Islamic Studies, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-IslamicStudies-HASSENFELDCHAIR [#9011]
Position Title: Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Islamic Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/03/21, listed until 2017/09/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Brandeis University invites applications to fill the Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the field of Ottoman history and culture. This is a full time faculty position to carry tenure in a department appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research. In addition to the expectation of a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, and leadership in her/his respective discipline and in the field of Islamic studies, knowledge of relevant languages and primary sources is essential. Applications from advanced assistant professors may also be considered. The holder of the Chair is expected to teach four courses every year, mentor graduate students in the field, and participate in University activities.

Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at, should include a covering letter, c.v., and for applicants without tenure, three letters of recommendation. Initial consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Paul Jankowski, Chair, Search Committee, Chair in Islamic Studies, History Department, MS 036, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02138

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Professor Paul Jankowski
Chair, Search Committee
Brandeis University
Department of History
415 South Street, MS 036
Waltham, MA 02453

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