The Ohio State University, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, invites applications and nominations for the position of tenured Full or Associate Professor and Department Chair, to begin August 2013. The field of specialization is open. Candidates should demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarship and an international reputation, excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Successful candidates should have administrative experience, the ability to work across disciplines, and a vision to lead this NELC department to greater prominence within the university and global academe. With a faculty of fifteen and over thirty graduate students and lecturers, the department is one of the largest and most successful in the field, offering robust undergraduate as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs. An extensive curriculum in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Ancient Semitic languages as well as Hindi, Urdu and Uzbek is complemented by offerings in literature, religion and culture from the ancient to contemporary eras. The university is home to a Title VI Middle East Studies Center, which offers financial, institutional and curricular support for research and teaching. In addition, the university has a top-20 research library, which holds one of the largest Middle Eastern collections in the country, as well as an outstanding Judaica collection. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Sebastian Knowles, NELC Chair Search Committee Coordinator, The College of Arts & Sciences, The Ohio State University, 114 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus OH 43210. Website: http://nelc.osu.edu/. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2012.

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