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Classical Arabic Literature

Princeton University’s Near Eastern Studies Department invites applications for a tenured position (associate or full professorship) in Classical Arabic Literature. Research expertise may be in any period of Arabic literature before 1800, and may focus on any region where there was significant production of creative literature in poetry or prose. The successful candidate will, however, be expected to introduce undergraduates to the classics of Arabic literature of the late pre-Islamic and early Islamic centuries in translation, and to provide training for graduates reading texts of this period in the original Arabic. The Department has some preference for an appointee who can also teach in a distinct but related field, as for example medieval Persian literature or modern Arabic literature.
Interested applicants should apply online at Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and a research statement.  The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2013.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2012.  Princeton is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.