Job Posting: Multiple Open Rank Positions in various fields of humanities and social sciences, School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen, Russia
SAS is a greenfield project to be launched in the Fall of 2017. It will bring together 40 permanent faculty from Russia and abroad willing to work together in a number of interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, including in the areas merging with IT and life sciences. We aim to tailor SAS research agenda around challenging problems of contemporary scholarship in order to produce results relevant for scholarly communities globally.
SAS BA program will use an honor’s college model, with high selectivity, comprehensive general education core, small classes, individualized tracks, and late choice of major among Cultural Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, Film & Media, History, Economics, IT, and Life Sciences. MA programs will be designed to correspond to SAS faculty research interests.
We invite applications from scholars with any area of expertise in the humanities and social sciences at different stages of their academic careers (PhD or ABD required) who want to use a unique chance to shape a new institution. It is also a rare opportunity of multiple simultaneous appointments that can be granted to those wishing to work together on a research project. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong commitment to teaching and ability to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
Most appointments will be on individual 3-year contracts with a possibility of renewal. The teaching load in most cases will be equivalent to 2+2 on the semester system with most SAS faculty having one quartile a year free of teaching in addition to summer vacation. SAS will pay competitive salaries well above national average and provide benefits. More information about SAS is at www.utmn.ru/en/study-with-us/school-of-advanced-studies/. Information about the city of Tyumen is at www.utmn.ru/tmn/en/.
Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your academic itinerary and research plans in the framework of a joint multidisciplinary project via e-mail to: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, preference given to those received by 1 November, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, in November 2016. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy to let everyone know that the new issue of the journal is now out:
The Rhetoric of the 'New': Post-Digital in Cultural Post-Contexts Henrike Schmidt, Orlin Spassov and Vlad Strukov Issue 15
The new issue of the journal consists of two parts. The first includes research essays that had been received through our regular submission system. The second is a cluster on Bulgarian ‘new’ media which continues the debate we started in Issue 13 with our first cluster entitled ‘Digital Creativity in Times of Crisis: Bulgaria in the Global Context’. In addition to our focus on Bulgaria, in this issue we wish to examine what the term ‘new media’ signifies in the current setting.
15.1 Car with a Movie Camera: Theorizing Dashcams, Cameraman Surrogates, and the Cameraman Caught Unaware | Andrew Chapman
15.2 Zombies, Russians, Plague: Eastern Europe as a Sandbox for Utopia | Daniil Leiderman
15.3 New Media, New Habits: Socialist Television and the Struggle for ‘Harmonious Consumption’ in 1960s Bulgaria | Martin Marinos
15.4 Geography of the Early Internet in Bulgaria: Territorial and Social Configurations | Orlin Spassov
15.5 The White Piano, Or the Dilemma of Creative versus Contestatory (е-)Citizenship | Anna Krasteva
The issue was prepared by the editors of Digital Icons. Henrike Schmidt, Orlin Spassov and Vlad Strukov worked on the Bulgarian cluster. Marianna Poberezhskaya, Natalia Konradova, Rachel Stauffer, Mykola Makhortykh, Gernot Howanitz, Pedro Hernandez and Vlad Strukov prepared the issue for publication with assistance from other members ... See MoreSee Less
a Russian supermarket chain is to trial a new payment system: 1) customers register their credit card and fingerprints with the supermarket and 2) the supermarket uses a special scanner to read the customers fingerprints at the checkout, no credit card is needed at this stage. I suppose we can call it 'Big Brother shopping', or 'Consumer panopticon' ... See MoreSee Less