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Job and Fellowship Listing

1. Western Carolina University - Assistant Professor
2. University of Kansas (History) - Assistant Professor
3. Zayed University - Assistant Professor
4. Macalester College - Postdoctoral Fellowship
5. The University of Illinois Springfield - Assistant Professor
6. The American University of Beirut - Assistant Professor
7. University of Kansas (Religious Studies) - Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor of History, History of the Islamic World. Tenure-track
appointment for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ph.D. from an accredited
institution in History preferred. ABD considered. Will teach courses in
Middle Eastern and World history. All full-time faculty in our growing
department teach freshman/sophomore level liberal studies courses,
upper-level/graduate courses, and play significant roles in implementing the
university¹s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). WCU is committed to the
Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and
engagement.

Applicants must apply on-line at
https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51776. Hard copy
applications will not be considered. In addition please submit three letters
of reference and sample teaching materials to Dr. Andrew Denson, Chair,
Islamic World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. For questions or additional information,
please contact Dr. Andrew Denson at 828-227-3867. Review of applications
will begin 30 November 2009 and continue until the position is filled.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer and conducts criminal background checks.

Contact Info:
Applicants must apply on-line at
https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51776 . Hard copy
applications will not be considered. In addition please submit three letters
of reference and sample teaching materials to Dr. Andrew Denson, Chair,
Islamic World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Website:
http://history.wcu.edu

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applications will not be considered. In addition please submit three letters
of reference and sample teaching materials to Dr. Andrew Denson, Chair,
Islamic World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Website:
http://history.wcu.edu

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University of Kansas/History Department, Middle Eastern History.

The Department of History at the University of Kansas invites applications
for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in
Middle Eastern history expected to begin August 18, 2010. PhD or ABD
expected by start date of appointment. Concentration in the modern
(post-1800) period is preferred; the research specialization is open.
Teaching will be at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful
candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the
start date of the appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience.

Apply on-line at:
https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number
00067074. Attach the following to your on-line application: curriculum
vitae, cover letter, and list of three references. Ask your recommenders to
send their letters separately to Professor Eve Levin, Search Committee
Chair, Department of History, University of Kansas, 3650 Wescoe Hall, 1445
Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045. Please also send your writing sample and
sample course syllabi to the same address. EO/AA Employer.

Contact Info:
Professor Eve Levin, Search Committee Chair
Department of History
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd Room 3650 Wescoe
Lawrence, KS 66045

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Anthropology or History
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus
United Arab Emirates

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an
innovative institution based on an international model of higher education.
Over 700 faculty and staff serving 4,750 students across two main campuses -
as well as satellite locations - in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University
prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society,
and family life. The University expects its graduates to be fully bilingual
in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and
strong in quantitative and research skills. The language of business and
instruction at the University is English.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. as well as by the Middle
States Commission on Higher Education in the U.S.A.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high
standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Department

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary
department offering a degree in International Studies, with specializations
in International Affairs and Culture and Society. It also offers a Minor in
Literature.

The Opportunity

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences on the Abu Dhabi campus
invites applications for a full-time position in its International Studies
program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or History and be
able to teach interdisciplinary courses on political economy, intellectual
history, and/or popular culture. Evidence of teaching ability and experience
is important, including potential to supervise Capstone thesis projects. The
teaching load will also include one or more courses in the Colloquy on
Integrated Learning, the University's core curriculum.

The Requirements

A Ph.D. from a recognized university, evidence of effective teaching,
willingness and commitment to teaching courses with common syllabi and
learning outcomes in addition to delivering majors courses.

The Benefits

The University's benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive
salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture
allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate
family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the
employee.

To Apply

Please visit our Web site www.zu.ac.ae. In addition to completing the online
application form, attach a cover letter and a current CV, the names and
contact details of three referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching
philosophy, and a statement of scholarly and creative interests,
particularly as they might apply to the Middle East, and as to how they
might involve undergraduate students. If possible, also include student or
departmental teaching evaluations. The review of applications will begin
November 1, 2009 for placements in January or August 2010.

Contact Info:
Anushka Gehi
Recruitment & OD Officer
Zayed University
Dubai - UAE
Website:
http://www.zu.ac.ae

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Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Studies
focus on Islamic World Studies

Macalester College invites applications for a two-year Winston & Maxine
Wallin Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship from recent PhDs who focus on the
Islamic world, broadly understood. Candidates may come from any
social-science or humanities discipline. Preference will be given to
applicants with the ability to teach transnationally engaged courses which
include an interdisciplinary dimension. The Department of International
Studies at Macalester is a broad and deep nexus for the multi-perspectival
exploration of globalizations old and new, in research and in undergraduate
education.

The Fellowship, whose funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and Winston & Maxine Wallin Endowment, will begin September 2010 and entails
half-time teaching. The Fellow will offer one course each semester: an
introductory course in the fall, and a more specialized course in the
spring. Candidates should have completed their PhD within the last five
years, be interested in teaching in a rigorous liberal arts environment, and
hold promise of substantial original scholarship. The Fellowship includes a
$57,000 salary plus benefits and funds to support research and travel.

Initial applications, which consist of a detailed cover letter that includes
a description of teaching interests, plus a CV, may be delivered
electronically by going to the listing of this position at
www.academicjobsonline.org, and following the instructions given there.
Alternatively, you may submit these materials to Kendrick Brown, PhD,
Associate Dean of the Faculty, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St.
Paul, MN 55105 USA.

Questions about our position are welcomed at
intl@macalester.edu. We also
invite you to visit our departmental website at
www.macalester.edu/internationalstudies for further perspective.
Applications received by November 15th, 2009 will receive first
consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in
the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population
of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and
universities including the University of Minnesota. Macalester¹s diverse
student body comprises over 1800 undergraduates from 48 states and over 75
countries. The College maintains a long-standing commitment to academic
excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism,
and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated
to both teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts
college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of
affirmative efforts to achieve diversity, Macalester strongly encourages
applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Contact Info:
Kendrick Brown, PhD, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
U.S.A.        Website:
http://www.macalester.edu/internationalstudies/

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Modern Middle East History: The history department of the University of
Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professor of modern Middle Eastern history beginning in August 2010. Area of
specialization is open, although candidates must be able to teach the
political, economic, and social history of the modern Middle East (since
1800) in comparative and thematic frameworks. Successful candidates will
teach three courses each term. Responsibilities include teaching
lower-division courses in the university¹s general education curriculum,
upper-division and graduate seminars in areas of specialty, and departmental
core courses in historical methods. Candidates should be willing to teach
online as well as on-campus. A PhD in History or Middle Eastern Studies with
a historical emphasis is required at the time of appointment, as well as
evidence of scholarly potential.
The University of Illinois Springfield is a public liberal arts university
located in the state capital and is one of three campuses of the University
of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,000 students in 20
undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. The curriculum stresses a strong
interdisciplinary, liberal arts core in conjunction with outstanding
professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education,
and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. UIS is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional
commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus
community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged
to apply.
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement,
and three letters of reference to: Chair, Modern Middle East Search
Committee, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS UHB
3050, Springfield, IL 62703-5407. Review of applications will begin on
December 4, 2009, and will continue until position is filled.


Contact Info:
Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee, University of Illinois
Springfield,
One University Plaza, MS UHB 3050, Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Website:
http://www.uis.edu

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The Civilization Sequence Program (CVSP) at the American University of
Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two positions to begin September 15,
2010. The positions are in Islamic philosophy with a comparative interest in
European medieval philosophy and 19th century studies with a comparative
interest in the Middle East. Appointments are normally at the Assistant
Professor level for an initial period of four years. Visiting appointments
and/or appointments at higher ranks may also be considered. Both positions
require a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

The CVSP is a service program which offers a number of interdisciplinary
undergraduate humanities courses. Course load is normally nine hours a week.
The language of instruction is English. The successful candidate for these
positions will be required to teach core courses from the ancient to
contemporary periods on a regular basis and will also be offered the
opportunity to develop and teach undergraduate courses in service of the
CVSP mission close to his/her research fields. For the core courses, faculty
also participate by giving occasional common lectures to a large
multi-sectioned audience.
To apply please send cover letter, CV, sample syllabus of an
interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and one representative research
article. In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236
Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon

Electronic submissions may be sent to
as_dean@aub.edu.lb.
All application materials and letters of reference should be received by
December 1, 2009.

For more information on this position, please visit
http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/

The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer.


Contact Info:
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236
Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon
Phone:009611340599
Fax: 009611744461
Email:
as_dean@aub.edu.lb
Website:
http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES: ISLAM
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas invites
applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Religious
Studies with a concentration in Islam. The appointment is expected to begin
as early as August 18, 2010. The research specialization is open as to
geographical region, historical period, and disciplinary approach. The
candidate should have training in the academic study of Islam, with
knowledge of Arabic and any other languages relevant to the specialization,
knowledge of approaches and methods in the academic study of religion, and
familiarity with the study of religion as pursued in a state university.
Candidates must show evidence of commitment to continuing research and
publication, as well as teaching excellence. University-level teaching
experience preferred (which may include Teaching Assistantships). Ph.D. or
ABD expected by start date of appointment.

Duties include full participation in the teaching, research, and service
responsibilities of the Department of Religious Studies and cooperation with
related programs and area studies centers throughout the University. The
standard University teaching load is two, three-credit hour courses per
semester. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of
the Department through regular offering of a range of undergraduate and
graduate courses on Islam, and courses in theory and method of religious
studies at the introductory and advanced levels. Salary will be competitive
and commensurate with qualifications.

Applications should be received by October 15, 2009 to receive full
consideration. Preliminary interviews with select candidates will be held at
the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Montreal, November,
7-10, 2009) or by telephone.

For more information or to apply on-line, go to:
https://jobs.ku.edu and
search for position 00064962. Applications files shall include a cover
letter which summarizes the candidate¹s existing research, future research
goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and
supporting documents. Send separately by mail three letters of
recommendation to Professor Paul Mirecki, Islam Search Committee, Department
of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of
Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-3124; (785) 864-4341. EMAIL
pmirecki@ku.edu.
Inquiries to same contact. EO/AAE.


Contact Info:
For more information or to apply on-line, go to:
https://jobs.ku.edu and
search for position 00064962. Applications files shall include a cover
letter which summarizes the candidate¹s existing research, future research
goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and
supporting documents. Send separately by mail three letters of
recommendation. to Professor Paul Mirecki, Islam Search Committee,
Department of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-3124; (785) 864-4341. EMAIL
pmirecki@ku.edu. Inquiries to same contact. Website: https://jobs.ku.edu



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