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2010-2011 JOB POSTINGS AT UNC


Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

Associate Director

Position Summary:
The staff and programs of the Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub to promote an understanding of the Middle East through teaching, research, and community outreach, and to explore and promote cross-regional approaches to Middle East and Islamic studies, including sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines. The Associate Director will be involved in all aspects of Middle East and Islamic studies program development, including management of the Center's Title VI award from the U.S. Department of Education, and will work closely with the Center's Director, Outreach Coordinator, Business Manager, and Assistant Business Manager, as well as the Center's partners at the Duke University Middle East Studies Center

Education Requirements:
M.A. or Ph.D. in a Social Science field required, with academic background and experience in Middle East or Islamic Studies. Basic knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:
The candidate will have expert knowledge of Middle East or Islamic studies, well-developed communications skills, experience in writing and administering grants, and administrative experience.

Special Instructions:
Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.unc.edu/2500512 and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. This position has been filled as of December 1, 2010.

Contact:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department, please contact Charles Kurzman, Director, 919-962-1241, kurzman@unc.edu.

Address: https://itsapps.unc.edu/RAMS4/details.do?reqId=2500512&type=N


Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

Outreach Director

Position Summary:
The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies--a joint enterprise of the Duke University Middle East Studies Center and the Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations--is a National Resource Center (NRC) funded by Title VI of the US Department of Education. Funding for the NRC supports initiatives to provide educational and outreach programs at local, regional, and national levels for K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions as well as for business, media, government, and the general public. The Outreach Coordinator, a jointly funded position housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will have primary responsible for the Consortium's work in developing Middle East and Islamic studies at K-14 schools in North Carolina. The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Center's Director, Associate Director, Business Manager, and Assistant Business Manager, as well as the Center's partners at the Duke University Middle East Studies Center and the UNC Area Studies.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required. Academic training in Middle East or Islamic studies, or relevant experience preferred

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required. Academic training in Middle East or Islamic studies, or relevant experience preferred. Experience with data collection and grant writing preferred. Experience in workshop/conference planning and coordination preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Teaching and public speaking experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication, proofreading, and editing skills required. Attendance at and supervision of some evening and weekend events required. Ability to work independently and follow through on multiple simultaneous projects without close supervision of individual tasks, required. Ability to interact with diverse personalities including faculty, staff, students, K-14 educators, representatives of government agencies, and the general public - professionally and with discretion, required. Experience abroad and familiarity with K-14 pedagogy and curriculum development is preferred.

Special Instructions:
Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.unc.edu/2500510 and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department, please contact Charles Kurzman, Director, 919-962-1241, kurzman@unc.edu.

Job announcement:
https://itsapps.unc.edu/RAMS4/details.do?reqId=2500510&type=N


Islamic Studies

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies, starting July 1, 2011. Preference will be given to candidates who already have a PhD in hand. Area of specialization is open, and could include (but need not be limited to) the study of the Qur'an, Islamic law, Islam in America, and gender debates in Islam. Research interests should include the study of Islamic spirituality and/or Sufism. We seek to extend our existing regional strengths beyond South Asia and Iran.

Candidates should have knowledge of the relevant language(s) and demonstrate strong research potential. Teaching duties will include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses on Islamic studies as well as graduate-level seminars. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise doctoral students, and to collaborate with faculty in the Department of Religion at nearby Duke University. Both teaching and research will need to be connected not only with the concentration in Islamic Studies but also with the problems and issues of religious studies broadly conceived.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Submit an online application including the following materials: a letter of application, a cv, and a writing sample. Submit these materials online at jobs.unc.edu/1002454; paper or email applications will not be accepted. In addition, arrange to have four original, signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to:

Chair of Islamic Studies Search Committee
Department of Religious Studies, CB #3225
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3225
http://religion.unc.edu

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Asian Studies

Assistant Professor of Arabic

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Asian Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2011. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. Candidates whose research and teaching interests expand beyond language and literature to include fields such as Cultural Studies, Intellectual History, Gender Studies, Visual Studies, and/or Film Studies or other fields related to Arab cultures are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to teach language courses including at the advanced level and participate in the continued development of the Department's program in Arab cultures. PhD in hand or near completion by the time of appointment and demonstrated potential for innovative scholarship are required. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is also required.

Qualified applicants should submit an online application including the following materials: a detailed letter, CV, sample syllabi, and writing sample. Submit these materials online at jobs.unc.edu/2500424; paper or email applications will not be accepted. In addition, arrange to have four original, signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to: Chair, Arabic Search Committee; Department of Asian Studies; CB 3267, 113 New West; University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill NC 27599-3267. Send inquiries to arabicsearch@unc.edu and visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/asia/.

UNC-CH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially welcome to apply. The preferred deadline is November 8, 2010. Search committee members will be attending the November 2010 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, where some preliminary interviews may be carried out. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Asian Studies

Lecturer in Hebrew Language and Culture

The Department of Asian Studies of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for a 2-3 year renewable lecturer position in Hebrew language and culture beginning July 1, 2011. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester including introductory through advanced levels of Hebrew. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. At least an MA is required.

We are seeking a skilled language instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Hebrew and English is required. College-level experience teaching Hebrew to nonnative speakers is preferred. Experience using new technologies for Hebrew language teaching is desirable.

Submit a letter detailing teaching philosophy, CV, available sample syllabi, and course evaluations online at jobs.unc.edu/2500573. Paper or email applications will not be accepted. In addition, send a teaching DVD/video and have three original, signed letters of reference sent to: Hebrew Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, CB 3267, 113 New West, University of North CarolinaÑChapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact hebrewsearch@unc.edu.


Cross-regional faculty searches at UNC-Chapel Hill that might be of interest to scholars of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations:



2010-2011 JOB POSTINGS ELSEWHERE

Sponsored by the Study of Islam Section, American Academy of Religion:
Below is a list of positions in Islamic studies starting Fall 2011. Applications for these positions come due in Fall 2010 or Spring 2011.

You should also consult the employment listings compiled by the Middle East Studies Association.


Aarhus University, Denmark

Arabic Language (One Year Position)

Aarhus University, Denmark, the Arab and Islamic Studies Unit, invites applications for a full-time Arabic language teaching position. Appointment will be made at the level of teaching assistant professor or teaching associate professor depending on qualifications, and will be for one year, from 15 August 2011. At the end of this one year there will probably be an opening for a tenured position, for which the successful holder of the one-year position will have the possibility to apply.

The successful candidate will have at least an MA, preferably in Arab Studies, advanced proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect, and a demonstrated record of excellence in university-level Arabic instruction. He or she will have a standard teaching load of 15 hours per week over two 13-week semesters and will perform related tasks such as student supervision and curriculum development. He or she will join a new and expanding Arab and Islamic Studies Unit within Europe's largest department of the Study of Religion. Further information on the Unit may be found at www.teo.au.dk/en/aisu, and questions may be addressed to Elisabeth Moestrup, program manager (em@teo.au.dk).

Applications are welcome from all interested parties, regardless of personal background. For the one-year position, no knowledge of Danish is required of applicants who are not Danish citizens. English may be used during teaching.

The letter of application should be accompanied by a full CV, diplomas, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, details of educational / teaching qualifications including a list of courses taught and any available evaluations of teaching, and a list of any publications that are relevant to the position's teaching duties. Please also give the names and contact details (including email) of two referees.

The application deadline is January 15, 2011, and applications may be made online at teo.au.dk/en/news/vacancies.


Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, UK

Program Specialist

The AKU-ISMC 2011-2012 Research Fellowship Programme offers a unique opportunity for Fellows to pursue research within an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment. The duration of the Fellowship is one calendar year, commencing September 2011. During this time, Fellows are expected to carry out research projects which relate to one of the Institute's major research themes and to coordinate a research workshop leading to a publication. For 2011/12 the theme addressed will be /the Construction of Knowledge about Muslim Cultures and Societies/. Within this broad theme, Research Fellows are sought who will carry out research related to the topic: 'Remembering the first century of Islam.'

*Remembering the first century of Islam*

The seventh century witnessed the birth of a new religion and a new empire in the Late Antique Near East. Fellows will explore the creation and function today of memories about this pivotal turning point in world history. Potential areas of research include:

-Examining the roles that memories about the first century are playing in building national, regional, ethnic, religious, and other forms of solidarity and belonging;
-Outlining strategies that create and also destroy shared memories about the first century in a wide variety of mediums, including those that appeal to mass audiences, such as film and the internet;
-Contributing to theoretical reflection on memory, identity, and knowledge about the past.

Fellows should ideally have a research interest in early Islamic history and a willingness to engage with the theoretical literature relating to memory. Fellows will pursue this research project and contribute to the organisation of a workshop that aims to result in a publication.

*Details*

Candidates receive a stipend in the range of £27-31000 and also a research budget of £500. A return flight is paid for international Fellows. Please note that accommodation in London will need to be independently organised by the Fellow. Other benefits include: office space, access to computer facilities, and access to AKU-ISMC's library and the libraries of neighbouring academic institutions.

During the course of this academic year, the Institute will facilitate scholarly dialogue among the Research Fellows and AKU-ISMC Faculty. During the course of their Fellowship, Fellows will be expected to participate in the educational and research programmes of the Institute by delivering occasional lectures and seminars.

Candidates should have:

- A PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences;
- A high degree of experience, interest and competence in the research area outlined in the Call for Applications;
- A high level of proficiency in communication skills, written and verbal;

For a job description and application form, please see the career opportunities section of the AKU-ISMC website (http://www.aku.edu/job/onlinejobs/).

Closing date for applications for the 2011/12 programme is 30^th May 2011. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview, to be held in early June 2011. Successful candidates are expected to take up their post on 12th September 2011 or soon after.

More information about AKU-ISMC's research themes can be found on our website: http://aku.edu/ismc/research-aku-ismc.shtml

For informal questions about the Fellowship, please contact ismc.research@aku.edu

Dr Peter O'Neill, Research and Grants Officer

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom
210 Euston Road
London NW1 2DA

Tel. +44 [0] 20 7380 3847
Fax +44 [0] 20 7380 3830
URL www.aku.edu

Incorporated in England as a company limited by guarantee no. 4448389


Alliance for Middle East Peace, Washington, D.C.

Research Fellowship Programme 2011/12

The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) seeks an enthusiastic, multi-talented, and self-directed staff person to assist its Executive Director, Board of Directors and volunteers in accomplishing ALLMEP's critical mission. ALLMEP is the coalition of more than 75 non-governmental organizations that promote people-to-people cooperation, coexistence, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. This is a unique, full-time position -- located in Washington, DC -- offering involvement in all operations of this growing organization.

For more information, go to: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topic/show?id=780588%3ATopic%3A346907&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic


Al-Maktoum Institute, Dundee, Scotland

Lecturer (assistant professor) in the study of Islam and Muslims

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a strong teaching and research profile at the appropriate level, will have completed a PhD, and have a track record of research publications and successful PhD supervision.

The Al-Maktoum Institute is an independent, international and research-led college of higher education in Dundee. We offer postgraduate programmes of study (taught masters and PhD research) in the Study of Islam and Muslims, validated by the University of Aberdeen. The Institute currently offers MLitt and PhD programmes in Islamic Studies, Islamic Education, Bayt al-Maqdis and Jerusalem Studies, Muslims, Globalisation and the West, and Multiculturalism, and is planning the introduction of new programmes in Islamic Finance and Banking, Islamic Law, Islamic Ethics, Practical Ethics, and Development Studies.

Staff appointed as lecturer at the Al-Maktoum Institute will be considered for appointment as honorary lecturer of the University of Aberdeen.

The closing date for applications is 10 November 2010. Informal inquiries can be made to either Prof Malory Nye (tel: +44 (0)1382 908071, email: M.Nye@almi.abdn.ac.uk) or Dr Hossein Godazgar, Director of the Graduate School (tel: +44 (0)1382 908070; email: h.godazgar@almi.abdn.ac.uk)

Further details are available from our website: http://www.almi.abdn.ac.uk/the-institute/working-at-al-maktoum-institute/lecturer-post-october-11-2010/


American University

Term Faculty Position, Middle Eastern History

Middle East. The History Department at American University (Washington, D.C.) invites applications for a full-time, one-year position teaching Middle Eastern history beginning fall 2011. Any primary field of research expertise is welcome. The appointee will teach with courses in Middle Eastern history and in the general education program, with specific offerings to be determined by candidate's expertise and departmental needs.

The appointment will be made at either the Instructor or Professorial Lecturer level dependent on qualifications (e.g., ABD or PhD in hand) and experience. The teaching load is 3/3, with each section of the survey course counting toward the load.

Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching experience, c.v., sample syllabi, and an article-length writing sample to middleeasthistory@american.edu.Please send these materials as soon as possible in electronic format, and have a minimum of two letters of recommendation sent by email to the same address by the application deadline of June 1, 2011. If recommenders prefer, they may send the letters to: Middle East Search Committee, Dept. of History, American University, Battelle Hall, 4400 Mass. Avenue NW, Washington DC 20016.

For more information about the American University's history department, visit the website at http://www.american.edu/history/. Review of applications begins immediately

American University is an AA/EOE, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University offers employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

Contact middleeasthistory@american.edu for more information.
Website: http://www.american.edu/history


American University

Arab Studies (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Assistant Professor: The College of Arts and Sciences at American University (Washington, D.C.) invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Arab Studies beginning in Fall 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Desired areas of specialization include Arab societies, culture, and/or history to complement (not duplicate) existing strengths at American University in the politics and international relations of the Arab world. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that she or he has an active research program focused on the Arab world and can provide leadership to the Arab Studies Program. The appointee's duties will include teaching four courses per academic year (including one or more core courses in the Arab Studies Program) and working to expand the program's curricular offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences. The appointee's tenure home and departmental affiliation in the college will depend on her or his disciplinary background. For more information, visit: http://www.american.edu/hr/Ft-Faculty.cfm#Arab.

Applications received by October 10, 2010 will receive best consideration; preliminary interviews will be held at the Middle East Studies Association meetings in November, 2010. Send a letter of application indicating relevant research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to: Arab Studies Search Committee, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.

American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University offers employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

Contact Info: Send a letter of application indicating relevant research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to: Arab Studies Search Committee, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Website: http://www.american.edu/cas/history/


American University in Beirut, Lebanon

The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology.

In History, the applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing either in classical Islamic history or in the modern history of the Middle East in such areas, for example, as legal history and jurisprudence or in socio-economic, intellectual and cultural studies. In Archaeology, the applicant will be an acknowledged senior academic specializing in areas not currently covered by the department, including Egyptology, the archaeology of Mesopotamia and/ or Iran, the archaeology of pre-Islamic Arabia and the Gulf, Islamic, environmental or marine archaeology. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology and theory are particularly welcome.

In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is one to two years. The appointment is to begin on September 15, 2011.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York NY 10017-2303; or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/. All application materials should be received by March 01, 2011.


American University in Beirut, Lebanon

Classical Islamic History & Culture

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks scholars in classical Islamic history and culture for full-time employment in the Department of History and Archaeology to begin September 15, 2011.

Applicants who are academically experienced and of established standing as well as outstanding recent PhD recipients in that field of specialization are encouraged to apply. In addition to normal teaching duties, applicants are expected to contribute to the development of curricula and advisory functions related to the department's PhD Program. The language of instruction is English. Depending on the point of entry, the period of initial appointment is either three or seven years.

For more information on these positions and on how to apply kindly visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas. The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. All application materials should be received by December 31, 2010.


American University in Cairo, Egypt

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce several new Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships for recent Ph.D. graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching. The program also supplies fellows with travel and other support for research purposes. In addition, one of its principal objectives is to provide fellows with unparalleled opportunity to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt. Fellows will primarily teach students engaged in AUC's freshman-level Core Curriculum. The Core is designed to introduce students to the liberal arts and sciences and includes a variety of freshman-level courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Fellows will teach Core courses that reflect their personal interests and disciplinary backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines while at AUC.

Requirements:

Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Several Fellows will be appointed to AUC's program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships beginning in fall 2010. Candidates are welcome in any of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Political Science; Sociology.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants for Post-Doctoral Fellowships should have received their Ph.D.'s within three calendar years of the date of application. In exceptional cases A.B.D.'s will be considered. Teaching experience is not required.

Additional Information:

Successful applicants will hold a term of appointment for three academic years; receive support for travel associated with a job search at the end of the employment; receive special research awards of up to $5,000 per year; and participate in a monthly seminar that will provide Fellows with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and views with leading scholars and intellectuals from both Egypt and the wider Arab world.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via online.

a) an updated C.V (upload via Step 2 in the next page); b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); and d) List names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background.

Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). Please click here to login.

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


American University in Cairo, Egypt

Classical Arabic Literature/Open Rank Tenure Track

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including housing, annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Job Description: The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations is inviting applications for an open-rank tenurable or tenure-track professorial position with a teaching experience in the primary sources at the university level. Successful applicant is expected to teach courses in all genres of Classical Arabic Literature; poetry and prose from the pre-Islamic through the modern periods. Courses will be conducted in both Arabic and English. Successful candidates will teach three courses per semester at the undergraduate, graduate and Core Curriculum levels.

Reuirements: PhD by September 2011 is required. The applicant is expected to have an MA and PhD in Classical Arabic Literature. Additional Information: Tenure track position.

Aplication Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V. (upload via Step 2 on the next page); b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF). For your convenience, the PIF can be downloaded on the next page (next to upload section); d) a statement of teaching philosophy. Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu. Apply Here: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=9101&job=6983339. Review of applications will start immediately. Position is open until filled.


American University in Cairo, Egypt

Modern Arabic Literature

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including housing, annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Job Description: The Department of Arabic & Islamic Civilizations is seeking to fill an open rank two-year position in Modern Arabic Literature, to begin September 2011. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Modern Arabic Literature. Candidates should have a proven teaching experience at the University level. Successful candidates are expected to teach three courses per semester in all genres of Modern Arabic literature at the graduate and undergraduate as well as Core Curriculum courses. Courses may be conducted in Arabic or in English. Teaching, research and publications as well as active participation in committees will be expected of the candidate. Finalists may be requested to give a public lecture, if possible, in their field of specialization.

Requirements: PhD by September 2011 is required. Additional Information: Tenure track position. Review of applications will start immediately. Position is open until filled. Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V. (upload via Step 2 on the next page); b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF). For your convenience, the PIF can be downloaded on the next page (next to upload section); d) a statement of teaching philosophy. Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu. Apply Here: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=9101&job=6996748.


American University in Cairo, Egypt

Political Science - Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a department chairperson at the Associate or Full Professor level beginning in September 2011. Field of academic specialization is open. Applicants should have an established teaching and research record and experience in departmental administration. The Search Committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence teaching scholarship and administration, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of it student body.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree and should have obtained tenure at another institution. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2010. Position is open until filled.

Additional Information: The position involves an initial two-year appointment as Chair beginning September 2011; possible renewal for another two-year term. Candidate should be tenurable in the Department of Political Science during this period.

For more information, e-mail Dr. Sheila Carapico (scarapico@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department's web site at http://www.aucegypt.edu/academics/dept/pols. Dr. Carapico will also be available for interviews at the American Political Science Association conference in September 2010 in Washington, D.C.

About The American University in Cairo: Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including housing, annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.


American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sociology

The Sociology Program, SAPE Department, at the American University in Cairo invites applications for an open rank tenure track position to begin September 2011. The Department is seeking candidates with a strong background in sociological theory and research methodology and methods (expertise in participatory action research is considered a plus), and a specialization in one or more of the following areas: development and civil society (including community development), political sociology, social movements and public sphere participation (including youth as well as other groups), gender, family, stratification, population and health and/or medical sociology. Knowledge of the Arab world/Middle East is considered a plus.

Requirements: PhD in Sociology is required at time of appointment. Teaching experience is preferred.

Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching in a joint Sociology-Anthropology MA program, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2010. Informational interviews will be held at the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Annual Meeting in August 2010 and the Middle East Studies Association's (MESA) Annual Meeting in November 2010; however, all candidates will be given full consideration. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by video-conference in December 2010/early January 2011.

You can apply online at the following website: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=19671.


American University in Cairo, Egypt

Teacher Education

Company Description: Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including housing, annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Job Description: The Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers post-bachelor's Professional Educator Diploma programs for Pre-KÑ12 teachers and school principals, and, beginning in September 2010, will introduce an MA in International and Comparative Education. The GSE seeks a teacher educator for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate professor level. It is recommended that candidates have strong international and comparative education experience and knowledge. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the MA program as well as in the Professional Educator Diploma programs; supervise MA research projects; advise graduate students; contribute to the development of a strong, externally-funded research program; conduct research; and participate in curriculum/program development and departmental, school and University-wide activities.

Requirements: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction or related field. Preferred candidates will have 3-5 years of full-time post-graduate teaching experience as an Assistant/Associate professor, in addition to teaching certification and 3-5 years of experience teaching Pre-KÑ12 learners and must be able to provide evidence of excellent teaching, including teaching classroom assessment. They must also have published research in the area of Pre-KÑ12 education. Desirable qualifications include demonstrated teaching excellence in culturally diverse settings; knowledge of and experience working in school-university partnership contents such as Professional Development Schools; successful experience in applying technology, including distance learning, in classroom teaching contexts.

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); and e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to: gseref@aucegypt.edu. Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).

Apply here: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=9101&job=7059038. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010.


American University of Iraq - Sulaimani

Professor of World and Middle Eastern History

The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUI-S) seeks immediate applications for the full-time position of Professor of World and Middle Eastern History beginning in September 2011.

The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani is an independent, non-profit university offering a comprehensive American-style liberal arts education to all qualified students regardless of affiliation or origin. Established in 2007 in the safe, welcoming Kurdistan Region of Iraq, AUI-S is a student and teaching-focused university where small classes facilitate candid, open discussions. AUI-S received accreditation in the United States in 2010 and will move to a new, 400-acre campus later this year.

For more information about AUI-S, please visit http://www.auis.org.

Essential Job Specifications:
  • MA or PhD in World or Middle Eastern History from an American or Western European university.
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching skills.
  • At least three years of teaching experience at the postsecondary level.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.


Arab Council for Social Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon

Director

The Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) is recruiting for the position of Director. The ACSS (under process) is a regional, independent, non-profit organization headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon. The Council is dedicated to strengthening social science research and research capacity in the Arab world. It aims to promote a strong and vibrant social science community by facilitating and supporting networking and the collaborative production of knowledge between individuals and institutions within the region and beyond. Its structure includes a General Assembly, an elected Board of Trustees and a Secretariat headed by the Director.

Responsibilities: The Director will be based at the ACSS headquarters in Beirut. He/she is responsible for carrying out the mission and achieving the objectives of the ACSS and is accountable to the Board of Trustees. She/he is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees. His or her responsibilities include:

- Developing a strategy to ensure the viability of ACSS over time. This strategy will be discussed and approved by the Board.
- Preparing, for Board approval, the Council's annual work plan, covering research, capacity building and communication activities.
- Leading the fund raising effort to carry out the Council's activities.
- Taking all financial and managerial decisions within the Secretariat and overseeing the operations of other offices in the region when established.
- Liaising with the Council's constituency, Board appointed committees and other like minded institutions.

Qualifications:
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in Arabic and English or French.
- Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with boards, committees and a variety of stakeholders.
- Proven ability to plan, manage and fundraise.
- Experience in the administration and financing of research programs or centers
- In-depth understanding of policy issues related to social science research
- Demonstrated analytic ability, leadership and organizational skills
- Publications and personal research experience

Eligibility/Education/Experience:
- Arab nationality, including Palestinians in the Occupied Arab Territories.
- Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in social sciences
- Experience in management of research organizations and research activities.
- A minimum of ten years' experience in senior role, preferably with a research organization or other not-for-profit organization.
Application Process

If interested in this position, please apply as soon as possible by submitting:

1) Letter of interest in Arabic specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement
2) Attached cover sheet
3) Recent CV (in Arabic, English or French)
4) A complete list of publications
5) Copies of five relevant publications
6) At least three professional references

Please send your application to: acss@annd.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.


Angelo State University

Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice (two tenure-track professors in Cultural Competence and Security Studies)

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice seeks applications for two new tenure-track positions for new degree programs in Cultural Competence and Security Studies. The Department seeks expertise in international/national security and strategic studies with a regional focus in (1) the Middle East and/or South and Central Asia and (2) Africa or Latin America. For both positions, preference will be given to applicants with the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: international security, strategic studies, intelligence studies, terrorism, conflict resolution, and/or military science and technology.

Duties

Position #1:International Security. The successful candidate will develop and teach on-line courses directed initially to a primarily military audience in security studies in the Middle East and/or Central/South Asia. The successful applicant will also develop and deliver on-line courses in international relations, national security policy, terrorism, insurgency, political extremism, and conflict resolution.

Position #2: Strategic Studies. The successful candidate will develop and teach on-line courses directed initially to a primarily military audience in intelligence and counterintelligence, geostrategy, military studies, radical religion and cultural competence. The successful applicant will also develop and deliver additional on-line courses on security issues and policy in Africa and/or Latin America.

Starting June 1,2011(if possible), both positions will join existing faculty in developing curriculum. Beginning the new academic year in August, 2011, each new faculty will assume normal faculty responsibilities in teaching, scholarly activity and service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated expertise in the above areas and the ability to develop and deliver university-level courses in an on-line format (particularly Blackboard) is preferred. Experience in program development and/or project management would also be helpful. Ability to work with colleagues in a team environment is a must.

Qualifications

PhD in International relations, International Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Military History, Intelligence Studies or related fields. ABD considered at rank of lecturer.

Applications for this position must be completed and are available on-line at the Angelo State University employment website at https://employment.angelo.edu.

Expected Date of Appointment: June or August 2011


Arizona State University

History of the Modern Middle East (Assistant Professor)

The Faculty of History and Jewish Studies Program seeks to fill an assistant professor position in the history of the modern Middle East.

Candidate must hold a Ph.D. in History or related discipline and be trained in the modern Middle East. The candidate must demonstrate: knowledge of nineteenth- and twentieth-century political, social or cultural history; excellence in research and ability to train graduate students; and launch creative programs to enhance knowledge of contemporary Middle Eastern societies and cultures. Fluency in either Arabic or Hebrew required; both desirable. Also desirable a concentration in politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Candidate will hold joint appointment with Jewish Studies Program and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and will interface with other units at ASU such as School of International Languages and Cultures and Faculty of Global Studies.

Position begins August 16, 2011. Applicants must submit the following: detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; complete, curriculum vitae; sample of published work, 2 syllabi, and names of three recommenders with address contacts to Professor Mark von Hagen, Director of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874302 Tempe AZ 85287-4302 post marked not later than November 15, 2010; if not filled, the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed.

Background check required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.


Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Framework of the Research Program "Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe", Berlin

Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe is a research program of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin which builds upon the previous work of the Working Group Modernity and Islam. For more information on the program please visit our website: www.eume-berlin.de

The fellowships begin on 1 October 2011 and end on 31 July 2012. Deadline for application: 10 January 2011.

Please find the call for applications below this message via the following link: http://www.wiko-eume.de/en/fellows/call-for-applications-201112.html


Brandeis University

Crown Center Junior Research Fellowship

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering one-year junior research fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, or social developments for the 2011-2012 academic year. This fellowship can be either a post-doctoral position for new PhDs or a research fellowship for assistant professors during a year off from teaching. It would allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.

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

The Center's research staff reflects its broad geopolitical focus. During its five years of operation, experienced researchers with high-level expertise about Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, GCC and Saudi Arabia have conducted research for the Center. In addition to hosting conferences, seminars, and workshops, the Center has created tools for "real-time" distribution of analyses regarding current developments and events in the Middle East with its "Middle East Brief." The Center also publishes article-length monographs titled "Crown Papers," which is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, and recently began publishing the "Crown Essay" series of provocative monograph-length works. Additionally, the Center's staff teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at Brandeis University.

Eligibility

The 2011-2012 junior research fellowship is open to both recent Ph.D.s (as a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East related fields. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2011.

Terms

This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012. The stipend for these 10 months will be $45,000. In addition, funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the appointment period. Appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship. During their residence, fellows are required to produce a scholarly article related to his/her research project to be submitted to the peer-reviewed "Crown Papers" series, write a Middle East Brief, and participate in all Crown Center seminars, conferences and other events.

Deadline: December 15, 2010 - March 1, 2011

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

Application: Please submit all of the following materials:

1) Application Form:

2) Project proposal
a. In five to seven pages (Double spaced 12 pt. font) please explain the project you would undertake if you received this fellowship. In addition please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current literature.
b. A strong proposal will articulate a clear hypothesis and methodology; outline a clear and realistic work plan; and demonstrate how this contributes to an original understanding of the Middle East.

3) Writing Samples
a. Please include a writing sample of no more than 20 pages.
b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of no more than 2 pages.

4) CV and Publication List

5) Three letters of Recommendation
a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the three persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Mailing and Emailing Instructions: Please mail the complete application to:
Kristina Cherniahivsky
Associate Director
Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Brandeis University
MS 010
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02454

Email submissions are accepted. Please email to: crowncenter@brandeis.edu

Review Process: Applications will be reviewed for:

1) The project's quality and originality
2) The strength of the methodology
3) The project's contribution to the field
4) The qualification of the candidate.


California State University - San Marcos

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History

The history department of California State University, San Marcos seeks to hire a tenure-track, assistant professor of Middle Eastern History. Ph.D. in History or Middle Eastern Studies must be in hand by August 2011. Period or area of specialization is open, but candidates must be able to teach surveys in Middle Eastern history and in world history, as well as courses in upper-division general education and our graduate program. A demonstrated commitment to teaching, evidence of an active research program, and a willingness to contribute to the development of a rapidly growing public university are required. Applications must include a C.V., a letter of introduction addressing teaching approaches and interests and summarizing previous and potential research, a short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15 and continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials to Prof. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Chair, Middle East History Search, History Department, California State University, San Marcos, 92096. After January 16, 2011, applications may be submitted electronically at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities (website available after that date).

California State University, San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status. The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities(available after 1/16/11) for more information.


Cambridge Muslim College

Research Fellow

The Cambridge Muslim College invites applications for the post of Research Fellow to be based at the College's facility in Cambridge, U.K., for one academic year with effect from 1 September 2011.

The College seeks an outstanding candidate who is engaged in innovative, robust and world-class research who will make a major contribution to the College's intellectual life. During his or her appointment at the College the post-holder will be expected to complete a significant research project, preferably taking the form of three articles for peer-reviewed publications, or the preparation of a monograph. The College is especially interested in post-doctoral students with a specialisation in Islamic Studies, interfaith relations, or British Muslim studies.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to offer a maximum of six lectures, participate in seminars and attend College's public lectures on behalf of the College.

The successful applicant will be expected to begin on 1st September 2011 and the post will continue to 31st August 2012. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline by the start date for this post, and must demonstrate a commitment to the aims and ethos of the College. The Research Fellow will be given access to the College's library, office space and equipment, and administrative support. The successful applicant will be remunerated at a rate of £29,133 per annum. The deadline for applications to be received at the College is 5.00pm, 3rd June 2011.

Applicants should submit a covering letter, a personal statement, curriculum vitae and two sealed letters of recommendation (including one from a thesis supervisor). The personal statement should describe the ambitions and interests of the applicant, should include a synopsis of the PhD and an outline of the research project or projects that the applicant would undertake during the period of engagement. Inclusion of published work would be an advantage.

Applications should be submitted by post to:

Cambridge Muslim College
12 Grange Road
Cambridge,CB3 9DU.

The Cambridge Muslim College is an equal opportunities employer. Information about the College may be found at www.cambridgemuslimcollege.org. Further particulars may be obtained from info@cambridgemuslimcollege.org.


Centre College

Islamic Studies (Assistant Professor)

Centre College invites applications for an entry level tenure track position in Religion with a specialty in Islam. The ideal candidate will have a firm grounding in the academic study of Islam in the context of religious studies, and a nuanced understanding of how Islam has interacted with other religious traditions. Candidates must demonstrate ability and dedication to teach at the undergraduate level, and be ready and willing to assist in the development and teaching of a course on the 'Western' religious traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, et.al.). Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.

Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts college of more than1,200 students, listed by U.S. News in the top fifty liberal arts colleges. Classes are small; academic standards are high. For more information, visit www.centre.edu.

To apply, please submit by post (no email applications): letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, CV, and transcripts to: Dean Stephanie Fabritius, Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville KY 40422. Preliminary interviews will be held at AAR in Atlanta. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Review of applications begins October 01, 2010.


Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations

Stone Ashdown Directorship

We wish to appoint the Stone Ashdown Director of the CMJR. The post holder's principal responsibilities will be to develop the Centre, working closely with the existing Academic Director and other existing CMJR staff. Possible areas of specialisation may include any of the following: Philosophy and thought (modern and medieval), modern history (18th c. to the present), peace and conflict studies, politics of the Middle East and Islamic world, Jews in the Islamic world, ethnography and ethno-musicology, Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain.

You should have completed a PhD or equivalent higher degree. We are looking for someone from the UK or Overseas, ideally with a strong publications record, or the demonstrable potential to deliver this in the near future. Experience of work with international learners, and of interdisciplinary teaching and research will be an advantage.

This post is offered on a full-time basis and represents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to join a pioneering and innovative Centre. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be £32,500 plus pension.

Further Particulars

The Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations (CMJR), is part of the Woolf Institute, based at Wesley House, Cambridge (www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/cmjr). The CMJR is dedicated to the academic study of Muslim-Jewish relations.

The aims of CMJR include the promotion of deeper attitudes of mutual respect and understanding in the encounter between Islam and Judaism, to develop the study of Muslim-Jewish relations as an academic discipline in its own right; to combat prejudice and ignorance through education, research, and dialogue; and to offer its educational programme to a wide audience and particularly in parts of the world where it is greatly needed.

CMJR sits alongside the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations (CJCR, www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/cjcr) and under the auspices of the Woolf Institute. It is envisaged that there will be collaboration between the two Centres.

The successful candidate for the post will be expected to contribute to the existing teaching programme both conventionally and via e-learning, and to contribute to developing new courses and intensive educational programmes such as a summer school and broader-based programmes. Depending on the new appointee's specialism--we are open to a wide range of disciplines--he or she will also be required to make a contribution to the team teaching of undergraduate level programmes in the Cambridge Theological Federation, principally a BA (Anglia Ruskin University) and a BTh (University of Cambridge) degree. The appointee will also be expected to participate in the planning and teaching of other courses where the study of Muslim-Jewish relations is featured, which may include postgraduate courses in the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations.

Research: All academic members of CMJR are required to be active in research and publication, whether personally or collaboratively. CMJR holds regular seminars and conferences, where the work of academics from within and outside the Centre is presented and discussed. Staff are encouraged to attend the national and international conferences of relevant professional associations.

The new appointee should have:
- A PhD or equivalent higher degree in a specialism relevant to the academic field of Muslim-Jewish Relations.
- At least two years full time or equivalent teaching experience in a Higher Education environment: experience of taught postgraduate programmes is preferable.
- Experience of working with a wide range of learners, including international students and mature students, and those with varied educational and disciplinary backgrounds.
- IT literacy: preferably, experience of working with a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as a course writer and/or tutor.
- A proven ability to carry out and publish academic research of high quality.
- Sound administrative and organisational skills. - Excellent communication skills.

Essential Personal Qualities: the new appointee should have:

- The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues and external departments and other bodies.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
- Commitment to providing quality programmes at all levels.
- A flexible, responsive approach appropriate to working in a small organisation.
- Sound professional judgement and integrity.

Application Method and Deadline

The closing date is Friday, 12 November 2010.

The provisional interview date is Monday, 29 November 2010.

Applicants should submit:
- A completed application form, including the details of two referees.
- A CV including details of teaching and research activity.
- A letter, not more than two pages in length, explaining his or her interest in and suitability for the post.

The application pack should be mailed to CMJR, Woolf Institute, Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BJ, United Kingdom; or via email: cmjrenquiries@woolf.cam.ac.uk

Short-listed candidates will be asked to give a short presentation as part of the interview process. The appointment will be effective from 1 January 2011 or at a mutually agreeable date shortly thereafter, and is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period of six months.

Download application form here: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/cmjr/assets/doc/application.doc

Informal questions about the post may be directed to: Dr Josef Meri, CMJR Academic Director (jm781@cam.ac.uk)


CET Academic Programs

Intensive Arabic Language & Area Studies/Academic Director in Aleppo, Syria

January 2011-January 2013 CET Academic Programs is a private study abroad organization. Based in Washington, DC, CET has been designing and administering educational programs abroad since 1982. Known for our innovations in the field of study abroad, we currently offer college-level programs in China, Japan, Vietnam, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain and Syria. Our programs emphasize high academic standards, innovative approaches to teaching, and careful student management. Staffed by over 40 full-time employees in the US and abroad, CET currently sends more than 1000 American students abroad annually. CET students come from universities across the US, with the largest groups from Vanderbilt University, Middlebury College, UNC at Chapel Hill, Yale University, Bowdoin College, Brown University and Harvard University. More information on our programs can be found on our web site: www.cetacademicprograms.com.

Description: The Academic Director's principal objective is to apply his/her expertise in the areas of curriculum design, pedagogy, and teaching methodology to CET's newest program: Intensive Arabic Language and Area Studies in Aleppo, Syria. This program will operate during the fall, spring, and summer terms. As the most senior CET staff member in-country, the Academic Director is ultimately responsible for the program as a whole. The Academic Director manages the launch and continuation of CET's Arabic language program. He/she supervises instruction, assists with hiring faculty, conducts teacher training (both formally and informally), and offers office hours for the Arabic faculty and American students. He/she reports to CET's head office, making recommendations for short-term curricular changes and long-term programmatic/structural changes. The Academic Director also counsels students to solve problems related to their classes, expectations, dormitories, or activities.

Complete Details: A complete job description can be found in the General Information/Employment Opportunities pages of CET's website (www.cetacademicprograms.com), or through this link:

http://cet.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=4A34D7A5-9632-2EB4-75C45AF04774D703&Link_ID=8D18A407-AA19-E58D-F414FB8C709D786E. Application deadline: August 30, 2010.


Claremont McKenna College

Arabic Language/Assistant Professor

Claremont McKenna College (CMC), the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2011. We seek candidates, with native or near-native fluency in Arabic, and with competence in grammar, to teach all levels of the Arabic language and additional courses in their field of scholarship. A PhD in Arabic language, literature, or related field is required. Areas of specialization could include Arabic literature, grammar, thought, linguistics, and/or a related field in Arabic language and culture. Teaching experience at the university level is required. This position requires excellence in teaching, research, and service. The candidate is expected to teach the first year Arabic classes and all other levels of Arabic, and to participate in the cultural and educational activities of the Arabic Program at Claremont McKenna College.

Applicants should apply online by sending a letter of application, CV, teaching evaluations, samples of scholarly writing, and three letters of reference to: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/login.php. Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate residential liberal arts college, ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the world. CMC has a strong faculty of teacher scholars who actively participate in student residential life. Claremont McKenna College is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Graduate University and the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Science. Collectively, The Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. The city of Claremont is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 400 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont CA 91711-4015 (909) 621-8490.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicants acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.


Claremont McKenna College

Middle Eastern History

Claremont McKenna College invites applicants for a position in Middle Eastern History. This is a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor. The department seeks an outstanding scholar and dedicated teacher. The region of specialization is open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates whose work emphasizes the Arabic speaking regions of the Middle East and Islamic world. We are open to all subfields and time periods. The candidate will be expected to teach broadly, with courses that include surveys on pre-modern and modern Middle Eastern or Islamic history and upper division courses in his or her area of expertise. The successful candidate should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Please send electronic copies of the cover letter, vita, brief description of possible courses, and three letters of reference to: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/login.php. Review of applicants will begin on November 1.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 400 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.

Employment is contingent upon new employees providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States.

Contact Info: Applications accepted online only at https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/login.php.


College of Charleston

Arabic Language (Assistant Professor)

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Arabic language and Arabic Studies to begin Fall 2011.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Modern Standard Arabic language at all levels, with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Arabic; a Ph.D. in Arabic language or literature or related field by August 2011 is required. A candidate with a degree in a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences will have the opportunity to teach relevant courses and will participate in a growing program in Arabic Studies and Asian Studies that includes faculty in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Art History, Economics, English, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and International Business.

Building on its historic strength in languages (all students are required to demonstrate proficiency of a language at the Intermediate level; over 60 full-time faculty teach foreign languages), the College of Charleston has created a new school of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, which provides students with exceptional curricular programs in foreign languages and area studies.

Applications should include cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference, and should be sent by mail to: Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, c/o School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston SC 29424. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. The College of Charleston is an urban campus situated in the Historic District of Charleston. The appointment will begin August 16, 2011. Screening begins January 10,2011 and will continue until the position is filled.


Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and Middle East Institute

Arcapita Visiting Professor (open rank)

Application Deadline: March 14, 2011

Columbia University's Middle East Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs invites applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2011 or spring 2012 semesters. 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 (http://www.mei.columbia.edu) and to give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate.

A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience in English are required by the beginning of the appointment. Experience teaching at a university in the Middle East highly preferred. The position offers competitive remuneration.

For additional information and to submit your application, please visit our Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) website at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1292447435815

Review of submissions will begin on February 1, 2011. Deadline for submission for consideration is March 14, 2011.

Questions about this position should be addressed to:
Mirlyne Pauljajoute
Middle East Institute
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
Knox Hall - Mail Code 9640
Suite 301 - 3rd Floor
606 West 122 Street
New York, NY 10027

(or via email mp2584@columbia.edu)

Columbia University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.


Columbia University, Center for Palestine Studies

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Palestinian Studies

2011-2012 POSTDOCTORAL AWARD - The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University's Middle East Institute is pleased to announce and to invite applications for the 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award, a post-doctoral fellowship in Palestinian Studies. The one-semester fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000 and the status of post-doctoral research fellow or visiting scholar at Columbia University, as appropriate.

ABOUT THE IBRAHIM ABU-LUGHOD AWARD - The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award is a new fellowship at Columbia University. The award recognizes and seeks to foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a post-doctoral scholar working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences.

The Fellow will spend one semester at Columbia University, pursuing her or his research and writing, and participating in the intellectual life of the Center for Palestine Studies at the Middle East Institute. In exceptional cases, as when research elsewhere is necessary for the completion of the project, shorter-term residence at Columbia (no less than 8 weeks during term time) can be considered. The Fellow will present a seminar paper in the Middle East Institute's colloquium series and may be invited to speak at other universities in the United States.

This award has been made possible through the generosity of Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan in honor of his friend, the Palestinian scholar and intellectual, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod (1929-2001). Their close friendship began in the aftermath of the nakbah of 1948 and evolved into a shared commitment to justice for Palestinians to be realized in part through support for excellence in higher education and scholarship. In later years, upon the establishment of the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod helped found the Qattan Centre for Educational Research and Development, one of the Foundation's core programs.

ABOUT CPS - Launched in 2010, the Center for Palestine Studies is the first such center to be established in an academic institution in the United States. The mission of the new Center is to promote the academic study of Palestine in all its forms and to offer a dedicated site for sustained interchanges among scholars and students. Center activities are intended to advance the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture, society, and politics in diverse fields, including history, literary studies, the social sciences, religion, philosophy, law, archaeology, the arts and architecture.

In its diverse activities, the Center for Palestine Studies will have a national and global reach. The Center is active in developing contacts with scholars and other institutions for the purposes of academic cooperation. Enhancements to the curriculum, library and faculty at Columbia will translate into new resources to advance the academic study of Palestine and Palestinians throughout the United States and the world.

REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY - The international competition is open to all post-doctoral scholars who share the mission of the Center for Palestine Studies to advance the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture, society, and politics through outstanding scholarship. Preference will be given to individuals from underrepresented programs who would benefit most from the academic resources of Columbia University. The Fellow may not hold any other major fellowship or teaching obligations during the award period.

APPLICATION PROCESS - The following list of materials is required for all applicants:
1. Application Cover Sheet.
2. Curriculum vitae. Should include Education (names and location of colleges, graduate and professional schools, with dates attended and degrees earned); Employment; Academic honors; Publications (Please do not send the publications); Languages read, spoken and written.
3. Three-page (1000 word) description of the book project on which fellow will work and its significance. Indicate how much has been completed and what you intend to do during the fellowship period.
4. Fifteen-page writing sampleÑmaximum. Can be an extract from a longer work.
5. Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations should come from scholars familiar with the proposed project and the applicant's qualifications. Letters should be e-mailed directly by the recommender to palestine@columbia.edu with the subject line: IAL Recommend-[Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name]. If they prefer not to send their letters electronically, they may mail signed letters on university letterhead to the CPS address below. Applications will not be considered without two letters in the file, postmarked or emailed by February 15, 2011.

Application materials should be emailed or postmarked on or before February 15, 2011 with the subject line: IAL Application-[Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name]. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential. Please return completed applications to: palestine@columbia.edu or mail to:

The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies
Center for Palestine Studies, Middle East Institute
Columbia University
Knox Hall, Room 301A
606 West 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027
USA

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/palestine/about/fellowships.html


Cornell University

Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for an open rank position in sociocultural anthropology. Theoretical and geographical areas are open, but we are especially interested in scholars working in one or more of the following topical areas: power, kinship, health, gender, technoscience, media, language, aesthetics, and/or performance. We are also particularly interested in scholars of Latin America and the anthropology of Islam. Letters of application along with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees should be sent by September 30, 2010 to Sociocultural Search Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.


Deakin University, Australia

Lecturer in Middle East Studies

Reference Number: 100474 - Lecturer in Middle East Studies

Closing date: Sunday, 14 November 2010

http://www.deakin.edu.au/careers-at-deakin/employment/academic.php

Background: The position is located within the School of International and Political Studies, one of several Schools in the Faculty of Arts and Education. Staff within the School report to the Dean through the Head of School. The appointee will be actively involved in teaching, research, consulting, industry partnerships, and professional activity. The appointee will interact with other staff within the School and the Faculty, their peers in other universities both nationally and internationally, and the community and relevant professional and industry organisations. The appointee will liaise with students at all levels.

The appointee will be required to teach in the area of Middle East Studies, conduct research and publish in the area of Middle East Studies for the School of International and Political Studies. The appointee will promote the School and maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities. The appointee will make an independent contribution through professional practice and expertise and contribute to the School's teaching, research, and program development.

Selection Criteria for a Lecturer in Middle East Studies

Qualifications:
  • A PhD, or equivalent, in Middle Eastern politics or relevant area, with expertise in the study of the contemporary Middle East as well as politics and/or international relations; however, expertise in other areas of Middle Eastern Studies will be considered.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Expertise is particularly sought in Middle Eastern studies, with particular focus on post-colonial emergence of states in the wider region, current political issues, and contemporary conflicts. Expertise in the Arab-Israeli Conflict and issues to do with the politics of terrorism is advantageous.
  • Expertise in innovative and creative approaches to research, analysis and teaching.
  • Skills necessary to collaborate positively and effectively with other staff members in the Faculty so as to develop teaching programs.
  • Ability to present research seminars and publish in reputed international journals.
  • Capacity to supervise research students in International Relations of the Middle East and Middle East Politics.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to the Faculty's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in a manner that influences motivates and inspires students to learn.
  • Ability to develop and administer assessment regimes and provide feedback that fosters independent learning.
  • Ability to develop curricula and resources that reflect an understanding of the field of Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of partnerships with professional associations and the community sector and) with domestic educational institutions (and industry).
  • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the staff of the Faculty and School and with other members of the University.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equal Opportunity principles and practices and Occupational Health and Safety.
Experience:
  • Proven quality research active in the wider research area of Middle Eastern Studies and international politics, including a sound record in publishing in peer-reviewed and other academic journals and forums. Teaching and supervision in Middle Eastern Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and an understanding of teaching and learning principles.
Personal Qualities:
  • Flexibility - adapts approaches and work to changes in the environment and effectively meets new challenges.
  • Commitment to the University's Values and Behaviours - excellence, academic freedom, collegiality, continuous improvement, ethical behaviour, accountability and environmental responsibility.
For more information please contact me at the details below:

Dr Sally Totman
Associate Head (Teaching & Learning), School of International and Political Studies
Senior Lecturer in Middle East Studies
Campus Chair, Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia
Office: Building D, Level 4, Room 17

Telephone: +61 3 9244 3926
Mobile: 0409 710 066

Email: sally.totman@deakin.edu.au
Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/sips/


Drew University

Arabic Language/Instructor

Drew University invites applications for a full-time two year position (non-tenure track) as Instructor or Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle East Studies, beginning August 2011, pending budgetary approval. We are primarily interested in a teacher for first, second and third year Arabic language courses, who is trained and experienced in second language acquisition pedagogy. PhD in Arabic or related field preferred but qualified ABDs will be considered. Applicants should possess native or near native fluency in Arabic and English, and have a demonstrated record of successfully teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level. The successful candidate may also teach one class in English on a topic dealing with some aspect of contemporary Arabic culture or society, including literature or film. Annual teaching load is six courses. Drew University is a liberal arts institution located in Madison, New Jersey, thirty miles from New York dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and provide the names of three references who agree to write a letter of reference. All applications materials, except letters of reference, should be submitted electronically to: HR1210-3@drew.edu. On-line submission is strongly encouraged. Candidates may also want to submit student evaluations and a teaching statement, although these are not required. Letters of reference should be mailed hard copy, directly and confidentially from the recommender to: Dr. Christopher Taylor, Chair of Search Committee, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ 07940.

On-line submission is strongly encouraged. Candidates may also want to submit student evaluations and a teaching statement, although these are not required. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer. In accordance with DHS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin on February 01, 2011 and will continue to until position is filled.


Dubai School of Government

Master of Public Administration Program/ Tenure Track Appointment

The Dubai School of Government is a research and teaching institution focusing on public administration and public policy. The School aims to promote good governance by enhancing the Arab world's capacity for effective public policy and management. It collaborates with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in its research and academic programs.

The School invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Master of Public Administration program. We are particularly interested in candidates at the assistant professor level, but will consider an associate professor level appointment. Qualifications for appointment include a PhD in Public Administration or other closely related field, demonstrated ability to pursue high quality research and publications, evidence of teaching excellence and the ability to teach in the MPA curriculum which includes courses in public management, policy analysis, comparative politics, human resources management, strategic planning and knowledge management, leadership, globalization and governance, and comparative public administration.

The School's faculty will have a low teaching load and the opportunity to conduct and expand their research activities at the Dubai Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The School benefits package is highly attractive, with internationally competitive salaries; substantial research budget; relocation expenses and annual vacation tickets; and health and dental insurance.

Applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; evidence of teaching effectiveness; writing sample; and proposed research and teaching plans via email to: Recruitment at the Dubai School of Government Dr. Wayne James wayne.james@dsg.ac.ae. Additional information can be found on the school's website: www.dsg.ae.


Duke University

Duke Islamic Studies Center Program Coordinator

The Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) has a full time program coordinator position open. DISC is a dynamic, active, and growing center. This position requires flexibility, creativity, a willingness to be a team player combined with an ability to work proactively and independently, a high level of organization and an ability to work on multiple projects, willingness to work in a dynamic and evolving center that generates new initiatives and programs, good humor, and an ability to work well with people at all levels of the university.

The DISC Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating logistics and publicity for all DISC programs and events; working with Islamic Studies Certificate students to insure completion of all certificate requirements; processing and maintaining all DISC financials and monthly reconciliation of DISC accounts; and participating in DISC's communication efforts through helping maintain DISC's website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts and other PR efforts as needed. For additional information, please email Kelly Jarrett (kjj1@duke.edu).


Emory University

Modern Hebrew Lecturer and Language Coordinator

Emory University announces a full-time lecture-track position for a Modern Hebrew language instructor and Hebrew coordinator effective 2011-2012. Requirements: PhD in Hebrew language, Hebrew language and linguistics or Hebrew language and literature; proven language-teaching abilities at college or university level; native or near native speakers of both Modern Hebrew and English, strong knowledge of all phases of the history and pedagogy of Hebrew; experience with the proficiency method and an ability to accommodate "Hebrew heritage" learners in the curriculum.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, student evaluations, writing sample and three letters of reference to Prof. Gordon D. Newby, Chair, Hebrew Search Committee, MESAS, Emory University, 537 Kilgo Circle, Callaway Center S-312, Atlanta GA 30322. Emory University is an EOE/AA employer. Review of applications will begin January 12, 2011, and continue until a candidate is chosen.


Fordham University

Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow

Fordham University's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) invites applications for the position of Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow (HHSF).

Responsibilities: The Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow works closely with the IIHA Administrative Director on all aspects of strategic planning and development of the Institute's expanding academic and professional training programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 2/1 course load and contributing to both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including through the IIHA's humanitarian minor and its recently established Masters in Humanitarian Affairs program. The HHSF may, in the course of his/her work, create further partnerships with the United Nations system, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and academic institutions to advance the IIHA vision which supports multi-disciplinary approaches to humanitarianism and professionalization in the field. The position is based in New York. However the HHSF may serve as a representative of the IIHA at symposia or conferences throughout the world, and some travel is required.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required; applicants from all areas of the social sciences are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have broad experience in academic settings, knowledge of field-level humanitarian operations, and be thoroughly familiar with the roles of current major players in humanitarian work including the United Nations, relevant governmental agencies NGOs, and academic institutions. Competitive salary and benefits are offered.

Applicants: This position is a three-year appointment, beginning January 2011, with possibility of renewal. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, sample course syllabi, the names and contact information of three references, and a short writing sample, no later than 15 September 2010 to: Jenna Felz, Program Officer, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, 33 West 60th Street, Suite 804, New York, NY 10023.

Founded in December 2001, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University provides a vehicle through which the field of humanitarian assistance may interact with local, national, and international academic communities. The IIHA is based on two foundational support structures: Fordham University and The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC). For more information on the CIHC, please contact their website, www.cihc.org. The IIHA was designed to forge partnerships with international and national relief organizations, engages in academic publishing of books and monographs, holds training courses for humanitarian practitioners and others, is a founding member of the Inter-University Consortium on Security and Humanitarian Action, and hosts symposia related to humanitarian affairs. The IIHA facilitates humanitarian practitioners in developing relationships with Fordham University and the international community in New York City, in addition to being a university-wide center that reports directly to the President of Fordham University.

Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Contact Info:

Jenna Felz
Program Officer
Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
33 West 60th Street
Suite 804
New York, NY 10023


Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin

Postdoctoral fellowships (5) for the research project ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: REVISITING THE CANONS OF TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a new research platform of the Land of Berlin designed to promote research connecting systematic and region-specific questions in a perspective that addresses entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames. The Forum works in tandem with established institutions and networks engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of the directors of research institutes and networks mainly based in Berlin. It started its activities in 2010 by supporting three research projects in the fields of law, philology, and urban sociology. The Forum Trans- regionale Studien is funded by the Senate of Berlin. For more information, please see our website (under construction) at www.forum-transregionale-studien.de.

View the call for applications.


Franklin & Marshall College

Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in sociocultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2011. Ph.D. in anthropology, teaching experience, and a track record of publication required. Franklin & Marshall faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, active mentors, and productive scholars. Teaching load is 3/2, which includes participation in the College's general education requirement, "Foundations," and/or the first-year seminar program and teaching courses that fulfill the College's non-Western cultures requirement. We are looking for a colleague who does not duplicate our present departmental interests. Topical areas of interest are: cultural approaches to medical anthropology; language and culture; the anthropology of media; visual representation; and transnationalism. Preferred research and teaching culture areas are: Mexico/Central America; Middle East/North Africa; South Asia; and Japan.

Application deadline is Friday, November 5th, 2010. We will not accept application materials electronically. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, the names and affiliations of three references, and brief teaching and research statements to Michael S. Billig, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003.


Georgetown University

Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor of Modern Turkish Studies

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-line position in modern Turkish studies. The search committee welcomes applications from candidates who are tenured, or tenurable, at the rank of associate professor as well as those who are eligible for a tenure-track assistant professorship.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field. Successful applicants will teach about some combination of the politics, society, culture, and/or international affairs of contemporary Turkey. Additional research interests in Europe/Eurasia, the greater Middle East or the wider Turkic world are desirable. The teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate may teach at the undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) levels. Further information about SFS may be found at sfs.georgetown.edu. The family of Nesuhi Ertegun has provided financial support for this position.

Candidates for appointment at the rank of tenured associate should have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching; we ask these applicants to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three scholarly references. Candidates for appointment at the rank of assistant professor should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and three scholarly reference letters.

Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown's online application management system at https://georgetownsfs.ats.profilestm.com/. For applicants at the rank of assistant professor, reference letters and writing samples should be mailed to: Modern Turkish Studies Search Committee, c/o Dr. James Reardon-Anderson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1014. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 12 and will continue until the position is filled. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. James Reardon-Anderson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at reardonj@georgetown.edu.


Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the annual Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship competition. The fellowship will support a recent PhD working on the topic of US-Arab Relations, Arab studies, or Islamic studies for a period of one academic year for the purpose of transforming his/her dissertation into a book manuscript for publication. The fellow will receive a stipend of between $40,000 - $45,000, plus benefits.

Applicants must have completed a PhD between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011 from an university in the United States. The fellowship requires residence at Georgetown University for the duration of the academic year. The fellow will be given library privileges at Georgetown University and office space at CCAS. During the fall term the fellow will be expected to deliver a lecture at CCAS about his/her research. In the spring term, the fellow will teach a small seminar of his/her choosing broadly related to the subject of US-Arab relations, Arab Studies or Islamic studies.

Please share this opportunity with anyone in your department who may be interested. For further information about the Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship, visit http://ccas.georgetown.edu/academics/scholarships/qpdfellowship/. CCAS is accepting applications through January 31, 2011.


Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar's Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Doha, Qatar

Post-Doctoral Fellowship on the Middle East and/or Islamic Studies

The post-doctoral fellowship will support a recent PhD recipient in any discipline working on the Middle East and/or Islamic Studies. Priority is given to projects with demonstrated relevance to the Persian Gulf.
  • The term of the award runs August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012.
  • The fellowship requires residence at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
  • In the absence of teaching responsibilities, the fellow is expected to work on turning his or her dissertation into a book manuscript for publication. The recipient also participates fully in the academic and intellectual life of the CIRS and Georgetown University-Qatar, including delivering occasional lectures and taking part in the CIRS's academic seminars and conferences.
  • Applicants must have completed a PhD (in hand) between August 1, 2008 and July 31, 2011.
For more information, please visit: http://cirs.georgetown.edu/research/fellowships/114126.html

Deadline: January 4, 2011, or until the position is filled.


George Washington University

Middle East Studies (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

The Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any academic discipline, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East, North Africa, or Iran. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the starting date of September 1, 2011. The Fellow must be in residence at IMES for the duration of the grant period (September 1, 2011-May 31, 2012), and is expected to take an active part in its intellectual life, including a research presentation. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $40,000, benefits, and access to the library, a computer, and an office.

To Apply: Please submit the following to imes@gwu.edu: CV; statement of research; writing sample (an article or a chapter); and contact information for 2 references. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2011.


Ghent University, Belgium

Doctoral researcher (PhD bursary), 15th Century Islamic political history

PH.D. FELLOWSHIP (Mamluk history), Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ghent University (Belgium)

Research project: MMS (ERC-Starting Grant 240865)
The 'Mamlukization' of the Mamluk sultanate. Political traditions and state formation in 15th century Egypt and Syria.
Principal Investigator: Jo Van Steenbergen

On 1 October 2009, a new research project on Mamluk political history started at the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ghent University (Belgium). The projects aims to radically reconsider the traditional account of the history of the Mamluk sultanate (1250-1517). The objective of the project is a comprehensive and coherent reconstruction of the political traditions that, in the interplay between individuals, institutions and social interactions, dominated the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk sultanate in the 15th century (1412-1517). In doing so, we will be aiming to validate the ambitious and revisionist hypothesis that a surprisingly thorough transformation of this regime took place, as a very different set of traditions emerged that were constructed around the criterion of military slavery ('mamlukization') and that were tantamount to a process of early modern state formation. If successful, a new framework for historical enquiry will emerge, that will enable, and even urge for, the consideration and reconsideration of all aspects of late medieval Islamic history, including from a comparative, trans-cultural and trans-regional perspective. With the financial aid of the European Research Council (FP7), an international team of researchers at postdoctoral and doctoral level is being set up at Ghent University, each of whom focuses his/her individual research on different aspects of the project's three main subjects (individuals, institutions, interactions). The team's languages of communication are English and French. There currently is a vacancy for one doctoral researcher for a fixed term of up to four years.

Requirements:
- an MA, M.Phil, 'doctoraal' or 'licentiaat' degree in (Islamic) history, Arabic, Middle or Near Eastern Studies or an equivalent diploma in any similar field of study
- fluency in English and/or French (spoken en written) as well as at least a working knowledge of Arabic
- good communicative skills
- ability to work independently, in group, and in an international context
- working knowledge of research methods and of the current state of research in the field of Islamic history
- demonstrated interest in Mamluk history
- no prior appointments or fellowships in any institute of higher education or research

Tasks:
- full collaboration to the creation of the project's core research tool, the database
- preparing a Ph.D. dissertation in the framework of the project, at Ghent University, within the remit of the project's constituents individuals or institutions
- preparing one or more related publications in an Arts and Humanities Citation Index journal (isi Web of Knowledge)
- presenting papers at international conferences
- contributing to the research and teaching of the project team
- assisting with the development and maintenance of a dedicated website

The successful applicant will start on 1 October 2010 and will be appointed, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation, for a fixed term of 48 months (4 years). He/she will be expected to reside near Ghent (incl. eg. Brussels) for the period of employment and will be provided with office space at the department. He/she will be a bursar, monthly receiving the equivalent of a full-time salary following Ghent University's relevant pay scales.

For more information regarding working conditions at Ghent University, see http://www.ugent.be/en/work. For more information regarding the doctoral program at Ghent University, see http://www.ugent.be/en/phd. For more information on the contents of the position: Jo.VanSteenbergen at UGent.be Applications (in Dutch, English or French) should be submitted by 15 July 2010. They should consist of a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, a CV, a sample of written work (max. 10 pages), and two letters of reference. The application should be sent to: Jo.VanSteenbergen at UGent.be (preferably), or to:
Prof. Dr. Jo Van Steenbergen, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Sint-Pietersplein 6, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.

Contact Info:
Prof. J. Van Steenbergen
UGent - TCNO
Sint Pietersplein 6
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)92643805
Fax: +32 (0)92644271
Email: Jo.VanSteenbergen at UGent.be
Website: http://www.ugent.be/en


Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Academy Scholars Program

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

Post-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. Applications for the 2011-2012 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 1, 2010. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 6. Notification of Scholarships will be made in January, 2011.

For complete information on how to apply visit: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy.


Human Rights Watch

Advocacy and Communications Director, Middle East and North Africa

Apply Immediately

Human Rights Watch ("HRW" ) seeks a senior, experienced professional to direct its advocacy and media efforts in the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA" ) region and serve as a senior member of the MENA staff.

Description: The Advocacy and Communications Director is the chief advocate and communications director for HRW's work in the MENA region, responsible for ensuring the highest standards of quality and effectiveness for HRW's diverse advocacy and media efforts in the region. S/he will be based in the Middle East or North Africa, and will serve as the organization's key regional spokesperson, representing HRW before the media, government officials, partners and the public, and coordinating and providing direction for the advocacy and media efforts of the MENA staff based in the US, Europe, and the MENA region. S/he will lead efforts to develop and implement strategies for transforming the organization's investigations and reports into concrete improvements in human rights practices in the region by influencing and enlisting the support of governments and government officials, international and regional institutions, other NGOs, the private sector, and the gene ral public. S/he will also be responsible for coordinating press conferences and media outreach in connection with the work of the MENA division. The MENA Advocacy and Communications Director will be a senior member of HRW's MENA staff, and HRW's senior representative based in the region. In light of the time zone differences with the New York headquarters and the urgent nature of the work, the person must be available to work flexible hours, sometimes involving nights and weekends. Frequent and extensive travel in the region and to Europe and North America, often times on very short notice, is a required component of this job.

Qualifications:
  • A demonstrated commitment to human rights and international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW.
  • A minimum of fifteen years of professional experience in advocacy, media work, and policy development in MENA or in connection with MENA issues with a proven record of success using these tools to move policy.
  • Extensive experience and familiarity working with the Middle East press and media.
  • A strong network of relationships with senior officials and journalists in the MENA region.
  • Fluency and excellent writing and editing skills in both English and Arabic.
  • Excellent presentation skills and dynamic public- speaking ability.
  • A track record as an entrepreneurial and disciplined self-starter who can work independently, but also function in an environment requiring frequent collaboration.
  • Possess strong personal drive, the capacity to pay close attention to detail, high energy, an ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple and often competing demands, and a determination to get the job done even if extraordinary time and effort is required.
  • The ability to work quickly and well under pressure with a diverse and dynamic team.
  • Very strong organizational skills and experience.
  • The ability to think conceptually, creatively, and strategically.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, names or letters of reference, a copy of your transcript(s) and/or degree certificate(s), and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) to menajobs@hrw.org. Please use "MENA AC Director MENA-10-1063-B" as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (MENA AC Director Ref MENA-10-1063-B)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: (212) 736-1300

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

HRW's Middle East and North Africa Division monitors issues related to human rights and international humanitarian law from Morocco to Iran.


Indiana University - Bloomington

History of Art Assistant Professor

Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, History of Art, Indiana University-Bloomington, is searching to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture. We are especially interested in Islams visual expression in the Near East and Mediterranean basin, but teaching ability in the entire Islamic world is hoped for. Interest in modern and contemporary Islamic visual expression is also welcome. Responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate teaching, a survey of Islamic art and architecture and special interest courses at the introductory level, along with higher level and more specialized courses. Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring, full participation in department activities and a strong research profile are all expected. Ph.D. required. Teaching experience is required but may include graduate assistantships. Publications are desirable. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, sample publications, sample course syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of near future research program to Sarah Bassett, Chair, Islamic Art Search Committee, Indiana University, School of Fine Arts, Department of the History of Art 132, 1201 East 7th. Street, Bloomington IN, 47405. Applications should be submitted by December 16, 2010, but will be considered until the position has been filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Contact:

Sarah Bassett, Chair, Islamic Search Committee
Indiana University, School of Fine Arts
Department of the History of Art, Rm. 132
1201 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~arthist/


Lafayette College

Middle Eastern History/Assistant Professor

Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the history of the Middle East, to begin in the fall semester of 2011. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the start of their appointment.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a chapter-length sample of scholarship, evidence of teaching qualifications, and three letters of reference to: Professor Deborah A. Rosen, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042. Interviews will take place in January 2011 at the American Historical Association conference in Boston.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Lafayette College is a highly selective liberal arts college in eastern Pennsylvania. Faculty at Lafayette enjoy competitive salaries, reasonable teaching loads, and strong research support. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Application materials are due by November 01, 2010.


Leiden University, The Netherlands

Lectureship in Modern Middle-Eastern Studies

Vacancy number: 10-185

The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime lectureship in Modern Middle-Eastern Studies. The lecturer is expected to combine disciplinary expertise with a regional focus on the Arab Middle East (e.g. Egypt, Syria, Arabian Peninsula).

Initial appointment will be fixed-term from September 2011 through August 2014, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of tenure thereafter.

Since its foundation in 1575, Leiden University has built an internationally recognised record of excellence in teaching and research. Leiden University is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Currently, the University has around 17,000 students and 4,000 staff.

The Faculty of Humanities consists of the Institutes for Area Studies, Creative & Performing Arts, Cultural Disciplines, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. It has about 4,500 students and 900 staff. Staff and students come from all over the world. The faculty offers about 30 BA programmes and 45 MA programmes. The majority of the MA programmes are taught in English. The faculty has a Graduate School with an annual output of about 50 PhDs. Faculty researchers are involved in several of the University's key research areas: Asian Modernities and Traditions; Global Interaction of People, Culture and Power through the Ages; Language Diversity in the World; Political Legitimacy: Institutions and Identities; and Brain Function and Dysfunction over the Lifespan.

As part of the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Middle-Eastern Studies at Leiden University are committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, on a solid foundation of excellent language skills, in a research environment that is further enhanced by the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS), the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the Netherlands Inter-university School for Islamic Studies (NISIS). Current staff in Middle-Eastern Studies have expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Art and Material Culture, Film Studies, History, Law, Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, Literature and the Performing Arts, Philology, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

Job description:
  • Original research involving primary sources and fieldwork as appropriate;
  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and seminar formats;
  • Supervision of BA and MA theses;
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Acquisition of project funding;
  • Administrative duties, commensurate with experience and level of appointment;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
Requirements:
  • Excellent research qualities, visible in a PhD degree (candidates near completion of the degree may be considered) and a high-quality, internationally accessible publication record and fieldwork experience, as measured against relative seniority;
  • Demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching practice;
  • Disciplinary expertise in International Relations, History, Political Economy, Political Science or Sociology, with a focus on the Arab Middle East (e.g. Egypt, Syria, Arabian Peninsula), and openness to interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • An excellent command of Arabic and, preferably, one other Middle-Eastern language;
  • Commitment to the acquisition of research funding from national and international grant schemes;
  • Administrative abilities, as measured against relative seniority;
  • An excellent command of English. (If the lecturer is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to have acquired a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty. LIAS will make resources available to this end.)
Conditions of employment: The rank of lecturer (Universitair Docent) corresponds roughly to that of assistant professor in North-American terms.

Salary range: from EUR 3195 to EUR 4970 per month, commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply.

further information and applications Review of applications will commence by 1 November 2010 and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries please contact:

Prof Maghiel van Crevel, LIAS Academic Director, m.vancrevel@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Prof Petra Sijpesteijn, Professor of Arabic p.m.sijpestein@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Applications may be submitted in print or via email. They should cite reference no 10-185 and include letter of motivation including the applicant's vision of Modern Middle-Eastern Studies a CV including a list of publications and courses taught a statement of teaching philosophy an outline of planned research (individual and/or team projects) the names, positions and email addresses of three referees.

Applications should be addressed to the Modern Middle-East Search Committee, at vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl or:
P&O FGW
PO Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands



Leiden University Library, Scaliger Institute

2011 Brill Fellowship at the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Library

Brill, the oldest scholarly publishing house in The Netherlands based in Leiden since 1683, is sponsoring the Scaliger Institute for the period 2006-2012. This contribution provides an opportunity for one or two fellows to come to Leiden University Library each year in order to do research in the library's rich Special Collections.

The Brill fellowship is intended for a minimum period of three months. The allowance, which is intended to cover the costs of accommodation and research, is Euro 1000 per month. Applications can be submitted by mail and post to the board of the Brill fellowship. The prospective fellow must be involved in one of the following main subject areas of Brill: Middle East & Islamic Studies; Asian Studies; Medieval & Early Modern History; Biblical & Religious Studies; Ancient Near East & Egypt and Classical Studies.

The Brill fellow is expected to contribute to the activities of the Scaliger Institute and to give a public lecture. When the occasion arises, the lecture will be published by Brill in association with the Scaliger Institute.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2011. For more information see: http://scaligerinstitute.leidenuniv.nl


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT (AKPIA@MIT) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2011-2012. The fellowship program is intended for scholars with Ph.D. in any field related to architecture--including architectural, art, landscape, and urban history, design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archeology--who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic.

One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from two months to a maximum of two semesters, or nine months, of residency, that will have to fall within the academic year. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, submit a substantial report on their research at the end of their fellowship to be electronically published by AKPIA@MIT, and participate in the program's scholarly and academic activities during their stay at MIT. The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to exceed the amount of $3,100 (before taxes) per month and one roundtrip ticket for the fellow from his/her place of residence. Fellows will be responsible to find their own housing and health insurance during their fellowship period. AKPIA will provide library cards, email accounts at MIT, and a workplace in the AKPIA@MIT office that might have to be shared with another fellow. Deadline for application is March 1, 2011. Results will be announced by April 26, 2011.

Applicants should send a C.V., a research proposal specifying the desired period of stay and other sources of funding if available, one substantial writing sample or a portfolio, and two letters of recommendation. It is strongly suggested that applications are submitted electronically. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding to supplement the fellowship award. Scholars with their own financial resources or who are on sabbatical and wish to apply to AKPIA fellowships are also welcome. AKPIA reserves the right to prorate its fellowship when combined with another grant or fellowship.

Please send all application material to:
Prof. Nasser Rabbat
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rm. 10-390
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Fax: 617-258-8172

ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS TO: akpiarch@mit.edu

For further information please send email to akpiarch@mit.edu, or call 617- 253-1400, or visit the web at http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/ or http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/fellowshipsreq.htm


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (Assistant Professorship)

MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professorship with an outstanding historian or anthropologist specializing in women in the Middle East and North Africa, to start September 2011. Preference will be given to scholars with a recent PhD. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong familiarity with comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of women and gender.

This position will be supported by the Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Fund for the study of women in the developing world. The successful candidate for the position must be qualified for a tenure track faculty appointment in Anthropology or History, and should demonstrate a strong record of research and teaching. It is expected that the appointee will teach courses in his or her specific unit as well as in the MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies.

Candidates should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/541. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from qualified women and members of minority groups. For more information about the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences please go to: http://shass.mit.edu/. The application deadline is December 01, 2010.


Middle East Institute

Director of the Language and Regional Studies Department

This is an exciting supervisory position for a creative executive with a background in Arabic and Middle Eastern Affairs. Background: The Middle East Institute was established over 64 years ago with the mission "...to promote knowledge and understanding between the American people and the people of the Middle East." Today the Institute sponsors frequent conferences and programs, publishes the highly respected Middle East Journal, runs an elite internship program, and maintains a specialized library. MEI also is host to the Center for Turkish Studies, Center for Pakistan Studies and Oman's Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center. More than 45 affiliated scholars and experts write and speak on Middle East Issues for MEI. The website is an acclaimed source of academic articles and commentary. One of the premier functions of the Middle East Institute for years has been the highly respected Language and Regional Studies Department. MEI teaches small group classes in Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Farsi, Pasto and Urdu. Students earn course credit through ACCET accreditation. The Department offers weekend intensive courses, individual tutoring, and on-site language instruction, and cultural preparation courses. Please visit our website at www.mei.edu to get a picture of the wide scope of our programs and impact.

Position: The Director of the Language and Regional Studies Department is on the senior management team. The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Operations and through him to the President. This is an academic management position.

Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for planning and managing the language and academic program at MEI in accordance with the Institute's Strategic Plan. The Director is responsible assuring that the Language program meets the financial targets of the Institute. He/she hires and assesses teachers, coordinates class schedules and student placement. The Director tracks and evaluates student progress and teacher performance. He/she supervises a staff that is responsible for advertising for new students, preparing a budget, collecting fees, and ordering textbooks and DVDs and CDs and other material.

Qualifications: University degree in linguistics, educational management, and/or Middle East Studies. 10+ years experience in a related field. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, high energy, the ability to motivate a team, set priorities, negotiate, problem solve and multi-task and supervise multi-cultural employees. We are looking for an innovative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to grow a promising program. Salary and Benefits: The Middle East Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic background. Annual salary--from $50,000 to $60,000 depending on level of experience.

The Middle East Institute provides generous health plans for medical, dental, life, disability and a 403(b) plan. Employees are eligible for one free language class per year taught by MEI's Department of languages and Regional Studies. Please send cover letter and current CV to jsoden@mei.edu.


Middlebury College

Modern Hebrew/3 year-Term Visiting Open Rank

Middlebury College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor, Instructor (Ph.D. or ABD), or Lecturer (M.A. or equivalent) for a three-year term position in Modern Hebrew, beginning September 2011. Candidates at the Lecturer rank must have proven record of excellence in language teaching at the college/university level.

The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency, and be prepared to teach courses on all levels in Modern Hebrew language as well as to help build the Modern Hebrew program both through its curriculum and through co-curricular activities. The program in Modern Hebrew complements existing courses in Classical Hebrew, Jewish Studies, and Middle East Studies, and is coordinated with the Brandeis University-Middlebury School of Hebrew summer language program.

Application should include a statement on pedagogy and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability, to: Professor Robert S. Schine, Chair, Modern Hebrew Search Committee, Munroe Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury VT 05753.

Candidates based in Israel who would be available for a preliminary interview in Israel in mid-October should submit applications by October 01, 2010. Candidates should also indicate availability for interview at the Association for Jewish Studies, Dec. 19-21 in Boston.

Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement its increasingly diverse student body. Final deadline for applications is November 01, 2010.


Middlebury College

Religion (Tenure-Track position in Islam)

The Department of Religion announces a tenure-track position in Islam. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in the texts, traditions, and history of Islam and guide undergraduates in the exploration of Islam both within and beyond the Arab world. Area of research specialization is open, but the Department specifically seeks candidates whose geographical focus lies outside South Asia. Candidates must be eager to work in an interdisciplinary setting and contribute to programs in Middle Eastern Studies and International Studies. Middlebury College currently offers a strong program in Arabic language instruction during the regular academic year, as well as in its summer Language Schools.

Send letter of application with CV, graduate transcript, and three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which speak to teaching ability/promise) to: Professor James Calvin Davis, Chair, Department of Religion, Middlebury College, Munroe Hall, Middlebury VT 05753. Email applications will not be accepted. Homepage: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/rel. Middlebury College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body. Application deadline: October 01, 2010.


Michigan State University

Arabic Language (Full-Time Instructor)

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages seeks to fill a fixed term, one-year renewable, full-time position in Arabic at the rank of Instructor (MA and ABD) or Assistant Professor (PhD), beginning August 16, 2010. ÊMasters degree in Arabic, Language Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, or relevant fields required, PhD preferred. Applicants must be qualified to teach Arabic language first through fourth years and have proficiency-based teaching experience. Teaching duties include 3 regular courses per semester, involvement in curriculum/program development and materials development. Additionally, the selected candidate will work with other Arabic faculty to secure funding in support of curriculum and materials development and community outreach efforts.

Send letter of application, vita, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio or other materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness such as video-taped demonstration of class teaching to: Professor David Prestel, Chair, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, A-615 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1027. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities may request and receive reasonable accommodation. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.


National Defense University

Resident Scholars

The National Defense University, located at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC, is seeking applicants for two one-year positions as Resident Scholars. One position is with the National War College, where the individual chosen would conduct independent research on Culture and Religious Change in the Muslim World, teach one course a semester, and support the College's mission. The College would prefer the selected applicant start this fall/winter (2010) if possible. Inquiries for this position should be addressed to Dr. K. A. Beyoghlow, Chair, Culture and Regional Studies Department, National War College, 300 D. St. SW, Ft. McNair, D.C. 20319-5078 or Beyoghlowk@ndu.edu. The second position is with the Institute for National Strategic Studies, an independent think-tank at NDU; this individual would research a project on Post-Saddam Iraq and have access to documents from Iraq housed at NDU. Inquiries for this position should be addressed to Dr. Judith Yaphe, Distinguished Research Fellow, INSS, National Defense University, 260 5th Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20319-5066; email yaphej@ndu.edu or jyaphe@aol.com.

Both positions are funded by grants from the Minerva Project, a DoD research program intended to bridge the gap in knowledge and expertise between government and the social sciences. Applicants should be seasoned scholars with a social science background. They must be qualified to participate under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (see attachment) and must be presently employed at a qualified institution of higher learning. Anticipated funds cover a salary reimbursement, travel expenses associated directly with the research, a research assistant and other appropriate expenses and benefits. Preference will be given to candidates who are currently U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Interested applicants should send a one-page narrative bio and a one-page explaining why you are the best fit for this position to Professor Beyoghlow or Dr. Yaphe. Deadline for applicants is October 15.

Judith S. Yaphe
Distinguished Research Fellow
Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University, Washington, DC, 20319
yaphej@ndu.edu; jyaphe@aol.com


National Museum of Qatar

Oral History and Intangible Cultural Heritage/Manager

The Qatar Museums Authority (http://www.qma.com.qa) unites and focuses the efforts of all museums in the State of Qatar for the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of collections and monuments held in trust for the Qatari people, and shared with the world at large. The Qatar Museums Authority provides the leadership and accountability necessary for the development of a strong and growing system of 21st century national museums, and an effective system for protecting, preserving and interpreting historic sites and monuments.

The new National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), currently under development, will represent the history, heritage, and culture of Qatar, enhancing and "emitting" understanding through exhibitions, education, cultural site visits, and technology-based programming for the nation, the region and the world. The institutional vision is realized by:
  • Presenting the highest quality visitor experiences through exhibitions and programs.
  • Collecting, preserving and conserving the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Qatar.
  • Enabling and supporting collections-based and other research topics of importance, to broaden the scope and knowledge of Qatar's cultural heritage.
  • Developing and offering educational programming, publications, films, and online learning opportunities that "emit" knowledge to visitors to provoke further exploration and study in Qatar.
  • Facilitating visitor travel to important cultural sites throughout Qatar while promoting sustainable cultural tourism through the "Emitting" Program.
The Manager, Oral History & Intangible Cultural Heritage (MOHICH) will work closely with the Deputy Director Programs (DDP) to oversee the design and implementation of the NMoQ's oral history and intangible cultural heritage program. The MOHICH will formalize guidelines establishing processes and systems for oral history and intangible cultural heritage (ICH) collection management. The MOHICH will be responsible for drafting the research and collections strategy for the NMoQ's inventory of oral history and ICH, and will work collaboratively with other departments to identify and design an appropriate database management system. In alignment with the museum's strategic plan, the position will investigate, plan, coordinate, and prepare appropriate research and project directives for NMoQ's oral history and ICH program.

Primary MOHICH responsibilities include program development, management and coordination of Oral History and Intangible Cultural Heritage projects to inform the Museum's core exhibition (scheduled to open in 2014), temporary exhibitions, and programs. The position will process, record, and abstract conducted interviews and heritage traditions in accordance with professional best practices, and conduct research as needed. Additionally, the MOHICH will coordinate an oral history team of visiting and staff field researchers initially focused on collecting content for core exhibitions and programs. Working closely with the Museum's Programs and Curatorial & Collections Management departments, the MOHICH will provide or organize research efforts that align with content for exhibitions or programs that draw upon, support, or include oral history and ICH initiatives, such as the pilot project designed to support the NMoQ's December 2011 announcement exhibition. The MOHICH will also provide support as needed to an International Advisory Committee as it may relate to oral history or intangible cultural heritage. In conjunction with key projects, the MOHICH will facilitate meetings and training for oral history staff and volunteers as needed. The position is expected to stay abreast of complementary oral history and ICH initiatives within the Qatar and Gulf region. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD in Anthropology, Oral History, and/or Cultural Heritage with related college or advanced coursework in anthropology, cultural heritage, oral history methods, or Arabic oral literature. Candidate should have 5+years experience comprised of fieldwork, primary research, and administration. MA degree with equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Proven experience with ethnographic methods and qualitative research
  • Strong knowledge of intangible cultural heritage discourse
  • Experience managing research databases
  • Proven ability and aptitude in program planning, management and administration
  • Experience working in the Middle East in a museum or heritage environment
For additional information and application procedures contact Heather Ferrell at hferrell@qma.org.qa or at (+974) 4452-5947. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.


National University of Singapore

Middle East Institute, Senior Research Fellow - Associate Director

The Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, is pleased to announce a new research position: Senior Research Fellow/Associate Director

The Middle East Institute (MEI), National University of Singapore, seeks to recruit a Senior Research Fellow, who will hold the title of Associate Director, to assist the Director in developing the Institute's research, publications and events agenda, in generating a fruitful and collegial research environment, and in contributing to the Institute's research and analysis output.

The Senior Research Fellow will:
  • help set and implement MEI's events agenda-lectures, conferences, workshops, overseas collaborations and the like, working closely with the Institute's events executive;
  • work closely with the Director and the Communications, Multimedia and Publications staffer to develop content for the MEI website and blog, and planned print publications ranging from occasional papers to conference volumes and books;
  • supervise the MEI library, chairing the acquisitions committee and liaising with the Office Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day administration
  • conduct his/her own research and contribute analysis pieces for MEI and global Middle East analysis platforms;
  • assist in the possible development of Middle East courses and/or programs at NUS; and
  • be able and available to handle news media requests for interviews and/or analysis articles.
QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess "ground knowledge" of the Middle East as well as competence and familiarity with the world of Middle East scholarship and analysis. He/she will also demonstrate the leadership and administrative skills, including the ability to deal with researchers and non-academic staff that will promote a positive office environment and a productive research community within the Institute.

Particular qualifications include:
  • a graduate degree from a recognized university. The Ph.D. is preferred but not required, preferably involving work on the Middle East. Relevant disciplines include (but are not limited to) history, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and business administration;
  • experience living, working, or teaching in the Middle East;
  • knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, preferably Arabic;
  • a record of publication on Middle East-related topics;
  • superior "people" skills and a high energy level;
  • a deep interest in the Middle East and a commitment to MEI's mission of developing Middle East knowledge and research in Singapore and Southeast Asia; and
  • a willingness and the ability to organize joint activities between MEI and Middle Eastern universities and research institutions, as well as collaborations with institutions elsewhere in the world.
The successful candidate is likely to be a mid-career academic or possibly a professional with development, journalism or NGO experience.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following via email to norizan@nus.edu.sg.
  • a cover letter;
  • resume/curriculum vitae; and
  • 3 reference letters
The deadline for application is June 15, 2011 or until the position is filled. This position is a two-year appointment beginning preferably September 2011. It is renewable one time for a two-year period.

NUS provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

For further information and any enquiries, please contact Ms Norizan Selamat at norizan@nus.edu.sg.


National University of Singapore

Middle East Institute Research Positions

The Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, is pleased to announce three new research positions, two post-doctoral fellowships, and two short-term project-oriented research openings.

Research Fellowships

MEI seeks to appoint three senior or junior research fellows. Fellowships will commence between January and September 2011. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant social science or humanities discipline, have a record of field research in the region, display competence in at least one Middle Eastern language, and be interested in conducting academic and policy-relevant research in one of three broad areas of importance to MEI and NUS.

(1)Middle East Politics and Regional Security: Areas of interest include the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Gulf security, political Islam, transnational extremist networks, state and regime legitimacy, authoritarianism and democratization, civil society development, and governmental capabilities.
(2)Political Economy and Business: Areas of interest include oil and gas, industrialization, business and labor, strategies of economic development, banking, trade and investment, manpower and labor migration, and wealth distribution.
(3)Society and Culture: Areas of interest include urbanization, environment, public health, popular culture, literature and the arts, new media and information technologies, the role of intellectuals, gender issues, youth, communal identities, local politics, and alienation.

Research Fellows will be expected to help shape MEI's academic and policy research agenda in their respective fields and participate in MEI activities. They will be expected to be pursuing a major academic research project leading to the publication of a book and/or scholarly articles. Up to three months annually may be spent conducting field research in the Middle East. Successful candidates may be asked to offer a seminar or course in addition to their research activities.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

MEI is offering two Post-Doctoral Fellowships. (1) A six-month fellowship, January 1-June 30, 2011, and (2) a one-year fellowship, August 1, 2011-July 31, 2012. The fellowships are for recent Ph.D. recipients in the social sciences or humanities working on political, economic, social, cultural or religious conditions in the greater Middle East region. The fellowships come with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

The Fellow will be expected to prepare his/her dissertation for publication, deliver a lecture about his/her research, and be prepared, if asked, to offer a seminar on a subject broadly related to that research, and to be available to students, faculty and staff. The fellowship requires residence at the National University of Singapore. The Fellow will receive library privileges and office space at MEI.

Terms and Conditions

Each of these positions comes with a competitive remuneration package, depending on seniority. The benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/index.html. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

Research Fellowships

(1) The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years at the first instance, with the possibility of extension for another term of two years (i.e. up to a total of a four-year term).
(2) Support is available for fieldwork, and conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).
(3)Applications, which may be submitted by e-mail, should include a statement of research interests and a curriculum vita. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by post from the recommender directly to MEI.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

(1) Contract is tenable for a period of one year in the first instance with a possibility of extension to two years.
(2) An all-inclusive and fixed monthly salary will be provided.
(3) Support for research and fieldwork, and conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).
(4) Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of the PhD within the last 2 years. If you are a PhD candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are confirmed for graduation between April to September 2011. A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation before your proposed start date. Knowledge of a Middle Eastern language is required.
(5) Applications, which may be submitted by e-mail, should include a statement of research interests and a curriculum vita. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by post from the recommender directly to MEI.

Deadlines and Mailing Information

The deadline for applications for Research Fellows and Post-Doctoral Fellows is November 30, 2010. There is no fixed deadline for Short-Term Research Positions. Candidates attending the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA November 18-21 may seek to arrange an interview.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to The Director, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore (meidir@nus.edu.sg). The mailing address is: Middle East Institute/NUS, 469A Bukit Timah Road, Tower Block Level 2, Singapore 259770

For further information and inquiries, please contact Rana Khoury at the Middle East Institute. Tel: (65) 6516 5726 Email: meidir@nus.edu.sg.


National University of Singapore

Asia Research Institute Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowships

A. 3-Month Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowship Appointments

Applications are invited for 3-month Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowships at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore to commence in *April, July and October 2011*. The positions are intended for outstanding researchers whose work focus on Asia, with a balance anticipated between senior and junior scholars. Interested applicants should have at least a PhD with a few years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants are invited to indicate which of the ARI clusters they would like to be affiliated with (see information about clusters below). Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position is essentially a writing fellowship, and at least one published outcome is expected. Applicants who do not normally publish in English will be encouraged and assisted to do so.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowships: This 3-month fellowship comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package, depending on seniority. The benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/index.html. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

B. Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowship Appointments - ARI Sabbatical Leave Scheme

Applications are invited for Visiting (Senior) Fellowships under the ARI Sabbatical Leave Scheme) at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS) to commence in *April, July and October 2011*. The positions are intended for researchers whose work focus on Asia and would like to devote the sabbatical term from their home institutions to conducting work in ARI, NUS. Interested applicants should have at least a PhD with a few years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants are invited to indicate which of the ARI clusters they would like to be affiliated with (see information about clusters below). Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position is essentially a writing fellowship, and at least one published outcome is expected. Applicants who do not normally publish in English will be encouraged and assisted to do so.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

As the Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowships under ARI Sabbatical Leave Scheme are intended mainly for researchers who are in active employment of their home institutions, applicants are expected to self-financed. Medical coverage will be provided and travel assistance may be provided where necessary. The benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/index.html. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

AREAS OF RESEARCH FOCUS

1) The Asian Migration cluster explores the issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in the region, both within and across national borders. Mobility of high-level professional and managerial personnel, unskilled labour migration (both documented and undocumented), and human trafficking all raise methodological and theoretical questions and major policy issues, as does the role of migration in urban change.

2) The Changing Family in Asia cluster explores the dimensions of family change in the region, their causes and implications. These dimensions include rising ages at marriage and decreasing non-marriage, declining fertility and declining size of the nuclear family, increase in one-person households and alternative family forms, changing gender roles within families, and changes in family structures consequent on population ageing. These have implications for gender relations, the life patterns of the post-adolescent unmarried, the role of the elderly in the family, child-raising patterns and social policy.

3) The Cultural Studies in Asia is an emerging field of academic research in Asia which is challenging conventional disciplinary boundaries to rethink received knowledge on existing issues and/or to address new topics and concerns thrown up by the rapid changes and impact on cultural practices, brought about by new technologies and the new phase of global capitalism. Focusing on popular cultural practices in contemporary Asia, practitioners in Cultural Studies have re-examined these practices from new angles engendered by multidisciplinary perspectives. They have questioned the very idea of Asia and its current reconfiguration in view of the intense traffic of cultural products and cultural practices, crisscrossing national and cultural boundaries within the continent and beyond.

4) The Religion and Globalisation cluster is dedicated to exploring global reconfigurations of conceptions of "religion" and their diverse manifestations in Asian contexts. Particular attention is given here to the dynamic interactions of secularization and religious revival in the modern period, as well as to related issues of the invocation of authority and tradition in contemporary discourse and practice. In terms of coverage, the cluster works to facilitate studies of significant developments in major established religions such as Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, as well as localised indigenous traditions and new religious movements from any part of Asia, broadly conceived.

5) The Science, Technology, and Society cluster explores techno-scientific institutions, practices, and knowledge-making regimes within Asian societies and cultures. The newest of the ARI research clusters, and thus still building critical mass, we are particularly interested in topics relating to biotechnology / bioscience / biomedicine and society; interactive and digital media; Asian techno-scientific cultures; interactions between Asian sites or projects and those elsewhere, and science & technology policy. By "Asia" we mean South, East, and Southeast Asia, but are particularly interested in projects with the potential to cross these sub-regional boundaries. Methodologically we are open to a range of approaches, including historical, sociological, anthropological, geographical, and media or cultural studies based initiatives.

6) The Asian Urbanisms cluster provides space for exploration of Asia's urban diversity. Emerging urban forms, phenomena and experiences within ARI's areal scope demand empirical documentation and analysis. The cluster also takes regional urban diversity as a resource for wider theorization. The theoretical orientation of the cluster is towards work which: (1)speaks in transformative ways to urban studies debates beyond Asian area studies; and (2)resists the ingrained impulse to refer back to antecedents in North America or western Europe. The cluster is particularly interested in forms of relational, comparative research which de-centre the West as the supposed leading edge of urban transition, innovation and influence. Avenues for such work include (but not limited to): intra-Asian city models and emulation; sustainability and urban lifestyles; natural disasters, conflict and urban resilience; cultures of urban heritage; and religion-related urbanisms.

7) The Open Category. ARI also keeps its doors open to talented people with exciting ideas and worthwhile projects whose interests may not immediately fit one of the categories. Applications are welcome from across the whole spectrum of the humanities and social sciences, and especially for projects that are innovative and interdisciplinary.

ABOUT THE ASIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ARI)

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) was established as a university-level institute in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its mission is to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region, located at one of its communication hubs.

ARI engages the humanities and social sciences broadly defined, and especially interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines.

INVITATION TO APPLY

Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:

i) Application form (please go to /http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/docs/HR/APPLN%20FORM%20VSRF.doc/ to download application form)
ii) Curriculum Vitae;
iii) Synopsis of the proposed research project (no restriction on the number of pages);
iv) At least one sample of published work;
v) Ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email or post reporting on the applicant's academic standing and on the applicant's research project by *30 September 2010*.
Closing date for applications is *30 September 2010*.

To note for applications via email:
1. You will receive an auto-reply acknowledging receipt of your email/application.
2. If you have already sent in your application via email, kindly do not send the same application via post and vice versa. However, if you wish to send in hard copies of your sample publication(s) you may do so via post but indicate in your email application that the sample publication(s) will be sent via post. Should you wish for your sample publication(s) to be returned, kindly indicate this on the sample(s) and write your name and full correspondence address on it/them. 3. Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files as emails larger than 10MB will be rejected by our email system.

We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email). Candidates who do not hear from the University within 10 weeks after closing date of the advertisement may assume the position has been filled.

*Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries*:

(1) Email: joinari at nus.edu.sg
OR
(2) Human Resources
c/o Ms Chong Mei Peen
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
469A Tower Block,
Bukit Timah Road #10-01,
Singapore 259770

Contact Info:
Human Resources
c/o Ms Chong Mei Peen
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
469A Tower Block,
Bukit Timah Road #10-01,
Singapore 259770

Website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg


New York University

Open Rank Position in Islamic Law & Society

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University is seeking candidates for an open rank position in the field of Islamic law and society to begin September 1, 2011, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The department has strong interdisciplinary interests, and welcomes candidates in fields including religious studies, history, anthropology, politics, legal studies and other disciplines and in any historical period.

Candidates should have a solid grounding in the classical Islamic legal tradition, and will be expected to teach a range of courses at both the introductory and advanced levels and to supervise doctoral dissertation research. PhD completed by July 30, 2011 required.

Letters of application, accompanied by a CV and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to: Chair, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 50 Washington Square South, New York University, New York NY 10012. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Application deadline: January 01, 2011.


North Carolina State University

International Studies/Middle East (Assistant Professor)

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with research focusing on Energy and/or Environment in the Middle East. The position will be a joint appointment with a 50% commitment to International Studies and a 50% commitment to teaching Middle East studies courses within a disciplinary department. Tenure will be granted by the disciplinary department.

Applications are welcomed from scholars in the fields of Anthropology, History, Political Science or Sociology, or related fields. The College especially seeks applications from scholars who are prepared to assume major but not singular responsibility for the core and capstone courses in the International Studies major. In addition, the College seeks scholars whose research covers the geographical area of the Middle East and that is centered on issues pertaining to Energy and/or Environment within that area. For more information about the College please visit this website www.chass.ncsu.edu; for information about the Middle East Studies Program visit this website http://ids.chass.ncsu.edu/mestudies/; and for the International Studies Program, see http://ids.chass.ncsu.edu/is/

Applicants for the position must hold the Ph.D. in an appropriate field and have some teaching experience. ABDs will be considered but preference is given to applicants who have completed their Ph.D. To apply please visit: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88273

Applicants should submit a letter of application that speaks to their interdisciplinary and comparative/global interests and their research as it pertains to Energy & Environment in the Middle East, a copy of their current CV, syllabi, and a representative sample of teaching evaluations online, as well as sending three letters of recommendation to:

Allen Emory
International Studies Program Search Assistant,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
North Carolina State University CB 8101
Raleigh, NC 27695-8101

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010.

AA/EOE NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact NCSU Human Resources at 919-515-2135.


North Georgia College & State University

Early World Literature with a Concentration in Arabic Literature (Assistant Professor)

Job Description: As part of a major initiative in the diversity and internationalization of the North Georgia College & State University campus, the Department of English (http://www.northgeorgia.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early World Literature with a Concentration in Arabic Literature. Hiring for this position is pending funding. Anticipated start date is August, 2011.

Job Duties: Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching survey courses in early World literature and upper-level courses in areas of specialization. Additionally, the person hired will be required to teach sections of World Literature I surveys in Arabic for Arabic Studies students. Therefore, fluency or a high level of proficiency in Arabic is a requirement for this position. Teaching Arabic for language acquisition will NOT be a requirement for this position. Everyone in the English Department is also expected to teach freshman composition each semester. Other responsibilities include teaching 12 hours per semester, engaging in departmental, community, and university service, research and publication.

Qualifications: Terminal degree in English or Comparative Literature in hand by August, 2011. An Advanced degree in Arabic considered a plus, but is not a requirement. Native Arabic speakers with PhD in English or Comparative Literature are also encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position: Applicants may apply by http://hr.northgeorgia.edu/jobdesc.aspx?job=00385. Please upload as attachments a letter of application and curriculum vita that includes names of your references along with contact information for those references. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a writing sample in Arabic to demonstrate proficiency. North Georgia College & State University is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled.


North Georgia College & State University

Modern Middle East History (Assistant Professor)

North Georgia College & State University, as part of a major initiative in the internationalization of its campus and the development of programs in strategic languages, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modern Middle East History (post 1800). Preference will be given to those with a research focus in the Arab world. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching the World History survey and upper level courses in area of specialization. Other responsibilities include teaching 12 hours per semester, engaging in departmental, community, and university service, and research and publication. The successful candidate must be fluent in Arabic.

Located one hour north of Atlanta near the Appalachian Trail, North Georgia is a state supported co-educational, four-year institution known for its high SAT scores at entrance and high graduation rates. Additional information can be found at www.northgeorgia.edu

Requirements: PhD in hand by August 1, 2011, and a record of teaching excellence. Salary and Rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience/Assistant Professor Employment Date: August 1, 2011.

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application including research interests and teaching experience, three letters of reference, undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Eugene Van Sickle, Modern Middle East History Search Committee Chair, 36B Walker Drive, Department of History & Philosophy, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega GA 30597. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For information please call 706.864.1911 or email Dr. Eugene Van Sickle, Search Committee Chair at esvansickle@northgeorgia.edu. North Georgia College & State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Application deadline: November 01, 2010.


Open Society Institute

Director for Arab Regional Office Middle East-North Africa Initiatives

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of marginalized people and communities.

Investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993 created OSI as a private operating and grantmaking foundation to support his foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Those foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. OSI has expanded the activities of the Soros foundations network to encompass the United States and more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each Soros foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.

The Middle East-North Africa Initiatives (MENA) is a program of the Open Society Institute dedicated to exploring possibilities for developing civil society in the countries of the region. Reporting to the Associate Director of OSI, and with the guidance of an Advisory Board, the Director of the Amman-based Arab Regional Office (ARO) would take primary responsibility for developing the grant-making portfolio and engaging in related advocacy and public information activities.

Responsibilities
* Work with AD and the Advisory Board to help develop comprehensive strategies for the region.
* Implement existing comprehensive strategies under AD's guidance, and provide programmatic and logistical assistance to the OSI's Network Programs engaged in the region.
* Expand the ARO grant portfolio, and develop cooperative projects with partner organizations.
* Review and evaluate grant proposals, letters, and reports of various ARO grantees.
* Conduct necessary correspondence with grantees at all stages of grant process.
* Prepare grant docket for review.
* Plan and develop annual budget for the ARO in conjunction with AD.
* Evaluate annual budgets and strategies, monthly transaction reports, audit reports, and various other legal and grant documentation.
* Under supervision of AD and with the guidance of the Advisory Board, develop, execute, and coordinate special projects as required. Provide occasional program and administrative support to other projects.
* Monitor civil society and NGO development in priority sectors of the region.
* Work with communication and advocacy teams to develop messaging, advocacy strategies, and web content.
* Communicate with the public, media and other relevant bodies.
* Supervise the work of program and administrative staff and oversee the day to day administrative functioning of the office.
* Ensures that the ARO is in compliance with local laws and regulations, and with OSI policies and directives.
* Other projects and responsibilities, as directed.

Grants Management: Conduct Pre-grant inquiries for all grant applicants; Monitor grantees, provide reporting guidelines, review interim and final financial and narrative reports; work alongside OSI-NY Grants Management (GM) Department to ensure all grantees are in compliance with U.S. law and GM requirements.

Financial: Prepare MENA budget in collaboration with AD and departmental staff; review budget variance reports on a regular basis; Work alongside OSI-NY Finance Dept. to ensure all ARO budgeting and accounting is in compliance with OSI Finance Department requirements.

Legal: Work with Legal Department to ensure all programmatic activity is compliant with U.S. law; work with local lawyers in region (in conjunction with OSI-NY Legal Department) to ensure local compliance; review contracts, legal memoranda, etc. for ARO as necessary, in conjunction with AD.

Miscellaneous: compose consultancy contracts and ensure that payments are processed and sent in a timely manner; engage in research and other projects as needed. Assist AD with relevant projects upon request.

Qualifications: advanced degree, Masters or above; extensive knowledge and experience in Middle East and North Africa; experience working with NGOs, international organizations, and/or grant-making institutions; fluency in Arabic; and excellent organizational skills, particularly the ability to effectively manage and compile disparate pieces of data.

Start Date: ASAP; Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements, to: humanresources@sorosny.org Include job code in subject line: ARO-CEP OR

Open Society Institute, Human Resources - Code ARO-CEP, 400 West 59th St., New York NY10019 (fax: 212-548-4675). No phone calls, please. The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application deadline: August 31, 2010.


Orient-Institut Istanbul

der bundeseigenen Stiftung Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (DGIA) ist die Stelle

einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters ab dem 01.04.2011 zu besetzen. Sie ist zunächst auf zwei Jahre befristet. Dienstort ist Istanbul.

Voraussetzungen:

-Promotion im Fächerspektrum von Turkologie und Osmanistik, Islamwissenschaft, Geschichte, Literatur- und Sozialwissenschaften oder in verwandten Fachgebieten mit Regionalbezug;
-Gute Kenntnisse des Türkischen und Forschungserfahrung mit Quellen auf Türkisch / Osmanisch oder einer anderen Regionalsprache;
-Postdoc-Vorhaben in einem für das Institut relevanten Arbeitsgebiet.

Aufgaben:

- Anteilige und verantwortliche Mitarbeit an Vorhaben des Instituts (Publikationen, wissenschaftliche Veranstaltungen, Kooperationen etc.);
-Mitarbeit bei der Vermittlung der Institutsarbeit in die Öffentlichkeit;
-Forschung, auch in Zusammenarbeit mit Wissenschaftlerinnen / Wissenschaftlern in der Region und unter Einsatz von Drittmitteln;
-Veröffentlichung von Forschungsergebnissen.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Die Stiftung DGIA fördert die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern. Die Vergütung erfolgt nach Vergütungsgruppe TVöD 13 zuzüglich Auslandszulage und Mietzuschuss nach den Bestimmungen des Bundes. Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen samt Gutachten zweier Hochschullehrer und einer Projektbeschreibung (max. 5 Seiten) sind bis zum 15.02.2010 zu richten an das:

Orient-Institut Istanbul
z. Hd. Prof. Dr. Raoul Motika
Susam Sok. 16-18, D. 8
34433 Cihangir – Istanbul / Türkei
und per E-Mail an oiist@oidmg.org. Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Internet unter www.oidmg.org und www.stiftung-dgia.de


Pembroke College, Cambridge University

Abdullah Al-Mubarak Research Fellowship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The College hopes to elect not later than 1 December 2010 to an ABDULLAH AL-MUBARAK RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, with tenure from 1 January 2011. Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree. The College welcomes applications from scholars with research interests in any aspect of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, including especially Gulf Studies. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for three years. The holder will be expected to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work. The stipend currently ranges from £20,938 to £23,566 and is reviewed annually.

Applications, which are *due by 24 September 2010*, should be made online at http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/about/academic-vacancies/, where further particulars and relevant links are available. Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor's Assistant, Sally Clowes, at sts@pem.cam.ac.uk. Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.


Princeton University

Israel Studies - Assistant Professor

Princton University, the Department of Near Eastern Studies in conjunction with the Program in Judaic Studies invites applications for a tenure track position in Israel Studies to begin September 01, 2011. Candidates should be able to teach course on the Zionist movement, the formation of the state of Israel, its history up to the present, its culture, and its politics, domestic and international. Discipline and specialization open. Rank: Assistant Professor, PhD in hand or expected. Position will be open until filled.

To apply, complete an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies and teaching experience), and an essay or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress. Applicatns must supply three names of references and their contact information in their online application. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. Review of applications will begin on October 01, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.


Princeton University

History of North Africa since 1700 - Assistant Professor

Princeton University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of North Africa from 1700 to the present day. Sub-fields open. Although the appointment is based in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, teaching responsibilities will be shared with the Department of History. Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Applicants will be requested to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and arrange to have a transcript sent. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. The deadline for receipt of all materials is October 15, 2010.


Qatar University

Coordinator of the Gulf Studies Program

The Coordinator of the Gulf Studies Program at the College of Arts and Sciences (Qatar University) will be responsible for developing this newly-initiated postgraduate program. The Program offers a two-year Master's degree in Gulf Studies. The candidate needs to demonstrate a proven record in research excellence and scholarship related to the field of Gulf Studies. In addition, the candidate will have to show evidence of administrative effectiveness and experience teaching at a post-graduate level.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2011
Position Title: Coordinator of the Gulf Studies Program
Position Category: Associate Professor / Full Professor
Employment Type: Full Time
Position Term: Three Years Renewable


Duties and responsibilities:
  1. 1. Promote an overall climate of academic professionalism and build relations of collegiality among faculty, as well as set a high standard in ethical responsibility and academic quality to challenge faculty to aspire toward quality academic performance in teaching and research so that students may develop higher standards of learning.
  2. 2. Establish course offerings by semester and assign teaching schedules to faculty in accordance with curricular needs, faculty teaching load, and efficient distribution of courses to meet student needs and faculty expertise.
  3. 3. Oversee the program budget; establish and request in a timely manner needed equipment and office supplies; and project space requirements in accordance with program needs.
  4. 4. Recommend faculty and staff appointments, re-appointments, no n-renewal and promotions; leaves of absence; travel authorizations; and other relevant program personnel matters.
  5. 5. Evaluate job performance for all program employees as required by College policy; monitor attendance of all personnel according to university regulations; and supervise work assignments following established time schedule.
  6. 7. Guide the faculty in developing a long-term plan for maintaining quality education commensurate with the departmental, college and university mission and goals.
  7. 8. Lead the program in conducting a self-study and other assessments for the purpose of accreditation, benchmarking, or program review by external examiners.
  8. 9. Establish good contacts with national and community organizations to link program goals with national goals and build bridges through collaborative initiatives.

Competencies: 1. A proven track record of research excellence and scholarship related to the field of Gulf Studies; 2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at established international universities or higher education institutions; 3. Demonstrated competence in academic administration to include program organization, assessment, planning and development and curriculum knowledge; 4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills, as well as effectiveness under tight deadlines and the ability to multi-task under pressure; 5. Demonstrated leadership and team building skills; 6. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing external partnerships in a higher education setting, 7. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

Qualifications: 1. A PhD in History, Sociology, Political Sciences or a related field with a focus on the Gulf region 2. Minimum of 5 years' experience in higher education

Required Documents:
* University online application form
* Current curriculum vitae with cover letter
* Letter of interest and evidence of successful teaching
* Names and e-mail addresses of three professional references
* Certified copy of academic transcripts

Benefits: 1. Competitive tax-free salary 2. Housing in accordance with Qatar University HR policies 3. Annual round trip airfare for candidate and dependent family members 4. Public health care and health insurance for candidate and family members 5. Educational allowance for up to three children in accordance with Qatar University HR policies 6. Annual leave in accordance with Qatar University HR policies 7. End of contract indemnity.

To apply you may visit: http://recruit.qu.edu.qa/pls/recruitment/recruiter.rec

Dr Mahjoob Zweiri
A. Head,Department of Humanities
College of Arts & Sciences
Qatar University
P.O Box: 2713 Doha- Qatar
: +974 44034704/44034703
: +974 44034701
E-mail: mzweiri@qu.edu.qa
http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/humanities/


Rhodes College

Instructor or Assistant Professor Middle East Politics / Comparative Politics / International Relations

The Department of International Studies at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of instructor or assistant professor to start Fall 2011. We encourage applications from candidates who have expertise in International Relations or Comparative Politics and a regional specialization in Middle East politics. The appointee would be expected to teach Middle East politics, the international relations of Middle East states, and introductory and advanced courses in either Comparative Politics or International Relations. The ability to teach an upper-level undergraduate course on theories of international relations or comparative politics would also be a plus.

The position has a 3:2 teaching load and the department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and research. Successful candidates will also be those who can contribute to an interdisciplinary atmosphere. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. As Rhodes continues to diversify its student body, we also seek candidates with experience working with students from different backgrounds. Completed applications will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching performance, and samples of written work. Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu/ applicants/central?quickfind-50328. Review of completed applications will begin September 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 18th largest metropolitan area. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Rhodes College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.


Rutgers University

Assistant Professor, Jews under Islam

The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, starting September 2011, subject to the availability of funds. Ph.D. is required at time of hire. The position will be located in the Jewish Studies Department with the possibility of a joint appointment in the department of the applicant's area of expertise. Fields of specialization may include Jewish history in the Middle East, North Africa, and European territories under Muslim rule; Jewish philosophy, ethnomusicology, sociology or anthropology of Jews in the Muslim world; Jewish-Muslim relations; religion of the Jews under Islam; Judaeo-Arabic literature. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly production are crucial. Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Rutgers has a web-based system for job applications. Applicants should apply online at jewishstudies.rutgers.edu/link/apply. Please provide a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and research plans, a writing sample (published article, chapter of dissertation, etc.), and the names of three references. Application review will begin on September 15 and close on November 15. Please direct any inquiries to: jsdept@rci.rutgers.edu.

Contact Info: Applicants should apply online at
jewishstudies.rutgers.edu/link/apply.


San Francisco State University

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Israel Studies / Assistant or Associate Professor

San Francisco State University invites applications for the position of Richard & Rhoda Goldman Chair in Israel Studies, Asst. or Assoc. Prof. to begin Fall 2011. PhD or equivalent doctoral degree required; applicants at the Asst. level must, at a minimum, complete all doctoral requirements by August 1, 2011. We will consider candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines (including but not limited to anthropology, cultural studies, history, international relations, literature, modern Jewish thought, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and women's/gender studies); broad familiarity with Jewish studies or Middle East studies is desirable. Duties include teaching 2 classes per semester, both lower and upper division undergraduate courses, research, advising, curriculum development, and a commitment to public scholarship. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications; excellent benefits package. For more information about Jewish Studies at SF State and a more detailed position description, see http://www.sfsu.edu/~jewish/, or call 415 338-6075.

Send cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, copies of relevant publications, and evidence of teaching experience to: Fred Astren, Chair, Israel Studies Search, Dept. of Jewish Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco CA 94132. SF State is an AA/EOE Employer. Review of applications will begin Sept. 29, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.


Seattle University

Middle Eastern History/Assistant Professor

The International Studies program at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History. This is a joint position with the Department of History beginning in September 2011. Candidates with a Ph.D. in history are preferred, although outstanding ABDs will be considered. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly potential is required. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in program and university service activities and to teach a Middle Eastern survey in the university core, a foundational course in history for International Studies majors, and upper-division courses in her/his area of specialization. Area of specialization and period of concentration open, although ability to offer coursework on the history of Islam and/or the modern Middle East is preferred.

Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Please include a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), and the names and contact information of three references.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres on Seattle's Capitol Hill. More than 7,600 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2009" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer. Screening of applicants will begin on November 15, 2010.


Stanford University

History (Assistant Professor)

The Department of History at Stanford University seeks an outstanding junior scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on the 16th to the 19th centuries. ÊThe appointment begins September 1, 2011. We are especially interested in candidates who can participate in broad interdisciplinary conversations.

Application materials must be submitted on-line via academicjobsonline.org. Please submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (two dissertation chapters or the equivalent) by October 15, 2010.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. ÊIt welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.


Stonehill College

Islamic World History (Assistant Professor)

ISLAMIC WORLD/WORLD HISTORY: The History Department at Stonehill College invites applicants for an assistant professor, tenure-track appointment in the Islamic World/World History to begin August 2011. Area of specialty is open, but the candidate must be able to teach the history of the broader Islamic world as well as World History survey courses, upper division courses in candidate's area of specialty and on transnational global themes. Annual teaching load is 3-3 and strong preference will be given to candidates who have graduate training in world history and/or experience teaching world history. The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The position includes generous faculty development funds for the support of research and professional travel.

Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and published work/writing samples. Please submit them electronically to Wendy Hanawalt at whanawalt at stonehill.edu, under the subject line World History Search. Any materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to Wendy Hanawalt, World History Search, Stonehill College, 320 Washington St., Easton, MA 02357. The application deadline is October 20, 2010. Please email any inquires to Professor Kevin Spicer at kspicer at stonehill.edu. Finalists will be brought to campus after a first round of interviews at the Annual Meeting of the AHA in January 2011.

Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 375-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, Stonehill faculty engages 2,350 students through 72 rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre- professional fields. Stonehill is committed to supporting innovative teaching, interdisciplinary learning, and active faculty and student research.

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Contact Info: Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and published works/writing samples to:

Wendy Hanawalt
Email: whanawalt at stonehill.edu
Subject line: World History Search

or if cannot submit electronically mail to:

Wendy Hanawalt
World History Search
Stonehill College
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357

Website: http://www.stonehill.edu


Swarthmore College

Arabic Language & Literature (Assistant Professor)

Swarthmore College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Arabic, tenure-track, to begin in August 2011. The position is pending final administrative approval. We seek a candidate with specialization in Arabic Language and Literature; secondary specialization(s) in Cinema and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Theater, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Critical Theory, Sociolinguistics, or Language Pedagogy would be an asset. Essential qualifications include: PhD in hand by August 2011; strong commitment to undergraduate education; evidence of scholarly promise; ability to teach language at all levels; native or near-native English and Arabic; ability to work well in a team; lively classroom presence; experience teaching undergraduates in North America at the university level. The course load, at least initially, will be four semester-long language courses per year and one semester-long course per year in the individual's area of specialization, contributing to the College's concentration in Islamic Studies. Swarthmore College participates with Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College in a Tri-College Arabic program with a common curriculum, using a mutually agreed upon textbook and sometimes involving travel between the campuses. The position requires close collaboration with lecturers and other faculty members in Arabic.

Send dossiers including cover letter, graduate transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) to: Sibelan Forrester, Chair of Arabic Search Committee, Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave. Swarthmore PA 19081-1390. We also welcome applications sent as email attachments to sforres1@swarthmore.edu.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Application deadline: January 20, 2011.


Tel Aviv University, Israel

Department of Middle Eastern and African History (Lecturer/Assistant Professor)

The Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of the modern Middle East at the Lecturer (US equivalent of Assistant Professor) level, to begin October 2011. Field of specialization is the Arabic-speaking world during the Nineteenth and/or Twentieth Centuries. Teaching responsibilities include advanced and graduate courses in the history of the modern Middle East, and survey courses in Middle Eastern history. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are essential.

The search committee will begin to consider applications on February 21, 2011. All applicants must send by email (LisaB@tauex.tau.ac.il , Zisser@post.tau.ac.il Dean@post.tau.ac.il) Attn. Dean Eyal Zisser, Search Committee Chair) the following items: letter of application, curriculum vita, a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or equivalent), and a statement of research and teaching directions, and three letters of recommendation.

Tel Aviv University, the largest and, in many fields, the leading university in Israel, is not committed to appoint any candidate, nor to choose from the list of applicants on record by the submission deadline.

Contact:

Middle East History Search
Dean Eyal Zisser, Chair
The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL 69978


Tufts University

Edward Keller Professor in the History of North Africa and the Middle East

The Department of History at Tufts University solicits applications for the position of the Edward Keller Professor in the History of North Africa and the Middle East. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and excellent teacher. The appointment will be made at the level of tenured Associate Professor. Candidates specializing in any period of Arab history from the emergence of Islam to the present are encouraged to apply. Teaching experience should include the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Send application, cv, examples of scholarly work, and names of three references to Prof. Ayesha Jalal via e-mail (ayesha.jalal@tufts.edu). Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Prof. Ayesha Jalal
Department of History
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Email: ayesha.jalal@tufts.edu
Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/history


The United States Military Academy at West Point

History (Assistant Professor)

The United States Military Academy at West Point is accepting applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of History. We are looking for a historian with expertise in the Middle East and in either South Asia or Africa; the person selected would be expected to teach survey-level courses in both areas, as well as our core survey course in Western Civilization. The initial appointment, which will begin on or about July 1, 2011, is a full-time, three year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: 1) academic accomplishment (a Ph.D. in History by the time of the appointment is preferred), 2) demonstrated scholarly potential, 3) demonstrated ability to teach Western Civilization and Middle Eastern history as well as African or South Asian history, 4) demonstrated proficiency in student-centered and active-learning instruction, 5) demonstrated potential to contribute to student development outside of the classroom.

To receive full consideration, applicants should send their letter of application, curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, a sample of scholarship, and a DD 214 (if claiming veteran's preference) to Ms. Yvette O'Neal, Department of History, Thayer Hall, Bldg 601, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996. All materials except the letters of recommendation may be sent electronically to Yvette.O'Neal@usma.edu. Applications must be received by December 1, 2010. Moving expense reimbursement is not authorized. Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with an annual salary range between $75,960 - $80,095. The position includes benefits. The US Military Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


University of Arkansas

History (Assistant Professor)

The Department of History at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor of Islamic History, pre-1700. The successful candidate will have a 2/2 teaching load and will be expected to contribute to the Department graduate program as well as the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies. Candidates from all geographical specialties are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is October 22, 2010. Please send a letter of application, Curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to the Islamic History Search Committee, c/o Brenda Foster, Department of History, MAIN 416, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas (AR) 72701. For the Department site, see http://history.uark.edu.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, ethnicity, gender or national origin. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Contact Info:
Islamic History Search Committee
c/o Brenda Foster
University of Arkansas
Department of History, MAIN 416
Fayetteville, Arkansas (AR) 72701
Phone: (479) 575-3001
Fax: (479) 575-2775
Email: bsf001@uark.edu
Website: http://history.uark.edu


University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor in Early Islamic Studies

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Early Islamic Studies in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) in the Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. It is intended that the successful applicant will conduct research and teach courses broadly in the area of early Islamic religion and culture down to around 1100 CE. An ability to teach the Qurõan and other early Islamic religious texts is essential. Candidates should already have completed their PhD and should be able to demonstrate excellence both in research and in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, teaching, and service. The expected start date of the appointment is July 1st 2011. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of CNERS, Professor R J A Wilson, at roger.wilson@ubc.ca . Please visit www.cnrs.ubc.ca for information about the department.

Applicants should send their letter of application, together with a copy of their curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Candidates are asked to request that their referees write separately on their behalf to the address below, to reach the Department not later than the date indicated. E-mail applications are not acceptable, but refereesõ signed letters of support can be so forwarded as a .pdf attachment (to the e-mail address indicated below) if any referee so wishes. Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor S. Braund, CNERS, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1, to reach her not later than Friday January 14th 2011. E-mail: susanna.braund@ubc.ca. It is proposed that interviews of short-listed candidates will be held during February 2011.

We encourage all who are qualified to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Candidates from this group are encouraged to self-identify.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


University of California - Berkeley

History of Islamic Art, Architecture, and Urbanism (Sultan Post-Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor)

UC Berkeley, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), the Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES), and the Department of Architecture (ARCH), invite applications for a sultan Post Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of History of Islamic Art, Architecture, and Urbanism. This is a shared position between the above units but the Sultan Post Doctoral Fellow will be based at the CMES, NES will serve as the home department for the teaching component of the position, and ARCH will serve as a second host.

The initial appointment will be for one year with a maximum extension possible for another year depending on funding and performance. The Sultan Post Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor is expected to teach 2-3 course a year and advise students. The PhD must have been completed by summer 2011. Salary scale for the Sultan Post Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor is equivalent to the Assistant Professor Step I position or $45,000.

Endowed through a gift from the Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud Charity Foundation, the Sultan Program in Arab Studies supports teaching, research, and public outreach on topics related to the Arab and Muslim worlds with the overarching goal of furthering scholarship on this important region at UC Berkeley and beyond. The Sultan Program encompasses the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields, with a special emphasis from the following disciplines: anthropology, architecture, history, literature, sociology, and urban studies. The Sultan Program currently offers grants in the following categories: Post-Doctoral Fellowship; Graduate Fellowship; Undergraduate Scholarship; and other scholarly initiatives. This position is part of the first component of the program.

We seek an outstanding interdisciplinary scholar with training in Islamic art, architecture, and urban history. Interest and expertise in early and modern Islamic visual expression is expected. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and effective teaching. Teaching duties will include: an introductory undergraduate survey course of Islamic Art and Architecture (from 7th century to present) along with a graduate level seminar on Arab, Muslim, or Middle Eastern Urbanism, and possibly a third course in the scholar's area of specialty. Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring is also anticipated. Teaching experience and publication record are desirable.

Please send CV, dissertation abstract, letter of interest, one page curriculum proposal for the three courses described above, and three letters of reference, to: Professor Nezar Al SAyyad, Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 340 Stephens Hall #2314, Berkeley CA 94720-2314 (cmes@berkeley.edu).


Application deadline: February 01, 2011.


University of California - Berkeley

Political Science - Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor appointment in Comparative Politics/International Relations effective July 1, 2011. The department is especially interested in scholars who either work at the intersection of Comparative Politics and International Relations or focus on the Comparative Politics and/or International Relations of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Letters of interest and application materials must be submitted no later than October 1, 2010 to be eligible for consideration.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and samples of significant written scholarship to our Web portal at http://ls-ourunit.berkeley.edu:80/sReg.php?i=432. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via e-mail to ackerman@berkeley.edu or mail to

University of California, BERKELEY
Department of Political Science
c/o Academic Human Resources, Search 1056ND
210 Barrows Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-1950


University of California - Los Angeles

Scholar of Modern Iran

The International Institute and the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA invite applications for a joint, tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in one of the Division's departments. Applicants for the position must have research and teaching interests that offer a social science perspective on 20th or 21st-century Iran. The ideal candidate would situate his or her regional interests in the context of cross-regional processes drawing on the theories and methodologies of one or more social science disciplines. Applicants from anthropology, geography, political science, and sociology are especially encouraged to apply.

We seek a scholar with a strong potential in research and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. The preferred candidate will be a dynamic program builder who will help coordinate UCLA's initiatives on Iran and contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the University.

The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in his or her discipline as well as area-focused courses. A completed PhD by June 30, 2011 is required. Applications, to include a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests, a representative recent paper or article, and three references, should be submitted to:

Ms. Tara Wake
Search Committee for Iran Scholar
International Institute
11230 Bunche Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tracking # 3835-1011-01

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2010. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. UCLA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

University of California - Los Angeles

Turkey/Balkans Scholar

The International Institute and the Division of Social Sciences Division at UCLA invite applications for a joint, tenure-track assistant professor position. Applicants for the position must have research and teaching interests that offer a social science perspective on Turkey or the western Balkans in the 20th century.

The ideal candidate would situate his or her regional interests in the context of cross-regional processes (e.g. EU expansion, democratization, politicization of religion, cross-border ethno-national conflict, or relationships with the EU or countries of the former Soviet Union) drawing on the theories and methodologies of one or more social science disciplines. Applicants from the disciplines of political science, sociology and geography are especially encouraged to apply.

We seek a scholar with a strong potential in research and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. The preferred candidate will be a dynamic program builder, who will help coordinate UCLA's initiatives in this region and contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the University.

The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in his/her discipline as well as area-focused courses. PhD or ABD near completion by June 30, 2011 is required. Applications, to include a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests, a representative recent paper or article, and three references, should be submitted to:

Ms. Tara Wake Search Committee for Turkey/Balkans Scholar International Institute 11230 Bunche Hall UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90095

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2010. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

UCLA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.


University of Chicago

Professor of Islamic Studies

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in Islamic Studies. Rank and salary are open. The School seeks a scholar with superior research skills and a promising agenda for future work in the field. Area of specialization (chronological, geographical, methodological and topical) within Islamic Studies is open. Ability to contribute to a wider conversation about the study of religion essential.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in 10 different areas of study, and masters level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Many faculty hold associate appointments in other departments and schools of the University; such associations are encouraged. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of candidates will commence on October 15, 2010. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, please visit our website.


University of Cincinnati

Educator Assistant Professor (history of the Early or Medieval Islamic World)

The Department of History at the University of Cincinnati is searching for an Educator Assistant Professor with research expertise in the history of the Early or Medieval Islamic World (pre-1500). The Educator position is a three-year, non-tenure-track, renewable appointment with the possibility of promotion through the Educator ranks. The department is seeking to hire an individual who combines strong teaching experience in Early or Medieval Islamic World and World History. Special consideration will be given to candidates familiar with student profiles comparable to UC's large, urban university. Teaching load is 2-2-2, in conjunction with service as director of the department's undergraduate advising program.

The application deadline is June 20, 2011. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Professor Elizabeth Frierson at frierseb@ucmail.uc.edu. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Must have a PhD in hand by 1 September 2011.


University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Outreach Post-doctoral Felloship on Islamic Civilization (full-tim, fixed term)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
SCHOOL OF LITERATURES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
THE HRH PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
OUTREACH POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON ISLAMIC CIVILISATION (full-time, fixed term)
SALARY SCALE: £29,853 - £38,951 GRADE: UE07
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2011
VACANCY REFERENCE: ?
CANDIDATE INFORMATION

The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World is seeking to appoint an Outreach Post-Doctoral Fellow to assist in the implementation of its Outreach Programme and its Research activities in the field of Islamic Civilisation. This term is broadly understood, so that it could include any aspect of Science (e.g. mathematics, geography, or astronomy), Medicine, Art (e.g. calligraphy) and Architecture, Philosophy, Literature, or any other aspect of culture, including the transmission of knowledge from the World of Islam to other cultures.

Context: the Alwaleed Centre

The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World (http://www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk/) is a new Centre within the University of Edinburgh, devoted to outreach and knowledge transfer in the field of Islamic Studies. It is part of a network of Centres established by the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation, currently two in the United States (Harvard and Georgetown), two in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh and Cambridge), and two in the Middle East (the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo), which are devoted to the improvement of mutual understanding between the Muslim World and the West. The Centre's Director is Professor Hugh Goddard.

The six key objectives of the Centre are:
  • To improve radically knowledge and understanding of Islamic civilisation and of Muslims in Britain among policy-makers, the general public, and students of all ages in the UK through a comprehensive educational outreach programme, and by helping to integrate the study of Islamic civilisation into the school curriculum
  • To advance tolerance, mutual understanding and cross-cultural dialogue between Islam and the West by building new partnerships with institutions in the Muslim world, and with mosques and madrasas within the UK
  • To foster intellectual curiosity and build educational excellence among young Diaspora Muslims in the United Kingdom
  • To create the UK's leading resource for expertise on Islam in the modern world, based on the integration of the study of Islamic civilisation and issues relating to Islam in modern Britain
  • To produce, on a self-sustaining basis, a world-class cadre of researchers at the postgraduate and post-doctoral levels by providing studentships and fellowships designed to feed into the next generation of academics as well as the public and private sectors
  • To establish a model partnership network with Muslim and other universities around the world, both within and outside the Arab world, that creates new opportunities for knowledge transfer and fosters collaborative research
To realise these objectives, outreach activities, at the local, national and international levels, such as conferences, workshops, lectures, study days, summer schools, roadshows, and courses, for policy-makers, business leaders, the media, teachers, students of all ages (including in schools), and members of the public are planned, with a focus on (a) Islamic civilisation; (b) Muslims in Britain; and (c) the relationship between the Muslim World and the West.

Job description

The Centre is now seeking to appoint an Outreach Post-Doctoral Fellow to assist in the implementation of its Outreach Programme and its Research activities in the field of Islamic Civilisation. This is a fixed (three year) appointment, which would be ideal for a recent PhD graduate. The successful candidate will be expected to be Edinburgh-based, and to contribute to the Centre's Outreach Programme, in schools, among the general public, and among policy-makers and the media, through lectures and presentations at study days, in conferences and symposia, in summer schools, both within and beyond the university, and also through the preparation of material for the Centre's website. He/she will also be expected to conduct and present research on Islamic Civilisation, and to contribute to the development of the Centre's website, in collaboration with the Outreach Projects Manager (Mr Tom Lea) and the Administrative and Outreach Officer (Ms Rosie Mellor). The approximate time allocation for the Fellowship is 70% research and 30% outreach, and there may also be opportunities to contribute to teaching within the university.

Essential qualifications

A PhD on a relevant topic Excellent presentation and communication skills Good organisational skills Ability to work in a team Enthusiasm for communicating to a wide variety of audiences Diplomacy, including religious, cultural and political sensitivity The ability to work to deadlines Prioritisation of tasks and conflicting deadlines A willingness to be flexible and work non standard hours, if required Ability and willingness to travel internationally, potentially at short notice Desirable qualifications Experience in explaining research to a wide variety of audiences, both within and beyond a university context. Knowledge of a relevant language (e.g. Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu) Experience in designing material for websites Experience of working with the media

Start-date

1st October 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (http://www.ed.ac.uk/)

The University of Edinburgh has been instrumental in shaping history for over 400 years. An exciting, vibrant, research led academic community we offer opportunities to work with leading international academics whose visions are shaping tomorrow's world. Our 22 Schools, spread across 3 Colleges, offer over 350 undergraduate and 160 postgraduate courses to more than 20,000 students each year. As a member of staff, you will not only be part of one of the World's top Universities, but also part of one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 10,000 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

Salary

Appointment will be made on grade UE07, current salary scale £29,972 - £35,788 per annum.

Application procedure

We encourage applicants to apply online at http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/. You will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit your CV and letter of application as attachments.

If you do not have access to a computer you can call the University's recruitment line on 0131 650 2511 for an application pack. This will be posted to you to complete and return. If using this method, please return your application materials to Professor Hugh Goddard, The Alwaleed Centre, The University of Edinburgh, 16 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Hugh Goddard, the Director of the Alwaleed Centre (Hugh.Goddard@ed.ac.uk).

Please quote vacancy reference:?

Closing date: 1 August 2011

The interviews for the Post-Doctoral Fellowships will be held on Thursday 1st September 2011. Candidates invited for interview will be required to make a short presentation on their research plans, and on the contribution which they could make to the Centre's Outreach Programme.

If you have not heard from us by Thursday 25th August you can assume your application was unsuccessful.

Footnote

These particulars are issued by Human Resources, 9-16 Chambers Street, Edinburgh. They are intended to represent an accurate description of the duties at the time of writing, although this accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The University reserves the right to vary these particulars or make no appointment at all. Neither in part nor in whole do these particulars form any contract between the University and any individual.


University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Two Outreach Post-Doctoral Fellowships - (one in the field of Islamic Civilisation, and one in the field of Muslims in Britain)

Two Outreach PhD studentships both for research on Muslim communities in Scotland.

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/alwaleed/phd-studentships

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.furtherdetails&vacancy_ref=3014161

For further information about the Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, in which these posts will be based, see http://www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk


University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Islamic Studies (Lectureship)

The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Subject Area of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, to begin in September 2011.

The successful candidate will have ability and experience to teach in core areas of Islamic studies (such as the Qur'an, hadith, fiqh, Sufism, philosophy). The ability to teach Arabic texts in the original at an advanced level is essential, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses using Arabic texts as well as courses using texts in translation. A degree of fluency in another related language - especially Persian and/or Turkish - is an added advantage. In addition, this candidate will show promise in or have an established record of achieving excellence in research and publication.

Salary range: £36,715 - 43,840. For further information please consult the further particulars at the website http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk and see our websites http://www.imes.ed.ac.uk and http://www.ed.ac.uk. We plan to hold interviews in Edinburgh in early to mid April 2011. Closing date for applications is March 07, 2011.


University of Gottingen

Full-Time Post-doctoral Research Position on Education and Religion from Early Imperial Roman Times to the Classical Period of Islam

The Objective of the Courant Research Centre EDRIS is to investigate educational concepts and methods and their interaction with religious beliefs from the Early Imperial Period of the Roman Empire to the Classical Period of Islam, i.e. from the first to the thirteenth century CE. Interdisciplinary collaborative work at the Courant Research Centre is carried out by three junior research groups, focussing on the Early Roman Empire, the Late Antique period, and Classical Islam. For further information see www.uni-goettingen.de/crc-edris.

The post-doctoral position will complement the research of the three groups by focussing on the relationships of education and religion in the Christian Orient, preferably in Syria, in later Antiquity (2nd-9th cent.). Excellent young researchers are offered the opportunity to pursue their research agenda within the vibrant academic environment of the Centre. The successful candidate will have a strong research background demonstrated by a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, an emerging track record of international publications, and demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. Permanent presence in Gottingen is expected, in order to ensure active scholarly interaction among the members of the Centre.

The position will start as soon as possible and initially last for two years with the possibility of extension. It will be equipped with a basic budget to cover consumables and travel costs, as well as a student assistant. The salary is subject to the German TV-L scale (TV-L 13). International applications are welcome.

Applicants must upload a full academic CV, a publication list, a research project proposal (max. 3 pages), a writing sample as well as a two-page statement of research interests via the online application portal located at www.uni-goettingen.de/positions-exini by September 15th, 2010. For more information on the position and the centre please contact Prof. Dr. Ilinca Tanaseanu-Dobler (itanase at uni-goettingen.de).


University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Professorship in Islamic Origins (tenure-track)

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track position leading towards a full Professorship in Islamic Origins, starting fall 2011.

The successful candidate has a solid basis in the early intellectual history of Islam and is able to discuss the formation of Islam in its relation to Jewish and Christian origins. The faculty's expertise in Jewish and Christian Origins will provide a stimulating context for a joined, interdisciplinary study of Islam in its formative period and its interrelation with early Judaism and Christianity. The complexities and diversity of early Islamic history should ideally be addressed in a referential framework of pluralism, text-criticism, canonization, and interreligious interaction. This forms the background for discussing the emergence of certain stereotypes and polemics that influence the modern Western discourse related to 'Islam.' The candidate should be able to address these cultural, political, and social processes as well, thus extending the religious dynamics of the Late Antique period to the genealogy of 'multiple modernities'.

Deadline for application: 7 January 2011

Information: http://www.rug.nl/ggw/vacatures/RosalindFranklin/Fellowships


University of Illinois

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies

The Department of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies, depending on qualifications and experience, for the 2011-2012 academic year. PhD is preferred but exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered. Only candidates with PhD in hand, a strong publication record, and an active research agenda can be considered for the Visiting Assistant Professor position. Candidates with PhD by time of appointment and teaching experience will be considered for appointment as Visiting Lecturer, and ABD candidates with teaching experience for appointment as Visiting Instructor. Teaching duties include 2 or 3 undergraduate courses per semester (depending on type of appointment). The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. The target date of appointment is August 16, 2011. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available. Online application will require names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted electronically upon the submission and completion of the application

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 22, 2011. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For more information contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu or visit http://www.relst.uiuc.edu.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


University of Kentucky

Lecturer in Arabic

Information: http:// www.as.uky.edu/MCLLC/

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic whose appointment will begin August 2011. The position is in principle renewable indefinitely on the basis of satisfactory performance and may lead to promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years of continuous appointment. The successful applicant's responsibilities will include articulation and coordination of the Department's Arabic language courses, supervision and training of one or more graduate teaching assistants, and teaching three courses per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD or ABD (PhD in hand by August 2011) in Arabic linguistics or literary and cultural studies with interest in Second Language Acquisition, substantial experience in teaching language courses, and native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic, including oral proficiency in a spoken Arabic dialect. Competitive salary and a full range of fringe benefits.

Applicants should send letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and placement dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Ihsan Bagby, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Modern and Classical Languages, 1055 POT, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027. Applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications will begin January 10 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies

Research Assistant, "Urban Violence in the Middle East: from Empire to Nation State"

Fixed-term for one year

£31,987 - £37,780 p.a inclusive of London Allowance

Vacancy No: 000204

The Department of History wishes to appoint a fixed-term research assistant for one year to support the AHRC/DFG funded research project: "Urban Violence in the Middle East: from Empire to Nation State". This is a three-year joint research project with the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin) which develops the comparative study of public violence in Arab, Ottoman and Iranian cities in the 19th and 20th centuries within the historical framework of the transition from empire to nation state and through interdisciplinary and comparative approaches with European and other Asian and African contexts. The research assistant will work with Dr. Nelida Fuccaro. This post is to start on 1 January 2011.

You will be expected to develop original research on public violence in 20th-century Iranian cities with a focus on urban radical movements and on the oil industry; to conduct fieldwork and archival based research in the UK and Iran; to liaise with the members of the research team based in the German partner institution; to setup and manage a bibliographical database jointly with the research assistants based in Berlin; to author articles and to participate to the workshop and conference arising from the project.

You will have a PhD in Modern History, knowledge of Farsi and a strong understanding of the modern political and social history of Iran in the Middle Eastern context. Expertise on the Arab World may be an added advantage.

Prospective candidates seeking further information may contact Dr. Fuccaro nf2@soas.ac.uk

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description please visit www.soas.ac.uk/jobs. No agencies.

Closing date: 2nd November 2010

Interviews will be held during week commencing 22nd November.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute Instructors

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) invites applications for summer 2011 language instructors in all 3 languages.

APTLII is an 8-week residential language immersion program. Students and staff will live on campus in an language community and are expected to use the appropriate language (Arabic, Persian, or Turkish) at all times. Information about the program can be found on the APTLII website, http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu

A detailed job description, along with application instructions, can be found at the following pages:

Arabic Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066382.html
Persian Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066265.html
Turkish Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066280.html

Complete applications must be received by February 28, 2011 to ensure consideration. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. in appropriate area with specialization in Arabic.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Teaching experience at the university level preferred.

Principal duties: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning in August 2011. The teaching load for our department is approximately two courses per semester, with variable TA supervision responsibilities depending on the courses taught. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a scholarly research program and meet other requirements so as to merit tenure at or before the end of his or her probationary period. University and community service will be expected as appropriate. The successful candidate will also be expected to fulfill other responsibilities commensurate with a faculty position on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Additional Information: Candidates must be able to teach Modern Standard/Classical Arabic at all levels; have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and familiarity with at least one spoken dialect; have knowledge of the hisotircal development of Arabic, of Islamic civilization, and of Arabic-based cultures of Africa; and be competent in linguistic approaches to literature. Desired additional competencies: an ability to develop innovative teaching materials, particularily materials that incorporate various technologies to best effect; familiarity with current theories; an ability to teach in areas of Arabic literature in translation, literary criticism, classical approaches to Arabic grammar, and/or the linguistic structure of Arabic. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

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Appointment type: Faculty
Department(s): L&S/AFRIC LANG & LIT
Full time salary rate: Minimum $54,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 29, 2011
Number of positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 24, 2010

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference submitted directly by referees, by November 24, 2010, to: Professor Aliko Songolo; Department of African Languages & Literature; University of Wisconsin-Madison; 1466 Van Hise Hall; 1220 Linden Drive; Madison, WI 53706. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check may be required prior to employment.

Finalists will be required to submit a sample of scholarly writing. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Los Angeles (January 6-9, 2011).

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #65366 to:
Aliko Songolo
1220 Linden Dr
1410 Van Hise Hall Email: afrlang@mailplus.wisc.edu
Madison, WI 53706-1525

Phone: 608-262-2487
Fax: 608-265-4151

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_065366.html


University of Manchester

Lecturer in Islamic Studies

HUM/11410

1 The University invites applications for the above post

2 Salary will be within the range £32,620 – £35,646 according to relevant experience and qualifications and will be for a fixed term of two years tenable from 1 February 2011.

3 Informal inquiries may be made to Professor Alan Williams (Head of Religions and Theology) alan.williams@manchester.ac.uk

4 Applications should be returned by 21 December 2010 to: Fiona Cooper School Office Supervisor Samuel Alexander Building (Room A2) The University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL

Email: Humanities-hr@manchester.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on 10 January 2011.

5 If you have not been contacted by 7 January 2011 you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has not been successful. We would, however, like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in The University of Manchester.

WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCES THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER FURTHER PARTICULARS OF APPOINTMENT FACULTY OF HUMANITIES SCHOOL OF ARTS, HISTORIES AND CULTURES

Department of Religions and Theology Lectureship in Islamic Studies from 1 February 2011

Applications are invited for a two-year fixed-term lectureship to replace Dr Youssef Choueiri, during his two-year leave of absence from the University of Manchester. This 24-month appointment will begin on 1 February 2011 and will be held in the subject area of Religions and Theology. The successful candidate will initially teach courses at all three undergraduate levels to replace Dr Choueiri's established courses, thus:
· a Level 1 Introductory course on Islamic Studies, to replace 'Introduction to Muslim Societies'
· a Level 2 course unit on the subject of Women and Islam to replace 'Women in Middle East Societies'
· a Level 3 course unit on Muslim-Christian relations and Muslim Societies and the West to replace 'The Arab World and the West'
· Supervision of 6 final year dissertations

The successful candidate will be required to develop a further course unit in Islamic studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of Islamic philosophy, theology and ethics, or similar areas, for the academic years 2011-12, 2012-13. There will also be opportunities to contribute to doctoral supervision in Religions and Theology.

GENERAL INFORMATION The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester became Britain's largest unitary university with the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST to form a single university in October 2004. As a Russell Group university, The University of Manchester has an international reputation across the range of scholarly disciplines, and a mission for the pursuit of excellence through the advancement of research, scholarship, teaching and learning. Its outstanding facilities include the renowned John Rylands University Library, the Whitworth Art Gallery, the resources of Manchester Computing (which include an international standard virtual reality laboratory), proximity to a hub airport, and a city centre location within one of Europe's most dynamic regional capitals. Theatres and performance activities proliferate, and the School of Arts, Histories, and Cultures at the University of Manchester is set to play a key role in the development of Oxford Road as a 'cultural corridor'. Religions and Theology is one of the eight constituent parts of the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. The other six Subject Areas are: Archaeology, Art History, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English History and Music.

Religions and Theology

Religions and Theology at Manchester has been for many years a leading department of its kind in the UK. It is one of the largest and most wide-ranging, covering Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, South-East Asian religion and Zoroastrianism, and having many interdisciplinary courses and links with other subject areas within the School of Arts Histories and Cultures and Faculty of Humanities. It has consistently scored very highly in national assessments for both teaching and research, and many of its staff are at the forefront of their respective fields internationally. It hosts a number of centres which promote synergy between individual researchers – the Centre for Late Antiquity, the Centre for Biblical Studies, the Centre for Jewish Studies -- as well as the Manchester Research Institute for Religion and Civil Society, which includes the Centre for Religion and Political Culture, the Centre for Public Theology, and the Lincoln Theological Institute. Its core undergraduate programme is the BA in the Study of Religion and Theology (with pathways in Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Society and South Asia), and there are also BAs in Comparative Religion & Social Anthropology and also in Theological Studies in Philosophy and Ethics. At postgraduate level it offers a number of Masters programmes (Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Political Life, Religions and Theology, South Asian Studies, Theology, Culture and Society). A lively cohort of doctoral students is spread across the various areas of the department. The John Rylands University Library, has world-class holdings in religious studies, biblical studies and theological studies, (including rare manuscripts, archives, printed books, journals, electronic databases in the fields of Arabic and Iranian / Persian literature). This plays an important role in the department's research, and staff are encouraged to exploit its resources to the full.

Teaching and research in Islamic Studies at Manchester are well established and shared between Religions and Theology and Middle Eastern Studies. In both teaching and research, our work draws support from an active community of scholars in the departments of both Religions and Theology, and Middle Eastern Studies, among whom are, with relation to the area of this post, Professor Alan Williams (Zoroastrianism and the Iranian cultural background of Islam, mystical traditions of Islam, Persian classical poetry and comparative literature), Dr Andreas Christmann (religious thought and practice in 20th Century Islam, the impact of Islamic reformism and revivalism on contemporary tasawwuf; modern tafsir and Qur'anic hermeneutics), Dr Ronald Buckley (medieval Arab history and religion, and Shiism), Professor Hoda Elsadda (Modern Arabic literature and gender studies; discourses on gender in Arab cultural history and oral histories of Arab women), Dr Dominic Parviz Brookshaw (Medieval and modern Persian literature, literature of the Iranian diaspora, social history of early Qajar Iran, religious minorities of Iran), and Dr Youssef Choueiri, whom this post replaces (modern Islamic societies, fundamentalist Islam, middle eastern politics and society. There are also many other colleagues in other subjects in the Schools of Arts, Histories, and Cultures, and also Languages Linguistics and Cultures, who have expertise in ancient, medieval and modern religious traditions. Scriptural languages taught here include Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew, old and middle Iranian, Latin, Sanskrit and Syriac. Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish languages are also available to our students, as well as a range of European languages.

Post specification

The post will be held in the Religions and Theology subject area and is a fixed term post for 2 years, with Teaching Focus, to replace Dr Youssef Choueiri while he is on leave from the University of Manchester. The successful applicant will have some relevant teaching experience, and will have, or be nearling completion of, her/his PhD. The successful candidate must be able to take up the post on 1 February 2011 and will be required initially to teach as follows:
· a Level 1 Introductory course on Islamic Studies, to replace 'Introduction to Muslim Societies'
· a Level 2 course unit on the subject of Women and Islam to replace 'Women in Middle East Societies'
· a Level 3 course unit on Muslim-Christian relations and Muslim Societies and the West to replace 'The Arab World and the West'
· supervision of six final year dissertations
· preparation and monitoring of use of and availability of Blackboard pages for the above undergraduate course units
· setting of assessment essay questions, examination papers and other elements of the assessment profile and all actual first internal assessment of the above courses
· preparation and delivery of one further undergraduate and postgradiate MA course unit on a relevant theme in Islamic studies for the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13 The successful candidate will be required to develop a further course unit in Islamic studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of Islamic philosophy, theology and ethics, or similar areas, for the academic year 2011-12. There will also be opportunities to contribute to further undergraduate teaching, to postgraduate teaching and doctoral supervision in Religions and Theology.

NB: This post has a Teaching Focus and will not carry with it any substantial administrative duties beyond normal administration associatied with teaching and assessment of the Islamic studies course units, etc. Specific duties will also include:
· teaching and examining in undergraduate programmes as specified;
· personal tutoring (academic advising) of undergraduate students;
· supervision of undergraduate dissertations;
· administration related to teaching only.

Person specification essential criteria: The successful candidate must:
· have facility in classical Arabic in addition to English
· have, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in an area of Islamic studies
· have experience in teaching Islamic studies at university level
· have the ability to contribute actively to wider discussions outside the specific field of Islam within the study of religion and theology
· have an excellent publications record demonstrated by existing and forthcoming publications · have excellent written and oral communication skills

Desirable criteria:
· facility in one other language in addition to English and Arabic

Further information - The School of Arts, Histories, and Cultures website is: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/

Informal inquiries may be made to Professor Alan Williams (Head of Religions and Theology) alan.williams@manchester.ac.uk


University of Memphis

Bornblum Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies/Director Judaic Studies Program

University of Memphis, the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, invites applications and nominations for the endowed Bornblum Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies/Director, Judaic Studies Program. The Judaic Studies program has three faculty, an active research program, thriving community relationships, and an interdisciplinary undergraduate education program (see http://www.memphis.edu/jdst/courses.htm for a list of course offerings). The Judaic Studies curriculum provides students with knowledge of Judaica and prepares them for careers in Jewish education, Jewish community service, and graduate studies, reflecting interdisciplinary perspectives. Faculty research addresses major issues in Judaic Studies.

The University of Memphis is a metropolitan research university with a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 23,000 students. The University is committed to making a significant contribution to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Greater Memphis, Delta, and Mid-South regions.

Criteria for a successful candidate include evidence of strong scholarship, knowledge of Hebrew, evidence of successful teaching, and a commitment to furthering the program's mission of community service at local, regional, and national levels. Administrative experience is an asset, proven ability to work with various constituencies on and off campus is a necessity. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references, online at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Nominations and inquiries can be submitted by email to: Professor Ralph Albanese, Search Committee Chair, at ralbanes@memphis.edu. Successful candidates must meet the guidelines of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. The University of Memphis, one of the Tennessee Board of Regents institutions, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Review of applications will begin January 18, 2011 and may continue until the position is filled.


University of Nevada - Reno

Assistant Professor of the international politics of the Middle East

The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno is soliciting applications for a tenure-track full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2011. We are looking for an applicant whose primary area of expertise is focused on the international politics of the Middle East. Related areas of specialization covering international conflict, political violence, human rights and US Foreign Policy would be valued in the applicant evaluation process. The selected applicant will be expected to teach at all levels (lower-division undergraduate, upper-division undergraduate and graduate M.A./Ph.D.) so familiarity with research methods is expected. Applicants must also show potential for research publication.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/8438.


University of Oklahoma

Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies Associate Professor

The University of Oklahoma's School of International and Area Studies (SIAS) announces a new faculty position, the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies, at the rank of associate professor. The scholar selected to hold the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies will have a Ph.D. and an established record of excellence in research and teaching at an institution of higher education. Applicants from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences will be considered, with preference given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on the modern history, culture, or society of Iran. Salary is competitive. The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2011.

The scholar who assumes the position as the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty within SIAS and across the university. SIAS offers a major in Middle Eastern Studies, and the University of Oklahoma is home to a Language Flagship Program in Arabic. The School of International and Area Studies has 20 full-time faculty and offers seven major degrees to 375 majors. For more information, please visit the SIAS website at http://www.ou.edu/sias.

Applicants should send a letter of application stating their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Iranian Studies Search Committee Chair, School of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 729 Elm Ave., 105 Hester Hall, Norman, OK, 73019.

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2010, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


University of Oslo

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in studies of Islam in the Middle East

A post-doctoral research fellowship in studies of Islam in the Middle East is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo (http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/).

The successful applicant should in her/his research project work on a contemporary issue related to Islam in the Middle East, focusing on the relationship between religion, politics and ideology. The post-doctoral research fellowship period is 3 years, with a 10% duty component devoted to teaching and administration. Application deadline: 1 June 2011 For further details and to apply, see http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/520801/62042

Albrecht Hofheinz, dr.philos.
Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Culture
Dept. of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
University of Oslo
tel. +47-2285 6854, mob. +47-47285768


University of Oslo

Associate Professor in Religious Studies (Islam)

A position as Associate Professor in Religious Studies with specialization in Islam is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, from 1 January 2012.

Application deadline: 15 February 2011

For details and to submit your application, please visit: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/479113/62042?iso=no.


University of Oxford

Faculty of Oriental Studies, two full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Grade 7: Salary £29,099 - £35,788 p.a.

The University of Oxford proposes to appoint two full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistants from 1 October 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of four years.

These are temporary appointments to work on a major research project funded by the European Research Council entitled "From Late Medieval to Early Modern: 13th to 16th Century Islamic Philosophy and Theology" (IMPAcT) under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr Judith Pfeiffer. The principal duties of the posts are to contribute to the project and conduct independent research, the details of which can be found in the further particulars (see below).

Applicants should, by the time of appointment, hold or expect to hold a doctorate or equivalent qualifications in Islamic Studies, Middle or Near Eastern Studies or another relevant field of study; have a primary expertise in Islamic philosophy and/or theology or other relevant areas of Islamicate intellectual history, preferably with a focus on the later middle/early modern periods of Islam; have a high command of at least two Islamicate languages from among Arabic, Persian, or Ottoman Turkish, and of two European working languages in addition to English; have experience in or be willing to attend requisite IT training courses; have sufficient palaeographical skills to work with Islamic manuscripts; be able to demonstrate that their research output will be of the highest order; be willing to travel to, and live and carry out research for extended periods in, the Middle East, Europe, and/or North America; and be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a small team.

Informal enquires are encouraged and may be made to Dr Judith Pfeiffer (email: judith.pfeiffer@orinst.ox.ac.uk)

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobsp ec?p_id=100365

Applicants are also asked to arrange for three letters of reference to reach the faculty by the closing date for applications, which is 12.00 noon on Monday 27 June 2011.

Interviews will be held in Oxford as soon as possible after the closing date and not later than Friday, 15 July 2011. It is expected that all short-listed candidates will be interviewed on the same day, and the interview will include a presentation to the selection committee. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, and accommodation will be arranged by the faculty if necessary. Applicants requiring a visa to enter the UK are urged to make visa appointments with the UK Border Agency Visa Services early on to ensure that they are able to travel to Oxford by the time of the interview. For further information, see http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/. Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please email recruitment.support@admin.ox.ac.uk. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to submit the application material by other means; please direct enquiries to oriental@admin.ox.ac.uk.


University of Oxford

Stanley Lewis Professorship of Israel Studies

The University of Oxford, in association with St. Anne's College, intends to make an appointment to the Stanley Lewis Professorship of Israel Studies. The post will be based in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and in the Department of Politics and International Relations, or the Department of Sociology, or the Department of Economics. The professorship is associated with a fellowship at St Anne's College.

The University will be looking for a scholar of international distinction, with the ability to manage a substantial research programme and to make a major contribution to the long-term development of Israel Studies within the University. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research and publication in the field. He or she will also teach on graduate and undergraduate teaching programmes in the University, and will be expected to contribute to the leadership of the School, department and college.

Please see the further particulars at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications, including a covering letter and full CV, and naming three referees should be received no later than Monday August 30, 2010, by Dr. Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments at professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk. If you have a query about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 280189. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Committed to equality and valuing diversity. All application materials to be received by August 30, 2010.


University of Oxford

Faculty of Oriental Studies - Postdoctoral Early Career Fellowship in Arabic/Islamic History (1000-1500)

Postdoctoral Early Career Fellowship in Arabic/Islamic History (1000-1500)
Salary in the University Grade 7, £28,983 - £35,646 per annum

The Faculty of Oriental Studies proposes to appoint a fixed-term Fellow as soon as possible for up to five years to teach Arabic/Islamic History (1000-1500) and to conduct research into any aspect of Arabic/Islamic History (1000-1500). Candidates must have a primary field of expertise in the history of Arabic/Islamic History 1000-1500 CE; the ability to teachArabic texts; and have obtained a doctorate before the commencement of the appointment. Knowledge of an appropriate second Islamic language (e.g. Persian or Turkish) is desirable.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from the University website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/) or the office of The Faculty Board Secretary, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE, tel. +44 1865 288200; fax no. +44-(0)1865-278190; e-mail orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk, to whom applications and references should be sent not later than Tuesday 26 April 2011. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

The Faculty Board Secretary
Oriental Institute
Pusey Lane
Oxford
OX1 2LE
United Kingdom

tel: +44 1865 288200
fax: +44 1865 278190


email: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk
Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk


University of Oxford

Jarvis Doctorow Junior Research Fellowship in International Relations and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East

In association with the Department of Politics and International Relations. Applications are invited for this fellowship which will be available for three years from October 01, 2010.

Candidates must have been awarded, or have submitted for, a doctoral degree in a subject related to Middle East conflict and/or the study of international conflict, by October 01, 2010. Candidates should be able to demonstrate research interests in the analysis of conflict in the Middle East and an interest in the international relations of the area. A willingness to undertake some limited teaching for both the college and the department is also required. The successful candidate will work closely with Middle East and International Relations specialists in the Department of Politics and International Relations.The fellow will receive an annual stipend of £20,000, and will also be entitled to college accommodation or a housing allowance of £6,882 per annum.

Further particulars are available from Gillian Powell, Personal Assistant to the Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone (2)79003, e-mail: gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk), and can also be downloaded from the College website at http://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/index.php?section=18 or the Department of Politics & International Relations' website at www.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies. The closing date is 1200 hrs (British time) on Friday, June 18, 2010.


University of Pennsylvania

Middle East Studies Librarian

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek an innovative and energetic Middle East Studies Librarian to develop and manage library resources from and about the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present and to provide library services for the interdisciplinary field of Middle East Studies at Penn.

Qualifications: An accredited Master's degree in library or information science with a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent in education and training. Advanced knowledge of area-based history, literature and culture. A graduate degree in Middle East Studies, preferred. Knowledge of the publishing industry in the Middle East and trends in scholarship. Proficiency in Arabic, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second Middle Eastern language, preferably Persian or Turkish is desirable along with bibliographic proficiency in French or German. Experience in using bibliographic utilities for searching and cataloging in non-Roman scripts is desirable. Ability to work independently and collegially with librarians and users. For the rank of D, at least five years of relevant experience is required.

Rank and Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Includes a generous benefits package - additional information available at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/benefits.asp.

To Apply:Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application that addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, as well as complete an on-line employment application at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=192990

You can find the full job description by searching for reference # 110129973 at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted before March 30, 2011 will receive priority consideration.


University of Richmond

Religion (Islam) - tenure-track Assistant Professor

The University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islam as an assistant professor in the Religion Department to begin in fall 2011. A joint appointment in an allied program or department is possible. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an undergraduate curriculum in the texts, cultures, and traditions of Islam, with a preferred, but not required, focus on the geographic area of the Middle East and/or North Africa. Applicants should be conversant in theoretical approaches to the study of religion, interested in interdisciplinary teaching, and willing to contribute to the Middle East Concentration in International Studies. The 3-2 teaching responsibilities will be divided between the Religion department and courses in allied programs or departments.

Candidates should demonstrate strong evidence of scholarly potential. Teaching experience preferred, but not required. Applicants must be on track to receive their Ph.D. by August 2011 and must meet all position requirements at the time of selection.

To apply online for this position, visit www.urjobs.org, and use the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link to upload a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a concise writing sample, and a statement of teaching and research interests. The online process also asks applicants to arrange for three letters of reference and graduate school transcripts to be sent to Prof. Jane Geaney, Department of Religion, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will conduct pre-arranged interviews at the AAR conference in Atlanta, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, as well as phone interviews in late October/early November 2010, with the goal of inviting short-list candidates to campus before Thanksgiving.

The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private institution that is committed to developing a diverse faculty and student body, and fostering an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals.


University of South Australia

Senior Research Fellow

International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, Hawke Research Institute

3 year contract, up to 3 positions available
Total remuneration package: $98K -$113K

The newly created International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding is seeking to appoint Senior Research Fellows with strong research, organisational and interpersonal skills to join its growing team.

You will contribute to build the Centre's research culture and the research field, including participating in and assisting with the organisation of seminars, symposia and conferences central to the debate about improving understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Information on the Centre is available at: www.unisa.edu.au/muslim-understanding

To be successful in the role, you will hold strong research, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will also have a demonstrated ability to attract research grants, build relationships with government, industry and community organisations and effectively promote research to a wide audience. In return, UniSA offers excellent employment benefits and a supportive environment within a world-class institute to shape and grow your research profile.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in social sciences or a closely related discipline together with knowledge of poststructuralism and/or postcolonial studies, and experience of researching topics relating to interests of the Centre.

For further enquiries, please contact Professor Salman Sayyid, Director: International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding on +61 8 8302 2854 or email: salman.sayyid@unisa.edu.au

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 14 February 2011

Please lodge your application via the University of South Australia online recruitment system, available through the link below.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
http://www.unijobs.com.au/show.php?title=senior_research_fellow_41998


University of South Australia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

* International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, Hawke Research Institute
* 3 year contract, up to 6 positions
* Total remuneration package: $80K - $95K

The newly established International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding has multiple Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions available for aspiring researchers who will contribute to the Centre's growth and make significant research impact within the field.

You will be responsible for designing and conducting high quality research, engaging in the dissemination of new knowledge, and facilitating discussion and debate about improving understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Information on the Centre is available at: www.unisa.edu.au/muslim-understanding.

To be successful in the role, you will hold strong research, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will also have a demonstrated ability to attract research grants, build relationships with government, industry and community organisations and effectively promote research to a wide audience. In return, UniSA offers excellent employment benefits and a supportive environment within a world-class institute to shape and grow your research profile.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in social sciences or a closely related discipline together with knowledge of poststructuralism and/or postcolonial studies, and experience of researching topics relating to interests of the Centre.

For further enquiries, please contact Professor Salman Sayyid, Director: International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding on +61 8 8302 2854 or email: salman.sayyid@unisa.edu.au.

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 14 February 2011

Please lodge your application via the University of South Australia online recruitment system, available through the link below.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
http://www.unijobs.com.au/show.php?title=postdoctoral_research_fellow_41997


University of Southern California

Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in Persian Language and Culture

TheUniversity of Southern California's new and growing interdisciplinary Middle East Studies Program invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track position to teach Persian (Farsi) language at all levels of proficiency beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. The successful candidate is also expected to teach courses on Iranian culture in English translation. Salary and benefits are competitive.

In the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the Middle East Studies Program offers students an interdisciplinary degree which draws on courses from language, anthropology, classics, economics, history, international relations, Judaic studies, linguistics, political science and religion. It provides students interested in exploring the richness and complexity of the Middle East, broadly defined as extending fromMorocco throughIran, a framework for developing both expertise and wide-ranging critical perspectives on the region's past, present and future.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Persian language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Persian, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred.

Complete application will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; three recent letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching abilities; and recent teaching evaluations to:

Kevin van Bladel
Search Committee Chairman
Language Center
USC College of Letters, Arts& Sciences
309 Taper Hall of Humanities
Los Angeles,CA 90089-4354

Review of dossiers to begin January 10, 2010.

TheUniversity of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.


University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Professorship in Modern Middle East Studies

The position is available from 1 January 2012. Applicants should document broad knowledge on the history of the modern Middle East and prove strong and original research achievements at an international level. The preferable fields of research comprise politics, society and/or economics of the contemporary Middle East. In geographical terms, the Middle East is to be understood from Morocco to Iran and Turkey to Sudan.

Given the nature of the position as a chair, the successful candidate should be involved in international research networks, document research and/or working experience in the region, has the proven ability to define, manage, and supervise research projects, as well as to organize international conferences and workshops. Moreover, the applicants should add a brief medium term research plan to their application.

Deadline for application: 29 March 2011

Additional information about the position: http://www.jobs.sdu.dk/vis_stilling.php?id=6239&lang=eng. Contact Professor Dietrich Jung, tel: (+45) 6550 4548, e-mail: jung@hist.sdu.dk


University of St Andrews

Teaching Fellow in Persian Language and Culture

Description: School of Modern Languages £29,972 - £35,788 pa pro rata Start: 1 September 2011, or as soon as possible thereater Fixed term three years

Details: This position is available following a generous donation from the Iran Heritage Foundation to appoint a three year fixed term Teaching Fellow, full-time, term time only.

You will be expected to devise and develop a Persian language programme at UG level and to contribute a module in Persian language for the Postgraduate MLitt in Iranian Studies.

A good first degree in Persian is desirable. You should possess native or near-native language skills in Persian and English. Persian language teaching experience to non-native speakers of Persian is essential.

Informal enquiries to Professor Ali Ansari (Iranian Studies), aa51@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Ref No: JC1023

Closing Date: 13 June 2011

School of Modern Languages
£29,972 - £35,788 pa pro rata
Start: 1 September 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term three years


University of St Andrews

Lecturer in Middle Eastern History

£36,715 - £45,155 per annum Start: 1 September 2011 Standard Appointment Details The School of History invites applications for a lectureship in any period of Middle Eastern History between 1400 and the present day, with effect from 1 September 2011. Preference may be given to historians of Persia/Iran. Applicants should have a proven record of excellent research in their field of expertise. They should also have a range of recent teaching experience at university level, combined with an ability to bring enthusiasm and imagination to tutorials, seminars and lectures. A doctorate or equivalent in History is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to complement and enhance the School's unique collection of specialists on the history of the Middle East, from modern Iran and Algeria through the Ottoman Empire and the Mongols back to medieval Armenia and Sasanian Iran.

Further information on the School of History can be found through the University website (www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/). Applicants may also contact the Head of School, Professor Chris Given-Wilson (hhis@st-andrews.ac.uk) or the Chair of Arabic and Middle East Studies, Dr Tim Greenwood (twg3@st-andrews.ac.uk) by email only should they wish to discuss this position.

Interviews will be held on 31 January 2011

Ref no: SK7741

Closing date: 7 January 2011

Further particulars SK7741 FPs


University of St. Thomas

History - Tenure-Track - Modern Muslim World/Middle East

The History Department at the University of St. Thomas (MN) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in history of the modern Muslim world/Middle East. Candidates with the Ph. D. are preferred, but ABD with an imminent completion date will be considered. Position begins in Fall 2011. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and ongoing research in their field.

The teaching load of three courses per semester involves some combination of the following: first-level course(s) for undergraduates who are completing their core area (general) requirement in historical studies; upper-level course(s) for undergraduate history majors and minors. Opportunities also exist to teach an occasional course in the Political Science department and to work with the University's Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

Qualifications: see above

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


University of Sydney

Arabic Language, Literature & Culture Lecturer

Reference No. 696/0310

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment. It is regularly ranked in the top 20 Arts faculties in the world.

The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC), offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language and culture studies in Australia. Our academics are committed to excellence in teaching and doing research in languages and their social and cultural contexts and the School is a centre for European, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies is seeking scholars of proven potential and outstanding ability to fill the lectureship post. Researchers in the field of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies with a relevant PhD (and with background or equivalent fluency in both Arabic and English) are encouraged to apply. You must have a clear commitment to quality teaching and research, based on tertiary level experience. You will be expected to participate in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses and in the supervision of research students. A demonstrated ability to design, develop, teach and coordinate innovative courses in Modern Arabic language and literature to non-background as well as background speakers, at tertiary beginners and advanced levels is essential.

Your innovative approach to teaching Arabic as a living language of communication and literature using modern methodology and techniques will see you succeed in this role. You will also be expected to undertake high level research in the field of Arabic and Islamic Studies and to apply for competitive research grants.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers site. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply. Closing date: August 31, 2010.


University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Lecturer, Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at the University of Tennessee seeks to hire a lecturer whose research specialty concerns some aspect of Arab, Persian, or Turkish history in the Islamic period. Must be able to teach upper-division courses on the Middle East as well as World History. Appointment will be for one year with possibility of renewal. Qualifications: Ph.D in history or Middle-East/ Islamic Studies, college or university teaching experience. Please send an application letter, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference that address teaching philosophy and experience to Professor Thomas E. Burman, Head, Department of History, University of Tennessee, 915 Volunteer Blvd., 6th Floor, Dunford Hall, Knoxville, TN, 37996-4065.

Contact: Thomas E. Burman Department of History
University of Tennessee
915 Volunteer Blvd., 6th Floor, Dunford Hall
Knoxville, TN, 37996-4065


University of Tuebingen

Professor (W3) of Culture Contact and Culture Conflict in Middle Asia and the Near East

Applications are invited for the position of Professor (W3) of Culture Contact and Culture Conflict in Middle Asia and the Near East at the University of Tuebingen has recently established Asia-Orient Institute at the Faculty of Cultural Studies. The post should be occupied by 01.10.2011.

Competence is required in at least two of the three relevant languages of Persian, Arabic and Turkish. Responsibilities include teaching required courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, curricular development and instruction in the respective languages.

Candidates must have completed their Habilitation or possess commensurate academic qualifications. Pedagogic experience and interest are also required.

Letters of application with the standard accompanying documents (CV, certificates, bibliography, details of teaching experience) should be sent to the Dekan der Fakultaet fuer Kulturwissenschaften, Hoelderlinstrasse 19, 72074, Tuebingen. The closing date for applications is the 30.09.2010. Applications in English are welcome.


University of Western Sydney, Australia

UWS Research Lectureship / UWS Senior Research Lectureship at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, Sydney

The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies (CSCMS) is a rapidly growing and dynamic research centre at the University of Western Sydney, situated within the College of Arts, Bankstown Campus.

Broadly speaking, the Centre's focus is on the study of contemporary Muslim communities and how they are situated in and adapt to secular societies. It has developed an interdisciplinary approach to these issues but with a strong sociological and anthropological focus. Research streams arising from this include law and religion, new religious movements, cosmopolitanism, and religion and the family.

The Centre seeks to appoint a Level C Research Lecturer in the area of Law and Religion, with special reference to Shari'a and its function in secular society and/or to legal pluralism, as well as a Level B Research Lecturer in one of the following areas:

1. Law and religion, with special reference to Shari'a and its function in secular society and/or to legal pluralism.
2. New religious movements in/from Asia.
3. Demography or quantitative research in the field of religion.

The University reserves the right to appoint at an Academic B or C level depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Remuneration Package: UWS Research Lectureship (Academic Level B) $93,187 to $109,962 p.a.; UWS Senior Research Lectureship (Academic Level C) $113,291 to $129,956 p.a. (comprising Salary Level B $78,744 to $92,984 p.a.; Level C $95,829 to $110,073 p.a., 17% Superannuation, and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Associate Professor Adam Possamai, +61 2 9772 6623 or email a.possamai@uws.edu.au

Closing date: 28th February 2011 (The University may extend the closing date for these positions if necessary).

Click here to view Position Description and to apply https://uws.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.listJobs&jobid=7929ae3b-7a75-91ec-8c9c-5bf3aaeaf507&JobListID=3A0EA742-BC83-417B-B78F-9BC90126A27F&jobsListKey=934f30ab-4f7e-4da6-a43e-2a9ca7582


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Diasporas in Asian History/ Assistant Professor

UW-Madison, the Department of History, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian history with a focus on diasporas since 1500. Diasporas may include populations moving within or between Southeast, East, and South Asia, or Asian populations settling in other parts of the world.

Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research, with primary research and training in Asian history and Asian-language sources. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate surveys, specialized upper-division courses and graduate seminars related to their field of expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates who will actively work with our programs in Asian history and Diaspora Studies. The University of Wisconsin-Madison houses Title VI-supported National Resource Centers in Southeast, South, and East Asia, in addition to departments specializing in the languages and literatures of Asia.

Send hard paper copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages, as well as three signed hard paper copies of letters of recommendation to: Ms. Nicole Hauge, Diasporas in Asian History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 North Park St., Madison WI 53706-1405. We also request that you send PDF copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages to historysearches@lists.wisc.edu. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Boston. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 01, 2010.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Central Asian History/Assistant Professor

UW-Madison, the Department of History, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor in Central Asian History since 1800.

Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research dealing with the lands, peoples, states, and societies of the region, with a focus on the territories of the former Russian Empire and Soviet Union, excluding Azerbaijan. Candidates should have demonstrated competence in the relevant languages of their areas of specialization. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Central Asian history and to work closely with the UW-Madison's Title VI National Resource Center in Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

Send hard paper copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages, as well as three signed hard paper copies of letters of recommendation to: Ms. Nicole Hauge, Central Asian History Search Committee, Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 North Park St., Madison WI 53706-1405. We also request that you send PDF copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages to historysearches@lists.wisc.edu. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Boston. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required. For full consideration, complete applicationsmust be received by November 01, 2010.


Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University, the Netherlands, invites applications for two full professorships in its department for Religious Studies and Theology:

1. Professor of Religous Studieshttp://live.uuapplicaties.dwsuu01.dc01.je-itc.com/uuvacature/detail_sha repoint.cfm?export=0&id=3191&taal=Engels

2. Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies: http://live.uuapplicaties.dwsuu01.dc01.je-itc.com/uuvacature/detail_sha repoint.cfm?export=0&id=3190&taal=Engels


Vanderbilt University

Religious Studies - Department Chair (Full or Associate Professor)

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks nominations and/or applications for the position of Department Chair. Appointment will be made (with tenure) at the rank of full or associate professor. We seek applicants with significant experience in academic leadership who have established themselves as distinguished scholars and excellent teachers in their specific fields. Expertise in theories of religion is desired. Region/tradition of specialization is open, though the following are preferred: South Asian Religions (Hinduism, Buddhism), Japanese / East Asian Religions, Modern Islam.

Review of dossiers will begin October, 30, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Send letters of application or nomination and supporting materials to Dr. Ellen T. Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology, Interim Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University, PMB 351585, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville TN 37235-1585. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Virginia Commonwealth University

Asian or Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for one (1) non-tenure track, collateral position in the areas of Asian or Middle Eastern history to begin August 16, 2010. From these searches the department will fill one position. This is a one-year appointment, with a teaching load of 4 courses each semester. Experience teaching undergraduate courses is desirable. ABD required, Ph.D. preferred. Virginia Commonwealth University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The University has an enrollment of over 30,000 students, including nearly 9,000 ethnic minorities and over 450 history majors at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript, and three letters of recommendation to the committee chair, Professor George E. Munro, Department of History, Box 842001, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2001. Send electronic submissions to: gemunro at vcu.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Position is available pending budgetary approval.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info: Email gemunro at vcu.edu


Virginia Tech

Director, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

ASPECT, the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, a collaborative interdisciplinary Ph.D. program of the Departments of History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion & Culture, and the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, invites applications for the position of Director, a tenured appointment, field open.

ASPECT is an innovative problem-based, theoretically-engaged doctoral program (http://www.aspect.vt.edu/). Candidates should have a record that merits a tenured appointment in one of the four core departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, namely, History, Philosophy, Political Science or Religion & Culture. Review of applications begins September 20, 2010. This position will begin no later than August 10, 2011 at the rank of Professor. A January 10, 2011 start date would also be possible.

Interested persons must apply at http://jobs.vt.edu, posting number 0100222, where they will submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, teaching evaluations, and a brief statement on administrative experience and philosophy along with the contact information of five references.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA Employer committed to diversity.

Apply Here:http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=6085&job=6867382


Washington University in St. Louis

Associate Professor of Arabic

The Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to appoint an Associate professor of Arabic with tenure to begin in the fall of 2011. Assistant Professors at the advanced level are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be a textual scholar of Arabic primary sources who also has demonstrable expertise in Arabic language instruction, and she/he will be expected to assume primary responsibility for the department as thriving Arabic language program. The position is in the Humanities but period and field of specialization are open. Ph.D. and a distinguished record of scholarly publication required. Duties include teaching regular courses, advising students, research and writing for publication, and university service.

The deadline is November 1, 2010. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and supporting materials about research and teaching and sent to: Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1111, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. For electronic submission, send e-mail attachments to anell@wustl.edu; Enquiries: fatemeh@wustl.edu; telephone inquiries: (314) 935-5110. Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.


Wayne State University

Modern Middle East History - Assistant Professor

Wayne State University, the Department of History, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of the modern Middle East at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2011. Field of specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities include advanced and graduate courses in the history of the modern Middle East, and survey courses in Middle Eastern and World history. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are essential. All applicants must create an online application at http:jobs.wayne.edu and upload their letter of application, CV, a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or equivalent), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Additionally applicants must submit a transcript which shows highest degree (or, in the case of a current doctoral student, a current transcript), a syllabus for the survey course, and three letters of recommendation to: Middle East History, Search, Marc Kruman, Chair, Department of History, Wayne State University, 3094 FAB, 656 W. Kirby, Detroit MI 48202.

Resumes will only be accepted at http:jobs.wayne.edu. Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 undergraduate and graduate academic programs through 12 schools and colleges to more than 33,000 students in Metropolitan Detroit. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The search committee will begin to consider applications on January 21, 2011.


Wellesley College

Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and North African politics

The Department of Political Science at Wellesley College is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position, as an Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and North African politics, beginning in the Academic Year 2011 - 2012.

We invite applicants rigorously and broadly trained in Comparative Politics and with field research experience in the region. We are particularly interested in candidates able to teach a wide range of courses in Middle Eastern Politics (including one course on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict), as well as Introduction to Comparative Politics.

Faculty members are expected to teach two courses per semester.

Ph.D. completed or near completed preferred. Candidates should have strong commitment to teaching Undergraduate Students in a Liberal Arts environment. Teaching experience is desirable.

All applications must include cover letters, Curriculum Vitae, one page statements of teaching philosophy, Graduate transcripts, sample syllabi, teaching evaluation summaries, samples of research or dissertation chapter(s) and the names/email addresses of three references.

All materials should be submitted online, by visiting our application website, at: https://career.wellesley.edu

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is September 15, 2010.

If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us, at: working@wellesley.edu

* EEO/AA Policy Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.


Western Washington University

Instructor of Islamic Studies

Western Washington University invites applications for a split position in Liberal Studies and History as a two-quarter visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies, beginning on January 3, 2011. The successful candidate will teach three sections of a 5 credit introductory course on Humanities of Islamic Civilization in the Department of Liberal Studies (this course meets General University Requirements and introduces students to the Arabic and Islamic Studies minor ; a sample syllabus is available upon request); and will also teach two or three sections of 4 or 5 credit GUR and/or upper division courses related to the applicant's field in the History Department.

Required: ABD, training in social or cultural history of an Islamic society, ability to teach an introductory course on Islam and on variety in Islamic cultures as well as upper division courses in the candidate's field.

Preferred: Some classroom teaching experience, and the ability to teach African history.

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Go to http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/hr and choose New Faculty and Staff, Employment, Information for Applicants, and Instructions for applying online to Faculty Vacancy Pools. Note: you will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. Please submit a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate transcript, and three letters of reference. Materials must be postmarked by August 31, 2010.

Other information: please mail your materials in HARD COPY form to:

Jennie Huber, Administrative Services Manager
Department of History, MS 9061
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9061


Wheaton College

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's Studies and Islamic Studies

Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Description: Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, will offer two postdoctoral fellowships in Islamic Studies, each for two-year appointments beginning in 2011-12. Fellowships will reside in any of the following three areas/departments: Anthropology, Religion or Women's Studies. Thus, we invite applications from recent PhDs who can teach Islamic Studies courses in Cultural Anthropology or in Religion, and/or within our Women's Studies program.

The two-year non-renewable postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and provide the opportunity to teach in a liberal arts college setting. Fellows will have the opportunity to craft and teach courses in their areas of specialty. The teaching load is 2 courses in the first year and 3 courses in the second. Each fellow will be mentored by a scholar within their field (i.e. Anthropology, Religion or Women's Studies) and also will be provided with a mentor outside of their field.

Wheaton College is a selective liberal arts institution known for creativity in its curriculum. Our faculty have significant mentoring experience with new teachers in postdoctoral and junior faculty appointments. We seek candidates who are committed to strengthening their teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Application Address: To apply, please send a c.v. and a cover letter which describes your areas of specialty and a statement about your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment. Please also send material on your teaching history, which includes sample syllabi and course evaluations. Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled, but preliminary interviews will be conducted at the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA). Thus, review of applications will begin in November 2010. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Evelyn Staudinger, Provost's Office, 508-286-3580 or 508-286-8212. Please send TWO copies of application materials. The first should be sent ELECTRONICALLY to Serene Khader at _khader_serene@wheatoncollege.edu. The second copy should be sent in HARD COPY to: Evelyn Staudinger, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Provost's Office, Wheaton College, 26 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766.

Though we will be considering applications until December, we hope to interview as many candidates as possible at NWSA, so please submit materials as soon as possible for fullest consideration.

Application E-Mail: _khader_serene@wheatoncollege.edu.


William & Mary

Arabic Language Instructor

College of William and Mary, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, invites applications for a full-time instructor position in Arabic language beginning Fall Semester 2011.Responsibilities include three courses per semester at various levels of undergraduate curriculum, plus supervision of drill sessions. We are looking for professional, skilled language instructors with experience and competence in teaching Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and at least one dialect in a communicative, proficiency based manner from elementary to advanced levels. Applicants should have native or near native fluency in MSA, one dialect and English. An MA or higher in Arabic language or literature is required, in addition to a successful proficiency-based teaching record. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

Please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, supporting materials about teaching, and three letters of recommendation to the online recruitment system at http://jobs.wm.edu. The College of William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans. Review of applications will begin February 01, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.


William & Mary

History

The Department of History at the College of William & Mary invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the modern Middle East, 16th-20th centuries, to begin August 2011. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. All specializations are welcome; the ability to teach survey courses in Global History is required. The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester, including undergraduate surveys and colloquia, as well as seminars in the Comparative and Transnational History Master's program.

To apply, submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via William & Mary's online recruitment system at http://jobs.wm.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. The College of William & Mary is an EO/AA employer. https://jobs.wm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=250191.


Yale University

Professor of History of the Middle East in the 20th century (tenure-track)

The Yale University Department of History intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2012, focusing on the history of the Middle East in the 20th century. The successful candidate must possess demonstrable skills in one or more of the major languages of the region. Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Ph.D. expected. Application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and three letters of reference should be sent to Professor Abbas Amanat, Middle East History Search, c/o Dana Lee, Department of History, Yale University, P.O. Box 208324, New Haven, CT 06520-8324. The review of applications will begin September 1, 2011.

Contact:

Dana Lee
Department of History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208324
New Haven, CT 06520-8324
dana.lee@yale.edu
Website: http://www.yale.edu/history


Yale University

Curator, Middle East Collection

Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian I-III
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (8:30-5:00); occasional evening and weekend hours

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the- art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

THE MIDDLE EAST COLLECTION: Yale was the first among American colleges and universities to support and encourage the study of Arabic and Islamic literature and culture. The first professor of Arabic, Edward Elbridge Salisbury, was appointed in 1841, the only scholar with this specialty in the United States. In more than 150 years since that appointment, Yale has developed an extensive and internationally regarded collection of materials, including well over 400,000 volumes that support Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. These works appear in many languages and are housed in several libraries and collections. Volumes in the vernacular languages (especially Arabic, Persian, and Turkish) exceed 150,000. An outstanding collection of more than 6,000 manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish, dealing with various subjects, resides in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Library receives nearly 1,000 active serials relating to Middle Eastern Studies, plus major American and European scholarly journals in the field. As one of the oldest collections among the major Middle Eastern collections in the United States, it forms a key component of the national resource for the study of the Middle East. The Yale Library is particularly renowned in recent years for ground-breaking work in the digitization and full-text searchability of Arabic scholarly journals and related materials, through its International Digital Projects group. Yale offers Master's and Ph.D. degrees in disciplines related to the Middle East, and it continues to attract highly qualified graduate students from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Based in Sterling Memorial Library and reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections and International Programs, the Curator is responsible for the department called the Middle East Collection, encompassing activities from selection to acquisition to copy cataloging to preservation and collection management across various formats and media. Develops a strong research collection of material from the Middle East to meet the information needs of faculty, students, and other scholars in and beyond the Yale community. Liaises with Yale's faculty and students, providing strong teaching and research support. Manages two (2) full-time equivalents (FTEs), plus students, and a substantial acquisitions budget. Works in close cooperation with key departments across the Library, including other area curators, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Preservation, International Digital Projects, and staff in other departmental libraries. Relationships with and services to Yale's students and faculty, as well as outreach and participation in activities beyond the Yale community, including publishers, vendors, and professional groups are key components for success in the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the development, management, and interpretation of the Middle East Collection. Selects materials for the Collection; develops, manages, and promotes library collections and services across all library formats (books, journals, databases, audio, video, etc.) in vernacular languages, principally Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. Evaluates content and condition of collections, deciding what to add, preserve, replace, and withdraw. Establishes and maintains good relationships with dealers, content providers, exchange partners, libraries, and other institutions connected with Middle East studies. Participates in and contributes specialist knowledge to Yale University Library's and Yale University's digital library projects for Middle East.

Manages a staff of two (2) full-time equivalents (FTEs) plus students, and a budget of over $200,000 for acquisitions. Collaborates with other departments in preservation of and access to Middle East Collections. Communicates with and assists faculty and students in meeting their teaching, learning, and research needs. Provides in-depth reference research, instruction, and consultations. Develops and maintains the Middle East web page, subject guides, and finding aids. Works closely with and serves as a member of the Council on Middle East Studies. Advocates for, publicizes, and exhibits the Library's Middle East activities locally and nationally. Participates in scholarly meetings and conferences related to the Middle East; keeps active in Middle East-related scholarly activities at the local regional national and international level.

Keeps the Associate University Librarian (AUL) informed of important changes in programs affecting collections and services. Works with the AUL and Library Development to identify and develop funding opportunities. Participates in library planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, CT.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a graduate degree in a field relevant to Middle Eastern studies -OR- a graduate degree in a field relevant to Middle Eastern studies and an equivalent combination of relevant library experience. Appointment to the rank of Librarian II requires a minimum of two years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to the Librarian III rank requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Experience with teaching in a library or academic setting. Experience with the creation and use of digitized content for research and teaching. Experience in creating content for web pages.

Fluency/proficiency in Arabic and ability to work in at least one other Middle Eastern language collected at Yale, as well as excellent communication skills in English. Familiarity with the history of and current trends in scholarly research related to Middle Eastern studies. Familiarity with the major bibliographic tools used for Middle Eastern studies and a knowledge of the current book trade in the major countries of emphasis. Demonstrated ability to succeed in a collaborative, team-based environment. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Demonstrated initiative and proactive engagement. Knowledge of trends in networked access to information, social networking, citation management, course management systems, digitization, and other technologies used by readers and libraries to facilitate information access and management. Familiarity with the use of archives and practices for archival description.

Preferred: Ability to plan, manage, and coordinate complex projects; demonstrated record of devising and bringing projects to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 12886BR. Please be sure to reference #12885BR in your cover letter.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS: All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre- employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/ screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.


Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin

Fixed Term Doctoral Research Position open from 1 Jan. 2011 to Dec. 31, 2013

The Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) is an independent institute for interdisciplinary research on the history, societies and cultures of the Middle East, Africa, South and South-East Asia, and Europe. The focus is on influences, perspectives and connections of the South, notably of Muslims and their neighbours. The centre currently employs about 30 research fellows, the majority of them historians, students of Islam and anthropologists, from a variety of countries.

Within its research programme ãMuslim Worlds - World of Islam? Concepts, Practices and Crises of the Global", ZMO announces the opening of one research post for a doctoral researcher in one of the following thematic fields:

1. Concepts of World and Order On concepts of the ãworld" (the ãuniversal", the ãglobal" etc.) as a space beyond everyday life, but interacting with it; on the multiplicity, normativity and historicity of these concepts, both religious and secular; and on the social carriers of these concepts. Both discourse and social analysis approaches are welcome here.

2. Microcosms and the Practices of the Local On the spaces and practices of everyday life, notably in particular places (notably urban, but also rural) in which people of multiple origins and orientations coexist, interact or clash; on the making of sociality and identity, the regulation and institutionalisation of intergroup relations, and differential participation in public spheres and wider or even global contexts. Comparative approaches seem particularly suited for this research field.

3. Actors in Translocal Spaces On mobile actors (e.g. political, economic or spiritual) from societies influenced by Islam, extending their agency into translocal or even global contexts: individuals, groups and organisations, their horizons and strategies, the conflicts and consequences of their mobility - for themselves and for their contexts.

Applications including a CV and a project outline (max. 5 pages) should be sent until November 20 to Dr. Silke Nagel at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, D-14129 Berlin. Remuneration will be according to Tarifvertrag fŸr den šffentlichen Dienst (TvšD), grade 13, 50% (http://oeffentlicherdienst.info/tvoed/bund/).

For further information on ZMO and its programme see www.zmo.de or contact Mrs Nagel at zmo@rz.hu-berlin.de. Applications should not contain any original materials, as the documents will not be returned. http://zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/Ausschreibung_2011.pdf


 
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