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
8/29/15 University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins September 30, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/29/15 Columbia University Leonard B. Kaye Chair in Hebrew and Comparative Literature Review begins September 15, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/27/15 National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute Senior Research Fellow/Deputy Director of Institute October 1, 2015 or until position is filled.
8/27/15 Hope College Assistant Professor in Pre-1900 World History (tenure-track) Review begins October 19, 2015.
8/27/15 University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins November 20, 2015.
8/25/15 Columbia University Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature Review begins September 25, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/25/15 Loyola University Chicago Assistant Professor of Political Science (tenure-track) September 30, 2015 for full consideration; open until filled.
8/25/15 Georgetown University Assistant Professor of Arabic Linguistics (tenure-track) Review begins October 10, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/24/15 Earlham College Assistant Professor of Politics (tenure-track) October 30, 2015 for full consideration; open until filled.
8/24/15 University of California, San Diego Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic Middle East before ca. 1800 (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/19/15 New York University Assistant Professor of Islamic Law and Society Review begins October 1, 2015
8/19/15 University of Chicago, Divinity School Assistant Professor in Qur'anic Studies Review begins October 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/19/15 Princeton University Library Metadata Librarian, Arabic Specialty  
8/13/15 Vassar College Assistant Professor specializing in Islam (tenure-track) October 9, 2015 for full consideration.
8/13/15 University of San Francisco Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure-track)  
8/13/15 Agnes Scott College Assistant Professor - History of the Modern Middle East (tenure-track) October 20, 2015
8/13/15 Princeton University Assistant Professor - History of Medieval Iran (tenure-track) Review begins November 2, 2015.
8/7/15 American University of Beirut Assistant Professor - International or Comparative Politics Review begins October 15, 2015 and continues until filled.
8/7/15 American University of Beirut Assistant Professor - Public Administration Review begins October 15, 2015 and continues until filled.
7/31/15 Women's College, Sharjah Founding President August 30, 2015 for full consideration
7/29/15 American University, School of International Service (SIS) Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation Chair in Islamic Peace Review begins September 15, 2015 and continues until filled.
7/29/15 Harvard University Senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel September 30, 2015; open until filled.
7/27/15 Swarthmore College Position in Modern Middle Eastern History (tenure-track, full-time) Review begins October 1, 2015
7/27/15 Stanford University, Hoover Institution Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection (Librarian 3)  
7/22/15 Brown University Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment) September 15, 2015 for full consideration. Open until filled or search closes.
7/15/15 Trinity College Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) October 15, 2015
7/15/15 Hamilton College Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Middle East (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2015. If wishing to interview at APSA, submit by August 15, 2015.
7/15/15 Naval Postgraduate School Middle East Regional Security Studies (open rank) Review begins September 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
7/15/15 Stanford University Specialist on Islam and/or Muslim Societies, Cultures, Arts, Politics, and/or Philosophy (tenure-line, open-rank) October 1, 2015
7/9/15 Tel-Aviv University Senior Academic Position in Middle Eastern History of the 20th Century October 15, 2015
7/9/15 Harvard University Assistant Professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature September 15, 2015
6/13/15 Columbia University Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline, Arabic Language Instruction Review begins immediately
5/12/15 American University of Sharjah Faculty Position in the Modern History of South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa Review begins November 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
3/12/15 Rice University One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islamist Movements in the Middle East in the Baker Institute for Public Policy  

Agnes Scott College

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

The Agnes Scott College History Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant rank in the history of the Modern Middle East. The 3/2 teaching load will include a survey of the Modern Middle East and upper-level courses in the candidate's specialty. Ph.D. in History preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation by October 20 to historysearch@agnesscott.edu or to Mary Cain, Department of History, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Additional material - including syllabi, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and graduate transcripts - may be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process. Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

American University

Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation Chair in Islamic Peace

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to fill an endowed chair in Islamic Peace, beginning August 1, 2016. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. We seek distinguished scholar-teachers whose research is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service. Candidates should also share the School's commitment to diversity. Candidates should be expert in the study of Islam, with knowledge of the study of peace and conflict resolution, without respect to a particular discipline. Scholars specializing in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as any other region or country with a substantial Muslim population, are encouraged to apply. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/30418. Queries about the search may be sent to sisfacultysearch@american.edu. Queries about the online application system may be sent to help@interfolio.com. American University is a private institution located in the nation's capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu. Established in 1957, American University's School of International Service (SIS) produces cutting edge research addressing the world's most pressing challenges and trains the next generation of global leaders. Our programs aim to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. A top ten school of international relations located in Washington, DC, SIS provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world. SIS is guided by the principle that present and future global challenges necessitate the collaboration of a wide range of disciplines, and that students gain from these varied perspectives in the classroom and through their research and studies at the school and beyond. Learn more about SIS at www.american.edu/sis. 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 of Beirut

Assistant Professor - International or Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is accepting applications for one full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in international or comparative politics preferably with a focus on conflict resolution, critical analysis of intervention, and/or humanitarian issues (including refugees and law), and with a research agenda in, or relevant to, the contemporary Arab world to begin August 15, 2016. We welcome qualified applicants who possess a PhD in Political Science or a relevant field by the time of appointment. Qualified candidates should possess teaching experience, a research agenda that complements the department's existing area of expertise and a genuine interest in building a career at AUB. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, 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 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 more information, 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

Assistant Professor - Public Administration

The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is accepting applications for one full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Public Administration to begin August 15, 2016. 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, 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 October 15, 2015, 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 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 more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

American University of Sharjah

Faculty Position in Modern History of South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa . A sub-field in East Asian history is an advantage. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses in their field of specialization as well as survey courses in world history and an upper division course on imperialism. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the relevant field, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university, serving some 6,000 students of more than 80 nationalities.. The university is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the institution is committed to diversity among its faculty and staff. As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Brown University

Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment)

As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology at Brown University seek to recruit a Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment) who works on the sociology of the Middle East beginning July 1, 2016.  We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on aspects of governance, development, and/or security broadly defined.  The successful candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment and have equal teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities in the Watson Institute and the Department of Sociology.

Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) the names of five references who would be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Please submit application materials on line at http://apply.interfolio.com/30497.

Columbia University

Leonard B. Kaye Chair in Hebrew and Comparative Literature

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Modern Hebrew and Comparative Literature, at the rank of tenured associate or full professor. The position is intended to fill the Leonard B. Kaye Chair in Hebrew and Comparative Literature. The candidate is expected to have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement in the field of Modern Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and to demonstrate the capacity to contribute significantly to the larger intellectual mission and the institutional well-being of the department. The department will review applications starting September 15, 2015 and will accept them until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply for this position, go to:
academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61418

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  

Columbia University

Post Date August 25, 2015

Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University seeks to fill a position in Modern Arabic Literature at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. Participation in the Columbia College Core Curriculum will be expected. Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload their dissertation abstract and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 25, and will continue until an appointment is made. For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61316. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Columbia University

Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline, Arabic Language Instruction

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Arabic language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline beginning in the Fall term of 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.  We welcome applications from professional language teachers who are committed to teaching languages for academic purposes.  Responsibilities will include teaching 2 courses per semester, as well as performing other duties associated with the language program.

A Master's degree is required; Ph.D is preferred.  Successful candidates must have native or near native fluency in Arabic and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach.  Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Applications must be made online.  Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations and teaching materials to support the application.  To apply, please go to      academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60971.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Earlham College

Assistant Professor of Politics (tenure-track)

The Politics Department at Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. Politics at Earlham is a dynamic program, which is dedicated to providing students with rigorous disciplinary knowledge while also building key skills vital to career success. Students learn how to formulate political arguments, conduct research, apply theoretical frameworks, and simulate real-world politics. Our students regularly engage in collaborative research projects with members of the faculty, examining a wide array of political questions. This position, the second recent tenure-track faculty line added to our department, requires expertise in Middle East Studies, as part of the College's plan to enhance Middle East Studies more generally.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

We are seeking candidates with a love of undergraduate teaching and a PhD degree in political science (candidates with a PhD degree in public policy will also be considered). Field of specialization within political science (international relations, comparative politics, etc.), areas of teaching and research interests (foreign/security policy, etc., political movements, conflict resolution, gender, political economy, etc.), and country specialization within the Middle East/North Africa are open, but we are seeking a candidate who will expand and diversify our current course offerings. Teaching in Earlham's first year seminar program is essential, and the ability to teach a methods course, as well as a Middle East History course, would be an asset. Research plans that could include undergraduates are welcome. The teaching load is 3-3 with the possibility of course reductions.

Experience & Qualifications

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2016. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Application Instructions

Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, and curriculum vitae to our administrative assistant Cheri Gaddis (cherig@earlham.edu). In addition, include three letters of recommendation (these may be sent under separate cover). Applications should be received by 30 October 2015 to receive full consideration (we will continue to accept submissions until the position is filled). Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Georgetown University

Assistant Professor of Arabic Linguistics (tenure-track)

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Arabic Linguistics, with preferred specialization in applied linguistics, starting in August 2016. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. with a clearly demonstrated specialty in Arabic Linguistics. A strong record of teaching and clear research program is expected; near-native fluency in Arabic is assumed. It is desirable that the candidate demonstrates a solid background in classical Arabic, grammar, and texts. The candidate is expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise doctoral research in relevant fields, advise Arabic majors, and play a leading role in strengthening the program and complementing the research and teaching interests of other faculty members in the Department. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference should be submitted via e-mail to Ms. Meriem Tikue mmt43@georgetown.edu with the subject line: Arabic Linguist Search. Review of applications will start October 10, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

Hamilton College

Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Middle East

The Government Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the politics of the Middle East. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to Hamilton's program in Middle East and Islamic World Studies. Appointment begins July 1, 2016. ABD or Ph.D. required. Five courses per year with competitive salary and research and travel support. Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, a list of courses the applicant is prepared to teach, evidence of teaching performance, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30161, addressed to Philip Klinkner, Chair, Government Department, Hamilton College. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. We will begin consideration of applications on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants wishing to be interviewed at the APSA should submit materials by August 15. Questions can be sent to govsrch@hamilton.edu. Hamilton College (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Harvard University

Senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel

The Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Harvard invites applications for a senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel. The research and teaching of the successful candidate will focus on the peoples and lands of ancient Israel and its environs, their archaeological remains, culture, and history. The successful candidate will have proven scholarly excellence in archaeological methods and technology, and teaching excellence in the archaeology of Israel and the Levant in the periods between the third millennium BCE and the Roman era. Offering undergraduate surveys as well as doctoral seminars, the successful candidate will actively participate in the ongoing revitalization of NELC, and collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and departments such as Anthropology, Classical Archaeology, History of Art and Architecture, Religion, and the Harvard Divinity School. The successful candidate will work closely with the director and collections of the Harvard Semitic Museum. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by September 30, 2015; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Familiarity with the Hebrew Bible in the original is desirable. Candidates should be at the rank of associate professor or full professor, or a comparable rank, at the time of application. Applications are accepted only via the Harvard Employment web site: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6295 We are 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.

Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks to appoint an assistant professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2015. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is a tenure track position. Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in classical Arabic studies or related discipline, required by the time the appointment begins; mastery of classical Arabic required. The successful candidate will have research expertise in some particular aspect or aspects of classical Arabic language and literature in any period before 1500. The appointee will have a mastery of classical Arabic grammar, an ability to teach classical Arabic belles-lettres (including poetry), and an intimate knowledge of broader historical and cultural contexts. Ability to teach modern Arabic literature, although not required, is desirable. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate actively in both the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and another appropriate program or department (e.g. Medieval Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Study of Religion, or Linguistics). Applications are accepted only via the Harvard Employment web site: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6273. We are 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.

Hope College

Assistant Professor in Pre-1900 World History (tenure-track)

The Department of History at Hope College seeks to fill a tenure-track position for an assistant professor in pre-1900 world history, beginning fall 2016. Qualified applicants should be enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and prepared to offer general education courses in world history before and after 1500 as well as upper level courses in transnational history and one of the following world regions: Africa; Asia; Latin America; Middle East (3/3 load). The two hallmarks of Hope's History program are undergraduate education through excellent classroom teaching and a commitment to faculty scholarship-often conducted with student collaborators. Student-faculty collaborative research is supported generously by departmental and college funds. You can find out more about the History department at www.hope.edu/academic/history. Review of all completed applications will begin October 19. A subset of candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation and a statement describing their fit to the mission of Hope College by late October and be available for a Skype interview shortly thereafter.

Qualifications

Ph. D. in hand preferred by start of the appointment. Teaching experience preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following as part of the online application: letter of application, which should incorporate approaches to teaching and research; curriculum vitae; and unofficial graduate school transcript. http://www.hope.edu/employment.

Loyola University Chicago

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with a dual appointment in International Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2016. The department seeks candidates in Comparative Politics with a geographic specialization in the Middle East. The successful candidate will be joining a Political Science department with more than 20 faculty members and more than 500 majors and minors (see http://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/ index.shtml) and an interdisciplinary International Studies Program with more than 400 majors and minors and classes cross-listed with numerous departments across the university (see http://www.luc.edu/international/index.shtml).

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position involves teaching undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science as well as graduate courses in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, including courses in Comparative Politics, Middle East politics and international relations, and an introductory International Relations course, "International Relations in an Age of Globalization." The candidate will also teach one course each year for the interdisciplinary International Studies Program, such as "Introduction to International Studies."

Qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of the appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of Loyola University Chicago and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement outlining the candidate's research agenda, a statement on teaching experience, and a letter of interest describing the candidate's qualifications to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should arrange for three recommendations or evaluations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, to be submitted electronically to the above website. Samples of scholarly publications and additional materials related to teaching excellence can also be uploaded to this site. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2015. Please direct any questions to Professor Peter J. Schraeder (pschrae@luc.edu), Department Chair. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about Loyola's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/ . For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute

Senior Research Fellow/Deputy Director of the Institute

The Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is pleased to announce a search for a Senior Research Fellow who will succeed the current holder as Deputy Director of the Institute. The successful candidate will assist the Director in developing the Institute's research, publications and events agenda, in generating a fruitful and collegial research environment, and in contributing to the Institute's research and analysis output. The position is initially for two years, and is renewable once for a further two-year period. The successful candidate will take up the position at a date agreed upon after 1 April 2016. The successful candidate should expect to devote some 70 percent of his/her time to administration and the remainder to his/her own work. MEI is a research institute: there are no students, and the successful candidate will not be required to teach.

The Deputy Director will:

  • Supervise the work of junior researchers.
  • Work with the Director on academic-related management matters.
  • Oversee the organisation of joint activities between MEI and departments of Middle East studies at universities and research institutions in the Middle East and in other parts of the world.
  • Work closely with the Director and with the Communications, Multimedia and Publications editor to develop content for the MEI website and blog, and for print publications.
  • Carry out his/her own research and contribute analysis pieces for MEI and global Middle East analysis platforms.
  • Handle requests from news media for interviews and/or analysis articles.
  • Supervise fundraising activities
  • Participate in HR and Finance related matters as required, such as hiring academic and non-academic staff, budgeting, and overall long-term planning of the institute's activities

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate should have a sound understanding of the contemporary Middle East, and be familiar with current scholarship on the region. He/she will also demonstrate leadership and administrative skills, including the ability to deal with researchers and non-academic staff in a way that helps to promote a positive environment and a productive research community within the Institute.

Desirable qualifications include:

  • A Ph.D. involving work related to the Middle East. Relevant disciplines include (but are not limited to) anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.
  • Experience of living, working, or teaching in the Middle East.
  • Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, preferably Arabic.
  • A record of publication on Middle East-related topics.
  • Superior "people" skills and a high energy level.
  • Experience working with government organisations and high-ranking government officials from Singapore and the Middle East

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following via email to norizan@nus.edu.sg:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé/curriculum vitae
  • Three reference letters, to be sent directly to MEI by the referees

The application deadline is 1 October 2015 or until the position is filled. For preliminary enquires about the position, please contact the Director, Dr Peter Sluglett, at meips@nus.edu.sg. For further information about MEI, please check out the MEI website at: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/

Naval Postgraduate School

Middle East Regional Security Studies (open rank)

The Department of National Security Affairs (NSA) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full professor in the history, politics, or security of the Middle East. We have a strong preference for candidates that specialize in the history and politics of Iran, sectarian conflicts in the Middle East, or Islamic history and cultures. Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach an introductory Masters-level course on international relations, history, comparative politics, political economy or security studies in addition to graduate seminars on the Middle East. NPS is an accredited graduate school the students of which are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and other countries. The NSA department is multi-disciplinary, with curricula based on Political Science, History, and Economics. Tenure track professors typically teach a 2-2 load on a quarter system and maintain an active portfolio of academic research, publishing, and institutional service.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Requires an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution (ABDs see below)
  • Evidence of teaching aptitude, especially at the graduate level
  • Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations
  • Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to academic publications

A letter of application must contain a CV, cover letter that includes teaching and research interests, unofficial graduate transcripts, writing samples, and syllabi of relevant courses taught at the level of undergraduate courses or graduate seminars. Candidates should also submit three confidential letters of recommendation separately. ABDs are welcome to apply with the understanding that the award of a Ph.D. degree is a condition of employment. The search committee will begin reviewing applications 1 September 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Expected start date is in the fall of 2016 or earlier. Address applications and supporting materials electronically to: Dr. Mohammed Hafez, Chair Middle East Search Committee Department of National Security Affairs Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943 mmhafez@nps.edu The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.

New York University

Assistant Professor of Islamic Law and Society

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Islamic law and society to begin September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The department has strong interdisciplinary interests and welcomes applications from scholars in a broad range of fields and disciplines. The position is not limited as to historical period or to the Middle East as conventionally defined. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and be prepared to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research.

To apply, visit the MEIS website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu/ and use the "Employment" link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published article or a dissertation/book chapter, syllabi, and three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. 

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

Princeton University

Assistant Professor - History of Medieval Iran (tenure-track)

University Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for a tenure track position in the history of medieval Iran. Research expertise may be in any period of the history of Iran and the Persian-speaking world between 1000 and 1800. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this field and to provide training to graduate students reading primary sources in the original Persian. To apply, please complete an online application at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies and teaching experience), statement of research interests, and a paper or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress. Applicants must supply the names of three referees and their contact information in their online application. For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (kchirik@princeton.edu). The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2016. We will begin reviewing applications on November 2, 2015. 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 Library

Metadata Librarian, Arabic Specialty - Requisition #1500640

Princeton University Library seeks a flexible and innovative Metadata Librarian with a specialization in the language, history and culture of the Arab World to become part of a team responsible for creating, converting and managing metadata to promote and enhance control of and access to the Library's digital and print collections in Arabic. The Princeton University Near East Collections constitute one of the major assemblages of Near Eastern research materials in the United States, representing all areas of classical Islamic civilization, with an emphasis on literary, historical, legal, and religious texts. The position is a member of the Middle East Languages Team and reports to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services. The incumbent will provide metadata for new acquisitions in Arabic and for digital initiatives. S/he will collaborate with colleagues within Technical Services and in other Library departments on digital and cataloging projects to enhance access to the collections. The librarian will work with multiple library systems, traditional and modern metadata encoding, and employ tools for cross-walking, storing and re-purposing data. This position will require a firm and broad conceptual understanding of cataloging principles and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats. Success in this position will require a commitment to achieving priority throughput of new acquisitions, a dedication to content quality assurance to foster discovery, and the imagination to arrive at new solutions to both new and traditional challenges, especially through capitalizing on the advantages offered by new technologies.

Essential Qualifications:

  • MLS combined with an academic background in Middle Eastern studies; or an advanced degree in Middle Eastern studies with an emphasis on Arabic language, literature, culture, and history.
  • Strong reading knowledge of Arabic.
  • Ability to Romanize Arabic according to the ALA/LC Romanization table.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and familiarity with library-relevant information technology and standards, especially those related to linked data, data visualization, XML and tools for data manipulation.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of comparable cataloging experience.
  • Reading knowledge of other Middle Eastern languages, especially Persian, Hebrew, Turkish, and/or Ottoman Turkish.
  • RDA cataloging experience and/or NACO experience.
  • Experience providing cataloging and metadata for digital formats, and in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, MODS, etc.

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

Rice University

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

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

Required skills:

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

Applicant must include or be prepared to provide:

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

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

Stanford University, Hoover Institution

Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection (Librarian 3)

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of domestic and international affairs, founded at Stanford University in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president of the United States. The Institution's Library and Archives, with more than 700,000 volumes and 6,000 collections, constitute one of the world's largest repositories of materials on twentieth- and twenty-first century social, economic, and political change. Under the direction of the Director of the Hoover Library & Archives, the Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection develops and pursues acquisition opportunities, formulates policies and plans programs for the Middle Eastern and North African Collection, and participates in related activities as described below. The geo-political area generally covers the Middle East and North Africa, including Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan, and collections related to those regions elsewhere in the world. Core responsibilities include assisting the Director in long-term planning for the continued growth of the Collection and in maintaining a high quality acquisitions strategy in line with the Hoover Institution's mission and the Library & Archives' strategic plan; assessing the needs and strengths of the Collection and writing collection policy statements for the Collection; coordinating the collection development with needs of Hoover fellows and researchers and Stanford faculty, students, and academic programs, and with Stanford University Libraries and other libraries; identifying and contacting potential donors of archival materials, focusing on unique original materials illuminating the careers of individuals or the workings of organizations; establishing and maintaining relations with donors and other sources of materials; evaluating the historical importance and research potential of possible archival acquisitions; negotiating acquisitions with donors and finalizing deeds of gift or bills of sale; appraising and determining disposition of books, newspapers, and other printed materials found among acquired archival collections; giving lectures and presentations on the holdings and research potential of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection; writing articles (including for the Hoover Digest) and announcements for the Hoover website publicizing new acquisitions; working with the Exhibits Archivist to curate exhibitions on the Middle Eastern and North African Collection; and welcoming and preparing presentations for Middle Eastern and North African officials and other visitors and meeting with faculty and students in Middle Eastern and North African studies at Stanford and other universities. Additionally, will be responsible for working with Hoover's Development Office in contacting potential financial contributors and preparing descriptive materials, such as brochures, and content for the Hoover website; writing grant proposals and other fundraising documents relating to the Collection; developing innovative ways to promote the use of the Collection; organizing conferences, seminars, and talks by visitors and scholars; providing in-depth reference assistance when needed; preparing budget requests for the Middle Eastern and North African Collection and managing the annual acquisitions budget; preparing reports on the Collection and contributing to annual and other Hoover reports; planning collecting trips and preparing trip reports; developing and maintaining acquisition case files; participating in monthly curators' and acquisitions meetings and other meetings as required; training and supervising hourly and/or non-professional support staff; and proposing, designing, and managing special acquisition projects for the Collection.

Minimum requirements include:

  • PhD in Middle Eastern and North African studies or related field strongly preferred, with strong knowledge of 20th and 21st century Middle Eastern and North African history, politics, economics, and culture
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, with knowledge of other regional languages preferred
  • Professional experience in scholarship and/or libraries and archives, with a proven record of accomplishment and publications
  • Interest in collecting born-digital materials and willingness to work with other staff in exploring best practices in this area
  • Ability to work collegially and to organize and manage team-based projects
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Administrative and managerial experience
  • Proven record of sound judgment, initiative, and leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing acquisition issues and ethics, particularly with ownership problems (provenance and cultural property) and appraisal; understanding of library and archival theory and practice, particularly the role and impact of acquisitions on library and archives activities; and firm understanding of intellectual property, copyright, privacy, and other access issues preferred
  • Valid passport for international travel.

The appointment is for an initial three-year limited term, with the possibility of renewal. This is a career track position. To view the complete job description and apply for this opportunity, please visit https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/ jobdetail.ftl?job=67451&lang=en. To be considered, you must include your resume and cover letter with your application. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stanford University

Specialist on Islam and/or Muslim societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosphy

Stanford University seeks to hire a specialist on Islam and/or on Muslim societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosophy in any time period. A focus on Africa and/or the Middle East is preferred, but applicants working on other regions are welcome to apply. The successful applicant for this tenure-line, open-rank position will be appointed in the relevant department within the School of Humanities and Sciences and affiliated with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 1, 2015. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5721. 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 others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

Swarthmore College

Position in Modern Middle Eastern History (tenure-track)

The Department of History at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in modern Middle Eastern history to begin with the fall semester of 2016. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and we also invite applications from candidates holding assistant, advanced assistant, and associate positions at the time of application. Candidates are expected to offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses on Middle Eastern history as well as courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. The Department will begin to review applications by October 1, 2015. Candidates must apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5681. Email inquiries (but not applications) can be made to history@swarthmore.edu. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore is strongly committed to employment practices and faculty mentoring that advance excellence through diversity in its educational program. We actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Tel-Aviv University

Senior Academic Position in Middle Eastern History of the 20th Century

The Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in the History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th century, effective from October 2016. The position requires teaching in Hebrew and the ability to conduct independent historical research in the 20th century history of the Arab Middle East. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., or receive a Ph.D. before filling the position. Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel-Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities. Candidates should send their applications, including a CV and samples of publications or other written work, both in hard copy and email to: Dr. Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Chairperson, Department of Middle Eastern & African History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, email: Tau.MidEastHist.App@gmail.com. Three letters of recommendation from senior scholars are to be sent directly to these addresses. The deadline of submission is October 15, 2015. The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. The Department, Faculty or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

Trinity College

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

The Department of Religion at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, a non-sectarian liberal arts college, invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Islamic Studies commencing with the 2016-2017 academic year. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities include an annual introductory survey of Islam and an introduction to the Qur'an. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies with language competency in Arabic and, ideally, another Islamicate language, e.g., Persian, Urdu, Turkish, and Malay, and must demonstrate a strong record of teaching and a clear research program. Candidates are encouraged to develop courses in their own field of research. The college has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research. For full consideration, please submit a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a sample of scholarly writing, on the following website: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/ Only digital-format electronic applications will be considered. Three letters of reference are also required. Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Emails will be generated to reference providers, directing them to submit letters to a unique URL. Applicants using Interfolio should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer. Questions about this position may be directed to the email address, ellison.findly@trincoll.edu. All application materials are due October 15, 2015. EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department of Religion's web page may be accessed at: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Religion/Pages/default.aspx

University of California, San Diego

Assistant Professor in the History of the Islamic Middle East before ca. 1800 (tenure-track)

The Department of History (http://history.ucsd.edu/) within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in the history of the Islamic Middle East before ca. 1800. We are especially interested in candidates who can place the region within broader regional and global contexts and have a record of research in Arabic and/or Ottoman sources. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website (https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted electronically at http://apptrkr.com/659896. Submit cover letter summarizing teaching experience, interests and involvement in scholarly fields, C.V., teaching evaluations and writing sample (no more than 40 double-spaced pages). At least three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writer (or letter service), and a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp). Contributions to diversity may include considerations of probable contributions to a diverse campus environment, past or ongoing service to underserved populations, experience with recruitment efforts at the undergraduate or graduate level, and familiarity with or participation in programs aimed at fostering diversity within higher education. UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. More information about this recruitment: http://history.ucsd.edu. Copyright ©2015 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.jobelephant.com/

University of Chicago, Divinity School

Assistant Professor of Qur'anic Studies

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in Quranic Studies, effective July 1, 2016, at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust curriculum in the study of the Qur'an within the wider framework of religious studies and in conversation with other programs and disciplines across the university, based on a strong disciplinary grounding in major subareas of Qur'anic studies. Such subareas might include early Arabic language and literature and the literary neighborhood in which they developed, with proficiency in relevant languages such as Aramaic, Hebrew, Coptic, Greek, or Middle Persian; early Arabic poetry; exegesis (including tafsir, sira, as well as exegetical strands of other literary genres); Qur'anic rhetoric (balagha); and/or paleography and the development of diacritics in Arabic as well as Hebrew and Syriac; issues of oral and written textuality; and the role of Qur'anic performance in society. The Divinity School is one of the eleven academic units of the University of Chicago, and includes (in order of size of enrollment) Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., and B.A. degree programs. Divinity School faculty teach students in all programs; opportunities for collaboration, in both research and teaching, are limited only by the interest and initiative of the faculty member. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, names of three references, a research statement, and a writing sample of 25-50 pages. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of candidates will commence on October 1, 2015. Application should be made online, at http://tinyurl.com/ofhp7n2 For questions please contact Dean Richard A. Rosengarten at raroseng@uchicago.edu All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

University of Notre Dame

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

The Program in Arabic Language and Culture in the Department of Classics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track position. The field of specialization is open, although we welcome especially applications from scholars of either modern Arabic literature and culture or Islamic Studies (classical and modern). The appointment will commence in July 2016. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in Arabic language as well as a broad range of undergraduate courses in the literature, culture, and history of the Arabic speaking world. Completion of the Ph.D. is required. Please apply via Interfolio.com using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/31050. Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2015. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at http://arabic.nd.edu.

University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that prepares global professionals and provides extensive resources for the teaching of Arabic language and culture, thus attracting some of the brightest students on campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect), and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in modern literature and/or cultural studies. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level. Salary and internal funding opportunities are competitive. This is a joint position in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL) and the Department of International and Area Studies (IAS). IAS, located in the growing College of International Studies, has a thriving program in Middle East Studies that has attracted growing national recognition. OU, a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about MLLL, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/. For information about IAS, please go to https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit materials electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5989. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.

University of San Francisco

Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure-track)

The Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2016. We seek candidates who specialize in sociological approaches to global inequalities. We encourage candidates with expertise in or across areas of particular interest such as urban sociology, development, labor, social movements, stratification, and demography. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in Africa, Middle East, or South Asia; and are prepared to teach Sociological Theory, in addition to Global Inequalities and related courses.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will offer courses in the areas of globalization and development, in addition to contributing regularly to the core requirements of the Sociology major and inter alia. The teaching load at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third 4-unit course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). The candidate will be expected to develop an independent and ongoing research program.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Sociology or other relevant discipline by August 2016, university teaching experience, a strong commitment to teaching, a strong record of scholarship, experience and willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment, an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University, and a dedication to service to both the Department and the University.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/653896

EEO Policy

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Vassar College

Assistant Professor specializing in Islam (tenure-track)

The Department of Religion at Vassar College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (to begin Fall 2016) specializing in Islam. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. The area of specialization within Islam is open, and we would especially welcome a candidate whose research or teaching addresses issues of gender and/or sexuality. We also seek a candidate whose theoretical and methodological approaches complement those of other faculty in the department. The candidate will be expected to offer courses in Islamic traditions as well as develop other courses in his or her areas of specialization. The candidate should be prepared to teach at regular intervals an introductory course on Jews, Christians, and Muslims and contribute to a required course on method and theory in the study of religion. In addition, the department encourages partnerships with the variety of multi/interdisciplinary programs on campus. Appropriate scholarly language skills, teaching experience, and a Ph.D. in hand at the time of employment are required. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is five courses per year. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the annual American Academy of Religion conference from November 22- 24, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For full consideration applications should be received by October 9, 2015. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, a current C.V., an article-length writing sample, a sample syllabi, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), and three letters of recommendation. To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51888 Please direct any questions about the position to Jonathon Kahn, Chair, Department of Religion, jokahn@vassar.edu.

Women's College, Sharjah

Founding President

The Women’s College, Sharjah (WCS) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as the College’s founding president. This newly formed institution is the United Arab Emirates’ first private, women’s-only college operating in the tradition of an American liberal arts college with high aspirations for quality and international recognition for academic and leadership excellence. The founding president will have an exceptional opportunity to influence the future direction of this newly-formed distinctive institution as it enters service to the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, as well as the wider MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region. It is anticipated that the president will assume duties by January 2016, if not earlier.

The special mission of WCS, its location in the UAE, its status as a newly formed institution, its mandate to serve the needs of the region, and the leadership opportunities it presents, demand a particular skillset for this critical position. The president must have enjoyed success in a major administrative and leadership role in an American or American-style university, as well as possess a strong commitment to the development and ongoing transformation of the role of women through higher education. The successful candidate must have:

  • A PhD at an accredited institution
  • A full professor earned academic rank
  • A record of and the ability to initiate and grow programs
  • A record of managing a substantial staff and budget
  • U.S. accreditation experience
  • Strategic planning experience (development and implementation)
  • Enrollment management experience
  • Substantial experience working at a U.S. university or college
  • International experience (living and working abroad) or experience working on international program development

Preferred qualifications and experiences are available in the presidential search profile, which can be found at http://academic-search.com/data/files/ WCSPresidentProfile.pdf.

WCS will prioritize its search to focus on academic professionals who are prepared to assume office as early as possible, but no later than January 1, 2016. All nominations, inquiries and applications will be confidential until an appointment is made. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but to assure full consideration, applicants should have all required materials on file by August 30, 2015. The review of applications will begin upon receipt and given the short timeline for the search, candidates are urged to submit applications as early as possible. Candidates will be kept apprised of their status in the search. Finalists can anticipate invitations for campus visits in October 2015.

Required application materials include a substantive letter of interest addressing key leadership issues outlined in the prospectus; a curriculum vitae that highlights relevant credentials, experiences and accomplishments; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least five professional references (these will be called later at the semi-finalist stage with the candidate’s foreknowledge). Nominations or pre-application letters of reference are not required for a person to become a candidate, but nominations of promising prospects are encouraged and welcomed.

All application materials and nominations must be electronically submitted in MS Word or PDF format to WCSpres@academic-search.com.

To arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity and receive application guidelines, please contact:

Maya Ranchod Kirkhope
Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
mrk@academic-search.com
703-380-9195 (U.S. central time)

or

Michelle Sarver
Associate Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
mrs@academic-search.com
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