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 atjobs.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 toarabicsearch@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 theMiddle 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 contactismc.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 tohussref@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 athttp://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 athttps://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 atcrowncenter@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 athttp://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. Visithttp://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 a