University of California, Los Angeles, the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, announces a search for an open-rank position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Islamic Studies to be filled effective July 1, 2012. Candidates will be expected to teach a large undergraduate introduction-to-Islam course, along with more advanced courses in their field of specialty, preferably including both modern and pre-modern manifestations of Islamic culture and civilization. The successful candidate will have been trained in the study of religion with a focus on Islam, and possess a high level of competence in dealing with primary sources in Arabic. Knowledge of other languages, such as Persian or Ottoman Turkish, is desirable. Applicants will be expected to work closely with the Gustave von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies and the interdisciplinary program in Islamic Studies.
Applications containing a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a sample syllabus for an introductory course in Islam, and the names of three referees should be directed to: Chair of the Islamic Studies Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Humanities 378, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 90095-1511. The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is December 01, 2011.