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The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North
Carolina invites applications for a position in Arabic culture at the level of assistant or early
associate professor.


The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Near
Eastern Studies, or related fields such as Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Religion, whose
research and teaching engages literature, visual media, popular culture, etc. Time period expertise is
open, with a preference for the modern period. The successful candidate will demonstrate
outstanding scholarship on the cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa, contextualize
these within current theoretical frameworks (postcolonialism, gender and sexuality, human-rights,
etc.), and have a proven record of teaching excellence. Native command of Arabic and English
required. Competence in a second Middle Eastern language (Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, etc.) is
welcomed but not required.


The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other units within the department (i.e.
Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) and appropriate interdisciplinary programs across the university, including
Duke Middle Eastern Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Program in Arts of the Moving
Image, and others.


Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a sample of scholarly writing
(published or in-press) no longer than 9000 words, and three letters of recommendation. All
materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online
( Review of applications will begin October 15,


For further information, visit For any questions, please
email Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color,
disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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