialist Societies”

March 22-23, 2013

Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York

Authoritarianism has become the common denominator for political regimes of many contemporary postsocialist societies. Authoritarianism highlights strong presidential authority, lack of democratic succession of rule and insufficient public representation. Within this analytic, authoritarianism is the opposite of liberal democracy, deficient in terms of active civil society and critical public sphere, and plagued by state-led oppression and violence.

The 2013 SOYUZ symposium invites papers that would extend interpretive work on authoritarianism beyond this dualistic framework. We solicit field-research-based presentations that explore political and social processes in postsocialist societies in ways to complicate this top-down understanding of the state-society relationship. What kinds of alternative analytical frameworks are there to approach these processes? What kind of interpretation might the understanding of politics drawing, for example, on Foucault or Agamben offer to this conversation? Overall, we seek to extend the scope of this symposium beyond the concerns of postsocialist societies and to explore analytical limits and possibilities of the term authoritarianism itself.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
-       working through/making sense of authoritarian pasts
-       specters of the state
-       agencies of state: law, the military, borders, and taxation
-       the role of media and cultural production
-       conjuncture of capitalism and authoritarianism
-       non-state authoritarianism
-       neoliberalism as a type of authoritarianism

SOYUZ, the Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies, is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging work based on field research in postsocialist countries, ranging from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The Symposium has met annually since 1991 and offers an opportunity for scholars to interact in a more personal setting.

The deadline for abstracts is: December 15, 2012.  Please send abstracts of 250 words by email to Zhanara Nauruzbayeva (zn2123@columbia.edu). Please include your full name, paper title, and academic affiliation, and write “SOYUZ 2013″ in the subject line.  Papers will be selected and notifications made by January 15, 2013.

 

Ethnography and Biography: the Practice and Product of Writing Lives

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers

(posted May 30, 2012)

September 28-29, 2012 at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Deadline for paper abstract submission: June 15, 2012

Ethnography and Biography is a two-day interdisciplinary conference organized by graduate students in
the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ethnography and biography constitute distinct yet overlapping modes of representation and analysis.
Despite their differing emphases, however, both share a concern with communicating lived experience by
writing, narrating, and representing lives. Across the social sciences and humanities, scholars continue to
look for new and better ways to write about, understand, and situate the people they study within specific
social, historical, political, and economic contexts. At the same time, these scholars seek to better
understand and elucidate their own intentions and positions. If, as Michael Herzfeld has argued, the
combination of these two genres as ‘ethnographic biography’ promises to overcome the vexing and
ultimately specious divide between individual, socio-cultural and historical domains of experience, how
might scholars across diverse fields take advantage of this potential?

Following Herzfeld’s lead, this interdisciplinary conference seeks to address such questions as: How do
we as researchers and writers conceive of and plot the relationships between the personal, interpersonal,
and the social? What are the ways in which the biographical/ethnographic mode complicates our methods
of narration and representation? In what innovative or unfamiliar ways can the (auto)biographical portrait
be put to work? What might ethnographic biography or biographical ethnography contribute to the task of
writing lives under conditions of extreme cruelty, duress, and suffering? What can these writing genres
add to discussions of the complex and intertwined dimensions of race, gender, space and place, religious
and political affiliations? How do ethnography and biography engage with embodiment, sensory
experience, materiality, material remains, and the understanding of societies past and present?

We invite submissions from across fields of research that explore any of the issues above and the
disciplinary forces that inform them, as well as presentations of experimental writing and other media.
We encourage scholars to apply from disciplines such as anthropology, geography, sociology, history,
religious studies, comparative literature, linguistics, and any other relevant intellectual studies.

The conference will be held Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 and will include panels
moderated by University of Colorado faculty.

We invite participants to send a 250 word abstract by Friday, June 15, 2012 to
ethno.biography@colorado.edu.

For further information, please see the Ethnography Biography Conference website,
http://www.colorado.edu/anthropology/projects/ethnographyandbiography or contact us as
ethno.biography@colorado.edu.

 JOB: Director, Russia Inst., King’s Coll. London

(posted March 28, 2012)

Director of the King’s Russia Institute
King’s College London
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=11397

King’s College London wishes to appoint a Director for its Russia Institute.
The academic level for the appointment is open. While the field for the appointment is open, there is particular interest in the fields Russia and global politics, ethics and governance, entrepreneurship and development, the politics of development, and social change. The post holder is expected to lead in developing the Institute as a premier locus for research and teaching on Russia. It is anticipated that this appointment will be followed by further lectureships in the Institute.

The position is available from 1 September 2012.The annual salary will be within the standard range for academic appointments: from
£33,343 to £47,809 for Lecturer, £49,169 to £58,231 for Senior Lecturer/Reader or a minimum of £58,148 for Professor (all inclusive of
£2,323 London Allowance).

Further details and application packs are available on the King’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively by emailing Human Resources at jcmbjobs@kcl.ac.uk. All correspondence should state the job title and the reference number A9/BVP/002/12-JM. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1st April 2012.
Equality of opportunity is College policy

 

Russian History (EuroU, St Pete)

(posted March 16, 2012)

http://www.eu.spb.ru/index/jobs/4531-position-of-an-assistant-professor-in-late-soviet-and-contemporary-russian-history

Position of an Assistant Professor in Late Soviet and Contemporary Russian History

The Department of History at EUSP invites applications for one-year visiting assistant professorship for 2012-2013 in Late Soviet and Contemporary Russian History, focusing on the post-Stalin period.

The Department particularly welcomes applications from candidates able to situate Russian history in broader interdisciplinary or comparative contexts, and focusing on new trends in historiography and methodological approaches. Responsibilities include 2 courses at the graduate level each semester, engagement in departmental affairs, and advising PhD students on academic writing in English.

Applications should include curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research and teaching interests; names and contact information (not letters) for three people able to provide recommendations; and samples of scholarly writing and relevant syllabi. Salary is competitive, and will include a housing allowance as well as travel fund. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2012.

Please send all materials either by e-mail to history@eu.spb.ru; by FedEx or other express mail to the Department of History, European University at St. Petersburg, 3, Gagarinskaia Street, 191187 St. Petersburg, Russia.

For enquiries about the position or the European University, contact Alexandra Bekasova  abekasova@eu.spb.ru; or Bill Rosenberg wgr@umich.edu.

 

Faculty Fellow, Global Studies Program at Colby College

(posted March 13, 2012)

The Global Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a
one-year Faculty Fellow position, beginning September 1, 2012. We seek a
scholar with a PhD in anthropology and demonstrated research and
teaching interests in the human rights arena.  The ideal candidate will
have an interest in exploring international human rights policy and its
impact on diverse communities and social settings.  Subfields may
include one or more of the following:  refugees and displaced
populations, genocide or racial/ethnic violence and their aftermaths,
civil war and other conflict zones, environmental and/or indigenous
rights movements, religious/ethnic/gendered/sexual modes of persecution,

health and social justice and/or the roles and practices of

international institutions (courts, NGOs, humanitarian aid), among other
topics.    The successful candidate will have strong interdisciplinary
interests and will be able to teach courses that will complement the
existing Global Studies and Anthropology programs, including one section
of introduction to Anthropology.Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three
letters of recommendation, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and
official summaries of teaching evaluations, in electronic format to
Professor Patrice Franko at pmfranko@colby.edu; please clearly note GS
Job application in your subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis, beginning March 15, 2012, and reviews will continue until
the job is filled.Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly
encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and
members of other under-represented groups. For more information about
the College, please visit the Colby Web site: www.colby.edu

Job: Dir. Russia Inst., King’s Coll. London 1.4.12

(posted March 12, 2012)

Director of the King’s Russia Institute
King’s College London

King’s College London wishes to appoint a Director for its Russia Institute. The academic level for the appointment is open. While the field for the appointment is open, there is particular interest in the fields Russia and global politics, ethics and governance, entrepreneurship and development, the politics of development, and social change. The post holder is expected to lead in developing the Institute as a premier locus for research and teaching on Russia. It is anticipated that this appointment will be followed by further lectureships in the Institute.

The position is available from 1 September 2012.The annual salary
will be within the standard range for academic appointments: from
£33,343 to £47,809 for Lecturer, £49,169 to £58,231 for Senior
Lecturer/Reader or a minimum of £58,148 for Professor (all inclusive of
£2,323 London Allowance).

Further details and application packs are available on the King’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively by emailing Human Resources at jcmbjobs@kcl.ac.uk. All correspondence should state the job title and the reference number A9/BVP/002/12-JM. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1st April 2012.
Equality of opportunity is College policy

Job: Russia Inst. Director, King’s College London 13.2.12

(posted January 16, 2012)

Director of the King’s Russia Institute
King’s College London

King’s College London wishes to appoint a Professor who will be the Director of the King’s Russia Institute.
While the field for the appointment is open, there is particular
interest the fields Russia and global politics, ethics and governance,
entrepreneurship and development, the politics of development, and
social change. The post holder is expected to lead in developing the
Institute as a premier locus for research and teaching on Russia. It is
anticipated that this appointment will be followed by further
lectureships in the Institute.

The position is available from 1st September 2012.The
salary will be within the professorial range, current minimum £58,148
per annum inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance.

Further details and application packs are available on the King’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively by emailing Human Resources at jcmbjobs@kcl.ac.uk All correspondence should state the job title and the reference number A9/BVP/002/12-TC
The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 February 2012
Interviews will be held on 19 March 2012
Equality of opportunity is College policy

 

Summer Intermediate BCS position at Indiana University SWSEEL

(posted January 16, 2012)

The Indiana University Summer Language (SWSEEL) has openings for
instructors of second-year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. The Workshop is
an eight week intensive language course from June 4-July 27, 2012.
Teachers are expected on campus no later than June 3, when the
appointment begins. Duties include classroom instruction 4 hours per
day, Monday through Friday, lesson preparation, and grading.
Instructors are also responsible for one evening program (film and
discussion, lecture, etc.). Salary is commensurate with academic
level. Hiring will be contingent on instructor submission of course
syllabus by April 15, 2012. The SWSEEL Director may assist first-time
summer intensive instructor applicants in formulating the syllabus
based on course content from previous summers.

Please send a cover letter, two letters of reference , and CV to
SWSEEL Director (swseel@indiana.edu, 1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue, 502
Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405). Review of applications will
begin January 5, 2012. The search will remain open until the position
is filled.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.
The University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and
nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 

Summer Russian phonetics instructor position at Indiana University SWSEEL

(posted January 16, 2012)

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL) has openings
for Russian phonetics instructors for first through sixth year
Russian. The Workshop is an eight week intensive language course from
June 4-July 27, 2012. The appointment starts June 3, 2012. Duties
include classroom instruction three hours per day, Monday through
Thursday, lesson preparation, and grading. Salary is commensurate with
academic level.

Please send a cover letter, two letters of reference (these may be
written in English or Russian), and CV to SWSEEL Director
(swseel@indiana.edu, 502 Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405).
Review of applications will begin January 5, 2012. The search will
remain open until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.
The University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and
nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 

Asst/Assoc Prof, Science & Technology Studies Program Appt, European University at St. Petersburg

(posted January 12, 2002)

Deadline: February 13 2012
Updated: December 30 2011

The Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg invites applications for a position in STS at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to commence with the fall term in 2012. Sociologists and others with specializations in the study of science and technology are encouraged to apply.

The Department particularly welcomes applications from candidates able to teach courses covering ANT technology and the politics of innovation and able to do consulting work for technological and educational development projects like the Skolkovo Institute of Technology. Knowledge of Russian is an advantage, but not a requirement. The position entails teaching responsibilities at the graduate level only.

Each application should include curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research and teaching interests; names and contact information (not letters) for three people able to provide recommendations; and samples of scholarly writing and relevant syllabi. Applications should be submitted by Feb. 13, 2012. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Please send inquiries as well as application materials either by email to jobs@eu.spb.ru or by courier mail to the Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg, 3 Gagarinskaia Street, 191187 St. Petersburg, Russia. The EUSP is an equal opportunity employer.
Phone: +1 734 769 3064

 

two tenure-track positions, University of New Orleans

(posted January 11, 2012)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans invites
applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant
Professor, one in cultural anthropology, the other in historical
archaeology, starting in August 2012. We seek candidates who can help us
build a leading urban and applied anthropology program.

For the cultural position, geographic focus is open, however, we are
particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on urban
North America or the Caribbean. Applicants should be prepared to teach
large introductory sections of cultural anthropology. An ability to
teach women’s and gender studies courses would be very welcome. A clear
and focused research program should be identifiable, and the ability to
successfully seek outside funding for future research support is also
highly welcomed.

For the historical archaeology position, geographic focus is open, but
candidates whose research focuses on New Orleans and the Gulf South are
especially welcome. Applicants should be prepared to teach large
introductory sections, cultural resource management and core
archaeological methods courses. Ability to offer classes in biological
anthropology is highly desirable. We are especially interested in
candidates with a proven track record in seeking outside research
funding.

For the cultural position, a PhD, completed by May 2012, is required.
For the archaeology position, a PhD, completed by August 2012, is
required.

For both positions, please send vita, letter describing research
interests and teaching experience, one sample course syllabus, and names
of three references to David Beriss, Chair, Department of Anthropology,
University of New Orleans, LA 70148 or to dberiss@uno.edu (email
preferred). All advertised positions at UNO are subject to available
funding and System approval. For fullest consideration, applications
should be received by January 25, 2012.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

David Beriss

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Anthropology

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: 504/280-1071

http://anthro.uno.edu/
<https://casa.uno.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=25de9ae883b64b2bbcc06f68114738cf&
URL=http%3a%2f%2fanthro.uno.edu%2f>

 

Position available: Emory University, Cultural Anthropologist – Contemporary China

(posted 12/21/2011)

REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT: Cultural Anthropologist of Contemporary China
Assistant Professor – Tenure-Track
The Department of Anthropology at Emory University announces an
assistant professor tenure-track position for a cultural anthropologist
of contemporary China (the PRC).  We are interested in individuals with
demonstrated competence in one or more of the following: urban life,
migration, nationalism/transnationalism, memory/experience, the study of
ritual/religion, and/or public (or popular) culture. The successful
candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses
related to the individual’s specialization(s), in addition to courses on
contemporary China and other topics as needed by the Department.
Consistent with Emory’s mission of engaged scholarship and excellence in
liberal arts education, we seek a scholar with a documented record of
innovative research, demonstrated strength in teaching, and a PhD in
hand. Please send letter of intent, CV, and names of three referees to
Chair, China Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Emory
University, 1557 Dickey Dr., Atlanta, GA., 30322.   Electronic
submission also accepted & preferred to:
ANTHROCultSearch@emory.edu<mai

lto:ANTHROCultSearch@emory.edu>.
Initial consideration of applications will begin immediately, but the
search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications
received by February 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.  The
starting date for the position is August 2012. Emory University is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

 

Job: Assoc. Prof. PolSci HSE, Moscow 20.1.12

(posted 12/12/2011)

NationalResearchUniversityHigh

er Schoolof Economics
Vacancy Announcement in Political ScienceThe National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow invites
applications for tenure track positions in political science. We welcome candidates
with excellent backgrounds in all sub-fields, although it is expected that candidates
would be qualified to teach the mandatory theoretical courses if needed.  Priority will be given to those candidates
with a proven ability to conduct high-level research as well as experience of
teaching advanced courses for graduate students..The NRU HSE is a major Russian university aspiring to enhance its profile as an
internationally recognized research university. The HSE is the only Russian
university in the social sciences to receive the status of a “NationalResearchUniversity”
by the Russian federal government in 2009. The candidate would be expected to publish in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research
support provided by the university’s Centre for Advanced Studies – a
collaborative endeavor with Moscow’s NewEconomicSchool– and work with research groups in the Faculty of Politics.A working knowledge of Russian would be an asset.  The tenure track appointments will start in September 2012,
for 3 years in the first instance.Successful candidates are required to hold a PhD degree in political science, international relations, or political economy by the time of the commencement of the appointment. The degree should be from a program with a strong research orientation. University teaching experience is important.  A serious commitment to research and university teaching in Russiais essential. The teaching load is negotiable but will not exceed two classes (80 minutes each) per week.  The salary range in the 2012-2013 academic year would be 1.5-1.8 million Russian rubles annually
(approximately $50-60 K per year at the current exchange rate) depending on
experience and qualifications. Russian income tax is a flat 13%. An exceptionally
promising candidate could be considered for a higher salary. The HSE salaries are indexed
to inflation. In addition to travel support and other benefits, significant research grants can be provided.Please refer to http://www.hse.ru/en/ for HSE and to http://fpp.hse.ru/en/ for the Faculty of Politics and to http://hse.cas.ru for the Centre for Advanced
Studies.Interested applicants should submit a CV, a recent research paper, a statement of research interest andat least 2 letters of reference forwarded directly. The submission of applications by email to Professor Martin Gilman, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies  (cas@hse.ru) should be received no later than January 20, 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOBS- Multiple Positions in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana

(posted 12/4/2011)

JOBS- Multiple Positions in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev U.

Posted by: Steven Green <sgreen@nu.edu.kz>

The School of Humanities and Social Science is seeking applicants who hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree, preferably from a Western or leading international university, at all ranks for positions in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences such as:
Political Science, International Relations and Comparative Politics, History, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, World Literatures and Business/Financial Management.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to teaching classes, curriculum and program development, research, providing departmental guidance and leadership.  We plan to hire 25 faculty and the positions are scheduled to start in August 2012.

Open in 2010 in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University is designed to operate on a Western educational model, with instruction in English and faculty recruited worldwide.  Its goal is nothing less than to create an elite institution of higher education for Central Asia and all of Eurasia.  The international partners for our undergraduate programs include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, iCarnegie (a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University), and University College London.  We are using their standards for hiring faculty.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers degree programs in political science and international relations, economics, anthropology, sociology, history, and languages and literature.

Benefits offered include an internationally competitive salary, full medical benefits, housing, and travel. Faculty will also be provided free training in Kazakh or Russian languages.

Applicants should send a C.V., three reference letters, transcripts, and supporting materials to Dr. Steven Green (hiring_shss@nu.edu.kz).
For additional information about the university or positions, please visit our website (www.nu.edu.kz).

Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, or disability.

 

JOBS- Lecturers in Social Anthropology, University of Latvia

(posted 12/2/2011)

Lecturers in Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Latvia

University of Latvia, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities is seeking two full-time lecturers for Spring semester 2012:

Lecturers are needed to teach anthropology courses at BA and MA level.

1st position:

1) Anthropology of Religion (BA course)

2) Transformation of Borders, Migration (MA course)

3) Ethnography course (MA course)

2nd position:

1) Political Anthropology (BA Course)

2) Methods in social/ cultural anthropology (BA course)

3) Anthropology of Consumption (MA course)

The position requires teaching an average of 3 courses during the Spring 2012 semester and supervising students’ work in research course. This is not a research position, yet the selected applicant will be encouraged and supported to submit grant proposals to the University of Latvia, Latvian Council of Science and international grant competitions.

The Department offers BA and MA level studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology with a specific focus on the Baltic region, politics and economy. More information: http://www.lu.lv/eng/ or via e-mail:
aivita.putnina@lu.lv

Rank and salary: Lecturer. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience and subject to the University of Latvia budgetary authorization.

Date of appointment: Instruction begins on February 6, 2012.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social/cultural Anthropology. University teaching experience preferred. Language of instruction ­ English, knowledge of Latvian preferred but not obligatory.

Application procedure: Deadline for initial application and CV is December 6, 2011 via e-mail: aivita.putnina@lu.lv

Interviews via Skype/phone with selected applicants: December 9-14, 2011.

 

Please circulate: New Position: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UNCC

(posted 11/26/2011)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte has just received permission to recruit for a tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2012. We
seek a broadly trained sociolinguistic anthropologist with a strong
research agenda who can teach a 4-field Introduction to Anthropology,
Intercultural Communication, and electives. Ph.D. required at time of
appointment. Other desired (but not required) qualifications are: a)
experience in applied or public anthropology; b) geographic focus in the
Middle East or China; c) experience related to digital humanities (using
digital resources in teaching and research).

More information about the department can be found at
http://anthropology.uncc.edu/. <http://anthropology.uncc.edu/

>  More
information about Charlotte can be found at
http://geoearth.uncc.edu/About-Charlotte/about-charlotte.html.Applications will be accepted on-line only. The job posting will be live
as soon as the paperwork is approved. Keep checking at:
https://jobs.uncc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp. You
can search under “work unit,” which will be “CLAS-Anthropology.”Review of applications will begin 30 January 2012. For more information,
please contact Professor Janet Levy at jelevy@uncc.edu
<mailto:jelevy%40uncc.edu>  or Professor Gregory Starrett at
gsstarre@uncc.edu <mailto:gsstarre%40uncc.edu> .UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is
committed to developing an inclusive environment where diversity in all
its forms is valued and incorporated in the full range of College
activities. See also: http://clas-diversity.uncc.edu

 

 

Tenure Track Position, Muhlenberg College

(posted Nov. 2, 2011)

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2012. We are seeking a broadly trained anthropologist, with a specialization in medical anthropology, to support and develop our curriculum in anthropology. Preference will be given to applicants with an international focus (any geographic area welcome), and who will contribute to the department’s general anthropology curriculum as well as the College’s interdisciplinary programs.

While the department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate education. Applicants must, therefore, demonstrate effective and innovative teaching, and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to advise and teach, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined anthropology and sociology department.
Candidates must be capable of teaching introductory courses in cultural anthropology, human evolution, and an ability to teach anthropological theory or ethnographic methods is desirable. Successful candidates will also be expected to develop an introductory course and electives in medical anthropology.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that includes teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Please send complete application packages to anthsearch@muhlenberg.edu, and must be received no later than November 15th, 2011.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly-selective, independent, coeducational residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and offers benefits to same sex domestic partners of employees. We encourage applications from candidates that can contribute to the diversity of our campus.

 

Postdoc Fellowships in Berlin 2012-13: Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe

(posted Oct. 30, 2011)

Applications for 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships on the topic of EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE for the academic
year 2012/13 in Berlin.

Please find the call for applications below this message or as a PDF
document via the following link:

www.wiko-eume.de/fileadmin/eume/pdf/call-1213.pdf

 

Position in Cultural Anthropology, Grand Valley State University

(posted Oct. 29, 2011)

Cultural Anthropology, Grand Valley State University, MI

The Anthropology Department at Grand Valley State University invites
applications for a 9 month, tenure-track appointment at the assistant
professor level to start in Fall 2012. Demonstrated completion of Ph.D.
by June 2012 is required.  Must demonstrate teaching and scholarly
excellence in Latin American culture, with emphases in
language/linguistics and gender. Teaching responsibilities will include
such courses as Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Language and
Culture, Advanced Cross-Cultural Linguistics, Gender, Mesoamerica,
Theory, and Methods. Other assignments include student advising, active
scholarship, and university and community service. Candidate must be
committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity and its general
education goals.

Apply online at www.gvsujobs.org. Include a cover letter, CV, statement
of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for three
references. The online application system will allow you to attach these
documents electronically. If you have questions about the position
contact: Dr. Deana Weibel; Anthropology Search Committee, Anthropology
Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI  49401-9403
(http://www.gvsu.edu/anthropology/).  Review of applications begins
November 1, 2011 and will continue until December 2, 2011.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Institution.

 

Tenure-track assistant professorship: University of Pittsburgh (late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian literature and culture)

(posted Oct. 29, 2011)

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian literature and culture to begin in August 2012, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Native or near-native (or ACTFL superior-level) proficiency in English and Russian required. In addition to undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Russian literature and culture, the position may require teaching Russian language at all levels (including content-based advanced courses) and general-education literature and culture courses in English (both large lecture-based courses and smaller discussion-oriented ones).

Applicants must demonstrate promise of significant scholarly achievement and a strong interest and experience in teaching. Expertise in a second Slavic language and literature, especially Polish or BCS, is desirable.

Candidates should arrange to submit a letter of application, CV, representative student teaching evaluations, representative syllabi, samples of scholarly writing (the length of one or two journal articles), and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters
themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders) by surface mail to:

Russian Assistant Professor Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1417 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Questions may be directed to Ms. Christine Metil, Department Administrator (metil@pitt.edu, 1-412-624-5906).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held in Washington, DC during the ASEEES conference (November 17-20) and Seattle, WA during the AATSEEL conference (January 5-8).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoc: University of Chicago Harper and Schmidt Fellowships

(posted Oct. 27, 2011)

The Harper and Schmidt Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2012.  Fellows will be required to teach about two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters.  Additionally, each fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence.  The annual salary for 2012-2013 will be $58,500.  Online applications are due by November 1.  Complete details at the following: http://www.jackmillercenter.org/2011/10/harper-and-schmidt-post-docs-4-yrs-university-of-chicago/

 

Call for anthropologists: SSRC Eurasia Program Fellowships

(posted Oct. 27, 2011)

The application deadline for fellowships from the Social Science Research Council’s Eurasia Program is November 15th. Funding is available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities for support at multiple stages of project design, research and completion. Applicants must clearly demonstrate the policy relevance of their work for understanding current political, social or cultural phenomena in the region.

This is an outstanding and important program! See below and the SSRC Eurasia Program’s website for additional information.

***It has come to my attention that at the current moment, applications from students and scholars in the field of anthropology are encouraged.***

For more information, consider signing up for the information webinar. The webinar will provide information on the different types of fellowships offered by the SSRC Eurasia Program, discuss the application and selection process, and give advice on how to craft a successful application. Participants will be joined by SSRC Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Fellow Zhanara Nauruzbayeva, who will offer her insights and tips on the application process.

SSRC EURASIA PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS AND POST DOCS FOR SCHOLARS OF EURASIA

*Pre-dissertation travel grants
*Dissertation write-up awards
*Post-Doctoral research awards

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

Eurasia Program Fellowship FAQ
http://www.ssrc.org/programs/pages/eurasia-program/eurasia-program-fellowship-frequently-asked-questions/

Information webinar Friday, October 28th at 1:00PM EST. To register for the webinar, please follow the following link:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/738529870

JOB: Position in Russian Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(posted Oct. 24, 2011)

Position in Russian Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) plans to establish a new tenure or tenure-track position in Russian literature and/or culture in the Division of Russian and Eastern European Studies, Department of Central and Eastern European Cultures (http://www.hum.huji.ac.il/english/units.php?cat=740)
during 2013-2014. The position may be adjusted for a young promising scholar at the tenure-track  (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer), as well as for a candidate with an established international reputation (Associate Professor, Professor). We are interested in the widest possible international competition in order to choose the best candidate, with research excellence as the main criterion. The candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in Russian literature and culture to undergraduates and graduates (six academic hours per week usually structured as three one-and-a-half hour long meetings per week). During the first two years all teaching may be in English and/or Russian.!
The candidate is expected to deliver courses in Hebrew starting from his/her third year of teaching at the HU.

Since we wish to give the candidate the opportunity to get acquainted with the HU and learn about local conditions firsthand, we strongly encourage those who consider applying for this position to spend first a period (from a semester to a year) at the HU as a Visiting Fellow. It is possible to apply for one of these or both fellowships:
-    Lady Davis Foundation: http://ldft.huji.ac.il/upload/info/infoHU.html
-    Golda Meir Fellowship:
http://www.austfhu.org.au/golda-meir-fellowhip.html
You can also check if these are relevant for you:
-    Martin Buber Society of Fellows (for Israeli or German citizens):
http://buberfellows.huji.ac.il/page.php?p=5
-    Mandel Scholars (Jewish Studies):
http://www.scholion.huji.ac.il/en/?cmd=milgaei

About the HU:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a leading multidisciplinary institution of higher education and research, which attracts scholars and students from all over the world. The University is justly proud of its position at the cutting edge of the natural sciences and humanities. Its researchers publish widely in leading international scientific and scholarly journals, conduct collaborative research projects with noted scholars from other countries, and compete successfully for research grants from international and national funding sources (NIH, DFG, EU, Human Frontier, ERC, Howard Hughes, ISF). The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked among the top universities in the world in two comprehensive surveys conducted by The Times Higher Education Supplement of London and Shanghai University. In The Times listings of the world’s 100 top universities in specific academic fields, the Hebrew University was ranked 43rd place in the arts and humanities; 44th in the social s!
ciences, 52nd in science, and 63rd in biomedicine. Shanghai University ranked the Hebrew University 65th from among 1000 institutions surveyed.
Funding of more than $107 million supports 4,500 research projects in progress. Within the framework of these projects, 45% of all the student body (24,000) are graduate students working toward advanced degrees. The University has educated and trained thousands of students-in 2009, 28% of all doctoral candidates in Israel are enrolled at the Hebrew University. Six Nobel Prize recipients belong to HU faculty or alumni. The Faculty of the Humanities is ranked higher than any other Faculty of the HU (see above).
Its academic community is outstandingly international; the majority of the faculty is graduates of the most prestigious universities in Europe and the US. In addition, the Division of Russian and East European Studies at the Department of Central and Eastern European Cultures (previously, the Department of Russian and Slavic St!
udies) has been home, during the last three decades, to such prominent  scholars of language, literature and history as Moshe Altbauer, Viktor Levin, Wolf Moskovich, Moshe Taube (linguistics and palaeoslavica), Lazar Fleishman, Omri Ronen, Samuel Schwarzband, Dmitry Segal, Ilya Serman, Roman Timenchik, Helena Tolstoy, Michael Weisskopf (literature), Jonathan Frankel, Theodore Friedgut, Ezra Mendelsohn (history), and others. Our graduates and former colleagues teach at Brown, Cornell, Michigan, Penn, Stanford, Sorbonne, and other renowned schools.

Job: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Russian (College of the Holy Cross). Area: drama, film and/or contemporary Russian culture

(posted Oct. 24, 2011)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Russian

College of the Holy Cross

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Russian to begin in August 2012. Candidate should have the following qualifications: fluency or near native fluency in Russian and high level of English proficiency; experience teaching all levels of language courses, with emphasis on advanced or accelerated learning; specialization and experience teaching courses on drama, film and/or contemporary Russian culture; ability to oversee our six-week summer study program in Moscow.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching in the United States as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Please send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Claudia Ross, Chair, Ref. HERC, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,700 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. Holy Cross belongs to the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (http://www.cowc.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org).

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Job: Senior position in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Indiana University, Bloomington)

(posted Oct. 24, 2011)

Senior position in Slavic Languages and Literatures

http://www.iub.edu/~iuslavic/openpositions.shtml

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an open-area faculty position at the senior level, to start fall semester 2012. Although area(s) of specialization are open and joint appointment with other units is possible, the successful candidate should have administrative experience, native or near-native English and excellent command of one or more Slavic languages, an established publication record, and an attractive research agenda. We are seeking a mid-career scholar wishing to take part in the leadership of our rejuvenated department and to promote the Slavic field in the wider university context, as well as to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate students. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Current plans are to interview candidates at the 2011 ASEEES conference in Washington, DC, after which a short list of candidates will be invited to the Bloomington campus for visits.

Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and six letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Applications can also be submitted electronically, to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: senior position. Preference given to applications submitted by November 1, 2011, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Committee:

Steven Franks, chair
Justyna Beinek
Jacob Emery
George Fowler
Maria Shardakova
Sara Stefani

Job Announcement, Cultural Anthropology

(posted Oct. 24, 2011)

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites
applications for a full-time, tenure track position in cultural
anthropology with a start date of August 2012. Candidates must have a
strong record of ethnographic research and an interest in issues of
sustainability and the environment through at least one of the following
approaches: political economy, political ecology, agrarian studies, or
critical development studies. Geographic area of specialization is open.
The successful candidate will teach courses related to sustainability
and the environment, direct undergraduate internships, and broaden and
strengthen our Sustainable Development concentration. Teaching
experience is preferred, and PhD is required by time of appointment. The
position is contingent upon university funding.

The Department of Anthropology at ASU has a well-earned reputation for
collegiality among its 12 full time and 3 part time faculty covering the
subfields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological
anthropology.  With approximately 200 majors and enrollments of over

1400 students per semester, the department offers B.A. and B.S.

degrees in multiple concentrations, including general anthropology,
archaeology, biological anthropology, sustainable development, and
applied anthropology, as well as a number of courses in the university’s
general education curriculum.  Numerous undergraduate research
opportunities are available for students, including field schools,
internships, lab projects, and individual studies at home and abroad.

Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest that includes
discussion of scholarly work and teaching interests and experience,

(2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three
references; and (3) one writing sample. Applications must be submitted
electronically to the search committee at culturalsearch@appstate.edu
<mailto:culturalsearch@appstate.edu> . Review of applications will begin
December 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Any questions may
be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Diane Mines, at
minesdp@appstate.edu <mailto:minesdp@appstate.edu> .

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian
Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part
of the 17 campus University of North Carolina system.  With more than
16,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation
for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research
reputation.

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity
and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities,
individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other
underrepresented groups.  The university has a strong commitment to the
principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and
learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the
application process by contacting Diane Mines (minesdp@appstate.edu
<mailto:minesdp@appstate.edu> ). Proper documentation of identity and
employability will be required before the hiring process can be
finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be
conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal
background report. Additional information about this position, the
university, and the surrounding area is located at www.hrs.appstate.edu
<http://www.hrs.appstate.edu> .