History: Goshen College, a four-year liberal arts institution,
is accepting applications from candidates for a full-time
tenure-track position in world history, with particular focus on
African, Middle Eastern, or Asian history. Ph.D. completed prior
to August, 1999 is required. Review of applications will begin
on January 5, 1999, and will continue until the position is
filled. To apply, send curriculum vitae and letter to Paul A.
Keim, Academic Dean, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana 46526;
Telephone: 219/535-7503; Fax: 219/535-7060;
E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage applications through the
Goshen College Web site at www.goshen.edu. Women and members of
under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Goshen
College, an affirmative action employer, is committed to
Christian beliefs and values as interpreted by the Mennonite
United Arab Emirates Faculty Openings for Fall 1999
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model. Student applicants are considered on the basis of their qualification regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disabilities, age or national origin. The medium of instruction is English. Baccalaureate degrees are offered in 20 majors by the faculties of 4 schools: Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Architecture and Design, and Engineering.
ARABIC: To teach language, composition, Arabic literature and heritage covering all periods from pre-Islamic times to the present.
Interviews will be held at various sites. Positions are open until filled with preference for early applicants. Faculty who are appointed must be in Sharjah by September 4, 1999.
Applicants from the US and Canada should send CV (including the names and addresses of three references) to the following address:
Sharjah Liaison Office
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8173
Applicants from other countries should fax their CV to:
Search Committee, Chancellor's Office, AUS,
Applications are invited for the position of University Archivist in the Library of The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Appointee will be responsible for a program to develop, organize, preserve, and provide access to the University Archives according to standard procedures in an automated environment, and for supervising the processing of special archival collections acquired by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Graduate degree in archival administration, library science/information management or the equivalent required, second Master's degree desirable; minimum three years' professional experience, preferably in archival administration; and ability to communicate well in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of Arabic and other languages helpful; computer literacy and familiarity with contemporary archival standards and procedures essential. The position is open now, and will be filled as soon as possible, probably no later than September, 1999. Initial appointment will be for two years, and is renewable. Salary is according to a scale based on qualifications and professional experience. For expatriates, housing, annual round-trip air travel for appointee and accompanying family, plus schooling for two children are included. In view of AUC's protocol agreement with the Egyptian Government which requires specific proportions of Egyptian, U.S., and third-country citizen faculty, at this time preference will be given to qualified applicants who are U.S. citizens.
Mail letter of application specifying Job Number 1-ARLB with resume, and have three confidential reference letters or placement file sent, to: Dr. Earl Sullivan, Acting Provost, The American University in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, Floor 3CH, New York, New York 10018-2729, preferably by December 1, 1998. AUC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. [23.11.98]
College of Arts & Sciences
Western Michigan University seeks applications for a wide variety of positions in the College of Arts & Sciences beginning August 9, 1999. . . .
ASIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN LANGUAGES: One tenure-track assistant professor of ARABIC and one Professional Specialist of Japanese. Position 1) Native or near-native language fluency in Arabic essential as well as a genuine commitment and ability to teach language, with research interests in applied linguistics, language acquisition, language pedagogy or related fields. College teaching experience and evidence of scholarship desirable. Position 2) One year, non-tenure track Professional Specialist to teach Japanese language courses at the undergraduate level. Possibility of renewal subject to performance. M.A. in relevant fields with teaching experience in the communicative approach required. Candidate will participate in curricula development and computer-assisted language instruction.
Contact: Hideko Abe, Chairperson, (616) 387-6240; INTERNET: email@example.com.
All positions require an appropriate Ph.D. degree unless otherwise noted. Evidence of strong teaching skills, publication, and research potential expected.
Appointment at the associate professor level requires an outstanding record of teaching and research including external funding appropriate for the discipline.
Western Michigan University, a Carnegie Classification Doctoral I Institution and equal opportunity employer, has an affirmative action program that encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Send letter of application, vita, statement of research plans, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference to the chair/director of appropriate department, College of Arts & Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Chairs/directors may be contacted at the telephone numbers or e-mail addresses listed above. For more information about Western Michigan University see http://www.wmich.edu. Review of applications will begin December 15, 1998, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. [30.11.98]
The Lebanese American University (LAU) seeks an experienced development professional with a track record of significant accomplishments. The person selected for this position will work closely with the President in establishing objectives and strategies for the world wide fund-raising program and a planned capital campaign. The Vice President for Development is a member of the President's Administrative Council and serves on the University Executive Council. The appointee will supervise the development staff in Lebanon and the New York office. It is preferable that the appointee will reside in Lebanon, although negotiable. The Vice President for Development spends a significant amount of time traveling in the Middle East and the United States.
LAU will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 1999. It is an American institution chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The University has three campuses in Lebanon - Beirut, Byblos, and Sidon. LAU enrolls 4800 students attending the schools of Business, Architecture and Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy. The University awards the Master's degree in Business Administration, International Relations and Computer Science. The University is planning to establish a medical center which will include a medical school and teaching hospital.
The ideal candidate should have senior management experience in higher education and a significant track record in fund raising. Candidates should have excellent written and oral English communication skills and some knowledge of Middle Eastern culture. Knowledge of spoken Arabic will be a decided plus. Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and skills.
A current resume and letter of application with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references should be sent to:
Dr. Riyad Nassar, President
Lebanese American University
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1846
New York, New York 10115
Tel: (212) 870-2592
Fax: (212) 870-2762 [30.11.98]
Two highly selective liberal arts institutions in Central New York situated within twenty miles of each other are conducting searches for faculty appointments beginning in the Fall of 1999. The following information may be particularly useful for dual-career academic couples. Departments are listed which anticipate term (1-2 years in duration) and/or tenure-stream positions. Review of applications will begin on the date indicated and continue until the position is filled (unless otherwise indicated).
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York 13346; http://www.colgate.eduplease contact the chair of the search directly at the number listed below (315-228-XXXX): . . . .
Philosophy & Religion: ISLAMIC RELIGION AND CULTURE, tenure-stream (11/1/98); Harvey Sindima, chair, -7681. [7.12.98]
Philosophy/Religion: Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State), Kirksville, Missouri. Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in a joint Philosophy and Religion program, beginning August 16, 1999. Position 1: Candidates should be trained in either ISLAMIC STUDIES or Jewish Studies. Ability to teach in subfields such as Politics and Religion, Psychology and Religion, or Comparative Ethics desirable. Teaching duties include 3-4 sections per year of Exploring Religions (an introduction to world religions and the study of religion) and upper division courses, including an introductory upper level course in Islam or Judaism as a religious tradition. Language skills as applicable (Hebrew or Classical ARABIC). Candidates are encouraged to submit syllabi for Exploring Religions and one mid to upper level course in religious specialty. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural religious studies approaches are preferred. Position 2: AOS: Epistemology or Philosophy of Mind. AOC: Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant). Teaching duties include 3-4 sections of introductory level courses, including Introduction to Philosophy, and upper division courses each year. Candidates are encouraged to submit syllabi for an introductory philosophy course and a mid to upper level course in the AOS or AOC. Both Positions: Undergraduate teaching. Supervision of senior theses. Completed Ph.D., teaching excellence, strong liberal arts record, demonstrated scholarship, related experience desirable. Send vita, transcripts of all college work (both graduate and undergraduate), and three letters of reference to: James J. Lyons, Head, Division of Social Science, Truman State University, 100 East Normal, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-4221 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Philosophy and Religion Position. Review of applications begins December 11 and continues until positions are filled. Truman is an equal opportunity institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. [7.12.98]
Hanover College seeks candidate in Middle-Eastern Studies with an interdisciplinary emphasis & a background in 1/more of the following fields: history, anthropology, political science, or religion. A focus on Islam preferred. Tenure-track pos beginning Aug 1999; rank open to Assoc; PhD preferred. Review of applications begins Feb 15, 1999 & continues until pos is filled. Send application letter, vita, transcripts, 3 letters of reference, & evidence of effective tchng to Katherine Johnson, Chair, Middle-Eastern Studies Search, c/o Christine Wilcox, Hanover C, PO Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243-0108. EOE. [11.12.98]
The Division of Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service invites nominations and applications for the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin in AY 1999-2000. Candidates are expected to be specialists in the study of Islam from one or more of the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, history, international relations, law, political science, and/or sociology. Candidates must be fluent in a language appropriate to the study of Islam. The Chair is expected to provide intellectual and programmatic leadership for American University's advancement of Islamic Studies. Responsibilities will include teaching and research, advising undergraduate and graduate students, program leadership and administration, and participation in School and University governance. Required qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a record of teaching and research excellence appropriate for a senior appointment. Tenure status is open.
Please send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Faculty Search, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8071. Review of files will begin January 15, 1999.
American University, located in Washington, D.C., offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has a student enrollment of approximately 12,000 with a full time faculty of more than 400. The School of International Service, the largest school of international affairs in the U.S., has 50 faculty members and offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.
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.
An EEO/AA University. The University is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. [11.1.99]
Assistant Professor. Hiram College announces a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 1999, in South Asian Religions with particular expertise in either Hinduism or ISLAM. Ph.D. or Th.D. required; thorough preparation in appropriate research languages expected; demonstrated abilities in effective classroom teaching and scholarly research preferred. The successful candidate will support the departmental commitment to the academic study of religion as well as to across-the-curriculum teaching in the Freshman Colloquium, the First Year Seminar, and the Weekend College. Hiram College is located about 45 minutes by expressway from the various attractions of Cleveland, Ohio. The College was founded in 1850 by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is non-sectarian in outlook and teaching. Dedicated to excellence through diversity, it is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Send letter of application, dossier with graduate transcripts, writing sample, and three letters of reference to Dixon Slingerland, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Hiram College, P.O. Box 67, Hiram, Ohio 44234. Application deadline: March 1, 1999. [11.1.99]
The Department of Religion of the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and research position in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August, 1999. The candidate will be expected to teach Modern Standard Arabic, Islamic Studies, Introductory Religion classes, and to work with the university's Arabic and Islamic Studies Summer abroad program. The salary will be competitive.
Ideally, candidates should have near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, one modern dialect of Arabic, and classical Arabic, excellent command of one other Muslim language, as well as native speaking fluency in English. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching Arabic. Experience as an on-site administrator in an Arabic study abroad program and contacts with Arabic speaking universities abroad are also desirable.
The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching an introductory class in Religion (covering Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate levels of Islamic Studies. She or he will also have first-hand knowledge of at least one Arab and one non-Arab contemporary Muslim culture. She or he should have strong expertise in Arabic Islamic texts dealing with the Qur'anic sciences, as well as 'ilm al-hadith, fiqh, and tasawwuf. Research interests among these and other standard genres of Islamic literature are desired. Candidates not having all of the preceding qualifications may still be considered and are encouraged to apply.
Ph.D. or ABD (candidate for the Ph.D.) in Arabic and/or Islamic Studies required at the time of application. If ABD, requirements for the degree should be completed by August, 1999. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, three letters of reference, and one publication (if available). No decision will be made before March 22, although applications received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.
Send materials to Dr. Alan Godlas, Chair: Search Committee, Department of Religion, Peabody Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (USA), 30602-1625. For information about the Department of Religion and its programs see http://www.uga.edu/religion. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
This notice can also be found at: http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas/arabislamjob.html
Dr. A. Godlas
Dept. of Religion
University of Georgia
Athens; GA (USA) 30602-1625.
Tel (work): (706) 542-5356 or 542-1486
Fax: (706) 542-6724 [24.1.99]
History of Islam
The Department of History and the Religious Studies Program at UW-Madison seek a scholar in the history of Islam, 1500-present, rank open. The successful applicant will work on Islam in South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, or North Africa, and will have demonstrated a commitment to comparative, historically-grounded, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion. The appointment will be 100% in History, but the candidate will teach courses crosslisted in Religious Studies and participate actively in the Religious Studies Program. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date: August 23, 1999. Application deadline: March 31, 1999. Send application letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (minimum length: an article or dissertation/book chapter) to Chair, Search Committee in the History of Islam, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. AA/EOE. UW-Madison encourages applications from women and minorities
Anthropology of Islam
The Department of Anthropology and the Religious Studies Program at UW-Madison seek an anthropologist of religion with competence in Central Asia, the Mideast, Southeast Asia, or West Africa, rank open. We are looking for a scholar who has done substantial fieldwork in the relevant region, and who is concerned with interregional themes: transnational religion, religious globalization, Islam and the state, Islam and modernization, Islamic minorities, and Islam and gender. The appointment will be 100% in Anthropology, but the candidate will teach courses crosslisted in Religious Studies and participate actively in the Religious Studies Program. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date: August 23, 1999. Application deadline: March 31, 1999. Send application letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (minimum length: an article or dissertation/book chapter) to Chair, Search Committee in Anthropology and Islam, Department of Anthropology, University of WisconsinMadison, 5240 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. AA/EOE. UW-Madison encourages applications from women and minorities [28.1.99]
DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES The Department of Theology and Religious Studies currently consists of four Professors, a Reader, five Senior Lecturers, six lecturers and a teaching fellow. It offers degrees in Christian Theology, Religious Studies, and in Islamic Studies as well as a range of Masters programmes, an external Certificate and Diploma programme, and a strong and growing international research school. Altogether some 250 students are registered with the Department. Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies also form part of a wider administrative grouping with Classics, Philosophy and Anthropology. The Centre for Islamic Studies has primary responsibility for the Single and Joint Honours degrees in Islamic Studies, for the external Certificate and Diploma programme in Islamic Studies and Arabic and for research in Islamic Studies at both M.Phil. and Ph.D. level. Staff teach Islamic options in Religious Studies and contribute to other modules in the Department such as Interfaith Dialogue, Religion and the Environment and Religion Society and Politics. They also participate in the MA programmes on Religious Experience, Death and Immortality, and Religion Politics and International Relations.
The Centre for Islamic Studies is well supported by endowments from the Crown Princes of Abu Dhabi and Bahrein which currently have a market value of £1.5 million as well as an annual contribution of £21K from the Amir of Qatar. In addition Sheikh Khalifa of Abu Dhabi contributed half the cost of the magnificent new Departmental Building named in his honour, as well as the costs of refurbishing a small Mosque for Muslim students. The Sponsors are represented on a Joint Advisory Board for Islamic Studies which seeks ways of further developing the subject.
Both the Department and the Advisory Board share a common vision namely that In Islamic Studies we wish to establish Lampeter as a centre of excellence in which Islamic Theology, History and Culture can be studied as comprehensively as Christianity is in UK departments of Theology. To this end accommodation has been provided in the Sheikh Khalifa Building for a Professor and six lecturers in Islamic Studies and it is hoped gradually to build up to that staffing level from the current position of three full-time and one part-time staff in Islamic Studies.
The Professor must be a well-established scholar who can provide academic leadership in Islamic Studies and contribute significantly to the research profile of the Centre and the Department. The holder of this new post will have a distinguished publication record and a proven ability to attract post-graduate research students. The Professor will work with the members of the Advisory Board and the Department in building up the strength of the Islamic Studies programme.
Departmental handbooks and prospectuses are available from the Personnel Office, University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7ED. Candidates who wish the opportunity for informal discussion may contact Professor Paul Badham on 01570 424 748. A letter of application, with full curriculum vitae and the names of three referees should be returned to the above address, no later than March 12th. 1999 There are no application forms.
Tel. No. - 01570 424703
Fax No. - 01570 423423
e-mail - email@example.com
Dawoud S El Alami
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Wales Lampeter
Tel: +44 1570 422351 ext. 418
Fax: +44 1570 422840 [13.2.99]
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a one-year position in Arabic language. The position is two-thirds time and will be filled at the rank of lecturer. Candidates must have either an M.A. or Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or linguistics, and possess either native or near native proficieny in Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. There is a strong possibility that this position will be renewed for a longer term and that it will be upgraded to fulltime status. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of Arabic language, most likely one each at the intermediate and advanced levels. Please send resume and two letters of reference (with special reference to teaching ability and experience) to Prof. Gary A. Rendsburg, 360 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-2502. Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer. [24.2.99]
Needed for a course in Intermediate Standard Arabic, Fall 1999. Possibility of renewal for Spring. Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic & English; demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic language in US (or to English speakers), preferably at college level. Send CV and two professional letters of reference on the teaching of Arabic to: Professor Vida Johnson, Chair, Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages & Literatures, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position filled. [6.4.99]
The post will be for two years with prospects for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate but will be higher than that of a Research Associate.
Letters of Application with full curriculum vitae & the names and addresses of two referees
should be submitted to:
Gerald Segal, Director of Studies, IISS,
23 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7NQ, UK. [5.5.99]
Applicants must provide evidence of extensive research qualifications and pedagogical skills within the field of modern and classical Arabic languages and should also document scholarly aptitude & teaching experience in relation to at least one other Semitic language.
Further information about the position may be obtained from the director of the department,
Jorgen Bæk Simonsen,
telephone + 45 35 32 89 00, fax 45 35 32 89 26,
Closing date for application is 1 June 1999 [5.5.99]
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:
Chair, Arabic Search Committee
Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
B027 Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
The committee will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. [6.5.99]
Please send your CV and work samples to:
The Research and Education Dept.,
ICEL., Ref: TE1, 140 Maida Vale,
London, W9 1QB [26.5.99]
Iraqi Kurdistan £21,464 p.a.
12 Month Contract
Save the Children's pioneering work in this mountainous area is a unique example of a successful development programme in what is still a complex emergency and volatile environment. In targeting the most vulnerable, the programme combines material assistance with a great emphasis on sustainability through capacity building, training, work with local partners and staff development. We are now looking for a Programme Manager to work with the Programme Director and national staff to develop, implement and monitor our projects.
You will be a resourceful and energetic individual with substantial experience of managing overseas development programmes including relief and rehabilitation work; strong analytical, negotiation and representation skills; and experience of working in difficult security conditions. Knowledge of Kurdish/Arabic would be desirable.
Contact Janet Curtis-Broni at the address/fax number below or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 18th June 1999. All of these positions offer a competitive benefits package including accommodation, flights and other living expenses. For further information and an application form for the above four posts please write clearly stating the job title to the contact shown at the end of each vacancy,
Save The Children Fund,
17 Grove Lane, Camberwell,
London SE5 8RD.
Fax: 0171 793 7614.
SCF aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
Save the Children
Working for a better world for children. [26.5.99]
King Fahd Middle East Studies Program
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
The King Fahd Middle East Studies Program at the University of Arkansas invites nominations and applications for the position of program Director.
The Director is expected to play the principal role in directing the growth of this interdisciplinary program, established in 1992 by an endowment from the Saudi government currently valued at about $30 million. The program currently offers a minor in Middle East Studies and a dual major with one of several academic disciplines. The Director reports to the Dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Applicants for the position may come from any of the disciplines currently represented by the programís core faculty of seven tenured and tenure-track faculty: Arabic language and literature, anthropology, comparative literature, history, and political science. Candidates from other appropriate disciplines will also be considered.
We seek an individual of international distinction as a scholar and demonstrated ability as a teacher, eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The Director will also bring to the position a record of proven administrative accomplishment.
The Director will be responsible for articulating and implementing a vision for the program's development, especially in the areas of faculty hiring, curriculum planning, and the establishment of academic relationships with institutions in this country and abroad. The person appointed will have direct responsibility for the management of the program's budget, and will work with the associate director and relevant department chairs to coordinate activities in the areas of student recruitment, undergraduate and graduate financial support, faculty development, and outreach.
Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Professor Charles H. Adams
Associate Dean for International Programs
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Old Main 525
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, or national origin. [11.9.99]
Applications are invited for two-three Research Assistantships in connection with an AHRB (British Academy)- funded research project on Firdausi's "Book of Kings" (Shah-nama). The project aims essentially to create a corpus of Shah-nama manuscript illustrations and to provide a forum for art-historical, literary and historical investigations. A first degreee in Middle Eastern Studies would be useful; a knowledge of Persian is essential. Ability to run and maintain computer applications with an internet connection will be required. The successful applicants will also need to be able to work on their own initiative and be free to travel in the UK and abroad.The Research Assistantship Grade IA has a starting salary of £ 19,140 stlg. (and could be shared); Grade IB (half-time) starts at £ 9,570 stlg. Appointments will be for one year, renewable, subject to a satisfactory probationary period. The project begins on 1 October 1999 and applicants should be available to start as soon as practical after that date. Applications or requests for further details should be addressed to Dr Charles Melville, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (e-mail: email@example.com). [21.8.99]
The Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer in Arabic for the academic year of 1999-2000. Applicants must have native or near native fluency in Arabic and experience teaching non-native speakers at the undergraduate and graduate level. MA required, Ph.D. preferred in Arabic, linguistics or a related field. Send CV to Dr. Taoufik Ben-Amor, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, 602 Kent Hall - Mail Code 3928, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. Phone: (212) 854-2895. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [3.8.99]
INSTITUTE OF ARAB AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
Lectureship in Sociology/Social Anthropology of The Middle East
An enthusiastic, high-calibre lecturer is required to contribute to the development and organisation of the newly-founded IAIS. Excellence in both teaching and research is sought, and an ability to develop sociological/social anthropological studies as a major field of study within the IAIS. Knowledge of Arabic is required. This permanent post is currently available and we hope to make an appointment as soon as possible. Salary up to £22,726 p.a. on the Lecturer scales (under review).
Personnel, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QJ;
fax (01392) 263122
or email email@example.com ,
quoting reference no. GUAR4123.
Closing date 15 October 1999.
For an informal discussion of this post, please contact
Professor Tim Niblock on 01392 264028. [10.9.99]
Publications Coordinator with exp. working on house and academic publications from idea through print process. Requires: Proven editing and DTP experience (PC Pagemaker prefd); organized, self-starter who can work with academic faculty, as well as work in dependently. Preferred qualifications: experience in marketing, web and print design, exp. in Arab world. Starting salary in mid-30s with excellent benefits package. Mail cover letter, resume, work samples to Sandra Tamari, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, ICC 241, Washington, DC 20057. No calls or faxes please.
See website at www.georgetown.edu/sfs/programs/ccas [13.7.99]
International College (I.C.), an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational pre-k through secondary school of 3500 students with two campuses, seeks an experienced, energetic professional who will be responsible for managing its development program, including the Annual Fund and a projected capital campaign. Supervising an office that is expected to expand beyond its current staff of five, the Development Officer will also have primary responsibility for external publications and public relations. The position becomes vacant at the end of the '99-'00 academic year, but we would like to have the new officer in place by at least fall 1999.
Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree, with a Master's preferred. Experience in fund raising essential. High-level verbal and writing skills and organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills expected. Familiarity with the Middle East and development office software desirable. Willing to reside in Beirut and to travel throughout the Middle East and internationally where I.C.'s 10,000 alumni are located. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Please submit a letter, resume and three references to:
Robert F. Ober, Jr.
850 Third Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022
History: Le Moyne College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning August, 2000. Major Field: Modern Middle East and/or Islamic World. Minor fields open. Regardless of fields, the department seeks an excellent teacher of undergraduates for responsibilities which include the core course in Western or World Civilization and upper-level electives in Middle Eastern and Islamic history and culture. Le Moyne College is a liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition with an undergraduate enrollment of 2,100 and a History department with eight tenure lines and 100 majors. Semi-finalists will be notified in early December and interviewed at AHA. Send letter of application, vitae, and dossier (all of which must be received by November 15) to John W. Langdon, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York 13214-1399. AA/EOE. [10.9.99]
South and West Asia Centre Faculty of Asian Studies
Over fifty years, the Faculty of Asian Studies has established an international reputation for the study of the languages and societies of the Asian region. The Faculty has a longstanding interest in the teaching of Arabic and Islamic Studies. The University also possesses a distinguished Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Arts, which is also a Cognate Centre in the Faculty of Asian Studies. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of ability to teach modern and classical Arabic as a foreign language to adult learners, and to show their commitment to effective teaching and learning practices and research supervision. Applicants must have native-speaker, or near native-speaker, competence in spoken and written Arabic and English. In addition, the appointee will be expected to teach, research and supervise graduate students in a second area of strength in Arabic or / and Islamic Studies.
Appointment: The position is available from 1 January 2000. Enquiries: Dr George Quinn, Head, Southeast Asia Centre, tel: +61 2 6249 3377, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Further particulars, including selection criteria should be obtained before applying from the Staffing Recruitment Officer, tel: +61 2 6249 3346, fax: +61 2 6249 5011, email: Employment.Services@anu.edu.au Closing Date: 6 October 1999 Ref: FAS 11.8.1 [10.9.99]
The University of Michigan is seeking candidates for a position in the politics of the Middle East and North Africa, to begin September 2000. We are interested in someone with broad comparative politics interests whose work specializes in some way in the politics of this region. This search is being conducted jointly with the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Level of appointment is open. For a tenured position, a record of demonstrated excellence and accomplishment in research and teaching is required. For a non-tenured position, promise of excellence in research and teaching is required. Please send vita, letters of reference, writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available) and any other relevant materials to: Chair, Comparative Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 7601 Haven Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045. Applications received by October 15, 1999 will be given first consideration, although we will continue to accept applications after that date. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. [6.8.99]
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of Arabic language and literature beginning July 1, 2000. Responsibilities include teaching Arabic at all levels and an occasional course in Arabic literature. Mastery of Modern Standard Arabic, native or near-native fluency in one Arabic dialect, and excellent English are required. Preference is for candidates with the Ph.D. and with evidence of scholarship and effective teaching credentials. Research specialty is open. Early applicants will be considered for preliminary interviews at the Middle East Studies Association in Washington, DC, Nov. 19-21, and all applications must be postmarked no later than December 1, 1999. Send letter of application with supporting materials, including three letters of recommendation, to Chair, Arabic Search Committee, Curriculum in Asian Studies, CB 3267, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3267. UNC-CH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. [10.9.99]
The Department of Religion at Oberlin College seeks applications for a one-year, temporary position in the area of the religious traditions of Islam, beginning in the fall semester of 99-00, with the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor. In terms of the candidate's research area, the historical period and geographical area are open. The incumbent will teach the departmental core course in classical, medieval and modern Islam. In addition to the core course, the person will teach an Introduction to Religion course, courses in Islamic religious traditions at the 200-level, and a seminar on a topic of the person's selection within Islam. Total course load is five courses per academic year. The ability to teach in one or more of the following areas is desirable: Islamic Religious Texts, Islam and Modernity, Sufism, Women in Islam, Islam in non-Arabic Cultures (e.g. Indonesia, Africa). Among qualifications required is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 1999). Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, including a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three letters of reference should be sent to: Grover A. Zinn, Chair, Department of Religion, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA. [9.7.99]
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure eligible position in the modern history of the Near East and North Africa with concentration in the Arab world to begin September 1, 2000. Rank: Assistant Professor, Ph.D. required. Area specialists in the social science disciplines whose teaching and research offers a strong historical dimension are also invited to apply. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, two chapters or papers from publications or work in progress, and have three referees write directly to: Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 110 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544. The deadline for receipt of all materials is October 15, 1999. Princeton University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. [28.5.99]
Department of Semitic Languages, Centre for Islamic Studies
Terms of Employment: Two year contract
Responsibilities: Teaching Islamic Studies and Arabic at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Salary: 100 000 rands (approx. 17 000 USD) per annum
2. Extensive teaching experience.
3. Experince in supervising M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.
Appointment on approval of a selection committee [3.9.99]
The Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah, in cooperation with the Middle East Center, seeks applicants for a joint tenure-track position in Arabic language and literature at the rank of assistant professor beginning August, 2000. Preference may be given to a specialist in classical Arabic literature. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach courses in both classical and modern Arabic literature at graduate and undergraduate levels, and participate in the teaching of Arabic language as needed. Knowledge of critical theory is desirable. The candidate should have a superior level of proficiency in Arabic.
The appointment begins Fall Semester 2000. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or have completed all degree requirements by the time of appointment. Salary package includes full benefits. Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees (whom the applicant must ask to submit letters of recommendation under separate cover), should be sent to Dr. Peter Sluglett, Director, Middle East Center, University of Utah, 260 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm. 153, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9157. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MESA meeting in Washington this November. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 1998. The University of Utah is an AA/EOE employer and encourages nominations and applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees. Search will continue until position is filled.
Middle East Center
History: Mid-East. The History Department at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to appoint an Islamic/Middle East historian at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. The successful candidate is likely to be researching on cross-cultural interactions, must be able and willing to teach the modern Middle East as well as a survey of Islamic history, and must have his/her dissertation in hand by September 1, 2000. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Professor Larry Schneider, History Department, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri 63130. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 1999. Washington University is an AA/EOE employer. [10.9.99]
The Department of Religious Studies of Yale University seeks to make an authorized junior appointment in the field of Islamic Studies beginning July 1, 2000. The successful candidate will teach modern and contemporary Islam in its conceptual, institutional and religio-historical aspects. Secondary interests in developments of Islamic religious law or the interaction of Islam with other religious traditions would be welcome as well. Ability to use Arabic sources at an advanced level is required. The candidate is expected to contribute to the collaborative teaching of world religions within the undergraduate program of the Department of Religious Studies.
Applications, including a CV, three letters of recommendation mailed directly by the referees, a statement of research and teaching interests, and copies of representative scholarly work should be sent to Prof. Gerhard Bowering, chair of search committee, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, Box 208287, New Haven, CT 06520-8287. Because of Yale's emphasis on excellence in undergraduate instruction, evidence of teaching effectiveness will enhance a candidate's application. To receive full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 1999. Yale University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Gerhard Bowering Dept. of Religious Studies
New Haven, CT 06520-8287
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