Job opportunity: Associate Director, UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Job Title: Associate Director, UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Start date: Monday, August 7, 2023

Hours: 40 hours per week

Pay: $64,500 – 79,100

Mode: Hybrid, Monday-Friday 8-4:30, occasional evening/weekends

Apply online here –  due Thursday, June 22, 2023

Position Description:

This position is located in the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences. The staff and programs of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub to promote an understanding of the Middle East through teaching, research, and community outreach, and to explore and promote cross-regional approaches to Middle East and Islamic studies, including sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines. The Associate Director will be involved in all aspects of Middle East and Islamic studies program development, including management of the Center’s Title VI and Foreign Language and Area Studies award from the U.S. Department of Education while organizing and overseeing day-to-day center programs such as workshops, conferences, and lecture series. The Associate Director will also work closely with the Center’s Director, Outreach Manager, and Business Manager, as well as the Center’s partners at Duke University and Durham Tech.

Required Qualifications:

M.A. or Ph.D. in a Social Science or humanities field required, with academic background and experience in Middle East or Islamic Studies; candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. The candidate will have expert knowledge of Middle East or Islamic studies, well-developed communication skills, experience in writing and administering grants, and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of experience in a professional capacity in the field of international studies, such as teaching in a related field, budget management, program development, grant proposal, and/or research. Basic knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language preferred

Apply online here – due Thursday, June 22, 2023

For questions about the position, please contact Claudia Yaghoobi