Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey - Maintained by Tugrul Keskin
We are at a point in our work when we can no longer ignore empires and the imperial context in our studies. (p. 5)
― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Monday, January 26, 2015

Associate Director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (MTS) Program - Northwestern University

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program (MTS) at Northwestern University seeks an experienced scholar to fill a position in the interdisciplinary field of Turkish Studies, and to participate in the management and coordination of the program's activities. Additional responsibilities include academic research and teaching that involves introductory and intermediate undergraduate courses on modern Turkey's history, culture and society. MTS operates under the auspices of the Buffett Center and the Associate Director reports to Center leadership. Learn more about the Keyman Program at The appointment is expected to be 75% in the MTS Program and 25% in an academic department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The directorship will be an annual (12 month) appointment for a three year period, with the expectation of renewal. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience. Occasional work outside of normal business hours for events and meetings. Domestic and international travel will be required on an occasional basis.

Applicants must: 1. Submit a letter indicating interest, qualifications, and describing relevant research, administrative, and teaching experience; 2. Provide a current curriculum vita; 3. Arrange for confidential letters of recommendation sent from 3 references who can address the candidate's scholarly, instructional, and administrative skills; 4. Include samples of scholarly publications 5. Provide a teaching portfolio including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and associated student evaluations.

Specific Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for scholarly activity in Modern Turkish Studies, including organization of conferences, speaker series and similar academic events; initiating grant proposals for external funding; participating in fundraising activities; 2. Promoting and offering relevant undergraduate courses and learning experiences in Turkey; 3. Building relationships among MTS's stakeholder groups (i.e., faculty, administrators, students, academic programs, alumni, and other supporters); 4. Developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with higher educational institutions around the world to advance collaborative research, teaching, and engagement; 5. Facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and cross-school research among social sciences, arts, and humanities; 6. Developing communications materials and fulfilling reporting requirements; 7. Representing MTS at Northwestern, nationally, and internationally; and 8. Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. A doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, in a relevant social science or humanities field; 2. An established research focus on some aspect of Modern Turkish studies; 3. A successful teaching record in undergraduate courses related to modern Turkey; 4. Experience advising undergraduate students; 5. A record of administrative experience and leadership in higher education; 6. Knowledge of current research trends in Modern Turkish Studies, including both social sciences and humanities; 7. Ability to organize international, interdisciplinary collaborations with individual scholars and institutions; 8. Native or near-native fluency in Turkish; 9. Demonstrated capacity for management and project oversight; 10. Proven ability to work independently and as a team member; and 11. Superior communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred Qualifications: Comparative or interdisciplinary research situating Turkey in the context of other countries or world regions is desirable. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply: For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system. Job Opening ID number for this position is 24816. Apply Here: HRS_HRPM.HRS_JOB_OPENING.GBL?Action=U&HRS_JOB_OPENING_ID=24816

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