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The College of William & Mary is honored to host the sixteenth Sultan Qaboos professorship. Sultan Qaboos professorships have been established at leading universities worldwide through generous gifts from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman. The Sultan Qaboos Professorship in Middle East Studies at the College of William & Mary will help support our wide-ranging teaching and research on aspects of Middle Eastern culture, and will be part of our newly designed, multidisciplinary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary seeks a recognized scholar of prominent standing for appointment as the Sultan Qaboos Professor in Middle Eastern Studies, starting August 2012.  The Sultan Qaboos Professor will have a record of distinguished teaching and publication, and achievements commensurate with an endowed professorship.  Specialists in all disciplines are invited to apply. The successful candidate will have specialization in one or more of the following areas:  Islam, governance, civil society, social movements, migration, or cultural production. Appointment will be made at the rank of full professor. In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of an endowed professorship at the College, the Sultan Qaboos Professor is expected to teach two courses per semester and supervise student research and theses.

The College of William & Mary is a liberal arts university that combines a powerful commitment to undergraduate education with a well established research model, and some graduate and professional programs of distinction.

To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to William and Mary’s online employment system: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  All inquiries should be directed to Tamara Sonn at

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