Faculty Fellow in Material Histories of pre-and early modern Islam
Silsila: Center for Material Histories
Arts and Science
Silsila: Center for Material Histories in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University, invites applications for an appointment as a Faculty Fellow. The newly established center fosters interdisciplinary scholarship on material histories of the pre- and early modern Islamicate world, broadly conceived. It supports research on transcultural and transregional phenomena that contributes to a reimagining of current disciplinary boundaries, chronologies, and epistemic paradigms.
The candidates will be involved in program planning in collaboration with the director, and working with an administrative aide to organize, advertise and host events. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach one course per semester in their subject area. The appointment will begin January 31, 2018 (or as soon after as feasible) through December 31, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should have a PhD in hand, relevant language skills, and proven research interests in transcultural dimensions of the art, architecture or material culture of Islamicate societies before 1500. Applications from scholars researching areas such as the material culture of magic and medicine or connected textile histories are especially welcome.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and two writing samples.
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