December 18, 2018

 Seeking Instructors for LPS Courses

The Middle East Center is delighted to announce an important new partnership with Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies.
Beginning in the autumn of 2019, LPS will begin rolling out a new, four-course Baccalaureate Certificate in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. The Middle East Center will be working closely with LPS between now and then to develop these four courses — each of which will be offered as an online, accelerated, 8-week course.
We are now recruiting instructors for these four courses. Instructors will be expected to work closely with the Middle East Center and LPS during the lead-up to the launch of the certificate, as well as to teach the courses themselves once they are launched. For each course, LPS is offering a stipend of approximately $7,500 to the instructor.
To read more about the certificate, please click here: https://lpsonline.sas.upenn.edu/academics/certificates/modern-middle-eastern-studies
To read descriptions of each individual course, please click on the relevant link below:
If you are interested in being considered for a position as an instructor on one or more of these courses, please send mec-info@sas.upenn.edu the following:
— CV
— 500-word statement of interest, detailing why you believe you would be an effective instructor. Your statement should specifically address how you might approach teaching an online course, and detail any relevant experience you might have with online education and/or non-traditional students.
Successful candidates will be expected to work closely with the Middle East Center’s new academic coordinator, Ibrahim Bakri, beginning in mid-to-late January 2019, and will be expected to be available for a series of meetings with LPS over the course of 2019, with the goal of creating unique and stimulating online content for the new courses.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning on Monday, 17 December.