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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions Edit

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College  - Lecturer (Renewable) Edit

  • The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Eventin which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of his or her high school class, has SAT scores of 1320 or above, and has a high school grade-point average of 3.81.
  • We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities, natural or social sciences that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple areas of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing skills is required, and experience leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired.
  • Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in The Human Event, and a list of readings for the first and second semesters; (4) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching. Sample syllabi for this course can be found under faculty profiles on the college website. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Joseph P. Foy, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.eduReview of applications will begin on March 3, 2014.
  • Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University. The Office of Equity & Inclusion has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion, University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85287, Intercampus Mail Code 5612. Phone: (480) 965-5057. For information about ASU’s non-discrimination policies and procedures for filing complaints, please see http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://provost.asu.edu/index.php?q=policies/procedures/p20.htmll.

Johns Hopkins University - Islamic StudiesEdit

As part of a new Islamic Studies Initiative across the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a newly established tenure-track assistant professorship in modern/contemporary (post -1700) Islamic studies. We welcome applications from a variety of research specializations and disciplines.

The tenure-track line belongs to the Islamic Studies Initiative. However, the successful candidate will hold the rank of Assistant Professor and be appointed in the home department of his/her discipline. Excellent knowledge of Arabic is essential; knowledge of other relevant research languages is highly desirable. PhD required at the time of appointment.

  • Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a current CV, names of three referees, and one article or chapter-length sample of scholarly work via Interfolio https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21851/.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2013-2014, Religious Studies 2013-14 and World/Global History 2013-14
  • does anyone know whether they will be asking automatically for letters or only asking for letters from shortlisted candidates? Probably not, but please post as soon as this becomes clear.

University of California, Santa Cruz - Asst. Prof (Literature), Mediterranean Studies: Medieval/Early ModernEdit

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ Department of literature Assistant Professor Mediterranean Studies: Medieval/Early Modern

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz is searching for two positions during 2013-14 in the area of Mediterranean Studies, one in Ancient Comparative and one in Medieval/Early Modern, conceived of as a “cluster hire.” The position in Medieval/Early Modern Mediterranean Studies is found below. The description of the Ancient Comparative Mediterranean Studies position is available for viewing at the following URL: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00036-14.pdf.

Medieval and/or early modern Mediterranean Literatures and Cultures. Work in at least two languages, including Arabic, Byzantine Greek, Italian, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Spanish, or other relevant languages. Candidates should have a strong grounding in the tradition of their primary literatures, with interests in ways the larger Mediterranean region is a relevant category of analysis. We seek scholars with the appropriate linguistic expertise whose work transcends traditional literary and textual approaches by conceptualizing the medieval and/or early modern Mediterranean as a dynamic space of cultural and historical significance. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses and small advanced seminars, and to actively participate in the graduate program. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent degree (in hand by June 1, 2014) in Comparative Literature, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Romance Languages and Literatures, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in at least two linguistic traditions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with graduate students; competence in a third language literature.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), vitae, three current confidential letters of recommendation* (2010 or later), two syllabi, and a short representative writing sample (30 pages max. in PDF format). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00037

Refer to Position #JPF00037-14 in all correspondence

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.html

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. 
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.

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  • Deadline: Oct. 15

University of California, Santa Cruz - Ancient Comparative Mediterranean StudiesEdit

Primary focus in texts and languages of the ancient Mediterranean. The successful applicant will be competent to teach texts at all levels in both ancient Greek and classical Latin. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching areas include a relevant third language literature such as Arabic (classical), Hebrew (Biblical/rabbinic), Iranian (Avestan, Old and Middle Persian), or Sanskrit. We seek scholars whose work transcends traditional literary and textual approaches by conceptualizing the ancient Mediterranean as a dynamic space of cultural and historical significance. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses and small advanced seminars, and actively participate in the graduate program. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant professor level: PhD or equivalent degree (in hand at time of application) in Classics, Comparative Literature, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book in preparation or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in Greek and Latin.

Associate professor level: PhD or equivalent degree in Classics, Comparative Literature, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in Greek and Latin.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant Professor: Experience working with graduate students; competence in a relevant third language literature. Associate Professor: Experience supervising doctoral work; competence in a relevant third language literature.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), vitae, three current confidential letters of recommendation* (2010 or later), two syllabi, and a short representative writing sample (30 pages max. in PDF format). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00036. Refer to Position #JPF00036-14 in all correspondence.

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.
  • Also posted at Comparative 2014

University of Colorado Boulder - Assistant Professor, Langs & Lits of Pre-modern Islamic WorldEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures of the Pre-modern Islamic World to begin August 2014. Candidate should have research expertise in medieval Islam and its literatures and cultures with proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Persian, Hindi/Urdu. Candidates should have the PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

  • Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. See http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/overview/jobs/index.html for full job description.
  • request for letters Nov 5 (this was not done automatically, per HR)
  • invitation for skype interview (Nov 20)
  • On campus interviews going on now.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - TT Assistant Professor in Arabic Studies/Comparative LiteratureEdit

University of Massachusetts Boston - Asst. Professor of ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) invites applications for a tenure- track position as Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literatures or Cultural Studies, beginning September 1, 2014. Knowledge of the Eastern Mediterranean and modern Middle East from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective strongly preferred.  Ability to supervise and teach in the Arabic language program, as well as develop and teach courses in English within a field of specialization that would enrich the MLLC department’s course offerings.  Typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Requirements:Requirements: Native or Near-Native fluency in Standard Arabic and English, Ph.D. in hand by appointment date and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching

Additional Information: UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, C.V., and proof of undergraduate teaching excellence online. Three reference letters should be sent to Claudia Esposito, Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA 02125-3393 or Claudia.Esposito@umb.edu.

  • For full consideration, application materials are due by the review date, November 15, 2013.

University of North Carolina Wilmington -- TT Assistant Professor of ArabicEdit

  • All application materials should be submitted through the application system and mailed items postmarked by November 23, 2013 for priority consideration, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews via videoconferencing in early December.
  • See full post here: http://www.uncw.edu/hr/joblistings_epa/14F023.html

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments [NTT]Edit

Bryn Mawr College - Lecturer in Arabic LanguageEdit

Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a continuing non-tenure track (CNTT) position in Arabic language to begin August 1, 2014. Candidates must already hold the M.A. or have the Ph.D. in hand by the August 1, 2014, start date. Candidates must possess native or near-native command of both Arabic and English, native or near-native mastery of Modern Standard Arabic, demonstrated success in teaching Arabic language to undergraduates in a North American context, and the ability to work well on a team. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and coordinate the first and second years of Arabic on the Bryn Mawr and Haverford campuses within a Tri-College Mellon-funded Arabic program, led by Swarthmore College, with a shared language curriculum. The CNTT would also be responsible for teaching some drill hours, developing the syllabus and exams for both first and second year Arabic, directing the drill instructor, and organizing events highlighting Arabic culture. The successful candidate will also be a member of Bryn Mawr's Middle Eastern Studies Initiative (MESI) Steering Committee.

  • Please submit a single pdf document including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent to arabic_search@brynmawr.edu. The search committee will begin reading applications October 11, 2013. Applications received by November 11, 2013, will receive full consideration.

Franklin & Marshall College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature/ Cultural StudiesEdit

The Arabic Program at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature/ Cultural Studies beginning Fall 2014 pending final administrative approval. Position is renewable for a second year if candidate demonstrates teaching excellence and/or continued administrative approval. Preference will be given to applicants with the PhD, but ABD's will be considered at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Teaching load is 3/2 and the candidate should be able to teach all levels of Arabic, although primary duties will be teaching upper-level courses including literature and culture courses in Arabic and English at the undergraduate level. Native or near-native fluency in MSA and English.

  • Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV online at the link above by December 2, 2013. If candidates are selected for the next stage of review, they will be asked to send additional supporting material.
  • Interfolio link: https://apply.interfolio.com/23819

George Washington University - Special Service Faculty in ArabicEdit

Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Special Service

Proposed Start Date: 01/01/2014

Employee Class Code/Category: F2 - UV Faculty - 9 MO - RFT

Position Description Summary: The George Washington University Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations invites applicants for a Special Service Faculty position in Arabic, commencing as early as the Spring 2014 semester.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach the Arabic language (Modern Standard and dialects including Levantine) at all levels of proficiency.

Minimum Qualifications: Native or near native fluency in Arabic and English; M.A. in Arabic or related field; demonstrated ability to teach Arabic at college level and use of technology in language teaching; and ACTFL testing certification in Arabic

  • Other Information: Review of applications will begin on September 10, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Quick Link: http://www.gwu.jobs:80/postings/16536

Kenyon College (OH) - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in ArabicEdit

Kenyon College is seeking applications for an appointment as a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic for the academic year 2014-2015, renewable for one additional year. The fellowship is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The successful candidate will teach three Arabic language and culture courses during the first year and, if reappointed, four courses during the second year. The fellow will receive a competitive salary, plus standard benefits and a research budget. We seek applicants with graduate-level coursework in Arabic or a related field and who have at least two years of teaching the Arabic language at the college level, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, as well as proficiency in one dialect area.

  • To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://employment.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled

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