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MESALC Newsletter - Spring 2015

The Spring edition of the MESALC newsletter is now available! To view this and previous issues, visit out newsletter archive by clicking here.

Israeli Apartheid Week

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine Present: Israeli Apartheid Week, March 23rd - March 27th.

IWL Research Abroad Award

The Institute of World Languages (IWL) has newly established the award to support undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in the acquisition of any world language and culture, as well as great scholarly promise for carrying out a research project abroad. Award amounts may go up to $3000 and be commensurate with the number and quality of applications. Applicants who are determined to study abroad for a summer or longer are encouraged to apply. Please explore information from the ISO (International Studies Office) website at https://www.virginia.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.html.

IWL Study Abroad Scholarship

The Institute of World Languages has newly established the scholarship to support undergraduate students who have demonstrated a sincere devotion to their language education, as well as a deeper interest in, and commitment to the learning of any world language taught at the University of Virginia. Scholarship award may go up to $3000 and be commensurate with the number and quality of applications. Applicants who are determined to study abroad for a summer or longer are encouraged to apply. Please explore information from the ISO (international Studies Office) website at https://www.virginia.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.html.

Farooqi Publishes on Tradition of Ghazal Singing

New Course on Ghandi Offered for Spring 2015

The Politics of Resistance: Philosophy of Mahatma Ghandi.

MESALC Newsletter - Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 edition of the MESALC newsletter is here! Please visit this link to view our newsletter archive.

International Education Week

November 15th - 21st is International Education Week!

New Course - SAST 1559: India in Global Perspective

130 Monroe Hall

Since the 1990s, India has taken dramatic steps to reform its economic policies and reset its relationships with other world powers. India is the fourth largest economy, currently the largest purchaser of military hardware, an established leader in information technology, offshore business services, implementing aggressive domestic infrastructure projects, and much more. Students will be introduced to a wide range of initiatives in a variety of public and privates sectors, and will be encouraged through focused case studies to learn about opportunities for them to discover their own interests, possibly by studying with the UVA in India program. Some of the lectures will be delivered by UVA faculty who have on-going engagement with India through their research. Through this course, students can imagine in what ways they can take full advantage of a learning experience in India and convert it into a career.

Taught by Rich Cohen.

Classical Arabic Literature Faculty Position at UVA

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members, is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

The UVa Arts & Sciences Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a tenure-track /tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Literature. Field of specialization is classical Arabic literature before 1800 with a special emphasis on poetry or prose, subfield of specialization open. Outstanding scholarship with a superior record of scholarly publications commensurate to rank, evidence of excellent teaching, and commitment to interdisciplinary work are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, and must hold a Ph.D. in Arabic literature, preferably with training in comparative literature, at the time of the position's start date on August 25, 2015. Language proficiency in Persian, Urdu, and other classical languages is an advantage, and so is the ability to ground one's research in literary theory as well as the broader debates in the field and the Humanities more generally. We are looking for a colleague who will participate actively and fully in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting 0615117 and electronically attach the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter of application describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience (specifically, courses given on classical Arabic literature), 2 recent writing samples in English and/or Arabic not exceeding 30 pages each (attach as writing samples 1 and 2).

Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Margaret VanEkeren
University of Virginia
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
P.O. Box 400781
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781
mvb3q@Virginia.EDU

Questions about the position should be directed to:

Dr. Hanadi Al-Samman
434-243-4355
ha2b@virginia.EDU

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Margaret VanEkeren
(434) 982-2665
mvb3q@Virginia.EDU

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted during MESA's conference (November 22-25, 2014) in Washington D.C.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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