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
02/04/16 American University of Sharjah Assistant Professor - Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language February 20, 2016 for full consideration. Review begins immediately.
02/02/16 Lewis & Clark College One-year Replacement Visiting Assistant Professorship in History Review begins February 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
02/01/16 University of California San Diego APIMEDA Program Manager (80294) February 17, 2016
02/01/16 Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) W3 Professorship for Economics: Economy and Society of the Middle East March 18, 2016
01/30/16 Princeton University Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Review begins March 1, 2016.
01/25/16 Swarthmore College Lecturer of Arabic Review begins March 1, 2016.
01/22/16 University of Arizona Assistant Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies Review begins February 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
01/15/16 American University of Sharjah Head of the Department of Arabic and Translation Studies February 15, 2016 for full consideration.
01/14/16 Brigham Young University Assistant Professor of Arabic  
01/08/16 Michigan State University Instructor or Assistant Professor in Arabic Language Teaching (one-year, fixed term) Review begins February 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
01/08/16 Princeton University Library Librarian for Reference & Research Services and Gender & Sexuality Studies (Requisition 160001)  
01/07/16 Florida State University Faculty I: Administrative and Teaching Position (Arabic) Review begins February 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
01/06/16 George Washington University, Institute for Middle East Studies Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies January 31, 2016
01/04/16 Leiden University Associate or Full Professorship in Global Political Economy with an Asia of Middle East Focus January 25, 2016
01/04/16 Boston College Non-Tenure-Track Position in Islamic Political Thought & Islamic Studies February 8, 2016
01/04/16 City College of New York Associate or Full Professor - Jewish History Open until filled. Review begins January 15, 2016.
12/14/15 Zayed University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Political Economy Review began late October 2015 and continues until filled.
12/14/15 Zayed University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of History Review began late October 2015 and continues until filled.
12/14/15 Zayed University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Public Policy Review began late October 2015 and continues until filled.
12/14/15 Zayed University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Political Science/International Relations Review began late October 2015 and continues until filled.
12/10/15 Leiden University University Lectureship in Arabic Literature and Culture January 18, 2016
12/9/15 Hartford Seminary Luce Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations Review begins January 31, 2016 and continues until filled.
12/9/15 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professor (open rank) March 4, 2016; review begins immediately.
12/4/15 Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-eligible) January 15, 2016
12/03/15 Princeton University Postdoctoral Research Associate (contem-porary politics, economics or diplomacy of natural resource extraction in Iran/Gulf region) January 31, 2016 for full consideration.
12/03/15 Princeton University Postdoctoral Research Associate (Medieval History of Iran) January 31, 2016 for full consideration.
12/01/15 Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Turkish Studies February 1, 2016
12/01/15 American Islamic College Founding Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Review begins mid-January 2016 and will continue until filled.
11/30/15 American University of Beirut Assistant Professor in Public Administration Review begins February 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/30/15 Simon Fraser University Associate Professor and Director Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures Review begins January 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/30/15 University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and/or South Asian Film Review begins January 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/17/15 Old Dominion University Batten Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies (Assistant Professor) Review begins January 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/16/15 Washington University in St. Louis Lecturer Position in Hindi (full-time, renewable) January 15, 2016
11/13/15 University of Exeter Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences with reference to the Middle East January 6, 2015
11/13/15 University of Exeter Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies with reference to the Middle East and Islam (Education and Research) (Ref. P50884) January 6, 2015
11/13/15 University of Exeter Al-Qasimi Chairs in Arabic (one position) and Islamic Studies (one position) January 6, 2015
11/13/15 University of Exeter Al-Qasimi Chair in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Open Specialism) January 6, 2015
11/12/15 American University of Beirut Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences January 10, 2016
11/11/15 University of California, Irvine Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies January 31, 2016
11/3/15 American University of Beirut Assistant Professor in Linguistics November 15, 2015
11/3/15 American University of Beirut Assistant Professor in Translation Studies October 31, 2015
10/28/15 University of Virginia Lecturer/Program Coordinator in Modern Standard Arabic Review begins November 16, 2015 and continues until filled.
10/23/15 American University of Beirut Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology January 20, 2016
10/15/15 University of California, Los Angeles Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies Review begins January 4, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/13/15 Cambridge Muslim College Principal  
10/1/15 NYU Abu Dhabi Tenured or Tenure-Track Appointment (any level) for Arab Crossroads Program Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
9/24/15 Tufts University Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a focus on Arabic literary, film, and/or visual studies (tenure-track) Review begins November 16, 2015 and continues until filled.
9/21/15 University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor in Persian Literature (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
9/21/15 Middlebury College Assistant Professor, Open Specialization (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
9/18/15 Ohio State University M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies Review begins November 1, 2015; apps. encouraged by that date but accepted until filled.
9/16/15 Virginia Military Institute Assistant Professor of Arabic Review begins September 15, 2015; open until filled.
9/10/15 Yale University, Department of Religious Studies Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/31/15 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations  

American Islamic College

Founding Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

American Islamic College (AIC), a recently formed comprehensive institution located in Chicago, IL, invites applications and nominations for the position of founding Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). As chief academic officer, the Provost reports to the AIC President. AIC seeks a dynamic and inspirational academic leader who will lead the institution to national and international prominence through a sustained commitment to excellence.

The founding Provost is a key hire for this institution and, along with the President, the Provost will play an active role in the appointment of other cabinet members. The Provost will be a “first among equals” among the vice presidents, and a key partner for the President in academic decision-making. The Provost will be responsible for the development of undergraduate and graduate educational programs; will have the authority to shape that development through the selection of deans and approval of department heads; will be responsible for maintaining high standards in the appointment of faculty as well as faculty development; will establish clear academic policies and procedures for the institution; and will nurture supportive relationships with academic partners.

The full range of start-up activities, such as program implementation, staffing, and facilities upgrades, are in motion. Consequently, the leadership and management skills associated with start-up operations must be combined with an understanding of and appreciation for the mission of this institution.

AIC currently offers two programs of study: a 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies and a 2-year Master of Arts in Islamic Studies, and will launch a 3-4-year Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies (MDIS) very shortly.

Qualifications sought include an earned terminal degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization; a record of peer-reviewed scholarly work and of professional service commensurate with appointment to the rank of Professor; and experience with U.S. regional accreditation and managing academic programs with standalone accreditation, primarily with U.S.-based institutions.

This search is assisted by Ms. Maya Ranchod Kirkhope of Academic Search, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based higher education executive search firm. Ms. Kirkhope can be reached on her cell phone (703 380 9195 – U.S. central time) and via email (mrk@academic-search.com). A formal review of applications by the search committee is scheduled for mid-January 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 18, 2016. Send application materials as an e-mail attachment in Word to: AICProvost@academic-search.com.  Additional information about the institution can be found at: www.aicusa.edu. For more information about this search, please go to www.academic-search.com/data/files/AICProvostProfile.pdf.

American University of Beirut

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Public Administration to begin August 15, 2016. This is in addition to a position we previously advertised.

We welcome qualified applicants who possess a PhD in Public Administration, Public Management, or a closely related field (Public Affairs, Civil Society, Public Policy, Political Science, Urban Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology). Teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses is expected in the fields of public administration, public management, and non-profit organization and civic engagement. An excellent research and teaching record is also desirable. Research agendas relevant to the Middle East and Lebanon are a plus. As AUB is a culturally diverse institution, candidates must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be prepared to contribute to the mentoring of MA thesis projects.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of intent that describes qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests, a C.V., a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference to:

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

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is one of the six faculties/schools that make up the American University of Beirut. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the responsible academic and executive head of the Faculty. Candidates must qualify for appointment to the rank of full professor in an appropriate discipline in the humanities, social sciences, or natural and quantitative sciences. The successful candidate will be a highly qualified and experienced academic leader with an extensive background at the university or equivalent levels and well demonstrated academic and administrative competencies, strongly committed to the University's research and teaching mission. S/he must have strong leadership skills; a demonstrable record of fostering excellence in research, teaching, and service; experience with strategic planning and program development; experience in academic administration, budget and personnel management; the skill to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies; and the ability to raise funds in coordination with the President and the Senior Administration. S/he must be a demonstrated team leader and team player; and be committed to transparency in administrative procedures, to transformative research, education and service, and to responsive faculty governance. Established in 1866, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences houses twenty eight academic departments, programs, and centers in three major areas of study: the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural and quantitative sciences. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's degrees as well as graduate education leading to master's degrees in most fields. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arabic Language and Literature, Arab and Middle Eastern History, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Theoretical Physics. It has around 260 full-time and 180 part-time faculty and over 3,200 students from Lebanon and the region pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences represents the core of the University and is its main gateway for higher studies and professional education. It follows a liberal arts program that stresses freedom of academic choice, integrity, ethical conduct, equal opportunity and respect for diversity. Additional information is available at FAS website. Letters of interest, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of five references should be sent to fasdean@aub.edu.lb by January 10, 2016 at the latest. It is the intention of the University to maintain the integrity of the search process by protecting candidate confidentiality. The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Founded in 1866, AUB is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning operating under a charter from the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Long considered one of the leading universities in the Middle East, AUB is a coeducational institution open to all qualified students without regard to race, religion, economic status or political affiliation. A teaching-centered research university with instruction in English, AUB offers a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition along with world-class professional programs. The university's faculty (823 full-time, 256 part-time) serve over 8,000 students in more than 100 PhD, Master's, and Bachelor's degree programs in a variety of disciplines and fields. Faculties include Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Architecture; Agricultural and Food Sciences; Health Sciences; Medicine, which includes a School of Nursing and a tertiary-care University Hospital (AUBMC); and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business. The University's beautiful 62-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea contains 72 buildings, including a hospital, four libraries, three museums, seven residence halls and an athletic complex. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences operates a 245- acre Agricultural Research and Education Center in the Beqa'a Valley. AUB has more than 61,000 alumni residing in 106 countries. The university's degrees are registered with both the New York State Education Department and the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Additional information is available at www.aub.edu.

American University of Beirut

Assistant Professor in Translation Studies

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor in translation studies to begin August 15, 2016.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, in translation studies, comparative literature, or another field of literary study that reflects a clear focus on translation theories and practices. They must be fluent in English and Arabic, have acquired an advanced level in at least one more language, and gained experience in translation. They will contribute to the existing minor in translation (housed in the Department of English and the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages) and to the development of a new MA in translation.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Candidates are expected to teach on the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. 

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus; arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: 

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut 
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA 
Or 
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
 
Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to:
as_dean@aub.edu.lb 

To assure full consideration, please have all application materials reach AUB by October 31, 2015.

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

The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. AUB is an equal opportunity employer.

American University of Beirut

Assistant Professor in Linguistics

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of Assistant Professor in Linguistics, to begin August 15, 2016. 

We encourage applications from candidates with research interests in language acquisition (with a focus on child language development, first/second language acquisition, heritage languages, etc.) in a multilingual context or in phonetics/phonology. We especially welcome applicants whose research focuses on languages other than English, including Arabic, and demonstrates strong experimental/ quantitative skills.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. They are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus; arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to: 

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

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

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials reach AUB by November 15, 2015.
For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx


The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. AUB is an equal opportunity employer.

American University of Beirut

The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

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

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

In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on August 15, 2016.

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

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

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. All application materials should be received by January 20, 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/ academic-employment.aspx.

The American University of Beirut is Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Sharjah

Assistant Professor - Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) at the rank of Assistant professor beginning in the Fall, 2016. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in (Applied) Linguistics or Education or a closely related field, a native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, while being able to teach in both English and Arabic. A good scholarly record/potential and up-to-date knowledge/experience with modern teaching pedagogies are expected.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Arabic as a foreign language, in addition to other TAFL courses as needed. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department (heritage, literary/cultural studies, translation) will be a distinct advantage.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.
For full consideration, applications must be received before February 20th, 2016.

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

American University of Sharjah

Head of the Department of Arabic and Translation Studies

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites experienced candidates to apply for the Head of Department (HoD) position.  Successful candidates are required to have PhD in Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Translation Studies or related fields; current rank of Professor or Associate Professor; experience in American models of higher education; and excellent record in teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership and administrative experience in multi-disciplinary programs
  • Experience in the process of faculty evaluation and mentoring
  • Experience in promoting research and funding
  • Experience in program accreditation and curriculum development

In addition to its heritage, Islamic studies and language courses, the Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at AUS offers a Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI).  The program, which has been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, prepares our graduates for a variety of exciting careers. The department currently has 16 full time faculty members that are actively engaged in various fields of research.  

The American University of Sharjah is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university, serving some 6,000 students of 82 nationalities. AUS is accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

For full consideration, applications must be received before February 15, 2016.  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should electronically send the following documents for full consideration: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of administrative philosophy, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research and the names and contact information of at least three references to Professor Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cas-ATSHoD@aus.edu

Further information about the department can be found at:  http://www.aus.edu/info/200168/college_of_arts_and_science/291/ department_of_arabic_and_translation_studies

Boston College

Non-Tenure-Track Position in Islamic Political Thought & Islamic Studies

The Department of Political Science and the Program in Islamic Civilization and Societies (ICS) seek to fill a non-tenure-track position in classical and contemporary Islamic political thought and Islamic studies, beginning in September 2016. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including one introductory course per year in Islamic Civilization and one or two sections of a course on Fundamental Concepts of Politics and/or Introduction to Modern Politics, as determined by the two departments. Interested candidates should upload a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to the Interfolio online system at apply.interfolio.com/33519. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Interfolio by individual writers. Completed applications must be received by February 8, 2016. No email or U.S.P.S. applications will be accepted.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Brigham Young University

Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Arabic, to begin August 2016. Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 1, 2016 in a relevant field (e.g. Arabic language teaching, Arabic literature or linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, or 2nd Language Acquisition) with significant formal training in foreign language teaching and learning; a minimum of near-native fluency in Arabic and English; at least three years of experience in teaching various levels of Arabic at the postsecondary level using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology.

Desired qualifications include previous experience in intensive language program coordination, teacher training and materials development; an ability and interest in teaching beginning through advanced-level courses in Arabic; and experience with using an integrated curriculum that reflects the sociolinguistic realities of the Arab world.

Must demonstrate outstanding aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching of Arabic language from beginning through advanced levels; curriculum development; and an active research and publishing agenda.

A C.V., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation are required. Applications must be completed at: yjobs.byu.edu. Applicants should also supply the contact emails of the three recommenders directly to Jennifer Pollei in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages (jennifer_pollei@byu.edu). She will then solicit letters from those recommenders.

Cambridge Muslim College

Principal

The Cambridge Muslim College invites applications for the post of Principal to be based at the College's facility in Cambridge, United Kingdom, for one academic year with immediate effect. The College seeks an outstanding leader who has a record of academic achievement and successful organisational management and development. The Principal's role is to: - Oversee the programmes at the College including the Diploma and monitoring the work of the Research Fellows. - Lead fundraising efforts to strengthen the College's Endowment Fund. - Proactively seek funding for projects in pursuit of the College's objectives. - Establish and further good relations with the College's institutional partners - Provide inspirational leadership to the College's staff and students.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the aims and ethos of the College. The successful applicant will be remunerated at a rate of £56,467 per annum. The College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Applicants should submit a covering letter, a personal statement, curriculum vitae and two sealed letters of recommendation (including one from the most recent employer). The personal statement should describe the ambitions of the applicant for the College and provide a summary of his or her research interests. Applications should be submitted by post to: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul's Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EZ United Kingdom. The Cambridge Muslim College is an equal opportunities employer. Information about the College may be found at www.cambridgemuslimcollege.org. All enquiries should be made by email to Abdal Hakim Murad at ahm@cambridgemuslimcollege.org.

The City College of New York (CCNY)

Associate or Full Professor - Jewish History

The Division of Humanities and Arts at The City College of New York (CCNY) announces a major expansion of its Jewish Studies program, aided by a generous gift from Michael and Irene Ross. We wish to recruit a senior scholar in Jewish History for the Michael and Irene Ross Chair in Hebrew and Yiddish. The successful candidate will have major publications, extensive teaching experience, and a national and international reputation. The geographic and chronological focus is open, but the person must be able to work in Hebrew and Yiddish, among other languages. The position begins August 27, 2016. The tenure home will be in the Department of History with teaching responsibilities split between History and Jewish Studies. The possibility exists of teaching doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center.

The Jewish Studies Program at CCNY attracts a largely non-Jewish student body, with nearly 1000 registering for the program's classes each academic year. The successful candidate should be able to communicate his or her expertise effectively to a diverse student body, and lead the enhancement of the research and scholarly dimensions of the program.

The Division of Humanities and Arts encompasses eight departments and includes internationally distinguished professors. The faculty collaborate in interdisciplinary programs at the college and provide students a high-level liberal arts education.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

HOW TO APPLY
From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (13771) or Title.  https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/ c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Candidates should provide a CV; two articles or chapters; a summary of current and future research interest; teaching portfolio, including syllabi, statement of teaching interests, and evaluations.

In addition to applying online, at least three confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed to history@ccny.cuny.edu with the subject line “Jewish History Search.” Also one copy each of major books should be sent separately to:

Professor Craig Daigle
Department of History, NAC 5/144
City College of New York
New York, NY 10031

Please direct all inquiries via e-mail to Professor Craig Daigle, Chair, Department of History, at cdaigle@ccny.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE
REVISED

Open until filled, with review of applications to begin January 15th, 2016.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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 2016 or spring 2017 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/1YZfv8W

Review of submissions will begin immediately. 

Columbia University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.

Florida State University

Faculty I: Administrative and Teaching Position (Arabic)

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University seeks a dynamic and detail oriented instructor of Arabic at the Teaching Faculty I level, a full-time (12-month) non-tenure track faculty position. This position requires both teaching and administrative responsibilities with approximately equal commitment to both areas. Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic is required and native or near native fluency in an Arabic dialect is desirable. A MA or PhD in Arabic language and literature or applied linguistics is required. Experience with an integrated approach to Arabic language teaching at the college level is required. The person will be part of the Middle Eastern Studies (MES) program at Florida State University, a program within the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The candidate will work closely with other faculty members in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies to maintain a cohesive and rigorous MES program. The teaching assignment is five undergraduate Arabic language and/or culture courses per year at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (2/2/1).

The administrative responsibility for the Middle Eastern Studies BA degree includes the following: advising students;  providing information about the MES program; recruiting during orientation sessions on campus; performing graduation check; updating yearly Institutional reports; contributing to grant writing and other material and preparing expense reports; helping to organize and conduct events related to the Middle East; preparing list of MES courses offered every semester; maintaining the Middle East Center's website; being a liaison with other participating faculty.

The candidate will directly work with the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies program and will be part of the Arabic division.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Through Interfolio, candidates should submit, on or before February 15, 2016, a cover letter with a brief description of teaching philosophy and supporting documents including administrative experience, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, curriculum vitae, and three current confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Zeina Schlenoff, Director of Middle Eastern Studies program at zschlenoff@fsu.edu.

http://apply.interfolio.com/33635

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

W3 Professorship for Economics: Economy and Society of the Middle East

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W3 Professorship for Economics: Economy and Society of the Middle East
at the Institute of Economics (Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy) to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. The readiness to cooperate with social scientists in the context of Middle East is expected. In addition to teaching undergraduates, the professorship involves teaching the MA degree programmes in Middle Eastern Studies and Development Economics & International Studies and directing the Centre for Iraq Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate on interdisciplinary research on the Middle East at FAU. Basic knowledge of Arabic and one other Middle Eastern language (Turkish or Persian) is desirable.
Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is an equal opportunities and family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. In order to increase the number of women in leading positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen, by 18.03.2016. Please also send an electronic version to phil-dekanat@fau.de.

George Washington University, Institute for Middle East Studies

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies

The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any discipline in the social sciences or humanities, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East/North Africa (to include Iran and Turkey). Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand before submitting their application, and must be in residence at IMES for the duration of the fellowship period. The fellowship begins September 1, 2016 and the successful candidate can choose to extend the fellowship period to two full academic years (through May 31, 2018).  

The fellow’s primary duties are to complete a substantial research project. S/he will also be expected to teach one graduate (MA) seminar in the Fall and advise one MA student capstone project in the Spring. The topic of the seminar will be tailored to the interests of the fellow.  S/he may also request IMES funding to organize a workshop or series of meetings with an eye toward developing academic publications. 

This position offers an annual salary of $50,000, medical benefits, a $2,000 annual research stipend, access to the GW library system, a computer, and office space 

To Apply:
The candidate is required to submit the following materials in PDF format to imes@gwu.edu:

1. CV (not to exceed 2 pages)
2. Statement of Research (not to exceed 1,500 words)
Please specify the topic of your research and the expected product (book, articles). If possible, please specify how your research complements the work done by the institute's faculty. 
3. Writing Sample (an article, chapter of the dissertation or book chapter)
4. Three letters of recommendation (emailed directly from the recommender
to imes@gwu.edu with subject heading “Postdoctoral Fellow Recommendation_Applicant Name”)

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016.  The successful candidate will be notified via email by March 1, 2016.

The George Washington University is located in downtown Washington, D.C.

Hartford Seminary

Luce Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

Hartford Seminary is seeking a scholar who is a recognized expert in the study of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations and will provide a Christian perspective to the newly established Ph.D. program in Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim relations.  The appointment begins in fall 2016.

As a scholar, the candidate should demonstrate experience and expertise in Christian-Muslim relations and may be grounded in one of a number of disciplines. The successful candidate must be able to teach both introductory and advanced levels and have the intellectual depth required to direct Ph.D. students.
The appointment is to the core faculty of the Seminary. It carries the full time teaching load of four courses per year, student advising load expected of all faculty, and regular faculty committee and administrative responsibilities to be determined in relation to the candidate’s gifts and the seminary’s needs. Scholarly research and productivity are priorities in light of the school’s history as a place of advanced learning and publication.

Rank is at the Associate level or above; Ph.D. or Th.D. is required. We especially encourage applications from women and historically underrepresented ethnic groups.

Review of applications will begin on 31 January 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application must be submitted electronically to Ms. Lorraine Browne at lbrowne@hartsem.edu and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Timur Yuskaev, Chair of the Search Committee, at yuskaev@hartsem.edu.

 

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional information, please visit:                                                              http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/fpa or http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/gsd

Leiden University

Associate or Full Professorship in Global Political Economy with an Asia or Middle East Focus

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime Associate or Full Professorship in global political economy with an Asia or Middle East focus. If the appointment is made at associate professor level, this will be with a tenure track toward the full professorship. The position is embedded in a Humanities and Area Studies environment. Research specialization is open. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2016 for maximally four years, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. Leiden University is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. Application deadline: 25 January 2016. Please read the full call for applications at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/15-428-vacatureuniversiteitleiden-associate-or-fulprofessor-global-political-economy.html

Leiden University

University Lectureship in Arabic Literature and Culture

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime University Lectureship in Arabic literature and culture. Research specialization is open. Teaching will include courses on literature and other forms of cultural production (theater, visual arts, music, film, [new] media), across historical periods from the classical to the contemporary, with reference to cultural identities and social and historical context, and to regional and global configurations and dynamics. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2016 for maximally four years, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. Leiden University is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. Application deadline: 18 January 2016. Please read the full CFA at
http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/15-407-vacature-universiteit-leiden-university-lectureship-in-arabic-literature-and-culture.html

Lewis & Clark College

One-year Replacement Visiting Assistant Professor in History

Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a one-year replacement visiting assistant professorship in the Department of History for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be advanced ABD candidates in history. Potential for excellent teaching at an undergraduate institution is essential. The course load will be five courses, ranging from general surveys in African and/or Middle Eastern history to upper-level special topics courses in the visitor’s area of research expertise.

A complete application must include (1) a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience and research interests, as well as a description of how the applicant’s teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Chair, David Campion and must be submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/33855 ). Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Lewis & Clark is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world and affirms the educational benefits of diversity (see http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html).

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s). Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.

Michigan State University

Instructor or Assistant Professor in Arabic Language Teaching (one-year, fixed term)

Michigan State University seeks to fill a one-year, fixed term, full-time instructor or assistant professor position in Arabic language teaching. The position will begin August 16, 2016 as a nine-month academic year appointment in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. Candidates should have at least an MA degree in an appropriate field and a record of excellence in teaching Arabic, preferably in the U.S. An excellent command of Arabic and English is required. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, or equivalent, at all levels and will be expected to participate in the activities related to the Department. This person will bring innovative ideas and language program experience to a growing university-level Arabic language program. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must and the person will benefit from a supportive language community that includes the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, world-renowned study abroad initiatives, and the Asian Studies Center. We welcome applicants who would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment.

Desired Degree: Master's or Doctoral

Minimum Qualifications: MA degree in an appropriate field and a record of excellence in teaching Arabic. An excellent command of Arabic and English is required. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://jobs.msu.edu/ Posting 2607
Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Brahim Chakrani, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Middlebury College

Assistant Professor, Open Specialization (tenure-track)

The Program in Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for one tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning the Fall semester of 2016. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, and native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect is strongly preferred. The area of specialization for the position is open. The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, and will also offer non-language courses in both MSA as well as in English in their disciplinary area. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of specialization or should at least have an advanced ABD status with near-term plans for completion of a doctorate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy. Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability. Applications for this position will be accepted starting September 18th 2015. Review of applications will begin on November 1st 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Arabic search committee. The letter should include a section addressing approaches to teaching as well as current and future research. In addition, applications should include: a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current confidential letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise). Samples of written scholarship will be solicited from candidates invited for interviews. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Usama Soltan, Associate Professor of Arabic, at usoltan@middlebury.edu. More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/676007. Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/ background_checks

NYU Abu Dhabi

Tenured or Tenure-Track (any level) for Arab Crossroads Program

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) for its Arab Crossroads Program to begin in September 2016. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We especially invite applications from historians of the Modern Middle East, but are also open to scholars from other disciplines who have a specific research interest in the region and are able to teach introductory and advanced courses on Modern Middle Eastern History.

The Arab Crossroads Studies Program is an interdisciplinary area-studies program at NYUAD that focuses on historical, social, intellectual, political, and cultural connections between the Arab world and its neighbors. For more information about the program please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/ academics/academic-divisions/multidisciplinary-programs/acs/acs-program.html.

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi standing faculty receive generous support for research and travel. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including at least one in the core curriculum. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2016; with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vita, cover letter, one-page teaching and research statements, representative publications and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Applicants will be required to submit the names and e-mail addresses of referees who will be automatically solicited for their letters directly. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

About NYUAD:
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its sixth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Turkish Studies

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program in the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of Turkey in a global or a comparative perspective. Applications are welcome from scholars whose research addresses transnational social processes, problems or conflicts in connection to contemporary Turkey.

The fellowship will run from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018.
The salary is $55,000. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2011 and August 31, 2016.

Application deadline is February 1, 2016, at 5 p.m. (CT).

For a complete position description and application procedures, visit:
http://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/turkish-studies/postdoc.html

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Ohio State University

M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies

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

Qualifications:

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

About Columbus:

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

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference uploaded independently by their authors.  Inquiries may be directed to Professor Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at vanbladel.2@osu.eduReview of applications will begin on November 1st and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6247.  Authors of letters of reference will submit their letters at the same site.

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

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

Old Dominion University

Batten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies (Assistant Professor)

The College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University invites applications for an Assistant Professor appointment in Jewish Studies. Specialization and discipline are open to all fields supported by departments in the College of Arts and Letters (https://www.odu.edu/al): English, Linguistics, Art, History, Foreign Languages, Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies, International Studies, Music, and other fields.

Requirements: Doctorate or terminal degree in field, promising record of scholarly or creative contributions to Jewish studies, evidence of excellent teaching. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to and participate in the activities of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding.

For initial consideration, applicants submit the following items to https://jobs.odu.edu: a cover letter, CV (including the names of three references), a writing sample (10,000 words max.), and a teaching portfolio (including syllabi, student course evaluations and teaching philosophy). Review of applications begins January 15, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Princeton University

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time position in Modern Hebrew at the rank of Lecturer.

The initial appointment is for 2016-2017 (September 1, 2016-July 1, 2017) and it is renewable for a maximum of six years contingent upon excellent performance and instructional need.  Native or near-native command of Hebrew required.  M.A. or Ph.D. preferred.  Prior language teaching experience also preferred.  The successful candidate will be teaching Modern Hebrew at all levels (a total of 12 hours of classroom contact per week per semester).

Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and samples of language-teaching materials. If student evaluations and videos of your teaching are available, please also include them with your application.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted at the online portal.  For any questions, please contact Judy Schedneck (jschedne@princeton.edu).

We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2016.  Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Iran/Gulf region: politics, economics or diplomacy of natural resource extraction)

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the contemporary politics, economics or diplomacy of natural resource extraction in Iran and the Gulf region, or a closely related subject of research, starting in September 2016. This twelve month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. The Center pursues a comprehensively interdisciplinary approach to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region's role and significance in the contemporary world. The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Iranian world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad.

In addition to their salary, postdoctoral researchers receive reimbursement (up to $4,000 per academic year) for research related expenses (books, conference travel expenses, etc.). They are responsible for their travel and moving arrangements and expenses, and for accommodation in Princeton.

PhD required. Postdoctoral Research Associates may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently. Appointment cannot be deferred to a later term.

Applicants should have completed a PhD within the last three years, and have a focus on one or more of the following: policy issues; contemporary domestic, socioeconomic and social/religious issues; foreign policy/diplomatic relations.

Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate's academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.

Candidates are required to apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition#1500901) and submit the following documents: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (max. 1600 words), including description of project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) contact information for three references.

DEADLINE: All materials, including letters, must be received by January 31st, 2016 for full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

This twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance.

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

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67571

 

Princeton University

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Medieval history of Iran)

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the medieval history of Iran in the period ca. 100-1000 CE, preferably with a focus on the history, sources and language(s) of the Sasanian period, starting in September 2016. This twelve month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. The Center pursues a comprehensively interdisciplinary approach to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region's role and significance in the contemporary world. The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Iranian world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad.

In addition to their salary, postdoctoral researchers receive reimbursement (up to $4,000 per academic year) for research related expenses (books, conference travel expenses, etc.). They are responsible for their travel and moving arrangements and expenses, and for accommodation in Princeton.

PhD required. Familiarity with the history and geography of the pre-Islamic and Islamic Middle East up to ca. 1000CE is essential. Postdoctoral Research Associates may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently. Appointment cannot be deferred to a later term.

Applicants should have completed a PhD within the last three years, and have a focus on one or more of the following: social and economic history, numismatics and sigillography, and archaeology, although other field specialties will be considered.

Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate's academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.

Candidates are required to apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition# 1500905) and submit the following documents: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (max. 1600 words), including description of project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) contact information for three references.

DEADLINE: All materials, including letters, must be received by January 31st, 2016 for full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

This twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67576

Princeton University Library

Librarian for Reference & Research Services and Gender & Sexuality Studies (Requisition 160001)

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 9 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/ 

The Princeton University Library seeks an accomplished, service-oriented professional to provide general reference and research services for Princeton students, faculty, and visiting scholars. This position coordinates user services provided by students at the Firestone Library Reference Desk, participates in direct provision of email and chat reference services, offers bibliographic instruction, and leads general orientation sessions. Selects and maintains the Firestone Library Reference Collection. This position also serves as the subject specialist for Gender and Sexuality Studies: selects and manages these collections, provides services including library instruction and research consultations, and is the Library's liaison to the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Works closely with other subject specialists and public services librarians. Represents Princeton in relevant regional, national and international professional and scholarly organizations. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services. 

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and 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. 

Required Qualifications: 
·  An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science. 
·  An academic degree that includes coursework in gender and sexuality studies. 
·  Minimum 1 year professional experience relevant to reference or research services in an academic or research library. 
·  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of colleagues, scholars, and students. 

Strongly Preferred:
·  Broad familiarity with academic research in the field of gender and sexuality. 
·  Experience conducting bibliographic instruction or research consultations in an academic setting.
·  Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment .

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Qatar University

Teaching Assistant in Social Work

Job Title: Teaching Assistant in Social Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simon Fraser University

Associate/Assistant Professor - Comparative Muslim Societies and Cultures

The Department of History, in conjunction with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) at Simon Fraser University, seeks to make an appointment at the rank of associate professor (with tenure for qualifying candidates) in the field of comparative Muslim societies and cultures. Exceptional candidates at the rank of assistant professor (without tenure) may also be considered. The recommended candidate will serve as director of the CCSMSC for a 5-year term. The teaching load for the Director will be 3 courses per year over 2 teaching semesters. The director of the CCSMSC will have access to research funding from the Centre. Strong candidates in all disciplinary fields will be given serious consideration. The geographic area of specialization is open. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Persian or other regional research language(s) is preferred. The successful candidate will have an international reputation with a strong publication record and extensive teaching experience, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice. This position is subject to final approval by SFU's Board of Governors. Applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format to ccsmsc@sfu.ca and include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample publication. Applicants should arrange to have three reference letters sent independently. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date. Please address applications to: Professor Thomas Kuehn Director, Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures Department of History Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures was established at Simon Fraser University in 2006 to encourage the academic discussion and public understanding of the cultures and societies of Muslim peoples in the past and the present. The community of scholars addressing Muslim societies and cultures at SFU currently numbers over 20 regular faculty in departments across the university, together with a complement of visiting scholars and research associates. Please visit the CCSMSC online at http://www.sfu.ca/ccsmsc.html for details.

Swarthmore College

Lecturer of Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College seeks applicants for a lecturer in Arabic to teach first and second year Arabic, beginning in the fall semester of 2016. This is an initial one-year appointment, with potential for renewal to terms of up to three years based on need and performance.  Responsibilities include teaching six to eight units per year and contributing to the growth of the Arabic program at Swarthmore. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in activities organized by the Arabic Program and the Department. The successful candidate must hold an M.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, or a related field. A record of excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language is required. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, sample student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ ajo?apply-1085-6964. (Recommenders are also encouraged to use the on-line application website). If unable to submit on-line, send to: Arabic Search, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Review of applications will begin March 1st. Chosen candidates may be interviewed by phone or Skype. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Tufts University

Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a focus on Arabic literary, film, and/or visual studies (tenure-track)

The Arabic program and the interdepartmental program on International Literary and Visual Studies at Tufts University invite applicants for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a focus on Arabic literary, film, and/or visual studies of any period. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of excellent research and teaching in these topics, with a rigorously comparative and/or trans-regional emphasis. We are especially interested in candidates whose work engages comparatively with multiple languages and literatures, as well as candidates whose work develops connections between literary and/or cultural studies, understood broadly, and other disciplines or intellectual areas.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of thematic courses for Arabic Studies, possibly in Arabic, and for the interdepartmental program on International Literary and Visual Studies. There are rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and programs including, Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Colonialism Studies, English, Film and Media Studies, History, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Romance Languages.

This 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 at Tufts. 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. We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Requirements: PhD by starting date; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in relevant subjects at the university level. While this position has no language-teaching duties, a high degree of fluency in both Arabic and English is required. Fluency in a third language is a plus.

Letter of Application, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, two writing samples, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/31867 . Further materials will be requested of short-listed applicants. The review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to Professor Kamran Rastegar: kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of Arizona

Assistant Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Arizona is a Title VI National Resource Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center supports and promotes Middle East language- and Middle East studies-related teaching and research throughout the University, and fosters understanding of the Middle East through an extensive program of outreach to schools and the wider community. More information can be found on the CMES website: cmes.arizona.edu/

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0) FTE position of Assistant Director. The position will be a year-to-year professional appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The selected candidate will coordinate day-to-day operation of the Center; oversee Center activities abroad; coordinate funding opportunities for students and faculty; coordinate academic lecture series, workshops, conferences, and other events; prepare promotional materials and publications; mentor students, especially regarding study abroad; and represent the Center to a diverse community of Center members, students, faculty members, and members of the public at events on and off campus. Work for the position will involve some duties on evenings and weekends, and some travel to national meetings. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees day-to-day operation of the Center
  • Manages center activities, some of which take place on evenings or weekends
  • Manages Project Global Officer (GO) grant in coordination with MENAS
  • Coordinates FLAS fellowship program
  • Oversees CMES Abroad (e.g. study abroad programs, international internships)
  • Coordinates CMES funding opportunities, including internship scholarships, faculty research support, and student and faculty travel grants
  • Prepares promotional materials and publications; updates and adds new material to the CMES Drupal-based website as co-webmaster
  • Organizes academic lecture series, workshops and conferences, and other events in collaboration with CMES Director and the Director of Educational Outreach
  • Identifies grant opportunities and works with colleagues to prepare grant proposals
  • Implements grant-funded activities and contributes to grant reports
  • Is CMES liaison to and serves as a member of the CMES Governing Board
  • Supervises administrative associate and some student workers
  • Mentors students informally, especially regarding study abroad in the Middle East
  • Develops fundraising opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Two years of experience in a Middle East-related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in office management and supervision of staff
  • Ability to interact well with diverse constituencies
  • Excellent organizational skills utilizing current and appropriate technologies

Review begins February 15 and continues until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit www.uacareers.com and search for posting number A20538.

The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

University of California, Irvine

Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies

The University of California, Irvine announces an open search for a tenure-track position to fill the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies. The Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair is an endowed chair established for the purpose of teaching courses in Armenian history and culture, and creating a locus of Armenian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. The University of California, Irvine seeks a dynamic colleague with a sound record of both scholarly achievement and successful teaching that embraces the full range of Armenian history and culture, including the relationship of that tradition to the wider region, as well as global context of the diaspora. The holder of this position is also expected to play a central role in further developing the Armenian Studies Program, which is housed in the School of Humanities. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline and may be appointed in any of the following departments of the School of Humanities at UC Irvine: Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Philosophy. We welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine. To ensure full consideration, please apply on line at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03171. Please submit on line: a letter of interest, a career summary, a C.V., a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence, evidence of teaching excellence, the names and contact information of three available referees, and any other supporting material you wish. To ensure full consideration, applications need to be submitted by January 31, 2016. Further inquiries may be made, by email to tdaryaee@uci.edu, to Prof. Touraj Daryaee, Director of the Jordan Center for Persian Studies at 1 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-3370. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. See http://advance.uci.edu/

University of California, Los Angeles

Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2016-17 academic year. Rank is open; however, preference will be given to junior scholars, including post-doctoral students. The duration of the appointment will depend on rank, and includes the prospect of a full-year postdoctoral appointment. The successful candidate will be in residence at UCLA during the tenure of the appointment and is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her field of expertise. The candidate's research could focus on any dimension of the experience of Jews, including their interaction with other peoples and cultures, in the Mediterranean basin. A letter of application, along with a CV, names of three recommenders, proposed length of stay at UCLA, and a list of prospective course offerings is required. Apply on line: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01718 Review of Applications will begin January 4, 2016 and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For more information contact cjs@humnet.ucla.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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

University of California San Diego

APIMEDA Program Manager (80294)

Hiring Salary Range
$43,000 - $65,00/year

DESCRIPTION
Incumbent independently develops, plans, implements, and evaluates educational, social, cultural, and community building programs for Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Desi-American (APIMEDA) students at UC San Diego. Incumbent assesses and analyzes the needs of the APIMEDA student community to develop a comprehensive programmatic response. Collaborates with other offices on campus to effectively deliver programming to meet the needs of the diverse APIMEDA student community.

Coordinates outreach, campus visits, and events to increase constituent engagement. Develops and executes outreach activities to student organizations, academic departments, and campus groups. Provides essential assessment and analysis of the overall effectiveness of first time and continuing programming, as well as developing learning outcomes.

Develops and monitors programmatic budgets to ensure programs remain within budget and that funds are spent in accordance with University policy.

Working with VC-EDI, campus constituents, and community the incumbent is also responsible for research on best practices in APIMEDA programming.
• Must be available to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
• For a complete application packet, please submit a cover letter.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion, including an understanding of the historical and social context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and of the intersections of identities including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual-orientation, religious, and class background, and thorough understanding of the APIMEDA population needs.
• Demonstrated background in educational program development including experience in diversity training development and facilitation, working with college level faculty and graduate students, and an educational background in diversity and social justice issues.
• Proven ability to develop, implement, and evaluate educational, community service, cultural, and social programs, including large scale, complex initiatives that reflect the needs of a diverse student population with knowledge of (or the ability to learn) the needs of special populations (i.e. commuter, transfer, and re-entry students).
• Demonstrated background working with faculty, staff and students on program development on academic related subjects including but not limited to faculty lectures, symposia, and conferences.
• Skill in coordinating all logistical aspects of large- and small-scale programs for college students, including risk management and budget management, as they apply to college programming.
• Knowledge of developmental needs of college students and co-curricular activities that fulfill the educational mission of the University.
• Knowledge of student development, counseling, and leadership theories.
• Demonstrated background in conflict resolution, crisis management and lay-counseling with appropriate referral knowledge.
• Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit, and finalize correspondence, reports, and other documentation. Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively; demonstrated editing skills.
• Ability to use discretion, exercise good judgment, and maintain strict confidentiality.

Preferred:
• Master's degree in Student Affairs, Student Development, Organizational Management/Leadership, Education, Psychology, or related field or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
• Background check required.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/745211

EOE

University of Exeter

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences with reference to the Middle East

Combining world class research with very high levels of student satisfaction we are a member of the Russell Group and now have over 19,000 students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Exeter was ranked 16th nationally with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality.

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

In this role you will contribute to extending the research profile of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the Social Science study of the modern Middle East and/or Islam.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Middle East Studies, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies or related fields, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Social Science and Gender Studies research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. You must be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes. Experience of fieldwork in the relevant regions and linguistic proficiency in Arabic and/or other relevant languages are highly desirable.

The starting salary for appointments made at Lecturer level will be from £33,574 on Grade F and for appointments at Senior Lecturer level from £41,255 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Christine Allison (tel: 01392-724026, email: C.Allison@exeter.ac.uk. You may also wish to consult our web site at (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/) for further details of the College.

For more information and to apply online please go to our website www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs.

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 6th January 2016.

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

Apply link

https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open? VACANCY_ID=668486DaQc&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

University of Exeter

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies with reference to the Middle East and Islam (Education and Research) (Ref. P50884)

Combining world class research with very high levels of student satisfaction we are a member of the Russell Group and now have over 19,000 students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Exeter was ranked 16th nationally with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality.

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

In this role you will contribute to extending the research profile of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the study of Gender with reference to the modern Middle East and/or Islam.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Middle East Studies, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies or related fields, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Social Science and Gender Studies research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. You must be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes. Experience of fieldwork in the relevant regions and linguistic proficiency in Arabic and/or other relevant languages are highly desirable.

The starting salary for appointments made at Lecturer level will be from £33,574 on Grade F and for appointments at Senior Lecturer level, from £41,255 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Christine Allison (tel: 01392-724026, email: C.Allison@exeter.ac.uk. You may also wish to consult our web site at (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/) for further details of the College.

For more information and to apply online please go to our website www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 6th January 2016.

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

Apply Link

https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open? VACANCY_ID=670875DaQc&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

University of Exeter

Al-Qasimi Chairs in Arabic (one position) and Islamic Studies (one position) (Ref: P50883)

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for significant investment in the near future.

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

We are looking for two leading international figures with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research groups. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is one of the leading research intensive groupings in the field internationally, and it incorporates the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies which is one of the largest area studies institutes dedicated to the study of Arabic, Islamic and the Middle East in Europe. As a result of a generous benefaction establishing the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 1999, the university has hosted three Al-Qasimi Chairs in the Institute in Islamic Studies, Arabic, Arab Gulf Studies. Applicants will become part of a vibrant research team at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, which, in REF2014, had the best cohort of results of any Middle East area studies submission.

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

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof Debra Myhill (tel: 01392-724767, email: D.A.Myhill@exeter.ac.uk) to discuss the posts further. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Robert Gleave (tel: 01392-724025, email: R.Gleave@exeter.ac.uk). You may also wish to consult our web site at (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/) for further details of the College.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P50883 in any correspondence.

The closing date for completed applications is 6 January 2016.

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

Direct apply link:

https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open? VACANCY_ID=843651DajS&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA  

University of Exeter

Al-Qasimi Chair in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Open Specialism)

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for significant investment in the near future.

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

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop a research portfolio in a specialism of your choice. As a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics you will steer us in whichever direction this new theme takes us. We will consider any discipline or sets of methods in the social sciences or humanities or related fields that would fit in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies but are particularly interested in those bringing new and innovative approaches and methods. You will play a role in providing leadership within the IAIS, taking a leading role in formulating our developing research strategy.
As an innovative researcher you will have a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is one of the leading research intensive groupings in the field internationally, and it incorporates the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies which is one of the largest area studies institutes dedicated to the study of Arabic, Islamic and the Middle East in Europe. As a result of a generous benefaction establishing the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 1999, the university has hosted three Al-Qasimi Chairs in the Institute in Islamic Studies, Arabic, Arab Gulf Studies. Building upon our research successes, we are creating a new endowed Al-Qasimi Chair in the IAIS with an open specialism. We will welcome you to a vibrant research team at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, which, in REF2014, had the best cohort of results of any Middle East area studies submission.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof Debra Myhill (tel: 01392-724767, email: D.A.Myhill@exeter.ac.uk) to discuss the posts further. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Ilan Pappe (tel: 01392-724095, email: I.Pappe@exeter.ac.uk).You may also wish to consult our web site at (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/) for further details of the College.

The closing date for completed applications is 6 January 2016.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P14662 in any correspondence.

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

Direct apply link:

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University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Persian Literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Persian Literature, to begin Fall 2016.  Applicants' primary research focus should be on modern Persian literature and culture.  Candidates with additional demonstrated competence in teaching pre-modern Persian literature and in Persian language pedagogy are especially sought. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses.  Ph.D. is expected by July, 2016.  Applications are to be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/697. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and the process will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/ diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and/or South Asian Film

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a scholar of Middle Eastern and/or South Asian film at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague with expertise in the fictional and/or documentary cinematic traditions of at least one Middle Eastern or South Asian region and an interest in engaging comparatively with other cinemas of the regions. Applicants' scholarship should centrally address the movement of images, techniques, and narratives across our regions, and into other geographical areas and/or disciplinary fields. Specific areas of cinematic focus are open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching suggest connections among Middle Eastern and South Asian cinemas and can complement the strengths of our department. This colleague will join, and foster connections among vibrant inter-disciplinary programs at the University of Virginia in regional studies, media studies, and film studies.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an ongoing program of research and publication with a focus on a relevant regional cinema that integrates in-depth analysis of cinematic texts with broader inter-disciplinary engagements with issues of nation, identity, or spatial location in the modern world. They must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching and an ability to teach courses across the Middle East and South Asia. This position's start date is August 25, 2016, and applicants must hold a PhD by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who bring training in at least one of the regions' languages or literatures.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile to posting # 0617740 through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and attach the following: CV, cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, contact information for three references, and two writing samples: (1) an article-length sample of written work (attach to "Writing Sample 1" in Jobs@UVA), and (2) the front matter [table of contents, acknowledgments, and introduction] of your dissertation or, if appropriate, book (attach to "Writing Sample 2" in Jobs@UVA). Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The committee anticipates conducting on-campus interviews in February, 2016. A letter of invitation will be provided to candidates who are selected for an interview.

Questions regarding the application process for Jobs@UVa should be directed to: Cameron Clayton Administrative Coordinator MESALC rcc8k@eservices.virginia.edu For additional information contact: Daniel Lefkowitz, Chair MESALC Film Studies Search Committee dl2h@virginia.edu The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Virginia

Lecturer/Program Coordinator in Modern Standard Arabic

The Arabic language program in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Lecturer/Program Coordinator in Modern Standard Arabic, to begin August 25, 2016. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position with an initial appointment of one academic year. This position has the potential of being renewed as a three-year appointment starting in the 2017-2018 academic year. Appointment renewal is contingent upon highly satisfactory performance. The standard Lecturer teaching load is three courses per semester. This position receives a one course reduction for service as the Program Coordinator.

Required Qualifications: Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and at least one of its dialects, an advanced degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching or equivalent, strong competence in Arabic grammar, FusHa, and fluency in English, at least 3 years of experience in teaching various levels of Arabic at the postsecondary level using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as the program's coordinator.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include previous experience in program coordination, teacher training and materials development; OPI certification; an ability and interest in teaching advanced level courses in Arabic; and experience with teaching FusHa Arabic.

To apply, submit a candidate profile on-line through https://jobs.virginia.edu, and electronically attach a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching pedagogy, a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach as Writing Sample 1), and sample of prior course syllabi (attach as Writing Sample 2). Search for posting 0617588. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to: Arabic Coordinator/Lecturer Search Committee, MESALC P.O. Box 400781 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Cameron Clayton at Clayton, rcc8k@eservices.virginia.edu

Review of applications by the committee will begin November 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The committee anticipates beginning to hold on-grounds interviews on or around January 15, 2016. A letter of invitation will be provided to candidates who are selected for an interview. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-eligible)

The Religious Studies Program in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in Islamic Studies at the Assistant Professor level, with preference for a scholar working on religion and the arts and/or social justice. We seek a candidate with a clear research agenda, a commitment to seeking external funding, and strong potential for teaching, including methods in the study of religion. The School of World Studies is a dynamic multidisciplinary nexus, combining programs in Anthropology, International Studies, Foreign Languages, and Religious Studies.

Required qualifications: PhD in an appropriate discipline, in hand by August 2016, and a record of or demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching. We are looking for candidates who bring interdisciplinary and global perspectives to their work. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, along with a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU, is required.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/48138.

Candidates will need to upload the following: 1. a cover letter; 2. a curriculum vitae; and 3. contact information for three professional references.

Completed applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016 in order to be considered for this position.

For additional information, please visit http://worldstudies.vcu.edu, or direct questions to Dr. Richard Godbeer, search committee chair, at rgodbeer@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Virginia Military Institute

Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic beginning 1 August 2016. Five year, non-tenure track appointment, beginning in August 2016, with conversion to tenure track very likely. Specialization open. Ph.D. in Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Literature, or Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in literature and culture in addition to MSA across all levels. Native or near-native fluency in MSA and English required. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year and also participate in academic advising, committee work, scholarship, and mentoring of undergraduate research. Faculty members at VMI wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience is not required. Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. Applicants should submit full dossiers including letter of application, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Apply online at: http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/8741 Position open until filled, review of applications begins September 15. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.

Washington University in St. Louis

Lecturer in Hindi (full-time, renewable)

Washington University in St. Louis seeks to hire a full-time renewable Lecturer position in Hindi to begin Fall 2016. Responsibilities include teaching two or three levels of Hindi in our growing program and developing teaching materials in a setting that integrates multi-media technology in the college-level classroom. The successful candidate will have completed a graduate level degree in secondary language acquisition or related field, native or near-native proficiency in Hindi, and demonstrated proficiency in teaching Hindi or Urdu at the college level. A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (a portfolio or sample syllabi, materials, and an electronic teaching demo). Please send application to jinelc@wustl.edu or Chair, Hindi Lecturer Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1121, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Preference to applications received by January 15, 2016. The Department seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University's policy to recruit, hire, train, a! nd promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

Yale University

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

Yale University Department of Religious Studies intends to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of Islamic Studies beginning July 1, 2016, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications are invited and welcome from scholars with research specialties in early Islam or Qur'an and Qur'anic studies. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minorities, and protected veterans. A letter of application describing your research, a c.v., a two-page dissertation abstract, a chapter-length writing sample, a syllabus for an introductory undergraduate course on the Qur'an and Qur'anic studies and three letters of reference should be submitted on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/30707 . The review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Zayed University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Political Economy

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Department/ College

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is part of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs in International Studies and Emirati Studies and graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MA), Public Administration (Executive Masters), and Museum Studies (MA). 

The College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), which also houses the Department of Natural Science and Public Health, is firmly grounded in the UAE’s determination to build a sustainable future while preserving the integrity of its traditions.  The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and minors in key areas that promote the study of issues related to environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.  The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing the complex, intertwined areas of modern society and its sustainable relationship to the
natural environment.  CSSH students are uniquely equipped, through research and internship experience, to understand and to work at the intersections of the traditional disciplines of the cultural, social, humanitarian, political, scientific and technological fields. 

The Opportunity

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in Political Economy, with a background in Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology or related disciplines. Strong theoretical and methodological skills are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses, including courses on Comparative Political Systems; State, Society, and the Economy, and Development and Underdevelopment. Other courses include those related to the candidate’s area of specialization, and possibly graduate level courses.

The Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D.  at the time of appointment and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Evidence of teaching and research excellence and experience is important, including the potential to supervise thesis projects.

If you meet these requirements and would like to make any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please feel free to contact the Dean of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Chris Southgate (chris.southgate@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, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin in early October 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - History

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Department/ College

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is part of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs in International Studies and Emirati Studies and graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MA), Public Administration (Executive Masters), and Museum Studies (MA). 

The College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), which also houses the Department of Natural Science and Public Health, is firmly grounded in the UAE’s determination to build a sustainable future while preserving the integrity of its traditions.  The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and minors in key areas that promote the study of issues related to environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.  The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing the complex, intertwined areas of modern society and its sustainable relationship to the
natural environment.  CSSH students are uniquely equipped, through research and internship experience, to understand and to work at the intersections of the traditional disciplines of the cultural, social, humanitarian, political, scientific and technological fields. 

The Opportunity

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) invites applications for a full time faculty position (open rank) in history, preferably with a specialization in Gulf history, or history of the Middle East with a willingness to acquire additional expertise in the Gulf region. Successful candidates must be able to teach introductory history courses including World History and History of the UAE. Teaching experience and flexibility are important—particularly a willingness to teach courses such as Comparative Intellectual Traditions, Politics of Identity, and Research Methods. Although the language of instruction is English, proficiency in Arabic is desirable, though not required.

The Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D.  in History at the time of appointment and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Evidence of teaching and research excellence and experience is important, including the potential to supervise thesis projects.

If you meet these requirements and would like to make any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please feel free to contact the Dean of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Chris Southgate (chris.southgate@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, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin in late October 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Public Policy

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Department/ College

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is part of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs in International Studies and Emirati Studies and graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MA), Public Administration (Executive Masters), and Museum Studies (MA). 

The College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), which also houses the Department of Natural Science and Public Health, is firmly grounded in the UAE’s determination to build a sustainable future while preserving the integrity of its traditions.  The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and minors in key areas that promote the study of issues related to environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.  The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing the complex, intertwined areas of modern society and its sustainable relationship to the
natural environment.  CSSH students are uniquely equipped, through research and internship experience, to understand and to work at the intersections of the traditional disciplines of the cultural, social, humanitarian, political, scientific and technological fields.

The Opportunity

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in Public Policy. Strong theoretical and methodological skills are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses, including courses on Comparative Political Systems, and Development and Underdevelopment. Other courses include those related to the candidate’s area of specialization, and possibly graduate level courses.

The Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Evidence of teaching and research excellence and experience is important, including the potential to supervise thesis projects.

If you meet these requirements and would like to make any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please feel free to contact the Dean of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Chris Southgate (chris.southgate@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, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin in early October 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Political Science/ International Relations

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Department/ College

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is part of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs in International Studies and Emirati Studies and graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MA), Public Administration (Executive Masters), and Museum Studies (MA). 

The College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), which also houses the Department of Natural Science and Public Health, is firmly grounded in the UAE’s determination to build a sustainable future while preserving the integrity of its traditions.  The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and minors in key areas that promote the study of issues related to environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.  The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing the complex, intertwined areas of modern society and its sustainable relationship to the
natural environment.  CSSH students are uniquely equipped, through research and internship experience, to understand and to work at the intersections of the traditional disciplines of the cultural, social, humanitarian, political, scientific and technological fields.

The Opportunity

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in Political Science, with a specialization on the Middle East. Strong theoretical and methodological skills are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses, including introductory courses to International Relations, courses on International Relations in the Gulf, Politics of Oil, and possibly graduate level courses.

The Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Evidence of teaching and research excellence and experience is important, including the potential to supervise thesis projects.

If you meet these requirements and would like to make any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please feel free to contact the Dean of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Chris Southgate (chris.southgate@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, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin in early October 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

 



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