MESA - Middle East Studies Association


Employment

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

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

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

Note: DOL changes hiring regulations. Click here for more information. Posted September 08, 2011.

Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
4/15/14 Brown University Associate Director, Middle East Studies May 11, 2014; open until filled.
4/15/14 University of Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia Managing Editor Position  
4/11/14 Lehigh University Visiting Lecturer in Arabic (one-year position; renewable for second year) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
4/11/14 University of Oxford Departmental Lecturer in Modern European and World History May 8, 2014 (12 noon UK time)
4/10/14 University of Oregon Full-time Instructor of Arabic Review begins May 12, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/10/14 Williams College Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History April 18, 2014
4/8/14 Middlebury College Two-year Visiting Position in Arabic Review begins April 7, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/2/14 National Endowment for the Humanities Humanities Administrator  
4/2/14 St. Ambrose University, Middle East Institute Visiting Scholars (2 positions) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/31/14 American University of Beirut Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs April 15, 2014
3/31/14 University of Oxford Research Officers on IMPAcT Project May 2, 2014 (at 12 noon)
3/31/14 University of Virginia Full-time Lecturership in Persian Language Teaching Review begins April 30, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/27/14 College of Charleston Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Arab Studies Screening begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/27/14 Binghamton University Lecturer in Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature (one-year renewable, full-time) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/27/14 Tel Aviv University Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th Century May 18, 2014
3/25/14 The University of Arizona Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics (one-year appointment, half-time) Review begins April 14, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/13/14 Haverford College Visiting Faculty Position in Political Science Department (one-year appointment) April 10, 2014
3/10/14 Sewanee: The University of the South Mellon Globalization Forum Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Arabic Language and Culture April 1, 2014 for full consideration, but open on a rolling basis.
3/10/14 Stockholm University Senior Lecturer in Turkish Studies April 15, 2014
3/7/14 George Washington University Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor-Economic Development in the Global South Review begins March 28, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/4/14 University of Maryland, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies Visiting Assistant Professor in Persian Studies April 15, 2014
3/4/14 Columbia University Lecturer/Associate in Discipline in Hebrew Language Review begins March 25, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/4/14 Friends Seminary Full Time Arabic Instructor  
2/25/14 Georgia Tech, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Coca-Cola Foundation Post-Doc in International Development April 15, 2014 for full consideration.
2/24/14 University of Exeter Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Arabic Literature March 25, 2014
2/24/14 Leiden University University Lectureship in Arabic Literature and Culture March 24, 2014
2/12/14 Bucknell University Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies  
2/12/14 New York University, Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting Programs Assistant Director, Programs  
2/11/14 Princeton University Postdoctoral Research Associate March 24, 2014; apps. will be reviewed until position is filled.
2/10/14 Brookings Doha Center/Qatar University Joint Visiting Fellowship March 15 for fall fellowships; July 15 for spring fellowships
2/10/14 Saudi Aramco World Magazine Assistant Editor  
2/7/14 University of Utah Faculty Position in Arabic  
2/6/14 Vassar College Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language March 15, 2014 for full consideration. Apps. accepted until position filled.
2/3/14 Eckerd College Arabic Language  
2/3/14 Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar Research Associate Review begins March 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
2/3/14 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies (open rank) Review begins immediately; deadline for applications is April 4, 2014.
1/30/14 The University of Texas at Austin Lecturer Position in Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies February 28, 2014
1/30/14 The University of Texas at Austin Lecturer Position in Arabic  
01/29/14 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World February 24, 2014; review begins immediately.
01/28/14 Harvard University Professor of Persian Literature and Culture (open rank) March 31, 2014
01/27/14 The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS), Northeastern University Visting Scholar March 1, 2014
01/22/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Vice President for Administration and Finance March 1, 2014
01/22/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Vice President for Academic Affairs March 1, 2014
01/15/14 University of Oklahoma Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Arabic Review begins February 20, 2014 and continues until filled.
01/14/14 Awsaj Center for Education and Development Sr. Education Research Associate (2 positions);
Education Research Associate (1 position)
Closing date: January 27, 2014
01/10/14 Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
01/10/14 Loyola University Maryland Director of Global Studies Review began mid-December. Complete applications due by end of January.
01/09/14 Brookings Instution Doha Center Full-time Resident Fellow Review begins on February 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
01/08/14 Portland State University Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
01/06/14 Brookings Doha Center Fellow & Director of Research Open until filled.
12/20/13 Vassar College Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship specializing in Islam Review begins January 31, 2014 and continues until filled.
12/20/13 Leiden University Lecturer in Arabic Review begins February 3, 2014.
12/20/13 Leiden University Lecturer in Turkish Review begins January 27, 2014.
12/20/13 University of Exeter Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies  
12/20/13 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lecturer in Arabic Review begins January 8, 2014 and continues until filled.
12/20/13 University of Minnesota Director of Language Instruction in Arabic (Lecturer or Teaching Specialist)  
12/16/13 Arizona State University Instructor of Modern Hebrew for 2014 Summer Critical Languages Institute Apps. received by January 10, 2014 will have priority.
12/16/13 Arizona State University Instructor of Turkish for 2014 Summer Critical Languages Institute Apps. received by January 10, 2014 will have priority.
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
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.
11/20/13 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
11/07/13 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.
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 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 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.
10/9/13 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.
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 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.
8/29/13 Brooklyn College/CUNY Tenure-track Assistant Pofessor in Islamic Studies Review begins November 5, 2013; open until filled.
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.

The American University of Beirut

Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

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

The American University of Beirut

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 as_dean@aub.edu.lb. 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

Faculty Position in the Field of Classical Islamic Thought

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

The American University of Beirut

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 ahi@aub.edu.lb 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.

American University in Cairo

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics

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

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

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

 

American University in Cairo

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 hussref@aucegypt.edu; For more information, e-mail Dr. Clement Henry, Chair, (chenry@aucegypt.edu), Ms. Gehan Wissa, Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu ) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx.

American University of Kuwait

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 faculty@auk.edu.kw (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

Chancellor

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.

Arizona State University

Instructor of Modern Hebrew - 2014 Summer Critical Languages Institute

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew in its 2014 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master's degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Hebrew; and have at least one year's experience teaching Hebrew at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Hebrew 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks and will contribute to cultural programming. Applications received by January 10, 2014 will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed. Application package should include a letter explaining the applicant's interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Hebrew at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant's teaching. Materials should be sent to cli@asu.edu or mailed to Hebrew Search Committee, Critical Languages Institute, PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4202. Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Arizona State University

Instructor of Turkish - 2014 Summer Critical Languages Institute

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Elementary Turkish in its 2014 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master's degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Turkish; and have at least one year's experience teaching Turkish at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Turkish 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks and will contribute to cultural programming. Applications received by January 10, 2014 will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed. Application package should include a letter explaining the applicant's interest in and qualifications for teaching Turkish at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant's teaching. Materials should be sent to cli@asu.edu or mailed to Turkish Search Committee, Critical Languages Institute, PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4202. Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Awsaj Center for Education Research and Development

Research Associate (3 positions)

Location: Doha, Qatar. Base Salary Range: Sr. Education Research Associate (2 positions) (USD $64,236 to $86,148 annually); Education Research Associate (1 position) (USD $54,252 to $72,660 annually). Both with generous benefits and bonus Closing Date: January 27, 2014 (begin reviewing applications). Start Date: August 1, 2014

About the School

Located in Qatar, Awsaj Academy is a college-bound school serving students with learning challenges in grades 1 through 12 and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Students are taught in class rooms of no more than ten students per class. Teachers use evidence-based instructional practices to meet the individual needs of students. Additional support is provided through the Awsaj Teaching and Learning Center which designs and develops plans to meet the needs of individual students in learning support, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling and educational assessment. Awsaj Academy and other schools are a part of an education complex known as Education City, an educational district on the outskirts of Doha, in the city of Al-Rayyan, Qatar, opened in 2001 by the non-profit, Qatar Foundation. Education City houses educational institutions including schools, research centers, university campuses, and an equestrian center. Qatar Foundation has schools in both Doha and Al Khor providing education at every level, from elementary school through to university. The school is expanding its education research capacity which will now operate under the name Awsaj Center for Education Research and Development (ACERD). ACERD will conduct high-quality, multi-method education research studies either as the lead research institution or a partner with other academic institutions. The results will be analyzed and summarized in written formats, then presented at local and international conferences. The papers will be submitted to appropriate peer-reviewed journals to disseminate the research findings to a broader audience.

Job Descriptions

Senior Education Research Associate (Special Education) - This position leads the research team for special education research projects. Actively participates in collaboration with Qatar Foundation entities in sponsoring or supporting research, with institutions of higher education locally and internationally; with governmental agencies, such as, the Supreme Education Council; with not-for profit organizations and other Qatar Foundation researchers, pre-university leadership and stakeholders. Senior Education Research Associate (Early Childhood Special Education) - This position leads the research team for early childhood special education research projects. Also actively participates in collaboration with Sidra Hospital, as well as, the entities described in the other Special Education research position.

Education Research Associate - This position helps design suitable methodologies for research projects and conducts research in special education and early childhood special education.

All Positions Require: PhD in field relevant to position, preferred; Experience conducting scientifically based research; Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research design and implementation; Knowledge of data organization and analysis software; Experience working in education; Experience working in the Middle East and developing world, a plus; Publications in academic journals and/or other professional outlets; Evidence of successfully securing grant funding; Strong English language skills, both written and oral; Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

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Binghamton University

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

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

The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS), Northeastern University

Visiting Scholar in the Consortium

The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS), founded through a Carnegie Corporation of New York grant to the Middle East Center at Northeastern University, invites applications from scholars of the Arab region to serve as a Visiting Scholar in the Consortium. The expected term of appointment for the Visiting Scholar is September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015. Modifications to these dates are possible. The BCARS Visiting Scholar will be based at Northeastern University and will work and conduct research with faculty and graduate students from the Consortium partners; give guest lectures at member institutions throughout the term of the appointment; prepare and submit for publication working papers, articles, Op-Eds, and/or other relevant works of scholarship and policy related to the Arab Awakening/Uprisings; and participate in other BCARS activities such as workshops, public presentations, and the annual retreat. Under the supervision of BCARS Director, Prof. Denis Sullivan, in collaboration with Assistant Director, Dr. Sarah A. Tobin, and working closely with all Consortium partners, the Visiting Scholar will be key to developing the broader network of BCARS. She/He will be responsible for visiting at least one partner campus each week of each semester in residence. In conjunction with the Assistant Director of BCARS, as part of community outreach, the Visiting Scholar will also help to identify and engage the numerous scholars already coming to the greater Boston area from the Arab region.

Research and Policy: 70%

  • Participate in, and help lead, a series of two-day workshops on research and policy on the Arab Awakening.

  • Participate in workshops on research methods, qualitative techniques for studying Arab societies and politics, and literature relevant to the Arab Awakening (both historical and contemporary).

  • Organize and lead training workshops on public engagement: developing policy papers, writing Op-Eds, presentation skills for public talks, and so on.

Guest Lecturing and Mentoring Graduate Students: 30%

  • Participate in forums for Boston-area graduate student research presentations, with an aim toward the preparation of conference papers and publication of collaborative works.

  • Provide occasional guest lectures/presentations in Graduate Seminars on Arab Awakenings ("Arab Spring").

  • Serve as Mentor to any graduate student in any of the Boston Consortium partner institutions.

Qualifications and Research Focus

The successful candidate will have received her/his PhD in a relevant field, such as: Political Science, History, Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Middle East Studies, Communications Studies, Literary Studies or Journalism. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered, provided they have significant experience (e.g., in academia, foreign policy, or international policy work). The successful candidate's research should focus on contemporary Arab politics, history, culture, society, and/or economy as relates specifically to the Arab Awakening/Uprisings.

To Apply

Please upload a C.V. with three references and a cover letter with a description of your anticipated contributions to BCARS to https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28093. Applications are due by March 1, 2014. Northeastern University is committed to providing equal opportunity to its students and employees, and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs. Northeastern University does not condone discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetics, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications and Skype interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is full. Questions concerning the position should be directed to s.tobin@neu.edu.

Brookings Institution Doha Center

Joint Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University

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

Brookings Institution Doha Center

Full-time Resident Fellow

The Brookings Doha Center (BDC - www.brookings.edu/about/centers/doha) is accepting applications for a full-time resident Fellow to research Middle East-Asia relations. The Fellow will be expected to produce high-quality, policy-oriented research, conduct collaborative activities, and contribute to the Centerâ?Ts lively program of events, workshops, and conferences. The Fellow 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. Fellows are mid-to-senior level scholars drawn from think tanks, universities, governments, the private sector, and the media. Qualified applicants will have an advanced degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) and experience in a relevant field with a proven record of publishing. Applicants without a Ph.D. must have at least 8 years of professional experience. All candidates should have practical or scholarly exposure to current political, security, or economic trends in the Middle East and demonstrated expertise in Middle East-Asia relations. Complete fluency in English is required; proficiency in Arabic and/or an Asian language is preferred. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The compensation package will include sizable housing, transportation, phone, and education allowances, health insurance, a round trip for the Fellow (along with spouse and up to three children) to his/her home country each year, and relocation costs. Review of applications will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must reference job 13168 and submit the following materials to DohaCenter@brookings.edu: a cover letter with full contact information, availability to start, and how the candidate learned of this opportunity; a CV describing professional and educational experience; a list of publications; three references; a 500-700 word research proposal for an initial project on Middle East-Asia relations; and a writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic. Note: This is a contractual position based in Doha, Qatar. Because of its location and the demands of the job, a valid driver's license and willingness to drive is required.

Brookings Institution Doha Center

Fellow & Director of Research

The Brookings Doha Center (BDC--http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/doha) seeks an accomplished scholar to direct and manage the BDC research agenda and conduct high-quality, policy-oriented research on Middle East-related issues. This is a contractual position based in Doha, Qatar. The Fellow & Director of Research will direct and manage the BDC research agenda (60% of time); undertake and produce original policy-relevant research and writing (30% of time); and assist the BDC Director & Deputy Director in the management of the BDC (10% of time). Management of the BDC research agenda will include developing a comprehensive research strategy for the BDC; supervising the editorial process of research-related publications to ensure the highest level of quality and professionalism; managing an active Visiting Fellow program and research agenda; identifying suitable scholars for commissioned research papers; developing a related scho lar database that corresponds to the BDC's thematic research areas; and taking an active role in the conceptualization and organization of BDC policy meetings, workshops, roundtables, and public events. The Fellow's individual policy-relevant research and writing output will include analysis papers, articles, op-eds, and book projects, with relevant outreach for all research products. Assistance to the BDC Director & Deputy Director will include assistance with staff recruitment; maintenance of working relationships with relevant organizations; maintenance of clear and effective communication between the Brookings Washington office and the BDC; and assistance with conceptualization and implementation of an annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum. The candidate should be a scholar who holds an advanced degree (PhD strongly preferred) in political science, international relations or a related field, with a proven record of publication. The successful candidate should have consider able program management experience, including a record of overseeing scholarly research. Qualified applicants must have a record of high-quality policy-relevant scholarship on the contemporary Middle East; be able to undertake research projects; manage staff and visiting scholars involved in projects; produce journal and book-length monographs; and lead issue-focused meetings, workshops, and other events. The Fellow must have the capacity to conduct outreach to the public, academia, the policy community, and policymakers to ensure the impact of BDC research programming. Complete fluency in English and advanced proficiency in Arabic is required. To apply, candidates must reference job 13216 and submit the following materials to DohaCenter@brookings.edu: a cover letter with full contact information, citizenship status (required by Qatari law), availability to start, and how the candidate learned of this opportunity; a CV describing professional and educational experience; a list of publications; three references; a 500-700 word research proposal for an initial project; and a writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic. Position open until filled, review begins immediately. Find the full position description here: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/position/2013/fp13216.

Brooklyn College/CUNY

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.

Brown University

Associate Director, Middle East Studies

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

Position Summary:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brown University

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

Brown University

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 cmes@brown.edu Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Bucknell University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

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

Colgate University

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 (nabdalghaffar@colgate.edu). 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.

College of Charleston

Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Arab Studies

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

The College of William and Mary

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.

Columbia University

Lecturer/Associate in Discipline in Hebrew Language

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a Lecturer/Associate in Discipline in Hebrew language, beginning July 1, 2014. We are seeking a professional language instructor with a commitment to teaching in a department where research and scholarship are founded on the advanced knowledge of languages. Responsibilities will include teaching 5 to 6 courses per year and other duties associated with the language program. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Native or near native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience at a university level, and an oral proficiency based approach are required. The minimum degree requirement is a master's; a Ph.D. is preferred. All applications must be submitted through Columbia's online system. Applicants should upload a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and sample teaching materials at the following site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58917 Review of applications will begin March 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Columbia University

Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies (open rank)

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

Denison University

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 encouraged to apply.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Vice President for Academic Affairs

This appointment involves finalizing the preparations for the opening of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), by Fall 2015, during the pre-operational academic year (2014-2015). The VP for Academic Affairs is the highest academic officer at the DI, responsible for its academic programs and academic-support services. He/she reports directly to the DI President, oversees the work of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Public Administration and Policy, and is reported to by the directors of all academic-support units, including: student recruitment, admission and registration, student affairs, student scholarships and financial aid, libraries, research management, and research grants and contracts.

Role

The DI is looking for a highly experienced scholar and manager who, connecting the faculty and the administration while keeping abreast of academic trends and changes within the Arab region and beyond, creates an environment that is conducive to innovative teaching, learning, and critical research.

Key Responsibilities

The VP for Academic Affairs will coordinate the work of both Deans while supervising the work of the directors of all academic-support services. He/she will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an academic strategic plan for the DI taking into account the evolving needs of its pre-operational and initial operational phases.
  • Provide recommendations to the President on all matters related to initial and long-term academic recruitment, appointments and employment contracts.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of all faculty-related policies, and that all bylaws, policies and procedures are periodically reviewed and approved.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for student recruitment and admissions and the provision of financial aid and scholarships.
  • Oversee and coordinate all policies relating to program and curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Review the state of the DI library and IT services periodically, and report to the President with recommendations.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the DI Council and Faculty Assembly.
  • Lead, plan, and manage the research activities of the DI, including internal and external grants.
  • Take responsibility for the academic affairs budget.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in a Social Sciences and Humanities field from a prominent, research-active university.
  • Holding the rank of professor from a prominent university, with a distinguished record of published research and scholarship in his/her field.
  • Demonstrated record of effectiveness in undergraduate and graduate teaching combined with significant contributions to post-graduate program and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated strategic academic leadership and executive administration at the level of department chair or faculty/school dean or above in a well-established university with active involvement in graduate studies.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills in both Arabic and English languages.
  • Broad experience in budget management at universities or other complex organizations.
  • Excellent track record in the planning and management of research.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate faculty in the areas of curriculum and program development, teaching, learning and research.
  • High level of integrity and devotion to ethical behavior.
  • Capacity to forge and nurture partnerships with other institutions/programs of graduate studies and research in the Arab world and abroad.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV and cover letter to the DI project team at diproject@dohainstitute.org. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2014.

 

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Position

This appointment involves finalizing the preparations for the opening of the DI (by Fall 2015) during the pre-operational academic year (2014-2015). The VP for Administration and Finance (VPAF) is the highest administrative and financial officer of the Doha Institute (DI). He/she will oversee all areas of administration and finance of the DI and its daily operation. Reporting directly to the DI President, the VPAF will oversee the directors of all non-academic services including Finance and Accounting, IT, Security, Facilities, and Human Resources. As a member of the DI leadership, he/she will be a member of leading DI committees, which include: the DI Council and Faculty Assembly.

Role

The VPAF, working through and with the directors and managers reporting to him/her, ensures proper management and coordination of IT services, security, and facilities. He/she will lead the DI’s financial decision making, planning, and maintenance of its financial integrity, he/she will also ensure optimal management of the DI’s revenue, expenditures, cash balances, and reserves. The VPAF will also oversee all personnel and HR related functions and ensures that the HR division is proactively supporting the DI in the areas of recruitment, appointment, retention, evaluation and development, and promotions.

While the services delivered by the various divisions and units are distinctly technical and professional in nature, the central objective of the VPAF office is to support and enhance the primary mission and functions of the DI in the areas of teaching and learning, research and community service.

The appointed VPAF will be expected, during the pre-operational academic year (2014 - 2015) to recruit the key personnel for all areas under his supervision and complete the preparations needed for launching the DI by fall 2015.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of an administrative (business) strategic plan for the DI taking into account the evolving needs of its pre-operational and initial operational phases.
  • Oversees the HR division, and manages the recruitment and coaching of all new personnel within the areas of administration, operations, and finance and ensure that adequate opportunities for needed training and development are provided to key support personnel.
  • Advise the President on all DI business affairs, providing full information at all times of its operational and financial status and recommending ways to improve its the business operations.
  • Ensure the appropriate and effective administration, and oversight, of institutional resources including capital projects, real estate, risk management and insurance, campus security, health and safety, process and records management, regulatory compliance, IT services, and other administrative procedures.
  • Ensure that the DI’s financial, capital, and operational resources are deployed with integrity and are aligned with the DI’s goals, approved financial plans and budgets and in compliance with its bylaws, policies, and procedures.
  • Exercise appropriate stewardship of all physical resources by maintaining, managing, and operating buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and utilities
  • Attend and participate in all the meetings of the DI Council.
  • Create a customer service culture within all areas of administrative and non-academic support service while ensuring that all such services are well managed, responsive, and value-adding
  • Provide essential services in support of the quality of academic learning and working environment, including but not limited to: HR services, IT services, retail services, student extracurricular facilities, conferences and events, accommodation services, facility services, and others.
  • The VPAF ensures that all administrative, financial and non-academic units are operating efficiently and productively, and that the receipt, custody, and disbursement of funds by all units is carried out according to the DI’s bylaws, policies, and procedures.
  • Working through and with the Financial Director to ensure an appropriate and controlled environment in accounts receivable, accounts payable, general accounting, grant and contract accounting, purchasing, travel, and asset management.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the President and the Board of Trustees, within his/her working capacity.
  • creatively and strategically to develop and improve operational systems, including systems that are already performing well.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree, preferably a doctorate degree, in Business Administration or Management or other related field.
  • No less than 15 years of total professional experience, of which 7 years are in operations management and/or project management, and at least 5 years of experience in a senior/executive managerial role in a university environment.
  • Skills in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource planning, and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated experience with multi-tasking and flexibility.
  • Significant experience in high level management of administrative and financial work at an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis, and in planning and management of human resources.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills in both Arabic and English languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people at all levels and to develop strong relationships internally and externally with colleagues, stakeholders, and staff.
  • Ability to work flexibly within a(n) ambiguous, dynamic environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Ability to be empathetic and motivating, and to actively engage in mentorship and the development of financial and operational talent.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV and cover letter to the DI project team at diproject@dohainstitute.org. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2014.

Eckerd College

Arabic Language

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

Friends Seminary

Full Time Arabic Instructor

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

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Research Associate

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

Responsibilities:

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

Tasks may include:

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

  • Fluency in regional language strongly preferred.

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

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

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

Georgetown University

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

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

George Washington University

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

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

George Washington University

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 imes@gwu.edu: - 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.

Georgia Tech, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Coca-Cola Foundation Post-Doc in International Development

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

Harvard University

Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures (open rank)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haverford College

Visiting Faculty Position in Political Science Department

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

Indiana University

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 jmbreedi@indiana.edu. 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

Research Associate in Shi'i Studies

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

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

Lehigh University

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

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

Leiden University

University Lectureship in Arabic Literature and Culture

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime University Lectureship in Arabic literature and culture. Research specialization is open. Teaching will include courses on literature and other forms of cultural production (theater, visual arts, music, film, [new] media), across historical periods from the classical to the contemporary, with reference to cultural identities and social and historical context, and to regional and global configurations and dynamics. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2014 through July 2017, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of tenure thereafter. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. Application deadline: 24 March 2014. Please read the full CFA at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/14-047-university-lectureship-in-arabic-literature-and-culture.html.

Leiden University

Lecturer in Arabic

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime position as Lecturer in Arabic. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2014 through July 2016, with the possibility of extensions of up to four years, and of tenure thereafter. Requirements include an MA degree in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) or equivalent, e.g. Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy with specialization in Arabic; and native proficiency in one or more dialects of spoken Arabic and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic. Proficiency in Classical Arabic and the ability to teach content courses in Middle-Eastern Studies (culture, history, linguistics, modern society, etc) may be an advantage. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply. Review of applications from 3 February 2014. The full Call for Applications is found at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/13-371-lecturer-in-arabic.html.

Leiden University

Lecturer in Turkish

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime position as Lecturer in Turkish. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2014 through July 2016, with the possibility of extensions of up to four years, and of tenure thereafter. Requirements include an MA degree in teaching Turkish as a foreign language (TTFL) or equivalent, e.g. Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy with specialization in Turkish; and native proficiency in Turkish. Proficiency in Ottoman Turkish and the ability to teach content courses in Middle-Eastern Studies (culture, history, linguistics, modern society, etc) may be an advantage. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply. Review of applications from 27 January 2014. The full Call for Applications is found at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/13-372-lecturer-in-turkish.html.

Loyola University Maryland

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/hbrs99s.

McGill University, Faculty of Religious Studies

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 ellen.aitken@mcgill.ca. 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

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 mehretu@msu.edu or (517) 353-5921. MSU is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

Middlebury College

Two-year Visiting Position in Arabic

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

Middlebury College

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.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities Administrator

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

New York University, Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting Programs

Assistant Director, Programs

The Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting Programs is seeking an individual to develop non-degree programs including curriculum and course development, determination of course offerings, student advisement, adjunct faculty hiring, evaluation and promotion, as well as to assist with the administration of graduate degree program and oversee Foreign Language Proficiency Testing Program. Other responsibilities include: market programs to professional associations and prospective students; establish industry/professional relationships beneficial to the department and expand the pool of language proficiency testing institutions; participate in strategic planning initiatives and supervise staff. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 3 years' relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include: substantial professional experience in a related area and/or experience developing and marketing programs, and supervising instructional staff. Experience in higher education and foreign language teaching is preferred. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the foreign language standards of the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as well as the ability to plan, develop and implement programs, market programs and develop student retention strategies. He/she will also be familiar with emerging educational technologies and distance learning. Go to : www.scps.nyu.edu/foreignlanguages for information about the department's programs. To apply and for more information about working at NYU visit our website at: www.nyucareers.com, posting #20096130. When asked "How were you referred to NYU?" please select the appropriate source from the drop-down menu. We accept online applications only. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/xdk9923.

New York University - Abu Dhabi

Arabic Language

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 nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu. About NYUAD: New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of 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

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 history@newschool.edu 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

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: faculty-recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu Contact Us: recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu

The Ohio State University

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew

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

The Ohio State University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Persian

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

The Ohio State University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic

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

The Ohio State University

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 vanbladel.2@osu.edu. 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

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

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

Portland State University

Adjunct Instructor of Arabic

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Compensation
$3,236 per 4-credit course

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


1. a letter of interest that addresses the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies (CIPGS) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral position, starting in September 2014. This twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be appointed through the Department of History. The Center pursues a comprehensively interdisciplinary approach to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region's role and significance in the contemporary world. Applicants should have completed a PhD within the last three years, and have a focus on one or more of the following: policy issues; contemporary domestic, socio-economic and social/religious issues; foreign policy/diplomatic relations. The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Iranian world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad. In addition to their salary, postdoctoral researchers receive reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research related expenses (books, conference travel expenses, etc.). They are responsible for their travel and moving arrangements and expenses, and for accommodation in Princeton. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for the doctoral degree at the time of appointment. Scholars with PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply. Postdoctoral Research Associates may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently. Appointment cannot be deferred to a later term. Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidateâ?Ts academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential. Candidates are required to apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition #1400074) and submit the following documents: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (max. 1600 words), including description of project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) contact information for three references. DEADLINE: All materials, including letters, must be received by March 24, 2014 for full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Preferred start date is September 1, 2014. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Princeton University

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.

Princeton University

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 kchirik@princeton.edu. 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.

Princeton University

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

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

Princeton University

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.

Princeton University

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.

Princeton University

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

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

Processing Archivist

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

Qatar University

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 (sesri@qu.edu.qa) and to Jill Wittrock (jillwitt@umich.edu). 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

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

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.

Rice University

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 hist@rice.edu 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 hist@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

 

Saudi Aramco World Magazine

Assistant Editor

Basic Function:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Education and Experience:

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

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

Sewanee: The University of the South

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

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

St. Ambrose University

Visiting Scholars (2 positions)

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

Stanford University

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.

 

Stockholm University

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

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

Tel Aviv University

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

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

 

Texas A&M University

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 BushSchoolGBS-search@tamu.edu), 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

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: r-shandley@tamu.edu 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.

Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

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

Tufts University

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 kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu .

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.

The University of Arizona

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

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

University of California, Berkeley

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 brianu@berkeley.edu 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 calcierge@berkeley.edu or visit calcierge.berkeley.edu.

University of Exeter

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Arabic Literature

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies invite applications for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Arabic Literature (Education and Research) (Ref: R31249). The post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Arabic Literature will contribute to extending the research profile of Middle East Studies in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to early and classical Islamic thought. The Institute is particularly eager to recruit candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: pre-twentieth century Arabic Literature, aesthetics, poetry, rhetoric, and belles-lettres. We will also consider highly qualified specialists in Modern Arabic Literature and cultural studies. Applicants must be qualified to PhD level in Arabic or Arabic Literature or a closely related discipline, have native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research leadership with a track record in refereed publications and involvement in submitting successful grant applications. Applicants at Senior Lecturer level will have proven success in significant grant capture. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes. The starting salary will be in the range £32,590 - 40,046 per annum for Lecturers and up to £53,766 per annum for Senior Lecturers. To view further details and apply please visit our website www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs The closing date for completed applications is 25 March 2014. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 28th April 2014. The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

University of Exter

Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies

The University of Exeter has ambitious plans for growth. An established member of the Russell Group of elite research universities, Exeter is a major international university with an international outlook. Capital projects to the value of £275 million pounds have in the last eighteen months transformed our already beautiful Streatham campus into something that is truly world-class. The College of Social Sciences and International Studies seeks to appoint a senior scholar as the Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies. As a result of a generous benefaction establishing the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 1999, the university hosts three Sharjah Chairs in the Institute in Islamic Studies, Arabic, and Arab Gulf Studies. The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is a leading, international centre of excellence for the study of Arabic, Islam, and the Middle East. It boasts one of the largest and best recognised clusters of specialists in Islamic Studies, and has a vibrant and active Centre for the Study of Islam. The latest Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 rated the IAIS's research activity as 80 per cent internationally recognized, and reflected our international reputation and orientation. We are searching for an outstanding international expert in any relevant area of Islamic Studies, with a particular desire to appoint a leading inter-disciplinary scholar that will help develop the IAIS's international reputation further in the field. The relevant candidate will be expected to have a wide expertise in the uses of Arabic to study Islam; knowledge of a second relevant language such as Persian is highly desirable. We are looking for a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics and research students to their research groups. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding, international quality publications, and outstanding skills in research mentoring and supervision. Applicants will be expected to provide leadership within the IAIS and taking a leading role in formulating our developing research strategy. For further information and to apply online please go to our webpage www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs. You can search for the position using the reference number P14329. The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

University of Houston

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

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

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

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

University of Maryland, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor in Persian Studies

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

University of Minnesota

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

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

The University of Mississippi

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

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

Lecturer in Arabic

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for three-year renewable lecturer positions in Arabic language beginning July 1, 2014. Responsibilities include teaching six language courses per year, including introductory through advanced levels, and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Position requires a master's degree in Arabic language pedagogy or a related field; native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic, one major dialect variety of Arabic, and English; and familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching Arabic at the college level. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/36587; paper or email applications will not be accepted. Required materials include a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and a teaching video of a 50-minute Arabic language class. Applicants may also submit transcripts and course evaluations. All materials must be submitted online except the teaching video DVD, which should be sent by mail to: Arabic Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, CB 3267, 113 New West, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 27599-3267. In addition, have three original, signed letters of reference sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2014, and continue until position is filled. For additional information, contact arabicsearch@unc.edu.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 arabictenuretrack@unc.edu 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

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. cwhouck@uncc.edu.

University of North Carolina Wilmington

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 millerd@uncw.edu. 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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic

The University of Oklahoma announces a new 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 Arabic linguistics and/or Arabic language pedagogy. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes undergraduate courses in Arabic language as well as Arabic media and culture. Salary is competitive. The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie Very High Research institution, is home to W orld Literature Today and the South Central Modern Language Association. The position is a joint appointment in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and the Department of International and Area Studies (part of the growing College of International Studies, which also houses an active Center for Middle East Studies); for information about the departments visit http://modlang.ou.edu/ and https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. A complete application consists of a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and sample publications (no more than two). The application materials should be sent by mail in hardcopy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover; optionally letters may be sent electronically to rhonda@ou.edu. Mail to: Arabic Search c/o Rhonda Hill, Assistant to the Chair Department of International and Area Studies The University of Oklahoma 338 Cate Center Drive, room 334 Norman, Oklahoma, 73019 Candidates living abroad may submit materials electronically to: rhonda@ou.edu Review of applications will begin February 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.

University of Oklahoma

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic

The University of Oklahoma announces a new 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: rhonda@ou.edu Review of applications will begin February 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.

University of Oregon

Full-time Instructor of Arabic

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

University of Oxford

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

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

University of Oxford

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

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

University of Oxford

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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature

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

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World

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

The University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer Position in Arabic

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 Arabic starting in Fall 2014. The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic and will have an MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) or a related field. Applicants should have at least three years' experience university teaching experience and experience teaching in an intensive program integrating the teaching of both standard and spoken Arabic. Successful candidate should have experience in coordinating multiple sections of a course and supervising and training graduate teaching assistants. This position is expected to teach Arabic language courses at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the program. This position is renewable annually; contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected. Applicants should submit a brief cover letter indicating interest in the position, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/23686. Please direct any questions to Ms. Kimberly Dahl at kimberly.dahl@austin.utexas.edu. 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.

The University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer Position in Hebrew 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 Hebrew and Middle Eastern studies starting in fall 2014. Applicants must have superior proficiency in Hebrew and an MA or PhD in Middle Eastern studies or a related field. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching language and culture at the university level. Responsibilities include teaching Hebrew language courses at all levels, including advanced content courses, as well as large survey courses or seminars in Middle Eastern or Israel studies. The regular teaching load will comprise of 9-12 hours each semester. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected. The application deadline is 28 February 2014. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three original letters of reference, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a content course in Hebrew or Israel studies, and student evaluations via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/24342. Please direct any questions to Ms. Kimberly Dahl at kimberly.dahl@austin.utexas.edu. 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.

The University of Texas at Austin

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 kimberly.dahl@austin.utexas.edu. 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 Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia

Managing Editor Position

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

University of Utah

Faculty Position in Arabic

The Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah invites applications for a three-year renewable career-line faculty position in Arabic to begin July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will teach Arabic language courses and serve as coordinator for instructors in the Arabic program and possibly other Middle East languages. Candidates should have training and expertise in modern methods of foreign language pedagogy, must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English, and be able to teach Arabic language courses at all levels. Experience teaching Arabic to English-speaking students and familiarity with the American university system and culture are highly desirable. Rank of appointment will depend on qualifications; candidates with a PhD would be appointed as Lecturer; MA holders as Instructor (Lecturer). All applications must be submitted through the university's employment website at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/29770 Applications should include a CV, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation.

University of Virginia

Lecturer in Persian Language Teaching (full-time)

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language

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

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

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

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

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

Vassar College

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship specializing in Islam

The Department of Religion at Vassar College seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship specializing in Islam to begin in August 2014. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. The department seeks a Religious Studies scholar of Islam whose preferred research area and teaching interests traverse disciplinary boundaries and who connects the study of religion to other aspects of culture. Area of research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose teaching addresses one or more of the following areas within Islam: womenâ?Ts religious experience and gender and sexuality studies; postcolonial, ritual, or Islamic textual studies; Islam in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, or the Middle East. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows teach three courses per year, including one section of our introductory course on Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The position carries a salary of $56,000 per year with benefits. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. To apply, please visit http://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51555. Applications must include the following materials: a letter of application, current C.V., an article length writing sample, two sample syllabi or course proposals, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014, and continue until the position has been filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted via Skype.

West Chester University

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: efournier@wcupa.edu. 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.

Williams College

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History

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



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