Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Soviet and Post-Soviet History, Princeton University

The Department of History at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in the history of the Soviet Union and/or the post-Soviet successor states. The candidate should be prepared to offer an undergraduate lecture course on Soviet and post-Soviet history, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses on the specialized aspects of the history of the USSR and the successor states. Review of files will begin October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining the dissertation or book as well as other relevant projects, and a copy of either the dissertation or another substantive writing sample. At least three referees should be entered into the online system, which will automatically generate requests for their letters. For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2024.

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Senior Research Associate and Manager, Harvard Kennedy School

The Belfer Center seeks a Senior Research Associate and Manager to support Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Belfer Center's Avoiding Great Power War Project, in conducting in-depth research on international security issues and supervising the collaborative activities of a small research team.

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Director, Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian

The Middlebury Language Schools seeks to hire a Director for the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian. Founded in 1945, the School is the premiere full-immersion language program in North America and is comprised of an 8-week non-degree intensive language course and master's and doctoral-level graduate programs. The Director is responsible for all curricular, pedagogical, and logistical aspects of the summer program, leading faculty, staff, and students during the intensive summer session on the Middlebury, Vermont campus. Candidates should have a tenured university position or equivalent, with expertise in any field of Russian studies, and be native speakers or have near-native professional proficiency in Russian. Some experience in program administration is preferred.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

The History Department of the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian history for a fixed-term two-year non-renewable appointment beginning August 2024 through May 2026.

Area of expertise is open. Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys covering the entirety of Russian history including the post-Soviet period, upper-division courses and seminars in their area of concentration, and lower-division surveys in European history.

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Assistant Professor of Practice of Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona invites applications for a career-track position beginning in August 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice in the field of Russian and Slavic Studies.

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Assistant Professor or (early) Associate Professor of Russian Studies, Emory University

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA seeks an excellent scholar-teacher for a full-time tenure-track position in Russian language and culture at the rank of Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor, to begin Fall 2024. REALC is a dynamic multidisciplinary community of scholars who work at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences in our study of the area from Eastern Europe through East Asia. Research field is open for this position in Russian language and culture, but priority will be given to Interdisciplinary specialists in linguistics, inter-cultural studies, transnational studies, media studies, or related areas. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in relevant field and successful experience teaching undergraduates in North American universities. Ability to teach Russian language at all levels as well as courses in English in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies is required. 

The successful candidate will be expected to continue to be a productive scholar and help mentor student research. The candidate also will be expected to teach four courses per academic year, which will include Russian language courses, as well as cultural content courses based on the candidate's area of specialization and on department needs. The candidate will play an important role in the development of the Russian program, the interdepartmental Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) program, and the university as a whole. 

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Research Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Security (Maternity Cover), RUSI

The Research Fellow will be part of the International Security research group and play a pivotal role on Russian and Eurasia issues across RUSI, including through delivery of existing research projects and developing new ones, producing publications and other research products on Russia and Eurasia and organizing and managing events.  The Research Fellow will play a leading role in developing the Russia and Eurasia program and will be expected to work closely with national and international media in response to current events.

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Associate Fellow with the Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire an Associate Fellow to support its Transatlantic Security Program. Candidates with an interest in Europe, European Security, Transatlantic relations, and/or Russia and who possess excellent research, writing, and project management skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be self-starters comfortable working as part of a small, close-knit team in a fast-paced and fluid work environment. The Associate Fellow will have the opportunity to lead and/or contribute to research projects on high-impact national security issues, organize events, and engage with senior U.S. and European national security leaders. An ability to drive research, including executing the associated administrative tasks, and strong attention to detail is critical. The Associate Fellow will be expected to perform a variety of tasks outlined below. Other tasks may be required, and responsibilities will vary over time.

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Lecturer of Russian Language at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for a two-year renewable lectureship in Russian language, beginning September 1, 2023. The appointment will be for two years, with the expectation, upon satisfactory review after the first year, of multi-year contracts moving forward.

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Senior Ukraine Analyst, International Crisis Group

In the continuing aftermath of Russia’s invasion, Crisis Group is looking to expand its coverage of the war’s domestic, regional and global impact. Our focus is on developing pragmatic and actionable recommendations to mitigate the toll of the war and chart a path toward a sustainable end to the fighting.

This is a demanding and rewarding role with substantial responsibility and freedom. The senior analyst will be well versed in Ukraine’s security, political and economic landscape as well as the wider geostrategic environment. They will be well-connected in Ukraine and key capitals backing Kyiv. They will hit the ground running to help define and implement a research and advocacy agenda to shape policy responses to a war that has already been cataclysmic for Ukraine and is poised to shape regional and global security for decades to come.

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Research Assistantship at Harvard’s Applied History Project

The Applied History Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center seeks applications for a full-time Research Assistant. The Applied History Research Assistant’s responsibilities will include organizing seminars for the Ernest May Fellows in History and Policy, running regular sessions of the Applied History Working Group, and editing the Applied History Network Newsletter. The research assistant will report directly to Graham Allison (Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School) and Calder Walton (Assistant Director, Applied History Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center). The successful candidate will be an organizationally-capable B.A. or M.A. holder with a passion for history and a commitment to the idea that history can be effectively applied to clarify contemporary international challenges. The Research Assistant will be expected to support the program for a two-year term. To apply, candidates should send a resume, cover letter, list of references, and writing sample to Evan Sankey at [email protected].