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The Department of Political Science and the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invite applications for a joint hire in Islamic Philosophy and Political Thought.  The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, tenure track, beginning Fall 2013. The tenure home of the new faculty member will be the Department of Political Science.  He/she will be granted adjunct faculty status with full privileges to teach, advise, and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies. We seek a scholar capable of teaching the history of, as well as contemporary trends in, Islamic philosophy and political thought. The ideal candidate will have a research agenda that engages the universitys current diverse faculty members in political theory and Middle Eastern Studies. A Ph.D. is required no later than Sept 1, 2013.  Review of dossiers will begin on December 7, and continue until the position is filled.

The department strongly prefers that applicants submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two writing samples no greater than 40 pages in length, two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations in electronic form through the Academic Jobs Online website at   and arrange for electronic transmission of three letters of recommendation to the same site. If necessary, printed materials may be sent to Stephen Marvell, Political Science, 322 Thompson, UMass Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the Islamic Philosophy and Political Thought Search Committee by emailing

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing diversity as a factor in academic excellence. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

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