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
12/05/17 Rice University One-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Modern Middle East History February 1, 2018
11/30/17 New York University Abu Dhabi Open rank faculty position in Middle Eastern studies for its Arab Crossroads program Review begins in December and continues until filled.
11/30/17 Kenyon College Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Review begins January 19, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/30/17 Carleton College Ira T. Wender Post-Doctoral Scholar in Middle East Studies January 22, 2018
11/29/17 New York University Abu Dhabi Director, NYU Abu Dhabi Library  
11/28/17 Johns Hopkins University Lecturer in Arabic March 1, 2018
11/28/17 University of Oslo University Lecturer in Persian Language  
11/28/17 Brookings Doha Center Joint Visiting Fellowship December 15, 2017
11/28/17 University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor - Israel/Palestine Studies Review begins January 3, 2018 and continues until filled.
11/17/17 Princeton University Senior Research Specialist I for Arab Barometer  
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 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 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 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.
10/09/17 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.
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 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.
09/21/17 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.
09/20/17 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.
09/06/17 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.
08/22/17 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.
07/20/17 Williams College Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, specialization open (tenure-track) September 20, 2017

 

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 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.

Brookings Doha Center

Joint Visiting Fellowship

Over the course of a 4-6-month period, the fellow will teach up to two courses at Qatar University and have the opportunity to conduct original research of their own. The 4-6 month period covers one academic semester at Qatar University, and the fellowship may be extended by an additional semester. The joint fellow is expected to author a policy briefing on her/his area of focus, to be published by Brookings. Candidates with a focus on the Maghreb or the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Teaching (60%)
+Teach a semester-long seminar (16 weeks) at Qatar University on a topic of her/his own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU International Affairs program (History, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Education, Law), or a related subject as defined by the Visiting Fellow.
+Teach 1-2 courses, which are typically discussion-based, enabling the fellow to develop and refine her/his ideas and research in an academic setting.

Research, Writing, and Outreach (40%)
+Undertake original research and writing on a topic of their choosing.
+Produce one policy briefing (3,000 to 3,500 words) on a policy-relevant issue.
+Produce regular op-eds and blogposts both for Brookings and other media outlets.
+Provide media commentary and expertise.

Qualifications
Education/Experience Requirements:
+Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, with a proven record of publishing and fluency in English, as well as experience teaching at an undergraduate level. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

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

Additional Information:
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume or CV. Please attach them as one document when you apply. Your CV and cover letter should include professional and educational experience, citizenship details, three references, and full contact information.

When prompted, upload the following documents:
+Course Proposal - A 200-300-word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University.
+Research Proposal - A research proposal for a policy briefing of around 500 words. Length requirements must be strictly observed. The proposal should include the key questions being addressed, relevance to policymaking communities, and method of research, project objectives, and an estimated timeline.
+Writing Sample - A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic.

Apply here: https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1637/joint-visiting-fellowship---brookings-doha-center-and-qatar-university/job

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017, and the start date is February 1, 2018. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

Carleton College

Ira T. Wender Post-Doctoral Scholar in Middle East Studies

The Program in Middle East Studies at Carleton College is seeking a recent PhD to fill a two-year position as the Ira T. Wender Post-Doctoral Scholar in Middle East Studies. For the purposes of this opening, we are defining the Middle East as stretching from North Africa to Central Asia with the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, Iran and Western Asia in between. Scholars can work on any region within this range and can come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, but we are most eager to fill gaps in areas for which we have no curricular coverage. Also, while we are open to hiring scholars working on any time period, we are particularly eager to hire an individual who works on or with pre-modern materials. Scholars must have an active research program in the Middle East and be fully fluent in one or more of its languages. The position is half research, half teaching. This means that the fellow will be expected to teach five distinct courses over a two-year, six trimester, period, and to be an active participant in campus and Middle East Studies program life during the duration of the fellowship. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by September 1, 2018, and should have received their degree no earlier than September 2014.

To apply, please submit the following materials to jobs.carleton.edu by January 22, 2018: a cover letter explaining your current research program and what research you would hope to complete during the fellowship period, as well as your teaching philosophy; a CV; a one page document offering three course abstracts for courses you’d like to teach at Carleton; and, one syllabus for one of these courses. Candidates should also submit the names of two references who must upload letters of recommendation by the application due date. Candidates may be asked for a writing sample at a latter stage in the application process. Inquiries should be directed to Noah Salomon, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of Middle East Studies, Carleton College (nsalomon@carleton.edu).

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

Carleton College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota (USA), located about 45 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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.

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

Johns Hopkins University

Lecturer in Arabic

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

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

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

-M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics and pedagogy, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
-Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
-At least 2 years of experience (as a Teaching Assistant etc.) in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level.
-Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching
-Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
-Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials by March 1, 2018, and include:

-Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
-Curriculum vitae
-List of names and email addresses only of three references
-A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Arabic at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.)

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

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

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.

Kenyon College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for the position of a Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, beginning in July 2018. The position is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. A completed Ph.D. is preferred (but ABDs will be considered). The successful candidate will teach language--introductory through advanced courses—as well as possible courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, e.g. literature, film, etc. The teaching load is typically 3/2. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and a demonstrable record of teaching excellence in Arabic as a second language. Field of specialization open. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to the Arabic Search Committee Chair, Professor Qussay Al-Attabi (alattabi1@Kenyon.edu).

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's teaching experience as well as research and scholarship; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) letters of reference from three (3) recommenders; 5) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 6) a writing sample (in English) of no more than 30 pages. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2018, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the January 19th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in the beautiful village of Gambier (50 miles NE of Columbus), enrolls approximately 1700 students and is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges. Kenyon prides itself on its reputation as an excellent teaching environment enriched by small classes, close contact with highly motivated and engaged students, and an excellent faculty of dedicated teacher scholars.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

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 (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. 

New York University Abu Dhabi

Open rank faculty position in Middle Eastern studies for its Arab Crossroads program

FACULTY POSTION, MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, Arab Crossroads Program
Division of Arts and Humanities / Social Sciences
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI
Location: Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Middle Eastern studies for its Arab Crossroads program. We are searching for faculty in all disciplines (particularly Anthropology, Economics, Politics or Sociology) whose research and teaching focuses on the contemporary society and politics of the Gulf and the Middle East. We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment September 1, 2018, subject to final budget approval.

The position will be in the Arab Crossroads Program, as a joint appointment across the divisions of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Please visit the NYU Abu Dhabi Arab Crossroads program website for a description of its innovative curriculum: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/academic-divisions/multidisciplinary- programs/acs.html

The Arab Crossroads Program forms part of a large, interdisciplinary network of teaching and research in the areas of Middle Eastern Studies and the Islamic World within the division of Arts and Humanities at NYUAD. This network includes the Library of Arabic Literature, Library of Arabic Literature fellowships, Arabic Literature Online, the Humanities Research Fellowships in Gulf and Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Language Program, Akkasah Center for Photography, Dhakira Center for Heritage Studies in the UAE, Tharawat Family Business Histories in the UAE, as well as a wide range of teaching and research in this area in other programs including Art and Art History, Film, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater (Arts and Humanities), and Economics, Political Science, Social Research and Public Policy (Social Sciences).

The review of applications will begin in December, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for campus visits to NYU Abu Dhabi in 2018. The excellent terms of employment are competitive and include generous start-up and on-going research funds, as well as housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children.

To ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, two course outlines and two representative writing samples. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload his or her reference letter. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. For more information and instruction on how to apply, please visit our website: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty.html.

Abu Dhabi Office                P.O. Box 129 188, Abu Dhabi, UAE +971 2 628 4000  Fax:+971 2 659 0791
New York Office                  19 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10012 +1 212 9927

If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.artsandhumanities.positions@nyu.edu

About NYUAD
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering.

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

New York University Abu Dhabi

Director, NYU Abu Dhabi Library

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

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

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

Salary and benefits highly competitive.

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

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

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.

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

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xvbgmn2mvs4mzwh2

 

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

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/sg2hcdwcrf7hph3v

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.

Rice University

One-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Modern Middle East History

The Department of History at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon successful review and completion of the first year. In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $1,250 in the second year. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by July 1, 2018. This position begins on July 1, 2018. Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, jobs.rice.edu (or direct: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12400). Please apply by February 1, 2018, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement and the names of three references to the tab labeled "Other." Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Applications must be received by February 1, 2018. Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at hist@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

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.

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

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 Massachusetts Amherst

Assistant Professor - Israel/Palestine Studies

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Israel/Palestine Studies to begin September 1, 2018.

The field of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates from literary and cultural studies, history, film studies, or memory studies. The position will be located in the department of the successful candidate’s area of expertise, with the possibility of a joint appointment.

We are seeking a colleague who shows excellent scholarly promise, evidence of excellent teaching, and a strong commitment to service. The successful candidate is expected to teach on Arab-Israeli relations and cultural expression and to engage with these topics in sensitive ways in a public university with a diverse student body, innovatively foster and develop Israel/Palestine Studies at UMass Amherst, and take an active role, to be defined, at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

A Ph.D. in a related field is required by September 1, 2018. Knowledge of Modern Hebrew and/or Arabic is required; ability to conduct research in both is highly desirable. Broad familiarity with Judaic Studies, Palestinian Studies, and/or Middle East Studies is an asset.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with the rank of assistant professor, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching statement, and list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses to:
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91794

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will not be returned.

For questions about the search process, please contact Professor Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair in Holocaust Studies and Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, at confino@umass.edu.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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 Oslo

University Lecturer in Persian Language

A position of university lecturer (SKO 1009) in Persian language is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The main teaching responsibilities of the university lecturer will be within Persian language. The person employed must have experience with teaching at Bachelor level, preferably also at Master’s level. She/he will teach Persian courses at BA level and will be responsible for examinations. Teaching includes practical language (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary etc.), as well as exercises and testing. Preparation of course materials and glossaries is also part of the duties.

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. The teaching will normally be at bachelor level. Within the normal duties and academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.

Requirements
•Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Persian language
•Applicants should be a native speaker of Persian or have near native competence in Persian
•Applicants should be able to teach in a Scandinavian language or in English
•pedagogical qualifications and practice, mainly from universities or higher education institutions, see How to document your pedagogical skills

In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on:
•experience in producing text books, compilations and lecture notes or experience in internet based teaching/flexible learning
•good teamwork skills and experience
•professional competency and publication in the field
•Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period.

Courses are mainly taught in Norwegian. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/143594/university-lecturer-in-persian-language

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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