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Wellesley College, Program in Middle Eastern Studies, invites applications for a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Arabic Studies. The two-year post-doctoral fellowship begins in fall 2012 and continues through the academic years of 2012-13 and 2013-14. The fellow will teach two courses in Arabic language per year and contribute to the Program’s cultural activities, while continuing to conduct research in his/her field of scholarship. The post-doctoral fellow will also have a relationship with Wellesley’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities and participate in the yearly programming of that center.

The successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in Standard Arabic and hold a PhD (ABD considered) in Arabic language, literature or a related field, with period and field of specialization open. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach two courses or sections per year in Arabic Language, at the elementary, intermediate or advanced levels.

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship is open to candidates who have been awarded the PhD in the five-year period preceding the appointment. Salary: $50,000 per annum, with additional funds for travel to conferences, research expenses and moving costs. The Fellow will be assigned a designated faculty mentor for the duration of the appointment.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation electronically through our online application system at: (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) Candidates may also submit additional supporting materials indicating teaching interests and/or experience and scholarly research. If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educational institution and employer. The college is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe that they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins on October 15, 2011.

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