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University of California at Berkeley, the Department of Comparative Literature, in conjunction with the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is searching for an assistant or associate professor of modern Arabic literature. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate and graduate courses with cross-disciplinary focus. Requirements are a completed PhD by the time of employment, a near-native command of modern Arabic, and a demonstrated ability to work in one or more additional literatures relevant to the study of modern Arabic literature in a comparative context. A foundational knowledge of the classical Arabic tradition is expected. Applications should include letter of application and CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages and must be postmarked on or before November 01, 2011. Late applications cannot be accepted. No electronic submissions. Please send materials to: Arabic Search Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 4125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720-2580. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found athttp://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. The appointment will be effective as of July 01, 2012. The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The departments seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Application deadline: November 01, 2011.

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