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Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies

11 April, 2017 00:45
Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

Application Deadline: September 21, 2017

Brandeis University invites applications to fill the Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the field of Ottoman history and culture. This is a full time faculty position to carry tenure in a department appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research. In addition to the expectation of a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, and leadership in her/his respective discipline and in the field of Islamic studies, knowledge of relevant languages and primary sources is essential. Applications from advanced assistant professors may also be considered. The holder of the Chair is expected to teach four courses every year, mentor graduate students in the field, and participate in University activities.

Applications, which should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at, should include a covering letter, c.v., and for applicants without tenure, three letters of recommendation. Initial consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Paul Jankowski, Chair, Search Committee, Chair in Islamic Studies, History Department, MS 036, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02138 (


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