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Hood College seeks applicants for the Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities Professor with a focus in Middle Eastern Studies. The Libman Professor will come to Hood for a visiting, three-year appointment, teaching a reduced course load (1/2 the first year, thereafter 2/2), and also plan, budget and manage the yearly NEH Center for the Humanities Colloquium, a series of public and educational events organized around a particular interdisciplinary theme.

We envision the Sophia M. Libman Professorship to be an ideal position for a beginning scholar whose interdisciplinary interests include a strong commitment to the humanities and teaching. Employment begins in August 2012; PhD must be completed by that time.

We seek candidates specializing in Middle Eastern Studies, with an additional specialty in Women’s Studies strongly preferred. The Libman Professor will be placed in, and should have a primary disciplinary affinity with, one of the following departments: English & Communication Arts, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Music, or Religion & Philosophy. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the position, candidates with the ability to create courses and programs with a connection to multiple humanities departments are highly desirable. The Libman Professor will teach one or both of the following interdisciplinary courses: Cultures of the Middle East; Introduction to Women’s Studies; as well as courses in the candidate’s own specialty in Middle Eastern studies and possibly Women’s Studies. The Libman Professor can contribute to Hood’s graduate program in the Humanities by teaching an occasional graduate seminar; the majority of courses will be at the undergraduate level.

For more information about the position, Hood College, and the Center for the Humanities, please visit

Hood College subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. Hood College is committed to diversity. EEO.Hood College does not dis criminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick MD 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

Send a cover letter (describing interdisciplinary teaching experience and interests), CV, and three letters of recommendation, to: Libman Professor Search, c/o Office of the Provost, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701. We encourage applications or recommendation letters that are submitted electronically, as Word or PDF files, to Inquiries may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Genevieve Gessert at or Dr. Emilie Amt at Deadline: November 15, 2011 (all materials received).

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