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University of Toronto, the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Classical Arabic in any aspect of the Arabic Intellectual and Literary Tradition. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2012. 

The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its offerings in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies (Persian and Turkish languages and literatures, mediaeval Islamic history, history of the modern Middle East, Islamic religion, art and material culture).

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a diverse student population in one of the most multicultural cities of North America that is also the intellectual and economic hub of Canada.

We strongly encourage all applicants to apply online: If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials directly to: Professor Tim Harrison, Chair, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M5S 1C1 (fax: 416-978-3305;

All applicants should submit a complete and current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, and a teaching portfolio. We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the above address. For more information about the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All materials must be received by November 30, 2011 for full consideration. 

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