The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invite applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Jews in the Islamic World. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2018. Disciplinary, geographical, and chronological focus open. Applicants should be able to teach survey courses in both Jewish studies and Middle Eastern Studies as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise. We expect the successful applicant, whatever the area of specialization, to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultural and historical context of Jewish-Islamic interactions across time and space and to have excellent relevant language skills. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship, ability to teach undergraduates, and capacity to guide graduate students in Jewish Studies and Islamic Civilizations Studies. The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of both the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.


Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, a c.v., two sample course syllabi, a writing sample, and a statement in which the candidate reflects upon his or her experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/54503

We will start reviewing applications November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.


Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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