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
2/24/17 Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
2/23/17 Bates College Visiting Position in Comparative Politics (focus on Middle East) Review begins March 10, 2017 and continues until filled.
2/23/17 Bowdoin College Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern or North African History Review begins March 10, 2017 and continues until filled.
2/23/17 Franklin & Marshall College One-Year Visiting Position, Modern Middle East March 20, 2017 or until the position is filled.
02/22/17 University of California, Davis, Classics Program Lecturer in Arabic Review begins April 10, 2017.
02/22/17 University of Calgary Instructor - Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (tenure-track) March 15, 2017
02/22/17 Brookings Doha Center Visting Fellow May 1, 2017 for September intake.
02/08/17 University of Leuven, Belgium Open Rank Professorship in the Field of Politics, Culture and Society of the Contemporary Middle East March 18, 2017
02/06/17 Brown University One-year Post-doctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestine Studies Review begins March 1, 2017.
02/02/17 Binghamton University Assistant Professor in Translation Studies (languages and literatures of the Middle East, in particular Arabic) Review begins February 26, 2017 and continues until filled.
02/02/17 American University of Kuwait Faculty Openings AY2017-2018 March 1, 2017 for full consideration.
01/31/17 University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues February 15, 2017
01/31/17 Georgetown University in Qatar Research Scholar: Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of Modern Biomedical Technology March 1, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
01/24/17 American University in Cairo Assistant or Associate Professor - Development/Research Methods Priority to applications received by February 20, 2017; open until filled.
01/24/17 American University in Cairo Assistant or Associate Professor - International Relations Priority to applications received by February 20, 2017; open until filled.
01/24/17 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Research Fellow, Middle East Program  
01/20/17 Rollins College Lecturer, Arabic February 1, 2017
01/10/17 Emory Libraries Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian February 6, 2017 for priority consideration; review continues until filled.
01/09/17 University of Rhode Island Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture February 10, 2017 for first consideration; February 25, 2017 for second consideration.
01/06/17 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professorship of Modern Arab Studies April 4, 2017
01/05/17 New York University Persian Language Lecturer January 31, 2017 for full consideration.
01/05/17 University of California, Berkeley Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies Librarian/Research Specialist February 3, 2017 for full consideration; apps. will be taken until April 28 if not filled.
01/03/17 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture Review of applications underway; open until filled.
01/03/17 Grand Valley State University Assistant Professor in Global Studies Review begins January 9, 2017 and continues until filled.
01/03/17 University of California, Berkeley Daryabari Professor of Iranian Studies March 3, 2017
01/03/17 Carleton College Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Refugee and Migration Studies February 1, 2017
12/21/16 Brandeis University Mellon Sawyer Seminar: 2017-2018 Postdoctoral fellowship The committee will start reviewing applications on January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
12/14/16 University of Houston NEH-Cullen Chair in History and Business The Search Committee will begin considering applications on 15 February 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled.
11/28/16 Georgetown University Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar  
11/16/16 Middlebury College Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic  
10/21/16 University of California, Riverside Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World (tenure-track) Review begins December 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/11/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Institute Assistant/Associate Research Professor Review begins November 13, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/11/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Institute Senior Policy Analyst Review begins November 13, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/11/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Review begins November 13, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/30/16 Columbia University Associate or Full Professor in Armenian Studies Review begins October 28, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/26/16 University of Arizona Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies (tenure-track) Review begins October 14, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/22/16 University of Toronto Assistant Professor - Modern Arabic Literature November 15, 2016; open until filled.
09/12/16 University of Southern California School of Religion Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) Review begins October 17, 2016.
09/12/16 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language (full-time) Review begins October 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
08/19/16 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant/Associate Professor - International Relations Open until filled.

American University in Cairo

Assistant or Associate Professor - Development/Research Methods

Company Description:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a fixed term contract (five years renewable) position in Development/Research Methods at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2017. The course load is normally three courses per semester, including teaching in the MA program. Applicants should have a research and teaching experience in development work (proposal writing, project monitoring and evaluation is desirable), and NGOs. Strong preference will be given to teaching a research methodology course (quantitative and qualitative). Additional expertise is desirable in the political economy of Arab Middle East Countries and Africa. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

Requirements:
PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:
Priority will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu.

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

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/b7mx55twn9

American University in Cairo

Assistant or Associate Professor - International Relations

Company Description:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a fixed term contract (five years renewable) position in international relations at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2017. The course load is normally three courses per semester, applicants should have a research and teaching specialization in international relations. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a sub specialization in IR Theory. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on theories of international relations, contemporary foreign policies, international organization and political theory. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

Requirements:
PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:
Priority will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu.

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

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/g3twfdmk9v

American University of Kuwait

Faculty Openings AY2017-2018

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has approximately 2,000 students and over 120 UG faculty members.

The University is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. American education or teaching experience is preferred as is evidence of research activity. Outstanding communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate’s degree and previous employment history. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

AUK offers competitive compensation, as well as an attractive and comprehensive benefits package. There is no personal income tax, and US citizens may be eligible to take advantage of the IRS foreign tax exclusion. AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region.

Contracts are issued for 3 years and are renewable.

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to faculty@auk.edu.kw (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain the following:

1) Cover letter, detailing the candidate’s specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate’s past experience provides a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying;
2) A current CV;
3) Statement on research and service and statement of teaching methodology, including curricular development that the individual has initiated and executed;
4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available;
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.
6) Two recent publications /two writing samples;

In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed prior to March 1, 2017.

Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Arabic (Position Code No. 17- 401- MESA 01): Assistant Professor. Teach undergraduate language and literature/culture courses. Ability to work with beginning level students as well as those with varied skills in Arabic. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with the Gulf region and with teaching experience in language and literature. PhD required.

Bates College

Visiting Position in Comparative Politics (focus on Middle East)

The Department of Politics at Bates College invites applications for a one-year visiting position focusing on Comparative Politics with a specialty in politics of the Middle East starting in the fall of 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed or nearly complete. The Politics Department has implemented an innovative curriculum that uses concentrations on broad sets of ideas in political science rather than the traditional subfields. Those applying should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Responsibilities include teaching four courses and advisement of individual senior theses. Candidates with teaching and research interest in mixed-methods approaches are encouraged to apply. The college and the Politics Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their teaching statement and/or research statement. Consideration of applications will begin March 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS
ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Review of applications begins March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
http://apply.interfolio.com/40843

Binghamton University

Assistant Professor in Translation Studies ( languages and literatures of the Middle East, in particular Arabic)

The Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Translation Studies at Binghamton University seek an Assistant Professor in Translation Studies with interests in the languages and literatures of the Middle East, in particular Arabic. The ideal candidate will have a strong comparatist background or a degree in comparative literature. Teaching responsibilities will include offering graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in Translation Studies and Comparative Literature, offering translation workshops, and supervising graduate students. Teaching load 2/2. The successful candidate will have a tenure berth in Comparative Literature and a courtesy title with Translation Studies. Applicants are expected to have a PhD. Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically: a cover letter, a vita, a brief research statement, a writing sample, and 3 letters of reference. Please use the following link: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/ jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81069

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Bowdoin College

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern or North African History

The History Department at Bowdoin College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Middle Eastern or North African History to begin July 1, 2017. Sub-field open, but preference is given for candidates who can offer curricular coverage of the twentieth century. Fellows are expected to teach three courses per year and participate in the life of the department.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a c.v., a letter of application, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Brandeis University

Mellon Sawyer Seminar: 2017-2018 Postdoctoral fellowship

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar at Brandeis University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for 2017-2018. The position will hold the title of Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Revolutions with the rank of Lecturer. The theme for this seminar is “Misplaced Dreams and Forgotten Revolutions: Conceptualizing Twentieth Century Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.” 

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the seminar will situate revolutionary movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East in comparative dialogue with one another in order to reconceive revolutionary theories, practices, and programs. 

Eligibility: 

The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences whose research investigates revolutionary movements in the twentieth century and whose work is interdisciplinary in scope. Geographical specialization is open. 

Preference will be given to scholars working on: 
• Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa 

• Revolutionary movements constituted by diasporic populations connected to Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa 

• Theories of comparative revolutions applicable to these regions Terms 

The fellowship is a one-year residential appointment beginning in the Fall of 2017. The salary will be $53,000. In addition, $2000 in funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits, including health insurance will be available during the appointment period. 

While in residence at Brandeis, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for attending and contributing to all seminar meetings and working with graduate students participating in the seminar. The fellow will also teach an undergraduate course on a topic related to their research during their fellowship year. 

Applications will be received online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8688. Please submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three letters of recommendation. 

The committee will start reviewing applications on January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates must have received their Ph.D. after June 30, 2013 and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2017. 

Brandeis University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. We thus strongly encourage members of underrepresented minorities to apply for this postdoctoral fellowship. If you have any questions, contact Greg Childs (gchilds@brandeis.edu) or Naghmeh Sohrabi (sohrabi@brandeis.edu)

Brookings Doha Center

Visiting Fellow

https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1410/visiting-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job

The BDC hosts three or four Visiting Fellows each year. There are two intakes per year, with Visiting Fellows starting in either January or September. Following a competitive selection process, the Visiting Fellow takes up residence at the BDC for a 9-12 month period. Visiting Fellows conduct individual research, interact with policymaking communities, and present their research at a seminar. Successful applications will include a significant field research component to be carried out in the region. Visiting Fellows receive a grant to cover the costs of living, travel, and research.

Responsibilities:
Each Visiting Fellow is required to complete an Analysis Paper and a Policy Briefing on a policy-oriented research question that falls broadly within BDC’s areas of interest. These include, but are not limited to: geopolitical security and conflict resolution; radicalization and counter-terrorism; Middle Eastern relations with emerging Asia; democratic transition and political reform; governance reform and service delivery; youth inclusion and socioeconomic development.

Alongside their individual research, Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to the BDC’s lively program of events, workshops, and conferences. The BDC’s convening power gives Fellows the opportunity to engage with policymaking communities, academics, diplomats, government officials, and journalists, as well as regional business leaders. The Doha-based international media frequently call on Fellows to provide commentary and analysis.

Visiting Fellows will receive a living stipend that also covers the costs of local car rental, and travel to and from Doha. In some cases, Visiting Fellows may retain their relationship with the BDC in a nonresident capacity for up to one year after completing their visiting fellowship.

Qualifications:
-A Ph.D. in a field relevant to the area of research (strongly preferred) or an advanced degree with a minimum of five years of professional experience in a relevant field.
-A demonstrated ability to conduct professional, in-depth research and a proven record of publishing and fluency in English.

The deadline to be considered for the September 2017 intake is May 1, 2017. The deadline for submission to be considered for the January 2018 intake is October 1, 2017.

Applicants should submit the following documents:
-A CV including professional and educational experience, citizenship, three references, and full contact information.
-A cover letter which, along with anything additional you wish to convey, states: (a) how you first heard of the Fellowship; (b) any existing or previous relations with Brookings; and (c) preferred start date (September 2017 or January 2018).
-A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic. Writing samples should, if possible, be in a format similar to the analysis papers published by Brookings and must not be co-authored.
-A research proposal of between 1,500 and 2,000 words that includes the key questions being addressed, relevance to policymaking communities, method of research, project objectives, and an estimated timeline.

Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

Brown University

One-year Post-doctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestine Studies

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral research associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies with a possibility of renewal for a second year. The position is part of the ongoing initiative, New Directions in Palestinian Studies, which seeks to critically explore and facilitate innovative lines of academic inquiry in this field. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives.

Qualifications

The position is open to all the humanities and social science disciplines. Scholars who received PhDs within five years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the one-year appointment, unless approval for research-related travel is obtained in advance. Associates will teach one class a year, take a leadership role in organizing the annual New Directions in Palestinian Studies Symposium, advise students, and participate in research-related programming on campus. The annual stipend is $57,000, plus a health insurance subsidy. Additional funding for conference-related travel and other research expenses is available.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017. The following materials should be submitted via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/40394) prior to that date:

A brief cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, area of specialization, and a short summary of the proposed work during the appointment period.
A Curriculum vitae.
A Research statement: Summary of the research questions, goals, and methodological approaches of current and future projects. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplementary material.
Teaching statement: experience in and approaches to undergraduate teaching.
Three letters of recommendation
Writing sample
A proposed class syllabus suitable for a Middle East Studies course.
An official copy of each graduate transcript
We will conduct Skype interviews with short-listed candidates in mid-March. Awards will be announced thereafter.

For further information, please visit the Middle East Studies website (http://watson.brown.edu/mes/) or contact:

Beshara Doumani
Director, Middle East Studies
Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
+1 401.863.6924

email: palestinianstudies@brown.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Carleton College

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Refugee and Migration Studies

Carleton College is seeking a recent Ph.D. with a specialization in transnational migration to fill our Robert A. Oden jr. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Liberal Arts. This fellowship is a two-year appointment for a faculty member with doctorate in hand and received no more than five years previously. The position is half-time teaching (two courses one year and three courses the next) and half-time research and writing. Candidates’ research and teaching should be situated in the humanities or humanistically-oriented social sciences and should show an interest in the cultural contexts, traditions, languages and histories of both migrant and “host” communities. Candidates whose teaching and research interests span two or more of the following area studies programs present at Carleton College are particularly encouraged to apply: Middle East Studies, European Studies, American Studies, and Latin American Studies. Candidates should demonstrate dedication to teaching undergraduates, an active program of research, and a willingness to engage in the broader life of the college.

Application Documents

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, two sample syllabi, a writing sample (approx. 30 pp) and two letters of reference (to be uploaded by referees) to jobs.carleton.edu by the application deadline of February 1. Fellowship begins in September, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to Noah Salomon, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of Middle East Studies (nsalomon@carleton.edu), Carleton College.

Carleton is dedicated to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to devising creative ways to teach a diverse student body. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.

Carleton College is a small selective liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota (USA), located about 45 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Research Fellow, Middle East Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is seeking a Research Fellow for its Washington, DC-based Middle East Program. This Fellow will coordinate a project on Tunisia and report directly to the Middle East Program Director. This position is for a one-year project with possible renewal for a second year.

Responsibilities include being the primary researcher and drafter of twice-annual reports on the status of Tunisia’s transition in the political, economic, and security realms, based on fieldwork done in the country; organizing and co-chairing a civil society roundtable in Tunisia twice annually; building a network of contributors (primarily in Tunisia but also in Libya, Europe, and the United State) with expertise on specific topics related to the main subjects to be monitored; commissioning and editing, in conjunction with Carnegie editors, researched analysis from contributors in the network in the form of articles and other publications; meeting frequently with government officials in Tunisia, Europe, and the United States to discuss developments in the country; and participating actively in DC-based efforts to recommend more effective international engagement with Tunisia.

While a PhD is desired, a candidate with a Master’s degree and approximately five years of related experience would also be considered. The position requires the ability to carry out research interviews in either Arabic or French as well as native or near-native English language skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of publication on Tunisia, substantive editing experience, and the ability to work collaboratively with other scholars.

Located in Dupont Circle, we offer an outstanding work environment and generous benefits. Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/517239.html.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

Columbia University

Arcapita Visiting Professorship of Modern Arab Studies

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester. 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. The position offers competitive remuneration.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS).

More details available at
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/
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For inquiries about the position, please contact Astrid Benedek at amb49@columbia.edu.

Columbia University

Associate or Full Professor in Armenian Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Armenian Studies, at the rank of associate or full professor. The position is intended to fill the Avedissian Chair in Armenian History and Civilization. The department seeks a candidate with a distinguished record in Armenian Studies who will also contribute to the larger intellectual mission of the department. The department will review applications starting October 28, 2016 and will accept them until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply for this position, go to:

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63468

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Emory Libraries

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian

Department: International Area Studies Team, Services Division, Woodruff General Library

Position Availability: Summer 2017

The Emory Libraries seek an energetic, user-oriented, and collaborative professional to serve as Middle East and Islamic Studies Subject Librarian. Focused primarily on the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, the librarian will provide a full range of subject specific library services in collection development, cataloging, research consultation, and instruction.
Emory’s teaching and research in the Middle East occur mainly in the fields of language studies, Islamic studies, history, and literature. The Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian at Emory has responsibility for acquiring and cataloging materials from or about Islamic studies and the history and cultures of the Middle Eastern and North African countries. The successful candidate will have a passion for the teaching and research missions of the University, and understand the Libraries’ role in advancing those missions. This position offers opportunity for strategic and interdisciplinary approaches to the selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources.

Required Qualifications:

•ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent education and experience (subject expertise).
•Advanced degree in a relevant subject area.
•Fluency in Arabic, with reading knowledge of Persian.
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information literacy, and assessment of library services and resources.
•Strong interest in technology and tools for research and teaching.
•Commitment to user-centered library services.
•Strong understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection development, and research, in the subject areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies.
•Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the relevant disciplines.
•Evidence of excellent communication, teaching, writing and analytical skills.
•Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
•Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.
•Evidence of active participation, involvement, or leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
•Strong interpersonal and team skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Library experience as a Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian.
•Cataloging experience.
•Reading knowledge of Persian.
•Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
•Experience working with ALMA, vendor sites such as YBP’s GOBI, libguides, LibAnswers, and other assessment tools.

Application Procedures:

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid= 25066&siteid=5449&areq=68076br

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by February 6, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.

Franklin & Marshall College

One-Year Visiting Position, Modern Middle East

The Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the history of the modern Middle East, beginning Fall 2017. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending on qualifications; candidates should have or be close to completing the Ph.D. Teaching experience is required. Teaching load is 3/2 and the successful candidate will teach two surveys (Islamic World to 18th Century and Modern Middle East) as well as topics courses in his or her area of expertise or contributing to the College’s general education curriculum, “Connections.” Those with experience teaching courses in the history of gender and women are especially urged to apply. Candidates should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/40797): letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and teaching evaluation forms. Deadline for applications is March 20, 2017, or until the position is filled.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should call (717) 358-3995.

Georgetown University

Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar

Georgetown University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). This is an extraordinary position for a dean who will have the opportunity to shape an emerging institution within a major global research university.

At the invitation of the Qatari government and with financial sponsorship from the Qatar Foundation (QF), Georgetown University established a branch campus of its School of Foreign Service (SFS) in Education City in Doha, Qatar in 2005, known then as the School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q). That branch campus was charged with delivering the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree identical to that offered on the Georgetown University Main Campus and fostering a high research profile.

Georgetown and QF renewed the initial contract in 2015, supporting 10 more years of the partnership. In the new contract, the BSFS remains at the heart of Georgetown’s programs in Qatar, but new programs are to be launched by other Georgetown schools. Thus the university’s campus is now known as GU-Q (consistent with the nomenclature of the other branch campuses located there). In addition to the BSFS, there is new programming including certificates in several fields, customized programs for other organizations, professional master’s programs and community education.

The dean of GU-Q reports to the dean of SFS in Washington (Joel Hellman) with regard to SFS programs and to the provost (Robert Groves) with regard to non-SFS programs. The dean is responsible for all aspects of GU-Q including intellectual and academic as well as administrative leadership. The administrative functions of the dean are unusually broad, including student affairs, student health and wellness, admissions, finance, human resources, safety and security, information technology, public affairs and facilities. The dean plays a pastoral role as well, fostering and extending community and supporting the lives and well-being of faculty, staff and their families in the areas of housing, education, health, transportation and community affairs. The dean also oversees all research and outreach activities, including support programs for faculty research and the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS).

Externally, the dean of GU-Q is the chief representative of and spokesperson for GU-Q. The dean interacts on a regular basis with the Qatar Foundation, with Hamad bin Khalifa University, and with the other branch campuses in Education City. The dean also represents Georgetown University throughout the region.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience as a faculty member with an outstanding record of research and teaching, and/or experience in international affairs, with stature and recognition as a leader in the global arena. The dean will also have the experience and skills to represent Georgetown University in Qatar and the Gulf region. Familiarity with the language, culture, opportunities and challenges both of the region and of Georgetown would be highly desirable.

More information about GU-Q can be found at http://qatar.sfs.georgetown.edu.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 25, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent via e-mail to Georgetown’s consultants Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., Robin Mamlet and Veena Abraham at GUQdean@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Georgetown University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Georgetown University in Qatar

Research Scholar: Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of Modern Biomedical Technology

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is the recipient of a research grant from Qatar National Research Fund in support of a project exploring the impact of modern genetic and reproductive technologies on the Islamic structure of the nuclear family.

The position will be based in Doha for 8 months on a full time basis. It is eligible for accommodation, airfare, medical insurance and other benefits. GU-Q will assist in immigration and visa-related process. The position is scheduled to begin by September 1, 2017. The position will be advertised until filled.

Research Grant Description:

This project aims to identify research lacunae in current scholarship on this important topic and suggest ways to fill these lacunae. It builds on several years of original research, which benefited from the research infrastructure that was established and funded by two three-year grants from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). This project consists of a bibliographic component and a research component. The bibliographic component will maintain and expand the existing physical collection and electronic database of resources, which includes records of more than 4000 bilingual (English-Arabic) scholarly resources. The research component will utilize these and similar resources in exploring the impact of new genetic and reproductive technologies on the Islamic conceptualization of the nuclear family in terms of both the (re)formulation of relevant rules as well as the administration of these rules. This requires thorough analysis of three main genres and perspectives: Islamic ethico-legal discussions both in the pre-modern and modern periods; modern positive legal structures and legislation; and the modern social scientific perspective.

This position will address the project’s research questions from the social scientific perspective. The position holder will collaborate with the project team on identifying, exploring, and implementing appropriate social scientific methods with the goal of answering the main questions centering around the (re)reformulation and administration of relevant normative rules and regulations in the wake of modern genetic and reproductive technologies. Associated tasks will involve two main components: survey of available scholarly literature and pursuing proper social scientific techniques or methods to fill gaps pertaining to the project’s main research questions.

The successful candidate will play an important role by concentrating on the social scientific component of the project. Specifically, the research scholar will work with the team members on:

• Exploring, identifying, and analyzing relevant scholarly literature
• Identifying possible gaps relevant to the main research question
• Pursuing appropriate techniques/methods to fill these gaps
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

• The successful candidate will possess sufficient knowledge and expertise in the social sciences (preferably sociology or anthropology) with a particular focus on the Muslim world or Muslim populations.
• PhD in hand or expected by the start date is required.
• Prior experience in similar projects and publication record is an added advantage.
• Proficiency in Arabic language is strongly desired.

Applications should be submitted to: https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Qatar_Careers/job/Qatar/Research-Scholar_JR00843

Grand Valley State University

Assistant Professor in Global Studies

Area and Global Studies, an academic unit in The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the new program of Global Studies and Social Impact (GSI). We seek highly qualified candidates who will contribute to the growth of the new global studies program and enhance the intellectual diversity of the unit by complementing existing expertise in the unit. Areas of expertise could include: global inequality, migration, trans-nationalism, global health, global communication, environment/sustainability, human rights, gender, race or ethnicity. Successful applicant must be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Required:
• Ph.D. in relevant field by August 6, 2017
• Ability to complement existing expertise in the unit
• Ability to teach culminating interdisciplinary capstone course and other GSI core courses
• Demonstrated success in teaching about global issues
• Demonstrated scholarly activity and research agenda in global issues and social impact

Preferred:
• Ph.D. in Global Studies
• Ability to contribute to an additional existing interdisciplinary program within the college, particularly Human Rights, Middle East Studies, East Asian Studies, African/African American Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, or the anticipated Digital Studies minor.
• Demonstrated local or global community engagement with global issues
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced level courses in Global Studies and Social Impact and develop new courses relating to their interests while contributing to another program in the college. Faculty members are required to demonstrate excellence in teaching, maintain an active research agenda and show service to the program, department, college, and university community. Ordinarily, tenure-track faculty members teach three courses a semester.

Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits package

Department/Division: Area and Global Studies / Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

How to apply: Apply on line at http://jobs.gvsu.edu. Include a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, teaching and research statement, course evaluations, along with curriculum vitae including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three academic references. Three letters of reference along with a writing sample of research and syllabi of courses taught should be sent to Dr. Steeve Buckridge, Director and Search Committee Chair, Area and Global Studies, 105 LOH, Allendale, MI 49401-9403. For enquiries contact Area and Global Studies at 616-331-8110 and visit our website for more information at www.gvsu.edu/areastudies.

Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan 49401
616-331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley State University, see our website at www.gvsu.edu

In a continuing effort to diversify our campus community, we actively encourage applications from people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse sexual identities/orientations, and persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute positively to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Assistant/Associate Professor - International Relations

College Name : College of Applied & Supporting Studies
Department Name : Department of General Studies
Positions/Ranks : Assistant/Associate Professor

Field/areas of specialization/experience : International Relations

The Department of General Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia invites applications for full-time faculty positions with the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor in the following field: International Relations

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.

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

How to apply:
Please apply online by visiting KFUPM website at:
http://www.kfupm.edu.sa; then click on jobs link.

You can also contact us:
By email: faculty@kfupm.edu.sa
CC: c-gsd@kfupm.edu.sa

By mail: Dean, Faculty & Personnel Affairs, KFUPM,
Box no. 5005, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Fax #: +966 13 860 2429

For additional information and to download application form, please visit: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/fpa or http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/gsd

ALL RANKS/POSITIONS WILL REMAIN VACANT UNTIL FILLED

Middlebury College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for a three-year position in Arabic at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning the Fall semester of 2017. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, as is native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect. The area of specialization for the position is open, with preference given to candidates doing research on the Arab world in the field of linguistics or the social sciences.

The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, including the possibility of upper-level courses in Arabic in their disciplinary area. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of specialization or should at least have an advanced ABD (all but dissertation) status with near-term plans for completion of a doctorate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who would like to be considered for preliminary interviews at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston in November 2016 should explicitly note that on their application letters.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Arabic search committee. The letter should include a section addressing approaches to teaching as well as current and future research. In addition, applications should include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current confidential letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability). Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Sam Liebhaber, Associate Professor of Arabic, at slieb@middlebury.edu. More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/914145.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/ prospective_faculty/background_checks

To apply, please follow this link: http://apptrkr.com/914145

New York University

Persian Language Lecturer

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
New York University Arts and Science

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for the position of Language Lecturer in modern Persian to start on September 1, 2017, pending budgetary and administrative approval. This position is for one to three years depending on qualifications and experience, with a possibility of renewal. 

Candidates must at least have an M.A or PhD in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment. A native or near native command of Persian and English is required, as well as a strong record of excellence in teaching Persian language at university level. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year at Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, as well as administrative duties within the Department. The successful candidate must be familiar with second language acquisition, pedagogy, the communicative approach to foreign language teaching, and Persian literature and culture. The candidate must also be comfortable using technology in the classroom.

To apply, please visit the department website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu/ and use the “Employment” link to submit a cover letter, an updated C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation. For full consideration, complete applications should be received no later than January 31, 2017.

For any questions please contact mideast.studies@nyu.edu.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Assistant/Associate Research Professor

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI; http://sesri.qu.edu.qa/) invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Research Professor position in its Research Department which is located at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. The Research Associate is responsible for developing and implementing research projects and capacity both within their area(s) of substantive expertise and also in additional research priority areas at SESRI. 

We welcome applicants from all fields of social science or related disciplines, but we are especially interested in persons with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following priority research areas: marriage and family, gender studies, social demography, immigration, and migration. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English) and who have experience with collecting and using survey data as part of their own research as well as substantive interests in the cultures, societies, and public affairs of the Arabian Gulf.

The Research Associate position is responsible for the management and oversight of their research projects, with particular attention to concerns of measurement, validity, reliability, precision and also cost efficiency.  Towards this end the Research Associate will maintain familiarity with relevant statistical and other data analysis methods and monitor the development of methodological innovations.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: designing questionnaires, providing technical direction and conducting quality control during data collection, oversight of and participation in data processing and cleaning, conducting analyses, developing executive summary reports, presenting at local and international conferences and workshops, and authoring papers intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Successful applicants will have a PhD with a concentration in a relevant social science discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as: broad knowledge of the survey research process and survey methods; expertise in the use of statistical packages such as R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA; strong familiarity with statistical analysis techniques; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic; strong organizational, planning, and systems skills; excellent attention to detail and an orientation to results; strong team orientation; and the ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

This full-time position carries an initial three-year term, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a renewal upon mutual agreement.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 13, 2016.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, recent curriculum vita, concise statement of research interests, writing sample or representative publication, confidential letter of reference from someone familiar with the candidate’s work, and the names and contact information of two additional referees to pdsearch@qu.edu.qa

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Increasingly recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and the Middle East Research and Information Project.

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Senior Policy Analyst

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University invites applications for a full-time Senior Policy Analyst based in Doha, Qatar.  The position is attached to SESRI’s recently-formed Policy Unit, which utilizes new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirically-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf region.

Senior Policy Analysts will stay current on policy issues and best practices in their assigned substantive areas, oversee the successful completion of policy research projects, design and interpret analyses, and coordinate the work of Policy Analysts assigned to their projects, as well as develop and write reports and other communications for a wide variety of audiences, set agendas for convening with policy audiences, and make presentations as required.

Applicants should possess expert-level knowledge and understanding of one or more substantive areas of local and regional policy relevance, including but not limited to education, health, migration, marriage and family, performance evaluation, political attitudes, and economics. Five or more years of relevant work experience is required, as well as knowledge of pertinent research and analytical methods and the ability to apply such techniques to policy issues. Applicants should possess strong research and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal forms to a wide variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences. Successful candidates will be able to show evidence of an active research agenda and demonstrated record of engagement with policy and policymaking communities. Quantitative analytical skills, experience using survey data, and experience working on Gulf policy issues all will be considered favorably.  A master’s degree in public policy, public administration, or relevant social science field is required, with a Ph.D. preferred. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English)

These full-time positions carry an initial three-year term, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a renewal upon mutual agreement.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 13, 2016.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, recent curriculum vita, concise statement of research interests, writing sample or representative publication, confidential letter of reference from someone familiar with the candidate’s work, and the names and contact information of two additional referees to spasearch@qu.edu.qa.

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Increasingly recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and the Middle East Research and Information Project. Established in June 2015, SESRI’s Policy Unit aims to utilize new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University is pleased to announce the opening of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position located in Doha, Qatar. This is a full-time position for a period of one year, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a one-year renewal upon mutual agreement. 

This fellowship is attached to SESRI’s Policy Unit. Scholars with a recent doctoral degree from a relevant social science or related discipline are encouraged to apply, but we are especially interested in persons with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following priority policy areas: education, marriage and family, migration, economics and political economy, environment, energy and water, health, and public administration. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English) and who have experience with collecting and using survey data as part of their own research as well as substantive interests in the cultures, societies, and public affairs of the Arab Gulf states.

In addition to working on your own research, duties will include some combination of the following activities: participating in the development, design and implementation of national surveys in Qatar and comparative studies in the Gulf region; presenting results from surveys administered by SESRI at local and international conferences and to public and private sector audiences; co-authoring papers, articles, and policy reports that utilize findings from surveys undertaken by SESRI; teaching seminars in collaboration with personnel from SESRI and the University of Michigan; collaborating with personnel from SESRI and the University of Michigan on research projects of joint interest; and participating in the intellectual life of SESRI and Qatar University.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a recent curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, a statement of research and policy interests of no more than three pages in length, a letter of recommendation, and the contact information for two additional references by email to pdsearch@qu.edu.qa

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 13, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Increasingly recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and the Middle East Research and Information Project. Established in June 2015, SESRI’s Policy Unit aims to utilize new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

Qatar University

Teaching Assistant in Social Work

Job Title: Teaching Assistant in Social Work

Department Name: Social Sciences College/Department Profile https://careers.qu.edu.qa/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_EID_ VIS_INTG_GATEWAY&p_action=viewPosting&p_svid=6212&p_ spid=297131&p_srid=174158

Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Assist and collaborate with course instructors as assigned by Department Head. 2. Ability to follow up and monitor the academic progress of students. 3. Ability to support students academically through one-on-one meetings and group sessions. 4. Reinforce learning in small groups or with individuals 5. Assist in preparation/production of instructional materials teaching materials 6. Work alongside teachers to support learning activities 7. Provide assistance with individualized program materials 8. Assist individual students in performing activities initiated by the course instructor 9. Assist in monitoring supplementary work and independently study as assigned by course instructors 10. Carry out instructional programs designed by the teacher 11. Carry out tutoring activities designed by the teacher 12. Maintain records relative to specific programming and student performance as requested by teacher/Department Head. 13. Assist with proctoring exams, observation and assessment of students as requested by the teacher/Department Head. 14. Ability to propose academic skills and successful learning strategies in connection with student needs and course-specific requirements. 15. Aid program faculty and department in various tasks, as assigned by the Department Head. 16. Aid internship coordinator in internship and practicum placement, follow-up and evaluate as needed 17. Assist Department head in various tasks as assigned 18. Assist in related duties which may be assigned because of specific needs 19. Assist with parent communication request. 20. Supervise and/or participate with students in community-based programming when requested 21. Work directly with students in different settings where teacher is not available at the site (work experience placement, field practicum for example).

Qualifications 1.The candidate should hold a Bachelor and a Master's degree in social work from an internationally recognized university 2.Experience in teaching a wide range of courses in social work and related disciplines. 3. Proven competency and involvement in internship and field education 4. Proven competency and involvement in research. 5.Fluency in English and Arabic.

Required Documents 1. Current Curriculum Vitae. 2. Cover letter. 3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy. 4. Three referees' contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact). 5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, a copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree). 6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Benefits 1. A three-year renewable contract. 2. Salary is commensurate with experience. 3. Tax-free salary. 4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies. 5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies. 6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies. 7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies. 8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies. 9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply : Apply online on https://careers.qu.edu.qa

Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture

The Department of History of Art and Visual Culture invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture, with interests in art, design or diaspora studies, and/or comparative cultural studies to commence in September 2017. Candidates with additional interests in museum and curatorial studies are invited to apply.

Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Professors teach courses on all levels, from first-year students to upper level undergraduate (BFA) and graduate candidates; classes are with students from multiple disciplines of art and design who may also choose to concentrate, or minor, in History of Art and Visual Culture. RISD offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with studio departments as well as with the Museum of Art at RISD. Access to the RISD Museum’s extraordinary collection provides students and faculty with unique opportunities for object-based research and teaching. Rank will be dependent on professional status and teaching experience.

Requirements include: a PhD in art history, conferred by September 2017; teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships; and evidence of scholarly publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, museum catalogues, and books. We seek candidates with significant research experience, demonstrated teaching expertise, and interest in working in an art and design educational context.

Our department embraces diverse critical perspectives, which will equip the next generation of artists and designers with the historical, analytical, and theoretical tools needed for navigating the complexities of our world. Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students.
RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu.

Rollins College

Lecturer, Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Rollins College invites applications for a one-year (renewable appointment) full-time lecturer position beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching beginning and intermediate-level classes in Arabic; tutoring students of Arabic, including independent studies; and teaching four classes per year for the Middle Eastern and North African Studies program in the candidate's area of expertise. Teaching load is 4-4, with half the courses in Arabic and the remaining courses contributing to the Middle Eastern and North African Studies minor.

Qualifications:
- Master of Arts in Arabic, linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies or related field; Ph.D. preferred
- Native or near-native language skills in Arabic with fluency in one or more dialects
- Training in second-language pedagogy
- Experience teaching at the U.S. university level and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second-language curricula

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Florida’s oldest recognized college, Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report.

Rollins College offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution and full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Interested candidates may apply online through the Rollins College employment website.

Apply link: http://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/492510/lecturer-arabic

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences

Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature

INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES: Arabic Literature
Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach in the Fall semester of 2017. Responsibilities consist of teaching two courses that semester, one on Modern Arabic Literature and another on a subject to be determined in consultation with the program director.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching in the US; Ph.D. or ABD. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for two recommenders. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/40895. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Kamran Rastegar, Director of the Arabic Program, at kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

University of Arizona

Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies (tenure-track)

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Persian and Iranian Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2017. A Ph.D. upon date of hire is strongly preferred and a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching is required. The areas of specialization and discipline are open, however, scholars of Iranian history and literature are particularly encouraged to apply.

The School seeks to hire a candidate who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues and one who is familiar with a variety of teaching methods. She/he will play a key role in developing the newly established Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona.

The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her field (or interdisciplinary courses) at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Native or near-native level fluency in Persian is required.

Review of application materials will begin October 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit: https://uacareers.com/postings/13768

University of California, Berkeley

Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Librarian/Research Specialist

Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies Librarian/Research Specialist Hiring Range: Associate Librarian to Librarian
$58,400 - $84,930 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting May 2017

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian and/or research specialist to support world-class research and teaching through the Library’s engagement with faculty and students and development of the Library’s interdisciplinary and multilingual research collections to advance understanding of the Middle East, Near East, North Africa, and religious studies with a focus on Islam.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:
Master’s degree in library and information science and/or a related field (such as Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, literature, history, religion, philosophy or rhetoric)

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

For the complete job announcement and how to apply, go to
http://apptrkr.com/940467

For questions, please contact Susan E. Wong at librec@library.berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

University of California, Berkeley

Daryabari Professor of Iranian Studies

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for The Daryabari Professor of Iranian Studies (at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenure track assistant professor), with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the history and culture of Iran (broadly defined), a strong record of distinguished research and publication, and demonstrated excellence in teaching (at both undergraduate and graduate levels). Since the successful candidate will be leading departmental and campus efforts to build a vibrant interdisciplinary program of Iranian studies, a strong interest in, commitment to, and capacity for program building are also necessary. Period of specialization within Iranian Studies is open. Preference will be given to individuals focusing on ancient Iranian studies. Preference will also be given to applicants with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis.

Minimum Basic Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field of Iranian Studies, completed by the application date; demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Additional qualifications: mastery of relevant primary source languages, to be met by the appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications: commitment to program building; and willingness to actively participate in the NES Department and affiliated interdisciplinary programs.

Documents Requirements
Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; 3) a writing sample (no more than twenty-five pages); and 4) three letters of reference. When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http:// apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by March 3, 2017. Please direct inquiries to: nes@berkeley.edu.

Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01240
The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

University of California, Davis

Lecturer in Arabic

The University of California, Davis Arabic Program announces a lecturer position to teach Arabic. The lecturer will teach six-eight courses over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal. Applicant must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic. Applicant must have a BA or MA in Arabic, another field of languages and literatures, or another field of Arab Studies in the humanities; college level teaching experience in Modern Standard Arabic as a second language; and the ability to teach one colloquial dialect of Arabic.

Please apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01457.

The application should include a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Arabic instruction, a c.v., two sets of student evaluations, sample tests and quizzes, and contact information only for three people who can provide a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2017.

University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World (tenure-track)

The Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World. The department is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures in the wider Mediterranean World, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia, from the medieval period to the 20th century. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field, have competency in the languages the specialization requires, and will develop and offer courses that serve the Department of Art History. Collaborations with UCR’s program for Middle Eastern and Islam Studies are encouraged.

Potential for teaching excellence and a promising record of research and publication are required. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Position begins July 1, 2017. Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submit materials electronically via url: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00655.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (30 pages maximum), a diversity statement, evidence of teaching, and three letters of recommendation. For further information, please contact the Islamic Art and Material Culture Search Committee at arthistory@ucr.edu.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of Calgary

Instructor - Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (tenure-track)

The Faculty of Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (SLLLC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor in the area of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures, effective July 1, 2017.

We are seeking a candidate who is focused on teaching and teaching innovation. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MA in Arabic Language, Linguistics or Literature, with expertise in language pedagogy and native or near native fluency in Arabic. The ideal candidate will also show evidence of excellent achievement in teaching. An ability to teach other languages of the Muslim World would be considered an asset.

The expectations of the position are to teach seven (7) courses per academic year, contribute to curriculum development, build student engagement in the new program, commit to School and University service, and engage with the local community.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures is a newly formed unit whose faculty research and teach Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish languages and related cultures as well as Linguistics. The latest addition has been the introduction of the program in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (ALMC). The School considers this an area that will grow in the coming years, and is looking for an energetic individual who can contribute to the evolution of ALMC. For more information about the School, please visit http://slllc.ucalgary.ca/.

Applications in PDF format should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (including potential courses to be taught), previous course syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available) and three confidential letters of recommendation (with at least one letter addressing teaching ability).

To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including all reference letters) must be submitted by March 15, 2017.

Dr. Cheryl Dueck, Search Committee Chair
School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
Email: slllc@ucalgary.ca

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

University of Houston

NEH-Cullen Chair in History and Business

The Department of History at the University of Houston invites applications for the NEH-Cullen Chair in History and Business. Established in 1984, this distinguished professorship has been critical to the university’s endeavor to link the humanities to the professions. In order to fulfill the intentions of the endowment, the chair will play an instrumental role in the History Department, as well as in the College of Business.

We seek applications from scholars working on any aspect of economic or business history and global political economy, broadly defined. Geographic and chronological concentrations are open.

The successful candidate will have a record of publication, teaching and professional service commensurate with appointment to a major endowed professorship. Commitment to recruiting and engaging graduate students, developing departmental programs, and sharing research with the local community are also vital.

This position comes with a competitive salary as well as research funds made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Cullen Foundation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

To apply, please submit an online application that will include a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three reference providers. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Thomas O’Brien, at tfobrien@Central.UH.EDU.

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on 15 February 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled.

University of Leuven, Belgium

Open Rank Professorship in the Field of Politics, Culture and Society of the Contemporary Middle East

The University of Leuven, Belgium, is one of the oldest European research universities (founded in 1425). The Faculty of Arts is currently offering an open rank professorship in the field of politics, culture and society of the contemporary Middle East. A PhD must be in hand when the appointment begins. The successful candidate must be prepared to provide instruction in the field of politics, culture and society of the contemporary Middle East as well as participate in the language acquisition of Modern Standard Arabic at all levels of the teaching program. The teaching load is approximately 40%. At the University of Leuven, the teaching language is Dutch. A candidate who does not know Dutch must reach the EFR C1- level within three years (after commencement of the appointment). In the meantime, teaching in English is allowed. For the full text of this open rank professorship, please see http://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/ vacatures/54048847 . For more information, please contact the current Chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Prof. Gino Schallenbergh (Gino.Schallenbergh@kuleuven.be) or the current Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Jo Tollebeek (Johan.Tollebeek@kuleuven.be). The deadline for applications is March 18th 2017.

University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center

Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues

The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center (GSC) announces the Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues, which is funded by a generous endowed gift from Mr. William F. Benter and the Benter Foundation. This visiting professorship enables the GSC to host scholars whose research and teaching examine critical international issues that shape and define the contemporary world.

For the 2017-18 academic year, GSC invites applications from scholars with expertise in the Middle East. We are interested in candidates from any discipline whose research and teaching interests intersect with one or more of our focal themes of global health, human rights/human security, and inequalities. Candidates whose research also addresses migration or gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

The Global Studies Center (GSC) is part of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). UCIS integrates and reinforces all strands of scholarship on international affairs throughout the University of Pittsburgh, supporting teaching, research and public service in area studies and on major world issues. The Visiting Professor will be appointed for the fall and spring terms of the academic year, will teach two classes per term, and will participate in activities of the GSC and of the department(s) closest to her or his disciplinary interests, in coordination with the Director of the GSC.

Applicants must have a PhD and demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their disciplines, in both research and teaching. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations may also apply. Applicants should be comfortable in an interdisciplinary environment and should be prepared to engage with a variety of perspectives and audiences inside and beyond the academy. Preference will be given to individuals who have extensive experience living in the Middle East.

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements; evidence of teaching excellence, if available; a writing sample; and, three letters of reference. Please submit all application materials online via Submittable. Please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/visitingprofessor for application link.

University of Rhode Island

Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture

This position is full-time academic year, limited to 06-24-2018 with extension contingent upon funding approval. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a renewable Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture beginning academic year 2017-2018. URI’s Arabic program is communicative, proficiency-oriented and integrates the teaching of spoken colloquial Arabic (currently Levantine Arabic) with the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic. The program currently offers a minor with a major in Arabic Language and Culture in development. Teach a total of 12 credits per semester, typically in the form of 3 four-credit courses, and will assist the Arabic section with program development, program promotion, course coordination and extra-curricular activities. Lecturer will teach undergraduate courses at all levels, from beginning language courses to advanced content courses taught in the Arabic language, an potentially English-language content courses on cultural topics in the Arabic-speaking world depending on qualifications.

Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00024). Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 10, 2017. Second consideration will be given to applications received by February 25, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 25, 2017) may not be given full consideration. Please attach 4 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Letter of intent addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position particularly their pedagogical approach, experience and teaching interests; (#2) Current Curriculum Vitae; (#3) “Other Doc” to provide 3 references with contact information; and (#4) “Other Document” A Lesson plan for a 50 minute introductory-level Arabic class for which students, in approximately the 5th week of their first semester of study, will have prepared by learning the first 10 cardinal numbers, including zero. The purpose of the lesson is to reinforce students’ knowledge of these terms – the lesson plan can have a more specific set of goals. The lesson plan should clearly describe the activities that will take place during the class, and the role of the teacher and students during those activities. Please write the lesson plan in English.

Maximum 9 megabit limit per attachment.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

University of Southern California School of Religion

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

The School of Religion in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, announces a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Islamic Studies, to begin in the fall of 2017. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Sufism and whose skill-set include the following: solid grounding in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, culture and institutions; superior Arabic language skills; ability to trace later developments in Islam in one or more parts of the world, including the U.S.

Candidates should be able to work comfortably in a religious studies setting and be attuned to carrying out the study of Islam in the context of the study of other world religious traditions. Holding a Ph.D. degree is required by the time of appointment.

We will begin reviewing applications October 17, 2016. Interviews may take place at AAR/SBL meeting in November. Please submit a letter of application, CV, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/74285.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor - Modern Arabic Literature

The University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Arabic Literature (nineteenth century to the present). The position will be held jointly in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC) (75%) and the Centre for Comparative Literature (25%) and will commence July 1, 2017. 

Native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English is required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter and have a record of excellence in teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in leading international journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, sample syllabi and statements about teaching accomplishments included in the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Knowledge of the pre-modern Arabic literary tradition is required.

The successful candidate will teach courses and seminars in Arabic as well as in translation and have a demonstrated expertise in the field of Comparative Literature. Teaching responsibilities will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of NMC and at the graduate level in the Centre for Comparative Literature. Research specialization can be in any field of modern Arabic literary studies with a comparative perspective.The successful candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing efforts at program development and public engagement. 

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applications should include a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests together with a curriculum vitae, a sample of publications, and a teaching dossier. If you have questions about this position, please contact nmc@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. The deadline for application is November 15, 2016, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format. Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on official letterhead via email directly to Professor Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Acting Chair, Dept. of NMC, University of Toronto, at nmc@utoronto.ca

For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at: http://nmc.utoronto.ca/. For the Centre for Comparative Literature please visit our home page at:http://complit.utoronto.ca/

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Vanderbilt University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language (full-time)

The Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in modern Hebrew language beginning the 2017-18 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, curriculum development, and active promotion of the Hebrew program. If hired at the Senior Lecturer level, the initial one-year contract may be renewable for up to a three-year term, based on positive performance reviews.

Qualifications requested of candidates: Ph.D in a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning; ability also to teach courses in a related field of Jewish Studies. Candidates with a background in second language acquisition will be given special consideration.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts and teaching portfolio to: a.schachter@vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

 



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