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Call for Applications: Assistant Professor Classical Arabic Islamic Thought, Georgetown University

October 15, 2019

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of Classical Arabic Islamic Thought, starting in August 2020. We are considering a broad range of humanistic disciplines, including intellectual and cultural history, adab, language and rhetoric, religious studies, philosophy, etc.

Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. with a clearly demonstrated specialty in the Classical Arabic Islamic Humanities. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in research as well as teaching; a near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a mastery of Classical Arabic texts is assumed.

The teaching load is two courses per semester, with teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to advise Arabic majors, supervise doctoral research in relevant fields, pursue an active research agenda, and play a leading role in consolidating and expanding our Arabic and Islamic Studies humanities curriculum.

Review of applications starts October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to the Chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Prof. Suzanne Stetkevych, at ss3179@georgetown.edu.

For your application to be considered complete, the following must be completed by October 15, 2019:
Click Apply and follow the on-screen instructions to create an applicant profile and submit the required materials below.
Applicants are encouraged to combine the materials into a single PDF. The application system will only accept up to 5 files (up to 5 MB each).

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Chapter- or article-length writing sample
  • Names and contact information of at least three references (Letters of recommendation should NOT be submitted with the initial application; we will contact references as needed).

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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