Professional Development

Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

The Center provides a wide variety of support for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty activities. It organizes field-related lectures, workshops, conferences, performances and other activities.

Visit the Center's Website

The Slavic and East European Language Research Center

Established in 1999 and operated by Duke University, the Slavic and East European Language Research Center (SEELRC) has as its mission the improvement of the national capacity to teach and learn Slavic and East European languages. The Center accomplishes this by developing teaching and assessment materials as well as by supporting research and a variety of activities, including undergraduate and graduate education and exchange programs, conferences, seminars, and public outreach programs.

Visitors to this site can access the Center's many projects, keep abreast of research in Slavic and East European languages, and discover other resources on the internet. 

Professional Development and Career Opportunities

Academic Study and Job Listings

Academic Administration

  • Academic Careers: Comprehensive listing site for jobs in teaching, research, and professional jobs in academia.
  • Alt-Ac Professional Development Tips: Site with excellent informational articles about searching for alternative academic (alt-ac) jobs in administration, teaching, digital humanities, research, etc.

Foreign Development/Exchange Nonprofits

  • American Councils: American Councils for International Education website. This international nonprofit designs and administers academic exchanges, overseas language immersion, and educational development. This link connects you with their career opportunities.
  • Eurasian Foundation Network: Career opportunities through Eurasian Network Foundation, which focuses on local economic development, youth engagement, cross border cooperation, and independent media and public policy in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova.

Global Health and Social Service

  • Masters in Global Health Program at Duke: An innovative three-year master's program at Duke, recommended for students who have already familiarized themselves with foreign cultures and societies through study and overseas experience.
  • Peace Corps: Volunteer opportunities in Eastern Europe, Central Asia.
  • UN Refugee Agency: See this site for information about internships and the Junior Professional Officer Programme

Government Jobs 

Journalism/Publishing/Digital Media

Teaching Opportunities and Programs


  • American Translators Association, Slavic Division: This link will connect you with the Slavic Division of the American Translators Association, the best organization for obtaining information about freelance translating, translator training, and professional networking with other translators.
  • Open Letter Press: A nonprofit literary press dedicated to publishing excellent translations of literature from all over the world.  See their Submission Guidelines and check out their blog "Three Percent."
  • Deep Vellum Press: A not-for-profit literary publisher just opened in Dallas, TX by Will Evans, Duke SES M.A., 2012  (Congratulations, Will!)