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
09/26/16 University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor, Modern Middle Eastern History Priority Deadline: October 14, 2016.
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.
09/21/16 Pomona College Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History (tenure-track) Review begins January 1, 2017.
09/20/16 Brookings Doha Center Director of Research and Fellow  
09/19/16 Wofford College Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) October 21, 2016 for full consideration. Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
09/19/16 The George Washington University Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Language and Israeli Literature (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/19/16 American University of Sharjah Assistant or Associate Professor in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature October 24, 2016 for full consideration.
09/19/16 American University of Sharjah Assistant or Associate Professor in Modern Arabic Literature October 24, 2016 for full consideration.
09/19/16 American University of Sharjah Assistant or Associate Professor in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language October 24, 2016 for full consideration.
09/19/16 University of Notre Dame Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins November 20, 2016.
09/16/16 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Gender and Women's Studies November 1, 2016 for full consideration.
09/16/16 Cornell University Lecturer in Turkish Language November 1, 2016
09/16/16 University of Minnesota Tenure-track Faculty Position in Qur'anic Studies October 17, 2016
09/14/16 University of Tennessee Assistant Professor in Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/14/16 Iowa State University Open Rank Position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with Specialty in Islam (first priority) or East Asian Religions October 24, 2016 for full consideration.
09/13/16 The Ohio State University M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies November 1, 2016 for priority consideration; open until filled.
09/13/16 Brown University Visiting Assistant/Associate Professorship in Modern Iranian Studies (post 1800) Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues 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.
09/09/16 California State University, Sacramento Probationary, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History Review begins October 3, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/09/16 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern/North African History (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2016; full consideration to apps. rec'd by that date.
09/09/16 Brandeis University Lectureship in Arabic Language (full-time, renewable) First consideration to apps. received by Oct. 15, 2016.
09/09/16 Columbia University Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ottoman History (Early Modern or Modern Periods) Review begins October 15, 2016; continues until filled.
09/08/16 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies One-year Fellowship (2017-18) - Middle East Politics, Economics, History, Religion, or Social Developments October 31, 2016
09/07/16 Barnard College Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations (tenured or tenure-track) Review begins October 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/02/16 Harvard Divinity School Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2017-18, Women's Studies in Religion Program (5 full-time positions) October 15, 2016
08/30/16 Bridgewater State University Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Global Languages and Literatures  
08/29/16 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
08/23/16 University of Oklahoma Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature (tenure-track) Review begins October 17, 2016 and continues until filled.
08/19/16 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant/Associate Professor - International Relations Open until filled.
08/17/16 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic Review begins October 17, 2016 and continues until filled.
08/17/16 Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Israel Studies October 15, 2016 for full consideration. Open until filled.
08/16/16 Brandeis University Assistant Professor in Classical Islam (tenure-track) October 14, 2016 for first consideration.
08/11/16 Willamette University Assistant Professor in the Department of History (tenure-track) September 23, 2016
08/11/16 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Office Manager, CHS Director's Office  
08/08/16 Franklin & Marshall College Assistant Professor or Instructor of History of the Islamic World/Middle East; (tenure track; may consider appointment at Associate Professor) November 15, 2016
08/08/16 Princeton University Associate or Full Professor - Religion (focus on religion, ethics and politics, or closely related areas) October 15, 2016 for full consideration.
08/04/16 West Virginia University Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East (tenure-track) Review begins October 28, 2016 and continues until filled.
07/29/16 University of Michigan Leo Lecturer III in Arabic Language November 10, 2016
07/19/16 Stanford University Assistant Professor/Tenured Associate Professor in Islam and Gender October 3, 2016
07/12/16 Leapforce At Home Independent Agent - Persian/Farsi  
07/12/16 Trinity College Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality (tenure-track) October 15, 2016
06/29/16 University of Southern California Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language Review begins October 15, 2016.
06/09/16 Ben Gurion University of the Negev Historian of the Modern Middle East (tenure-track) October 3, 2016
06/02/16 Furman University Open Rank Appointment in Comparative Politics (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2016 and continues until filled.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in Gender and Women's Studies

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a faculty position in gender and women’s studies to begin August 15, 2017.

We invite applicants with a PhD in the fields of literature and/or language studies having a clear focus on issues related to gender and women’s studies (or conversely). Preference is given to applicants whose research intersects with disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, history, philosophy, political studies, sociology, and visual culture, and engages the Arab/Muslim world. The new hire will be expected to coordinate the development of the university’s initiative in gender and women’s studies as a trans-disciplinary research and educational program. 



AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The new hire is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University.

The appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017.

To apply, send a cover letter describing your qualifications, experience, and vision for the new program, a CV, a chapter or article-length writing sample, a sample syllabus, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA
Or
Nadia Maria 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 preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials reach AUB by November 1, 2016.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Sharjah

Assistant or Associate Professor in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a faculty position in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2017. A Ph.D. in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre, era, or regional focus (Umayyad, Abbasid, Arab Spain, the Arabian Gulf) of classical or medieval Arabic literature. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.
AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 6,000 students of more than 90 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

For full consideration, applications must be received by 24 October 2016.
For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

American University of Sharjah

Assistant or Associate Professor in Modern Arabic Literature

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a faculty position in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2017. A Ph.D. in Arabic studies is required, with a focus on a genre of or regional focus in modern Arabic literature, preferably the Arabic literature of the Gulf or women’s literature or both. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.
AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 6,000 students of more than 90 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

For full consideration, applications must be received by 24 October 2016.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

American University of Sharjah

Assistant or Associate Professor in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Position in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL): The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a faculty position in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the fall of 2017, pending budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre, era, or regional focus of Arabic literature, preferably the classical grammatical tradition or related genre. Experience in teaching in or coordinating Arabic as a foreign language programs is strongly preferred. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

Strong applicants with Master degrees (M.A.) in TAFL and five or more years’ experience in teaching Arabic will be considered at the instructor rank.
AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 6,000 students of more than 90 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of referees to be sent to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu.

For full consideration, applications must be received by 24 October 2016.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

Barnard College

Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations (tenured or tenure-track)

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, is seeking a full-time tenured or tenure-track teacher-scholar for the Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, starting September 1, 2017. Rank open with strong preference for candidates with an established record of teaching and research and a mastery of the languages relevant to their specialization. Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures and/or literatures of the Middle East; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. Ph.D. required.
Teaching will include undergraduate general education courses such as “Middle Eastern Civilizations” and “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts of South Asia and the Middle East,” as well as more specialized and graduate courses. Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build an independent Program in Middle Eastern Studies at Barnard, and coordinating with MESAAS, Columbia University.

To apply: please submit a complete curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2378.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, and continue until position is filled.

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Historian of the Modern Middle East (tenure-track)

The Department of Middle East Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin 1 October 2017. Candidates should specialize in the history of the Middle East in the modern era.

We are looking for a candidate whose research offers critical perspectives on the history of the Middle East from the 19th century onward. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. S/he will be expected to actively engage in research, supervise graduate students, and take part in academic activity in the Department of Middle East Studies, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates must be qualified to teach in Hebrew.

Applications should be sent by Monday, October 3, 2016, to Dr. Iris Agmon (iragmon@bgu.ac.il) and include the following documents:

• Curriculum Vitae (including contact details);
• Description of future research plans;
• List of publications;
• Three recent publications and/or writing samples;
• Letter of intent stating willingness to begin teaching in the Fall of 2017;
• Three Letters of Recommendation sent by the referees directly to the above email address.

Binghamton University

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies

This position is the third of three cluster hires in Israel Studies and the successful candidate will be a member of both the Judaic Studies Department and the new Center for Israel Studies (see binghamton.edu/israel-studies/).

This position is affiliated with the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (see binghamton.edu/tae/).

Area of Specialization: Social Science. Areas of competence: Open. Comparative approaches are encouraged. A successful candidate will have a strong research program. Possible courses include Israel-Palestine, Israel-Arab relations, Israeli Government. Teaching experience preferred. Ph.D. in hand by 01 September 2017 is expected.

Required application materials include a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a brief writing sample (no longer than a paper or chapter), a teaching statement that focuses on pedagogy, 2 sample syllabi, and 3 letters of reference.
Applicants should use https://Binghamton.interviewexchange.com to submit their materials. Applications received by 15 October, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration, but
the search will continue until the position is filled. Binghamton University is an EO/AA employer.

Brandeis University

Lectureship in Arabic Language (Full-Time, Renewable)

Brandeis University, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, invites applications for a full-time, renewable lectureship in Arabic language beginning Fall 2017. The Department seeks a dedicated, meticulous, and passionate Arabist willing to contribute to the long-term quality, stability, and development of the Arabic program at Brandeis, particularly at the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction. Arabic courses at Brandeis service a wide range of student interests and programs, most notably the undergraduate Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program and Brandeis’ graduate program in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. The successful candidate must be able to employ an effective proficiency-based approach, including a rigorous and systematic approach to Arabic grammar.

In addition to fluency in English, the successful candidate will have: (1) native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Modern Standard Arabic, combined with an enthusiasm for teaching MSA as a dynamic and vibrant living language; (2) a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Arabic language and/or literature, language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field; and, (3) a demonstrated record of excellence in university-level Arabic instruction. Length of initial contract will depend on experience and will be subject to renewal, normally on a multi-year basis, contingent upon performance and the continuing needs of the Arabic program. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Interested candidates should submit the following to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7819: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, representative student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. First consideration will be given to candidates whose complete application files are received by October 25, 2016.

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

One-year Fellowship (2017-18) - Middle East Politics, Economics, History, Religion, or Social Developments

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering one-year fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, or social developments for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship can be either a post-doctoral position for new PhDs or a research fellowship for assistant professors during a year off from teaching. It would allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.

About the Crown Center
The Crown Center's research interests encompass the twenty-two members of the Arab League, stretching from Morocco to Iraq, as well as Israel, Turkey, and Iran. The Center's research focus extends well beyond Arab-Israeli tensions to include Middle East politics and history, Islamic studies, economic and social developments, and regional security and arms control.

The Center's research staff reflects its broad geopolitical focus. During its ten years of operation, experienced researchers with high-level expertise about Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, GCC and Saudi Arabia have conducted research for the Center. In addition to hosting conferences, seminars, and workshops, the Center has created tools for "real-time" distribution of analyses regarding current developments and events in the Middle East with its "Middle East Brief." The Center also publishes a Working Paper series to promote young scholars' opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, the Center's faculty teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at Brandeis University.

Eligibility
The 2017-2018 junior research fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East related fields. Ph.D. must be completed by September 1, 2017.

Terms
This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. The stipend for these 10 months will be $48,000. In addition, $3000 in funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the appointment period.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship. During their residence, fellows are required to write a Middle East Brief and participate in all Crown Center seminars, conferences, and other events, and may produce a Working Paper related to his/her research project.

Deadline
October 31, 2016

Notification
January 31, 2017

Inquiries
Please find the application and instructions at http://www.brandeis.edu/crown. Please direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at crowncenter@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5320

Brandeis University

Assistant Professor in Classical Islam (tenure-track)

Brandeis University announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Classical Islam to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have primary research interests and training in Classical Islam (e.g., Qur’an and tafsir, history, philosophy, Sufism, literature, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate expertise in classical Islamic texts and be able to teach courses using original Arabic sources and English translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The appointment is in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, which offers a variety of courses in the religion, literature, history, and culture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and also houses a Ph.D. program in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. The successful candidate will also participate in the University’s interdepartmental undergraduate program in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Only applicants with the Ph.D., or who expect to have the Ph.D. by August 2017, will be considered.

Applications, which should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7635, must include: a letter expressing research and teaching interests, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, a list of courses taught, and three confidential letters of reference. In addition, please include sample course syllabi for (1) an introductory survey course on Islam (Civilization and Institutions), and (2) an advanced course focused on classical Islamic texts for students with Arabic reading proficiency. Please contact Jonathan Decter (decter@brandeis.edu), Chair, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, with questions. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds with respect to race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability.

Bridgewater State University

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Global Languages and Literatures

BSU offers the only Anthropology Major at any of the Massachusetts State Universities. The Anthropology Department provides a strong liberal arts curriculum aimed at developing well-rounded, informed citizens with strong critical thinking abilities. Department programs also impart skills to students, preparing them for a wide range of professions. The department encourages students to continue on to graduate study.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach lower and upper division courses in Anthropology, including Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East as well as a new 100-level Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology course. The successful candidate should be able to teach some currently offered lower and upper division courses and add offerings in the Anthropology of the Middle East and other areas of expertise, including writing- and/or speaking-intensive courses as well as Introductory and Intermediary Arabic. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in University service.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Anthropology with specializations in linguistics and the Middle East.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.

They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of on-going scholarly activity, and interest in engaging students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching Anthropology and Arabic at the university level preferred.

Knowledge of and possibility of teaching Hebrew.

Experience in online teaching and facility with and interest in digital pedagogies.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Please apply on-line at https://jobs.bridgew.edu

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Brookings Doha Center

Director of Research and Fellow

The Director of Research & Fellow will manage the BDC research agenda, undertake and produce original policy-oriented research, and assist the BDC Director with management tasks. Management of the BDC research agenda will include developing a comprehensive research strategy with core programs; initiating new research projects and partnerships; supervising the editorial process of publications; managing an active Visiting Fellows program as well as research assistants and interns; identifying scholars for commissioned research papers and developing a related scholar database; and taking an active role in organizing policy meetings, workshops, roundtables, and public events. The Fellow's individual research and writing will include analysis papers, policy briefings, op-eds, and book projects. Management assistance to the BDC Director will include the recruitment and supervision of research staff; maintenance of working relationships with relevant organizations; maintenance of clear and effective communication with Brookings’s Washington office; and assistance with the organization of annual forums and conferences.

Note: This is a contractual position based in Doha, Qatar.

Responsibilities:

Managing the Research Agenda/Fellows/Publications (50%):
-Develop a comprehensive research strategy for the center; assess current research plans and devise new research areas.
-Supervise the editorial process of research-related publications, including analysis papers and policy briefs; ensure that research and outreach achieve highest level of quality and professionalism.
-Take an active role in conceptualizing and organizing BDC policy meetings, workshops, roundtables, and public events.
-Manage the BDC’s Visiting Fellow program; recruit new Visiting Fellows and outside researchers.
-Identify scholars for commissioned research papers on relevant topics.
-Develop and maintain a database of scholars that responds to the center’s thematic areas.

Research, Writing, and Outreach (35%):
-Undertake original policy relevant research and writing.
-Produce policy relevant research, including analysis papers, policy briefings, op-eds, as well as book projects.
-Provide media commentary and expertise.

Additional Management Duties (15%):
-Recruit, supervise, and mentor staff; oversee the BDC’s research internship program.
-Maintain working relations with relevant organizations inside and outside of Qatar.
-Maintain clear and effective communication with the Brookings Washington, DC office.
-Other tasks as determined by the Director.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in political science, economics, or a related field required; Ph.D. strongly preferred. Must have a proven record of writing and publishing policy-oriented research on the contemporary Middle East. The successful candidate should have program management experience, including a record of overseeing scholarly research.

Ability to undertake research projects; manage staff and visiting scholars involved in projects; produce journal articles and book-length monographs; and lead issue-focused meetings, workshops, and other events. The Fellow must have the capacity to conduct outreach to the public, academia, and the policy community to ensure the impact of BDC research programming. Complete written and spoken fluency in English and advanced proficiency in Arabic is required.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Strong research record. Organizational, administrative, communication, and managerial skills, with a high level of professionalism. Must be flexible, diplomatic, trustworthy, a good team player, and able to work in a fast-paced environment and undertake projects with little supervision.

https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1262/director-of-research-and-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job

Brown University

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor in Modern Iranian Studies (post 1800)

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professorship in modern Iranian Studies (post 1800). The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. This is a one-year position with a strong possibility of renewal for a second year. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives, and who have experience teaching and supervising undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three classes a year and is expected to actively cultivate broad interest in Iranian Studies at Brown and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university. Additional funding for programming and research expenses will be considered.

Qualifications
Scholars at the Assistant or Associate level are eligible to apply. Teaching experience and a record of publication and professional service are desirable. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the duration of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, the following materials should be submitted prior to that date to the application portal in Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/37453):
1. A cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field, area of specialization, and teaching experience.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A detailed statement describing the applicant’s research. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplementary material.
4. Three references for scholars familiar with the applicant’s research, who will be contacted for shortlisted candidates.
5. Writing sample.
6. Proposed class syllabi.

Interviews will be conducted by Skype and/or at the MESA conference. Campus visits will be conducted in early 2017.

For further information, please visit the Middle East Studies website (http://www.middleeastbrown.org/). To contact us, send an email to mes_director@brown.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to:

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

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

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern/North African History (tenure-track)

HISTORY - Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern / North African history in the History Department, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Appointment to begin September 7, 2017. Geographic focus and time period are open. Interdisciplinary and transnational approaches welcome. The successful candidate will teach lower-division general education History survey courses (e.g. World History) as well as upper-division and graduate courses in Middle Eastern and/or North African history. Ability to teach comparative history comparing the history of the Middle East / North Africa to the history of other geographic regions (e.g. the United States) preferred. The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter, with a reduction in course load in each of the first two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development. Additional duties include maintaining an active program of professional development, student advising and department/university service appropriate to the teaching load. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in History or related field must be completed by the date of appointment. The College of Liberal Arts strongly values inclusion and diversity especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This is one of seven searches in the College of Liberal Arts intended to increase curricular coverage of areas related to inclusivity and diversity, and successful candidates will be expected to contribute to strengthening the college's efforts in these areas. The other searches are for positions in Communication Studies, English, Social Sciences, and Psychology & Child Development. It is anticipated that a minimum of four hires will be made across these searches.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University. Faculty should build collaborative relationships across the University and with colleagues at other universities.

For details and application instructions visit http://www.calpolyjobs.org, complete the required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #104182. Applicants with complete files submitted by review begin date will be given full consideration. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: 11-1-16. EEO.

California State University, Sacramento

Probationary, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern history to begin Fall 2017.

The successful candidate must be able to teach the lower-division Islamic civilization survey, upper-division courses in Middle Eastern history, and other courses in the area of specialization, including graduate seminars. Field is open but specialization in Ottoman history and interest in working with the CSUS Hellenic Studies program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic collection of Ottoman Turkish and Arabic manuscripts are desirable. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to Middle Eastern history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise history majors, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community.

The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2017. Experience as a university-level instructor is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population and possess a strong teaching and research record. California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

Review of applications will begin October 3, 2016; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/. Click on the “External Applicants” link titled “Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Complete instructions for the electronic application are found at the link labeled “Instructions.”

Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

1. A cover letter indicating teaching and research qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Writing sample.
4. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).
5. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available.

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by regular mail to: Chair, Middle Eastern History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6059.

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, by email at jkwilson@csus.edu. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Clery Act statistics available.

Columbia University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ottoman History (Early Modern or Modern Periods)

Columbia University in the City of New York seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Ottoman History (Early Modern or Modern periods) to begin on July 1, 2017. Ph.D. must be conferred by time of appointment. Candidates must show exceptional promise as teachers and scholars. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who take transnational approaches to the history of the Ottoman Empire.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on modern Turkish Republic in addition to offering courses in their specialization. The candidate will also be expected to teach in the Contemporary Civilization program. We also encourage candidates interested in digital history to apply. Applicants should include a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63356

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Cornell University

Lecturer in Turkish Language

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, invites applications for a position as Lecturer in Turkish language for two years beginning in the academic year 2017-19. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester: Elementary and Intermediate Turkish 1 and 2 and this will be a 2/3 time appointment. Minimum requirements are: a Masters’ Degree in a related field such as Turkish Literature, Linguistics or Comparative Literature; experience teaching Turkish language (ideally including Ottoman Turkish); and demonstrated commitment to innovative methods of language instruction. The successful candidate will join a department with a long history of teaching Middle East Languages, and a college committed to growing Turkish studies on campus. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7987 by November 1, 2016. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Office Manager, CHS Director's Office

The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), is an inter-disciplinary research and study center that conducts original and rigorous research on conflict, humanitarian crisis, state fragility and war to peace transitions in the Middle East and North Africa. The CHS is housed at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institution dedicated to training a new generation of academics, researchers and leading professionals who can advance knowledge and respond to the needs of the Arab region.

Through integrating research and teaching work, CHS seeks to reconcile the worlds of theory and practice in order to focus more directly on effective problem solving. The CHS provides unique graduate education for scholars and humanitarian practitioners interested in understanding and responding to the challenges faced by war-torn communities in the region. It does so in partnership with world-leading academic and policy centers. The MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action (CMHA) is the flagship teaching activity for the CHS.

The CHS is currently seeking an exceptional candidate to provide professional and confidential management and administrative support to the CHS Director. The CHS Director’s Office Manager is responsible for coordinating the processes associated with faculty and student recruitment as well as CHS general research and training projects. S/He is responsible for ensuring good communication from the Director’s office to both internal and external stakeholders.

For a full job description and to apply please visit: https://www.dohainstitute.edu.qa/En/Careers/Pages/ NonAcademicApply.aspx?&JobId=DIHR011

Franklin & Marshall College

Assistant Professor or Instructor in the History of the Islamic World/Middle East (tenure-track)

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of the Islamic World/Middle East in the Department of History beginning Fall 2017. The rank will be Assistant Professor or instructor depending on qualifications; with appropriate qualifications, appointment at the Associate level may be considered. Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctoral degree. The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels in the history of the Islamic World and the modern Middle East along with contributions in the College’s general education program, Connections. She or he will also cultivate connections with other programs, initiatives, and departments beyond history, for example, International Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Government, and Religious Studies. Franklin & Marshall faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, active mentors, and productive scholars. Teaching load is 3/2.

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

Candidates should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/36412): letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, a writing sample, teaching evaluation forms, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic.

Furman University

Open Rank Appointment in Comparative Politics (tenure-track)

The Department of Political Science at Furman University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track appointment in comparative politics to begin Fall 2017. The candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in comparative politics and upper level courses in the area of Middle East politics. The ability to teach a Politics of Africa course and/or an introductory course in research methodology is a strong plus. S/he must demonstrate the potential for superb teaching and excellence in scholarship.

Furman University is a private, selective liberal arts college of about 2,700 residential students located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville has a thriving downtown and international community and is within a short driving distance of Charlotte, Atlanta, and Asheville. The Department of Political Science has 15 full-time members. Normal teaching responsibilities are five courses, spread over two terms, typically including two or three introductory courses and two or three upper level courses.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. We will also meet with interested and qualified candidates at the American Political Science Association convention in Philadelphia, PA. To apply please go to https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/5738 . For any questions please contact the chairperson of the search committee Dr. Akan Malici at akan.malici@furman.edu. Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Furman offers employment benefits to domestic partners of employees.

The George Washington University

Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Language and Israeli Literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in modern Hebrew language and Israeli literature. The position entails overseeing, staffing, and shaping the modern Hebrew offerings as the Hebrew Program Coordinator, under the oversight of the department chair; teaching courses on Hebrew language and literature in the original and in translation, and involvement with the Judaic Studies Program. Basic Qualifications: All applicants must have an earned PhD in modern Hebrew literature/language or a closely related field, teaching excellence as demonstrated by course evaluation summaries, potential for strong record of scholarly publication as demonstrated by publications and research agenda, native or near native fluency in Hebrew as well as in English, and experience in use of instructional technology. Information about the department and current faculty members can be found at https://cnelc.columbian.gwu.edu; see also, for the Judaic Studies Program https://judaic.columbian.gwu.edu.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/37454 and upload a letter of interest, current CV, sample publications, statement of research, teaching philosophy and program development, and at least three samples of course syllabi, course evaluation summaries. Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to GW_CNELC_Search@gwu.edu, or physically mailed to Hebrew Search, George Washington University, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, 801 22nd Street, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 1st , 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent pending final budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Harvard Divinity School

Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2017-18 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program (5 full-time positions)

Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2017-18 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. Salary for 2017-18 will be $60,000. Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2016. Please see our website (http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply) for more information.

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

Iowa State University

Open Rank Position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with Specialty in Islam (first priority) or East Asian Religions

The department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa invites candidates to apply for an Open Rank position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with specialty in Islam, our first priority, or East Asian religions, to begin August 16, 2017.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach sections of an introductory World Religions course and/or Religion in America in addition to courses in his/her specialty. Teaching load is typically 5 courses/year.

To ensure full consideration applications should be in by October 24th. For further detail and information on how to apply visit https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/21158.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

Leapforce

At Home Independent Agent - Persian / Farsi (United States)

Job Description
This position is restricted to residents of the United States only
Position Type: Independent Contractor

This is a Personalized Search Engine Evaluator position. As a Personalized Search Engine Evaluator, you will be given tasks that are generated from your personalized content based on your Google account linked to your Gmail address that you use to register with Leapforce. Ideal candidates will be highly active users of Google's search engine and other products; use Google Play at least once per week; use Google+ more than once per month and have more than 11 people per circle and have a Gmail account with web history turned on.

Search Engine Evaluators conduct research, evaluation and feedback on search engine results by, but not limited to, measuring the relevance and usefulness of web pages in correlation to predefined queries, by providing comparative analysis of sets of search engine results and various other techniques.

Leapforce is looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home, independent contractor opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for one of the world's largest internet search engine companies.

Search Engine Evaluators will need to combine a passion for analysis with an understanding of various online research tools. Applicants must be detail oriented and have a broad range of interests.

Ideal Search Engine Evaluators will possess the following skills:

Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities.
Have in-depth, up-to-date familiarity with Persian/Iranian social culture, media, and web culture in the Middle East
Excellent comprehension and written communication skills in English and Persian
Broad range of interests, with specific areas of expertise a plus
University degree or equivalent experience (degrees in-progress are acceptable). Advanced degrees a plus
Possess and use a self-supplied high speed internet connection (DSL, Cable Modem, etc.)
Possess and use a self-supplied Android phone version 4.1 or higher, Windows phone version 8.1 or higher, or an iPhone version 4s or higher
All candidates are required to take and pass a qualification exam before becoming a Search Engine Evaluator. There are three parts to the exam: a theoretical component and two practical components. Supplied study materials can be used during the exam.

Please Note: We are unable to offer more than one Search Engine Evaluator position per IP Address.

TO APPLY: https://www.leapforceathome.com/qrp/public/jobs/list

The Ohio State University

M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies

The Ohio State University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applications for the M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The preferred field of specialization is pre-modern Arabic Islamic texts and traditions or classical Arabic language and literature. Areas of expertise may include Qur'an and tradition literature, pre-Islamic poetry, philosophy, Islamic theology, belles-lettres, and Arabic grammar and lexicography, among others.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have: a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures or a cognate or related field; a distinguished record of scholarly publications; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and experience in mentoring advanced students in their long-term research projects. He or she will have highly advanced ability in traditional literary Arabic and developed research skills in at least one other language of the region. Native or near-native fluency in modern Arabic is preferred. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from lectures for beginning undergraduates to advanced Arabic text seminars for PhD students, will supervise doctoral candidates, will participate in the service of the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University, and will serve as a liaison between the department and the wider community.  Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries(see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7874. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to November 1st will receive priority consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kevin van Bladel at vanbladel.2@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Pomona College

Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History (tenure-track)

Full-time tenure-track position. 2/2 course load. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2017. Teaching experience required. Teach first half of 2-semester introductory survey, introductory survey of Islamic art, and introductory and advanced undergraduate discussion courses in an intercultural, comparative curriculum on the art and architecture of the Mediterranean basin (ca. 300-1300) that relate late antique pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art as part of a Late Antique and Medieval Studies (LAMS) Program at the Claremont Colleges. Research focus in Islamic art. Creative cultural interactions between global Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Studies and contemporary issues encouraged. Dossiers should include: letter of application with related course background and ideas about curriculum in areas listed above; CV; graduate school transcripts; three brief statements addressing teaching philosophy, scholarship, and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and 3 letters of reference. These documents should be sent to George Gorse, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Art History, Pomona College, 145 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 or to ggorse@pomona.edu. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017.

Princeton University

Associate or Full Professor - Religion (focus on religion, ethics and politics, or closely related areas)

The University Center for Human Values and the Department of Religion at Princeton University invite applications from accomplished scholars working primarily in the field of religion, with a focus on religion, ethics and politics, or closely related areas, for appointment as (tenured) associate or full professor. The appointment will be held jointly in the two units.

We ask applicants to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees. Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. We cannot guarantee full consideration for applications received after October 15, 2016. We aim for an appointment effective September 2017.

Princeton University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Stanford University

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)/Tenured Associate Professor in Islam and Gender

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender. The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of three references at this time. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 3, 2016.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7445

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Trinity College

Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

The International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Programs at Trinity College announce a joint tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for an innovative scholar of transnationalism whose work focuses on gender and sexuality, is informed by feminist and queer theory, and is rigorously interdisciplinary in its approach to the world. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work focuses on peoples, institutions, discourses, and practices outside North America and Europe. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in his/her specialty as well as core courses in both programs, including an introductory course in gender and sexuality studies with a transnational focus and an upper level course in feminist and queer theory. INTS and WMGS are interdisciplinary programs, and we welcome applicants from any discipline.

Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year.

The successful candidate will be housed jointly in the International Studies Program (http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/ International/Pages/Overview.aspx) and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/ Women/Pages/default.aspx).

Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is a coeducational independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. An AA/EOE, the college is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, a sample syllabus, and three letters of reference on the following site no later than October 15, 2016: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.

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, 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 Massachusetts

Assistant Professor, Modern Middle Eastern History

Faculty (Tenure Track - Academic Year/9 months)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

The Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a position in Modern Middle Eastern History. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, tenure track, beginning Fall 2017. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses on the Modern Middle East, including large introductory and upper-level courses intended for general students, History majors and Middle East Studies majors. The new hire will be expected to collaborate on academic initiatives for the study of the Middle East and North Africa at UMass and in the Five Colleges.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Requirements:

A Ph.D. in History or a closely related/relevant field is required at the time of hire, September 1, 2017.

To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no greater than 40 pages in length (as PDF) and the names and email contact information for three references online at https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74277.

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of October 14, 2016, in order to ensure consideration.

The Search Committee will conduct interviews at the MESA annual meeting.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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University of Michigan

Leo Lecturer III in Arabic Language

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a full-time position as Coordinator and Lecturer III in Arabic Language, to begin September 1, 2017, pending final budget approval. The Coordinator will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty teaching first through third-year Arabic language. Responsibilities include 6-9 instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and program affairs, student advising, and supervision of program faculty (including mentorship for new faculty). This is a non-tenure-track, university-year appointment for an initial three-year period. The appointment is renewable for an additional multi-year period, contingent upon successful performance reviews.

Required qualifications are an advanced degree (PhD strongly preferred) in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching or equivalent, native or near-native fluency in Standard Arabic, a dialect of Arabic, and English, and extensive experience in teaching various levels of Arabic, at the postsecondary level, using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology.

Desired qualifications include previous experience in program coordination, teacher training and materials development; OPI certification; an ability and interest in teaching advanced level courses in Arabic; experience with flipped classrooms; and experience with teaching Arabic using an integrated curriculum of fuSHa and colloquial (as currently represented by the 3rd edition of Al-Kitaab).

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at http://tinyurl.com/h8cdv7r. You will be required to upload 1) a letter of interest, 2) current cv, 3) names and email addresses for three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 5) evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations, etc.) and 6) a video (or link to a video) of the candidate teaching Arabic, with 7) a narrative to contextualize the teaching demonstration and relate it to the statement of teaching philosophy. Applications without a teaching video and accompanying narrative will not be considered.

All materials must be received by November 10, 2016. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Union Affiliation
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

University of Minnesota

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Qur'anic Studies

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Qur’anic Studies to begin 8/28/2017. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, or other related area is required by the start date.

We are searching for a scholar of early Islam with clear expertise in the interpretation of the Qur’an and related literature and history of this period. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to,
• Issues of exegesis, rhetoric, oral and written textuality (textual history, intertextuality)
• Critical historical, comparative, literary, or sociological approaches to the Qur’an and related literature
• Interpretive traditions over time, cultural connections with non-Islamic traditions
• Islamic legal studies

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in the specific research area, fluency in Arabic, an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries, and evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching. Knowledge of other relevant language families, such as Hebrew, Coptic, Greek, Persian, etc., is preferred.

Applications must be submitted online at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Click the Apply button and search for Job Opening ID #312746. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research interests, and your qualifications and experience, and (2) your curriculum vitae. A writing sample (3) of not more than 40 pages must be attached as an additional document through your “My Activities” page. Three letters of reference in pdf form should be sent separately by their authors to the search committee chair at rels@umn.edu. Candidates who make the initial cut will be asked for a philosophy of teaching statement, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations.

Application deadline: October 17, 2016

Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21. Some interviews may be held at MESA in Boston, November 17-20. Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Nabil Matar, matar010@umn.edu. More information: http://religiousstudies.umn.edu/

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

We are seeking an exceptional and dynamic individual in the area of Jewish studies who will lead and serve as Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a public land grant research university and member of the Big 10/Committee on Institutional Cooperation, with a total enrollment of over 25,000 students. The Harris Center for Judaic Studies promotes and supports scholarship in Jewish civilization and the nature and history of anti-Semitism. The Center administers an interdisciplinary minor in Jewish Studies, support for undergraduate and graduate research, and a program of public lectures and conferences, and oversees a scholarly community for faculty working on topics related to Jewish Studies.

We are seeking faculty members at the associate to full professor level who have active scholarship or creative activity in Jewish studies. Field of expertise is open within the social sciences and humanities. The tenure home will be within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Director will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the Center and foster the full potential of the Center through innovative collaboration within UNL and outreach to the Lincoln and Omaha communities.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities with expertise in Jewish studies; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service; and a vision for enhancing the research and educational programs of the Center. Requirements also include excellent communication skills, both oral and written; evidence of community engagement; demonstrable leadership ability; and an interest in working with the University Foundation, donors, and alumni to support fundraising. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of experience in program development and budget planning.

To be considered for this position, candidates should apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_160185, and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative form. Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, the names of three references, and brief research, teaching and administrative statements. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: JSDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or Judaic Studies Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (Fax: 402-472-1123). Screening of applicants will begin on November 1, 2016; however, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic beginning August 2017. Required qualifications: Significant graduate work beyond the master's degree in Arabic or a related field (Islamic Studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies); native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; proficiency in English; teaching experience with adult learners; and commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups. Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field; experience with program building; interest and experience in translating and interpreting; ability to incorporate Arabic film into the curriculum and/or contribute to our minor in Francophone Studies.

Job duties: teaching first and second year Modern Standard Arabic as well as occasional courses at the upper level in language or culture, growing the Arabic program, and contributing to service activities in the Department, the community and the profession.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.
Screening of applications will begin October 17, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. See the complete position description and apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu.

University of Notre Dame

Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Language

The Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Classics at Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Arabic language to begin August 2017. The position has a one-year renewable contract. Successful applicants will have at least an M.A. in linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or relevant field, as well as preparation in communicative language pedagogy. Successful applicants will also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect, and English, and some experience teaching Arabic at beginning and intermediate levels.

Please apply via Interfolio.com using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/27764.
Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2016. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Li Guo at lguo@nd.edu.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at http://arabic.nd.edu

University of Oklahoma

Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature (Tenure Track)

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies, a thriving academic department in the expanding College of International Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Persian literature, funded by the Farzaneh Family Foundation. Applicants’ primary research focus should be in the field of modern Persian literature. Candidates with additional teaching and research expertise in classical Persian literature and language pedagogy are also encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include advanced Persian language instruction, as well as survey courses in Persian literature in translation. Candidates will also be expected to offer thematic courses in literature and culture that contribute to the comparative, global, and transnational curriculum of the Department of International and Area Studies.

The successful candidate will join a growing and vibrant program in Iranian Studies at the University of Oklahoma, with two tenure-line faculty already present, and searches for three additional tenure lines forthcoming. Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English, and demonstration of an active research agenda, are also required. We hope to welcome a new colleague with a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusivity and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 350 majors, and an MA in International Studies with 40 students enrolled. The Department has approximately 20 full-time faculty with collective research strengths in the areas of development, security, and national identity. For more information, please visit the IAS website at https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a comprehensive public research university with a Carnegie classification of very high research activity known for excellence in teaching and research. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. For more information, visit http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample. Submit all materials electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7640.

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups as we continue to build a diverse faculty. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution (www.ou.edu/eeo).

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 Southern California

Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language

The University of Southern California’s interdisciplinary Middle East Studies Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, is seeking to hire a full-time, teaching-track lecturer to teach courses on Arab state/society/culture and Arabic language. The position will commence in August 2017.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline with a focus on the MENA region; native or near-native fluency in Arabic; demonstrated ability to teach Arabic language (including one colloquial dialect).

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: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/69196. Please submit a letter of interest, C.V., and recent teaching evaluations. Review of files will begin on 15 October, 2016. For more information please contact Ms. Renee Almassizadeh at almassiz@usc.edu.

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 Tennessee

Assistant Professor in Arabic (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall 2017. Ph.D. required (or ABD with promise of completion by August 2017), with native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English essential. Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research and teaching excellence is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who could teach one undergraduate course in French per year, along with three in Arabic. Specialization is open, but those with expertise in linguistics, pedagogy, classical Arabic, medieval studies, or global studies are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty from this and other departments are in the process of creating a new Middle East Studies interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major and minor beginning fall 2017. Salary competitive. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Please send a cover letter, CV and transcripts to http://apply.interfolio.com/37597. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above site by the same deadline.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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.

West Virginia University

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

The Department of History at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the Modern Middle East, beginning August 16, 2017. WVU is ranked as a R1 Research University (Highest Research Activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the normal teaching load is two courses per semester for research productive faculty. We are interested in candidates whose research specialization can contribute to one or more of the department’s four thematic strengths: gender and kinship, imperial and postcolonial societies, labor and political economy, and war and society. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general surveys of World History, as well as specialized courses in the modern Middle East at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to have an active research agenda that focuses on the modern period (1800 to the present). Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in History or a closely related field at time of appointment, ability for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a record of scholarly publications, and potential to secure external research funding.

To apply for this position, please visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, c.v., and sample scholarship. In addition, arrange to have three letters of references sent to the Search Committee Chair at Joshua.Arthurs@mail.wvu.edu. For additional information contact Dr. Arthurs at this email address or by telephone at 304-293-9303.

The screening process will begin on October 28, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The department expects to conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Boston, November 17-20, 2016, with alternative arrangements for selected candidates not attending the conference.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Willamette University

Assistant Professor in the Department of History (tenure-track)

The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017.

We seek candidates with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda.

We seek a candidate with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies.

Ph.D. required, ABD will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2017.
Rank and Appointment: Assistant Professor

For more information about the Department of History, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/history.

Willamette University is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum, committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Founded in 1842, as the first University in the West, Willamette takes full advantage of its location in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Salem, across the street from the state capitol, and a one-hour drive from Portland, Eugene, the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. The 72-acre campus consists of an undergraduate college of liberal arts together with professional schools in law and management. To learn more about Willamette University, please visit http://www.willamette.edu.

For complete job announcement and to apply online please visit https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/2121

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Wendy Petersen Coring, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, at wpeterse@willamette.edu.

Application Deadline: September 23, 2016

Wofford College

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC) at Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic to begin fall 2017. A Ph.D. in Arabic (or evidence of imminent completion) is required by September 1, 2017. Wofford is a nationally-ranked, Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts institution of 1600 students. MLLC is one of the largest departments at the College, with thirteen dedicated, full-time professors teaching in five distinct language programs of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish, who enjoy a supportive and convivial work environment.

Wofford College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into a range of high-impact educational experiences, including study abroad, living-learning communities, and opportunities for internships, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

The successful candidate will be teaching first- through third-year Arabic language and culture courses, and will be working collaboratively to grow the Arabic program within the MLLC department and throughout the campus. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English is required and the knowledge of one or more colloquial dialects is desired. Arabic at Wofford is fully integrated into the MENA Program and the Arabic Professor will be asked to help mentor students on their MENA Capstone projects and engage in extracurricular activities associated with the program. Candidates are expected to be teacher-scholars with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship. The salary will be competitive and consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.

All applications must include the following materials: a letter of application that addresses how the candidate is prepared to meet the specific needs of Wofford’s Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department; how the candidate plans to grow Arabic and work with the MENA Program; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college and at Wofford, in particular); a statement of scholarly interests; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Applicants are welcome to include supplementary evidence of teaching effectiveness and published articles.

Submit all materials, ordered as above, electronically as one pdf file to: ArabicSearchMLLC@wofford.edu.

For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 21, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the department, Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner, at krickaignerka@wofford.edu or 864-597-4506.

Wofford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from members of under-represented groups. To learn about Wofford, explore www.wofford.edu. For information about the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, go to http://www.wofford.edu/modernlanguages/.

A more detailed job ad with a description of Wofford’s surroundings can be found at: http://www.wofford.edu/modernlanguages/arabicSearch/.



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