CFA: Post-Doctoral Fellow at ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies

The application deadline is September 25.

As part of the new project “Russian Studies at the Margins: Migration in the Post-Soviet Borderlands,” Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship   with an anticipated start date of October 3, 2022 through June 30, 2023. This full-time, benefits-eligible position is made possible by funding from the US Russia Foundation.  The fellowship is open to early-career scholars who received their terminal degree between May 2017 and July 2022, whose work combines regional focus with global relevance. The fellow’s primary responsibility will be to lead research, writing and testing of curricular materials for high school and community college students on migration and borderland communities in the former Soviet Union (case studies focus on Ukraine/Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus); participate in Melikian Center workshops and events related to migration and borderland communities; and contribute to the Center’s public profile through community programming, and/or generating content for the Center’s online presence. The fellow will work as part of a collaborative team including colleagues from regional high schools, Maricopa Community College District and ASU. The fellow will also have opportunities to pursue their own research and contribute to grant-writing. Post-doctoral appointments at ASU do not offer tenure. The pro-rated salary for the position is set at $41,667.

ASU is committed to inclusive, equitable and team-oriented work environment that promotes the candidate’s career and personal advancement. The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies offers a supportive and stimulating intellectual environment as well as a diverse collection of faculty with expertise in related field. In addition to participating in the required activities of the project, the Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be able to participate in conferences, public lectures and outreach activities of the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies as well as activities of related academic units at ASU.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research institution committed to discovery and scholarship in the integrated social sciences and comprehensive arts and sciences. The Melikian Center was established as a faculty consortium in 1984, with a mission to advance innovative research and teaching on the languages, societies and geopolitics of greater Eurasia. The Center has over 60 faculty affiliates from a wide range of disciplines, and supports graduate and undergraduate student success through language and regional study. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting

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