MESA - Middle East Studies Association


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Current Employment Listings


Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
7/31/15 Women's College, Sharjah Founding President August 30, 2015 for full consideration
7/29/15 American University, School of International Service (SIS) Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation Chair in Islamic Peace Review begins September 15, 2015 and continues until filled.
7/29/15 Harvard University Senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel September 30, 2015; open until filled.
7/27/15 Swarthmore College Position in Modern Middle Eastern History (tenure-track, full-time) Review begins October 1, 2015
7/27/15 Stanford University, Hoover Institution Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection (Librarian 3)  
7/22/15 Brown University Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment) September 15, 2015 for full consideration. Open until filled or search closes.
7/15/15 Trinity College Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) October 15, 2015
7/15/15 Hamilton College Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Middle East (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2015. If wishing to interview at APSA, submit by August 15, 2015.
7/15/15 Naval Postgraduate School Middle East Regional Security Studies (open rank) Review begins September 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
7/15/15 Stanford University Specialist on Islam and/or Muslim Societies, Cultures, Arts, Politics, and/or Philosophy (tenure-line, open-rank) October 1, 2015
7/9/15 Tel-Aviv University Senior Academic Position in Middle Eastern History of the 20th Century October 15, 2015
7/9/15 Harvard University Assistant Professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature September 15, 2015
6/29/15 George Washington University Gelman Library Middle East and North Africa Librarian Review begins July 8, 2015 and continues until filled.
6/22/15 Santa Clara University Assistant Professor of Political Science August 21, 2015
6/19/15 Brookings Doha Center Research Assistant, BDC Foreign Policy  
6/13/15 Columbia University Lecturer in DIscipline or Associate in Discipline, Arabic Language Instruction Review begins immediately
6/13/15 University of Minnesota Full-Time Lecturer/Teaching Specialist in Arabic  
5/12/15 American University of Sharjah Faculty Position in the Modern History of South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
5/11/15 Vanderbilt University and Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities  
3/12/15 Rice University One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islamist Movements in the Middle East in the Baker Institute for Public Policy  

American University

Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation Chair in Islamic Peace

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to fill an endowed chair in Islamic Peace, beginning August 1, 2016. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. We seek distinguished scholar-teachers whose research is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service. Candidates should also share the School's commitment to diversity. Candidates should be expert in the study of Islam, with knowledge of the study of peace and conflict resolution, without respect to a particular discipline. Scholars specializing in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as any other region or country with a substantial Muslim population, are encouraged to apply. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via Queries about the search may be sent to Queries about the online application system may be sent to American University is a private institution located in the nation's capital. For more information about American University, visit Established in 1957, American University's School of International Service (SIS) produces cutting edge research addressing the world's most pressing challenges and trains the next generation of global leaders. Our programs aim to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. A top ten school of international relations located in Washington, DC, SIS provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world. SIS is guided by the principle that present and future global challenges necessitate the collaboration of a wide range of disciplines, and that students gain from these varied perspectives in the classroom and through their research and studies at the school and beyond. Learn more about SIS at American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

American University of Sharjah

Faculty Position in Modern History of South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa . A sub-field in East Asian history is an advantage. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses in their field of specialization as well as survey courses in world history and an upper division course on imperialism. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the relevant field, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university, serving some 6,000 students of more than 80 nationalities.. The university is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the institution is committed to diversity among its faculty and staff. As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Brookings Doha Center

Research Assistant, BDC Foreign Policy

This position is a contractual position based in Doha, Qatar. Because of its location and the requirements of the job, a valid driver's license and willingness to drive is required. Office hours of the BDC often require an evening segment for coordination with Washington, events, and other purposes. To apply, candidates must submit materials via e-mail to including a cover letter with full contact information and a resume. Please state "Research Assistant" in the subject line of the message.


Provides research assistance and administrative support for the Brookings Doha Center (BDC).


M.A. in international affairs (preferred), development studies, Middle East studies, conflict or humanitarian studies or related area with emphasis on social, political, and economic issues facing the countries of the broader Middle East. Must have strong academic record, with evidence of outstanding qualitative research, writing/editing, and analytical skills.


Professional level English-language writing and editing skills required; advanced proficiency in written and spoken Arabic strongly preferred. Must have a background in and understanding of social and political issues facing the Middle East; knowledge of political transitions, reconstruction and development issues is preferred. Excellent organizational and communication skills required, with proficiency in use of database programs, and the ability to prioritize in a heavy-workload environment. Willingness to travel internationally is required.


* Note: Actual percentages of time may vary. 80% *Research Support: Conducts research as requested under direction of BDC scholars. Provides qualitative and grammatical input on scholarly drafts and articles, assists in ensuring the professionalism and accuracy of publications, updates and checks existing data and footnotes, copy edits and proofreads as needed. Keeps abreast of literature on social and political issues facing the countries of the Middle East, including their relations with the United States, and on other issues as requested. Monitors and summarizes current developments in relevant research areas, prepares reports for scholars on latest news. Collects and analyzes information, assembles relevant material including press reports, interviews, government data, documents, seminars, and reports from a wide variety of sources including library and Internet searches, the local media, NGOs, journalists, diplomats, and others in the field. Writes event summary reports and grant proposals; briefing memos; reports on forums, symposia, and conferences; compiles abstracts, summaries, and analyses of books and articles. Attends conferences and seminars when required; attends and writes summary reports of outside policy briefings, forums, and symposia. Conducts other research work as requested. 20% *Administrative Support Provides a wide range of logistical and administrative support; maintains files; responds to information requests; performs clerical duties; composes, types, and edits letters and memos from verbal instruction. Works with BDC staff, the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP), and the Energy Security and Climate Initiative (ESCI) to help arrange various events, including the Doha Energy Forum and the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum; manages logistical arrangements for other BDC forums, seminars, and conferences. Assists with screening calls and e-mail inquiries about relevant events, meetings, conferences, etc., in coordination with other BDC staff. Helps identify possible candidates for nonresident and visiting fellowships. Conducts other work, as requested. Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings. No phone calls please.

Brown University

Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment)

As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology at Brown University seek to recruit a Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment) who works on the sociology of the Middle East beginning July 1, 2016.  We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on aspects of governance, development, and/or security broadly defined.  The successful candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment and have equal teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities in the Watson Institute and the Department of Sociology.

Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) the names of five references who would be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Please submit application materials on line at

Columbia University

Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline, Arabic Language Instruction

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Arabic language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline beginning in the Fall term of 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.  We welcome applications from professional language teachers who are committed to teaching languages for academic purposes.  Responsibilities will include teaching 2 courses per semester, as well as performing other duties associated with the language program.

A Master's degree is required; Ph.D is preferred.  Successful candidates must have native or near native fluency in Arabic and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach.  Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Applications must be made online.  Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations and teaching materials to support the application.  To apply, please go to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

George Washington University Gelman Library

Middle East and North Africa Librarian

The GW Libraries seeks candidates with a deep academic interest in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. The successful candidate will possess outreach acumen along with a passion for exploration and learning, the desire to work in successful collaboration with others, and the potential to contribute to a dynamic organization committed to achievement. The Middle East and North Africa librarian is responsible for developing, planning and managing the services and collections of the MENA Research Center. The librarian engages in outreach to faculty, students and researchers focused on the Middle East and North Africa across the social sciences and humanities; develops associated programming, manages budgets, and develops, evaluates and manages strong interdisciplinary collections and specialized services in support of the University's evolving research mission. The position is responsible for selecting and acquiring resources in English, Arabic and other languages relevant to the study of the region and for coordinating related processing of content to ensure availability. The MENA librarian works in collaboration with other GRC staff, and the broader GW Libraries community to develop coordinated services and collections. These include Special Collections, Research and User Services, the library's Resource Description Group in describing Arabic and other non-Roman script language materials, and librarians offering related services. As a member of the Global Resources Center team, the MENA librarian will participate in the ongoing development of GRC collections and services. The person in this position may serve on library and university committees, and is expected to contribute to the profession through publications, talks, and/or service to appropriate professional organizations. The position reports to the Director, Global Resources. For additional information and to apply, please see

Hamilton College

Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Middle East

The Government Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the politics of the Middle East. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to Hamilton's program in Middle East and Islamic World Studies. Appointment begins July 1, 2016. ABD or Ph.D. required. Five courses per year with competitive salary and research and travel support. Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, a list of courses the applicant is prepared to teach, evidence of teaching performance, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at, addressed to Philip Klinkner, Chair, Government Department, Hamilton College. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. We will begin consideration of applications on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants wishing to be interviewed at the APSA should submit materials by August 15. Questions can be sent to Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Harvard University

Senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel

The Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Harvard invites applications for a senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel. The research and teaching of the successful candidate will focus on the peoples and lands of ancient Israel and its environs, their archaeological remains, culture, and history. The successful candidate will have proven scholarly excellence in archaeological methods and technology, and teaching excellence in the archaeology of Israel and the Levant in the periods between the third millennium BCE and the Roman era. Offering undergraduate surveys as well as doctoral seminars, the successful candidate will actively participate in the ongoing revitalization of NELC, and collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and departments such as Anthropology, Classical Archaeology, History of Art and Architecture, Religion, and the Harvard Divinity School. The successful candidate will work closely with the director and collections of the Harvard Semitic Museum. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by September 30, 2015; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Familiarity with the Hebrew Bible in the original is desirable. Candidates should be at the rank of associate professor or full professor, or a comparable rank, at the time of application. Applications are accepted only via the Harvard Employment web site: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks to appoint an assistant professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2015. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is a tenure track position. Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in classical Arabic studies or related discipline, required by the time the appointment begins; mastery of classical Arabic required. The successful candidate will have research expertise in some particular aspect or aspects of classical Arabic language and literature in any period before 1500. The appointee will have a mastery of classical Arabic grammar, an ability to teach classical Arabic belles-lettres (including poetry), and an intimate knowledge of broader historical and cultural contexts. Ability to teach modern Arabic literature, although not required, is desirable. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate actively in both the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and another appropriate program or department (e.g. Medieval Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Study of Religion, or Linguistics). Applications are accepted only via the Harvard Employment web site: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Naval Postgraduate School

Middle East Regional Security Studies (open rank)

The Department of National Security Affairs (NSA) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full professor in the history, politics, or security of the Middle East. We have a strong preference for candidates that specialize in the history and politics of Iran, sectarian conflicts in the Middle East, or Islamic history and cultures. Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach an introductory Masters-level course on international relations, history, comparative politics, political economy or security studies in addition to graduate seminars on the Middle East. NPS is an accredited graduate school the students of which are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and other countries. The NSA department is multi-disciplinary, with curricula based on Political Science, History, and Economics. Tenure track professors typically teach a 2-2 load on a quarter system and maintain an active portfolio of academic research, publishing, and institutional service.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Requires an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution (ABDs see below)
  • Evidence of teaching aptitude, especially at the graduate level
  • Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations
  • Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to academic publications

A letter of application must contain a CV, cover letter that includes teaching and research interests, unofficial graduate transcripts, writing samples, and syllabi of relevant courses taught at the level of undergraduate courses or graduate seminars. Candidates should also submit three confidential letters of recommendation separately. ABDs are welcome to apply with the understanding that the award of a Ph.D. degree is a condition of employment. The search committee will begin reviewing applications 1 September 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Expected start date is in the fall of 2016 or earlier. Address applications and supporting materials electronically to: Dr. Mohammed Hafez, Chair Middle East Search Committee Department of National Security Affairs Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943 The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at

Rice University

One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islamist Movements in the Middle East

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is seeking a one-year postdoctoral fellowship on Islamist movements in the Middle East beginning fall 2015. The scholar is expected to work independently to pursue his/her research agenda and report to the Institute's Academic Affairs Director and the Institute's Founding Director. Funding is expected to cover 12-month appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Applicants must have a PhD in a field related to the politics, history, and societies of the contemporary Middle East such as political science, international relations, or history.

Required skills:

  • Demonstrated deep understanding of Islamist political movements in one or more of the following contexts: Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and the relations of these movements to the policies of regional governments, the United States, and the broader international community.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate policy recommendations, initiate and engage in creative approaches toward advancing policy, including the ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Arabic, Turkish and/or Persian to be able to engage with source materials in these languages.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people with sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.

Applicant must include or be prepared to provide:

  • A letter of interest
  • A resume or CV
  • One writing sample
  • A research statement (no longer than one page single-spaced)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)

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Santa Clara University

Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Science, specializing in Comparative Politics to begin Fall 2016. Regional interest includes China, South Asia, and Latin America, particularly Mexico. Themes of interest include participation, human rights, politics, religion and development, and sustainable development. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach Introduction to Comparative Politics, relevant regional and thematic courses, and Political Science Research Methods, including Applied Quantitative Methods. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science (completion required by the time of appointment) and university-level teaching experience. Demonstrated success in research and publishing peer-reviewed works is necessary to achieve tenure. Research plans that could include undergraduates are highly preferred. To ensure consideration please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to and provide the following by August 21, 2015 via the PeopleAdmin system at (1) curriculum vitae (2) letter of application articulating teaching philosophy, research plans, and experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities (3) a statement of how the research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections (4) teaching evaluations (5) sample syllabi (6) a writing sample (no more than 40 pages) (7) graduate transcripts (unofficial are sufficient) Located in the heart of northern California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Catholic Jesuit university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. It is an AA/EOE employer. Faculty are teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research. A full-time teaching load is 7 courses over three 10-week quarters, with a 1-course reduction for research. Housing assistance is available.

Stanford University, Hoover Institution

Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection (Librarian 3)

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of domestic and international affairs, founded at Stanford University in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president of the United States. The Institution's Library and Archives, with more than 700,000 volumes and 6,000 collections, constitute one of the world's largest repositories of materials on twentieth- and twenty-first century social, economic, and political change. Under the direction of the Director of the Hoover Library & Archives, the Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection develops and pursues acquisition opportunities, formulates policies and plans programs for the Middle Eastern and North African Collection, and participates in related activities as described below. The geo-political area generally covers the Middle East and North Africa, including Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan, and collections related to those regions elsewhere in the world. Core responsibilities include assisting the Director in long-term planning for the continued growth of the Collection and in maintaining a high quality acquisitions strategy in line with the Hoover Institution's mission and the Library & Archives' strategic plan; assessing the needs and strengths of the Collection and writing collection policy statements for the Collection; coordinating the collection development with needs of Hoover fellows and researchers and Stanford faculty, students, and academic programs, and with Stanford University Libraries and other libraries; identifying and contacting potential donors of archival materials, focusing on unique original materials illuminating the careers of individuals or the workings of organizations; establishing and maintaining relations with donors and other sources of materials; evaluating the historical importance and research potential of possible archival acquisitions; negotiating acquisitions with donors and finalizing deeds of gift or bills of sale; appraising and determining disposition of books, newspapers, and other printed materials found among acquired archival collections; giving lectures and presentations on the holdings and research potential of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection; writing articles (including for the Hoover Digest) and announcements for the Hoover website publicizing new acquisitions; working with the Exhibits Archivist to curate exhibitions on the Middle Eastern and North African Collection; and welcoming and preparing presentations for Middle Eastern and North African officials and other visitors and meeting with faculty and students in Middle Eastern and North African studies at Stanford and other universities. Additionally, will be responsible for working with Hoover's Development Office in contacting potential financial contributors and preparing descriptive materials, such as brochures, and content for the Hoover website; writing grant proposals and other fundraising documents relating to the Collection; developing innovative ways to promote the use of the Collection; organizing conferences, seminars, and talks by visitors and scholars; providing in-depth reference assistance when needed; preparing budget requests for the Middle Eastern and North African Collection and managing the annual acquisitions budget; preparing reports on the Collection and contributing to annual and other Hoover reports; planning collecting trips and preparing trip reports; developing and maintaining acquisition case files; participating in monthly curators' and acquisitions meetings and other meetings as required; training and supervising hourly and/or non-professional support staff; and proposing, designing, and managing special acquisition projects for the Collection.

Minimum requirements include:

  • PhD in Middle Eastern and North African studies or related field strongly preferred, with strong knowledge of 20th and 21st century Middle Eastern and North African history, politics, economics, and culture
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, with knowledge of other regional languages preferred
  • Professional experience in scholarship and/or libraries and archives, with a proven record of accomplishment and publications
  • Interest in collecting born-digital materials and willingness to work with other staff in exploring best practices in this area
  • Ability to work collegially and to organize and manage team-based projects
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Administrative and managerial experience
  • Proven record of sound judgment, initiative, and leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing acquisition issues and ethics, particularly with ownership problems (provenance and cultural property) and appraisal; understanding of library and archival theory and practice, particularly the role and impact of acquisitions on library and archives activities; and firm understanding of intellectual property, copyright, privacy, and other access issues preferred
  • Valid passport for international travel.

The appointment is for an initial three-year limited term, with the possibility of renewal. This is a career track position. To view the complete job description and apply for this opportunity, please visit jobdetail.ftl?job=67451&lang=en. To be considered, you must include your resume and cover letter with your application. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stanford University

Specialist on Islam and/or Muslim societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosphy

Stanford University seeks to hire a specialist on Islam and/or on Muslim societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosophy in any time period. A focus on Africa and/or the Middle East is preferred, but applicants working on other regions are welcome to apply. The successful applicant for this tenure-line, open-rank position will be appointed in the relevant department within the School of Humanities and Sciences and affiliated with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 1, 2015. Please use the following link to apply: Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

Swarthmore College

Position in Modern Middle Eastern History (tenure-track)

The Department of History at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in modern Middle Eastern history to begin with the fall semester of 2016. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and we also invite applications from candidates holding assistant, advanced assistant, and associate positions at the time of application. Candidates are expected to offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses on Middle Eastern history as well as courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. The Department will begin to review applications by October 1, 2015. Candidates must apply at Email inquiries (but not applications) can be made to Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore is strongly committed to employment practices and faculty mentoring that advance excellence through diversity in its educational program. We actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Tel-Aviv University

Senior Academic Position in Middle Eastern History of the 20th Century

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 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 Ph.D., or receive a Ph.D. 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 email to: Dr. Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Chairperson, Department of Middle Eastern & African History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, email: Three letters of recommendation from senior scholars are to be sent directly to these addresses. The deadline of submission is October 15, 2015. 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.

Trinity College

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

The Department of Religion at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, a non-sectarian liberal arts college, invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Islamic Studies commencing with the 2016-2017 academic year. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities include an annual introductory survey of Islam and an introduction to the Qur'an. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies with language competency in Arabic and, ideally, another Islamicate language, e.g., Persian, Urdu, Turkish, and Malay, and must demonstrate a strong record of teaching and a clear research program. Candidates are encouraged to develop courses in their own field of research. The college has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research. For full consideration, please submit a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a sample of scholarly writing, on the following website: Only digital-format electronic applications will be considered. Three letters of reference are also required. Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Emails will be generated to reference providers, directing them to submit letters to a unique URL. Applicants using Interfolio should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer. Questions about this position may be directed to the email address, All application materials are due October 15, 2015. EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department of Religion's web page may be accessed at:

University of Minnesota

Full-Time Lecturer/Teaching Specialist in Arabic

The Arabic program at the University of Minnesota is seeking a qualified, dynamic instructor of Arabic with an interest in program building and professional development. The Arabic program at the University of Minnesota is a dynamic and growing program located in the Department of Asian Languages & Literatures, where all language programs focus on intensive language instruction alongside courses on literature, film, and cultural expression more broadly speaking. We offer three levels of intensive Modern Standard Arabic; colloquial Arabic; and courses in Arabic literature and poetry, framed by language partnerships, conversation tables and cultural events. The position will be full-time; start date 8/31/2015. Candidates with an M.A. degree will be appointed as Teaching Specialist; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as Lecturer. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Department of Asian Languages & Literatures at Upon announcement of the official employment posting, applicants will be requested to upload application materials (including a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials and the contact details of three professional references) on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Duties and responsibilities: Teach assigned language classes; keep office hours; prepare course materials; prepare and grade exams; engage in curriculum development; participate in professional development opportunities (trainings, workshops, presentations). Required qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent in Arabic or related field, including but not limited to Arabic linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, or Education. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Strong English language communication skills. Min. 2 years university-level teaching experience in the Arabic language. Demonstrated ability to lead communicative, student-centered classrooms. Collegiality and ability to work in a team.

Vanderbilt University/

Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities

Vanderbilt University and invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities. The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year. The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David Michelson on the publications of The Syriac Reference Portal (, a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics, Divinity, History, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt's Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar. The person hired for this position will be a specialist in Syriac studies with strong linguistic skills (ancient and modern) and considerable experience working with Syriac texts, both editions and manuscripts. There will be a strong preference for a candidate who has experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML, but additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed. The researcher will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), the New Handbook of Syriac Literature, Gateway to the Syriac Saints, and other publications as needed. The researcher will collect and interpret data in Syriac and other languages, contribute to evolving data models, test user interfaces and XForms, collaborate with other project researchers, and perform additional project duties as needed. The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Applications should be submitted online at: visiting-professor/ Please contact Prof. David A. Michelson ( with any questions about the position or about the online application system.

Women's College, Sharjah

Founding President

The Women’s College, Sharjah (WCS) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as the College’s founding president. This newly formed institution is the United Arab Emirates’ first private, women’s-only college operating in the tradition of an American liberal arts college with high aspirations for quality and international recognition for academic and leadership excellence. The founding president will have an exceptional opportunity to influence the future direction of this newly-formed distinctive institution as it enters service to the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, as well as the wider MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region. It is anticipated that the president will assume duties by January 2016, if not earlier.

The special mission of WCS, its location in the UAE, its status as a newly formed institution, its mandate to serve the needs of the region, and the leadership opportunities it presents, demand a particular skillset for this critical position. The president must have enjoyed success in a major administrative and leadership role in an American or American-style university, as well as possess a strong commitment to the development and ongoing transformation of the role of women through higher education. The successful candidate must have:

  • A PhD at an accredited institution
  • A full professor earned academic rank
  • A record of and the ability to initiate and grow programs
  • A record of managing a substantial staff and budget
  • U.S. accreditation experience
  • Strategic planning experience (development and implementation)
  • Enrollment management experience
  • Substantial experience working at a U.S. university or college
  • International experience (living and working abroad) or experience working on international program development

Preferred qualifications and experiences are available in the presidential search profile, which can be found at WCSPresidentProfile.pdf.

WCS will prioritize its search to focus on academic professionals who are prepared to assume office as early as possible, but no later than January 1, 2016. All nominations, inquiries and applications will be confidential until an appointment is made. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but to assure full consideration, applicants should have all required materials on file by August 30, 2015. The review of applications will begin upon receipt and given the short timeline for the search, candidates are urged to submit applications as early as possible. Candidates will be kept apprised of their status in the search. Finalists can anticipate invitations for campus visits in October 2015.

Required application materials include a substantive letter of interest addressing key leadership issues outlined in the prospectus; a curriculum vitae that highlights relevant credentials, experiences and accomplishments; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least five professional references (these will be called later at the semi-finalist stage with the candidate’s foreknowledge). Nominations or pre-application letters of reference are not required for a person to become a candidate, but nominations of promising prospects are encouraged and welcomed.

All application materials and nominations must be electronically submitted in MS Word or PDF format to

To arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity and receive application guidelines, please contact:

Maya Ranchod Kirkhope
Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
703-380-9195 (U.S. central time)


Michelle Sarver
Associate Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
202-263-7478 (U.S. eastern time)

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