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The History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor in the history of the Islamic World, beginning fall semester (August) 2012. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching who will have completed their Ph.D.s by August 2012. The position is contingent upon funding. The ideal candidate will be able to offer undergraduate courses commensurate with the broad sweep of Islamic society, and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of special interest. Responsibilities will include teaching, advising, and mentoring students, conducting and publishing research, and participating in department, college, and university service.

Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample, all in electronic format, to If recommendations or writing samples are unavailable in electronic format or if candidates prefer to mail applications, please send materials to Islamic World Search, Department of History, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016-8038.

For best consideration, applications should be complete by November 15, 2011. American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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