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The Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a three-year early-career fellowship in Islamic Studies, to begin July 1, 2011. We seek scholars from within humanities disciplines with expertise in all topics and methods in the study of Islam broadly defined. Candidates must have earned their doctoral degrees after May 2009 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. before July 1, 2012.

The goal of the Weil fellowship program is the professional development of the Fellows and the advancement of our own academic programs through productive interaction. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. Teaching responsibilities include a course each fall and spring semester and possibly supervision of a few undergraduate honors theses. Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department and of other units relevant to the Fellow’s research interests. The remaining time should be devoted to the Fellow’s own research and writing. Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000 per year, plus benefits; and a $5,000 annual research/travel stipend.

Applicants should submit a CV, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a sample of academic written work, and a description of their proposed research project(s) that they plan to work on while in residence at Washington University. Inquiries may be directed to Ahmet T. Karamustafa All materials should be submitted electronically to the JINELC Weil Fellowship Search Committee, c/o Applications must be received by March 1, 2011. Washington University in St. Louis is an AA/EO employer, and strongly encourages the applications of women and minorities for this position.

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