MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
09/20/17 College of the Holy Cross Position in Religious Studies - Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/20/17 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor in Israel/Palestine Studies (with specialized training in history) Review begins October 16, 2017.
09/20/17 Queens College, CUNY Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies November 19, 2017
09/18/17 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and Culture Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/18/17 Tulane University Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development October 30, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
09/18/17 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies Junior Research Fellows 2018-2020 October 31, 2017
09/18/17 Brown University Associate or Full Professor in the Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle East Review begins October 15, 2017.
09/15/17 University of California, Los Angeles Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) October 15, 2017 for full consideration.
09/15/17 Oxford College, Emory University Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track) October 27, 2017 for full consideration.
09/15/17 Bucknell University Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/12/17 University of St. Andrews Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic September 21, 2017
09/12/17 Aarhus University Assistant or Associate Professorship in the Study of Religion October 3, 2017
09/11/17 Columbia University, Barnard College Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/11/17 Cornell University Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) position for a scholar of Media and Media Theory November 1, 2017
09/07/17 Washington and Lee University Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Mediterranean History, 500-1500 C.E. October 15, 2017
09/07/17 Harvard Divinity School Five Full-Time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty - Women's Studies in Religion Program October 15, 2017
09/06/17 Colgate University Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in Islamic Studies  
09/06/17 Boston University Assistant Professor (tenure-track)- Study of the Contemporary Politics and International Relations of the MENA Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist October 15, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies October 15, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature and Nahḍa – Open-rank October 31, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature – Open-rank October 31, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
08/31/17 University of California San Diego Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory Review begins October 6, 2017 and continues until filled.
08/31/17 Cornell University Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Islam in the Modern Middle East and North Africa November 15, 2017
08/30/17 Duke University Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Arabic Culture Review begins October 15, 2017.
08/30/17 University of California, Berkeley Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Modern Middle East/Arab World - Department of History October 2, 2017
08/30/17 University of Minnesota Assistant Professor - Study of Muslims/Islam in North America (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/25/17 San Diego State University Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor of Arabic Review begins October 30, 2017 and continues until filled.
08/25/17 Dartmouth College Assistant Professor of History - Islamic Middle East September 29, 2017
08/22/17 Royal Ontario Museum Curator of Islamic Art & Culture October 23, 2017
08/22/17 Haverford College Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/22/17 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language Review begins October 15, 2017.
08/17/17 Harvard University Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/15/17 CUNY Baruch College Assistant Professor - Islamic World (History) Review begins October 16, 2017.
08/14/17 Lehigh University Assistant Professor, Islamic World History October 10, 2017
08/07/17 University of Texas at Austin Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies September 29, 2017
08/07/17 Trinity College Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies October 16, 2017 for full consideration.
08/07/17 University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
08/07/17 Princeton University Tenured Position in Modern Iranian Studies Review begins November 15, 2017.
08/07/17 Rutgers University Assistant Professor of Israel Studies Priority given to applications received by October 1, 2017.
08/02/17 Harvard University Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History October 15, 2017; applications will be reviewed until filled.
07/21/17 Stanford University Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies October 15, 2017 for full consideration.
07/21/17 Stanford University Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts October 2, 2017 for full consideration.
07/20/17 Williams College Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, specialization open (tenure-track) September 20, 2017
07/11/17 University of Michigan James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture (tenure-track asst. prof. or tenured assoc. prof.) October 15, 2017
07/06/17 Kalamazoo College Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Meiterranean History (tenure-track) October 16, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
06/29/17 Claremont McKenna College Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track) Review begins August 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
06/09/17 National Chengchi University, Department of Turkish Language and Culture Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor September 20, 2017
05/23/17 Stanford University Open Rank Faculty Position in Islamic Studies (tenure-track or tenured) September 15, 2017
05/03/17 University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor in Ottoman History (tenure-track) Review begins September 15, 2017 and continues until filled.

 

Aarhus University

Assistant or Associate Professorship in the Study of Religion

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year position as assistant or associate professor within the Department of the Study of Religion with a special focus on the study of Islam. The position is available from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position
The Department of the Study of Religion at Aarhus University has a major focus on the study of Islam, as indicated by the study programme in Arab and Islamic Studies. The position is offered with a view to attracting a talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of internationally recognised research areas within the study of Islam at the Department of the Study of Religion and in the Arab and Islamic Studies programme, which is part of the Department of the Study of Religion. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the Department of the Study of Religion in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in the study of religion or related fields. Applicants for the assistant professorship must also have teaching experience corresponding at least to the experience gained during a PhD degree programme.

Applicants must also document:
• Knowledge of formative, classical or medieval Islam.
• Knowledge of contemporary and lived Islam and of modern Arab and Islamic societies and their history and culture.
• The ability to work in Quranic and classical Arabic as well as Modern Standard Arabic.
• Knowledge of the study of religion, including theoretical and methodological perspectives.
• A relevant and internationally oriented publication profile.
• Experience of or interest in participation in national and international research networks.
• Experience of or interest in communication and knowledge exchange.
• Experience of interdisciplinary collaboration as well as interdisciplinary research.
• Experience of or potential for obtaining external research funding.
• Experience of or interest in interdisciplinary teaching including innovative teaching methods.
• Experience of or interest in supervising student projects and interest in research talent development.

Applicants for the assistant professorship must be able to document experience of or interest in the points mentioned above at least at PhD level. Applicants for the associate professorship must be able to document competences corresponding to the completion of an assistant professorship.

Applicants must be able to teach and communicate in Danish at university level. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

The application must be written in English.

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 3/10/2017
Read the full job description and apply online here http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/928931/5283/

American University of Beirut

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Media Studies (tenure-track) to begin August 15, 2018.

Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived, and with breadth of perspective on interdisciplinary currents in the field. While we are seeking a generalist, relevant areas of research for this position might include but are not limited to media theory and history; visual culture studies; television and popular culture; political economy and development; and humanistic or social scientific approaches to emerging media and network culture. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate core courses, courses relevant to the Film and Visual Culture minor, and complement existing program strengths at the graduate level.

While a research agenda focus on the Middle East and its diasporas is desirable, we also encourage applications by candidates who can demonstrate the relevance of their current or future work to the region.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The initial appointment will be for four years, and is tenure-track. The language of instruction is English.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. The application should also specifically mention “Media Studies Generalist” in the email and cover letter. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 15,2017.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Media Studies (tenure-track) to begin August 15, 2018.

Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic, and social scientific approaches to media in the Arab world broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that both advances the study of media, culture, and politics in Arab society, and is in dialog with current theoretical debates. The specific subfield and methodological approach is open. The successful candidate will bolster existing program strengths at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The initial appointment will be for four years, and is tenure-track. The language of instruction is English.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. The application should also specifically mention “Arab Media Studies” in the email and cover letter. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 15,2017.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty Position in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature and Nahda – Open-rank

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open rank position in the field of Pre-modern Arabic Literature and/or Nahda. The position will begin on August 15, 2018. Scholars conducting research on Mamluk and Ottoman Arabic literature are especially welcome to apply. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants should be well versed in both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.

In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature – Open-rank

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open-rank position in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory, with special emphasis on modern Arabic poetic genres. The position will begin on August 15, 2018. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants need to demonstrate firm grounding in modern Arabic and western poetic genres and theories in addition to familiarity with both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.

In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Boston University

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)- Study of the Contemporary Politics and International Relations of the MENA

The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the study of Contemporary Politics and International Relations of the Middle East & North Africa beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budget approval. We are especially interested in scholars whose work focuses on international relations, security, human security, and civil society. We welcome applications from scholars in any relevant discipline, including political science, history, sociology, anthropology, geography, international relations, and security studies, and are open to all methodological approaches. Candidates who have demonstrated policy experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit 1) a letter of application describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience, and 2) curriculum vitae electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9610. Questions about the position or school may be directed to Associate Dean William Grimes at wgrimes@bu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The Pardee School of Global Studies is committed to multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research and teaching.

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Junior Research Fellow 2018-2020

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering two-year fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, anthropology, or sociology for the 2018-2020 academic years. This consecutive, two-year fellowship is targeted at junior scholars with PhD in hand and not yet tenured. The fellowship’s goal is to allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.

Because of this unique opportunity for a two-year fellowship, there will not be an application cycle during Fall 2018. The Center will resume its annual application cycle for one-year fellowships in Fall 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

About the Crown Center
The Crown Center's research interests encompass the 22 members of the Arab League, stretching from Morocco to Iraq, as well as Israel, Turkey, and Iran. The Center's research focus extends well beyond Arab-Israeli tensions to include Middle East politics and history, Islamic studies, economic and social developments, and regional security and arms control.

The Center's research staff reflects its broad geopolitical focus. During its 12 years of operation, experienced researchers with high-level expertise about Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, GCC, and Saudi Arabia have conducted research for the Center. In addition to hosting conferences, seminars, and workshops, the Center has created tools for real-time distribution of analyses regarding current developments and events in the Middle East with its Middle East Brief series. Additionally, the Center's faculty teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at Brandeis University.

Eligibility
The 2018-2020 Junior Research Fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East-related fields. A PhD must be completed by September 1, 2018.

Terms
This fellowship is a two-year appointment beginning September 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2020. The annual stipend is $48,000. In addition, funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the two-year appointment period.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship. During their residence, fellows are required to write a Middle East Brief each year and participate in all Crown Center seminars, conferences, and other events.

Deadline
October 31, 2017

Notification
January 31, 2018

Application submission
Please submit your application and all supporting materials here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9758

More info: brandeis.edu/crown

 

Brown University

Associate or Full Professor in the Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle East

Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Anthropology jointly invite applications for a tenured, senior position (associate or full professor) in the sociocultural anthropology of the Middle East. We are looking for a scholar whose work addresses on one or more of the Watson Institute’s focal areas: security (including such topics as studies of violence, war, policing, militarization and military policy, and borders), development (including such issues as inequality, gender, humanitarianism, and the ethical dimensions of intervention), and governance (including, for example, ethnographic study of states, transnational governance, civil society, policy, social movements, NGOs, and human rights). Of particular interest are applicants whose work is public or policy-facing, and matches the mission of the Watson Institute “to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.” We seek a theoretically innovative scholar with demonstrated success conducting ethnographically grounded research and an exciting trajectory of future scholarship. The successful candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a clear commitment to working in multidisciplinary environments, an established record of successful teaching and mentoring, and a willingness to play a leading role in the Watson Institute’s Middle East Studies program. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment in both the Watson Institute and the Department of Anthropology.

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Underrepresented minorities, women, and scholars from outside the United States are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to via Interfolio @ http://apply.interfolio.com/43477

Review of application will begin October 15, 2017

Bucknell University

Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for the Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies, to begin in August 2018. The position can be filled at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to full professor.

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell serves majors and minors pursuing the academic study of religion, as well as a large number of students from other majors. We seek a teacher-scholar who can help us maintain the department’s reputation for effective teaching and productive research, and whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and to the liberal arts mission. Ph.D. in Religious Studies/Islamic Studies is required by start date. The ideal candidate will be an expert in Islam as a global religious tradition, with interdisciplinary research that highlights trans-regional or trans-national connections between the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, or beyond. Some undergraduate teaching experience and a record of scholarship are considered strengths.

Teaching responsibilities: Five undergraduate courses per year, including Islam (RELI 201), rotating responsibility for Theories of Religion (RELI 232), a 100-level course (such as Introduction to the Quran; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; or another introductory course of the candidate’s design), and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career center at careers.bucknell.edu. Applications will only be accepted online through this career site. Questions should be directed to Professor Stuart Young, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies (sy009@bucknell.edu).

Applicants at the level of assistant professor should include a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Applicants at the level of associate or full professor should include a cover letter, C.V., a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation.

The Religious Studies Department is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; candidates should address their relevant experience and expertise in these areas in their application materials.

The review of applications begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place at the Annual Meetings of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20 or through video conference.

Bucknell University, an EEOC Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community, and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Claremont McKenna College

Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track)

The Department of Government of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the subfield of Middle Eastern politics, beginning July 1, 2018. A qualified candidate, with PhD in hand or a nearly completed doctoral dissertation, would have research experience on the domestic politics or policy of one or more Middle Eastern countries, as well as expertise on the international issues that these countries face. The candidate would have sufficient mastery of one or more Middle Eastern languages to engage in the research. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching. The teaching load at CMC is two courses per semester.

Due to the endowment that funds this position, if the selected candidate achieves tenure at Claremont McKenna College, he or she would become the Weinberg Chair in International Relations or Comparative Politics and the Middle East.

All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed research statement, and a statement regarding teaching philosophy. Letters of recommendation are required from three or more references and should evaluate the candidate’s research and teaching. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/ faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16021

The review of applications will begin August 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

CMC is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Combined, the members of The Claremont Colleges have more than 6,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Given our commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinion, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Claremont McKenna College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to diversity, and encourages applications from the broadest range of individuals.

Colgate University

Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in Islamic Studies

The department of Religion at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2018. Ph.D. degree is expected prior to or shortly after the start date. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply.  Familiarity with the wider discipline of Religious Studies and issues in the Study of Religion is desirable.  All Colgate University faculty are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in all-University programs, which include the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Many faculty also serve in off-campus study and interdisciplinary programs, such as Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Africana and Latin American Studies, Film and Media Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, among others.  An annual five-course teaching assignment may include an introductory course in Religion and a course in the Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, three current reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample must be submitted through http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9639. Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Boston, November 18-21, 2017, or via remote technologies, as needed.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org .

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university with an ambitious study-abroad program. It comprises 2900 students and is situated in rural New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Religion department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/religion.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

College of the Holy Cross

Position in Religious Studies - Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (tenure-track)

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2018, in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We particularly welcome candidates with contemporary methodological frameworks such as post-colonial, ecological, critical race theory, or feminist approaches. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/43222.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in mid to late November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by electronic presence or at the Annual Meeting of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20, for those who will be attending the meeting.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and service both on and off-campus demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Columbia University, Barnard College

Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, seeks a full-time tenure-track teacher and scholar for the Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, starting September 1, 2018.  Preference for candidates with a strong record of teaching and research and a mastery of the languages relevant to their specialization.  Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures, and/or literatures of the Middle East and related regions; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate general education courses such as “Middle Eastern Civilizations” and “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts of South Asia and the Middle East,” as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build a Program in Middle Eastern Studies at Barnard, and for coordinating with the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. Ph.D. required.  Application, including a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three references, to be sent directly to the URL: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3023. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Barnard is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences for women that is affiliated with Columbia University. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Cornell University

Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) position for a scholar of Media and Media Theory

The departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University jointly invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) position for a scholar of Media and Media Theory, broadly conceived, with expertise in the Middle East. Applicants working in Arabic, Persian or Turkish are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek a creative scholar with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research who is interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars to be hired over the next five years across the university, as part of the provost’s task force on Arts and Humanities at Cornell and its initiative in "Media, Material Cultures, and the Senses."

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a 20-40 page writing sample and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2017 via: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9749. We actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Cornell University

Assistant Professor - Islam in the Modern Middle East and North Africa (tenure-track)

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor who specializes in Islam in the modern Middle East and North Africa. We especially welcome candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, comparative, and expands the department's existing strengths. Discipline open. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, and three letters of recommendation electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9624: The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

CUNY Baruch College

Assistant Professor - Islamic World (History)

Job ID: 17213
Location: Baruch College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

CLOSING DATE
Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017.

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Department of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World to begin August 2018. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the Middle East and/or North Africa. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives. Active research, committee participation and service are also expected.

For questions about the search, email Katherine.pence@baruch.cuny.edu

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION:
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY:
STEP ONE -
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page= HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17213&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1
Candidates should provide a resume, a cover letter and three letters of reference.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Dartmouth College

Assistant Professor of History - Islamic Middle East

The Department of History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a historian of the Islamic Middle East, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are in any region or any period. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignments will involve introductory as well as more specialized courses. Must have Ph.D. when appointment begins on July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/44274) a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a representative writing sample. Materials should be submitted by September 29, 2017 in order to receive full consideration. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Duke University

Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Arabic Culture

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a position in Arabic culture at the level of assistant or early associate professor. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Near Eastern Studies, or related fields such as Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Religion, whose research and teaching engages literature, visual media, popular culture, etc. Time period expertise is open, with a preference for the modern period. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding scholarship on the cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa, contextualize these within current theoretical frameworks (postcolonialism, gender and sexuality, human-rights, etc.), and have a proven record of teaching excellence. Native command of Arabic and English required. Competence in a second Middle Eastern language (Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, etc.) is welcomed but not required.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other units within the department (i.e. Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) and appropriate interdisciplinary programs across the university, including Duke Middle Eastern Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and others.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a sample of scholarly writing (published or in-press) no longer than 9000 words, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9604). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017.

For further information, visit http://asianmideast.duke.edu/. For any questions, please email amesdept@duke.edu. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Harvard Divinity School

Five Full-Time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty - Women's Studies in Religion Program

Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2018-19 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. Salary for 2018-19 will be $60,000. Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2017. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2017. Please see our website (http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply) for more information.

Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (tenure-track)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Comparative Literature

Position Description: The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in comparative literature, with expertise in modern Asian, African, and/or Middle Eastern literatures. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester and including both required and elective courses. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our programs in literature and forging new directions in the humanities, one ready to share in advising students as well as participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the university.

Preference will be given to applicants with training in comparative and/or world literary theory. We welcome as well applicants who are working in creative combinations of languages and literatures and/or film and digital media.

Qualifications: Applicants must have received the doctorate or equivalent degree, or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment. Applicants must also demonstrate substantial work with original-language materials in at least three languages, including at least one Asian, African, or Middle Eastern language.

Keywords:
Assistant professor, faculty, tenure track, comparative literature, East Asian literatures, South Asian literatures, Southeast Asian literatures, Middle Eastern literatures, African literatures, East Asian languages, South Asian languages, Southeast Asian languages, Middle Eastern languages, African languages, film, digital media, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). All materials must be submitted by October 15, 2017:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (approximately 500 words)
4. Research statement (approximately 500 words)
5. Dissertation Abstract and Table of Contents
6. Sample of scholarship (25 pp. writing sample)
7. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation through the ARIeS portal once the candidate’s application has been submitted. All letters should be received no later than October 29, 2017.

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

Contact Information: Professor Karen Thornber, Search Committee Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Dana Palmer House, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact email: Melissa Carden, carden@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard University

Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History

Position Description: The Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in modern Middle East history, with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late Ottoman to the contemporary era. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualification: Doctorate or terminal degree in History or related discipline by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7724). Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 15, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement
5. Publications and writing samples
6. Names and contact information of 3-5 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 at least three letters have been received.

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

Contact Information: Kimberly O’Hagan, Faculty Coordinator, Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email: kohagan@fas.harvard.edu

Haverford College

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Religion, specifically in Islamic Studies, at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2018. A more advanced junior appointment with postdoctoral or other teaching and research experience will be considered.

Haverford expects that the successful candidate will maintain a strong research program that engages broad theoretical interests in religious studies, and one that generates critical inquiry in the classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum to a student body of diverse backgrounds and interests, contributing to one or more of the concentrations within the Religion department (https://www.haverford.edu/religion/academic-programs).

The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Middle East and Islamic Studies concentration, and support one or more additional programs at the College: Africana & African Studies, Comparative Literature, Environmental Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Peace, Justice & Human Rights, and/or Visual Studies. (https://www.haverford.edu/academics/majors-minors-and-concentrations)

We invite candidates from multiple disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives, including those who have textual and linguistic competence in the Islamic textual tradition and/or those who do ethnographic and anthropological studies. Completion of the Ph.D. by the time of appointment (July 2018) is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a list of three possible courses with short descriptions, a writing sample, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio [http://apply.interfolio.com/44014]. Questions about the application process should be directed to Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, at gdavidis@haverford.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2017.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s mission.

Kalamazoo College

Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Meiterranean History (tenure-track)

The Department of History at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean history, to begin in September 2018. As the sole member of the department responsible for this period, the successful candidate will be expected to offer introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses on the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Islamic world or Colonial Latin America. These classes should reflect their specific expertise and the broader geographic and conceptual scope of the field. We also seek applicants willing and able to help reimagine the department’s current curriculum. We are especially interested in transnational approaches to Mediterranean history focusing on issues such as (but not limited to) ethnicity, migration, majority/minority relations, gender, and the interaction between the different religious and imperial entities of the region. The successful applicant will also teach within the College’s Shared Passages Program of first-year and sophomore seminars and senior capstone courses. The teaching load is six courses per year on a quarter system (2/2/2), with additional duties including directing senior theses and academic advising.

Ph.D. or evidence of imminent completion is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a promise of scholarly excellence.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations.

Completed applications received by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Upload cover letter, CV, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and
inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/history/. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to HistorySearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line lastname_firstname. Please send all inquiries to Dr. Joseph J. Bangura, Chair of the Search Committee.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lehigh University

Assistant Professor, Islamic World History

The Department of History and the Center for Global Islamic Studies at Lehigh University welcome applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in a particular region of the Islamic World combined with broad training in the history of Islam’s transnational, cross-cultural, and global dimensions. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load of graduate (M.A. and PhD in History) and undergraduate courses. Candidates should be capable of teaching introductory level courses in both Islamic World history and a survey of Global History. Thematic research fields are open, with a preference for any of the following: Gender, Intellectual and Cultural Life, Imperialism, Globalization, Religion, Science, Environmental, or Health and Medicine. Fluency in relevant research languages, PhD by August 2018, and evidence of scholarly accomplishment or potential are required.

To apply, please upload letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). All applications must be complete by October 10, 2017, for full consideration.

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. John Savage (savage@lehigh.edu), Chair, History of Islamic World Search Committee. We are planning on conducting Skype interviews in November and scheduling campus visits in January and early February 2018.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Lehigh University is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem Pennsylvania, about one and a half hours from downtown New York City and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with a reasonable cost of living and abundant cultural activities.

Lehigh University offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. More information about policies and benefits for Faculty at Lehigh can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html

History Department: https://history.cas2.lehigh.edu/

Center for Global Islamic Studies: https://cgis.cas2.lehigh.edu/

National Chengchi University, Department of Turkish Language and Culture

Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor

The Department of Turkish Language and Culture at National Chengchi University invites applications for a position of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor.
Appointments are effective from February 1, 2018

1. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Turkish Turkology teaching or related fields. Applicants should be able to offer courses either in Turkish, English or Chinese.

2. Positions: Assistant professor, associate professor, and professor.

3. Specialization Fields:
Turkish-Chinese Interpretation, Cross-cultural studies, Turkish Language Teaching, Turkish Language and Literature, Turkish History and Culture.
Applicants who have strong passion in analytical writing and can take role in the dissertation committee are preferred.

4. Application Documents:
(1) One copy of Ph.D. diploma or certified documents.*
(2) One copy of Master's and Ph.D. transcript.* (Applicants who have already possessed teaching certifications are NOT required to attach this document.)
(3) Teaching certification. ( Applicants who have not possessed teaching certifications are NOT required to attach this document; as for applicants who possess teaching certifications, we need at least one copy of your reviewed publication that was published within the last five years.)
(4) CV (in detail)
(5) One copy of Ph.D thesis and selected publications that were published within the last five years.
(6) Please state the courses you would like to offer and a sample syllabus.
*(1) (2) The assessment and recognition of foreign academic credentials and related certifications should be verified by Taipei Representative Office in the country.
*All of the application documents above could be sent through e-mails. Each document file should be clearly named.

5. Mailing address:
Department of Turkish Language and Culture,
National Chengchi University,
No.64, Sec.2, Zhinan Rd.,Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 11605, Taiwan
Contact:
Ms. Wen-Ling Kao
Tel: 886-2-2939 3091 ext. 62312
Fax: 886-2-2939 0434
E-mail:turkish@nccu.edu.tw
Website:http://turkish.nccu.edu.tw

6.Deadline:
All application materials should be postmarked no later than September 20 (Wednesday), 2017, 24:00(GMT+8)
Applicants who pass the document review (October 3, Tuesday) will be informed by email about the interview.

7. Second Phase Interview:
(1) Thesis or dissertation expression (20 minutes)
(2) Teaching demonstration in Turkish Listening and Oral Training (4)- Advanced Practice and Oral Interpretation/ Turkish Grammar and Written Translation (20 minutes); course contents are customized.
(3) Date: October 21 (Saturday) 9 AM to 4:30 PM.
Applicants who cannot attend the Second Phase Interview please do not apply for this position.

Oxford College, Emory University

Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track)

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for the following:

Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (Tenure-track) All applicants must apply via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/43881

Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies to begin August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, typically the elementary and intermediate Arabic language and culture courses, introductory and intermediate courses in Middle Eastern Civilizations, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization that will contribute to the Arabic Studies major and/or the interdisciplinary Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS) major.

QUALIFICATIONS

A PhD in hand by August 2018 in Arabic Studies or related field; native or near native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic as well as fluency in one or more dialects; documented excellence in teaching Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level; a strong commitment to teaching excellence; the ability to develop and maintain a dynamic Arabic Studies program; and an active research agenda (areas of sub-specialization within Arabic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies are open).

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably to include student evaluations of teaching) to this post. Complete applications with cover letters, submitted by October 27, 2017 will receive full consideration.

One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelors degree. We’re interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring

EEO/ AA/ Disability/ Veteran employer.

Princeton University

Tenured Position in Modern Iranian Studies

Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for a tenured position in modern Iranian studies. Research expertise and teaching interests may concern any aspect of modern Iran, from the 19th century to the present; we particularly welcome applications from historians and social scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the field of modern Iranian studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide training to graduate students reading primary sources in the original Persian.

To apply, please complete an online application at http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, paper or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress, and the names of three referees and their contact information. For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (kchirik@princeton.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Queens College, CUNY

Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2018.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Arabic language and literature courses at all levels, courses in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies, and contributing to Queens College’s liberal arts curriculum. Applicants must provide evidence of an active research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to share responsibilities for departmental activities.

Our department offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses, taught in English, on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and literatures.

A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Arabic literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies or comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native competency in Arabic and English. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension and tax-deferred retirement savings plans and paid parental leave. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development

HOW TO APPLY: Please follow the instructions below:
- Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment";
- Click on "Search Job Postings";
- Click on "More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs";
- Enter the Job ID 17425 in the box for “Job Opening ID” and click on “Search”;
- Click on the “Posting Title,” then on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

The candidate must upload his/her cover letter, CV, writing sample into CUNYfirst in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. (Please use simple names for the documents you upload, for example, JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.)

Important Note: You need to provide three reference letters. Please ask your references to send their letters to Yunzhong Shu (yunzhong.shu@qc.cuny.edu) by the closing date.

We take pride in our diverse community and encourage people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

EO/AA Employer.

Royal Ontario Museum

Curator of Islamic Art & Culture

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada’s largest museum, seeks dynamic and creative Curator of Islamic Art & Culture to develop and implement a robust schedule of exhibitions, programs and research while also building the collection. The successful candidate will lead interpretation and presentation of the collection for both general and academic audiences; collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners; and welcome interactions with many audiences, including families.

OPPORTUNITIES: The incoming curator will be invited to curate innovative, interdisciplinary exhibitions with the potential to travel; to build and refine the collection in new directions, including modern and contemporary; to build global networks; to engage in teaching, original research. Opportunity for cross-appointment to teach at University of Toronto.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection and installation rotations; work collaboratively with museum teams and outside collaborators on special exhibitions and programs; develop strategies for broader outreach and increased visibility for the collection, especially to local and diasporic communities; actively engage with professional colleagues to produce research and publications; and work with donors, collectors and patrons to cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions and programs.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have PhD or equivalent, preferably in Islamic art or culture field; publications track-record; one language from an Islamic region; fundraising experience a plus. Curatorial/ exhibitions experience and reputation in one’s field preferred.

Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 10/23/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

Rutgers University

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies

The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2018, at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Israel Studies. The position will be located in the Department of Jewish Studies, with the possibility of a joint appointment in the department of the applicant’s area of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. is required by the beginning of the appointment.

Open to scholars in all disciplines with an accomplished record of scholarship in Israel Studies; priority given to scholars whose research addresses cross-cultural relations within Israel, among Israel and its neighbors, and/or between Israel and diaspora Jewry. Fields of specialization may include, but are not limited to, Israeli history, culture, politics; the sociology, anthropology, religion, or literature of Israel. The ability to teach about Arab-Israeli relations is a high priority, as is the ability to engage thoughtfully and sensitively with a diverse student body at a public university. Fluency in Modern Hebrew is required; proficiency in other languages spoken in Israel, especially Arabic, is highly desired.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (about 30 pages), two undergraduate syllabi (including one for a course on Arab-Israeli relations), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/43630) to Professor Paola Tartakoff, Acting Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, 12 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Priority given to complete applications on file by October 1.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

San Diego State University

Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor of Arabic

The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages seeks a tenure-track Professor of Arabic at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, to begin in fall 2018. The candidate is expected to have superior language proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and native or near-native proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect. The ideal candidate will pursue research in Arabic language, culture, or literature. Possible specialization areas include Teaching Arabic as a Second/Foreign language, heritage language acquisition and teaching, Arabic linguistics, modern Arabic literature and culture, and cultural studies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of language instruction and curriculum design that is grounded in the tenets of communicative language teaching, and should possess knowledge of current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies and new technologies in language learning. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research, teach courses in Arabic language and culture at the undergraduate level, and contribute appropriate service to the department, college, and profession. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate strong potential to direct an Arabic language program and successfully lead its growth, while collaborating with other SDSU communities, such as the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should present evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly potential. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of teaching and research achievements commensurate with the appointment with tenure at a Carnegie Higher Research Activity Institution. A Ph.D. in Linguistics, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or a related field should be in-hand at the start of the appointment.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/44096.

Requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Betty Samraj, Search Committee Chair, Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7727. Email: bsamraj@mail.sdsu.edu, Phone: (619) 594-1910, Fax: (619) 594-4877.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status

 

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period.

The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in both the Law School and the School of Humanities and Sciences and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.

The exact structure of the appointment, including the share of the appointment in Law and Humanities and Sciences, will depend on the successful candidate. We have a preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured associate level applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 15, 2017.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9282

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Stanford University

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and the Arts. The search is open to scholars focused on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners. The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1, 2018. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, or Comparative Literature.

The successful candidate will be based in a humanities department but is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample or, in the case of an arts practitioner, a link to the applicant’s website. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 2, 2017.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Stanford University

Open Rank Faculty Position in Islamic Studies (tenure-track or tenured)

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, a tenured Associate Professor or a tenured Full Professor faculty position in any area of Islamic Studies. The successful applicant must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and excellence in research and scholarship as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

This is an open-rank search, with a preference for scholars at the level of associate or full professor.

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae (including bibliography) with a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests through Interfolio via the following URL: apply.interfolio.com/42228

Assistant level and untenured applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through the same URL.

Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to:

Islamic Studies Search
Prof. Michael Penn, Committee Chair
Department of Religious Studies
450 Serra Mall, Building 70
Stanford, CA 94305-2165
USA

or by email to: mppenn@stanford.edu

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Trinity College

Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The International Studies (INTS) and Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WMGS) Programs at Trinity College announce a joint tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for an innovative scholar of transnationalism whose work focuses on gender and sexuality, is informed by feminist and queer theory, and is rigorously interdisciplinary in its approach to the world. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work focuses on peoples, institutions, discourses, and practices outside North America and Europe. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in their specialty as well as core courses in both programs, including an introductory course in gender and sexuality studies with a transnational focus and an upper level course in feminist and queer theory. INTS and WMGS are interdisciplinary programs, and we welcome applicants from any discipline.

Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year.

The successful candidate will be housed jointly in the International Studies Program (http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/International/Pages/Overview.aspx) and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Women/Pages/default.aspx).

Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is a coeducational independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. An AA/EOE, the college is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, a sample syllabus, and three letters of reference on the following site: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1363.

Only applications received by October 16, 2017, will be given full consideration.

Tulane University

Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development

Tulane University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor to contribute to our new concentration in International Development. We seek candidates from comparative politics, international relations, or public policy with a research focus on developing areas. Applicants should demonstrate a strong research capability, a commitment to effective teaching, and a willingness to work with colleagues in professional service responsibilities. Expected teaching load is 2-2. The appointment begins July 1, 2018 and candidates should have the PhD in hand by that date. Applications received by October 30, 2017, are guaranteed full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, describing research and teaching strengths, current Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation online in interfolio. Queries may be addressed to Professor Mary Clark (maclark@tulane.edu) or to Professor Nancy Maveety (nance@tulane.edu), Political Science Department Chair.

Apply online in interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/44986

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

University of California, Berkeley

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Modern Middle East/Arab World - Department of History

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment, open rank, in the History of the Modern Middle East/Arab World, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

The search is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests in Modern Middle East history, with an emphasis on the history of the Arabic-speaking world.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of hire.

All application items must be submitted electronically by October 2, 2017. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. 

Assistant Professor Applicants (including current advanced Assistant Professors):
To apply please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1073075 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as dissertations or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference.

Associate and Full Professor Applicants (individuals currently holding a tenured or equivalent position):

To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01474 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and the names and contact information of three references. Letters may be solicited for candidates under serious consideration (the committee will seek candidates' permission before soliciting letters of recommendation from references).

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Questions may be addressed to Mark Peterson, Chair, Department of History, 3229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2550. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kim Bissell, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at history-ap@berkeley.edu

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

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

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with a hire date of July 1, 2018. We encourage applicants whose specializations relate to early and classical Islam up to the early Ottoman era and whose teaching and graduate advising complement the areas covered by the current faculty. Applicants must be able to conduct research in classical Arabic as well as other relevant European and Islamicate languages (with a strong preference for research proficiency in Persian and/or Ottoman Turkish). The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching engage with the cultural and intellectual traditions of the Muslim world (broadly defined), are transdisciplinary in scope, and grounded in philological expertise. We seek candidates with demonstrably strong teaching skills who are committed to undergraduate teaching in a leading, large public university. Teaching duties include undergraduate general education courses and upper level courses as relevant to the Islamic Studies program. Candidate will be required to teach graduate seminars using primary sources, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and perform administrative duties associated with the Islamic Studies program. Teaching and service which contribute to diversity-related initiatives are also highly desired. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2018. To apply, please submit: a letter of application describing research and teaching (addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee); curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations; a representative writing sample; and the names of three references. Applications should be submitted through http://apptrkr.com/1084143. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017.

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

University of California, San Diego

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)- Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory

The Ethnic Studies Department at UCSD seeks to hire an assistant professor working in the area of Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory. We seek a colleague whose work theorizes the racialization of Muslims in the context of law, history, politics, science and/or culture. Scholars with multi-lingual facility are especially encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. The ideal candidate will strengthen our department’s commitment to the relational and transnational study of race, and can proficiently teach generalist courses in Ethnic Studies as well as specialty courses in their chosen area.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01518). Please include electronic versions of an application letter, a current CV, a sample publication of no more than 40 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html) for more information. We will begin reviewing applications on October 06, 2017, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2018. Salary based on published UC pay scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

JOB LOCATION: San Diego, CA

REQUIREMENTS:

Documents
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Sample Publication - No more than 40 Pages
Statement of Teaching - Teaching Philosophy (1 page max)
Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

References
3 references required (contact information only)

University of Colorado Boulder

Post Date September 20, 2017

Assistant Professor in Israel/Palestine Studies (with specialized training in history)

The Program in Jewish Studies and the History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder seek a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in Israel/Palestine Studies with specialized training in history. The position will start August 2018, and the person hired will have completed all requirements for the PhD in history (or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies) by then. The successful candidate will be proficient in Hebrew and Arabic, be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, lead regular global seminars to Israel (and the West Bank, if possible), and contribute to the intellectual and institutional life of the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will be rostered in the History Department but teach three out of her or his four classes per year under the auspices of the Program in Jewish Studies. Application materials include: a Letter of Interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. Review of applications begins on October 16, 2017.

Requirements include:

A PhD in History or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies.
Proficiency with Hebrew and Arabic.
ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in History/related disciplines must be conferred by August 20, 2018.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10192&lang=en, position number 10192. A background check will be required of the person to whom the position is offered.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

Please direct inquiries to the History and Jewish Studies Search Committee, Program in Jewish Studies, 122 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309 through email at CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu.

University of Colorado Boulder

Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and Culture

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Arabic literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: Arabic fiction, drama/theatre, film, poetry. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 10162 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

University of Michigan

James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture (tenure-track asst. prof. or tenured assoc. prof.)

DEPARTMENT OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
PRE-MODERN ARABIC TENURE-TRACK POSITION

The Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) at the University of Michigan invites applications for the James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure) beginning September 1, 2018. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment.

We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical theory. For a department that prides itself on collaborations across disciplinary, chronological, and linguistic boundaries we seek a colleague who can complement existing faculty strengths in Middle Eastern Studies, history and literature in NES and at the University of Michigan.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. It is expected that they will have experience in curriculum development and will be committed to maintaining and enhancing the long-standing excellence of Arabic Studies at the University. Candidates must produce evidence of substantial, innovative research in their fields of specialization. The successful candidate will offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and be prepared to also teach content courses in Arabic. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience.

Please submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and curriculum vitae. In addition, candidates should send three letters of recommendation.

Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1079 to apply.

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2017. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.

University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor - Study of Muslims/Islam in North America (tenure-track)

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in North America to begin fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date.

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in their specific research area along with an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.

Successful candidates must also show evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

About the Job

This will be a joint appointment between the interdepartmental Religious Studies Program and the tenure-granting department within the College of Liberal Arts that best fits the candidate’s scholarship and research field. As a tenure-track faculty member, responsibilities will include executing an innovative and consistent research and publication agenda; teaching core courses in the Religious Studies undergraduate and graduate curricula (Introduction to the Study of Religion in America, Introduction to Religions of the World, Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion), and in the area/department of research specialty; supervising undergraduate and graduate research in Religious Studies and the joint department; creating new avenues for cross-disciplinary research at the university; and service to the Religious Studies Program, the home department, the College and the University. Additional responsibilities in the tenure department will be determined. The regular teaching load is 2/2.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs to be considered for this position. Click the “External Faculty and Staff Applicants” button and search Job Opening ID #319765. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach your application letter (cover letter) and curriculum vitae (resume). Additional documents, including a writing sample, must be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Three letters of reference should be sent separately by their authors to rels@umn.edu.

A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample of scholarly work not more than 40 pages,(4) Three letters of reference (sent to rels@umn.edu). Candidates who make the initial cut will be asked for a philosophy of teaching statement, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations.

Application deadline: October 15, 2017

Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Jeanne Kilde, jkilde@umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Ottoman History (tenure-track)

Ottoman History: The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ottoman History. We welcome a range of scholarship in Ottoman history, including transnational and imperial perspectives as well as approaches that address the political, ethnic, and religious diversity of the Ottoman world. Specialists from any period in Ottoman history may apply. We expect that the successful candidate will be able to teach the broad sweep of the empire’s history. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.

Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/ postings/1146. Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample approximately 7500 words in length, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website. If the writing sample is part of a dissertation or other major project, include an abstract explaining the sample’s relationship to the larger work. Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/ diversityplan.html).

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of St. Andrews

Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic

The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a scholar with an international reputation to a Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic from 1 January 2018. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the ability to attract grant funding and lead high quality externally funded research projects. The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests and to be highly active in research publication that strengthens or complements those in the Department.

Candidates must hold a PhD, should possess native or near-native language skills in Arabic and English, should have an internationally recognised research record and a clear programme of anticipated research activity for the coming years. They should also have a commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the broad field of Arabic Studies, and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Further detailed information about the School of Modern Languages can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/

Informal enquiries can be directed to:
Professor Will Fowler (Head of School) langshos@st-andrews.ac.uk; or Catherine Cobham arabhod@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 21 September 2017

We encourage applicants to apply online at https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.

Please quote ref: AC2045SB

University of Texas at Austin

Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured position as an Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies. The position will begin in Fall 2018.

Duties include directing the Arabic Flagship Program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, directing graduate research, and assuming a leadership role in the graduate program. As a member of the faculty, the successful hire will be expected to maintain an active, strong record of research and publication and to engage in service to the Department, College, University and the profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS

All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Arabic Studies or in a discipline where their expertise falls within the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Applicants must have at least ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Arabic and pedagogical expertise that is relevant to the goals of the Arabic Flagship. While discipline and research specializations are open, prior engagement with an Arabic program is essential. A successful candidate should demonstrate an established record of managing or running an academic unit and successful grant application(s), as well as scholarly activity and excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In line with our effort to strengthen the Department’s regional profile, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate research and/or teaching ability in any of the other established departmental programs: Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew, Islamic Studies, or the Ancient Near East.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample publication, a teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and the names and contact information for three professional referees. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio), https://apply.interfolio.com/43250. All materials should be submitted by September 29, 2017 and review of applications will begin October 2, 2017. We intend to conduct preliminary Skype interviews in late October 2017.

For Further Info:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes/
512-471-3881
Or:
Esther Raizen, Search Committee Chair and Senior Associate Dean for Research
Email: raizen@austin.utexas.edu

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

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor, General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) in Modern Hebrew. This is a three-year, renewable appointment. The appointment begins with the fall term 2018 with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018. 

The successful applicant will have native or near-native fluency in Israeli Hebrew, demonstrated excellence in teaching Modern Hebrew at an American university, experience developing academic programs, and the ability to contribute to the University’s Jewish Studies, Global Studies, and Digital Humanities programs. This position also requires a record of innovation and sophistication in second-language pedagogy that integrates texts derived from the Israeli electronic mediascape while developing students’ transnational literacies alongside language skills. Teaching responsibilities include first- and second-year language classes in Modern Israeli Hebrew, as well as advanced Hebrew Language courses that focus on conversational skills, media Hebrew, or topics in Israeli literature, film or culture. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Hebrew language, literature, or linguistics; second language pedagogy; or a related field is required by date of appointment. 

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: CV, cover letter, statement of (language) teaching philosophy, a sample of relevant course syllabi (attach as Writing Sample 1), and a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach as Writing Sample 2); search on posting number 0621351. Please include in the CV the name and contact information for three people who would be willing to write confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions about the position to: Daniel Lefkowitz at dl2h@virginia.edu.
Questions regarding the on-line application process should be directed to: Cameron Clayton, 434-982-2665, rcc8k@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

Washington and Lee University

Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Mediterranean History, 500-1500 C.E.

The History Department of Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Mediterranean history, 500-1500 C.E., beginning September 2018. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can situate Mediterranean history in a global context by contributing to the Africana Studies, Middle East and South Asia Studies, and/or Medieval and Renaissance Studies Programs. Candidates whose research focuses on issues such as, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, cross-cultural contact, religious cooperation and conflict, urbanism and/or empire are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to teach introductory surveys as well as intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization. The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D by June 2018. Interviews will take place at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Candidates who are unable to attend the AHA may arrange to interview with the Search Committee over Skype.

Apply electronically at our portal: https://apply.interfolio.com/44623. You will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and enter contact information for three providers for letters of recommendation (or a credentials file). Applications are due on October 15, 2017. Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Sarah Horowitz (jobs@wlu.edu), Chair, Mediterranean History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. Washington and Lee and the Department of History are interested in candidates committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams College

Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, specialization open (tenure-track)

The Arabic Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected. Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are essential, as is a rigorous scholarly agenda. The teaching load is 2-2 plus a January course every other year. The college and the program value teaching and research equally highly, and will expect the new colleague to contribute to the ongoing process of building our vibrant Arabic Studies program.

Arabic Studies is especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about contributing to the rich and diverse intellectual life of a campus made up of colleagues and students from widely varying backgrounds. Individuals from groups that are underrepresented in academia are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due no later than September 20, 2017 and should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate’s promise as a teacher. In the letter of application, we ask that candidates speak to their ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Gail Newman, Chair, and must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43331. Further information on the search process is also available at the Interfolio site. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

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

 



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