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Stanford University, the Department of Comparative Literature within the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the primary area of Arabic literature and culture with a starting date of September 1, 2012. Candidates should have a strong comparatist background and be able to bring their work and interests into a wide conversation amongst both specialists and non-specialists. The ideal applicants would demonstrate versatility in teaching Arabic literature and culture over the entire range of Arabic history, and have near-native fluency in both Arabic and English. Candidates are assumed to hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Duties include teaching courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contributing to collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the department. The Department of Comparative Literature belongs to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, an innovative consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.

All application materials must be submitted on-line via (direct link: Please transmit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (no more than 5 pages), teaching evaluations (if available), a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of reference to: DLCL Stanford Arabic Search Committee, by November 1, 2011. Inquiries (only) should be directed to Allen Sciutto: (650 725-6137;; 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall 01-260, Stanford CA 94305-2005.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. For full consideration, materials must be received on-line by November 01, 2011.

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