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
08/17/17 Harvard University Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/15/17 CUNY Baruch College Assistant Professor - Islamic World (History) Review begins October 16, 2017.
08/14/17 Lehigh University Assistant Professor, Islamic World History October 10, 2017
08/07/17 University of Texas at Austin Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies September 29, 2017
08/07/17 Trinity College Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies October 16, 2017 for full consideration.
08/07/17 University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
08/07/17 Princeton University Tenured Position in Modern Iranian Studies Review begins November 15, 2017.
08/07/17 Rutgers University Assistant Professor of Israel Studies Priority given to applications received by October 1, 2017.
08/02/17 Harvard University Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History October 15, 2017; applications will be reviewed until filled.
07/21/17 Stanford University Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies October 15, 2017 for full consideration.
07/21/17 Stanford University Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts October 2, 2017 for full consideration.
07/20/17 Williams College Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, specialization open (tenure-track) September 20, 2017
07/11/17 University of Michigan James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture (tenure-track asst. prof. or tenured assoc. prof.) October 15, 2017
07/06/17 Kalamazoo College Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Meiterranean History (tenure-track) October 16, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
06/30/17 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Lecturer in Arabic (3 years, renewable contract) July 31, 2017
06/29/17 Claremont McKenna College Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track) Review begins August 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
06/16/17 Emory University Libraries Middle East and Islamic Studies Subject Librarian July 17, 2017 for full consideration.
06/13/17 Indiana University Arabic Flagship Program Full-time Lecturer in Arabic July 7, 2017 for full consideration.
06/12/17 Washington and Lee University Arabic Language and Literature Postdoctoral Fellowship August 1, 2017
06/09/17 National Chengchi University, Department of Turkish Language and Culture Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor September 20, 2017
06/02/17 University of Pennsylvania, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 2018-19 Post-Doctoral Fellowship: "Jewish Life in Modern Islamic Contexts" October 31, 2017
06/02/17 University of Oklahoma Lecturer (PhD)/Instructor (MA) in Arabic  
05/23/17 Stanford University Open Rank Faculty Position in Islamic Studies (tenure-track or tenured) September 15, 2017
05/09/17 CUNY-The Graduate Center Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - PhD Program in French  
05/03/17 University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor in Ottoman History (tenure-track) Review begins September 15, 2017 and continues until filled.
03/13/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic Finance Open until filled.
03/13/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Professor in Qur’anic Studies Open until filled.
03/9/17 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language Review begins April 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
01/03/17 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture Review of applications underway; open until filled.

Claremont McKenna College

Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CUNY Baruch College

Assistant Professor - Islamic World (History)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CUNY - The Graduate Center

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - PhD Program in French

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC provides academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Graduate Center is also integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of events - lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits, concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

The Ph.D. Program in French at GC seeks applicants for a faculty position in the Francophone area with strong interdisciplinary interests and practice. The candidate must be able to teach equally in French and in English and have taught and published in one or more areas of Francophone Studies. We seek a faculty member currently at mid-career level (from advanced Assistant Professor through recently promoted full Professor) with a substantial record of publication and recognition within the profession who will make a long-range commitment to our institution, and engage fully with teaching, mentoring and the supervision of dissertations. We welcome applicants with expertise in one or more additional fields across a range including but not limited to literary and cultural studies, aesthetics, anthropology, religion, history, sociology, and urban studies. This position will begin in the Fall 2018 semester.

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

How to Apply:

1. Please apply using the link below:

https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/ HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId= 16530&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on "Apply Now" below which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, CV, and information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization).

OR

2. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 16530.

Emory University Libraries

Middle East and Islamic Studies Subject Librarian

The Emory Libraries seek an energetic, user-oriented, and collaborative professional to serve as Middle East and Islamic Studies Subject Librarian. Focused primarily on the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, the librarian will provide a full range of subject specific library services in collection development, cataloging, research consultation, and instruction.

Emory’s teaching and research in the Middle East occur mainly in the fields of language studies, Islamic studies, history, and literature. The Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian at Emory has responsibility for acquiring and cataloging materials about Islamic studies and the history and cultures of the Middle Eastern and North African countries. The successful candidate will have a passion for the teaching and research missions of the University, and understand the Libraries’ role in advancing those missions. This position offers opportunity for strategic and interdisciplinary approaches to the selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources.

Required Fields:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent education and experience (subject expertise).
• Advanced degree in a relevant subject area.
• Fluency in Arabic, with reading knowledge of Persian.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information literacy, and assessment of library services and resources.
• Strong interest in technology and tools for research and teaching.
• Strong understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection development, and research, in the subject areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies.
• Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the relevant disciplines.
• Evidence of excellent communication, teaching, writing and analytical skills.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
• Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.
• Evidence of active participation, involvement, or leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

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

Application Procedures:
Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid= 5449&areq=72531br

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

Candidates applying by July 17, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Professor in Qur'anic Studies

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

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

Positions
CIS is inviting applications for open ranks in the field of Islamic studies, and is seeking to immediately hire a professor in Qur’anic studies.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have a relevant PhD degree from a globally recognized and reputable university.
  • Possess a strong teaching and research record.
  • Possess a strong command of both the Arabic and English languages.

All candidates are expected to contribute, through teaching, research and service, to HBKU becoming a world-class research university. They are expected to collaborate with other faculty members and students to create a vibrant university community.

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

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

Application Deadline
Positions will be open until filled. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply immediately as the successful candidate is expected to join by the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (tenure-track)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Comparative Literature

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvard University

Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History

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

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

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

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

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement
5. Publications and writing samples
6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

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

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

Contact Email: kohagan@fas.harvard.edu

Indiana University Arabic Flagship Program

Full-time Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in Arabic, beginning August 1, 2017. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses from beginning-to advanced-level Arabic per semester and actively participating in all the academic and cultural activities of the Arabic program.

The successful candidate must have a M.A. and will preferably have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field, and is expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, an Arabic dialect, and English.

Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online at (PeopleAdmin POSTING URL). Inquires can be directed to Mr. Zac Muller, Indiana University, 355 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, or zmuller@indiana.edu. Applications received by July 7, 2017 are assured full consideration.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Kalamazoo College

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lehigh University

Assistant Professor, Islamic World History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lecturer in Arabic (three years, renewable contract)

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities (SoH), NTU Singapore, pursues disciplinary excellence as well as promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking, research, as well as communication skills to enable them to realise their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

The Centre currently offers electives in 16 languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Russian, Singapore Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Vietnamese) and there are plans to increase the number of languages offered. The Centre places great importance on enhancing the intercultural knowledge and skills of the learners as well as their linguistic competence. For further information about the current Modern Language Electives, please refer to the following website: http://cml.soh.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

Lecturer in Arabic (3 years renewable contract)

We are seeking an experienced lecturer capable of teaching introductory to advanced Arabic to tertiary students. Knowledge in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies is preferred. Candidates should have proven track-record in teaching, curriculum design, multimedia course materials development and knowledge of new technologies in language instruction. The position is offered on a three-year renewable contract basis.

Selection Criteria:

• Postgraduate qualification in one or more of: Second Language Acquisition, Arabic Linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Second Language
• Native proficiency in written and spoken Arabic

• Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic preferably at tertiary level

• Experience in developing Arabic language materials, including e-learning materials 

• Experience with multimedia and computer-based instructional technologies

• Ability to coordinate large courses
• Good command of English

Emoluments
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/NSS/NSSHumanResources/Pages/General-Terms-for-Faculty-Positions.aspx) of Service for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx) and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and contact details of at least three referees] to:

Centre for Modern Languages
School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, #02-19 (CML)
Singapore 637332
Fax: (65) 6795 4710
Email: CML_Recruit@ntu.edu.sg

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017

Only successful candidates will be notified.

National Chengchi University, Department of Turkish Language and Culture

Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton University

Tenured Position in Modern Iranian Studies

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

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

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

Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture

The Department of History of Art and Visual Culture invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture, with interests in art, design or diaspora studies, and/or comparative cultural studies to commence in September 2017. Candidates with additional interests in museum and curatorial studies are invited to apply.

Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Professors teach courses on all levels, from first-year students to upper level undergraduate (BFA) and graduate candidates; classes are with students from multiple disciplines of art and design who may also choose to concentrate, or minor, in History of Art and Visual Culture. RISD offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with studio departments as well as with the Museum of Art at RISD. Access to the RISD Museum’s extraordinary collection provides students and faculty with unique opportunities for object-based research and teaching. Rank will be dependent on professional status and teaching experience.

Requirements include: a PhD in art history, conferred by September 2017; teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships; and evidence of scholarly publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, museum catalogues, and books. We seek candidates with significant research experience, demonstrated teaching expertise, and interest in working in an art and design educational context.

Our department embraces diverse critical perspectives, which will equip the next generation of artists and designers with the historical, analytical, and theoretical tools needed for navigating the complexities of our world. Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students.
RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu.

Rutgers University

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stanford University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stanford University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to:

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

or by email to: mppenn@stanford.edu

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

Trinity College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Oklahoma

Lecturer (PhD)/Instructor (MA) in Arabic

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma seeks a highly qualified and diverse applicant pool for a full-time lecturer (PhD) / instructor (MA) position in Arabic to start August 16th, 2017 (arrival in Norman, Oklahoma by August 1st). For information about the department, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/; the position will be housed within the Arabic Flagship Program at OU: http://www.ou.edu/flagship.

The successful candidate will be comfortable using the communicative method for language teaching and will be a team player in terms of collaborating on teaching methodologies, materials, and projects, carrying out service to the section and department, and participating in extra-curricular activities associated with the Arabic Flagship Program. The position is a five-year, renewable, 9-month faculty appointment and carries a teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically a 3:3 load which may include first through third-year courses). OU (http://www.ou.edu/) is a Carnegie R-1 comprehensive public research university. It is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. The city of Norman is a vibrant university town that frequently appears in rankings for livability and affordability. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in a related field at the time of appointment (e.g. Arabic language, linguistics, or applied linguistics) and familiarity with instructional technology and online resources. Applicants must have experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the college level as well as native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic plus at least one dialect.

Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with content-based and domain-based instruction; ACTFL and/or ILR standards; experience with overseas programs, and assessment protocols. A Ph.D. is desirable but not required.

Instructions to apply:

Please provide us with the following materials in electronic format and have your letters of recommendation sent (electronically or hard-copy) under separate cover.

Required materials:

· A 1-2 page cover letter detailing how the candidate’s experience meets the job requirements and will enable her/him to excel in this role.

· a statement of teaching philosophy;

· curriculum vitae or resume;

· copies of transcripts for highest degree earned (PhD or MA);

· full sets of recent teaching evaluations;

· and three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field

· All application materials should be sent with subject line “Arabic Application” via to Dr. Mohammad Al-Masri, Search Chair (mohd@ou.edu); letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover.

Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Mohammad Al-Masri (mohd@ou.edu), Director of the Arabic Flagship Program.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue and the position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled remotely. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.

University of Pennsylvania, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

2018–2019 Post-Doctoral Fellowship:“Jewish Life in Modern Islamic Contexts”

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

For more information, please visit: katz.sas.upenn.edu

About the Theme:

In 2018–2019, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania devotes its fellowship to the study of Jews in modern Islamic contexts.

The fellowship will support scholarship on Jewish life, culture and thought as these have developed in modern times across North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia. We will question the meaning of modernity beyond the more familiar European, American, and Israeli contexts and welcome research projects that address topics from the sixteenth century and later.

The goals for the year are to bridge linguistic, geographic, social, and methodological boundaries, to connect the study of the intellectual with the study of the everyday, and to encourage attention to new sources and approaches. We seek applications from a range of disciplinary orientations: history, textual study, anthropology, art history, media studies, and other fields that expand or redefine the parameters of the topic.

Eligible projects may focus on the complex relationships between Jews and their Muslims neighbors, or with members of various other non-Muslim or minority communities in the Islamic world. Also relevant is research that explores Jews’ participation in various forms of local, regional, national, colonial, and imperial forms of governance in modern North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as projects focused on gender relations, economic behavior, cultural expression, religious life and scholarship as these developed across diverse Islamic contexts.

Eligibility:

The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels (Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2018).

Awards and Appointments:

Fellowships are awarded either for a full academic year or one semester (fall or spring). Stipend amounts are based on academic standing and financial need. Israeli scholars are eligible to apply for an Israel Institute fellowship that combines participation in our fellowship program with teaching at Penn.

Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2018.

About the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies:

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is devoted to post-doctoral research on Jewish civilization in all its historical and cultural manifestations, and is a model for institutions of its kind. The Katz Center's distinguished scholars and superb library holdings, along with Penn's outstanding faculty in Judaic studies, have established the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world's major centers for the study of Jewish civilization.

For more information and questions, please visit:
http://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year

or contact:
Elizabeth Martin, Fellowship Coordinator
martinev@upenn.edu

University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Ottoman History (tenure-track)

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

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

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

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

University of Texas at Austin

Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vanderbilt University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

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

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

We will begin reviewing applications on April 1, and continue until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts and teaching portfolio to: jewishstudies@vanderbilt.edu with the subject “LastName_ModernHebrew”

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

Washington and Lee University

Arabic Language and Literature Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: 1 August 2017

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a five-month postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic language and literature, beginning 1 January 2018. This opportunity invites recent recipients of the Ph.D. to develop their research and teaching alongside faculty of the MESA (Middle East and South Asia) Teacher-Scholar Cohort. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by start of appointment. Area of sub-specialization open; Ph.D. in Arabic language or related fields (e.g. comparative literature or NELC) preferred. Comprehensive mastery and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a dialect required. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success in teaching in a North American or liberal arts context.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach 1–2 courses in the winter 12-week term, and 1 course in the spring 4-week term. Up to 2 of these courses are expected to be new courses developed by the postdoctoral fellow to enrich the university curriculum and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the MESA Teacher-Scholar Cohort on campus. This is a temporary appointment.

Review of applications will begin 1 August 2017, and will continued until filled. Interviews will be conducted through Skype. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcript, a sample syllabus from a previously taught course, and teaching evaluations to MESA@wlu.edu. Three reference letters should be directed by recommenders to the same address. Questions may be addresses to Professor Anthony Edwards, at edwardsa@wlu.edu.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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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