Edward Said Professorship in Middle East Studies Assistant Professor

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California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Vacancy # 13117
http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/ Edward Said Professorship in Middle East Studies
Assistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

  • Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Middle East Studies Program in the Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Humanities at California State University, Fresno, seeks applicants for the Edward Said Professorship in Middle East Studies, a tenure-track, academic-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in the academic year 2017-2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Middle East Studies and her or his area of expertise; provide leadership to the interdisciplinary Middle East Studies program; develop and enhance appropriate curricular offerings in Middle East Studies; supervise and assist students; conduct independent research; present public lectures; serve on department, college, and university committees; engage in community service and outreach; and interact and work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the program and college.

Outcomes assessments and service-learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced or web-based instruction. The committee welcomes applications from members of diverse populations and those who are interested in and experienced with community engagement.

The Middle East Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, aims to provide a broad intellectual foundation for understanding various aspects of the region. The program offers an interdisciplinary minor in Middle East Studies with language programs in Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, and Persian. The program draws on a group of faculty from various academic disciplines, including anthropology, art and art history, economics, ethnomusicology, geography and environmental studies, history, languages and linguistics, literature, media and film studies, philosophy, religious studies, and women's studies.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Middle East Studies or related fields in the humanities, such as post-colonial studies, critical theory and cultural studies, comparative literature, anthropology, art history, or philosophy from an accredited institution is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (August 2017).

Required Experience: 1) Evidence of active scholarship in the candidate's area of expertise with a special focus on Edward Said's intellectual legacy; 2) a well-articulated agenda for future research and scholarly activities; 3) ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; 2) fluency in one of the languages of the Middle East broadly defined; 3) active role in local, regional, state, national, or international professional organizations.

Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following: 1) cover letter specifically addressing required and preferred qualifications as well as a vision for the future of the Middle East Studies Program; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) three current letters of recommendation; 2) official transcripts.

For inquiries, contact: Dr. Partow Hooshmandrad, Search Committee Chair, California State University, Fresno, Department of Music, 2380 E. Keats Avenue, MS MB 77, Fresno, CA 93740-8024, Phone: 559.278.7190, E-mail: [email protected].

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.





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Posted: 11/28/2016
Application Due: 1/27/2017
Work Type: Full Time