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The Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Arab World Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for academic year 2016-2017 at the rank of Professorial Lecturer. This 9-month term appointment will commence on August 29, 2016, and is potentially renewable.

Applicants should have a PhD, or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2016, in a field conducive to an appointment in Arab studies, broadly defined, and/or in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality studies. This position involves teaching courses in the interdisciplinary programs of Arab World Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of strong teaching skills. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, holding office hours, advising students, and participating in service to the department, college, and university.

We especially welcome candidates with experience teaching a wide range of courses from an intersectional perspective. The area of focus is open, but possible teaching needs include: introduction to the Arab world, sociology and/or history of the Arab world, Arab literature, Middle Eastern politics and gender, women’s studies, sexualities, queer studies, transnational feminisms, gender and politics, and feminist/gender/sexuality theory. Experience teaching and mentoring graduate students is highly desirable.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations, and  .  Please contact Laura Nitzberg, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2583 or if you have any questions.

The Arab World Studies Program offers a BA in Arab World Studies and a minor in Arab Studies. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program offers a BA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sexuality and Queer Studies, and a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Both programs are part of the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative, which also includes programs in African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, and Multi-Ethnic Studies. Learn more about the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative at

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