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The Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, seeks to fill a named tenure-track chair in Urdu Language and Cultural Studies, rank open, with an emphasis on either literature (e.g., poetry and belles-lettres, as well as mystical, religious, philosophical, scientific, and medical literature) or art, architecture, and other areas of visual representation, including film. Time period is open with the geographic range being the entirety of South Asia. The ability to teach graduate-level courses using Urdu-language materials is required as is the teaching of Urdu language courses. Knowledge of French is an asset. The committee is particularly interested in receiving applications from scholars who adopt innovative and theoretically informed approaches to their areas of specialization. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. Starting date: August 1, 2012.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and a complete CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from the referees’ institutional email accounts to Informal inquiries may be directed to Mr. Andrew Staples, the Institute’s Administrative Assistant, at Further information about the Institute of Islamic Studies can be found at All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. Application deadline: October 28, 2011.

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