MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
3/26/15 New York University Clinical Assistant Professor-Modern Middle East June 1, 2015
3/26/15 New York University Arabic Language Lecturer Review begins March 31, 2015.
3/24/15 Humboldt University of Berlin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History  
3/24/15 University of Oxford Instructorship in Persian April 27, 2015 at 12 noon.
3/12/15 Rice University One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islamist Movements in the Middle East in the Baker Institute for Public Policy  
3/11/15 Brookings Doha Center Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University April 15 for Fall July 15 for Spring
3/10/15 Indiana University Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Review begins April 5, 2015.
3/6/15 Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar Junior Research Fellow (Doha) April 15, 2015
3/5/15 American University of Beirut Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition Review begins immediately; April 1, 2015
3/5/15 Lehigh University Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic  
2/20/15 Princeton University Library Director, East Asian Library  
2/20/15 University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language Faculty Research Assistant - Persian March 5, 2015
2/18/15 Cornell University Lecturer in Turkish Language March 31, 2015
2/18/15 Cornell University Lecturer of Arabic March 31, 2015
2/17/15 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Position Vacancies in the Legal Studies Program  
2/5/15 Cleveland Clinic Managing Editor  
2/3/15 Vanderbilt University Senior Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins March 9, 2105 and continues until filled.
2/2/15 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professor (open rank) Review begins immediately; open until filled.
1/26/15 Northwestern University Associate Director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (MTS) Program  
1/14/15 American Councils for International Education Resident Directors  
1/6/15 University of California, Berkeley Lecturer in Turkish Language February 16, 2015 (midnight)
1/6/15 Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Manager of Student Services for the CIEE Study Center in Amman, Jordan  
1/6/15 The New School Studley Senior Fellow in International Affairs For full consideration: January 15, 2015; open until filled.
1/6/15 The New School Assistant Professor in International Affairs (emphasis in economics) For full consideration: January 15, 2015; open until filled.
1/5/15 Bilkent University, Ankara Full-time Position in Comparative Politics and Turkish Politics February 13, 2015
12/2/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Recruitment and Admissions Officer Applications reviewed as received.
12/1/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Program Head of Arabic Composition Applications reviewed as received.
11/18/14 University of Minnesota Assistant Professor/Instructor in Arab Studies (Literature, Film and Culture) Priority given to apps. received by December 15, 2014.
11/13/14 University of California, Riverside Assistant Professor in Linguistics (tenure-track) Review beings immediately and continues until filled. For full consider-ation, submit by December 10, 2014
11/13/14 North Carolina State University Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Middle Eastern History Review begins January 30, 2015 and continues until filled.
10/24/14 University of Houston Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History (associate or full professor) Review begins December 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/17/14 University of Minnesota Lecturer or Teaching Specialist in Arabic  
9/30/14 Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington Resident Fellow Directors (three positions) and Program Outreach & Communications Director  

 

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

Recruitment and Admissions Officer

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for the Arts and Sciences (AQB), the first liberal arts program in Palestine, is seeking to fill a full-time Recruitment and Admissions Officer position within the College's administrative team. The position's focus will be on growing the undergraduate college, through targeted recruitment throughout Palestine. As Recruitment and Admissions Officer, s/he will work closely with the Dean and the Assistant Dean in the organization of multi-media recruitment campaigns, school visits, expos, communication with local ministries, school principals, teachers and counselors. S/he handles the drafting, design and publication of recruitment materials, coordinates student and faculty ambassadors, and communicates with prospective students and their parents. S/he will also organize and coordinate the admissions process, creating and maintaining files for every applicant, organizing and coordinating admission interviews, and managing correspondence with applicants. Recruitment and admissions responsibilities are expected to take 60% of the candidate's time. S/he will be assigned an administrative workload to fill the remaining 40% level of effort. S/he will work closely with the Director of Administration and Finance, Dean, Assistant Dean and members of the administrative team in carrying out these responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, efficient, and able to juggle multiple tasks at once. Applicants must be able to travel with ease throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, including during evening hours. Other qualifications include: 1. A degree from an accredited American liberal arts college. 2. In-depth understanding of the secondary education system in Palestine. 3. At least 3 years of experience in program administration, ideally within an institution of higher education. 4. Superior written and verbal communication skills in Arabic and English. 5. Experience in public relations and marketing. 6. Experience developing content for publication and facility with a range of social media formats. 7.A reliable vehicle and a valid drivers license for the Palestinian Territories and Israel is a plus. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hr14012@bard.edu.

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

Program Head of Arabic Composition

Now in its sixth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of about 240 students in 2013-14. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which, in the social sciences, is generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages or more. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York). AQB has an opening for a full-time position as Program Head of Arabic Composition at Al-Quds Bard College. The candidate should be prepared help design and oversee a new, writing intensive multi-disciplinary program of classical Arabic texts in literature and philosophy. The two- semester course, required of all of our incoming students, asks them to master the skills of close reading and analytical writing in the Arabic language. Candidates should be fluent in literary Arabic, with a preference for those holding a doctorate in Arabic language, Arabic literature, Comparative literature (with an Arabic component), or Philosophy (with an Arabic component.) Applicants must also be able to write in Arabic and be prepared to teach advanced writing skills and help students write essays in Arabic. Applicants should be prepared for intense cooperation with both faculty members and students. Position open immediately for Spring 2015. Faculty will be expected to teach three courses per semester and closely collaborate with other faculty across the Core curriculum. Required qualifications: - Graduate degree in Arabic language, Arabic literature, Comparative literature (with an Arabic language component), or Philosophy (with an Arabic language component) - Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, both written and spoken. Native language speaking preferred. -Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into all courses -A willingness to participate in Bard College faculty development seminars Preferred qualifications: - Successful experience teaching Arabic language or literature - Published written work in Arabic - Knowledge of a wide array of Arabic religious, literary, and philosophical texts and a passion for designing an Arabic language "great books" course. To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/27931. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

American Councils for International Education

Resident Directors

American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors to work in a number of countries on a variety of summer language programs ranging from six to eight weeks in length. Individual programs are designed for high school students or undergraduate and graduate students. All programs focus on the acquisition of the target language and culture in an immersion setting. Target languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: Early June - August 2015 (exact appointment dates will vary by program and site). The Resident Director represents American Councils on overseas programs. The Resident Director will work with the host institution, managing communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arranging logistics for the group, advising participants as required and resolving medical and other issues as necessary. Resident Directors must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs and other events and activities focused on the immersion experience. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Resident Directors oversee a small program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program. Other reporting requirements may apply. Prior to departure, Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for overseas staff. The Resident Director may be asked to travel with his/her participant group at the beginning and end of the program; the Resident Director may also be asked to travel to the program site in advance of the students' arrival. This position reports to the DC-based Program Manager and staff. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive any necessary visa. **** Please note that this position is not a teaching position. For more information and to apply, please go to American Councils for International Education's career page. http://www.americancouncils.org/about/careers.

The American University of Beirut

Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor in rhetoric and composition to begin September 1, 2015. Candidates with research interests relevant for the region are encouraged to apply (such as Arabic, Middle-Eastern, or Islamic rhetorics; multilingual, transnational, or comparative rhetoric; translation or translingual pedagogies). Candidates will contribute to the development of a new MA in Rhetoric and Composition, and to the development and administration of the composition program, writing center, and writing in the disciplines initiative. We particularly invite applicants with knowledge of a regional language (e.g. Arabic, Persian, Turkish). The teaching load is 3/2 with a 50% course release for administrative appointments and generous support for junior faculty research. Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus; arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o New York Office 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 USA Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb Review begins immediately. For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by April 1, 2015. Members of the department will be available to talk to interested candidates at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, FL, March 18-21, and the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Seattle, March 26-29. The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. AUB is an equal opportunity employer.

Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington

Resident Fellow Director (3 positions) and Program Outreach & Communications Director

The Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington, an independent, non-profit new organization dedicated to advancing research and policy deliberations on U.S.-Arabian Gulf countries' issues is seeking to fill three full-time permanent Resident Fellow Director positions (see below) and one Program Outreach & Communications Director position. Unit Directors will be based in Washington, D.C. and will be expected to write short and long term policy and academic papers of publishable quality designed to enhance U.S.-Arabian Gulf countries' understanding and cooperation in the fields of national security, political economy, energy security, and socio-political dynamics. The four positions to be filled are as follows: 1. Director of Strategy and Politics Unit 2. Director of Economics and Energy Security Unit 3. Director of Social Studies and Culture Unit 4. Director of Program Outreach and Communications Unit

Director of Strategy and Politics: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of the Strategy and Politics Unit is responsible for producing highly analytic, timely and relevant short policy essays, medium length Occasional Papers, and long term strategic papers on political and security issues affecting U.S.- Arabian Gulf countries' interests and security. The candidate selected will be active in soliciting similar papers and studies from non-resident academics and policy makers (non-resident fellows) both in the United States and from the Arabian Gulf countries. The Director is also responsible for supporting all facets of AGI's other programs, including panel discussions, colloquia and conferences, lectures and cultural events. He/she recognizes the value of and need for a wide variety of academic and policy events and activities. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of an internationally recognized academic institution with a doctorate degree in politics, international Relations or politics, security studies, and/or Arabian Gulf studies. Interest in Persian Gulf security and political dynamics is a must.

Director of Economics: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of the Economics Unit is responsible for producing long and short-term strategic papers on economic issues affecting U.S.- Arabian Gulf countries' interests and security. The candidate selected will be active in soliciting similar papers and studies from non-resident academics and policy makers both in the United States and the Arabian Gulf countries. The Director is also responsible for supporting all facets of AGI's other programs including panel discussions, colloquia and conferences, and the lecture and film series. He/she recognizes the value of and need for a wide variety of academic and policy events and activities. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of an internationally recognized academic institution with a doctorate degree in Political Economy, Macroeconomics, or Development Studies, preferably with a focus on the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula countries. Interest in Gulf energy issues, pipeline diplomacy; impact of energy resources on absorptive capacities; diversification; trade and monetary issues; Business climate and risk management; and environmental degradation are desirable.

Director of Social Studies and Culture: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of the Social Studies and Culture Unit is responsible for producing long and short-term strategic papers on sociopolitical, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting U.S.- Arabian Gulf countries' interests and security. The candidate selected will be active in soliciting similar papers and studies from non-resident academics and policy makers both in the United States and the Arabian Gulf countries. The Director is also responsible for supporting all facets of AGI's other programs including panel discussions, colloquia and conferences, and the lecture and film series. He/she recognizes the value of and need for a wide variety of academic and policy events and activities. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of an internationally recognized academic institution with a doctorate degree in Near East Studies with a focus on the Arabian Gulf region. An interest in tribal societies and traditions; gender issues; religious and ethnic/sectarian issues; youth empowerment; social networks; social media; civil society; minority politics; inclusion versus exclusion; expatriates in the Gulf; and cross cultural modes of communications, is highly desirable. Some fluency in written Arabic and in spoken Arabic is a plus.

Director of Program Outreach and Communications: This position is located in Washington D.C. The Director of Program Outreach and Communications Unit is an experienced program officer specialist with experience in planning and implementing programs and communicating with the press. Knowledge of the Middle East and US policies are required. The candidate selected is responsible for establishing efficient and effective public outreach through a variety of public programs designed to attract the Washington community of decision makers in the legislative and executive branches of the US government as well as Think Tanks and Academia. He/she is responsible for "marketing" AGI's publications to the outside world and for developing sustainable strategies of engagement with the media through print, broadcast and social media networks. The ideal candidate will have experience in program organization and implementation, overseeing a program budget, media relations, message development, and digital communications. Previous experience in media relations and planning and implementing policy programs is a plus. Some fluency in verbal and written Arabic is desirable.

Employment Conditions: Directors are appointed to three-year renewable positions. Initial contractual appointments and subsequent renewals are subject to AGI Board of Directors approval. The first year of employment is probationary.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and future potential. A health insurance allowance, a two-week annual leave, and sick leave are provided as part of the contract.

Travel and Travel Allowance: Directors will be required to occasionally travel to the Arabian Gulf countries and elsewhere to build collaborative policy and academic programs and to engage in productive professional exchanges in support of their department's research projects as well as those of AGI. Travel authorization is subject to the AGI President's approval.

Application Procedure: Applicants for any of these four positions should submit a resume, a letter of interest that includes a statement of philosophy and research and teaching experience, and salary requirements. Please e-mail resume, supporting letter, and salary expectations to Senior Academic Consultant, Dr. Kamal Beyoghlow at Beyoghlowka@gmail.com. Preferred candidates must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.  Arabic Language skills a plus.  Candidates not falling into these categories may be considered.

Bilkent University, Ankara

Full-time Position in Comparative Politics and Turkish Politics

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey invites applications for one full-time position from scholars specializing in the fields of Comparative Politics and Turkish Politics who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the Department. The search is open to candidates at any rank. The anticipated starting date is September 1, 2015. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field at the time of appointment. They must have an active, theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous research agenda as evidenced by publications, and must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The medium of instruction at Bilkent University is English.
Interested applicants should apply online with the following documents
at:  https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/POLS2015

1)   Cover letter that includes brief statements of research and teaching,
2)   CV,
3)   Names and contact information of three referees
4)   Two article-length sample publications

Applications will be accepted until February 13, 2015. More information about the Department is available on our website at www.pols.bilkent.edu.tr.

Brookings Doha Center

Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University

In 2011 the Brookings Doha Center launched a joint Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University (QU). Over the course of a 4-6 month period, Fellows teach up to two courses at the university and have the opportunity to conduct original research of their own. Initial appointments are for one semester, renewable up to 10 months. Fellows are expected to author a policy briefing on their area of focus, to be published by Brookings. Candidates with a focus on the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply. BDC-QU Fellows teach 2 semester-long courses (16 weeks) at Qatar University on a topic of his/her own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU International Affairs program (History, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Education, Law), or a related subject as defined by the Visiting Fellow. Courses are typically discussion-based, enabling Fellows to develop and refine their ideas and research in an academic setting. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, with a proven record of publishing and fluency in English.

Timeline and Deadline

The program accepts two Fellows per academic year. Applications are due by April 15 for a Fellowship beginning in the Fall of the same year, and July 15 for a Fellowship beginning in Spring of the following year. Fellows will receive a competitive grant that will cover the costs of travel to and from Doha, accommodation, and living expenses. An additional fund for further travel and research in the region will also be provided.

How to Apply

Submit the following documents to: DohaCenter@brookings.edu

  • A CV including professional and educational experience, citizenship, three references, and full contact information.
  • A 200-300 word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University.
  • A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic.
  • A cover letter which, along with anything additional you wish to convey, states: (a) how you first heard of the Fellowship; and (b) when you would be available to start.

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. No phone calls and no employment agencies please. Note: We regret that due to a high volume of applications, only those applicants selected for further discussions will be contacted.

Cleveland Clinic

Managing Editor

Year after year, Cleveland Clinic is ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. That's why people from across the country and around the world come here for care. As leaders in basic and clinical research, we offer exceptional career opportunities, as well as access to cutting-edge technology and innovative medical ideas. This position will support the development/ management of health content for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; therefore, fluent knowledge of Arabic is required. The Managing Editor is directly responsible for the development/production of publications and/or documents with a medical or health care focus, including acquiring, writing, and editing material. The ideal candidate oversees production and art development and coordinates work with personnel, including proof readers, illustrators/artists, graphic designers, authors, freelancers, and photographers. In addition, he/she works with vendors as needed. The candidate oversees the day-to-day operations in the development and processing of publications and/or documents with the direct responsibility for managing the editorial and production resources needed to produce material consistent with Cleveland Clinic's objectives and image. This position is responsible for edits, writing, rewrites, copy edits, and proofing articles.

Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Life Sciences or a related field. 2. Five years' experience in progressively responsible editorial positions in a publishing or information-development setting with a target audience of physicians, other health care professionals, or consumers of medical and health care-related information.

Cleveland Clinic strives to reward dedication with an integrated and comprehensive benefits program that meets the needs of a diverse workforce and provides meaningful choices. Along with pension/savings plans, wellness programs and medical/dental/vision coverage, we offer flexible spending plans, life insurance and disability plans, paid time off, tuition assistance program, and reimbursement for professional certification. Learn more and apply now at: http://jobs.clevelandclinic.org/home/job-info?id=244089300&t=Managing-Editor-Job. EOE.

Columbia University

Arcapita Visiting Professor (open rank)

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2015 or spring 2016 semester. The position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history, culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will be expected to teach two courses, participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute, and give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate. A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience in English are required by the beginning of the appointment. Experience teaching at a university in the Middle East highly preferred. For additional information and to submit your application, please visit our Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) website http://bit.ly/1KKZxcm Review of submissions will begin immediately. 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 2015-16. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester: Elementary and Intermediate Turkish 1 and 2. Minimum requirements are: a Master's 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/5367 by March 31, 2015. 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.

Cornell University

Lecturer of Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, anticipates an opening for a dynamic Arabic language professional to join its team of Arabic instructors for a full-time position as Lecturer of Arabic beginning in the academic year 2015-2016. The position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal for 3-year terms dependent upon performance reviews and funding availability. Requirements are: 1. Master's degree or equivalent in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy; 2. Native or near native fluency in Arabic: oral fluency in spoken Arabic, preferably an eastern dialect such as Levantine, Iraqi or Gulf, and written fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; 3. Proficiency in spoken and written English; 4. Recognition of colloquial Arabic as a legitimate linguistic form, and willingness to teach colloquial Arabic and Modern ! Standard Arabic in the same course; 5. Willingness to work as a member of a small team of language instructors; 6. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative methods of language instruction. Please submit applications to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5368 including curriculum vitae; statement of Arabic teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references by March 31, 2015. 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.

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Manager of Student Services for the CIEE Study Center in Amman, Jordan

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to helping people acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.  Founded in 1947, CIEE is a worldwide leader in international education and exchange programs operating across 41 countries.

CIEE is seeking a Manager of Student Services for the CIEE Study Center in Amman, Jordan. This position will be responsible for overall design, implementation and quality of student services programming and residential life and assisting the Resident Director with the general daily administration of all programs offered at the CIEE Study Center in Amman. Candidates must have a Master’s degree and 3 years relevant experience, preferably  in study abroad or international education exchange, including  professional or academic experience in Jordan and the Middle East region broadly. Appreciation for Jordanian culture and people is required. Fluent English and Arabic communication skills are required. In-depth knowledge of U.S. educational systems is required.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity and apply at www.ciee.org/careers

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Position Vacancies in the Legal Studies Program

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration and Development Economics, has been newly established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. Student applications have now opened and the DI is scheduled to launch its first academic year in the Fall semester of 2015.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is seeking to strengthen its Master’s Program in Legal Studies by the appointment of academic staff in the following specialisations: Public Law, International Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and International Business Law.

The positions are open-rank on the academic scale and contracts are normally offered for a period of three years, renewable. Applicants will have a proven research record and teaching experience in their field. Knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable but not a condition. Successful candidates will have the exciting opportunity to participate in building up a new program in a new institution.

Applicants should submit a CV with the names and contact details of three referees and a cover letter in which to highlight the possible scope of their contribution to the delivery of the Program as detailed on the DI website, and to the School at large with its interdisciplinary ethos in both teaching and research. The selection process will remain open until the positions are filled. The successful candidates will be expected to take up the posts as soon as is practically possible but no later than the beginning of September 2015. The DI offers internationally competitive salaries and benefits based on rank and experience and the opportunity of promotion across ranks, subject to performance.

For further information on the DI’s mission, faculties and programs, please visit:
www.dohainstitute.edu.qa

Inquiries and applications (detailed CVs and cover letters) can be sent to: careers@dohainstitute.edu.qa.

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Junior Research Fellow (Doha)

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ), together with the Woolf Institute in Cambridge and the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, is the recipient of a research award from the Qatar National Research Fund. The study proposes the first cross-country comparison of interfaith initiatives in Qatar, UK and India to determine how best to assess their effectiveness in improving interfaith relations. The proposed study will be the first ever to examine the effectiveness of interfaith initiatives and to conduct empirical research in multiple locations. The Junior Research Fellow (JRF) will be based in Doha for the life of the project, with regular travel to India. At the same time, the JFR will work closely with the PIs based in Cambridge - Drs. Edward Kessler, MBE and Shana Cohen. This position is full-time during the three-year award period. The successful candidate may be considered for employment during the full life of the grant or for a portion thereof. The position will start in August 2015.

Responsibilities

The Junior Research Fellow will play a critical role in conducting field research in Delhi and Doha, maintaining communication between the UK and Qatar, and gathering background information. Specifically, the JRF will:

  • Facilitate and maintain communication amongst the research team.
  • Be responsible for background research and information gathering.
  • Assist the Lead-PI and PI in the UK in preparations for the fieldwork components of the project, including interview content.
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups in Doha and Delhi.
  • Assist in analysis and writing-up of research findings.
  • Prepare all project outcome documents.
  • Function as a communication conduit and first point of contact between the LPI, Co-LPI, PIs and other SFSQ research and administrative personnel and manage continuous follow-up on all administrative aspects of the project's workflow.

Requirements

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be a candidate for a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area (Social Sciences or Humanities with knowledge of comparative religions).
  • The candidate will preferably have conversational Arabic skills and experience living in the Middle East, South Asia or both.
  • The successful candidate will also ideally have some exposure to evaluation methods and/or qualitative research, but if not, will receive training from the PIs.

Hiring will be done through Human Resources at SFS-Q. If your background and skills are a match for this position and its requirements, please apply here: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20141904. You will be asked to submit a CV and cover letter. Deadline is April 15th, 2015. Georgetown University SFS-Q is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Humboldt University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History

Within the ERC Advanced Grant 2011 - FOUNDMED. Foundations in medieval societies. Cross-cultural comparisons - there is a position as a post-doctoral research fellow to be filled at the Department of History of the Humboldt University of Berlin as of May 1, 2015. The position is a fixed-term position limited to the project period ending May 31, 2017. The project focuses on comparative investigations of foundations in the medieval millenium. Under the leadership of the principal investigator five experts from the fields of Medieval, Byzantine, Jewish, Islamic and Indian studies are to collaborate on an "Encyclopedia of Foundations in the Medieval Millenium."

Job description

Scientific services in research within the ERC Advanced Grants FOUNDMED ("Foundations in medieval societies. Cross-cultural comparisons") - write articles for the field of Islamic Studies to be published in the intercultural and comparative encyclopedia of foundations in medieval societies within the broader framework of "Foundations and Society," in close cooperation with other post-doctoral scholars from Byzantine Studies, Jewish Studies, Indology and Medieval Studies - fulfill tasks for his or her own academic research.

Requirements

An excellent doctoral degree in the field of Islamic or Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic, Iranian or Turkish Studies - excellent command of languages relevant to the historical sources and good command of English - at least reading knowledge of German; since the working language of the project is German, candidates with little or no oral proficiency in German will be expected to attend a language course (paid for by the project) in order to communicate effectively in the language - ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team with representatives from four other fields and to work in comparative perspective - desirable, but not required, is a good knowledge of the history of foundations - willingness to relocate to and work in Berlin.

Please send your application with the reference number DR/041/15 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät I, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Prof. Dr. Michael Borgolte, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or in electronic form to foundmed@hu-berlin.de. Your application should include a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents, a detailed description of your experience in research and teaching, current and future research projects and a list of publications with up to 5 selected reprints of more recent works. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application. Humboldt University is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad as well as those with an immigration background are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Indiana University

Full-time Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in Arabic, beginning August 1, 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses from beginning-to advanced-level Arabic per semester and actively participating in all the academic and cultural activities of the Arabic program. The successful candidate will preferably have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field, and is expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, an Arabic dialect, and English. Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1459. Inquiries can be directed to Connie Sue May, Goodbody 214, Indiana University, 1011 E Third St., Bloomington, Indiana 47405. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2015.

Lehigh University

Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Lehigh University invites applications for a one-year position (renewable for a second year) as Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic (depending on qualifications) to teach all levels of Arabic language. We are seeking applications from recent ABDs or PhDs with teaching experience in Arabic and a demonstrated record of teaching accomplishment. Candidates must be able to teach Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect (preferably Egyptian). The teaching load is three courses per semester and the starting date is fall 2015. The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. To apply, please send cover letter, a teaching statement, CV, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to Antonio Prieto, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Lehigh University, 9 W. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015, or email ap01@lehigh.edu. We will begin the review process immediately, and will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

The New School

Studley Senior Fellow in International Affairs

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, invites applications for a half-time appointment as the Studley Senior Fellow in International Affairs, beginning on July 1, 2015. The Studley Senior Fellow is a half-time, one-year teaching and research appointment renewable for up to three years. The New School is strongly committed to diversity in higher education and particularly invites applications from those individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectual community through research, teaching, and service.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs is a multidisciplinary Master’s level program within the Milano School that bridges critical theory and practical training. Its approach is distinctive in the New School tradition: reflective, iconoclastic, and morally engaged. The program was recently named one of the country’s top international affairs programs by the Foreign Policy Association. The program offers five concentrations: Cities and Social Justice, Conflict and Security, Development, Governance and Rights, and Media and Culture.

Candidates should combine extensive academic and practical experience in international affairs with a research agenda and interest in teaching and working closely with Master’s level students. Candidates should have experience working on one or more of the following program concentration areas: Development, Conflict and Security, Cities and Social Justice, Governance and Rights, and Media and Culture. The successful candidate should have a strong research interest in the social sciences and a focus on geographical regions outside of Europe and the United States. A Ph.D. in one of the social sciences is required, and we welcome candidates whose research crosses disciplines and whose scholarly work illuminates contemporary political questions and issues.

For full consideration, please submit applications by January 15, 2015, although applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals who belong to groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Further information and application procedures: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/11426

The New School

Assistant Professor in International Affairs (emphasis in economics)

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning on July 1, 2015. The New School is strongly committed to diversity in higher education and particularly invites applications from those individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectual community through research, teaching, and service.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs is a multidisciplinary Master’s level program within the Milano School that bridges critical theory and practical training. Its approach is distinctive in the New School tradition: reflective, iconoclastic, and morally engaged. The program was recently named one of the country’s top international affairs programs by the Foreign Policy Association. The program offers five concentrations: Cities and Social Justice, Conflict and Security, Development, Governance and Rights, and Media and Culture.

The successful candidate will be a social scientist with an active agenda of research and publication and a strong background in economics, including in areas such as institutional economics, development economics, and political economy. Candidates should have a research focus on geographical regions outside of Europe and the United States, particularly the Middle East. We encourage applications from candidates whose research crosses disciplines and whose scholarly work provides a critical understanding of contemporary issues in international affairs. While the position is primarily dedicated to supporting the International Affairs MA/MS program, faculty are expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
A Ph.D. in one of the social sciences (including but not limited to political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and geography) is required.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals who belong to groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

This position is dependent on final budget approval from the Office of the Provost.

For full consideration, please submit applications, writing samples, and three letters of references by January 15, 2015, although applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Further information and application procedures: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/11456

New York University

Clinical Assistant Professor - Modern Middle East

The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies in Arts and Science at New York University, a Title VI institution, invites applicants for a Clinical Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, renewable non-tenure track position to start September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We are interested in a scholar whose field of research and teaching is in politics, culture, or social sciences of the modern Middle East, and who has demonstrated research and teaching experience. The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of the modern Middle East, knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, and has a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: Anthropology, Comparative Middle Eastern Studies, Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Cultural Studies, Politics/Political Economy, Sociology, or Urban Studies/Geography. The appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate level (mostly 2-year program MAs and some PhDs), advise MA students, organize and run MA-thesis workshops, and participate in the activities of the Kevorkian Center. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, excellence in teaching and advising, and a willingness to partake in administrative duties. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2015. To apply see the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at http://neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu/page/home via the "Employment" link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research, teaching and advising experience, c.v., writing samples, sample syllabi, and the names of three referees. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

New York University

Arabic Language Lecturer

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for the position of Arabic Language Lecturer to start on September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates must at least have an M.A. by the time of appointment (a PhD is preferable) in the domain of Arabic language, linguistics or a related area. Experience teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) at the University level, familiarity with proficiency-based language teaching and testing, native or near native command of Arabic, ability to teach all levels of Arabic is required. Familiarity with the use of technology in language teaching is desirable. 

To apply, visit the department website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu/ and use the “Employment” link to submit a cover letter, a current c.v. a sample of your writing (publications, preferably in the field of language pedagogy, will be a plus), along with your most recent student evaluations, and three references. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

North Carolina State University

Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Middle Eastern History

Applications are invited for a one-year, Modern Middle East History teaching postdoctoral fellowship at North Carolina State University beginning Fall 2015. Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any aspect of modern Middle Eastern History are encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach two classes per semester in the Department of History. The Teaching Scholar must also complete NC State's Certificate in Teaching Techniques, a unique program that prepares the faculty of tomorrow- http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/postdoctoral-affairs/ncsu_citt.html. The Teaching Scholar will pursue their own individual research agenda and be guided by a faculty mentor in their respective field. A research presentation in the Spring semester of each year will summarize progress in this arena and should result in one or more publications. The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will be evaluated on a regular basis regarding his/her teaching and mentoring of students. Experience as a teaching assistant or instructor of record desired. Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History must have been awarded no more than three years from date of postdoctoral appointment. Advanced graduate students with the Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered. The position offers an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits and office space. Travel money to academic conferences for paper presentations may be available. Funding is expected to last for 12 months at this time, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 12 months. Review of candidates will begin January 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations (as "other document 1", if available). Finalists will need to provide three letters of reference. All applications need to be submitted through the NC State online job portal: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/44606. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Northwestern University

Associate Director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (MTS) Program

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program (MTS) at Northwestern University seeks an experienced scholar to fill a position in the interdisciplinary field of Turkish Studies, and to participate in the management and coordination of the program's activities. Additional responsibilities include academic research and teaching that involves introductory and intermediate undergraduate courses on modern Turkey's history, culture and society. MTS operates under the auspices of the Buffett Center and the Associate Director reports to Center leadership. Learn more about the Keyman Program at www.turkishstudies.northwestern.edu. The appointment is expected to be 75% in the MTS Program and 25% in an academic department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The directorship will be an annual (12 month) appointment for a three year period, with the expectation of renewal. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience. Occasional work outside of normal business hours for events and meetings. Domestic and international travel will be required on an occasional basis.

Applicants must: 1. Submit a letter indicating interest, qualifications, and describing relevant research, administrative, and teaching experience; 2. Provide a current curriculum vita; 3. Arrange for confidential letters of recommendation sent from 3 references who can address the candidate's scholarly, instructional, and administrative skills; 4. Include samples of scholarly publications 5. Provide a teaching portfolio including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and associated student evaluations.

Specific Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for scholarly activity in Modern Turkish Studies, including organization of conferences, speaker series and similar academic events; initiating grant proposals for external funding; participating in fundraising activities; 2. Promoting and offering relevant undergraduate courses and learning experiences in Turkey; 3. Building relationships among MTS's stakeholder groups (i.e., faculty, administrators, students, academic programs, alumni, and other supporters); 4. Developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with higher educational institutions around the world to advance collaborative research, teaching, and engagement; 5. Facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and cross-school research among social sciences, arts, and humanities; 6. Developing communications materials and fulfilling reporting requirements; 7. Representing MTS at Northwestern, nationally, and internationally; and 8. Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. A doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, in a relevant social science or humanities field; 2. An established research focus on some aspect of Modern Turkish studies; 3. A successful teaching record in undergraduate courses related to modern Turkey; 4. Experience advising undergraduate students; 5. A record of administrative experience and leadership in higher education; 6. Knowledge of current research trends in Modern Turkish Studies, including both social sciences and humanities; 7. Ability to organize international, interdisciplinary collaborations with individual scholars and institutions; 8. Native or near-native fluency in Turkish; 9. Demonstrated capacity for management and project oversight; 10. Proven ability to work independently and as a team member; and 11. Superior communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred Qualifications: Comparative or interdisciplinary research situating Turkey in the context of other countries or world regions is desirable. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply: For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system. Job Opening ID number for this position is 24816. Apply Here: https://nuhr.northwestern.edu/psp/hr91prod_ss/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/ HRS_HRPM.HRS_JOB_OPENING.GBL?Action=U&HRS_JOB_OPENING_ID=24816.

Princeton University Library

Director, East Asian Library (Requisition #1500096)

The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. More information: http://library.princeton.edu/

Position:

The East Asian Library's (EAL) collection contains more than 801,000 bound volumes, 38,000 print and electronic serials subscriptions, rich offerings of digital content, and a world-famous collection of rare books and artifacts. About 69% of EAL's holdings are Chinese, 27% Japanese and 4% Korean. Collections range across all fields of knowledge but focus especially on humanities and social sciences. The EAL is staffed by 4 librarians, 3 support staff, and many student assistants. Another 11.5 FTE of staff are devoted to processing and cataloging East Asian materials. The Director bears primary responsibility for all aspects of administration of the EAL, supervision of staff, providing leadership in planning and implementing collections, liaison and services, and representing the Library in many national and international partnerships with other centers of excellence in East Asian Studies. The EAL serves students (undergrad and graduate), faculty and visiting researchers associated with the study of East Asia in all disciplines at all levels. In close liaison with the Department and Program of East Asian Studies, and serving the broad East Asian studies constituencies across campus, the Director coordinates the work of Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies Librarians in developing and managing strong, interdisciplinary digital and print collections, shaping and providing innovative services for all levels of library patrons (via reference, research consultation, instructional programs, exhibits, and production of online guides) in support of learning, teaching and research. The Director works closely with the Department and Program to ensure the EAL provides outstanding support for their over-arching priorities on classical traditions, history and literature, and the study of the contemporary world of China, Japan and Korea. Liaison with other departments (including Tech Services, Systems, Center for Digital Humanities, and Preservation) forms an important component of the operation of the EAL. The Director's work is coordinated with that of other area studies units in the Library system, under the oversight of the Associate University Librarian for Collection Development. In proportion to the East Asian Library's international stature, the Director provides high-level leadership and initiative, representing Princeton in regional, national, and international organizations and meetings; seeking opportunities to advance inter-institutional initiatives for collaboration in collection development, digitization, preservation and access, and other projects; and helping to identify opportunities for grants to further enhance the Library's service to this field.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in library science OR equivalent combination of education & professional library experience
  • Minimum 3 years professional library work in an academic or research library
  • Advanced degree in a humanities or social science field; OR at least 4 years relevant library experience in East Asian Studies
  • Proficiency in at least one East Asian language; excellent oral & written communication skills
  • A record of successful leadership, management and strategic planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of colleagues and scholars

Strongly Preferred:

  • Experience in managing a branch library or library department
  • Experience supervising professional staff in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff, across all functions of the library system
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment

Applications:

Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://jobs.princeton.edu. Click the "Search Open Positions" button on the left, and search Requisition #1500096. Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rice University

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

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

Required skills:

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

Applicant must include or be prepared to provide:

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

For more information, please see http://jobs.rice.edu:80/postings/3482.

University of California, Berkeley

Lecturer in Turkish Language

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a full-time lecturer in Turkish language. The appointment is renewable, with the expected start date of July 1, 2015. Minimum full-time annual salary is $49,012. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum qualifications: The successful candidate must have an M.A. or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Turkish language, linguistics, applied linguistics, or related field, and experience in teaching Turkish at the college level. S/he must possess native or near-native competence in speaking, listening, writing, and reading Turkish, and must have the capacity to employ up-to-date and effective methods of language pedagogy and testing.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is desirable.

Responsibilities include teaching first-, second-, and third- year Turkish language courses; cooperating with the department’s language coordinators in planning and teaching the department’s Language Pedagogy course for teachers of Near Eastern languages; providing guidance to undergraduates in NES who wish to complete a minor in Turkish; and, if relevant, providing preparatory guidance and materials for Graduate Students Instructors and lecturers teaching Turkish during the summer session.

Applicants should submit the following materials at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00628, before midnight February 16th, 2015: an application letter, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. Applicants should submit a video tape or digital video – via either web link or DVD – of not more than twenty minutes of a recent class taught. (If submitting DVD, it needs to be sent to the Turkish Language Lecturer Search, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 250 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1940). The demonstration video may be from an elementary or intermediate Turkish class, but should not be from the very early first-year Turkish lessons.
Please direct all inquiries to: nes@berkeley.edu.

The University and the Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California non-discrimination and affirmative action policy, see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor in Linguistics (tenure-track)

Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE 2014-15 Position(s): Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Linguistics Starting Date: July 1, 2015 Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Qualifications: We seek a linguist who does innovative and important research on the intersection of linguistics and literature, possibly in semantics, historical linguistics, or other areas that bridge the two fields. Research may, for example, include translation theory, aesthetics, semiotics, or syntax. This person would interact with colleagues who work in fiction, poetry, film, or other texts. Applicants' language areas should be in at least two of the languages represented in our department. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in teaching linguistics courses, and should have in hand by the time of appointment a PhD in Linguistics or in a closely related field with a solid foundation in linguistics. Duties: The successful candidate should be prepared to: 1) teach basic and advanced undergraduate core courses on general linguistics; 2) serve our undergraduate majors in Languages, in Linguistics, and in the other major areas; and 3) contribute to the graduate program of our department. The current standard teaching-load is four courses per year on the quarter system. Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, a statement of research and teaching interests, 4-5 letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations by submitting the application and materials using UCR's on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00275 Confidential Letters solicited via AP Recruit System Only - Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within APRecruit at time of application. Only completed applications that include the letters of reference may be reviewed by the committee. Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 10, 2014. Department Contact person: Professor Lisa Raphals (lisa.raphals@ucr.edu) The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of Houston

Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History (associate or full professor)

The Department of History at the University of Houston invites applications for the Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History at the associate or full professor level. This is an endowed position that provides funds to be used by the chair to support research and programs related to Arab history. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The chair will play an instrumental role in the development of Arab Studies at UH and will share his/her perspectives on Arab history with the local community. Candidates for the position should be working in the post 1798 time period. Applicants for this position should have native or near native proficiency in Arabic and English. The research specialization is open, and we welcome a wide range of subfields within Modern Arab History. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses in Arab history, as well as undergraduate courses in the field. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of publication and professional service commensurate with appointment to an endowed professorship. History Department website: http://uh.edu/class/history Application Procedures: To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Thomas F. O'Brien Chair, Modern Arab History Chair Search Committee University of Houston Department of History 524 Agnes Arnold Hall Houston, Texas 77204-3003. The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Maryland

Faculty Research Assistant - Persian

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking a faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in linguistic research in Persian (Farsi and/or Dari). The projects will support CASL's mission to conduct state-of-the-art research in areas that result in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. The FRA's initial assignment will be to provide research and administrative support to projects with a Persian (Farsi and/or Dari) language focus and/or components. Duties: Responsibilities include linguistic analysis, pronunciation and audio file development, preparation of pedagogical materials, morphology, lexicography, native speaker fieldwork and literature reviews. The FRA will also assist the project with administrative duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports, schedule meetings, and take minutes during meetings. Compensation for this position is competitive commensurate with experience and education. Qualifications: Bachelor required. Masters preferred. Knowledge of spoken and written Persian. Candidates must have self motivation, a demonstrated work ethic, and an ability and willingness to learn to work with quantitative research methods, corpus linguistics, and computer applications for linguistic and phonetic research. The successful candidate will work as a member of a larger team and be motivated to receive training as needed. Familiarity with government and defense-related foreign language activities will be a plus. Experience with phonetic (e.g. PRAAT) or speech technology software (ASR, TTS), Linux and any scripting language is a plus. Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security clearance. CASL, established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliated research center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. Our research focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals; advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a government professions; and improving the quality of human language technology. For more information, please visit www.casl.umd.edu Application: For best consideration please apply online by March 5, 2015. You will need to submit a cover letter, resume, list of references containing the contact information for three professional referees, and up to three writing samples. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/32103.

University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor/Instructor in Arab Studies (Literature, Film and Culture)

The University of Minnesota's Department of Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2015 (08/31/2015). Desired expertise: Arabic literature, film, drama, or other cultural texts, from any historical period. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Arab Studies, Comparative Literature or related field; native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic; advanced ABDs considered. Duties/Responsibilities: maintaining an active program of scholarly research; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising students; contributing service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession. All applicants required to apply online via https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=125607. Please click on "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" and follow the instructions. Please attach the following required materials: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a sample of your scholarly research (an article or chapter, published or not). Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department -- emailed to all@umn.edu or mailed to: Arab Studies Search Committee, Asian Languages and Literatures, U of MN, 220 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 15, 2014. The Asian Languages and Literatures department is currently expanding and restructuring its course offerings relating to Arab Studies and Arabic language and is anticipating exciting developments in this area. The department is also offering a number of language instructor positions. For details, see employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=124686.

University of Minnesota

Full-Time Lecturer/Teaching Specialist in Arabic (Fall 2015)

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a full time appointment to teach Arabic starting fall semester 2015. The position will be full-time for the fall semester 2015 (08/31/15 - 01/13/16) and/or spring semester 2016 (01/14/16 - 05/29/16). There is an option for teaching summer courses. 

The position is for day, evening, or a combination of day/evening courses, taught on a semester basis. Full-time appointments are eligible for benefits. Salary range is competitive based upon qualifications. The position may be annually renewable depending on departmental need, funding and performance. 

This posting seeks to establish a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2015/16 academic year. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis through the academic year. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach assigned language classes/sections; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; and participate in program governance as appropriate.Required qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent in Arabic or related field, including but not limited to Arabic linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, or Education. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Strong English language communication skills. Min. 2 years university-level teaching experience in the Arabic language. Demonstrated ability to lead communicative, student-centered classrooms. Collegiality and ability to work in a team. 

Candidates with a Masters degree will be appointed as a Teaching Specialist; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as a Lecturer. 

Please apply online via the Employment System  
at employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=124686 

To be considered for this position, please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. Please upload a cover letter, your CV, and a list of three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation on your behalf (include contact information). Please also submit a statement of teaching philosophy and written documentation of quality teaching, such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, sample class materials, or other written documentation. 

Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. 

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

University of Nevada Reno

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics of the Middle East (tenure-track)

The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno is soliciting applications for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2015. We are looking for an applicant whose primary area of expertise is focused on the comparative politics of the Middle East. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with complementary expertise in political economy, democratization and human rights. Applicants with training in qualitative research methods and the ability to teach graduate level qualitative research methods will also be given consideration in the search process. The selected applicant will be expected to teach at all levels (lower-division undergraduate, upper-division undergraduate and graduate M.A./PhD). Applicants should show strong research and grant potential. Ph.D. in Political Science Comparative Politics Middle East specialization Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2015 for appointment as an Assistant Professor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15807 EO/AA.

Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of Oxford

Instructorship in Persian

University Grade 6 - £27,057 - £35,256 per annum

University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies invites applications for a full-time Instructorship in Persian, to commence on 1 October 2015. Teaching and research in Persian has a long and distinguished history at Oxford, and the Instructor will join a team of scholars in Persian and Iranian Studies, and related fields. The Instructor will be expected to give between 15 and 20 hours of instruction in every week of the University's full term and to undertake administration, course development and examining when required. Candidates must have a native or equivalent command of Persian and be fluent in English; demonstrate a commitment to dynamic and effective language teaching; and have experience of teaching Persian as a foreign language in a university or equivalent higher educational institution. A first degree or postgraduate qualification in Persian language, language pedagogy or applied linguistics (or another relevant field in which Persian language forms the focus) would be an advantage. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please go to: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_search_package. search_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E# quoting vacancy number 117710. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 27 April 2015.

Vanderbilt University

Senior Lecturer in Arabic Language

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Arabic language instruction. The rank is Senior Lecturer with Ph.D., three-year term appointment with possibility of renewal. Ph.D. must be in hand before initial contract in Fall 2015 term. The successful candidate must be trained in communicative approaches to language instruction and conversant with digital technologies for enhancing teaching. Ability to create digital video and other authentic instructional materials for classroom will be a plus. The standard course load is three courses per term, with alternating responsibility for course coordination and curriculum development. As the program expands, ability to deliver courses in select dialects of Arabic, classical Arabic, or Arabic literatures will be considered an asset. Review of applications will begin on Monday 09 March 2015 and will remain open until the position is successfully filled. Please submit a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, teaching evaluations (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier). Electronic Submission is preferred; send materials to: RLSTjobs@Vanderbilt.edu. For hard copy submission, send to: Tony K. Stewart, Chair Department of Religious Studies ATT: Arabic Language Search Committee Vanderbilt University VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall] 2301 Vanderbilt Place Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University offers employment benefits to same-sex domestic partners and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

 



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