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
12/17/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Director of the Language Center Open until filled.
12/16/14 University of Bergen, Norway Full Professor/ Associate Professor in Arabic Language and Culture March 16, 2015
12/12/14 College of William and Mary Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language (one-semester replacement) December 31, 2014
12/9/14 London School of Economics Research Officer for "The Comparative Political Economy of the MENA Region" Research Programme January 6, 2015
12/9/14 Franklin & Marshall College Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in Islamic World History and/or Modern Middle East February 5, 2015
12/6/14 Indiana University Assistant Professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (tenure-track) January 20, 2015 for full consideration; open until filled.
12/2/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences English Composition and Co-Coordinator of the Writing Center Applications reviewed as received.
12/2/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Recruitment and Admissions Officer Applications reviewed as received.
12/2/14 University of Southern California Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer, Arabic Language Review begins January 5, 2015 and continues until filled.
12/2/14 University of Southern California Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer, Arabic Language and Society Review begins January 5, 2015 and continues until filled.
12/1/14 Williams College Two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Pre-modern/Classical Arabic Literature January 15, 2015
12/1/14 Zayed University Faculty Positions in Arabic Language (open rank)  
12/1/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Economics Faculty (full and part time) Applications reviewed as received.
12/1/14 Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences Program Head of Arabic Composition Applications reviewed as received.
12/1/14 The American University of Beirut Whittlesey Visting Professor of Archaeology (specializing in Islamic, Marine or Environ-mental Archaeology and in Egyptology Apps. considered on a rolling basis until January 20, 2015.
12/1/14 The American University of Beirut Visiting Appointment as Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology January 20, 2015
12/1/14 The American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Public Policy at all ranks Review begins January 1, 2015 and continues until filled.
11/21/14 American University of Sharjah Position in Translation Studies December 10, 2014
11/21/14 Harvard Divinity School Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam Review begins in December 2014 and will continue throughout February.
11/21/14 University of Michigan Assistant Professor in Iranian Literary and Cultural Studies January 15, 2014
11/21/14 Stanford University Arabic Instructor for Online High School (part-time, temporary position)  
11/21/14 Colorado College Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, specializing in Arabic language and literature December 10, 2014
11/21/14 University of California, Berkeley Modern Arabic Literature (assistant professor or associate professor) December 8, 2014
11/18/14 University of Minnesota Assistant Professor/Instructor in Arab Studies (Literature, Film and Culture) Priority given to apps. received by December 15, 2014.
11/18/14 Duke University Lecturer in Turkish Language and Culture January 5, 2015 for full consideration.
11/14/14 Freie Universitaet Berlin Tenured Professorship in Classical Islamic Studies November 27, 2014
11/13/14 University of California, Riverside Assistant Professor in Linguistics (tenure-track) Review beings immediately and continues until filled. For full consider-ation, submit by December 10, 2014
11/13/14 North Carolina State University Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Middle Eastern History Review begins January 30, 2015 and continues until filled.
11/3/14 The University of Arizona Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Review begins December 15, 2014.
10/26/14 University of Chicago Lecturer in Turkish December 15, 2014
10/29/14 Birmingham-Southern College Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins December 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/29/14 Humboldt State University Interdisciplinary Position in Middle East Studies (Geography, History, or Politics) Review begins November 3, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/24/14 North Carolina State University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Lebanese Diaspora Studies, 2015-16 January 15, 2015
10/24/14 University of Houston Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History (associate or full professor) Review begins December 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/24/14 The Ohio State University Assistant or Associate Professor in Islamic Studies Review begins November 24, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/24/14 The Ohio State University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic Review begins December 5, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/24/14 The University of Central Florida Endowed Chair in Kurdish Political Studies January 15, 2015
10/23/14 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History Review begins in November. Apps. rec'd by December 1, 2014 have full consideration.
10/22/14 Boston College Theology & Islamic Studies (non tenure-track) December 15, 2014
10/20/14 University of Virginia Assistant Professor - Connective Cultures in the Post-Classical Mediterranean, 4th-10th C (tenure-track) Review begins December 5, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/17/14 University of Minnesota Lecturer or Teaching Specialist in Arabic  
10/10/14 University of Virginia Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Arabic Literature Review begins November 8, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/10/14 Smith College Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies Review begins December 1, 2014.
10/8/14 Tufts University Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship - Greco- Roman and Islamic Traditions Review begins November 21, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/6/14 Aarhus University Research Assistant in Arab and Islamic Studies November 3, 2014
10/2/14 Washington and Lee University Visiting Assistant Professorship in Arabic Language Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
10/1/14 Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore Post-Doctoral Fellowships; Visiting Research Fellowship; Sabbatical Fellowships December 31, 2014
10/1/14 University of Oklahoma Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies (tenured or tenure-track) Review begins on November 17, 2014 and continues until filled.
9/30/14 Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington Resident Fellow Directors (three positions) and Program Outreach & Communications Director  
9/25/14 University of North Carolina, Center for the Study of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations Semester long fellowships for scholars at Arab universities December 15, 2014
9/24/14 NYU Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Review of applications will continue throughout the year.
9/23/14 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies Open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the modern Middle East Review begins October 31, 2014
9/23/14 Mount Holyoke College Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations
(tenure-track)
Review begins October 15, 2014 and continues until filled
9/22/14 Brown University, Watson Institute Historian of the Modern Middle East Review begins October 20, 2014 and continues until filled
9/22/14 University of Oklahoma, Dept. of International & Area Studies Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins October 20, 2014 and continues until filled
9/16/14 NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Arabic Literature Review begins October 15, 2014 and continues until filled.
9/15/14 The University of Mississippi Assistant Professor of Arabic Language (tenure-track) Review begins immediately.
9/12/14 American University of Beirut 3 Positions: 2 Assistant Professors and 1 two-year Visiting Assistant Professor-combining interest in two of the following fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, Arab/Islamic studies Review begins November 1, 2014
9/11/14 University of Washington Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World before 1850 (tenure-track) November 1, 2014 for preference; open until filled.
9/3/14 Arizona State University Full Professor in Conflict Studies October 15, 2014 (or every two weeks thereafter until filled).
9/3/14 University of Colorado Boulder Instructor in Arabic Review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until filled.
8/26/14 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations  
8/20/14 The University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature (tenure-track) Review begins November 14, 2014; no apps. accepted after December 15, 2014.
8/15/14 Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Assistant or Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the SAIS Europe Campus  
8/4/14 New York University Assistant Professor - History of Iran and the Persianate World (16th-20th C) Review begins October 1, 2014.
4/21/14 Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Various Openings  

 

Aarhus University

Research Assistant in Arab and Islamic Studies - 690293

The Department of Culture and Society invites applications for a
temporary teaching position as research assistant in Arab and Islamic
Studies. It is a full-time position (37 hours weekly), limited to the
period from 15th of January 2015 to the 15th of June 2015. The Spring term begins 1st of February 2015, and the required teaching load is two to three undergraduate courses on the history, politics and/or society of the modern Middle East and/or on Islam.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a documented MA in Arabic and / or Islamic
Studies or a similar subject. Applicants are also expected to:
- be well-founded in Arabic or a comparable language such as Turkish or Malay
- have documented qualifications in the history, politics or society
of the modern Middle East
- have documented qualifications in the study of Islam
- have teaching experience with seminar classes and innovative teaching
- have experience with student supervision
- have strong oral and written communicative skills
- have teaching experience with Islam and/or Arab-Islamic history and/or society
- have experience in teaching in English or a Scandinavian language
- have experience with or an interest in interdisciplinary cooperation.

The applicant must submit teaching portfolio such as list of courses
taught, sample course outline, student evaluations. The applicant is also expected to contribute actively to the various disciplines and the department's academic environment. We value regular attendance and provide a supportive work environment for staff as well as students. The application must be submitted in English. For more information about the application and the employment
procedure, please contact HR partner Louise Søndergaard, e-mail
ls@hum.au.dk. The position is open to applicants of any citizenship. No knowledge of Danish is required; teaching will be conducted in English if the
successful applicant does not know a Scandinavian language.

Read the full description and apply online here.

All applications must be made online and received by: November 3, 2014. Review of applications is expected to be finished by December 1.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Mark Sedgwick,
Arab and Islamic Studies Program (mjrs@cas.au.dk).

For information about relevant units at Aarhus University:

Department of Culture and Society

Department of Arab and Islamic Studies

Faculty of Arts

Formalities

The Faculty of Arts refer to the Ministeral Order on the Appointment
of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order) under
the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour
agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content may
be found in the Memoprandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at
Danish Universities. Further information on application and relevant enclosures may be found in the Guidelines for applicants for academic positions. All
interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

Recruitment and Admissions Officer

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

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

English Composition, Co-Coordinator of the Writing Center

Now in its sixth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of about 240 students in 2013-14. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which is generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages or more. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York). AQB has a full-time opening beginning in the spring 2015 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding, for teaching in the English Composition Program and acting as Co-Coordinator of the Writing Center. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. The chosen candidate must be prepared to teach five sections of English Composition per year, a job that requires teaching students close reading, analytical, and writing skills and the ability to compose scholarly papers. S/he will also work closely with a small team of writing tutors, training and supporting them. S/he must also be willing to be engaged in curriculum design as well as collaboration with other faculty members in the Core curriculum. Applicants must also be willing to invest time in teaching, grading drafts of papers, and meeting privately with students in office hours to advise their progress. A master's degree is required and teaching experience is an asset, preferably in a university or ESL environment. Required Qualifications: -MA or PhD -Teaching experience (ESL training preferred but not mandatory) -Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into every class -Fluent written and spoken English (native preferred). To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/27948. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

Economics Faculty (full and part time)

Now completing its sixth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of about 240 students in 2013-14. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which, in the social sciences, is generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages or more. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York). AQB has a full time opening in Economics and Finance for one year, possibly renewable, to teach courses beginning fall 2014 and head the Economics and Finance program. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. Course assignments may include introductory microeconomics and/or macroeconomics, intermediate macro, history of economic thought, international trade, open economy macroeconomics, Research Methods in Economics, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, and various electives such as Population Economics and Demography; Economics of Gender, Household, and Family; Competition, Cooperation, and Information and other courses in the successful candidate's area of specialization. Full time faculty teach three courses per semester, and supervise a minimum of two senior projects. Advising is also expected of all full time faculty. In addition, the successful candidate may seek appointment as Head of the Social Science Division, with significant administrative responsibilities and one course release for the year. This is a 12-month position. Required qualifications: - Graduate degree in Economics - Successful teaching experience, as shown by student evaluations, syllabi, and other relevant evidence - Enthusiasm for the mission of AQB to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into most courses - Good spoken and written English Preferred qualifications: - PhD in Economics or substantial coursework in Economics at the PhD level - Successful experience teaching economics in a liberal arts context - Ability to teach a wide range of courses - Some understanding of the political and cultural context in Palestine, and/or significant experience teaching successfully in various developing countries To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/25041. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts & Sciences

Program Head of Arabic Composition

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

The American University of Beirut

Whittlesey Visiting Professor of Archaeology (specializating in Islamic, Marine or Environmental Archaeology and in Egyptology

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is inviting applications for appointment as Whittlesey visiting professor in the field of archaeology specializing, in particular, in Islamic, Marine or Environmental Archaeology and in Egyptology to begin September 1, 2015. Applicants can be individuals already established in their area of concentration or ones who are at the outset of their academic careers. Applicants who have, besides their field of specialization, experience in teaching archaeological theory and methodology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 20, 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV with the names of three references to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon. Electronic submissions may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb For more information please visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in Public Policy ( all ranks)

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

The American University of Beirut

Visiting Appointment as Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology The applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing in Modern Middle Eastern History and/or Islamic Studies. This position is also open for senior archaeologists. In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on September 1, 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references to: Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb All application materials should be received by January 20, 2015. For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

2 Assistant Professors and 1 Visiting Assistant Professor with disciplinary interests in two fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic Studies

The Civilization Sequence Program (CVSP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor rank, and one two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor, all beginning on September 1, 2015. Applicants should be able to work within an interdisciplinary program and combine disciplinary interests in two of the following fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic studies. The program has an interest in candidates who cover the classical epochs or the early-modern period. Applications will be considered for all positions unless a preference is specified in the applicant's cover letter. The CVSP is a service program that offers a number of interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities courses. Course load is normally 3/2 over a two-semester year. The language of instruction is English. Successful candidates for these positions must be prepared to teach core courses from the ancient to contemporary periods in addition to courses close to their own research fields within the overall CVSP mission. They are also expected to contribute to other interdisciplinary initiatives at AUB. To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a sample syllabus of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and one representative research article or other writing sample. In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Professor 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 Professor 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 We will begin reviewing the applications on 1st November 2014. For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Sharjah

Position in Translation Studies

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in Translation Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor beginning in Fall 2015. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Translation Studies or closely related fields (the department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in technological applications in translation, media and new media translation, cultural and/or sociological aspects of translation). A native or near-native proficiency in English and a strong command of Arabic are expected. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience, particularly at graduate levels, are also expected. The language of instruction at AUS is English. (the department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in technological applications in translation, media and new media translation, audio-visual translation, cultural and/or sociological aspects of translation), AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad al-Qassimi, member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of AUS. AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu For full consideration, applications must be received before December 10, 2014. For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu.

Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Procedure: Applicants for any of these four positions should submit a resume, a letter of interest that includes a statement of philosophy and research and teaching experience, and salary requirements. AGI representatives will be on hand during the November 22-25, 2014 annual MESA conference in Washington, D.C. to interview prospective candidates (please look for AGI booth in the Exhibit Hall). Please e-mail resume, supporting letter, and salary expectations to Senior Academic Consultant, Dr. Kamal Beyoghlow at Beyoghlowka@gmail.com. Preferred candidates must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.  Arabic Language skills a plus.  Candidates not falling into these categories may be considered. Please visit the Arabian Gulf Institute in Washington booth in the Exhibit Hall during the November 22-25, 2014 MESA annual meeting in Washington, DC to chat.

Arizona State University

Full Professor in Conflict Studies

The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University invites applicants for a tenured position as full Professor with research and teaching interests in conflict studies broadly defined. Anticipated start date: August 16, 2015.

We are particularly interested in scholars conducting innovative research in areas related to interstate conflict and intrastate conflict, including civil war, non-state actor violence, insurgency-counterinsurgency, and the intersection of interstate and intrastate conflict. The position is open with respect to methodology, though methodological sophistication, such as advanced statistical, experimental, formal or computational modeling skills, is expected.

The School of Politics and Global Studies grants a Ph.D., M.A., B.S. and B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Global Studies with plans for a Global Studies M.A. The successful candidate will contribute scholarship and teaching to support these programs.  The School of Politics and Global Studies values interdisciplinary scholarship, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate and collaborate with other schools and centers at Arizona State University.  The School is also home to vibrant interdisciplinary faculty working groups on conflict and human rights as well as ethno-national and religious politics in which the candidate may choose to participate.

Required qualifications: candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline (e.g., Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Economics); demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of full professor; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Desired qualifications: evidence of a promising research agenda in the area of conflict studies; a demonstrated past and promise of future ability to generate external funding; strong record of graduate student mentoring.

The application deadline is October 15, 2014; if not filled then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a complete curriculum vita; and contact information (name, phone number, and email) for three references. All application materials must be received by the deadline and sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4423.  We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Birmingham-Southern College

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full time, tenure track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. BSC's collegial Modern Foreign Language Department is committed to hiring a colleague with a genuine passion for teaching and proven success in the classroom. The College seeks a dynamic teacher/scholar to develop our recently added Arabic language program. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, with native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect and familiarity with best practices in the communicative method strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant area at the time of appointment and have a robust research agenda that is accessible to undergraduates. The field of expertise is open. Experience in teaching undergraduates in a North American university is required, with a strong preference for candidates with experience in a liberal arts setting. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper level Arabic language courses; the incumbent may also contribute to other academic programs. The successful candidate will understand and uphold the academic values of the College and will possess a strong commitment to academic rigor and excellence in undergraduate teaching in the liberal arts setting. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, BSC is a four-year, private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The College currently enrolls 1,200 undergraduate students, is included in Pope's 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the college's talented faculty and students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu. For further information about the position and college benefits, see http://www.bsc.edu/administration/humanresources/job_opportunities.cfm. BSC is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the liberal arts setting, two sample course syllabi, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are also invited to submit scholarly manuscripts and teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent to Dr. Janie Spencer, Arabic Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Box 549029, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL 35254. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.

Boston College

Theology & Islamic Studies (non tenure-track)

The Department of Theology and the Program in Islamic Civilizations and Societies at Boston College seek to fill a non tenure-track position in Muslim-Christian dialogue and Contemporary Islam, beginning in September 2015.  The successful candidate will teach two sections of the year-long Theology core, Engaging Christianity in Dialogue with Islam, as well as one elective and one core course in the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program.  The course load is three courses per semester.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae (letters of recommendation will be requested of the final candidates) via the Interfolio system <apply.interfolio.com/27360>. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.     

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the Modern Middle East

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the modern Middle East. Applicants must have training, linguistic expertise, and research and teaching interests in the region. Priority will be given to scholars with expertise in one or more of the following three areas: (a) Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States; (b) Syria and Lebanon; (c) Turkey. Applications in all fields of the Social Sciences are welcome with preference given to anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and Middle East Studies. This is a joint position between the Crown Center and the candidate's relevant department. The successful applicant will hold a full-time appointment, half of it based in the Crown Center and half of it based in the candidate's discipline. At the Crown Center, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the Center's core research staff and take part in all Center activities. In the department of appointment, the candidate will teach one course per semester. Applications "consisting of a letter of intent, a c.v., a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference" should be submitted electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4705. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 31, 2014.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Brown University, Watson Institute

Historian of the Modern Middle East

As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Department of History at Brown University invite applicants for an open rank position for a historian of the modern Middle East during the long 20th century (from the late-19th century onwards). The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To assure full consideration applicants should submit their materials by that date.

All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement.

Senior candidates should include the names of five references who will be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee.

Junior candidates should have three letters of reference uploaded to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/26556.

Queries may be addressed to Beshara Doumani, Chair, Modern Middle East History Search at bdoumani@brown.edu.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

College of William and Mary

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic Language (one-semester replacement)

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary invites applications for a one semester replacement Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor position in Arabic language beginning January 10, 2015. We are looking for professional, skilled language instructors with experience and competence in teaching Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and at least one dialect in a communicative, proficiency based manner from elementary to intermediate levels. Teaching load will be three courses.

Required: M.A. or higher in Arabic language or literature is required, in addition to a successful proficiency-based teaching record. Applicants should have native or near native fluency in MSA, one dialect and English.

Application materials, including a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically via the W&M Human Resources website http://jobs.wm.edu/.  After submission of the application those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit a letter of recommendation. 

For full consideration submit all materials by the review date, December 31, 2014. Applications received after the review date will be considered only if needed. All three letters of recommendation must be received by the review date for the application to be considered complete. Please ensure the email addresses are accurate or your referee will not receive the email.

If your referee have any problems uploading their letter or does not receive the email from the job system within one day of submitting your application, please email Missy Johnson in Modern Languages and Literatures at mcjohnson@wm.edu immediately.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Colorado College

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, specialization in Arabic language and literature

Colorado College [apply.interfolio.com/27952] Comparative Literature, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, specialization in Arabic language and literature Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature with a specialization in Arabic language and literature, to begin teaching in the fall of 2015. Salary competitive. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or in another field of literary study that reflects comparative work. The successful candidate will be fluent both in English and Arabic, will have experience in teaching Arabic at all levels, will have a strong background in comparative approaches to literature and in literary theory, and will contribute to the College's interdisciplinary minors in Arabic. Strong undergraduate teaching ability and an active research program are essential. Six-course teaching load to include the teaching of Arabic language through the advanced level, core courses in the comparative literature major, and courses in the candidate's area of expertise. We will hold interviews with selected candidates at the MLA conference in Vancouver. Colorado College actively promotes a dynamic environment in which students and employees of different perspectives and cultural backgrounds learn and work in an intellectually and socially enriching environment. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices. Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, photocopy of transcript, and three letters of reference online at the link above by 10 December 2014.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Director of the Language Center

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration and Development Economics, has been newly established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. Student applications have now opened and the DI is scheduled to launch its first academic year in the Fall semester of 2015. As a bilingual institution where both Arabic and English will be languages of teaching, learning and research, and as part of its drive to underpin academic programs with appropriate support services, the DI is in the process of establishing a state-of-the-art language center (LC) to support the students and staff of the Institute, where the latest methodologies and technologies in the teaching and independent learning of languages, are employed, e.g. audio-visual, computer-assisted and internet-based. The primary languages to be taught to native and non-native speakers in the LC will be English and Arabic, especially for academic, discipline-related purposes, including the acquisition of advanced writing skills.  Additional language support for research purposes is also expected to be provided in Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, French and German. The LC will also provide beginner  and refresher courses in Arabic to  interested non-native scholars  from within  or outside Qatar.

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

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

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

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

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Various Openings

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

Duke University

Lecturer in Turkish Language and Culture

The Slavic & Eurasian Studies Department at Duke University (Durham, NC) and the Asian Studies Department at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) invite applications for a three-year renewable lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Turkish Language and Culture to begin in July 2015. The teaching load is 3/3 and primary duties include teaching first-year Turkish at both campuses as well as a second-year course that is shared between campuses (connected by a shuttle bus). Additionally, the candidate will assist in program building that includes community outreach and campus organization of Turkish activities. The requirements are a Ph.D. (those who are A.B.D. will be considered) related to the field of Turkish Studies. The ideal candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Turkish and facility with approaches to teaching language in context. With approval, the candidate will also have the opportunity to teach content courses in his/her field of specialization and to participate in the summer Duke in Turkey study abroad program at Bogazici University. Pending funding, the possibility exists for renewal and/or regularization of the position. The applications should include a cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy/language pedagogy and representative student evaluations. Facility with and interest in developing online and distance learning materials is desired. Submit complete file and recommendations electronically to duke-turkish@duke.edu: Completed applications received by January 5, 2015 will be guaranteed consideration. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Franklin & Marshall College

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in Islamic World History and/or Modern Middle East

The Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Islamic World history and/or modern Middle East, beginning July 1st, 2015. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending on qualifications; candidates should have or be close to completing the Ph.D. Teaching experience is required. Teaching load is 3/2 and the successful candidate will teach two surveys of Islamic World history (Islamic World to 18th C. and Modern Middle East) as well as topics courses in his or her area of expertise. Candidates should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/28132): letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and teaching evaluation forms. Deadline for applications is February 5, 2015. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community and as an Equal Opportunity Employer does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Tenured Professorship in Classical Islamic Studies

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Institute of Islamic Studies invites applications for a tenured Professorship in Classical Islamic Studies (salary grade W 2) The successful applicant will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). The successful candidate will have international teaching experience and excellent research results in the field of classical Islam (history and historiography, Qur'an and Hadith studies, philosophy, Sufism, and/or theology). She or he will possess excellent Arabic language skills as well as knowledge of at least one additional oriental language. Candidates will be prepared to teach in both German and English. Furthermore, she or he will have experience with acquiring funding for, and carrying out externally funded research. The appointee will participate in the teaching and research activities of the Institute of Islamic Studies and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies at which she or he will act as a Principal Investigator. The appointee is expected to participate in relevant research alliances of the Berlin-Brandenburg area, to design and apply for joint research projects, and to intensify international cooperation in the field of Islamic Studies. Furthermore, she or he will participate in the activities of the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender and Diversity Studies at the Department of History and Cultural Studies. Applications quoting the reference code W2Islamwiss. should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects. If applicable, applications should also include information on industrial co-operations, inventions/patents and spin-offs. All materials, including a private postal and an e-mail address must be received no later than November 27th, 2014 at Freie Universität Berlin Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Dekanat Frau Emmrich-Willingham Koserstr. 20 14195 Berlin - Germany Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de, www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

Harvard Divinity School

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam

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

Humboldt State University

Interdisciplinary Position in Middle Eastern Studies (tenure-track)

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2015

Interdisciplinary Position in Middle Eastern Studies
Job #7602

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Middle Eastern Studies, to be based in one of the following departments: Geography, History, or Politics.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Middle Eastern Studies or in Geography, History, or Political Science or related field with a specialization in the Middle East from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
•  Job-related experience with and/or commitment to interdisciplinary teaching;
•   Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly productivity, and demonstrated expertise in Middle East;
•   Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
•   Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
•   Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
•   Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
•  Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. The successful candidate will be assigned to one of three academic departments (Geography, History, or Politics) that best fit his/her disciplinary focus. Instructional assignments will include general education and major-specific courses on the Middle East and will also include other courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of HSU, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the home department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, profession, and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

APPLICATION:  To view full vacancy announcement and to apply, please visit:
http://apptrkr.com/525561

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 3, 2014. Early response is encouraged.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Indiana University

Assistant Professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (19th century-present). Research specialization can be in any field of modern Arabic literary studies or other forms of cultural production, such as theater, visual arts, music, film, and social media, on such contemporary topics as modernity, political and social reform, gender issues, and religious movements in the Arab world. The appointment begins August 1, 2015. Prior teaching experience and evidence of an active research agenda are required. The successful candidate must possess a native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic and English and must be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate courses on modern Arabic literature in translation, as well as upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in Arabic. A functional knowledge of the classical Arabic literary tradition is expected. Candidates must have the Ph.D. at time of appointment and demonstrate a commitment to research, teaching, public engagement, and program development with Indiana University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, as well as the School of Global and International Studies. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi of representative courses, a writing sample, and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1307 Inquiries and any hard copy submissions can be directed to Connie Sue May, Goodbody Hall Room 214, 1011 East Third Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. Applications received by January 20, 2015 are assured full consideration, but we will accept applications until the position is filled.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Research Associate in Shi'i Studies

Salary in the range £35,000 to £55,000 depending on experience

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London has the object of promoting the scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.
The Department of Academic Research and Publications (DARP) at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) welcomes applications from scholars working in any area of Shi‘i studies to play a key role in its continuous expansion into the area of wider Shi‘i studies by providing effective leadership in both research and teaching. We welcome scholars with a record of publication and teaching with a focus on Shi‘i law, hadith, history and theology. Scholars working in any other area will also be welcomed depending on the quality of their past work and future prospects of research and publication.
The successful candidate will have an excellent track record in high quality publications and teaching with a focus on Shi’i Islam. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and s/he must have an excellent knowledge of Arabic or Persian and demonstrate strong experience of working with primary sources. Any other experience demonstrating the requisite skills will be considered. Relocation assistance is available.
Please apply online at www.iis.ac.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.
In addition please email a CV, covering letter, including details of three referees, publication sample and research proposal (around 1000 words) to Caroline Gomez in Human Resources cgomez@iis.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday 9 September.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

Assistant or Associate Professor of Middle East Studies - SAIS Europe Campus

SAIS is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in political science, history, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East. The position is located at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. It will have an initial term of three years. The goal is to fill the position during the fall 2014 semester, with the appointment starting effectively on July 1, 2015. Candidates who combine their work on the Middle East with an interest in international security, energy or environmental policy, or the foreign policies of the United States, the European Union or China are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. awarded by June 2015 will be a condition for employment. The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching would be a distinct advantage.

Application: Electronic submissions are preferred. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to: SAlSEuropeMEProfSrch@jhu.edu Or send via USPS to SAIS Europe Middle East Professor Search Committee, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 USA.

About SAIS: Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the MA, MIPP, MAlA, MAIS, MIEF, GPP, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 640 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school's two-year Master of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor-General Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

London School of Economics

Research Officer for "The Comparative Political Economy of the MENA Region" Resarch Programme

Research Officer Salary: £33,450 - 40,462 per annum (pro-rata if necessary) Fixed Term: February 2015 (negotiable)-July 2017 (fixed).

The LSE Middle East Centre promotes interdisciplinary research on the societies, economies, polities and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa. The Centre seeks a Research Officer to contribute to the LSE Kuwait Programme research programme "The Comparative Political Economy of the MENA Region." Candidates should have: - a PhD (completed or close to completion) in the subject area or equivalent experience; - a proven record of research and publication in the subject area, or clear demonstration of potential to do so; - excellent organisation and communication skills Other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE's online recruitment system. For further details of the research programme, please see: http://www.lse.ac.uk/middleEastCentre/kuwait/research/projects/Hertog-.aspx For further details of the LSE Kuwait Programme, please see: http://www.lse.ac.uk/middleEastCentre/kuwait/home.aspx. The benefits that come with this job include generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. For full application details and to apply for this post please go to www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE. Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 6 January 2015.

 

Mount Holyoke College

Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations (tenure-track)

The Departments of Geology & Geography and International Relations invite applications for a tenure-track position in human geography at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2015. Candidates with teaching and research interests in urban geography and migration and refugee studies are encouraged to apply.  Ph.D. is expected by September 2015. The successful candidate will teach Geography classes and advise majors, minors, independent research, and undergraduate honors theses in both Geography and International Relations. GIS facilities for teaching and research are available.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,300 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014. The position is open until filled. Please submit: cover letter, C.V., copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three references, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. In the statement of teaching philosophy, please include ideas for, or experience with, teaching and mentoring a diverse and international student body. Instructions are online at: http://jobs.mtholyoke.edu

National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Visiting Research Fellowship, Sabbatical Fellowships

The Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore is pleased to announce the following vacancies for 2015: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS MEI is offering one or two post-doctoral Fellowships, for two years, ideally from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2017. The fellowships are for recent Ph.D. recipients in the social sciences or humanities working on anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political, religious, or sociological topics in the greater Middle East region. While the topics for research are open-ended, special attention will be paid to projects germane to MEIâ?Ts priorities. VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS MEI will offer one Visiting Research Fellowship in 2014-2015. This is an appointment for 13 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a second year. It is open to academics in the social sciences and humanities working on the Middle East in possession of the Ph.D. for at least five years, and one published book. Mid-career scholars with a promising publications record are encouraged to apply. SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS MEI is offering up to two Visiting Sabbatical Fellowships for 2015-16. These fellowships are intended to provide academics studying the Middle East with the opportunity to spend their (paid) sabbatical leave in a congenial and well-resourced environment. Fellows will be expected to have completed their archival or field research before arriving in Singapore. Please note that there is no salary attached to the Sabbatical Fellowships. APPLICATION INFORMATION The deadline for applications for Post-Doctoral, Visiting Research and Sabbatical Fellowships is December 31, 2014. Candidates attending the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in Washington DC (22-25 November 2014) may arrange an appointment with Peter Sluglett, the Director of MEI: meips@nus.edu.sg. Applications should be submitted to Ms Norizan Selamat, Associate Director of MEI, via email at norizan@nus.edu.sg. Applications should include the following: 1) Covering letter; 2) Brief (500-1000 words) statement of research interests; and 3) Curriculum vitae. 4) Three letters of recommendation (ONLY APPLICABLE FOR THE POST- DOCTORAL AND VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS). The letters should be sent by email (c/o of Ms Norizan Selamat) from the recommender directly to MEI. Further details on the vacancies can be found at: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/index.php/website/new-job-opening For further information and enquiries, please contact Ms Norizan Selamat via email at norizan@nus.edu.sg.

New York University

Assistant Professor - History of Iran and the Persianate World (16th-20th Centuries)

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a position in the history of Iran and the Persianate world from the sixteenth century until the early twentieth century at the rank of assistant professor, to begin September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research uses Persian primary sources to examine the society, economy, religion, or politics of the Persian-speaking world and diasporas, who would complement the department’s strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment, and be prepared to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research.

To apply, visit the department 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 (an article or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

North Carolina State University

Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Middle Eastern History

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

North Carolina State University

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Lebanese Diaspora Studies, 2015-16

The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Lebanese Diaspora Studies for the 2015-2016 academic year. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences whose scholarly work addresses any aspect of the Lebanese Diasporas. Junior faculty and recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Advanced graduate students with their Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered. Fellow will need to be in residence at North Carolina State University from August 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. Fellows are required to teach one course per semester during the academic year; to pursue an active research agenda that should result in one or more publications, and offer a research presentation in the Spring semester In addition, the Fellow is expected to take an active role in the programming and activities of the Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, and in advancing the mission of the center. Applicants need to submit all their applications through NC State University's job portal: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/43895 Applications consist of a cover letter addressing research areas and interest in Lebanese Diaspora, CV, writing sample, and teaching evaluations (if available). Questions regarding the postdoctoral position should be directed to Akram Khater at akhater@ncsu.edu. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015, and the successful applicant will be notified by mid-March 2015. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. p. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

NYU Abu Dhabi

Arabic Language Faculty Position

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a teaching position in Arabic Language. The appointee will join a thriving Arabic language program in an exciting linguistic and cultural context. This is a renewable three-year appointment with a 3/3 teaching load. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. 

An M.A. in the Arabic Language or a related field is required; candidates possessing a Ph.D. will be given preference. We seek candidates with primary interest, research, and experience in teaching Arabic (to native or non-native learners) at all levels with ability to teach MSA, at least one Arabic dialect, and specialized content courses in Arabic.

The appointment begins September 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue throughout the year. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Applicants must submit a curriculum vita, a cover letter which includes a discussion of research and teaching philosophy, representative publications, copies of student evaluations and the names and contact information of three references. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.arabiclanguage@nyu.edu.

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 over 15 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.

Entering its fourth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

NYU Abu Dhabi

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Literature

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) for its Literature Program. Applicants should offer a special area of research and teaching dealing with literature from the Middle Eastern region writ large (North Africa and Egypt, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and/or diasporas of the Arabic world). A complementary teaching and/or research interest in pre-modern Arabic will be considered favorably. We are seeking scholars with an active research and publishing agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Please visit the Literature Program’s website for more information: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/academic-divisions/arts-humanities/literature-creative-writing.html. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi standing faculty receive generous support for research and travel. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including at least one in the core curriculum. Faculty may also spend an occasional semester at NYU New York and sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment will begin as soon as September 2015, with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vita, cover letter, statements of research and teaching interests, twenty-page writing sample or representative publications, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu

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. Entering its fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are both distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Ohio State University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Islamic Studies

The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a position as tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor of Islamic Studies. The ability to teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in Islamic Studies is required, as well as advanced research competence in classical Arabic. We are looking particularly for a scholar knowledgeable in the textual traditions of Islam and well versed in current methods in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in supervising the department's Islamic Studies undergraduate degree program and to advise doctoral students in collaboration with other departmental faculty. It is hoped that the successful candidate will contribute to OSU's interdepartmental strength in religious studies and classical, late ancient, and medieval scholarship. Benefits are competitive. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Islamic Studies or closely related field; advanced ability in classical Arabic; proven record of publications of research in the field. Advanced ability in another language of Islamic textual traditions, such as Persian or Turkish, is preferred. Applicants must show a record of (or high promise of) maintaining an active program of research, publication, and teaching. The language of instruction at OSU is English. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests, C.V. indicating three referees who may be contacted by the search committee, with their contact information, and one or two samples of publications in electronic form (articles or book chapters). Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the department, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Letters of interest should indicate whether or not the candidate may be available for a meeting with departmental representatives at the 2014 meetings of the AAR or MESA (both Nov 22-25). Formal review of applications will begin on November 24th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: - https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4980. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

The Ohio State University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Arabic

The Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position to teach beginning through advanced Arabic language as a lecturer or senior lecturer. The ability to teach a dialect of colloquial Arabic, to teach courses on Arabic culture in English translation, or on Arabic language pedagogy, and to participate in coordinating an Arabic curriculum is preferred. Benefits are competitive. OSU's Arabic program is a part of one of the largest colleges of arts and sciences in the USA. Our Arabic courses consist of many sections that regularly fill with students, many of whom proceed to advanced classes where they read and discuss literature and other subjects in the medium of Arabic. Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Arabic language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Arabic, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; and recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested, at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 5th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4979. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History

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

Smith College

Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies

The Program in Middle East Studies at Smith College invites applications from senior scholars to serve as the inaugural occupant of the Janet Wright Ketcham '53 Chair in Middle East Studies, beginning July 2015. This appointment will be at the associate or full professor level with tenure. We seek a distinguished scholar of the Middle East with a focus on issues in the contemporary Arab world. Scholarly proficiency in Arabic is required; knowledge of other regional languages is desirable. Candidates for this appointment must have a track record of intellectual leadership in the field and a passion for undergraduate teaching. Applications are encouraged from broadly trained scholars of the region, as well as those with comparative training in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, and/or Turkey. The successful candidate will be a scholar-teacher trained in the history, economics, politics, societies, and/or cultures of the region, and will be able to teach across disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to offer both undergraduate seminars in her/his fields of specialization and intermediate courses that address the contemporary geopolitical and cultural landscape of the Middle East in a global context, and to contribute to the development of a broad interdisciplinary introduction to Middle Eastern Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose specializations enhance the existing strengths of our Program in Middle East Studies (www.smith.edu/mes). Tenured faculty at Smith teach two courses each semester, interact with students in small classes, and actively advise independent undergraduate research. The College's commitment to research is supported by a generous sabbatical policy and faculty development funding, and faculty benefit from the rich intellectual, cultural, and creative atmosphere supported by the Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Located in the vibrant college town of Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College is among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges and its largest women's college, and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. Applications may be submitted online only at http://apply.interfolio.com/26948 with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research, and three confidential letters of recommendation from fellow scholars of Middle Eastern Studies. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Stanford University Online High School

Arabic Instructor (part-time, temporary position)

Arabic Instructor needed for Online Advanced High School Course, Spring 2015 The Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), a program closely affiliated with Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (spcs.stanford.edu) and the Stanford Online High School (ohs.stanford.edu) is offering Arabic 1 to a group of motivated high school juniors and seniors from top independent schools around the country.

The course will meet in a real-time video conferencing environment for two hours a week, supplemented with other components such as homework assignments and office hours. While the course should follow a traditional Arabic 1 curriculum, it should be designed with the needs of these students in mind. Students should practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will learn how to decipher and write Arabic script and understand required vocabulary and grammar to carry on simple conversation with Arabic speakers. The course will include frequent graded assignments with feedback.

Course Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 2:15-3:15pm Pacific Dates: January 5th-May 8th. The instructor may teach from a remote location as long as he or she meets technical requirements (reliable internet, good webcam and microphone, etc.). Proximity to Stanford or an MSON member school is desirable. The course will require between 8-12 hours per week.

Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in the target language with experience teaching in the high school or university setting. Advanced degree preferred. Applicants need not have taught online but should have aptitude in common educational computer tools and a willingness to learn about video conferencing systems, online whiteboards, and standard course management systems for communicating with students and collecting/returning work.

About MSON: MSON provides upper level students (generally juniors and seniors) at participating Malone Schools with a variety of superior online courses that enhance each member school's existing curriculum. These courses are taught by experts in their fields. MSON teachers have experience with independent school education and share a commitment to excellence, small class sizes, and personal relationships. Course offerings target the most talented high school students at member schools. MSON students demonstrate sufficient independence and commitment to succeed in a virtual discussion seminar setting. Each MSON course takes a blended approach, combining synchronous instruction--real-time video conferencing seminars--with asynchronous instruction-recorded lectures and exercises students complete outside of the class. Each course has a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 16 students. The result is a virtual discussion seminar that is delivered in high definition classroom set-ups. Application Process: Please send a cover letter and resume to Kathryn Balsley, Division Head of Ancient and Modern Languages, Stanford OHS: balsleyk@stanford.edu Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

Tufts University

Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship - Greco-Roman and Islamic Traditions

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

The University of Arizona

Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

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

University of Bergen, Norway

Full Professor/Associate Professor in Arabic Language and Culture

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

Qualification requirements

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

Salary

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

Application deadline: 16 March 2015

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

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

University of California, Berkeley

Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern Arabic Literature

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature (19th century-present). The level of appointment may be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor without tenure, or associate professor with tenure. The expected start-date is July 1, 2015. Research specialization in any field of modern Arabic literary studies is welcome. Applicants for an assistant professor position must have completed all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation by the time of application. Applicants for an associate professor position must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of application. The successful candidate for an assistant professor appointment must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant field by the time of employment. Teaching experience and an active research profile are required. The successful candidate must possess a native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic, and be prepared to teach diverse upper-level undergraduate courses on modern Arabic literature, as well as graduate seminars, in Arabic. In addition, s/he will be expected to teach survey courses on Arabic literature and culture in English. A functional knowledge of the classical Arabic literary tradition, informing both research and teaching, is expected. Applications must be submitted online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00570 and contain the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research interest and plans; statement of teaching; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Applicants will also need to request 3-5 letters of recommendation through the system. All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. The application deadline has been extended to December 8, 2014. Those who have already applied need not re-submit their applications. Questions should be directed to the NES Department Manager at: nesmso@berkeley.edu. The university is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples, single parents, and those who may have taken time off for family reasons. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor in Linguistics (tenure-track)

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

The University of Central Florida

Endowed Chair in Kurdish Political Studies

The Department of Political Science invites applicants for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the Jalal Talabany Chair for Kurdish Political Studies beginning August, 2015. Applicants must have a strong research record in Kurdish political studies with broader interests in Middle Eastern and comparative politics or international relations; a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field from an accredited institution; and a strong record in teaching and research that is commensurate with a tenured position in the Political Science Department at UCF. Salary is highly competitive. Interested applicants must apply using the UCF online application system at https://www.jobswithucf.com by January 15, 2015. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. Materials can be uploaded to the website, emailed to Politics@ucf.edu, or mailed to: Attn: Kurdish Political Studies Professor Search Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Central Florida, 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Howard Phillips Hall 302, Orlando, FL 32816. If mailed, all materials must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Roger Handberg, Kurdish Political Studies Professor Search Committee Chair, Roger.Handberg@ucf.edu or at the mail address above. The University of Central Florida is a research-intensive university with an enrollment in excess of 60,000 students. Information about UCF may be found at www.ucf.edu. UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/40046.

The University of Chicago

Lecturer in Turkish

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position of Lecturer in Turkish for a three-year renewable term starting in the academic year 2015-16. The lecturer should be able to teach all levels of Modern Turkish. The emphasis in all courses will be on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The successful candidate will also be able teach Introduction to Ottoman Turkish. An advanced degree in Turcology, Turkish language and literature, or second language teaching and acquisition is preferred. Strong, recent teaching experience and evaluations and native or near-native proficiency in Turkish are essential. An ability to teach other Turkic languages would be desirable, but not required. All candidates are required to submit an application letter, CV, contact information for two recommenders, and a detailed sample syllabus of an Elementary Turkish course online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu posting #02393) by December 15, 2014. In addition, the two recommenders must send their letters of recommendation directly to ne-lc@uchicago.edu by December 15, 2014. Position contingent upon budgetary approval. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

The University of Chicago

Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor specializing in modern Arabic literature (19th-21st centuries), preferably with expertise in another literature of the Islamic world, expected to begin in Autumn 2015. The successful applicant will have a research and teaching profile with expertise in at least one, and preferably several, of the following sub-fields of literary studies: religion and literature; the modern novel; modern poetry; narrative prose and narratology, postcolonial theory; gender studies; and media studies. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Arabic, preferably with additional expertise in another language of the Islamic world. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes dealing with the modern literatures of the Muslim World for both graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in Comparative literature, Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Gender studies, Media studies, or a relevant field of study by the time of appointment. Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three referees (please include emails) who can be asked for letters of academic reference. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: http://tinyurl.com/lpebvjh Job posting number 02303. Review of applications will begin on 15 November, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. No applications will be accepted after 15 December, 2014. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations, see: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/nelc/ Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

University of Colorado Boulder

Instructor in Arabic Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Instructor in Arabic Language to begin August 2015. Requirements include at least the MA in Arabic language, pedagogy, or other related discipline; ability to teach all levels of Arabic language; and experience teaching Arabic at the university level. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University. Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01698 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Houston

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

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

University of Michigan

Assistant Professor in Iranian Literary and Cultural Studies

The Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) at the University of Michigan invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position specializing in Iranian Literary and Cultural Studies expected to begin September 1, 2015. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment. We are looking for a candidate who can complement both our Iranian Studies program and our sister fields (Arabic, Armenian, Turkish/Ottoman and Hebrew) in NES that focus on language, culture, and history. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Persian poetry and prose from the medieval to the modern era. They will be part of a program on Persian language, literature, and culture designed to develop linguistic, literary, and methodological skills for scholarly research as well as for our undergraduate majors. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Persian with a disciplinary focus on comparative literatures, cultural studies, gender studies and/or visual studies. Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), copies of research publications, three letters of reference, and course syllabi. The PhD is required prior to appointment. Application materials, except letters of reference, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments to: iranianstudies@sharepoint.umich.edu. The subject of your email must appear as follows: "Last name, First name" For example: Doe, Jane. Letters of recommendation should be emailed as PDF files to iranianstudies@umich.edu. To be assured consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.

University of Minnesota

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

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

University of Minnesota

Lecturer or Teaching Specialist in Arabic, 2015-16 (B-Term)

Required qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent, in Arabic or related area. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Strong English language communication skills. Demonstrated university-level teaching experience in the Arabic language. Candidates with a Masters degree will be appointed as a Teaching Specialist; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as a Lecturer. The position will be full-time for the fall semester 2015 (08/31/15 - 01/13/16) and/or spring semester 2016 (01/14/16 - 05/29/16). There is an option for teaching summer courses. The position is for day, evening, or a combination of day/evening courses, taught on a semester basis. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach assigned language classes/sections; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; and participate in program governance as appropriate. Applications taken online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112221 To be considered for the position, please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to attach a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants are asked to provide the following additional materials: A) Attach a description of your teaching philosophy. b) Attach samples of teaching materials (e.g. syllabus, teaching plan, exams, handouts, handouts of PowerPoint slides, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer.

The University of Mississippi

Assistant Professor of Arabic Language (tenure-track)

The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi seeks an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, for its Arabic-language program beginning August 2015. The professor will teach all levels of Arabic following the program's curriculum. A Ph.D. in Arabic studies or a related field, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic to American university students are required. Visit [https://jobs.olemiss.edu/] to complete an application by uploading your resume and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer.

University of North Carolina, Center for the Study
of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations

Semester long fellowships for scholars at Arab universities

http://mideast.unc.edu/2014/09/15/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill-carnegie-fellowships-in-support-of-arab-region-social-science/
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from early-career social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships in Fall 2015. With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fellowship offers advanced doctoral candidates or post-doctoral scholars within five years of their Ph.D. an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor at UNC-Chapel Hill, participate in ongoing research groups, and, if they desire, audit graduate seminars. The program is intended to provide an intensive intellectual experience, including advanced methodological training, for Arab social scientists at a formative stage of their career. The selected fellows must be physically based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the full semester of their fellowship. Fellows will participate in the scholarly activities of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, including the presentation of their research at the Center's colloquium series. While any research subject will be considered, applicants working on issues related to food and food security, broadly conceived, may also be considered for a fellowship at UNC's Global Research Institute and awarded additional privileges at the university, including access to research clusters. Applications for Fall 2015 fellowships are due on December 15, 2014. Application materials should be sent by e-mail to mideast@unc.edu. Applicants are asked to identify one or more faculty mentors at UNC-Chapel Hill, propose a research and training agenda for the fellowship period, and supply two letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill. All fellows must be affiliated with an Arab university and must be currently engaged in research in any social science discipline, or social-scientific work in information science, law, public health, and other fields. Individuals primarily employed by think tanks or other non-university entities cannot be considered. The program anticipates offering three fellowships in Fall 2015, with a salary of $30,000 each, plus benefits including health insurance, and support for travel to the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Please contact The Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at mideast@unc.edu or call 919-962-2034 for more information. Faxed inquiries may be directed to 919-843-2102.

University of Oklahoma

Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies (tenured or tenure-track)

The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) announces a new faculty position, the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies. The position is tenured or tenure-track and is open to rank. Assistant, Associate and Full Professors are encouraged to apply. This new position complements the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies, the catalyst for a rapidly growing Iranian Studies program. The scholar selected to hold the position will have a Ph.D. and an established record of excellence in research and teaching at an institution of higher education on the subject of modern Iran since 1945. Applicants from disciplines in the social sciences (broadly conceived) will be considered. Salary is competitive. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2015. The scholar who assumes the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty within IAS and across the university. The Department of International and Area Studies, housed within the expanding College of International Studies, offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 400 majors, and an MA in International Studies with 40 students enrolled. Undergraduate programs include a major in Middle Eastern Studies. The Department of International and Area Studies has approximately 20 full-time faculty with collective research strengths in the areas of development, security, and national identity. For more information, please visit the IAS website at https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. We welcome materials from both domestic and international applicants, which should be submitted to Academic Keys at http://humanities.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis= display&job[IDX]=59377. Applicants should include a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (consisting of a single publication or document), and any supporting documentation of their teaching record. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer www.ou.edu/eoo. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Oklahoma, Dept. of International
& Area Studies

Assistant Professor of Arabic (tenure-track)

The University of Oklahoma announces a new tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2015 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that aims at preparing 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 Arabic linguistics and/or Arabic language pedagogy. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes undergraduate courses in Arabic language as well as Arabic media and culture. Salary is competitive. The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie Very High Research institution, is home to World Literature Today and the South Central Modern Language Association. The position is a joint appointment in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and the Department of International and Area Studies (part of the growing College of International Studies, which also houses an active Center for Middle East Studies); for information about the departments visit http://modlang.ou.edu/ and https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html. To apply, please upload a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and sample publications (no more than two), and have three recent letters of recommendation submitted directly by references at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4662. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer www.ou.edu/eoo. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Nevada Reno

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

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

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

University of Southern California

Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer, Arabic Language

The Middle East Studies Program in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks to hire two full-time non-tenure-track instructors of Arabic language beginning fall 2015 at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor (teaching), or associate professor (teaching).  Candidates will be expected to teach a combination of courses in basic, intermediate and advanced Modern Standard Arabic.  Ability to teach Media Arabic as well as colloquial Arabic of one major sub-region (North Africa, Egypt, the Levant or the Gulf) is also essential. 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must minimally have an M.A. in Arabic Language and/or a related field.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence in language teaching at the collegiate level.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, course syllabi for courses taught, and the names of three referees who may be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.  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: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/36652 .  Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

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.

University of Southern California

Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer, Arabic Language and Society

The Middle East Studies Program in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks to hire a full-time non-tenure-track instructor in Arabic language and society beginning fall 2015 at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor (teaching), or associate professor (teaching). Candidates will be expected to teach advanced courses in Arabic language (e.g., texts, Arabic for the social sciences, Arabic for business, etc.), as well as a courses on Arab culture and society (e.g., the novel or poetry in translation, political thought, media studies, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, or another relevant field.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching in the subject areas at the collegiate level.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, course syllabi for courses taught, and the names of three referees who may be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.  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: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/36658 .  Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

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.

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor - Connective Cultures in the Post-Classical Mediterranean, 4th-10th C (tenure-track)

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor from scholars with a research focus on connective cultures in the post-Classical Mediterranean (4th to 10th century). Possible areas of study might include: the interaction of knowledge, people and practices; the social, political and/or cultural history of one or more connective Mediterranean cultures or communities; minority, diasporic or vocationally distinct social groups (e.g., merchants, scholars of science and medicine); interstitial and nomadic polities and cultures; translation; reappropriation of earlier cultural forms, materials or technologies. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and an ongoing program of publication. They must also be committed to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. PhD must be in hand by August 15, 2015. Possible home departments include, but are not limited to: Art, Classics, History or Religious Studies. The appointee will also hold an initial two-year Mellon Fellowship in 'Comparative Cultures of the Pre-Modern World' at the University's interdisciplinary Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures.
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, candidates must create a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and submit the following electronically: a cover letter addressing research agenda and teaching interests, a C.V., a writing sample not exceeding 60 pages, and names and contact information for three references. Search on posting number 0615096. Questions regarding the application process for Jobs@UVa should be directed to: L. Kent Merritt, History Administrative Supervisor, Corcoran Department of History, lkm6h@virginia.edu.
For additional information on this position contact: Paul J.E. Kershaw, Chair, Search Committee, pjk3p@virginia.edu. The University will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

University of Virginia

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Arabic Literature

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members, is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching. The UVa Arts & Sciences Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a tenure-track /tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Literature. Field of specialization is classical Arabic literature before 1800 with a special emphasis on poetry or prose, subfield of specialization open. Outstanding scholarship with a superior record of scholarly publications commensurate to rank, evidence of excellent teaching, and commitment to interdisciplinary work are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, and must hold a Ph.D. in Arabic literature, preferably with training in comparative literature, at the time of the position's start date on August 25, 2015. Language proficiency in Persian, Urdu, and other classical languages is an advantage, and so is the ability to ground one's research in literary theory as well as the broader debates in the field and the Humanities more generally. We are looking for a colleague who will participate actively and fully in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting 0615117 and electronically attach the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter of application describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience (specifically, courses given on classical Arabic literature), 2 recent writing samples in English and/or Arabic not exceeding 30 pages each (attach as writing samples 1 and 2). Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be sent to: Margaret VanEkeren University of Virginia Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures P.O. Box 400781 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781 mvb3q@Virginia.EDU Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Hanadi Al-Samman 434-243-4355 ha2b@virginia.EDU Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to: Margaret VanEkeren (434) 982-2665 mvb3q@Virginia.EDU Review of applications will begin November 8, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted during MESA's conference (November 22-25, 2014) in Washington D.C. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Washington

Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World before 1850 (tenure-track)

The University of Washington (UW) Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the History of the Islamic World before 1850. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and will begin September 2015 (UW job code 0116). We encourage applications from those conducting research on any part of the Islamic world. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses on the premodern Islamic world. They will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, offering both large surveys and more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the university's distinguished and diverse programs in Islamic studies and related fields. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent conferred by September 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. The search committee plans to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting. To apply, please go to http://depts.washington.edu/histfacs to submit a cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted either through the online system or mailed to: Islamic History Search Committee Department of History University of Washington 315 Smith Hall Campus Box 353560 Seattle, WA 98195-3560 Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to histfacs@uw.edu or 206.543.5790.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Washington and Lee University

Visiting Assistant Professorship in Arabic Language

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a three-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship in Arabic language, beginning 1 July 2015. Area of sub-specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic language or related fields (e.g. Comparative Literature or NELC) preferred. Comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English required. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success in teaching Modern Standard Arabic to undergraduates at all levels in a North American or liberal arts context. The teaching load is six courses per year across two 12-week terms and one 4-week term. Representatives from the University will be available to discuss this position at the MESA meeting in Washington, DC on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 November. Applicants who wish to interview at the meeting should email the request toArabicsearch@wlu.edu. Washington and Lee University is a highly selective university devoted to the teaching of the liberal arts. We are committed to excellence in teaching and to the research and professional activity that support it. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, DC, the University enrolls about 1,800 undergraduates and 300 law students. To apply for this position, applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcript, syllabi from courses taught and teaching evaluations to Arabicsearch@wlu.edu. Three reference letters should be directed by recommenders to the same address. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2014. The position is open until filled.

Williams College

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pre-modern/Classical Arabic Literature

The Program in Comparative Literature at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in pre-modern Arabic literature, beginning in the fall of 2015. Specialization is open to any period of Arabic literature before 1800, and scholars with a comparative or theoretical focus are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester on pre-modern Arabic literature. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2015; new PhDs are especially encouraged to apply.

The Fellow will be included in the activities of the Program in Comparative Literature as a regular faculty member. The Fellow will work closely with faculty mentors, receive feedback on teaching, and be provided with opportunities to present their research.

The fellowship includes a salary of $44,000 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, short descriptions of two potential courses, and three letters of reference by January 15, 2015. All materials should be addressed to Christopher Nugent, Chair, Program in Comparative Literature, and must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27889. All queries should be directed to cnugent@williams.edu.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Zayed University

Faculty Positions in Arabic Language (open rank)

The Opportunity

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

The Benefits

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

To Apply

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

Review Process

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

 



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