MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
3/21/17 Lebanese American University Director of Intensive Arabic Language Program at SINARC Institute May 31, 2017
3/17/2017 Leiden University University Lectureship in Islamic History (before 1500) March 31, 2017
3/13/17 Mount Holyoke College (and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative) Visiting Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins May 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
3/13/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic Finance Open until filled.
3/13/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Professor in Qur’anic Studies Open until filled.
3/13/17 King's College London Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East April 9, 2017
3/9/17 Princeton University Lecturer in Modern Iranian Studies Review begins March 27, 2017.
3/9/17 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language Review begins April 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
3/3/17 University of Idaho Clinical Faculty Position - Near East/South Asia (NESA) region March 26, 2017
2/27/17 Harvard University Preceptor in Modern Standard Arabic March 17, 2017; open until filled.
2/27/17 University of Maryland Lecturer in Arabic March 31, 2107 for best consideration.
2/24/17 Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
2/23/17 Bates College Visiting Position in Comparative Politics (focus on Middle East) Review begins March 10, 2017 and continues until filled.
2/23/17 Bowdoin College Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern or North African History Review begins March 10, 2017 and continues until filled.
02/22/17 University of California, Davis, Classics Program Lecturer in Arabic Review begins April 10, 2017.
02/22/17 Brookings Doha Center Visting Fellow May 1, 2017 for September intake.
02/02/17 Binghamton University Assistant Professor in Translation Studies (languages and literatures of the Middle East, in particular Arabic) Review begins February 26, 2017 and continues until filled.
01/31/17 Georgetown University in Qatar Research Scholar: Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of Modern Biomedical Technology March 1, 2017 for full consideration; open until filled.
01/06/17 Columbia University Arcapita Visiting Professorship of Modern Arab Studies April 4, 2017
01/03/17 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture Review of applications underway; open until filled.
12/21/16 Brandeis University Mellon Sawyer Seminar: 2017-2018 Postdoctoral fellowship The committee will start reviewing applications on January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
10/21/16 University of California, Riverside Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World (tenure-track) Review begins December 15, 2016 and continues until filled.

Bates College

Visiting Position in Comparative Politics (focus on Middle East)

The Department of Politics at Bates College invites applications for a one-year visiting position focusing on Comparative Politics with a specialty in politics of the Middle East starting in the fall of 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed or nearly complete. The Politics Department has implemented an innovative curriculum that uses concentrations on broad sets of ideas in political science rather than the traditional subfields. Those applying should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Responsibilities include teaching four courses and advisement of individual senior theses. Candidates with teaching and research interest in mixed-methods approaches are encouraged to apply. The college and the Politics Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their teaching statement and/or research statement. Consideration of applications will begin March 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS
ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Review of applications begins March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
http://apply.interfolio.com/40843

Binghamton University

Assistant Professor in Translation Studies ( languages and literatures of the Middle East, in particular Arabic)

The Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Translation Studies at Binghamton University seek an Assistant Professor in Translation Studies with interests in the languages and literatures of the Middle East, in particular Arabic. The ideal candidate will have a strong comparatist background or a degree in comparative literature. Teaching responsibilities will include offering graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in Translation Studies and Comparative Literature, offering translation workshops, and supervising graduate students. Teaching load 2/2. The successful candidate will have a tenure berth in Comparative Literature and a courtesy title with Translation Studies. Applicants are expected to have a PhD. Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically: a cover letter, a vita, a brief research statement, a writing sample, and 3 letters of reference. Please use the following link: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/ jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81069

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Bowdoin College

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern or North African History

The History Department at Bowdoin College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Middle Eastern or North African History to begin July 1, 2017. Sub-field open, but preference is given for candidates who can offer curricular coverage of the twentieth century. Fellows are expected to teach three courses per year and participate in the life of the department.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a c.v., a letter of application, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Brandeis University

Mellon Sawyer Seminar: 2017-2018 Postdoctoral fellowship

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar at Brandeis University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for 2017-2018. The position will hold the title of Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Revolutions with the rank of Lecturer. The theme for this seminar is “Misplaced Dreams and Forgotten Revolutions: Conceptualizing Twentieth Century Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.” 

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the seminar will situate revolutionary movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East in comparative dialogue with one another in order to reconceive revolutionary theories, practices, and programs. 

Eligibility: 

The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences whose research investigates revolutionary movements in the twentieth century and whose work is interdisciplinary in scope. Geographical specialization is open. 

Preference will be given to scholars working on: 
• Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa 

• Revolutionary movements constituted by diasporic populations connected to Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa 

• Theories of comparative revolutions applicable to these regions Terms 

The fellowship is a one-year residential appointment beginning in the Fall of 2017. The salary will be $53,000. In addition, $2000 in funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits, including health insurance will be available during the appointment period. 

While in residence at Brandeis, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for attending and contributing to all seminar meetings and working with graduate students participating in the seminar. The fellow will also teach an undergraduate course on a topic related to their research during their fellowship year. 

Applications will be received online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8688. Please submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three letters of recommendation. 

The committee will start reviewing applications on January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates must have received their Ph.D. after June 30, 2013 and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2017. 

Brandeis University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. We thus strongly encourage members of underrepresented minorities to apply for this postdoctoral fellowship. If you have any questions, contact Greg Childs (gchilds@brandeis.edu) or Naghmeh Sohrabi (sohrabi@brandeis.edu)

Brookings Doha Center

Visiting Fellow

https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1410/visiting-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job

The BDC hosts three or four Visiting Fellows each year. There are two intakes per year, with Visiting Fellows starting in either January or September. Following a competitive selection process, the Visiting Fellow takes up residence at the BDC for a 9-12 month period. Visiting Fellows conduct individual research, interact with policymaking communities, and present their research at a seminar. Successful applications will include a significant field research component to be carried out in the region. Visiting Fellows receive a grant to cover the costs of living, travel, and research.

Responsibilities:
Each Visiting Fellow is required to complete an Analysis Paper and a Policy Briefing on a policy-oriented research question that falls broadly within BDC’s areas of interest. These include, but are not limited to: geopolitical security and conflict resolution; radicalization and counter-terrorism; Middle Eastern relations with emerging Asia; democratic transition and political reform; governance reform and service delivery; youth inclusion and socioeconomic development.

Alongside their individual research, Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to the BDC’s lively program of events, workshops, and conferences. The BDC’s convening power gives Fellows the opportunity to engage with policymaking communities, academics, diplomats, government officials, and journalists, as well as regional business leaders. The Doha-based international media frequently call on Fellows to provide commentary and analysis.

Visiting Fellows will receive a living stipend that also covers the costs of local car rental, and travel to and from Doha. In some cases, Visiting Fellows may retain their relationship with the BDC in a nonresident capacity for up to one year after completing their visiting fellowship.

Qualifications:
-A Ph.D. in a field relevant to the area of research (strongly preferred) or an advanced degree with a minimum of five years of professional experience in a relevant field.
-A demonstrated ability to conduct professional, in-depth research and a proven record of publishing and fluency in English.

The deadline to be considered for the September 2017 intake is May 1, 2017. The deadline for submission to be considered for the January 2018 intake is October 1, 2017.

Applicants should submit the following documents:
-A CV including professional and educational experience, citizenship, three references, and full contact information.
-A cover letter which, along with anything additional you wish to convey, states: (a) how you first heard of the Fellowship; (b) any existing or previous relations with Brookings; and (c) preferred start date (September 2017 or January 2018).
-A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic. Writing samples should, if possible, be in a format similar to the analysis papers published by Brookings and must not be co-authored.
-A research proposal of between 1,500 and 2,000 words that includes the key questions being addressed, relevance to policymaking communities, method of research, project objectives, and an estimated timeline.

Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

Columbia University

Arcapita Visiting Professorship of Modern Arab Studies

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester. The position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history, culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will be expected to teach two courses in this field, to participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute and to give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate. The position offers competitive remuneration.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS).

More details available at
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/
Frameset.jsp?time=1483722172074

For inquiries about the position, please contact Astrid Benedek at amb49@columbia.edu.

Georgetown University in Qatar

Research Scholar: Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of Modern Biomedical Technology

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is the recipient of a research grant from Qatar National Research Fund in support of a project exploring the impact of modern genetic and reproductive technologies on the Islamic structure of the nuclear family.

The position will be based in Doha for 8 months on a full time basis. It is eligible for accommodation, airfare, medical insurance and other benefits. GU-Q will assist in immigration and visa-related process. The position is scheduled to begin by September 1, 2017. The position will be advertised until filled.

Research Grant Description:

This project aims to identify research lacunae in current scholarship on this important topic and suggest ways to fill these lacunae. It builds on several years of original research, which benefited from the research infrastructure that was established and funded by two three-year grants from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). This project consists of a bibliographic component and a research component. The bibliographic component will maintain and expand the existing physical collection and electronic database of resources, which includes records of more than 4000 bilingual (English-Arabic) scholarly resources. The research component will utilize these and similar resources in exploring the impact of new genetic and reproductive technologies on the Islamic conceptualization of the nuclear family in terms of both the (re)formulation of relevant rules as well as the administration of these rules. This requires thorough analysis of three main genres and perspectives: Islamic ethico-legal discussions both in the pre-modern and modern periods; modern positive legal structures and legislation; and the modern social scientific perspective.

This position will address the project’s research questions from the social scientific perspective. The position holder will collaborate with the project team on identifying, exploring, and implementing appropriate social scientific methods with the goal of answering the main questions centering around the (re)reformulation and administration of relevant normative rules and regulations in the wake of modern genetic and reproductive technologies. Associated tasks will involve two main components: survey of available scholarly literature and pursuing proper social scientific techniques or methods to fill gaps pertaining to the project’s main research questions.

The successful candidate will play an important role by concentrating on the social scientific component of the project. Specifically, the research scholar will work with the team members on:

• Exploring, identifying, and analyzing relevant scholarly literature
• Identifying possible gaps relevant to the main research question
• Pursuing appropriate techniques/methods to fill these gaps
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

• The successful candidate will possess sufficient knowledge and expertise in the social sciences (preferably sociology or anthropology) with a particular focus on the Muslim world or Muslim populations.
• PhD in hand or expected by the start date is required.
• Prior experience in similar projects and publication record is an added advantage.
• Proficiency in Arabic language is strongly desired.

Applications should be submitted to: https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Qatar_Careers/job/Qatar/Research-Scholar_JR00843

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic Finance

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

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

Positions
CIS is seeking to hire an assistant/associate professor in Islamic finance.
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to teach and conduct research in financial analysis, with applications in Islamic financial institutions.
  • Be able to teach and conduct research in quantitative finance, with applications in Islamic corporate finance and asset management.
  • Possess a strong command of  the English language.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Professor in Qur'anic Studies

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

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

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

The ideal candidate must:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvard University

Preceptor in Modern Standard Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks applications for a preceptor in Modern Standard Arabic. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching Arabic from the elementary to the advanced levels, work with colleagues in organizing cultural events, evaluating students, and developing course curricula.

The position is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. Teaching duties include a minimum of five courses per year of instruction in Arabic language from the introductory to the advanced levels.

Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Arabic at the beginning and advanced levels, and demonstrate broad cultural literacy in the realm of modern literary Arabic. S/he should have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and be familiar with current methodologies of second language acquisition.

Additional Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a solid academic background and with interest and knowledge in contemporary Arabic humanities and/or social sciences A strong doctoral record is preferred.

Special Instructions: Applications must be submitted through the following link:

http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7453

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Friday, March 17, 2017.

A complete application dossier consists of:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five 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.

Contact Information

Joe Cook
Harvard University – NELC
6 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email: nelc@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

King's College London

Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies welcomes applications from internationally outstanding candidates for the position of Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East. The successful candidate will have trained in some aspect of the modern or contemporary history of the region. We are looking for a candidate who can speak to wider thematic debates; who can contribute to interdisciplinary modules; and who can teach multiple case studies. Some themes of interest include but are not limited to: nationalisms (including of minorities), nation building, state formation, imperialism, revolutions, gender, socio-economic history. The candidate’s research on the region will be empirically grounded, but also theoretically informed. The candidate will be skilled in the use a regional language, and offer some geographic breadth to our current expertise. S/he will teach and supervise BA students and contribute to the full range of the Department’s clearly defined activities in postgraduate teaching and PhD supervision, research (including grant applications), and administration.

For more details please consult the application pack.

Located in the heart of London, King’s College London is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

This post will be Permanent.

This is a Full-time post.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Shortlisted candidates are requested to submit a sample of their written work.

Closing date: 09 April 2017

For further details and to apply: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=75326

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Carool Kersten, Tel: 020 7848 1795, Email: carool.kersten@kcl.ac.uk

Lebanese American University

Director of Intensive Arabic Language Program at SINARC Institute

LAU is searching for a Director for its prestigious Intensive Arabic Language Program housed at the SINARC Institute (http://sinarc.lau.edu.lb/).The Institute is a multi-faceted Arabic language and cultural immersion program that enrolls students from around the world. The Institute has quickly become a top choice for Arabic language learners looking to not only improve their language skills, but also to gain a true understanding of the cultural and social dynamics in the region. The Director will be responsible for management of the Institute —including curriculum, hiring, transfer of credits, assessment, marketing and recruitment— and for teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. The Director will report to the VP for Student Development & Enrollment Management and, depending on qualifications, have a faculty contract within Arabic and the Humanities Department. The Director will work with the Office of International Services (OIS) which handles international exchanges and study abroad for incoming and outgoing students. With a state-of-the art Center in NYC and dozens of international university agreements, LAU is well poised to expand its Arabic language Institute in the region and abroad.

Currently, the Program is offered at two major University locations, one in Beirut and one in NYC:

Beirut: Located on the Beirut Campus of LAU, the program offers Arabic language courses at various levels of proficiency during both semesters, the summer, and during a short winter break. Each level provides a number of hours per week of intensive classroom instruction, including Lebanese Dialect. Formal language instruction is enriched by immersion in an authentic cultural context. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history and society. In addition, students partake in a series of excursions to historical, cultural and touristic sites throughout Lebanon.

New York: Located at LAU’s NY Academic Center in midtown Manhattan, the program offers elementary, intermediate, and advanced Arabic language courses, and the Levantine dialect. Private courses for individuals or small groups with specific needs are offered as instruction for non-credit seeking students and participants.

Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, this position can be a faculty hire within the School of Arts & Sciences and could include teaching and other duties within Arabic as part of the Humanities Department.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

Holder of a Ph.D., preferably in Arabic Language with specialization in TAFL
Extensive management experience in running multiple programs
Excellent written/spoken Arabic and English
Ability and willingness to travel to NY to manage the program
Ability and willingness to promote the program internationally at conferences, fairs and through university visits
Good collaboration skills as needed to work with OIS, Registrar, Residence Halls and other university units

Interested qualified candidates should send a CV along with a letter of vision and objectives to vacancy4@lau.edu.lb, specifying the job title in the subject line. Please provide the month and year while listing your professional experience.

Closing date for applications May 31, 2017.

The Lebanese American University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity

Leiden University

University Lectureship in Islamic History (before 1500)

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies aims to appoint a temporary full-time university lecturer for 4.5 years starting in September 2017. Tasks include the conducting of original research using primary Arabic sources in any field of the history of Muslim societies before 1500 CE and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels; teaching in Middle Eastern Studies; administrative duties and representation of the field to external audiences and media. Courses may include History of the Middle East (600-1600); Arabic manuscript and book studies; Cultural history of medieval Baghdad; Arabic papyrology; BA and MA thesis seminar.

Requirements are a PhD degree in the history of Muslim societies before 1500 CE (candidates near completion of the degree will be considered); specialist knowledge of Arabic primary sources, including manuscripts and documentary sources such as papyri, inscriptions, etc; a research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage; commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content; an excellent command of English.

Applications consisting of a motivation letter, cv, research agenda, teaching philosophy and two course syllabi should be submitted in English by March 31.

For further information about Leiden University and the application process, see:
werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/17-067.html

Mount Holyoke College

Visiting Lecturer in Arabic Language

Five College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic
Asian Studies Program

Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative invite applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer position in Arabic language beginning July 1, 2017. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, English, and at least one Arabic dialect. Master’s degree or above in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, culture, Arabic Studies, or a relevant field is required.

The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year at Mount Holyoke and at least one other campus of the Five College Consortium. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Arabic language with the proficiency-communicative approach at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made on-line at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Complete applications include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body, 5) teaching evaluations from three recent courses (uploaded as one document), and 6) contact information for three references uploaded in the field marked “Other Document” (formal letters will be required at the finalist stage). In addition, we will request samples of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching plans, exams, handouts, etc.) from selected finalists. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

Princeton University

Lecturer in Modern Iranian Studies

Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for a one-year full-time position in modern Iranian studies at the rank of Lecturer. The appointment is from September 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. We welcome applications from early career historians and social scientists of modern Iran. Research expertise and teaching interests may concern any aspect of modern Iran, from the 19th century to the present. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of four courses in this field, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To apply, please complete an online application at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least one course syllabus, and a paper or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress. Applicants must supply the names of three referees and their contact information in their online application. For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (kchirik@princeton.edu).

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2017. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture

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

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

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

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

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

Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences

Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature

INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES: Arabic Literature
Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach in the Fall semester of 2017. Responsibilities consist of teaching two courses that semester, one on Modern Arabic Literature and another on a subject to be determined in consultation with the program director.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching in the US; Ph.D. or ABD. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for two recommenders. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/40895. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Kamran Rastegar, Director of the Arabic Program, at kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

University of California, Davis

Lecturer in Arabic

The University of California, Davis Arabic Program announces a lecturer position to teach Arabic. The lecturer will teach six-eight courses over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal. Applicant must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic. Applicant must have a BA or MA in Arabic, another field of languages and literatures, or another field of Arab Studies in the humanities; college level teaching experience in Modern Standard Arabic as a second language; and the ability to teach one colloquial dialect of Arabic.

Please apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01457.

The application should include a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Arabic instruction, a c.v., two sets of student evaluations, sample tests and quizzes, and contact information only for three people who can provide a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2017.

University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World (tenure-track)

The Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World. The department is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures in the wider Mediterranean World, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia, from the medieval period to the 20th century. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field, have competency in the languages the specialization requires, and will develop and offer courses that serve the Department of Art History. Collaborations with UCR’s program for Middle Eastern and Islam Studies are encouraged.

Potential for teaching excellence and a promising record of research and publication are required. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Position begins July 1, 2017. Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submit materials electronically via url: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00655.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (30 pages maximum), a diversity statement, evidence of teaching, and three letters of recommendation. For further information, please contact the Islamic Art and Material Culture Search Committee at arthistory@ucr.edu.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of Idaho

Clinical Faculty Position - Near East/South Asia (NESA) region

The Martin Institute and Program in International Studies at the University of Idaho (http://www.uidaho.edu/class/internationalstudies) invites applications for a new clinical faculty position beginning August 2017. We seek candidates whose professional experience and teaching interests focus on the Near East/South Asia (NESA) region and in one of our issue emphases (international relations, global resources and development, global business and economics) with preference given to a focus on global business, economics, trade, and/or related governmental or intergovernmental agencies.

The person hired for this position will teach undergraduate courses on the NESA region as well as thematic courses in their area of expertise. Additionally, the person hired will take the lead in organizing Martin Institute outreach programming in addition to recruiting, retaining, and mentoring students.

The Martin Institute and Program in International Studies at the University of Idaho is committed to both academic excellence and diversity in faculty, staff, and student body. Women, minorities, and members of other groups traditionally under-represented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following to https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/ by March 26, 2017: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants must also (4) arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to apetersen@uidaho.edu with a subject heading that includes the applicant’s name and the term ‘NESA’. Please direct inquiries or questions to Bill L. Smith at bills@uidaho.edu.

University of Maryland

Lecturer in Arabic

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks applicants for a position as a full-time, 9-month lecturer of Arabic, professional track, beginning Fall 2017. Contract is renewable contingent on performance and availability of funding.

The UMD Arabic Program offers an innovative and intensive language and culture curriculum in which classroom instruction is supplemented by events, clubs, guest speakers, language partnering, and education abroad. In addition to a major and minor in Arabic, the School also houses the prestigious Arabic Language Flagship Program which graduates students with professional-level proficiency following a Capstone year of intensive study overseas.

For information on the mission, programs, and intellectual life of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, see http://sllc.umd.edu.

Requirements include: an MA in TAFL or related field; a successful teaching record in Arabic language and cultural competence in a US higher education setting, to include the teaching of at least one dialect and Modern Standard Arabic, and at a range of levels, from beginner to highly advanced; experience in the design and delivery of content courses taught in Arabic; experience working in an intensive language program; experience in the design and delivery of co-curricular activities; native/near native command of a dialect, and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; native/near-native fluency in English.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references through the University of Maryland online employment application system at https://ejobs.umd.edu/.

For best consideration, materials should be received by March 31, 2017.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity 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. Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, curriculum development, and active promotion of the Hebrew program. If hired at the Senior Lecturer level, the initial one-year contract may be renewable for up to a three-year renewable term, based on positive performance reviews.

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

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

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

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

 



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