MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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

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

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

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
7/25/14 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Middle East Program Director August 11, 2014
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 Princeton University Library Industrial Relations/Labor Economics Librarian  
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 (tenure-track) October 31, 2014 or until filled.
6/25/14 University of Manchester Research Associates (2 posts) "Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms" July 24, 2014
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 New York University Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow - Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies (non-tenure track) June 27, 2014; may be extended depending on apps.
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 Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg W3 Professorship for Economy and Society of the Middle East  
6/2/14 Appalachian State University Assistant Professor of Modern Standard Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
5/28/14 University of Bergen Associate Professor in the History of the Middle East and Muslim Africa June 30, 2014
5/28/14 Lebanese American University Director of the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) Review begins July 15, 2014 and continues until filled.
5/22/14 Zayed University Faculty Position in Anthropology or History (open rank)  
5/9/14 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign One-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Instructor of Islamic Studies Full consideration to applications received by May 23, 2014
4/29/14 Hampshire College One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship-Science and Islam Review begins May 9, 2014.
4/28/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Dean, School of Public Administration and Policy  
4/21/14 Claremont McKenna College Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
4/21/14 University of California, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Islamic Traditions Review begins on May 23, 2014.
4/21/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Various Openings  
4/21/14 Center for International Learning Academic Director, Study Abroad Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
4/17/14 Duke University Arabic Instructor June 6, 2014 or until position is filled.
4/17/14 Wake Forest University Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Review begins April 22, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/15/14 Brown University Associate Director, Middle East Studies May 11, 2014; open until filled.
4/15/14 University of Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia Managing Editor Position  
4/11/14 University of Oxford Departmental Lecturer in Modern European and World History May 8, 2014 (12 noon UK time)
4/10/14 University of Oregon Full-time Instructor of Arabic Review begins May 12, 2014 and continues until filled.
4/10/14 Williams College Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History April 18, 2014
4/2/14 St. Ambrose University, Middle East Institute Visiting Scholars (2 positions) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/31/14 American University of Beirut Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs April 15, 2014
3/31/14 University of Virginia Full-time Lecturership in Persian Language Teaching Review begins April 30, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/27/14 College of Charleston Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Arab Studies Screening begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/27/14 Binghamton University Lecturer in Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature (one-year renewable, full-time) Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
3/27/14 Tel Aviv University Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th Century May 18, 2014
3/25/14 The University of Arizona Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics (one-year appointment, half-time) Review begins April 14, 2014 and continues until filled.
3/13/14 Haverford College Visiting Faculty Position in Political Science Department (one-year appointment) April 10, 2014
3/10/14 Sewanee: The University of the South Mellon Globalization Forum Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Arabic Language and Culture April 1, 2014 for full consideration, but open on a rolling basis.
3/10/14 Stockholm University Senior Lecturer in Turkish Studies April 15, 2014
2/12/14 Bucknell University Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies  
2/10/14 Brookings Doha Center/Qatar University Joint Visiting Fellowship March 15 for fall fellowships; July 15 for spring fellowships
2/10/14 Saudi Aramco World Magazine Assistant Editor  
2/6/14 Vassar College Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language March 15, 2014 for full consideration. Apps. accepted until position filled.
2/3/14 Eckerd College Arabic Language  
2/3/14 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies (open rank) Review begins immediately; open until filled.
01/10/14 Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The American University of Beirut

Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

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

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.

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.

Binghamton University

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

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

Brookings Institution Doha Center

Joint Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University

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

Brown University

Associate Director, Middle East Studies

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

Position Summary:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bucknell University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

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

Center for International Learning

Academic Director, Study Abroad

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

Roles of the Academic Director (AD)

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

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

Required Education and Experience  

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

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

Please forward resumes to: AcademicDirector@omancenter.org

Also, visit our website at www.omancenter.org

Claremont McKenna College

Visiting 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.

Claremont McKenna College

Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History

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

College of Charleston

Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Arab Studies

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

Columbia University

Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies (open rank)

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters. The position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history, culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will be expected to teach two courses in this field, to participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute and to give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate. A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience in English are required by the beginning of the appointment. Experience teaching at a university in the Middle East highly preferred. The position offers competitive remuneration. For additional information and to submit your application, please visit our Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) website at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59337. Review of submissions will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled. Columbia University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Dean, School of Public Administration and Policy

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 (ACRPS). It is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2015. The DI's mission is to bring together outstanding faculty and graduate students from the Arabic speaking world and beyond to carry out critical studies and research in the fields of: Philosophy, History, Arabic Language and Linguistics, Political Science, Economics of Development, Sociology and Anthropology, Legal Studies, Media Studies, Public Administration, and Public Policy. The DI is comprised of the School of the Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Public Administration and Policy. Programs will start at the master's level with the aim of introducing a doctorate program within the following years.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY

The School of Public Administration and Policy aims to provide students with skills, knowledge, and analytical tools in public affairs management, including policy making and analysis. Students are encouraged to consider social phenomena through academic and professional lenses; preparing them to make original and ethical intellectual contributions to the study of societal and governmental behavior, and ultimately develop the services provided to their communities. The School offers a Master's of Public Administration and a Master's in Development Policy, in addition to mid-career practical training in the form of diplomas and certificates.

ROLE

This appointment involves finalizing the preparations for the opening of the DI (by Fall 2015) during the pre-operational academic year (2014-2015). Reporting to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Public Administration and Policy. The Dean, as the academic and executive head of the School, is responsible for the academic standards of the school as a whole and specifically for the personnel, curriculum, budgets, and resource management of the school's programs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise the Provost and the President on all academic matters of the School
  • Lead, plan, and manage the research activities efforts of the School
  • Direct and coordinate activities of the directors and heads of individual programs
  • Oversee all personnel matters pertaining to academic and non-academic employees
  • Chair and participate in activities and deliberation of the main faculty committees
  • Develop, revise, and coordinate the assessment of academic programs, program plans, policies, and extracurricular programs for the school

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A PhD in an academic discipline represented in the School
  • Holding the rank of professor from an esteemed university with a distinguished record of published research and scholarship
  • Demonstrated strategic academic leadership and executive administration at the level of department chair or faculty/school dean in a well-established university, with active involvement in graduate studies
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic
  • Knowledge of management of budgets, resources, policies and procedures, curricular matters and academic personnel issues
  • Excellent track record in the planning and management of research

Applications should be sent to: careers@dohainstitute.org.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Various Openings

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

Duke University

Arabic Instructor

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

Eckerd College

Arabic Language

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

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

W3 Professorship for Economy and Society of the Middle East

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W3 Professorship for Economy and Society of the Middle East at the Institute of Economics (Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy) to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research with a focus on economics. Applicants must have at least fundamental knowledge of Arabic and an additional Middle Eastern language (Turkish or Persian) is desirable. In addition to teaching undergraduates, the professorship involves teaching the MA degree programmes in Middle Eastern Studies and in Development Economics & International Studies and directing the Centre for Iraq Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to work with the Middle East section of the Center for Area Studies in Erlangen. Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding. The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods. FAU is an equal opportunities and family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. In order to increase the number of women in leading positions, we specifically encourage women to apply. Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology: FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen, by 07/04/2014. Please also send an electronic version to phil-dekanat@fau.de.

Hampshire College

One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship-Science and Islam

The Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS) at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship under the general category of Science and Islam. The fellow will spend half their time developing a categorization scheme to evaluate the quality of content in online Islam and science videos. A team of scholars in fields of history, religious studies, and natural sciences, will serve as advisors for the project. The fellow will also have half-time to dedicate to her/his own research, and there are no associated teaching responsibilities. The fellowship award provides an annual salary of $55,000, plus benefits. A PhD. with an emphasis on Islam and/or Muslim societies in fields such as religious studies, history, Middle Eastern Studies, science and religion, philosophy, or sociology, is desirable. The start date is expected to be July 1, 2014. The fellowship is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Hampshire is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Please submit a letter of interest that describes your qualifications and interest in the project, a CV, and two letters of recommendation at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/ No hard copies will be accepted. Review of applications will begin May 9, 2014. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Salman Hameed (Director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies) at shameed@hampshire.edu www.hampshire.edu Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Haverford College

Visiting Faculty Position in Political Science Department

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

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Research Associate in Shi'i Studies

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

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

Johns Hopkins University, 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.

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.

Lebanese American University

Director of the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)

The Lebanese American University (LAU) seeks applicants or nominations for the position of Director of the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW). Established in 1973, IWSAW is committed to pioneering academic education and research on women in the Arab world. The Institute seeks to empower women through development programs, community education, and policy change regarding women's rights in the region. More information about the IWSAW can be found at: http://iwsaw.lau.edu.lb/. The Director will be entrusted with establishing the vision and strategy to take IWSAW to the next level of excellence. The Director will liaise and collaborate with similar institutes, pertinent non-governmental organizations, and policy makers locally, regionally and internationally. She/he will identify and strengthen links with donors to increase support for IWSAW's programs. She/he also will spearhead new research initiatives to address regional women's and gender issues, engaging IWSAW and LAU faculty, staff and students in scholarly work. The Director is expected to possess strong communication skills in English and Arabic. Specific duties and responsibilities: 1. Oversee implementation of the recently established M.A. program in Women and Gender Studies. 2. Partner with LAU faculty to strengthen the gender component in graduate and undergraduate programs. 3. Organize conferences, workshops, and seminars that raise awareness and build capacity for addressing women's issues in Lebanon and the region. 4. Oversee the publication and enhancement of Al-Raida, the Institute's journal. 5. Manage the Instituteâ?Ts human and capital resources. 6. Represent IWSAW at regional and international forums that address women's and gender issues. 7. Serve on and support IWSAW's Advisory Board. Candidates for the position should hold a PhD and have an established record of accomplishment in the area of women's and gender studies or a related discipline. The Director will have a faculty appointment in the School most appropriate for her/his discipline. She/he will be expected to teach and contribute to the work of that school. Furthermore, the Director reports to the Provost on academic matters and to the President on other issues pertaining to the Institute. The initial 3-year appointment will be at a rank commensurate with the academic background and qualifications. LAU (www.lau.edu.lb) is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York, and is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Submit applications electronically to the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, apaa@lau.edu.lb. Refer to position no. IWSAW-14-1. Applications should include a cover letter describing teaching, research, grant writing and community outreach experiences, a detailed CV, and names and contact information for at least four references. Targeted start date for the appointment is January 2015. Review of applicants will commence on July 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

New York University

Post Date July 2, 2014

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.

New York University

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow - Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies (non-tenure track)

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track position as Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow to begin September 1st, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The appointment will be for one year, renewable for a further two years. We are looking for an outstanding junior scholar in any social science or humanities discipline whose research offers a critical perspective on the contemporary Middle East and would complement the strengths of our existing faculty in Middle Eastern Studies. We are especially interested in receiving applications from women and minority candidates. The successful candidate will supervise the Center’s internship program, and oversee academic advising for the students in our Master’s Program.

The deadline for applications is June 27, 2014, but we may continue to accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, see the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at http://www.neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu via the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing samples, and the names of three referees.

NYU 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.

Pitzer College

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

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 Library

Industrial Relations/Labor Economics Librarian

The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and 12 specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community that includes 7,800 students and 1,100 faculty members. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds over seven million printed volumes and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as databases, journals, and microdata. The Library employs more than 370 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student workforce. Please consult the Library Web site at http://library.princeton.edu/ for more information.

The Industrial Relations/Labor Economics Librarian serves as Princeton University Library's primary subject specialist librarian to serve the needs of the University's Industrial Relations Section. The Industrial Relations Section (part of the Economics Department) focuses on teaching and research in areas such as unemployment & racial discrimination, unionization, the economics of labor supply & retirement, education & school quality, the effects on minimum wages, and labor turnover & job duration. It also engages in the training of graduate students in data collection & analysis and in the supervision of  dissertations. For a fuller description of the IR Section, see: http://www.irs.princeton.edu

Manage the Industrial Relations collections; provide specialized reference & research services for faculty, students & affiliates; review published literature & databases in industrial relations, labor economics, & human resources management and select materials for collections in print & electronic formats, including "born digital". Oversee production of Selected References, a broadly distributed bibliography focusing on contemporary labor. Supervise .5 FTE support staff. As a member of Firestone Library's Research & Instructional Services Department, actively participates in a teamwork environment to develop and efficiently implement the direct provision of instructional, research & reference services. Engages in library planning, special projects, and professional activities, and represents the Library at relevant professional organizations such as the Community of Industrial Relations. Evening and weekend hours as required. Reports to the Economics & Data Librarian.

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

Essential Qualifications: MLS from ALA-accredited library/information science graduate program AND/OR advanced graduate degree in a quantitative social science such as economics or business, with professional reference experience in an academic, corporate, or research library setting. Demonstrated ability and experience functioning successfully in a fast-paced environment with a strong public service orientation. Strong written & oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong familiarity with the literature of industrial relations/labor economics; expertise with bibliographic databases and with accessing economic, labor, and/or financial data.

Information and online application (requisition no. 1400415). https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/ JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=204107

Saudi Aramco World Magazine

Assistant Editor

Basic Function:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Education and Experience:

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

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

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. 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

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

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

St. Ambrose University

Visiting Scholars (2 positions)

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

Stockholm University

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

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

Tel Aviv University

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

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

Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

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

The University of Arizona

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

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

University of 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 Bergen

Associate Professor in the History of the Middle East and Muslim Africa

At the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR) there is a vacant permanent position as Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) in the history of the Middle East and Muslim Africa. Historical research and teaching at all levels, from BA to MA and PhD, are the primary tasks for the historians at the department. In addition to the vacant position there are 21 permanent research positions in History. Middle Eastern studies is a multidisciplinary and interfaculty research area at the University of Bergen, and is a central element of the research and teaching in non-European history at the department. A particular research focus has been the history of Muslim Africa and in particular the Sudan. The teaching of Middle Eastern history at the Bachelor level takes places within the Study Current Middle Eastern History within the Bachelor programme in History, as well as on the Masterâ?Ts level. In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on research competence and teaching experience. Successful applicants must have research competence in history on the level of a Norwegian PhD. The research competence can be from anywhere within the indicated geographic region (the Middle East and Muslim Africa). Applicants who can demonstrate research competence in sources in Arabic language, or in Persian or Turkish, will be preferred. Relevant teaching and administrative experience will also be stressed. The position has both a teaching and research component. The successful candidate will have to teach and supervise at all levels, Middle Eastern history across all periods from the rise of Islam until today. Salary will be paid in accordance with pay level 57 (code 1011/24.1) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 473 400,-), following ordinary meriting regulations (wage range 57-65). Application deadline: 30.6.2014. Further information and application details are at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/103130/associate-professor-in-the-history-of-the-middle-east-and-muslim-africa.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Islamic Traditions

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

University of Illinois at Chicago

Senior Scholar in Modern Middle East/North Africa

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

One-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Instructor of Islamic Studies

The Department of Religion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor/ Lecturer/ Instructor of Islamic Studies. The appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position. Teaching load will be two courses in Fall semester and three courses in Spring semester at the Visiting Assistant Professor level or three courses per semester at the Lecturer/Instructor levels. The target start date of the appointment is August 16, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualifications at any level: Research area is open, but knowledge of classical Islamic thought and texts is required; a specialization in Islam is preferred. Candidates with a Ph.D.in hand by the beginning of the appointment; an active research agenda; teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence can be considered as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Candidates with a PhD in hand, evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and minimal research experience will be considered as a Lecturer. Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master's degree and present evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be considered as an Instructor. To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one representative writing sample; statement of teaching interests; and teaching evaluations. Referees will be contacted electronically by the department after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 23, 2014. Letters of recommendation must be received no later than May 30, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For more information contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu or visit http://www.religion.illinois.edu. Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

University of Manchester

Research Associates (2 posts) - "Arabic Commentaries on Hippocratic Aphorisms"

The University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Classics & Ancient History, Archeology & Religion, invites applications for Research Associates (2 posts) "Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms." Ref: HUM-04768. We are seeking to appoint two ambitious and outstanding research associates for this project, which will enter its third year in September. The project researches the rich and extensive corpus of Arabic commentaries on Greek medical works, analysing their content and providing digital transcriptions. You will be responsible for transcribing the commentaries, entering them as XML into a database, and analysing them in a variety of ways. You must be educated to degree level or equivalent (2:1 or above) in Arabic and have, or be working towards, a doctorate in a topic related to the project. Additional responsibilities will include the dissemination of findings in the form of articles and presentations, and the organisation of conferences and workshops. You will be working as part of a team of nine, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit. Informal enquires may be made to Professor Peter Pormann. Email: peter.pormann@manchester.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 2712 For more information and to apply please visit www.manchester.ac.uk/jobs Closing date: 24 July 2014.

University of Oregon

Full-time Instructor of Arabic

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

University of Oxford

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

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

University of Tabuk Press, Saudi Arabia

Managing Editor Position

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

University of Virginia

Lecturer in Persian Language Teaching (full-time)

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

Wake Forest University

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic

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

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.

Williams College

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History

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

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Middle East Program Director

The Wilson Center is searching for a Middle East Program Director that will be responsible for the operations of the Middle East Program. Some of the tasks include; serving as the Wilson Center's chief expert and strategist on matters pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa; providing strategic oversight; fundraising; supervising MEP staff; and providing recommendations for Middle East related scholar appointments. This is a U.S. Civil Service appointment and you must apply for this position through the USAJobs website. Please see the vacancy announcement at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunities/Job for more information.

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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