MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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

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

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

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
11/17/17 Princeton University Senior Research Specialist I for Arab Barometer  
11/17/17 Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science Projects and Fundraising Coordinator November 30, 2017
11/17/17 Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Migration Studies Review begins December 8, 2017 and continues until filled.
11/17/17 University of Cambridge University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands December 17, 2017
11/10/17 American University in Cairo Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics Priority given to applications rec'd by December 1, 2017. Open until filled.
11/10/17 Columbia University Lecturer in Discipline - Arabic Language Review begins November 30, 2017.
11/10/17 Princeton University Communications Associate for Arab Barometer  
11/07/17 Qatar University Senior Policy Analyst Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/07/17 Qatar University Lead Methodologist Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/07/17 Qatar University Research Assistant/Associate Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/07/17 American University in Cairo Political Scence - International Relations/IR Theory Priority given to applications rec'd by December 1, 2017. Open until filled.
11/07/17 American University in Cairo Assistant Professor in International Relations/Middle East Politics (five-year fixed term) Priority given to applications rec' by December 1, 2017. Open until filled.

11/07/17 American University in Cairo Assistant Professor in Political Theory (tenure-track) Priority given to applications rec'd by December 1, 2017. Open until filled.
11/03/17 Denison University Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle East/South Asian History Review begins January 2, 2018 and continues until filled.
10/31/17 American University in Cairo Assistant Professor of Sociology (five-year appointment) Priority given to applications submitted by November 10, 2017.
10/31/17 Duke University, International Comparative Studies (ICS) Program Assistant Professor of the Practice January 16, 2018 for guaranteed consideration.
10/26/17 UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies Review begins January 15, 2018 and continues until filled.
10/26/17 Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Turkish Studies December 15, 2017
10/26/17 Buffet Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global, Comparative, or International Affairs December 15, 2017
10/24/17 National Cheng-Chi University Full-time Faculty Position in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Culture or Relevant Fields February 28, 2018
10/24/17 University of Chicago Lecturer in Arabic Review begins November 24, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/20/17 University of North Carolina Wilmington Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Specializing in MENA, Arabic, and/or Islamic Studies Priority given to applications rec'd by November 13, 2017; open until filled.
10/20/17 Nazarbayev University Assistant Professor of Turkic Studies November 15, 2017 for fullest consideration; open until filled.
10/20/17 New York University Faculty Fellow - Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies Review begins January 1, 2018.
10/18/17 Bridgewater State University Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology (geographic expertise in the Middle East and thematic focus on diaspora, immigration, and (re)settlement studies) November 12, 2017
10/18/17 California State University, Fresno Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (specialization in Islamic or Jewish traditions)  
10/18/17 American University of Sharjah Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical or Medieval Arabic Literature November 19, 2017 for full consideration.
10/13/17 The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago Senior Scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies (tenured) Review begins December 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/13/17 American University of Sharjah Instructor in Teaching of Arab Heritage November 19, 2017 for full consideration.
10/12/17 New York University Assistant Professor in Islamic History Review begins November 10, 2017
10/11/17 Vanderbilt University Inaugural Director of New Global Studies Program (with appointment at Full or Assoc. Prof.) Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/10/17 New College of Florida Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies Review begins November 1, 2017.
10/09/17 Columbia University Assistant Professor of Classical Islamic Studies Review begins November 11, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/09/17 Sacramento State University Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics Review begins October 31, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/06/17 New College of Florida Assistant Professor (open discipline) in International Migration Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/06/17 George Washington University Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Persian (non-tenure, 3-year position) Review begins November 6, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/04/17 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies One-year Fellowship - Scholar of Middle East Politics, Economics, History, Religion, Sociology, or Anthropology December 1, 2017
09/29/17 Emory University Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian Review continues until filled.
09/29/17 American University of Beirut Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology November 30, 2017
09/29/17 American University of Beirut Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies November 15, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/28/17 Pennsylvania State University Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic Review begins December 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/28/17 Princeton University Assistant Professor in Religion and Critical Thought (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/28/17 University of Alabama Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious Studies (associate or full professor) Review begins October 15, 2017.
09/28/17 Princeton University Assistant Professor in the Study of Islam Review begins November 1, 2017.
09/25/17 American Islamic College Arabic Language Coordinator December 1, 2017 or until filled.
09/21/17 Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Warren Weinstein Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies (with a focus on Iran) Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/21/17 Florida State University Visiting Arabic Instructor, Fall 2018 November 1, 2017; open until filled.
09/21/17 University of Texas at Austin Advanced Associate/Full Professor in Ottoman History November 15, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
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 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies Junior Research Fellows 2018-2020 October 31, 2017
09/15/17 Oxford College, Emory University Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track) October 27, 2017 for full consideration.
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
09/06/17 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
08/25/17 San Diego State University Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor of Arabic Review begins October 30, 2017 and continues until filled.
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.
08/07/17 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.
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
06/29/17 Claremont McKenna College Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track) Review begins August 1, 2017 and continues until filled.

 

American Islamic College

Arabic Language Coordinator

Deadline: December 1, 2017 or until the position is filled

American Islamic College in Chicago is opening a new full-time Arabic Language Teaching position with administrative responsibilities associated with the launching and development of an Arabic Language Institute in the summer of 2018. The advertised position will provide a qualified educator with the opportunity to help lay the foundation of the Institute.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed at least a Masters Degree in Arabic Language (TASL/TAFL) or a related field at the time of application, and preferably possess a doctorate in a relevant area of study. Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong background in language teaching pedagogy as well as near-native proficiency (or its equivalent) in speaking, reading, and writing the Arabic language. Evidence of at least three years’ Arabic teaching experience in American university settings is highly desired. Candidates must have exceptional English language proficiency since translation—rather than conversation—constitutes a key learning outcome at all proficiency levels in Arabic at AIC. Candidates will ideally have a strong basis in primary Islamic religious texts and a proven ability to integrate such materials into their language teaching. Candidates with training in the rules of Quranic recitation (tajwid) are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with program design, management and staff supervision is highly desirable. US citizenship or Green Card is required.

Job description: In addition to teaching beginning, intermediate and/or advanced Arabic courses, the Arabic Language Coordinator must also take the lead in the design and refinement of Arabic course syllabi and assume responsibility for the supervision and training of other Arabic instructors as needed. The administrative role of the Arabic Language Coordinator includes course scheduling, proficiency testing of new students, preparation of promotional materials, and maintenance of language transfer equivalency records for students from other universities.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The initial hire will be for a renewable three-year contract.

Application process and materials: Applicants are required to submit the following documents by Email sent to HR@aicusa.edu :
- Cover Letter
- Completed Application
- Resume/CV
- Transcripts
- Writing sample (details to be communicated)
- Teaching Evaluations, if available
- 3 Letters of Recommendation or contact addresses of referees

AIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. American Islamic College is a private, not-for-profit educational institution, located in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.aicusa.edu.

American University in Cairo

Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics

Company Description:

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

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a five-year fixed term contract position in Comparative Politics with emphasis on methods at the Assistant or Associate Level Professor beginning in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses in comparative politics, using examples outside as well as inside the Middle East and North Africa. Candidates who can teach quantitative and qualitative methods and apply them to studies of surveys and elections in the Arab region are encouraged to apply. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

Requirements:

PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is required. Applicants should address the two criteria of teaching and research Excellence. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu;

All applications should be uploaded online: http://www.aucegypt.edu/faculty/services/faculty-vacancies

Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). For more information, e-mail Dr. Ibrahim Elnur, Chair, (ielnur@aucegypt.edu); Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/t79bjd537zqtzd5q

American University in Cairo

Political Science - International Relations/IR Theory

Company Description:

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

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a five-year fixed term contract position in international relations at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on theories of international relations, contemporary foreign policies, international organization. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.

Requirements:

PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is required. Applicants should address the two criteria of teaching and research Excellence. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu.

All applications should be uploaded online: http://www.aucegypt.edu/faculty/services/faculty-vacancies

Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). For more information, e-mail Dr. Ibrahim Elnur, Chair, (ielnur@aucegypt.edu); Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, (gehanwm@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department's website at http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/pols/pages/default.aspx

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/rs5n8zgyydsvgs7c

American University in Cairo

Assistant Professor in International Relations/Middle East Politics (five-year fixed term)

Company Description:

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

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a five-year fixed term contract position in International Relations emphasis on the Middle East at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on International Politics in the Middle East, International organization, Contemporary Foreign Policy. Candidates who can teach Issues in Middle East Politics, Contemporary Egypt and Egyptian Foreign Policy are encouraged to apply. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.

Requirements:

PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is required. Applicants should address the two criteria of teaching and research Excellence. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu;

All applications should be uploaded online: http://www.aucegypt.edu/faculty/services/faculty-vacancies

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/yfqxq766zvcryzbm

American University in Cairo

Assistant Professor in Political Theory (tenure-track)

Company Description:

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

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in political theory at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on classical and contemporary political theories. Candidates who can teach courses on issues of religion in politics are encouraged to apply. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.

Requirements:

PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is required. Applicants should address the two criteria of teaching and research Excellence. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu;

All applications should be uploaded online: http://www.aucegypt.edu/faculty/services/faculty-vacancies

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/phvmtkty9x4zgp39

American University in Cairo

Assistant Professor of Sociology (five-year appointment)

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

Job Description:
The Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to recruit for a five-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of sociology beginning in the fall 2018. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates with any area of expertise are encouraged to apply, and interest in the following areas with emphasis on the global south could be considered an asset:
Sociology of Culture and Cultural Studies
Sociology of Media
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Law
Sociology of Science and Technology

Requirements:
A PhD in sociology or a related discipline with the ability to teach and publish within the discipline of sociology. Commitment to teaching and engagement of students, as well as service to the university, particularly the sociology program and the department, are necessary, as well as an active research agenda.

Additional Information:
Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by November 10, 2017. Informational interviews will be held at the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting in Washington, DC, between November 18-21. Formal interviews will be held in early December 2017.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a list of professional publications; a copy of recently published articles or manuscripts in progress; f) names of at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fq5343nycth82yfs

American University of Beirut

Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

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

The applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing in Modern Middle Eastern History and/or Islamic History. This position is also open for senior archaeologists.
In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on August 15, 2018.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

All application materials should be received by November 30, 2017.

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

The American University of Beirut is Equal Opportunity Employer.

American University of Beirut

Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is seeking an established scholar to fill the position of the Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies to begin on August 15, 2018.  Candidates for the Zayid Chair are required to have made distinguished contributions in one or more fields of Islamic Studies. Priority will be given to specialists in Islamic jurisprudence, Prophetic tradition, speculative theology (kalam), Qur’anic studies, and Islam and Muslims in the modern and contemporary world.

The Sheikh Zayid Chair will be expected to develop research activity in Islamic and Arabic Studies, encourage collaboration and interaction between all departments in AUB in which Islamic Studies plays a role, and foster international liaisons with the community of scholars in the field world-wide. The successful candidate is expected to offer graduate and undergraduate courses and to supervise research in relevant fields in the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages and the Department of History and Archaeology. Depending on areas of expertise, the Sheikh Zayid Chair may have a joint appointment in more than one department.

The selected Chair will be offered a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested applicants should send an updated CV, a detailed statement of research and teaching plans, and the names and addresses of at least three references by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

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

American University of Sharjah

Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical or Medieval Arabic Literature

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in classical or medieval Arabic literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2018. A PhD in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre, era or regional focus (Umayyad, Abbasid, Al-Andalus, the Arab Gulf) of classical or medieval Arabic literature. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential.

Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,600 students of more than 90 nationalities. American University of Sharjah (AUS) is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the department will be a distinct advantage. The teaching load at the American University of Sharjah is 3/3.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of referees to be sent to: http://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=ATS-17-02

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2017.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

American University of Sharjah

Instructor in Teaching of Arab Heritage

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at American University of Sharjah invites applications for an instructor in teaching general education classes in Arab heritage. A PhD in Arabic Studies is preferred. For these purposes, “Arab heritage” means introductory courses on the historical, literary and linguistic development of Arab heritage. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English. Relevant teaching experience is expected. The teaching load for instructors is 4/4.

Especially qualified candidates holding a master’s degree will be considered. Applicants holding a master’s degree must be able to demonstrate three or more years’ experience in teaching Arabic studies.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,600 students of more than 90 nationalities. American University of Sharjah (AUS) is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher education system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of referees to: http://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=ATS-17-01

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2017.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

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

One-year Fellowship - Scholar of Middle East Politics, Economics, History, Religion, Sociology, or Anthropology

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering a one-year fellowship to a scholar of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology for the 2018-2019 academic year. This fellowship is open to tenure track or tenured professors with a well-established publication record seeking a sabbatical appointment and interested in engaging in a substantive research or book project, mentoring the Center’s junior research fellows, and contributing to the Center’s Middle East Brief series.

About the Crown Center
The Crown Center is committed to conducting balanced and dispassionate research of the modern Middle East that meets the highest academic standards. In addition, the Center seeks to help make decision- and opinion-makers better informed about the region. The scope of the Center’s research includes the 22 members of the Arab League as well as Turkey, Iran, and Israel. The Crown Center’s approach is multi-disciplinary in its study of the politics, economics, history, security, sociology, and anthropology of the region’s states and societies.

The Center's research staff reflects its broad geopolitical focus. During its 12 years of operation, scholars with high-level expertise about Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the smaller GCC states, as well as Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya, have conducted research at the Center. In addition to hosting conferences, seminars, and workshops, the Center publishes the Middle East Brief series, which are concise analyses of contemporary developments and events in the Middle East. The Center's core faculty also teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in numerous departments at Brandeis University.

Eligibility
The 2018-2019 Senior Fellowship is open to all faculty members in the ranks of assistant, associate, full, and emeritus professor who work on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Terms
The fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019. The fellowship is designed to supplement the scholar's sabbatical salary and will provide a stipend plus funding for research, travel, and related expenses. The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank (or rank equivalency based on scholarly attainment): $40,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent, $50,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and $70,000 for full Professor, emeritus, and career equivalent. The Crown Center will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or equivalent rank as of the application deadline. Fringe benefits, when not provided by the scholar’s home institution, can be made available during the appointment period.

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

Application Deadline
December 1, 2017

Notification
March 31, 2018

Application submission
Please submit your CV and cover letter to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10001

Inquiries
You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at crowncenter@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5320

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

Bridgewater State University

Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology (geographic expertise in the Middle East and thematic focus on diaspora, immigration, and (re)settlement studies)

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:

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

Essential Duties:

The Anthropology Department seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position for a Cultural Anthropologist with geographic expertise in the Middle East and a thematic focus on Diaspora, Immigration, and (Re)settlement Studies. The successful candidate will begin in the Fall semester 2018.

The position involves the ability to teach lower division courses, including ANTH : 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East, and existing upper-division courses in Middle Eastern cultures. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s efforts to attract a more diverse population to our major. Because the Anthropology Department is starting a Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Anthropology in Spring 2018, the candidate should be able to teach ANTH 508: Applying Anthropology: Solutions to Human Problems with a focus on immigration and associated themes. As the Anthropology Department is also collaborating in the creation of an interdisciplinary Master’s program in Diaspora, Immigration, and Settlement Studies, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this initiative via Anthropology and related campus efforts, which may include the African Studies Program, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, Global Studies, Global Religious Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Childhood Studies.

Bridgewater State University has a 12-credit-per-semester teaching responsibility, supported with significant professional development opportunities and guidance. Faculty members maintain research programs, perform departmental and campus service, and advise majors in the department. Opportunities exist for developing connections outside the university as well as for developing new programs, running interdisciplinary programs, teaching short travel courses abroad, and pursuing research with undergraduates and graduate students, with university support.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Anthropology by September 1, 2018.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00140P

Open Date: 08/28/2017

Close Date: 11/12/2017

Open Until Filled: No

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1101813

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

California State University, Fresno

Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (specialization in Islamic or Jewish traditions)

The Department of Philosophy at California State University Fresno is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Religious Studies at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning Fall 2018. We are seeking specialization in either Islamic or Jewish traditions with teaching competence in the other, along with Christian traditions. For more information, please see the link below.

http://jobs.fresnostate.edu

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

Lecturer in Discipline - Arabic Language

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Arabic language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline, beginning July 1, 2018. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes while developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Applicants whose fields of specialty are Arabic language, linguistics or related field are welcome to apply. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associated with the language program. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews.

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

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, three letters of recommendation, and sample teaching materials.

For more information and to apply, go to:
academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65370

Applications will be reviewed starting 11/30/2017.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Columbia University

Assistant Professor of Classical Islamic Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University seeks to fill a position in Classical Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar with firm grounding in classical Arabic, but whose work may also engage with other languages and cover across regions. Discipline and focus are open, including but not restricted to history (social, intellectual, cultural), science, Sufism, theology or philosophy.

The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, including teaching in the Columbia College Core Curriculum, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. The department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload their dissertation abstract and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 11 November, and will continue until an appointment is made.

For more information and to apply, please visit our online site:

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65309

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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.

Denison University

Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle East/South Asian History

The History Department at Denison University invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the history of the Middle East or South Asia to begin in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities in a 3/3 load include a two-semester introductory survey sequence in the Middle East or South Asia and upper level seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Ability to teach courses in the pre-modern period is desirable. Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,100 students from across the nation and around the world. We are located thirty miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural, artistic, and outdoor opportunities. Our college is committed to attracting and supporting a diverse range of faculty and students. The department is a dedicated group of teacher-scholars who value both teaching and research excellence as well as active service to the institution. Ph.D. in History and college-level teaching experience preferred. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of application that includes discussion of the candidate’s scholarship, teaching interests and philosophy, and potential to foster diversity among students and the larger campus community, a C.V., at least one sample syllabus, an unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, family configuration, socio-economic background, national origin, age, or military status. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide at http://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application materials must be submitted online at https://employment.denison.edu.

Contact Information:

Dr. Lauren Araiza, Chair
Department of History
Denison University
Granville, OH 43023
araizal@denison.edu

Duke University, International Comparative Studies (ICS) Program

Assistant Professor of the Practice

The International Comparative Studies (ICS) program at Duke University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice position that begins August 1, 2018. This is a regular rank renewable faculty position with a four-year term. International Comparative Studies (https://internationalcomparative.duke.edu) is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program that bridges the humanities and social sciences. Students pursue a Global Studies major that focuses on one of seven world regions through language and interdisciplinary courses. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in the humanistic and/or social sciences prior to appointment, be engaged in research and teaching that explores comparative/global topics, and be interested in pursuing interdisciplinary and cross-regional collaborations. The selected candidate will also need to demonstrate experience or interest in teaching core ICS courses and will supervise senior theses, work effectively with students and colleagues, and contribute appropriate service in the program, including undergraduate advising. Possible disciplines include cultural geography, socio-cultural anthropology, comparative/global history, political science and public policy, environmental studies, women’s studies, postcolonial studies, and comparative literature. Given the diversity of our students we value candidates with experience teaching and mentoring under-represented students. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load with expectation that one course will be in the candidate’s area of specialization.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample or publication of no more than 40 pages, a one-page teaching statement, and an Introduction to Global Studies syllabus. In addition, the names and contact information of three recommenders must be submitted with the application. All material should be submitted electronically through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10333. Applications received by January 16, 2018 are guaranteed consideration.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina in the U.S.A.

Emory University

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian

Position Duties
Reporting to the Area Studies Team Leader, the subject librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies provides the full range of subject specific library services to the academic department, including collection management, consultation, instruction, cataloging and assessment. The subject librarian serves 22 faculty, 10 graduate students, and 12 undergraduate majors and 2 minors. The subject librarian maintains and expands research-level collections, acts as an expert guide, provides research help at the time of need, and contributes to the programmatic and collaborative work of the Services Division and the library in general.

Specific duties include:

ENGAGEMENT

  • Serves on the Area Studies Team as primary liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in the assigned subject areas.
  • Plans and delivers point-of-need instruction services; teaches research tools and skills relevant to the discipline.
  • Provides in-depth, specialized research consultations in support of the entire research lifecycle.
  • Develops content for subject-based web pages.

COLLECTIONS

  • Develops and manages excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in the relevant disciplines to support the research and teaching needs of the Emory University community.
  • Acquires material in a variety of languages, including English, French, German, Arabic and Persian. Catalogs any materials in Arabic script based languages.
  • Responsibility for additional subject areas may be assigned.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintains general knowledge of current trends in the relevant fields/disciplines, higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent education and experience (subject expertise).
  • Advanced degree in a relevant subject area.
  • Fluency in Arabic, with reading knowledge of Persian.
  • Strong understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection development, and research, in the subject areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies.
  • Evidence of excellent communication, teaching, writing and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Library experience as a Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian.
  • Cataloging experience.
  • Reading knowledge of Persian.
  • Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Experience working with ALMA, vendor sites such as YBP’s GOBI, libguides, LibAnswers, and other assessment tools.

Application Procedures
Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid= 5449&areq=75896br

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

Please refer to website for full job description: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449 &areq=75896br

Florida State University

Visiting Arabic Instructor, Fall 2018

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Teaching Faculty I in Arabic for the academic year 2018-2019. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should be able to teach Arabic at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the Arabic Division. Applicants should have university teaching experience and experience in integrating both standard and spoken Arabic (preferably Levantine Arabic) into their teaching. The successful candidate will work closely with other faculty members in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, assist in program coordination in collaboration with program faculty; and perform service to the department, college, university, and the profession. The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic and will have a MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or a related field. Interest in film and cultural studies is a plus.

INSTRUCTIONS

The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Evaluation of applicants will commence immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Possibility of a preliminary interview at MESA, November, 18-21 in Washington, D.C.

The Florida State University takes online applications at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID: 42365). To apply, submit an application package that should include: a letter of interest with a section addressing the candidate’s approach to Arabic language teaching and his/her prior experience teaching Arabic at the university level, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and formal student evaluations. All documents should be uploaded as a single PDF. The three required recommendation letters should be requested through our system at http://jobs.fsu.edu.

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Zeina Schlenoff at zschlenoff@fsu.edu

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/ diversity/EEO_Statement.PDF

George Washington University

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Persian (non-tenure, 3-year position)

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at The George Washington University invites applications for a non-tenure accruing three-year renewable Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Persian position. The position entails overseeing, staffing, and shaping the Persian program offerings under the oversight of the department chair; teaching courses on Persian language and literature in the original and in translation, and involvement with the Middle East Studies Program.

Basic Qualifications: All applicants must have PhD in hand in Persian or a closely related field, teaching excellence as demonstrated by course evaluation summaries, potential for strong record of scholarly publication as demonstrated by publications and research agenda, native or near native fluency in Persian as well as in English, and experience in use of instructional technology. Information about the department and current faculty members can be found at https://cnelc.columbian.gwu.edu; see also, for the Middle East Studies Program https://imes.elliott.gwu.edu

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46367 and upload a letter of interest, current CV, sample publications, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy and program development, and at least three samples of course syllabi, and a minimum of two years worth or 4 course evaluation summaries. Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to GW_CNELC_Search@gwu.edu, or physically mailed to Persian Search, George Washington University, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, 801 22nd Street, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent pending final budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

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.

Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Warren Weinstein Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies (with a focus on Iran)

School Overview

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. To learn more about SAIS, visit http://www.sais-jhu.edu. To learn more about the Middle East Studies Program, visit https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/middle-east-studies#overview.

Position Details

SAIS is seeking to fill a position for a full-time tenure-track Warren Weinstein Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies with a primary focus on Iran. Candidates who combine their work on Iran with an interest in international security, international law, conflict management, international development, foreign policy, or domestic politics are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a background in other social sciences with an interest in policy are also encouraged to apply. The position is located in Washington, D.C. The goal is to fill the position during the Fall 2017 semester, with the appointment starting effectively on July 1, 2018.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. awarded by June 2018 will be a condition for employment. The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching would be a distinct advantage.

Application

Electronic submissions are preferred. A letter of application, curriculum vitae that include contact information (email, telephone, and/or skype) as well as the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to:

SAISMESProfSearch@jhu.edu

Or send via USPS to:

SAIS Weinstein Professor Search Committee
School of Advanced International Studies
The Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2017 and will be accepted until a final decision is made. Please send all inquiries to the email address listed above.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science

Projects and Fundraising Manager

The LSE Middle East Centre drives LSE's engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.

We are looking to hire a Projects and Fundraising Coordinator to manage research projects run by the Centre and to play a central role in fundraising strategy and execution. This is a replacement post with additional fundraising responsibilities.

Candidates should have:

- Strong research project management and fundraising skills
- Knowledge of the funding landscape for Middle East studies and the social sciences
- Professional experience in a higher education or research organisation in the UK
- Connections within the Middle East research community and an interest in Middle East Studies

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017. Please note that this post is not eligible for Tier 2 visa sponsorship and candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

For more information on the post and how to apply, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/middle-east-centre/opportunities.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email Robert Lowe at R.Lowe@lse.ac.uk.

Michigan State University

Assistant Professor of Migration Studies

Tenure system position
Start date: August 16, 2018

TO VIEW THE FULL POSTING PLEASE VISIT: http://careers.msu.edu/ posting # 474572.

The Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages (LGSAAL) and the Department of Romance and Classical Studies (RCS) at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-system position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in Migration Studies with an interest and ability in culturally engaged digital humanities and any of the language programs of these departments.

The successful candidate will be a faculty member of the newly established School of Language Sciences & Literary and Cultural Studies (SLS&LCS), within Michigan State’s College of Arts & Letters. SLS&LCS is being formed from the merger of the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages (http://linglang.msu.edu/), the Department of Romance and Classical Studies (http://www.rcs.msu.edu/), and the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA, http://celta.msu.edu/).

Candidates must show promise of strong scholarship and publication, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and the desire to work collaboratively with faculty in the School undergraduate and/or graduate programs, CDDA and the College of Arts & Letters. Native or near-native proficiency in English and the language of the program in which the candidate would teach is required. Candidates should also provide evidence of commitment to technologically innovative scholarship, which may take the form of digital text analysis, data visualization, digital exhibitions and/or archival collections, Geographic Information System (GIS), data tools, story mapping, and/or video/film projects.

Minimum requirements include Ph.D. in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2018. Interest and experience in collaborative and innovative/active learning teaching models are also desired.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu/ posting # 474572. Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a statement of teaching/research philosophy that highlights the alignment of the candidate’s credentials with desired qualifications, d) a research sample, e) a summary of the candidate’s experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and f) three current letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 8th and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Safoi Babana-Hampton, in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, at babanaha@msu.edu.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

National Cheng-Chi University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nazarbayev University

Assistant Professor of Turkic Studies

Nazarbayev University invites applications for a position as assistant professor of Turkic Studies in the Department of Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. from an international university in a discipline related to Turkic languages (disciplinary specialization open); a record appropriate for appointment at the level of assistant professor; a promising research agenda informed by disciplinary frameworks and interdisciplinary scholarship; superior-level competence in a Turkic language other than Turkish. We seek to recruit a scholar whose research and teaching interests will complement current departmental strengths in Ottoman and modern Turkish Studies as well as strengths in Central Eurasian history and other areas at Nazarbayev University.

Preference will be given to junior scholars who have:
• Graduate degrees from a leading international university, with strong disciplinary training in linguistics, literature, folklore, or other field related to Turkic Studies.
• Ability to teach textual studies in historical Turkic languages (Old Turkic, Middle Turkic, and Ottoman Turkish/Chagatay) and modern Turkic language(s) of specialization.
• Ability to teach broadly in Turkic Studies, including graduate-level courses in his/her subject area.
• Professional competence in classical and modern research languages essential for Turkic Studies (as appropriate to one’s research specialization)
• A working knowledge of Kazakh language.

This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should submit an application in English including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference including at least one from someone who can address the candidate's teaching abilities. Enquiries and applications should be directed to hr.shss@nu.edu.kz. Please send all materials as attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

We anticipate hiring candidates to begin in July 2018. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled. Complete applications received by 15 November 2017 will receive fullest consideration for July 2018 hires. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the SHSS is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most students participate in a foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English.

New College of Florida

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience, a career interest in liberal-arts teaching, and a vibrant research agenda. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in a home discipline such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religion, or Sociology as appropriate, with the possibility of secondary appointments in other programs and interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will have a particular specialization in the Islamic world combined with broad training in Islam’s transnational, cross-cultural, and global dimensions; thematic research fields are open, with a preference for scholarly interests involving critical reflection on issues of social justice, gender, globalism, and diversity. Fluency in relevant research language(s) is desired. The successful candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2018.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally-recognized public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourage collaborative student-faculty scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal-arts teaching. This appointment will be the campus’s first position in Islamic Studies, and is one of fifteen new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/).

Full Details here: https://www.ncf.edu/about/departments-and-offices/human-resources/employment/assistant-professor-islamic-studies/

New College of Florida

Assistant Professor (open discipline) in International Migration

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor focusing on Migration Studies. This position is open with regard to field of Ph.D, and the appointment will be in that field with the opportunity of a joint appointment in another field or interdisciplinary program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience, a career interest in liberal arts education, and a vibrant research agenda. The person filling this line is expected to teach courses on migration and build interdisciplinary initiatives related to this subject, as well as contribute to the curriculum in the field of appointment. Experience using and teaching GIS and a willingness to guide students in developing GIS research skills are highly valued. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2018.

New College is a nationally recognized, highly selective public honors college with an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis or project is required of all students. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourage collaborative student-faculty scholarship. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. Faculty members also provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior theses, and serve on baccalaureate committees. Professors are expected to maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Candidates should apply on-line at https://www.ncf.edu/employment and upload the following: a cover letter; c.v.; statements regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and research interests; syllabi; teaching evaluations; one writing sample (article length); and unofficial graduate transcript(s). In addition, please ask at least three references to send signed letters on letterhead electronically to MigrationSearch@ncf.edu. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Kristi Fecteau at kfecteau@ncf.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

New College of Florida is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive learning environment are especially encouraged to apply. Consistent with law and its respect for personal dignity, the college does not discriminate against applicants for employment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In accordance with state law, all employees are subject to a background check at the time of hiring. EOE/AA/ADA/WMA.

New York University

Faculty Fellow

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies
Arts and Science

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track position as Faculty Fellow to begin September 1st, 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  The appointment will be for one year, renewable for a further two years.

We are looking for an outstanding junior scholar in any social science or humanities discipline whose research offers a critical perspective on the contemporary Middle East and would complement the strengths of our existing faculty in Middle Eastern Studies. The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of the modern Middle East, knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, and has a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: Anthropology, Comparative Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics/Political Economy, Sociology, Urban Studies/Geography, or similar. The appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate level (MAs and some PhDs), advise MA students, and participate in the activities of the Kevorkian Center.

A demonstrated research and teaching experience is required, and advising experience is a plus. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018.  We are especially interested in receiving applications from women and minority candidates. Please submit a cover letter, a CV, one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. To apply, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/46267.

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

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

New York University

Assistant Professor in Islamic History

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in the history of the Muslim Middle East, broadly interpreted, 7th-15th centuries, to begin September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.  The department is seeking candidates who share its interest in historically and textually grounded, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches; can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including supervision of doctoral dissertations; and complement the research and teaching interests of current faculty members.  Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment.

To apply, visit the MEIS website at http://as.nyu.edu/meis.html and use the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published article, conference paper or dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups.

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

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

Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global, Comparative, or International Affairs

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative, or international affairs. Up to three fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts. Fellowships will run from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020.

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

Applicants must have received their PhD between December 14, 2015, and August 31, 2018.

Application deadline is December 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

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

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

 

Northwestern University, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Turkish Studies

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of Turkey in a global or a comparative perspective. Applications are welcome from scholars whose research addresses transnational social processes, problems, or conflicts in connection to contemporary Turkey. Fellowship will run from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020.

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

Applicants must have received their PhD between December 14, 2013, and August 31, 2018.

Application deadline is December 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

For a complete position description and application procedures, visit:
http://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/turkish-studies/postdoc.html

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

The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Senior Scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies (tenured)

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago seeks to appoint a distinguished senior scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies to begin in the autumn quarter of 2018 or as soon thereafter as feasible. The exact specialization is open as long as the candidate focuses on the pre-Islamic cultures of Iran; the successful candidate may concentrate on the archaeology, languages, religion, art, or history of ancient Iran, or a combination of these. This is a tenured faculty position and will entail a joint appointment in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Applicants must apply through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, at http://tinyurl.com/yb5yk5ne job posting number 03518. Applicants are requested to send (1) a letter stating their interest in the position and outlining briefly their qualifications for it; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing their training, positions held, university teaching experience, and publications; (3) one representative article or other publication as an example of their scholarship; and (4) the names and contact information for three referees who know the applicant well and may, if the candidate is invited, be asked to submit recommendations for the candidate at a later stage in the process. Please do not ask recommenders to submit letters until requested to do so by the search committee. The committee may also request further information or publications from select candidates as the search proceeds.

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as early as possible. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/ non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

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.

Pennsylvania State University

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a two-year, full-time lectureship position (non-tenure-track) in Arabic, to begin in August 2018 with excellent possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in Arabic (three courses per semester) along with supporting duties on behalf of the Arabic program, which includes an undergraduate minor. Penn State offers a dynamic environment for language learning, including a Summer Intensive Language Institute, Title VI centers, and extensive other resources. Requirements include native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic, a master’s degree or equivalent in a related field, and relevant teaching experience. Preferred qualifications include ABD status or a Ph.D., experience with communicative and standards-based methodologies, and program-building experience such as supervision or curriculum development; availability to teach in the summer if needed is a plus. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes benefits.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of two references via the Penn State jobs website. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. For more information on our program, please consult http://complit.la.psu.edu Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/74583

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Princeton University

Senior Research Specialist I

Requisition # 2017-8079
Department Politics
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 4 weeks ago
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time

Overview

The Department of Politics seeks a Senior Research Specialist to work directly under the Project Director for the Arab Barometer. The Senior Research Specialist assists in questionnaire development, performs quality control procedures, assists in statistical analysis, undertakes data analysis to support reports and presentations for dissemination of the findings. This individual is also responsible for conducting analysis using Arab Barometer data in support of outreach to academics, government officials, the press, and other target audiences.

This position will be based in Washington, D.C. and is an 18 month term position with the possiblity of renewal based on performance and grant funding.

Responsibilities

Data analysis
• Conduct analyses of survey data
• Prepare summary findings
• Run advanced statistical models
• Conduct analysis for academic research projects
• Perform data visualization for reports and presentations
• Compile and analyze trend data

Quality control
• Perform quality control checks on survey data
• Fact-check and number-check Arab Barometer products
• Clean and prepare datasets for public release

Survey design and questionnaire development
• Develop research questions
• Draft questionnaires
• Design samples to meet project needs

Outreach
• Respond to external requests for information
• Present research to key audiences

Qualifications

Essential:
• Strong analytical and research skills
• Experience working with survey data
• Background in quantitative analysis
• Knowledge of Stata, R, or other statistical software is required
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• Ability to communicate research results clearly and concisely
• Ability to meet tight deadlines across multiple survey projects while ensuring accuracy of results
• Proven experience in undertaking research involving survey data analysis, including using Stata, R, and other software
• Familiarity and experience with regression and MLE techniques, including advanced techniques such as multilevel modeling
• Knowledge and interest in the Middle East and North Africa

Preferred:
• Advanced degree in social sciences or statistics with Ph.D. strongly preferred
• Experience with conducting international survey research
• Arabic language skills highly desirable

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.

Salary Grade

ASR, 010

Standard Weekly Hours

36.25

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Comments Related to End Date

This is an 18 month term position with the possibility of renewal based on grant funding.

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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Princeton University

Assistant Professor in Religion and Critical Thought (tenure-track)

Princeton University's Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religion and Critical Thought. The position would begin on September 1, 2018. The candidate’s area of expertise is open but we especially welcome candidates who complement the department’s offerings in epistemology, ethics, religion and philosophy, social criticism, theology or theories of religion. Princeton also supports a wide range of vibrant interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, including Environmental Humanities, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Law and Public Affairs, Political Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to any of these programs. The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Applicants should submit the following materials: Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and at least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017. Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3782 This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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 University

Communications Associate for Arab Barometer

Department Politics
Category Communications and Public Relations
Date Posted 3 weeks ago
Full-Time

Overview

The Department of Politics seeks a Communications Associate for the Arab Barometer. This individual will promote and disseminate findings through media relations, in both Arabic and English, and play a large role in event planning including the training workshops in the region. The Communications Associate will serve as initial point of contact for media and policy inquiries. The associate will also reach out to print, broadcast and online media through press releases, media advisories and pitch calls, while leading efforts on social media outreach to promote the Arab Barometer's work.

This is a full time, 18 month term position, based in Washington D.C. The possibility of renewal exists depending on performance and grant funding.

Responsibilities
• Develop strategies and tactics to best serve the media, key stakeholders and interested parties in MENA and the U.S.
• Assist with digital outreach including website and social media in Arabic and English
• Oversee planning for training workshops to train key stakeholders in MENA in how to successfully use project data
• Serve as initial point of contact for external inquiries, especially media inquiries
• Respond to incoming media requests promptly, accurately and efficiently
• Reach out to print, broadcast and online media in the Arab world, the U.S. and beyond through press releases, media advisories and pitch calls
• Take responsibility for creating, updating and maintaining lists of media and other key stakeholders
• Identify new people and organizations within the target audiences
• Track success of written reports, media outreach, and other external outreach activities

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required; degree in communications, journalism or related field
• 3-5 years' experience in communications, including media relations
• Background working with press corps and public-policy community in MENA and the U.S.
• Background in event planning
• Strong writing skills and ability to work on a variety of materials for different audiences
• Knowledge of Salesforce or similar contact databases
• Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Fluency (spoken and written) in Arabic and English
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of MENA issues, as well as those at the intersection of religion and public affairs
• Ability to work with numbers and statistics
• Strong skills in organization, ability to balance multiple project, and to meet multiple deadlines
• Ability to work strategically and collegially with the Arab Barometer team

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (http://www.princeton.edu/hr/policies/statement/1.0/1.0.1/) 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.

Salary Grade ADM, 030
Standard Weekly Hours 36.25
Eligible for Overtime No
Benefits Eligible Yes

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Princeton University

Assistant Professor in the Study of Islam

Princeton University's Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the study of Islam. The position would begin on September 1, 2018. The candidate’s area of expertise within the study of Islam is open but we especially welcome candidates who complement the department’s offerings in ethics, intellectual history, philosophy or South Asia. Princeton also supports a wide range of vibrant interdisciplinary programs, including programs in African Studies, American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Political Philosophy, and South Asian Studies, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to any of these programs. The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Applicants should submit the following materials: Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans, Curriculum Vitae, writing sample, and at least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017. Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3801

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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 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.

Qatar University

Research Assistant/Associate

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

We welcome applicants from all fields of social science or related disciplines, but we are especially interested in persons with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following priority research areas: marriage and family, gender studies, social demography, immigration, and migration. Priority will be given to candidates who are bilingual (Arabic and English) and who have experience with collecting and using survey data as part of their own research as well as substantive interests in the cultures, societies, and public affairs of the Arabian Gulf.

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

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

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

Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 15, 2018.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available.

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

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

Qatar University

Lead Methodologist

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

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

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

Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 15, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children will also be available.

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

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Widely recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Affairs, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. Established in June 2014, SESRI’s Policy Unit utilizes new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

Qatar University

Senior Policy Analyst

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

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

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

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

Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 15, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, which is tax-free in Qatar (but persons will still be responsible for any applicable taxes from their country of origin), along with a generous fringe benefits package that includes health insurance. Furnished housing is also provided at no additional cost outside of expenses such as utilities, cable, and Internet access. Applicants will have their flight and moving expenses paid for at the beginning and end of their appointment, as well as one round-trip flight home annually. Educational allowances for up to three accompanying children are also available.

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

About SESRI: SESRI is an academic survey research institute established in 2008 at Qatar University in close association with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  It undertakes original and groundbreaking surveys of citizens and residents of Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states via telephone and face-to-face interviews, amassing a diverse collection of data unparalleled in the region.  Previous areas of study include, among others, education, gender, labor, politics, regional integration, and survey methodology. SESRI has partnered with the World Values Survey, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, and other international survey efforts, and since 2010 has secured more than $5.3 million in external project funding through the Qatar National Research Fund.  Widely recognized for their quality and variety, SESRI data have appeared in such forums as Foreign Affairs, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. Established in June 2014, SESRI’s Policy Unit utilizes new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirical-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf. 

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.

Sacramento State University

Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science (formerly Government Department) at California State University, Sacramento seeks candidates who are broadly trained in the field of comparative politics to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in fall 2018. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science or related field. ABD candidates will be considered; if ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2019. Candidates must be able to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative politics, including introduction to comparative politics (GOVT 35 and 140) and courses specializing in identity politics, including but not restricted to ethnicity, nationalism, social movements, migration, or religion. Candidates are required to demonstrate potential for scholarly achievement; the department is open to methodological approach. While regional specialization is open, preference is for candidates who can teach courses on the Middle East and Europe. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student body. Furthermore, experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of a diverse student body is preferred.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. An applicant can find the full vacancy announcement at, and must apply through, the Sacramento State jobs website at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. The job posting number is F0028P. Inquiries can be made to pols-comp-hire@csus.edu.

Applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter addressing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vita/resume; (3) names and contact information of 3 references who will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant; (4) Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview); (5) writing sample; (6) teaching evaluations and syllabi (if available); (7) Statement of teaching philosophy including discussion of commitment to and experience with a diverse student body. In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation emailed directly by the writer to pols-comp-hire@csus.edu. Inquiries can also be made to pols-comp-hire@csus.edu.

AA/EO Employer. Clery Act statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Background check (including criminal record check) required.

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.

University of Alabama

Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious Studies (associate or full professor)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama announces a call for applications for the newly established Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious Studies. The position will begin August 2018. The successful applicant may work in any post-7th century timeframe and focus geographically on one or more settings in the Middle East, including sites of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish civilization. We seek to bring to campus a scholar of Middle Eastern history and culture who can prepare students to better understand current international affairs and who is also able to exercise leadership in future academic programs and research collaborations.

Applicants should demonstrate exemplary methodological, language, and /or ethnographic skills and should be gifted faculty members whose accomplishments, in both teaching and research, indicate great potential; the successful candidate, who will be appointed at the tenured rank of either Associate Professor or Professor, will join a Department of relevance to their expertise and may also hold a cross-appointment within the College. We welcome applications from mid-career and senior scholars working in such fields as Anthropology, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or other disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Review of applications will begin on October 15. Applicants are required to apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/41763 submitting a cover letter, C.V., and writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, either in hard copy or by email. A group of semi-finalists will meet with the committee via a brief online session prior to the College identifying finalists to be brought to campus for interviews.

For information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

Prof. Russell T. McCutcheon
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
University of Alabama
212 Manly Hall
Tuscaloosa, Al 35487-0264

russell.mccutcheon@ua.edu

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of California, Los Angeles

Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2018-19 academic year. Rank is open; however, preference will be given to junior scholars, including post-doctoral students. The duration of the appointment will depend on rank, and includes the prospect of a full-year postdoctoral appointment. The successful candidate will be in residence at UCLA during the tenure of the appointment and is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her field of expertise. The candidate's research could focus on any dimension of the experience of Jews, including their interaction with other peoples and cultures, in the Mediterranean basin.

A letter of application, along with a CV, names of three recommenders, proposed length of stay at UCLA, and a list of prospective course offerings is required.

Apply on line: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03376

Review of Applications will begin January 15, 2018 and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For more information contact cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.

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

University of California, 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 Cambridge

University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-speaking Lands from 1 September 2018. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probation period.

The appointee will become a key player in the consolidation of our Persian and Middle Eastern Studies research clusters. S/he will have a doctorate in an aspect of the history of the eastern Islamic lands, medieval or modern, or in a related field including but not limited to political or social science. S/he will be expected to be engaged in research that shows his/her potential to built an international profile, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in his/her specialist field. S/he will also be expected to teach and examine undergraduate students and be able to contribute to a broad chronological range of papers looking at the Persianate world up to the modern era. S/he will further be expected to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD students in areas related to his/her research. The person appointed will be required to take on administrative duties within the Department and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

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

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

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Amira K Bennison (email: amira.bennison@ames.cam.ac.uk)

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 17 December 2017. Interviews will take place on 31 January and 1 February 2018.

Please quote reference GY13784 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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

University of Chicago

Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will typically teach a minimum of two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Master's degree is required by the start date of the appointment; a Ph.D. is desirable but not required.

To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter, which includes a brief description of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted, if available. All application items except letters of recommendation may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03530. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email, by the letter writers, to amanday@uchicago.edu. Additional recommendation letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

Review of applications will begin on November 24, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/ non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

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 North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Specializing in MENA, Arabic, and/or Islamic Studies

The University of North Carolina Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position effective on August 6, 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division courses in Arabic, Introduction to International Studies courses and upper-level courses specializing in Middle East, North Africa, Arabic, and/or Islamic Studies. Arabic courses will be taught through distance learning systems of the university, either online or through intercampus-linked classrooms. An active research agenda is essential, and contributions to university service will be expected. The successful applicant will be tenure-track in the Department World Languages and Cultures and teach in both in International Studies and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

Minimum Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Arabic or related field, with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Arabic and teaching experience at the post-secondary level, must be in hand by August 2018. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English are required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and have relevant pedagogical training.

Preferred Qualifications:
Successful college-level teaching experience, a strong interest in curriculum and program development, and experience with online instruction in the classroom are a plus.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, November 13, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/9570

University of Texas at Austin

Advanced Associate/Full Professor in Ottoman History

The History Department of the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an advanced associate or full professor position in Ottoman history, with a preference for scholars of social, intellectual, or cultural history who focus on the early modern era (c. 1500-1800). We have a particular interest in those whose work takes an expansive, trans-regional view of the Ottoman Empire. We are looking for scholarship on phenomena like climate, environment, military power, consumer culture, or international trade, as embedded in contacts between the Ottoman provinces and the Ottoman center, as well as entanglements between the Ottoman Empire and the wider early modern world. 

Applicants should have an outstanding record of publication and an established international reputation in the field. Applicants should also have documented evidence of teaching excellence. 

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in high quality research/scholarly activities, demonstrate effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

A PhD degree in History or related field is required. Applicants may currently hold the rank of either associate or full professor. Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Denise Spellberg, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin. All materials should be submitted online via:  https://dossier.interfolio.com/apply/44876

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15th, 2017. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Background checks will be conducted on the successful candidate. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process, assistance is available from Interfolio's Customer Support - help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.  (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules).

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

Post Date October 11, 2017

Inaugural Director of New Global Studies Program (with appointment at Full or Assoc. Prof.)

Vanderbilt University invites applications from established scholar-teachers in the social sciences and the humanities to serve as the inaugural Director of a new Global Studies Program in the College of Arts & Science. We seek applicants with proven leadership abilities, whose research and teaching engage issues of global concern informed by interdisciplinary insights, as well as firm grounding and demonstrated accomplishments in a discipline. Substantive themes of interest include, but are not limited to, migration and diaspora; health, environment, and sustainability; political economy; global humanities; and conflict and peace studies, either current or historical.

We anticipate that the appointment will be made at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the Global Studies Program and an appropriate home department. All applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (including relevant language, method, and field experience), 3) research statement, 4) a recent piece of scholarship, and 5) a list of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/45834.

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.

 

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

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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