IERES announces a competition for one Post-Doctoral Scientist position for the academic year 2012-13. The Post-Doctoral Scientist will spend approximately 50 percent of time on his/her own research and the other 50 percent serving as Russian-language editor for the website of PONARS Eurasia.
The Russian-language website will include translations of PONARS Eurasia material, so as to make this material more widely accessible to the Russian-speaking community, and a Russian-language blog. Responsibilities will include supervising and ensuring the quality of translations of PONARS Eurasia material on the website (separate translators will do the actual translation) and soliciting regular entries (at least 2 posts a week) for the blog from PONARS Eurasia members and other qualified experts on important global issues concerning Russia and Eurasia, as well as reaching out to other Russian-language media outlets. The Post-Doctoral Scientist is expected to be in residence at IERES for the entire period of the fellowship and contribute actively to IERES's lively intellectual community through participation in the institute's seminars, talks, and other events. Candidates must have native-level fluency in Russian speaking and writing; enjoy fluency in English and have a record of English-language publications; possess a Ph.D. or Kandidat Nauk (Russian candidate of sciences) degree; and have a scholarly professional background. Candidates should have a superb grasp of global issues and debates concerning Russia and Eurasia. Non- U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. The Post-Doctoral Scientist will receive a stipend of $4,000/month (plus benefits) for 10 months (beginning in August or September 2012). IERES will also cover the cost of one round-trip air ticket and visa fee.
To apply, candidates should apply to Posting Number Staff – 000865 at www.gwu.jobs. The cover letter should include a description of the research the applicant plans to conduct and their vision for the Russian-language PONARS Eurasia website (including ideas for the blog). The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 15, 2012. This position is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.