The Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), invites applications for a non-renewable three-year postdoctoral assistant professorship from any Middle Eastern Studies discipline in the humanities or social sciences.

The duties of the Postdoctoral Assistant Professor include research, teaching, and service. The precise area of research will depend on the candidate’s field of expertise and can include preparation and publication of articles, books, and other standard forms of scholarly communication. Teaching obligations include a standard teaching load of 2-1 and independent work with individual students as needed. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and to coordinate with the Center’s director in organizing events and programming.


Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2018. Applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will need to provide official institutional verification of completion by July 1, 2018 in order to take up the position. The appointment will be effective September 1, 2018. The holder of the position will receive a stipend of $55,000 annually and Rutgers University health benefits.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, a CV, a brief description (not to exceed two pages in length) of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/47764

Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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