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San Fancisco State University Seeks Tenure Track Positions in Arab Diasporas and Muslim Ethnicities

posted on: Sep 3, 2009

The Race and Resistance Studies Program, College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applicants for two full-time tenure-track appointments in the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED), to begin fall 2010.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in Arab or Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas, develop successful awards for curricular, research and collaborative projects, and maintain innovative research agendas relevant to one or more of AMED’s intellectual foci: Mapping Arab Diasporas: Justice-Centered Activism; Mapping Muslim Ethnicities: Combating Islamophobia; and Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Global South: Arab and Muslim Communities. The two potential positions are broadly anchored in the following areas: 1) Arab Diasporas, and 2) Muslim Ethnicities. Preference will be given to the candidates whose research agenda also address one or more of the following: Gender and Sexuality Studies in Global South with a focus on Arab and Muslim communities; Justice-Centered Activism; or combating Islamophobia and Anti-Arab discrimination.

PhD must be completed by August 1, 2010. Experience and interest in developing curriculum required. Fluency in Arabic, Urdu or other relevant languages and evidence of developing successful research awards is preferred.

Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and is fully competitive.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2009, and will continue until positions are filled. Initial screening will take place at relevant professional meetings such as the College of Ethnic Studies 40th conference (San Francisco, October 7-10, 2009), ASA (DC, November 5-9, 2009), NWSA (Atlanta, November 11-15, 2009), MESA (Boston, November 20-23, 2009).

Send application dossier with a cover letter indicating the position search number(s) and characteristics that distinguish qualifications for the position for which you are applying. If the application is for both positions two dossiers must be submitted. The cover letter should also detail teaching and research interests. The dossier should include curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, including sample syllabi and student evaluation. For doctoral candidates send a précis and two chapters of your dissertation. Send all materials to:

AMED Search Committee, Muslim Ethnicities Search #4.09


AMED Search Committee, Arab Diasporas Search #5.09

Office of the Dean, College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, EP 103
San Francisco, CA 94132

San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University System, serves a diverse student body of 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty members are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.