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The Ohio State University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a position as tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor of Islamic Studies. The ability to teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in Islamic Studies is required, as well as advanced research competence in classical Arabic. We are looking particularly for a scholar knowledgeable in the textual traditions of Islam and well versed in current methods in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in supervising the department’s Islamic Studies undergraduate degree program and to advise doctoral students in collaboration with other departmental faculty. It is hoped that the successful candidate will contribute to OSU’s interdepartmental strength in religious studies and classical, late ancient, and medieval scholarship. Benefits are competitive. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Islamic Studies or closely related field; advanced ability in classical Arabic; proven record of publications of research in the field. Advanced ability in another language of Islamic textual traditions, such as Persian or Turkish, is preferred. Applicants must show a record of (or high promise of) maintaining an active program of research, publication, and teaching. The language of instruction at OSU is English. 

Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests, C.V. indicating three referees who may be contacted by the search committee, with their contact information, and one or two samples of publications in electronic form (articles or book chapters). Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the department, at Letters of interest should indicate whether or not the candidate may be available for a meeting with departmental representatives at the 2014 meetings of the AAR or MESA (both Nov 22-25). 

Formal review of applications will begin on November 24th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: – To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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