Duke University, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Position ID:Duke-AMES-AC [#9604]
Position Title: Arabic Culture
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Comparative Literature
Middle East Studies
Critical Theory
Translation Studies
Literature / Film Studies (more...)
Starting Date:2018/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/08/28, finished 2018/04/22, listed until 2018/02/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a position in Arabic culture at the level of assistant or early associate professor. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Near Eastern Studies, or related fields such as Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Religion, whose research and teaching engages literature, visual media, popular culture, etc. Time period expertise is open, with a preference for the modern period. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding scholarship on the cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa, contextualize these within current theoretical frameworks (postcolonialism, gender and sexuality, human-rights, etc.), and have a proven record of teaching excellence. Native command of Arabic and English required. Competence in a second Middle Eastern language (Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, etc.) is welcomed but not required.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other units within the department (i.e. Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) and appropriate interdisciplinary programs across the university, including Duke Middle Eastern Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and others.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a sample of scholarly writing (published or in-press) no longer than 9000 words, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017. For further information, visit http://asianmideast.duke.edu/. For any questions, please email amesdept@duke.edu. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
2204 Erwin Road
Box 90414
Durham, NC 27708

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