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Rutgers University (New Brunswick), the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the field of Arabic Literature beginning Fall 2012.

Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and a PhD. in Arabic Literature, Middle Eastern Literatures or a related field are required. The PhD should be in hand by the beginning of employment. The committee will consider applications in all periods and fields of Arabic literature, and is particularly interested in candidates who specialize in modern Arabic literature with a focus on poetry. The successful candidate will have a record of publications in the field with a demonstrated interest in comparative literary studies. Undergraduate teaching experience in Arabic language and literature as well as the literatures of the broader Middle East in translation, with a cross-disciplinary focus, will be an added advantage. The position will involve designing and teaching courses on Arabic literature – including advanced readings courses taught in Arabic – participating in a team-taught undergraduate course on the literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and conducting research in one’s area of academic interest.
AMESALL is one of the newest departments at Rutgers University and seeks to build a dynamic, cutting edge undergraduate program in comparative Afro-Asian literary and cultural studies with a solid foundation in the languages of the three regions. As such, the department encourages innovative scholarship and offers strong opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

The completed application, including a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no longer than 25 pages should be mailed to: Dr. Alamin Mazrui, Rutgers University, Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Lucy Stone Hall B, 309, Piscataway NJ 08854. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2011.

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