The Program in Middle East Studies at Carleton College is seeking a recent PhD to fill a two-year position as the Ira T. Wender Post-Doctoral Scholar in Middle East Studies. For the purposes of this opening, we are defining the Middle East as stretching from North Africa to Central Asia with the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, Iran and Western Asia in between. Scholars can work on any region within this range and can come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, but we are most eager to fill gaps in areas for which we have no curricular coverage. Also, while we are open to hiring scholars working on any time period, we are particularly eager to hire an individual who works on or with pre-modern materials. Scholars must have an active research program in the Middle East and be fully fluent in one or more of its languages. The position is half research, half teaching. This means that the fellow will be expected to teach five distinct courses over a two-year, six trimester, period, and to be an active participant in campus and Middle East Studies program life during the duration of the fellowship. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by September 1, 2018, and should have received their degree no earlier than September 2014.
To apply, please submit the following materials to jobs.carleton.edu by January 22, 2018: a cover letter explaining your current research program and what research you would hope to complete during the fellowship period, as well as your teaching philosophy; a CV; a one page document offering three course abstracts for courses you’d like to teach at Carleton; and, one syllabus for one of these courses. Candidates should also submit the names of two references who must upload letters of recommendation by the application due date. Candidates may be asked for a writing sample at a latter stage in the application process. Inquiries should be directed to Noah Salomon, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of Middle East Studies, Carleton College (email@example.com).
Carleton is dedicated to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and of American society. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to devising creative ways to teach a diverse student body. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.