MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

Individuals interested in a vacancy listed below should respond directly to the institution named.

To post an employment ad (fee-based service), please complete the form found here. It is the posting institution's responsibility to take a screen shot of their ad for future reference. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

Click on the name of the institution for the full description of the employment advertisement in the list that follows.

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
02/22/18 Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies American Druze Foundation Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies March 9, 2018
02/22/18 Davidson College Two-year Visiting Position in Arab Studies Review begins March 21, 2018 and continues until filled.
02/22/18 Harvard Art Museums Schroeder Curatorial Fellow, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art Reviewed on a rolling basis; open until filled.
02/14/18 Columbia University Lecturer in Discipline: Hebrew Language Instruction Review begins March 13, 2018.
02/14/18 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Lecturer in Arabic Review begins March 1, 2018 and continues until filled.
02/06/18 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Islamic Studies Open until filled.
02/06/18 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Faculty Positions in Islamic Finance and Economy, College of Islamic Studies Open until filled.
02/06/18 American Councils for International Education Summer Resident Directors, Tajikistan  
02/06/18 American Councils for International Education Summer Resident Director, Arabic  
01/29/18 University of Iowa Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins March 1, 2018.
01/29/18 University of Southern California Post-doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies March 1, 2018
01/29/18 New York University Abu Dhabi Director, NYU Abu Dhabi Library  
01/25/18 Harvard University Preceptor in Modern Turkish February 28, 2018
01/23/18 University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Judaic Studies Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies (tenure-track) March 1, 2018. Open until filled.
01/23/18 Rice University, Baker Institute for Public Policy Zwan Postdoctoral Fellowship Review begins March 1, 2018 and continues until filled.
01/23/18 University of Texas at Austin Lecturer of Arabic February 28, 2018
01/23/18 New York University Hindi Language Lecturer Review begins February 12, 2018 and continues until filled.
01/10/18 Qatar National Library Senior Writing Specialist  
01/10/18 Qatar National Library Director of Distinctive Collections  
01/09/18 University of Exeter Postdoctoral Research Associate  
01/09/18 Carleton College Lecturer in Arabic Review begins February 23, 2018 and continues until filled.
01/05/18 Rutgers University Three-year Postdoctoral Assistant Professorship in Middle East Studies (Humanities or Social Sciences) Review begins February 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
01/05/18 Claremont McKenna College Open-rank Faculty Position in Arabic (non-tenure track) February 28, 2018; review begins March 1, 2018.
01/05/18 Franklin & Marshall College Arabic Language Teaching Fellow February 8, 2018
01/05/18 U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Executive Secretary (Director) for the Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchanges (MACECE)  
01/05/18 Georgetown University in Qatar Arabic Language and Linguistics Review begins January 10, 2018 and continues until filled.
01/05/18 Bowdoin College One-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic Review begins February 1, 2018 and continues until filled.
01/05/18 Bowdoin College Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins February 1, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/28/17 Johns Hopkins University Lecturer in Arabic March 1, 2018
11/07/17 Qatar University Senior Policy Analyst Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/07/17 Qatar University Lead Methodologist Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/07/17 Qatar University Research Assistant/Associate Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
10/24/17 National Cheng-Chi University Full-time Faculty Position in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Culture or Relevant Fields February 28, 2018
08/22/17 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language Review begins October 15, 2017.

 

American Councils for International Education

Summer Resident Directors, Tajikistan

SUMMARY:
American Councils is seeking qualified Resident Directors (RD) to work in Tajikistan on six to eight week summer programs. Individual programs are designed for high school students or undergraduate and graduate students. All programs focus on language acquisition and culture immersion. The degree to which the program focuses on Farsi or Tajiki differs by program.

EMPLOYMENT DATES: Early June - August 2018 (appointment dates vary by program)

RDs represent American Councils on programs overseas and are available to program participants on a daily basis. The RD works with the host institution, managing communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arranging logistics for the group, advising participants, and resolving medical and other issues as necessary. A full list of RD responsibilities is included below.

Prior to departure, the RD is required to complete an orientation program. The RD may be asked to travel to the program site in advance of the participant group’s arrival or travel with them at the beginning and end of the program. RDs report to the DC-based Program Manager and staff. Completion of a successful background check may be required. Offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Being responsible for and available to a group of American high-school or undergraduate and graduate students at all times during the program;
• Advising participants as needed on language learning, cultural, adjustment and logistical issues;
• Reporting regularly on program activities to program staff in Washington, D.C;
• Responding to participant medical emergencies, including assisting participants in securing medical care and navigating local clinics and hospitals;
• Supporting students from diverse backgrounds as well as students who have never traveled abroad before;
• Liaising with the host institution and local program staff;
• Observing the academic program;
• Arranging group travel and cultural programs;
• Maintaining adherence to program rules and policies among participants — including, in some cases, a language policy;
• Managing a small program budget and maintaining detailed monthly financial reports;
• Communicating with host families and working with students and local staff to resolve any programs related to host families;
• Collecting photographs and videos from students and local staff;
• Completing a pre-departure orientation and training session;
• Resolving other program-related issues as necessary; and
• Performing other program-related tasks as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Persian, area studies or a related field;
• Advanced written and oral language skills (minimum 2/2+ on DLPT scale, Advanced on ACTFL scale) in Persian - knowledge of Farsi or Tajiki is required;
• Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Tajikistan or the region;
• Experience working in a position of authority with high school, undergraduate, or graduate students;
• Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
• Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
• Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

TO APPLY:

Please visit: https://www.americancouncils.org/about/careers

Position contingent upon funding.

American Council for International Education

Summer Resident Director, Arabic

SUMMARY:
American Councils is seeking qualified Resident Directors (RD) to work on summer programs in Jordan, Morocco, or Oman. Individual programs are designed for high school students or undergraduate and graduate students. All programs focus on the acquisition of Arabic language and culture in an immersion setting.

EMPLOYMENT DATES: June - August 2018 (appointment dates vary by program).

RDs represent American Councils on programs overseas and are available to program participants on a daily basis. The RD works with the host institution, managing communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arranging logistics for the group, advising participants as required and resolving medical and other issues as necessary. A full list of the RD’s responsibilities is included below.

Prior to departure, the RD is required to complete an orientation program. The RD may be asked to travel to the program site in advance of the participant group’s arrival or travel with them at the beginning and end of the program. RDs report to the DC-based Program Manager and staff. Completion of a successful background check may be required. Offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Being responsible for and available to a group of American high-school or undergraduate and graduate students at all times during the program;
• Advising participants as needed on language learning, cultural, adjustment and logistical issues;
• Reporting regularly on program activities to program staff in Washington, D.C.;
• Responding to participant medical emergencies, including assisting participants in securing medical care and navigating local clinics and hospitals;
• Supporting students from diverse backgrounds as well as students who have never traveled abroad before;
• Liaising with the host institution and local program staff;
• Observing the academic program;
• Arranging group travel and cultural programs;
• Maintaining adherence to program rules and policies among participants — including, in some cases, a language policy;
• Managing a small program budget and maintaining detailed monthly financial reports;
• Communicating with host families and working with students and local staff to resolve any problems related to host families;
• Collecting photographs and videos from students and local staff;
• Completing a pre-departure orientation and training session;
• Resolving other program-related issues as necessary; and
• Performing other program-related tasks as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arabic, area studies or a related field;
• Advanced written and oral language skills (minimum 2/2+ on DLPT scale, Advanced on ACTFL scale) in Arabic – knowledge of an Arabic dialect and Modern Standard Arabic is preferred;
• Study, work, or extensive travel experience in the Arabic-speaking world;
• Experience working in a position of authority with high school, undergraduate, or graduate students;
• Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
• Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
• Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

TO APPLY:

Please visit: https://www.americancouncils.org/about/careers

Position contingent upon funding.

Bowdoin College

One-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arabic

Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic to begin July 1, 2018. The possibility of extension of this appointment for an additional year will be reviewed later in the fall semester of 2018. Fellows are expected to teach three courses for the 2018-19 academic year and participate in the College’s Initiative in Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015.
Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2018 should provide documentation
from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated
commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a
$4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to
submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for additional courses, and the names and
contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students).

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

Bowdoin College

Lecture in Arabic Language

Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic language beginning the 2018-19 academic year. One year initial appointment with possibility of renewal for term(s) of three and five years thereafter, based upon continued positive performance review. Responsibilities will include teaching two language courses each semester, curriculum development, and active promotion of the Arabic program. Ability to work closely and constructively with other members of the developing Initiative in Middle East and North African Studies is key.

Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English required. Ph.D in Arabic language, literature, or linguistics preferred; ABD candidates considered. Experience in Arabic language instruction required. 

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to
submit a c.v., a letter of application describing their interest and background in Arabic language teaching as well as their research, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation. 

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

Carleton College

Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Middle Eastern Languages at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time lecturer in its dynamic and growing Arabic program, to begin September 1, 2018. This is a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

We seek candidates who can teach Arabic courses at all levels, and are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. Native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English is required, proficiency in an Arabic dialect is preferred. The successful candidate will hold an MA or Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, applied linguistics, or a related field, and will have experience in teaching Modern Standard Arabic at the college level in an American university. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to participate actively in the life of the department and to contribute to extra-curricular and service activities. Teaching load is two courses per term, in a 10-week trimester system. ABDs are welcome to apply.

Lecturers at Carleton are continuing members of the faculty and central to the life of their respective departments as well of the College as a whole. Compensation includes full faculty benefits, including professional development support. Salary is competitive. For more detailed information on benefits consult: https://apps.carleton.edu/handbook/employment/?a=faculty
Carleton is a highly selective Liberal Arts college with a student body of 2,000, located forty-five miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

For more information about our Arabic program and offerings, and about Carleton's interdisciplinary Middle East Studies program please visit the Arabic program website at https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/mela/ and the Middle East Studies website at https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/mest/.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at https://jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates may also upload a teaching portfolio or other relevant teaching materials. Review of complete applications will begin on February 23, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Yaron Klein at: arabicsearch@carleton.edu

Claremont McKenna College

Open-rank Faculty Position in Arabic (non-tenure track)

Posting ID: 16032
Position Title: Open rank faculty position in Arabic
Category: Non Tenure-track
Department: Modern Languages
Department URL: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/ml/

Description: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Arabic (non-tenure-track) to begin in July 2018. The position is for three years, with the possibility of renewal, subject to annual performance review.

A PhD in Arabic or in a related discipline is required. A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the university level is also required. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in Arabic to teach all levels of Arabic language and literature, and to teach various upper-division courses in English translation.
Area of Specialization: Arabic language, Arabic grammar, Arabic literature, Arabic Linguistics, Arabic literature in English translation.

Procedures and Timetable: Applications must include a current CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and recent evidence of teaching effectiveness. Copies of all materials should be submitted electronically. The deadline is February 28, 2018. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLY ONLINE: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16032

Columbia University

Lecturer in Discipline: Hebrew Language Instruction

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Hebrew language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline. This is a term position, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes while developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associate with the language program.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master's degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.

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

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65899

Applications will be reviewed starting 3/13/2018.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Davidson College

Two-year Visiting Position in Arab Studies

The Department of Arab Studies at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in Arab Studies beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have completed, or will complete the PhD by August 2018, and will demonstrate a record of excellence in research, experience in undergraduate teaching, a willingness to mentor undergraduate research projects, and interest in contributing to program building. Native proficiency of Arabic is required. The candidate will be expected to teach Arabic language courses as well as advanced Arabic content courses on an aspect of culture related to the candidate's area of research interest. Area of specialization is open. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on March 21, 2018.

Candidates should complete an online application at http://employment.davidson.edu. Please submit a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should include your teaching philosophy, courses you would like to offer, research agenda, and a diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how you integrate this commitment into your teaching, research, and/or service. Candidates must arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation.

Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, outstanding research facilities, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity, and upholds education excellence through student-faculty collaborative research and inclusive pedagogy. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and seeks applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

Franklin & Marshall College

Arabic Language Teaching Fellow

The Arabic Program at Franklin and Marshall College invites applications for a full-time position as an Arabic Language Teaching Fellow starting Fall Semester 2018. The position is renewable depending on administrative approval, the curricular needs of the program, and teaching performance. Responsibilities will include teaching the equivalent of four Arabic language courses per year and assisting in the innovation, development and coordination of cultural events related to the program. Applicants should be able to teach an occasional content course in English. Applicants should be at least ABD in a field related to Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies and should have at least three years of experience in teaching Arabic at the college level and native or near-native proficiency in Arabic. Experience teaching the third edition of the Al-Kitaab textbook series is highly desirable in the successful candidate; preference will be given to applicants who can teach both Egyptian dialect and Modern Standard Arabic. Applicants should be able to instruct all levels of Arabic, develop course materials, and introduce various aspects of Arabic culture.

Applicants should submit the following materials written in English: a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, graduate transcript(s), and a sampling of teaching evaluations to https://apply.interfolio.com/47921. Applicants should arrange for the direct submission to Interfolio of three letters of recommendation. Direct any questions to Prof. Christine Kalleeny at christine.kalleeny@fandm.edu. Deadline: February 8, 2018.

The search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. 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. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at 717-358-3995.

Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

American Druze Foundation Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies

The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is pleased to partner with the American Druze Foundation (ADF) to offer the ADF Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies. The purpose of the ADF Fellowship is to promote specialized social scientific research on the Druze communities centrally and primarily, and on collective political and cultural identities in the Arab world more generally. The ADF Fellowship supports academic research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. It cannot be used to support research that relates essentially to matters theological or religious in scope and nature.

Read about the current ADF Fellowship at CCAS' website: https://ccas.georgetown.edu/postdoc-fellowships/adf-post-doc/

The ADF Fellowship is available to both untenured and tenured holders of PhDs. The fellowship residence at Georgetown University is required for a period of nine months. For those who hold a tenured or tenure-track job, the program will match 50% of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year at their university (up to a maximum of $55,000 for the year). For those who do not hold a tenured or tenure-track job, the program will offer a fellowship of $55,000, with an additional $5,000 in research funds.

During the academic year, the Fellow must work on research and publications related to Druze and Arab studies. The Fellow is encouraged to deliver a public lecture on a relevant topic to be determined with the Director of the CCAS, and must design and teach for CCAS one graduate seminar on the Druze and the broader topics of socio-cultural pluralism, identity politics, and subnational communities in the Arab world. Finally, the Fellow must be in residence at the CCAS for the duration of the academic year.

ELIGIBILITY
The fellowship will be awarded to a doctoral graduate (Ph.D.) from an accredited university or granting institution. The fellowship is based on an international competition.
Applicants must have a record of relevant research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology.
Applicants will be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Course proposal for seminar
Names of three references
500 word research/publication proposal
Writing sample (dissertation chapter, book chapter, or article)
Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/10757

Please apply by March 9, 2018.

Georgetown University in Qatar

Core Faculty in Arabic Language and Linguistics

Georgetown University in Qatar aims to recruit a faculty member in Arabic Language and Linguistics for a core faculty position at GU-Q. Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track appointments.

The nominal teaching load is 2-2 for core faculty. Colleagues who earn senior core faculty status are
eligible to apply for periodic research sabbaticals.

We seek applications from colleagues at the ranks of associate and full professor. We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues with previous experience as a program director, center director or department chairperson. We are also interested in hearing from colleagues with previous experience teaching Arabic to heritage language learners.

Applicants at advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of active research agendas, and outstanding teaching credentials.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits
packages are extremely competitive. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty members at GU-Q are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund for various research opportunities.

For more information on GU-Q, see https://www.qatar.georgetown.edu. For a glimpse of what it is
like to teach and live in Qatar, see: https://youtu.be/HNoERrWln4k.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2018, and continue until the positon is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials should be emailed to Kai-Henrik Barth at khb3@georgetown.edu. Please reference “Arabic Search” in the subject line. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Queries about the position should be directed to Amira El-Zein, Search Committee Chair, at aez3@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Islamic Studies

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is an emerging research university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact.

The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at HBKU was established as a home for contemporary Islamic studies, with the aim of becoming a hub for exceptional faculty and students who engage in meaningful dialogue about Islam and Muslims. It offers two dynamic graduate programs: an MA in Islamic studies and an MS in Islamic finance (with multiple specializations). Plans are also underway to offer PhD degrees in these two areas. The college houses several distinguished research centers and brings together scholars and thought leaders from around the world.

Position
CIS is inviting applications and nominations for the position of associate dean for academic affairs, at the rank of associate professor or professor in Islamic studies. This position reports directly to the dean.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Provide leadership in ensuring the highest quality of the academic programs and the implementation of the processes for recruitment, retention, and overall academic success of faculty and students.
  • Supervise the development plans and evaluation processes of academic initiatives and foster an academic community dedicated to high-quality, research-based courses and creative and transformative learning methods.
  • Implement effective review and evaluation systems of academic policies and procedures relating to academic programs, ventures and initiatives.
  • Work with the CIS dean on the development of the college’s budget and funding guidelines for academic programs to achieve enrollment targets, meet student demand, and to consider the unique features and needs of the academic programs.
  • Serve as the college’s accreditation liaison, and coordinate the preparation and submission of materials to accreditation board committees.
  • Be committed to constructive collaboration with various stakeholders and institutions inside and outside of Qatar, including academic programs and colleges within HBKU, Education City and QF at large. The successful candidate should work with academic partners in Qatar, the GCC and in the Middle East, as well as representatives of international key universities and research centers worldwide.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

    • Doctorate degree with a professorship title in the field of Islamic studies from an accredited and high-profile academic institution.
    • Extensive experience in the tasks and commitments related to the profile of the associate dean, as outlined above.
    • A substantial record of teaching experience and research accomplishments within a college/university setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administration, department chairs, staff, other campus personnel, and external constituencies.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, resource management, and planning skills.

Remuneration
HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as educational allowance, furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, annual airfare cost, and medical insurance.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit their complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of three references with their full contact information):
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Application Deadline
The position will remain open until filled. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Candidates are expected to start by fall 2018.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Faculty positions in Islamic Finance and Economy, College of Islamic Studies

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 as a research-intensive university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having a global impact. Located in Education City, HBKU is committed to building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience, innovative ecosystem, and unique partnerships. HBKU delivers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs through its colleges, and provides opportunities for research and scholarship through its institutes and centers.

 
HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies (CIS) was founded to become a beacon for contemporary Islamic scholarship and thought, and a platform for meaningful intellectual and cultural dialogue on Islam and Muslims. Through its two postgraduate programs and four research centers, CIS seeks to address some of the most pressing questions facing Muslim communities today, both locally and globally. Through its offerings, the college strives to advance an understanding of Islam and Muslims, and to produce graduates who are able to contribute and excel in a rapidly changing world.

Positions
CIS is inviting applications and nominations for vacant positions at all academic levels (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors). The ideal candidates must be able to teach and conduct and supervise research in different areas of Islamic finance and economy including:
·   Financial analysis, with applications in Islamic financial institutions.
·    Quantitative finance, with applications in Islamic corporate finance and asset management.
·   Economics of Islamic social finance including Zakah, Awqaf and charities.
·   Social entrepreneurship

All candidates are expected to contribute, through teaching, research and service, to HBKU becoming a world-class research university. They are expected to collaborate with other faculty members and students to create a vibrant university community.  The ideal candidate must have a relevant PhD degree from a globally recognized university, published research in peer-reviewed journals and have an active research portfolio.

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

How to apply
Candidates should submit their complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of three references with their full contact information) by clicking here.

Application deadline
The position will remain open until filled. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Candidates are expected to start by fall 2018.

HBKU is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

Harvard Art Museums

Schroeder Curatorial Fellow, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

Salary: $50,000.00 per year
This is a term position. Term duration: 2 years
Start date: 9/4/2018

Summary:
The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Schroeder Fellow conducts object-based research and scholarship on the extensive collections of the Harvard Art Museums, with a focus on the rich artistic achievements of Islamic art in the late medieval and early modern eras. Under the supervision of the Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, the Fellow develops a series of argument-driven installations for the Islamic gallery, working primarily with paintings, drawings, and calligraphy from the 14th through 19th centuries, but also reaching across centuries, media, and curatorial divisions as appropriate for thematic expression. The Fellow participates in all aspects of installation planning and implementation, working closely with staff throughout the museum.
• The Curatorial Fellow will assist with a broad range of curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials and cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Harvard Art Museums’ database. The Curatorial Fellow will participate as appropriate in the acquisition process, donor cultivation, and provenance research. The Curatorial Fellow will contribute to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms.
• Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums’ Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program.
• The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.

Basic Qualifications:
MA in Art History with specialization in Islamic art or in Middle Eastern Studies; reading proficiency in Persian and Arabic.

Additional Qualifications:
• PhD preferred with specialization in Islamic arts of the book of the 14th – 19th centuries
• Curatorial or related experience
• Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially

Application Procedures:
A complete application includes a letter of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, transcript, English-language writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

1. Please apply online with letter and curriculum vitae https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs. Please upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample.

2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).

 

Harvard University

Preceptor in Modern Turkish

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Please see original ad link here: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8089

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a preceptor in modern Turkish. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching all levels of modern Turkish, from the elementary to the advanced, working with colleagues in organizing cultural events, evaluating students, and developing course curricula.

The position is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. Teaching duties include a minimum of five [semester] courses per year of instruction in Turkish language.

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Turkish at all levels, and demonstrate broad cultural literacy in the realm of modern Turkish studies. S/he should have native or near-native proficiency in Turkish and be familiar with current methodologies of second language acquisition.

Preference will be given to candidates with a solid academic background and with interest and knowledge of contemporary Turkish humanities and/or social sciences. A strong doctoral record is preferred.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/8081). Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2018.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when the letters have been received.

Contact Information:
Jocelyn Guizar, Search Administrator
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
jguizar@fas.harvard.edu

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

Johns Hopkins University

Lecturer in Arabic

The Center for Language Education (CLE) at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in ARABIC for the Academic Year 2018.

CLE is seeking an individual who is finishing up or has recently finished his/her MA or PhD with knowledge and familiarity in the most up-to-date theory and practice of language pedagogy. Faculty in the CLE share a consistent teaching philosophy across each of the language programs and offers workshops for professional development and communication of current methodologies in language teaching. Applicants should be open to furthering his/her teaching skills and working closely with fellow CLE faculty members. At least 2 years of experience as a Teaching Assistant or Lecturer in the Arabic language is strongly desired.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a total of 12 contact hours per week. Minimum qualifications are:

-M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics and pedagogy, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
-Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
-At least 2 years of experience (as a Teaching Assistant etc.) 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 by March 1, 2018, and include:

-Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
-Curriculum vitae
-List of 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.)

Your application is not considered complete until all four items above have been submitted. Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

Visit https://apply.interfolio.com/46991 to apply.

National Cheng-Chi University

Full-time Faculty Position in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Culture or Relevant Fields

The Department of Arabic Language and Culture at National Cheng-Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.) invites applications for one full-time faculty position.
The successful applicant would be expected to begin employment on August 1, 2018.

Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics, Arabic culture or relevant fields
2. Specialized writings and publications; research achievements and cross-disciplinary research given high priority
3. Ability in English-taught courses preferred

Application Documents:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Copy of diplomas (BA, MA & Ph.D.). Foreign Ph.D. diploma must be authenticated by Taiwanese Embassy.
3. Copy of Ph.D. transcripts. Foreign Ph.D. transcript must be authenticated by Taiwanese Embassy.
4. Copy of dissertation and publications within five years; list of all researches and publications
5. In-service certificate, or proof of previous academic employments. Foreign certificates must be authenticated by Taiwanese Embassy.
6. Copy of Academic Teaching Rank Accreditation Certificate issued by Ministry of Education (Taiwan), if any
7. Two or three recommendation letters
8. Two or three courses syllabi intended to offer
9. 30-minute teaching videotape of one sample course taught in English (saved in discs)

All application materials must arrive at the following address no later than 28th of February 2018 (by post-mark).

Application should be sent via certified mail to:
No. 64, ZhiNan Rd., Sec. 2, WenShan District, Taipei 11605, Taiwan
Department of Arabic Language and Culture,
National Cheng-Chi University
*Please note “Application for Full-time Teacher” on the envelope.

We welcome applicants of all nationalities. National Cheng-Chi University is an equal opportunity employer. For further information, please contact Mr. Lin at +886-2-29393091 ext. 63401
or send an e-mail to arabic@nccu.edu.tw,
or visit our website at http://www.arabic.nccu.edu.tw.

New York University

Hindi Language Lecturer

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University is seeking to fill an opening for a Hindi Language Lecturer, beginning September 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  This is a full time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester and other duties associated with the language program.

Applicants should preferably have a Ph.D. in Hindi linguistics, literature or second language acquisition, but those with a Master's degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking language teachers committed to professional development, who have training and experience in proficiency-, performance- and project-based language instruction as well as in developing new materials and incorporating technological innovations.  Applicants must have native or near native fluency in Hindi and English.

Please apply through http://apply.interfolio.com/48238 . Please submit an application letter including a brief description of the applicant's teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations and a portfolio with samples of lesson units and other research or teaching materials.   For more information about MEIS, please visit website at http://as.nyu.edu/meis.html.  Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here
(http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html)

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

New York University Abu Dhabi

Director, NYU Abu Dhabi Library

New York University seeks a forward-looking, creative and thoughtful leader to become Library Director for its NYU Abu Dhabi portal campus. A world-class research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, NYUAD resides in the United Arab Emirates at a new crossroads of today’s changing world, and a critical portal in NYU’s Global Network University.

Principal Duties
Strategic planning, coordination and implementation of library services and policies at NYU Abu Dhabi in conjunction with NYU New York Division of Libraries counterparts, including collection development, technical services, research and instructional services, public programs, academic technology and audio-visual services, access services, and facilities.
Leadership for the Library’s innovative Center for Digital Scholarship, Archives and Special Collections, and major projects including local responsibility for the University’s Arabic Collections Online digital collection.
Contributes to NYU Abu Dhabi campus and program planning and ongoing program development.
Recruits, develops and manages an outstanding library staff, and provides direction for the continuing recruitment, selection, orientation, development, training and retention of library staff. Takes a leading role in mentorship of NYUAD’s Library Faculty.
Leads the effective and efficient ongoing operation of all aspects of library service on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus consistent with the mission and service philosophy of NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York.
Develops and manages the NYU Abu Dhabi library budget.
Leads the development of print and digital collections, including participation in joint NYU-wide collection development, budgeting, acquisitions and processing.
Develops productive relationships and collaborations with the Emirati academic and research community. Advances the NYUAD Library’s place among Emirati research institutions.

Required Qualifications
Substantial knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library and information services, instructional/information technologies, and scholarly communication.
Knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries, scholarly process, and the University’s core mission in research, teaching, and learning.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with the Provost’s Office, the academic Deans and faculty to sustain and develop innovative Library programs suited to the research and teaching of NYUAD and to share an in-depth understanding of academic programs.
Strong commitment to service excellence.
Demonstrated creativity in leadership.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative user services and technologies in the library program.
Demonstrated experience in assessment, planning and program development.
Ability to work with others in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives to project team representatives across a global network.
Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
Minimum 5 years successful administrative experience and at least 8 years managing and/or supervising a department in an academic setting, including budget and management of professional personnel.

Salary and benefits highly competitive.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of 3-5 references to be contacted at a later stage in the search process, all in PDF format, to be considered. Please visit our online application at http://apply.interfolio.com/47155

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Qatar National Library

Senior Writing Specialist

Qatar National Library (QNL) seeks an outstanding and dynamic Senior Writing Specialist who is dedicated to excellence in teaching and will help to shape the writing support program in QNL. The incumbent will provide opportunities for researchers, students, and community members to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers and communicators. The Specialist will develop and deliver programs that build the capacity of individuals to plan, organize, and develop strategies that enhance their writing and communication skills. Examples of programs include public programs, small-group workshops, individual and peer group tutoring, test prep courses, note-taking and others.

To learn more about QNL and the position, visit www.qnl.qa

Please send your CV to : libraryrecruitment@qf.org.qa

For additional information see job description and requirements at: www.qnl.qa
To apply visit http://www.qnl.qa/en/about/jobs-at-qnl

Qatar National Library

Director of Distinctive Collections

Qatar National Library seeks a visionary leader, adept at both strategy and operations, to serve as the director of the Distinctive Collections which include all heritage material of rare manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, 3D objects, and archival documents.

Essential responsibilities include the overall management and development of collections, conservation, exhibitions and programs.

The ideal candidate must possess a combination of professional education and progressive management experience in special and rare books collections related to the Middle East and Islamic history as well as strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide effective oversight of a professional staff, research operation and budget.

Minimum 8 years of experience needed.

For additional information see job description and requirements at: www.qnl.qa
To apply visit http://www.qnl.qa/en/about/jobs-at-qnl

Qatar University

Research Assistant/Associate

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant/Associate position in its Research Department which is located at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. The Research Assistant/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 Assistant/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 January 15, 2018.  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

Lead Methodologist

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University invites applications for a full-time Lead Methodologist based in Doha, Qatar.  The position is attached to SESRI’s recently-formed Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) Unit within the Policy Department.  The RCT Unit will push the boundaries of SESRI’s policy work to new levels of scientific rigor and practical applicability, and ensure that SESRI and Qatar University remain at the forefront of social science research in the region.

The Lead Methodologist will be responsible for the design, implementation, and analysis of RCTs experiments, and may also contribute to proposing relevant and timely interventions. This position will work under the supervision of the Policy Department Manager and will be responsible for setting the agenda of SESRI’s RCT interventions, oversee the successful implementation and completion of trails, monitor and observe the intervention and control groups closely, as well as develop and write proposals, reports, and other outputs for a wide variety of audiences. Applicants should possess expert-level knowledge and understanding of social sciences, economics, or other related field, with a demonstrated record of design and analysis of randomized controlled trails for the purposes of policy evaluation. Three or more years of relevant work experience is required, as well as knowledge of pertinent research and analytical methods. Applicants should possess strong research and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal forms. Quantitative analytical skills, experience using survey data, and experience working on the Gulf in particular or Middle East in general will be considered favorably.  A PhD in Economics or relevant social sciences field is required.

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 January 15, 2018.  The position 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 will also be 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 rctsearch@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.  Widely recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Affairs, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. Established in June 2014, SESRI’s Policy Unit utilizes 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

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 Policy Department, 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 are expected to 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.  They will author reports and other research outputs 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 in Arabic and English.

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 January 15, 2018.  The position 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.  Widely recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Affairs, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. Established in June 2014, SESRI’s Policy Unit utilizes new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

Rice University, Baker Institute for Public Policy

Zwan Postdoctoral Fellowship

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance invites applications for the Zwan post-doctoral fellowship beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment with both institutes, and work closely with scholars from the two Institutes, Rice departments, and other research units on campus to pursue his/her research agenda and support research on religion and politics.

The Zwan Fellow will provide specialized knowledge, research support and management needed to oversee research projects conducted by the Baker Institute’s Center for the Middle East and Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. This position will be responsible for creating original substantive research and coordinating researchers, staff and programs for a two-year project on religion and politics in the Middle East.

PhD or other Doctoral Degree is required. Highly qualified doctoral candidates who are close to completing their degrees will be considered. Candidates without a doctoral degree must submit appropriate documentation that all requirements for the degree will be completed by the appointment start date.

Experience Required
- One year of related research experience

Experience Preferred
- Two or more years work experience in academia, government, think tanks or the private sector on issues pertinent to religion and politics across the Middle East region.
- Previous work on issues of religious tolerance and political or religious violence across the Middle East region is highly desirable.
- Previous experience conducting Middle East policy research and/or religious policy research and outreach both nationally and internationally is also preferred.

Skills Required
- Demonstrated active research agenda and/or publication record in his/her field of expertise.
- Demonstrated ability to formulate policy recommendations, initiate and engage in creative approaches toward advancing policy, including the ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, and to apply for this position, please visit: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12699

Questions about the position can be addressed to Robert Barron at rbarron@rice.edu.

Rutgers University

Three-year Postdoctoral Assistant Professorship in Middle East Studies (Humanities or Social Sciences)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), invites applications for a non-renewable three-year postdoctoral assistant professorship from any Middle Eastern Studies discipline in the humanities or social sciences.

The duties of the Postdoctoral Assistant Professor include research, teaching, and service. The precise area of research will depend on the candidate’s field of expertise and can include preparation and publication of articles, books, and other standard forms of scholarly communication. Teaching obligations include a standard teaching load of 2-1 and independent work with individual students as needed. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and to coordinate with the Center’s director in organizing events and programming.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2018. Applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will need to provide official institutional verification of completion by July 1, 2018 in order to take up the position. The appointment will be effective September 1, 2018. The holder of the position will receive a stipend of $55,000 annually and Rutgers University health benefits.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, a CV, a brief description (not to exceed two pages in length) of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/47764

Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Executive Secretary (Director) for the Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchanges (MACECE)

Applications are invited from U.S. citizens for the position of Executive Secretary, who serves as the Director of the Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchanges (MACECE), a bi-national educational foundation that administers the Fulbright Exchange Program in Morocco. Candidates should be U.S citizens with a minimum of five years’ experience in the public, private or non-profit sectors in the fields of international education, organizational management or university-level recruitment.

Qualifications :
Experience in program management, recruitment, personnel administration and outreach for academic exchange programs. Financial planning and fundraising experience. Knowledge of American academic institutions as well as the education systems and cultures in the North Africa and Middle East region. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; proficiency in English and French required. Knowledge of Arabic (in addition to French) a plus. Advanced degree from an accredited university. For a complete job description and application details, please visit: https://ma.usembassy.gov/executive-secretary-director/

University of Arizona

Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies (tenure-track)

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona invites applicants for the Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies, tenure track, to begin August 2018. We seek to appoint at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The area of specialization under the broad rubric of “Modern Israel Studies” is open, but preference will be given to scholar-teachers with expertise in Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.

The University of Arizona boasts a very large contingent of scholars and programs focused on the Middle East, and thanks to the creation of this endowed chair by the Plevan family, it enthusiastically supports the creation of an Israel Studies emphasis. The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is a dynamic and growing academic unit that has in recent years hosted two successful international Israel Studies conferences. It also offers a vibrant community outreach program that welcomes faculty participation from across the university and beyond.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and a record of scholarly excellence in research, teaching, and service/outreach. The Plevan Chair will be a notable scholar who is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, administrative leadership, and to local, national, and international outreach. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load that includes introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in Modern Israel Studies, as well as occasional graduate-level courses and seminars.

A complete application packet will include a CV; the names, titles, and email addresses of at least three references that must be at the level of tenured associate professor or higher; and the candidate’s statement on teaching pedagogy. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2018. Referees suggested by the candidate will be contacted by the search committee and asked to provide written reference letters no later than March 1, 2018. The search will remain open until filled.

For further information, contact the Modern Israel Studies Search Committee Chair, Prof. Beth Alpert Nakhai, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, 845 N. Park Ave, Marshall Building 420, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0158, bnakhai@email.arizona.edu.

The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

To apply, please visit the following site: https://uacareers.com/postings/search and search for job Posting Number F21276

University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Associate (P60137)

The College of Humanities wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Nandini Chatterjee within the project Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 17th-19th centuries. This full time post is available from 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2020. The successful applicant will study Persian and bi-lingual legal and administrative documents and other relevant material from one specific linguistic zone from the Indo-Persian world. This zone can be of Rajasthani, Marathi, or Gujarati, or another relevant South Asian language not already covered by the existing team. The broad research aim is to undertake a comparative study of the everyday practices and understandings of law within this cultural sphere, with close attention to language use. The post will involve archival research in a number of countries, most importantly India, presenting the findings at several workshops and conferences, producing two article-length publications related to this research, assisting the PI in organising project workshops, and contributing to the development of the digital database Asnad.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes within the team and beyond, contribute to the preparation of scientific reports to the funding body, and extend the scope of the project by developing new project proposals and applications.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or be nearing completion or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study, and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work effectively within the project. This will include palaeographic skills and archival research experience and ability.

The starting salary will be from £28,936 per annum within the Grade E band (£26,495 - £33,518) depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Dr Nandini Chatterjee on e-mail n.chatterjee@ex.ac.uk

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role which can be found on our website.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

University of Iowa

Lecturer in Arabic Language

The Arabic Program in the Department of French and Italian invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Arabic language to begin August 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment thereafter in three-year increments, pending college approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualification and experience. The Program currently offers a minor in Arabic and seeks to expand course opportunities to offer a major.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Language and Literature, Second Language Acquisition, or relevant field is preferred, although candidates with an M.A. will be considered. Successful applicants will also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English, and experience teaching Arabic at the university level, using a proficiency-based communicative methodology.

Desirable qualifications: Experience coordinating lower-division Arabic courses; demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community; interest in integrating computer and other audiovisual technologies in teaching are preferable.

Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Modern Standard Arabic (25 s.h. per academic year); supervision of the first-and/or second-year Arabic program; participation in curricular and program affairs; developing online courses; advising Arabic language students on completing language requirements, the minor and study abroad; promote and participate in the academic and cultural activities of the Department, College and University.

Candidates should send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (syllabi, teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy), and three letters of recommendations to the Search Committee online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 72253. Screening begins March 1, 2018 and preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or videoconference.

The Department of French and Italian, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte announces a position of Part-time Lecturer in Arabic beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will typically teach lower-division levels of Arabic in each semester (Fall and Spring) to undergraduate students. The successful candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect (preferably Egyptian), proficiency in English, experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language, experience with communicative and standards-based methodologies, and university teaching experience in integrating both standard and spoken Arabic into their teaching. A Master's degree in Arabic or a related field (Teaching Arabic/English as a Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition, Arabic Linguistics) is required; and a commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups.

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. As international language and culture are central to our mission of diversity and internationalization, we offer an MA in Spanish with a track in English-Spanish translation studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; an undergraduate certificate in video production, online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. We are also home to the College’s new Confucius Institute. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu under the Adjunct/Part-time Faculty tab. Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In addition, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi should be uploaded under “Other Documents.” Finalists should be prepared to discuss how diversity and inclusion are integrated into their teaching and be prepared to send a short video that demonstrates their teaching. The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit an official transcript of the highest earned degree. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed separately, addressed to Dr. Ann Gonzalez, Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, or abgonzal@uncc.edu.

University of Southern California

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies

The Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Middle East Studies. Researchers with training in Environmental Studies, anthropology, political economy, urban studies, and geography are particularly welcome to apply. This fellowship is renewable for up to three years contingent upon administrative approval.

In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $65,000 plus benefits. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by August 15, 2018, the start date of the position. In addition to the letter of application, applicants should include their curriculum vitae, a writing sample, three recommendation letters, and sample syllabi. Applications are due March 1, 2018. Please submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/postdoctoral-scholar-fellowship-trainee/1209/6989608.

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 Renee Almassizadeh (almassiz@usc.edu) or Ramzi Rouighi (rouighi@usc.edu).

University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer of Arabic

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Arabic starting in fall 2018. This position is expected to teach Arabic language courses at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the program. This position is renewable annually; contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic, a PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) or a related field is preferred. Applicants should have at least three years’ university teaching experience and experience teaching in an intensive program integrating the teaching of both standard and spoken Arabic. The successful candidate should have experience in coordinating multiple sections of a course and supervising and training graduate teaching assistants.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating interest in the position, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/48239.

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.

Vanderbilt University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

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. One year initial contract with possibility of renewal for term(s) of up to three years thereafter, based upon positive performance review. Responsibilities will include teaching two language courses and an additional course in Jewish studies per semester, as well as curriculum development, and active promotion of the Hebrew program.

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 Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, or a related field. Candidates with a background in second language acquisition will be given special consideration.
Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

To apply, please follow this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43518
We will begin reviewing application on October 15, 2017.

Questions regarding the application process can be sent to jewishstudies@vanderbilt.edu

 



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