Assistant Professor of Politics in the Modern Islamic World

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Politics in the Modern Islamic World. 

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2024. Geographical focus open. Applicants should be able to teach survey courses on the Middle East as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise. We expect the successful applicant, whatever the area of specialization, to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultural and historical context of modern politics in the Islamic world and to have excellent relevant language skills. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship, ability to teach undergraduates, and capacity to guide graduate students in Islamic Civilizations Studies and related fields. The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies. For more information, please click on the following link for the Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS) Faculty Responsibilities Document:

Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, a c.v., two course syllabi, a writing sample, and a statement in which the candidate reflects upon his or her experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio:

We will start reviewing applications November 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 15, 2023 will be given full consideration.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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