Position in Classical Islamic Thought, Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, American University in Beirut — LIMITE : 08/11/2013

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages – Quranic Studies

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of Classical Islamic Thought to begin September 1, 2014.

Candidates should be able to design and teach advanced courses in Qur’anic Studies and in one or more of the following areas: Islamic theology and its Greco-Arabic background, as well as courses in other fields of classical Islamic thought such as heresiography and classical literary theory. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Modern Standard Arabic, but mastery of English is an essential requirement. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is desirable. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar, Islamic theology and philosophy to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential.

Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Rank will normally at the assistant professor level; usual contracts are initially for four years. Visiting scholars will be considered.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a CV, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Review of applications will begin as of November 8, 2013. Interested applicants who will be attending MESA meetings in October are requested, if possible, to submit their materials early, so that preliminary meetings may be arranged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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