MESA - Middle East Studies Association


Employment

Individuals interested in a vacancy listed below should respond directly to the institution named.

To post an employment ad (fee-based service), please complete the form found here. It is the posting institution's responsibility to take a screen shot of their ad for future reference. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

Click on the name of the institution for the full description of the employment advertisement in the list that follows.

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
4/21/14 Claremont McKenna College Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
4/21/14 University of California, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Islamic Traditions Review begins on May 23, 2014.
4/21/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Various Openings  
4/21/14 Center for International Learning Academic Director, Study Abroad Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
4/17/14 Duke University Arabic Instructor June 6, 2014 or until position is filled.
4/17/14 Wake Forest University Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Review begins April 22, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/17/14 Johns Hopkins University Lecturer in Arabic May 20, 2014
4/15/14 Brown University Associate Director, Middle East Studies May 11, 2014; open until filled.
4/15/14 University of Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia Managing Editor Position  
4/11/14 Lehigh University Visiting Lecturer in Arabic (one-year position; renewable for second year) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
4/11/14 University of Oxford Departmental Lecturer in Modern European and World History May 8, 2014 (12 noon UK time)
4/10/14 University of Oregon Full-time Instructor of Arabic Review begins May 12, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/10/14 Williams College Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History April 18, 2014
4/8/14 Middlebury College Two-year Visiting Position in Arabic Review begins April 7, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/2/14 National Endowment for the Humanities Humanities Administrator  
4/2/14 St. Ambrose University, Middle East Institute Visiting Scholars (2 positions) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/31/14 American University of Beirut Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs April 15, 2014
3/31/14 University of Oxford Research Officers on IMPAcT Project May 2, 2014 (at 12 noon)
3/31/14 University of Virginia Full-time Lecturership in Persian Language Teaching Review begins April 30, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/27/14 College of Charleston Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Arab Studies Screening begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/27/14 Binghamton University Lecturer in Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature (one-year renewable, full-time) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/27/14 Tel Aviv University Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th Century May 18, 2014
3/25/14 The University of Arizona Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics (one-year appointment, half-time) Review begins April 14, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/13/14 Haverford College Visiting Faculty Position in Political Science Department (one-year appointment) April 10, 2014
3/10/14 Sewanee: The University of the South Mellon Globalization Forum Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Arabic Language and Culture April 1, 2014 for full consideration, but open on a rolling basis.
3/10/14 Stockholm University Senior Lecturer in Turkish Studies April 15, 2014
3/7/14 George Washington University Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor-Economic Development in the Global South Review begins March 28, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/4/14 University of Maryland, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies Visiting Assistant Professor in Persian Studies April 15, 2014
3/4/14 Friends Seminary Full Time Arabic Instructor  
2/25/14 Georgia Tech, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Coca-Cola Foundation Post-Doc in International Development April 15, 2014 for full consideration.
2/12/14 Bucknell University Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies  
2/10/14 Brookings Doha Center/Qatar University Joint Visiting Fellowship March 15 for fall fellowships; July 15 for spring fellowships
2/10/14 Saudi Aramco World Magazine Assistant Editor  
2/6/14 Vassar College Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language March 15, 2014 for full consideration. Apps. accepted until position filled.
2/3/14 Eckerd College Arabic Language  
2/3/14 Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar Research Associate Review begins March 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
2/3/14 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies (open rank) Review begins immediately; deadline for applications is April 4, 2014.
01/29/14 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World February 24, 2014; review begins immediately.
01/28/14 Harvard University Professor of Persian Literature and Culture (open rank) March 31, 2014
01/10/14 Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
01/08/14 Portland State University Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
12/20/13 Vassar College Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship specializing in Islam Review begins January 31, 2014 and continues until filled.
12/20/13 University of Minnesota Director of Language Instruction in Arabic (Lecturer or Teaching Specialist)  
12/09/13 Old Dominion University One-year Position in Jewish History and Culture Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
12/06/13 The Ohio State University Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Review begins January 15, 2014 and continues until filled.
12/06/13 The Ohio State University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Persian Review begins December 20, 2013 and continues until filled.
12/06/13 The Ohio State University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic Review begins December 20, 2013 and continues until filled.
10/23/13 American University in Cairo Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics Open until filled; priority given to apps. rec'd by December 1, 2013.
10/23/13 Princeton University The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment Review beings November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.
9/27/13 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in the Field of Classical Islamic Thought Review begins November 8, 2013 and continues until filled.
9/26/13 University of Pennsylvania Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature Review begins November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.
9/25/13 Georgetown University Al-Thani Chair (Professor of Islamic Studies and History of Islam) Review begins November 4, 2013 and continues until filled.
9/20/13 University of Iowa Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature (tenure-track) Screening begins on October 20, 2013.

The American University of Beirut

Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at The American University of Beirut (AUB) is an independent policy and research institute that aims to produce and develop knowledge that can inform and promote better policy making in and about the Arab world and internationally. IFI is committed to creating a platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers, civil society actors, policy makers and other stakeholders. IFI is searching to fill the position of Director at the institute, starting Fall 2014. Basic Function: The Director will manage all the institute's operations, including research, planning, budgeting, fundraising, partnership development, public relations, personnel, implementation, and assessment, and will be reporting to the Provost. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan of the institute at AUB, regionally and internationally, by working closely with academics, practitioners, policymakers, students, and members of the general public. The Director will provide research leadership by contributing and shaping the institute's research agenda and priorities and help initiate new, relevant projects. He/She will provide quality control for the institute's research plans and outputs including publications and help upgrade existing research programs by closely coordinating with the IFI Faculty Steering Committee, the IFI Advisory Board, the Provost and the AUB faculty. Duties Performed: 1. Manage overall operations and staff for the institute's research programs; 2. Develop and implement the mission and strategic plan for IFI by working closely with the IFI Faculty Steering Committee, the Provost and AUB faculty; 3. In coordination with the IFI Faculty Steering Committee, the Director will initiate new research initiatives and evaluate research proposals from potential research partners such as scholars, institutes and universities; 4. Engage university faculty and external constituencies, including policy makers, government officials and civic leaders, and international institutions, in developing new research and public policy initiatives; 5. Oversee the institute' research initiatives, including launching new projects, partnership development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting on research projects institute-wide; 6. Contribute to periodic reports to Provost, the IFI Advisory Board, funders and other partners; 7. Develop research collaborations between the master's program in Public Policy and International Affairs and the institute's research projects; 8. Coordinate relevant outreach activities with the master's program in Public Policy and International Affairs; 9. Pursue external funding opportunities in coordination with the Provost and with the help of the Office of Advancement; 10. Recruit and interview institute research and administrative staff; 11. Develop and sustain a publication plan for the institute (including discussion papers, policy briefs, and peer review manuscripts); 12. Represent the institute at university meetings and international conferences; 13. Develop and sustain relationships with peer organizations and manage the visibility for the institute at the national, regional and international levels. Minimum Requirements: 1. Advanced degree, preferably PhD, in public policy, international affairs or a relevant social science field; 2. Substantial research and executive experience in public policy and international affairs in an academic environment or in the public sector; 3. Written and spoken fluency in Arabic preferred. Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit the following materials prior to April 15, 2014 to: hr@aub.edu.lb 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae (CV) detailing the candidate's degrees, language capabilities, academic and other positions, publications, conference presentations, and any other relevant activities or affiliations 3) A list of three references 4) Sample of three publications authored by the candidate.

The American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in the Field of Classical Islamic Thought

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of Classical Islamic Thought to begin September 1, 2014. Candidates should be able to design and teach advanced courses in Qur'anic Studies and in one or more of the following areas: Islamic theology and its Greco-Arabic background, as well as courses in other fields of classical Islamic thought such as heresiography and classical literary theory. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Modern Standard Arabic, but mastery of English is an essential requirement. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is desirable. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar, Islamic theology and philosophy to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential. Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Rank will normally at the assistant professor level; usual contracts are initially for four years. Visiting scholars will be considered. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a CV, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon Electronic submissions are highly encouraged; please send to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb Review of applications will begin as of November 8, 2013. Interested applicants who will be attending MESA meetings in October are requested, if possible, to submit their materials early, so that preliminary meetings may be arranged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University in Cairo

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2014. Applicants should have some teaching experience in quantitative methods as well as a substantive interest in comparative politics. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. Candidates who can also teach intermediate level courses in quantitative methods and apply them to studies of surveys and elections in the Arab region are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.

Requirements: PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2013. Position is open until filled.

Application Procedures: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu. Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). For more information, e-mail Dr. Clement Henry, Chair, (chenry@aucegypt.edu; chenry@austin.utexas.edu), Ms. Gehan Wissa, Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx.

Binghamton University

Lecturer in Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature (one-year renewable, full-time)

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York, invites applications for the position of lecturer in Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature, to begin Fall 2014. This is a one year renewable full-time position. Candidates should have at least a Master's degree or equivalent related to the field of Turkish Studies, Turkish language teaching experience at the university level, along with native or near native proficiency in Turkish and Ottoman Turkish. The teaching load is 3/3. Salary commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Application Instructions: Please submit your application via http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/. The application should include a cover letter, CV, article length writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence. For further information, please contact Dr. Kent Schull, kschull@binghamton.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. This position has been approved for funding by the University administration. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Binghamton University has a long-standing international reputation for and commitment to Turkish Studies in addition to rich partnerships with Turkish institutions of higher education. Binghamton Universityâ?Ts student population consists of several hundred graduate and undergraduate students from the Republic of Turkey each year. This position is seen as a continuing expansion of this rich tradition.

Brookings Institution Doha Center

Joint Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University

In 2011 the Brookings Doha Center launched a joint Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University (QU). Over the course of a 4-6 month period, Fellows teach up to two courses at the university and have the opportunity to conduct original research of their own. Fellows are expected to author a policy brief on their area of focus, to be published by Brookings. Candidates with a focus on the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply. BDC-QU Fellows teach a semester-long seminars (16 weeks) at Qatar University on a topic of his/her own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU International Affairs program (History, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Education, Law), or a related subject as defined by the Visiting Fellow. Courses are typically discussion-based, enabling Fellows to develop and refine their ideas and research in an academic setting. The Brookings Doha Center's location in the Gulf allows scholars to conduct field research in the region. The Center's convening power gives Fellows the opportunity to share views with policy scholars and opinion leaders, academics, diplomats, government officials, and journalists, as well as regional business leaders. The Doha-based international media frequently calls on Fellows to provide commentary and analysis. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, with a proven record of publishing and fluency in English. Timeline and Deadline The program accepts two Fellows per academic year. Applications are due by March 15 for a Fellowship beginning in the Fall of the same year, and July 15 for a Fellowship beginning in Spring of the following year. Fellows will receive a competitive grant that will cover the costs of travel to and from Doha, accommodation, and living expenses. An additional fund for further travel and research in the region will also be provided. How to Apply Submit the following documents to: DohaCenter@brookings.edu - A CV including professional and educational experience, citizenship, three references, and full contact information. - A 200-300 word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University. - A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic. - A cover letter which, along with anything additional you wish to convey, states: (a) how you first heard of the Fellowship; and (b) when you would be available to start. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. No phone calls and no employment agencies please.

Brown University

Associate Director, Middle East Studies

Brown University is seeking an Associate Director, Middle East Studies to provide critical leadership and direction in support of programmatic initiatives, strategic growth and curricular development.  Middle East Studies at Brown is in a transition period of rapid growth and the position offers an exciting opportunity for motivated and highly organized individuals to institutionalize an agenda-driven program grounded in Brown’s tradition of interdisciplinary, critical, and engaged scholarship.

Position Summary:

  • The Associate Director provides critical leadership and direction in support of programmatic initiatives, strategic growth and curricular development of Middle East Studies, including an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration and its related research and instructional activities. 
  • In conjunction with the Faculty Director, the Associate Director will create, design, and oversee innovative and long-term development of the concentration, while also teaching one to two courses per year and serving as a Student Advisor. 
  • This position will participate in the development of outreach initiatives, including advancement and fund raising opportunities, program events, grant writing, web design, supporting visiting professors and Post-Docs, and the creation of promotional materials. 
  • The position of Associate Director will serve as a principle program liaison to faculty, students, and administrators across departments and offices within the University, and represent the program on University committees as appropriate.
  • As the Associate Director, the incumbent will also cultivate and coordinate relations with similar programs and centers in other universities as well as with scholars and academic institutions on the national and international levels.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in the field of Modern Middle East Studies.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Arabic.
  • Deep knowledge of the intellectual content and research trends of the field of Modern Middle East Studies, in both its social sciences and humanities dimensions.
  • Ability to design and teach the methods/reading seminar required of all concentrators.  The seminar provides an overview of canonical and new approaches to the study of the Modern Middle East.
  • Five years academic experience in the combined areas of administration, teaching and research.
  • Ability to understand and operate in a complex campus environment and to create collaborative networks across multiple constituencies.
  • Demonstrated capacity for management and project oversight.
  • Ability to participate in analysis/evaluation, strategic planning and high level leadership team work.
  • Capacity to collaborate with, serve, and guide a range of experts, from faculty to peers to area experts.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to use technology and institutional databases and learn new software as needed including desktop publishing.
  • Ability to organize and sustain international collaborative initiatives with individual scholars and institutions.

Please note:  This position has been designed with an end date three years from the hire date.  The start date for this position is negotiable but is expected to be November 1, 2014.   

To learn more about this exciting opportunity to contribute to Brown’s expansion of the Middle East studies program, please visit the Middle East Studies website (http://www.middleeastbrown.org/).

To apply, please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:  http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job# 112250.

Brown University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

If you have any questions, please contact Beshara Doumani, Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University at cmes@brown.eduApplication Deadline is May 11, 2014.  Position remains open until filled.

Bucknell University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-semester position in Arabic Studies at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning in August of 2014, with the possibility of an extension for an additional semester, spring of 2015. PhD (or ABD) in Arabic literature, Arabic linguistics or teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). Applicants must demonstrate interest in language pedagogy and teaching methodologies. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English. The successful candidate should also have a strong and demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. Teaching duties will include Arabic language courses at all levels and courses in literature or/and culture. The teaching load is six courses a year. Complete dossier should include at least three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of potential in teaching excellence (e.g. syllabi and teaching evaluations). To apply, please submit cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and any supplementary materials to >http://www.bucknell.edu/jobs.

Center for International Learning

Academic Director, Study Abroad

While managing growth, the Center for International Learning (CIL) is now ready to hire another Academic Director for our Study Abroad Program for the coming academic year. The selected candidate will come on board in mid-July to early August, and will work on our campus in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. CIL is a private American-Omani educational institution that provides semester-long study abroad programs for students coming mainly from U.S. colleges and universities, but also from Europe and Japan. We also offer intensive Arabic language programs at all levels (both individual and group), and programs to help students and professionals hone skills in leadership, critical thinking and program management. Previously our staff was with World Learning/SIT, but as of 2012, the Center has been an independent organization. We offer the same programs on the same campus, and many members of the staff continuing on, including our renowned Arabic language instructors who now teach more than 325 students each year.

Roles of the Academic Director (AD)

Our study abroad program in Oman is on the semester model, running fifteen weeks from early September through mid December, and from late January through mid-May. The AD will hold an annual ten-month contract, and his/her responsibilities will include the following:

• Full development and implementation of the curriculum and other academic components of the program,  Oman: Managing Modernity, Translating Traditions,
• Recruiting visiting lecturers (mostly locally) for course modules,
• Teaching modules and facilitating workshops and discussions,
• Overseeing all academic planning for each semester, including field visits and excursions,
• Providing an orientation week to familiarize students with Muscat, as well as cultural traditions of relevance, including dress and behavioral expectations while guests in Oman,
• Managing study abroad program logistics, and interfacing with other CIL staff as well as U.S., Omani and other institutions, and
• Evaluating the academic progress of each student, and providing (as needed by sending institutions) written evaluations and/or letter grades.

Required Education and Experience  

The Academic Director must have a Master’s degree, and preferably a Ph.D in relevant fields pertaining to economic and social development in the Middle East and/or Gulf. Advanced Arabic language competency is desirable, although a quick learner currently with Intermediate abilities will be considered if other skills are strong. Previous university-level teaching experience in one or more relevant fields is required. The position also requires someone with strong scholarly knowledge of Oman and/or the Gulf and the ability to interest and interact with students on a daily basis. Additional skills and experience include management ability, experience in planning and organizing, a love of learning, a sense of humor and the capacity to work in a leadership capacity as part of a team.
 
Salary and Benefits

The salary and benefits for this position are commensurate with education and experience, and are geared to young professionals.

Please forward resumes to: AcademicDirector@omancenter.org

Also, visit our website at www.omancenter.org

Claremont McKenna College

Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History

The Department of History at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an introductory course on the history of Islam in the pre-1500 world and a continuing survey course that concludes with the dynamics of the modern Middle East. Two additional thematic seminars in the candidate's area of expertise will complete the 2-2 course load for the appointment. CMC history classes generally contain fewer than twenty students and center on reading, writing and discussion. We invite applicants specializing in all areas, but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the pre-1800 Islamicate world. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a brief writing sample, sample syllabi for a survey and thematic seminar, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably from multiple courses). Please submit electronic copies of all materials to: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/login.php. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Professor Heather Ferguson, hferguson@cmc.edu.

College of Charleston

Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Arab Studies

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Arabic language and Arab Studies to begin Fall 2014. The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Modern Standard Arabic, with a 3/3 teaching load. The ideal candidate will have native or near native fluency in Arabic and/or a Ph.D. in Arabic language or literature or related field. As a minimum requirement, candidates should possess an advanced degree or certification in Arabic of at least 18 graduate hours. A candidate with a degree in a related discipline might teach in Arab Literature or Cinema or Arabic Studies, and will participate in a growing program in Arab Studies and Asian Studies that includes faculty in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Art History, Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies and International Business. Building on its historic strength in languages (a two-year sequence required of all students and over 60 full-time faculty teaching foreign languages), the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs at the College of Charleston provides students with exceptional curricular programs in foreign languages and area studies. Applications should include cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, c.v., copies of graduate transcripts, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and two letters of reference, and should be sent to by mail to Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, c/o School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. The College of Charleston is an urban campus situated in the Historic District of Charleston. Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin August 16, 2014.

Columbia University

Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies (open rank)

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters. The position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history, culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will be expected to teach two courses in this field, to participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute and to give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate. A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience in English are required by the beginning of the appointment. Experience teaching at a university in the Middle East highly preferred. The position offers competitive remuneration. For additional information and to submit your application, please visit our Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) website at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58817 Review of submissions will begin immediately. Deadline for submission for consideration is April 4, 2014. Columbia University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Various Openings

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration, is being established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. The DI is anticipated to launch its first academic year in the Fall semester of 2015. The DI is currently recruiting distinguished faculty from the Arab world and abroad to develop and lead its programs of learning and research. Particularly, the DI seeks research-active academics of all professorial ranks in the fields of Philosophy, History, Arabic Language and Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Political Science, Economics and Development, Sociology and Anthropology, Media Studies, Legal Studies, and Public Administration and Policy, with a focus on the Arab world. Successful candidates are expected to have: 1. A PhD degree from a reputable university, 2. A track record in post-graduate teaching, 3. Ability to teach in Arabic, 4. A publications record proportional to the length of teaching experience, 5. Experience in the supervision of Masters' theses. The DI offers an internationally competitive salary and benefits, teaching load, and annual research budget. Chosen candidates are expected to start their duties no later than June 2015. For further information on the DI's mission, academic priorities, and programs please visit: http://project.dohainstitute.org/english Vacancies will be posted on the Careers section: http://project.dohainstitute.org/english/Careers.html.

Duke University

Arabic Instructor

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University invites applications for an annually renewable full-time position as an Arabic language instructor beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will join the fast growing Arabic program at Duke. The primary responsibilities consist of teaching intermediate and advanced courses, creating teaching materials, designing assessment tools, and organizing and participating in extra-curricular activities. The teaching load is maximum 5 courses per year or 12 contact hours per week, and the starting salary is between $40,000 and $42,000 for nine months, based on experience and qualifications. Candidates should have an M.A. or higher degree in Arabic language and literature, applied linguistics, or a related field, and must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and fluency in English.  Prior experience teaching Arabic at the university level is preferred, and knowledge of instructional technologies, interest in involvement in civic engagement activities and a desire to further pedagogical/professional development are desirable. Application deadline is June 6, 2014 or until the position is filled.  Send: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) sample lesson plans and teaching materials, and 4) three letters of reference to Chair of Arabic Instructor Search Committee, Dept. of AMES, Duke University, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708 by mail or email them to amesdept@duke.edu. Duke University is Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

Eckerd College

Arabic Language

Eckerd College invites applications for a position in the Arabic language. Native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic and English is required, as is advanced training in a relevant area of Arabic Studies. Candidates with Ph.D. or ABD preferred. Qualified candidates with a Masters Degree considered. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, including elementary to advanced Arabic language. The position is considered "Continuing Part-Time", is renewable year-to year, and is paid a 5/7 share of a full salary with a full benefits package that includes health care. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts via www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. A digital video clip of classroom teaching, if available, and inquiries should be sent to Prof. Eileen Mikals-Adachi, mikalseb@eckerd.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

Friends Seminary

Full Time Arabic Instructor

Friends Seminary invites applications for a Full Time Arabic Instructor for the school year beginning August 2014 and ending June 2015. This is a one-year maternity leave replacement. The candidate must be able to teach Modern Standard Arabic and a Levantine dialect to grades 4 through 12. Prior experience teaching middle and high school is strongly desired. The ideal candidate will have experience integrating technology into the curriculum, be prepared to work with a dynamic team of Language Instructors, and be able to take stewardship of the nascent Middle School Arabic program. An energetic, creative, and flexible teacher is essential to cultivate this program and to ensure that it continues to thrive.Friends Seminary invites applications for a Full Time Arabic Instructor for the school year beginning August 2014 and ending June 2015. This is a one-year maternity leave replacement. The candidate must be able to teach Modern Standard Arabic and a Levantine dialect to grades 4 through 12. Prior experience teaching middle and high school is strongly desired. The ideal candidate will have experience integrating technology into the curriculum, be prepared to work with a dynamic team of Language Instructors, and be able to take stewardship of the nascent Middle School Arabic program. An energetic, creative, and flexible teacher is essential to cultivate this program and to ensure that it continues to thrive. Required Experience - Able to teach beginning through intermediate/advanced Arabic, both MSA and Levantine dialect - Prior experience teaching secondary school strongly preferred - Enthusiasm for overseeing the development of a Middle School Arabic program (grades 5-6) - Able to integrate technology into the curriculum and lessons - Proven teamwork abilities - Experience with curriculum development Required Education Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree Required Documents Resume, Educational Philosophy, References, Sample Lesson Plans and Assessments for both Beginning and Advanced Levels Additional Information Hours, Full Time, Maternity Leave One Year, Number of Openings - 1 To apply send the required documents to languagejobs@friendsseminary.org. Please reference Arabic Teacher in the subject line of your email. No Phone calls please. EOE

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Research Associate

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Associate. This position will support the Director and Associate Director in managing CIRS's research output. The role will contribute towards developing CIRS's inter-disciplinary research agenda (focused on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the Persian Gulf and Middle East). This position will add actively to all areas of CIRS's research and publications portfolio, including research and editing assignments. The position is open to scholars in all social science disciplines, working on any area of the Middle East, with priority given to those working on the Persian Gulf. The Research Associate position will be based in Doha, Qatar for a fixed-term, two-year appointment, commencing September 2014 until August 2016.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Associate Director for Research, undertakes assigned research projects in line with the CIRS's current research agenda.

Tasks may include:

  • Identification of critical gaps in the scholarship, systematic literature reviews and providing summaries of sources relevant articles/journals;

  • Contribute to editorial and written tasks related to CIRS publications, undertaking preparation of reports and research publications;

  • Contribute development of independent and original ideas as appropriate; â?¢ Assist in the organization of CIRS research meetings and working groups;

  • Support the dissemination of CIRS research by attending meetings, assisting in the intellectual and logistic organization of research initiatives;

  • Helps represent CIRS in regional and international conferences and seminars.

Requirements:

  • PhD International Relations, Politics, or related disciplines in the social sciences

  • Previous experience in social science research is preferable, with demonstrated analytical and writing skills; familiarity with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and social science databases.

  • Fluency in regional language strongly preferred.

  • 2 to 3 years previous experience in a professional setting, preferably an academic institution; close familiarity with the culture of academia and/or research institutions;

  • Must possess adequate knowledge of computer programs necessary to manage academic databases, perform analysis, create graphs/spreadsheets, and conduct internet-based research.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references (at least one of which must be from the most recent place of employment). Candidates are encouraged to visit CIRS's website http://cirs.georgetown.edu. Review of applications begin March 1, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. Please submit application materials to cirspositions@georgetown.edu. Electronic applications are preferred. Applications or supporting materials may also be sent as well to Zahra Babar, CIRS-GUQ, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 2100, Washington, DC 20007-2401.

Georgetown University

Al-Thani Chair (Professor of Islamic Studies and History of Islam)

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University invite applications for the Al-Thani Chair from a senior scholar in Islamic Studies and History of Islam. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. with a significant publication and teaching record in the history of Islam, classical and modern, in the Arab world and South Asia and have an established track record as a leader in her/his field. The successful candidate should have an expertise and ability to teach courses in Islamic and Middle East history and related areas such as multi-faith relations, gender and human rights. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample(s), and the names of three scholarly references through Georgetown's online application system at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3295. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 4 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs: nhs22@georgetown.edu. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. James Reardon-Anderson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: reardonj@georgetown.edu. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

George Washington University

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor-Economic Development in the Global South

The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and Department of Geography invite applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor position with a focus on economic development in the Global South. The successful applicant will teach introduction to human geography, economic geography, a course on their region of expertise, and development courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants will support the degree programs of the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of Geography (BA and MA). This is a one-year appointment beginning in August 2014. Contingent upon performance and continuing academic needs, it may be renewed for one additional year. Basic qualifications: A Ph.D. in Geography with expertise in economic and/or development geography and a regional concentration in the Global South is required for appointment as Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed all requirements for the degree by the expected start date of the position to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor; otherwise, the appointment would be at the rank of Instructor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application procedure: Applicants should complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/20658 and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and up to three examples of written work. Three letters of recommendation must be sent to esiafac@gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered. The George Washington University seeks to attract a diverse faculty of the highest caliber; women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Georgia Tech, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Coca-Cola Foundation Post-Doc in International Development

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech invites applications for a post-doc position to begin Fall 2014 as part of an exciting new interdisciplinary global development minor. The term of appointment will be two years, and there is a possibility that a permanent hire would then be made. The salary is highly competitive ($50K plus $5K in research funds). In addition to research expectations, the responsibilities include teaching one course per semester and helping to administer and recruit students to the new minor. One or both of the courses will be the undergraduate foundational course in global development, and a successful candidate will be fluent in the theory and practice of global development from political science, sociology, and economics. The ideal candidate would have research interests in the politics and governance of natural resources, including but not limited to water, energy, food, reefs, and lands and field experience in development in the global south. Applicants should show promise or evidence of outstanding scholarly achievement. The Sam Nunn School is multidisciplinary and has growing undergraduate, graduate, and overseas programs, including joint undergraduate degrees with Modern Languages and Economics. The Schoolâ?Ts programs focus on understanding the global context of advances in science and technology. The Sam Nunn School has 21 faculty members; more than 300 undergraduate majors, 50 Master's and 10 Ph.D. degree students. Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,000 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. Georgia Tech is located in midtown Atlanta. Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently ranked among the top ten places to live for young professionals. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by April 15, 2014 and should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and examples of scholarly work. Applicants should also send a graduate transcript and three current letters of recommendation. Materials should be sent to: Chair of International Development Search Committee, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, 781 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318 or by email to kirk.bowman@inta.gatech.edu.

Harvard University

Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures (open rank)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Persian literature and cultures. While the specific area of specialization is open, the candidate must have a thorough knowledge of classical Persian literature from the eleventh century to the seventeenth century. In addition, the candidate should show some familiarity with the broader historical and cultural contexts within which classical Persian literature developed, both within and beyond Iran. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate level. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Ph.D. required by expected start date. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is required. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also evince intellectual leadership in the field and exhibit potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu) no later than March 31, 2014:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3  Teaching Statement
4. Research Statement

Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 references.  Three letters of recommendation are also required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.

Tenure-Track applicants please apply using the following portal:
http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5306

Tenured applicants please apply using the following portal:
http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5307

Applications will be received only via the Harvard Employment web site,
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/

Contact information: Professor Ali Asani, Chair, Search Committee,
aliasani@fas.harvard.edu.

Haverford College

Visiting Faculty Position in Political Science Department

Haverford College invites applications for a full time visiting faculty position in the Political Science Department for the 2014-2015 academic year. The successful candidate should have expertise in International Relations with a specialization in the Middle East, and will be responsible for teaching four courses in addition to advising undergraduate senior thesis students. A Ph.D. is preferred, but advanced doctoral students will be considered. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence (such as course syllabi and teaching evaluations), a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation, to Professor Susanna Wing, Chair, Department of Political Science, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by April 10, 2014. Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Research Associate in Shi'i Studies

Salary in the range £35,000 to £55,000 depending on experience

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London has the object of promoting the scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.
The Department of Academic Research and Publications (DARP) at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) welcomes applications from scholars working in any area of Shi‘i studies to play a key role in its continuous expansion into the area of wider Shi‘i studies by providing effective leadership in both research and teaching. We welcome scholars with a record of publication and teaching with a focus on Shi‘i law, hadith, history and theology. Scholars working in any other area will also be welcomed depending on the quality of their past work and future prospects of research and publication.
The successful candidate will have an excellent track record in high quality publications and teaching with a focus on Shi’i Islam. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and s/he must have an excellent knowledge of Arabic or Persian and demonstrate strong experience of working with primary sources. Any other experience demonstrating the requisite skills will be considered. Relocation assistance is available.
Please apply online at www.iis.ac.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.
In addition please email a CV, covering letter, including details of three referees, publication sample and research proposal (around 1000 words) to Caroline Gomez in Human Resources cgomez@iis.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday 9 September.

Johns Hopkins University

Lecturer in Arabic

The Center for Language Education at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic for the Academic Year 2014-2015. This is a one-year temporary position, but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time position that will start in fall, 2015. The position for the academic year 2015-2016 is renewable based on performance. Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a maximum of three levels of all four levels of Arabic (1st year to 4th year Arabic for a total of 12 contact hours per week). Minimum qualifications are: 1. M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics or a closely related field) 2. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English 3. At least 3 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level. 4. Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching 5. Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.). Interested candidates should submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/24808 by May 20th, 2014, and include: 1. Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Names and email addresses of three references 4. A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Arabic at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.) Should you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Yuki Johnson at yuki.johnson@jhu.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Lehigh University

Visiting Lecturer in Arabic (one-year position; renewable for second year)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Lehigh University invites applications for a one-year position (renewable for a second year) as Visiting Lecturer in Arabic to teach all levels of Arabic language. We are seeking applications from recent ABDs with teaching experience in Arabic and a demonstrated record of teaching accomplishment. Candidates must be able to teach Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect (preferably Egyptian). The teaching load is three courses per semester and the starting date is fall 2014. Lehigh University is a private, research-extensive institution in southeast Pennsylvania. The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Please send cover letter, including a teaching statement, CV, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to Antonio Prieto, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Lehigh University, 9 W. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015, or email ap01@lehigh.edu. We will begin the review process immediately, and will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

Middlebury College

Two-year Visiting Position in Arabic

The Arabic Program at Middlebury College announces an opening for a two-year full-time visiting position at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level, beginning Fall 2014. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, and native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect is strongly preferred. An M.A degree is required, but candidates with a PhD or ABD status are strongly preferred. The area of scholarly specialization is open. Candidates who hold a PhD will be appointed at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, and candidates with an MA degree or ABD status will be appointed at the Visiting Instructor level. The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, and take part in the Arabic Program's regular activities. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy. Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to members of the Arabic search committee. The letter must include a section addressing the candidate's approach to Arabic language teaching, his/her prior experience teaching MSA, and a short statement regarding research interests. In addition, applications should include: an updated curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise). Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Usama Soltan, Associate Professor of Arabic, at usoltan@middlebury.edu. Review of applications begins April 7, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please follow this link: http://apptrkr.com/456670.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities Administrator

The Division of Preservation and Access is seeking a Humanities administrator to work with potential applicants in the development of proposals, help to carry out the evaluation of applications, and participate fully in administrative, financial, program policy, and other matters for the division. The Division of Preservation and Access provides leadership and support for a sustained national effort to preserve and increase the availability of resources essential for research, education, and public programming in the humanities. Full job description and application instructions can be found here https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365305500 Applications are accepted online only.

The Ohio State University

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position in modern Hebrew language. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. Salary and benefits are competitive. Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or related field, preferred. Complete applications must include: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; three recent letters of recommendation; and recent teaching evaluations. All letters of reference must be submitted independently by their authors. At least one of the letters should address the candidate's teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Daniel Frank at frank.152@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3718. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

The Ohio State University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Persian

The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position to teach beginning through advanced Persian language as a lecturer or senior lecturer. Responsibilities will include teaching, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. The ability to teach occasional courses on Persian literature or culture in English translation and to participate in coordinating a Persian curriculum is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive. Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Persian language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Persian Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; and recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested, at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 20th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3717 . To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

The Ohio State University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic

The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position to teach beginning through advanced Arabic language as a lecturer or senior lecturer. The ability to teach a dialect of colloquial Arabic, to teach courses on Arabic culture in English translation, or on Arabic language pedagogy, and to participate in coordinating an Arabic curriculum is preferred. Benefits are competitive. OSU's Arabic program is a part of one of the largest colleges of arts and sciences in the USA. Our Arabic courses consist of many sections that regularly fill with students, many of whom proceed to advanced classes where they read and discuss literature and other subjects in the medium of Arabic. Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Arabic language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Arabic, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; and recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested, at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 20th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3716. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

Old Dominion University

One-year Position in Jewish History and Culture ( with focus on the contemporary Middle East)

http://www.oujobs.org/jobs/show/id/31212 The Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding (IJIU) of Old Dominion University, affiliated with the Department of History and the Graduate Program in International Studies, invites applications for a one-year position in Jewish history and culture, with a focus on the contemporary Middle East. Compelling evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness is required. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to programs, including community events, sponsored by IJIU. Completed PhD in History, International Affairs, Israel Studies, or related field of study is required by the time of appointment and preferred by time of application. Send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, a scholarly writing sample (10,000 words maximum), and a sample syllabus or course proposal to Professor Farideh Goldin at fgoldin@odu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Portland State University

Adjunct Instructor of Arabic

Position Summary
The Arabic program in PSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a part-time position teaching an Arabic language course. The immediate opening is for 2nd-year Standard Arabic in Spring 2014.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach second-year Arabic, including all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing), in coordination with the Arabic program.
  • Maintain regular office hours.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree; or full-time PSU graduate student working toward an advanced degree.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Experience in proficiency-oriented language instruction preferred.

Compensation
$3,236 per 4-credit course

To Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until finalists are identified. Position will remain open until filled. Your application should include:


1. a letter of interest that addresses the following:

  • your familiarity with colloquial and standard Arabic
  • your teaching qualifications
  • your teaching approach

2. a C.V.
3. three letters of recommendation

Mail all application materials to:
Arabic Search Committee
Portland State University
Department of World Languages and Literatures
PO Box 751 (WLL)
Portland OR 97207-0751

To learn more about our department, see www.pdx.edu/wll

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Princeton University

The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment. Preference for this endowed chair will be given to a tenured scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching who works at the intersection of humanities and the environment in fields such as, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, ethics, religion, anthropology, politics, history, and architecture. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the department best suited to his or her research and in the Princeton Environmental Institute. Field of specialization is open. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition number 1300698; and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, but no publications, letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time. The letter of interest should include the candidate's sense of the field and his or her vision for advancing in the context of such a position. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Princeton is an AA/EEO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.

Saudi Aramco World Magazine

Assistant Editor

Basic Function:

This professional position is assigned as one of two Assistant Editors for Saudi Aramco World magazine.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist and, as qualified, lead production of features and departments in print and digital editions
  • Collaborate in the creative direction and editing of article concept, scope, research, visuals, design and copy
  • Support digital, multilingual, multimedia and mobile publishing development
  • Carry out online visual research
  • Assist in Digital Asset Management and archiving of print and electronic assets
  • Provide copy editing and proofreading
  • Act as coach and production guide to global freelance contributors
  • Check facts
  • Track and project costs
  • Assist and, as able, lead in report writing, presentation preparation
  • Handle other departmental and company projects as assigned
  • Travel to conferences in the publishing, magazine and Middle East educational fields
  • Produce original writing, photography and/or multimedia content as assigned
  • Attend printer color and press checks to ensure quality standards are met

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications, Master’s Degree in communication’s preferred
  • Five (5) years broad journalism experience with magazines and/or news media, in print and online
  • Two (2) years broad editing experience, in print and online
  • Knowledge or demonstrable interest in global Arab and Islamic cultures through heritage, travel, study or all three preferred
  • Must have outstanding command of English and visual literacy
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • Knowledge of print production and pre-press processes and standards preferred
  • Must have strong electronic interpersonal communication skills, work habits, work ethic, ability to adhere to company work hours, company policies and standard business etiquette
  •  Must have the ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to Windows/MS Office workstation, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; scanners, fax machine
  • Familiarity with current and emerging multiplatform media technology

To apply: http://www.aramcoservices.com/Careers/Working-for-Aramco-Services-Company/Opportunities.aspx.

Sewanee: The University of the South

Mellon Globalization Forum Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Arabic Language and Culture

The University of the South invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic language and culture to begin August 2014. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory and intermediate levels of language, as well as courses in Arabic literatures, cultures, and cinemas, or interdisciplinary courses on Arabic cultures that draw on the humanities, social sciences, and other fields. The teaching load is three courses per academic year (1/2). We seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching as well as demonstrated interest and competence in innovative language pedagogy and instructional technologies. The candidate will be expected to help us build the growing Arabic Studies program at Sewanee, and to contribute to the activities and initiatives of the Mellon Globalization Forum whose goals include enhancing Sewanee's international profile, as well as equipping students with skills necessary for navigating the globalized world. The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement on teaching philosophy, a graduate transcript, and three letters of reference to: http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring. Applications received by April 1, 2014 will receive full consideration but we welcome applications on a rolling basis past that date as well. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening. The University of the South is an Equal-Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

St. Ambrose University

Visiting Scholars (2 positions)

The Middle East Institute at St. Ambrose University seeks two Visiting Scholars for up to eight weeks of the Spring 2015 semester. The Visiting Scholars will: a. teach part or all of one course; b. conduct faculty development seminars; c. deliver at least one public lecture; and d. organize a two-day Middle East symposium. Compensation will consist of travel, accommodation, and a stipend. We welcome applications from any Middle East Studies discipline, but preference will be give to scholars who are eager to collaborate closely with students, faculty, and the public to increase awareness about the Middle East at St. Ambrose and in the wider community. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. The recently established St. Ambrose Middle East Institute is the first academic institute in the state of Iowa devoted to the study and discussion of the Middle East. The Institute seeks to provide a nonpartisan public forum for thoughtful engagement with key issues impacting the region. St. Ambrose University is a Catholic, liberal arts, diocesan university that emphasizes excellence in teaching and ongoing professional development. Total institutional enrollment is over 3,700 students. The Core Values of the University include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See www.sau.edu for further information. St. Ambrose is located in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area with a population of more than 350,000. Inquiries and applications should be emailed to Dr. Ryan Dye, Coordinator of the Middle East Institute, at dyeryand@sau.edu. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. AA/EOE.

Stockholm University

Senior Lecturer in Turkish Studies (Ref. No. SU FV-0644-14)

The new Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies is seeking a Senior Lecturer in the interdisciplinary field of Turkish Studies to participate in the management and coordination of the Institute's activities. In addition to management, the responsibilities include teaching and research. The person holding the position should primarily lead and develop the Institute's teaching activities in cooperation with the director of the Institute. Teaching duties may involve responsibility for first- and/or second-cycle courses on, for example, Turkey's modern history and society. The position includes time for individual research, but the holder is also expected to seek external funding and should be prepared to take on various management tasks in cooperation with the director of the Institute. Qualification requirements: In order to qualify for this position, the applicant must have demonstrated teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, in a field of relevance to the position within the humanities or social sciences. Both the doctoral thesis and other research should be focused on Turkey or the Turkish people (including in diaspora). The applicant should be able to present good research qualifications (e.g. in the form of publications in international forums), mainly in the Institute's key areas, and documented experience of teaching at the university level. An important general qualification requirement is the ability to collaborate and work in groups, and the general ability and suitability required to perform one's duties. Since many international researchers will be working at the Institute, English will largely be the working language. This means that the applicant is expected to speak and write English fluently. A good command of Swedish and Turkish is also required. If the successful candidate does not speak Swedish at the time of appointment, he/she is expected to acquire the necessary language skills during the first two years of employment. Further information about the position can be obtained from the director of SUITS, Dr. Paul T. Levin, tel. 08- 16 43 56 e-mail: suits@suits.su.se . Questions regarding administrative procedures will be answered by administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, tel. 08-16 21 30, e-mail: kenneth.hjalmarsson@su.se. In order to apply for this position, please use the Stockholm University web-based application form: https://jobapplication.su.se/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplicationform.aspx%3fRNR%3dSU%2520FV-0644-14&RNR=SU%20FV-0644-14 Application: Guidelines for the application are provided in the "Template for application for employment as teaching personnel at Stockholm University." The template and the University's rules of employment are available to download from www.su.se/employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the instructions in the announcement and that it is submitted before the deadline. Your application must be marked with ref no: SU FV-0644-14. Please note that a maximum of 10 academic publications may be submitted for assessment. The subject area of the position will be specified in connection with the appointment. Deadline for applications: April, 15, 2014. Visit also: Stockholm University: www.su.se SUITS: www.suits.su.se Department of Oriental Languages: www.orient.su.se.

Tel Aviv University

History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th Century (tenured or tenure-track)

The Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in the History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th century, effective from October 2015 or October 2016. The position requires teaching in Hebrew and the ability to conduct independent historical research in the 20th century history of the Arab Middle East. Candidates must hold a PhD, or receive a PhD before filling the position. Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel-Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities. Candidates should send their applications, including a CV and samples of publications or other written work, both in hard copy and mail to: Dr. Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Chairperson, Department of Middle Eastern & African History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, email: Tau.MidEastHist.App@gmail.com. Three letters of recommendation from senior scholars are to be sent directly to these addresses. The deadline of submission is May 18, 2014. The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. The Department, Faculty or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

The Fletcher School, one of the world's premier schools of international affairs, established in 1933, seeks a full-time Director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. The Fares Center functions as a public policy institute, with a focus on political issues that concern the Levant and geographically proximate regions. Its mission combines an academic program of lectures, seminars and conferences, with the dissemination of research to interested scholars, decision-makers, service organizations and the larger international community. Opportunities for faculty and student research, as well as student internships, are important features of the Center's program. The Director will be responsible for: planning and implementing the academic and research program of the Center; integrating the Center with other programs of the Fletcher School and Tufts University; supervising the organization of conferences and workshops; establishing cooperative relationships with other institutions internationally; raising funds from the private and public sectors; coordinating the Center's media and public relations; managing the Center's budget and administrative functions; and facilitating the work of the Center's advisory committee(s). The Director will report to the Dean of The Fletcher School and will work closely with the School's senior administration and faculty, as well as interested faculty from across Tufts University. The ideal candidate will have experience in the region and a deep understanding of its history, culture, and politics. The Director should be well versed in the issues that frame the current political and economic climate of the region. S/he should have significant management, representational and fund-raising skills. The Director is expected to teach one Fletcher School course annually appropriate to the focus of the Center and to supervise a program of policy-oriented research. A relevant advanced degree and competence in a language widely used in the region besides English are highly desirable. Applications are currently being reviewed and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, any supporting materials including representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to: apply.interfolio.com/22667. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Arizona

Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics (one-year appointment, half-time)

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona is seeking a one-year half-time Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics, starting August 18, 2014. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which will be 4th year Arabic (Fall and Spring), the other two courses will be in Arabic structural linguistics or sociolinguistics, particularly Language and Society (MENA 330). This one-year position is benefits-eligible and non-renewable. The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona is home to a vibrant academic community, consisting of twelve core faculty members and over forty graduate students, more than half of whom are in the PhD program. It coordinates activities with the Title VI-funded Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Middle East Studies Association of North America, and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, all of which are located on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. For more about MENAS, see http://menas.arizona.edu/. Initial duties shall consist of: *Teaching two courses per semester, one of which will be 4th year Arabic (spring and fall), the other course will be in Arabic structural linguistics or Arabic sociolinguistics; *Assist with cultural enrichment activities for Arabic program. Qualifications: *PhD at time of appointment in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. *Teaching experience *Expertise in subject area. *Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in Arabic Linguistics, relevant teaching experience, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Application Instructions: The complete application packet consists of a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three academic references. Applicants are welcome to submit supporting evidence of teaching excellence.The application, letter of interest and CV must be submitted online. The link follows: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=211242 Additional supporting documents can be emailed to Miriam Saleh, Administrative Associate, at mcsaleh@email.arizona.edu. Review of applications will begin April 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Islamic Traditions

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to appoint a Faculty Fellow in Islamic Studies. This fellowship has a term of one year. It offers recent recipients of the Ph.D. (awarded between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2014) a unique opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests within the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies. The Faculty Fellow appointment is designed for a recent Ph.D who has not held the rank of Assistant Professor. The Fellow will teach four courses on the classical Islamic traditions: the Qur'an, hadith, tafsir, usul al-fiqh, etc. We strongly prefer at least one course taught from primary texts in Arabic. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach from a source-critical, historical approach to the classical Islamic traditions. Courses will be offered at the introductory, intermediate and advanced (graduate) levels. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or in Near Eastern or Middle Eastern Studies is required. This is a temporary appointment. Fellowship award provides an annual salary of $50,000. The award also includes health, vision and dental benefits, and up to $2,000 for research related and conference travel expenses. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 23, 2014. Applications, including a letter of interest, a CV, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to the Classical Islamic Traditions Committee at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00299. Questions may be addressed to Professor Kathleen Moore, at kmoore@religion.ucsb.edu. The Department of Religious Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

University of Iowa

Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literatures (Tenure-Track)

The Department of French and Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or culture, in hand by August 20, 2014; native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English; evidence of an active research program in Arabic studies; familiarity with up-to-date approaches to language instruction and Arabic curriculum development; and successful teaching of courses in Modern Standard Arabic as a second language.  The successful candidate must be able to direct the first-and/or second-year Arabic program, to teach undergraduate courses in Arabic language, and to teach and direct advanced courses in Arabic language and in Arabic/Islamic literatures and cultures.Desirable qualifications: college-level teaching experience; experience in language program coordination; and experience or interest in grant writing. The Department currently offers a minor in Arabic and seeks to expand course opportunities to offer a major. There will be possibilities to mentor graduate students in the Division and other academic departments and opportunities to collaborate with Division faculty to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Literature, Cinema, Translation, International Studies, French, Spanish, History, Religious Studies, Journalism, Communication Studies, Business, and Linguistics, among other academic units.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that indicates research interests and teaching philosophy, and one sample of English-language scholarly work online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online to the same link. Refer to requisition number 63327Screening begins October 20 and preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or Skype. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a digital sample of their language teaching.

The Department of French and Italian, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Maryland, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor in Persian Studies

The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland College Park invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of contemporary Iranian culture and society for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Visiting Assistant Professor will be expected to participate actively in the Institute's academic programs and seek to enhance its public profile. Responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level, engaging in curriculum development, and participation in cultural programming. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D required (by August 1, 2014). Evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement/promise and excellence in teaching; native or near native command of Persian and English. Preferences: Preference will be given to candidates with a research specialization in literature, film and media studies. Additional Information: Writing sample must be in English. Cover letter should include a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests. Deadline: 04/15/2014 Website/ To Apply visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24764.

University of Minnesota

Director of Language Instruction in Arabic (Lecturer or Teaching Specialist)

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month appointment as Director of Language Instruction in Arabic for academic year 2014-15 (08/25/14 - 05/24/15). This is an annually renewable position at the rank of Lecturer or Teaching Specialist depending on qualifications. The position requires expertise in Arabic language instruction, as well as experience in directing a language program and curriculum development. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic is required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed or be ABD in a field that ensures they have expertise in both Arabic language and language learning pedagogy by the start date of the appointment (08/25/14). Applicants who are ABD will be appointed as Teaching Specialists; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as a Lecturer. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and student development. Preference will be given to those who have experience administering an Arabic language program. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly and/or creative work, evidence of their commitment to teaching and/or skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations. Duties and responsibilities include teaching assigned language classes/sections (five courses over the 2014-15 academic year) in Arabic Language instruction; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; perform a supervisory role in the Arabic language program; participate in program governance as appropriate; and participate in the academic life of the department. The Department is interested in both the different historical and cultural conditions of these separate geographic regions of Asia (and various particularities within each) and in their interactions in regional and international arenas. In coordination with other academic units at the University, our department explores new interdisciplinary configurations in the study and teaching of Asian languages, literatures and cultures. Please see the ALL website at www.all.umn.edu Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Please apply online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants Applications must be submitted electronically. Please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to attach a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing training, teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness or a commitment to teaching in the form of copies of student evaluations and/or a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references who are capable of evaluating applicants teaching and research accomplishments. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

University of Oregon

Full-time Instructor of Arabic

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Arabic. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate language classes in Modern Standard Arabic at the first-, second-, and third-year levels. The position is a nine-month, fixed term, non-tenure-track contract, with the possibility of repeated renewal and eventual promotion to a senior instructor position, contingent on excellent performance and instructional need. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits/. Our multi-sectioned programs value creative teachers who work well in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds in a North American academic setting. Required qualifications include: M.A. in Arabic, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; professional-level proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and English; ability and willingness to teach introductory and intermediate courses in Modern Standard Arabic; and ability to work collaboratively as a member of an instructional team. For a full position announcement see http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in university-level language teaching; previous teaching experience at a North American institution of higher education; knowledge of current methods of Arabic language pedagogy, including the communicative approach; thorough knowledge of Arabic grammar; and experience in curriculum development, proficiency assessment, or other areas of program development. Interest in and ability to teach classes on Arab culture and cinema desirable. To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference to this website: https://academicjobsonline.org/. The application letter should discuss how the candidate meets the above criteria, his or her educational philosophy, Arabic courses previously taught, and textbooks previously assigned. Application review will commence May 12, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

University of Oxford

Departmental Lecturer in Modern European and World History
(full time, fixed term for three years; Salary: Grade 8, stage 1 £37,756 p.a.)

Applications are invited for a three-year, fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Modern European and World History, tenable from 1 October 2014. The appointment is to fulfill teaching needs arising from a period of academic leave resulting from the award of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to Dr James McDougall, and is non-renewable. Applications are invited from scholars with active research and teaching interests in Modern History in the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries, with a strong preference for applicants with interests in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa. The Lecturer will be required to give tutorials, lectures, classes and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level, to engage in examining and administrative work, and to engage in advanced study and original research in modern European and world history. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field. S/he will have a strong research record and a record of successful teaching within the field, the ability to teach and lecture at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner for both undergraduate and graduate students, and a willingness to undertake examining and administrative duties. The deadline for applications is 12 noon UK time on Thursday 8 May 2014. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 19 May 2014. Full details available at: http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/faculty/news/article/article/departmental-lecturer-in-modern-european-and-world-history.html Applications should be made online via Oxford University's recruitment site: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford

Research Officers (one year fixed term) - Islamic Intellectual History, University Grade 7, £29,837 - £33,562 per annum

Applications are invited for full-time Research Officers on the IMPAcT Project, to commence on 1 October 2014 for one year. Five posts are available. The Research Officer will conduct advanced research leading to the preparation of either a monograph or the critical edition of a previously unpublished primary source relevant for 13th to 16th century Islamic intellectual history. She/he will present research in progress as part of the IMPAcT lecture series and similar events. Candidates must have, by the time of the appointment, a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant field of study; a primary expertise in Islamic philosophy and/or theology or other relevant field of intellectual history; a strong command of at least one Islamic language and reading knowledge of a second, plus advanced reading knowledge of at least one European language other than English; a thorough understanding of Islamic social and political history of the period; sufficient palaeographical skills to work with Islamic manuscripts; good basic IT skills; good written and oral communication skills; good skills and experience in teamwork; and good planning and time management skills. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/index.html Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 2 May 2014.

University of Pennsylvania

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature, to begin Fall 2014. Applicants' primary research focus should be on modern Arabic literature and culture. Candidates with additional demonstrated competence in teaching pre-modern Arabic literature and in Arabic language pedagogy are especially sought. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses. Ph.D. is expected by July, 2014. Applications are to be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/69 and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and the process will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World

The Department of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the Islamic World to start in August 2014. Regional subspecialty and time period is open. Applicants should be capable of teaching world civilizations courses as well as upper-division courses in their area of specialization. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in History. Applications from advanced ABD candidates will be considered. Previous college-level teaching experience is strongly preferred, but is not required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted through February 24th. Candidates should arrange for all materials to be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, copies of student evaluations (if available), and one writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter) to facultyvitae38@utc.edu. In the subject line of all email submissions please indicate "Islamic World Search". Direct inquiries to Aaron-Althouse@utc.edu. Chattanooga is an inviting city with more than 150,000 residents, offering a wide variety of outdoor, cultural, and community events that make it an excellent place to live and work. Chattanooga was recently named the #1 city for outdoor living by Outdoor magazine and it is well known for its natural beauty, high quality of life, and low cost of living. UTC is a metropolitan university that serves 12,000 regional, national, and international undergraduate students and approximately 2,000 graduate students. It is well regarded as a top public regional institute of higher learning. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/Title VI & IX Section504/ADA/ADEA institution. Further information about the History Department is available at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/History.

University of Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia

Managing Editor Position

Responsible for overseeing all stages of the production, publication and distribution of books chosen by the Editorial Board. 1. Work with editors, authors, translators, and assistants under the direction of the Editorial Board and the General Director. 2. Coordinate production process with printing houses and distribution contractors. 3. Assist with management of the organization. 4. Coordinate all publicity and marketing efforts. 5. Work with production manager to meet deadlines. 6. Represent UT Press at conferences and conventions. 7. Responsible for website development and management. The Managing Editor must be able to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish the goals of a new and ambitious program. He or she will lead and direct the work of others; as such a wide degree of creativity, flexibility and leadership is expected. Position reports to the Director. Education: A minimum of Master's degree in a related field. Experience: At least 5 years of experience in book publishing, preferably at a university press. Language: Speaking and Reading/Writing proficiency in Arabic and English. Salary: Commensurate with experience and skill set. Please e-mail your CV to UTPress@ut.edu.sa.

University of Virginia

Lecturer in Persian Language Teaching (full-time)

The University of Virginia's Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time lectureship in Persian language teaching, beginning Fall 2014. We are looking for a professional, skilled language instructor with particular competence in modern Persian and a serious commitment to teaching. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in both Persian and in English. This position requires an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in: Persian language, literature, or linguistics; second language pedagogy; or a related field. Teaching responsibilities include first- and second-year language classes, as well as advanced language courses. The teaching load is twelve to fifteen contact hours per week. To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@ UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a current CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, please attach a sample syllabus for a first-year-level semester-long course where "other" document is indicated. Search on posting 0613840. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers by email attachment to Professor Robert A. Hueckstedt, Chair, Persian Search Committee, at rah2k@virginia.edu. Review of applications begins on April 30, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Robert A. Hueckstedt (434) 243-8228 rah2k@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to: Maggie vanEkeren (434) 982-2665 mvb3q@virginia.edu. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Wake Forest University

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic

Position in Arabic, July 2014: One-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, depending on credentials. Six courses per year. M.A. minimum, native or near-native fluency. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and submit evidence of same, including course evaluations. Proficiency in use of technology is expected of faculty at Wake Forest. Submit to Cynthia Hall, (hallca@wfu.edu) Administrative Coordinator, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7566, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Review will begin 4/22/14 and continue until position is filled. AA/EOE

Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language

The Jewish Studies Program at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language.

Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference

Responsibilities of the position will include teaching five courses per academic year, (one of which may be a non-language course in some area of literature or culture), curriculum development, language placement, and hiring and supervising a yearly language fellow. Requirements for the position include native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels; and proficiency in the use of technologies that enhance foreign language learning. M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or related field.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51571 to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications. For inquiries, please email Joshua Schreier, Director of Jewish Studies, joschreier@vassar.edu.

For full consideration, please submit materials by March 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Williams College

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to appoint a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of the Middle East, beginning in the fall of 2014. Period and specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester and be expected to offer a survey course on the Modern Middle East as well as a specialized course based on their interests. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2014; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellow will be included in the activities of the History Department as a regular junior faculty member. They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williamss new faculty development program, known as First3; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures. The fellowship includes a salary of $42,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. Please e-mail a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, and short description of suggested courses as one PDF document to Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Chair, Department of History at: emaruko@williams.edu. Three letters of reference should be e-mailed separately. All material must be received by April 18, 2014. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.



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