The Middle East Insitute - Columbia University

 















     


Position: Arcapita Visiting Professor (open rank)
Institution: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: April 4, 2014

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters. The position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history, culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will be expected to teach two courses in this field, to participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute and to give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate.

A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience in English are required by the beginning of the appointment. Experience teaching at a university in the Middle East highly preferred. The position offers competitive remuneration.

For additional information and to submit your application, please visit our Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) website at:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58817

Review of submissions will begin immediately. Deadline for submission for consideration is April 4, 2014

Questions about this position should be addressed to:

Mirlyne Pauljajoute
Middle East Institute
Columbia University
Knox Hall - Mail Code 9640
Suite 301 - 3rd Floor
606 West 122 Street
New York, NY 10027

(or via email mp2584@columbia.edu)

Columbia University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.


Below is a list of employers who work in or on the Middle East:


THINK TANKS:

Employer: AMIDEAST: AMERICAN-MIDEAST EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING SERVICES
Website: http://www.amideast.org/
Location: Washington, D.C. but has offices throughout the Middle East
Comments: America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) is a private, nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.

Employer: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND EXCHANGES BOARD
Website: http://www.irex.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: IREX activities in the Middle East and North Africa support academic and professional research, provide study and internship opportunities for professional businesswomen in the region, foster the development of civil society and professional media, and support basic, secondary, and graduate educational development. Please see below for more details.

Employer: NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Website: http://www.ndi.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. Calling on a global network of volunteer experts, NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and institutions. Has a Middle East and North Africa Regional Project.

Employer: FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION
Website: http://www.fpa.org/
Location: New York, NY
Comments: The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. FPA provides independent publications, programs and forums to increase public awareness of, and foster popular participation in, matters relating to those policy issues.

Employer: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
Website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Carnegie Endowment has several programs which deal with the Middle East but no specific Middle East program. It publishes a monthly Arab Reform Bulletin

Employer: CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
Website: http://www.cesr.org/
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Comments: The Center for Economic and Social Rights aims to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity and even life itself, CESR promotes the universal right of every human being to housing, education, health and a healthy environment, food, work, and an adequate standard of living.

Employer: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Website: http://www.cfr.org/
Location: New York, NY but has an office in Washington, D.C.
Comments:   The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments. Has a Middle East Studies Department and several programs on the Middle East.

Employer: RAND
Website: http://www.rand.org/
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Comments: RAND researchers and analysts work with decision-makers in both the public and private sectors to find solutions to today's difficult, sensitive, and important problems. Its programs and research areas are thematic but many apply to the Middle East such as Terrorism and Homeland Security and International Affairs.

Employer: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Website: http://www.brookings.edu/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Brookings Institution, one of Washington's oldest think tanks, is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy, governance, and metropolitan policy. Has many research programs which apply to the Middle East but mostly the renown Saban Center for Middle East Policy.

Employer: WASHINGTON INSTITUTE ON NEAR EAST POLICY
Website: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a public educational foundation dedicated to scholarly research and informed debate on U.S. interests in the Middle East. Through a comprehensive program of research, seminars, conferences, publications, and study tours to the Middle East, The Washington Institute provides policymakers, diplomats, and journalists with fresh thinking and new ideas to promote peace, security, and stability in one of the world's most volatile regions.

Employer: EASTWEST INSTITUTE
Website: http://www.iews.org/
Location: New York, NY and Brussels, Belgium
Comments: EWI is an independent, not-for-profit, European-American institution working to address the most dangerous fault lines of the 21st Century and to help build fair, prosperous and peaceful civil societies in those areas. It has a program called Middle East Bridge.

Employer: MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE
Website: http://www.mideasti.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Middle East Institute is an important conduit of information between Middle Eastern nations and American Policy makers and organizations. It has worked to increase knowledge of the Middle East among U.S. citizens and to promote understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America.

Employer: Middle East Policy Council
Website: http://www.mepc.org/public_asp/journal/journal.asp
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The MEPC, since its formation in 1981, has provided political analysis of issues involving the greater Middle East. Through its programs, publications and Web site, the Council strives to ensure that a full range of U.S. interests and views are considered by policy makers.

Employer: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS)
Website: http://www.csis.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: CSIS provides world leaders with strategic insights on - and policy solutions to - current and emerging global issues.


GOVERNMENT:

Employer: STATE DEPARTMENT, NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS
Website: http://www.state.gov/p/nea/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. diplomatic relations with these countries and geographic entities: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Employer: STATE DEPARTMENT, INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH (INR)
Website: http://www.state.gov/s/inr/
Location: Washington D.C.
Comments: The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), drawing on all-source intelligence, provides value-added independent analysis of events to Department policymakers, ensures that intelligence activities support foreign policy and national security purposes; and serves as the focal point in the Department for ensuring policy review of sensitive counterintelligence and law enforcement activities.

Employer: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)
Website: http://www.cia.gov/index.html
Location: Langley, VA
Comments: The CIA accomplishes its mission by:

  • Collecting intelligence
  • Providing relevant, timely, and objective all-source analysis
  • Conducting covert action at the direction of the President to preempt threats or achieve United States policy objectives.

Employer: STATE DEPARTMENT
Website: http://www.state.gov/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: Most Departments in the State Department work on the Middle East even if their mission is not specific to the Middle East.

Employer: STATE DEPARTMENT, POLICY PLANNING
Website: http://www.state.gov/s/p/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Policy Planning Staff serves as a source of independent policy analysis and advice for the Secretary of State. The Policy Planning Staff's mission is to take a longer term, strategic view of global trends and frame recommendations for the Secretary of State to advance U.S. interests and American values.


MEDIA:

Employer: MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MEMRI)
Website: http://www.memri.org/
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: MEMRI bridges the language gap between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.


Employer: MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL
Website: http://www.mideasti.org/programs/programs_journal.html
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: The Middle East Journal—published quarterly since 1947 by the Middle East Institute—provides original and objective research and analysis, as well as source material, on the area from Morocco to Pakistan and including Central Asia.

Employer: MIDDLE EAST REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MERIA)
Website: http://meria.idc.ac.il/
Comments: The Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) represents a new approach to the study of the modern Middle East. Taking advantage of new computer technology, MERIA reaches over 17,000 readers in more than 100 countries, serving a high-level audience of Middle East experts, scholars, teachers, students, officials, journalists, and people intensely interested in the region

Employer: MIDDLE EAST POLICY
Website: http://www.mepc.org/public_asp/journal/journal.asp
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: Middle East Policy provides a forum for viewpoints on recent developments that affect U.S.-Middle East Policy.

Employer : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
Website: http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/history/faculty/journals.html
Location: Washington, D.C.
Comments: IJMES is the premier journal in the field of Middle East Studies in North America. The journal publishes articles and reviews reflecting state of the art research on the area encompassing the Arab World, Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Israel, Transoxania, and Muslim South Asia in the humanities and the social science disciplines.

Employer: AL ARABYA
Website: http://www.alarabiya.net/english.aspx
Location: Washington, D.C. and Dubai.
Comments: Al Arabiya, an omnipresent news station, with a large network of reporters, continuously present all around the five continents, caters to the Arab audience interest in politics, business, current affairs, finance, sports, science, lifestyle, in-depth documentaries, in-depth talk-show programs, and social and educational programs. It publishes in Arabic and in English.

Employer : MIDDLE EAST DAILY
Website : http://www.middleeastdaily.com/
Location: New York, NY and other
Comments: Part of the World News Network.

The Middle East Institute
Columbia University
606 West 122 Street
Knox Hall – Third Floor
New York, New York 10027
Mail Code 9640
mei@columbia.edu
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