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The department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Muslim Cultures and Societies. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

The department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures is a newly formed unit whose faculty research and teach Chinese, German, Japanese, and Russian languages and cultures as well as Linguistics. The latest addition to the department has been the introduction of the program in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures (ALMC). With this position, the department will invest in the Muslim culture and society part of the program.

The successful candidate will conduct research investigating the global diversity and connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies, and examine their cultural production, concepts, practices, or institutions, or study the relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in the new ALMC program, contributing to all aspects of its development as well as engaging in university and community service. Priority will be given to candidates who can also teach courses on Islam in the program of Religious Studies.

Applicants will hold a PhD in Muslim Cultures and Societies or closely related disciplines including, but not limited to languages & literatures, comparative literature, film studies, history, or regional studies, etc. Candidates not yet in the possession of their degree require a strong indication by their supervisor regarding the anticipated date of their defense. Applicants will provide evidence of excellence in research through published peer-reviewed publications demonstrate the ability to maintain an externally funded research program; possess an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, be able to supervise and mentor graduate students or show potential to do so; and provide evidence of university service as well as potential for engagement with the community.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of written work in electronic form, a teaching dossier, and have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Olga Mladenova, Department Head

Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures

Faculty of Arts

University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4


To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including all reference letters) must be submitted by October 30, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

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