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Northwestern University’s Middle East and North Africa Studies Program invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning September 01, 2013. Strong applicants from any discipline are encouraged to apply, though we have particular interest in applicants whose research and/or teaching is in any of the following areas: Iran, North Africa, the Gulf States, religion, migration, gender and sexuality, race/ethnicity, legal studies, science and technology studies.

Northwestern’s MENA Program is a new initiative whose core faculty specialize in a range of topics in a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, media studies, and political science. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the appropriate department or program within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Applicants should apply online at A complete application includes: Cover letter that addresses proposed research for the fellowship period and teaching experience, c.v., sample of scholarly writing (15 pages maximum), and 3 letters of reference. All applications materials should be submitted online as pdfs. AA/EOE. Applications from minority and women scholars are especially welcome. Applicants should hold a PhD granted during or after 2009; all requirements for the PhD must be completed before the start date. Application deadline: January 02, 2013.

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