Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
New York University

The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in the history of the Muslim Middle East, broadly interpreted, 7th-15th centuries, to begin September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.  The department is seeking candidates who share its interest in historically and textually grounded, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches; can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including supervision of doctoral dissertations; and complement the research and teaching interests of current faculty members.  Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment.
To apply, visit the MEIS website at and use the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published article, conference paper or dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.   The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups.
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here. (

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