MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Employment

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

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

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

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Current Employment Listings

 

Date Posted Institution/Organization Position Deadline
04/26/17 University of Texas at Austin Lecturer in Arabic  
04/24/17 Stanford University Associate Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum  
04/19/17 Harvard Graduate School of Education Associate Director, Middle East Professional Learning Initiative  
04/19/17 Brookings Doha Center & Qatar University Joint Visiting Fellowship  
04/18/17 Georgia Institute of Technology Visiting Faculty of Arabic Language and Cultures or Interdisciplinary Middle East Studies Review begins May 18, 2017 and continues until filled.
04/10/17 College of Charleston Adjunct Instructor in Arabic Language Review begins May 15, 2017 and continues until filled.
04/10/17 Columbia University Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline in Hebrew Language Instruction May 10, 2017
04/05/17 Arizona State University Instructor Position in Arabic April 21, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter.
04/05/17 University of Maryland Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities Review begins May 1 and continues until filled.
04/03/17 Northwestern University, Block Museum Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts  
04/03/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in Islamic Studies Open until filled.
03/30/17 University of Cambridge His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies April 28, 2017
03/30/17 University of Chicago Lecturer in Arabic Review begins April 28, 2017 and continues until filled.
03/24/17 Brandeis University Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the Field of Ottoman History and Culture  
03/24/17 Goucher College Visiting Assistant Prfoessor of Religion Review begins immediately; open until filled.
03/21/17 Lebanese American University Director of Intensive Arabic Language Program at SINARC Institute May 31, 2017
03/13/17 Mount Holyoke College (and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative) Visiting Lecturer in Arabic Language Review begins May 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
03/13/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic Finance Open until filled.
03/13/17 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Professor in Qur’anic Studies Open until filled.
03/13/17 King's College London Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East April 9, 2017
03/9/17 Princeton University Lecturer in Modern Iranian Studies Review begins March 27, 2017.
03/9/17 Vanderbilt University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language Review begins April 1, 2017 and continues until filled.
02/24/17 Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences Part-time Lecturer in Arabic Literature Review begins immediately and continues until filled.
02/23/17 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.
01/03/17 Rhode Island School of Design Assistant or Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture Review of applications underway; open until 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.

Arizona State University

Instructor Position in Arabic

The School of International Letters & Cultures at Arizona State University invites
applications for one Instructor position in Arabic. The successful candidate will be
expected to teach lower and/or upper division courses in Arabic in on-ground, hybrid, and/or online settings. Instructors are required to prepare syllabi, lectures and class materials, exams, order textbooks, and grade assignments and exams. We are developing a track for heritage learners, and are especially interested in an instructor with expertise in that area. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug 16 - May 15). Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the unit, availability of resources, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. Anticipated start date is August 2017.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Arabic or related field and native/near-native proficiency in Arabic; evidence of effective Arabic teaching at the post-secondary level.

Desired Qualifications:
1) ABD or PhD in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or cultural studies by time of appointment.
2) Demonstrated background in teaching Arabic for heritage learners.
3) Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching across the undergraduate curriculum.
4) Demonstrated proficiency in implementing appropriate technologies in language instruction and/or on-line language teaching experience.

To apply, submit electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9048 the following materials: 1) a current CV; 2) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and how your research informs your teaching; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations); 4) the names, positions, and contact information of three references who may be contacted directly.

Application deadline is April 21, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's policy manual is located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and the complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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

Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the Field of Ottoman History and Culture

Brandeis University invites applications to fill the Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the field of Ottoman history and culture. This is a full time faculty position to carry tenure in a department appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research. In addition to the expectation of a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, and leadership in her/his respective discipline and in the field of Islamic studies, knowledge of relevant languages and primary sources is essential. Applications from advanced assistant professors may also be considered. The holder of the Chair is expected to teach four courses every year, mentor graduate students in the field, and participate in University activities.

Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9011, should include a covering letter, c.v., and for applicants without tenure, three letters of recommendation. Initial consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Paul Jankowski, Chair, Search Committee, Chair in Islamic Studies, History Department, MS 036, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02138.

Brooking Doha Center and Qatar University

Joint Visiting Fellowship

Over the course of 4-6 months, the joint BDC-QU visiting fellow will teach 1-2 courses at QU and have the opportunity to conduct research. The 4-6 month period covers one academic semester, and the fellowship may be extended by an additional semester. The joint fellow will also author a policy briefing on her/his area of focus, to be published by the BDC. Candidates with a focus on the Maghreb or the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
Joint BDC-QU visiting fellows teach a semester-long seminar (16 weeks) at QU on a topic of his/her own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU International Affairs program (History, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Education, Law), or a related subject as defined by the fellow. Courses are typically discussion-based, enabling fellows to develop and refine their ideas and research in an academic setting.

The BDC’s location in the Gulf allows fellows to conduct field research in the region. The Center’s convening power gives fellows the opportunity to share views with policy scholars and opinion leaders, 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. The fellow will undertake original research and writing on a topic of their choosing and produce one policy briefing (3,500 to 5,000 words) on a policy-relevant issue.

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

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

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

To apply, visit: https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1445/joint-visiting-fellowship---brookings-doha-center-and-qatar-university/job

When prompted, please also upload the following documents:
1. A 200-300-word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University.
2. A proposal for a policy briefing of between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Length requirements must be strictly observed. The proposal should include the key questions being addressed, relevance to policymaking communities, and method of research, project objectives, and an estimated timeline.
3. A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic.

About the Brookings Doha Center:
Established in 2008, the Brookings Doha Center is an overseas center of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. As a hub for Brookings scholarship in the region, the BDC advances high-quality, independent research and policy analysis on the Middle East and North Africa. The BDC launched its joint visiting fellowship with Qatar University in 2011.

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.

College of Charleston

Adjunct Instructor in Arabic Language

The Program of Asian Studies at the College of Charleston invites applications for a one-year full-time adjunct instructor in Arabic Language, starting August 16, 2017. The candidate must be able to teach Arabic at all undergraduate levels. The position is benefits-eligible, the salary is competitive, and the teaching load is 4/4.

Minimum requirement is a Masters degree in Arabic or a related area with at least 18 graduate credits in Arabic language, literature, and culture. Native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic, English required. Prior teaching experience at the college level expected.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU [http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5986]. Submit: letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Official graduate transcripts will be required at a later stage and are required for hiring. Review of applications will begin May 15 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Lei Jin, search committee chair, at Jinl@cofc.edu).

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Columbia University

Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline in Hebrew Language Instruction

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Hebrew language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline or Associate in Discipline beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. We are seeking a professional language teacher who is committed to teaching languages for academic purposes. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 to 3 courses per semester, as well as performing other duties associated with the language program.

A Master's degree is required; Ph.D is preferred. Successful candidates must have native or near native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Applications must be made online. Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations and teaching materials to support the application. To apply, please go to academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/ Central?quickFind=64426

The application deadline is May 10, 2017.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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

Georgia Institute of Technology

Visiting Faculty of Arabic Language and Cultures or Interdisciplinary Middle East Studies

School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta seeks a Visiting Lecturer (PhD preferred; MA/MS required) or Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (PhD required) of Arabic language and cultures, or interdisciplinary Middle East Studies. We are especially seeking candidates that bring an established record of program-building in any of these areas. This position begins in August 2017 and includes for full-time professorial appointment a 2/2 teaching assignment, expectations of active research and scholarship, academic program development, and is renewable for up to two years. The teaching and service load for Visiting Lecturers is negotiable.

Candidate’s qualifications minimum requirements include native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect; scholarly and program building achievements commensurate with title and rank; documented evidence of successful teaching, including support for teaching Spoken Arabic alongside MSA, and active engagement with students and the community.

The successful applicant will demonstrate interest in cross-cultural and content-based applied language learning, rooted in a command of contemporary Arabic culture, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Possible areas of specialization include applied language studies and lingusitics, digital media and humanities, history and sociology, international studies, modern literature and culture, and Middle East or Mediterranean studies. The candidate will teach courses in Arabic and in his or her areas of specialization, and will also contribute to the academic and research priorities of the School of Modern Languages, which includes globalization, service learning, and language use in professional contexts.

Candidates will submit a statement of interest highlighting how they meet the job requirements, contact information for three references, including at least one that can speak to language proficiency, and a current CV to hiring@modlangs.gatech.edu in one single PDF document. Additional documentation may be requested at a later stage. For candidates applying at Lecturer or Assistant Professor rank, please have recommenders send three letters separately to hiring@modlangs.gatech.edu. A review of applications commences on May 18, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Short-list interviews will be conducted digitally, likely during the week of May 22-26, 2017.

School of Modern Languages (https://modlangs.gatech.edu/) emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML); we are currently developing a Master’s program. The school is home to approximately 50 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,500 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Goucher College

Visiting Assistant Prfoessor of Religion

Goucher College seeks a visiting assistant professor of religion to begin in August 2017 for a one-year term. Goucher's Religion Program provides an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the academic study of religion with a commitment to community-based and experiential learning experiences. The program is located within the Center for Geographies of Justice and therefore operates in close cooperation with programs such as Peace Studies, Judaic Studies, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. The departments that comprise the Geographies of Justice Center share the values of equality of individuals and peoples, honest dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation, and active community engagement as the practice of justice.

The successful candidate must have an expertise in Islam and/or Eastern religious traditions (both broadly conceived), Ph.D. at the time of appointment, be an experienced and creative teacher, an active researcher, and demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Center for Geographies of Justice. The position carries a 2/3 course load which will be comprised of introductory and upper level 4 credit Religion courses including Introduction to World Religions and upper level courses in the area of the candidate's expertise.

Goucher sits on 287 wooded acres, approximately 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs, Goucher was recently named one of U.S. News and World Report’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Schools.”

Goucher College endeavors to be a model teaching and learning community, where faculty and students are engaged with one another in learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to engaged pedagogies that support equity and student success. We encourage candidates who are committed to student-centered teaching and learning who are also engaged scholars eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the college and the future of the liberal arts. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the college’s commitment to diversity and equity.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit official graduate transcripts and complete a background check as a condition of employment. To apply for this position, please visit http://goucher.interviewexchange.com

Please submit the following application materials online:

• Cover letter, with salary requirement
• Resume
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Contact information for three professional references

Three letters of recommendation and unofficial graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Religion Search, Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at rgreenfi@goucher.edu)

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in Islamic 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) at HBKU 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

The College of Islamic Studies is inviting applications and nominations for the position of associate dean for academic affairs, at the rank of associate professor or professor in Islamic studies. This position reports directly to the dean.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Provide leadership in ensuring the highest quality of the academic programs and the implementation of the processes for recruitment, retention, and overall academic success of faculty and students.
  • Supervise the development plans and evaluation processes of academic initiatives and foster an academic community dedicated to high-quality, research-based courses and creative and transformative learning methods.
  • Implement effective review and evaluation systems of academic policies and procedures relating to academic programs, ventures and initiatives.
  • Work with the CIS dean on the development of the college’s budget and funding guidelines for academic programs to achieve enrollment targets, meet student demand, and to consider the unique features and needs of the academic programs.
  • Serve as the college’s accreditation liaison, and coordinate the preparation and submission of materials to accreditation board committees.
  • Be committed to constructive collaboration with various stakeholders and institutions inside and outside of Qatar, including academic programs and colleges within HBKU, Education City and QF at large. The successful candidate should work with academic partners in Qatar, the GCC and in the Middle East, as well as representatives of international key universities and research centers worldwide.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Doctorate degree with a professorship title in the field of Islamic studies from an accredited and high-profile academic institution.
  • Extensive experience in the tasks and commitments related to the profile of the associate dean, as outlined above.
  • A substantial record of teaching experience and research accomplishments within a college/university setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administration, department chairs, staff, other campus personnel, and external constituencies.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, resource management, and planning skills.

Remuneration

HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as educational allowance, furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, annual airfare cost, 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

Position will be open until filled. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews. Candidates are expected to start immediately.

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

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 Graduate School of Education

Associate Director, Middle East Professional Learning Initiative

Job Function
General Administration

Time Status
Full-time

Department
PPE

Salary Grade
057

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
The Associate Director leads the formulation of a vision and strategy to pilot, expand, and sustain a Professional Learning Initiative contributing to improving instructional practices in primary and secondary schools in the Middle East (focusing on Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine). The initiative comprises programs and activities that build capacity for teachers in a variety of formal and non-formal settings. It promotes instruction that is relevant and learner-centered and builds capacity for school leaders as well so they can serve as instructional leaders. The initiative involves regional stakeholders in hosting "think tanks" and other opportunities for practitioners and researchers to build understanding of and address significant education challenges in the region. Finally the initiative involves working with stakeholders to develop online and blended learning experiences to serve teachers in the region. This includes recruiting and training a cadre of online instructional coaches and staff to support the delivery of these programs.

Basic Qualifications
An advanced degree is required. Applicants must have facility with research, both conducting small-scale program evaluations and analyzing research papers and reports. Fluency in Arabic. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience developing and managing budgets, program design, development and management, as well as academic expertise and experience in an area relevant to the position (e.g., international education policy, policies and practices that advance teaching and learning, social entrepreneurship, outreach and community engagement). Strong applicants will have experience with teacher professional development.

Must be willing to travel regularly to the region.

In addition, any candidate who wishes to be considered for this position must submit a cover letter indicating that they meet all of the basic requirements.

Additional Information
Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu

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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

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.

Northwestern University, Block Museum

Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts

Northwestern University has a career opportunity as a Pick-Laudati Curator MediaArts (Evanston Campus), Job ID 30534.

The Film Curator forges strong interdisciplinary connections and draws upon the unique context and resources of Northwestern University by curating a quarterly screen series for Block Cinema; curating exhibitions in the Block's galleries, and developing other cinema-related programming.

Specific Responsibilities:

Artistic and Scholarly Responsibilities

* Working closely with the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, provides artistic leadership of Block Cinema programming, assuring a balanced and expansive program that presents film and other time-based media across genres, from classic to experimental, with a global perspective. Conceives and implements a quarterly film program; researches and selects films and organizes associated programs based on aesthetic merit; relevance to teaching and learning at Northwestern; and connections to the Block Museum's mission and through lines. Generates knowledge germane to the study of film and other time-based media through exhibitions, programming, research, publications, and the development of public programs.
* Collaborates as requested on engagement programs and publications related to film and other time-based media being executed by others.
Administrative Responsibilities
* Is an integral member of the Block Museum's Curatorial Department, attending weekly and monthly meetings and contributing to the curatorial vision and initiatives of the museum as appropriate.
* Creates and oversees a new Block Cinema Student Advisory Committee and, with the Block's director and Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, defines its mission and vision.

Engagement and Communications Responsibilities

* Working closely with the Associate Director of Engagement and her team, develops and implements a collaborative, integrated engagement program and communications strategy for Block Cinema that is connected to that of the Block Museum.
* As part of curatorial team, participates in discussions that lead to increasing student involvement in the Block as well as the general public.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Master's in an appropriate specialization or the equivalent combination of
education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired. OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
* Three years film programming experience.
* Expertise in the history of film including diverse current practices and some knowledge of gallery-based film and video practices.
Preferred Qualifications:
* 5 years of related experience and experience with film programming in a higher education environment.

For consideration, please click the link below. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job ID number is 30534.

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

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.

Stanford University

Associate Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum

Stanford University, Stanford Global Studies Division
Apply &detailed job post: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74751

Reporting to both the Faculty Director and the SGS Executive Director, the Associate Director position provides leadership on programmatic, curricular, and administrative issues. The Associate Director works closely with the Faculty Director and affiliated faculty to facilitate and enhance the two units’ programming, curricular, and fundraising efforts. Key responsibilities include assisting the Faculty Director in strategic planning, academic and public outreach programming, financial management and annual budgeting, and relationship cultivation. Other key responsibilities include identifying and facilitating research opportunities for faculty and students, managing the Islamic Studies specialization for the Global Studies minor, developing and managing the programs’ communications strategy, and mentoring students and visiting scholars. The Associate Director manages the programs’ day-to-day operations in collaboration with a full-time Program Coordinator and student employees.

The ideal candidate should have extensive and direct administrative experience with emphasis on program development and management, budgeting, and staff supervision in an academic environment. S/he should have a demonstrated ability to facilitate interdisciplinary research, to build rapport with campus and off-campus audiences, and to lead student advising and public outreach efforts. Expert knowledge of the Muslim and Mediterranean cultures, relevant languages, and art networks are also desirable.

The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum (both part of the Stanford Global Studies Division) are academic hubs that foster academic events, research, and teaching related to Islamic Studies and Mediterranean Studies at Stanford University. The Abbasi Program’s mandate also includes deepening the public understanding of Islam and Muslim societies by organizing public lectures, artistic performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and K-12 outreach activities.

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 Cambridge

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies

The Board of Electors to the His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Modern Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships
or contact the Human Resources Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 28 April 2017.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Amira K. Bennison (Convenor of Board of Electors), email: amira.bennison@ames.cam.ac.uk.

University of Chicago

Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. Lecturers teach two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students and are expected to contribute to the planning of the curriculum. Applicants must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Ph.D. is desirable but not required.

To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter along with a brief description of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted, if available. All application items except letters of recommendation may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03297. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email to amanday@uchicago.edu.

Review of applications will begin on 28 April and will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

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

University of Maryland

Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities

(Full-time, Tenure Track)
College of Arts & Humanities, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) and the Program in Persian Studies at the University of Maryland (UMD) invite applications from candidates at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities. Interest and experience in scholarship and teaching in the areas of Comparative Literature, Islamicate Sexualities, and Persian Digital Humanities are preferred. We strongly encourage applicants with expertise in instructional and digital technology and an interest in global Persian studies, especially as it relates to bringing the field of Persian Literature/Humanities into the digital age.

The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching, academic leadership, and an emerging publication record in the field? The candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in the development of interdisciplinary initiatives --within SLLC, across UMD, and with global educational institutions such as universities with strong Persian studies programs and major libraries with substantial Persian manuscript and print collections. Candidates should show a strong commitment to teaching a diverse student population, particularly one that includes a percentage of heritage speakers of Persian. For best consideration, apply by May 1st. Requirements include: native or near-native command of Persian and English, and Ph.D. in hand by May 15, 2017.

For full consideration, please provide a letter of interest, a CV, a writing sample, two sample syllabi (one for an undergraduate course and one for a graduate course (Supplemental Document 1), sample teaching evaluations, if available (Supplemental Document 2), and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references. All applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Review of applications will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) and the Program in Persian Studies are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.

University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Arabic starting in fall 2017. This position is expected to teach Arabic language courses at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the program. This position is renewable annually; contingent upon budgetary funding and performance. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic and will have an MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) or a related field. Applicants should have at least three years’ university teaching experience and experience teaching in an intensive program integrating the teaching of both standard and spoken Arabic. The successful candidate should have experience in coordinating multiple sections of a course and supervising and training graduate teaching assistants.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should submit a brief cover letter indicating interest in the position, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy. Please use the following link to apply, https://apply.interfolio.com/41647.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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

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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