Job Opportunities

Senior Analyst, Russia

The Crisis Group is searching for a senior analyst, Russia. This is a critical role engaging with Russia and its relationship with the rest of the world. The senior analyst will be well-versed in Russian foreign and domestic policy issues, able to generate and debate ideas geared at preventing and mitigating deadly conflict in the region and further afield. Crisis Group’s senior analyst will also be responsible for helping with research in Ukraine, Central Asia and in other successor states to the Soviet Union.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Director, Russia & Strategic Stability Program at United States Institute of Peace

The director for the United States Institute of Peace's Russia & Strategic Stability program provides leadership and strategic direction to the program. The director works across USIP with all Institute programs and experts, with responsibility for creating a motivated, team-oriented, and innovative culture that fosters creativity and results in a performance-driven environment. 

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Resident Director in Moscow, Russia

The American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of up to 15 US high school students for an approximately six-week (from the end of June to mid-August) program in Moscow, Russia through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y is a US State Department sponsored scholarship program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. American high school students apply for merit-based scholarships to spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying less commonly taught languages in an international immersion setting. 

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Tenure Track Position in Russian and Russian Literature at Sewanee - The University of the South

The Russian Department at Sewanee - The University of the South seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Russian literature. Responsibilities include teaching Russian Language classes, dynamically teaching Russian literature and culture courses in English, contributing to scholarship and research with peer reviewed publication, sharing, through committee service, in the governance of the University, and participating in the interdisciplinary academic, service and cultural life of Sewanee.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of History (1 year), Russian/Soviet History

The History Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year replacement position for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet history, to begin September 1, 2020. The department seeks a scholar with a PhD in history and demonstrated teaching and research interests in Russian and/or Soviet history. The candidate will teach four courses including two survey courses (one in Imperial Russian history, one in Soviet history). 

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Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian - Georgetown University Library

Georgetown University is searching for an Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian. The Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing, in all relevant formats, the Library's collection in Russian, Slavic and Eastern European Languages and the on the study of those regions and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian History

The Russian Department and the Russian and East European Studies Committee at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian History in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning in July 2020 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies; the successful candidate will also have a courtesy appointment in the History Department. The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Russian at Bucknell University

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track lectureship position in Russian language to begin August 1, 2020, with a two-year initial appointment. The successful candidate will teach Russian language at all levels, with a concentration on the Elementary and Intermediate sequence. Screening of applications began on March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Program Officer, Russian Flagship and Flagship Languages Initiative Programs

Based in Washington DC, the Program Officer will be responsible primarily for the administration and operations of the Russian and Turkish Overseas Flagship programs, the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) and the African Languages Initiative (AFLI) programs for sub-Saharan Africa and will provide support periodically for other Flagship programs as needed. The Program Officer will work closely with a dedicated team of Flagship staff members and report to the Senior Program Manager. The position also entails collaborating routinely with program staff and overseas partners in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tanzania, Senegal, Mozambique and other Flagship sites and with students, faculty and staff at universities in the United States. 

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Summer Russian-Speaking Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors

American Councils is currently seeking qualified Russian-speaking Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors to work on a variety of summer Russian language programs ranging from six to eight weeks in length. Individual programs are designed for high school or undergraduate and graduate students. All programs are focused on the acquisition of Russian language and culture in an immersion setting. Programs are held in a variety of locations including Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, and Russia.

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Curator of Russian and European Art

Amherst College invites applications for the position of Curator of Russian and European Art. The Curator of Russian and European Art is a full-time, year-round position, job group and level RI-3. Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work toward supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

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Tenure-track Position at Virginia Tech

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian to begin August 10, 2020. Responsibilities include teaching Russian at all levels, research and scholarship, extra-curricular programming, promoting study abroad and university service. We are seeking a creative and dynamic teacher-scholar who is able to contribute to the expansion of our program. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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