Job Opening: Assistant professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies, College of William and Mary

job opening - 5Institution:  College of William and Mary, Global Studies – AMES
Location:     Virginia, United States
Position:      Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in a home department and AMES. AMES is a concentration within the interdisciplinary major of Global Studies, and is supported by 32 faculty affiliates from eleven departments.

We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in Middle Eastern, East Asian, and/or South Asian studies. We welcome applicants in the humanities or humanistic social sciences including, but not limited to Anthropology, Art and Art History, Cultural Studies, Government, Literature, Religious Studies, and other areas of scholarly expertise pending departmental approval. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the interdisciplinary core course in AMES as well as upper-level courses in AMES and his/her home department.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2016).

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in comparative and trans-regional scholarship and teaching, and experience mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Candidate must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 15th 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

Information on the AMES Program may be found at

Contact:               MBVANTASSEL@WM.EDU


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