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The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, in collaboration with Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech), is seeking an instructor to develop and teach a Middle East cultures course during fall 2016 at Durham Tech.

The course will cover contemporary and historical cultural trends in the Middle East that serve as the backdrop to current events in the region, using an interdisciplinary approach and incorporating all of the major cultural groups of the region. The instructor should have a Master’s degree or Doctorate, with teaching experience and Middle East-related training or research in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

The days and times of the course are to be determined in collaboration between the instructor and Durham Tech. The course could be taught twice a week (1 hours and 15 minutes per class) or once a week (2 hours and 40 minutes). The course cannot take place at the same time as the Arabic language courses at Durham Tech on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

For information on compensation, as well as to apply for this position, please send the following to Shai Tamari at UNC ( or to Thomas DeGeorges at Duke (

  • Letter or email of interest
  • CV
  • A syllabus sample
  • Names of two recommenders

Priority will be given to UNC and Duke graduate students. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2016​.


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