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Position: The position is hosted in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. It is also supported by the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Responsibilities: Teach two graduate-level courses on education in the Middle East in the program of International and Comparative Education and a third graduate-level course on a topic related to international and comparative education or anthropology and education for masters and doctoral students at Teachers College, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. In addition, the faculty member is expected to carry out at least one month of field research each year in Ras Al Khaimah and contribute to scholarship on education in the UAE through an annual presentation and working paper. Travel and accommodation will be covered by the Al Qasimi Foundation. The Al Qasimi Foundation is known for conducting and promoting high-quality research to inform public policy in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in international and comparative education, development studies or a social science discipline (in particular anthropology, economics, political science, or sociology) with evidence of research on education in the Middle East. Preference will be given to Middle East specialists with Arabic language skills or extensive work experience in the Arab world, if possible in the Gulf region.

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) with a two-year appointment.

Application: Candidates should submit a CV, a letter of interest with details on how they meet the criteria for the position, and the names and contact information of three potential referees. Email submission is preferred (sent in a single email, with documents in PDF format, including applicant name on each individual file) to Hard copies also accepted: Box 211, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, N.Y. 10027.

For inquires email: Professor S. Garnett Russell:, chair of the search committee and Lisa Daehlin,, secretary of the search committee.

Review of applications begins on January 15, 2015, until the position is filled. The appointment begins in September 2015.

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