MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
10/1/14 University of Oklahoma Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies (tenured or tenure-track) Review begins on November 17, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/1/14 Warren Wilson College Junior faculty position in Religious Studies and Global Studies (focus on Islam and the contemporary Islamic world) Review begins on and priority given to apps. received by October 27, 2014.
9/30/14 Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington Resident Fellow Directors (three positions) and Program Outreach & Communications Director  
9/25/14 Cornell University Paul and Berthe Hendrix Chair in Jewish Studies Review begins November 1, 2014
9/25/14 Elon University Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship in Religious Studies with a focus on Islam Review of applications will begin immediately and must be received by November 3, 2014
9/25/14 University of North Carolina, Center for the Study of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations Semester long fellowships for scholars at Arab universities December 15, 2014
9/25/14 American University of Beirut Open Rank Faculty position in International Affairs Review begins October 31, 2014 and continues until filled
9/24/14 Humboldt State University Interdisciplinary Position in Middle Eastern Studies - Humboldt State University
(tenure-track)
Open until filled; First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 3, 2014.
9/24/14 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Medieval Arabic Literature Early deadline October 1, 2014; Applications accepted through November 30, 2014.
9/24/14 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Modern Arabic Literature
and Literary Theory
Early deadline October 1, 2014; Applications accepted through November 30, 2014.
9/24/14 NYU Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Review of applications will continue throughout the year.
9/23/14 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies Open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the modern Middle East Review begins October 31, 2014
9/23/14 Harvard University, NELC Preceptor in Persian November 30, 2014
9/23/14 Mount Holyoke College Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations
(tenure-track)
Review begins October 15, 2014 and continues until filled
9/22/14 Brown University, Watson Institute Historian of the Modern Middle East Review begins October 20, 2014 and continues until filled
9/22/14 University of Oklahoma, Dept. of International & Area Studies Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins October 20, 2014 and continues until filled
9/22/14 Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Israel Studies Guaranteed full consideration if received by October 10, 2014; open until filled
9/16/14 NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Arabic Literature Review begins October 15, 2014 and continues until filled.
9/16/14 The American University in Cairo Assistant Professor in Development Studies and/or International Political Economy (tenure-track) Priority given to apps. received by November 1, 2014; open until filled.
9/15/14 The American University in Cairo One-year Position in International Relations Theory Priority given to apps. received by November 1, 2014; open until filled.
9/15/14 The University of Mississippi Assistant Professor of Arabic Language (tenure-track) Review begins immediately.
9/15/14 University of California, Berkeley Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology (tenure-track) October 15, 2014
9/12/14 Anges Scott College Assistant Professor in Religion and Conflict with Regional Focus on the Middle East (tenure-track) October 15, 2014
9/12/14 Anges Scott College Assistant Professor of International Relations and Women's Studies-emphasis on human rights (tenure-track) Review begins October 15, 2014.
9/12/14 Agnes Scott College Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East (tenure-track) November 20, 2014
9/12/14 American University of Beirut 3 Positions: 2 Assistant Professors and 1 two-year Visiting Assistant Professor-combining interest in two of the following fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, Arab/Islamic studies Review begins November 1, 2014
9/11/14 University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies (tenure-track) November 15, 2014
9/11/14 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History December 1, 2014 for full consideration.
9/11/14 Fairfield University Assistant Professor in the History of South Asia/Indian Ocean (tenure-track) November 1, 2014 for interviews at AHA; open until filled.
9/11/14 Florida State University Visiting Arabic Instructor November 15, 2014
9/11/14 University of Washington Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World before 1850 (tenure-track) November 1, 2014 for preference; open until filled.
9/9/14 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies 2015-16 Academic Year Junior Research Fellowship October 31, 2014
9/8/14 Virginia Military Institute Assistant Professor of Arabic (non tenure-track) Review begins September 15, 2014; open until filled.
9/8/14 University of Southern California Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature with Specialization in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (tenure-track) November 15, 2014
9/5/14 University of Louisville Instructor in Arabic November 10, 2014 for full consideration.
9/5/14 Wake Forest University Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2014.
9/5/14 Haverford College Assistant Professor in Religion, Ethics and Society (tenure-track) October 15, 2014 for full consideration.
9/5/14 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies October 15, 2014 for full consideration.
9/3/14 Arizona State University Full Professor in Conflict Studies October 15, 2014 (or every two weeks thereafter until filled).
9/3/14 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor of Islam (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
9/3/14 University of Colorado Boulder Instructor in Arabic Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
8/29/14 Washington University in St. Louis Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) Open until filled; priority for apps. received by November 1, 2014.
8/26/14 American University of Sharjah Faculty Position in Modern History of the Middle East/North Africa Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
8/26/14 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations  
8/25/14 Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor in Modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
8/20/14 Rider University Assistant Professor - History of the Middle East and/or South Asia Review begins on October 1 and ends on November 15, 2014.
8/20/14 University of Nevada Reno Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics of the MIddle East (tenure-track)  
8/20/14 The University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature (tenure-track) Review begins November 14, 2014; no apps. accepted after December 15, 2014.
8/15/14 Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Assistant or Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the SAIS Europe Campus  
8/14/14 Sewanee: The University of the South Tenure-track Assistant Professorships on Global Issues (2 positions) October 15, 2014
8/11/14 Princeton University Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Classical Arabic Literature Review begins November 1, 2014
8/11/14 University of Minnesota Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Arabic  
8/7/14 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Pre-modern/Classical Arabic Literature and Culture Review begins November 1, 2014.
8/7/14 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Hindi/Urdu Literature and Culture Review begins November 1, 2014
8/7/14 College of Charleston Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Arabic Language and Arabic Studies Screening begins September 15, 2014.
8/4/14 New York University Assistant Professor - History of Iran and the Persianate World (16th-20th C) Review begins October 1, 2014.
8/4/14 University of Washington Tacoma Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution October 1, 2014 for full consideration.
7/29/14 University of Michigan Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Appointment in Arab Muslim American Studies October 7, 2014
7/29/14 Wake Forest University Michael and Deborah K. Rubin Presidential Chair in Jewish History (associate professor) November 1, 2014
7/25/14 Seattle University Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History (tenure-track) Screening begins on November 15, 2014.
7/15/14 Lahore University of Management Sciences Teaching Position in Islamic Studies Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
7/15/14 Claremont McKenna College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic Review begins October 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
7/14/14 University of Illinois at Chicago Senior Scholar in Modern Middle East/North Africa October 15, 2014; review continues until filled.
7/2/14 New York University Arabic Language Lecturer Review begins on July 14, 2014.
7/2/14 Pitzer College Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Culture (with a secondary specialization in French or another language preferred) October 31, 2014 or until filled.
6/24/14 Oberlin College Assistant Professor of Politics (tenure-track) October 1, 2014. Apps. after that date may be considered until position is filled.
6/24/14 New York University Visiting Assistant Professor - Modern Middle Eastern and North African History Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
6/9/14 Williams College Open Rank Faculty Position in Arabic Studies Review begins October 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
6/2/14 Appalachian State University Assistant Professor of Modern Standard Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
5/22/14 Zayed University Faculty Position in Anthropology or History (open rank)  
4/21/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Various Openings  
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  

 

Agnes Smith College

Assistant Professor in Religion and Conflict with Regional Focus on the Middle East (tenure-track)

The Agnes Scott College Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in Religion and Conflict with a regional focus on the Middle East to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and advanced courses related to both historical and contemporary Islam and the role of religion in understanding contemporary conflict in the Middle East. The 3/2 teaching load will include introductory and upper-level courses in the candidate's specialty, along with at least one course supporting the college's global learning initiative. The ability to teach courses in other religious traditions of the Middle East and general courses related to the academic study of religion is desired. The Department of Religious Studies offers majors in both Religious Studies and Religion and Social Justice and is committed to interdisciplinary studies. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related discipline is preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse undergraduate student population. Candidates should also address their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college for women. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, sample course syllabi, three recent letters of recommendation, by October 15 to relsearch@agnesscott.edu or to Tina Pippin, Chair of Religious Studies, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. Additional materials, including course evaluations and graduate transcripts, will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will conduct interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in November 2014, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend the conference to apply for this position. Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Agnes Smith College

Assistant Professor in International Relations and Women's Studies with an interest in human rights (tenure-track)

Agnes Scott College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant rank for a scholar with a cross-disciplinary background in the fields of international relations and women's studies with an interest in human rights. This position is part of a cluster hire with a geographic focus on the Middle East. The 3/2 teaching load will include at least one course supporting the college's global learning initiative and upper-level courses in the candidate's specialty. Additional courses could include Introduction to Human Rights, Feminist Research Methodology, and/or courses on international law and organizations. PhD in Political Science, Women's Studies, or a related field preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess college-level teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation to wsirsearch@agnesscott.edu or to Eleanor Morris, Director of International Relations Program, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15. Additional materials--including syllabi, teaching evaluations and statement on teaching, writing sample, and graduate transcripts--will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process. The search committee will conduct interviews at the National Women's Studies Association and Middle Eastern Studies Association conferences in November 2014, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend either conference to be eligible for this position. Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Agnes Smith College

Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East

The Agnes Scott College History Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant rank in the history of the Modern Middle East. The 3/2 teaching load will include a survey of the Modern Middle East, at least one course supporting the college's global learning initiative, and upper-level courses in the candidate's specialty. Ph.D. in History preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation by November 20 to historysearch@agnesscott.edu or to Mary Cain, Department of History, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Additional materials--including syllabi, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and graduate transcripts--may be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process. The search committee will conduct interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in January 2015, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend the conference to be eligible for this position. Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

American University of Beirut

Open Rank Faculty Position in International Affairs

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) graduate program in the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs of the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks applications for a faculty position in international affairs at all ranks. All areas of research will be considered, but there is a preference for those related to International Diplomacy, International/Global Policy, or Global History/Governance. Candidates should have research interests in and knowledge applicable to the Middle East region. Practical or relevant professional experience a plus. The PIAA program seeks to fill an important need in the region, namely to build capacity in public policy and international affairs while also linking this capacity building with the production and translation of knowledge in these fields. Given the current crisis in the international economic system and the unstable regional context, the program has exciting potential to use this natural, unique "laboratory" to open up spaces to explore national and international policy-processes, interests and stakeholders. The program would also build on the experience, research and increasing renown of The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) [http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/Pages/index.aspx]. IFI's rich experience, networks, and work on issues related to public policy and international affairs in the Arab world will constitute a major resource to the program's course development and student research. The proposed graduate program in PPIA further aims to build on AUB's distinguished history, its role as the pre-eminent liberal arts institution in the region, and its reputation for producing leaders and helping to shape policy debates in the region. Located in Beirut, AUB also affords its students, researchers and faculty the freedom of thought that is denied to many peer institutions in other parts of the region. Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant field by August 2015; and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core international affairs courses at the MA level. The review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and the process will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is September 2015. Applications for one or two year visiting professor positions may also be considered. Applications should include a cover letter; a statement covering research, teaching and service; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample course syllabi); CV and a writing sample. Junior faculty applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to us; while senior faculty applicants should submit the names and contacts of three referees. The complete application should be sent via email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb and addressed to Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, Director of the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs; American University of Beirut. More information about this position, and application requirements, may be found at: http://www.aub.edu.lb/duip/Pages/Employment.aspx.

The American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in Medieval Arabic Literature

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants seeks applicants in the field of Medieval Arabic Literature (with special emphasis on prose genres) to begin September 1, 2015. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fushā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants should be well versed in both Arab and Western classical heritages, including Western literary theory. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach a second Semitic language or elementary Persian. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential. Appointments are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level. Visiting scholars will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Applications from scholars with expertise in Medieval Arabic literature in its Islamic theology dimensions, especially its Greco-Arabic background, will also be considered. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, and 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, USA 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 and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 1, 2014 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through November 30, 2014. For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory (with special emphasis on prose genres) to begin September 1, 2015. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Modern Standard Arabic, but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants should be well versed in both Arab and Western classical heritages, including Western literary theory. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach a second Semitic language or elementary Persian. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential. Appointments are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level. Visiting scholars will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD in by the time of appointment. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, and 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, USA 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 and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 1, 2014 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through November 30, 2014. For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

2 Assistant Professors and 1 Visiting Assistant Professor with disciplinary interests in two fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic Studies

The Civilization Sequence Program (CVSP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor rank, and one two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor, all beginning on September 1, 2015. Applicants should be able to work within an interdisciplinary program and combine disciplinary interests in two of the following fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic studies. The program has an interest in candidates who cover the classical epochs or the early-modern period. Applications will be considered for all positions unless a preference is specified in the applicant's cover letter. The CVSP is a service program that offers a number of interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities courses. Course load is normally 3/2 over a two-semester year. The language of instruction is English. Successful candidates for these positions must be prepared to teach core courses from the ancient to contemporary periods in addition to courses close to their own research fields within the overall CVSP mission. They are also expected to contribute to other interdisciplinary initiatives at AUB. To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a sample syllabus of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and one representative research article or other writing sample. In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Professor 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, USA Or Professor 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 and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb We will begin reviewing the applications on 1st November 2014. For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The American University in Cairo

Assistant Professor in Development Studies and/or International Political Economy (tenure-track)

Company Description: Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children. Job Description: The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position (preferably at the level of Assistant Professor) in Development Studies beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants should have a research and teaching specialization in development studies, and/or International Political Economy. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on development and political economy. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching. 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. Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. Position is open until filled. Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel 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 Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu ) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/rfbjpd7.

The American University in Cairo

One-year Position in International Relations Theory

Company Description: Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children. Job Description: The Department of Political Science invites applications for a one-year position in International Relations Theory beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants should have a research interest and teaching experience in international relations theory with sub-specialization in political theory preferably with some focus on classical and contemporary European (or Western) and Arab (or Islamic) political theory. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching. 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 may include graduate as well as undergraduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University. Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. Position is open until filled. Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel 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 Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu ) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vqw2j8n.

American University of Sharjah

Faculty Position in Modern History of the Middle East/North Africa

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of the Middle East/North Africa. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses on the history of the modern Middle East/North Africa as well as survey courses in World History. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern/North African history, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university, serving some 5,500 students of more than 80 nationalities. The university is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the institution is committed to diversity among its faculty and staff. As a university formed on the American model, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. Mastery of English is a requirement. Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University

Assistant Professor of Modern Standard Arabic

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Modern Standard Arabic. Ph.D. by date of appointment preferred. ABD will be considered. The ideal candidate is expected to have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, to have experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic, and to be committed to building an Arabic program that collaborates with other units on campus. Ability to integrate technology in teaching is highly desirable. The 3/3 teaching load is likely to include one course per semester in literature in translation, linguistics or global studies depending on the applicant's area of expertise. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has nineteen tenure-track faculty members and 14 adjunct instructors. The department offers an M.A. in Romance Languages, undergraduate majors in French and Spanish, 7 undergraduate minors (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, TESL, and two years of instruction in Arabic, Latin, and Portuguese. http://www.fll.appstate.edu Please send a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three (3) references to: Jim Fogelquist, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 519 Sanford Hall, PO Box 32063, Appalachian State University, Boone NC 28608. Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Completed applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications via e-mail will not be accepted. Honored by US News and World Report, Forbes Magazine, and Sierra Club Magazine for its teaching, its affordability and its focus on sustainability, Appalachian State University is a nationally recognized university located in the culturally and recreationally rich Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. With an enrollment of 17,800 students, ASU combines the best characteristics of the liberal arts and research institutions. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. James Fogelquist at 828-262-3096 or by email at fogelquistjd@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment will be conditioned upon the university's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check. Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington

Resident Fellow Director (3 positions) and Program Outreach & Communications Director

The Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington, an independent, non-profit new organization dedicated to advancing research and policy deliberations on U.S.-Arabian Gulf countries' issues is seeking to fill three full-time permanent Resident Fellow Director positions (see below) and one Program Outreach & Communications Director position. Unit Directors will be based in Washington, D.C. and will be expected to write short and long term policy and academic papers of publishable quality designed to enhance U.S.-Arabian Gulf countries' understanding and cooperation in the fields of national security, political economy, energy security, and socio-political dynamics. The four positions to be filled are as follows: 1. Director of Strategy and Politics Unit 2. Director of Economics and Energy Security Unit 3. Director of Social Studies and Culture Unit 4. Director of Program Outreach and Communications Unit

Director of Strategy and Politics: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of the Strategy and Politics Unit is responsible for producing highly analytic, timely and relevant short policy essays, medium length Occasional Papers, and long term strategic papers on political and security issues affecting U.S.- Arabian Gulf countries' interests and security. The candidate selected will be active in soliciting similar papers and studies from non-resident academics and policy makers (non-resident fellows) both in the United States and from the Arabian Gulf countries. The Director is also responsible for supporting all facets of AGI's other programs, including panel discussions, colloquia and conferences, lectures and cultural events. He/she recognizes the value of and need for a wide variety of academic and policy events and activities. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of an internationally recognized academic institution with a doctorate degree in politics, international Relations or politics, security studies, and/or Arabian Gulf studies. Interest in Persian Gulf security and political dynamics is a must.

Director of Economics: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of the Economics Unit is responsible for producing long and short-term strategic papers on economic issues affecting U.S.- Arabian Gulf countries' interests and security. The candidate selected will be active in soliciting similar papers and studies from non-resident academics and policy makers both in the United States and the Arabian Gulf countries. The Director is also responsible for supporting all facets of AGI's other programs including panel discussions, colloquia and conferences, and the lecture and film series. He/she recognizes the value of and need for a wide variety of academic and policy events and activities. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of an internationally recognized academic institution with a doctorate degree in Political Economy, Macroeconomics, or Development Studies, preferably with a focus on the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula countries. Interest in Gulf energy issues, pipeline diplomacy; impact of energy resources on absorptive capacities; diversification; trade and monetary issues; Business climate and risk management; and environmental degradation are desirable.

Director of Social Studies and Culture: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of the Social Studies and Culture Unit is responsible for producing long and short-term strategic papers on sociopolitical, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting U.S.- Arabian Gulf countries' interests and security. The candidate selected will be active in soliciting similar papers and studies from non-resident academics and policy makers both in the United States and the Arabian Gulf countries. The Director is also responsible for supporting all facets of AGI's other programs including panel discussions, colloquia and conferences, and the lecture and film series. He/she recognizes the value of and need for a wide variety of academic and policy events and activities. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of an internationally recognized academic institution with a doctorate degree in Near East Studies with a focus on the Arabian Gulf region. An interest in tribal societies and traditions; gender issues; religious and ethnic/sectarian issues; youth empowerment; social networks; social media; civil society; minority politics; inclusion versus exclusion; expatriates in the Gulf; and cross cultural modes of communications, is highly desirable. Some fluency in written Arabic and in spoken Arabic is a plus.

Director of Program Outreach and Communications: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of Program Outreach and Communications Unit is an experienced program officer specialist with experience in planning and implementing programs and communicating with the press. Knowledge of the Middle East and US policies are required. The candidate selected is responsible for establishing efficient and effective public outreach through a variety of public programs designed to attract the Washington community of decision makers in the legislative and executive branches of the US government as well as Think Tanks and Academia. He/she is responsible for "marketing" AGI's publications to the outside world and for developing sustainable strategies of engagement with the media through print, broadcast and social media networks. The ideal candidate will have experience in program organization and implementation, overseeing a program budget, media relations, message development, and digital communications. Previous experience in media relations and planning and implementing policy programs is a plus. Some fluency in verbal and written Arabic is desirable.

Employment Conditions: Directors are appointed to three-year renewable positions. Initial contractual appointments and subsequent renewals are subject to AGI Board of Directors approval. The first year of employment is probationary.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and future potential. A health insurance allowance, a two-week annual leave, and sick leave are provided as part of the contract.

Travel and Travel Allowance: Directors will be required to occasionally travel to the Arabian Gulf countries and elsewhere to build collaborative policy and academic programs and to engage in productive professional exchanges in support of their department's research projects as well as those of AGI. Travel authorization is subject to the AGI President's approval.

Application Procedure: Applicants for any of these four positions should submit a resume, a letter of interest that includes a statement of philosophy and research and teaching experience, and salary requirements. AGI representatives will be on hand during the November 22-25, 2014 annual MESA conference in Washington, D.C. to interview prospective candidates (please look for AGI booth in the Exhibit Hall). Please e-mail resume, supporting letter, and salary expectations to Senior Academic Consultant, Dr. Kamal Beyoghlow at Beyoghlowka@gmail.com. Preferred candidates must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.  Arabic Language skills a plus.  Candidates not falling into these categories may be considered. Please visit the Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington booth in the Exhibit Hall during the November 22-25, 2014 MESA annual meeting in Washington, DC to chat.      

Arizona State University

Full Professor in Conflict Studies

The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University invites applicants for a tenured position as full Professor with research and teaching interests in conflict studies broadly defined. Anticipated start date: August 16, 2015.

We are particularly interested in scholars conducting innovative research in areas related to interstate conflict and intrastate conflict, including civil war, non-state actor violence, insurgency-counterinsurgency, and the intersection of interstate and intrastate conflict. The position is open with respect to methodology, though methodological sophistication, such as advanced statistical, experimental, formal or computational modeling skills, is expected.

The School of Politics and Global Studies grants a Ph.D., M.A., B.S. and B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Global Studies with plans for a Global Studies M.A. The successful candidate will contribute scholarship and teaching to support these programs.  The School of Politics and Global Studies values interdisciplinary scholarship, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate and collaborate with other schools and centers at Arizona State University.  The School is also home to vibrant interdisciplinary faculty working groups on conflict and human rights as well as ethno-national and religious politics in which the candidate may choose to participate.

Required qualifications: candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline (e.g., Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Economics); demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of full professor; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Desired qualifications: evidence of a promising research agenda in the area of conflict studies; a demonstrated past and promise of future ability to generate external funding; strong record of graduate student mentoring.

The application deadline is October 15, 2014; if not filled then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a complete curriculum vita; and contact information (name, phone number, and email) for three references. All application materials must be received by the deadline and sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4423.  We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Binghamton University

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies

Binghamton University (SUNY). Assistant Professor of Israel Studies. This position is one of three cluster hires in Israel Studies and the successful candidate will be a member of both the Judaic Studies Department and the Institute for Israel Studies. This position is affiliated with the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (see http://www.binghamton.edu/tae/) and two members of the TAE Steering Committee will be part of the search committee. Area of Specialization: Modern Israel (including the Ottoman and Mandate periods). A historical perspective is preferred. Areas of competence: Open but teaching one or more courses about Israeli state and society is expected. Comparative approaches are encouraged. A successful candidate will have a strong research program. Teaching experience preferred. Ph.D. in hand by 01 September 2015 is expected. Required application materials include a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a brief writing sample (no longer than a paper or chapter), a teaching statement that focuses on pedagogy, 2 sample syllabi, and 3 letters of reference. Applicants should use https://Binghamton.interviewexchange.com to submit their materials. Applications received by October 10, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Binghamton University is an EO/AA employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms of employment. If you have any questions please contact ami@binghamton.edu

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

2015-16 Academic Year Junior Research Fellowship

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering one-year fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, or social developments for the 2015-2016 academic year. This fellowship can be either a post-doctoral position for new PhDs or a research fellowship for assistant professors during a year off from teaching. It would allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East. About the Crown Center The Crown Center's research interests encompass the twenty-two members of the Arab League, stretching from Morocco to Iraq, as well as Israel, Turkey, and Iran. The Center's research focus extends well beyond Arab-Israeli tensions to include Middle East politics and history, Islamic studies, economic and social developments, and regional security and arms control. Eligibility The 2015-2016 junior research fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East related fields. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2015. Terms This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016. The stipend for these 10 months will be $45,000. In addition, funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the appointment period. For more information: http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/search/index.html or email crowncenter@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the Modern Middle East

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the modern Middle East. Applicants must have training, linguistic expertise, and research and teaching interests in the region. Priority will be given to scholars with expertise in one or more of the following three areas: (a) Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States; (b) Syria and Lebanon; (c) Turkey. Applications in all fields of the Social Sciences are welcome with preference given to anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and Middle East Studies. This is a joint position between the Crown Center and the candidate's relevant department. The successful applicant will hold a full-time appointment, half of it based in the Crown Center and half of it based in the candidate's discipline. At the Crown Center, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the Center's core research staff and take part in all Center activities. In the department of appointment, the candidate will teach one course per semester. Applications "consisting of a letter of intent, a c.v., a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference" should be submitted electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4705. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 31, 2014.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

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.

Brown University, Watson Institute

Historian of the Modern Middle East

As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Department of History at Brown University invite applicants for an open rank position for a historian of the modern Middle East during the long 20th century (from the late-19th century onwards). The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To assure full consideration applicants should submit their materials by that date.

All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement.

Senior candidates should include the names of five references who will be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee.

Junior candidates should have three letters of reference uploaded to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/26556.

Queries may be addressed to Beshara Doumani, Chair, Modern Middle East History Search at bdoumani@brown.edu.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Claremont McKenna College

Visiting Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Arabic to begin July 2015. A PhD in Arabic language or a related discipline is required. Teaching experience at the university level is also required. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. We seek candidates, with native or near- native fluency in Arabic, to teach all levels of the Arabic language. We expect the candidate to contribute to the Arabic program by running Arabic language tables and conducting conversational classes. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online by sending a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference to: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/login.php Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Graduate University and the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Science. Collectively, The Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Employment is contingent upon providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for those who are not citizens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, California 91711, (909) 621-8490.

College of Charleston

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Arabic Language and Arabic Studies

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Arabic language and Arabic Studies to begin Fall 2015. The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Modern Standard Arabic language at all levels, with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Arabic. A Ph.D. in Arabic language and/or literature or related field by August 16, 2015 is required. As a minimum requirement, candidates should possess an advanced degree or certification in Arabic of at least 18 graduate hours. A.B.D. candidates without completion by August 16, 2015, will be considered at the instructor rank. The candidate will participate in a growing program in Arabic and Arabic Literature and Arab Studies as part of an Asian Studies program that also includes faculty in Chinese, Japanese, and Hindi, as well as Art History, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies. The College of Charleston is an urban campus situated in the Historic District of Charleston. Building on its historic strength in languages (a two-year sequence is required of all students and over 60 full-time faculty teach thirteen 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. Students in Arabic have recently been awarded the Boren Fellowship and the Critical Languages Scholarship. Applicants apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), at least one representative publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for 3 reference providers who will submit reference letters online. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. For additional information contact Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Search Committee, at hestonm@cofc.edu. Screening begins September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin August 16, 2015.

Cornell University

Paul and Berthe Hendrix Chair in Jewish Studies

The Near Eastern Studies Department together with the Jewish Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, invites applications from distinguished scholars to hold the Paul and Berthe Hendrix Chair in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will specialize in circum-Mediterranean Jewish studies from the early modern period to the present, with at least one of the research/teaching foci being gender in Jewish history/culture. This is a full-time tenured position at the advanced associate or full professor level to begin July 1, 2015. The appointment will be in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the appointee will play a core role in the Jewish Studies Program. We also encourage applications from candidates for whom a joint appointment with another department would be appropriate. Applications should include a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels, a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of at least three academic referees. Please submit applications at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4659 . Review of applications will begin November 1st. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.

We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

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.

Elon University

Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship in Religious Studies with a focus on Islam

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the study of Islam within the Religious Studies department, beginning mid-August 2015. We seek persons with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies completed by August 2015. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and strong scholarly potential. Teaching responsibilities will include Religion in a Global Context and Islamic Traditions, as well as upper level courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to Elon's interdisciplinary Core Curriculum program and appropriate interdisciplinary programs and minors. While the area of specialization is open, we are especially interested in candidates who bring interdisciplinary interests to their teaching and whose theoretical and methodological approaches complement those of the current faculty. The Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship, designed to assist the recipient in rapid career development, will provide a course reassigned time, funds for professional travel and research, and a stipend in addition to the annual salary. This Professorship is limited to six years, leading to the tenure and promotion decision. Elon is a dynamic, private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at www.elon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and must be received by November 3, 2014, in anticipation of interviews at AAR/SBL. Complete applications including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, sample syllabi, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to elonislamsearch2014@elon.edu, preferably as one PDF file. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately to the same email address.

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applications.

Fairfield University

Assistant Professor in the History of South Asia/Indian Ocean (tenure-track)

The Department of History at Fairfield University is now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant professorship in the history of South Asia/Indian Ocean to start in September 2015. We welcome applications from historians specializing in any period or region of South Asia/Indian Ocean cultures and empires. We particularly welcome candidates who employ cross-disciplinary or subaltern methodologies, who take broad comparative or transnational approaches, or who explore South Asia/Indian Ocean's connections to Africa, the Islamic World, and East Asia. A successful candidate will be expected to teach the core-curriculum introductory History survey "Origins of the Modern World, 1500-present" and to contribute actively to the university's Asian Studies and International Studies Programs. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom. We require Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2015, an active research program and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and university service. Deadline: November 1 for interviews at the American Historical Association meeting in January, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. Applications, including your application letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript and contact information for three references should be submitted at: http://fairfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52877 Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent Jesuit comprehensive university with an active and pluralistic faculty, and is located in southern Connecticut about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes from New Haven, CT. Salary, benefits, and faculty development resources are highly competitive. Fairfield is an EO/AA employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. More information is available at www.fairfield.edu.

Florida State University

Visiting Arabic Instructor, 2015-16

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Teaching Faculty I in Arabic for the academic year 2015-2016. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should be able to teach Arabic at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the Arabic Division. Applicants should have university teaching experience and experience in integrating both standard and spoken Arabic into their teaching. The successful candidate will work closely with other faculty members in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic and will have a MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or a related field. Interest in film studies is a plus. INSTRUCTIONS The application deadline is November 15, 2014. Evaluation of applicants will commence immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Possibility of a preliminary interview at MESA, November, 22-25 in Washington D.C. Applicants should submit via Interfolio a letter of interest with a section addressing the candidate's approach to Arabic language teaching and his/her prior experience teaching Arabic at the university level, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and formal student evaluations. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Zeina Schlenoff at zschlenoff@fsu.edu To apply, please follow the link apply.interfolio.com/26365 Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Harvard University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Preceptor in Persian

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a Preceptor in Persian position beginning July 2015. The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years pending enrollments and performance. Teaching duties will include a minimum of five courses per year, including instruction in Persian language from the introductory to the advanced levels. The successful applicant should be well versed on the issues of teaching Persian as a foreign language, and have experience in teaching all levels of Persian language, both classical and modern. Specialization in Persian literature, linguistics and culture, or intellectual history is highly desirable. A strong doctoral record is preferred. A dossier including a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information ONLY for three referees, should be submitted no later than November 30, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the Harvard faculty employment web site: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5708
Contact email: nelc@fas.harvard.edu

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Haverford College

Assistant Professor in Religion, Ethics and Society (tenure-track)

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religion, Ethics and Society at the Assistant Professor level. A more advanced junior appointment may be considered under exceptional circumstances. The position, located in the Department of Religion, will begin in Fall 2015. The search is open with regard to geographical coverage, time period and religious tradition; however, candidates should demonstrate expertise in particular areas of study and in specific religious communities. Haverford expects that the successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda in religion, ethics and society, and productively engage students in a variety of methodological and theoretical accounts of religious studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum to a student body of diverse backgrounds and interests, and might also contribute to one or more of the interdisciplinary programs at Haverford College (http://www.haverford.edu/academics/departments_and_programs/). Areas of specialization could include, but are not limited to: the social scientific study of religion; racial ideology; gender and equality; theological ethics; material religious culture; or other fields that engage questions of religious ethics. Completion of the Ph.D. by the time of appointment is expected. Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, a list of three possible courses with short descriptions, a writing sample, and also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/25817) or via email to: Georgia Davidis Malone, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, Religion Ad Hoc Search, Haverford College (gdavidisma@haverford.edu). To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received in electronic form by October 15, 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. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's educational mission.

Humboldt State University

Interdisciplinary Position in Middle Eastern Studies (tenure-track)

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2014

Interdisciplinary Position in Middle Eastern Studies
Job #7602

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Middle Eastern Studies, to be based in one of the following departments: Geography, History, or Politics.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Middle Eastern Studies or in Geography, History, or Political Science or related field with a specialization in the Middle East from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
•  Job-related experience with and/or commitment to interdisciplinary teaching;
•   Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly productivity, and demonstrated expertise in Middle East;
•   Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
•   Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
•   Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
•   Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
•  Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. The successful candidate will be assigned to one of three academic departments (Geography, History, or Politics) that best fit his/her disciplinary focus. Instructional assignments will include general education and major-specific courses on the Middle East and will also include other courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of HSU, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the home department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, profession, and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

APPLICATION:  To view full vacancy announcement and to apply, please visit:
http://apptrkr.com/520577

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 3, 2014. Early response is encouraged.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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, School of Advanced International Studies

Assistant or Associate Professor of Middle East Studies - SAIS Europe Campus

SAIS is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in political science, history, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East. The position is located at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. It will have an initial term of three years. The goal is to fill the position during the fall 2014 semester, with the appointment starting effectively on July 1, 2015. Candidates who combine their work on the Middle East with an interest in international security, energy or environmental policy, or the foreign policies of the United States, the European Union or China are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. awarded by June 2015 will be a condition for employment. The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching would be a distinct advantage.

Application: Electronic submissions are preferred. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to: SAlSEuropeMEProfSrch@jhu.edu Or send via USPS to SAIS Europe Middle East Professor Search Committee, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 USA.

About SAIS: Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the MA, MIPP, MAlA, MAIS, MIEF, GPP, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 640 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school's two-year Master of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Assistant/Associate Professor in International Relations

The Department of General Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia invites applications for full-time faculty positions with the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor in the following field: International Relations. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary/Benefits:  Two-year renewable contract. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the University’s policy: air ticket/s to Dammam on appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; assistance with local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months’ paid summer leave; end-of-service gratuity. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities and a recreation center.

How to apply: online by visiting KFUPM website at: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa; then click on jobs link. For additional information and to download application form, please visit: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/fpa or http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/gsd.

(Please quote ad Ref. no. GS/IR-151 & Dept. Name in any correspondence). All ranks/positions will remain vacant until filled.

Lahore University of Management Sciences

Teaching Position in Islamic Studies

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (http://lums.edu.pk/mgshss/hss/) in Lahore, Pakistan invites applications for fulltime/ part-time non-tenure-track teaching positions in Islamic Studies beginning in the Fall 2014/Spring 2015, though the application process will remain open till the desired number of suitable candidates are found. Depending on the applicant's availability, qualification and other commitments, either a full-time Teaching Fellow (graduate with master's degree; teaching the equivalent of four 4 semester-long courses a year) or Assistant Professor (for graduates with PhDs), or a part-time Visiting or Adjunct Faculty (dealt with on a semester by-semester and course-by-course basis) position is available. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching an introductory level Islamic Studies course that is taught to all undergraduates as a core requirement. Candidates should have a strong background in the study of religion and Islam. Successful candidates should have a general grounding in the premodern Islamic tradition and Islamicate disciplines, and an interest in contemporary Islam. The course has been designed to introduce a primarily Muslim student population (of various denominations) to the diversity of the classical Islamic intellectual tradition and Islamicate culture with a view to expanding their horizons of what constitutes Islam or has in the past and to the diversity of Muslim responses to modernity and to contemporary issues so they can make better sense of the world around them. Candidates may also teach higher level courses in Islamic studies or other areas upon approval by the various disciplinary streams that make up the department such as Political Science, History, Philosophy, and Anthropology/Sociology. Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not necessary. A good understanding of the local context and sensibilities is desirable but not necessary. Teaching is carried out in English, however, familiarity in Urdu is useful. Recent graduates and scholars in the early stages of their career looking for a unique teaching opportunity are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants may begin the process by sharing their background and the details of their availability with Aurangzeb Haneef (aurangzeb.haneef@lums.edu.pk) and Essam Fahim (essam.fahim@lums.edu.pk). As part of their formal application, applicants will need to submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) sample course outlines and teaching philosophy, and 4) three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue as an ongoing process. As the leading private liberal-arts institution in Pakistan, and maintaining international academic and professional standards, LUMS (http://www.lums.edu.pk/) is an equal opportunity employer.

Mount Holyoke College

Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations (tenure-track)

The Departments of Geology & Geography and International Relations invite applications for a tenure-track position in human geography at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2015. Candidates with teaching and research interests in urban geography and migration and refugee studies are encouraged to apply.  Ph.D. is expected by September 2015. The successful candidate will teach Geography classes and advise majors, minors, independent research, and undergraduate honors theses in both Geography and International Relations. GIS facilities for teaching and research are available.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,300 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014. The position is open until filled. Please submit: cover letter, C.V., copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three references, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. In the statement of teaching philosophy, please include ideas for, or experience with, teaching and mentoring a diverse and international student body. Instructions are online at: http://jobs.mtholyoke.edu

New York University

Assistant Professor - History of Iran and the Persianate World (16th-20th Centuries)

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a position in the history of Iran and the Persianate world from the sixteenth century until the early twentieth century at the rank of assistant professor, to begin September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research uses Persian primary sources to examine the society, economy, religion, or politics of the Persian-speaking world and diasporas, who would complement the department’s strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment, and be prepared to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research.

To apply, visit the department website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu/ and use the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (an article or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

New York University

Arabic Language Lecturer

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for the position of Arabic Language Lecturer to start on September 1, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates must at least have an M.A. by the time of appointment in the domain of Arabic language, linguistics or a related area. Experience teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) at the University level, familiarity with proficiency-based language teaching and testing, native or near native command of Arabic, ability to teach all levels of Arabic from Elementary through Advanced is required. Familiarity with the use of technology in language teaching is desirable. 

To apply, visit the department website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu/ and use the “Employment” link to submit a cover letter, a current c.v. a sample of your writing (publications, preferably in the field of language pedagogy, will be a plus), along with your most recent student evaluations, and three references. Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2014. 

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

New York University

Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern and North African History

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in modern Middle Eastern and North African history, to begin September 1, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year.

We encourage applications from scholars whose research interests complement the department’s strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and be prepared to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses.

To apply, visit the department website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu/ and use the "Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published or submitted article, or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

NYU Abu Dhabi

Arabic Language Faculty Position

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a teaching position in Arabic Language. The appointee will join a thriving Arabic language program in an exciting linguistic and cultural context. This is a renewable three-year appointment with a 3/3 teaching load. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. 

An M.A. in the Arabic Language or a related field is required; candidates possessing a Ph.D. will be given preference. We seek candidates with primary interest, research, and experience in teaching Arabic (to native or non-native learners) at all levels with ability to teach MSA, at least one Arabic dialect, and specialized content courses in Arabic.

The appointment begins September 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue throughout the year. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Applicants must submit a curriculum vita, a cover letter which includes a discussion of research and teaching philosophy, representative publications, copies of student evaluations and the names and contact information of three references. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.arabiclanguage@nyu.edu.

About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems, both local and global.

Entering its fourth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

NYU Abu Dhabi

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Literature

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) for its Literature Program. Applicants should offer a special area of research and teaching dealing with literature from the Middle Eastern region writ large (North Africa and Egypt, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and/or diasporas of the Arabic world). A complementary teaching and/or research interest in pre-modern Arabic will be considered favorably. We are seeking scholars with an active research and publishing agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Please visit the Literature Program’s website for more information: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/academic-divisions/arts-humanities/literature-creative-writing.html. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi standing faculty receive generous support for research and travel. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including at least one in the core curriculum. Faculty may also spend an occasional semester at NYU New York and sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment will begin as soon as September 2015, with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vita, cover letter, statements of research and teaching interests, twenty-page writing sample or representative publications, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu

About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global. Entering its fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are both distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Oberlin College

Assistant Professor of Politics (tenure-track)

The Department of Politics at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years beginning first semester of 2015 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (currently 4.5 courses per year) in the general area of Middle East and North Africa Politics. We seek a specialist who can offer a range of courses and conduct research in comparative and/or international politics dealing with MENA on topics such as resource challenges (food, water, and energy, desertification, development, and climate change); human rights (labor migration and exploitation, gender inequality, human trafficking, civil and political rights); government construction and reform (transitions, constitutionalism, rule-of-law, civil-military conflict); social movements (responses to poverty, ideological, ethnic, and religious mobilization); refugees and internally displaced populations; armed international conflict, terrorism, and conflict resolution efforts. Strong candidates will be competent in at least one of the regional languages and have a strong record of research in and about the region. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the PhD degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2015). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. The incumbent will be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees, such as the Middle East and North Africa Studies Committee. Oberlin currently offers a minor in MENA Studies. The Department of Politics has twelve full-time faculty positions and approximately 100 junior and senior majors. Information about the Department can be found at our web site: http://www.oberlin.edu/politics/. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts, short writing sample, statements on teaching and research, evidence of teaching experience, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent by October 1, 2014. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Electronic submission is preferred.
Send to psearch@oberlin.edu. Or mail to Chris Howell, Acting Chair, Department of Politics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.

Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History (tenure-track)

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History. Research focus and teaching interests are open, but the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflicts and in the history of Ottoman and mandate Palestine. Interest in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. Ability to contribute to an array of global studies initiatives in the College of the Liberal Arts, focusing on the study of global conflict, cultures, environment, and rights, is a real asset; working with the College’s new Center for Humanities and Information is also possible. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin in August 2015. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Normal teaching load is 2-2. Dedication to the undergraduate missions of both the History Department and the Jewish Studies Program is essential. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and up to three articles and/or book chapters at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/ EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53185. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Sandi Moyer at sjm1@psu.edu.  Application review will begin November 1, 2014, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Ben Schreier, Interim Director of Jewish Studies, at bjs44@psu.edu. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Pitzer College

Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Culture (with a secondary specialization in French or another language preferred)

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic language and culture, with a secondary specialization in French or another language preferred, starting in Fall 2015. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses per year, with an emphasis on colloquial Arabic. The position will be housed in Pitzer's existing Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures field group. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate education, experience teaching Arabic at all levels to undergraduates in North American universities. Evidence of an active scholarly agenda is essential. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is expected. Expertise desired in areas of contemporary relevance that could include, but are not limited to, Cinema and Media Studies, Language Pedagogy, Literature, Popular Culture, Second Language Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics. The position will be housed in Pitzer's existing Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures field group. The successful candidate's responsibilities in teaching and program development will include:

  • developing a standards-based communicative approach;
  • participating in curriculum design, materials development, and assessment of language proficiency;
  • designing and implementing an integrated community-based curricular component for Arabic language students;
  • student advising and service in college governance;
  • developing upper-level courses in Arabic in the candidate's area(s) of specialization.

Pitzer College has developed a regionally and nationally recognized community-based language learning approach that strengthens ties with neighboring communities and Study Abroad sites. Candidates whose interest and research connects to ethnographic methods, interdisciplinary work and the intersection of global/local issues and language might find the Los Angeles area and the connection with study abroad sites an attractive opportunity for their scholarship. Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement. To apply, please visit FacultyJobs@Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/ search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=&query_v0_posted_at_date =&query_organizational_tier_3_id=any&query_position_type_id=2&418 =&commit=Search to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and a list of three persons who will provide letters of recommendation to Pitzer by the deadline. Additionally, candidates should include a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College. The deadline for applying is October 31, 2014, or until the position is filled. Applications received before the deadline will be given preference. Candidates should indicate if they plan to attend the Modern Language Association conference in January, 2015, where preliminary interviews will be held. Campus interviews will follow in mid to late February, 2015. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we ask that you please e-mail your questions to: ALC_Search@Pitzer.edu . Pitzer College--a private, undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences--is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, California, a city about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium and benefits from the shared resources of seven institutions.

Princeton University

Open-rank Position in Classical Arabic Literature

Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for an open-rank position in Classical Arabic Literature. Research expertise may be in any period of Arabic literature before 1800, and may focus on any region where there was significant production of creative literature in Arabic poetry or prose. The successful candidate will, however, be expected to introduce undergraduates to the classics of Arabic literature of the late pre-Islamic and the early Islamic centuries in translation, and to provide training to graduate students reading texts of this period in the original Arabic. To apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three referees. Candidates applying at the assistant professor level should also supply a writing sample with their application. For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (kchirik@princeton.edu). The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2015. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History

The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for the position of assistant professor in Modern Middle Eastern history, starting in 2015-16 with the prospect for advancement. The successful candidate will have an ability to cover a different region of Asia or Africa as well. Preference will be given to a flexible teacher/scholar who can offer a range of undergraduate courses including areas of secondary specialization. We would welcome a variety of these, including but not limited to: gender studies, secularism and religious movements, ethnicity and nationalism, diaspora studies, and historiography. HPSS is a multi-disciplinary department located within the Liberal Arts Division of the Rhode Island School of Design. Our students are art and design majors who take a significant portion of their BFA requirements in the Liberal Arts. We seek candidates with teaching experience and a PhD in History or Middle East Studies in hand by September 2015. Full-time faculty at RISD teach six courses a year. Please submit a C.V., cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of proposed courses to RISD’s on-line employment website:www.risd.edu/jobs.  All applications require three letters of reference.  Reference writers should send their letters addressed to the search chair, Scott Cook, ndacruz@risd.edu.  In your cover letter, indicate whether you plan to attend the AHA in NYC as we intend to conduct a round of preliminary interviews there.  In your teaching philosophy please comment on how you attend to diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to a learning community. Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by December 1st, 2014, will be assured full consideration. Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre­critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu/jobs. Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/q6gw85d

RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Rider University

Assistant Professor - History of the Middle East and/or South Asia (tenure-track)

The Department of History at Rider University seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor level in the history of the Middle East and/or South Asia in any period. The position begins September 1, 2015. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in his or her specialized fields and a world history survey, as well as periodically to offer a research or methods seminar. PhD required. Evidence of scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; teaching experience preferred. The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to work in and with, such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Rider is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Further information is available at www.rider.edu. All applicants must complete an online application at www.rider.edu/hr, 'Employment Opportunities', 'Create Application', and attach letter of application (including teaching philosophy and research agenda), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Materials can be sent separately to Associate Director, Human Resources, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08638-3099, Position No. 312174. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1st and continue until November 15, 2014.

Rider University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or any other non-job related criteria.

Seattle University

Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History (tenure-track)

The International Studies program at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern Middle Eastern History beginning September 2015. This position includes a primary appointment in International Studies and an associate appointment in the Department of History. The ideal candidate will have a substantial record or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests and an ability to teach on the history of Islam or gender are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching, including Middle East courses in the university core, a foundational course in global history for International Studies majors, and upper division courses in her/his area of specialization; maintaining a productive research program and providing service to the program, school and university. The ideal candidate will have strong academic preparation, a commitment to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels, and demonstrated productivity in scholarly research. Requirements: Ph.D. in History or Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies with a concentration in History. Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle's Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2014" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer. In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community. Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and the names and contact information of three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Screening of applicants will begin on November 15, 2014.

Sewanee: The University of the South

Tenure-track Assistant Professorships on Global Issues (2 positions)

The International and Global Studies (IGS) program at Sewanee: The University of the South invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships to begin August 2015. We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research on global issues such as the capitalist world system, media and the arts, migration, postcoloniality, social movements, urbanization, or youth cultures, with a preference for individuals who work on the Middle East, Africa or South or Central Asia. Candidates in any social science or humanities field are encouraged to apply. IGS is a growing interdisciplinary program dedicated to the study of global issues from a variety of regional, transnational, and theoretical perspectives. The selected candidates will be expected to offer classes in their areas of expertise as well as to teach core courses in the program. The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of 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, 13,00-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau within driving distance of Nashville and Chattanooga. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Please post cover letter, c.v., brief writing sample, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring. All other inquiries via email to fachire@sewanee.edu with subject heading: "IGS Search." Our deadline is October 15, 2014.

The University of the South is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse campus environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity educational institution and welcome all qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

University of California, Berkeley

Assistant Professor in History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology (tenure-track)

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology, for an expected start date of July 1, 2015.  At the time of application, applicants must either have a Ph.D. or equivalent, or be near completion of a Ph.D. dissertation or equivalent.  A completed Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start of employment. Additional qualifications include evidence of strong research agenda and excellent scholarly potential, research and teaching that complement existing strengths in the Department, and the ability to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should demonstrate broad competence in the history and theory of science and technology. Area of specialization and period are open.  The Department is interested in candidates whose research and teaching include comparative and non-western dimensions. Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three letters of recommendation.  All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.  Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the U.C. Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00485Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2014.  Questions pertaining to the application process can be directed to rhetoric_search@berkeley.edu. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.  The University is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents (see http://calcierge.berkeley.edu for details).  The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and research.
http://rhetoric.berkeley.edu/news/news-item/2014-09-13/position-assistant-professor-in-the-history-and-rhetoric-of-science-and-technology.

The University of Chicago

Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor specializing in modern Arabic literature (19th-21st centuries), preferably with expertise in another literature of the Islamic world, expected to begin in Autumn 2015. The successful applicant will have a research and teaching profile with expertise in at least one, and preferably several, of the following sub-fields of literary studies: religion and literature; the modern novel; modern poetry; narrative prose and narratology, postcolonial theory; gender studies; and media studies. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Arabic, preferably with additional expertise in another language of the Islamic world. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes dealing with the modern literatures of the Muslim World for both graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in Comparative literature, Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Gender studies, Media studies, or a relevant field of study by the time of appointment. Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three referees (please include emails) who can be asked for letters of academic reference. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: http://tinyurl.com/lpebvjh Job posting number 02303. Review of applications will begin on 15 November, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. No applications will be accepted after 15 December, 2014. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations, see: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/nelc/ Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

University of Colorado Boulder

Assistant Professor of Islam (tenure-track)

The University of Colorado Boulder seeks a scholar of Islam for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies to begin August 2015. Candidates are expected to have command of the classical texts of Islamic religion as well as competence in the study of religious thought and practice. Candidates must possess a record or promise of scholarly publishing, relevant linguistic proficiency, and a Ph.D. prior to appointment. Also relevant is a demonstrated ability to teach theoretical and comparative topics in the academic study of religion. The normal teaching load is four courses annually distributed between the Department's Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts course offerings. Salary, research support, and benefits are competitive. The University of Colorado Boulder is an AAU member institution with a strong commitment to the liberal arts tradition and an emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research. Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01646. Please include a letter of application, CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi, and at least three letters of recommendation.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Tyson Martinez at Religious.Studies@colorado.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Colorado Boulder

Instructor in Arabic Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Instructor in Arabic Language to begin August 2015. Requirements include at least the MA in Arabic language, pedagogy, or other related discipline; ability to teach all levels of Arabic language; and experience teaching Arabic at the university level. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University. Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01698 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Colorado Boulder

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Pre-modern/Classical Arabic Literature and Culture

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Pre-modern/classical Arabic Literature and Culture to begin August 2015. Candidate should have research expertise in classical Arabic and its literatures and cultures with proficiency in Arabic. Language proficiency in Persian and/or Hindi/Urdu is an advantage. Research focus may be in any period of Arabic literature before 1800, with an emphasis on the production of poetry or prose. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, and service to the University. Candidates should have the PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01595 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Colorado Boulder

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Hindi/Urdu Literature and Culture

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Hindi/Urdu Literature and Culture to begin August 2015. Candidate should have native or near native fluency in Hindi as well as research expertise in Hindi/Urdu and its literatures and cultures. Job duties include teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students in Hindi/Urdu literature and culture, and service to the University. Candidates should have the PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01598 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Senior Scholar in Modern Middle East/North Africa

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a senior social science or humanities scholar (full professor or advanced associate) specializing in urban social issues and movements in the modern Middle East or North Africa, beginning Fall 2015, subject to budgetary approval. Academic field is open, and may include anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, history or other appropriate disciplines; the candidate must be eligible for appointment in an existing LAS department or program. We seek a scholar who is interdisciplinary in their theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical approaches, with a strong research agenda and a commitment to teaching and community engagement; Ph.D. is required. This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative for building a program for the study of modern Middle East and Muslim Societies. As a senior hire in an emerging university research and teaching cluster, this position would offer administrative leadership in developing the outlines of a new interdisciplinary curriculum and fostering research initiatives in collaboration with existing institutional strengths in ethnicity and race, gender, labor, political economy, social movements, and urban issues. For fullest consideration, please submit an application by October 15, 2014, at which time we will begin our review and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should go to  https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=43409 and complete the on-line application (including the full contact information of three references), submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and writing sample. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Norma Claire Moruzzi, chair of the search committee (nmoruzzi@uic.edu).  UIC is located in the heart of Chicago, and provides excellent research support.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

The Department of Religion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies. Research area is open, but knowledge of classical Islamic thought and texts is required. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. PhD or equivalent with a specialization in Islam is required by target start date, August 16, 2015. The successful candidate should offer evidence of outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Creative use of instructional technology is highly desirable. Salary is competitive. To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one or two representative writing samples; statement of teaching and research interests; and teaching evaluations if available. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 15, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For more information contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu or visit http://www.religion.illinois.edu.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

University of Kentucky

Assistant Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies to begin August 2015. The successful applicant's tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Arabic Language and Literature. Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program in Arab culture, literature and/or film (we are open in terms of time period). Arab diaspora studies, expertise in the Francophone world, and/or cross-cultural interactions are desirable. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching language is required. The successful candidate will, like all department faculty members, be expected to regularly contribute to the department's core and cross-disciplinary curriculum; the teaching load is 2/2. Other qualifications include successful experience in teaching Arabic, a robust research program, and native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic. A competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, three letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead), a research statement, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio that must include a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments, etc., sample course syllabi, and representative teaching/course evaluations to: apply.interfolio.com/26351. Applications will be acknowledged. Deadline for the receipt of applications is 15 November 2014.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of Louisville

Instructor in Arabic

The University of Louisville, Department of Classical and Modern Languages (http://louisville.edu/modernlanguages/), announces a full-time instructor position in Arabic beginning in Fall 2015. The successful applicant will teach at the basic and intermediate levels as well as coordinate basic-level Arabic instruction. Initial contract is for two years, with the possibility of one-year renewals. Minimum qualifications: MA in Arabic Studies or a closely related field (PhD preferred); superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching; and experience with current classroom technologies. Also desirable: experience in curriculum development and readiness to collaborate with the universityâ?Ts Middle East and Islamic Studies program. For full application instructions and access to the online application, please visit http://louisville.edu/jobs. (Click on the "View our current openings" link, then "Faculty/Administrator Positions," then search for Job ID # UL188.) Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Greg Hutcheson, chair of the search committee, at gshutc01@exchange.louisville.edu. Applications completed by November 10 will receive full consideration.

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in the city of Louisville, Kentucky's largest metropolitan area and home to a diverse and vibrant international community. The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and, in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

University of Michigan

Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Appointment in Arab and Muslim American Studies

The University of Michigan's Departments of American Culture and Women's Studies seek qualified applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Arab and Muslim American studies. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender, religion and sexuality) will be considered. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in the broader field of Arab and/or Muslim American studies are also encouraged to apply. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to appointment in any relevant field in the humanities or the social sciences. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu. Both junior and senior applicants should provide: 1. Cover letter addressed to Chair, Arab/Muslim American and Women's Studies Search Committee; 2. Vitae; 3. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages); 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience; 5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards); 6. Statement of current and future research plans. In addition, junior candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer's (or credentialing service's) institutional email address. Senior candidates should provide names of suggested reviewers. Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 7, 2014.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Minnesota

Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a full time appointment to teach Arabic starting fall semester2014. The position will be full-time for the fall semester 2014 (08/25/14 - 01/07/15) and/or spring semester 2015 (01/08/15 - 05/24/15). There is an option for teaching summer courses. The position is for day, evening, or a combination of day/evening courses, taught on a semester basis. Full-time appointments are eligible for benefits. Salary range is competitive based upon qualifications. The position may be annually renewable depending on departmental need, funding and performance. This posting seeks to establish a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2014/15 academic year. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis through the academic year. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach assigned language classes/sections; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; and participate in program governance as appropriate. PREFERRED/REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or foreign equivalent, in Arabic or related area. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Strong English language communication skills. Demonstrated university-level teaching experience in the Arabic language. Candidates with a Masters degree will be appointed as a Teaching Specialist; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as a Lecturer. Please apply online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112221. To be considered for the position, 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/resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants are asked to provide the following additional materials: A) Attach a description of your teaching philosophy. b) Attach samples of teaching materials (e.g. syllabus, teaching plan, exams, handouts, handouts of PowerPoint slides, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please see the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures website at www.all.umn.edu.

The University of Mississippi

Assistant Professor of Arabic Language (tenure-track)

The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi seeks an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, for its Arabic-language program beginning August 2015. The professor will teach all levels of Arabic following the program's curriculum. A Ph.D. in Arabic studies or a related field, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic to American university students are required. Visit [https://jobs.olemiss.edu/] to complete an application by uploading your resume and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer.

University of North Carolina, Center for the Study
of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations

Semester long fellowships for scholars at Arab universities

http://mideast.unc.edu/2014/09/15/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill-carnegie-fellowships-in-support-of-arab-region-social-science/
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from early-career social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships in Fall 2015. With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fellowship offers advanced doctoral candidates or post-doctoral scholars within five years of their Ph.D. an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor at UNC-Chapel Hill, participate in ongoing research groups, and, if they desire, audit graduate seminars. The program is intended to provide an intensive intellectual experience, including advanced methodological training, for Arab social scientists at a formative stage of their career. The selected fellows must be physically based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the full semester of their fellowship. Fellows will participate in the scholarly activities of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, including the presentation of their research at the Center's colloquium series. While any research subject will be considered, applicants working on issues related to food and food security, broadly conceived, may also be considered for a fellowship at UNC's Global Research Institute and awarded additional privileges at the university, including access to research clusters. Applications for Fall 2015 fellowships are due on December 15, 2014. Application materials should be sent by e-mail to mideast@unc.edu. Applicants are asked to identify one or more faculty mentors at UNC-Chapel Hill, propose a research and training agenda for the fellowship period, and supply two letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill. All fellows must be affiliated with an Arab university and must be currently engaged in research in any social science discipline, or social-scientific work in information science, law, public health, and other fields. Individuals primarily employed by think tanks or other non-university entities cannot be considered. The program anticipates offering three fellowships in Fall 2015, with a salary of $30,000 each, plus benefits including health insurance, and support for travel to the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Please contact The Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at mideast@unc.edu or call 919-962-2034 for more information. Faxed inquiries may be directed to 919-843-2102.

University of Oklahoma

Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies (tenured or tenure-track)

The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) announces a new faculty position, the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies. The position is tenured or tenure-track and is open to rank. Assistant, Associate and Full Professors are encouraged to apply. This new position complements the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies, the catalyst for a rapidly growing Iranian Studies program. The scholar selected to hold the position will have a Ph.D. and an established record of excellence in research and teaching at an institution of higher education on the subject of modern Iran since 1945. Applicants from disciplines in the social sciences (broadly conceived) will be considered. Salary is competitive. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2015. The scholar who assumes the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty within IAS and across the university. The Department of International and Area Studies, housed within the expanding College of International Studies, offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 400 majors, and an MA in International Studies with 40 students enrolled. Undergraduate programs include a major in Middle Eastern Studies. The Department of International and Area Studies has approximately 20 full-time faculty with collective research strengths in the areas of development, security, and national identity. For more information, please visit the IAS website at https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. We welcome materials from both domestic and international applicants, which should be submitted to Academic Keys at http://humanities.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis= display&job[IDX]=59377. Applicants should include a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (consisting of a single publication or document), and any supporting documentation of their teaching record. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer www.ou.edu/eoo. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Oklahoma, Dept. of International
& Area Studies

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

The University of Oklahoma announces a new tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2015 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that aims at preparing global professionals and provides extensive resources for the teaching of Arabic language and culture, thus attracting some of the brightest students on campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect), and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Arabic linguistics and/or Arabic language pedagogy. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes undergraduate courses in Arabic language as well as Arabic media and culture. Salary is competitive. The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie Very High Research institution, is home to World Literature Today and the South Central Modern Language Association. The position is a joint appointment in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and the Department of International and Area Studies (part of the growing College of International Studies, which also houses an active Center for Middle East Studies); for information about the departments visit http://modlang.ou.edu/ and https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. To apply, please upload a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and sample publications (no more than two), and have three recent letters of recommendation submitted directly by references at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4662. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer www.ou.edu/eoo. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Nevada Reno

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics of the Middle East (tenure-track)

The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno is soliciting applications for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2015. We are looking for an applicant whose primary area of expertise is focused on the comparative politics of the Middle East. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with complementary expertise in political economy, democratization and human rights. Applicants with training in qualitative research methods and the ability to teach graduate level qualitative research methods will also be given consideration in the search process. The selected applicant will be expected to teach at all levels (lower-division undergraduate, upper-division undergraduate and graduate M.A./PhD). Applicants should show strong research and grant potential. Ph.D. in Political Science Comparative Politics Middle East specialization Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2015 for appointment as an Assistant Professor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15807 EO/AA.

Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of Southern California

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature with a Specialization in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (tenure-track)

The Department of Comparative Literature at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature with a specialization in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture with an anticipated start date of Fall 2015. The department values scholarship and research from a comparative perspective. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment. Complete applications include a letter of application, c.v., writing sample (25 pages maximum), and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/30992 . Please submit application materials by November 15. Inquiries can be directed to: complit@usc.edu.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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 Washington

Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World before 1850 (tenure-track)

The University of Washington (UW) Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the History of the Islamic World before 1850. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and will begin September 2015 (UW job code 0116). We encourage applications from those conducting research on any part of the Islamic world. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses on the premodern Islamic world. They will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, offering both large surveys and more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the university's distinguished and diverse programs in Islamic studies and related fields. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent conferred by September 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. The search committee plans to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting. To apply, please go to http://depts.washington.edu/histfacs to submit a cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted either through the online system or mailed to: Islamic History Search Committee Department of History University of Washington 315 Smith Hall Campus Box 353560 Seattle, WA 98195-3560 Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to histfacs@uw.edu or 206.543.5790.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

University of Washington Tacoma

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. We seek a broadly trained individual with a range of interests and excellent teaching and research potential. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with strong publication and research records in conflict resolution and security studies broadly defined, with expertise on one or more of the following areas: global and regional security, critical perspectives on national security, civil-military relations, human security, local or regional conflicts and forms of and justifications for military intervention. Expertise in Africa or Middle East is desirable. The position begins September 16, 2015, and requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in political science, international studies or a related field. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu. To apply, please submit: a) letter delineating your interest in and qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacomaâ?Ts commitment to diversity, b) statement describing your research interests, c) statement of your teaching philosophy, d) curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, e) an article-length writing sample, f) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and g) three letters of reference. Submit all materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4237. Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2014. For further information, contact Turan Kayaoglu (turan@uw.edu). Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Virginia Military Institute

Assistant Professor of Arabic (non tenure-track)

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic. Five-year, non-tenure-track appointment, beginning 1 August 2015, with conversion to tenure-track very likely. Specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach Arabic language, literature, and culture at all levels. Native or near-native fluency in MSA and English required. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year and also participate in academic advising, committee work, research, and mentoring of undergraduate research. Faculty members at VMI wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience is not required. VMI is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Position open until filled, review of applications begins September 15.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. Applicants should submit full dossiers including letter of application, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts online to: https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/Central?quickFind=195431

Wake Forest University

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic. Beginning July 2015. Five courses per year. Completed Ph.D. required by appointment date. Field of specialization is open. Applicants must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching and submit evidence of same, including course evaluations. Submit letter of application, dossier, statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, sample syllabus of an advanced undergraduate course, and three letters of recommendation to Cynthia Hall (hallca@wfu.edu), Administrative Coordinator, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Review of applicants will begin Nov. 1. URL: http://www.wfu.edu/romancelanguages/jobs.html.

Wake Forest University

Michael and Deborah K. Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History (associate professor)

Wake Forest University invites applications for the Michael and Deborah K. Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History for an appointment at the associate professor level beginning July 2015. Research may be focused on any aspect of Jewish history; preference will be given to those who will enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of the Department of History and the University. The teaching duties include Jewish history and an introductory level world history course. Excellent teaching of undergraduates and high-quality scholarship are central to Wake Forest's mission. Presidential Chairs embody the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and mentorship at the University. The Chair includes research and travel funds, a reduced teaching load, and opportunities for program development. To apply, please submit (1) a letter of application, (2) C.V., (3) graduate transcript copies, and (4) separate statement of teaching philosophy to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to letters@wfu.edu. Technical problems with submissions may be directed to (336) 758-4700. All materials must be received no later than November 1, 2014 (Online applications must be submitted by October 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.).

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. AA/EOE.

Warren Wilson College

Junior Level Faculty Position in Religious Studies and Global Studies (with focus on Islam and the contemporary Islamic world)

Warren Wilson College is seeking applicants for a continuing, entry level faculty position in the departments of Religious Studies and Global Studies focusing on Islam and the contemporary Islamic world. The successful applicant should be able to teach a variety of courses, including the introductory course in comparative religions, the capstone course in the interdisciplinary Global Studies major, and other courses focusing on Islam and the Islamic world. We welcome candidates who are willing to develop short term international field study courses, can teach courses that relate to the themes of Global Studies (i.e. Religion and Globalization, Islam in Global Context), and complement our strong program in Peace and Social Justice Studies. We particularly encourage applicants with expertise in the Middle East region. Candidates must have a completed PhD in Religious Studies or an equivalent field in hand by August 1, 2015. This is a full-time, continuing, junior level position in an extended contract system with a 3-3 load. Successful candidates will have significant and relevant publications, evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching, and the expectation of continued scholarly work. Warren Wilson College is an independent liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. The college offers a holistic education combining the triad of academics, work, and service, and it has been widely recognized as progressive and committed to social, environmental, and global awareness. Environmental Studies is a well-established program that has been the college's largest major since 1986. We seek individuals with a genuine interest in our unique approach to education, and a willingness to fully participate in the life of the college. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to 2014religionfacultysearch@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. The documents should be pdfs titled as follows: LastName_Item. For example, Smith_cv, Smith_referenceJones. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2014, and priority will be given to applications received by that date. We desire a diverse faculty and a community that reflects a global outlook. WWC does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

Washington University in St. Louis

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (JINELC) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor. A Ph.D. in a core area of Islamic Studies by August 1, 2015, is required. Candidates must have a strong grounding in classical Islamic texts and traditions and a serious interest in their connections to, and interrelations with, other cultures and traditions. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic is a prerequisite. The ability to traverse disciplinary boundaries and an understanding of later and contemporary developments in Muslim cultures and societies are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate survey courses and more advanced, specialized topics, and to participate in the Religious Studies program and curriculum. Possible areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, Qur'anic studies, Islamic law, religious thought and practices, and cultural interactions. All faculty are expected to teach, conduct research, write for publication, advise students, and take part in university service. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 1, 2014. Application material should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short writing sample, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately). Send application materials to Prof. Hayrettin Yucesoy / JINELC, Box 1121 / Washington University in St. Louis / One Brookings Drive / St. Louis, MO 63130.

Washington University is an AA/EOE and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.

Williams College

Open Rank Faculty Position in Arabic Studies

Williams College is accepting applications for an open rank faculty position in Arabic Studies, to lead our vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program in Arabic Studies and Middle Eastern Culture, beginning in July 2015. Advanced assistant or associate professor candidates preferred. Specialization is open. The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, including language teaching, and the ability to chair the program. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and end when the position has been filled. Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching and research interests, and three current letters of recommendation electronically to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/25076. Inquiries may be sent to wdarrow@williams.edu. 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.

Zayed University

Faculty Position in Anthropology or History (open rank)

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) in Abu Dhabi invites applications for a full time faculty position (open rank) in Anthropology or History. A scholar focusing on the social history and/or cultural heritage of the Arabian Gulf is preferred. The capacity to teach courses either in the history of the UAE, cultural heritage and built environment of the Gulf is desirable and the ability to teach introductory classes in the social sciences is required. 

The Requirements 

  • Candidates holding a Ph.D. in anthropology, history or related field at the time of appointment strongly preferred though ABD candidates may be considered.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred, with experience teaching in an ESL environment and/or knowledge of Arabic desirable (though the language of instruction is English).

If you meet these requirements and would like to make any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please feel free to contact the Dean of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Chris Southgate (chris.southgate@zu.ac.ae).


The Benefits
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.


To Apply
Please visit our web site at http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/ and click on the Employment tab to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, please attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

While we appreciate all applications, you will be contacted only if you are selected for an interview.



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