September 09, 2013

TALIM Resident Director Position available 1 July 2014

The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), the only US National Historic Landmark outside the United States and the site of the American Overseas Research Center of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) in Tangier, Morocco, invites applications for the position of Resident Director. TALIM is housed in a spacious historic building in the Tangier medina, given as a gift to the US in 1821. It functions as a museum, research library, conference facility, and community center, and hosts a language program. TALIM’s director serves as liaison between American and Moroccan scholars and administers AIMS grants and programs in Morocco, and also cooperates with other AIMS centers in North Africa. The Director needs to act in a representational capacity in Morocco and abroad, to conserve and operate a historic building, to activate and direct community outreach programs, to fundraise, and to interact effectively with the international academic community. The Resident Director shall have a sufficient understanding of US embassy operations to interact with the US Embassy on matters of visitor and representational programs, grant opportunities, maintenance, and other issues. TALIM is supported by private contributions and by AIMS; maintenance of the building is funded by the US Embassy in Morocco and tended by the Director. The Director supervises a staff of librarian-assistant director, tour guide, and 3 maintenance men, and is responsible to a Board of Directors and an Executive Committee centered in Washington. The successful applicant should have academic and management skills related to the Maghrib and be fluent in English and French. Arabic is highly desirable. Salary is low and the applicant should have a comfortable retirement package already in hand as the position does not provide pension or medical benefits. Housing is provided without cost in the Legation. Travel to Board meetings in Washington D.C. is paid twice a year.

Please send a statement of interest and qualifications and a current CV to, TALIM secretary. The position is open as of 1 July 2014. Review begins on 9 October 2013. Applications should be submitted no later than 30 September 2013. TALIM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity.

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January 30, 2013

Paid Research Positions Summer 2013

Critical Languages Research Analyst Program
Paid Research Positions for Summer 2013

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has unclassified open source analysis units in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues. We are looking for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who can conduct native language research on the internet, apply social science research methods to identify social and political trends, and critically analyze and present information.

Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Middle Eastern Studies, Persian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, African Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Intelligence Studies, National Security Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Sociology, Demography, Defense Studies, Social Psychology, Public Policy, History, Political Islam, Nuclear Engineering/Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Political Geography, Library Science, Geographic Information Systems and other science and technology fields.


• Fluency in written Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian/Khmer, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Hindi, Japanese, Kurdish, Lao, Mandarin, Pashto, Russian, Somali, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek, or Vietnamese required. Advanced listening comprehension required.
• Excellent research and oral and written communication skills
• Excellent analytic/critical thinking skills
• Advanced internet proficiency
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a close team environment
• Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
• Strong academic background (3.0 GPA or higher)
• Completion of at least the sophomore year of college by the beginning of summer 2013
• U.S. citizenship required*

*The work performed will involve unclassified research and will not require full security clearance processing. However, each selected individual will undergo some security processing. Final selection for the program is contingent upon the successful completion of the security vetting process. The security vetting process will not equate to eligibility for access to classified information and only allows participation in the Critical Languages Summer Research Analyst Program.


This will be a paid position for a 40 hour work week for a maximum of 10 weeks. The hourly rate will be commensurate with education and experience. There are no benefits other than free parking. Work location is not easily accessible by public transportation.


Email cover letter detailing your interest in the position and your qualifications to Attach your resume, a writing sample in English (maximum of 5 pages), and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for two academic references, one of whom must be able to verify your foreign language skills. The successful candidate must pass a written translation test in his or her critical language. Please also provide an unofficial copy of your transcript – a download from your institution’s website is acceptable for initial consideration. Application deadline: March 8, 2012.

NOTE: The U.S. Intelligence Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

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Intelligence Community Online Career Fair

Meet the Intelligence Community Online

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields. Join us at the IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

Tuesday, February 26, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET
Registration now open! Go to
Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-registration is highly encouraged.

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:
• Visit IC agencies’ virtual booths
• Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts in real-time
• Attend live presentations
• Explore currently available jobs
• Learn about internships and other opportunities for students
• Link to IC agency Web sites and online application systems
• Network with other job seekers

Career opportunities are available in a variety of fields, including:
• Accounting, Budgeting, Auditing, Contracting, Financial Management
• Administration – Human Resources, Logistics, Public Affairs, Clinical Psychology, etc.
• Clandestine Services
• Computer Science, Computer Engineering
• Cybersecurity, Information Assurance
• Data Scientists
• Engineering – Electrical and Electronics
• Mathematics and Physical Science
• Foreign Language – Language Analysts and Officers, Instructors, Contract Linguists
• Information Technology
• Intelligence Analysis – Economic, Cultural, Imagery, Military, Open Source, Regional and Technical
• Program/Project Management
• Security, Police
• Special Agents
• Student Internships, Co-op Positions
*Priority languages include: All African languages, Arabic (all dialects), Cambodian, Dari, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi and other
languages of India, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, all Chinese Languages, Pashto, Russian, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu and other
languages of Pakistan, and Vietnamese. Note: Not all IC agencies participating in the IC Virtual Career Fair have openings in
all languages; however, FBI Language Services and the National Virtual Translation Center have contract linguist opportunities
available in almost any language, including French and Spanish.

The following IC agencies and components will be participating in the fair:
• Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
• Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Language Services Section (FBI LSS)
• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• National Security Agency (NSA)
• National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC)

U.S. citizenship is required. The United States Intelligence Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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December 17, 2012

Post-Doctoral Research Officer Wanted

Post-Doctoral Research Officer – Security in Transition
Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development
London School of Economics & Political Science

Salary from £32,148 pa incl. to £38,887 pa incl.
Initially fixed term for 1 year and to ideally commence in March 2013

The Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the LSE is pleased to invite applications to the above post which will contribute to the Research Programme Security in Transition: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into the Security Gap, funded by the European Research Council.

You will coordinate and carry our research on different aspects of the security gap in the context of the Middle East, with a focus on Syria. This will include a dialogue with critical intellectuals throughout the region. You will work closely with the principal investigator, Professor Mary Kaldor.

You should have a PhD, or be close to submission, in Middle East studies, security studies, or another relevant field. You should have a strong analytical background, demonstrating the ability to coordinate and design appropriate projects and methods of research; as well the ability to develop a publishing record that furthers the goals and profile of the programme. You should also possess a working knowledge of Arabic, and good communication skills.

You will be expected to play an active intellectual role in research programme and the life of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, including collaborating with our regional partners and networks in the Middle East, research programmes and units at the LSE and beyond.

Candidates are encouraged to obtain additional information about the Security in Transition research programme at

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post please go to at LSE and select “Current vacancies’’. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, please email quoting reference 1298225. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 January 2013 (11.59pm, UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Presentations and interviews are likely to take place mid-February 2013.

We value diversity and wish to promote equality at all levels.

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November 26, 2012

Employment Opportunity at the University of Georgia

The History Department at the University of Georgia received late permission to conduct a search for a tenure-track assistant professor of modern Middle-Eastern history. Our ad, which appeared on H-Net, may not have reached all interested candidates, so we write to make sure that the students at the Center for Middle East and North African Studies are aware of this opportunity. All qualified students please to go to the H-Net website to view the position announcement. ( The ad states that the review of applications will begin November 15th, but we will not choose candidates to interview at the MESA meeting in New Orleans until early December.

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Language Experts Needed

Language Experts Needed

Lidget Green, Inc. is a test development company that reviews language tests. We currently have a contract to review a large number of test items for the Defense Language Institute of the U.S. Department of Defense. We need native or near native language experts in: Arabic-Libyan and Arabic-Gulf/Saudi Arabia (Western Najdi, Central-Hijazi, and Eastern-Demmam/Dhahran dialects).
Language professionals (instructors, linguists, translators, interpreters) of the target languages are ideal candidates, as are native speakers who have studied (or are studying) at US universities.


1) Native or Near-Native Fluency in the target language (non-natives with near-native proven ability and substantial time spent living in the country of language origin may be considered); college-level education in the target language is preferred.

2) Excellent English skills; a degree from an English language university or standardized test scores are acceptable.

3) Professional experience in adult-level language education or assessment, translation and/or interpretation.

4) Excellent computer skills and ability to work comfortably in an online environment.

5) Documented permission to work in the US (and documented University
support if on a faculty or student visa). The DoD will vet all applicants and make the final determination whether a candidate is approved for the project. Supporting documents may be required.


Prior to joining the project, reviewers must attend a three-day orientation workshop at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Reviewers will be paid an honorarium for attendance. Accommodations will be provided, and a daily meal per diem and documented travel expenses will be reimbursed following the workshop.

Orientation sessions are planned for April 23-25 and June 11-13.
Following the DLI workshop, the item review work will be done online, from one’s home or office, at any time convenient for the reviewer within the scheduled deadlines. The time commitment is variable but averages a few hours per week for a few weeks at a time. Ability to work independently online and to meet deadlines is essential.

Payment is on a per item basis, and at normal work rates, the hourly
equivalent will be attractive.

Apply Now

Interested applicants should submit an inquiry along with a detailed and current CV/resume through email to Nina Powell at or fax 866.711.8976. The CV/resume should speak to relevant personal, academic and professional expertise with the language, as well as the extent of time spent living in communities where the language is natively spoken and detail any subsequent travel or time otherwise spent within these cultures.

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