Arizona State University (ASU)

The Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for a Global Teaching Fellow for the Academic Year 2024/2025 (August 2024 – May 2025). This position is open to current or recent PhD students at Central European University, seeking to augment their teaching experience.  The successful applicant will be appointed as a Faculty Associate, with teaching responsibilities in the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) and/or the School of international Letters and Cultures (SILC).

The Melikian Center is a Department of Education National Resource Center for the study of Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, with over 90 faculty affilates. SPGS and SILC are multi-disciplinary schools, offering in-person and online undergraduate degrees. SPGS has research labs in Security and Democracy, and is home to a vibrant group of graduate students; SILC houses the Russian major and minors in Slavic Studies and Romanian Studies.

The position will require teaching of two 3-credit courses or equivalent per semester; with the opportunity to teach in-person and online. Applications are especially welcome from candidates in the social sciences with interest and/or expertise in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

All candidates are asked to commit to teach at least two of the following courses.

Fall 2024:

  • POS 352: European Democracies (in-person)
  • RUS/HST/SLC/HON 141: Russian Civilization: From Tsars to Putin (in-person)

Spring 2025

  • POS/SGS 494: Democratic Erosion (in-person)
  • POS 352: European Democracies (online)

Candidates are also welcome to propose up to two further courses with a primary focus (at least 50% of content) on Russia, Eurasia and East Europe. ASU especially encourages course proposals that align with the Melikian Center's core research themes and clusters:

  • Migration, displacement and resilience - in particular how diasporas and transnational communities, as well as those whose homes are most endangered by climate change or political instability, maintain their identities and memories across generations, while addressing traumatic histories
  • Civic activism, human rights and democratic institutions - with a focus on data-driven research, teaching and outreach on political pluralism, the causes and consequences of totalitarianism, and the dynamics of accountability and the rule of law in society
  • Geopolitics and the cultural dimensions of great power rivalry - exploring and engaging perspectives that may foster de-escalation and cooperation and reduce polarization and confrontation, with a particular focus on forgotten or overlooked stories of successful negotiation, diplomacy or transition in which small countries played an outsize role.

For each course proposal please provide a title, proposed level, 100-word description, and 3-4 key readings (or films).

The call is open to CEU doctoral candidates beyond coursework and beyond the third year of studies, and doctoral graduates who have earned a PhD in relevant fields since 2022.

Applications shall include:

  • letter of application, including description of the 2 or more existing ASU courses the candidate is able to teach, and their interest and expertise in those fields.
  • CV (up to 3 pages)
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement (up to 1000 words). This should include up to 2 proposed courses, with supporting descriptions as described above. 
  • Two Letters of Reference (email or scanned copy to be sent to  

Applications to be sent to 

Application Deadline: April 29th, 2024

For information about the Melikian Center,  SPGS, SILC and Arizona State University, please contact Keith Brown, Professor of Politics and Global Studies, (please note underscore.

For information about the application process please contact Marton Belik, CEU Global Fellowship Officer