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The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2018 or spring 2019 semester. The position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history, culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will be expected to teach two courses in this field, to participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute and to give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate.

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

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Details and login can be found at:

For any questions, please contact

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