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
8/29/14 Washington University in St. Louis Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) Open until filled; priority for apps. received by November 1, 2014.
8/26/14 American University of Sharjah Faculty Position in Modern History of the Middle East/North Africa Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
8/26/14 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations  
8/25/14 Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor in Modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
8/20/14 Rider University Assistant Professor - History of the Middle East and/or South Asia Review begins on October 1 and ends on November 15, 2014.
8/20/14 University of Nevada Reno Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics of the MIddle East (tenure-track)  
8/20/14 The University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature (tenure-track) Review begins November 14, 2014; no apps. accepted after December 15, 2014.
8/15/14 Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Assistant or Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the SAIS Europe Campus  
8/14/14 Sewanee: The University of the South Tenure-track Assistant Professorships on Global Issues (2 positions) October 15, 2014
8/11/14 Princeton University Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Classical Arabic Literature Review begins November 1, 2014
8/11/14 University of Minnesota Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Arabic  
8/7/14 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Pre-modern/Classical Arabic Literature and Culture Review begins November 1, 2014.
8/7/14 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Hindi/Urdu Literature and Culture Review begins November 1, 2014
8/7/14 College of Charleston Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Arabic Language and Arabic Studies Screening begins September 15, 2014.
8/4/14 New York University Assistant Professor - History of Iran and the Persianate World (16th-20th C) Review begins October 1, 2014.
8/4/14 University of Washington Tacoma Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution October 1, 2014 for full consideration.
7/29/14 University of Michigan Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Appointment in Arab Muslim American Studies October 7, 2014
7/29/14 Wake Forest University Michael and Deborah K. Rubin Presidential Chair in Jewish History (associate professor) November 1, 2014
7/29/14 Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington Resident Fellow Directors (three positions)  
7/25/14 Seattle University Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History (tenure-track) Screening begins on November 15, 2014.
7/21/14 University of Basel Assistant Professorship in Political Sociology (non-tenured) August 31, 2014
7/15/14 Lahore University of Management Sciences Teaching Position in Islamic Studies Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
7/15/14 Claremont McKenna College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic Review begins October 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
7/14/14 University of Illinois at Chicago Senior Scholar in Modern Middle East/North Africa October 15, 2014; review continues until filled.
7/2/14 New York University Arabic Language Lecturer Review begins on July 14, 2014.
7/2/14 Pitzer College Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Culture (with a secondary specialization in French or another language preferred) October 31, 2014 or until filled.
6/24/14 Oberlin College Assistant Professor of Politics (tenure-track) October 1, 2014. Apps. after that date may be considered until position is filled.
6/24/14 New York University Visiting Assistant Professor - Modern Middle Eastern and North African History Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
6/20/14 Binghamton University, SUNY Adjunct Lecturer in Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
6/12/14 Johns Hopkins University, The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program Stulman Chair in Rabbinics and Traditional Judaism (Assistant or Associate Professor) September 10, 2014
6/9/14 Williams College Open Rank Faculty Position in Arabic Studies Review begins October 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
6/2/14 Appalachian State University Assistant Professor of Modern Standard Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
5/22/14 Zayed University Faculty Position in Anthropology or History (open rank)  
4/21/14 University of California, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Islamic Traditions Review begins on May 23, 2014.
4/21/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Various Openings  
4/15/14 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  

American University of Sharjah

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

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

Appalachian State University

Assistant Professor of Modern Standard Arabic

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

Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Binghamton University

Adjunct Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York, seeks an Adjunct Lecturer in Arabic beginning Fall 2014 for a one-year appointment. Candidates should have at least a Master's degree or equivalent in an area congruent with Arabic language instruction, along with native or near native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and one or more dialects. The teaching load will be 2/1, teaching experience preferred. Salary commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Applications should be submitted ELECTRONICALLY (standard formats) via Interview Exchange (http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com). Please be sure to include each of the following items: - A cover letter describing qualifications - An up-to-date curriculum vitae - A list of references (this last may form part of the curriculum vitae) Please address all requests for information to Andrew Scholtz, Search and Deptartment Chair. E-mail (ascholtz@binghamton.edu) is preferable to phone (607-777-3820). Review of applications will start immediately and continue until position is filled. Expect electronic acknowledgment of application receipt. This position has been approved for funding by the University administration. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Brown University

Associate Director, Middle East Studies

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

Position Summary:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claremont McKenna College

Visiting Lecturer in Arabic

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

College of Charleston

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

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

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Various Openings

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

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Research Associate in Shi'i Studies

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

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

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

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

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

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

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

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

Johns Hopkins University, The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies

Stulman Chair in Rabbinics and Traditional Judaism (Assistant or Associate Professor)

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies at Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a scholar to the new Stulman Chair in Rabbinics and Traditional Judaism. Scholars may apply at the ranks of tenure-line assistant and tenured associate professor. The successful applicant will be housed in the appropriate disciplinary department within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, while also participating in the interdisciplinary Jewish Studies program. Applicants should possess a strong command of rabbinic literature and engage with core genres of the traditional Jewish canon, but may focus on any era from late antiquity through the modern period, and should be interested in addressing disciplinary or thematic questions beyond Jewish studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both introductory and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, splitting teaching and service equally between Jewish Studies and the appointing department. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (no more than three pages each), and three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/25154). Applications must be received by September 10, 2014. Inquiries (only) should be directed to Kenneth B. Moss, Posen Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History, at kmoss5@jhu.edu. Johns Hopkins is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Assistant/Associate Professor in International Relations

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

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

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

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

Lahore University of Management Sciences

Teaching Position in Islamic Studies

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

New York University

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

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

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

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

New York University

Arabic Language Lecturer

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

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

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

New York University

Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern and North African History

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

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

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

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

Oberlin College

Assistant Professor of Politics (tenure-track)

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

Pennsylvania State University

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

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

Pitzer College

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

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

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

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

Princeton University

Open-rank Position in Classical Arabic Literature

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

Rider University

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

The Department of History at Rider University seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor level in the history of the Middle East and/or South Asia in any period. The position begins September 1, 2015. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in his or her specialized fields and a world history survey, as well as periodically to offer a research or methods seminar. PhD required. Evidence of scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; teaching experience preferred. The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to work in and with, such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Rider is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Further information is available at www.rider.edu. All applicants must complete an online application at www.rider.edu/hr, 'Employment Opportunities', 'Create Application', and attach letter of application (including teaching philosophy and research agenda), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Materials can be sent separately to Associate Director, Human Resources, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08638-3099, Position No. 312174. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1st and continue until November 15, 2014. Rider University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or any other non-job related criteria.

Seattle University

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

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

Sewanee: The University of the South

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

The International and Global Studies (IGS) program at Sewanee: The University of the South invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships to begin August 2015. We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research on global issues such as the capitalist world system, media and the arts, migration, postcoloniality, social movements, urbanization, or youth cultures, with a preference for individuals who work on the Middle East, Africa or South or Central Asia. Candidates in any social science or humanities field are encouraged to apply. IGS is a growing interdisciplinary program dedicated to the study of global issues from a variety of regional, transnational, and theoretical perspectives. The selected candidates will be expected to offer classes in their areas of expertise as well as to teach core courses in the program. The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,00-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau within driving distance of Nashville and Chattanooga. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Please post cover letter, c.v., brief writing sample, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring. All other inquiries via email to fachire@sewanee.edu with subject heading: "IGS Search." Our deadline is October 15, 2014. The University of the South is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse campus environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity educational institution and welcome all qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

University of Basel

Assistant Professorship in Political Sociology (non-tenured)

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Basel invites applications for An Assistant Professorship in Political Sociology (non-tenured) with a regional focus on the Middle East starting 1st February 2015 (or later) The non-tenured assistant professorship (five years) will be attached to the Department of Social Sciences. Expertise relating to Middle Eastern societies - also from the perspective of Cultural Studies - is desirable. Skills in one or more languages of the region are welcome. We expect a willingness and capability to collaborate with the other professors in the department and the faculty, and also with the Centre for African Studies and the Institute of European Global Studies, both University of Basel. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Applicants with a PhD and with relevant publications should send their applications electronically: bewerbung-philhist@unibas.ch Relevant information is given on the site: www.philhist.unibas.ch/bewerbungen. The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2014. For additional information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellewald, phone: 0041 (0)61 267 09 06.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Islamic Traditions

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

The University of Chicago

Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor specializing in modern Arabic literature (19th-21st centuries), preferably with expertise in another literature of the Islamic world, expected to begin in Autumn 2015. The successful applicant will have a research and teaching profile with expertise in at least one, and preferably several, of the following sub-fields of literary studies: religion and literature; the modern novel; modern poetry; narrative prose and narratology, postcolonial theory; gender studies; and media studies. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Arabic, preferably with additional expertise in another language of the Islamic world. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes dealing with the modern literatures of the Muslim World for both graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in Comparative literature, Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Gender studies, Media studies, or a relevant field of study by the time of appointment. Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three referees (please include emails) who can be asked for letters of academic reference. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: http://tinyurl.com/lpebvjh Job posting number 02303. Review of applications will begin on 15 November, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. No applications will be accepted after 15 December, 2014. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations, see: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/nelc/ Position contingent upon final budgetary approval All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

University of Colorado Boulder

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Colorado Boulder

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Senior Scholar in Modern Middle East/North Africa

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

University of Michigan

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

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

University of Minnesota

Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Arabic

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

University of Nevada Reno

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

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

University of Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia

Managing Editor Position

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

University of Washington Tacoma

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. We seek a broadly trained individual with a range of interests and excellent teaching and research potential. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with strong publication and research records in conflict resolution and security studies broadly defined, with expertise on one or more of the following areas: global and regional security, critical perspectives on national security, civil-military relations, human security, local or regional conflicts and forms of and justifications for military intervention. Expertise in Africa or Middle East is desirable. The position begins September 16, 2015, and requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in political science, international studies or a related field. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu. To apply, please submit: a) letter delineating your interest in and qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacomaâ?Ts commitment to diversity, b) statement describing your research interests, c) statement of your teaching philosophy, d) curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, e) an article-length writing sample, f) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and g) three letters of reference. Submit all materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4237. Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2014. For further information, contact Turan Kayaoglu (turan@uw.edu). Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Wake Forest University

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

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

Washington University in St. Louis

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

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

Williams College

Open Rank Faculty Position in Arabic Studies

Williams College is accepting applications for an open rank faculty position in Arabic Studies, to lead our vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program in Arabic Studies and Middle Eastern Culture, beginning in July 2015. Advanced assistant or associate professor candidates preferred. Specialization is open. The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, including language teaching, and the ability to chair the program. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and end when the position has been filled. Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching and research interests, and three current letters of recommendation electronically to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/25076. Inquiries may be sent to wdarrow@williams.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Zayed University

Faculty Position in Anthropology or History (open rank)

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

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


The Requirements 

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

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


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


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

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



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