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
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.
12/19/16 Colgate University Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Islamic Studies Review begins January 30, 2017 and continues until filled.
12/17/16 University of Michigan Faculty Appointment in Muslim American Studies (open-rank, tenure-track) January 15, 2017 for full consideration.
12/16/16 The American University in Cairo Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations Priority will be given to applications received by December 23, 2016. Position is open until filled.
12/14/16 Yale University Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies in the Council for Middle East Studies at The MacMillan Center Applications accepted immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2017 and continuing until the selections are final.
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.
12/14/16 The American University in Cairo Assistant or Associate Professor of Public and International Law Priority will be given to applications received by December 23, 2016. Position is open until filled.
12/14/16 CUNY Brooklyn College Belle Zeller Visiting Associate Professor or Full Professor in Public Policy Review of applications will begin January 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
11/28/16 Georgetown University Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar  
11/28/16 University of Texas at Austin Lecturer of Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies February 1, 2017
11/16/16 Middlebury College Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic  
11/16/16 Maryland Institute College of Art Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture December 20, 2016 for full consideration; open until filled.
11/16/16 University of Exeter Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Islamic Studies (Ref: R14329) January 5, 2017
11/16/16 University of Exeter Director of Gulf Studies and Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Gulf Studies (P53756) January 5, 2017
11/07/16 Heartland Community College Tenure-Track Faculty: Humanities, Non-Western Focus Review begins January 16, 2017 and continues until filled.
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.
10/07/16 Yale University Lector in Modern Turkish Language Review begins December 1, 2016.
10/07/16 University of Colorado Boulder Instructor in Hindi/Urdu Language Review begins November 18, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/03/16 American University of Beirut Visiting Appointment as Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology January 15, 2017
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.
09/26/16 University of California, Davis The Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature (Associate or Full Professor Level) November 1, 2016
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 in 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 1 year contract position, renewable, in international relations at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2017. Applicants should have a research and teaching specialization in international relations and security studies. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on theories of international relations, contemporary foreign policies, international organization, and security studies. 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 December 23, 2016. 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 gehanwm@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/hbwbspmbw9

American University in Cairo

Assistant or Associate Professor in Public and International Law

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 fixed term one year contract, renewable, in Public and International Law at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2017. Applicants should have a research and teaching specialization in public and international law with emphasis on Egyptian and Islamic law/Middle East. In addition to this primary specialization, an ability to teach undergraduate courses in Egyptian, American Law and/ or French law and introductory International Relations courses would be an asset. 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:
Ph.D. or LL.M. is required by date of appointment. A potential for excellence in research is expected. In addition to teaching and research, the successful candidate will also participate in departmental and University wide service.

Additional Information:
Priority will be given to applications received by December 23, 2016. 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 gehanwm@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/zm58r4yy5w

American University of Beirut

Visiting Appointment as The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology.

The applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing in Modern Middle Eastern History and/or Islamic History. This position is also open for senior archaeologists.

In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on August 15, 2017.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references to:

Nadia El Cheikh
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Nadia El Cheikh
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

All application materials should be received by January 15, 2017.

For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is Equal Opportunity Employer.

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)

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.

Colgate University

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Islamic Studies

Colgate University's Department of Religion and Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies beginning fall semester 2017. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply, although the Classical Period is preferred. The position will be a joint position in both the Religion Department and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MIST) program. Knowledge of relevant languages is required. Familiarity with the discipline of Religious Studies is desirable, as is knowledge of the social, political, and historical study of Islamic civilizations. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. An annual five-course teaching assignment may include introductory courses in Religion and/or MIST, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A letter of application, statement of teaching, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8720. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.

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.

CUNY Brooklyn College

Belle Zeller Visiting Associate Professor or Full Professor in Public Policy
CUNY Job ID: 16005

The Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College seeks a nationally recognized scholar/practitioner in politics and public policy for the Belle Zeller Visiting Professorship. We seek an individual specializing in one or more of the following policy fields in the US or elsewhere: labor, education, health, environment, criminal justice, racial equality, national security, immigration, and gender and LGBTQ justice. The Belle Zeller Professorship reflects the Department’s values and scholarly commitment to issues of justice and rights.

QUALIFICATIONS
Field-appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience required. A distinguished record of excellence in scholarship, policy leadership; publications; and/or creative achievement in related field(s) is essential. A record of teaching or working in a diverse, multicultural urban environment is preferred. Visiting faculty are often individuals with a primary commitment to another accredited college who possess a record of scholarship or professional expertise and/or have demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in their respective fields. The Belle Zeller Professorship reflects the Brooklyn College Political Science Department’s values and scholarly commitment to issues of civil rights and social justice.

COMPENSATION
Visiting Associate Professor: $68,024 - $82,299 ($75,110 - $90,871)*
Visiting Professor: $85,356 - $102,253 ($94,248 - $112,905)*
*Effective 4/20/2017 and subject to the new contract implementation.

Plus an additional $10,000 annual supplement. Commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP ONE – Go to www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultjobs
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Applicants should upload their cover letter and curriculum vitae in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format.

STEP TWO – Go to: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references.

Please visit the link above and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically email your references a request to submit a letter of recommendation via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE
Review of applications will begin January 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability 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.

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.

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

Heartland Community College

Tenure-Track Faculty: Humanities, Non-Western Focus

Heartland Community College seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month appointment within the College’s Liberal Arts & Social Sciences division anticipated to begin Fall 2017. Courses taught are anticipated to include Introduction to Humanities and Non-Western Humanities, with possible affiliations and assignments in other areas. Teaching evening or weekend classes, at off-campus locations, or in alternative delivery formats may be required.

In addition to primary teaching functions, responsibilities include but are not limited to
• Provide leadership in the areas of Non-Western Humanities
• Foster interdisciplinary curricular development with a focus on global cultural literacy

Requirements
• Master’s degree in Humanities or closely related field with focus on Non-Western Culture
• Demonstrated commitment to student success
• Excellence in teaching and institutional service
• Ability to lead and collaborate in curriculum and program development that bridges areas across the College

Desired Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Humanities with 18+ graduate level hours in an additional constituent discipline, such as Cultural Studies, Art, Art History, Film, Music, Theater, or Comparative Religious Studies
• Doctorate degree
• Successful community college teaching experience
• Demonstrated interest and ability in integrating educational technology and online education
• Experience using classroom assessment to improve teaching and learning
• Willingness to participate in all aspects of campus life
• Strong commitment to the community college mission

Application Submission
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until position is filled. For consideration, please submit the following.
• HCC employment application (available at www.heartland.edu/jobs)
• Letter of application addressing how your qualifications meet the position requirements
• Résumé
• Statement of teaching philosophy with description of teaching and assessment practices
• Transcript copies (included as part of application package)

Email: HumanResources@heartland.edu

Mail:
Heartland Community College
Attn: Human Resources
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

HCC affirms the value of diversity among students and employees. HCC is an equal opportunity institution.

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

Maryland Institute College of Art

Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture

Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2017.

Job Description:
The department seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing position in Islamic Thought and Culture with an emphasis on the lived complexities of Islam. Disciplinary approach and geographic specialization are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach all historical periods of Islamic thought and culture at the survey level in addition to upper-division offerings in their area of specialization. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry,” a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. As the position is within a multidisciplinary department, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines.
Requirements:
• PhD by August 1, 2017
• Knowledge of at least one foreign language commonly spoken in the Islamic world (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Turkish etc.)
• Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
• Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body
• Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience
• Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:
• 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
• Significant research and/or field work experience in the region of focus

Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before December 20, 2016 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Application Instructions:
Visit www.micahr.slideroom.com. You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in Slide¬Room as you are applying.

Please Submit via Slideroom as a single multipage pdf document:
• Cover Letter
• Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names and email addresses of at least three references

MICA is an equal opportunity employer. As an educational institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts, MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socio-economic status, and marital status. This requires that the College develop and maintain a diverse community of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students; and that diversity is a fundamental philosophic value that informs the content of all of its programs and activities. MICA’s commitment to diversity prepares its graduates to excel professionally and assume leadership roles in a global context.

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.

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

The Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature at the Associate or Full Professor Level

The Department of Comparative Literature and Middle East/South Asia Studies Program at the University of California, Davis invite applications for the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature at the Associate or Full Professor level, effective 7/1/2017.

The appointment will be 50% Comparative Literature and 50% Middle East/South Asia Studies with Comparative Literature as the home department. The Endowed Professor of Persian will have research and teaching specialization in Persian Language, Literature and Culture, especially in the modern period. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field, native or near-native proficiency in Persian and English, teaching experience, and a strong scholarly record.

The Endowed Professor will be expected to pursue an active program of research in the field of Persian Language, Literature and Culture, and will normally teach four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels of which two or more will be in Persian. In addition, the Endowed Professor will contribute to the growth of our new Persian Program and to the continued success of the Comparative Literature Department and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Applications can be submitted @ https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01059

A complete application includes:
1. Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contribution to Diversity Statement
4. Contact information ONLY for three (3) references

The University of California at Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. It is also a smoke-free campus.

UC Davis support family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/wl-brochure.pdf

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 Colorado Boulder

Instructor in Hindi/Urdu Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Instructor in Hindi Language to begin August 2017. Requirements include at least the MA in Hindi or Urdu language, pedagogy, or other related discipline; one year of experience in teaching Hindi/Urdu language at the university level is required, which may have been obtained during doctoral studies. Job duties include teaching courses in Hindi/Urdu language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 07099 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

University of Exeter

Director of Gulf Studies and Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Gulf Studies (P53756)

Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience (for Professorial appointments). If an appointment is made at Associate Professor level, salary will be £54,637-£68,836

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies has the strongest REF2014 results of any Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies department in the UK, establishing Exeter as the leader in the field in terms of research quality, impact and environment. Our international profile as a pioneering and multidisciplinary institute continues to grow.

We are looking for a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research group to lead the Centre for Gulf Studies, and a strong academic in Gulf Studies to assist in the delivery of an exciting new strategy for Gulf Studies at Exeter. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is one of the leading research intensive groupings in the field internationally, and it incorporates the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies which is one of the largest area studies institutes dedicated to the study of Arabic, Islamic and the Middle East in Europe. As a result of a generous benefaction establishing the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 1999, the University has hosted three Al-Qasimi Chairs in the Institute in Islamic Studies, Arabic and Arab Gulf Studies. Applicants will become part of a vibrant research team at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

The area of specialism sought for the chair is broadly conceived: all areas in Gulf Studies using different disciplinary approaches and interdisciplinary methods including (but not limited to) political science, international relations, critical geography, history, literary and cultural studies, religious studies, critical studies, anthropology, sociology, art history and archaeology, and digital humanities; all areas in the study of Arabic including (but not limited to) literature (ancient, pre-modern and modern), material culture, and translation studies.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Robert Gleave (tel: 01392-724025, email: R.Gleave@exeter.ac.uk) or Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof Debra Myhill (tel: 01392 724767, email: D.A.Myhill@exeter.ac.uk). You may also wish view http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/) for further details of the College.

For more information and to apply online please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs.

The closing date is 01/05/2017.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

University of Exeter

Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Islamic Studies (Ref: R14329)

Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience (for Professorial appointments)

If appointments are made at Associate Professor level, starting salary will be £54,637 - £68,836

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies has the strongest REF2014 results of any Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies department in the UK, establishing Exeter as the leader in the field in terms of research quality, impact and environment. Our international profile as a pioneering and multidisciplinary institute continues to grow.

We are looking for a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research group. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. We are one of the leading research intensive groupings in the field internationally, and it incorporates the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies which is one of the largest area studies institutes dedicated to the study of Arabic, Islamic and the Middle East in Europe. As a result of a generous benefaction establishing the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 1999, the university has hosted three Al-Qasimi Chairs in the Institute in Islamic Studies, Arabic, Arab Gulf Studies. Applicants will become part of a vibrant research team at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

The area of specialism sought for the two chairs is broadly conceived: all areas in the study of Islam using different disciplinary approaches and interdisciplinary methods including (but not limited to) history, literary and cultural studies, religious studies, theology, critical studies, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, art history and archaeology, and digital humanities; all areas in the study of Arabic including (but not limited to) literature (ancient, pre-modern and modern), literary studies and history, language and linguistics, cultural studies, film and media studies, discourse studies, digital humanities, material culture, and translation studies. Excellent mastery of the uses of Arabic is expected, and proficiency in other relevant languages (Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Kurdish, Indonesian, for example) highly desirable.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Robert Gleave (tel: 01392-724025, email: R.Gleave@exeter.ac.uk) or the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof Debra Myhill (tel: 01392-724767, email: D.A.Myhill@exeter.ac.uk). You may also wish to visit: (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/)

For more information and to apply online please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date is 5th January 2017.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

University of Houston

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 Michigan

Faculty Appointment in Muslim American Studies (open-rank, tenure-track)

The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) seek qualified applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment in Muslim American studies.

We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the AMAS program. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests in Muslim American studies using intersectional approaches, such as frameworks of race, gender, and sexuality, are particularly of interest. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize broadly in Muslim American studies and examine multiple communities or issues – African American, South Asian American, Arab American, Latino/a/x, etc. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should submit a digital dossier via email attachments to ac-position@umich.edu and include the following components (please submit each component as a separate PDF file):

All applicants should provide:
• Cover letter addressed to Chair, AMAS Search Committee
• Curriculum Vitae
• Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
• Statement of current and future research
• Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
• Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, syllabi of courses taught, teaching awards)
• Sample syllabus for a course on Introduction to Muslim American Studies
• A list of 3 or 4 potential courses offerings in Muslim American Studies
In Addition:
• Untenured applicants - please provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address
• Tenured applicants - please provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is January 15, 2017.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of 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 Texas at Austin

Lecturer of Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in modern Hebrew language and Middle Eastern Studies beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching two semesters of intensive Hebrew annually on the first- and second-year levels plus two undergraduate courses in English in any of the areas of Middle Eastern Studies, ideally in a comparative or interdisciplinary context: history, political science, social science, culture (including film, communication, and new media). We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in subjects that will appeal to students broadly interested in the Middle East region. The ideal candidate will actively participate in the expansion and innovation of the Hebrew program.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. in relevant academic field; native or near-native command of Hebrew and English; and excellent record of teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level. Experience in coordinating programs highly desirable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three original letters of reference, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a content course in Hebrew or Israel studies, and student evaluations. Closing Date: February 1, 2017

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. https://apply.interfolio.com/39506

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Yale University

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies in the Council for Middle East Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University

The Yale Program in Iranian Studies (at the Yale MacMillan Center's Council on Middle East Studies) accepts applications for the newly-established Ehsan Yarshater Fellowship in Iranian and Persian studies for 2017-18 (renewable for one year).

The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, either in the Fall or the Spring semester, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the Iranian Studies Program and Council on Middle East Studies. Post-doctoral Associates are expected to be in residence from August 2017 to May 2018. Applicants in all fields of humanities and social and political sciences who have recently received their PhDs or are in the early stages of their academic career may apply. Requirements include a viable research project and teaching an undergraduate seminar in the field of specialization.
We will begin accepting applications immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2017 and continuing until the selections are final.

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.
To apply, send a one-page statement, CV, synopsis of your research project, and a draft of a syllabus of a course you propose to teach at Yale. You’ll also need to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/39665.

Yale University

Lector in Modern Turkish Language

YALE UNIVERSITY, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, invites applications for a full-time Lector position in Modern Turkish language. The initial appointment, beginning July 1, 2017, is for one to three years, depending on qualifications and experience, with a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will work closely with the Department, with the Center for Language Teaching, and with the Council on Middle East Studies.

Applicants must have an MA or PhD in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment. A native or near-native command of Turkish and English is required, as well as a strong record of excellence in teaching Modern Turkish language and culture at a university level. The successful candidate will have a specialization in second language acquisition, pedagogy, applied linguistics, or Turkish literature and culture. The candidate should be familiar with the communicative approach to foreign language teaching and comfortable using technology in the classroom and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. An ACTFL (OPI) certification is preferable.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced content-based courses in Modern Turkish language, together with other duties associated with the position. Among these are: program coordinating, curriculum development, language placement exams, language tables, student advising, university service, and organizing campus events. There may also be an opportunity to teach Ottoman, depending on the successful candidate’s skills and student enrollment.

Yale is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities.

Application Instructions:

The following materials are requested: an application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi for first, second and third year language courses, two lesson plans (in English) at two different levels of your choosing, and a hyperlink for a video recording of a class taught by the candidate. If the candidate cannot provide a hyperlink, a DVD disc of a recorded class can be mailed to the following address:

Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Turkish Lector Search Committee
320 York Street
HGS 314
New Haven, CT 06511

Materials should be submitted online via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/38444
Reviewing of applications will commence on December 1, 2016. We anticipate conducting interviews via Skype or the equivalent in early January 2017, with campus visits to follow in the Spring.

 



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