The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, is seeking a full-time teacher-scholar in Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, starting September 1, 2016  Rank open with strong preference for candidates with an established record of teaching and research.  Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the cultures and civilization of the Middle East; discipline and geographic area of specialization is open but knowledge of major languages and mastery of at least two, including Arabic and Persian, are preferred. Teaching will include undergraduate general education courses such as “Middle Eastern Civilizations” and “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts of South Asia and the Middle East,” as well as more specialized and graduate courses. Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build an independent Program in Middle Eastern Studies at Barnard, and coordinating with MESAAS, Columbia University.  Ph.D. required.  Solid publications are expected. Application, including a complete curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three references, to be sent directly to of applications will begin on October 30, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Barnard is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences for women that is affiliated with Columbia University. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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