February 01, 2012
Executive Director Position
Executive Director Position
Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt
We are the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt. Established in 1949, we are the oldest and largest Fulbright program in the Arab world. We pursue mutual understanding through mutual educational exchange between Egypt and the United States. The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt manages Fulbright programs for nearly 100 American or Egyptian scholars, students, and professionals each year. We seek an Executive Director who will report directly to a binational board of directors.
Our Executive Director will:
* Lead the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt in redefining itself to address the new reality in Egypt and the resulting new binational relationship;
* Supervise a team-oriented staff of 17 professionals in planning, implementing and evaluating the Commission's Fulbright exchange programs;
* Ensure that the Commission's activities are consistent with the policies of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and compatible with the American and Egyptian academic environments;
* Maintain and enhance the Commission's interactions with American and Egyptian academics, alumni, government officials, and NGOs;
* Manage the Commission's grants programs "one Fulbrighter at a time," so that each grantee is better prepared to pursue what Senator J. William Fulbright called the "essence of intercultural education: empathy, the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something we have failed to see...."
An ideal candidate will have:
* Advanced degree from an American university;
* Intimate familiarity with universities and research institutions in Egypt and the United States;
* Extensive experience as an effective senior manager of Fulbright and/or other academic exchange programs (knowledge of U.S. Government programs is an advantage);
* Demonstrated acquaintanceship with both American and Egyptian culture and society;
* Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
The Executive Director will travel extensively in Egypt and, occasionally, to the United States or elsewhere. A two-year contract, renewable by mutual consent, will be offered to the successful candidate beginning June 1, 2012. Salary will be commensurate with experience and is negotiable. E-mail a letter of application, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to FulbrightNEA@state.gov by Monday, March 5, 2012.
Information about the Fulbright Program is available at:
http://fulbright.state.gov and www.fulbright-egypt.org
January 25, 2012
Short Term Visiting Professor Opportunity in Gabes, Tunisia
SHORT TERM VISITING PROFESSOR OPPORTUNITY IN GABES, TUNISIA
The High Institute of Languages, University of Gabes, Tunisia, seeks an American professor of literature or linguistics to teach a five-day seminar (five hours of lecture per day for five days). The visiting professor will lecture in English to intermediate-level Tunisian university students on topics in American literature, linguistics and/or culture. The lecturer should be a native speaker of English with a PhD related to literature and/or linguistics and should have significant university-level teaching experience. No other language expertise besides English is required. We would like the seminar to be offered before the end of April 2012. The seminar will be given at the University of Gabes.
Gabes is a pleasant small city on the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia.
The US Embassy in Tunis will pay round-trip airfare between the scholar?s home city in the US and Tunisia. The University of Gabes will pay the scholar a lump sum equivalent to $US 2000 in Tunisian dinars for honorarium and expenses. Before leaving Tunisia the scholar can convert remaining dinars to dollars. The cost of accommodations and meals in Gabes, which the scholar will pay from the lump sum, normally will not exceed $US 60/day (a good hotel close to the campus costs about $US 30/night). The University will meet the scholar at the airport in Tunis and provide return transportation to Tunis airport. Interested scholars should contact Dr. Ferid Amri, University of Gabes, via email <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with a short letter indicating the content of the 25-hour lecture program that you propose, plus a c.v. Feel free to contact Dr. Amry by email if you have any questions.
December 14, 2011
New Middle East Studies/History Position Open
New Middle East Studies/History Position Open
The Department of History at Indiana State University (www.indstate.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Middle East History with a focus on teh Modern Middle East, Classical Islam, and Comtemporary Politics in the Middle East beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will teach introductory survey classes in World Civilization since 1500 and advanced courses on modern Middle East history and the history of Islam. S/He would also be able to contribute appropriate courses to the master's degree program in History. In addition, the candidate would teach a course on the politics of the Middle East for the department of Political Science at least once every two years. The candidate we are seeking will be able to demonstrate the potential for or experience with effective teaching and successful scholarship. The Department and the University value experiential learning for our students, and the successful candidate should be willing to contribute to the futher development and coordination of internships and similar opportunities. A PhD in Modern Middle East History or Middle East Studies is required, as is evidence of interdisciplinary graduate training in Middle East Studies; advanced PhDs will be considered, although the doctorate should be in hand at the time of employment.
Indiana State University is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of 12,000 students. The University is committed to community engagement and to providing experiential learning opportunities to our students. The Department of History is a fifteen-member department offering undergraduate majors in History and African and African American Studies, as well as a graduate master's degree in History. Department faculty members also contribute significantly to other interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly Social Studies Education, Women's Studies, International Studies, and Liberal Studies.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit an online application at https://jobs.indstate.edu. Your online application should include a letter of application, complete vita, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), samples of scholarly writing, and other relevant supporting materials. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to: Modern Middle East Search Committee, Department of History, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809. Indiana State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
December 09, 2011
Arabic Language Program Coordinator Position
Arabic Language Program Coordinator Position
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a non-tenure track position as lecturer to serve as coordinator of the Arabic language program. The appointment, which is renewable, will be effective July 1, 2012. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The successful candidate must have a M.A. or Ph.D. in Arabic language, linguistics, or related field, and experience teachign Arabic at the college level.
S/he must possess native or near-native competence in speaking, writing, and reading Arabic, and must have the capacity to employ up-to-date and effective methods of language pedagogy and testing. The ability to teach a colloquial dialect will be a plus.
Responsibilities include teaching first- and second-year Arabic language courses; coordinating and supervising Graduate Student Instructers and temporary lecturers; cooperating with the department's other language coordinators in planning and teaching the department's Language Pedagogy course for teachers of Near Eastern languages, and providing preparatory guidance and materials for Graduate Students Instructors and lecturers teaching Arabic during the summer session.
The following materials, postmarked on or before January 2nd, 2012, should be sent to Arabic Language Coordinator Search, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 250 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 94720-1940;
-an application letter
-an up-to-date curriculum vitae
-three confidential letters of recommendation
-a video tape or digital video via either DVD or web link of not more than 20 minutes of a recent class taught by the applicant
The demonstration video may be from an elementary or intermediate Arabic class, but should not be from the very early first-year Arabic lessons. Electronic submission will not be accepted. Kindly refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
October 25, 2011
University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Opening
University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Opening
The Department of History at the University of Cincinnati seeks an historian trained in the pre-modern, medieval, or early modern history of the Islamic world or any portion thereof for a tenure-track position. The candidate should expect to participate in teaching Islamic world and regional surveys as well as upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty. The ability to teach comparative, thematically oriented courses is also welcome. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly research, and to make service contributions to the mission of the department.
The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public university with an enrollment of 41,000 students. The History Department is home to 23 full-time faculty and offers BA, MA and PhD degrees. Significant supplemental support for faculty research is available through the university's Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. The teaching load is 2-2 with the coming transition to semesters in Fall 2012. PhD by 31 July 2012 is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and brief writing sample (approximately article length) to the university's electronic application system at www.jobsatuc.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79558. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Elizabeth Frierson, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, 360 McMicken Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0373. Review of materials will begin November 21, 2011. We expect to conduct interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Questions may be directed to email@example.com. The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
October 13, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues – Middle East
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues – Middle East
The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh announces the Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues. The University of Pittsburgh, among the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, is widely known for its strengths in the field of international studies, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. UCIS integrates and reinforces all strands of scholarship on international affairs throughout the University, supporting teaching, research and public service in area studies and on major world issues. This visiting professorship was established to enable UCIS’s Global Studies Center to invite one scholar each year whose research and teaching explicitly examines critical international issues that shape and define the contemporary world. For the 2012-13 academic year, UCIS invites applications from faculty from research universities and liberal arts colleges whose disciplinary expertise focuses on the Middle East. Candidates from any discipline and at any rank may apply. The Visiting Professor will be appointed for the fall and spring terms of the academic year.
The Visiting Professor will teach two classes per term and will participate in activities of UCIS and the Global Studies Center, as well as the department closest to his or her disciplinary home. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their discipline, in both research and teaching, and should have an earned PhD in a relevant discipline. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations may also apply. Applicants should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary studies, commitment to and respect for open dialogue on potentially polarizing issues, and a willingness to engage with a variety of academic and non-academic constituencies. Preference will be given to individuals who have extensive experience living in the Middle East. Applications should include a cover letter briefly citing evidence of the quality of the candidate's scholarship, teaching and expertise in the Middle East; curriculum vitae; and the names and full contact information of three professional references. The application materials must be received by November 10, 2011 to be considered. Electronic submissions are required. Please submit materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates who move forward in the selection process will be requested to submit publication and syllabi samples. For further information please contact:
Dr. Thomas Allen
Chair, Visiting Professor Search Committee
University Center for International Studies
4106 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The University of Pittsburgh is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer.
October 05, 2011
Regional Program Director, Middle East and North Africa Department Solidarity Center
Regional Program Director, Middle East and North Africa Department Solidarity Center
The Solidarity Center, founded in 1997 by the AFL-CIO to tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, now works with union and community group partners in more than 60 countries through a network of 26 field offices. This not-for-profit organization offers education, training, research, legal support, and organizing assistance to help build strong and effective trade unions and other workers’ organizations and more just and equitable societies. Its programs promote democratic rights and respect for workers; raise public awareness about abuses of the world’s most vulnerable workers; and, above all, help the world’s workers secure a voice in their societies and the global economy.
The Center seeks a regional program director to lead the work of advancing the Center’s mission in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and to participate in shaping Center strategy for the region and globally. The regional program director reports directly to the Center’s executive director, serves on the management team, and works in close partnership with AFL-CIO international staff. The Washington, D.C.-based Center has a staff of 245 and an annual budget of $30 million. The position requires residency in the D.C. area and extensive to travel to the region.
• With other Center senior management, develop a strategic vision and program priorities for work in the region; revisit the vision and priorities as needed to reflect changing regional and global realities.
• Coordinate the design and implementation of programs in the region.
• Lead and manage the department’s staff in D.C. and the region to ensure that the work of the field offices is supported strategically, programmatically, politically, financially, and diplomatically, including overseeing Center resources in the region and supervising country program directors. As needed, advise and provide support to resolve issues in the field.
• Develop a comprehensive strategy for funding work in the region; aggressively pursue new funding opportunities while maintaining relationships with current donors. Assist in creating materials to support fundraising efforts.
• Serve as the voice of the region, its labor issues, and their global importance, within the Center, the AFL-CIO, and the U.S. labor movement broadly as well as to U.S. missions in the region, other NGOs, and the academic community. Build bridges to and coalitions and collaborative efforts with others in the region working to advance workers’ rights.
• Assure the high quality and effectiveness of the Center’s work in the region through evaluation both of program work and employee performance.
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience to include knowledge of and work in the region and experience in the U.S. and/or international labor movement and/or the human rights movement. Understanding of the region’s political economy and its place in the global economy is critical as is an understanding of the U.S. labor movement.
• Fluency in Arabic is required as is the ability to communicate ideas and information effectively to U.S. and international audiences. French language proficiency a plus.
• Proven leadership, strategic, analytic, and management abilities; a proven ability to work successfully in complex political environments and collaboratively as part of a dynamic team.
• Proven success in the U.S. government funding world; success with non-government donors would be welcome.
• B.A. degree in a relevant field; a graduate degree is highly preferred.
The successful candidate will bring a sense of passion about the region and its politics, a strong social justice orientation, and a clear understanding of gender equity as a critical component of workers’ rights. He or she will have good judgment in U.S. and international political environments and the confidence, tenacity, energy, patience, and drive to work with others in this multilayered international organization to advance the cause of workers around the world.
The duration of this position, as with all positions at the Solidarity Center, is contingent upon continued grant funding.
If interested, please send cover letter and résumé to:
Human Resources Officer
888 16th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fax: (202) 974-8266
The Solidarity Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only finalist applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Closing date of application: When filled.
September 28, 2011
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Wanted
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Wanted
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin fall 2012.
This position is located in the interdisciplinary School of Critical
Social Inquiry. Discipline open. Academic background in politics,
anthropology or sociology preferred. Applicants with interests in
regional transformations, particularly but not limited to topics of
gender, religion, secularism, and nationalism, are encouraged. Hampshire faculty must be able to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds. Hampshire College is an institution where teaching is emphasized, along with intensive individual instruction and collaborative interdisciplinary work. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly life and contribute to the college community.
Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse
intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Ph.D. by time of appointment strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2011. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit a cover letter describing teaching and research interests as well as educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, one sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to
diversity in education and employment.
September 15, 2011
Classical Arabic -- Job Position
CLASSICAL ARABIC -- Job Position
The Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Classical Arabic in any aspect of the Arabic Intellectual and Literary Tradition. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2012.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its offerings in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies (Persian and Turkish languages and literatures, mediaeval Islamic history, history of the modern Middle East, Islamic religion, art and material culture).
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a diverse student population in one of the most multicultural cities of North America that is also the intellectual and economic hub of Canada.
We strongly encourage all applicants to apply online: http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials directly to:
Professor Tim Harrison
Chair, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1C1
All applicants should submit a complete and current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, and a teaching portfolio. We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly
to the above address. All materials must be received by November 30, 2011 for full consideration. For more information about the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit www.utoronto.ca/nmc
August 01, 2011
MIDDLE EAST-NORTH AFRICA REGION
Application deadline: 19 August 2011
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national
laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The ICC is the first permanent Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. For further information about the Court and the work of the Coalition, visit our website at www.coalitionfortheicc.org. With major developments that have occurred and continue to evolve throughout
MENA—particularly in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Bahrain, Syria and Morocco, and the UN Security Council’s referral of the Libya situation to the ICC—the world’s attention is focused closely on the region. In addition, there has been a shift whereby there is now
strong interest from several government and interim government leaders to integrate justice into their respective efforts to address these developments.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court seeks a Regional Coordinator for the MENA region for its International Secretariat, who will be based in the Middle East-North Africa region; country to be determined based in part on qualified applicant's preferred location. The Regional Coordinator (RC) will have overall responsibility to implement the Coalition's campaign in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Under the general supervision of the CICC Program Director and the direct supervision of the Director of Regional Programs, the RC will work in collaboration with the CICC
Outreach Liaison for the region (who is based in New York) and the MENA Program Officer (based in Jordan) to advance the Coalition's campaign goals of ensuring universal ratification, effective domestic legislation, international support for the International Criminal Court (ICC), stronger ICC networks, and support for the integrity
of the Rome Statute.
The responsibilities of the MENA Regional Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
• Creating and maintaining a good working relationship with CICC members throughout the region;
• Providing support and guidance to CICC members throughout the region to reinforce their capacities to advance justice at the ICC and nationally;
• Identifying new CICC members and allies in the region to diversity the web of CICC partners and ICC interested parties in the region;
• Assessing developments in key countries such as Libya and others to be determined; developing advocacy strategies in each target country, together with key national and international partners to lead to progress on long term CICC objectives, including ratification, implementation, complementarity, and cooperation;
• Facilitating exchanges of view and expertise between national NGOs and the government organs;
• Meeting with government officials, academics, parliamentarians and other key stakeholders to promote the CICC’s goals at the national level;
• Helping develop and review proposals from NGOs for ICC-related local activities;
• Attending relevant regional and national meetings in MENA;
• Identifying and developing relationships with key media contacts;
• Drafting regular reports on the ICC process in MENA;
• Maintaining internal communications by liaising regularly with the CICC Secretariat by email and phone;
• Supervising other MENA-based office staff and interns, as required.
• Advanced degree in law, international relations or other relevant field, with specialization in international human rights or humanitarian law;
• In-depth knowledge on Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia;
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience;
• Significant advocacy experience;
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision when required;
• Ability to be a strong team player committed to overall objectives of the CICC;
• Experience working closely with NGOs around the world, in particular in the region;
• Fluent English and Arabic language skills including excellent writing, advocacy and public speaking skills in Arabic and English;
• Ability to interact with NGOs, government officials and intergovernmental organizations with tact, diplomacy and cultural sensitivity;
• Familiarity with regional politics and cultures;
• Skilled at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks;
• Demonstrated experience in personnel and project (programmatic and financial)management;
• Willingness to travel extensively;
• Dynamism, independence, strong commitment to the International Criminal Court and international justice.
TERMS & OPPORTUNITIES:
• Salary commensurate with experience;
• Opportunity to play a significant role in the establishment of a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court;
• Opportunity to influence the development of our campaign priorities in the MENA region.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send, in English:
- A curriculum vitae;
- A cover letter stating your interest in work with the CICC and summarizing your suitability for the position;
- Three references (name, title, affiliation, email and phone number).
Please email or fax applications to:
Meriam Manell Sassi, Program Associate
Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Fax: +1 (212) 599-1332
Include your first and last name, the job title (MENA Regional Coordinator) and the date of submission in the subject line of your email or fax. Applications must be received by August 19 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Note that only those candidates selected for interview will be notified. No phone calls, please. The CICC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to
hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.
June 01, 2011
Lecturer in Persian Literature and Culture /Harvard University
Lecturer in Persian Literature and Culture /Harvard University
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a lecturer in Persian literature and culture for the academic year 2011-2012. The lecturer will teach four courses per year, at least three of which will involve reading Persian texts from a variety of literary genres at the intermediate and advanced level. An additional course, in English, introducing contemporary Iranian society through literature in translation would also be welcomed.
Candidates should have professional expertise in teaching language and content-based courses at advanced levels, as well as a strong academic grounding in both classical and modern Persian literature and culture. A strong doctoral record and native or near-native proficiency in Persian and English are required.
A dossier including a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference, should be sent electronically no later than June 20, 2011 to:
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
6 Divinity Ave
Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
NYU Position Opening
The NYU Faculty of Arts and Science is seeking a talented Program Coordinator for the Hagop Kevorkian Center. This individual will provide administrative support for the department including the following:
-Administer the budget, including grant accounts; prepare annual and interim reports and make projections
-Advise current and prospective graduate candidates on program requirements
-Respond to complex inquiries regarding courses offered, fellowship money, options in degree requirements, obtaining/changing an advisor, etc
-Oversee admissions administrative process and registration activities
-Collaborate with the Director and Associate Director to plan and implement events
Requirements for this position are a bachelors degree and 2 years' relevant experience or equivalent combination. This must include experience with staff supervision, budget administration, special events planning and implementation, and counseling and/or advising experience. Additionally excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills along with familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet (excel), database, and web-based applications (e.g., HTML) are necessary.
The application can be found online at https://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1306946208298
February 16, 2011
Eastern Consortium for Persian and Turkish Lecturer Position at Boston University
Eastern Consortium for Persian and Turkish Lecturer Position at Boston University
Summer teaching positions are available in Persian and Turkish at Boston University in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature. Lecturers for summer elementary and intermediate Persian and Turkish courses will be sought from June 13, 2011 until August 19, 2011.
Requirements include native or near-native command of Persian or
Turkish; demonstrated excellence in college-level language teaching. Please send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi and recent teaching evaluations to Ms. Jessica Hill at the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature (718 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, 617-358-5206, email@example.com)
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
February 02, 2011
Job: Summer Language Instructor at University of Wisconsin
Job: Summer Language Instructor at University of Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) invites applications for summer 2011 language instructors in all 3 languages.
APTLII is an 8-week residential language immersion program. Students and staff will live on campus in a language community and are expected to use the appropriate language (Arabic, Persian, or Turkish) at all times. Information about the program can be found on the APTLII website, http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu
A detailed job description, along with application instructions, can be found at the following pages:
Arabic Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066382.html
Persian Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066265.html
Turkish Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066280.html
Complete applications must be received by February 28, 2011 to ensure consideration.
January 17, 2011
Tenure-Track Position Availability: History Department at Wayne State University
The Department of History at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of the modern Middle East at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2011. Field of specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities include advanced and graduate courses in the history of the modern Middle East, and survey courses in Middle Eastern and World history. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are essential. The search committee will begin to consider applications on January 21, 2011. All applicants must create an online application at http://jobs.wayne.edu and upload their letter of application, curriculum vita, a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or equivalent), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Additionally applicants must submit a transcript which shows highest degree (or, in the case of a current doctoral student, a current transcript), a syllabus for the survey course, and three letters of recommendation to: Middle East History Search, Marc Kruman, Chair, Department of History, Wayne State University, 3094 FAB, 656 W. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202.
Resumes will only be accepted at http:jobs.wayne.edu.
Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 undergraduate and graduate academic programs through 12 schools and colleges to more than 33,000 students in Metropolitan Detroit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 08, 2010
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 (email@example.com).
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.
Prof. Ayesha Jalal
Department of History
Medford, MA 02155
Community Outreach Manager Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Don't forget to visit the Museum-Ed Web site for programs, archives, sample documents and more. www.museum-ed.org.
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.
November 03, 2010
Assistant Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies
The University of Kansas--Lawrence, KS
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.
-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.
-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
Garth Myers, Search Committee Chair
University of Kansas
Department of African and African-American Studies
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Rm 9 Bailey Hall
October 11, 2010
Turkic Applied Linguist
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Turkic Applied Linguistics beginning August 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Applicants must hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment, in a field of second language acquisition (applied linguistics). Candidates should have a record of publications on Turkic applied linguistics/second language acquisition.
Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Turkish or another Turkic language. The successful candidate will teach classes in Turkish or other Turkic languages and in second language acquisition/applied linguistics, coordinate and supervise language instruction in the department, and play an active role in Indiana University's Title VI Language Resource Center, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region. The candidate will also be expected to pursue grant opportunities for expanding the Turkic language program at Indiana University. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 15, 2010. Send paper copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample or samples approximately 25 pages in length, as well as three signed copies of letters of recommendation, to:
Turkic Applied Linguist
Search Committee, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana
157 Goodbody Hall, 1011 East Third Street
Indiana University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
October 08, 2010
The Department of History at Tufts University
We are looking to fill a tenured position at the Associate Professor level in North African and Middle Eastern history and would be grateful if you could share the information below with your colleagues and others who may be interested in applying.
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 (email@example.com). 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.
Prof. Ayesha Jalal
Department of History
Medford, MA 02155
September 29, 2010
Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Cultures
The San Bernardino California State University College of Arts and Letters Department of World Languages and Literatures is lookig for energetic and enterprising candidates who will contribute to the growth of the Arabic program. Experience in writing curriculum and in seeking grant funding highly desirable. Knowledge of ACTFL Standards, OPI Training and assessment also desirable. Native or near native proficiency in Arabic required. PhD in Arabic language or related field required. Experience in student-centered teaching and the ability to relate well to a diverse, multi-ethnic student body are essential.
Deadline: October 15, 2010.
The Department wishes to recruit a faculty member who will contribute to the goals and objectives of the University's strategic plan. Accordingly, preferred candidates will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community, as well as to demonstrate interest or experience in at least one of the following strategic plan areas: a) alternative modes of instructional delivery to include off-campus and distance learning; b) the learning process, i.e., innovative teaching strategies and/or research on how students learn and apply knowledge over an extended period of time; and c0 partnership with the community to enhance social, economic and cultural conditions.
Salary and Benefits: Starting salaries are nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous medical, dental and vision benefits and support for moving expenses available.
Deadline and Application Process: October 15, 2010, or until filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at Middle East Studies Association meeting in November 2010. Submit vita with letter of application that includes statement on teaching philosophy and startegies, research/professional accomplishments and goals, as well as a description of interest or experience in one of the three strategic plan areas. Also submit three recent letters of recommendation and the names, telephone, fax numbers and email address of three references, along with a copy of transcripts.
Dr. Terri Nelson, Chair
CSUSB Dept. of World Languages and Literature
5500 University Pkwy, UH 314
San Bernardino, CA 92407
April 07, 2010
Intelligence Analyst Job for South Caucasus or Eastern Black Sea regional specialist
The 4th Psychological Operations Group is seeking highly qualified applicants for a two-year Intelligence Analyst position (renewable for up to 3 years) focused on the eastern Black Sea/ South Caucasus region. Successful candidate will work with other civilian specialists conducting research and writing 20-40 page studies, will work closely with U.S. and possibly foreign military personnel, and must be willing to travel within the United States and abroad in order to conduct research and support military operations. A strong background in study and research of the history, politics, and culture of the region of specialization is required. Prior residence in the region of specialization is extremely desirable.
This is a full-time, 2-year temporary civil service position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) at the equivalent of GG-11/12/13 level. The current annual salary range, with locality pay, is $59,158 to $109,611. The positions may be extended for an additional 3 years and may be made permanent without further competition.
All qualification requirements stated in the official Vacancy Announcement apply. These include:
- Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain and keep a SECRET level security clearance.
- Ph.D. or equivalent research and writing experience in a social science discipline (including history) with a focus on the South Caucasus or eastern Black Sea region, or other qualifying experience as stated in the official Vacancy Announcement.
- Strong reading and listening comprehension in one of the major regional languages: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Kurdish, or Turkish. Russian may be accepted IF the candidate has qualifying research experience focused on the South Caucasus. Candidate must attain an acceptable score on the Defense Language Proficiency Test.
- The ability to conduct solid research and write clearly in English.
Application information and deadline:
Applicants must have a resume in the Army’s central RESUMIX database and must follow the application instructions in the official Vacancy Announcement in order to be considered for this government position. The Vacancy Announcement is posted at the following websites:
Search using the current announcement number: WTST10160633.
The application deadline under this announcement is April 26, 2010.
For additional information and application instructions, contact Dr. Jeffrey Griffith, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (910) 432-4027. Because of the complexity of the application process and the possibility that qualified candidates may be overlooked for technical reasons, contact is strongly recommended prior to filing an application.
March 10, 2010
Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position Announcement, Stanford University
The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Turkish Language and Literature, beginning September 2010. We are seeking a skilled instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language teaching at all levels, and an interest in ongoing professional development in language pedagogy.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, course evaluations (if available) and sample course syllabi to Turkish Language and Literature Search, Stanford University, Department of Comparative Literature, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA 94305-2031. Email: email@example.com
Review of applications with begin on April 1st, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year (i.e. 2 courses per academic quarter), developing a Turkish language and culture program, and collaborating with other Stanford units in enhancing Turkic language instruction. The lecturer will teach Turkish language courses as well as courses that draw on modern literary, social, political, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the Turkish language and that are appropriate to the appointee's research and expertise.
Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in modern Turkish; 2) excellent command of English; 3) extensive experience in teaching modern Turkish as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an M.A. in Turkish studies or an allied field of the humanities. Ph.D. in the above-mentioned disciplines is highly preferred. A background in literature is an asset. Command of Ottoman Turkish and/or Turkic languages is highly desirable.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applicants from women and members minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.
February 03, 2010
University of Wisconsin Madison
INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST-TURKISH SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM
SR INSTRUCTIONAL SPEC(S48BN) OR INSTRUCTIONAL SPEC(S48DN) OR ASSOC INSTRUCTNL
Degree and area of specialization:
Native or near native fluency in Turkish, combined with a bachelors degree or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 23, 2010
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least one year of college/university experience preferred in teaching of Turkish language or culture at any level.
In coordination with designated Arabic and Persian Immersion Program (APIP) staff members,perform the following duties:
Facilitate Turkish immersion environment inside and outside the classroom. Support classroom instruction in conjunction with the Turkish Language Instructors and Turkish Language Director by providing cultural and linguistic resources. Be on-site with Turkish language students weekday afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Prepare, assist with, and implement mini-courses and other extracurricular events. Direct and coordinate athletic activities for students. Facilitate communication between APIP administrative staff and students by, for example, translating weekly activity updates. Work with Program Coordinator to establish and monitor tutoring sessions for students. Work with Turkish Language Director to establish and monitor interactions between students and native speaking population on campus. Commit to only using the target language in interaction with students and staff for the duration of the program. Continue student interaction in target language through regular attendance at non-classroom activities such as meals, film showings, field trips, and picnics, including evenings and weekends.
Reside at study site in Madison, Wisconsin, for the duration of the program. Instructional Specialist will have one mandatory weekend off on a rotating basis.
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): INTL S/GLOBAL ST RES PR
Full time salary rate: Minimum $23,337 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 08, 2010.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JUNE 09, 2010
Number of positions: 1
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 23, 2010
HOW TO APPLY:
Send application materials referring to PVL #63584 to: APIP Review Committee, Global Studies, 301
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. (email:firstname.lastname@example.org). Required
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January 13, 2010
University of London - Professorial Fellowships Available
The School of Advanced Study, University of London offers two
Visiting Professorial Fellowships in the humanities and social
sciences: The ST Lee Professorial Fellowship and The School of Advanced Study Professorial Fellowship.
Applications for 2010–11 are now invited from senior scholars wishing to pursue research in London in any of the areas covered by the School, and to engage in an active relationship with the multidisciplinary scholarly community across the School. Both Fellowships are tenable for up to six consecutive months between September and June of any academic year. The Fellowships offer travel, accommodation and research expenses up to a determined maximum.
Application and Contact Details
Holders of the Fellowships will be ready to pursue their work in the context of an active and vigorous relationship with the multidisciplinary scholarly community within the School, and to play a leading intellectual role in cross-School seminars and other programmes. Applicants must be able to show that their research can benefit from the resources of one or more of the Institutes in the School, and that it will contribute productively to the range of activities across the School. Intending applicants may wish to contact the Director(s) of the relevant Institute(s) in advance (see below for the website address).
Deadline for submission is 31 January 2010.
Further particulars and the application form are available from the website: www.sas.ac.uk/fellowshipprogrammes.html
Watson Institute - Visiting Fellowship Positions
Please review this website
to learn about Watson’s three year residential visiting fellowships that may be suitable for some of your recent students or others in their cohort.
December 18, 2009
Sherwood Test Preparation - Instructor Positions Available
GRE / SAT Test Preparation Instructor Positions
Seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE and SAT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays. Seeking intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills.
- Current graduate or professional student (PhD or MA), or completed PhD or JD (or equivalent
- Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, ACT
- Prior university teaching experience (at least one semester course)
- Both excellent math & writing/verbal skills
- Consistent Sunday Commitment: only take off weekends corresponding to Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's; instructors expected to teach from 3-6 hours/week
Send cover letter, resume/CV, and test scores to email@example.com. Interviews and hiring commence immediately.
December 15, 2009
Columbia University - Turkish Language Lecturer Position Available
The Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University announces an opening in Turkish language to be filled at the Lecturer in Discipline rank, beginning July 2010. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment teaching languages for academic purposes. This is a full time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.
Ph.D. in Turkish preferred, but applicants with a Master's degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience.
We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. A background in linguistics is an asset. Command of Ottoman Turkish is highly desirable. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associated with the language program. Successful candidates must have native or near native fluency in Turkish and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach.
A cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations and teaching materials to support the application should be uploaded at our secure online site:
Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2010.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
October 21, 2009
American University of Sharjah - Available Position of Dean
The American University of Sharjah announces an international search for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to take office in the summer of 2010. On behalf of the search committee, I am seeking your assistance in identifying outstanding individuals who might meet the leadership needs of the institution. You will find more information in the position profile at the link listed below:
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) opened in 1997 and has achieved remarkable enrollment growth and academic distinction during its short history. AUS is a non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model. The Dean reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and leads a college of 157 faculty members. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit within AUS and offers the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, International Studies, and Mass Communication. The College also offers the Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, and Mathematics. The College is poised to begin developing graduate research programs in key areas, a process in which the new Dean will play a critical leadership role.
The new Dean will possess an earned doctorate and an outstanding record as a teacher and academic leader. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and research, the more readily to lead the College in its efforts to develop a robust research agenda over the course of the next decade. The successful candidate will bring to the position a capacity to envision and build new programs across disciplines, a passion for the liberal arts and sciences and the ability to articulate the advantages of liberal learning to others, demonstrated management skills in regard to budgets and to the recruitment and development of faculty and staff, a demonstrated cross-cultural competence, and an effective interpersonal style that encourages collaboration. Further information about the school and the position may be accessed at www.aus.edu or www.academic-search.com.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications in late October, 2009. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Thomas J. Hochstettler, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Dean’s Search Committee, American University of Sharjah and sent electronically (MS WORD) to AUSDean@academic-search.com. Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of five professional references.
October 14, 2009
MultiLingual Solutions Inc. - Available Uzbek Language Instructor Position
MultiLingual Solutions Inc., a comprehensive foreign language services firm that provides language, cultural and area studies training for corporate and U.S. Government clients is currently seeking a Uzbek language instructor to teach a 4 to 6 Week refresher course to government students. The course will be begin in mid-January and will be taking place in Nebraska.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:
MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
Professional Education and Training Division (P.E.T.)
Tel: (301) 424-7444, ext. 15
Fax: (301) 424-7331
Mobile: (443) 421-8634
American University - Available Assisant Professor Position
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - WASHINGTON DC
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE AND FOREIGN STUDIES
ARABIC TENURE-TRACK POSITION
TO BEGIN AY 2010-2011
The Department of Language and Foreign Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences of American University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2010.
Possible areas of specialization: Arabic language, literature, and culture and/or Linguistics with a concentration in Classical or Modern Arabic.
Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic, colloquial dialects, and content courses in civilization/culture and media. Supervise multi-section curricula, instruction and program development. Advise and mentor students. Contribute to scholarship and serve on departmental and university committees and activities.
Minimum qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Arabic language, literature, or linguistics with specialization in Arabic language. Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and in one of the regional dialects.
American University is seeking highly dedicated teachers and scholars who are deeply committed to interdisciplinary learning, the application of new technologies in teaching and scholarship, and to the preparation of students for life in a diverse and rapidly changing global society. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit via U. S. mail (no electronic applications) a cover letter indicating interest in the position, c.v., three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy to:
Chair, Arabic Search Committee
Department of Language and Foreign Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C, 20016-8045
Applicants should indicate whether or not attending the MESA Annual Meeting in Boston and/or the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Application deadline is October 16, 2009. Review of applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.
American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
September 09, 2009
Washington University in St. Louis - Arabic Position
Call for Applications: Arabic Position
Washington University in St. Louis Seeks candidates for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor with tenure in the field of Arabic Language and Literature to begin in the fall of 2010. The appointment will be made in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literature. Preferred areas of teaching and research include one or more of the following: Arabic poetry and poetics, theatre, film, cultural studies, and narrative theory & fiction.
The successful candidate will teach Arabic language and literature courses and contribute to the Arabic curriculum development. Conducting research, publishing in scholarly venues, and serving on departmental committees are among the responsibilities.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 15, 2009.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and supporting materials about research and teaching to: Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1111, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. For electronic submission, send email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org; Email inquiries: email@example.com; telephone inquiries: (314) 935-5110.
Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.
August 19, 2009
MultiLingual Solutions - Available Teaching Position
MultiLingual Solutions Inc., in Rockville, MD, is currently looking for an Arabic instructor who is native Yemen and can teach the Yemeni dialect, full time in Augusta, GA. The candidate must have at least 5 years language teaching experience to adult students, be a U.S citizen or a permanent U.S resident and hold a green card. He or she must also have a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field.
For further information, contact Ever Moreno.
MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
Professional Education and Training Division (P.E.T)
Tel: (301) 424-7444 ext. 30
Fax: (301) 424-7331
July 09, 2009
Indiana University - Seeking new Director
Indiana University is seeking a new director for its Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), a Title VI-funded Language Resource Center developing teaching materials for the languages of the regions of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Xinjiang, and Mongolia.
The successful applicant will administer a large Title VI federal grant, supervise up to ten language materials developers and staff, seek out and apply for new grants in a wide variety of fields related to Central Asian language pedagogy, and interact with IU units and federal agencies, including the US military, and others.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in linguistics or one of the relevant Russian, Turkic, Mongolian, or Iranian languages, a solid grounding in language pedagogy and CALL, proven management skills in an American university, and an entrepreneurial spirit in seeking funding. Familiarity with SLA desirable.
Initial appointment is anticipated to be 3-5 years. Salary and possibility of teaching in area of specialty negotiable.
Applications should include a cover letter that includes statement of management philosophy, CV, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of effective management of programs and fund-raising. Evidence of expertise in language pedagogy, including articles or other materials published or supervised.
For interest in teaching, please submit scholarly articles in area of specialty. Please send applications to CeLCAR Search Committee Chair, c/o Denise Gardiner, College of Arts and Sciences, Kirkwood Hall 104.
Screening will begin July 1 until position is filled. Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.
June 24, 2009
Arab Media and Society Journal - Book Reviewers Needed
This is an open call for book reviewers for the journal Arab Media and Society (AMS). Arab Media & Society serves as the primary reference for developments in the Arab media and their impact on individual Arab countries, Arab society as a whole and the broader Muslim world.
The journal is jointly published by the Adham Center for Electronic Journalism at The American University in Cairo and the Middle East Studies Centre at Oxford. Its co-editors are Adham Center director Lawrence Pintak, Walter Armbrust of St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, and Hani Shukrallah of the al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. Our website is: http://www.arabmediasociety.org.
The journal covers all forms of media, including national and pan-Arab television, new media and traditional newspapers. The style of the journal is serious and well-researched but readable. Contributors include academics, journalists, public opinion specialists and other researchers. Built on a solid foundation of theory, the content focuses on all aspects of the intersection between media, politics, society and culture. The emphasis is on the practical over the highly theoretical – e.g. media and democracy, television's role in shaping political attitudes, media structural and legal reform, religion and media, etc. The journal combines peer-reviewed articles with more journalistic accounts of developments related to the region's media.
AMS publishes three to four reviews in each issue. We are looking for reviews of 800-1000 words that both describe and evaluate books and, where possible, situate the books within the policy and/or scholarly debates occurring in their fields. Reviews are expected 6-8 weeks after reviewers receive the book.
If you are interested in reviewing a book for AMS, please send a brief message indicating your general areas of interest and expertise to Book Reviews Editor Samer Abboud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 23, 2009
Mango Languages - Available Position as a Turkish Editor
Mango Languages is currently rolling out a second version of language learning software and is in need of an editor for a Turkish course.
Turkish Linguistics Course Editor
Mango Languages is a state-of-the-art software developer that currently offers more than a dozen language-learning programs. We are looking to double the number of our course offerings in the next few months, and we are seeking to fill several positions immediately with highly qualified, self-motivated teachers and experts in foreign languages to write and develop our language courses.
Mango teaches people foreign languages by taking into account the way people actually learn and acquire fluency in foreign languages. Our talented team of linguists, programmers, designers, and voice talents incorporate linguistic theories that actually work, and we also bring humor and levity into the language learning process to keep students (as well as ourselves) motivated. Our results prove that we teach people languages in a fun and exciting way!
Mango is currently seeking talented individuals to act as editors for our language-learning programs. The right candidate is passionate about languages and has solid academic backgrounds and experience
in editing curriculum for students. We are looking for people to start immediately, but who want to thrive in a long-term partnership with opportunities for advancement. Our immediate needs are for Editors in the following language: Turkish.
· The editor will work remotely to edit an entire foreign language course. Each course consists of 100 lessons, and each lesson teaches a “real-life” conversation to the student.
· Editing lessons based on relevant and real conversations. The conversations serve as the “textbook” for instruction. Each of conversation is taught part by part in order to maximize the students’ retention of the foreign language.
· Editing grammatical and cultural footnotes to accompany lessons. During the analysis of the conversation, the linguist will include grammatical and cultural notes providing the student with a comprehensive approach to learning.
· Edit translations to ensure excellence: Apart from the grammar and cultural notes, the editor must be an excellent translator who provides literal translations, understood meanings, phonetic transcriptions, and idiomatic expressions where necessary.
· Native Speaker. The courses are created for beginner- and intermediate-level language learners. Editors must have a mastery of both the source and the target languages, which involves having a high understanding of grammar and culture.
· Graduate Degree preferred. Bachelor’s degrees will be considered.
· Teaching Experience: Minimum of 2 years editing experience
· Flexible scheduling: Most of the work will be done online; a minimum commitment of 5-10hours per week is required to stay on deadline.
· Internet Connection and Basic Computer Skills
· Excellent time management and communication skills
· Estimated Overall Project Completion Time: 200 Hours (approximately)
Mango will provide a thorough orientation and training package describing the process of lesson development using our intuitive proprietary software. Before the hiring process is completed, the successful candidate will have demonstrated mastery of the concepts by passing three short tests over the training material.
Please send resumes and inquiries to Alan Robertson at the following email address: email@example.com
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June 18, 2009
Turkish Language Instructor - George Washington University
The George Washington University seeks a part-time instructor to teach a beginner-level Turkish language class starting in the fall 2009 semester.
The teaching load is one course in the fall, and upon
satisfactory performance and sufficient enrollment renewal for the Spring 2010 semester is expected.
To qualify for this position, candidates must have a B.A., but M.A. is preferred, in Turkish language, literature, or related field, and experience in teaching the Turkish language to non-native speakers, preferably at college level. Candidates must also show evidence of excellence in teaching and good command of the English language.
To apply for this position, please send your resume, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and two letters of recommendation to:
Department of Classical and Semitic Languages & Literatures
341 Phillips Hall
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair Position - University of Manitoba
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa
Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
Position Number 08799
The University of Manitoba invites applications or nominations for the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa. The position represents an exciting opportunity for an academic of outstanding potential who is becoming internationally recognized as a scholar in the field. The rank of the appointment for the Chair is advanced assistant professor or above. The Chairholder will have a strong research program and a substantial publication and research record relative to stage in career, teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and international standing that enables scholarly connections and collaborative work between the Chairholder, the University of Manitoba and other researchers on the Middle East and North Africa. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2010 or soon thereafter.
The mission of the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa will be to build knowledge and enhance understanding of the peoples, cultures, and societies in this vitally important region of the world.
The successful applicant will be a specialist in any area of the history of the modern Middle East or North Africa. The Chairholder will be expected to carry out a strong and highly visible research agenda, to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching program, and to initiate and participate in relevant outreach activities. A completed PhD, publications, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching are required. Experience in mentoring graduate students is a strong asset. We have a special interest in candidates who have demonstrated an ability to promote discussion and debate, and to build research collaborations across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
With over 26,000 students, The University of Manitoba is the province’s premier post-secondary educational institution and its only research-intensive university. The Department of History is one of its most outstanding academic units, with award-winning students, teachers, and researchers who form an active and collegial community. Capital of the province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is a vibrant multicultural city with a greater metropolitan population of over 700,000. The city supports outstanding arts and entertainment and a variety of professional sports, and has access to nearby lakes and beaches and spectacular wilderness recreation.
Further information is available concerning:
• The Department of History http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/history/
• The Faculty of Arts http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/
• The University of Manitoba http://umanitoba.ca/
• The City of Winnipeg http://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/
• The Province of Manitoba http://www.gov.mb.ca/
The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
First consideration of applications will commence on October 1, 2009. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae with a brief (2-page) five-year research plan and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-page). Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:
Dr. Richard Sigurdson, Dean,
Faculty of Arts
c/o Ms Sandra Ferguson
Department of History
402 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T5V5
Phone (204) 474-9271, FAX (204) 474-7579
Nominations or applications, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).
February 09, 2009
KFUPM - Academic Positions for Ph.D. Graduates & Near Completion Candidates
This message comes to you from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) www.kfupm.edu.sa, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A KFUPM recruitment team will visit the Ann Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan during February 18-19, 2009, to meet and conduct interviews with UMICH's Ph.D. graduates and near completion candidates in the sciences, engineering, humanities, and business disciplines.
Why Join KFUPM:
In addition to a number of professional development opportunities, KFUPM offers:
- Competitive tax-free salary
- Free furnished housing in a stimulating campus with free essential utilities and maintenance
- Basic medical care at KFUPM’s medical center
- Round-trip air ticket(s) for the faculty member and up to three dependants
- Tuition aid for school-age children enrolled in local schools
- Paid summer breaks
- End of service benefits
- Ample opportunities to engage in client-funded research projects and other research grants
All concerned are welcome to apply for the academic faculty positions available at KFUPM. We will be glad to answer any questions that you may have. For best consideration, send your CV along with full contact details before Tuesday, 10 February 2009 to:
Duke University - Available Assistant Director Position
Position: Assistant Director for Programs, North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies
The North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, a consortium-based Title VI National Resource Center currently housed at Duke University's Franklin Center and including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University, is seeking a full time Assistant Director for Programs. The Assistant Director for Programs will plan, implement, and coordinate a diverse range of programs, events, activities and special initiatives across the consortium campuses in consultation with the Director, Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach, and the Executive Board. Responsibilities include
administering policies and procedures within the Center, handling and
overseeing the day-to-day affairs of Center administration, and overseeing and coordinating Center grants and public relations activities (including the newsletter and website) in consultation with the Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach and the Director. The Assistant Director for Programs will support the Director and the Executive Committee in all matters relating to the work of NCCSAS, including any special initiatives that may be launched. He/she will also work with the Campus Representatives of the participating universities on curriculum development and coordination.
Interested candidates should apply on-line at
http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html noting requisition number 400269583.
December 11, 2008
Dartmouth College: Full-Time Arabic Language Lecturer Position
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, invites applications for a full-time Arabic Language Lecturer position to begin 7/1/2009. Initial appointment will be for a term of one year with the possibility of renewal and a multi-year contract.
Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in modern standard Arabic. Minimum qualifications are M.A. in some area of linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching at all levels of Arabic language instruction.
Send letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, along with three letters of recommendation, to: Chair of Arabic Lecturer Search Committee, 6191 Bartlett Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755-3530. Applications may be sent via email to: Gerard.F.Bohlen@Dartmouth.edu.
Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Search will continue until the position has been filled.
Dartmouth College - Visiting Professor of Arabic Position
Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Arabic
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a visiting assistant or associate professor of Arabic language, literature/culture, for the academic year 2009-2010.
PhD in Arabic language, literature, culture or a related field is required by the starting date, 7/1/2009. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching (including Arabic language courses) at the college level. Candidates should have near or native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic.
Send letter of application, vita, along with three letters of recommendation, to: Chair of Arabic Search Committee, 6191 Bartlett Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3530
Applications may be sent via email to: Gerard.F.Bohlen@Dartmouth.EDU Search will continue until the position has been filled. Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, and encourages applications from women and minorities.
October 07, 2008
Grand Valley State University - Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics
The Middle East Studies Program and the Political Science Department of Grand Valley State University (www.gvsu.edu) invite applications for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics, to begin August 2009. Applicants with a specialization in comparative politics or international relations with a Middle East focus are welcome to apply. PhD desired for appointment as assistant professor; ABD will be considered for initial appointment at instructor level. Successful candidate will teach courses in the Middle East Studies program, a new course in Middle East Politics, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses relating to his/her interests. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Research facility in one of the Middle Eastern languages is assumed. Candidates with experience interacting with diverse populations are valued. Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience. Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gvsujobs.org/ by including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Graduate transcripts, summaries of teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Majd Al-Mallah, Middle East Studies Program, Area Studies Center, 117 LOH, Allendale, MI 49401. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2008 and continue until position is filled. Candidates who will be attending the Middle East Studies Association meeting in November in Washington, DC, and who are interested in interviewing at the meeting, should indicate this in their cover letter.
Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. Women and members of minority and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
September 29, 2008
Cornell University - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Cornell University: With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University welcomes candidates in the area(s) of Ottoman History and/or Iranian Studies for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral fellowship, 2009-2011. We are especially interested in candidates with broad borderlands and comparative interests, such as the Safavid-Ottoman/Qajar-Ottoman frontiers, religious and/or ethnic minorities in Ottoman-Iranian studies, Turkish and Persian cultures, literatures, film, or art. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course per semester, a lower-level survey course and one upper-level seminar.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. after September 2003; applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2009, are eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a full dossier (including a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research interests, an article-length writing sample, two course proposals with syllabi for courses he/she would teach at Cornell, and three letters of recommendation) to Department Manager, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 409 White Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; telephone: (607) 255-5553; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: November 1, 2008. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Department of Near Eastern Studies - Available Position: Assistant Professor of Turkish Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Turkish Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2009. A Ph.D. upon date of hire is strongly preferred, a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching is required, but the area of specialization is open. Teaching requirements in the Turkish Studies program will include advanced Turkish language and courses about modern Turkish culture, literature and society. These courses would complement existing courses in Ottoman history, the anthropological study of Turkey, Turkish language and linguistics, and would expand departmental offerings. The successful candidate will teach upper level courses in the Turkish language, courses in his or her field (or interdisciplinary courses) at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and participate in general education/social science or humanities courses as needed. Competence in Ottoman Turkish will be regarded as an asset. The department seeks to hire a candidate who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues and one who is familiar with a variety of teaching methods. She/he will play a key role in developing a coherent Turkish studies program at the University of Arizona. We encourage early submission of materials to arrange for preliminary telephone interviews and/or preliminary interviews at the November MESA meeting in Washington, D.C. Review of application materials will begin October 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds- M/W/D/V. The position is contingent upon availability of funding.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (chapter from a dissertation or book, an article, or a conference paper), and three letters of reference to:
Chair, Turkish Studies Search Committee
Department of Near Eastern Studies
845 N Park Av, Rm 440 | PO Box 210158B
University of Arizona
Tucson AZ 85721-0158
Link to apply online: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=192463