The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor specializing in modern Arabic literature (19th-21st centuries), preferably with expertise in another literature of the Islamic world, expected to begin in Autumn 2015. The successful applicant will have a research and teaching profile with expertise in at least one, and preferably several, of the following sub-fields of literary studies: religion and literature; the modern novel; modern poetry; narrative prose and narratology, postcolonial theory; gender studies; and media studies. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Arabic, preferably with additional expertise in another language of the Islamic world. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes dealing with the modern literatures of the Muslim World for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in Comparative literature, Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Gender studies, Media studies, or a relevant field of study by the time of appointment.
Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three referees (please include emails) who can be asked for letters of academic reference. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website: http://tinyurl.com/lpebvjh Job posting number 02303
Review of applications will begin on 15 November, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. No applications will be accepted after 15 December, 2014.
For information on the Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations, see: http://nelc.uchicago.edu/
Position contingent upon final budgetary approval. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.