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George Mason University invites applications for an endowed Chair in Islamic Studies and Director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies. The successful applicant will hold the rank of full or associate professor and will have a distinguished record in teaching, research and publication in one of the major fields in Islamic Studies, including history and the history of ideas, religion, philosophy, politics, anthropology, sociology, science, literature and culture. He or she will collaborate with University faculty in developing a multi-disciplinary academic program focused on the global diversity of Muslim societies and Islam as a living religion and its role in global civilization.

Review of applications will begin on 17 October 2011, but the position will remain open until an appointment is made.

All applicants must first apply online. Go to and create an application form. Then apply for position F9200Z. Next send letter of application, including a curriculum vitae and names of three references, to: Dr. Shaul Bakhash, Chair, Islamic Studies Search Committee, CHSS Dean’s Office, Mail Stop 3A3, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030.

George Mason University is a public university in the Virginia state system, located 15 miles outside of Washington, DC. AA/EOE.

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