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The Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a position in Arab and Islamic Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The assistant professorship is available for a period of three years, and, subject to appropriate funding, there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The associate professorship is a permanent (tenured) position. The position is available from 1 August 2014, subject to final approval by the Dean of Arts.

The Department seeks to appoint a gifted researcher to develop a promising field of study in contemporary Arab and Islamic Studies at the highest international levels, in collaboration with the department’s other fields of study. The position is a part of the Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit (ICSRU). We are looking for scholars with a strong research profile in the modern or contemporary Arab or Islamic world. The position involves research based in any relevant discipline, including anthropology, history, sociology, political science and international relations. Research related to globalization, transnationalism or transregionalism which includes aspects of Islam would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite.

The successful candidate will teach and develop a range of introductory and advanced courses within Arab and Islamic studies and carry out BA and MA supervision.

Applications are invited from all interested scholars, irrespective of gender or citizenship. No knowledge of Danish is required; teaching will be conducted initially in English. There will be a requirement to learn Danish within two years of appointment, and appropriate support will be given for this purpose. The application must be submitted in English by December 15, 2013. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Mark Sedgwick at mjs@to.au.dk, who will be available for discussions at MESA in New Orleans.

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