Faculty Openings

Lecturer in Discipline in Arabic Language

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Arabic language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline, beginning July 1, 2018.

We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes while developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Applicants whose fields of specialty are Arabic language, linguistics or related field are welcome to apply. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associated with the language program. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master's degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, three letters of recommendation, and sample teaching materials.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1st, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65370. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Assistant Professor in African Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position in African Studies at the rank of assistant professor.

We seek a candidate with a distinguished record of scholarly inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences, who will contribute to the broader intellectual community and mission of our multi-regional, trans-disciplinary department. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research draws upon primary sources in African languages, as well as those who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, dissertation abstract, 20-25pp. writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees.

The department will begin reviewing applications on November 18, 2017 and will accept them until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65338. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Assistant Professor in Classical Islamic Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University seeks to fill a position in Classical Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar with firm grounding in classical Arabic, but whose work may also engage with other languages and cover across regions. Discipline and focus are open, including but not restricted to history (social, intellectual, cultural), science, Sufism, theology or philosophy.

The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, including teaching in the Columbia College Core Curriculum, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. The department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload their dissertation abstract and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 11 November, and will continue until an appointment is made.

For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65309. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer