Middle East Studies at Brown University invites
applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle East
Studies (MES). The position is open to all disciplines, with a
preference for the social sciences such as anthropology, history,
political science, and sociology. This is a two-year position. We
especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary
environment, who have experience teaching and supervising
undergraduates, and whose work is informed by comparative and
global perspectives. The successful candidate will serve as
the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for the MES
concentration (major) and will teach two classes a year: a
seminar dedicated to developing honors theses for MES students and
a lecture course in the applicant’s area of interest. The DUS
oversees the undergraduate curriculum, is the point of contact for
current and potential concentrators, provides oversight for the
undergraduate advising program, and represents the Department at
undergraduate events on campus.
The salary is $56,000/year. Additional funding for programming
and research expenses will be considered.
- Doctorate in the field of Modern Middle East Studies; social
scientist is preferred.
- Native or near-native fluency in Arabic.
- Deep knowledge of the intellectual content and research trends
of the field of Modern Middle East Studies, in both its social
sciences and humanities dimensions.
- Ability to manage and create collaborative networks across
- Ability to use institutional databases and learn new software
Review of applications will begin June 16, 2017, and will
continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, the
following materials should be submitted prior to that date to the
application portal in Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/42129):
A cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field,
area of specialization, research agenda, and teaching / advising
- A curriculum vitae.
- Names and contact information of three references, who will be
contacted for short-listed candidates.
- Proposed class syllabi
Interviews will be conducted by Skype in late-June 2017. The
anticipated start date is August 1, 2017.
For further information, please visit the Middle East Studies
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Inquiries should be addressed to:
Director, Middle East Studies
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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