New Position at Davidson College in “Politics of the Islamic World”

I’m delighted to share the news that my department at Davidson College has a new tenure track position in Politics of the Islamic World. The link to the human resources website for the position, including instructions for applying, can be found at:

The job is also advertised on the American Political Science Association eJobs website.

Here is the job advertisement:

Politics of the Islamic World
Davidson College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Political Science specializing in Politics of the Islamic World, to begin August 1, 2016.
The successful candidate will teach five courses annually (four in the first year of employment), including an introductory course in either comparative politics or international relations, upper-level courses and seminars in the politics of the Islamic World (including coverage of the Middle East and South Asia), and research methods. Candidates demonstrating an ability to offer other needed courses in the sub-fields of comparative or international politics are welcome. Scholars with an interest in identity politics – ethno-politics, gender and equality, or religion and politics — are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek a committed scholar-teacher who will maintain an active research agenda, participate in department and college-wide initiatives, and advise students in Political Science and inter-disciplinary programs. Experience in the region, including field research and research proficiency in a regional language, is required. We welcome applications from scholars who have conducted research in any part of the Islamic World. Applications from Ph.D-holders and very advanced ABDs will be considered.
The successful candidate will contribute to the College’s growing interdisciplinary programs in Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Studies, and/or South Asian Studies.
The following material is required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements expressing the candidate’s teaching experience and research agenda; graduate school transcript; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 20, 2015. All application material must be submitted at
Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.

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