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The Department of History, in conjunction with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) at Simon Fraser University, seeks to make an appointment at the rank of associate professor (with tenure for qualifying candidates) in the field of comparative Muslim societies and cultures. Exceptional candidates at the rank of assistant professor (without tenure) may also be considered.  The recommended candidate will serve as director of the CCSMSC for a 5-year term.  The teaching load for the Director will be 3 courses per year over 2 teaching semesters. The director of the CCSMSC will have access to research funding from the Centre.

Strong candidates in all disciplinary fields will be given serious consideration. The geographic area of specialization is open. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Persian or other regional research language(s) is preferred. The successful candidate will have an international reputation with a strong publication record and extensive teaching experience, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice. This position is subject to final approval by SFU’s Board of Governors.

Applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format to and include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample publication. Applicants should arrange to have three reference letters sent independently.

The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date.  The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures was established at Simon Fraser University in 2006 to encourage the academic discussion and public understanding of the cultures and societies of Muslim peoples in the past and the present. The community of scholars addressing Muslim societies and cultures at SFU currently numbers over 20 regular faculty in departments across the university, together with a complement of visiting scholars and research associates. Please visit the CCSMSC online at for details.

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