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Beloit College invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies to begin August 15, 2012. The successful candidate will hold a PhD, preferably in one of the following fields: Arabic language and literature, political science, religious studies, history, or anthropology. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach first-year Arabic and have teaching and research interests in a field related to Islamic Studies or an area of the world in which Islam is widely practiced. Funded by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest/Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Teacher Scholar program, this full-time position offers a two-year interdisciplinary appointment with a teaching load of three courses per year and ample time for research and publishing. Competitive salary: $42,000.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply. Applicants should send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference, one of which must address the candidate’s performance as a teacher in the language classroom, to Kristen Gonstead, 700 College Street, Beloit College, Beloit WI 53511. Email inquiries can be directed to gonstead@beloit.edu. Application deadline: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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