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.

Note: DOL changes hiring regulations. Click here for more information. Posted September 08, 2011.

Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
11/30/16 California State University, Fresno Assistant Professor – Middle East Studies Program, Department of Philosophy (tenure-track) Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017
11/28/16 Arizona State University Assistant Professor, 20th Century China (full time, tenure-track) December 31, 2016, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.
11/28/16 Georgetown University Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar  
11/28/16 University of Texas at Austin Lecturer of Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies February 1, 2017
11/28/16 Columbia University Lecturer in Hebrew Language December 22, 2016
11/16/16 Middlebury College Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic  
11/16/16 Maryland Institute College of Art Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture December 20, 2016 for full consideration; open until filled.
11/16/16 Cornell University Lecturer of Arabic December 31, 2016
11/16/16 University of Exeter Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Islamic Studies (Ref: R14329) January 5, 2017
11/16/16 University of Exeter Director of Gulf Studies and Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Gulf Studies (P53756) January 5, 2017
11/16/16 Brookings Doha Center and Qatar University Joint Visiting Fellowship December 15, 2016
11/16/16 Princeton University Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic  
11/11/16 Western Kentucky University Instructor of Arabic Review begins November 26, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/10/16 Western Kentucky University Instructor of Arabic Review begins November 25, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/07/16 The George Washington University Special Service Faculty Position - Teaching Instructor of the Arabic Language Review begins December 19, 2016 and continues until filled.
11/07/16 University of Connecticut Assistant Professor of Arabic December 1, 2016
11/07/16 Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Studies Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Global, Comparative or International Affairs January 3, 2017
11/07/16 Heartland Community College Tenure-Track Faculty: Humanities, Non-Western Focus Review begins January 16, 2017 and continues until filled.
11/07/16 University of California, Berkeley Assistant Professor Medieval Literature - Spanish and Portuguese and Other Humanities-Based Programs November 28, 2016
11/07/16 San Francisco State University Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair and Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies December 15, 2016
10/28/16 University of Chicago Dean of the Divinity School Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/27/16 California State University, Fresno LGBTQ - Assistant Professor Review begins November 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/27/16 University of California, Los Angeles Assistant Professor - Arts of the Islamic World (tenure-track) December 15, 2016
10/25/16 American University in Cairo Position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (full-time, tenure-track) Priority given to applications received by October 17, 2016.
10/25/16 Johns Hopkins University Lecturer in Arabic December 1, 2016
10/21/16 University of California, Riverside Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World (tenure-track) Review begins December 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/18/16 Northwestern University Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction - Modern Hebrew Language November 15, 2016 for fullest consideration.
10/18/16 Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Legal Pluralism and the Middle East November 30, 2016
10/14/16 Michigan State University Fixed-term Position in Arabic Language Teaching Review begins December 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/13/16 Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore Open Rank up to Tenured Full Professor in Middle East-Asia Studies November 30, 2016
10/13/16 University of Cambridge Reader or Senior University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies November 30, 2016
10/13/16 Macalester College Assistant Professor in Ancient-Medieval Art History (tenure-track) Review begins December 1, 2016
10/11/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Institute Assistant/Associate Research Professor Review begins November 13, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/11/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Institute Senior Policy Analyst Review begins November 13, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/11/16 Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Review begins November 13, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/11/16 Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore Tenured Associate or Full Professor in the Political Economy of the Middle East November 30, 2016
10/10/16 Arizona State University Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies Initial Deadline: November 27, 2016
10/07/16 Yale University Lector in Modern Turkish Language Review begins December 1, 2016.
10/07/16 University of Colorado Boulder Instructor in Hindi/Urdu Language Review begins November 18, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/06/16 Zaytuna College Assistant or Associate Professor in Islamic Legal Philosophy and Constitutional Law Review begins October 20, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/06/16 Zaytuna College Assistant or Associate Professor in Ethics and Politics Review begins October 20, 2016 and continues until filled.
10/04/16 Ithaca College Assistant Professor in Religious Studies November 15, 2016 for full consideration.
10/03/16 Hoover Institution, Stanford University Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection  
10/03/16 American University of Beirut 2017-18 Edward Said Chair of American Studies October 31, 2016 for best consideration.
10/03/16 American University of Beirut Visiting Appointment as Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology January 15, 2017
09/30/16 University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor in Digital Humanties (tenure-track) Review begins November 3, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/30/16 Florida State University Assistant Professor in the History of the Islamic World December 2, 2016
09/30/16 Columbia University Associate or Full Professor in Armenian Studies Review begins October 28, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/30/16 American University of Beirut Faculty Position: Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language October 31, 2016 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/30/16 American University of Beirut Faculty Position: Semitic Languages and Literatures October 31, 2016 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/30/16 American University of Beirut Faculty Position: Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory October 31, 2016 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/29/16 Georgia Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Arabic Review begins November 3, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/26/16 University of Arizona Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies (tenure-track) Review begins October 14, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/26/16 University of California, Davis The Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature (Associate or Full Professor Level) November 1, 2016
09/22/16 University of Toronto Assistant Professor - Modern Arabic Literature November 15, 2016; open until filled.
09/21/16 Pomona College Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History (tenure-track) Review begins January 1, 2017.
09/20/16 Brookings Doha Center Director of Research and Fellow  
09/19/16 University of Notre Dame Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins November 20, 2016.
09/16/16 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Gender and Women's Studies November 1, 2016 for full consideration.
09/14/16 University of Tennessee Assistant Professor in Arabic (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/13/16 The Ohio State University M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies November 1, 2016 for priority consideration; open until filled.
09/12/16 University of Southern California School of Religion Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) Review begins October 17, 2016.
09/12/16 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language (full-time) Review begins October 15, 2016 and continues until filled.
09/09/16 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern/North African History (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2016; full consideration to apps. rec'd by that date.
08/30/16 Bridgewater State University Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Global Languages and Literatures  
08/29/16 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies Review begins November 1, 2016 and continues until filled.
08/23/16 University of Oklahoma Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature (tenure-track) Review begins October 17, 2016 and continues until filled.
08/19/16 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Assistant/Associate Professor - International Relations Open until filled.
08/16/16 Brandeis University Assistant Professor in Classical Islam (tenure-track) October 14, 2016 for first consideration.
08/08/16 Franklin & Marshall College Assistant Professor or Instructor of History of the Islamic World/Middle East; (tenure track; may consider appointment at Associate Professor) November 15, 2016
07/29/16 University of Michigan Leo Lecturer III in Arabic Language November 10, 2016
06/29/16 University of Southern California Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language Review begins October 15, 2016.
06/02/16 Furman University Open Rank Appointment in Comparative Politics (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2016 and continues until filled.

 

American University in Cairo

Position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (full-time, tenure-track)

Company Description:

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

Job Description:

The Anthropology Program, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department (SAPE), at the American University in Cairo invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology to begin in Fall 2017.
We seek applicants who will enrich the regional focus of the program and whose research and teaching engages with the Middle East and North Africa and its diverse connections with sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, or Europe and the Americas. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: visual anthropology, sensory ethnography, affect, infrastructures, youth, media, political economy.

Duties will include teaching across a range of courses from introductory undergraduate anthropology courses, upper level undergraduate courses in area of specialization, graduate seminars in socio-cultural theory and research methods in a joint Sociology-Anthropology MA program, as well as service to the Unit, Department and University.

Requirements:

Applicants must have an active research and publishing program, demonstrated excellence in teaching and PhD in hand at time of appointment.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by October 17, 2016.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
(a) an updated CV; (b) a letter of interest detailing research focus and experience; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your professional background; (e) one page statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate would like to teach/develop; and (f) a writing sample or publication.

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/jcxmk6jyj7

American University of Beirut

2017-2018 Edward Said Chair of American Studies

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut announces its search for the 2017-2018 Edward Said Chair of American Studies, a one-year appointment to begin August 15, 2017. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center whose mission is to increase understanding of America in the Arab world. The center offers an undergraduate minor and an MA in Transnational American Studies, sponsors speakers, and hosts a bi-annual international conference. CASAR is funded by a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation.

The Said Chair must have a distinguished scholarly reputation in American Studies and its related fields. Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated engagement with the discipline of American Studies, a distinguished research profile in transnational American Studies, an interest in the scholarly intersections of American and Middle East Studies. The degree field is open. Outstanding candidates at the rank of full professor and advanced associate professor will be considered.

The Said Chair will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CASAR and contribute to the intellectual life of the research center.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, a CV, and the names and e-addresses of three references to:

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

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

For best consideration, please submit materials by October 31, 2016.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

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

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

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

In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on August 15, 2017.

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

Nadia El Cheikh
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Nadia El Cheikh
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 15, 2017.

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

Faculty Position: Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (open rank)

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages (ANEL) at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open rank position in the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language to begin August 15, 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and take a leadership role in the Arabic as a Foreign Language Program operated jointly between the Department of ANEL and the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies (CAMES), especially in directing the CAMES summer intensive Arabic program. Applicants must have a wide-ranging experience in teaching Arabic and in directing Arabic programs at the university level. Experience in applying current technologies to foreign language learning and/or authoring Arabic textbooks for Arabic as a foreign language is highly desirable.

Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is also essential. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. They should be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2016.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position: Semitic Languages and Literatures

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of Semitic languages and literatures with special focus on Syriac to begin August 15, 2017.

Preference will be for a scholar having a successful experience in seeking external funding, demonstrating an interest and expertise in matters pertaining to Arab Christianity in the pre-Islamic era or in Christian/Muslim relations in the early Islamic era or in both. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Full working knowledge of Standard Arabic is essential.

The position is at the assistant professor level. The appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. They must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2016.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position: Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of modern Arabic literature and literary theory to begin August 15, 2017.

The position is at the assistant professor level. The Appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 course a year. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement.

Applicants should be well versed in both Arab and Western classical heritages, including Western literary theory. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. They must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

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

For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 31, 2016. Visiting scholars will be considered.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in Gender and Women's Studies

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a faculty position in gender and women’s studies to begin August 15, 2017.

We invite applicants with a PhD in the fields of literature and/or language studies having a clear focus on issues related to gender and women’s studies (or conversely). Preference is given to applicants whose research intersects with disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, history, philosophy, political studies, sociology, and visual culture, and engages the Arab/Muslim world. The new hire will be expected to coordinate the development of the university’s initiative in gender and women’s studies as a trans-disciplinary research and educational program. 



AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The new hire is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University.

The appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017.

To apply, send a cover letter describing your qualifications, experience, and vision for the new program, a CV, a chapter or article-length writing sample, a sample syllabus, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

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

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials reach AUB by November 1, 2016.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Arizona State University

Assistant Professor, 20th Century China (full time, tenure eligible)

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ (Job 11816) The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure eligible Assistant Professor in History with a specialization in the history of twentieth century China. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2017.

The successful candidate will have a tenure home in SHPRS and teach classes on the history of modern China and Asia in the undergraduate and graduate programs, including lower-division courses, specialized upper division courses, and the supervision of graduate students. Within the broad field of twentieth-century China, all specialties are welcome.

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with other ASU faculty members to (1) foster Asia-focused research at the university across its many Schools and in concert with the Center for Asian Research and (2) to sustain and build a robust undergraduate curriculum in Asia studies in connection with majors in the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) (e.g. Chinese studies, Japanese studies) and SHPRS (Asia Studies), as well as related certificate programs.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in modern Chinese history by time of appointment
• Demonstrated promise as an excellent scholar
• Teaching capacity in related societies and histories of Asia
• Native or near native proficiency in English and Chinese Mandarin

Desired Qualifications:
• Evidence of interdisciplinary interests and expertise
• Evidence of successful teaching experience
• Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Applicants must apply on line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo and submit the following application materials: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a scholarly writing sample, such as published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a sample syllabus; and 6) three letters of recommendation. Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor James Rush, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: james.rush@asu.edu

Application deadline is December 31, 2016, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Arizona State University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor for the position of Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies (tenure eligible)

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ (Job 11721)

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure eligible Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor for the position of Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies with an anticipated starting date of August 16, 2017. Rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will have a tenure home in SHPRS and an affiliation with the Center for Jewish Studies and teach courses that enhance both the Jewish Studies Program and the curriculum of the School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies. Within Jewish Studies, areas of specialization may include: philosophy, religion, ethics, political theory, and intellectual history. The candidate is expected to carry a vibrant research program, teach undergraduate courses that are integral to the BA Major of Jewish Studies and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, and contribute to the public outreach and research activities of the Center for Jewish Studies.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and/or a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies or related disciplines with specialization in Judaism or Jewish thought by time of appointment
• Demonstrated national and international reputation in Jewish Studies
• Evidence of distinguished record of scholarly publications
• Minimum of three years teaching experience on college level
• Knowledge of appropriate languages.

Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated competence in broad history of Jewish thought
Evidence of interdisciplinary range
Demonstrated record of grants and funded projects.
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Applications
To apply, please submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae; 3) three scholarly publications; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that discusses pedagogy; 5) two syllabi; 6) three letters of recommendation.

Materials should be sent to: Professor Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Director Center for Jewish Studies, Arizona State University, PO 874302, Tempe AZ, 85287-4302. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 27, 2016; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Brandeis University

Assistant Professor in Classical Islam (tenure-track)

Brandeis University announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Classical Islam to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have primary research interests and training in Classical Islam (e.g., Qur’an and tafsir, history, philosophy, Sufism, literature, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate expertise in classical Islamic texts and be able to teach courses using original Arabic sources and English translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The appointment is in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, which offers a variety of courses in the religion, literature, history, and culture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and also houses a Ph.D. program in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. The successful candidate will also participate in the University’s interdepartmental undergraduate program in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Only applicants with the Ph.D., or who expect to have the Ph.D. by August 2017, will be considered.

Applications, which should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7635, must include: a letter expressing research and teaching interests, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, a list of courses taught, and three confidential letters of reference. In addition, please include sample course syllabi for (1) an introductory survey course on Islam (Civilization and Institutions), and (2) an advanced course focused on classical Islamic texts for students with Arabic reading proficiency. Please contact Jonathan Decter (decter@brandeis.edu), Chair, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, with questions. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds with respect to race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability.

Bridgewater State University

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Global Languages and Literatures

BSU offers the only Anthropology Major at any of the Massachusetts State Universities. The Anthropology Department provides a strong liberal arts curriculum aimed at developing well-rounded, informed citizens with strong critical thinking abilities. Department programs also impart skills to students, preparing them for a wide range of professions. The department encourages students to continue on to graduate study.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach lower and upper division courses in Anthropology, including Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East as well as a new 100-level Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology course. The successful candidate should be able to teach some currently offered lower and upper division courses and add offerings in the Anthropology of the Middle East and other areas of expertise, including writing- and/or speaking-intensive courses as well as Introductory and Intermediary Arabic. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in University service.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Anthropology with specializations in linguistics and the Middle East.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.

They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of on-going scholarly activity, and interest in engaging students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching Anthropology and Arabic at the university level preferred.

Knowledge of and possibility of teaching Hebrew.

Experience in online teaching and facility with and interest in digital pedagogies.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Please apply on-line at https://jobs.bridgew.edu

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Brookings Doha Center and Qatar University

Joint Visiting Fellowship

https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1332/joint-visiting-fellowship---brookings-doha-center-and-qatar-university/job

In 2011 the Brookings Doha Center launched a joint Visiting Fellowship with Qatar University (QU). Over the course of a 4-6 month period, Fellows teach up to two courses at the university and have the opportunity to conduct original research of their own. Fellows are expected to author a policy brief on their area of focus, to be published by Brookings. Candidates with a focus on the Maghreb or the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

BDC-QU Fellows teach a semester-long seminar (16 weeks) at Qatar University on a topic of his/her own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU International Affairs program (History, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Education, Law), or a related subject as defined by the Visiting Fellow. Courses are typically discussion-based, enabling Fellows to develop and refine their ideas and research in an academic setting.

The Brookings Doha Center’s location in the Gulf allows scholars to conduct field research in the region. The Center’s convening power gives Fellows the opportunity to share views with policy scholars and opinion leaders, academics, diplomats, government officials, and journalists, as well as regional business leaders. The Doha-based international media frequently calls on Fellows to provide commentary and analysis. The Fellow will undertake original research and writing on a topic of their choosing and produce one policy briefing (3,500 to 5,000 words) on a policy-relevant issue.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, with a proven record of publishing and fluency in English, and experience teaching at an undergraduate level. Knowledge of Arabic would be desirable.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Strong research record and commitment to excellence in teaching. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a high level of professionalism. Must be flexible, self-motivated and eager to engage students through effective teaching.

Timeline and Deadline:

Applications are due by December 15, 2016 with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2017.

How to Apply:

Upload the following documents:
1) A CV and cover letter (as one document) which, along with anything additional you wish to convey, states: (a) how you first heard of the Fellowship; (b) when you would be available to start; and (c) your citizenship, three references, and full contact information.
2) A 200-300 word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University.
3) A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered.

Note: We regret that due to a high volume of applications, only those applicants selected for further discussions will be contacted.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings. Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer.

Brookings Doha Center

Director of Research and Fellow

The Director of Research & Fellow will manage the BDC research agenda, undertake and produce original policy-oriented research, and assist the BDC Director with management tasks. Management of the BDC research agenda will include developing a comprehensive research strategy with core programs; initiating new research projects and partnerships; supervising the editorial process of publications; managing an active Visiting Fellows program as well as research assistants and interns; identifying scholars for commissioned research papers and developing a related scholar database; and taking an active role in organizing policy meetings, workshops, roundtables, and public events. The Fellow's individual research and writing will include analysis papers, policy briefings, op-eds, and book projects. Management assistance to the BDC Director will include the recruitment and supervision of research staff; maintenance of working relationships with relevant organizations; maintenance of clear and effective communication with Brookings’s Washington office; and assistance with the organization of annual forums and conferences.

Note: This is a contractual position based in Doha, Qatar.

Responsibilities:

Managing the Research Agenda/Fellows/Publications (50%):
-Develop a comprehensive research strategy for the center; assess current research plans and devise new research areas.
-Supervise the editorial process of research-related publications, including analysis papers and policy briefs; ensure that research and outreach achieve highest level of quality and professionalism.
-Take an active role in conceptualizing and organizing BDC policy meetings, workshops, roundtables, and public events.
-Manage the BDC’s Visiting Fellow program; recruit new Visiting Fellows and outside researchers.
-Identify scholars for commissioned research papers on relevant topics.
-Develop and maintain a database of scholars that responds to the center’s thematic areas.

Research, Writing, and Outreach (35%):
-Undertake original policy relevant research and writing.
-Produce policy relevant research, including analysis papers, policy briefings, op-eds, as well as book projects.
-Provide media commentary and expertise.

Additional Management Duties (15%):
-Recruit, supervise, and mentor staff; oversee the BDC’s research internship program.
-Maintain working relations with relevant organizations inside and outside of Qatar.
-Maintain clear and effective communication with the Brookings Washington, DC office.
-Other tasks as determined by the Director.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in political science, economics, or a related field required; Ph.D. strongly preferred. Must have a proven record of writing and publishing policy-oriented research on the contemporary Middle East. The successful candidate should have program management experience, including a record of overseeing scholarly research.

Ability to undertake research projects; manage staff and visiting scholars involved in projects; produce journal articles and book-length monographs; and lead issue-focused meetings, workshops, and other events. The Fellow must have the capacity to conduct outreach to the public, academia, and the policy community to ensure the impact of BDC research programming. Complete written and spoken fluency in English and advanced proficiency in Arabic is required.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Strong research record. Organizational, administrative, communication, and managerial skills, with a high level of professionalism. Must be flexible, diplomatic, trustworthy, a good team player, and able to work in a fast-paced environment and undertake projects with little supervision.

https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1262/director-of-research-and-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern/North African History (tenure-track)

HISTORY - Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern / North African history in the History Department, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Appointment to begin September 7, 2017. Geographic focus and time period are open. Interdisciplinary and transnational approaches welcome. The successful candidate will teach lower-division general education History survey courses (e.g. World History) as well as upper-division and graduate courses in Middle Eastern and/or North African history. Ability to teach comparative history comparing the history of the Middle East / North Africa to the history of other geographic regions (e.g. the United States) preferred. The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter, with a reduction in course load in each of the first two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development. Additional duties include maintaining an active program of professional development, student advising and department/university service appropriate to the teaching load. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in History or related field must be completed by the date of appointment. The College of Liberal Arts strongly values inclusion and diversity especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This is one of seven searches in the College of Liberal Arts intended to increase curricular coverage of areas related to inclusivity and diversity, and successful candidates will be expected to contribute to strengthening the college's efforts in these areas. The other searches are for positions in Communication Studies, English, Social Sciences, and Psychology & Child Development. It is anticipated that a minimum of four hires will be made across these searches.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University. Faculty should build collaborative relationships across the University and with colleagues at other universities.

For details and application instructions visit http://www.calpolyjobs.org, complete the required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #104182. Applicants with complete files submitted by review begin date will be given full consideration. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: 11-1-16. EEO.

California State University, Fresno

Assistant Professor – Middle East Studies Program, Department of Philosophy

The Middle East Studies Program in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno, seeks applicants for the Edward Said Professorship in Middle East Studies, a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in the academic year 2017-18.  The successful candidate will teach courses in Middle East Studies and her or his area of expertise, provide leadership to the interdisciplinary Middle East Studies program, develop and enhance appropriate curricular offerings, supervise and assist students, conduct independent research, and serve on university committees.  Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017.

For a full description of the position please visit http://apptrkr.com/923095. California State University, Fresno is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

California State University, Fresno

LGBTQ - Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/ academics/diversity. California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary
The successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching will specialize in intersectional approaches within LGBT+ studies. Successful applicants will teach intersectional LGBTQ+ courses, particularly Introduction to LGBT+ Studies, for undergraduate women’s studies majors/minors and general education students, along with design courses on these topics to cross-list with other departments and programs. Candidates will teach at least one of the following courses in the Women’s Studies core sequence: feminist theories, history of feminisms, feminist research methods, and/or a seminar on feminist activism. Candidates will regularly teach Women’s Studies Program General Education offerings. Successful candidates will work in a program committed to feminist and intersectional teaching, scholarship, and community building.

Overview
Primary mission of Women's Studies is to analyze how gender is constructed through a variety of social institutions and cultural processes so that gender inequality can be dismantled. Students acquire both a local and global perspective on gender. The program is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its approach and thereby draws on a range of feminist theories, methodologies, and practices. Attentiveness to diversity, privilege and power, and women's unique creative contributions to human experience are central aspects of this training. More than simply a body of knowledge, Women's Studies encourages students to apply their learning to transform their lives and their communities.

In the California State University system, teaching is considered a priority. Women’s Studies is a highly consultative and collaborative program.

Required Education
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Women’s Studies, Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ+ studies, or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2017.

Required Experience
Candidates will show evidence of successful scholarly and teaching experience in intersectional approaches within LGBTQ+ studies. Candidates will also show commitment to feminist scholarship, teaching, and/or community outreach.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the central California region.

Among preferences, the vacancy announcement states that preference will be given to candidates who bring the potential to expand course offerings in African/African American, Asian/Asian Pacific Islander, Latina/Chicana, Indigenous/American Indian, or Middle Eastern populations.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin November 15, and will continue until the position is filled.
Full position and application details, visit: http://apptrkr.com/902829

Columbia University

Lecturer in Hebrew Language

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University has an opening in Hebrew language to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline. We are seeking a professional language teacher who is committed to teaching languages for academic purposes. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews.

We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Responsibilities will include teaching 6 courses per year and performing other duties for the Hebrew language program such as curriculum development and language placement.

A Ph.D. in Hebrew, native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.

All applications should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology and curriculum vitae. 

Applications are due on Dec. 22.  Please send materials to:

Jessica Rechtschaffer
Director of Academic Administration and Finance
Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
401 Knox Hall MC 9628
Columbia University
New York NY 10027

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Columbia University

Associate or Full Professor in Armenian Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Armenian Studies, at the rank of associate or full professor. The position is intended to fill the Avedissian Chair in Armenian History and Civilization. The department seeks a candidate with a distinguished record in Armenian Studies who will also contribute to the larger intellectual mission of the department. The department will review applications starting October 28, 2016 and will accept them until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply for this position, go to:

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63468

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Cornell University

Lecturer of Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, anticipates an opening for a dynamic Arabic language professional to join its team of Arabic instructors for a fulltime position as Lecturer of Arabic beginning in the academic year 2017-2018. The position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal for 3-year terms dependent upon performance reviews and funding availability. Requirements are: 1. Master's degree or equivalent in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy; 2. Native or near native fluency in Arabic: oral fluency in spoken Arabic, preferably an eastern dialect such as Levantine, Iraqi or Gulf, and written fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; 3. Proficiency in spoken and written English; 4. Recognition of colloquial Arabic as a legitimate linguistic form, and willingness to teach colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic in the same course; 5. Willingness to work as a member of a small team of language instructors; 6. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative methods of language instruction. Please submit applications including curriculum vitae; statement of Arabic teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8544 by December 31, 2016. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

Florida State University

Assistant Professor in the History of the Islamic World

Islamic World: Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of the Islamic world. The department welcomes applications from scholars focusing on any region, theme, or time period from the 14th century onward, but is particularly interested in applicants who complement its existing strengths in nineteenth and twentieth-century global history or the history of the early-modern Atlantic World. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype. The appointment will begin in August 2017; PhD must be in hand by start of appointment.The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and conducting research. Please submit a letter of application and vita as single pdf as well as contact information for three references who will be contacted by FSU with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation through jobs.fsu.edu. To apply click link below:

https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_ APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId= 1&JobOpeningId=40859&PostingSeq=1

Employment will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. As an AA/EEOC employer and a public records agency, Florida State University is committed to diversity in hiring. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Questions about the search may be addressed to Claudia Liebeskind, Chair, Islamic World Search, at cliebeskind@fsu.edu.

Franklin & Marshall College

Assistant Professor or Instructor in the History of the Islamic World/Middle East (tenure-track)

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of the Islamic World/Middle East in the Department of History beginning Fall 2017. The rank will be Assistant Professor or instructor depending on qualifications; with appropriate qualifications, appointment at the Associate level may be considered. Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctoral degree. The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels in the history of the Islamic World and the modern Middle East along with contributions in the College’s general education program, Connections. She or he will also cultivate connections with other programs, initiatives, and departments beyond history, for example, International Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Government, and Religious Studies. Franklin & Marshall faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, active mentors, and productive scholars. Teaching load is 3/2.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Candidates should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/36412): letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, a writing sample, teaching evaluation forms, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic.

Furman University

Open Rank Appointment in Comparative Politics (tenure-track)

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

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

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

Georgetown University

Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar

Georgetown University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). This is an extraordinary position for a dean who will have the opportunity to shape an emerging institution within a major global research university.

At the invitation of the Qatari government and with financial sponsorship from the Qatar Foundation (QF), Georgetown University established a branch campus of its School of Foreign Service (SFS) in Education City in Doha, Qatar in 2005, known then as the School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q). That branch campus was charged with delivering the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree identical to that offered on the Georgetown University Main Campus and fostering a high research profile.

Georgetown and QF renewed the initial contract in 2015, supporting 10 more years of the partnership. In the new contract, the BSFS remains at the heart of Georgetown’s programs in Qatar, but new programs are to be launched by other Georgetown schools. Thus the university’s campus is now known as GU-Q (consistent with the nomenclature of the other branch campuses located there). In addition to the BSFS, there is new programming including certificates in several fields, customized programs for other organizations, professional master’s programs and community education.

The dean of GU-Q reports to the dean of SFS in Washington (Joel Hellman) with regard to SFS programs and to the provost (Robert Groves) with regard to non-SFS programs. The dean is responsible for all aspects of GU-Q including intellectual and academic as well as administrative leadership. The administrative functions of the dean are unusually broad, including student affairs, student health and wellness, admissions, finance, human resources, safety and security, information technology, public affairs and facilities. The dean plays a pastoral role as well, fostering and extending community and supporting the lives and well-being of faculty, staff and their families in the areas of housing, education, health, transportation and community affairs. The dean also oversees all research and outreach activities, including support programs for faculty research and the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS).

Externally, the dean of GU-Q is the chief representative of and spokesperson for GU-Q. The dean interacts on a regular basis with the Qatar Foundation, with Hamad bin Khalifa University, and with the other branch campuses in Education City. The dean also represents Georgetown University throughout the region.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience as a faculty member with an outstanding record of research and teaching, and/or experience in international affairs, with stature and recognition as a leader in the global arena. The dean will also have the experience and skills to represent Georgetown University in Qatar and the Gulf region. Familiarity with the language, culture, opportunities and challenges both of the region and of Georgetown would be highly desirable.

More information about GU-Q can be found at http://qatar.sfs.georgetown.edu.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 25, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent via e-mail to Georgetown’s consultants Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., Robin Mamlet and Veena Abraham at GUQdean@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Georgetown University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

The George Washington University

Special Service Faculty Position - Teaching Instructor of the Arabic Language

The George Washington University. The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations invites applicants for a renewable, full-time Special Service Faculty position as a Teaching Instructor of the Arabic Language, commencing as early as the fall 2017 semester. The successful candidate is expected to teach the Arabic language (Modern Standard and dialects including Egyptian) at all levels of proficiency. Basic Qualifications: Native or near native fluency in Arabic and English; M.A. in teaching Arabic as a foreign language, linguistics or closely related field; demonstrated ability to teach Arabic at college level, including the Egyptian dialect and to use technology in language teaching.

To Apply: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application
at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/37471 and upload a statement of teaching philosophy and use of technology in teaching Arabic, Curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, sample teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to GW_CNELC_Search@gwu.edu, or physically mailed to Arabic Search, George Washington University, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, 801 22nd Street, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent pending final budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Associate Professor of Arabic

The School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta seeks an early Associate Professor of Arabic language and cultures, modern Arabic literature, or interdisciplinary Middle East Studies, with an established record of program-building in any of these areas, and preference for a secondary concentration in French to begin in August 2017. The candidate’s qualifications should demonstrate merit for a tenured appointment and minimum requirements include (1) the PhD in Arabic or related field, with native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect; (2) consistent scholarly achievement, with significant peer-reviewed publications; (3) documented evidence of successful teaching, including support for teaching Spoken Arabic alongside MSA, and active engagement with students; and (4) achievements in program/curricular development or in community engagement.

The successful applicant will demonstrate interest in cross-cultural and content-based applied language learning, rooted in a command of contemporary Arabic culture, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Possible areas of specialization include applied language studies, digital media and humanities, modern literature and culture, and Middle East or Mediterranean studies. The candidate will teach courses in Arabic and in his or her areas of specialization, and will also contribute to the academic and research priorities of the School of Modern Languages, which includes globalization, service learning, and language use in professional contexts.

Candidates will submit a statement of interest highlighting how they meet the job requirements, contact information for three references, including at least one that can speak to language proficiency, a current CV, and a published writing sample to arabichire@modlangs.gatech.edu in one single PDF document. A review of applications commences on November 3, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Short-list interviews will be conducted digitally.

THE SCHOOL OF MODERN LANGUAGES / OUR DEGREE PROGRAMS

The School of Modern Languages (www.modlangs.gatech.edu) emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML); we are currently developing a Master’s program. The school is home to approximately 50 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,500 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Heartland Community College

Tenure-Track Faculty: Humanities, Non-Western Focus

Heartland Community College seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month appointment within the College’s Liberal Arts & Social Sciences division anticipated to begin Fall 2017. Courses taught are anticipated to include Introduction to Humanities and Non-Western Humanities, with possible affiliations and assignments in other areas. Teaching evening or weekend classes, at off-campus locations, or in alternative delivery formats may be required.

In addition to primary teaching functions, responsibilities include but are not limited to
• Provide leadership in the areas of Non-Western Humanities
• Foster interdisciplinary curricular development with a focus on global cultural literacy

Requirements
• Master’s degree in Humanities or closely related field with focus on Non-Western Culture
• Demonstrated commitment to student success
• Excellence in teaching and institutional service
• Ability to lead and collaborate in curriculum and program development that bridges areas across the College

Desired Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Humanities with 18+ graduate level hours in an additional constituent discipline, such as Cultural Studies, Art, Art History, Film, Music, Theater, or Comparative Religious Studies
• Doctorate degree
• Successful community college teaching experience
• Demonstrated interest and ability in integrating educational technology and online education
• Experience using classroom assessment to improve teaching and learning
• Willingness to participate in all aspects of campus life
• Strong commitment to the community college mission

Application Submission
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until position is filled. For consideration, please submit the following.
• HCC employment application (available at www.heartland.edu/jobs)
• Letter of application addressing how your qualifications meet the position requirements
• Résumé
• Statement of teaching philosophy with description of teaching and assessment practices
• Transcript copies (included as part of application package)

Email: HumanResources@heartland.edu

Mail:
Heartland Community College
Attn: Human Resources
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

HCC affirms the value of diversity among students and employees. HCC is an equal opportunity institution.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of domestic and international affairs, founded at Stanford University in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president of the United States. The Institution’s Library and Archives, with more than 700,000 volumes and 6,000 collections, constitute one of the world’s largest repositories of materials on twentieth- and twenty-first century social, economic, and political change.

Under the direction of the Director of the Hoover Library & Archives, the Curator of the Middle Eastern and North African Collection develops and pursues acquisition opportunities, formulates policies and plans programs for the Middle Eastern and North African Collection, and participates in related activities as described below. The geo-political area generally covers the Middle East and North Africa, including Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan, and collections related to those regions elsewhere in the world.

Core responsibilities include assisting the Director in long-term planning for the continued growth of the Collection and in maintaining a high quality acquisitions strategy in line with the Hoover Institution’s mission and the Library & Archives’ strategic plan; assessing the needs and strengths of the Collection and writing collection policy statements for the Collection; coordinating the collection development with needs of Hoover fellows and researchers and Stanford faculty, students, and academic programs, and with Stanford University Libraries and other libraries; identifying and contacting potential donors of archival materials, focusing on unique original materials illuminating the careers of individuals or the workings of organizations; establishing and maintaining relations with donors and other sources of materials; evaluating the historical importance and research potential of possible archival acquisitions; negotiating acquisitions with donors and finalizing deeds of gift or bills of sale.

Minimum requirements include:
• PhD in Middle Eastern and North African studies or related field strongly preferred, with strong knowledge of 20th and 21st century Middle Eastern and North African history, politics, economics, and culture
• Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, with knowledge of other regional languages preferred
• Professional experience in scholarship and/or libraries and archives, with a proven record of accomplishment and publications
• Interest in collecting born-digital materials and willingness to work with other staff in exploring best practices in this area
• Demonstrated experience in addressing acquisition issues and ethics, particularly with ownership problems (provenance and cultural property) and appraisal; understanding of library and archival theory and practice, particularly the role and impact of acquisitions on library and archives activities; and firm understanding of intellectual property, copyright, privacy, and other access issues preferred
• Valid passport for international travel.

The appointment is for an initial three-year limited term, with the possibility of renewal. This is a career track position. To view the complete job description and apply for this opportunity, please visit https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/ jobdetail.ftl?job=67451&lang=en. To be considered, you must include your resume and cover letter with your application. EOE

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Assistant/Associate Professor - International Relations

College Name : College of Applied & Supporting Studies
Department Name : Department of General Studies
Positions/Ranks : Assistant/Associate Professor

Field/areas of specialization/experience : International Relations

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional information and to download application form, please visit: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/fpa or http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/gsd

ALL RANKS/POSITIONS WILL REMAIN VACANT UNTIL FILLED

Ithaca College

Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

The Ithaca College Department of Philosophy & Religion invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies, beginning August 16, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, globally conscious scholar of religious studies with an active scholarly agenda and an interactive, student-centered style of teaching. Area of expertise is open, but an ability to teach courses in more than one of the following areas is desirable: Islam; African-American religious traditions and/or Afro-Caribbean/ Black Diaspora religious traditions; Hinduism; indigenous religions; religion and nature; religion and art; religion and gender studies. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

Position/Job qualifications include evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly promise, and a PhD in Religious Studies in hand by August 16, 2017.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon final submission of application via https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Preliminary interviews will take place via Skype in late November / early December. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu.

Johns Hopkins University

Lecturer in Arabic

The Center for Language Education at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic beginning Spring 2017. The position for the academic year 2016-2017 is renewable based on performance. Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a maximum of three levels of all four levels of Arabic (1st year to 4th year Arabic for a total of 12 contact hours per week).

Minimum qualifications are:
-M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
-Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
-At least 3 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level.
-Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching
-Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
-Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/38824 by December 1, 2016, and include:
-Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
-Curriculum vitae
-Names and email addresses only of three references
-A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Arabic at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.)

Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

Macalester College

Assistant Professor in Ancient-Medieval Art History (tenure-track)

The Art and Art History Department at Macalester College seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Ancient-Medieval Art History, with a sub-specialty in Islamic art or other areas of art history (such as Near East or Pre-Columbian art) to expand course offerings and trans-disciplinary studies at Macalester. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum and will teach introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses in Ancient-Medieval art and in other sub-specialties in the field, including a first year course and the senior Art History Methodology Seminar. The art history program is integrated with a vigorous studio program in a liberal arts undergraduate setting. Cross-listings with Classics, History, Middle Eastern Studies & Islamic Civilization, Religious Studies and other programs in the college are strongly encouraged.

A Ph.D. in art history by the beginning of appointment and teaching experience are required. For submission requirements, please follow application instructions online www.academicjobsonline.org. Please submit electronically a c.v., cover letter, a writing sample, course syllabi, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the application should be directed to Professor Joanna Inglot inglot@macalester.edu, tel. (651-696- 6657). Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2016.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million people and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a long-standing, mission-driven commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture

Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2017.

Job Description:
The department seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing position in Islamic Thought and Culture with an emphasis on the lived complexities of Islam. Disciplinary approach and geographic specialization are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach all historical periods of Islamic thought and culture at the survey level in addition to upper-division offerings in their area of specialization. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry,” a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. As the position is within a multidisciplinary department, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines.
Requirements:
• PhD by August 1, 2017
• Knowledge of at least one foreign language commonly spoken in the Islamic world (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Turkish etc.)
• Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
• Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body
• Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience
• Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:
• 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
• Significant research and/or field work experience in the region of focus

Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before December 20, 2016 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Application Instructions:
Visit www.micahr.slideroom.com. You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in Slide¬Room as you are applying.

Please Submit via Slideroom as a single multipage pdf document:
• Cover Letter
• Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names and email addresses of at least three references

MICA is an equal opportunity employer. As an educational institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts, MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socio-economic status, and marital status. This requires that the College develop and maintain a diverse community of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students; and that diversity is a fundamental philosophic value that informs the content of all of its programs and activities. MICA’s commitment to diversity prepares its graduates to excel professionally and assume leadership roles in a global context.

Michigan State University

Fixed-term Position in Arabic Language Teaching

Michigan State University seeks to fill a one full-time, fixed-term position in Arabic language teaching, and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. The position will begin August 16, 2017 as a nine-month academic year appointment in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. Candidates should have at least an MA degree in an appropriate field, and a record of excellence in teaching Arabic, preferably in the U.S. An excellent command of Arabic and English is required. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will bring innovative ideas and language program experience to a growing university-level Arabic language program. Special consideration will be given to candidates with online/hybrid curriculum development and instruction experience. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must and the person will benefit from a supportive language community that includes the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, world-renowned study abroad initiatives, and the Asian Studies Center. We welcome applicants who would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment.

Desired Degree: Master's or Doctoral

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://jobs.msu.edu/

Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Camelia Suleiman, (csuleima@msu.edu), Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

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

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Middlebury College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for a three-year position in Arabic at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning the Fall semester of 2017. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, as is native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect. The area of specialization for the position is open, with preference given to candidates doing research on the Arab world in the field of linguistics or the social sciences.

The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, including the possibility of upper-level courses in Arabic in their disciplinary area. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of specialization or should at least have an advanced ABD (all but dissertation) status with near-term plans for completion of a doctorate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who would like to be considered for preliminary interviews at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston in November 2016 should explicitly note that on their application letters.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Arabic search committee. The letter should include a section addressing approaches to teaching as well as current and future research. In addition, applications should include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current confidential letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability). Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Sam Liebhaber, Associate Professor of Arabic, at slieb@middlebury.edu. More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/914145.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/ prospective_faculty/background_checks

To apply, please follow this link: http://apptrkr.com/914145

National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute

Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Legal Pluralism and the Middle East

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professorship in Legal Pluralism and the Middle East. Advanced Assistant Professors are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed by the FASS and MEI with tenure, a reduced teaching load in the most relevant FASS department (e.g. political science, sociology, history), and the opportunity to lead a research cluster in MEI. A joint appointment with the NUS Law School is also possible. Our interest is in appointing a scholar whose work focuses on the interaction between different legal systems, traditions or norms, whether in 1) colonial, national, customary, guild, tribal non-state, sub-state and state contexts; or 2) supra-state or global ones such as Islamic law and global finance, Islamic reform movements, the new lex mercatoria, arbitration, mediation, private courts, functionally differentiated spheres such as international law, international humanitarian law, maritime law, and other international conventions. A transnational connective or comparative dimension, with knowledge of two or more countries, regions or languages in the Middle East and Asia would be a distinct advantage.

NUS is a leading university in Asia which provides rich resources and opportunities for research, competitive remuneration and generous benefits, including housing and medical coverage. The university is looking to strengthen Middle East expertise across the FASS departments, and to create a distinctive Middle East Institute in Asia through three such senior appointments: in Political Economy, Legal Pluralism and Middle East-Asia Studies.

Please send a cover letter, CV, two sample publications, three referee names, research and teaching statements by 30 November 2016 to:

Chair, Legal Pluralism and Middle East Search Committee
c/o Ms Pui-Yoke BUN
Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Science
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Building
5 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

Email: mes_sc@nus.edu.sg

National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute

Open Rank up to Tenured Full Professor in Middle East-Asia Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a Professorship in Middle East-Asia Studies at any rank. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed by the FASS and MEI with tenure, a reduced teaching load in the most relevant FASS department (see list on http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/aboutus/departments.html), and the opportunity to lead a research cluster in MEI. We are interested in scholars whose work connects the Middle East with any other part of Asia, in any field or discipline (e.g., history, geography, anthropology, literature, sociology, economics, religion). Knowledge of two or more countries, regions or languages in the Middle East and Asia would be a distinct advantage.

NUS is a leading university in Asia which provides rich resources and opportunities for research, competitive remuneration and generous benefits, including housing and medical coverage. The university is looking to strengthen Middle East expertise across the FASS departments, and to create a distinctive Middle East Institute in Asia through three such senior appointments: in Political Economy, Legal Pluralism and Middle East-Asia Studies.

Please send a cover letter, CV, two sample publications, three referee names, research and teaching statements by 30 November 2016 to:

Chair, Middle East-Asia Studies Search Committee
c/o Ms Pui-Yoke BUN
Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Science
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Building
5 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

Email: mes_sc@nus.edu.sg

National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute

Tenured Associate or Full Professor in the Political Economy of the Middle East

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professorship in the Political Economy of the Middle East. Advanced Assistant Professors are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed by the FASS and MEI with tenure, a reduced teaching load in the most relevant FASS department (e.g. political science, economics, sociology, history, geography), and the opportunity to lead a research cluster in MEI. Expertise in the relations between business and politics, and their ramifications in the wider society, is especially welcome. A transnational connective or comparative dimension, with knowledge of two or more countries, regions or languages in the Middle East and Asia would be a distinct advantage. Related interests in rentier state economies, authoritarian rule, social movements, democratization, party politics, religious revivalism, comparative fundamentalisms, and digital media are also welcome.

NUS is a leading university in Asia which provides rich resources and opportunities for research, competitive remuneration and generous benefits, including housing and medical coverage. The university is looking to strengthen Middle East expertise across the FASS departments, and to create a distinctive Middle East Institute in Asia through three such senior appointments: in Political Economy, Legal Pluralism and Middle East-Asia Studies.

Please send a cover letter, CV, two sample publications, three referee names, research and teaching statements by 30 November 2016 to:

Chair, Middle East Political Economy Search Committee
c/o Ms Pui-Yoke BUN
Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Science
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Building
5 Arts Link
Singapore 117570
Email: mes_sc@nus.edu.sg

Northwestern University

Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Global, Comparative or International Affairs

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative or international affairs. Up to three Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts.

Fellowships will run from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019.

The salary is $55,000. In addition, Fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Applicants must have received their PhD between January 2, 2015, and August 31, 2017. Application deadline is January 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

For a complete position description and application procedures, visit:
http://buffett.northwestern.edu/funding-grants/buffett-postdocs.html

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

Northwestern University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction - Modern Hebrew Language

The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Modern Hebrew language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2017. Duties include teaching three language courses each quarter, altogether nine courses over one academic year.

Experience teaching Hebrew in North American higher education settings and native fluency or its equivalent in Hebrew is required. Masters degree in Hebrew language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Hebrew language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Hebrew, from elementary to advanced. Where applicable, candidates should indicate teaching proficiency in other languages offered in Northwestern’s MENA program or in non-modern registers of Hebrew.

The MENA Program offers an undergraduate major, a minor, and a PhD certificate program. It features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. The Jewish Studies Program is an interdisciplinary unit that offers an undergraduate major and minor, as well as curriculum for graduate students; it is housed in The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and three professional references who will submit letters of recommendation (at least two of which should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via this link: https://facultysearch.weinberg.northwestern.edu/apply/index/MjE1. For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 15, 2016. Questions may be sent to mena@northwestern.edu.

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies is committed to a diverse faculty, in terms of gender, ethnic and racial diversity as understood both in the United States and in the Middle East. We encourage applications from women and ethnic, racial, and religious minorities.

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

The Ohio State University

M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies

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

Qualifications:

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

About Columbus:

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

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7874. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to November 1st will receive priority consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kevin van Bladel at vanbladel.2@osu.edu.

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

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

Pomona College

Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History (tenure-track)

Full-time tenure-track position. 2/2 course load. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2017. Teaching experience required. Teach first half of 2-semester introductory survey, introductory survey of Islamic art, and introductory and advanced undergraduate discussion courses in an intercultural, comparative curriculum on the art and architecture of the Mediterranean basin (ca. 300-1300) that relate late antique pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art as part of a Late Antique and Medieval Studies (LAMS) Program at the Claremont Colleges. Research focus in Islamic art. Creative cultural interactions between global Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Studies and contemporary issues encouraged. Dossiers should include: letter of application with related course background and ideas about curriculum in areas listed above; CV; graduate school transcripts; three brief statements addressing teaching philosophy, scholarship, and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and 3 letters of reference. These documents should be sent to George Gorse, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Art History, Pomona College, 145 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 or to ggorse@pomona.edu. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017.

Princeton University

Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time position in Modern Standard Arabic at the rank of Lecturer. Initial appointment is for 2017-2018 (September 1, 2017-July 1, 2018), and the appointment is renewable for a maximum of six years contingent upon excellent performance and instructional need. Native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic required, knowledge of one or more dialects desirable. Ph.D. preferred. Prior language teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be teaching first, second or third-year classes (a total of 12 hours of classroom contact per week per semester).

The applicant must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; samples of language-teaching materials they have created (must be in .pdf or .doc format), and contact information for at least three references whom we may contact via phone or email. Teaching videos may also be included with the application but are not required.

Review of applications has been extended to December 9, 2016. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Assistant/Associate Research Professor

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI; http://sesri.qu.edu.qa/) invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Research Professor position in its Research Department which is located at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. The Research Associate is responsible for developing and implementing research projects and capacity both within their area(s) of substantive expertise and also in additional research priority areas at SESRI. 

We welcome applicants from all fields of social science or related disciplines, but we are especially interested in persons with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following priority research areas: marriage and family, gender studies, social demography, immigration, and migration. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English) and 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 Arabian Gulf.

The Research Associate position is responsible for the management and oversight of their research projects, with particular attention to concerns of measurement, validity, reliability, precision and also cost efficiency.  Towards this end the Research Associate will maintain familiarity with relevant statistical and other data analysis methods and monitor the development of methodological innovations.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: designing questionnaires, providing technical direction and conducting quality control during data collection, oversight of and participation in data processing and cleaning, conducting analyses, developing executive summary reports, presenting at local and international conferences and workshops, and authoring papers intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Successful applicants will have a PhD with a concentration in a relevant social science discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as: broad knowledge of the survey research process and survey methods; expertise in the use of statistical packages such as R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA; strong familiarity with statistical analysis techniques; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic; strong organizational, planning, and systems skills; excellent attention to detail and an orientation to results; strong team orientation; and the ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

This full-time position carries an initial three-year term, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a renewal upon mutual agreement.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 13, 2016.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is 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. 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.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, recent curriculum vita, concise statement of research interests, writing sample or representative publication, confidential letter of reference from someone familiar with the candidate’s work, and the names and contact information of two additional referees to pdsearch@qu.edu.qa

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Increasingly recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and the Middle East Research and Information Project.

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Senior Policy Analyst

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University invites applications for a full-time Senior Policy Analyst based in Doha, Qatar.  The position is attached to SESRI’s recently-formed Policy Unit, which utilizes new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirically-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf region.

Senior Policy Analysts will stay current on policy issues and best practices in their assigned substantive areas, oversee the successful completion of policy research projects, design and interpret analyses, and coordinate the work of Policy Analysts assigned to their projects, as well as develop and write reports and other communications for a wide variety of audiences, set agendas for convening with policy audiences, and make presentations as required.

Applicants should possess expert-level knowledge and understanding of one or more substantive areas of local and regional policy relevance, including but not limited to education, health, migration, marriage and family, performance evaluation, political attitudes, and economics. Five or more years of relevant work experience is required, as well as knowledge of pertinent research and analytical methods and the ability to apply such techniques to policy issues. Applicants should possess strong research and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal forms to a wide variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences. Successful candidates will be able to show evidence of an active research agenda and demonstrated record of engagement with policy and policymaking communities. Quantitative analytical skills, experience using survey data, and experience working on Gulf policy issues all will be considered favorably.  A master’s degree in public policy, public administration, or relevant social science field is required, with a Ph.D. preferred. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English)

These full-time positions carry an initial three-year term, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a renewal upon mutual agreement.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 13, 2016.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is 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. 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.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, recent curriculum vita, concise statement of research interests, writing sample or representative publication, confidential letter of reference from someone familiar with the candidate’s work, and the names and contact information of two additional referees to spasearch@qu.edu.qa.

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Increasingly recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and the Middle East Research and Information Project. Established in June 2015, SESRI’s Policy Unit aims to utilize new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

Qatar University, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

Post-Doctoral 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. 

This fellowship is attached to SESRI’s Policy Unit. 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: education, marriage and family, migration, economics and political economy, environment, energy and water, health, and public administration. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English) and 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, which is 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. 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.
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 November 13, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Increasingly recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and the Middle East Research and Information Project. Established in June 2015, SESRI’s Policy Unit aims to utilize new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

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

San Francisco State University

Post Date November 7, 2016

Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair and Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

San Francisco State University’s College of Liberal and Creative Arts invites applicants for the Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair and Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. The Center will make visible, give voice to, and forge connections across the evolving Iranian diasporas in the United States and beyond. Its interdisciplinary focus will create opportunities for research, outreach, and campus/community programming in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences as well as across all of the colleges at the university. The Center will develop collaborative opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research and scholarship on Iranian diasporas with a focus on transnational movements and migration patterns of Iranian communities around the globe, particularly in North America, and Europe. It will promote intellectual engagement and conversations with local, regional, national and global communities.

Qualifications:

*A terminal degree (M.F.A or Ph.D.) in an arts, humanities or social sciences field and achieved tenure and at least the rank of Associate Professor at a comparable institution

*a nationally recognized record of performance, publication, or creative works in matters pertaining to Iranian diasporas and/or Diaspora Studies.

*oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner

*awareness of and engagement with critical concerns in their discipline and capacity to continue to produce original work

*a proven record of excellence in management and administrative duties and success in obtaining external funding

*experience engaging with community organizations and external constituencies

*the ability to communicate fluently in Persian across diverse diasporic communities is preferred

Responsibilities:
The Director will engage and convene academic forums and cultural programs, distinguished guest speakers, and research exchanges with scholars and students locally, nationally, and internationally and will also work to build collaborative relationships and programs with members of the Iranian diaspora both locally and nationally.

The Director will engage the campus and community in developing a strategic plan for the Center, build a supportive advisory board, and establish a sound resource base through philanthropic and grant-based funding.
The Director will teach one course per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level in one of the departments of the college and will maintain an active research agenda his/her field of expertise.

Rank and Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process:Submit a letter that explains your interest in and vision for the Center, a current CV, and names and contact information of three references. For full consideration, submit your application to the Chair of the Hiring Committee, Prof. Maziar Behrooz at mroozbeh@sfsu.edu by December 15, 2016.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

University of Arizona

Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies (tenure-track)

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Persian and Iranian Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2017. A Ph.D. upon date of hire is strongly preferred and a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching is required. The areas of specialization and discipline are open, however, scholars of Iranian history and literature are particularly encouraged to apply.

The School seeks to hire a candidate who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues and one who is familiar with a variety of teaching methods. She/he will play a key role in developing the newly established Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona.

The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her field (or interdisciplinary courses) at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Native or near-native level fluency in Persian is required.

Review of application materials will begin October 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit: https://uacareers.com/postings/13768

University of California, Berkeley

Post Date November 7, 2016

Assistant Professor Medieval Literature - Spanish and Portuguese and Other Humanities-Based Programs

The Spanish & Portuguese and Other Humanities-Based Programs at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Medieval Literature. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to http://apptrkr.com/906595. The deadline date to apply is November 28, 2016. For questions, please contact Kimberly Bissell at mailto:gspaacad@berkeley.edu. The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

University of California, Davis

The Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature at the Associate or Full Professor Level

The Department of Comparative Literature and Middle East/South Asia Studies Program at the University of California, Davis invite applications for the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature at the Associate or Full Professor level, effective 7/1/2017.

The appointment will be 50% Comparative Literature and 50% Middle East/South Asia Studies with Comparative Literature as the home department. The Endowed Professor of Persian will have research and teaching specialization in Persian Language, Literature and Culture, especially in the modern period. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field, native or near-native proficiency in Persian and English, teaching experience, and a strong scholarly record.

The Endowed Professor will be expected to pursue an active program of research in the field of Persian Language, Literature and Culture, and will normally teach four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels of which two or more will be in Persian. In addition, the Endowed Professor will contribute to the growth of our new Persian Program and to the continued success of the Comparative Literature Department and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Applications can be submitted @ https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01059

A complete application includes:
1. Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contribution to Diversity Statement
4. Contact information ONLY for three (3) references

The University of California at Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. It is also a smoke-free campus.

UC Davis support family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/wl-brochure.pdf

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor - Arts of the Islamic World (tenure-track)

The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of the Islamic world, to start July 1, 2017. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Islamic and other traditions, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and names and contact information for three referees online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02631. For more information, contact Prof. Dell Upton (dupton@humnet.ucla.edu), Chair, Search Committee. Application deadline: December 15, 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World (tenure-track)

The Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World. The department is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures in the wider Mediterranean World, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia, from the medieval period to the 20th century. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field, have competency in the languages the specialization requires, and will develop and offer courses that serve the Department of Art History. Collaborations with UCR’s program for Middle Eastern and Islam Studies are encouraged.

Potential for teaching excellence and a promising record of research and publication are required. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Position begins July 1, 2017. Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submit materials electronically via url: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00655.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (30 pages maximum), a diversity statement, evidence of teaching, and three letters of recommendation. For further information, please contact the Islamic Art and Material Culture Search Committee at arthistory@ucr.edu.

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.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of Cambridge

Reader or Senior University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Reader or Senior University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin on 1 September 2017. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probation period.

The appointee will be expected to be engaged in research at a high level of international recognition, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in their specialist field, to teach and examine undergraduate students, and to supervise and examine postgraduate work. The person appointed will also be required to take on senior administrative duties within the Department and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The main area covered by the post is Classical Arabic Studies with specialism in one or more of the following: legal thought (fiqh); dialectical theology and/or philosophy (kalam/falsafah); Qur’an and Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir); history (tarikh).

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter together with a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with the details of three referees, using the University’s online application system.

Further details are available on the Faculty website: http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/faculty/jobs.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor James Montgomery (e-mail: jem33@cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 30 November 2016. Interviews will take place on 25 and 26 January 2017.

Please quote reference GY09654 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

University of Chicago

Dean of the Divinity School

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for the position of Dean. Chicago's Divinity School uniquely combines one of the nation's largest, strongest, and longest-standing programs in the interdisciplinary study of religion with a vibrant program in ministerial studies and religious leadership. The successful candidate will be a preeminent and forward-looking academic leader prepared to maintain the integrity of the School's mission and strengthen it in an era in which thoughtful public discourse about religion is crucial.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean provides organizational leadership and strategic direction while representing the School to the other academic units of the University and to the larger public. The Dean oversees faculty recruitment, tenure, promotion, diversification, and staff performance; leads fundraising initiatives and student recruitment efforts; actively conducts alumni relations, supervises capital projects, and manages the institutional budget. As one of eleven academic deans at the University of Chicago, the Dean collaborates with deans, department chairs, institute directors and officers at the University. Internally, the Dean oversees four graduate programs: doctoral programs in eleven areas of study, and three Master's programs, the AMRS, the MA, and the MDiv. The Divinity School has a full-time enrollment of over 300 students (just over half of them pursuing the Ph.D.), taught by a faculty of more than 30 members; it has an annual budget of nearly $20 million and an endowment of approximately $120 million. The Dean represents the Divinity School to the central administration, Board of Trustees, the Divinity School Visiting Committee, students, University alumni, the wider academic community, and diverse public constituencies nationally and internationally.

The University of Chicago Divinity School has enlisted the support of Isaacson, Miller in its search process. Applicants are asked to send a CV and cover letter addressed to the Divinity School Search Committee, to the following web address: www.imsearch.com/5948. Inquiries and nominations may be made through the same web address or by contacting the search consultants at the address below. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date for the position is July 1, 2017.

Alan Wichlei, Vice President and Director
Phillip Petree, Managing Associate
Kelly Shenk Koontz, Associate
ISAACSON, MILLER
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-262-6500

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/ Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/ non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

 

University of Colorado Boulder

Instructor in Hindi/Urdu 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 Hindi Language to begin August 2017. Requirements include at least the MA in Hindi or Urdu language, pedagogy, or other related discipline; one year of experience in teaching Hindi/Urdu language at the university level is required, which may have been obtained during doctoral studies. Job duties include teaching courses in Hindi/Urdu language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 07099 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor of Arabic

The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. Successful candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Open Field in Arabic Literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general education and advanced level Arabic Studies courses and will lead our efforts in developing and promoting a minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies. The teaching load is four courses per year (2-2).

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Arabic Studies or related field in hand by May 30, 2017; primary specialization in classical Arabic literature with ability to teach a broader chronological spectrum of Arabic texts through the contemporary period; native or near native fluency in Arabic; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: Research and/or teaching interests in any of the following areas: Maghrebi and/or Mediterranean Studies; Judeo-Arabic culture and literature; classical antiquity and Arabic thought; medieval to early modern Arabic historiography.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Please submit the following materials by December 1, 2016: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and sample journal articles or books. Submit materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8305.

Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct reference writers to submit at least three letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017180)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

University of Exeter

Director of Gulf Studies and Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Gulf Studies (P53756)

Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience (for Professorial appointments). If an appointment is made at Associate Professor level, salary will be £54,637-£68,836

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

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

We are looking for a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research group to lead the Centre for Gulf Studies, and a strong academic in Gulf Studies to assist in the delivery of an exciting new strategy for Gulf Studies at Exeter. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is one of the leading research intensive groupings in the field internationally, and it incorporates the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies which is one of the largest area studies institutes dedicated to the study of Arabic, Islamic and the Middle East in Europe. As a result of a generous benefaction establishing the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 1999, the University has hosted three Al-Qasimi Chairs in the Institute in Islamic Studies, Arabic and Arab Gulf Studies. Applicants will become part of a vibrant research team at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

The area of specialism sought for the chair is broadly conceived: all areas in Gulf Studies using different disciplinary approaches and interdisciplinary methods including (but not limited to) political science, international relations, critical geography, history, literary and cultural studies, religious studies, critical studies, anthropology, sociology, art history and archaeology, and digital humanities; all areas in the study of Arabic including (but not limited to) literature (ancient, pre-modern and modern), material culture, and translation studies.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Robert Gleave (tel: 01392-724025, email: R.Gleave@exeter.ac.uk) or Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof Debra Myhill (tel: 01392 724767, email: D.A.Myhill@exeter.ac.uk). You may also wish view http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/) for further details of the College.

For more information and to apply online please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs.

The closing date is 01/05/2017.

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

University of Exeter

Al-Qasimi Chair (or Associate Professor) in Islamic Studies (Ref: R14329)

Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience (for Professorial appointments)

If appointments are made at Associate Professor level, starting salary will be £54,637 - £68,836

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

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

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Robert Gleave (tel: 01392-724025, email: R.Gleave@exeter.ac.uk) or the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof Debra Myhill (tel: 01392-724767, email: D.A.Myhill@exeter.ac.uk). You may also wish to visit: (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/)

For more information and to apply online please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date is 5th January 2017.

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

University of Michigan

Leo Lecturer III in Arabic Language

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

We are seeking an exceptional and dynamic individual in the area of Jewish studies who will lead and serve as Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a public land grant research university and member of the Big 10/Committee on Institutional Cooperation, with a total enrollment of over 25,000 students. The Harris Center for Judaic Studies promotes and supports scholarship in Jewish civilization and the nature and history of anti-Semitism. The Center administers an interdisciplinary minor in Jewish Studies, support for undergraduate and graduate research, and a program of public lectures and conferences, and oversees a scholarly community for faculty working on topics related to Jewish Studies.

We are seeking faculty members at the associate to full professor level who have active scholarship or creative activity in Jewish studies. Field of expertise is open within the social sciences and humanities. The tenure home will be within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Director will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the Center and foster the full potential of the Center through innovative collaboration within UNL and outreach to the Lincoln and Omaha communities.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities with expertise in Jewish studies; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service; and a vision for enhancing the research and educational programs of the Center. Requirements also include excellent communication skills, both oral and written; evidence of community engagement; demonstrable leadership ability; and an interest in working with the University Foundation, donors, and alumni to support fundraising. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of experience in program development and budget planning.

To be considered for this position, candidates should apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_160185, and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative form. Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, the names of three references, and brief research, teaching and administrative statements. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: JSDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or Judaic Studies Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (Fax: 402-472-1123). Screening of applicants will begin on November 1, 2016; however, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of Notre Dame

Full-time Lecturer in Arabic Language

The Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Classics at Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Arabic language to begin August 2017. The position has a one-year renewable contract. Successful applicants will have at least an M.A. in linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or relevant field, as well as preparation in communicative language pedagogy. Successful applicants will also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect, and English, and some experience teaching Arabic at beginning and intermediate levels.

Please apply via Interfolio.com using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/27764.
Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2016. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Li Guo at lguo@nd.edu.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at http://arabic.nd.edu

University of Oklahoma

Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature (Tenure Track)

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies, a thriving academic department in the expanding College of International Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Persian literature, funded by the Farzaneh Family Foundation. Applicants’ primary research focus should be in the field of modern Persian literature. Candidates with additional teaching and research expertise in classical Persian literature and language pedagogy are also encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include advanced Persian language instruction, as well as survey courses in Persian literature in translation. Candidates will also be expected to offer thematic courses in literature and culture that contribute to the comparative, global, and transnational curriculum of the Department of International and Area Studies.

The successful candidate will join a growing and vibrant program in Iranian Studies at the University of Oklahoma, with two tenure-line faculty already present, and searches for three additional tenure lines forthcoming. Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English, and demonstration of an active research agenda, are also required. We hope to welcome a new colleague with a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusivity and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 350 majors, and an MA in International Studies with 40 students enrolled. The Department 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. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a comprehensive public research university with a Carnegie classification of very high research activity known for excellence in teaching and research. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. For more information, visit http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample. Submit all materials electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7640.

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups as we continue to build a diverse faculty. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution (www.ou.edu/eeo).

University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Digital Humanties (tenure-track)

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in digital humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace the humanistic social sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who make innovative, pioneering use of digital technologies to study textual, geographic, aural, visual, or spatial aspects of the humanities. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments in the humanities or the humanistic social sciences: Classical Studies, English, German, Music, or Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This appointment will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the digital humanities, a cluster meant to support the newly established Price Lab for the Digital Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of digital humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.

Applications should be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost. upenn.edu/postings/991 and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, links to no more than three journal publications, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02 /diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of Southern California School of Religion

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

The School of Religion in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, announces a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Islamic Studies, to begin in the fall of 2017. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Sufism and whose skill-set include the following: solid grounding in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, culture and institutions; superior Arabic language skills; ability to trace later developments in Islam in one or more parts of the world, including the U.S.

Candidates should be able to work comfortably in a religious studies setting and be attuned to carrying out the study of Islam in the context of the study of other world religious traditions. Holding a Ph.D. degree is required by the time of appointment.

We will begin reviewing applications October 17, 2016. Interviews may take place at AAR/SBL meeting in November. Please submit a letter of application, CV, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and the names of three individuals who can 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/74285.

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

Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language

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

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

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

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

University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor in Arabic (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall 2017. Ph.D. required (or ABD with promise of completion by August 2017), with native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English essential. Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research and teaching excellence is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who could teach one undergraduate course in French per year, along with three in Arabic. Specialization is open, but those with expertise in linguistics, pedagogy, classical Arabic, medieval studies, or global studies are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty from this and other departments are in the process of creating a new Middle East Studies interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major and minor beginning fall 2017. Salary competitive. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Please send a cover letter, CV and transcripts to http://apply.interfolio.com/37597. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above site by the same deadline.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer of Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in modern Hebrew language and Middle Eastern Studies beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching two semesters of intensive Hebrew annually on the first- and second-year levels plus two undergraduate courses in English in any of the areas of Middle Eastern Studies, ideally in a comparative or interdisciplinary context: history, political science, social science, culture (including film, communication, and new media). We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in subjects that will appeal to students broadly interested in the Middle East region. The ideal candidate will actively participate in the expansion and innovation of the Hebrew program.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. in relevant academic field; native or near-native command of Hebrew and English; and excellent record of teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level. Experience in coordinating programs highly desirable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three original letters of reference, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a content course in Hebrew or Israel studies, and student evaluations. Closing Date: February 1, 2017

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. https://apply.interfolio.com/39506

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor - Modern Arabic Literature

The University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Arabic Literature (nineteenth century to the present). The position will be held jointly in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC) (75%) and the Centre for Comparative Literature (25%) and will commence July 1, 2017. 

Native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English is required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter and have a record of excellence in teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in leading international journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, sample syllabi and statements about teaching accomplishments included in the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Knowledge of the pre-modern Arabic literary tradition is required.

The successful candidate will teach courses and seminars in Arabic as well as in translation and have a demonstrated expertise in the field of Comparative Literature. Teaching responsibilities will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of NMC and at the graduate level in the Centre for Comparative Literature. Research specialization can be in any field of modern Arabic literary studies with a comparative perspective.The successful candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing efforts at program development and public engagement. 

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applications should include a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests together with a curriculum vitae, a sample of publications, and a teaching dossier. If you have questions about this position, please contact nmc@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. The deadline for application is November 15, 2016, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format. Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on official letterhead via email directly to Professor Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Acting Chair, Dept. of NMC, University of Toronto, at nmc@utoronto.ca

For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at: http://nmc.utoronto.ca/. For the Centre for Comparative Literature please visit our home page at:http://complit.utoronto.ca/

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Vanderbilt University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language (full-time)

The Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in modern Hebrew language beginning the 2017-18 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, curriculum development, and active promotion of the Hebrew program. If hired at the Senior Lecturer level, the initial one-year contract may be renewable for up to a three-year term, based on positive performance reviews.

Qualifications requested of candidates: Ph.D in a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning; ability also to teach courses in a related field of Jewish Studies. Candidates with a background in second language acquisition will be given special consideration.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts and teaching portfolio to: a.schachter@vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Western Kentucky University

Instructor of Arabic

The Western Kentucky University Department of Modern Languages seeks applicants for an Instructor of Arabic position, renewable contingent on funding, to begin in August 2017. This position will be located on WKU's main campus in Bowling Green, KY. The position is a full-time instructorship, teaching up to 15 hours per semester of introductory and intermediate courses, with additional responsibilities for service related to lower division instruction, community outreach, and program-building. This position is annually renewable based on satisfactory performance and funding continuation.

To view the complete ad for this position including job requirements, application instructions and additional information please go to http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=78766 .

Western Kentucky University

Instructor of Arabic

The Western Kentucky University Department of Modern Languages seeks applicants for a two year Instructor of Arabic position to begin in January 2017 (second year contingent upon funding). This grant-funded position will be located on WKU's main campus in Bowling Green, KY. The position is a full-time instructorship, teaching up to 12 hours per semester of introductory and intermediate courses, including services related to instruction and program-building. In addition to teaching intermediate and introductory courses in WKU’s Arabic program, this instructor will assist in the development of career-focused Arabic courses, such as Arabic for Business, Arabic for Journalism and Arabic for International Service. This position is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. Continuation is dependent upon funding.

To view the complete ad for this position including job requirements, application instructions and additional information please go to http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=78700

Yale University

Lector in Modern Turkish Language

YALE UNIVERSITY, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, invites applications for a full-time Lector position in Modern Turkish language. The initial appointment, beginning July 1, 2017, is for one to three years, depending on qualifications and experience, with a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will work closely with the Department, with the Center for Language Teaching, and with the Council on Middle East Studies.

Applicants must have an MA or PhD in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment. A native or near-native command of Turkish and English is required, as well as a strong record of excellence in teaching Modern Turkish language and culture at a university level. The successful candidate will have a specialization in second language acquisition, pedagogy, applied linguistics, or Turkish literature and culture. The candidate should be familiar with the communicative approach to foreign language teaching and comfortable using technology in the classroom and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. An ACTFL (OPI) certification is preferable.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced content-based courses in Modern Turkish language, together with other duties associated with the position. Among these are: program coordinating, curriculum development, language placement exams, language tables, student advising, university service, and organizing campus events. There may also be an opportunity to teach Ottoman, depending on the successful candidate’s skills and student enrollment.

Yale is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities.

Application Instructions:

The following materials are requested: an application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi for first, second and third year language courses, two lesson plans (in English) at two different levels of your choosing, and a hyperlink for a video recording of a class taught by the candidate. If the candidate cannot provide a hyperlink, a DVD disc of a recorded class can be mailed to the following address:

Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Turkish Lector Search Committee
320 York Street
HGS 314
New Haven, CT 06511

Materials should be submitted online via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/38444
Reviewing of applications will commence on December 1, 2016. We anticipate conducting interviews via Skype or the equivalent in early January 2017, with campus visits to follow in the Spring.

Zaytuna College

Assistant or Associate Professor in Ethics and Politics

Zaytuna College of Berkeley, California, is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor to teach a cluster of courses consisting of Ethics, Politics, Economics, drawing from the Western and Islamic traditions, and U.S. History. Teaching load is 2/2.
Requirements for the position include:

• Ph.D. or J.D. degree required before starting the position
• three to five years teaching experience at the college level
• core competency in classical texts of Western and Islamic traditions in ethics, politics, and economics
• the ability to teach both traditions comparatively
• profound knowledge of U.S. History from the perspective of core texts and documents, be they historical, philosophical, legal, or theological
• substantial background in the Western and Muslim liberal arts tradition
• ability to teach classical texts of the Islamic and Western traditions in seminar-style courses
• competency in Latin and Arabic

Please submit applications to teaching@zaytuna.edu

The application must include:
1. curriculum vitae
2. writing sample (no more than thirty pages)
3. statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
4. two examples of syllabi related to the teaching cluster
5. three letters of reference

To view the full job description go to https://www.zaytuna.edu/

Review of applications will begin October 20, and will continue until the position is filled.

Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim liberal arts college, aims to restore the centrality of the pursuit of knowledge among Muslims that has always been the hallmark of Islamic tradition. The primary mission of the college is “to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversation with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.” Zaytuna aims to fulfill its mission by teaching the ancient skills of the Trivium—grammar, logic, rhetoric—as the foundation for a broader academic program that combines rigorous study in the great books of both Western and Islamic traditions with comprehensive study of the most significant trends in Modernity. Drawing ultimately from the wisdom tradition of Islam, Zaytuna College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Law and Theology.

Zaytuna College is located in Berkeley, California, in two historic buildings located at the heart of the Graduate Theological Union, the largest consortium of religious schools in America.

Zaytuna College

Assistant or Associate Professor in Islamic Legal Philosophy and Constitutional Law

Zaytuna College of Berkeley, California, is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor to teach a cluster of courses consisting of Islamic Legal Philosophy, Islamic Jurisprudence, Logic in the Islamic Tradition, and Constitutional Law. Teaching load is 2/2. Requirements for the position include:

• Ph.D., LL.M, or 10-12 years of traditional study in an Islamic country (with licenses) in the areas of Islamic Legal Theory, Islamic History, Constitutional Law and Politics, or Islamic Philosophy
• three to five years teaching experience at the college level.
• core competency in both Islamic and Western legal traditions
• the ability to teach both traditions comparatively
• the ability to teach traditional logic at the interstices of Islamic Law and Theology
• substantial background in the Western and Muslim liberal arts tradition
• ability to teach classical texts of the Islamic and Western traditions in seminar-style courses
• expert knowledge of Arabic

Please submit applications to teaching@zaytuna.edu

The application must include:
1. curriculum vitae
2. writing sample (no more than thirty pages)
3. statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
4. two examples of syllabi related to the teaching cluster
5. three letters of reference

To view the full job description go to https://www.zaytuna.edu/

Review of applications will begin October 20, and will continue until the position is filled.

Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim liberal arts college, aims to restore the centrality of the pursuit of knowledge among Muslims that has always been the hallmark of Islamic tradition. The primary mission of the college is “to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversation with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.” Zaytuna aims to fulfill its mission by teaching the ancient skills of the Trivium—grammar, logic, rhetoric—as the foundation for a broader academic program that combines rigorous study in the great books of both Western and Islamic traditions with comprehensive study of the most significant trends in Modernity. Drawing ultimately from the wisdom tradition of Islam, Zaytuna College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Law and Theology.

Zaytuna College is located in Berkeley, California, in two historic buildings located at the heart of the Graduate Theological Union, the largest consortium of religious schools in America.



 Start of Page