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The Middle East Institute at St. Ambrose University seeks two Visiting Scholars for up to eight weeks of the Spring 2015 semester.

The Visiting Scholars will: a. teach part or all of one course; b. conduct faculty development seminars; c. deliver at least one public lecture; and d. organize a two-day Middle East symposium.

Compensation will consist of travel, accommodation, and a stipend. We welcome applications from any Middle East Studies discipline, but preference will be give to scholars who are eager to collaborate closely with students, faculty, and the public to increase awareness about the Middle East at St. Ambrose and in the wider community. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

The recently established St. Ambrose Middle East Institute is the first academic institute in the state of Iowa devoted to the study and discussion of the Middle East. The Institute seeks to provide a nonpartisan public forum for thoughtful engagement with key issues impacting the region.

St. Ambrose University is a Catholic, liberal arts, diocesan university that emphasizes excellence in teaching and ongoing professional development. Total institutional enrollment is over 3,700 students. The Core Values of the University include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See www.sau.edu for further information.

St. Ambrose is located in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area with a population of more than 350,000.

Inquiries and applications should be emailed to Dr. Ryan Dye, Coordinator of the Middle East Institute, at dyeryand@sau.edu. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. AA/EOE.

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