Posted: Jan 21, 2021

Arcapita Visiting Professor (Open Rank)

Columbia University - New York, NY
Application Deadline: N/A
Middle East Studies

The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies for a one-semester position for the fall 2021 or spring 2022 semester.

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 one course, participate in the activities of the Middle East Institute, and give a brown bag lecture and other such public lectures as may be appropriate.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience in English are required by the beginning of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at a university in the Middle East highly preferred.

How To Apply:

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials into RAPS: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references, and two samples of scholarly publication (article or book chapter). The letter of application should include a statement of which semester the applicant prefers. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three (3) reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily.

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above.

For any questions contact: [email protected]