MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
10/13/17 The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago Senior Scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies (tenured) Review begins December 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/13/17 American University of Sharjah Instructor in Teaching of Arab Heritage November 19, 2017 for full consideration.
10/12/17 New York University Assistant Professor in Islamic History Review begins November 10, 2017
10/11/17 Vanderbilt University Inaugural Director of New Global Studies Program (with appointment at Full or Assoc. Prof.) Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/10/17 New College of Florida Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies Review begins November 1, 2017.
10/09/17 Columbia University Assistant Professor of Classical Islamic Studies Review begins November 11, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/09/17 Sacramento State University Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics Review begins October 31, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/06/17 New College of Florida Assistant Professor (open discipline) in International Migration Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/06/17 George Washington University Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Persian (non-tenure, 3-year position) Review begins November 6, 2017 and continues until filled.
10/04/17 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies One-year Fellowship - Scholar of Middle East Politics, Economics, History, Religion, Sociology, or Anthropology December 1, 2017
09/29/17 Emory University Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian Review continues until filled.
09/29/17 American University of Beirut Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology November 30, 2017
09/29/17 American University of Beirut Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies November 15, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/28/17 New York University Assistant Professor in Ottoman History October 31, 2017
09/28/17 Pennsylvania State University Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic Review begins December 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/28/17 Princeton University Assistant Professor in Religion and Critical Thought (tenure-track) Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/28/17 University of Alabama Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious Studies (associate or full professor) Review begins October 15, 2017.
09/28/17 Princeton University Assistant Professor in the Study of Islam Review begins November 1, 2017.
09/25/17 American Islamic College Arabic Language Coordinator December 1, 2017 or until filled.
09/21/17 Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Warren Weinstein Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies (with a focus on Iran) Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/21/17 Florida State University Visiting Arabic Instructor, Fall 2018 November 1, 2017; open until filled.
09/21/17 University of Texas at Austin Advanced Associate/Full Professor in Ottoman History November 15, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
09/20/17 College of the Holy Cross Position in Religious Studies - Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (tenure-track) Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/20/17 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor in Israel/Palestine Studies (with specialized training in history) Review begins October 16, 2017.
09/20/17 Queens College, CUNY Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies November 19, 2017
09/18/17 University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and Culture Review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/18/17 Tulane University Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development October 30, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
09/18/17 Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies Junior Research Fellows 2018-2020 October 31, 2017
09/18/17 Brown University Associate or Full Professor in the Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle East Review begins October 15, 2017.
09/15/17 University of California, Los Angeles Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) October 15, 2017 for full consideration.
09/15/17 Oxford College, Emory University Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track) October 27, 2017 for full consideration.
09/11/17 Columbia University, Barnard College Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/11/17 Cornell University Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) position for a scholar of Media and Media Theory November 1, 2017
09/07/17 Washington and Lee University Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Mediterranean History, 500-1500 C.E. October 15, 2017
09/07/17 Harvard Divinity School Five Full-Time Positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty - Women's Studies in Religion Program October 15, 2017
09/06/17 Colgate University Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in Islamic Studies  
09/06/17 Boston University Assistant Professor (tenure-track)- Study of the Contemporary Politics and International Relations of the MENA Review begins October 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist October 15, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies October 15, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Faculty Position in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature and Nahḍa – Open-rank October 31, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
09/06/17 American University of Beirut Faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature – Open-rank October 31, 2017 for best consideration; open until filled.
08/31/17 University of California San Diego Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory Review begins October 6, 2017 and continues until filled.
08/31/17 Cornell University Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Islam in the Modern Middle East and North Africa November 15, 2017
08/30/17 Duke University Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Arabic Culture Review begins October 15, 2017.
08/30/17 University of Minnesota Assistant Professor - Study of Muslims/Islam in North America (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/25/17 San Diego State University Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor of Arabic Review begins October 30, 2017 and continues until filled.
08/22/17 Royal Ontario Museum Curator of Islamic Art & Culture October 23, 2017
08/22/17 Haverford College Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/22/17 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language Review begins October 15, 2017.
08/17/17 Harvard University Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (tenure-track) October 15, 2017
08/14/17 Lehigh University Assistant Professor, Islamic World History October 10, 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.
08/02/17 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
06/29/17 Claremont McKenna College Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track) Review begins August 1, 2017 and continues until filled.

 

American Islamic College

Arabic Language Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American University 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

Instructor in Teaching of Arab Heritage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boston University

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

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

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

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

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline
December 1, 2017

Notification
March 31, 2018

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

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

Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Junior Research Fellow 2018-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
October 31, 2017

Notification
January 31, 2018

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

More info: brandeis.edu/crown

 

Brown University

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

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

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

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

Review of application will begin October 15, 2017

Claremont McKenna College

Assistant Professor - Middle East Politics (tenure-track)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colgate University

Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in Islamic Studies

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

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

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

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

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

College of the Holy Cross

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia University

Assistant Professor of Classical Islamic Studies

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Columbia University, Barnard College

Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations

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

Cornell University

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

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

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

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

Cornell University

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

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

Duke University

Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Arabic Culture

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

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

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

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

Emory University

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian

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

Specific duties include:

ENGAGEMENT

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

COLLECTIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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

Florida State University

Visiting Arabic Instructor, Fall 2018

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

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

George Washington University

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

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

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

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

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

Harvard Divinity School

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

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

Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (tenure-track)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Comparative Literature

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvard University

Tenure-Track Professor in Modern Middle East History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Email: kohagan@fas.harvard.edu

Haverford College

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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/

New College of Florida

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

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

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

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

New College of Florida

Assistant Professor (open discipline) in International Migration

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

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

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

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

New York University

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

Assistant Professor in Ottoman History

The Departments of History and of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ottoman history, to begin September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Applicants’ research may focus on any period or aspect of Ottoman history, but we are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the pre-1800 period. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and be prepared to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (including broad surveys of Ottoman history) and to supervise doctoral dissertation research. 

Those wishing to apply should 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 via the NYU History Department Employment Opportunities website (http://as.nyu.edu/history/welcome/employment-opportunities.html). Applications must be received by October 31, 2017.

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. 

The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Senior Scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies (tenured)

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

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

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

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

Oxford College, Emory University

Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (tenure-track)

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

EEO/ AA/ Disability/ Veteran employer.

Pennsylvania State University

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic

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

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

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

Princeton University

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

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

Princeton University

Assistant Professor in the Study of Islam

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

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Princeton University

Tenured Position in Modern Iranian Studies

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

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

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

Queens College, CUNY

Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EO/AA Employer.

Royal Ontario Museum

Curator of Islamic Art & Culture

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

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

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

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

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

Sacramento State University

Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

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

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

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

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

San Diego State University

Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor of Arabic

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stanford University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trinity College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tulane University

Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development

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

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

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

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

University of 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

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (tenure-track)

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

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

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

University of California, San Diego

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

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

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

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

JOB LOCATION: San Diego, CA

REQUIREMENTS:

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

References
3 references required (contact information only)

University of Colorado Boulder

Post Date September 20, 2017

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

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

Requirements include:

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

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

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

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

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

University of Colorado Boulder

Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and Culture

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

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

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

University of Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Minnesota

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

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

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

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

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

About the Job

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Application deadline: October 15, 2017

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

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

University of Texas at Austin

Advanced Associate/Full Professor in Ottoman History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vanderbilt University

Post Date October 11, 2017

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

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

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

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

Vanderbilt University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

The Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in modern Hebrew language beginning the 2017-18 academic year. One year initial contract with possibility of renewal for term(s) of up to three years thereafter, based upon positive performance review. Responsibilities will include teaching two language courses and an additional course in Jewish studies per semester, as well as curriculum development, and active promotion of the Hebrew program.

Ph.D in a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning; ability also to teach courses in Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, or a related field. Candidates with a background in second language acquisition will be given special consideration.
Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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

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

Washington and Lee University

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

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

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

Williams College

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

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

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

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

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

 



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