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Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the study of the Middle East, broadly defined, since the First World War. The Department intends to make up to two postdoctoral research associate appointments. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years based on continued funding and satisfactory performance. Applicants must have the PhD by September 1, 2012; discipline is open. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the life of the Department in several ways (participating in a seminar on the modern Middle East, organizing occasional small conferences, teaching a limited number of courses (subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty), advising some undergraduates in their independent work, and participating in outreach activities). However, the bulk of their time is to be devoted to research and publication, and to broadening their knowledge of the Middle East, including its pre-modern heritage where this is relevant to their research interests. Competitive salary plus benefits; each appointee will have a small research fund.

Applicants should apply online at (requisition #0110581) and submit a current CV, a two-page personal statement, a three-page description of research and writing projects in which you would engage while at Princeton, and two sample papers or chapters, as well as contact information for three references.

Princeton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable affirmative action regulations. Application deadline: November 01, 2011.

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