|Position ID:||Georgetown-SFS-ARABICLIT_SFSQ [#2085]|
|Position Title:||Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture (Open Rank)|
|Position Location:||Doha, Doha N/A, Qatar [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Comparative Literature|
International and Area Studies / Middle East
Literature / Humanities
|Appl Deadline:||2012/12/15* finished (posted 2012/10/03, listed until 2013/01/12)|
|Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) invites applications for an open-rank, core-track position in the field of Arabic Literature and Culture starting in August 2013. Core faculty positions are full-time positions which carry the job security and commitment to academic freedom associated with tenure-track appointments.
The position is part of a major faculty expansion funded by Qatar Foundation with the triple aim of supporting SFS-Qatar?s enhanced research mission, diversifying our curriculum, and growing student numbers. This expansion includes four new positions in Arabic. The new appointments are designed to make SFS-Qatar into the leading center for Arabic for Heritage Learners, as well as a regional leader in world-class research and teaching in Arabic and Arab literature.
Specialization is open, but the successful candidate is expected to have strong training in both prose and poetic genres of Arabic literature, modern and/or classical. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in a literary discipline with a clearly demonstrated specialty in Arabic. Experience with teaching Arabic will be beneficial. Applicants of advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of ambitious ongoing research agendas; entry-level applicants must have exceptional promise of future research productivity; an early track record of publications will be an advantage. Applicants must be able to teach in English as well as in Arabic. The Candidate is expected to offer undergraduate courses, play a leading role in strengthening the program, and complement the research and teaching interests of other faculty members. The normal teaching load is 2-2.
Applications (consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (of no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference) will be accepted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2085; Review of applications will start on October 30, and will continue until the position is filled.
Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly environment. SFS-Q provides free high-quality housing, and excellent compensation and expatriate benefits packages. Faculty at SFS-Q receive generous research support and support for conference travel, and benefit from exceptional facilities. Faculty are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund, for up to $1,050,000 for three years. QNRF also additional offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars (for more information see http://www.qnrf.org/). For more information on SFS-Q see http://qatar.sfs.georgetown.edu/.
Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nick Starvaggi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at email@example.com. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.
The position described in this advertisement is part of a large, multi-year strategic expansion of the faculty of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Faculty at any rank in the discipline noted above as well as other social science/humanities disciplines, in particular political science/IR, are invited to express interest at any time via GrowSFSQ@georgetown.edu.