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
04/25/16 National Defense College, Abu Dhabi Strategic Studies Faculty (open rank) Review continues until the position is filled.
04/25/16 Princeton University Library Associate Professional Specialist/Central Asian Numismatic Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
04/25/16 New York University Faculty Fellow in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies Review begins June 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
04/18/16 Syracuse University Lecturer in Arabic Priority given to applications received by May 15, 2016; open until filled.
04/18/16 Columbia University Lecturer/Associate in Persian Language (Part-Time) Review begins May 1, 2016.
04/15/16 Yale University Postdoctoral Associate in Islamic Ethics Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
03/30/16 University of Arizona Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Pedagogy (tenure-eligible) Review begins on April 11, 2016 and is open until April 30, 2016.
03/24/16 University of California, Santa Barbara Lecturer in Persian (full-time) May 31, 2016 for full review.
03/22/16 Tufts University Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
03/18/16 Washington University in St. Louis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture Review begins April 10, 2016
03/18/16 Tufts University Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature 2016-17 Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
03/16/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow Review begins May 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
03/14/16 Middlebury College Associate Professor and Director, School in Morocco  
02/25/16 Oberlin College Faculty Position in Arabic March 21, 2016
02/25/16 University of Oslo Associate Professor in Modern Turkey: History, Language and Culture  
02/25/16 Seton Hall University Term Faculty Appointment - Assistant Professor in Arabic March 15, 2016
02/23/16 Ohio State University Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Late Ancient Near East (200-900 AD) Review begins March 11, 2016
02/11/16 University of California, Davis Lecturer in Persian March 10, 2016 for full consideration. Open until filled.
01/30/16 Princeton University Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Review begins March 1, 2016.
01/25/16 Swarthmore College Lecturer of Arabic Review begins March 1, 2016.

Columbia University

Lecturer/Associate in Persian Language (Part-Time)

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach three Persian language courses per year and perform other duties associated with the Persian Language Program. Appointment is from September 1, 2016 and ends on May 31, 2017. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes. This is  a part-time position.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master's degree and at least 1 year of language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English, foreign language instruction experience on a collegiate level, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, and three letters of recommendation. For more information and to apply, go to:

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62525

Applications will be reviewed starting 05/01/2016.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Middlebury College

Associate Professor and Director, School in Morocco

Middlebury College seeks an Associate Professor and Director to administer, implement, and develop Middlebury’s academic program in Morocco at the Mohammed V University in Rabat. The Director will work closely with the Arabic Department and the Office of International Programs & Off-Campus Study (IPOCS) in consultation with the appropriate Middlebury faculty, programs and departments, the Schools in the MENA Faculty Advisory Board, and the Director of the Arabic School. Because this is a new program, the Director will be required to develop and manage key relationships in a cooperative, strategic manner. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is strongly preferred. Ideally, candidates should have studied, taught, and administered programs in both the U.S. and the host culture. Some prior contact with a Middlebury School Abroad or Summer Language School is also desirable but not a pre-requisite. Applicants must be authorized to work legally in Morocco.

To view the full job description and apply online, please visit:
https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/12883

National Defense College, Abu Dhabi

Strategic Studies Faculty (Open Rank)

Candidates are invited to apply for multiple non-tenure-track faculty positions at the National Defense College (NDC), an accredited senior national security education institution in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Candidates should possess an outstanding academic background, solid research credentials and graduate level teaching and research skills. Candidates will develop curriculum, teach security-related courses in a Strategic Studies doctoral program, provide mentoring to Ph.D. candidates within the institution, and conduct research in their fields of expertise.

NDC is a leading institution of higher education in the Middle East that encourages experiential methods through models, and educational technology, to foster a culture of learning among high-skilled policy professionals. More information about the college can be found at (http://www.ndc.ac.ae/en/).

The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member and conduct the following activities:
• Teach courses within a Strategic Studies doctoral program and as requested, also within the associated masters program using formal lectures, demonstrations, seminars, exercises, and focused facilitated group discussions;
• Refine doctoral program syllabi including crafting educational outcomes, instructional and research materials and lesson plans for periods of focused facilitated syndicate discussion

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Must possess a terminal degree from an accredited university in an appropriate discipline.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
For appointment at the rank of full professor: strong evidence of excellence in teaching at the graduate level including: (1) full-time graduate teaching experience in a program relevant to Strategic Security Studies, (2) at least ten (10) years of relevant, full-time teaching experience in an accredited university/college environment is required, and (3) a history of conducting successful relevant research is required

Excellent candidates that do not meet the requirement for full professor may be considered at a lower rank.

Experience directing doctoral dissertations and serving on dissertation committees is highly desired. Relevant practical experience in a field relevant to the college curriculum is a plus.

DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERTESE:
The ability to offer doctoral level courses in one or more of the following concentrations is highly desirable: Diplomacy, Political Economy and Resource Policy, Public Administration/Leadership. The ability to offer courses in International Law, Research Methods, or Security as well as expert knowledge of the Middle East and other relevant regions would also be an asset. Cross-cultural experience, previous experience generating new Ph.D. programs, experience teaching or working in the Middle East and/or demonstrated expertise in strategic studies education in a multi-national/ multi-cultural setting are desirable.
Arabic language proficiency is desired but all courses will be conducted in English.

Benefits package includes:
• Attractive and highly competitive salary
• Full housing allowance
• Vehicle allowance
• Education allowance for eligible minor children
• Cost of living allowance
• Relocation allowance

In order to apply for the position, please send a cover letter detailing qualifications and CV, including a list of professional references, along with unofficial graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable) to Ms. Betty Boutros at (boutros@translangltd.com). Review of applications will continue until the position(s) are filled.

New York University

Faculty Fellow in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies

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

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

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

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

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

Oberlin College

Faculty Position in Arabic

The Oberlin College Arabic Program invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in Arabic, beginning fall 2016. Appointment will be for two years with possible renewal for two more years. Qualifications include an MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or related field, familiarity with the integrated communicative approach that teaches standard and spoken Arabic (preferably Levantine), fluency in Arabic, and teaching experience at the university level. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ by March 21.

Ohio State University

Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Late Ancient Near East (200-900 AD)

Description: The Departments of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of the Late Ancient Near East (200-900 AD), to join a large interdepartmental faculty cooperating on research and teaching in this field. This Postdoctoral Fellowship is funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme at The Ohio State University.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD in Classics, History, Religion, or Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; experience teaching in a university setting; and, preferably, experience in mentoring students in their research projects. The successful candidate will carry out research on the Late Ancient Near East; teach one course per semester for four semesters, the courses to be specified in accordance with the candidate’s area of expertise and departmental needs; and will serve as mentor for a select group of undergraduates in their development of research projects of their own. The successful candidate will deliver one formal presentation of research at the end of each year to the faculty.

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

Application Instructions: Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests, a current C.V., three letters of recommendation submitted separately, either directly by their authors or via third-party dossier service, and one or two samples of scholarly writing, either publications or dissertation chapters, in electronic form. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 11. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ ajo/jobs/7045.

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

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

Princeton University

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew

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

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

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

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

Princeton University Library

Associate Professional Specialist/Central Asian Numismatic

Department: Library-Rare Books & Special Collections
Requisition Number: 1600288
Job Code Title: Associate Professional Specialist


The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 8 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.

Position Summary: The Princeton University Library and the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University announce a one-year position at the rank of associate professional specialist. The successful candidate will be expected to study and provide detailed descriptions of over one thousand pre-Islamic coins of Central Asia in the Library's Numismatic Collection, including those in the newly-acquired Schaaf Collection of Sasanian coins. This work includes examination of coins, comparison with published descriptions when available, data entry in a specialized database, digital photography, sorting coins into trays and labeling. The position reports to the Library's Head of Technical Services for Special Collections.

Essential Qualifications: The position requires an advanced degree in a relevant subject area, advanced experience with the Persian language, preferably Middle Persian, and with Pahlavi script, and familiarity with the history and geography of the pre-Islamic Middle East.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University is pleased to announce the opening of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position located in Doha, Qatar. This is a full-time position for a period of one year, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a one-year renewal upon mutual agreement. Scholars with a recent doctoral degree from a relevant social science or related discipline are encouraged to apply, but we are especially interested in persons with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following priority policy areas: marriage and family, migration, economics and political economy, education, environment, energy and water, health, and public administration. Priority will be given to candidates who have experience with collecting and using survey data as part of their own research as well as substantive interests in the cultures, societies, and public affairs of the Arab Gulf states.

In addition to working on your own research, duties will include some combination of the following activities: participating in the development, design and implementation of national surveys in Qatar and comparative studies in the Gulf region; presenting results from surveys administered by SESRI at local and international conferences and to public and private sector audiences; co-authoring papers, articles, and policy reports that utilize findings from surveys undertaken by SESRI; teaching seminars in collaboration with personnel from SESRI and the University of Michigan; collaborating with personnel from SESRI and the University of Michigan on research projects of joint interest; and participating in the intellectual life of SESRI and Qatar University.

Compensation includes a competitive salary tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Post-doctoral appointments enjoy the same holidays and vacation benefits as other research academic appointments at Qatar University, including 45 calendar days of vacation annually. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available. Funds will also be available to attend at least one professional conference during each year of the appointment period following the probationary period.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a recent curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, a statement of research and policy interests of no more than three pages in length, a letter of recommendation, and the contact information for two additional references by email to pdsearch@qu.edu.qa.
Applications will be reviewed beginning on May 1, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.

Qatar University

Teaching Assistant in Social Work

Job Title: Teaching Assistant in Social Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swarthmore College

Lecturer of Arabic

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

Syracuse University

Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer in Arabic for the Fall of 2016. This is a three-year renewable appointment beginning August 22, 2016.

The successful candidate will teach up to 12 credits per semester, including 3 or 4 credit courses in Arabic language. Successful candidate may also occasionally teach an Arabic content course at the 300 or 400 level. Additional responsibilities include professional development participation, placement exam administration, advising, and committee service. A Ph.D. in Arabic or related field required and experience in university-level Arabic instruction required.

For a detailed position description and online application instructions, please go to http://www.sujobopps.com, Job #072444 and attach a current CV, cover letter, names and email addresses of three professional referees to provide letters of recommendation, and evaluations of two recent courses taught. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Sunday, May 15, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please. Salary is competitive.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Tufts University

Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Language

The Tufts University Arabic Program seeks to appoint one part-time lecturer in Arabic Language, beginning September 1, 2016, with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: Teach 4 courses per year (2 in Fall 2016, 2 in Spring 2017) in the Tufts Arabic language program, at all levels (introductory to advanced); and work collaboratively with a team of lecturers in creating materials and assessments. Instructional responsibilities are limited to language-teaching duties.

Requirements: MA or higher; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic at the university level in North America; a record of excellence in teaching established by reviews and student evaluations; experience that demonstrates both collegiality and teamwork in language education; creativity in curriculum design and familiarity with current trends in Arabic language pedagogy; a high degree of fluency in both Arabic and English. Training in language pedagogy highly preferred.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, student evaluations, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors to: http://apply.interfolio.com/34567. Questions about the position may be directed to Rana Abdul-Aziz, Arabic Language Coordinator, at rana.abdul-aziz@tufts.edu .

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

This position is subject to the terms and conditions under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between Tufts University and the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) Local 509.  A copy of the CBA may be accessed through the following link:

http://ase.tufts.edu/faculty/resources/documents.htm

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

Tufts University

Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature 2016-17

The Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach in the academic year 2016-17. Responsibilities consist of teaching one course in the fall semester, 2016, on Modern Arabic Literature, and one in the spring semester, 2017, on a subject to be determined, with the possibility of teaching an additional course in the spring semester. Courses will be taught in English. 

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching in the US; Ph.D. or ABD.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for two recommenders. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/34511. Please contact Professor Kamran Rastegar kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu if there are any questions.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues 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.

University of Arizona

Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Pedagogy (tenure-eligible)

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Pedagogy, beginning August 2016. This is a full-time tenure-eligible position in MENAS. The successful candidate will join a distinguished interdisciplinary faculty in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and will be a key member of the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program.

The successful candidate must have: A PhD in language acquisition and pedagogy or related field at time of appointment; native or near native fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect); extensive classroom experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language in an academic setting; experience in the latest approaches to classroom instruction, curriculum design, material development, and computer assisted language learning. The successful candidate must be an effective team leader with solid multitasking and interpersonal skills and show commitment to maintaining and enhancing MENAS’s long-standing excellence in Arabic studies, ability to work with a diverse student body, and commitment to working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues in MENAS, the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program, and other schools and departments. Excellent oral and writing skills in English are required, as the candidate may serve as the Flagship representative at local and national events. The successful candidate must also have an interest in participating in outreach events.

In addition to the required qualifications, the successful candidate is expected to show familiarity with blended/hybrid language instruction or willingness to receive training in this area as needed. ACTFL OPI certification in Arabic is highly desirable.

Applicants must upload a letter of interest, CV, names and contact information of three references, and a scholarly writing sample to http://uacareers.com/postings/9307.

The review of applications begins April 11 and the position is open until April 30, 2016.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

University of California, Davis

Lecturer in Persian

The University of California, Davis Classics Program and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program announce a lecturer position to teach Persian in a new program.

Primary duties are to teach eight (8) courses at the elementary and intermediate level over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal. In addition to teaching duties, the instructor must hold a minimum of two regularly scheduled office hours per week to provide students with the opportunity for consultation outside of the classroom.

Applicant must have a M.A. or a Ph.D. or be A.B.D in Persian or a related field. Applicant should have experience teaching Persian as a second language at the college level or related experience in second language teaching. Appointment dates are July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Position is renewable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

For full consideration, please apply by March 10, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/ apply/JPF00862. The following materials are required when applying: please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Persian instruction, a CV, two sets of evaluations, two syllabi, sample tests and quizzes, and three letters of reference.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Lecturer in Persian

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

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

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of Oslo

Associate Professor in Modern Turkey: History, Language and Culture

A permanent (tenure) position of Associate Professor in Modern Turkey: History, Language, Culture is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The holder of the position is expected to initiate and lead research related to historical, social and cultural developments in Turkey in the period after the middle of the 19th century, to supervise PhD and MA candidates, to participate in teaching, exam setting and evaluation at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department. The successful candidate will play a central role in further development of high-quality research and teaching in Middle East Studies at the Department in collaboration with colleagues, and is expected to take active part in the activities at the Department’s Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies Center.

Requirements
•PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in the study of Turkey or The Ottoman Empire after the middle of the 19th century
•The ability to use oral and written Turkish language sources in research and in courses taught at all levels
•Pedagogical skills and a willingness to take active part in academic leadership and administration, see How to document your pedagogical skills
•Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will be taken into account in the assessment of the applicants:
•Academic qualifications and academic production with a focus primarily on the study of historical, social and cultural developments in Turkey in the period after the middle of the 19th century; with an emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking are preferred to quantity
• Ability to contribute to the teaching of courses in Turkish language on all levels
• International peer-reviewed publications 
• Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the department
• Positive results in external fund raising
• Pedagogical qualifications and ability to inspire students
• Interest, ability and/or experience in management and administration
• Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects
• Experience with collaboration across established academic disciplines, and ability to build international networks
• Communication and public outreach skills
• Candidates with a high-level of proficiency in another Turkic language or one of the other main languages of the Middle East may be given priority

In the assessment of the qualified candidates all criteria listed above will be explicitly addressed and assessed. The quality of published academic work, development potential and breadth of intellectual/academic interest will be prioritized in this order.

Full announcement: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1513033/62042?iso=no

Washington University in St. Louis

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture. This position is for the 2016-2017 academic year. The post-doctoral fellow will be assigned a faculty mentor; will be expected to teach two courses per semester: the seminar in advanced Arabic (equivalent to fourth year) and a course in modern Arabic literature in the fall and contemporary Middle Eastern culture in the spring, as well as conduct research in his/her area of Arabic literature and culture. The Fellowship includes salary plus benefits for the nine-month academic year.

Candidates from universities both within and outside the United States are welcome to apply. Applicants must have earned the Ph.D. by the beginning of the fall semester 2016 and not earlier than 2013. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2016. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommender) to:

Chair, Post-Doctoral Fellow Search Committee
Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1121
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

For inquiries, please contact the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at jinelc@wustl.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

Yale University

Postdoctoral Associate in Islamic Ethics, AY 2016-17

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

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

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

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

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

cmes.macmillan.yale.edu



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