University of California, Berkeley, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies to commence July 1st, 2012. While area and period of specialization are open, the successful candidate must be equipped to train graduate students in the classical Islamic textual tradition and to provide broad-based courses on Islam to non-specialist undergraduates. The department is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues. Please submit a letter of application, three current recommendations, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages to: Islamic Studies Search Committee, University of California, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 250 Barrows Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-1940. Kindly refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Application materials must be postmarked no later than November 01, 2011. No electronic submissions will be accepted. The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: November 01, 2011.