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Washington University in St. Louis proposes to appoint one full-time Mellon Sawyer post-doctoral scholar in the field of Islamic Studies from July 1, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of one year.

The appointment carries a $50,000 stipend for the year, including benefits.

This is an appointment to collaborate on seminars and workshops on the theme Graeco-Arabic Rationalism in Islamic Traditional Sciences: The Post-Classical Period (1200-1900 CE). Details about the workshops are available here: www.artsci.wustl.edu/~islam.

The principal duties of the appointee will be to participate in all workshops, to conduct and present original research in two of the workshop sessions, and to produce one article that will be published in the proceedings.

Applicants should, by the time of the appointment, hold or expect to hold a doctorate in a relevant field, such as Islamic Studies, Medieval Philosophy, or Near Eastern Studies. The ideal candidate will have a high command of one or (preferably) two primary research languages, such as Arabic, Persian, Urdu, or Turkish; and have research specialization in one or (preferably) more fields relevant to the workshops, such as Islamic philosophy, theology, legal theory, grammar, hadith, history of Islamic science, and Jewish and/or Christian intellectual history in Arabic and/or the Islamic East. Concentration in the post-classical and/or early modern periods and the ability to work with manuscripts are also highly desirable.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference to Professor Asad Q. Ahmed at: aahmed@wustl.edu. Subject heading should read: Mellon Sawyer Post-Doctoral Application.

Deadline: December 15, 2011 begins review; open until filled.

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