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
07/29/16 University of Michigan Leo Lecturer III in Arabic Language November 10, 2016
07/22/16 University of Cambridge Postdoctoral Researchers (4 positions) on ERC funded "Impact of the Ancient City" Project  
07/22/16 American University in Cairo Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations (one-year contract) Priority given to applications rec'd by August 4, 2016. Open until filled.
07/19/16 Hampshire College Post-doctoral Fellowship - Qualitative Social Science Review begins August 8, 2016.
07/19/16 Stanford University Assistant Professor/Tenured Associate Professor in Islam and Gender October 3, 2016
07/15/16 Washington and Lee University Assistant Professor, Study of Islam (tenure-track) Review begins October 15, 2016.
07/12/16 Leapforce At Home Independent Agent - Persian/Farsi  
07/12/16 Trinity College Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality (tenure-track) October 15, 2016
07/08/16 Smith College Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins July 11, 2016.
06/29/16 University of Southern California Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language Review begins October 15, 2016.
06/23/16 New York University Abu Dhabi Computational Linguistics Researcher  
06/14/16 American Islamic College President Open until filled; Early start date of August 1, 2016 preferred.
06/09/16 Ben Gurion University of the Negev Historian of the Modern Middle East (tenure-track) October 3, 2016
06/03/16 American University Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in Arabic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
06/02/16 Furman University Open Rank Appointment in Comparative Politics (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
05/31/16 Hartford Seminary Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue Among Islamic Legal Schools Review begins September 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
05/24/16 Stanford University Associate Dean & Director, The Markaz: Resource Center  
05/23/16 Hamad bin Khalifa University Dean, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies Open until filled.
05/19/16 Columbia University Postdoctoral Scholar Positions, 2016-2017 Review begins June 8, 2016 and continues until filled.
04/25/16 New York University Faculty Fellow in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies Review begins June 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
04/15/16 Yale University Postdoctoral Associate in Islamic Ethics Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
03/24/16 University of California, Santa Barbara Lecturer in Persian (full-time) May 31, 2016 for full review.

American Islamic College

President

The Presidential Search Committee of American Islamic College (AIC) invites nominations and applications from individuals who possess the leadership skills required to serve as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of a recently established undergraduate and graduate degree granting institution which is currently in pursuit of regional accreditation. AIC has been awarded operating and degree granting authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

Located in Chicago, Illinois the mission of AIC is to provide students of all backgrounds with a solid liberal arts and sciences education that includes a rigorous academic foundation in Islamic Studies. The College’s innovative and interdisciplinary B.A. and Masters level programs seek to combine the best of traditional Islamic pedagogies and approaches with the highest contemporary academic standards. In doing so, the AIC faculty and staff are committed to promoting inter-religious and inter-cultural understanding, responsible world citizenship, and engaged social service. The curriculum attempts to convey a broad understanding of the historical and global forces that have shaped intellectual debates and interpretations as well as the political and social structures of diverse contemporary Muslim societies. Finally, the College also seeks to serve the general public by showcasing the rich heritage and the contemporary realities of Muslim cultures through community outreach activities, academic symposia and seminars, and dynamic exchange and immersion programs.

Therefore, the hallmark of the next President’s tenure will be strategic planning, comprehensive fundraising, and the implementation of the basic objectives, policies and operating plans of the College’s Board of Trustees. The next President of AIC will be chosen based on possessing strong leadership and staff management background. The candidate should ideally have experience operating in a strategic role within the educational or non-profit sectors. Prior experience with strategic planning, goal setting, outcome assessment, collaborative and fiscal management, and reporting to an elected Board are preferred. The President will help oversee and coordinate the roles of two Vice Presidents, who will serve as the Chief Academic and Financial Officers of the College respectively.

AIC aims at expanding its student enrollment projections once Candidacy Status and subsequent regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) have been achieved.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to American Islamic College’s Mission, Philosophy and Goals;
  • Knowledge of financial, legal and management issues as related to higher education;
  • Proven leadership experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development of diverse streams of funding for the College;
  • Ability to serve as the key strategist and primary advocate for the College externally and internally;
  • Ability to build strategic relationships with various institutions and the community to increase AIC’s network; and
  • An earned terminal or professional degree.

All inquiries, applications, nominations and supportive material should be sent by e-mail ONLY to: Dr. Marcia Hermansen, Chairperson, Search Committee at AIC c/o DrMHermansen@aicusa.edu cc’d to hr@aicusa.edu.

AIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

American University

Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2015-2016.  Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field.  The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 29, 2016.

Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree.  Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to Arabic will be considered.  The position will require the incumbent to teach five to six undergraduate courses per year in Arabic, including, but not limited to, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic language courses. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: apply.interfolio.com/35503. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers.  Please contact Kim Pulford, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2394 or wlc@american.edu if you have any questions.

Established in 1925 the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at www.american.edu/cas and about the department at www.american.edu/cas/wlc/

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

American University in Cairo

Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations (one-year contract)

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a fixed term one-year contract position in international relations at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2016. Applicants should have a research and teaching specialization in international relations and security studies. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on theories of international relations, contemporary foreign policies, international organization, and security studies. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.

Requirements:

PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by August 4, 2016. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to gehanwm@aucegypt.edu.

For more information, e-mail Dr. Ibrahim Elnur, Chair, (ielnur@aucegypt.edu; Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu ) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/ default.aspx.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ctcs8fdqz5

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Historian of the Modern Middle East (tenure-track)

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

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

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

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

Columbia University

Post Date May 19, 2016

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions, 2016-2017

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Renewal for the 2017-2018 academic year is possible, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University supports academic research, teaching, and scholarship on the study of religion, culture, and social difference at Columbia University. In addition, it convenes academic conferences, public forums, and collaborative programming to support and extend academic and scholarly understanding of these topics, and to disseminate and distribute such new understandings to broader publics and communities.

Candidates must have received the PhD between August 31, 2013 and August 31, 2016 in a discipline engaged with the interdisciplinary study of religion. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates whose research engages critical, interpretive, historical, and genealogical approaches that challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and who are studying important global issues in the following thematic areas:

Islam in the 21st Century
Religion and Politics in the Middle East
Religion in American Public Life
Democracy, Secularism and Pluralism
Religion and Sexuality
Religion and Journalism

Under the mentorship of an IRCPL faculty member, postdoctoral research scholars are expected to further develop and make progress on a proposed research project, teach one class and participate in the intellectual life of IRCPL and Columbia University.

This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Review of applications begins on June 9th, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include:

--Cover Letter
--Curriculum Vitae
--Dissertation Abstract
--Research Proposal: A two-page research plan for the scholarship period. This may include, but should extend beyond, revisions to the dissertation.
--Teaching Statement: Titles and short descriptions (one or two paragraphs each) of at least two undergraduate courses that you could teach under the auspices of your proposed departmental affiliation. Please note that we are not requesting a statement of teaching philosophy or full syllabi at this point. (This will be uploaded as Other Document 1).
--Writing Sample: Only one sample equivalent to a single journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter. The writing sample may be published or unpublished. It must be in English. The maximum length is 50 pages.
--Recommendation(s): One academic reference familiar with your research is required. You may submit an additional recommendation but it is not required.

PhD or equivalent and distinction in the field. The PhD need not be in religion. Applications are welcome from a broad range of disciplines (religion, political science, sociology, Arab studies, history, etc).

For more information and to apply, please go to academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62783

Furman University

Open Rank Appointment in Comparative Politics (tenure-track)

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

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

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

Hamad bin Khalifa University

Dean, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies

Hamad bin Khalifa University is inviting applications for the dean position for Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies to take it to the next level of excellence. The dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership for Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies and promotes excellence in all aspects of QFIS’s mission to nurture the discovery, creation, transmission, and application of knowledge and understanding across the fields of Islamic studies and Islamic finance. S/he will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of QFIS, in line with the goals of the University as a whole, and, in parallel with other leaders and colleagues across the University, work to pursue the goals of the University and represent Hamad bin Khalifa University within and externally to its constituents and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar in the areas of Islamic studies, Islamic finance, or a related discipline, and an innovative academic leader with demonstrated administrative experience and the proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior leadership to advance strategic projects and initiatives. The dean will have a strong commitment to Islamic education within the context of a major research university. The dean needs to be fluent in Arabic and English.

Remuneration

HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, and medical insurance.

How to apply?

Please submit your complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of three references with their full contact information) through the following link: www.hbku.edu.qa/qfisdean-jobapplications

Deadline:

Positions will be open until filled; shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews starting June.

Hamad bin Khalifa University is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

Hampshire College

Post-doctoral Fellowship - Qualitative Social Science

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, along with its Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS), invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship under the general category of Qualitative Social Science. This is a one-year grant-funded position with possibility of continuation.

The post-doctoral research fellow will work principally on the development of a large-scale project on ‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’. Phase 1 project overview: There is a significant gap in scholarly understanding of how Muslims living in majority and minority contexts perceive science and the role it plays in the construction of both their religious and secular worldviews. The primary aim of this planning project is to begin to build the capacity and networks necessary to conduct a larger scale research study to address this gap. This longer term research will seek to develop a more comprehensive picture of how differing groups along a spectrum of worldviews, within Muslim majority and minority contexts, relate to and from public domain narratives surrounding ‘science’ and ‘religion’. Continued research on subsequent phase 2 will be dependent on future funding.

The Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS) is a multidisciplinary research center that uses perspectives from sociology, anthropology, media studies, science education, and cognitive science, to understand perception of science in diverse Muslim societies. For further details, please visit https://www.hampshire.edu/ssims/center-for-the-study-of-science-in-muslim-societies.

This project will be undertaken in partnership with the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS) at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. For further details, please visit: http://www.newman.ac.uk/research-centres/4322/centre-for-science-knowledge-and-belief-in-society.

This fellowship award provides an annual salary of $57,000, plus benefits. A PhD with an emphasis on Islam and/or Muslim societies in a relevant social science field such as science and technology studies, Middle Eastern studies, religious studies, or sociology of religion/sociology of Islam, is desirable. It is essential that the research fellow have some experience working on postdoctoral qualitative social science research projects. A proficiency in Turkish, Bahasa, or Persian is desirable but not necessary. The anticipated start date of this position is September 2016.

Hampshire is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Review of applications will begin August 8, 2016. Please submit a letter of interest that describes your qualifications and interest in the project, a CV, and two letters of recommendation at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/ No hard copies will be accepted.

Informal Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Salman Hameed (Director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies) at shameed@hampshire.edu.

www.hampshire.edu
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

Hartford Seminary

Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue Among Islamic Legal Schools

Hartford Seminary announces an opening for a Shi‘i scholar with a distinguished record that includes an academic doctorate, religious training and lived religious commitments to occupy the newly endowed Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in Shi‘i Islam and its relation to other traditions of Islam and Christianity and may be grounded in one of a number of academic disciplines. The candidate must be able to teach courses at both introductory and advanced levels and have the intellectual depth required to direct Ph.D. students. The appointment begins in fall 2017.

The appointment is to the core faculty of the seminary and will be a member of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. It carries the full-time teaching load of four courses per year, a 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. Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.

Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should 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. Scott Thumma, Chair of the Imam Ali Chair Search Committee, at sthumma@hartsem.edu.

Leapforce

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ideal Search Engine Evaluators will possess the following skills:

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

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

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

 

New York University

Faculty Fellow in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track position as Faculty Fellow to begin September 1st, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The appointment will be for one year, renewable for a further two years. 

We are looking for an outstanding junior scholar in any social science or humanities discipline whose research offers a critical perspective on the contemporary Middle East. The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of the modern Middle East, knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, and has a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: Anthropology, Comparative Middle Eastern Studies, Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Cultural Studies, Politics/Political Economy, Sociology, or Urban Studies/Geography. PhD must be in hand by time of appointment and must have been completed no earlier than September 2011.

The appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate level (MAs and some PhDs), advise MA students in the role of Director of Graduate Studies, and participate in the activities of the Kevorkian Center. A demonstrated research and teaching experience is required, and advising experience is a plus. 

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, see the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at: http://www.neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu via the "Employment" link to submit a CV, cover letter, one writing sample, and the names of three references. 

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

New York University Abu Dhabi

Computational Linguistics Researcher

SAMER: Simplification of Arabic Masterpieces for Extensive Reading
Muhamed Al Khalil (PI), Nizar Habash (Co-I), Dris Soulaimani (Co-I)
NYU Abu Dhabi

SAMER is a funded research project at NYU Abu Dhabi seeking to address the severe dearth of graded readers in Arabic fiction by creating a standard and tools for the simplification of fictional works to school-age learners. SAMER is led by a team of specialists in Arabic linguistics, computer science, literature, and K12 education working to build a corpus of all the texts in Arabic used in teaching and learning in the official school curricula of the United Arab Emirates; analyze it for lexical, morphological, and syntactic features; and generate a Graded Reader Scale (GRS) mirroring readability levels in the primary, preparatory, and secondary curricula to assist in the simplification process. Finally the team will conduct a competition to draw in the best talents among students and specialists of Arabic from around the Arab World to simplify some of the major works in Arabic fiction in line with the GRS levels and guidelines.

This project is currently seeking to hire a researcher with a set of advanced skills in Arabic, computer programming, data analysis, and web technologies. The ideal candidate is expected to hold (at a minimum) an MS or MA degree in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related field with some proven experience in natural language processing. The position is based in the Arabic Studies program and the researcher will report to professor Muhamed Al Khalil but he/she will also be working closely with professor Nizar Habash in the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) lab at NYUAD.

Terms of employment are competitive and include a generous salary, housing, and other benefits. The preferred start date is September 2016. The duration of employment is for two years.

Applications will be accepted immediately. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, representative publications, and the contact information for three references to be invited to write letters in support of the application -- all in PDF format. For instructions and information on how to apply, please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html. If you have any questions, please email nyuad.arabic@nyu.edu. More information about NYUAD's Arabic Studies program can be found at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/academic-divisions/arts-humanities/language/arabic-studies-program.html

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, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. 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.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

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

Smith College

Lecturer in Arabic Language

The Five College Arabic Language Initiative and the Program in Middle East Studies at Smith College invite applications for a full-time one-year lecturer position in Arabic Language, which will be based at Smith College beginning July 2016. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, English, and at least one Arabic dialect. Master’s degree or above in Arabic Language, Literature, Linguistics, Culture, Arabic Studies, or a relevant field is required.

The successful candidate will teach five courses each academic year, typically teaching on at least two campuses. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Arabic language with the proficiency-communicative approach at all levels at the college level.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Five College Arabic Language Initiative can be found at https://www.fivecolleges.edu/arablanguage. Details about the Middle East Studies Program at Smith can be found at http://www.smith.edu/mes/index.php.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36046 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three recent teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references (formal letters will be required at the finalist stage). In addition, we will request samples of teaching materials (e.g. syllabus, teaching plans, exams, handouts, etc.) from selected finalists. Review of applications will begin July 11, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Stanford University

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

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

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

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

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

Stanford University

Associate Dean & Director, The Markaz: Resource Center

The Director is responsible for advancing the mission, coordinating and mentoring professional and student staff, and administering the programs and daily activities of The Markaz: Resource Center. S/he will oversee the ongoing development and growth of The Markaz, working closely with the Associate Vice Provost in Community Engagement and Diversity and colleagues within the Community Engagement and Diversity unit, the Office for Religious Life, The Markaz Advisory Board and the Office of Development with input from student staff and affiliated student organizations. S/he will collaborate with Stanford faculty and administrators to ensure that needs of students and student groups connected to The Markaz are met.

Funding for The Markaz is secured through the 2016-17 year, and active fundraising is underway to support its annual budget. As such, this position is initially a one-year fixed term position with the possibility for renewal as a longer-term position.

CORE DUTIES*:
• Manage the work of managers and other employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the Markaz Center.
• Provide strategic direction for and manage the center's programs, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets.
• Lead university- or school-wide initiatives and campaigns; develop long range planning and policy development for the center.
• Develop long-term institutional and financial support for The Markaz working with Student Affairs and the Office of Development to connect with potential donors and raise funds.
• Actively participate in the leadership team of the Community Engagement and Diversity unit in Student Affairs, including strategic planning efforts, cross-function efforts, and cross-center collaborations.
• Foster student-initiated programming and opportunities related to the center’s mission, supporting students in their academic and extracurricular interests as well as mental health and wellness.

Qualifications*:
• Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
• Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
• Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
• Experience creating and implementing new programs and initiatives.
• Experience with counseling and engaging students of diverse backgrounds and fostering student growth and professional development.
• Knowledge about Islam, specifically its pluralistic cultural and religious traditions, as well as intersectional identities.

About the Markaz Center:

In the fall of 2013, Stanford University formally opened The Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Peoples and Cultures of the Muslim World. The Markaz is a resource and community center for supporting students and uplifting voices from within the diverse Muslim and Middle Eastern communities at Stanford University. The Markaz provides timely programing and resources to the entire campus so that all students can better engage with and learn from the complex and varied cultural, political and social dimensions of Muslim identities and experiences.

*To see the complete job posting and submit an application, please go to the University’s official job application site http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search (Job #71115).

Trinity College

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of California, Santa Barbara

Lecturer in Persian

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Persian language beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The position is renewable based on performance and department needs. Responsibilities include teaching three quarters of Persian annually at the first- and second-year levels (six courses) plus two upper division undergraduate courses in modern and classical Persian literature in translation. We are especially interested in candidates with specialization in modern and classical Persian prose literature and/or poetry. The successful candidate will also be the assistant coordinator of the Iranian internship program and have responsibilities for assisting with related cocurricular programming. Minimum Qualifications: MA or Ph.D. in relevant academic field; native command of Persian and English; and excellent record of teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level. Experience in coordinating programs and institutions highly desirable.

The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment). For information on our department please visit our website at www.religion.ucsb.edu.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00706. Complete applications received by May 31, 2016, will receive full review. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Kathleen Moore, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies.

The University of California 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.

University of Cambridge

Postdoctoral Researchers (4 positions) on ERC funded 'Impact of the Ancient City' Project

Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Research Associates: 'Impact of the Ancient City'
ERC Project
Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017
Salary range: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum

Applications are sought for four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs.

For access to the further particulars for each role and for information on how to apply, please click on http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/directory/vacancies

University of Michigan

Leo Lecturer III in Arabic Language

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Southern California

Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language

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

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

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/69196. Please submit a letter of interest, C.V., and recent teaching evaluations. Review of files will begin on 15 October, 2016. For more information please contact Ms. Renee Almassizadeh at almassiz@usc.edu.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

Washington and Lee University

Assistant Professor, Study of Islam (tenure-track)

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the study of Islam. The appointment will be in the Departments of Religion and/or History, with course offerings divided evenly between the two. The area of specialization is open. We seek candidates with broad backgrounds and interests, able to teach a variety of courses on Islamic religion and history. Candidates must be able offer courses in History while being conversant with academic method and theory in the study of Religion. The ideal candidate can also contribute to the development of a nascent interdisciplinary program in Middle East and South Asia Studies at Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts college that demands excellence in teaching and expects and supports significant scholarly achievement. The University is interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing teaching interests and scholarly agenda, a transcript of their graduate work, and contact information for three letters of recommendation by November 1. Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Timothy Lubin, chair of the search committee, at http://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2921 . Review of applications will begin October 15. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the American Historical Association.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8znqj8h45t

Yale University

Postdoctoral Associate in Islamic Ethics, AY 2016-17

The Yale Council on Middle East Studies (CMES), in conjunction with the MacMillan Center, seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Associate in Islamic Ethics for a one-year period beginning July 1, 2016. Areas of specialization include ethical theories in Islam as part of the tradition of falsafa or outside of that—including theories of virtuous actions in Islamic theology, Sufism and/or Islamic law—both in the pre-modern as well as in the modern period. The holder of the post would act as convener of a lecture series in this field and work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale’s library, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, and to teach one course within the 2016–17 academic year. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand or must be close to finishing and must have received the degree no earlier than 2010. The salary for the Postdoctoral Associate will be $52,000 plus benefits.

Candidates apply by submitting a cover letter stating qualifications, CV, project proposal, names and addresses of three referees, a writing sample of no more than 100 pages, and a draft proposal of the course ONLINE to http://apply.interfolio.com/34504. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Please email lora.lemosy@yale.edu with any questions related to the search.

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, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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