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The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor without review in Islamic Studies.  The successful candidate must be able to teach Classical Arabic at all levels, and courses on topics such as Introduction to Western Religions, Classical Islam, Modern Islam, and/or another area of specialization.  The 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2016, with the possibility of reappointment for an additional two years.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Reappointment will be subject to excellent performance and availability of funds.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D., provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS.  S/he will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching (12 credits = four 3-credit courses), and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events.  Information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS are found at .

Applications are to be submitted online by June 6, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at:  Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample scholarly paper (maximum 15 pages).  Shortlisted applicants may be asked for a teaching dossier.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly by their referees, by the above deadline, via email to with the subject line “Islamic Studies position.”

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  Informal enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of CNERS, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at leanne.bablitz(at)

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