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Current Employment Listings
|12/10/13||Colgate University||One-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor or a Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Language||Review begins February 1, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|12/10/13||The University of Texas at Austin||Lecturer in Persian and Middle Eastern Studies||January 31, 2014|
|12/10/13||Middlebury College||Visiting Faculty Member (open rank) in Modern Hebrew Language and Culture (3-year term)||Review begins on January 17, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|12/09/13||Denison University||Visiting Assistant Professor in International Studies and Women's Studies||January 20, 2014|
|12/09/13||Northwestern University in Qatar||Three Positions in Media Industries and Technology Major in the Program in Communication|
|12/09/13||Old Dominion University||One-year Position in Jewish History and Culture||Review begins immediately and continues until filled.|
|12/06/13||The Ohio State University||Lecturer in Modern Hebrew||Review begins January 15, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|12/06/13||The Ohio State University||Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Persian||Review begins December 20, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|12/06/13||The Ohio State University||Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic||Review begins December 20, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|12/03/13||Brown University||Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies||Review begins February 1, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|12/01/13||University of Oxford||Khalid bin Abdullah al Saud Professorship of the Contemporary Arab World||January 6, 2014|
|12/01/13||American Community School of Abu Dhabi||Arabic Language Leader to coordinate its Native and Non-Native Arabic programs||December 31, 2013|
|11/22/13||McGill University, Faculty of Religious Studies||Barbara and Patrick Kennan Chair in Interfaith Studies||Review begins January 10, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|11/22/13||Loyola University Maryland||Director of Global Studies||Review begins in December; complete applications by end of January.|
|11/20/13||University of Wisconsin-Madison||Summer 2014 Language Staff||January 15, 2014 for full consideration.|
|11/19/13||University of California, Berkeley||Associate or Full Professor - Religious Diversity Cluster||Review begins December 16, 2013. Application deadline is February 14, 2014.|
|11/19/13||University of Oklahoma||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic||Review begins December 4, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|11/14/13||Tufts University||Two Full-Time Lecturers in Arabic Language||Review begins January 15, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|11/14/13||Queens College, CUNY||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic||January 15, 2014|
|11/08/13||Harvard University||Senior Preceptor in Ottoman and Modern Turkish Language||December 31, 2013|
|11/08/13||American University of Sharjah||Assistant or Associate Professor in Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture||December 10, 2013|
|11/07/13||George Washington University||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies||Review begins January 31, 2014.|
|11/06/13||Stanford University||Research Scholar/Program Manager, The Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) (three-year, fixed- term position)|
|11/04/13||Brown University||2014-15 Aga Khan Visiting Professorship in Islamic Humanities||January 15, 2014 for full consideration; open until filled or closed.|
|11/01/13||Princeton University||Tenured or Tenure-Track - Jews and Christians of the Pre-Modern Muslim World, 800-1800||Review begins on November 3, 2013.|
|11/01/13||Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy||Director, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies||Apps. reviewed from November 15 to December 31, 2013.|
|10/31/13||Qatar University||Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions||Review begins December 2, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|10/28/13||Princeton University Library||Processing Archivist||Review begins November 22, 2013.|
|10/28/13||Princeton University Library||Public Policy Papers Project Archivist||Review begins November 1, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|10/28/13||Brookings Institution - Doha Center||Full-Time Resident Fellow|
|10/28/13||American University of Kuwait||Arabic: Open Rank||Review begins immediately. For full consideration, submit application by December 1, 2013.|
|10/28/13||Princeton University||Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - The Study of Women and Gender in the Middle East||Review begins December 1, 2013.|
|10/25/13||Rhode Island School of Design||One-Year Appointment in Modern History||Review begins February 1, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|10/23/13||American University in Cairo||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics||Open until filled; priority given to apps. rec'd by December 1, 2013.|
|10/23/13||The Aga Khan University||Professor/Associate Professor, Law in Muslim Contexts||December 12, 2013|
|10/23/13||Princeton University||The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment||Review beings November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|10/23/13||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dept. of Asian Studies||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic||Review begins December 6, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|10/21/13||Indiana University||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Contemporary Iran||December 15, 2013 to receive full consideration.|
|10/21/13||The New School||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Modern Middle Eastern History||Review begins December 1, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|10/21/13||University of North Carolina Wilmington||Tenure-Track Position in Arabic||November 23, 2013 for priority consideration; open until filled.|
|10/16/13||University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of International Studies||Review begins November 15 and continues until filled.|
|10/16/13||American University of Sharjah||Chancellor|
|10/16/13||The College of William and Mary||The Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professorship in Middle East Studies||Review begins November 15, 2013.|
|10/16/13||Princeton University||Lecturer in Modern and Ottoman Turkish||Review beings November 5, 2013.|
|10/16/13||Princeton University||Lecturer in Modern Hebrew||Review begins November 5, 2013.|
|10/16/13||Princeton University||Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic||Review Begins November 5, 2013.|
|10/10/13||University of Nebraska at Omaha||Tenure-Line Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies||Review begins November 15, 2013.|
|10/10/13||New York University - Abu Dhabi||Arabic Language||Review begins January 2, 2014 and continues until filled.|
|10/10/13||Aarhus University||Assistant or Associate Professor in Arab and Islamic Studies||December 15, 2013|
|10/9/13||American University in Cairo||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics||Open until filled; priority given to apps. rec'd by December 1, 2013.|
|10/4/13||American University of Beirut||Assistant Professor in Public Administration||Review begins December 1, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|10/1/13||University of Michigan||Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor in Arabic Studies (Revised Position Announcement)||Review begins immediately and continues until filled.|
|9/30/13||University of Mississippi||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Arabic Language Program||Review begins immediately.|
|9/30/13||Michigan State University||Director, Muslim Studies Program||October 31, 2013; late applications considered until filled.|
|9/27/13||West Chester University||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Islamic World||Review begins November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/27/13||American University of Beirut||Faculty Position in the Field of Classical Islamic Thought||Review begins November 8, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/26/13||University of Pennsylvania||Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature||Review begins November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/25/13||Georgetown University||Al-Thani Chair (Professor of Islamic Studies and History of Islam)||Review begins November 4, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/25/13||American University of Beirut||Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities||Review begins November 1, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/24/13||Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government and Public Service||International Affairs Department Head and Professor||Review begins October 15, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/20/13||Texas A&M University||Assistant Professor of Transnational Studies (tenure-track)||Review begins on October 15, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/20/13||University of Iowa||Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature (tenure-track)||Screening begins on October 20, 2013.|
|9/18/13||University of Arizona||
Assistant Professor of Practice, Arabic
|Review begins on September 27, 2013; open until filled.|
|9/18/13||The American University of Beirut||Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Sociology or Anthropology||Rolling basis until December 15, 2013.|
|9/18/13||The American University of Beirut||Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory (assistant professor level; 4-year contract)||Early deadline: October 1, 2013; applications accepted through December 31, 2013.|
|9/18/13||University of Houston||Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History at the Senior Associate or Full Professor Level||Review begins on December 1, 2013 and continues until the position is filled|
|9/11/13||Ohio State University, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures||M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies (associate or full professor)||Review begins November 5, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|9/4/13||Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore||Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Visiting Research Fellowships, Short-term Research Openings||Fellowships: December 20, 2013; research openings: no deadline.|
|9/4/13||Virginia Military Institute||Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic||Open until filled.|
|8/29/13||Brooklyn College/CUNY||Tenure-track Assistant Pofessor in Islamic Studies||Review begins November 5, 2013; open until filled.|
|8/13/13||University of Oklahoma||Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies||Review begins on November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.|
|8/7/13||University of Virginia||Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Late Byzantine World||Review of applications begins November 15, 2013; priority given to apps. rec'd by that date.|
|7/17/13||Rice University, Department of History||One-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Ottoman and/or Modern Middle East History||January 1, 2014; remains open until filled.|
|7/9/13||University of Colorado Boulder||Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures of the Pre-modern Islamic World||Review begins on November 1, 2013 and continues until filled.|
Post Date October 10, 2013
Assistant or Associate Professor in Arab and Islamic Studies
The Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a position in Arab and Islamic Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The assistant professorship is available for a period of three years, and, subject to appropriate funding, there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The associate professorship is a permanent (tenured) position. The position is available from 1 August 2014, subject to final approval by the Dean of Arts. The Department seeks to appoint a gifted researcher to develop a promising field of study in contemporary Arab and Islamic Studies at the highest international levels, in collaboration with the department's other fields of study. The position is a part of the Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit (ICSRU) http://icsru.au.dk/en/. We are looking for scholars with a strong research profile in the modern or contemporary Arab or Islamic world. The position involves research based in any relevant discipline, including anthropology, history, sociology, political science and international relations. Research related to globalization, transnationalism or transregionalism which includes aspects of Islam would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite. The successful candidate will teach and develop a range of introductory and advanced courses within Arab and Islamic studies and carry out BA and MA supervision. Applications are invited from all interested scholars, irrespective of gender or citizenship. No knowledge of Danish is required; teaching will be conducted initially in English. There will be a requirement to learn Danish within two years of appointment, and appropriate support will be given for this purpose. The application must be submitted in English by December 15, 2013. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Mark Sedgwick, email@example.com, who will be available for discussions at MESA in New Orleans.
The Aga Khan University
Post Date October 23, 2013
Professor/Associate Professor, Law in Muslim Contexts
The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations based in London is seeking to make a Faculty appointment at the level of Professor or Associate Professor in the area of Law in Muslim Contexts. The Institute wishes to promote a comparative and culturally informed understanding of the role that law plays in Muslim contexts.
The person appointed will be required to pursue research in his/her field of specialisation consistent with the interests of the Institute. We encourage interested candidates to review our thematic research foci on the Institute’s website. The appointee will also be expected to play a leading role in the Institute’s research project on ‘Governance for the Public Interest in Muslim Contexts’. Details of the project can be found at: http://www.aku.edu/collegesschoolsandinstitutes/ismc/researchandpublications/ Pages/researchandpublications.aspx.
The person appointed will be required to teach on the Institute's MA programme in Muslim Cultures. The programme currently offers courses that deal with the evolution of legal traditions as well as contemporary interactions between religion, law and society in Muslim contexts. The appointee may also be required to organise and contribute to the teaching of Continuing Professional Development courses. The role may also involve academic management and leadership aspects.
- Advanced qualifications in the field of Law. This may either be an advanced professional qualification (LLM or above) or a doctoral level qualification in a cognate area.
- Considerable knowledge of and contribution to contemporary debates about Muslim legal traditions and their interaction with religion and society
- Theoretical and/or empirical work on issues pertaining to the relationships of Muslim traditions to the theory and practice of democracy, human rights and civil society
- A strong track record of high quality publications
- Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and administrative skills related to the planning and implementation of research projects and programmes.
Candidates for Associate Professor Level should provide evidence of sustained successful performance in teaching and scholarly activity and should also have demonstrated experience of academic and administrative leadership. Candidates for appointment at professorial level should be recognized for outstanding professional attainments evidenced by positions of leadership in their current institutions and by membership in professional organisations, on editorial boards and committees. Such persons should be recognized nationally and internationally as authorities in their fields and as outstanding teachers in their areas of specialisation.
- Demonstrated desire to articulate and/or bridge disciplinary boundaries
- Capacity to access material in Arabic and at least one other language of Muslim societies (Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Indonesian, etc.); research work in one of these languages will be preferred
- Ability to work in other European languages relevant to the study of Muslim civilisations
Where applicable, you will be required to provide documentary evidence of your ability to meet the UK Home Office’s English-language requirements for Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system. Please refer to http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk for further details.
Application Deadline: 12th December 2013
Interviews will be held in Jan/Feb 2014.
About the Institute
The Aga Khan University established the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London (AKU-ISMC) in 2002. The goal of the Institute is to strengthen research and teaching on the heritage of Muslim societies as they have evolved over time, and on the challenges these societies face in today’s globalised world. At AKU-ISMC, the social sciences and humanities are utilised as intellectual tools to study the construction of knowledge, processes of change, structures of governance, and artistic and creative expressions within Muslim societies and cultures. The Institute seeks to create opportunities for interaction among academics, traditionally trained scholars and other professionals in an effort to deepen the understanding of issues affecting Muslim societies today. The Institute presently has a diverse faculty with a breadth of specialisations focused on the study of Muslim cultures, including contemporary Muslim thought, history, archaeology, political science, literature, and sociology.
The Institute’s MA in Muslim Cultures aims to contribute to the formation of scholars, intellectuals and professionals capable of engaging with contemporary challenges, particularly those faced within contemporary Muslim societies, by drawing upon ethical ideals, critical thinking and modern academic tools. The MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding the cultures of Muslims as they have evolved over time.
Note: Due to the large number of applications, we will only contact candidates short-listed for the interviews. If you have not heard from us within two months after the closing date, please presume that your application has not been successful.
By submitting an application to AKU-ISMC, you provide your consent to the Institute under the Data Protection Act of 1998 to share the contents of your application with relevant colleagues at other locations of the University and with any external academics consulted from outside the UK/EU, for the purpose of completing this recruitment exercise. If you would like to have your application materials returned, please enclose an appropriately stamped, self-addressed envelope.
American Community School of Abu Dhabi
Post Date December 1, 2013
Arabic Language Leader
The American Community School (ACS) of Abu Dhabi, a private, non-profit school, seeks a dynamic and experienced Arabic language leader to coordinate its Native and Non-Native Arabic programs. For more detailed information about ACS, please visit our website at: www.acs.sch.ae The ideal candidate will be a Native Arabic speaker with superior fluency in English. He or she will possess a strong background in language acquisition and current methodologies for Arabic learning and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching at least one or two sections of Arabic, modeling effective lessons and approaches, instructional coaching, planning and facilitating K12 Arabic department meetings, leading professional development workshops, and ensuring consistency of curriculum, instruction and assessment for Arabic learning. In partnership with principals, the coordinator will assist in the supervision and appraisal of Arabic teachers. ACS offers a generous salary and benefits package that includes shipping, housing, medical/dental/vision insurance, tuition for one dependent, professional development opportunities, and annual home leave. Please send a cover letter, current CV, and list of references to the Director of Human Resources, Marise Philip-Jayendran: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before December 31, 2013.
The American University of Beirut
Post Date October 4, 2013
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Public Administration to begin September 1, 2014. Qualified applicants will possess a PhD in Public Administration, Public Management, Comparative Public Administration or a closely related field (Public Policy, Public Service, Public Affairs, Political Science, Sociology, or Anthropology) at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration and public management, as well as advanced courses in their field of sub-expertise. Candidates must also possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrate the potential for service and research productivity. The successful candidate will possess a research agenda applicable to the Middle East. As AUB is a culturally diverse institution, the successful candidate will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of intent, a C.V., a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference 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 email@example.com. For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is Equal Opportunity Employer.
The American University of Beirut
Post Date September 27, 2013
Faculty Position in the Field of Classical Islamic Thought
The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of Classical Islamic Thought to begin September 1, 2014. Candidates should be able to design and teach advanced courses in Qur'anic Studies and in one or more of the following areas: Islamic theology and its Greco-Arabic background, as well as courses in other fields of classical Islamic thought such as heresiography and classical literary theory. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Modern Standard Arabic, but mastery of English is an essential requirement. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is desirable. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar, Islamic theology and philosophy to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential. Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Rank will normally at the assistant professor level; usual contracts are initially for four years. Visiting scholars will be considered. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a CV, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon Electronic submissions are highly encouraged; please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applications will begin as of November 8, 2013. Interested applicants who will be attending MESA meetings in October are requested, if possible, to submit their materials early, so that preliminary meetings may be arranged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The American University of Beirut
Post Date September 25, 2013
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities
The American University of Beirut invites applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, for the academic year 2014-2015. The normal duration of appointment will be one year, although some fellows may be considered for a second year at the conclusion of their first semester. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year. The competition is open to recent recipients of the PhD whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines: Arabic language; Arabic literature; archaeology; art history; English language; English literature; fine arts (visual arts, theatre, and music); history; and philosophy. AUB is particularly interested in innovative work that explores humanistic study from multiple perspectives and pushes disciplinary boundaries. Requirements: 1. Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees no later than 30 days and no earlier than five years prior to the appointment start date; 2. Applications must include: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests (2-3 pages), specifically, research to be undertaken during the fellowship and proposed research product; a dissertation abstract or summary (1 page); samples of publications (or dissertation extracts); a statement of teaching interests and experience; three letters of recommendation; and a copy of the official transcript or the letter of confirmation from the dissertation committee chair indicating that the degree will be granted by the appointment start date. Individuals who have held other postdoctoral fellowships are not barred from applying. Stipend, benefits, and other advantages of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include: 1. Annual stipend of $45,000; 2. Co-pay health coverage under the University's Health Insurance Plan; 3. Relocation allowance and housing subsidy as described in the AUB Faculty Handbook; 4. Eligibility for travel grant in the second year of extended fellowships; 5. Teaching load of one course per semester; 6. Participation in Arts and Humanities core group activities; 7. Access to training and support from the Center for Teaching and Learning; the Academic Core Processes and Systems Unit; the Office of Grants and Contracts; and the University Writing Center. Candidates with experience in or exposure to innovative approaches to research and teaching are strongly encouraged to apply. Application material should be sent to: Arts and Humanities Initiative American University of Beirut Building 37 c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Arts and Humanities Initiative American University of Beirut Building 37 P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to email@example.com Application review will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The American University of Beirut
Post Date September 18, 2013
Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Sociology or Anthropology (one-year appointment)
The American University of Beirut invites applications for appointment as Whittlesey Visiting Professor in the field of sociology or anthropology specializing in gender and sexuality studies, preferably with specific emphasis on the Arab world, to begin September 1, 2014. Applicants should hold a PhD in sociology, anthropology, or a related field. They can be individuals already established in their area of concentration or ones who are at the outset of their academic careers. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to education at the graduate and undergraduate levels (with a load of five courses for the whole year). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 15, 2013. Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o New York Office 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 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is Equal Opportunity Employer.
The American University of Beirut
Post Date September 18, 2013
Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory
The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages seeks applicants in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory with special emphasis on prose to begin September 1, 2014. Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment. Rank will normally be at the Assistant Professor level; usual contracts are initially for four years. 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. 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. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a CV, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon Electronic submissions are highly encouraged; please send to: email@example.com For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 1, 2013 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2013. Visiting scholars will be considered. For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
American University in Cairo
Post Date October 23, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2014. Applicants should have some teaching experience in quantitative methods as well as a substantive interest in comparative politics. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. Candidates who can also teach intermediate level courses in quantitative methods and apply them to studies of surveys and elections in the Arab region are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.
Requirements: PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2013. Position is open until filled.
Application Procedures: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). For more information, e-mail Dr. Clement Henry, Chair, (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms. Gehan Wissa, Assistant to the Chair, (email@example.com) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx.
American University in Cairo
Post Date October 9, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Politics at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2014. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. Candidates who can also teach contentious politics in comparative perspective, using examples outside as well as inside the Middle East and North Africa, are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body. Requirements: PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University. Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2013. Position is open until filled. Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org; For more information, e-mail Dr. Clement Henry, Chair, (email@example.com), Ms. Gehan Wissa, Assistant to the Chair, (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx.
American University of Kuwait
Post Date October 28, 2013
Arabic, Open Rank
The College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages invites applications for a position in Arabic (Position Code No. 13-401- MESA 10): Rank open; PhD required. Teach undergraduate language and literature/culture courses. Successful candidates are expected to teach beginning level students as well as those with varied skills in Arabic, actively participate in curriculum development, program assessment initiatives, and University service. Application Instructions: Application packages are to be submitted electronically to email@example.com (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain the following: 1) Cover letter, detailing the candidate's specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate's past experience provides a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying; 2) A current CV; 3) Statement on research and service and statement of teaching methodology, including curricular development that the individual has initiated and executed; 4.) Copies of teaching evaluations if available; 5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees. 6) Two recent publications /two writing samples; (For large items such as books, please send hardcopies to the Academic Dean's Office) Academic Dean's Office, American University of Kuwait, Salem Al Mubarak Street, Opposite Salmiya Palace Hotel, Salmiya, Kuwait ). In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed by December 1, 2013. About AUK: The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has approximately 2,000 students and over 120 UG faculty members. The University is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. American education or teaching experience is preferred as is evidence of research activity. Outstanding communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate's degree and previous employment history. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees. AUK offers competitive compensation, as well as an attractive and comprehensive benefits package, up to a maximum of 50% of annual base salary. There is no personal income tax, and US citizens may be eligible to take advantage of the IRS foreign tax exclusion. AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region. Contracts are normally issued for 2 or 3 years and are renewable. Visiting appointments may be available. The screening of applications will begin immediately. U.S. interviews will be held in Washington, DC. Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.
American University of Sharjah
Post Date November 8, 2013
Assistant or Associate Professor in Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture
The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (subject to budgetary approval). Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment in the fields of Heritage and Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture, Classical Arabic Literature, Islamic Studies or other related areas. The selected candidate will be expected to teach courses on Arab and Islamic heritage and culture. Solid knowledge of the Arabic culture and heritage, and training in Western methodologies are essential. The language of instruction in this department is English, but native or near-native proficiency in Arabic is required. Preference will be given to dynamic applicants with good research record and experience at the university level in a liberal arts environment. AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies is a growing department with a minor in Arabic Language and Literature and an MA in Translation Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the expanding agenda of the department dealing with the teaching of Arabic Heritage. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application highlighting experience and accomplishments of relevance, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and the names and contact details of three references. The deadline for submitting applications is December 10, 2013. Review of the applications and interviews of the applicants (by phone and/or in person) will start immediately after that date. The anticipated start date of the position is September 2014. Application materials should be sent by email to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American University of Sharjah
Post Date October 16, 2013
The Chancellor Search Committee of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) announces the search for an accomplished, creative academic leader to sustain the dramatic momentum of achievement generated since the university's founding. AUS is the leading indigenous university in the United Arab Emirates. The next chancellor will have an extraordinary opportunity to influence the future direction of this young, distinctive institution in its second decade of service to the UAE and the Middle East region. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Founded in 1997 by the Ruler of Sharjah with the aim of becoming the premier institution of higher education in the Gulf region, AUS is a non-profit, coeducational university formed on the American model of higher education and grounded in the history and culture of the Arab Gulf region. English is the language of instruction. AUS enrolls approximately 5,500 students representing 90 nationalities with 360 full-time faculty and 500 staff. Bachelor's and master's degrees are offered by the faculties of the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering; the College of Architecture, Art and Design; and the School of Business and Management. From its founding, academic excellence has been a hallmark of the university. A fundamental goal is the integration of liberal studies and professional education to provide its graduates both breadth and specialization. The remarkable success of our alumni in pursuing advanced degrees in the leading universities of Europe, Great Britain, and North America, together with their recruitment by scores of leading international firms, testifies to our success in fulfilling that goal. The next chancellor of AUS will build upon a strong record of achievement to ensure that the university fulfills its aspirations for excellence in teaching, learning, research and service. The chancellor will have the professional stature and integrity essential to providing strong and dynamic academic leadership; the personal presence to represent the university effectively and to work collaboratively with the very diverse communities in the UAE and on the AUS campus; the leadership ability to engage the AUS community in articulating and pursuing a shared vision; administrative experience with demonstrated success in supporting the primary academic mission by enhancing and managing financial resources to that end; the ability to manage a complex and rapidly growing institution with creativity and skill; management experience including success in building teams, strategic planning, enrollment and financial management and resource development; a deep understanding of American higher education; and an interest in and sensitivity to the culture of the region. Most important, the chancellor must develop a strong relationship of mutual respect and trust with the Ruler of Sharjah who chairs the Board of Trustees, as well as with the many accomplished members of the international Board of Trustees, students, alumni, staff and faculty. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Please visit http://www.wittkieffer.com/position/american-university-of-sharjah/chancellor/8934 for a complete position description. Materials should be sent, in confidence, via e-mail to AUSChancellor@wittkieffer.com.
Brookings Institution - Doha Center
Post Date October 28, 2013
Based in Qatar, the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) is an initiative of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., that advances high-quality, independent policy analysis and research on the Middle East. The Center maintains a reputation for policy impact and cutting-edge, field-oriented research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues facing the broader Middle East, including relations with the United States. The Center’s research and programming is focused on the following four core areas: democratization, political reform and public policy; Middle East relations with emerging Asian nations, including on the geopolitics and economics of energy; conflict and peace processes in the region; and educational, institutional, and political reform in the Gulf countries. Open to a broad range of views, the BDC is a hub for Brookings scholarship in the region.
This position is a contractual position based in Doha, Qatar. The Brookings Doha Center is accepting applications for a full-time resident Fellow, to begin after October 2013. The Fellow will be expected to conduct high-quality, policy-oriented research and must be familiar with and uphold the Brookings Institution’s commitment to independent, nonpartisan research and publication, and to maintaining the highest level of integrity in pursuit of this mission. Priority will be given to applicants with research proposals focused on Middle East-Asia relations.
The scholar will need to produce original scholarship, conduct collaborative activities and contribute to the Center’s lively program of events, workshops, and conferences. The BDC’s convening power gives Fellows the opportunity to engage with policymaking communities, academics, diplomats, government officials, and journalists, as well as regional business leaders.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Fellows are drawn from mid-to-senior ranks of governments, think tanks, universities, and the media. Qualified applicants should have a career track record of high-quality independent academic and policy research and/or practice. Additional qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant field or broad governmental, civil society, or professional experience, with a proven record of publishing. Applicants holding a Ph.D. should have 6-8 years of professional experience in one or more of the following fields: think tanks/academia, government, the media, or business, with practical or scholarly exposure to current political, security, or economic trends in the region. Applicants without a Ph.D. should have 12-14 years of professional experience in one or more of the fields listed above.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS All candidates must have demonstrated expertise in Middle East-Asia relations. Fluency in English is required; proficiency in Arabic and/or an Asian language is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and will be comparable to those offered by American universities to faculty with equivalent background. In addition a full benefits package conforming to Qatari law will be provided, including relocation costs.
TO APPLY candidates must submit materials to DohaCenter@brookings.edu including: -A cover letter with full contact information, citizenship status (required by Qatari law), availability to start, and how the candidate learned of this opportunity. -CV describing professional and educational experience. -A list of publications. -Three references. -A 500-700 word research proposal for an initial project. -A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic.
All qualified applicants will be considered, including those based overseas. Brookings is an equal opportunity employer. Brookings welcomes CVs from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.
We regret that due to a high volume of applications, only those applicants selected for further discussions will be contacted.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. No phone calls and no employment agencies please.
Post Date August 29, 2013
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Islamic Studies
Brooklyn College/CUNY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies, Fall Semester 2014. For full job description visit www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/faculty2014. Search for Job ID 8901.An AA/EO employer.
Post Date December 3, 2013
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies
The Department of Italian Studies and the Program of Middle East Studies invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two (2) years beginning July 1, 2014. Applicants will have received a Ph.D within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Italian Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, Anthropology, or any other related field with the Mediterranean as a primary focus. The candidate should have worked in Italian and Arabic. Cogut Fellows participate in the activities of the Center and teach two courses each year in English. The term of the fellowship is two years. We solicit applications by scholars who approach the Mediterranean in a non-traditional and interdisciplinary manner, but who nevertheless have the Mediterranean as the central focus of their research. Scholars concentrating on the constructed or built environment, on migration studies, media, literature, critical geography or archaeology are especially welcome to apply. Applicants should submit, along with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (in English and of approximately 25 pages), three letters of recommendation, and two course proposals dealing with the topic of Mediterranean Studies. Stipend: $61,449 (2014/15), 63,907 (2015/16) plus benefits and a yearly $2,000 research budget. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Suzanne_Stewart-Steinberg@brown.edu (Italian Studies) or Beshara_Doumani@brown.edu (Middle East Studies). Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. For complete job description and application instructions please see: apply.interfolio.com/24051
Post Date November 4, 2013
2014-15 Aga Khan Visiting Professorship in Islamic Humanities
The Middle East Studies Initiative at Brown University invites applications from early career scholars (assistant professors or other recent PhDs) for the 2014-2015 Aga Khan Visiting Professorship in Islamic Humanities. Geographical focus and chronological period are open. Academic specialization can be in any discipline in the humanities, including history, as well as the humanistic dimensions of anthropology and sociology. The Visiting Professor will be required to teach one course per semester, deliver a public lecture, and participate in the intellectual life of Brown University in general and Middle East Studies in particular. As a significant new university initiative, Middle East Studies at Brown seeks to make knowledge production on the Middle East an integral part of intellectual life at Brown University by creating partnerships across areas and disciplines. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and who employ a range of methodologies in their research and teaching. Candidates must have PhD in hand by the time this appointment begins on July 1, 2014. To apply, please submit a cover letter that outlines your research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, course proposals, and an article/chapter length writing sample to the online application portal via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/23514. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to the online application portal. Applications received by January 15, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. For further information, please visit the Middle East Studies website (http://www.middleeastbrown.org/), or contact: Beshara Doumani Director, Middle East Studies Brown University 111 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02912 +1 401.863.6924 email@example.com Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Post Date December 10, 2013
One-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor or a Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Language
The Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Colgate University (MIST) announces an opening for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor position or a full-time Lecturer in the Arabic Language. This position may be renewed contingent upon excellent performance and institutional need. The successful candidate will join the university's thriving Arabic program beginning in August 2014. Responsibilities: The appointee will teach five classes per academic year (3/2 or 2/3) at all levels (introductory to advanced) with a possibility of teaching one content-based course. The successful candidate will contribute collaboratively to curriculum development in the program, advise students, and perform department and university service. Requirements: The appointee must have advanced training in a relevant area of Arabic studies at the time of appointment (Ph.D. preferred for the one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor position; ABD or MA for the Lecturer position). The successful candidate must also have the following qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect) and English; experience in the latest trends in Arabic language pedagogy, curriculum design, and material development; and substantial classroom experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (MSA and a dialect) in an academic setting in a proficiency-based and communicative framework. How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and methods (and research program, if appropriate), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, tests, language-teaching materials, and copies of student evaluations. These materials should be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3731. Each applicant should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference, which should be uploaded directly by the authors to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3731. Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Arabic Search Committee, Mr. Nady Abdal-Ghaffar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Videos of teaching competence may be shared with Mr. Abdal-Ghaffar. Review of applications begins February 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university's educational mission. Visa assistance for international candidates may be available. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
The College of William and Mary
Post Date October 16, 2013
The Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professorship in Middle East Studies
The Program in Asian and Middle East Studies at the College of William and Mary seeks applications from scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of associate professor for appointment as the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor in Middle East Studies. Sultan Qaboos professorships have been established at leading universities worldwide through generous gifts from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman. The appointment will begin August 10, 2014. Applicants are welcome from a variety of disciplinary traditions within Middle East Studies. We are particularly interested in scholars with a strong publication record and active research program who engage with political economy, national and transnational social movements, and political thought. Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and a proposed repertoire of courses. You will also be prompted to submit online the names and em ail addresses of three references. We would also ask candidates to submit samples of recent publications. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 15, 2013. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
Post Date December 9, 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor in International Studies and Women's Studies
Denison University invites applications for a joint three-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in International Studies and Women's Studies starting in the Fall of 2014. The International Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program that focuses on global processes associated with political economy and cultural analysis, broadly conceived. The Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program examining gender as it is mediated by ethnicity, race, class and sexual identity. International Studies offers a major, Women's Studies a major and a minor. Both programs offer courses that fulfill requirements in the college's general education program. This appointment is in both programs and the three/three teaching load will be split evenly between the two programs. The successful candidate for this position will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in both programs. These will include INTL 100, "The Making of the Modern World," and WMST 101, "Issues in Feminism." Upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise may, as appropriate, be cross-listed in the two programs and in other relevant departments. The candidate will have advising responsibilities after the first year. Discipline and area of specialization are open, although candidates should demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise in both research and teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, and class in local and transnational contexts. Active involvement in the life of the programs is expected. Ph.D. by summer of 2014 is required. Competency in contributing to the college's new writing program is welcomed. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining research and teaching interests and experience, a statement on teaching, a transcript, and three letters of recommendation to The International Studies/Women's Studies Search Committee, Women's Studies Program, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023 at https://employment.denison.edu/. The deadline for applications is January 20, 2014. Denison University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encourag ed to apply.
Post Date September 25, 2013
Al-Thani Chair (Professor of Islamic Studies and History of Islam)
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University invite applications for the Al-Thani Chair from a senior scholar in Islamic Studies and History of Islam. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. with a significant publication and teaching record in the history of Islam, classical and modern, in the Arab world and South Asia and have an established track record as a leader in her/his field. The successful candidate should have an expertise and ability to teach courses in Islamic and Middle East history and related areas such as multi-faith relations, gender and human rights. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample(s), and the names of three scholarly references through Georgetown's online application system at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3295. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 4 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs: email@example.com. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. James Reardon-Anderson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.
George Washington University
Post Date November 7, 2013
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies
The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any academic discipline, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East/North Africa (to include Iran and Turkey). Candidates should receive their Ph.D. on or before September 1 of the fellowship year, and must be in residence at IMES for the duration of the grant period (September 1 - May 31), and is expected to take an active part in the intellectual life of the institute, including giving a research presentation and attending other institute events. This position offers a salary of $40,000, medical benefits, access to the GW library system, a computer, and office space. The fellow may also be invited to teach an M.A. level course at the Elliott School in an area related to his/her research. To Apply: The candidate is required to submit the following materials in PDF format to email@example.com: - CV (not to exceed 2 pages) - Statement of Research (not to exceed 1,000 words) - Writing Sample (an article or a chapter of the dissertation) - Three letters of recommendation. Deadline: IMES will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2014. The successful candidate will be notified via email by 1 March 2014. The George Washington University is located in downtown Washington, D.C.
Post Date November 8, 2013
Senior Preceptor in Ottoman and Modern Turkish Language
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks applications for the position of Senior Preceptor in Ottoman and Modern Turkish Language, beginning in the academic year 2014-2015. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2014, and is renewable every five years contingent upon performance, enrollments and curricular needs. The Senior Preceptor will be able to teach Ottoman and modern Turkish language at all levels, in addition to coordinating language courses and the training and supervision of teaching fellows and teaching assistants.
Minimum degree requirement is a master’s degree in appropriate field. Native or near-native proficiency in Turkish and English is required. Candidates should have experience teaching language at all levels and in using technology in the second language classroom.
Candidates should have professional expertise in teaching language at all levels, as well as familiarity with theories of second language acquisition/applied linguistics. Experience in post-secondary teaching, including curriculum design, supervision of teaching assistants, undergraduate advising and experience with study abroad programs is desirable.
Applications will be received only via the Harvard employment web site,
When applying, please include a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three referees no later than December 31, 2013.
Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
Post Date October 21, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Contemporary Iran
Indiana University, Bloomington, Central Eurasian Studies Department, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of contemporary Iran with disciplinary specialization in anthropology or sociology. Applicants should have a strong record in the study of issues within Iranian societies during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Native or near-native fluency in Persian/Farsi is expected as is fieldwork in Iran and/or among Iranian diasporas. Proficiency in other Iranian, Central Asian, and European languages will be valuable. Candidates should have the PhD at time of appointment and demonstrate commitment to research, teaching, and working on program development with Indiana University's world-class faculty of Iranian and Central Asian studies. The appointment will begin fall 2014. Application materials, including a cover letter, CV, three reference letters, samples of published or in-press work, and teaching evaluations should be submitted online at http://indiana.peopleadmi n.com/postings/. Inquiries and any hard copy submissions can be directed to Ms. Jackie Breeding, CEUS, Goodbody Hall 157, 1011 East Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by December 15, 2013 are assured full consideration. Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Post Date July 31, 2013
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 email@example.com. The closing date for applications is Monday 9 September.
Loyola University Maryland
Post Date November 22, 2013
Director of Global Studies
Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a Director of Global Studies.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Loyola University seeks a Director for its growing Global Studies program. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major based in the departments of Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology. The program was established in 2006-07, has experienced rapid growth, and is poised for further expansion. The Director will represent the Global Studies program to internal and external audiences, plan and advocate for growth, and chair a steering committee composed of faculty from the four participating departments. Working with the steering committee, the Director will build upon the program's current success and develop a vision for its future. As a member of the Loyola faculty, the Director also will teach Global Studies courses in his or her area of expertise; advise students; coordinate course offerings across the departments; and, with the steering committee, manage the day-to-day operations of the program. This position is full-time, with the Director's performance evaluated for renewal after three years. Faculty rank will be determined on an individual basis. If qualifications meet appropriate requirements, the Director will join the University faculty as an associate or full professor, with tenure, in one of the four Global Studies departments.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in one of the four Global Studies disciplines (or a related discipline such as International Studies); evidence of teaching effectiveness; experience in program administration and/or curriculum development.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An active program in scholarship is desirable but not necessary.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit University committed to the ideals of liberal education. It has been ranked among the top five comprehensive universities in the North region by US News & World Report for the past decade, is among Washington Monthly's top 50 masters universities nationally, and is included in the list of Best Values in Private Colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. Baltimore is rich in history and ethnic diversity, and offers convenient access to Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at http://www.loyola.edu To apply, please go to https://careers.loyola.edu to submit your credentials. The online application requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample publications (if applicable), and at least three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin in mid-December. Complete applications should be submitted by the end of January in order to receive full consideration. Apply Here : http://www.Click2apply.net/nkyzrht.
McGill University, Faculty of Religious Studies
Post Date November 22, 2013
Barbara and Patrick Keenan Chair in Interfaith Studies
The Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University invites applications from established scholars for appointment to the newly endowed Barbara and Patrick Keenan Chair in Interfaith Studies. We seek a dynamic scholar whose area of research is broadly devoted to a better understanding of the ways in which societies, communities, and persons adhering to or influenced by different religions engage one another, and of how they perceive that engagement. Areas of specialization may attend to any historical period and/or geographical region, with specific reference to the interactions among religions. This tenure-stream appointment will provide an opportunity to define an exciting and emerging scholarly area, in collaboration with colleagues in Religious Studies and in interdisciplinary networks across the university. We anticipate appointment at the level of tenured, full professor. The Chair will be expected to contribute fully to the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Faculty, attract and supervise students at the MA and PhD levels, and participate in the work of the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR). Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in Religious Studies, teaching and graduate supervisory experience, as well as an active research program and excellent publication record. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. Applications should include curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes a statement addressing how your research and teaching expertise contributes to the shaping of this new emerging field of Interfaith Studies, along with the names of three references who may be contacted at a later stage in the search. The appointment is available from August 1, 2014. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 10, 2014 and will continue to do so until a suitable candidate is found. For information about the Faculty and University, visit our websites at http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies and http://www.mcgill.ca/creor Please forward letter of application, names of references, and c.v. to: Dean Ellen Aitken, Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, 3520 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7. Materials will also be received electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Michigan State University
Post Date September 30, 2013
Director, Muslim Studies Program
Michigan State University's Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP) seeks applications for a Director of MSU's Muslim Studies Program to begin spring or fall 2014. MSP is a cross-college and cross-regional program that promotes a large and diverse set of research and educational operations. MSP involves faculty from across the university, including but not limited to the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Social Science, James Madison College, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. Unlike Middle East Studies programs, MSP is distinguished by its geographic breadth with respect to associated curricula, research, and outreach. Reflecting MSU's overall commitment to internationalization, MSP facilitates academic and programmatic excellence and linkages between the Muslim world and MSU's faculty, students, other educators, non-governmental organizations, the media, and state and regional leaders in government and business. For more infor mation on MSP, see: http://muslimstudies.isp.msu.edu/ Qualified applicants must: (1) be an advanced Associate Professor or a full Professor in a major discipline, preferably in the social sciences or the humanities; (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology or religious studies); (2) have an established research focus devoted to some aspect of Islamic/Muslim studies and a general expertise of the Muslim world; (3) possess a distinguished record that includes research and publications, teaching and advising, and grant acquisition; (4) be fluent in at least 1 non-Western language spoken in the Muslim world; and, (5) demonstrate a proven record of administrative experience and leadership in the higher education context. The Director's appointment will be 50-75% in the Muslim Studies Program and 25-50% in an academic department (the tenure home). Exact percentages are subject to a mutual agreement between the successful candidate, the Dean of ISP, and the home academic department/college. The direc torship will be an annual (12 month) appointment for a period of five-years, with a possibility for renewal. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. The MSP Director provides intellectual and programmatic leadership to advance and promote MSU's related research, teaching, and engagement missions. Relevant duties include: (1) advancing knowledge of Muslim studies; (2) promoting offerings of relevant languages and courses; and, (3) building and strengthening relationships among MSP's constituent and stakeholder groups (i.e., faculty, administrators, students, academic programs, K-12 institutions, local Muslim communities, governmental and policy organizations, alumni, and others in the U.S. and in key countries). Additional duties pertaining to MSP's educational mission entail: (1) coordinating Program activities and representing MSP at MSU, across the nation, and around the world; (2) developing and sustaining strategic partnerships in higher education with institutions around the world to advance collaborative research, teaching, and engagement; (3) overseeing current and new partnerships in the Middle East (including North Africa) and Central, South, and Southeast Asia; (4) facilitating and catalyzing collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and cross-college research among social sciences, arts/humanities, and STEM/health faculty; (5) initiating proposals for external funding both for research and for MSP activities. To accomplish these functions, the Director is also required both to travel internationally to augment MSU's strategic partnerships and interests and to report regularly and directly to the ISP Dean. MSP operates under the auspices of MSU's Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP) which is headed by its own Dean. In administering MSP, the dean of ISP works closely with the Office of the Provost and the deans of the College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, and the College of Social Science. ISP incorporates MSU's extensive study abroad programs and international student and scholar services, and MSP actively partners with other ISP units including the African Studies Center; Asian Studies Center; Center for the Advanced Study of International Development; Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; Center for International Business, Education, and Research; Center for Language Education and Research; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and the Center for Gender in Global Context. Several of these centers are currently U.S. Department of Education designated and funded Title VI resource centers. To Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a letter indicating interest, qualifications, and how research, administrative, and teaching experiences support the candidate's application; (2) a current vita; (3) a list with the names of 3 references who can address the candidate's scholarly, instructional, and administrative skills (applicant must also arrange for their references to submit letters directly and confidentially); (4) samples of scholarly writing (e.g., peer-reviewed articles or book chapters); and, (5) a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi from previously-taught classes, a statement of teaching philosophy, and associated evaluations. The position is posted online at MSU's employment website under posting #8473. Except for letters of reference, all application materials must be uploaded at: http://jobs.msu.edu. Letters of recommendations must be mailed directly to: International Studies and Programs, Attn.: Muslim Studies Program Director Search, In ternational Center, 427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 207, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. The deadline for receipt of complete applications (including letters) is October 31, 2013. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. For questions regarding this search contact Dr. Assefa Mehretu, Chair, Search Committee, Muslim Studies Program Director. Dr. Mehretu can be reached at the mail address above or at email@example.com or (517) 353-5921. MSU is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.
Post Date December 10, 2013
Visiting Faculty Member (open rank) in Modern Hebrew Language and Culture (3-year term)
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753 seeks a visiting faculty member (rank open) for a three-year term position in Modern Hebrew Language and Culture, beginning September 2014. The successful candidate will teach courses in beginning and intermediate Hebrew as well as courses in translation in Israeli Studies, broadly defined, and will collaborate with the Middle East Studies track within the Program in International and Global Studies and with the minor in Jewish Studies. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and experience in teaching Hebrew at the college level are required. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and of scholarly potential.
Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.
Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype and on the Middlebury campus. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. More information at http://apptrkr.com/417124.
Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
Post Date September 4, 2013
Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Visiting Research Fellowships, Short-Term Research Openings
The Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore is pleased to announce new post-doctoral fellowships, visiting research fellowships and short-term research openings for the year 2014. The deadline for applications for Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Research Fellows is 20 December 2013. There is no deadline for Short-Term Research Positions. Candidates attending the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans (October 10-13, 2013) may seek to arrange an interview at the MEI booth.
To receive detailed application information, please visit our website at http://www.mei.nus.edu.sg/about-mei/join-us. For further information and enquiries, please email to Ms Norizan Selamat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Post Date October 10, 2013
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 load could be later lowered if the candidate has an active research agenda. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. An M.A. in 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 will begin September 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, 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 email@example.com. 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.
The New School
Post Date October 21, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Modern Middle Eastern History
The New School University Eugene Lang College and The New School for Social Research invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in modern Middle Eastern history to begin in July 2014. Geographical area is open. Thematic emphases include, but are not limited to, the history of Islam; the histories of capitalism, development, and inequality; gender and sexuality; conflict and human rights; empire and postcolonialism; social movements; and the natural and built environments. Transregional or transnational approaches are particularly welcome. We seek candidates who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs based on theoretically informed approaches to historical inquiry in conversation with the social sciences. We welcome those with the ability to do interdisciplinary teaching and advising in related fields. The University is engaged in a diversity initiative and we encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply. The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013,and we will review applications until the position is filled. Please submit an online application form at: http://careers.newschool.edu/ Once youve filled out an online application, please email your cover letter, current C.V., writing samples, and teaching statement to firstname.lastname@example.org Please forward three confidential letters of recommendation, either directly from referees or through a dossier service, to: Professor Jeremy Varon, Middle East History Search, Department of History, Eugene Lang College, 80 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011. Eugene Lang College promotes active learning through small, innovative seminar discussion classes. NSSR offers graduate programs in History, Philosophy, and the social sciences. Both are divisions of The New School. We are interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. The position is dependent on budget approval from the Office of the Provost. The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status. Interested candidates must apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/10082.
Northwestern University in Qatar
Post Date December 9, 2013
Three Positions in Media Industries and Technology Major in the Program in Communication
Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks candidates for three positions to be appointed as assistant, associate, or full professor in residence in its Media Industries and Technology major in the Program in Communication, with appointments beginning in fall 2014. The successful applicants will teach undergraduate courses in the NU-Q program and conduct research relevant to the school's mission. Of special interest are persons with expertise in: (1) Animation production and/or Documentary filmmaking and studies, including expertise in video, photography, editing, sound design, lighting, and multiplatform storytelling. The successful candidate will be expected to develop both studies and production courses in animation, documentary history, theory, and construction. Earned MFA and/or Ph.D. required. (2) Global media culture, especially Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) media history and theory, and/or digital media culture, including culturally specific and historical approaches to new media. Earned Ph.D. required. (3) Global media industries, audience research, mass communication theory, and/or telecommunications policy and economics, especially legal and industrial approaches to media measurement and policy in a global context. Earned Ph.D. required. The persons selected will have teaching experience and a research track record appropriate to the academic rank sought. Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, copies of publications or professional/creative work, names of three relevant references to: email@example.com Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ohio State University
Post Date December 6, 2013
Lecturer in Modern Hebrew
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position in modern Hebrew language. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. Salary and benefits are competitive. Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or related field, preferred. Complete applications must include: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; three recent letters of recommendation; and recent teaching evaluations. All letters of reference must be submitted independently by their authors. At least one of the letters should address the candidate's teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Daniel Frank at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3718. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.
The Ohio State University
Post Date December 6, 2013
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Persian
The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position to teach beginning through advanced Persian language as a lecturer or senior lecturer. Responsibilities will include teaching, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. The ability to teach occasional courses on Persian literature or culture in English translation and to participate in coordinating a Persian curriculum is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive. Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Persian language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Persian Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; and recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested, at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 20th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3717 . To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.
The Ohio State University
Post Date December 6, 2013
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic
The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position to teach beginning through advanced Arabic language as a lecturer or senior lecturer. The ability to teach a dialect of colloquial Arabic, to teach courses on Arabic culture in English translation, or on Arabic language pedagogy, and to participate in coordinating an Arabic curriculum is preferred. Benefits are competitive. OSU's Arabic program is a part of one of the largest colleges of arts and sciences in the USA. Our Arabic courses consist of many sections that regularly fill with students, many of whom proceed to advanced classes where they read and discuss literature and other subjects in the medium of Arabic. Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Arabic language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Arabic, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; and recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested, at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on December 20th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3716. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.
The Ohio State University
Post Date September 11, 2013
M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies (Associate or Full Professor)
The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applications for the M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The preferred field of specialization is pre-modern Arabic Islamic texts and traditions or classical Arabic language and literature. Areas of expertise may include Qur'an and tradition literature, pre-Islamic poetry, philosophy, Islamic theology, belles-lettres, and Arabic grammar and lexicography, among others. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures or a cognate or related field; a distinguished record of scholarly publications; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and experience in mentoring advanced students in their long-term research projects. He or she will have highly advanced ability in traditional literary Arabic and developed research skills in at least one other language of the region. Native or near-native fluency in modern Arabic is preferred. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from lectures for beginning undergraduates to advanced Arabic text seminars for PhD students, will supervise doctoral candidates, will participate in the service of the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University, and will serve as a liaison between the department and the wider community. Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on November 5th and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3165.
Old Dominion University
Post Date December 9, 2013
One-year Position in Jewish History and Culture ( with focus on the contemporary Middle East)
http://www.oujobs.org/jobs/show/id/31212 The Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding (IJIU) of Old Dominion University, affiliated with the Department of History and the Graduate Program in International Studies, invites applications for a one-year position in Jewish history and culture, with a focus on the contemporary Middle East. Compelling evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness is required. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to programs, including community events, sponsored by IJIU. Completed PhD in History, International Affairs, Israel Studies, or related field of study is required by the time of appointment and preferred by time of application. Send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, a scholarly writing sample (10,000 words maximum), and a sample syllabus or course proposal to Professor Farideh Goldin at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Post Date November 1, 2013
Tenured or Tenure-Track - Jews and Christians of the Pre-Modern Muslim World, 800-1800
Princeton University invites applications for a tenured, or tenure-track position in the history of the Jewish and/or Christian populations of the pre-modern Muslim world to begin September 1, 2014. The position will be based in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The ability to teach courses on the wider history of the pre-modern Muslim world alongside those with a specific focus on non-Muslims is desirable. Evidence of scholarly promise and dedication to service activities, the versatility to offer courses beyond the field of specialization and, above all a commitment to effective undergraduate and graduate teaching will be taken into serious consideration. Applicants with specializations in any period between 800 and 1800 will be considered. To apply, complete an online application at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies and teaching experience), and, for candidates applying at the assistant professor level, a writing sample. All applicants must supply three names of references and their contact information in their online application. Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2013. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
Post Date October 28, 2013
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - The Study of Women and Gender in the Middle East
Princeton University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in the study of women and gender in the Middle East. Applicants may come from a range of disciplinary homes but should have experience with the varieties of interdisciplinary scholarship prominent in Middle Eastern Studies. We seek candidates who focus on subjects relating to women, gender, and feminism from anthropological, cultural, historical, or social perspectives. The position will be based in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The ability to teach courses on the wider context of Middle Eastern societies is desirable. Evidence of scholarly achievement, dedication to service activities, an ability to offer courses beyond the field of specialization and, above all a commitment to effective undergraduate and graduate teaching will be taken into serious consideration. To apply, please complete an online application at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including an indication of proficiency in the relevant Middle East languages and teaching experience), and, for candidates applying at the assistant professor level, a writing sample. All applicants must supply three names of references and their contact information in their online application. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
Post Date October 23, 2013
The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment
Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment. Preference for this endowed chair will be given to a tenured scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching who works at the intersection of humanities and the environment in fields such as, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, ethics, religion, anthropology, politics, history, and architecture. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the department best suited to his or her research and in the Princeton Environmental Institute. Field of specialization is open. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition number 1300698; and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, but no publications, letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time. The letter of interest should include the candidate's sense of the field and his or her vision for advancing in the context of such a position. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Princeton is an AA/EEO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.
Post Date October 16, 2013
Lecturer in Modern and Ottoman Turkish
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time position in Modern and Ottoman Turkish at the rank of Lecturer. Initial appointment is for 2014-2015, and the appointment is renewable for a maximum of six years contingent upon excellent performance and instructional need. Native or near-native command of Modern Turkish required. M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. Prior language teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be teaching Turkish at all levels and Ottoman Turkish at the introductory and intermediate levels (a total of 12 hours of classroom contact per week per semester). Applicant must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; samples of language-teaching materials you have created (preferably in .pdf or .doc format), and contact information for at least three references whom we may contact via phone or email. If you have videos of your teaching, or student evaluations, these may also be included in your application. Review of applications will begin November 5, 2013. Princeton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Post Date October 16, 2013
Lecturer in Modern Hebrew
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time position in Modern Hebrew at the rank of Lecturer. Initial appointment is for 2014-2015, and the appointment is renewable for a maximum of six years contingent upon excellent performance and instructional need. Native or near-native command of Hebrew required. M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. Prior language teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be teaching Modern Hebrew at all levels (a total of 12 hours of classroom contact per week per semester). Applicant must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; samples of language-teaching materials you have created (preferably in .pdf or .doc format), and contact information for at least three references whom we may contact via phone or email. If you have videos of your teaching, or student evaluations, these may also be included in your application. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2013. Princeton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Post Date October 16, 2013
Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time position in Modern Standard Arabic at the rank of Lecturer. Initial appointment is for 2014-2015, and the appointment is renewable for a maximum of six years contingent upon excellent performance and instructional need. Native or near-native command of Standard Arabic required, knowledge of one or more dialects desirable. M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. Prior language teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be teaching first, second or third-year classes (a total of 12 hours of classroom contact per week per semester). Applicant must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; samples of language-teaching materials you have created (preferably in .pdf or .doc format), and contact information for at least three references whom we may contact via phone or email. If you have videos of your teaching, or student evaluations, these may also be included in your application. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2013. Princeton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Princeton University Library
Post Date October 28, 2013
Public Policy Papers Project Archivist
Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey, seeks a Project Archivist who will work at the Princeton University Library's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Major Responsibilities The Public Policy Papers Project Archivist will assist in managing the library's accessioning processes and work towards the completion of a number of processing, description, and digitization projects. Top priorities include the completion of a two-year NHPRC-funded large-scale digitization project, management of regular accessions from outside organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Council on Foreign Relations, and enhanced description and processing of personal papers and organizational records held within the library's Public Policy Papers collections. This position will supervise a team of student workers, and will be expected to produce finding aids and other access tools. The Project Archivist will be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical Services Unit. The position will participate in the reference activities of the library and contribute to work relating to access systems and tools, digitization, and related technical issues. The Project Archivist will report to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services.
Qualifications Required: 1) Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2) Experience processing archival records including experience with pragmatic and efficient processing procedures. 3) Ability to appraise historical records. 4) Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards. 5) Knowledge of strategies and technology developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material. 6) Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of archival material for access and preservation. 7) Strong decision-making, project management and supervisory skills. 8) Excellent communication skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Preferred: 1) Knowledge of XSLT, XQuery or other scripting languages 2) Experience providing reference services for archives and special collections. 3) Knowledge of 20th century U.S. history.
Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs For More Information and to Apply: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/ JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=198593 Requisition #1300705
Princeton University Library
Post Date October 28, 2013
Princeton University Library seeks a full time Processing Archivist in its Rare Books Department - Special Collections Cataloging Team.
Description: The individual hired in this position will access, survey, appraise, process, and create EAD finding aids and MARC-format catalog records for a wide range of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Manuscripts Division. Subjects covered by the Division vary greatly. Some of the main strengths are modern American, British, and Latin American literature; publishing history; and U.S. history. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute major part of the position's workload. American historical collections from the 17th through 19th centuries are also an area of focus. The Processing Archivist will also help direct the work of one or more support staff positions and supervise student workers as well as participate in committee work relating to EAD development, digitization, and related technical issues. The Processing Archivist reports to the Leader of the Special Collections Team.
Qualifications: Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and/or an advanced degree in Latin American studies, especially literature since the 1950s. Hands-on manuscripts processing experience, and familiarity with current developments in processing procedures. Familiarity with standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, and MARC. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated in a finding aid or other piece of writing. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting. Ability to lift and handle containers that may weigh as much as 30 pounds. Because of the emphasis on Latin Americana, a good reading knowledge of Spanish is required, with demonstrated application in a library or research setting. Preferred: Experience in training and supervision. Technical services use of an integrated library system and a system such as Archivists' Toolkit. Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of rare and unique original research materials, and of metadata formats such as MODS and METS. Good reading knowledge of other Western European languages relevant to the manuscript collections
To Apply: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/ JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=199053 Requisition: 1300752
Post Date October 31, 2013
Post-Doctoral Fellow Positions
The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) of Qatar University is pleased to announce the availability of multiple post-doctoral research positions located in Doha, Qatar. These are full-time positions for a period of one year each, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a one-year renewal upon mutual agreement. Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 2, 2013. The positions will remain open until filled. Scholars with a recent doctoral degree from a relevant social science or related discipline, including but not limited to sociology, political science, public policy, economics, public health, demography, women's and gender studies, education, statistics, and survey methodology are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose research intersects with issues of marriage and family, women's health, immigration and migration, performance evaluation and education reform, or political attitudes and identity politics are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates who have experience with collecting and using survey data as part of their own research. In addition to working on your own research, duties will include some combination of the following activities: participating in the development, design and implementation of national surveys in Qatar and comparative studies in the Gulf region; presenting results from surveys administered by SESRI at local and international conferences and to public and private sector audiences; co-authoring papers, articles, and research reports that utilize findings from surveys undertaken by SESRI; teaching seminars in collaboration with personnel from SESRI and the University of Michigan; collaborating with personnel from SESRI and the University of Michigan on research projects of joint interest; assisting in the development of new research projects at SESRI; and participating in the intellectual life of SESRI and Qatar University. Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Post-doctoral appointments enjoy the same holidays and vacation benefits as other research academic appointments at Qatar University, including 35 calendar days of vacation annually. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available. Funds will also be available to attend one or two relevant professional conferences during each year of the appointment period. Interested candidates should send their application materials electronically by email to the Director of SESRI, Dr. Darwish Al-Emadi (email@example.com) and to Jill Wittrock (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should contain all of the following materials: a cover letter of no more than one page in length, an up-to-date CV, a statement of research interests of no more than five pages in length, a letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your research work, and the contact information for three professional references. --- The Social and Economic Social Research Institute (SESRI), with a research and an educational mission, was established at Qatar University in 2008 to conduct high-quality survey research of current and future social and economic issues. SESRI is an initiative of Qatar University in association with the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan (http://www.isr.umich.edu/), one of the world's oldest academic survey research organizations and a world leader in the development and application of social science methodology.
Queens College CUNY
Post Date November 14, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic
The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, City University of New York, seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2014. Responsibilities include teaching in the Arabic language program and contributing to departmental programs in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies as well as to the College's liberal arts curriculum. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching Arabic language courses at all levels as well as evidence of an active research program. Specializations may include any area and any historical period of Arabic Studies. Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body. Our liberal arts, science and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides. Graduating with the ability to think critically, explore various cultures and use modern technologies and resources to address complex problems, our students have won prominence in many fields. QUALIFICATIONS A Ph.D. degree and native or near-native competency in Arabic and English are required. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. COMPENSATION CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension and tax-deferred retirement savings plans and paid parental leave. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. HOW TO APPLY - Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment" and then "Search job listings" - Next click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs" and search by Job Opening ID #9141 - Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions. Please note that candidates must upload a Curriculum Vita in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. **Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system. Visit http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsysteminstructions.html for application instructions. (Important Note: Your application will NOT be reviewed unless your CV is successfully uploaded into CUNYfirst.) Upon review, applicants may be asked to submit the following items by postal mail: 1. Letter of application; 2. Curriculum Vita; 3. Samples of scholarly work or writing; 4. Three letters of recommendation Closing Date: 1/15/14. AA/EOE/IRCA/ADA
Rhode Island School of Design
Post Date October 25, 2013
One-Year Appointment in Modern History
The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a one-year appointment in modern History (excluding Europe and the U.S.) for 2014-15, with the possibility to apply for a permanent position starting in 2015-16. We are especially interested in an historian of the modern Middle East, with the ability to cover a different region of Asia or Africa as well. We seek a flexible teacher/scholar who can offer a range of undergraduate courses in 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 all 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 2014. Full time faculty at RISD teach six courses. Please submit a c.v., cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of proposed courses, and contact information for three references to RISD's on-line employment website: https://careers.risd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp? time=1382723119156 . Review of applications will begin February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. RISD is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. RISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Post Date July 17, 2013
One-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ottoman and/or Modern Middle East History
The Department of History at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Ottoman and/or modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $750 in the second year. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by 1 July 2014. This position begins on 1 July 2014. Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, jobs.rice.edu. Please apply by 1 January 2014, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement, list of proposed courses and the names of three references to the Other tab. Referees should submit their letters directly to the History department at email@example.com or to Postdoctoral Fellow Search, Dept. of History, MS 42, P. O. Box 1892, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251-1892. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Applications received by 1 January 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.
Post Date November 6, 2013
Research Scholar/Program Manager, The Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) (three-year, fixed- term position)
Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), engages in research, training, teaching, and outreach, and organizes intellectual and policy dialogues aimed at increasing public understanding of economic and political development. Founded in 2002, CDDRL collaborates with scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the world to advance collective knowledge about the linkages between democracy, sustainable economic development, and the rule of law. CDDRL's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) was launched in 2009 to examine the different social and political dynamics within Arab countries and the evolution of their political systems, focusing on the prospects, conditions, and possible pathways for democratic reform in the region. ARD aims to be a hub for intellectual capital about issues related to good governance and political reform in the Arab world, producing rigorous and innovative academic research grounded in hands-on work in the Arab world and allowing diverse opinions and voices to be heard. It benefits from the input of the academic community at Stanford, from faculty and researchers to graduate students, as well as partners in the Arab world and Europe.
JOB SUMMARY The position is half-time research and half-time program management and development. In the research role, the candidate will be a member of the academic staff at CDDRL, and in that capacity will conduct scholarly research and writing relevant to the themes of the program, while also participating broadly in the intellectual life of the Center. (See the possible research themes of interest to the program, below). As a program manager, the candidate will manage and coordinate all operations of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, working under and reporting to the Faculty Director and Deputy Director of CDDRL. Program research and activities will be focused both at Stanford and in target geographies throughout the Arab world. As a research scholar, the candidate will conduct individual and/or collaborative research under the direction of a faculty principal investigator (PI), publish in academic journals, edited books, write at least one monograph, and coordinate research projects that would result in the publication of at least one edited book.
QUALIFICATIONS The candidate must have a Ph.D. in social science and be fluent in Arabic and English (working ability in French is also desirable). He or she should have general knowledge and a demonstrated record of specific research on problems of politics and development in the Arab world. Previous experience in administration or research coordination/management is essential. The candidate should also possess the skills and traits necessary to sustain an established research program and a network of contacts across different countries and cultures, including tact, diplomacy, sociability, collegiality, good organization, and an ability to work with individuals of varying social, intellectual, and ideological backgrounds and orientations.
TO APPLY For more information and application instructions, please visit our job posting at http://cddrl.stanford.edu/docs/823.
Texas A&M University
Post Date September 24, 2013
International Affairs Department Head and Professor
The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Department Head of International Affairs, with related responsibilities for the academic operation of graduate certificate programs in Advanced International Affairs, National Security Affairs and China Studies. The master's program and its related certificate offerings seek to provide students with a superior professional education for careers in international affairs within government, international organizations or non-governmental organizations. The 48 credit hour professional degree combines required and elective classes with a foreign language requirement, leadership and communication development, internship opportunities, and an integrative capstone research project. The complementary graduate certificate programs provide 12 credit hours of transcripted and degree transferable course s delivered in a range of modalities on campus, online and/or in executive education format. The department will also work closely with the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs to foster policy-oriented research on international affairs. The Bush School is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and its faculty blend theory and practice in a research intensive graduate setting. The duties of the Department Head encompass the functions normally required for the administration of graduate degree programs in a research university, including the supervision of curriculum development, review and revision; instructional activities and course scheduling; program planning and assessment; recruitment, review and development of the faculty; budget development and management; and student recruitment, admissions and counseling. The successful candidate will assume a 10.5 month academic administrative appointment as a tenured full professor of international affairs beginning as early as August 1, 2014, with the possibility of holding an endowed chair. He or she will meet qualifications required of a tenured full professor, including a Ph.D. in political science, economics or related social science discipline relevant to international affairs, an outstanding record of research and scholarship, demonstrated success in graduate level teaching, professional leader ship in international affairs, and participation in public discourse on international affairs and foreign policy. In addition, the successful candidate will have a substantial record of professional and university service, with a special emphasis on graduate education and research, and provide evidence of excellent leadership, communication and management skills demonstrated through leadership roles in universities, government, organizations or associations. Successful academic administrative experience in higher education is preferred as is a demonstrated commitment to professional education and knowledge of diverse instructional modalities. Send nominations and applications (letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references) to Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, Executive Associate Dean (preferably as electronic attachments to Ms. Rane Cunningham at BushSchoolGBSemail@example.com), The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, 4220 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4220. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University
Post Date September 20, 2103
Assistant Professor of Transnational Studies
The Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University announces an entry-level assistant professor tenure-track position in the area of Transnational Studies. Candidates must be prepared to teach a variety of courses in our large, interdisciplinary International Studies degree program that combines humanities-based research with the social sciences. The department is also home to modern language majors (French, German, Russian) and minors (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian). Preference will be given to candidates: credentialed to teach culture and/or language courses in any two of the modern language programs in the department; with demonstrated commitment to cross-border, comparative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching; and with scholarly research and publication appropriate to a research-oriented department and university. PhD required by date of appointment. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Chicago. Applicants should forward a letter of application and complete dossier with curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Robert R. Shandley, Department Head, Department of International Studies, Texas A&M University, 4215 TAMU, 102 Academic Building, College Station, TX 77843-4215. Email submission is acceptable: firstname.lastname@example.org The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Post Date November 14, 2013
Two Full-Time Lecturers in Arabic Language
The Tufts University Arabic Program seeks to appoint two full-time Lecturers in Arabic Language, beginning September 1, 2015.
Responsibilities: Teach 6 courses per year in the Tufts Arabic language program, at all levels (introductory to advanced); contribute collaboratively to curriculum development in the program; advise students; perform department and university service. Instructional responsibilities are limited to language-teaching duties.
Requirements: MA or higher; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic at the university level in North America; a record of excellence in teaching established by reviews and student evaluations; experience that demonstrates both collegiality and teamwork in language education; creativity in curriculum design and familiarity with current trends in Arabic language pedagogy; a high degree of fluency in both Arabic and English. Preferred: Knowledge and ability to teach an Arabic dialect.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, student evaluations, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors to: http://apply.interfolio.com/23798 . Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Kamran Rastegar, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com .
Review of applications begins January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Post Date November 1, 2013
Director, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies
The Fletcher School, one of the world's premier schools of international affairs, established in 1933, seeks a full-time Director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. The Fares Center functions as a public policy institute, with a focus on political issues that concern the Levant and geographically proximate regions. Its mission combines an academic program of lectures, seminars and conferences, with the dissemination of research to interested scholars, decision-makers, service organizations and the larger international community. Opportunities for faculty and student research, as well as student internships, are important features of the Center's program. The Director will be responsible for: planning and implementing the academic and research program of the Center; integrating the Center with other programs of the Fletcher School and Tufts University; supervising the organization of conferences and workshops; establishing cooperative relationships with other institutions internationally; raising funds from the private and public sectors; coordinating the Center's media and public relations; managing the Center's budget and administrative functions; and facilitating the work of the Center's advisory committee(s). The Director will report to the Dean of The Fletcher School and will work closely with the School's senior administration and faculty, as well as interested faculty from across Tufts University. The ideal candidate will have experience in the region and a deep understanding of its history, culture, and politics. The Director should be well versed in the issues that frame the current political and economic climate of the region. S/he should have significant management, representational and fund-raising skills. The Director is expected to teach one Fletcher School course annually appropriate to the focus of the Center and to supervise a program of policy-oriented research. A relevant advanced degree is necessary. Competence in a language widely used in the region besides English is highly desirable. Applications will be reviewed between November 15 and December 31, 2013. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, any supporting materials including representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to apply.interfolio.com/22667. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
University of Arizona
Post Date September 18, 2013
Assistant Professor of Practice, Arabic (non-tenure track)
The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice, Arabic focus, beginning August 2014. This is a full-time non-tenure track position with primary responsibility in instructional activities in the newly established Arizona Arabic Flagship Program, which is housed in MENAS. The appointment is renewable contingent upon continued funding and successful performance review.
Required qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in language acquisition and pedagogy, linguistics, education or related field at the time of appointment, possess native or near-native fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect), and have extensive classroom experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language in an academic setting. They must also possess experience in the latest approaches to classroom instruction, curriculum design, material development, and computer assisted language learning. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach all levels of Arabic. She or he must also be an effective team leader with solid multitasking and interpersonal skills and show commitment to maintaining and enhancing the School’s long-standing excellence in Arabic studies, ability to work with a diverse student body, and commitment to working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues in MENAS, the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program, and other schools and departments. Excellent oral and writing skills in English are required as the candidate may serve as the Flagship representative at local and national events.
Preferred qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications, the successful candidate is expected to show familiarity with blended/hybrid language instruction or willingness to receive training in this area as needed; ACTFL OPI certification in Arabic is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will join a highly-recognized interdisciplinary faculty in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and will be a key member of the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program. The University of Arizona is home to a thriving Middle East and North African Studies community strengthened by the continuing operation of two Title VI resource centers, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and literacy (CERCLL), in addition to being the headquarters of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), thus providing an assortment of resources and assistance to any incoming faculty.
The University of Arizona is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer supporting applications from all candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; statement of interest; a portfolio including statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; teaching evaluations; syllabi, exams, and lesson plans preferably for different course levels; three letters of recommendation; and, if possible, a videotaped example of language teaching. Application review will begin September 27, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must apply online at UA Careertrack Job number 53481: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=209449
For further inquiries please contact Miriam Saleh at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: (520) 621-8013.
University of California, Berkeley
Post Date November 19, 2013
Associate or Full Professor - Religious Diversity Cluster
The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenured appointment to the faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level, to begin July 1, 2014. The candidate will be expected to provide organizational leadership for the Religious Diversity Cluster of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. The successful candidate will be appointed in one or more departments at Berkeley (depending upon the candidate's background). The successful candidate will also be considered for appointment to the Haas Distinguished Chair for the Study of Religious Diversity. The goal of the Religious Diversity Cluster of the Haas Institute is to study the ways that religious diversity affects inclusiveness, fairness, tolerance, and other aspects of social cohesiveness, health, and well-being. The University seeks applications from those who study the nature and sources of religious diversity and the implications of this diversity for the economy, society, and polity. Illustrative areas of concern include but are not limited to the following: -- Political, sociological, legal, economic, or historical studies of the impacts of religious diversity on social and political conditions: How social institutions create or inhibit religious diversity and how religious diversity affects social institutions and religious tolerance and inclusiveness. -- Anthropological, demographic, geographic, historical, humanistic, or sociological explorations of the diversity of religious doctrines, meanings, practices, and membership; comparisons of diversity across places, times, and cultures. -- Psychological, cognitive, social, linguistic, or neurophysiological studies of the sources of diverse religious feelings, beliefs, and identities and of the determinants of tolerance (or intolerance) for this religious diversity. The University encourages applications from social and behavioral scientists, scholars of religion and the humanities, and cognitive and biological scientists with a strong interest in the causes and consequences of religious diversity. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions, who have a clear interest in teaching, and who show leadership potential to lead an interdisciplinary program on religious diversity within the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Candidates must have been awarded the Ph.D. (or its equivalent) at the time of application. Applicants must upload a cover letter highlighting specific field(s) of study; curriculum vitae; contact information for up to four references (letters of reference are not required at this time); and one sample of a significant research piece, to http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00285. A statement of research and teaching are optional. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. The application deadline is February 14, 2014. Early review of applications will begin on December 16, 2013, but all applications will receive full consideration. Applicants may contact Brian Underwood at email@example.com with any questions regarding this recruitment. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action employer and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs accompanying partners and spouses, please contact the CALcierge office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit calcierge.berkeley.edu.
University of Colorado Boulder
Post Date July 9, 2013
Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures of the Pre-modern Islamic World
The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures of the Pre-modern Islamic World to begin August 2014. Candidate should have research expertise in medieval Islam and its literatures and cultures with proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Persian, Hindi/Urdu. Candidates should have the PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.
Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F00530. 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, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer. See http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/overview/jobs/index.html for full job description.
University of Houston
Post Date September 18, 2013
Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History
at the Senior Associate or Full Professor Level
The Department of History at the University of Houston invites applications for the Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History at the Senior Associate or Full Professor Level. The chair will play an instrumental role in the development of Arabic Studies at UH and will be actively involved with the local community through facilitating community events. Candidates for the position should be working in the post 1798 time period. Applicants for this position should have native or near native proficiency in Arabic and English, and knowledge of another Middle Eastern language or European language. The research specialization is open, and we welcome a wide range of subfields within Modern Arab History. Responsibilities will include teaching lower level undergraduate survey courses covering the field, upper division courses in the candidate's area of specialization, and graduate courses in Arab history. Candidates with a focus on one of the department's various thematic strengths (Energy, Environment, and Urban Development; Ethnicity and Race; Gender, Women, and Family; War, Revolution, Diplomacy, and Politics; or Medicine and Technology) and/or the Digital Humanities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of publication and professional service commensurate with appointment to an endowed professorship. The teaching load is two courses per semester. To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Thomas F. O'Brien, Chair, Modern Arab History Chair Search Committee, University of Houston, Department of History, 524 Agnes Arnold Hall, Houston, Texas 77204-3003. The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to appl y. History Department website: http://uh.edu/class/history
University of Iowa
Post Date September 20, 2013
Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literatures (Tenure-Track)
The Department of French and Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or culture, in hand by August 20, 2014; native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English; evidence of an active research program in Arabic studies; familiarity with up-to-date approaches to language instruction and Arabic curriculum development; and successful teaching of courses in Modern Standard Arabic as a second language. The successful candidate must be able to direct the first-and/or second-year Arabic program, to teach undergraduate courses in Arabic language, and to teach and direct advanced courses in Arabic language and in Arabic/Islamic literatures and cultures.Desirable qualifications: college-level teaching experience; experience in language program coordination; and experience or interest in grant writing. The Department currently offers a minor in Arabic and seeks to expand course opportunities to offer a major. There will be possibilities to mentor graduate students in the Division and other academic departments and opportunities to collaborate with Division faculty to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Literature, Cinema, Translation, International Studies, French, Spanish, History, Religious Studies, Journalism, Communication Studies, Business, and Linguistics, among other academic units.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that indicates research interests and teaching philosophy, and one sample of English-language scholarly work online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online to the same link. Refer to requisition number 63327. Screening begins October 20 and preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or Skype. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a digital sample of their language teaching.
The Department of French and Italian, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
University of Michigan
Post Date October 1, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in Arabic Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan is seeking to fill a position in Arabic Studies at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor, beginning September 2014. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment. Candidates must already hold the PhD and are expected to have native or near-native proficiency in both Arabic and English. Candidates must produce evidence of substantial, innovative research in their fields of specialization. Those candidates whose teaching and research focus on religious and cultural movements and trends in the contemporary Arab world, and on Islamic law in particular, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with an active interest in areas pertaining to Arabic language study and curriculum. Of particular interest to our department at this time is a candidate who, in addition to teaching courses in English in these fields, would also regularly offer advanced courses in Arabic on these topics, and would be involved in these and other ways in contributing to the Arabic language curriculum. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's training and experience. Please send a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and a curriculum vitae to: Arabic and Islamic studies Search Chair, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Michigan, 4111 Thayer building, 202 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608. Candidates at the level of assistant professor should send three letters of recommendation; those at the associate level should send a list of references. Letters may be forwarded to the above address or to email@example.com. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Review of applications will begin right away and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Mississippi
Post Date September 30, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Arabic Language Program
The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi seeks an assistant professor, tenure-track, for its Arabic-language program beginning August 2014; the professor will teach all levels of Arabic following the program's curriculum. A Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, and experience teaching Arabic to American university students is 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 EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Post Date October 10, 2013
Tenure-Line Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
A growing department of religious studies in the metropolitan campus of the state university, the Religion Program of the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a specialist in Islamic Studies to fill a full-time, tenure-line position as Assistant Professor. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a cognate field, a working knowledge of Arabic, and evidence of an active research agenda (e.g., academic publications) in some branch of Islamic studies. The successful applicant will demonstrate training in and/or ability to teach an Introduction to World Religions (freshman survey), Islam (junior level), Qur'an, and other courses in Islamic studies. He or she will have the opportunity to help shape the curriculum of our department by revising and developing courses, to maintain an active research and publication agenda, and to participate in a variety of program events and priorities, including opportunities within UNO and the larger community. Publication in a peer-review academic journal is highly desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2013. To apply, go to http://www.unomaha.edu (employment listings at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unomaha/default.cfm). Cover letter, curriculum vita and list of three references must be attached to the electronic application. Materials that cannot be electronically attached should be sent to: Dr. Paul Williams, Chair, Religious Studies Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182-0298.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Post Date October 23, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Asian Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2014. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. The tenure home for this position is Asian Studies and the successful candidate will have an adjunct appointment in the Curriculum in Global Studies. Teaching will be distributed equally across the two units. The Department of Asian studies invites applicants in the field of Pre-Modern or Modern Arabic Literature. A background in Arabic language pedagogy is desirable. Candidates whose research and teaching interests expand beyond language and literature to include fields such as Cultural Studies, Intellectual History, Arab Diaspora, Franco Arabic Studies, Gender Studies, Visual Studies, or other fields related to Arab cultures are encouraged to apply. Participation in the continued development of the Department's program in Arab cultures is expected. PhD in hand or near completion by the time of appointment and demonstrated potential for innovative scholarship are required. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is also required. Qualified applicants should submit an online application including the following materials: a detailed letter, CV, sample syllabi, and writing sample. Submit these materials online at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33812; paper or email applications will not be accepted. In addition, arrange to have four original, signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to: Arabic Search Committee; Department of Asian Studies; CB 3267, 113 New West; University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill NC 27599-3267. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://asianstudies.unc.edu. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin December 6, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Post Date October 16, 2013
Assistant Professor of International Studies
The Department of Global, International & Area Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Studies beginning August 2014. We are especially interested in someone whose work deals with conflict transformation and peace-building in a global context, with particular emphasis on the role of regional and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, international diplomacy, reconciliation, and/or post-conflict reconstruction. Candidates are also expected to present a regional (Middle East, Africa, Asia, or Europe) or cross-regional focus to their work. Requirements for the position include: 1) a Ph.D. in international studies, political science, sociology or another related discipline at the time of appointment; 2) the ability to offer courses focusing on peace studies and conflict resolution and to contribute to the core curriculum of the International Studies major; 3) the ability to develop and maintain an active research program; 4) a demonstrated capability to secure external funding; 5) a commitment to multi-disciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching as it relates to the development of the department's undergraduate curricula and future graduate programs; and, 6) a commitment to the education of the department's diverse student population. The teaching load is two courses per semester for research-active faculty. This position is one of two new positions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences focusing on issues relating to conflict reconciliation and social justice. Established in 2009, the Department of Global, International & Area Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. The department's interdisciplinary approach and perspectives are reflected in its programs and faculty. Its Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies promotes scholarly activity and educational programming to further understanding of the Holocaust and of other crimes against humanity across the world. The Department has strong collaborative relationships with other academic departments and supports interdisciplinary programs and research within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences such as the Mt. Zion archeological project in Jerusalem. It also works closely with the university's Office of International Programs. For more information about the Department of Global, International & Area Studies, see http://gias.uncc.edu/. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.uncc.edu. Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of application outlining your research agenda, teaching interests and teaching philosophy; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, (5) three letters of recommendation specific to this application. AA/EOE. Questions may be directed to Dr. Charles Houck, Search Committee, Department of Global, International & Area Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Macy 103, Charlotte, NC 28223. email@example.com.
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Post Date October 21, 2013
Tenure-Track Position in Arabic (Vacancy #14F023; Position #0353)
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Arabic beginning August 2014. The teaching load is 3/3, half of which will be taught through distance learning systems of the university, either online or through intercampus-linked classrooms. The successful candidate will be expected to teach basic language courses and eventually upper-level courses in Arabic Studies. Preference will be given to applicants with successful college-level teaching experience and a strong interest in curriculum development. An active research agenda is essential, and contributions to university service will be expected. The position requires native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. A Ph.D. in Arabic or equivalent foreign degree must be in hand by August 2014. To apply, complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application addressed to Derrick Miller, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, and a curriculum vitae should be attached to the online application-not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Three letters of recommendation and graduate level transcripts must be sent directly to Derrick Miller, Chair of the Arabic Search Committee, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403-5954. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Derrick Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials should be submitted through the application system and mailed items postmarked by November 23, 2013 for priority consideration, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews via videoconferencing in early December. UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
University of Oklahoma
Post Date November 19, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic
The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2014 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 modern literature or cultural studies. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level. 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; for information about the departments visit http://modlang.ou.edu/ and https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. Applicants should send a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and sample publications to: Professor Michael Winston, Chair of the Arabic Search Committee Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics University of Oklahoma 780 Van Vleet Oval, Rm. 206 Norman, Oklahoma, 73019 Or electronically to: email@example.com Review of applications will begin December 4, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.
University of Oklahoma
Post Date August 13, 2013
The Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies
The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) announces a new faculty position, the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies, at the rank of associate professor with tenure. 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 and a research focus on 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, 2014. 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 430 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. Applicants should send a letter of application stating their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Iranian Studies Search Committee Chair, Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 338 Cate Center Drive, Room 334, Norman, OK, 73019. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.
University of Oxford
Post Date December 1, 2013
Khalid bin Abdullah al Saud Professorship of the Contemporary Arab World
The University is seeking an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor of the Contemporary Arab World with effect from October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Al Saud Professorship, established in 1985, is one of the leading international academic positions concerned with the study of the contemporary Arab world. The professor plays a pivotal role in the University's teaching in, and research of, the modern Arab world and in the further development of Arab-world studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The preferred candidate will be a scholar of the highest international calibre, with outstanding research and publications in an academic discipline within the study of the contemporary Arab world. The professor will provide research leadership in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the wider academic community across the University, undertaking and publishing research at an international level of excellence. She or he will teach, supervise and inspire students at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral, and must be able to contribute to taught courses currently provided in the Faculty. Fluent command of Arabic is an essential requirement for the holder of the post. The Professorship is located within an exceptionally strong and supportive research environment in related fields, including the Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division, and in the University more widely. The Professor will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating academic community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications, and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. Deadline for applications: Monday 6 January 2014. For more details about the post and full application instructions, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Committed to equality and valuing diversity.
University of Pennsylvania
Post Date September 26, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature, to begin Fall 2014. Applicants' primary research focus should be on modern Arabic literature and culture. Candidates with additional demonstrated competence in teaching pre-modern Arabic literature and in Arabic language pedagogy are especially sought. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses. Ph.D. is expected by July, 2014. Applications are to be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/69 and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and the process will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
The University of Texas at Austin
Post Date December 10, 2013
Lecturer in Persian and Middle Eastern Studies
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Persian and Middle Eastern studies starting in fall 2014. Responsibilities include teaching Persian language courses at all levels, including a course for heritage speakers and advanced content courses, as well as large survey courses in Middle Eastern or Islamic studies. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the Online Persian Institute, and may be asked to contribute to the Persian Summer Institute. The regular teaching load will comprise both on-campus and online courses. This is a security sensitive position; a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.
QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must have superior proficiency in Persian and an MA or PhD in Middle Eastern studies or a related field. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching at the university level.
INSTRUCTIONS The application deadline is 31 January 2014. Applicants should submit via Interfolio a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a content course in Persian and student evaluations. Go to http://apply.interfolio.com/23683 to apply. Please direct any questions to Ms Kimberly Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Texas at Austin 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.
University of Virginia
Post Date August 7, 2013
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Late-Byzantine World
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which is supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The focus of this hire will be in the area of comparative cultures and contested cultural space in the late-Byzantine world, 11th-15th centuries CE. The geo-cultural terrain of this hire will span the Orthodox Christian world and the Islamic East, from the Balkans to the Urals, from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea basin. Broad areas of specialization may include:
- multi-cultural intersections (Eastern Orthodox and Islam);
- migration and cultural assimilation (including Slavic, Mongol, and/or Turkish);
- imagined geographies in the late-Byzantine world.
Expertise in digital humanities is preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate) in various fields within the candidate's areas of specialization, and provide service to the University and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The incumbent may hold a joint appointment in two departments, which may include, but are not limited to, Slavic, Art, and Religious Studies.
The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612638 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship of not more than 10,000 words (Attach to Writing Sample 1). Three letters of recommendation are required. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.
Please direct questions about the position to Edith W. Clowes, Chair, Late Byzantine World Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the online application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Post Date November 20, 2013
Summer 2014 Language Staff
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) invites applications for summer 2014 language staff. APTLII is an 8-week summer residential language immersion program. Students and staff will live on campus in a language community and are expected to use the appropriate language (Arabic, Persian, or Turkish) at all times. Employment dates for summer 2014 are June 8 - August 10. Further information about the summer program, job requirements, and application instructions can be found on the APTLII website at http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu/jobs.html To apply, please submit all of the following: a detailed letter of application referring to Position Vacancy Listing #78312, a current curriculum vitae, student/faculty evaluations of teaching, at least two letters of recommendation evaluating language teaching experience and performance, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants who are not American citizens or permanent residents must provide evidence of their eligibility for employment in the U.S. along with their application materials. A tourist visa is not valid for employment. Applications received by January 15, 2014 will receive full consideration. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Virginia Military Institute
Post Date September 4, 2013
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic beginning 1 August 2014. Tenure-track; Specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach Arabic at all levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced) in addition to literature and culture. 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. Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. Position open until filled. http://www.vmi.edu/MODL.aspx?id=100 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=175541 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.
West Chester University
Post Date September 27, 2013
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Islamic World
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Department of History, West Chester University, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Islamic world with the ability to teach courses on the rise of Islamic civilization as well as courses relevant to the modern Middle East and survey courses in world/western civilization. Ability to supervise student-teachers and/or the ability to teach online/hybrid courses a plus. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester and may include teaching at off-campus sites and/or through distance learning. Applicants must demonstrate successful college teaching experience and provide evidence of scholarly promise. Earned Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Finalists must successfully complete the interview process and teaching demonstration. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. Offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public, regional, comprehensive institution of more than 15,000 students, located 25 miles west of Philadelphia. West Chester is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please submit your letter of application describing teaching and research interests, cv, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi, student evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm For questions, contact Dr. Eric Fournier: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will meet with qualified candidates at the AHA in January 2014. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.