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The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Asian Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2014. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. The tenure home for this position is Asian Studies and the successful candidate will have an adjunct appointment in the Curriculum in Global Studies. Teaching will be distributed equally across the two units.
The Department of Asian studies invites applicants in the field of Pre-Modern or Modern Arabic Literature. A background in Arabic language pedagogy is desirable. Candidates whose research and teaching interests expand beyond language and literature to include fields such as Cultural Studies, Intellectual History, Arab Diaspora, Franco Arabic Studies, Gender Studies, Visual Studies, or other fields related to Arab cultures are encouraged to apply. Participation in the continued development of the Department’s program in Arab cultures is expected. PhD in hand or near completion by the time of appointment and demonstrated potential for innovative scholarship are required. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is also required.
Qualified applicants should submit an online application including the following materials: a detailed letter, CV, sample syllabi, and writing sample. Submit these materials online at; paper or email applications will not be accepted. In addition, arrange to have four original, signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to: Arabic Search Committee; Department of Asian Studies; CB 3267, 113 New West; University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill NC 27599-3267. Send inquiries to and visit
UNC-CH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin December 6, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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