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California State University, Fresno (USA:CA) - Middle Eastern and/or African HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern and/or African History
  • Specialists of any period may apply. Candidates with comparative, transnational, trans-imperial, or diasporic perspectives, or whose work touches on colonialism, comparative ethnicities, and/or border studies are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "the teaching load is typically reduced during the first two years of the appointment, with competitive course releases available after that"
  • PhD must be in hand by 16 Aug. 2018
  • To apply, please complete an online application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) three current letters of recommendation. Finalists will be required to submit 1) official transcripts; and 2) a writing sample. For inquiries contact: Dr. Lori Clune, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, M/S SS 21, 5340 N. Campus Drive, Fresno, CA 93740-8019. Phone: 559-278-8895; email: lclune@csufresno.edu
  • Review begins 20 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • [5 Dec.] Any news?

Columbia University (USA: NY) - Classical Islamic Studies (incl. History)Edit

  • Assistant professorship in Classical Islamic Studies
  • We seek a scholar with firm grounding in classical Arabic, but whose work may also engage with other languages and cover across regions. Discipline and focus are open, including but not restricted to history (social, intellectual, cultural), science, Sufism, theology or philosophy.
  • The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, including teaching in the Columbia College Core Curriculum, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. The department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
  • Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload their dissertation abstract and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees.
  • For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65309
  • Review begins 11 Nov 2017, and will continue until an appointment is made.

Gonzaga University (USA:WA)- ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East and/or Modern Africa (from 1800)
  • PhD should be in hand by 1 Aug. 2018
  • Candidates should have experience teaching History of World Civilization II
  • To apply or view the complete position description, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs . Applicants must complete an online application. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert Donnelly, Chair, History Department, donnelly@gonzaga.edu.
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017.
  • [9 Nov] Any news on this?
  • I haven't heard anything. 9 Nov. x3
  • Scheduled phone interview. 9 Nov. x2
  • Received campus invite 1 Dec.

Reed College (USA:OR) - [Non-TT: VAP] African, Middle Eastern or South AsianEdit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in History and Humanities, with a specialization in modern or early modern African, Middle Eastern, or South Asian history.
  • This is a one-year position with a possibility for renewal.
  • In addition to teaching courses in their own area, the appointee may also contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary Humanities program (see: http://academic.reed.edu/humanities)
  • Applicants should have the PhD in hand by August 2018. Please send an application letter, a CV, and contact information for three referees to Josh Howe at http://apply.interfolio.com/47484.
  • Review begins: 10 Jan 2018

Rutgers University-Newark (USA:NJ) - Cluster Hire: Study of Islam, Middle East, Islamic Humanities - (incl. Intellectual History)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorships in various fields.
  • In particular, we are looking for persons in the following fields: 1. Quran and Hadith. 2. Arabic Literature. 3. African cinema/media, intellectual and material cultures of centers of exchange in western Africa or the Swahili coast. 4. Islam and the African diaspora. 5 Art and architecture from the Islamic world.
  • We also welcome candidates with a particular interest in philosophy, intellectual history, aesthetics, and critical theory as these fields pertain to the study of Islam.
  • While appointments, which will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, will be made into the appropriate department, which may include Arts, Culture and Media, African-American and African Studies, and English, among others, we are seeking candidates who have a dynamic and interdisciplinary conception of the humanities.
  • Candidates must be able to teach both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in their fields. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching both within the department and across the RU-N. Candidates must be dedicated to providing quality instruction; able to contribute to the cluster’s multidisciplinary focus; and undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.
  • PhD must be in hand by time of appointment
  • You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/52960
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017.

University of Colorado Boulder (USA:CO) - Israel/Palestine Studies (incl. History)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in Israel/Palestine Studies with specialized training in history, to begin Aug. 2018
  • The person hired will have completed all requirements for the PhD in history (or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies) by then.
  • The successful candidate will have proficiency in Hebrew and Arabic, be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, lead regular global seminars to Israel (and the West Bank, if possible), and contribute to the intellectual and institutional life of the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will be rostered in the History Department but teach three out of her or his four classes per year under the auspices of the Program in Jewish Studies.
  • Application materials include:  a Letter of Interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words.
  • Requirements include:
  • A PhD in History or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Proficiency with Hebrew and Arabic.
  • ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in History/related disciplines must be conferred by August 20, 2018.

University of Michigan (USA: MI) - Pre-Modern Arabic CultureEdit

  • 9-month Tenure track Assistant Professorship or tenured Associate Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic culture, to begin 1 Sept. 2018.
  • We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical theory.
  • For a department that prides itself on collaborations across disciplinary, chronological, and linguistic boundaries we seek a colleague who can complement existing faculty strengths in Middle Eastern Studies, history and literature in NES and at the University of Michigan.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. It is expected that they will have experience in curriculum development and will be committed to maintaining and enhancing the long-standing excellence of Arabic Studies at the University. Candidates must produce evidence of substantial, innovative research in their fields of specialization. The successful candidate will offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and be prepared to also teach content courses in Arabic. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience.
  • Please submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and curriculum vitae. In addition, candidates should send three letters of recommendation.
  • Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1079 to apply.
  • To be assured consideration, applications must be received by 15 Oct. 2017.

Wagner College (USA:NY) - Africa, the Middle East or South Asia and the history of Islam Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Africa, the Middle East or South Asia and the history of Islam, to begin Fall 2018
  • Teaching requirements include introductory Global History survey course, as well as upper-level courses on Africa, the Middle East or South Asia and Islam. Candidates are expected to teach in Wagner College’s acclaimed First-Year Program and are strongly encouraged to participate in civic engagement projects, interdisciplinary teaching and contribute to co-curricular programming for History Majors and the History Club.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History by or before August 2018.
  • Send a letter of application, c.v., transcripts, sample syllabi and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Rita Reynolds, History Department, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 10301. Tel: 718-390 3491; Fax 718-420 4158; email: Rita.reynolds@wagner.edu. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2017
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Crossposted to Asian_History_2017-18
  • [Nov. 28] - Does anyone know if they want official or unofficial transcripts? I have not heard from HR and the instructions are confusing ...

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Bowie State University (USA:MA) - Africa & African-AmericanEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in History
  • Responsibilities: Teaches 12 semester hours of African history including but not limited to one (1) advanced course in African history and three (3) survey courses in African American history. This is a full-time, tenure-track position.
  • Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy in the history (specializing in African history) from an accredited institution of higher learning required.
  • Interested and qualified applicants should submit two copies of a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, letter of interest and/or teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript(s) (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate), along with an application and at least three (3) letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email or mail all documents to: Office of Human Resources Bowie State University 14000 Jericho Park Road Bowie, MD 20715 JOBS@bowiestate.edu
  • To download the BSU Faculty application, go to https://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/bsu-faculty-teaching-application-form-revised-9-14.pdf
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad, ad posted 7 Nov. 2017

Durham University (UK:Eng) - Southern AfricaEdit

  • Assistant Professor in the History of Southern Africa
  • You will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong group of Africanist historians. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University’s important library and archival holdings in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of southern Africa, you will help to develop and extend our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching
  • You’ll need: A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the history of southern Africa or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress), The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department, Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers, The confidence to supervise PhD students, To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income, Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA, Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017.

Earlham College (USA:IN)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Fall 2018
  • The candidate must be able to make a significant contribution to the college's interdisciplinary program in African and African American Studies. Responsibilities include teaching first year intensive writing courses, the African History Sequence (To and Since 1880), and courses in fields of specialization/interests.
  • Ph.D. required.
  • Applicants should send letter of application detailing teaching and research interests, a 300-500 word statement describing the applicant’s ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse and inclusive institution, c.v., and three letters of reference to Cheri Gaddis, Earlham College Dept. of History, Drawer 141, 801 National Road West, Richmond Indiana 47374, or submit electronically (preferred) to historysearch@earlham.edu.
  • Review begins 1 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • [Dec 4] Skype interview requested

Hobart & William Smith College (USA:NY)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • The department welcomes scholars of all periods and geographical areas as well as those representing all specialized areas and interpretive approaches. Courses that are interdisciplinary and that place Africa in a global perspective are particularly appealing to our students, who participate in many study abroad and community service programs.
  • Ph.D. in hand by July 2018 strongly preferred
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit by email all material, including a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching dossier, to Judy Mahoney-Benzer at mahoney@hws.edu. Alternatively, material may be mailed to: Judy Mahoney-Benzer, Academic Department Coordinator, History Department Search Committee, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456.
  • For full consideration: 20 Nov. 2017.

Loyola University, Maryland (USA:MD) - Sub-Saharan, pref. ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History (with a preference for the modern period), to begin August 2018.
  • PhD should be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load 3/3 including "a 100-level survey of African history and a rotating sequence of undergraduate upper-division courses in her or his specialty." Participation in Loyola's African and African American Studies program is likely.
  • To apply, please visit https://careers.loyola.edu/ to submit a cover letter, teaching evaluations, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of graduate transcripts. Paper applications will not be accepted. Questions regarding the position or users of Interfolio recommendations should contact Dr. Sara Scalenghe, Chair African Search Committee at sscalenghe@loyola.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.
  • Any updates from anyone? [Nov 27]
  • Still waiting [Nov 28] X2
  • Still waiting here too [Dec 5] 
  • Email invite to interview at AHA [Dec 5]

Loyola University New OrleansEdit

Posted without link to original advert.  Please ALWAYS include a link to the original advert when you add a post AFII (talk) 17:30, June 16, 2017 (UTC)

  • One-year VAP: African, South Asian, or Southeast Asian history.
  • teaching load 4/4, World History
  • deadline June 28, 2017

Marist College (USA:NY) - African or African DiasporaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African or African Diaspora History, beginning Aug. 2018
  • preference for candidates with a minor field in the Middle East or Islamic World.
  • Area of specialization within each category is open but the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the African Diaspora Program, including mentoring students. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses, First Year Seminars, an introductory African Diaspora course, and upper-level courses created by the successful candidate. Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.
  • To learn more or to apply, please visit http://jobs.marist.edu. Only online applications are accepted Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/wx5zgr7nr5vbq3cr
  • For full consideration: 20 Nov. 2017
  • Intend to conduct initial interviews at the AHA.
  • Anyone else having issues registering with their HR system?
  • YES: and there is no contact email address.  Any ideas?

Mississippi State University (USA:MS) - African or African DiasporaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African or African Diaspora history, beginning August 2018.
  • Successful applicants must be able to participate in the department’s specialties of International Security/Internal Safety or Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History.
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/semester
  • PhD required at time of appointment
  • All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statement. Have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alan I Marcus, Professor and Head, P.O. Box H, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
  • For full consideration: 10 Nov. 2017.

Morgan State University (USA:MD) - African Diaspora [Multiple positions]Edit

  • Three open-rank,tenure-track positions in African Diaspora History, beginning August, 2018
  • Thematic research fields are open, but we are especially interested in emphases on gender history, Latin America and the Caribbean, Islam in modern Middle East and North Africa, Imperialism/nationalism/anti-colonialism, and comparative slavery. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach classes at all curricular levels and show evidence of scholarly research.
  • PhD must be in hand by August 2018
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at historysearch@morgan.edu to upoload their information for this position. Documents should include a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, a CV, a writing sample (no more than twenty pages), an unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration: 8 Dec. 2017
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.
  • I had my app materials email kicked back to me. Not sure if it went through. Anybody else have this problem?

Stanford University (USA:CA) - Sub-SaharanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • All regions and all time periods will be considered. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to participate in the Center for African Studies activities
  • Application materials must be submitted on-line via AcademicJobsOnline.org. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9372 . Please submit a letter of application, a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample, and descriptions of three African history courses.
  • For full consideration: 5 Sept. 2017.
  • Additional materials requested [27 Sept] (+1)
  • Out of curiosity, what type of additional materials did they request? [29 Sept] --> It was left very open "any written work you would like to share, course syllabi and course evaluation summaries."
  • Received request for a Skype interview [11 October] (+1)
  • [Oct 25] Any word?
  • Received invitation for campus visit [27 October]
  • Congratulations!! 

Susquehanna University (USA:PA)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "Teaching responsibilities include survey courses on early and early modern African history, upper-level courses in the area of expertise, and history methodology and research courses. Successful candidates will present evidence of excellence in teaching; the department strongly values student mentoring and active learning"
  • Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at https://jobs.susqu.edu/. Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. Edward Slavishak, slavishak@susqu.edu
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2017.
  • [27 Oct.] Skype interview conducted
  • Any udpates on campus invitation?
  • Haven't heard anything in more than two weeks...assuming finalists have been invited?
  • Any finalists got invited? 
  • [1 Dec] Finalists invited

University of Louisiana - Lafayette (USA:LA) - sub-SaharanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of sub-Saharan Africa, to begin 1 Aug. 2018
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • The Department is seeking candidates with a robust academic record, who will be active educators in their field.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the world history survey, specialized upper-division, and MA level courses. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and service activities.
  • To apply for this position, please attach the following to your application: a curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, sample syllabi In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Dr. Richard Frankel at histgeogphil@louisiana.edu - Online App. Form: https://louisiana.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=92
  • Review begins: 7 Dec. 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - [Open rank] West African History, pre-colonial to late 19th centuryEdit

  • Tenured/Tenure-track position as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, in the history of West Africa
  • Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1192. Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Applications for an Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website
  • Review begins: 16 Oct. 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Additional materials (writing sample, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and reference letters) requested (5 Nov. 2017)

University of San Diego (USA: CA)Edit

  • Assistant Professor in African History
  • Geographic specialization and period are open with preference for candidates with strong transnational and global interests. We seek an excellent teacher-scholar who can teach lower and upper-division courses in African history and pursue innovative research in field of specialization.
  • Job Requirements: Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2018.
  • The standard teaching load is 3/3, although faculty automatically receive one course release during their first year. In subsequent years, faculty may secure additional release time by applying for internal faculty research grants. They may also apply for sabbaticals, which are available after six full consecutive years at the University.
  • How To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/1036470
  • Applications should be complete by 15 Nov. 2017.
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 4-7.
  • [Dec 1] Invitation for AHA interview [x3]
  • have multiple people been invited thus far? 
  • Looks like yes

Middle EastEdit

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Islamic Middle EastEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic Middle East, to start 1 Jul. 2018
  • We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are in any region or any period
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • Applicants should submit via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/44274) a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a representative writing sample
  • For full consideration: 29 Sept. 2017.
  • [Oct 31] Any updates?
  • [1 Nov.] I have not heard anything yet.  x9
  • [2 Nov.] Invited to Skype interview. 
  • [16 Nov.] Anyone hear anything post interview?
  • [17 Nov] Not yet. They said they'd be making decisions late this week, so I'd imagine today. 
  • [17 Nov] Invitation to campus visit
  • Congrats! Chair said that they had over 175 applications for the job
  • [3 Dec.] Rejection e-mail received x4

Denison University (USA:OH) - [non-TT:VAP] Middle East or South AsiaEdit

  • One-year visiting position in the history of the Middle East or South Asia to begin in Fall 2018
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 to "include a two-semester introductory survey sequence in the Middle East or South Asia and upper level seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Ability to teach courses in the pre-modern period is desirable"
  • Ph.D. in History and college-level teaching experience preferred
  • Applications must include a letter of application that includes discussion of the candidate’s scholarship, teaching interests and philosophy, and potential to foster diversity among students and the larger campus community, a C.V., at least one sample syllabus, an unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 2 Jan. 2018 and continues until position filled.

Duke University (USA:NC)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Conduct research with proven excellence. Teach HST 204 Modern Middle East and HST 359 Radical Islam.
  • To apply, please mail resume to 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 7, Durham, NC 27708. ATTN: Dylan Sugiyama
  • Deadline: not stated in ad - open until filled.
  • Is this posting real? The contact name is for the person in charge of visa services at Duke, and the only way to "apply" is to mail a resume to the physical address for visa services. 
  • Short answer: no, it's not real. --> yeah, very sketchy.
  • I tried emailing the contact for more info and got no response. Was going to ask if other knew anything about this ad...oh well.
  • I emailed both Interfolio and the admin at Duke's History department last week. Interfolio contacted whoever paid for the ad and says it's real. History didn't respond to me, which I'm sort of shocked by. If it's real in that there is technically an advertised search going on, there is clearly a strong preference that no one apply for it. Deeply favored inside candidate, maybe? I don't know, but I'm certainly not going to bother with it.
  • It is real.
  • I doubt that very much, not just because of this strange ad but also because Duke advertise their open positions on academicjobsonline.org and they have nada in ME history. They do have a comp lit job in Arabic culture. So bottom line: until we see an actual job posting this is BS. Moving on.
  • If real, it's *very* strange and raises tons of red flags. Why would a visa office handle applications for a tenure track job -- or any job for that matter? The search isn't attached to a department, or even a proper search committee? Why the terse job description and no deadline? Why a resume by mail, not a CV, with no required cover letter or references? It's fishy to say the least.  
  • The job description, particularly the advertised course of "Radical Islam," and the fact that applications would be sent to the person who handles visas for international students, strikes me as very alt-righty. 
  • There are practical, non-sketchy circumstances in which an ad like this must be placed. I'm convinced this is the case after speaking with someone who would know, and advise against engaging in rumor.
  • Can you say what circumstances those would be? I ask in seriousness. I've applied to probably 150-200 jobs over the years and have never dealt -- not once -- with anyone other than a department, a search committee, or HR
  • visa regulations have changed
  •  ?? Not sure what you mean by this. One conducts a search and makes the hire first; visas come later if they are needed. Unless you're suggesting that new rules have reversed the order so that all applications have to be vetted by a visa office first? 
  • Not at liberty to disclose. The job ad is real.
  • Only way I could see it being "real" is in the sense that someone will be hiring someone to do some kind of work. But a real academic job? Not like this. Agree that this is a troll.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - ModernEdit

  • Tenure-track professor in modern Middle East history, with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late Ottoman to the contemporary era, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Doctorate or terminal degree in History or related discipline by the time the appointment begins.
  • Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7724) - Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy), Research statement, Publications and writing samples, Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2017 although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • [4 Nov] is this a real search? heard it wasn't.
  • yes...
  • invitations to interview issued

New College of Florida - Islamic StudiesEdit

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by appointment date, teaching experience, a career interest in liberal-arts teaching, and a vibrant research agenda
  • The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in a home discipline such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religion, or Sociology as appropriate, with the possibility of secondary appointments in other programs and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • The successful candidate will have a particular specialization in the Islamic world combined with broad training in Islam’s transnational, cross-cultural, and global dimensions; thematic research fields are open, with a preference for scholarly interests involving critical reflection on issues of social justice, gender, globalism, and diversity. Fluency in relevant research language(s) is desired.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 + individual and group tutorials. Faculty members also provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior theses, and serve on baccalaureate committees.
  • For full details and instructions to apply:[http:// http://www.ncf.edu/employment http://www.ncf.edu/employment]
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2017.

New York University (USA:NY) - Muslim Middle East, 7th-15th c.Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Muslim Middle East, broadly interpreted, 7th-15th centuries, to begin September 1, 2018
  • The department is seeking candidates who share its interest in historically and textually grounded, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches; can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including supervision of doctoral dissertations; and complement the research and teaching interests of current faculty members
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • To apply, visit the MEIS website at http://as.nyu.edu/meis.html and use the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published article, conference paper or dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this yet? I haven't.
  • Skype interviews have been conducted. No, they haven't.
  • Sorry, I thought this was the Ottoman History position for whichh the skype interviews have been conducted.
  • Good to know! Do you know when the Ottoman history interviews happened? Congrats to those who got interview for that position and the Muslim Middle East position.
  • They did the Skype interviews right before Thanksgiving 
  • Yep, this information is correct. The Ottoman search committee said they'll have finalists by mid-December, with campus visits in early February. 
  • Invitation to skype interview [Nov. 29]

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (USA:AR)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in middle eastern history, to begin 16 Aug. 2018
  • Teaching responsibilities include World Civilization history survey courses, upper level and graduate courses, and MA thesis supervision. An active research agenda that will lead to publications is required.
  • Required Education and/or Experience: Ph.D. in history or related field. College level teaching experience required including experience with or willingness to participate in online teaching and learning
  • Application materials must be submitted through the UALR PeopleAdmin online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/ . Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Nov. 2017.

University of California-Berkeley (USA:CA) - Modern Middle East/Arab WorldEdit

  • Open rank, history of Modern Middle East/Arab World, to start 1 Jul. 2018
  • The search is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests in Modern Middle East history, with an emphasis on the history of the Arabic-speaking world.
  • Basic Minimum Qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of hire.
  • Assistant Professor Applicants (including current advanced Assistant Professors): To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01473 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as dissertations or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference.
  • Associate and Full Professor Applicants (individuals currently holding a tenured or equivalent position): To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01474 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and the names and contact information of three references. Letters may be solicited for candidates under serious consideration (the committee will seek candidates' permission before soliciting letters of recommendation from references).
  • All application items must be submitted electronically ... Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Advanced Assistant Professors should apply to the Assistant recruitment.
  • Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017
  • [10 Oct] Additional documents requested
  • [24 Oct] Any updates?
  • Nothing from here [Nov 2] x 3
  • [27 Oct] Interviews conducted
  • [4 Nov] did anyone get interviewed for the assistant professor rank?
  • yup
  • [5 Nov.] I guess my materials must be that bad, congrats to those who maade the first cut
  • [6 Nov.] no way. in this market, ANY job is a lotto ticket, and UCB more than any other. You have to be a) smart, b) productive, and c) lucky... and the C is the most significant sorting mechanism.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot)Edit

  • Lectureship (~asst/assoc prof) in Islamic History, to begin Jan 2018
  • The lecturer will provide teaching and dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels ... The successful candidate will have expertise in the study of Islamic history, 500-1500 CE.
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 5pm gmt 22 Sept. 2017.
  • [16 Oct] Rejection Letter
  • On campus interview appointment received 16 October 2017

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Modern Iranian [Non-TT]Edit

  • 32 month Departmental Lectureship (~VAP) in Modern Iranian History, to begin Jan 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • You will lecture, tutor and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, and supervise their dissertations. As well as producing course materials for students and applicants, you will help to co-ordinate the BA course in Persian and associated joint degrees, including assessment, examining and administration of examinations and of the students' year abroad in Iran. You will also participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate student admissions processes. You will engage in advanced research in modern Iranian history, publishing your findings in international journals and academic presses.
  • The successful applicant will, by the start of the appointment, hold a doctorate within the field of modern Iranian history. He/she will show ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in this field, including an ability to lecture to undergraduate and postgraduate students at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner. An excellent command of New Persian is essential, such that she/he can carry out research using primary sources in this language, can teach students to read and analyse Persian historical texts, and can train students to use such texts for their research.
  • or further details, or to apply, go to the university’s website: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/index.html or contact recruitment@orinst.ox.ac.uk, tel. 01865 278210
  • Deadline: noon 1 Dec. 2017.
    • [5 Dec] Invitation to campus visit

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - OttomanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ottoman History
  • We welcome a range of scholarship in Ottoman history, including transnational and imperial perspectives as well as approaches that address the political, ethnic, and religious diversity of the Ottoman world.  Specialists from any period in Ottoman history may apply. We expect that the successful candidate will be able to teach the broad sweep of the empire’s history
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Submit applications online at  http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1146.  Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample approximately 7500 words in length, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.  Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website.  If the writing sample is part of a dissertation or other major project, include an abstract explaining the sample’s relationship to the larger work
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of St. Thomas (USA: MN) - Modern Muslim World / Middle East (post-1500)Edit

  • Full-time, tenure-track position in history of the modern Muslim world/Middle East (post-1500), to begin Fall 2018.
  • Geographic and/or thematic specializations are open.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 involving "some combination of the following: first-level course(s) such as History of the Middle East and North Africa in Global Perspective or World History for undergraduates who are completing their core area (general) requirement in historical studies and a broad range of upper-level course(s) in the history of the modern Muslim world/Middle East for undergraduate history majors and minors. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with the University's Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center."
  • Education requirements: Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in History or a related field required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.
  • All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Emailed materials, except letters of recommendation, will not be accepted.
  • Candidates will first be asked to (step 1) create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then (step 2) submit an online application and voluntary EEO form. Applicants should then arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the History Department (step 3 - details below).
  • For full consideration: 16 Oct. 2017.
  • [28 Oct] Skype interview request received (x2)
  • Requests for skype interview via email or phone call?
  • [16 Nov] Has anyone heard back yet post interview?
  • [16 Nov] Invite to campus

University of Wisconsin (USA:WI) - Ottoman/Middle Eastern HistoryEdit

  • Kemal H. Karpat Professorship in Ottoman History, a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, to begin Aug. 2018
  • We seek a scholar whose work illuminates the Ottoman Empire and the formation of the modern Middle East; research languages must include Ottoman Turkish.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The successful candidate will offer courses in Ottoman/Turkish history, as well as introductory instruction on the modern Middle East and perform departmental, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.
  • Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu, click on “Apply Now” and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. The writing sample may be a self-standing essay, or a chapter from a dissertation or book project. Chapters should be accompanied by a brief outline or statement (less than 2 pages) that sets the chapter in the context of the larger work and its argument. You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.
  • For full consideration: 12 Nov. 2017 Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • Any word on this search yet?
    • [5 Dec.] Sadly, no. 
    • Received email request for more materials (x2)

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