MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

Individuals interested in a vacancy listed below should respond directly to the institution named.

To post an employment ad (fee-based service), please complete the form found here. It is the posting institution's responsibility to take a screen shot of their ad for future reference. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

Click on the name of the institution for the full description of the employment advertisement in the list that follows.

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
2/20/15 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  
2/9/15 Leiden University Associate Professorship in International Political Economy (with special expertise of Asia or the Middle East) March 2, 2015
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 Whitworth University Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Ethnic Studies) and Director of Women's and Gender Studies  
1/26/15 Northwestern University Associate Director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (MTS) Program  
1/20/15 National Chengchi University Teaching Position in Dept. of Arabic Language and Culture (open rank) March 15, 2015
1/14/15 American Councils for International Education Resident Directors  
1/13/15 Princeton University Library Leader, Middle Eastern Languages Team  
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
12/17/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Director of the Language Center Open until filled.
12/16/14 University of Bergen, Norway Full Professor/ Associate Professor in Arabic Language and Culture March 16, 2015
12/2/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences English Composition and Co-Coordinator of the Writing Center Applications reviewed as received.
12/2/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Recruitment and Admissions Officer Applications reviewed as received.
12/1/14 Zayed University Faculty Positions in Arabic Language (open rank)  
12/1/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Economics Faculty (full and part time) Applications reviewed as received.
12/1/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Program Head of Arabic Composition Applications reviewed as received.
12/1/14 The American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Public Policy at all ranks Review begins January 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
11/21/14 Harvard Divinity School Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam Review begins in December 2014 and will continue throughout February.
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.
11/3/14 The University of Arizona Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Review begins December 15, 2014.
10/29/14 Humboldt State University Interdisciplinary Position in Middle East Studies (Geography, History, or Politics) Review begins November 3, 2014 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.
10/23/14 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History Review begins in November. Apps. rec'd by December 1, 2014 have full consideration.
10/17/14 University of Minnesota Lecturer or Teaching Specialist in Arabic  
10/8/14 Tufts University Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship - Greco- Roman and Islamic Traditions Review begins November 21, 2014 and continues until filled.
9/30/14 Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington Resident Fellow Directors (three positions) and Program Outreach & Communications Director  
8/26/14 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations  
4/21/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Various Openings  

 

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

English Composition, Co-Coordinator of the Writing Center

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 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 a full-time opening beginning in the spring 2015 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding, for teaching in the English Composition Program and acting as Co-Coordinator of the Writing Center. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. The chosen candidate must be prepared to teach five sections of English Composition per year, a job that requires teaching students close reading, analytical, and writing skills and the ability to compose scholarly papers. S/he will also work closely with a small team of writing tutors, training and supporting them. S/he must also be willing to be engaged in curriculum design as well as collaboration with other faculty members in the Core curriculum. Applicants must also be willing to invest time in teaching, grading drafts of papers, and meeting privately with students in office hours to advise their progress. A master's degree is required and teaching experience is an asset, preferably in a university or ESL environment. Required Qualifications: -MA or PhD -Teaching experience (ESL training preferred but not mandatory) -Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into every class -Fluent written and spoken English (native preferred). 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/27948. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

Economics Faculty (full and part time)

Now completing 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 a full time opening in Economics and Finance for one year, possibly renewable, to teach courses beginning fall 2014 and head the Economics and Finance program. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. Course assignments may include introductory microeconomics and/or macroeconomics, intermediate macro, history of economic thought, international trade, open economy macroeconomics, Research Methods in Economics, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, and various electives such as Population Economics and Demography; Economics of Gender, Household, and Family; Competition, Cooperation, and Information and other courses in the successful candidate's area of specialization. Full time faculty teach three courses per semester, and supervise a minimum of two senior projects. Advising is also expected of all full time faculty. In addition, the successful candidate may seek appointment as Head of the Social Science Division, with significant administrative responsibilities and one course release for the year. This is a 12-month position. Required qualifications: - Graduate degree in Economics - Successful teaching experience, as shown by student evaluations, syllabi, and other relevant evidence - Enthusiasm for the mission of AQB to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into most courses - Good spoken and written English Preferred qualifications: - PhD in Economics or substantial coursework in Economics at the PhD level - Successful experience teaching economics in a liberal arts context - Ability to teach a wide range of courses - Some understanding of the political and cultural context in Palestine, and/or significant experience teaching successfully in various developing countries 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/25041. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

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

Faculty Position in Public Policy ( all ranks)

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) graduate program in the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs of the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks applications for a faculty position in public policy at all ranks. All areas of research across the social sciences and humanities will be fully considered, but candidates with a political economy, development, or foreign policy background are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core public policy, policy analysis and relevant methodology courses at the MA level. Candidates should have experience working in multidisciplinary environments, and have research interests in and knowledge applicable to policy problems in the Middle East region. Practical or relevant professional experience a plus. The PIAA program seeks to fill an important need in the region, namely to build capacity in public policy and international affairs while also linking this capacity building with the production and translation of knowledge in these fields. Given the current crisis in the international economic system and the unstable regional context, the program has exciting potential to use this natural, unique "laboratory" to open up spaces to explore national and international policy-processes, interests and stakeholders. The program would also build on the experience, research and increasing renown of The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) [http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/Pages/index.aspx]. IFI's rich experience, networks, and work on issues related to public policy and international affairs in the Arab world will constitute a major resource to the program's course development and student research. The proposed graduate program in PPIA further aims to build on AUB's distinguished history, its role as the pre-eminent liberal arts institution in the region, and its reputation for producing leaders and helping to shape policy debates in the region. Located in Beirut, AUB also affords its students, researchers and faculty the freedom of thought that is vital for the pursuit of research in this field. The appointment will start in August 2015. Applicants should have a PhD degree by that time in public policy or a related field (such as development, economics, political science, public administration, or anthropology) and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. The review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and the process will continue until the position is filled. Applications for one or two year visiting professor positions may also be considered. Applications should include a cover letter; a statement covering research, teaching and service; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample course syllabi); CV, and a sample publication. Junior faculty applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to us; while senior faculty applicants should submit the names and contacts of three referees. The complete application should be sent via email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb and addressed to Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, Director of the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs; American University of Beirut. More information about this position, and application requirements, may be found at: http://www.aub.edu.lb/duip/Pages/ Employment.aspx. The 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. AGI representatives will be on hand during the November 22-25, 2014 annual MESA conference in Washington, D.C. to interview prospective candidates (please look for AGI booth in the Exhibit Hall). 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. Please visit the Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington booth in the Exhibit Hall during the November 22-25, 2014 MESA annual meeting in Washington, DC to chat.

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.

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.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Director of the Language Center

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. As a bilingual institution where both Arabic and English will be languages of teaching, learning and research, and as part of its drive to underpin academic programs with appropriate support services, the DI is in the process of establishing a state-of-the-art language center (LC) to support the students and staff of the Institute, where the latest methodologies and technologies in the teaching and independent learning of languages, are employed, e.g. audio-visual, computer-assisted and internet-based. The primary languages to be taught to native and non-native speakers in the LC will be English and Arabic, especially for academic, discipline-related purposes, including the acquisition of advanced writing skills.  Additional language support for research purposes is also expected to be provided in Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, French and German. The LC will also provide beginner  and refresher courses in Arabic to  interested non-native scholars  from within  or outside Qatar.

The DI seeks to appoint a director for the LC with qualifications and professional experience in TOEFL and/or TAFL. A proven track-record in managing a similar center is highly desirable. The position is open-rank on the academic scale but is also open on the administrative scale to professional applicants with the appropriate qualifications and experience. Once appointed, the director will be expected to play a leading role in the setting up of the LC and selection of its teaching staff.

Applicants should submit a CV with the names of three referees and a cover letter in which to expound their vision for the center in relation to the DI mission and the above requirements. The selection process will remain open until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post as soon as is practically possible but hopefully no later than the beginning of June 2015. The DI offers internationally competitive salaries and benefits based on rank and experience.

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

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Various Openings

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration, is being established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. The DI is anticipated to launch its first academic year in the Fall semester of 2015. The DI is currently recruiting distinguished faculty from the Arab world and abroad to develop and lead its programs of learning and research. Particularly, the DI seeks research-active academics of all professorial ranks in the fields of Philosophy, History, Arabic Language and Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Political Science, Economics and Development, Sociology and Anthropology, Media Studies, Legal Studies, and Public Administration and Policy, with a focus on the Arab world. Successful candidates are expected to have: 1. A PhD degree from a reputable university, 2. A track record in post-graduate teaching, 3. Ability to teach in Arabic, 4. A publications record proportional to the length of teaching experience, 5. Experience in the supervision of Masters' theses. The DI offers an internationally competitive salary and benefits, teaching load, and annual research budget. Chosen candidates are expected to start their duties no later than June 2015. For further information on the DI's mission, academic priorities, and programs please visit: http://project.dohainstitute.org/english Vacancies will be posted on the Careers section: http://project.dohainstitute.org/english/Careers.html.

Harvard Divinity School

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam

Harvard University's Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenured appointment to the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam. We seek a scholar whose work engages the social, intellectual, political, artistic, economic, or any other aspect of contemporary Islamic life with specialization in Southeast Asia. The candidate should demonstrate a deep understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Islamic institutions, movements, and ideas in Southeast Asia with emphasis on the 18th-century to the present. The candidate should be also conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture. Applicants should be competent in the appropriate research languages and be able to teach and advise at the doctoral and master's levels. Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity School's degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in the intellectual life of the Divinity School. The candidate will also teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer and encourages applications from and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates. Letters of nomination should be sent to: Islamic Search Committee, c/o Matthew B. Turner, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, or via email to: mturner@hds.harvard.edu. A letter of application and current curriculum vitae are required of all candidates. Preference is given to online applications made at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. Applications may also be submitted via postal or electronic mail to the addresses above. Review of applications will begin in December and continue throughout February 2015.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor-General Studies

Job Description:
The General Studies Department at KFUPM invites applications for faculty positions in the following areas:
1. Cultural Anthropology
2. International Relations
3. History
4. Psychology
5. Sociology

Job Responsibility:
Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate course, advising and mentoring of students, supervision of MS and PhD thesis / dissertation and develop funded research program appropriate to his field of specialization. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to quality education and student interaction.

Compensation & Benefits:
Two-year renewable contract. Competitive tax-free salaries based on qualifications and experience. All KFUPM faculty are offered 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 upon appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; a contribution towards local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months’ paid summer leave in addition to mid-semester breaks; free health care at KFUPM Clinic; end-of-service gratuity after two (2) years of continuous service. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, health club with swimming pool, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities, a recreation center and a private beach.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. from reputable institution, strong record of published research, experience in supervising research of graduate students, relevant teaching experience at the university level and have teaching and/or industrial experience in the respective areas. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
1. Applications are invited for faculty positions for the Academic Year starting in September 2015 (Term 151) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2. Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.
3. For more details about the facilities at KFUPM please visit www3.kfupm.edu.sa/facultyrect

Apply Online:
https://Jobs.Kfupm.Edu.sa

Contact Information:
Director of Faculty Affairs
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
KFUPM Box 5005, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Email: faculty@kfupm.edu.sa | Telephone: +966 13 860-3257 | Fax: +966 13 860-2442

Leiden University

Associate Professorship in International Political Economy, with expertise of Asia or the Middle East

Leiden University invites applications for a associate professorship in International Political Economy, with specialist expertise of Asia or the Middle East, including proficiency in one or more Asian or Middle Eastern languages. We welcome applications by scholars whose work reflects sensitivity to historical and socio-cultural context in the study of (shifting) global configurations of IPE in the modern world, and the ability to engage productively with other fields in a humanities and area studies environment. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2015 through July 2018, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of promotion to full professor and tenure thereafter. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. Applications deadline: 2 March 2015. For full info and application guidelines, see http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/15-028-vacancy-leiden-university-associate-professorship-international-political-economy.html.

National Chengchi University

Teaching Position (open rank)

The Department of Arabic Language and Culture at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., invites applications for one teaching position (open rank), beginning August 1, 2015. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Literature, and Arabic Language Teaching (or related fields) 2. Possessing academic publications preferred Application Documents: 1. Curriculum vitae 2. Copy of diploma and proof of previous academic employment 3. Dissertation and recent publications (within five years) 4. List of writings and research Deadline: All application materials must be sent by certified mail, no later than March 15, 2015 (post-marked), to: Prof. Jeng, Huey Tsyr, Department of Arabic Language and Culture, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan 116, R.O.C. Contact information: Professor Jeng, Huey Tsyr Phone: +886-2-29393091 63400 or 88099; Fax: +886-2-29390114; E-mail: htjeng@nccu.edu.tw.

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

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.

Princeton University Library

Leader, Middle Eastern Languages Team

Princeton University Library seeks candidates for the position of Leader, Middle Eastern Languages Team. Applicants must be strongly versed in Arabic and the history and cultures of the Middle East, and possess the qualities and experience necessary to lead a team of professional experts and highly skilled support staff in the creation and management of metadata critical to the effective use of the Library's renowned Near East Collections. The Princeton University Near East Collections constitute one of the major assemblages of Near Eastern research materials in the United States. All areas of classical Islamic civilization are well represented, with an emphasis on literary, historical, legal, and religious texts. The position reports to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services and is part of the management group responsible for framing the Department's overall metadata strategy, exploring new technologies, and implementing new workflows to improve user services and enhance discovery access to the Library's collections. The Middle East Languages Team Leader directly supervises three professional librarians, with four paraprofessional bibliographic specialists reporting indirectly to the MELT Leader through one of the team's librarians. The MELT Leader collaborates with colleagues within Technical Services and in other Library departments on projects providing metadata to support digital initiatives, contributing special technical and subject expertise to discovery system configuration efforts, and crafting innovative cataloging strategies to address special acquisition and holdings scenarios. The MELT Leader supplements the team's cataloging production to ensure priority throughput and attends to cataloging instances requiring creative solutions. The Middle East Languages Team Leader is expected to maintain awareness of peer operations and best practices through professional involvement.

Essential Qualifications: 1. MLS combined with an academic background in Middle Eastern studies; or an advanced degree in Middle Eastern studies with an emphasis on Arabic language, literature, culture, and history, and a minimum of two years of experience in a research library. 2. Strong reading knowledge of Arabic. 3. Two years of comparable cataloging experience. 4. Supervisory experience, or related relevant leadership experience, demonstrating a strong likelihood of success in the position.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications: 1. Reading knowledge of other Middle Eastern languages, especially, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish, and/or Ottoman Turkish. 2. RDA cataloging experience and/or NACO experience. 3. Experience providing cataloging and metadata for digital formats, and in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, MODS, etc. 4. Experience demonstrating initiative implementing new technologies to improve cataloging. 5. Experience with metadata issues related to the design and configuration of research library discovery systems and web-based search engines.

Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. 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.

Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History

The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for the position of assistant professor in Modern Middle Eastern history, starting in 2015-16 with the prospect for advancement. The successful candidate will have an ability to cover a different region of Asia or Africa as well. Preference will be given to a flexible teacher/scholar who can offer a range of undergraduate courses including areas of secondary specialization. We would welcome a variety of these, including but not limited to: gender studies, secularism and religious movements, ethnicity and nationalism, diaspora studies, and historiography. HPSS is a multi-disciplinary department located within the Liberal Arts Division of the Rhode Island School of Design. Our students are art and design majors who take a significant portion of their BFA requirements in the Liberal Arts. We seek candidates with teaching experience and a PhD in History or Middle East Studies in hand by September 2015. Full-time faculty at RISD teach six courses a year. Please submit a C.V., cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of proposed courses to RISD's on-line employment website: www.risd.edu/jobs. All applications require three letters of reference. Reference writers should send their letters addressed to the search chair, Scott Cook, ndacruz@risd.edu. In your cover letter, indicate whether you plan to attend the AHA in NYC as we intend to conduct a round of preliminary interviews there. In your teaching philosophy please comment on how you attend to diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to a learning community. Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by December 1st, 2014, will be assured full consideration. Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre­critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu/jobs. Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zc6257k.

Tufts University

Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship - Greco-Roman and Islamic Traditions

The School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University seeks a scholar who studies the contact between the Greco-Roman and Islamic traditions during any period through the Renaissance for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship, to begin September 2015. This newly-created position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities. Mellon Bridge professors will be grounded in one department but will also teach in other academic departments or programs, according to their areas of expertise. This position will have a primary appointment in the Department of Classics, and a secondary appointment in one or more of the following programs and departments: Arabic; Archaeology; Art History; History; International Relations; Middle Eastern Studies; Philosophy; Religion; Romance Languages; and a potentially new interdisciplinary master's program, Digital Technologies for Pre-Modern Studies, which is currently in the planning stage. The School will extend secondary appointments and cross-list courses in other departments and programs as appropriate. The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period. The intellectual emphasis of the Department of Classics is the transmission of knowledge across cultures and time. The Department currently teaches courses in Greek, Latin, Medieval Latin, and Sanskrit and in the archaeology and history of Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Northern Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as in the comparison of Greek, Roman, and Chinese history. In addition, department members and affiliated faculty maintain teaching and research interests in the medieval and early modern world. The Department of Classics also houses the Perseus Digital Library, one of the largest and most actively used open-access humanities databases in the world--currently containing approximately 165 million searchable words in Greek, Latin, Arabic, French, German, Italian, and English, and receiving more than eight million visits last year alone, with a returning-visitor rate of 66%. Perseus's collections range from Homer through the Renaissance to nineteenth-century American literature and contemporary scholarship, and also include photographs and descriptions of art objects, buildings, and archaeological sites. The Perseus Perseids Platform, supported by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, is currently expanding Tufts' digital infrastructure by facilitating the publication, revision, and conservation of previously unavailable texts, other media, and original research by faculty and students. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of Arabic as well as either Greek or Latin. Evidence of a strong record of scholarship is required. Doctorate and minimum of two years' full- or part-time teaching experience is required. We especially welcome candidates who can support student research at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates who are interested in augmenting the strengths of Tufts' Perseus Digital Library and its Perseids Platform in Greek, Latin, Classical Arabic, or other languages are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses related to his or her specific research area using works in translation, as well as to have the capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on works in the original Latin and/or Greek. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (less than 20 pages), research and teaching statements (each no longer than a single-spaced page), and should arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors, to: https://apply.interfolio.com/27062. Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Vickie Sullivan, at vickie.sullivan@tufts.edu. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Arizona

Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona, invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS), to begin Fall 2015. To apply, visit https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1415137555708.   Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014.
MENAS is a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on the region known as the Near or Middle East, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel, and Turkey. The School is home to the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program and the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies and coordinates activities with the Title VI-funded Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS). The Director, who will be a Full or Associate Professor, is expected to advance the School's mission by attracting, mentoring, and retaining the highest quality faculty, expanding and broadening the School's research activities and funding, maintaining innovative educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and fostering public engagement and outreach. Field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary engagement in the humanities and/or social sciences and who complement and build on the School's strengths. For more information about MENAS, see http://menas.arizona.edu/.

University of Bergen, Norway

Full Professor/Associate Professor in Arabic Language and Culture

The Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway, is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenured Full Professor/Associate Professor in Arabic Language and Culture from 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. If none of the applicants is found qualified for appointment as a Professor, they may be evaluated for appointment as an Associate Professor. Arabic is one of ten programs at the Department of Foreign Languages, which offers degrees in 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish language and Latin American studies. In addition to the position as Professor/Associate Professor, the Arabic section also has one Associate Professor, 2 University lecturers (one of them in 50 per cent position) and one PhD fellow.

Qualification requirements

The successful candidate must have a Norwegian doctorate within Arabic Linguistics or Philology, or an equivalent doctorate from a foreign institution, alternatively an academic production of comparable scope and quality. By Arabic linguistics we mean scientific studies using modern Linguistic theories and methods to gain knowledge about the Arabic language in a historical or synchronic perspective. By Arabic Philology we understand specializations in the history of literature, religion or language history with a clear philological or linguistic approach. Candidates with documented qualifications in one or more of the Middle East languages in addition to Arabic and competence within Arabic culture in a broad sense will be preferred. Arabic is part of a larger teaching and research community linked to Middle East and Islamic studies at the University of Bergen (UiB). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to developing this community in cooperation with other sections at the University. The Arabic section at the UiB offers courses for beginners up to PhD level, and the successful candidate should be able to document satisfactory teaching skills and also be prepared to participate in the teaching of Arabic language and culture at a high level, including supervision of both MA and PhD candidates. The courses are taught in both Arabic and Norwegian, while the administrative language is Norwegian. It is an assumption that applicants without sufficient skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language learn Norwegian within two years of the date of appointment.

Salary

A professor will receive a salary in accordance with pay grade 74, currently NOK 662 700 gross p.a.(appr. EUR 74600). An Associate Professor will be paid in accordance with pay grade 60, currently NOK 509 100 gross p.a. (appr. EUR 57 300), following ordinary meriting regulations. 

Application deadline: 16 March 2015

Contact:
Further information regarding the position can be obtained from the Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Ludmila I. Torlakova, tel. + 47 55 58 87 16, e-mail ludmila.torlakova@if.uib.no, or Head of Department, Associate Professor Åse Johnsen, tel.+ 47 55 58 22 90, e-mail ase.johnsen@if.uib.no.

Applications are made at the website:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/108306/full-professor-associate-professor-in-arabic-language-and-culture. Please mark the application: "2014/10678"

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.

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.

Whitworth University

Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Ethnic Studies) and Director of Women's and Gender Studies

We are seeking to hire someone based in the History department, whose research and teaching give significant attention to identities and social constructions that have historically been underrepresented within required college and university curricula. This could include someone in Africana Studies, or some area of Ethnic Studies (preferably a historian) who will help to lead, enhance, and shape the program in Women's and Gender Studies on campus. The History Faculty support student semesters in Latin America, England, France, and China. The successful candidate will carry a 21 credit load in History, Women's and Gender Studies, and administration of the WGS program. The exact number of credits in each will be based on the candidate's research and teaching interests, and the needs of the institution. The job requires that the candidate participate in governance, advising, and other duties appropriate to a full-time faculty member.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Ph.D., ABD (Ph.D. expected by August 2015) or equivalent in the History of any U.S. under-represented populations. Candidates in such fields as Ethnic Studies, Africana Studies, etc. will also be eligible. 2. Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level. 3. Evidence of the potential to make a professional contribution as a scholar. 4. Commitment to diversity and equity, and an understanding of the ways in which instruction and administration can be critical to matters of justice and inclusion. 5. A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. 6. Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the duration of appointment. 7. Background check and education verification required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs : 1. A letter of interest. 2. Your curriculum vitae. 3. A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three academic references. 4. Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial). 5. Three recent student course evaluations or a note explaining why they are not available. 6. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. For expanded guidelines, please see (www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay). For more information please contact Professor Corliss Slack, History (cslack@whitworth.edu); or Professor Jennifer Brown, French/WGS (jbrown@whitworth.edu), co-chairs of the hiring committee. Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Zayed University

Faculty Positions in Arabic Language (open rank)

The Opportunity

The Institute for the Arabic Language invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in Arabic, with a focus on teaching Arabic for Native and Non-native Speakers. Strong theoretical and methodological skills are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses, including courses on Arabic Heritage, Communication Skills in Arabic, Academic Writing, Arabic-English Translation, Media Arabic, and Arabic Teaching Methods, or other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. Primary teaching responsibilities will include the teaching of 3/3 introductory, intermediate and upper level Arabic language courses. Research-active faculty may apply for additional course time reassignment. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, Arabic Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Arabic Literature, or a related field at the time of appointment, and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Evidence of teaching and research excellence is required. The candidate is expected to have native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a strong command of English. Candidates with experience in teaching Arabic at university level and the ability to design and develop Arabic language courses are encouraged to apply. For informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please contact the Acting Director of the Institute for the Arabic Language, Dr. Afaf Bataineh (afaf.bataineh@zu.ac.ae).

The Benefits

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply

Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.ae and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact details of three references.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

 



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