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November 29, 2010

2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS (STG) PROGRAM

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program. STG provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals to engage in up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy.

The STG application is now available online at:
http://www.irex.org/application/short-term-travel-grants-stg-application

Deadline: 5 pm EST on February 2, 2011.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the STG Program.

In addition to the pre-departure logistic support provided by IREX staff, the Short-Term Travel Grant also provides:

• International coach class roundtrip transportation
• A monthly allowance for housing and living expenses
• Travel visas
• Emergency evacuation insurance
• Field office support

Questions may be addressed to the STG Program Staff at stg@irex.org or by telephone at 202-247-9470.

Countries Eligible for Research:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

STG is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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November 17, 2010

Assistant Resident Director: Meknes, Morocco

Assistant Resident Director: Meknes, Morocco (Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 30)

ISA (International Studies Abroad), a private organization based out of Austin, Texas, is currently seeking an Assistant Resident Director for its program in Meknes, Morocco. This is a full-time position. The Assistant Resident Director will work as an independent contractor. The ISA Assistant Resident Director will work with the Resident Director to manage the ISA program in Morocco, under the direction of the ISA Management Team in Austin, Texas, and in cooperation with other ISA Resident Directors in the region.

ISA offers semester, academic-year, and summer Language, Culture and Society programs at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes, Morocco. The courses offered are taught in English with the exception of Arabic and French language courses. Students in the summer, semester, and academic-year programs are required to enroll in an Arabic or French language course if they have taken less than one semester or one quarter of either language at the college level.

If you are interested in employment opportunities with ISA, the first step is to send your resume and cover letter by November 30, 2010 to resumes@studiesabroad.com.

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November 15, 2010

CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS IN MOROCCO

CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS IN MOROCCO: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATORS IN MULTICULTURAL SETTINGS (GRADES K - 6)

The Continuing Professional Studies division of Bank Street College of Education in NYC is taking applications for its fourth annual course held in Morocco this spring (April 16-April 24)

Participants will spend seven days experiencing the culture and languages of Morocco first-hand in Rabat and Fes. Through visits to elementary and secondary schools in both rural and urban settings, and discussions with prominent authorities in education and culture from Moroccan universities, participants will gain a greater understanding of Arab culture as experienced in Morocco.

Registration Deadline
November 23, 2010 applications received after 11/23, will be admitted as space allows.

For a full course description, pricing information and an application, visit www.bankstreet.edu/cps/studyabroad
For questions contact Joy Lundeen Ellebbane at Bank Street College (212-875-4707 | jellebbane@bankstreet.edu).

Morocco is a country whose citizens must acquire facility in more than one language to be able to participate fully in civic life. Among the languages spoken are Amizigh (Berber), Moroccan Arabic, Standard Arabic, Spanish, and French. These linguistic competencies reflect Morocco’s indigenous past, its prominence as a crossroads of Arab civilization over many centuries, and its recent legacy as a European colony.

Joan Brodsky Schur, MAT, is a curriculum developer, author, and teacher. Her lesson plans appear on the Websites of PBS, the National Archives, and The Islam Project.Org. She has served as a member of the Advisory Group for PBS TeacherSource, the advisory committee for WNET's Access Islam Website, and is a board member of the Middle East Outreach Council. Her books for school libraries include Immigrants in America - The Arab Americans (Lucent Books, 2004) and The Arabs ("Coming to America" series, Greenhaven Press, 2004). An avid traveler who has visited Morocco numerous times, Schur is the Social Studies Coordinator at the Village Community School in New York City, where she has been a teacher for over twenty-five years. Ms. Schur earned her Master’s in Arts in Teaching and a BA in English, both from NYU. Learn more about Ms. Schur at www.joanbrodskyschur.com.

What makes this program truly unique is the extensive opportunity to visit schools (public and private, urban and rural) and to interact with Moroccan teachers and students. We will also meet with leading professors of education,linguistics, and history as well as with key public administrators.

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10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/12

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS--10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/12

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin invite scholars to apply for ten post-doctoral fellowships for the research program

EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE

This research program seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The project draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. 'Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe' supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular) as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame. The program puts forward three programmatic ideas:

1) supporting research that demonstrates the rich and complex historical legacies and entanglements between Europe and the Middle East; 2) reexamining genealogical notions of mythical 'beginnings', 'origins', and 'purity' in relation to culture and society; and 3) rethinking key concepts of a shared modernity in light of contemporary cultural, social, and political entanglements that supersede identity discourses as well as national, cultural or regional canons and epistemologies that were established in the nineteenth century.

Application is due January 10, 2011.

The program 'Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe' supports and builds upon the following interconnected research fields:

Cities Compared: Changing Modes of Urban Life in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adjacent Regions'

This research group is directed by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi, both of the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin. It contributes to the debate on plurality, citizenship and civil society from the historical experience of conviviality and socio-cultural, and religious differences in the cities around the Mediterranean;

Islamic Discourse Contested: Middle Eastern and European Perspectives

This research group is directed by Gudrun Krämer, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. It analyzes modern Middle Eastern thought and discourses in the framework of theories of multiple or reflexive modernities;

Perspectives on the Qur'an: Negotiating Different Views of a Shared History

This research group is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Seminar for Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, and Stefan Wild, Universität Bonn. It situates the foundational text of Islam within the religious and literary landscape of late antiquity, early Islamic History and Arabic philology, and combines a historicization of its genesis with an analysis of its hermeneutics, its reception and perception in Europe and the Middle East;

Travelling Traditions: Comparative Perspectives on Near Eastern Literatures

This research group is directed by Friederike Pannewick, Centrum für Nah- und Mitteloststudien, Philipps-Universität Marburg, and Samah Selim, Rutgers University. It reassesses literary entanglements and processes of canonization between Europe and the Middle East.

Tradition and the Critique of Modernity: Secularism, Fundamentalism and Religion from Middle Eastern Perspectives

This is a special forum, directed by Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben Gurion University, that attempts to rethink key concepts of modernity like secularity, tradition, or religion in the context of the experiences, interpretations, and critiques of Jews, Arabs, and Muslims in the Middle East and in Europe.


PREREQUISITES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The fellowships are intended above all for scholars of art history, history, literature, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields and in relation to the program 'Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe'. In Berlin, they will be integrated into a university or non-university research institute. The working language of the research program is English.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.250 € (supplement for accompanying spouses:250 €), and are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. As a rule, the fellowships begin on 1 October 2011 and end on 31 July 2012. The applicant's doctorate should have been completed no earlier than 2003. An application should be made in explicit relation to one of the research fields and consist of:
1.) a curriculum vitae
2.) a 2 to 4 page project sketch
3.) a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
4.) a letter of recommendation by one university instructor

The application should be submitted by e-mail as four separate word documents or PDF Files in English and should be received by 10 January 2011, sent in to:

E-mail: www.eume-berlin.de
Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East
c/o Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Attn: Georges Khalil
Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin
Fax +49 30 - 89 00 12 00

For further information on the program 'Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe' and for detailed information on the research fields, please see: www.eume-berlin.de

For information on the research institutions in Berlin participating in the program, please visit:

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences: www.bbaw.de/

Center for Literary Research: www.zfl.gwz-berlin.de/

Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics: http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/

Centre for Modern Oriental Studies: www.zmo.de/

Institute for Islamic Studies: userpage.fu-berlin.de/~islamwi/

Museum for Islamic Art: www.smb.museum/smb/sammlungen/details.php?objectId=12

Seminar for Arabic Studies: web.fu-berlin.de/semiarab/

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin: www.wiko-berlin.de/

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November 08, 2010

27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies

27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies
Brandeis University
June 13-15, 2011
Call for Papers

The Program Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies and in particular on the declared theme of this conference:

"Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State"
The Zionist ideal of a Jewish and democratic society has been a central issue since early settlements through the present. It continues to elicit celebration, criticism and debate in the arts, academic disciplines and the public sphere. The challenge of defining Israel also involves diplomatic relations, interactions between Jews and Arabs inside Israel and the region, among Jews in Israel and with the Diaspora, gender issues, the legal culture, the political system, and perceptions of a collective past and future.

Deadline for Submission of all Proposals:
December 31, 2010
Submit paper/panel proposals here:

Program Committee Chair: Ilan Troen
Conference info: ais2011@brandeis.edu

Participants Seeking to Organize Sessions:
The Program Committee encourages scholars seeking colleagues to form a panel on subject of mutual interest to use this forum to post their session proposals. Interested parties should include their email, a brief description of the session they are looking to organize and the topics they would like to be covered in this panel. This information should be sent to cavari@wisc.edu.

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Edward Keller Professor in the History of North Africa and the Middle East

Keller Chair: The Department of History at Tufts University solicits applications for the position of the Edward Keller Professor in the History of North Africa and the Middle East. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and excellent teacher. The appointment will be made at the level of tenured Associate Professor. Candidates specializing in any period of Arab history from the emergence of Islam to the present are encouraged to apply. Teaching experience should include the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Send application, CV, examples of scholarly work, and names of three references to Prof. Ayesha Jalal via e-mail (ayesha.jalal@tufts.edu).

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Prof. Ayesha Jalal
Department of History
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Email: ayesha.jalal@tufts.edu
Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/history

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“Whither the Gulf?: Accomplishments, Challenges & Dangers”

The Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore is holding a major international conference on “Whither the Gulf?: Accomplishments, Challenges & Dangers” May 19-20, 2011. While we have invited several prominent scholars to make presentations, we are also holding open slots for scholars (especially younger ones) with whom we may not be familiar and who are doing interesting work on the Gulf.

Through this conference, the Middle East Institute aims to create a forum to discuss strategic contexts, economic trends, social and cultural issues, and educational challenges, in addition to focusing on issues relating to Iraq, Iran, the GCC, and governance. Please feel free to contact Michael C. Hudson, Director of Middle East Insitute, meiopf@nus.edu.sg, or his assistant Rana Khoury, meisec@nus.edu.sg, with any inquiries.

Deadline is December 1, 2010.

Flyer

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Community Outreach Manager Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Position Summary

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art will open its doors in December 2010 as the first institution of its kind in Doha, Qatar. The Education Department seeks a Community Outreach Manager to coordinate art educational programs for the diverse cultural communities of Qatar with a focus on families, creative organizations, youth, and non-traditional museum-going audiences.

Skills and Qualifications

·B.A. in Art Education, Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Education, or related field; Masters preferred

·3 years minimum art education experience

·Museum/gallery teaching preferred

·Sensitive to cultural issues particular to the Arab world

·Priority given to Arabic speakers

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to mdezember@qma.org.qa.

Duties and Responsibilities

·Support visibility of Mathaf as a community resource

·Create short and long-term strategic plan for Education Department’s outreach strategy

·Design programs using a wide range of visual art making techniques and strategies

·Develop on-site programs:
o Educational workshops
o Art-making Classes
o Professional Development programs

·Develop off-site programs to reach audiences not likely to come to Mathaf building

·Identify and train team members that act as “Mathaf Ambassadors”: part-time staff, volunteers, teaching artists, other individuals that serve as resource for programs

·Represents the museum at special events, professional conferences, funding meetings and other appropriate events and activities as requested

·Maintains database and departmental files of contacts and pertinent administrative and content related information

·Investigate tools to reach target audiences: membership, social media, etc.

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Don't forget to visit the Museum-Ed Web site for programs, archives, sample documents and more. www.museum-ed.org.

http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/nafas/articles/2010/mathaf_arab_museum_of_modern_art

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November 05, 2010

UM Dearborn Assistant Professor of Arabic

Assistant Professor of Arabic. Full time (6 courses per year), tenure track assistant professor of Arabic language, literature and culture effective 9/1/2011. Native or near-native proficiency.

Specialization in culture and literature of Arabic-speaking peoples or countries with one or more of the secondary areas: Arabic diasporas, multicultural and/or gender issues in the Arab world, mediated cultures/film of Arabic-speaking peoples.

Teaching and research interest in any aspect of the cultural and literary production of Arabic-speaking countries required. Candidate must be able to teach all levels (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) of Arabic language. Candidate must also be able to develop and teach courses on the culture and literature of the Arabic world. Ability to work on building the minor.

Candidate must show potential for and commitment to teaching in a communicative-based language program, as well as working with talented and diverse students at the undergraduate level. Familiarity with the technology for language teaching is highly desirable. In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will share in the administrative duties of the Arabic program and participate in the discipline’s program of extracurricular and outreach activities. Evidence of teaching ability and scholarly promise essential. Ph.D. in hand by 9/1/2011.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 30, 2010. The Committee will continue to accept application materials until the position is filled. Send cover letter of application, CV, graduate school transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation to Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491. All applications will be acknowledged.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY RELIGION GRADUATE STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY RELIGION GRADUATE STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

Humble Body, Humble Mind: Selflessness, Lowliness, and the Religious

FRIDAY, 01 APRIL, 2011
NEW YORK, NY

INFORMATION
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to columbia.religion@gmail.com by 15 December, 2010. Include your name, department, institution, tentative presentation title, and (if applicable) requests for audiovisual technology. Also, in order to encourage increased comprehension, attention, and conversational engagement in the course of the conference, we ask that you consider at the outset how to make the ideas of your presentation accessible and interesting to a reasonably broad audience.

Whether understood as a position or disposition, the category of humility (the state of being low; the absence of self-assertion or self-exaltation; the converse of pride) has the potential to relate to numerous aspects within the study of religion. These include but are not limited to the (overlapping) areas of 1) religious epistemology and belief, 2)ritual and practice, 3) history, politics, and power and 4) comparative religious ethics. We therefore seek papers that touch upon or stem from any of the following questions, considerations, and quandaries.

Epistemic/Methodological/Rhetorical Humility

* Commonly, religious adherents—as well as the individuals who study them—make claims to knowledge or belief. In asserting, acquiring, or dispersing knowledge,how do ‘saints and scholars’ (fail to) exercise humility? What is the relation between fallibility and faith? Is it humble to believe or to withhold belief? Perhaps counterintuitively, does pride serve as a barrier to religious belief? What is the role of humility in responding to intellectual conflicts and error (with respect to the capacities to receive correction or extend forgiveness, for example)? How might feminist epistemologies such as Donna Haraway’s treatment of subjugated standpoints in her article “Situated Knowledges” inform the writing of religious studies, including ethnographies? How else might humility manifest itself in styles of writing, reading, or interpretation(including that of sacred texts)? In what way would a humble rhetoric or hermeneutic differ from the tone of ironic distancing in modern academic discourse?

Humbling Practices and Practitioners

* Is it appropriate or useful to (re)frame analyses of practices or rituals of abasement in terms of humility? Possibilities for discussion and disagreement abound here. Consider, for example, prostration in prayer and on pilgrimages, as well as
customs of kneeling and bowing, monastic conduct and comportment, manual labor, fasting, different forms of impoverishment, the sacrificing of riches, and ascetic modes of living. Does the adoption of these often literally low positions serve to habituate virtue in practitioners? What pictures of humble saints do hagiographies paint? In theorizing these acts, how might Buddhist teachings of selflessness be applied? Could such practices as those listed above be seen as a recognition of the nature of reality (a “noself”view) rather than as a reduction in or emptying of an “inherently real” self?


Power, Authority, and Humiliations

* In contrast to perspectives that uphold humility as a desirable religious trait belonging to an individual, this rubric raises social considerations and draws attention to the negative connotations of the word “humiliation.” Issues that advance to the fore here include the force of religious and political hierarchies, implementations of institutional power, assertions of authority, and ways in which calls for humility have been or may be manipulative and abusive. How does pride—positively or negatively—serve as a mobilizing, political value? Should communities resist humility as a sign of weakness? Where do the ideas of submission, subjugation, and humiliation separate? For a discussion of humility that is attuned to power, one might wish to consult Talal Asad’s fourth chapter in Genealogies of Religion.

Comparative Religious Ethics

* Perhaps the most looming concern in choosing this conference theme is whether humility is a western construct. Sensitive to this charge, we welcome not only contributions from eastern traditions but comparative investigations. Questions emerging from this domain might include the nature of humility—is it a specifically religious virtue?—and its impossibility—can a person know when she is humble? Beyond obedience and faith, how does humility relate to the notion of repentance or even humor (evinced in the ability to laugh at oneself)? How might humility be theorized in contrast to traits or vices such as vanity, haughtiness, presumption, pride, and being full of oneself or puffed up? Is there a cycle between hubris and humility such that a fall really does follow pride (as the Jewish proverb states)? Is it possible to sustain a humble attitude or is a return to non-humility, whatever its guise, inevitable? Additional points of interest may address false or fake humility; philosophical valuations of humility (is the Socratic call to “know yourself” a call to recognize your limits?); and kenosis, or the self-emptying of Christ (in Philippians 2). Here or elsewhere insights might intersect with or be taken from the psychology of religion. Lastly, is humility an ‘extinct’ virtue? If it is rarely studied, preached, or practiced today, how can that absence or lacuna itself be turned into an object of study? How can the history of the
loss of interest in humility be told?

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November 03, 2010

Learn Arabic with AMBergh Education

AMBergh Education offers you the opportunity to improve your Arabic language skills and knowledge about the Arab world.

The leading Universities and Language Institutes in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria offer excellent opportunities to learn Arabic in an effective and interesting manner. Our students can choose between individual or group instruction starting almost every week year round. Students may study for as long as they like and at their own level. Additional studies or specialization in, for example, culture, history and business is also offered. We can help you arrange excursions and accommodation with a family, in an apartment or hostel.

AMBergh Education is a Swedish company that works in association with the major universities and language institutes regarding information, counseling, applications and payment.

Read about the different offerings and information about planning and prices at www.arabic-studies.com.

Additional Contact Information:

AMBergh Education
Vastmannagatan 50
SE-113 25
Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone: +46 8 612 23 30
Email: arabic@ambergh.com

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Assistant Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies

The University of Kansas--Lawrence, KS


KU


The Department of African and African-American Studies seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in Arabic and Islamic Studies to being as early as August 18, 2011. Ph.D. Required. Review begins Dec. 1, 2010.

For more information and to apply, to to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00002203. EO/AA Employer.

Required Qualifications

-Ph.D. or its equivalent (e.g., Ed.D.) or ABD in Arabic and Islamic Studies, or in a social science or humanities discipline with an explicit focus on Arabic and Islamic Studies on the continent of Africa, expected by start date of appointment.

-Teaching experience in a relevant field (Arabic and Islamic Studies or related field); Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic.

-Familiarity with and ability to teach at a basic level in African Studies more generally.

Evaluation of the above requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV, (3) information provided from professional references, and (4) student and/or peer evaluation and/or syllabi. The individual should have a strong commitment to quality scholarship demonstrated through a past record of research productivity and/or a strong indication of a potential for research productivity and grant activity in the future.

Preferred Qualifications

-Familiarity with Arabic and Islamic African cultures.

-Experience with an African Studies Center.

-Experience in teaching and advising at the graduate level in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

-Technological capabilities for classroom and website development.

-Familiarity with other African languages, beyond Modern Standard Arabic.

-A regular pattern of public presentation of research

-A record of grant activity and publication.

-Ability to contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches

Contact Information:

Garth Myers, Search Committee Chair
University of Kansas
Department of African and African-American Studies
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Rm 9 Bailey Hall
Lawrence, KS
66045
gmyers@ku.edu

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November 01, 2010

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization

TYO Logo

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) is an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

TYO is recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, early childhood and youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our spring programs (February – April 2011).

TYO Interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create spring programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative curriculum(s) through the spring, documenting development growth/gains in their class and in their participants, as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community.

Spring programs may include after-school classes in sports, drama, art, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in Nablus as well as on grant-funded projects, at the TYO Center, in the areas of intercultural dialogue, photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.

The application is due November 21, 2010.

TYO Nablus

The primary requirements for the position are:

- Enthusiasm for work with children, youth and community members
- Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team
- Commitment to TYO’s non-political, non-religious approach
- Creativity and positive energy for making a difference

Successful applicants will be native English speakers and have significant experience with childhood and youth programming, international experience and maturity. Graduate students, young
professionals and/or undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:

- arts, drama, dance, sports particularly when used as therapy
- teaching/mentoring (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
- undergraduate or graduate studies in education, psychology/social work, journalism and
new media, Middle East studies, or related fields
- writing & new media (social media (e.g. Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc), documentary film production and editing, photography)
- English as a Second Language (for all ages)
- Levantine Arabic speakers (a plus but translators will be provided)

Contact Information:
Chelsey Berlin
Program Coordinator
Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Nablus, Palestine
+972 (0) 9238 0352 office
+972 (0) 9238 4126 fax

www.tomorrowsyouth.org
http://tomorrowsyouth.wordpress.com/

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