Job Postings Archive, 2009-2010
2009-2010 JOB POSTINGS AT UNC
Middle Eastern/African Studies Librarian Position, UNC-Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Middle Eastern/African Studies Librarian. For further details see the job description, and direct any questions to Tiffany Allen, Personnel Librarian (email@example.com or tel. 919- 962-8027).
Lecturer Position in Persian, UNC-Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Persian language and culture beginning July 1, 2010. We are seeking a skilled language instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language teaching at all levels, and an interest in ongoing professional development. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Persian and English is required. Experience teaching Persian to nonnative speakers is preferred. At least an MA in Persian, applied linguistics, or an allied field of the humanities, social sciences, journalism, or education is preferred, but those who will have completed an MA by July 1, 2010 will be considered. Applicants having ACTFL-OPI certification or interested in acquiring such a certification are preferred. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester (primarily Persian language, and also some content courses) and developing a Persian language and culture program. Submit a letter detailing teaching philosophy, CV, available sample syllabi and course evaluations online athttp://jobs.unc.edu/1002468. 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: Persian Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, CB 3267, 113 New West, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599. The review of applications will begin April 18, 2010 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor Position in Islamic studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies, starting July 1, 2010. Preference will be given to candidates who already have a PhD in hand. Area of specialization is open, and could include (but not be limited to) the study of the Qur’an, Islamic law, Islam in America, gender debates in Islam, and other topics. Research interests should include the study of Islamic spirituality and/or Sufism. We seek to complement existing regional strengths in 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 work with doctoral students, and to collaborate with faculty in the Department of Religion at nearby Duke University. Both teaching and research need to be connected to the problems and issues of religious studies broadly conceived and to the graduate concentration in Islamic studies.
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2010. Submit an online application including the following materials: a letter of application, a cv, and a writing sample. Submit these materials online atjobs.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.
2009-2010 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 2010. Applications for these positions come due in Fall 2009 or Spring 2010.
You should also consult the employment listings compiled by theMiddle East Studies Association.
Al-Maktoum Institute, Dundee, Scotland
Senior Lecturer/Reader in the Study of Islam and Muslims (equivalent to Associate Professor)
It is expected that the successful applicants will have a strong teaching and research profile at the appropriate level, and be able to make a good contribution, as a published scholar and an active researcher, to the academic profile of the Institute. The successful applicants will have proven research and teaching expertise in ONE (or more) of the following subject areas:
· Qur’anic Studies
· Hadith Studies
· Muslim Fiqh (jurisprudence and law)
· Muslim History
· Islamic Finance
· Islamic Education
Fluency in English and Arabic is essential for the post. The successful candidate will also be expected to take on senior administrative responsibilities at the Institute, including acting as Head of Department and/or Director of Research.
The Al-Maktoum Institute is a research-led institution of higher education which offers postgraduate programmes of study (taught masters and PhD research) in the Study of Islam and Muslims. It is an independent institution, with its degree programmes validated by the University of Aberdeen. The Institute currently offers MLitt and PhD programmes in /Islamic Studies/, /Islamicjerusalem (Bayt al-Maqdis) Studies/, /Muslims, Globalisation and the West/, and /Multiculturalism/, and is planning the introduction of new programmes in Islamic Education and Islamic Finance and Banking.
Staff appointed as a senior lecturer/reader at the Al-Maktoum Institute will be considered for appointment as honorary senior lecturer/reader of the University of Aberdeen.
The closing date for applications is 21 December 2009. Informal inquiries can be made to either myself (Prof Malory Nye), or Dr Alhagi Manta Drammeh, Head of Department (tel: 01382 908070; email: email@example.com)
American Councils for International Education
Summer Overseas Resident Directors
American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors to work overseas on summer programs ranging from five- to eight-weeks in length. Programs are designed for high school students, university students or teachers and are focused on foreign language acquisition. Countries and number of positions include:
Azerbaijan (1), China (6), Egypt (1), Japan (2), Nigeria (1), Russia (11), South Korea (1), Tajikistan (3), Tanzania (1) and Turkey (3).
ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: Early June – to mid August 2010 (exact appointment dates will vary according to program specifics).
Resident Directors represent American Councils in their actions and words during the tenure of their appointment. They must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe participant classes at the host university; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include logistics for the group while overseas, communications, counseling of individual students when needed, and troubleshooting, Resident Directors oversee a program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of the month and end of the program. Prior to departure, all Resident Directors must attend American Councils orientation programs for both staff and participants. Resident Directors are required to travel with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Resident Directors report to the DC-based Program Manager.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in language of host country or area studies or equivalent;
• Advanced language skills — written and oral (minimum 2/2+ on ACTFL scale) in the relevant target language
• Study, work, or extensive travel experience in host country;
• Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
• Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
• Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to Summer Resident Director Search, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523;www.americancouncils.org ; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. In the subject line of your email, please write “Summer Resident Director” and the country of interest.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 6, 2010 and continuing until all positions are filled.
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.
American University in Beirut, Lebanon
The Civilization Sequence Program (CVSP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two positions to begin September 15, 2010. The positions are in Islamic philosophy with a comparative interest in European medieval philosophy and 19th century studies with a comparative interest in the Middle East. Appointments are normally at the Assistant Professor level for an initial period of four years. Visiting appointments and/or appointments at higher ranks may also be considered. Both positions require a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
The CVSP is a service program which offers a number of interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities courses. Course load is normally nine hours a week. The language of instruction is English. The successful candidate for these positions will be required to teach core courses from the ancient to contemporary periods on a regular basis and will also be offered the opportunity to develop and teach undergraduate courses in service of the CVSP mission close to his/her research fields. For the core courses, faculty also participate by giving occasional common lectures to a large multi-sectioned audience. To apply please send cover letter, CV, sample syllabus of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and one representative research article. In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Patrick McGreevy (address below).
Electronic submissions may be sent to email@example.com. All application materials and letters of reference should be received by December 1, 2009. For more information on this position, please visithttp://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/
The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Info: 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
Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon
Phone:009611340599 Fax: 009611744461
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/
Bard College, as part of its continuing search for an Islamicist to serve within its well-developed undergraduate program in Religion, invites inquiries from scholars who have earned the degree of Ph.D. or its equivalent. Service at the College might include participating in conferences sponsored by Bard’s Institute of Advanced Theology, involving close collaboration with colleagues expert in other religious traditions. Appointment to be made at rank appropriate to the successful applicant’s experience and standing in the field, the College is open to visiting or permanent arrangement.
Bard College is a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences located 2 hours north of NYC in the Hudson Valley. Bard has a strong tradition of progressive education, academic, literary, and artistic innovation.
Please send cv, letter of interest describing research and teaching, evidence of teaching experience, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by electronic submission to email@example.com. ( Word attachments) Address your application to Dr Bruce Chilton, Chair. Inquiries to: Chilton@bard.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately as received. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE
The Religion Department at Barnard College seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of Islam. The area of specialization (e.g., historical period, geographical region, theoretical/ methodological approach) is open, but the successful candidate will be conversant in broad questions that currently animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns, and interested in teaching in such a framework. Documented competency in the relevant languages for research in the field is essential. We welcome applications from candidates who can contribute substantively to the College’s Africana Studies program.
All members of the Barnard Religion department participate in one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy; a current c.v.; a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like); teaching evaluations (if available); and three confidential letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching excellence and a serious research program are essential. Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2009.
Please send applications and dossiers/letters of recommendation to:
Professor Elizabeth A. Castelli
Chair, Religion Department
New York, NY 10027
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups.
Bilkent University, Turkey
Middle East Politics (Assistant Professor)
Bilkent University, the Department of International Relations announces a January 2010 opening for an Assistant Professor position in Middle East Politics, with a focus on both traditional and emerging security concerns in the region. Qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in international politics, foreign policy analysis, and international relations theory, as well as electives in Middle East Politics. Applicants with regional language and cultural familiarity are particularly welcome. ABDs close to completion of a PhD will also be given consideration.
Bilkent University (www.bilkent.edu.tr <http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/> ), located in Turkey�s capital city of Ankara, is the oldest private university in Turkey, and is an internationally recognized research institution. The medium of instruction is English. The Department of International Relations (www.ir.bilkent.edu.tr <http://www.ir.bilkent.edu.tr/> ) is a vibrant and large department, offering a variety of courses. It benefits greatly from the interdisciplinary assets of its international faculty. Bilkent University encourages both teaching and research excellence; thus, the yearly teaching load is 2/2. Benefits include free housing, competitive salary package (additional compensation for publications), health insurance, subsidized bilingual/English-only education at the on-campus IB accredited private school for the children of faculty members. Bilkent University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV with a publication list, writing samples (max. 30 pages), and three reference letters to: Attn: IR Middle East Search Committee, Dr. Ersel Aydinli, Chair, Department of International Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. Applications received by November 15, 2009 will be guaranteed full consideration.
The Crown Center for Middle East Studies – Junior Scholar Fellowship
The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering one-year junior scholar fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, or social developments for the 2010-11 academic year. This fellowship can be either a post-doctoral position for new PhDs or a research fellowship for assistant professors during their year off from teaching. It will 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 three years of operation, experienced researchers with high-level expertise about Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia 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. The Center’s staff teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at Brandeis University.
The 2010-2011 junior 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, 2010.
This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011. The stipend for these 10 months will be $43,000. 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. Notification: February 1, 2010;
Please direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-736-5320.
Application deadline: December 15, 2009.
Case Western Reserve University
The Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a faculty position with expertise in the academic study of Islam. All areas of specialization will be considered. Knowledge of appropriate research languages is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in theory and method in the academic study of religion as well as courses in Islamic Studies. Rank is open, but appointment at the Assistant Professor level is preferred. Candidates at the assistant level should have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment and preferably some publications; candidates for the associate level should have a substantial record of peer-reviewed publications, including at least one book-length monograph; candidates for appointment at the level of professor will have a national reputation for expertise in the candidate’s line of research and a distinguished record of publication, in accord with the qualifications necessary for tenure and promotion at our institution as stated in the Faculty Handbook and in the tenure and promotion standards of the Department of Religious Studies. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.
Case Western Reserve University offers the student quality and class size of a strong liberal arts college, within one of the nation’s major research universities. Complete applications will include a letter describing the applicant’s academic background and prior teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (sent separately by the recommender) to Professor Deepak Sarma c/o Lauren Gallitto; Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University; 111 Mather House, 11201 Euclid Avenue; Cleveland, OH 44106-7112; or e‐mail these materials to email@example.com. Applications received by February 1, 2010 will receive full review. Additional information about the CWRU Department of Religious Studies may be found athttp://www.case.edu/artsci/rlgn/. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is an equal opportunity, employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Franklin and Marshall College
Visiting Assistant Professor, Islamic World
Pending administrative approval, the Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2010. The successful candidate will teach a two-semester introductory survey as well as upper-level courses; ability to teach history of modern Middle East a plus. Ph.D. in hand; teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/2. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching and research statements, and teaching evaluation forms to Maria Mitchell, Chair,
Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. We will not accept application materials electronically. Deadline for applications is February 12, 2010. Franklin &
Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE.
Dr. Maria Mitchell
Department of History
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
phone: 717-291-4241; fax: 717-358-4518
Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field, be fluent in Arabic and preferably one other language of the Muslim world, and have publications and teaching experience in Islamic studies with a competence in both classical (in particular early Islamic sources, Qur’an and hadith) and modern Islamic thought. Teaching load is two courses per semester. For further information on SFS and the Alwaleed Center, please visit sfs.georgetown.edu andcmcu.georgetown.edu
Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown�’ss online application management system at https://georgetownsfs.ats.profilestm.com. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin December 1 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.
Contact Info: Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Peter Dunkley, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.georgetown.edu/sfs
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany
Two Research Fellows/Senior Research Fellows in Middle Eastern Studies
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut fur Globale und Regionale Studien seeks to hire two Research Fellows/Senior Research Fellows in Middle Eastern Studies.
The successful candidates will work on either Political Islam/Islamism, Social and Political Transformation and/or Conflict Studies (preferably the Middle East conflict), Comparative Research on Authoritarianism.
Applicants at the research-fellow level should have demonstrable research capabilities; applicants at the senior research-fellow level should have an established research record. The initial contract will run for three years, with the possibility of extension or tenure. The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH/TV�D EG13.
Desired qualifications: Regional expertise on the Middle East; Ph.D. in Islamic studies, political science, history or sociology; Publications in recognized academic journals; Excellent skills in Arabic and English, other regional language skills (Persian, He-brew, Turkish) if applicable; Political consulting experience.
The position is available as of 1 January 2010; screening of applications will begin on 15 November 2009.
Applications must include a covering letter, CV, contact details for three referees, a list of publications, and two work samples (maximum). They can be sent by mail or e-mail to: Prof. Dr. Henner Fuertig, GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. E-mail: email@example.com
Middle Eastern History and Islamic Religious Traditions
Tenure-track (Middle Eastern History and Islamic Religious Traditions). Specialization in the modern period (post-1800) preferred; specialization in other periods considered. This will be a joint appointment in the Religious Studies and History Departments. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. The successful candidate will play a key role in the college’s current initiative to develop a broader interdisciplinary curriculum of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. For complete description and application instructions, please seehttp://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/facpos/facposopen/his02. AA/EOE
Ithaca College, New York
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religion
Position to teach courses in World Religions; ability to teach Introduction to Islam and other courses to complement the department’s religion curriculum. This is a Tenure-eligible position, beginning August 16, 2010. Interested individuals should apply online at www.icjobs.org. Questions about online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Academy of Religion National Meeting in Montreal, November 7-10, 2009.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Religion in the Americas and/or Africa
The Department of Religious Studies at Kenyon College is accepting applications for a visiting assistant professor for 2010/2011 academic year. We are interested in candidates with expertise in some combination of the following: religion in America (USA) including African-American and Native American religious traditions; African Diaspora religions; and religion in Africa including African traditional religions, Islam, and Christianity. Candidates who have or will have completed the PhD degree by the summer of 2010 are encouraged to apply. Candidates in the advanced stages of completing their dissertations may be considered. To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online application system at https://employment.kenyon.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and two writing samples.
We will commence reading applications in early October and will accept application until November 20. We will conduct preliminary interviews during the AAR conference in Montreal. Kenyon College is a highly selective, nationally ranked, private, residential, liberal-arts college that emphasizes excellence in teaching and takes pride in its community spirit. Located among the farms and deciduous forests of Knox County in central Ohio.
Post-Doctorate, Middle Eastern Studies
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Submitted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
The Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) at Lund University is soliciting applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral researcher to begin in August, 2010.
Applicants must have international experience and recognized competence in the field of Middle Eastern Studies (understood as an interdisciplinary field of research on the Middle East and North Africa). Submitted research plans must clearly relate to any of the following focus areas:
1. Contemporary Interpretations of Islam and Muslim Culture
2. Hydropolitics, Security and International Law
3. Migration and Mobility
4. The Middle East in Sweden
All applicants must have a doctorate or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate. While applicants who have completed their doctorate within the last three years are a priority, all applicants are welcome. As a
post-doctorate at CMES, the main objective is to conduct research and actively participate in the research community at the center. The position is composed of 70% research, 25% teaching (1.2 courses), and 5%
administration and community work outside the university.
Please follow the link below for further information on the position and application process.
Attn: PA 2009/4870
221 00 Lund
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information:
Phone: +46 462227601
Loyola University, New Orleans
Assistant Professor in Islam
Loyola University, New Orleans. The Department of Religious Studies seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2010, in Islam. The area of specialization is open. Expertise in Arabic and/or other relevant research languages is required. Demonstrating excellence in teaching undergraduates will positively influence our deliberations. The successful candidate will teach general introductory courses in Islam and one in world religions. The teaching load is three courses per semester.
Complete dossiers must be received by December15, 2009 to ensure full consideration. We welcome the electronic transmission of dossiers (transcripts excepted). Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching portfolio and official copies of transcripts. Send to: Dr. Timothy Cahill, Department of Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 (email@example.com). Loyola University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Studies, focus on Islamic World Studies
Macalester College invites applications for a two-year Winston & Maxine Wallin Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship from recent PhDs who focus on the Islamic world, broadly understood. Candidates may come from any social-science or humanities discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to teach transnationally engaged courses which include an interdisciplinary dimension. The Department of International Studies at Macalester is a broad and deep nexus for the multi-perspectival exploration of globalizations old and new, in research and in undergraduate education. The Fellowship, whose funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Winston & Maxine Wallin Endowment, will begin September 2010 and entails half-time teaching. The Fellow will offer one course each semester: an introductory course in the fall, and a more specialized course in the spring. Candidates should have completed their PhD within the last five years, be interested in teaching in a rigorous liberal arts environment, and hold promise of substantial original scholarship. The Fellowship includes a $57,000 salary plus benefits and funds to support research and travel.
Initial applications, which consist of a detailed cover letter that includes a description of teaching interests, plus a CV, may be delivered electronically by going to the listing of this position atwww.academicjobsonline.org, and following the instructions given there. Alternatively, you may submit these materials to Kendrick Brown, PhD, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 USA.
Questions about our position are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to visit our departmental website atwww.macalester.edu/internationalstudies for further perspective. Applications received by November 15th, 2009 will receive first consideration. Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities including the University of Minnesota. Macalesterąs diverse student body comprises over 1800 undergraduates from 48 states and over 75 countries. The College maintains a long-standing commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to both teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity, Macalester strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
Contact Info: Kendrick Brown, PhD, Associate Dean of the Faculty
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 U.S.A.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies: Islam
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at McDaniel College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religious Studies with a primary specialization in contemporary Islam (geographical concentration open). In addition to developing and teaching courses on Islam, candidates should be prepared to contribute generally to a program in the study of religions within a secular, liberal arts setting and to participate in interdisciplinary teaching in at least one other field, such as global philosophy, women’s studies, environmental studies, media studies, or post-colonial literature and theory. Applicants must be willing to participate in the College’s First Year Seminar and other general education programs. Ph.D. preferred but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will combine excellence in teaching with scholarly potential. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and statements on teaching philosophy and areas of research interest, preferably electronically, to http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/apply/religion or to Religious Studies Search, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 21157. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.
One of forty colleges and universities nationwide known for its success at changing the lives of its students, McDaniel College is a selective liberal arts college located in central Maryland, an hours drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Its primary commitment is to outstanding teaching and to fostering critical and creative thinking and humane and responsible action. McDaniel College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.
Monash University, Australia
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of International Studies and World History
The School of Historical Studies is seeking to make a two-year, full-time, fixed-term appointment to augment its teaching and research profile in the area of International Studies and build its strength in world history. The area of specialisation is open but an interest in world, global and trans-national history since 1500 is essential, as is a capacity to work across disciplines, regions and/or time periods.
The appointee will undertake teaching and research as well as supervising honours and postgraduate students. They will be expected to develop a major research project and apply for research grants.
Monash University has a bold vision – to deliver significant improvements to the human condition. Distinguished by its international perspective, Monash takes pride in its commitment to innovative research and high quality teaching and learning.
The Benefits: Remuneration package: $83,363 – $98,994 pa Level B (includes employer superannuation of 17%)
This role is a full-time position, however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.
Duration: Two-year appointment
Location: Clayton and Caulfield campuses
Enquiries Only: Professor Mark Peel (e mail: email@example.com)
Applications Close Friday, 20 November 2009
For application details, see: http://monash.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=419479&from=
Contact Info: Apply online at: http://monash.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=419479&from=
NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Brussels
Middle East Research Position (6 months – 1 year)
This is an excellent work opportunity in an international organization for those who have recently completed their Masters or Ph.D. degrees in international affairs and similar fields.
The successful candidate will work with the GSM Director and with other members of the team to research and produce reports on security, conflict, political and governance related to the Middle East region as well as on issues on broader issues of trans-Atlantic concern. Main responsibilities will include: providing analysis on key political, social and security issues affecting the Middle East region; drafting and editing Committee reports; preparing briefing papers and speeches setting out report findings and policy recommendations; and providing administrative support for the organization of Committee visits.
Profile requirements: Master’s degree or PhD in international or comparative politics, middle eastern studies, security studies, or related social science discipline; in depth knowledge of wider Middle East issues; working experience in an international setting, preferably with an international organization and/or NATO; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent writing and analytical skills; ability to work closely with a team as well as independently; fluency in English and French, knowledge of Arabic highly preferred.
Applications for the position, which starts in January 2010, should be received by 25 October 2009.
In order to apply, candidates should send their full application (cover letter,CV and two letters of reference) either by e-mail (RAfirstname.lastname@example.org) orpost (NATO PA, Place du Petit Sablon 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) for the attention of the Director of the Research Assistant Programme.
Ohio Wesleyan University:
Tenure-track, assistant-professor position in Islam beginning Fall 2010. PhD in-hand preferred; relevant language skills, familiarity with methodology in the comparative study of religion, strong commitment to liberal arts education, and active research agenda all required. Courses include classical and contemporary Islam, a world (or western) religions survey, and a methodology offering. Preference to candidates who can support interdisciplinary programs by developing offerings on Women in Islam, Islam and Medieval Europe, Islam in Africa and/or America, or Islam in World Affairs.
Application–including letter of interest, CV, three reference letters, transcripts, teaching portfolio (philosophy, evaluations, syllabi, etc), and publication/research sample–to Blake Michael, Religion, Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware, OH 43015 or email@example.com. To insure fullest consideration, submit all materials by October 02, 2009. Conclusion to search planned by year end, or when filled.
Ohio Wesleyan (www.owu.edu), located 20 miles north of Columbus, is a private selective undergraduate liberal arts institution of 1900 students from 47 states and 50 countries–founded by Methodists in 1842: “forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations, and designed for the benefit of our citizens in general.” Strongly committed to diversity within its community, Ohio Wesleyan encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities
San Francisco State University:
The Race and Resistance Studies Program, College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applicants for two full-time tenure-track appointments in the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED), to begin fall 2010.
Description: Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in Arab or Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas, develop successful awards for curricular, research and collaborative projects, and maintain innovative research agendas relevant to one or more of AMED’s intellectual foci: Mapping Arab Diasporas-Justice-Centered Activism; Mapping Muslim Ethnicities-Combating Islamophobia; and Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Global South: Arab and Muslim Communities. The two potential positions are broadly anchored in the following areas: 1) Arab Diasporas, and 2) Muslim Ethnicities. Preference will be given to the candidates whose research agenda also address one or more of the following: Gender and Sexuality Studies in Global South with a focus on Arab and Muslim communities; Justice-Centered Activism; or combating Islamophobia and Anti-Arab discrimination.
Qualifications: PhD must be completed by August 1, 2010. Experience and interest in developing curriculum required. Fluency in Arabic, Urdu or other relevant languages and evidence of developing successful research awards is preferred.
Rank and Salary: Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and is fully competitive.
Application Process: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial screening will take place at relevant professional meetings such as the College of Ethnic Studies 40th conference (San Francisco, October 7-10, 2009)http://www.sfsu.edu/~ethnicst/fortieth.html, ASA (DC, November 5-9, 2009), NWSA (Atlanta, November 11-15, 2009), MESA (Boston, November 20-23, 2009).
Send application dossier with a cover letter indicating the position search number(s) and characteristics that distinguish qualifications for the position for which you are applying. If the application is for both positions two dossiers must be submitted. The cover letter should also detail teaching and research interests. The dossier should include curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, including sample syllabi and student evaluation. For doctoral candidates send a precis and two chapters of your dissertation. Send all materials to:
AMED Search Committee, Muslim Ethnicities Search #4.09
OR to: AMED Search Committee, Arab Diaspora Search #5.09
Office of the Dean, College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, EP 103
San Francisco, CA 94132
San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University System, serves a diverse student body of 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty members are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Texas A&M University
Arabic Language Lecturer
The Arabic and Asian Language Office at Texas A&M University announces the position of a Lecturer in Arabic to start on August 16, 2010. The appointment is for 2 years and is renewable. The successful applicant will teach three undergraduate courses at any level in Modern Standard Arabic each semester and contribute to the curriculum and program development. Applicants should have an excellent command of Modern Standard Arabic and should know at least one regional Arabic dialect. Applicants should also have a strong and recent experience with teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Familiarity with second language teaching and acquisition, testing methods and the use of technology in language teaching are also needed. Applicants should hold a minimum of Masters Degree in the field or equivalent by the start date.
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume, a statement of teaching, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. A teaching demo in a DVD is recommended. Send application materials to: Texas A&M University, Arabic Search Committee, Arabic and Asian Language Office, 4224 TAMU, College Station TX 77843-4224. Texas A&M University ranks as the nation’s sixth largest university, and is centrally located among three of the country’s 10 largest cities (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio). Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply. Review of applications will begin in January 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.
Turkish Fulbright Commission
Applications are invited from Turkish or American citizens for the Ankara-based position of Executive Director (ED) of the Turkish American Fulbright Commission. The ED reports to a bi-national Board of Directors designated by the United States and Turkish governments. S/he is responsible for both long-term planning and the day-to-day management of the Fulbright Commission¢s wide range of programs and multi-million dollar budget. The ED is expected to monitor the program and make recommendations to the Board on measures to ensure its growth and development. S/he liaises with Turkish government and educational bodies to further develop exchanges with the United States. The position requires travel throughout Turkey to promote and encourage applications from all regions and all universities in Turkey for the Fulbright program and other U.S. and Turkish Government funded programs which are administered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. The ED must be strongly committed to promoting mutual understanding between the United States of America and Turkey.
A list of essential qualifications can be found online.
A one-year renewable contract will be offered to the successful candidate beginning on or about September, 2010. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. A letter of application addressing the above qualifications and accompanied by a CV should be received by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and by December 15, 2009.
Questions about the position should also be submitted to this address. Only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
Information about the worldwide Fulbright Program can be found at:
University of Bologna, Italy
A 2 year post-doc grant is going to be issued at the University of Bologna, under the supervision of Prof. Luca Zan. The application will be available athttps://www.aric.unibo.it/AssegniRicerca/BandiPubblicati/zz_Bandi_din.aspx
While the content of the research project is described in the following pages, the basic features of this grant from an administrative point of view can be summarised as follows (details will be provided in the formal call):
-It is strictly a post doc grant. (PhD students cannot apply, unless they are at the very end of their PhD, with dissertation accepted and waiting to be defended).
-The research is highly interdisciplinary. For this reasons candidates with PhD in various fields are eligible, related in a way or another with the project. International experiences will be welcome.
– The deadline for the call for application will be November 19 (documents should arrive in Bologna within this date). The contract will be signed within December 2009.
– The selection is based on a preliminary evaluation of: the scientific and professional CV; publications; two letters of presentation. Later on (around December 10), a smaller group of candidates will be interviewed via skype.
– The grant should be around 16.000 euro per year, gross. (Similar contracts have a special taxation in our country, leading to a net salary of about 1.270 euro per month).
– The working language of the research will be English (mandatory). Turkish will be highly appreciated.
For more information, contact Luca Zan: Luca.email@example.com
University of Illinois-Springfield
Modern Middle East History
The history department of the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of modern Middle Eastern history beginning in August 2010. Area of specialization is open, although candidates must be able to teach the political, economic, and social history of the modern Middle East (since 1800) in comparative and thematic frameworks. Successful candidates will teach three courses each term. Responsibilities include teaching lower-division courses in the universityąs general education curriculum, upper-division and graduate seminars in areas of specialty, and departmental core courses in historical methods. Candidates should be willing to teach online as well as on-campus. A PhD in History or Middle Eastern Studies with a historical emphasis is required at the time of appointment, as well as evidence of scholarly potential.
The University of Illinois Springfield is a public liberal arts university located in the state capital and is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,000 students in 20 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. The curriculum stresses a strong interdisciplinary, liberal arts core in conjunction with outstanding professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of reference to: Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS UHB 3050, Springfield, IL 62703-5407. Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2009, and will continue until position is filled.
Contact Info: Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS UHB 3050, Springfield, IL 62703-5407 Website: http://www.uis.edu
University of Kansas
Middle Eastern History
The Department of History at the University of Kansas invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in Middle Eastern history expected to begin August 18, 2010. PhD or ABD expected by start date of appointment. Concentration in the modern (post-1800) period is preferred; the research specialization is open. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start date of the appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Apply on-line at: https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00067074. Attach the following to your on-line application: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of three references. Ask your recommenders to send their letters separately to Professor Eve Levin, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, University of Kansas, 3650 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045. Please also send your writing sample and sample course syllabi to the same address. EO/AA Employer.
Professor Eve Levin, Search Committee Chair
Department of History
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd Room 3650 Wescoe
Lawrence, KS 66045
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies: Islam
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Religious Studies with a concentration in Islam. The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2010. The research specialization is open as to geographical region, historical period, and disciplinary approach. The candidate should have training in the academic study of Islam, with knowledge of Arabic and any other languages relevant to the specialization, knowledge of approaches and methods in the academic study of religion, and familiarity with the study of religion as pursued in a state university. Candidates must show evidence of commitment to continuing research and publication, as well as teaching excellence. University-level teaching experience preferred (which may include Teaching Assistantships). Ph.D. or ABD expected by start date of appointment.
Duties include full participation in the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the Department of Religious Studies and cooperation with related programs and area studies centers throughout the University. The standard University teaching load is two, three-credit hour courses per semester. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department through regular offering of a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on Islam, and courses in theory and method of religious studies at the introductory and advanced levels. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
Applications should be received by October 15, 2009 to receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews with select candidates will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Montreal, November, 7-10, 2009) or by telephone.
For more information or to apply on-line, go to: https://jobs.ku.eduand search for position 00064962. Applications files shall include a cover letter which summarizes the candidate?s existing research, future research goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and supporting documents. Send separately by mail three letters of recommendation to Professor Paul Mirecki, Islam Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-3124; (785) 864-4341. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries to same contact. EO/AAE.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies: Islam
The University of Missouri-Columbia seeks a tenure track assistant professor with expertise in the academic study of Islam. Area of specialization is open. Ability to teach courses in theory and method in the academic study of religion and comparative courses is strongly preferred. Knowledge of appropriate research languages is required. Ph.D. must be completed by August, 2010. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The Department of Religious Studies currently has 9 full time faculty positions and offers M.A. and B.A. degrees. The University of Missouri, Columbia is the only public intensive research university within the state and is located in a small, dynamic city, half way between St. Louis and Kansas City. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, indicating their academic background and prior teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to: Robert M. Baum, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, 221 Arts and Science Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211-7090. Review of applications will begin on October 20 and will continue until the position i s filled. The University of Missouri is an EO/AA/ADA employer.
University of South Florida, Tampa
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies: Islam
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an Associate Professor position in Islam. We are especially interested in scholars with interests in Islam in Asian cultural contexts and/or in contemporary Islam, and/or scholars who will be able to contribute to the Ph.D. program in Philosophy and Religion. Candidates must show continuing promise of excellence in scholarship and evidence of successful and effective teaching. Candidates must be able to teach Qur’anic Arabic. Anticipated teaching load is 2/2. Applicants will be expected to participate fully in university and departmental service. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field with specialization in Islamic Studies is required. The Department of Religious Studies at USF emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of religion, culture, and society. It offers the B. A. and the M. A. in Religious Studies, and participates in a Joint Ph.D. program in Philosophy and Religion with the Philosophy Department. We presently have 12 fulltime Faculty, upwards of 180 undergraduate majors, and 80 graduate majors. Salary is negotiable. Anticipated date of appointment: August 7, 2010. Applicants must apply for this position online at https://employment.usf.edu , submitting a cover letter, statement of scholarly interest and research, CV, sample of scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching excellence. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Prof. Thomas Williams, Chair, Islam Search, Department of Religious Studies, CPR 107, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5550. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2009.
According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Ms. Sue Viens, 813-974-1845 at least five working days prior to need. USF is an AA/EEO institution that values campus diversity and demonstrates this commitment in campus initiatives. We particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply.
University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian History
The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2010 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Modern South Asian History, in any research specialization addressing the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries.
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. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate surveys, specialized upper-division courses and graduate seminars in the history of modern South Asia. We are particularly interested in candidates who will actively develop our South Asian history program, while adding to the university’s longstanding prominence in the study of this area. Wisconsin-Madison houses the Title VI-supported Center for South Asia, as well as the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, in addition to excellent library resources for research in the area.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and paper copy of a writing sample of approximately 50 pages, and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Nicole Hauge, South Asian History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1405. 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. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 18, 2009.
For more information, visithttp://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_062865.html.
Gender and Islam
Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting July 2010, from scholars specializing in Gender and Islam. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Religion Department and in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following: Islamic tradition and practice; Islamic law, rights, and gender; theories of gender and Muslim identity; social movements among Muslims. Those pursuing sexuality studies and/or comparative analysis from a transnational perspective will be favorably considered. We seek a scholar with geographic specialization in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, or, especially, the Middle East. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Women?s Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or a related field by the time of appointment, or be very close to completion. The candidate should be able to teach a course on Feminist Theory and a colloquium on theory and method in Religion. Please send cover letter outlining research interests, a teaching statement, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Lori Gruen, Chair of Gender and Islam Search Committee, FGSS, Wesleyan University, 222 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Applications received by October 13, 2009 are assured full consideration. Wesleyan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically under-represented minority groups.
Western Carolina University
Assistant Professor of History, History of the Islamic World.
Tenure-track appointment for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ph.D. from an accredited institution in History preferred. ABD considered. Will teach courses in Middle Eastern and World history. All full-time faculty in our growing department teach freshman/sophomore level liberal studies courses, upper-level/graduate courses, and play significant roles in implementing the universityąs new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and
Applicants must apply on-line athttps://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51776. Hard copy
applications will not be considered. In addition please submit three letters of reference and sample teaching materials to Dr. Andrew Denson, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Andrew Denson at 828-227-3867. Review of applications will begin 30 November 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and conducts criminal background checks. Website: http://history.wcu.edu
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Anthropology or History
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. Over 700 faculty and staff serving 4,750 students across two main campuses – as well as satellite locations – in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be fully bilingual in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. The language of business and instruction at the University is English. Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. as well as by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the U.S.A. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.
The Department: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary department offering a degree in International Studies, with specializations in International Affairs and Culture and Society. It also offers a Minor in Literature.
The Opportunity: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences on the Abu Dhabi campus invites applications for a full-time position in its International Studies program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or History and be able to teach interdisciplinary courses on political economy, intellectual history, and/or popular culture. Evidence of teaching ability and experience is important, including potential to supervise Capstone thesis projects. The teaching load will also include one or more courses in the Colloquy on Integrated Learning, the University’s core curriculum.
The Requirements: A Ph.D. from a recognized university, evidence of effective teaching, willingness and commitment to teaching courses with common syllabi and learning outcomes in addition to delivering majors courses.
The Benefits: The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee.
To Apply: Please visit our Web site www.zu.ac.ae. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter and a current CV, the names and contact details of three referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, and a statement of scholarly and creative interests, particularly as they might apply to the Middle East, and as to how they might involve undergraduate students. If possible, also include student or departmental teaching evaluations. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2009 for placements in January or August 2010.
Contact Info: Anushka Gehi, Recruitment & OD Officer
Zayed University, Dubai – UAE Website: http://www.zu.ac.ae