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Assistant Professor in History of the Middle East and/or South Asia

Rider University

The Department of History at Rider University seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor level in the history of the Middle East and/or South Asia in any period. The position begins September 1, 2015. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in his or her specialized fields and a world history survey, as well as periodically to offer a research or methods seminar. PhD required. Evidence of scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; teaching experience preferred. The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to work in and with, such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Rider is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Further information is available at www.rider.edu. All applicants must complete an online application at www.rider.edu/hr, ‘Employment Opportunities’, ‘Create Application’, and attach letter of application (including teaching philosophy and research agenda), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Materials can be sent separately to Associate Director, Human Resources, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08638-3099, Position No. 312174. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1 and continue until November 15, 2014.

2 Assistant Professors and 1 Visiting Assistant Professor with interest in two fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic studies

American University in Beirut

The Civilization Sequence Program (CVSP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor rank, and one two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor, all beginning on September 1, 2015. Applicants should be able to work within an interdisciplinary program and combine disciplinary interests in two of the following fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic studies. The program has an interest in candidates who cover the classical epochs or the early-modern period. Applications will be considered for all positions unless a preference is specified in the applicant’s cover letter. The CVSP is a service program that offers a number of interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities courses. Course load is normally 3/2 over a two-semester year. The language of instruction is English. Successful candidates for these positions must be prepared to teach core courses from the ancient to contemporary periods in addition to courses close to their own research fields within the overall CVSP mission. They are also expected to contribute to other interdisciplinary initiatives at AUB. To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a sample syllabus of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and one representative research article or other writing sample. In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Professor Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, C/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017-2303, USA Or Professor Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb We will begin reviewing the applications on November 1, 2014. For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas

Assistant Professor in the History of South Asia/Indian Ocean

Fairfield University

The Department of History at Fairfield University is now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant professorship in the history of South Asia/Indian Ocean to start in September 2015. We welcome applications from historians specializing in any period or region of South Asia/Indian Ocean cultures and empires. We particularly welcome candidates who employ cross-disciplinary or subaltern methodologies, who take broad comparative or transnational approaches, or who explore South Asia/Indian Ocean’s connections to Africa, the Islamic World, and East Asia. A successful candidate will be expected to teach the core-curriculum introductory History survey “Origins of the Modern World, 1500-present” and to contribute actively to the university’s Asian Studies and International Studies Programs. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom. We require Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2015, an active research program and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and university service. Deadline: November 1 for interviews at the American Historical Association meeting in January, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. Applications, including your application letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript and contact information for three references should be submitted at: http://fairfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52877

Faculty Position in the History of the Modern Middle East/North Africa

American University of Sharjah

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of the Middle East/North Africa. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses on the history of the modern Middle East/North Africa as well as survey courses in World History. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern/North African history, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university, serving some 5,500 students of more than 80 nationalities. The university is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the institution is committed to diversity among its faculty and staff. As a university formed on the American model, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. Mastery of English is a requirement. Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East Studies and/or Jewish History

Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History. Research focus and teaching interests are open, but the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflicts and in the history of Ottoman and mandate Palestine. Interest in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. Ability to contribute to an array of global studies initiatives in the College of the Liberal Arts, focusing on the study of global conflict, cultures, environment, and rights, is a real asset; working with the College’s new Center for Humanities and Information is also possible. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin in August 2015. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Normal teaching load is 2-2. Dedication to the undergraduate missions of both the History Department and the Jewish Studies Program is essential. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and up to three articles and/or book chapters at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/ EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53185. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Sandi Moyer at sjm1@psu.edu.  Application review will begin November 1, 2014, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Ben Schreier, Interim Director of Jewish Studies, at bjs44@psu.edu.

Faculty Fellow in Islamic History

Colby College

The Department of History at Colby College invites applications for a one-year faculty fellow in Islamic History, beginning September 1, 2015. PhD preferred. Specialization open. The teaching load is two-two (four courses), one of which should be an Introduction to Islam. Please submit as one pdf file a letter of interest, c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests to islamichistorysearch@colby.edu. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same address. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs.

Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History

Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design, Liberal Arts, Department of History, Philosophy & the Social Sciences, invites applications for the position of assistant professor in Modern Middle Eastern history, starting in 2015-16 with the prospect for advancement. The successful candidate will have an ability to cover a different region of Asia or Africa as well. Preference will be given to a flexible teacher/scholar who can offer a range of undergraduate courses including areas of secondary specialization. We would welcome a variety of these, including but not limited to: gender studies, secularism and religious movements, ethnicity and nationalism, diaspora studies, and historiography. HPSS is a multi-disciplinary department located within the Liberal Arts Division of the Rhode Island School of Design. Our students are art and design majors who take a significant portion of their BFA requirements in the Liberal Arts. We seek candidates with teaching experience and a PhD in History or Middle East Studies in hand by September 2015. Full-time faculty at RISD teach six courses a year. Please submit a C.V., cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of proposed courses, and three letters of reference to RISD’s on-line employment website: www.risd.edu/jobs. Indicate whether you plan to attend the AHA in NYC as we intend to conduct a round of preliminary interviews there. In your teaching philosophy please comment on how you attend to diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to a learning community. Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by December 1, 2014, will be assured full consideration. Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre­critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu/jobs.

 

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