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What's your employment status? Edit

  • ABD (early):
  • ABD (finishing this year): 15
  • Postdoc: 5
  • Visiting or Temporary Assistant Professor: 4
  • Adjuncting PhD: 4
  • Continuing Non-Tenure Track Professor: 1
  • TT but looking for a new job: 9
  • Tenured but always on the lookout for an opportunity: 1
  • Tenured or TT but reading out of curiosity: 3
  • PhD, Employed in academia in non-faculty position:
  • Fully employed outside of academia:
  • Partly employed outside of academia:
  • Unemployed PhD: 2
  • Adjuncting, denied tenure, trying again:
  • Search committee member: 1

TOTAL: 41 <---Remember to update Total!! (if the numbers are correct...)

Specialization breakdown Edit

  • Africa:14
  • African Diaspora:2
  • Middle East: 13
  • Islamic World: 2

Mixed Specialty Edit

Catholic University of America - Medieval Islamic World Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the Medieval Islamic World
  • "While area and period of specialization are open the department is especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on the Mediterranean and encounters with the West. In addition to training graduate and undergraduate students, the successful candidate will also participate in the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Islamic World Studies Program."
  • "Please send letter of application, cv, graduate transcript, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Medieval Search Committee, Dept. of History, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20064."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university’s mission and goals. CUA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Queries to Prof. Katherine L. Jansen at jansen@cua.edu.

Clayton State University (Geo.)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern/North African History, to begin August 2013
  • PhD in History (ABDs nearing degree completion will be considered)
  • Ability to teach the history of a second non-Western geographical area  and/or World Historical Geography; Interests in Women’s History or Film History or Digital Humanities; Evidence of scholarly performance, including publications; Experience in using technology in engaging students, including distance-learning courses
  • Appointee will also be expected to "Teach surveys in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary world history"
  • Review begins: 20 May 2013 and continues until the position is filled

Gallaudet University (DC) - African, Middle Eastern or Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin 16 Aug. 2013
  • "Fluency in American Sign Language is highly desirable, but not required. However, applicants who do not know ASL must be willing to learn, and eventually must satisfy the language requirements specified in the university’s Faculty Guidelines."
  • "Candidates must hold the Ph. D. or be able to document that they are close to completing a Ph. D. in History. Field of concentration is open, however a strong preference will be shown to candidates with a primary field in the History of Africa, Asia, or the Middle-East. Also desirable is the ability to teach women’s history, and the ability to teach the history of a second non-Western geographical area (excluding Latin America), and/or geography."
  • "College undergraduate teaching experience required. Candidates should show a strong commitment to students; quality teaching and advising. In addition to teaching undergraduate History courses in his or her fields, the successful candidate must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary General Studies program. "
  • Deadline: not stated in Ad, advert expires 5 Jan. 2013
    • Crossposted to Asian History 2012-13
    • The H-Net job ad is currently set to expire Jan 5, but the position is open until filled. The committee hopes to start reviewing applications at the beginning of spring semester, in late January. For various reasons, especially its federal budget appropriation, Gallaudet is not able to work on the standard history hiring calendar and searches move forward after winter break and usually are not completed until near the end of the semester. The position is contingent upon funding, though that is not uncommon.

Indiana University Kokomo- Ancient/Medieval Mediterranean/Middle EastEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean/Middle Eastern history. Course load will be 3 courses a semester as long as an active research agenda is maintained. Responsibilities include teaching surveys on the first half of World and Western civilization. Preference given to applicants who can teach upper-level classes over as broad a range as possible from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through Early Islam, the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, the Crusades, or the Italian Renaissance. The ability to teach occasional courses on Central or East Asia is a plus"
  • " Cover and reference letters should be addressed to Dr. Andrew McFarland, Chair, History Search and Screen Committee. However, all files should be sent via email or paper to the department secretary, Linda Burkholder, (lsburkho@iuk.edu ) at the Department of Sociology, History, and Political Science, 2300 S. Washington St. Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003 by December 1, 2012 for full consideration."

Princeton University post-1500 Islamic N. Africa and MediterraneanEdit

  • Ttenure-track assistant professorship in the history of post-1500 Islamic North Africa and the Mediterranean.
  • "The position will be based in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, but teaching duties will be shared with the Department of History, and both departments will be represented on the search committee. Use of Arabic as a language of research is a prerequisite. The field of specialization is open; candidates with interests in political, military, maritime, social, economic, cultural, religious, and gender history are welcome to apply."
  • The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2013. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the start date of their appointment.
  • Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu . Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references online, and should arrange for a hard copy of their transcript to be sent to: Sarah E. Boyce, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 110 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
  • For fullest consideration, apply by 1 Nov. 2012
    • Also posted at World/Global History 2012-13
    • any news? (12/23)
    • yes. Two finalists were selected and their on campus interviews are going on in February.

State University of New York, Cortland - Pre-1500, Islamic/Byzantine/Western Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Early Islam/Arab World, Byzantine or western Asian History, to start Aug. 2013
  • "The successful candidate will teach upper division and graduate courses in Islamic, Byzantine, or western Asian History, plus the department's introductory course, "The World to 1500." Additional responsibilities include engaging in an active research agenda that results in academic presentations and publications, advising students, and participating in the affairs of the department, School of Arts and Sciences and the College including, but not limited to committee work and curriculum development. Required Qualifications: Specialization in Early Islam/Arab World, Byzantine or western Asian history and Ph.D by time of appointment. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience, experience and/or research in transnational regional histories, and the ability to develop courses that are transnational in nature."
  • Review begins: 19 Oct. 2012 & for full consideration: 10 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • AHA interview invitation received by phone 11/29 (x2)
    • what is your field?
    • Rejection e-mail. (11/27) (x2)
    • Phone call request for AHA interview 12/11
    • Rejection e-mail after AHA interview (1/11) 
    • thanks. anyone offered a campus visit??
    • I haven't heard back yet (1/16). (x2-- please post if you hear anything, even though they seem on top of contacting the applicants).
    • Apparently they sent some rejections last Friday. Not sure what this means fo people who haven't heard back yet.
      • Possibly holding these in reserve for future call back if the two they invite don't pan out.
    • Campus visit invitation by phone (1/19).x2. I think he said they're only inviting 2, good luck!

University at Albany (SUNY) - Eastern Mediterranean ReligionEdit

  • The History Department of the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for a candidate whose research is focused on some aspect of religion in the Eastern Mediterranean (including the Balkans) from 600 to 1800 C.E., with scholarly proficiency in Greek and Arabic or Turkish. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of a Western Civilization or World History survey, and upper level courses in Byzantine history, the history of Islam, and the history of the Middle East, as well as more specialized graduate seminars.
  • Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=34169
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012 and is open until filled.
  • anyone have any info here??
  • Heard today (1/30/13) that the position has been filled.

University of Arkansas - Monticello - Asian OR African OR Middle Eastern -SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Full-time 9-month faculty position in History
  • "Teaching load is twelve credit hours per fall and spring semesters."
  • "Candidates should have a Ph.D. in African, Middle Eastern, or Asian history. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and professional activities are expected. Preference will be given to applicants willing to participate in the University’s travel/study programs."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012, and continues until position filled
  • Contacted 12/14. They are putting together a finalist list and will be in touch after the holidays.
  • Contacted 1/30 by email to arrange Skype interview.
  • Search cancelled - funding pulled
  • Offer made 3/15
  • Offer accepted
  • Position filled.

University of Rhode Island - Islamic History and CultureEdit

  • Tenure track position in Islamic History and Culture (plus two others in same hiring cluster: Modern Standard Arabic and Islamic Religion and Politics)
  • Review starts: 1 Nov. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • ONLINE applications ONLY.
  • any news here?
    • 11/13: I've heard nothing about either this position or the "Islamic Religion and Politics" position.
    • 11/19 Contacted to set up Skype/phone interview (x3)
    • 11/28: Contacted for campus visit.

University of South Carolina - Islamic WorldEdit

  • The History Department at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World. The department is particularly interested in candidates with an expertise in the history of North Africa and the Middle East. Regional subspecialty and time period is open. Along with evidence of a strong scholarly record, we encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will enhance or expand the department’s existing thematic strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the history of North Africa and the Middle East, and in their topics and specific subregions of interest
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, a strong research agenda, and classroom experience. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Islamic World History Search Committee, Department of History, 245 Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
  • For full consideration: 5 Nov. 2012
  • Request for more materials (11/9) x2
  • Intend to contact longlisted candidates in late November to set up Skype interviews for the first week of December (11/12)
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/29) x2
  • 11/30: Rejection email. x2
  • Campus invites will go out in late December for late January (12/5)
  • 12/13: Very kind rejection email after requesting more materials
  • Campus invites made (12/14)
  • Position has been filled (2/18)
  • Specialization?
  • Early modern Iran

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Early and medieval Islam (622-1600CE)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Early and medieval Islam (622-1600 CE).
  • Research specialties in any topic, with a focus on the Mediterranean world or the Arab Middle East, will be considered. The appointment will begin fall semester 2013.
  • Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. Teaching duties include a survey in World History and upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of specialty.
  • Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article length writing sample to: Professor Jay Rubenstein, Chair (Search Committee in Early and Medieval Islamic History), Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. Electronic submissions are preferred, and can be sent to historysearch@utk.edu. Website: http://web.utk.edu/~history/
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and will continue until an appointment is made.
  • 11/20: Emailed to set up AHA Interview -- they're interviewing 10 people. (x2)
  • [10 Jan.] Some candidates have been invited for campus interviews (not sure if email/phone, sorry).
  • Any news on this position? (X2)

University of WarwickEdit

  • Assistant professorship in Islamic HIstory, open field
  • (NB: although a UK university, Warwick uses North American titles: this seems equivalent to a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship & is probably tenured)
  • "You will conduct historical research in any period of Islamic History, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in one or more of the Research Centres based in the Department, the Global History and Culture Centre, the Centre for the History of Medicine, and the Eighteenth-Century Centre. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University. You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for and/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of Islamic History. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management."
  • deadline: 22 Oct. 2012
  • finalists invited for campus interview which will take place in mid December (it appears they are interviewing all candidates on the same day).
  • rejection e-mail

African HistoryEdit

American University - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure-line Assistant Professor in African History.
  • Candidates whose research and teaching explores encounters between Africa and Europe and Africa in international context such as colonialism, imperialism, the global slave trade, migration, or foreign relations are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Send letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to africanhistorysearch@american.edu.
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Any news? (11/13)
  • Oh come on, somebody must have heard something by now! (11/20)
    • They are past the shortlisting stage and have been conducting Skype interviews.(11/21)
    • Has anyone heard anything?? Any news here? Have they narrrowed down a list for fly-outs yet?
    • Haven't heard a thing. Perhaps at this point faculty just want to be done with the semester, grading etc. So maybe word either way will come between mid-December and Christmas. Somebody noted this below (under Northwestern) and it makes sense. I just don't see how not a single person has communicated about so many schools that didn't have ASA interviews. (12/4)
    • Offer made and accepted 2/4
    • Do we know who got the job?

Bard College (NY) SEARCH COMPLETE - African HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • "...to begin in fall 2013. Regional and topical specializations are open; candidates whose work also focuses on the African diaspora will be considered as well."
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012
    • Be aware that this is the third year Bard has posted this position. Communication with candidates and the hiring process in general have been uneven, to put it in diplomatic terms.
  • 10/26 Received email request for a phone interview to be held next week (x2)
  • 11/6 Campus visit invitation issued
  • 1/6: Job offered and accepted.

Baylor University - sub-Saharan - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in sub-Saharan African History
  • "Applicants should be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in History, and should be able to show evidence of outstanding teaching along with potential for scholarly publication."
  • Review begins 1 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled, but for full consideration: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at African Studies Association and AHA
    • Materials received, asked for a response to the University's mission statement. (10/26 x2)
      • Those are always tricky especially if one decides to be honest. I guess it comes down to whether or not to apply in the first place...
      • In these situations I think honesty is the only avenue to take, because if one is dishonest when asked about their religious beliefs, it will only turn out bad for you and the institution--no one wins. Even if you got the job you would have to hide your true thoughts from your colleagues for years, and if it does come out, then they may be upset with you for lying in the first place and may be less able to trust you in the future because you have been dishonest for however many months/years. This will only sow discord in the department and work place. I know we are all desperate to get any academic job and stay in the game, but my two cents is that it is lose/lose if you're not going to fully disclose your beliefs when asked. As historians we always talk about conducting our research with integrity, why wouldn't we extend that to other areas of our profession? Even the AHA Statement on Standards argues that "trust and respect both of one’s peers and of the public at large are among the greatest and most hard-won achievements that any historian can attain." I think you gotta be honest in stating your views and then see how the institution responds. [Note: I am not a Baylor search committee member, but just a job-seeker who found the above post problematic]
      • Not sure why you found it problematic. The poster does not encourage people to lie. You need to relax.
    • Received an email invitation to interview at the ASA (11/2)
    • Received a rejection email notifying that committee has "constructed a short-list of candidates who best fit the needs of our department" (11/14)
    • They have invited 2 applicants for campus interviews and have 3 other applicants still in the pool. (12/19)
    • candidate accepted offer

Boston College - sub-Saharan - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship "for a historian working in precolonial, colonial, or post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa."
  • The successful candidate will be expected to offer both broad and specialized courses in African history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to participate in the History Core Program, and teach courses cross-listed with African and African Diaspora Studies. Ph.D required by August 2013. Please submit a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted electronically to: africa.search@bc.edu. They can also be sent to the Chair, African Search Committee, Dept. of History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012.
    • Anything to report from Boston?
      • Nothing more than a message on 11/2 acknowledging receipt of the application.
      • E-mail request for additional materials (11/21) X 3
      • AHA interview invitation (12/13) x2
      • Rejection email 12/20 x6
      • Any news? 1/16
      • Nothing yet!? Anyone else? 
      • Rejection email (after AHA interview) 01/18 - very kind email, and good form letting candidates know of their status as soon as possible x2
      • Email notification that I was not on the short list (they invited 3 people invited to campus who have all accepted to invitation).
      • Offer made.
    • CONGRATS.
    • Offer was made. Was it accepted? 
    • Do we know who got this job?
    • Offer accepted. (I currently teach at Quinnipiac University and work on Tanzania.)
    • remarkable that someone would identify oneself so openly on an otherwise anonymous board.
    • Maybe she's genuinely happy, which would, I know, be a weird thing in this profession. What's to hide?
    • Someone asked who got the job, and I answered their question. Remarkable that anyone would find that remarkable!
    • I agree, totally! (I wrote just before you, congratulations!).

Bowie State University - African/African-American - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Assistant Professorship (tenure status not stated) in African History
  • Responsibilities: Teaches 12 semester hours of African History including but not limited to African History and African American History. Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy in African History from an accredited institution of higher learning required. Must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, services and technology application in the classroom; effective communication skills are essential.
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2012.
  • Any news on this position? (11/25)
  • Letter informing applicants that offer was made and accepted

Brown University - SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in African history.
  • Regional, thematic, and chronological specializations are open, but preference may be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement the strengths of the departments of Africana Studies and History. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation online at www.interfolio.com/apply/13400. To apply through the mail, please write to African-History-Search@Brown.edu for more information.
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news?
  • 11/12, received email via interfolio that they are starting to review applications
  • I know a colleague who has an interview with them at ASA. 11/17
    • Do you know when they received the email request? 11/18
      • Is your colleague postdoc/currently employed? Whatever the case, they went through their review process pretty fast. 11/18
      • Yes, my colleague is a professor at an African university. I did not inquire as to when they got the e-mail request. I just know that they received a request for an interview not too long ago.
        • Thanks for the update and congratulations to your colleague. That is quite an acheivement. However, being an African historian of Africa, I can't imagine the logistical nightmare that would be preparing for an ASA interview on such short notice e.g. the complications of getting a visa etc. They might have to conduct a Skype interview..
        • Any news on any progress here?
        • well, they just finished interviewing at ASA this last weekend...so it may be until Jan. 2013 when interviewees hear back. 12/4
          • People need to really slow down on this school. Do you actually know of a single person who was invited for an interview? 12/4
          • Yes, I personally know of 2 people who did pre-interviews. 12/4
          • Hey guys, a little help here. What is a pre-interview?
          • A "pre-interview" is when an ABD candidate telephones a department to speak to the SCC to check that their application is complete. The "pre-interview" usually goes "incredibly well" with the ABD candidate expected to progress to an actual interview.
          • I had neither an interview nor a "pre-interview," but was asked a couple weeks ago to submit scholarship and informed that finalists will be chosen early next year. Hope this helps. 12/6 (x3)
            • Thank you for this update. Finally some information that sounds credible after weeks of speculation ("pre-interviewees" etc.) It makes sense that they'd ask for written samples first because none were requested in the job ad.
            • Congrats 12/6 for getting your app. to this stage. Are you ABD or a hired prof.? Are you a historian of West Africa
            • I wonder what's going on with this search...
            • Seems they are starting to extend on-campus invites (2/2)
            • Did you get one?
            • Does this mean they have already conducted first stage interviews via skype etc.?
            • They aren't conducting first-round interviews. If anyone has actually received a campus invite, would you mind posting to confirm 2/2's comment above?
            • I really doubt that anyone has any solid info. on this search.
            • Offer made; terms being worked out between both parties
            • really?  but there are still several upcoming campus visits. I don't think this last comment is true.
              • Well are you therefore confirming 2/2's position? Did you actually receive a campus invitation yourself? That's what people are waiting to hear...
              • conrats to the lucky candidate. Great job.
              • Yes, I am sure about the offer. The person is an asst. professor and has a recently published book on slavery.
                • Thanks for the update. Interesting process though...looks like some people were still in the job process and were surprised by this announcement.
                • NEAR-COMPLETE MISINFORMATION ON THIS THREAD.
                • It seems the person above (claiming the offer went to the Assistant Prof. with a recent book on slavery) has confused the African History search with the Luso-Brazilian Studies search, which resulted in an offer to someone who fits the above description. Please check your info before you post on this thread.
  • Email received indicated that the search failed. (3/25)
    • Email received indicating that the search "had concluded." (4/3)
      • We write to inform you about the search for a tenure-track historian in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of History at Brown University. The search has now concluded. We thank you for your interest in the position and for taking the effort to apply. We were struck at how rich the field was and regretted that we were not able to pursue the candidacies of so many qualified people. We wish you the best in your professional endeavors.
  • Why does this happen? I think I heard the Northwestern search failed too.
    • Four potential reasons come to my mind:
      • a) The search committee is unable to come to a consensus on which candidate to hire.
      • b) The higher administration disagrees with the search committee on which candidate to hire.
      • c) The higher administration decides to reprioritize the funding line and do something else with the money.
      • d) Budget cuts cause the funding line to be cancelled outright or put into hibernation.
      • I've seen c and d take place and heard of incidents of a and b. Any of these outcomes is embarrassing to the search committee and they are usually not discussed  publicly (though d, not being the department's fault, is an exception). Another thing that sometimes happens is that a candidate is hired and is unable to assume the position (e.g., accepts another position & breaks contract, has a medical emergency and retires/quits, etc.).
  • Look, there are many ways to apologist ways to explain failed searches at major institutions (let's keep in mind that we are talking about Brown and Northwestern), but the bottom line is that a failed search is a sign of serious dysfunction. Brown's failed search may be "innocent" enough (ie able to be blamed on factors beyond the control of the committee/hiring departments), but Northwestern has failed several times to fill this SAME position. It is very difficult to believe that not a SINGLE candidate is good enough...
  • I'm happy someone can admit this. It's so obvious that it is pure dysfunction. You can see this at work at conferences, symposia, etc. Historians and search committees just unable to function normally and make rational decisions.
  • Searches are complicated and they don't always result in a hire. That doesn't mean excellent people did not apply or that no one was "good," it just means institutions have to meet their own needs first and that's sometimes more complicated than it appears from the outside. It's easy to throw around slurs against committees and institutions and call them dysfunctional, but the realities are usually more interesting and less insidious. 
  • ha, complicating the inner workings of power is so very interesting...how nuanced.

Central Washington University - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • "Research specializations open. Responsibilities include teaching sections of the three-quarter World History sequence, upper-division courses in African or East Asian history, and upper-division and graduate courses in area of specialization"
  • "The positions also include research and service obligations, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute either to the university’s Africana and Black Studies program or to the university’s Asia Pacific Studies program."
  • " PhD in history by September 15, 2013 and evidence of successful teaching at the college level required, and experience working with a diverse student population preferred."
  • Review begins: 16 Nov. 2012 and continues until filled.
  • Don't get confused by the way this was posted to the Chronicle and H-Net ... they are looking for separate Asia and Africa positions.
  • They are very open about the research area. North Africa (ancient and Islamic) is as welcome as the horn or sub-saharan).
  • Any news about interviews? 12/15
    • Phone interview for January.
    • Campus Invite via phone January 10th.
  • Verbal offer from Dean 2/19
  • Due to family considerations, I made the decision to accept another offer.  Good luck to the other candidates who visited campus and enjoy the wonderful scenery out west!
  • Offer extended and accepted.  Position is filled.

The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina) - Latin America OR Sub-Saharan AfricaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Latin American OR Sub-Saharan African History
  • "Must have a Ph.D. or be ABD eligable. Must have the ability to teach a broad range of courses in the field of Latin American or Sub-Saharan African history. Teaching responsibilities will consist of upper-level and graduate courses in the applicant’s area of concentration and either the World or the Western civilization core curriculum courses.The standard teaching load is four three-hour classes per semester, consisting usually of two preparations.Candidates need to have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and demonstrated scholarly activity or its promise."
  • Deadline: ?30 Dec. 2012
  • 'The deadline is 15 Nov '(South Carolina jobs website)
    • Cross posted to Latin American History 2012-13
    • Received letter acknowledging application. (11/19)
    • Scheduled AHA interview (11/29)
    • Anyone else?
      • I checked the Latin American board and there are some AHA interviews scheduled over there
    • Campus invites issued 1/14
    • Does anyone know if they invited any Africanists for campus interviews?
  • Apparently readvertised with a new closing date of 29 Apr. 2013
  • Email from Search Committee Chair: "This was a mistake from our HR department.  We are still in the process of reviewing applications from the original search.  Thank you for your interest in our position."

College of William and Mary  - Sub-Saharan Africa before 1900 - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Sub-Saharan Africa before 1900, with a strong preference for scholars of early modern West or West-Central Africa.
  • The successful applicant will possess an excellent scholarly record and the ability to teach relevant survey, upper-level, and graduate courses. The ability to teach global history and engage with the Africana Studies program is also desirable. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication and to contribute to the Ph.D. program in Atlantic/American history and the M.A. program in comparative and transnational history.
  • Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu . Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and a chapter-length or article-length sample of recent scholarship. Applicants 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...Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in history or a closely-related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2013). Information on the faculty and degree programs in the Department of History may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/history/.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012 (Applications received after the review date may be considered if needed)
    • AHA interview scheduled 
  • Rejection email 12/21
  • Invitations went out 1/9
  • Offer made and accepted 2/22

Florida International University - 19th/20th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th and/or 20th century African History
  • "This is a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Program in African and African Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will contribute a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective to the Department and Program."
  • "Ability to teach broad surveys required, but candidate will also teach in subfields of interest in upper-division undergraduate courses and our vibrant graduate programs. Regional specialization is open but West Africanists are particularly encouraged to apply; topic of specialization is open but scholars of decolonization or historians with expertise in Africa and the Atlantic World will be of special interest."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012
  • Invitation issued for an on-campus interview.

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar - South East, East Asian, or AfricanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in South East Asian, East Asian or African History
  • Teaching load: 2/2 which "will include introduction to global history and/or a regional survey course."
  • "Candidates whose research interests are broadly transnational are especially sought. ...ABDs are welcome to apply, with the Ph.D. completed by August 2013. Applicants should have substantial research accomplishments or evidence of an ambitious research agenda and exceptional promise. All applicants must have outstanding teaching credentials given the small size of our classes and the diversity of our students.@
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and continues until filled.
  • AHA Interview scheduled (12/12)x3
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/24)
    • Hey guys, I'd like to conduct a quick unscientific poll. How many of you applied for this position and would actually  take the job or the NYU Abu Dhabi job (I applied for that) if you got it? You could also state your position e.g. doctoral candidate, post doc, asst. prof. etc.
    • I did and would have taken the job. 
    • I would too. The East is booming. Lots of interesting stuff is going on in the world's other half as compared to economic crisis after crisis here and job markets that are depressed.
    • What happened to the Georgetown searches? Updates anyone?
  • Campus visits are finished.  Still waiting for the final ok from DC campus to send out formal offers.
    • Does this mean you already have an informal offer and are just waiting for the paperwork? Congrats. That's a really prestigious school.
    • No, this is inside information. Delay was longer than expected.  Hoping that we can let people know next week (3/5)   
    • Still no offer?
    • I think an East Asia Historian got the job, or at least one of the positions. See under Asian History

Georgetown University - sub-SaharanEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan African history
  • Research interests may be in any sub-field. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach one part of the two-semester African history survey as well as a variety of topical undergraduate and graduate classes.
  • Send cover letter, cv, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching preparation and/or experience (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.), and writing sample (completed dissertation chapter or published work) to: Professor Meredith McKittrick, Chair, African History Search Committee, History Department - ICC 608, Georgetown University, Box 571035, Washington, DC 20057-1035
    • This application process was updated to an online application
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012 Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.
  • AHA interview scheduled (x2)
  • Four candidates invited for campus visits
  • Rumors of an offer? Can anyone confirm? Was it accepted? 
  • There is an AP from Rice scheduled to teach a course in African history in Fall '13. I don't know for sure if she is visiting or is transfering to G'town. Anyone knows?.
  • Was an offer accepted?
  • Yes, this one's over folks

Howard UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "The candidate must have a doctorate in African history, with research and teaching ability in the field. There are no restrictions as to sub-field, region or period of specialization. Responsibilities would include teaching an introductory level course in African history and colloquia and seminars for undergraduates in the candidate’s specialization."
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2012
  • Any news?
  • Is this search postponed or canceled? 
  • No. The search is still in progress, people did not work during the holidays.
  • Has the ship sailed on this one...?
  • Hmmm.  Good location.  Other difificulties to success in the job.
  • This search is very disorganized. 

Loyola University New Orleans SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in African History beginning in August 2013.
  • Ability to teach an introductory global history course required. Ph.D. must be completed by time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate scholarly potential and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • Please send letter of application, a CV, a statement on your teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, African History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118...The letter of application should include a description of secondary fields and possible course offerings.
  • postmarked no later than 19, Oct. 2012.
  • postmark deadline is 31, Oct. 2012. see ad in the Chronicle
  • request for more material (11/19) x3
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/29) x4
  • Invitation for campus visit, by phone (1/8) x2
  • Any updates on the status of this search?
  • Offer made and accepted.

Missouri State University Edit

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor of History in African History beginning August 2013.
  • Candidates must complete their Ph.D. in African History or African Studies within one year of their initial appointment. The successful candidate must also demonstrate an ability to teach Continental Africa and World History. Submit a cover letter, academic vita, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a syllabus for an upper level survey in Continental Africa and a survey in World History either to 1600 or from 1600.
  • Apply online at https://jobs.missouristate.edu
  • All applications must be completed on-line; no paper submissions will be accepted except for letters of recommendation which must be sent to the Chair of the search committee. Employment will require a criminal background check.
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by 2 Nov. 2012. Review of the applicants will continue until finalists are identified.
    • Called to inform that I have been shortlisted for possible campus interview. They are calling references and asked for a writing sample. 12/5 (x2)
    • I wonder what's going on with this search??
    • I think they were checking references in December and then went on break. They are still on break, but will be back next week. 
    • Have they invited anyone to campus?
    • UPDATES??? 2/7
    • Agreed...anyone have any updates?? They seem to be very behind in the process. 2/11
  • ANYTHING??? 2/19
  • Another very disorganized search
  • Any idea what happened to this search?

Moravian College (Penn.) - sub-Saharan CancelledEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan African History, to start Aug. 2013
  • PhD in hand by Sept. 2013
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012.
  • E-mail: Since budgetary approval for the position has been delayed, we have decided not to conduct interviews at the African Studies Association meeting in Philadelphia. We are still hoping to conduct interviews at the American Historical Association meeting in January and will be in touch with all candidates in mid-December if we are able to proceed. (9 Nov)
  • SEARCH CANCELED  due to budgetary constraints 12/11
    • Yes it was and I'd like to add that this is one very polite and professional history department.
    • I would echo the previous comment.  I am now incredibly interested in a department I was only slightly interested previously due to the the professionalism and thoughtfulness in communicating the cancelation of their search.

Naval Postgraduate School - Open Rank, sub-Saharan Edit

  • Open rank tenure track appointment (assistant, associate, or full professor) in the history or politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Based at the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School
  • Applications are welcomed from candidates with a wide range of thematic and subregional specialties,and from diverse academic fields. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach a general graduate-level course on international relations, comparative politics, or modern history.
  • The Naval Postgraduate School is a fully-accredited graduate school whose students are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and many other countries. National Security Affairs is multi-disciplinary department with curricula based on comparative politics, international relations, history, and economics.
  • Interested parties should send a letter of application, c.v., and writing samples. Applicants for appointment as assistant professor should also have at least three letters of recommendation sent. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor should submit a list of at least three references with e-mail addresses. Address applications and supporting materials electronically to Professor Robert Springborg, Chair, Africa Search, Department of National Security Affairs, rdspring@nps.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012, open until filled.
  • Any news? (5 Nov)
    • I'm wondering too. Schools like these had really early deadlines so I'm not sure what the silence means. NPS is an interesting one. It wouldn't surprise me if they by-pass the conferences.
    • Anyone heard anything? (11/20)
    • Seriously?! That was a very early deadline. Is this search still on or not?
    • I applied for this and I have heard nothing. I previously applied for a research assistant professor position at NPS and heard nothing either. It makes me wonder if it is a targeted search with a particular candidate in mind, and the position has been advertised to legitimate the hire.
      • Well their silence does raise eyebrows. If they had planned to wait until the break to process apps they could have advertised much later (November).
      • I know someone who has had an on-campus interview there already (a political scientist, not a historian, which may explain the silence on this wiki).
      • Ahh! Thanks. Makes sense they'd go for a political scientist. The job ad. did have a "modernist" bent to it.
      • Just to let you know, they are running two searches at once. They had campus interviews for the Asian history/politics jobs from Nov. to Dec., and will do the African hist. and politics jobs later...
        • I appreciate the info. but do you know whether they have already contacted the Africanists for next year's interviews?
        • Yes - A polisci friend of mine did a campus visit for the Africanist position
          • Looks like this ship has already sailed - gracias.

New York University - Abu DhabiEdit

Northwestern University - Sub-Saharan Africa SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

Tenure track assistant professor in Sub-Saharan African HIstoryEdit

  • "Research interests may be in any sub-field exclusive of East Africa. Start date: September 2013."
  • A letter of application, C.V., writing sample (chapter or article), and three confidential letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at http://www.history.northwestern.edu/ ...Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
  • I thought this might move quickly after the closing date - anyone heard anything? (11/13)
    • Going by the silence on this page, it appears that faculty at a lot of November deadliners are waiting for the semester to end before they pick up the hiring process again. It could also be that people just aren't posting hiring developments on Academic Jobs Wiki this year...(11/17)
    • So is it worth trying to apply to jobs after the deadline? Do people generally think deadlines are firm for these jobs, or situational?
    • There is certainly no harm in trying. However, it is of course best to meet deadlines. You never know what happens to apps in a department after the deadline. Perhaps, staff in charge would add yours to the pile; perhaps they end up in the trash; perhaps they end up in a separate pile to be looked at if they don't get enough apps to shortlist from those who submitted on time (difficult to imagine such a situation) etc . I think what the above poster meant was that some schools may have simply decided not to look at the apps until they are ready to e.g. after Thanksgiving or the end of the quarter especially if the intention is to conduct AHA or Skype interviews for the first round. (20/11)
  • Request for more material (12/10) (x3)
  • Campus Invitation (1/28)
  • Does anyone know who is being replaced by this position?
  • John Hunwick (now emeritus)
  • Hunwick retired a long time ago. They had somebody. Sorry, I don't remember his name but he too was Islam/West Africa and was there as recently as 2006.
  • You're talking about Butch Ware who is now at U of Michigan and left Northwestern in 2008.
    • That's right!
  • Has anyone heard anything about status of this search? (1/31)
  • I'm trying to figure that out now (1/31)
  • vague evidence they are moving on things now... (2/1)
  • See above, campus invites extended in late Jan.
  • They have invited two candidates to campus.
  • Wondering about collegiality there.
  • Yes, I think we should. Only heard bad things in the past.
  • Really?  I don't think so.
  • Agreed. Although there are rumors that they might bring in another candidate....
  • Yes, the proclamation that this search has failed is probably premature.
  • Who received the offer and accepted?
  • An offer is in the making and/or has been extended. DK if it is accepted or will be.

Ohio University - Modern - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in modern African history.
  • The department, which offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, welcomes candidates with any thematic and geographical specializations in the field.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to offer both broad and specialized courses in African history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as world history surveys. The teaching load is 2-2. The successful applicant also will have the opportunity to participate in the university’s distinguished African Studies program, which enjoys National Resource Center status. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 2013), a strong research agenda, and teaching experience.
  • Applications, which are to include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample, and sample syllabi, will only be accepted electronically via the following link: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/4228
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for Skype interview this week via email (10/29).
    • Wow, they sure are moving fast. I find it interesting that a school as big as OU isn't conducting conference interviews. Thanks for the update and best wishes.
    • They are moving fast but this does demonstrate that there really is no need for an appointments process lasting half a year.
    • Any news? The interviewing committee had apparently hoped to arrange campus visits before Thanksgiving, but has anyone heard anything? (11/12)
    • Yes, they had their first job talk by a candidate on friday nov. 16. More are scheduled for the Nov. 19 week (11/17)
    • Job offer made and accepted (12/18)
      • Congrats!

Queen Mary University of London (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Assoc/Asst Prof.) in African History
  • "Preference may be given to a scholar of sub-Saharan Africa but the School will also consider applications from scholars working on North Africa or on trans-Oceanic networks."
  • Deadline: 13 Jul. 2012
    • Intend to interview mid/late Jul 2012 for a start date in Jan. 2013
    • Shortlist made; request for interview in mid-September
    • Are you American/U.S.- trained? It appears to be very difficult for people from this side of the Atlantic to get these jobs/postdocs...
    • [not a direct answer, but: the UK/EU job market (usually) works quite differently to the US market, partly because we don't have tenure-track. An ABD is unlikely to be hirable into a UK lectureship - it does happen, but it's rare and controversial (and the same applies to very recent UK/EU graduates too). The UK is also at a crucial point in the REF process (explained on this talk page) which means that hires will be focusing on publications (book probably essential), research reputation, and proven ability to get large-scale grants. The job market is bad enough that people with multiple books are still not getting shortlisted for lectureships. AFII (talk) 07:46, August 1, 2012 (UTC)]
      • Thanks for the explanation and best wishes to the interviewee. Congratulations on the book contract too!
    • Shortlisted poster here: I am American-trained (and American), with a spring 2011 Ph.D. and a book contract. This is actually my first go on the British job market, so I would appreciate any advice folks with experience on that side of the pond might confer.
    • Sounds like a good topic for the History Talk Page. I've seeded a question AFII (talk) 06:53, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Saint Anselm College (NH)-- SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Tenure-track professorship in African history, beginning August 2013.
  • Ph. D. expected at time of appointment. Responsibilities include developing and teaching survey and upper-division courses in African history as well as teaching in the college’s interdisciplinary freshman seminar program.
  • Please submit cover letter, current c.v., three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcript on line via http://www.anselm.edu/hr
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • AHA interview scheduled, 12/6 (x3)
Invitation for campus interview. 1/14
Rejectioon letter received Feb. 9
- Going to resume the search next fall. Letter recieved. 3/28

Saint Joseph's University (PA) - Sub-Saharan - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

[Posted 12 Dec. without link to original ad & after the closing date. Please include a link when you make a post! AFII (talk) 16:40, December 12, 2012 (UTC)]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan african history, beginning 15 Aug. 2013
  • 3/3 Teaching load "substantial portion of which will be in the university’s General Education Program in history. The successful candidate will teach upper-division courses in his/her area of specialty as well as departmental seminars and the introductory survey course, “Forging the Modern World,” a thematic and comparative examination of the connections and contingencies that contributed to creating the modern world. S/he may contribute to the University’s Africana Studies program and International Relations major as well."
  • "Candidates whose specialties include (but are not limited to) the political, economic and social history of Africa and/or in the interactions of Africa with other areas of the world, such as Europe, the Americas, and the Indian subcontinent, are especially invited to apply"
  • ONLINE AND HARDCOPY NEEDED: Please submit a letter of application outlining qualifications, c.v., a writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jeff Hyson, Chair of Africa Search, Department of History, Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131. Applicants must also apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu.
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012
    • preliminary interviews will occur by teleconference in January 2013
    • interview request via email, 21 December x4
    • Campus Invite via email Jan 11
    • Anyone else? There were at least four people following this position on Academic Jobs. Have you been contacted?
    • No.
    • I find that quick campus invitation (on the same day of the Skype interviews) very curious. But who knows when one is just a job seeker...
    • Why do you find it curious? The committee likely met after doing all the interviews and selected finalists.
    • Received a rejection letter informing me a candidate had been selected. (x2)

Salisbury University - ModernEdit

  • Assistant Professor of History for Modern African History.
  • 3/3 Teaching load "... to include World Civilizations, upper division undergraduate and graduate courses."
  • Salisbury University faculty members are expected to provide appropriate levels of scholarly activity, student advisement and service as well as utilize an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.
  • Ph.D. in History or a pertinent related field (ABD nearing completion of dissertation will be considered. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree within six months of the date of hire).
  • Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012, open until filled
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Beware. Several long standing faculty just left there for other jobs.
    • Why?
    • Who?
    • Comments like the above (no details, no evidence) are unhelpful.
    • Drs. Case, Carlander, Ackerson. All well respected members of the faculty. Is THAT more "helpful"?
    • Yes, but could you also share what you know of why?
    • the 3/3 with World Civ classes is definitely not the most appealing as it is.
    • It would seem that compared to many folks in academia who already teach a 4-4 or 4-3 load, such a schedule does not seem like some horrible death sentence to endure. Its all a matter of having a healthy, practical perspective...something far too many academics seem to lack...
  • Any news about interviews? (11/27)
    • Email request to schedule AHA interview 12/11 (4x)
    • Any update? Have campus invites been issued?
  • Does anyone have any insight into the status of this search? (2/8)
    • All of the on campus interviews for the African history search have concluded. (2/14)

Southern Conneticut State University - Sub-Saharan - SUSPENDED/CANCELED Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-saharan African History
  • "Successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching introductory-level survey of sub-Saharan Africa as well as offering upper-level and graduate courses in country and area of specialization. All faculty share student advising and committee responsibilities."
  • "Candidates will possess Ph.D. in History or African Studies (with an emphasis on history) from a regionally-accredited university by time of appointment, show evidence of ability to teach at the university level and to engage in scholarly activity"
  • For full consideration: 6 Dec. 2012
  • Very kind contact from the Department to notify me that one of my references was missing. (12/4)
  • "Due to current state-wide budgetary constraints, the search for the position in African history has been suspended. If the suspension is rescinded and we are permitted to continue we will inform you immediately.  Again, thank you for your interest in Southern Connecticut State University." 1/7

GROAN!

State University of New York (SUNY) - Stony Brook - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • "The successful candidate will have a doctorate on a topic in the history of Africa completed and successfully defended by the beginning of the academic year, late August 2013. We seek a scholar who will contribute to the transnational and thematic focus of the Department’s graduate program, as well as undergraduate programs at all levels."
  • 2/2 Teaching load
  • This position is subject to budgetary approval.
  • Send letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, C.V., writing sample, and three letters of recommendation preferably by email to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1938
  • Paper dossiers should be mailed to: African History Search / Department of History / Stony Brook University / Stony Brook, New York 11794-4348. Candidates may send questions—but not dossiers—to stonybrookafricanhistorysearch at gmail dot com
  • Review begins immediately with deadline: November 1, 2012. December 1, 2012
    • This ad only seems to appear on the university's website and here. Does anybody know if there is a strongly preferred inside candidate for this?
    • No inside candidate, open search. Deadline extended to Dec. 1.
    • [I've updated the link to the new advert AFII (talk) 08:36, October 12, 2012 (UTC)]
    • WTF? Position readvertised 12/4: http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=175698653&Title=Assistant%20Professor
    • Looks like the same ad. and if you go to your Academic Jobs Online account, you will see that your application is complete i.e. there is no way to apply for the position again (12/6)
    • The ad on HigherEdJobs was dated 4 Dec - why advertise again after the deadline?
  • Any news on interviews for this position? 12/15
    • No news; if the week ends before anybody hears anything then perhaps we could assume that they are planning to bypass the AHA.
    • Email received to schedule Skype interview in January. 12/20 (x2)
    • Campus interview invite (01/12)
    • Job offer made (02/18)
    • Offer accepted

University of Akron (Oh.) - Sub-Saharan - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History
  • "Teaching responsibilities include courses in colonial and post-colonial African history (and possibly pre-colonial as well) and classes in field of specialty.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the History Department's World Civilization program (teaching World Civ: Africa) and the Humanities program (teaching Humanities in the World, 1300-present), and will also be active in the university's Program in Pan-African Studies.  Ph.D. in History or related field must be completed before the appointment start date"
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Jun.
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2013
  • This may be the most pretentious and offensive job post I've seen in a while. Insane teaching demands, must also be involved in/understand distance learning/online courses, and of course have an impressive research agenda. Why would anyone bother with such an impressive research agenda when clearly no research could be possible teaching pre-colonial, post-colonial, and colonial history, as well as World Civ and Humanities and the World! Oh, and have to master distance learning technologies...
  • to the clearly humble academic that provided the previous post: you forgot to mention that the job also calls for teachers with a background in surfing, cat grooming, and an ability to teach survey classes in esperanto.
  • I have to agree, how can someone be "offended" by a school that posts such information in the first place?  Better to know what you're getting into rather than find out these expectations mid-way through your first semester...
  • I'm afraid that the first commenter has either badly misread the job ad or has no real idea how the profession works. It's possible the commenter thought the ad was implying that one would have to teach all of these courses in a single semester, which would be a higher teaching load. However, the ad says nothing about what the teaching load actually is, and a quick search of the course catalog reveals most faculty to be teaching two courses this Spring, plus independent studies and graduate student supervision. Not really an insane demand, so much as on the generous R1 side of things. If the poster's concern is really with diversity of classes taught, then good luck to them.
  • Request for skype interview 3/13
  • Email stating that they had hired one of the three people brought to campus 5/3

University of Bayreuth - Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Post-doc Position in African History [Non-TT]Edit

  • The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies at the University of Bayreuth with its Research Project “Future Africa – Visions on the Move” (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research / BMBF) invites applications for a Post-Doc Position in African History (E13 TV-L) for 2 + 1 years, starting as soon as possible for the Sub-Project "Beyond Europe: Changing Narratives of the Future in Modern African History" (directed by Profs. Achim von Oppen and Susanne Lachenicht).
  • Responsibilities: Researching the history of Africa’s future as envisioned by key figures and groups in Africa in the 20th century. Required Qualifications: Recent doctoral degree in History of Africa (or related fields); Desired Qualifications: Working experience in matters pertaining to the project; good knowledge of a language spoken in Africa other than English. The position requires expert knowledge of the English language (both written and oral) as well as a willingness to participate in academic teamwork and discussions across disciplinary and regional boundaries. We encourage applications from persons with a disability. The University of Bayreuth is seeking to increase the number of female employees and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
  • Application: Please send your application with CV, PhD diploma (or evidence of submission of the doctoral dissertation), a project description (with work plan/schedule) and the names of three referees, both by mail and online, by 25th May 2013 to: Prof. Dr. Achim von Oppen, Universität Bayreuth, GWII 2.14, D-95440 Bayreuth, E-Mail:achim.vonoppen-at-uni-bayreuth.de

University of Cambridge (UK) - [Non-TT; VAP] Modern African HistoryEdit

  • Two year lectureship (~Asst Prof.) in African History, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "A key requirement of the appointee will be a substantial contribution to the undergraduate Part II paper on 'African History since 1800.'"
  • "The appointees must hold a PhD or equivalent and will be outstanding researchers in their field"
  • Deadline: 8 Apr. 2013

University of Central Arkansas - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • "PhD required by time of appointment, August 2013. Successful candidate will teach world history survey and advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in areas of specialization, and participate in an interdisciplinary program in African and African-American Studies"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012 until the position is filled
  • Contacted for ASA interview (x3)
  • Rejection email indicating that campus invitations have been made (12/19) (x2)
  • candidate accepted offer

University of Massachusetts Boston - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th-21st century sub-Saharan African history
  • "Area of specialization is open. We are favorable to candidates whose interests include transoceanic connections, including the Atlantic World, as well as the history of women and gender, environmental history, history of religion, urban history, and history of science, medicine and technology."
  • Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester African History introductory survey and upper division and graduate courses in the candidate's areas of specialization.
  • Application at http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=34647, with 3 letters of reference sent to africa.history@umb.edu
  • Deadline 22 October 2012
  • Rejection email (11/15) [x3]
  • Does anyone know if they've made an offer? and to whom?
  • This is ridiculous. Who was hired? Or flown out? They seemed so eager to hire someone (the job post even stated someone could start Jan. 2013!). Did they have a split committee and call off the whole thing? (this seems to happen with some frequency)
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Louisville - sub-Saharan - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan History
  • "This will be a joint appointment with the Department of Pan-African Studies. This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her field, and in the Department's History of Civilizations program. Regional, thematic, and chronological specializations are open. Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs considered."
  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/30)x4
  • Campus Invite via telephone (1/18)
  • Offer made (3/12)

University of Oxford (UK) - ModernEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in African History, to start 1 Oct. 2013
  • "The successful applicant will have research interests in sub-Saharan African History since 1900"
  • "Candidates should have received the degree of PhD, in a field of History or a related field with major research experience in African history, by 1 October 2013, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered if they have attained a comparable level of publication. The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record on African History since 1900 of international standing appropriate to the stage of his or her career, and evidence of imaginative current and future research plans, including the potential to lead new research initiatives; a record of success in securing research funding, or a demonstrable desire to do so; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of the History Faculty, SIAS and St Antony’s College"
  • Deadline: 18 Apr. 2013

University of South Carolina - sub-Saharian African history 1500-present - SEARCH COMPLETE Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan African history, ca. 1500-present.
  • Applicants should present evidence of a strong scholarly record in African history and will be expected to teach introductory, advanced, and graduate level courses in their areas of interest.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, a strong research agenda, and classroom experience. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, African History Search Committee, Department of History, 245 Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
  • For full consideration: 5 Nov. 2012.
  • Request for additional materials, 11/13.(x3)
  • Skype interview scheduled, 12/3.
  • Campus visit invitation, 12/14. (x3)
  • any updates?
  • Offer made, has not yet been accepted. (1/4)
  • Offer accepted

University of Texas - Austin  SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure track position in African History
  • "Applications are especially welcomed from assistant professors who have one or more years of teaching experience and a book manuscript well in progress."
  • "Applicants must hold a Ph.D. for appointment as Assistant Professor or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. "
  • (Subject to budgetary approval)
  • For full consideration: 30 Nov. 2012
  • Interview request via email, 12/9 x4
  • Offer made
  • Really?  An offer was made?  I was told the committee hadn't yet met to vote. (2/21)
  • An offer was definitely made. Negotiations have been ongoing. 3/6

University of West GeorgiaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to start fall 2013
  • "Responsibilities include teaching a world history survey as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in African history.The candidate will be expected to contribute to the university's minor in Africana Studies and one or more of the department's following graduate fields: Atlantic World; War and Society in Global Perspective; or History of Religion. Ph.D. required at time of appointment."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
  • Campus Invite December 13th via phone

University of Wisconsin - WhitewaterEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to start 21 Aug. 2013
  • "Research fields are open and should complement existing faculty expertise and may include specialization in any period or region of African history."
  • "The standard teaching load is 12 credits per semester." "Teaching responsibilities will include courses on African history and a freshman-level modern world history course."
  • "Requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching, a commitment to undergraduate education, and clear evidence of scholarly potential. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the requirements for the Ph. D. in history by August 2013. Advanced A.B.D. candidates may be considered."
  • For full consideration: 16 Nov. 2012
  • AHA Interview request 12/10

Wesleyan University - Gender and African History - SEARCH COMPLETE Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Gender and African History to begin July 1, 2013.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses on early modern and modern Africa and women and gender in African history as well as courses in his or her field of specialization. We will search broadly and not limit the time period or regional concentration, though applications from candidates specializing in Francophone and/or West Africa are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be fully housed in the History Department but will routinely offer courses that cross-list with the Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, and a chapter-length writing sample...to careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3497.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012.
  • Any news?
  • Request for additional materials/ AHA interview, 12/12 (x3)
  • What additional materials? More articles, other?
  • They, like many other places, seem to be asking for "complete diss/complete manuscript, articles in draft, teaching reviews, and your great-grandfather's birth certificate"
  • Warning about this place: they canned a very good person for what appear to be very bogus reasons.
  • More details: as in a potential candidate for the job or a previous professor in the department?
  • "Canned" as in denied someone tenure? I heard about someone getting denied tenure in the history department recently, but the tenure process everywhere is totally idiosyncratic, n'est-ce pas?
  • Yes, denied tenure (having published a well-respected book). 
  • Invitation for campus visit (01/10) x3
  • Re: denied tenure: Maybe it was because of their teaching? Or lack of service? It's a small college, right, so they must emphasize the non-research aspects of the job pretty heavily.
    • Who was the professor? I.D. as they did above for Northwestern..
    • I think it would be poor form to give names in this situation (I don't know if this page is indexed by Google, for instance) but the person in question now has an appointment at Holy Cross.
  • Seems from afar to be an ideal job.
  • Any news on an offer? 2/19
  • Offer made and accepted.

West Virginia University - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the history of Africa since 1800, to begin August 16, 2013.
  • The department is particularly interested in candidates with research experience in Africa, including the ability to read/speak in an African language. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate surveys in African history and world history, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in African history, including pre-colonial history. PhD in African history in hand is expected by the time of appointment. Evidence of commitment to and potential for establishing strong records of excellence in both teaching and research are required. The department values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.
  • WVU is a research institution, and the normal teaching load for research-active history faculty is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests, potential for securing external funding in support of their research, three letters of reference, c.v., transcripts, and a sample of their scholarship to Dr. Joseph Hodge, Dept. of History, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6303, Morgantown, WV 26506-6303.
  • Review begins 5 Nov. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Candidates will be interviewed at the African Studies Association annual meeting in Philadelphia from Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2012.
    • ASA Interview scheduled, 11/15 (x2)
    • Invited for campus interview
    • Offer made and accepted 2/16

African DiasporaEdit

Brooklyn College (CUNY)Edit

  • The Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York seeks to appoint an historian of the African Diaspora at the rank of assistant professor in fall 2013. The successful candidate will specialize in the areas of African History and people of African descent in the Americas (United States, Caribbean and Latin America) and should be able to teach and develop chronological as well as thematic advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in both fields, particularly in her/his areas of interest. This is a joint line with the Department of History and it is expected that the candidate will develop and teach upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in that department. Participation in the core curriculum is expected. All appointments are subject to financial availability.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Specialty is open, but the department, in cooperation with other units at the college, is interested in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research.
  • All applications must be submitted online via the CUNY on-line application system (CUNYfirst). To view the full job description and to apply: Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on Employment; Click Search job listings; Click on More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs; Search by Job Opening ID 6314; Click on the Apply Now button.
  • All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically. Please go to the following link http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/?4 and enter the contact information for your recommenders. Your recommenders will be requested to submit a letter directly to the search committee. If you have any questions contact HR at 718-951-5131. No email or hard copy applications will be accepted.
  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with the review of applications to begin on December 14, 2012.
  • phone interview request 3/5

Ohio State University - Assistant Professor, Comparative African Diaspora StudiesEdit

  • The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative African Diaspora Studies. The discipline and sub-specialty are open.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses broad questions of diasporic ontologies and epistemologies; i.e. What is "diaspora?" How is diaspora experienced and lived? The successful candidate's work should employ comparative methodologies, such as multi-sited ethnography, transnational sociology, comparative literary study, and/or global histories during and after empire, with a critical focus on gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, feminist criticism, trans- and post-nationalism, and/or postcolonial migrations and exile. The candidate will be expected to teach across the curriculum. Ph.D. is required by the time of employment.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 40 pages, teaching portfolio and 3 letters of recommendation to: Professor Ken Goings, Chairperson, Comparative African Diaspora Studies Search Committee, The Department of African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 486 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2012.

University of RochesterEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the African Diaspora "with a preference for candidates with expertise in the history of gender, Latin America and/or the Caribbean."
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012.
  • Has anyone heard any news?
  • Nothing here  x3 (12/5)
  • Received a request for more documents (11/4). At the time they indicated they wanted to bring someone to campus before the winter break but that this timeline was flexible. Nothing more since.
  • Recieved rejection letter via email (12/12)

Middle East HistoryEdit

American University, Beirut - [Non-TT] Modern Middle EastEdit

  • Assistant professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • Applications shoudl have "interest in areas such as colonial and post-colonial studies, gender studies, nationalism and transnationalism, media and culture."
  • Applicants with some academic experience as well as outstanding recent PhD recipients in these fields of specialization are encouraged to apply. In addition to normal teaching duties, applicants are expected to contribute to interdisciplinary programs and to the development of curricula and advisory functions related to the department’s PhD Program. The language of instruction is English. The period of initial appointment is four years.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012

Yes: Non-TT. Tenure was lifted via a force majure clause during the Lebanese Civil War and has not been reinstituted (Gosh, interesting.  Thanks for the clarification. AFII (talk) 18:02, December 13, 2012 (UTC))

  • Request for campus visit (12/14)
  • When are/were the visits?

Ball State University (Indiana) - Islamic/Middle EastEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Islamic Middle East History, to begin 16 Aug. 2013
  • Minimum qualifications: "ABD in history with specialization in the Middle East with degree completed by August 15, 2013; ability to teach world history surveys and courses on the history of Islam as well as courses that address the major conflicts and issues in the history of the modern Middle East."
  • Prefered qualifications: "Ph.D. in history with specialization in the Middle East, including e.g., the eastern Islamic tier and the Maghreb; teaching experience at the college or university level; ability to teach the history of the West in the World; experience and interest in using new digital methods."
  • Deadline: 22 Jan. 2013
  • Skype interviews held the week of 1/28 (yes, that soon after the deadline)
  • On campus visit scheduled (Yes, they are going fast!) (2/6)
  • Offer made

Bard College - Modern Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of Modern Middle East History
  • The successful candidate will be able to teach survey and advanced courses on the history of the Arab lands since 1800, with the majority of coverage on the twentieth century. Applicants whose research covers the modern Middle East more broadly conceived (including, for example, Ottoman and Turkish history) will be seriously considered as well. For more information on Bard, visit www.bard.edu
  • Review of applications begins immediately (posted on Sept 10, 2012)
  • Any news? (11/06) (x2)
  • Heard that they have organized skype interviews. (11/08)
  • Yes, contacted for skype interview last week (11/11)
  • Does anybody know if the search committee has extended campus interview invitations? (11/16)
  • Haven't heard anything since skype interview but assume they have extended job talk invites since the first one was supposed to be Monday 11/26 (11/23)
  • anyone heard anything on this? (12/8)
  • They did job talks in December. Any news since? (1/16)
  • Hired. 19th C. Egypt. Mabruk!

Brown University - Post 1500 Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the early modern and/or modern Middle East.
  • The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application including a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests addressed to Professor Beshara Doumani, three letters of reference, any published or unpublished materials that you may wish the committee to consider, and a curriculum vitae at www.interfolio.com/apply/13243.
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Any news?
  • Nothing so far. (11/04)
  • Does anybody know if they will interview at MESA?
  • Nothing still for me (11/11)
  • My hunch is that this is an inside position. It's why I didn't apply...but hey I could be wrong :)
  • I know someone from the inside who is friends with people on the search committee - this is definitely not an inside position. I did not, however, contact him again to ask what's going on, so no news on that front (11/13)
  • This is not an inside position at all. I am not sure where that rumor started.
  • what stage are they?
  • Did they interview at MESA?
  • I didn't hear about any Brown interviews at MESA. (11/20)
  • They are doing campus interviews
  • Does that mean they have already identified and informed the finalists?
  • Just received arejection email (11/26) (x4)
  • School on the move.

Bucknell University - Assistant Professor, Modern European and Middle Eastern HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in European and Middle Eastern History after 1800, to begin fall, 2013.
  • Country of specialization in both regions open (excluding Germany and Russia). Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. We seek a candidate committed to high-quality teaching and a strong research agenda that explores the complex relationships existing between Europe and the Middle East who can provide support to other academic programs on campus and contribute to the university’s general education goals.
  • Please submit a letter of application and CV on-line only at http://jobs.bucknell.edu. Three email references for letters of recommendation are also required via direct on-line submission.
  • Deadline: 3 Dec. 2012.
    • Also posted at European History 2012-13
    • Does anyone know if they will be interviewing at the AHA?
    • Request for Skype Interview (12/6)
    • Any further news after the request for more materials? 
    • Campus interview requested (1/20)
    • Any news since campus interviews? (3/20)
    • I think that an offer was made - I accepted another offer and withdrew. (3/21)
    • Mabruk! Did you withdraw your application recently, or a bit ago? Thank you!
    • Three weeks ago - about the time that the first offer went out. (3/22)

Georgia Southern University - Modern Edit

  • 9-month tenure track Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History, to start 1 Aug. 2013
  • Reporting to the Chair, the Assistant Professor of History, with a specialty in Modern Middle East requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division courses in his or her field. In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to advise students and contribute to departmental governance.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or closely related field by August 1, 2013; Ability to teach the history of the Ottoman Empire; Ability to teach world history, undergraduate methods course, and senior seminar.
  • Review begins: 15, Oct. 2012, and continues until the position is filled.
  • Phone interviews scheduled (11/27) x3
  • on campus interview scheduled (1/23)
  • Any news? 
  • Offer made and accepted, Ottoman 

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Open RankEdit

  • Associate, Assistant or Full Professor in Middle Eastern History
  • 2/2 Teaching load which "will include a regional survey course"
  • "ABDs are welcome to apply, with the Ph.D. completed by Fall 2013. Applicants should have substantial research accomplishments or evidence of an ambitious research agenda and exceptional promise. All applicants must have outstanding teaching credentials given the small size of our classes and the diversity of our students"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov 2012 and continues untill position is filled
  • Plan to interview at MESA
  • 11/8: Contacted via email to set up MESA interview
  • Interviews at MESA 
  • 12/1- Requested additional material (x2)
  • they plan to interview at AHA as well
  • Any one heard anything since AHA?
  • 1/20 -- I haven't heard anything yet.  I'm starting to think of that as a bad sign.
  • anyone knows anyone who's heard anything? 
  • Campus visits going on this week.
  • Campus visits are finished.  Still waiting for the final ok from DC campus to send out formal offers.
  • Still no offer made and accepted?
  • Any movement?

Indiana University - Kokomo - Ancient/MedievalEdit

  • 10-month tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean and Middle Eastern History
  • Teaching Load 3/3 [as long as an 'active research agenda is maintained]
  • "Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean/Middle Eastern history...Responsibilities include teaching surveys on the first half of World and Western civilization. Preference given to applicants who can teach upper-level classes over as broad a range as possible from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through Early Islam, the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, the Crusades, or the Italian Renaissance. The ability to teach occasional courses on Central or East Asia is a plus because we particularly seek to diversify our curriculum geographically and temporally. "
  • "Candidates should have an earned doctorate in History or closely related field. ABDs who will earn a doctorate within two years of initial appointment will also be considered. ABDs will have until November of the second year to earn the doctorate. "
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2012

Indiana University - PennsylvaniaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the Middle East, to begin Fall 2013
  • "Area and period of specialization are open"
  • Teaching load ~2/3: 12 hour teaching load "Teaching responsibilities will include upper-division courses in area of specialization and a history survey course for nonmajors."
  • "Ph.D. in history or in an appropriate area of study required; candidates must have successfully defended the dissertation by the date of the appointment. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the on-campus interviews, which will include a teaching demonstration and a research presentation. All applicants must be work eligible."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013 and continues until filled
  • 12/24: Email to request skype interview 
  • Campus visits scheduled
  • Any idea when they contacted the applicants for campus visits?
    •  16th, I think
  • Offer made and accepted

Kings College London (UK) - 20th CEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in 20th Century Middle Eastern History, to start 1 Sept. 2013
  • "Candidates with interests across the region and the century are encouraged to apply. Applications are particularly welcome from those with expertise in the first half of the twentieth century, and/or in the social and cultural history of the region."
  • "All candidates should have completed a PhD degree, and be in a position to make a strong submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise"
  • Deadline: 20 Feb. 2013
    • Intend to interview on 12 Mar. 2013
    • Invited to interview- any idea how many others will be interviewing?

New York University - [Open Rank] Modern Edit

  • Open-rank position in modern Middle Eastern history, to begin September 1, 2013, pending budgetary and administrative approval.
  • We especially encourage applications from junior and mid-career scholars whose research focuses on the Mashriq (including Egypt) in the "long" 19th century and whose interests would complement the department's strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world.
  • To apply, visit the department website at meis.as.nyu.edu and use the "Employment" link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published article or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications begins: 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Contacted for Skype interview.
  • Did they interview at MESA? (11/20)
  • Rejection e-mail (11/29)
  • On Campus interviews set for Feb. (11/30)
  • Should have pick of the litter.
  • 4 Candidates were invited to campus (all have positions elsewhere)

Penn State University - Open Rank; Modern Middle East & IsraelEdit

  • Open rank, tenure-track position in the history of the modern Middle East (19th century to present), with special attention to the State of Israel.
  • The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin in August, 2013. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. Ability to teach lower-level courses is essential. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Send a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of reference from three referees (under separate cover). Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters.
  • Please go to http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ to apply. Senior scholars will be eligible and considered applicants for the Chaiken Family Chair. Those who have applied for the Chaiken Family Chair need not apply for this position and will be considered for both openings.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled.
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2012-2013
    • Skype interviews scheduled
    • did they hold intereviews?
    • Yes - Skype interviews held before and after Thanksgiving, but at least I have not heard back from them. Since they indicated the search will be concluded by Christmas, I assume I did not make it to the campus visit stage (12/5)

Princeton University - Pre-modern PersiaEdit

  • Professorship in pre-modern Persian History
  • "The specific disciplinary home and specialization are open. The ideal candidate will combine significant scholarly accomplishments with proven skills in teaching and institutional leadership. "
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2013 and continues until the position is filled
  • Specialized postion with lots of monetary and professional resources.

Princeton University - Postdoctoral Research Assoc., History of the Medieval Middle East [Non-TT]Edit

Providence College - Pre-Modern Middle Eastern HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the pre-Modern Middle East beginning fall 2013. Competence to teach in the Development of Western Civilization program (Pre-Civilization to French Revolution as part of regular teaching load) is required. Experience in interdisciplinary and/or team-teaching is desirable. Areas of specialization open. Candidates should possess a doctorate in history from an accredited institution at the time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to establish a scholarly research program, and a willingness to be active in service to the college and community.
  • Candidates must submit on-line a letter of application, c.v., unofficial undergraduate and official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.
  • The College career site is at https://careers.providence.edu/.
  • Deadline: 24 Oct. 2012.
  • 12/7: Called to set up AHA Interview.
  • 1/11: Post-AHA rejection

Salem State University (Mass.) - Middle Eastern History & Islamic World [Cancelled]Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History and the Islamic World, to begin Sept. 2013
  • "Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or ABD with significant progress towards Ph.D. in History with a focus on Middle Eastern History. Preferred qualifications include:Ph.D. and experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; and experience in distance learning and instructional technologies."
  • "Teaching and research specializations are open to any period and field, excluding Ottoman history. The search committee seeks applicants with strong teaching potential and promising scholarship. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate area courses, as well as teaching in the university's core curriculum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a variety of regional and topics courses."
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
  • I checked my application status on the Salem State jobs website and it's saying "position withdrawn."  Can anyone else confirm this? (12/16)
  • I also checked... reporting same = "position withdrawn." Bummer if it's true. (12/17) <-- Still no email from the university confirming this???
  • I contacted them directly, its true and no anticipation for starting it up next year...sad.
  • They did advertise two non-TT positions just after this development. :(   Oh well, thanks for update.

School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) (UK) - History of Iran since c.1500Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~ asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in the History of Iran since c.1500
  • "Preference will be given to candidates with a research specialization in the period from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Candidates should demonstrate research and teaching excellence. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to teaching at both BA and MA levels and to attract and supervise research students working on the history of the Middle East."
  • SHORT Deadline: 31 Jan. 2013
    • Interviews: provisionally scheduled for week starting 4 Mar.

Swarthmore College - [Non-TT] ModernEdit

  • Three-year position in Modern Middle Eastern History, to start Aug. 2013
  • "Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses"
  • Review begins: 25 Oct. 2012
    • Intend to interview at MESA
    • Did they interview at MESA?  <-- They did.
    • Did anyone hear back since MESA? (x2)
    • Bueller?  Bueller?...
    • They schedules on-campus for late this month. 
    • Very classy rejection letter via snail mail; in an age where email form letter are sadly becoming the norm, I appreciated this. States that an offer has been accepted. Congrats to the new hire! (2/22)

Tulane University - Islamic/Middle EasternEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic/Middle Eastern History to start Aug. 2013
  • "Research specialization open, teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on the history of Islam and courses that address the major conflicts and issues in the history of the modern Middle East. The candidate should also be prepared to teach a course regularly that could be cross-listed with Jewish Studies. Candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by 1 June 2013. "
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2012-2013
    • AHA interview invite (12/6)
    • Campus Invite via telephone (1/17)
    • Updates? (2/26)
    • Offer made and accepted

Qatar University - [Non TT] Modern Qatar/Gulf HistoryEdit

  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Modern History; 3-year renewable position
  • "The successful candidate should be able to teach, review and develop different courses related to the area of Gulf Modern History or Qatar History. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven record in research excellence and scholarship related to the field of Gulf Modern History."
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2012

SUNY OswegoEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History
  • "Candidates should be able to offer a range of general and specialized courses in the history of the region from North Africa to Iran from 1700 to the present as well as teach a twentieth-century World history survey. Applicants should have demonstrated scholarly activity and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching."
  • "Ph.D. or ABD in history (with completion by August 2013) and teaching experience; expertise in Middle Eastern history. The successful candidate will be able to promote students’ ability to succeed in a global community."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and will continue until the post is filled
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/27)
  • They informed me they invited people to campus (12/13)
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Alabama - Modern Middle East/IslamEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorshp in the area of the Modern Middle East/Islam, to begin Aug. 2013
  • At the time of hire, a Ph.D. or equivalent in the academic study of religion or relevant related area is required."
  • 2/2 Teaching Load "...with one of those courses per year taught in the Department of History [& one in religious studies]"
  • "The successful candidate’s research will be grounded in the academic study of the Modern Middle East/Islam (19th century-present). Secondary specialization is open broadly to such topics as Islamic history and global development. Knowledge/fluency in language(s) appropriate to the candidate’s field of study is expected. The successful candidate will be conversant in theoretical approaches to Islam within the academic study of religion as well as history."
  • Review begins: 31 Oct 2012

University of California - BerkeleyEdit

  • Tenure Track assistant, or tenured associate professor in Middle Eastern History
  • Period & Topic are open; PhD must be in-hand by start date [1 Jul. 2013]
  • Review begins immediately [posted 23 Jul.] with a deadline of 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Any news? (11/05)
  • -- request for more material on 10/23.
  • Heard they have set up MESA interviews (11/9)
  • First round rejection emails sent 12/5.
  • News?
  • First offer was declined/ second candidate was made an offer recently

University of Cambridge (UK) - Modern Middle EastEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern Middle Eastern History (since c.1800), to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "Preference will be given to candidates working on the former Ottoman Empire and its successor states through North Africa and Egypt to Iraq and Turkey. This is a new post, designed to expand the Faculty's coverage of global history, and complement existing strengths in South Asian and African histor"
  • "The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field.  Research of international standing will be expected. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent). The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. The postholder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their individual research"
  • Deadline: 22 Mar. 2013
  • Offer Made and accepted

University of Chicago - Ancient Near EasternEdit

  • Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern History
  • "Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand before the appointment begins. The candidate should be a scholar of the pre-Islamic Near East who has synthetic research interests that address problems in ancient history. Demonstrated expertise in Aramaic language and texts is highly desirable. Scholars whose research concerns the first millennium BC and the early first millennium CE, and whose expertise is with Aramaic texts from that interval (including, but not limited to, Imperial Aramaic, Palestinian Aramaic, Palmyrene, Hatran, Syriac) are encouraged to apply."
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2012
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2012-201
      • Contacted for January on-campus interview (x2)
      • Rejection letter via email (11/30)
      • From the start, this search seamed specialized to a fault.

University of Georgia - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Modern Middle East, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "The position entails teaching an introductory survey and upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in the subject. Candidates must have a PhD in History at the time of appointment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in modern Middle Eastern history."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and is open until filled
    • Request for writing sample (11/19) (x2)
    • Any news on this job? (12/7)
    • Nothing since mailing the writing sample (12/11)
    • AHA interview scheduled (12/12)
    • Any post-AHA news? (1/16)
    • Not here.  It sounded like they were going to be in touch regardless, but maybe that was a misunderstanding... (1/28)
    • Post AHA interview rejection e-mail, (1/29)
    • Anyone not get an invite or a rejection?  (2/10)
    • Offer made and accepted. (3/6)

University of LeedsEdit

  • Lecturer (tenrued ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Middle Eastern and Islamic History
  • "You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme, and be able to contribute to the MA programme, as well as to supervise research students. You will contribute to the administration and management of the School’s activities, and to the research culture of the School. You will do this through your personal research and by contributing to the activities of the School’s research groups"
  • Deadline: 14 Mar. 2013
  • Rejection email received, 26 March 2013 (X4)

University of MemphisEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the Middle East starting in Fall 2013.
  • The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate must demonstrate an excellent research record, fluency in one or more of the major languages of the region, and a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some experience teaching in higher education is preferred. A Ph.D. in History is required by time of appointment.
  • The application process is outlined at https://workForum.memphis.edu.
  • Review begins 17 Sept. 2012 The search may remain open until filled.
    • Intend to conduct preliminary interviews at MESA
    • Contacted for MESA interview (10/31)
    • Contacted for campus visit (11/27)
    • Any news?
    • They just informed me they hired! (x2)
    • Israel/Palestine?

University of Sussex (UK) - Two positions in Modern Middle Eastern HistoryEdit

University of Washington - Seattle - Modern HistoryEdit

  • Tenure Track assistant or tenured associate professor in Modern Middle Eastern History
  • "Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, offering both large surveys and more advanced courses, conduct independent research, and contribute to the University’s distinguished and diverse programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and related fields. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, or be in the final stages of a Ph.D. program, by the start of the appointment"
  • For Full Consideration: 15 Oct. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Second position in the Islamic World cross-posted at World/Global History
    • Request for additional materials (11/2)
    • Anybody contacted for an interview? (11/19)
  • Has anyone heard anything post-request for more materials? I haven't (11/23)
  • Does anybody know what happend with this job? (12/6) (x2)
    • This is part of a cluster hire of four positions with a fair amount of overlap and communication among the committees.  Recently the focus has been on a different position, which was decided today (12/7).  There might be a burst of activity in the next week or so, but then again, the committee(s) might turn their attention to one of the other two undecided positions.
  • AHA meetings are set up (12/7)
  • Which of the four positions is this interview for?
  • AHA interviews set up for Islamic history pre-1900 position as well
  • Rejection email "for our two positions in the History of the Modern Middle East and the Islamic World before 1900". (12/12) (x4)
  • For the Modern search 4 where invited to campus/ Pre-modern 3 where invited
  • First offer for modern should go out after first week of March.  

I heard offer was made to Casale for Islamic World position & that he accepted. (recd this news around April 4th) Seems Casale accepted McGill instead; Islamic world position went to someone who specializes on South Asia. Very strange.

^ nice! any word on Modern ME position?

Williams College - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History [Non-TT]Edit

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