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What's your employment status?[]

  • ABD (early): 4
  • ABD (finishing this year): 11
  • Postdoc: 6
  • Visiting or Temporary Assistant Professor: 3
  • Adjuncting PhD: 1
  • Continuing Non-Tenure Track Professor:
  • 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: 2
  • PhD, Employed in academia in non-faculty position:
  • Fully employed outside of academia: 1
  • Partly employed outside of academia:
  • Unemployed PhD: 2
  • Adjuncting, denied tenure, trying again:
  • Search committee member:

'TOTAL: 37

Specialization breakdown[]

  • Africa: 2
  • African Diaspora: 1
  • Middle East: 4
  • Islamic World: 3

Mixed Specialty[]

Georgetown University - Islamic Studies and History of Islam (Al-Thani Chair)[]

  • Any news?

Lamar University (TX) - African/African-American[]

New York University - Modern Middle Eastern and North African History (VAP; Non-TT)[]

  • The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in modern Middle Eastern and North African history, to begin September 1, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. 
  • We encourage applications from scholars whose research interests complement the department’s strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and be prepared to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • To apply, visit the department website at and use the "Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published or submitted article, or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three references.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 6/25/14)

Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study - History and Culture of the Near East / Islamic Studies[]

  • The Institute for Advanced Study seeks to make an appointment in the History and Culture of the Near East / Islamic Studies. Only candidates with distinguished scholarly accomplishments will be considered.
  • Applications and nominations, including bibliography and curriculum vitae, should be sent by email to or by mail to: Administrative Officer, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2013

Princeton University - Jewish and/or Christian Populations of the Pre-Modern Muslim World (Open Rank)[]

Regis University (CO) - Middle East and/or Africa Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history "with an expertise in historical perspectives on the peoples, cultures, geographies and material cultures of the Middle East and/or Africa, to begin Fall 2014.
  • Pending budgetary approval
  • PhD required
  • The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at the lower- and upper-levels, in a liberal arts setting. Candidates must possess a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching and advising, as well as scholarship. She/he will be expected to contribute to the College’s integrated core curriculum, as well as through service to the campus and local communities.
  • While we prefer candidates with a specific geographic focus in the Middle East or Northern Africa, an understanding of the ability to teach later and contemporary developments within Islamic societies, particularly with a special focus on diasporic or transnational contexts is also desired.
  • To apply, please attach a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Letters for recommendation can be sent to: Dr. Dan Clayton, Chair of Search Committee, History and Politics Department, Regis University G-16, 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221.
  • Deadline 25 Nov., 2013
  • Notified that after a review of applications, I had made it to the "next step" in their search, and was requested to write a response to the University's "Tradition" and "Core Philosophy" booklets. No mention of an interview, or when a potential interview might be held. (12/12) (x2)
  • Received rejection letter 12/18.  Good luck to all you medium listers.
  • Skype interview request (after response to 'tradition' etc) via email 1/21 (x3)
  • Received a request for an on-campus interview for later in February (2/5) (x2)
  • Offer Made (3/3) Offer Accepted.

Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School (UT) - Non-Academic[]

[posted without a link to job advert.  PLEASE include the original advert when posting!  AFII (talk) 08:43, February 21, 2014 (UTC)]

  • Rowland Hall St Marks School seeks a teacher of history to develop a curriculum for 9th-grade students...For the past decade, first-year students in the Upper School have studied the history of Asia and the Middle East by tracing the Silk Road. Sophomores investigate the history of Europe while juniors examine the history of the United States. Candidates for this position are invited to propose a freshman curriculum, potentially including but not limited to Latin American, Middle Eastern, African or Asian history.  In addition, Rowland Hall seeks a teacher whose interest in education extends to leadership within a grade-level team."
  • B.A. degree required; M.A. degree preferred. 
  • Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to Linda Hampton ( or send in c/o Linda Hampton, Rowland Hall, 843 Lincoln St., SLC, UT  84102. The committee also invites proposals or sample syllabi outlining a freshman curriculum.
  • Review begins immediately [20 Feb] and continues until position filled

Troy University Montgomery Campus (AL)- World/Middle-Eastern & African[]

  • 10-month tenure track Assistant/Associate Professorship in History - to teach World History, Middle Eastern History and ideally with graduate specialisation in African History
  • See full posting at World/Global History 2013-14

University of Antwerp (Belgium) - Middle Eastern and/or Mediterranean History 1000-1600 CE.[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Middle Eastern and/or Mediterranean History 1000-1600 CE
  • You will teach or co-teach at bachelor’s and master’s level, including a “Seminar” ( 6-9 ECTS, 30-45 contact hours), “Political History of the Middle Ages” (6 ECTS, 45 contact hours) and a new master’s course in the field of your expertise (biennial, 6 ECTS, 30 contact hours).
  • PhD required plus "You have research experience in the field of Medieval or Early Modern History, with a focus on the Mediterranean or the Middle East"
  • Appointment will be "Either a full-time position as a lecturer, in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria."
  • "Applications may only be submitted online...A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel; More information about the application form can be obtained from Ellen Huijer (TEL  03 265 31 45) or Robin Wynants (TEL 03 265 31 41); For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Henk de Smaele (; +32 3 265 42 81) or Prof. Tim Soens (; +32 3 265 43 49).
  • Deadline: 27 Apr. 2014

University of Bergen (Nor.) - Middle East and Muslim Africa[]

  • Associate professorship in the history of the Middle East and Muslim Africa
  • "In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on research competence and teaching experience. Successful applicants must have research competence in history on the level of a Norwegian PhD. The research competence can be from anywhere within the indicated geographic region (the Middle East and Muslim Africa). Applicants who can demonstrate research competence in sources in Arabic language, or in Persian or Turkish, will be preferred. Relevant teaching and administrative experience will also be stressed"
  • "The position has both a teaching and research component. The successful candidate will have to teach and supervise at all levels, Middle Eastern history across all periods from the rise of Islam until today. Basic training in teaching is a requirement. The successful candidate will be offered appropriate courses if this requirement is not met on appointment."
  • "Norwegian is the language of instruction and administration. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or one of the other Scandinavian languages within two years of his/her appointment. The university provides suitable courses in Norwegian"
  • " Applications should be sent electronically... The application must include the following documents: Cover letter; Scanned versions of original or certified copies of all academic diplomas and transcripts; Information about and documentation of pedagogical experience and qualifications (For instances certificate for completed practical-pedagogical education; teaching- compendia and -material for secondary schools; surveys of extent- and level of teaching; pedagogical publications; reports which show participation in projects connected to the development of teaching – for instance the development of alternative forms of teaching, supervision or teaching milieus); Information about and documentation of administrative experience and earlier work; List of publications; Name and contact information of three referees. The documents may be in Word or pdf-format.  In addition the applicants must send three paper-copies of at most five academic works or parts of work they wish to be given particular attention in the evaluation of their applications. Dissertations from abroad must be included as one of these academic works which are to be listed in a bibliography, also in three paper-copies. All paper-copies are to be sent to the University of Bergen, AHKR, P.O. Box 7800, N-5020 Bergen." Please mark the application 2014/5125
  • Deadline: 30 Jul. 2014

University of California - Santa Barbara - North African and/or Middle Eastern since 1800[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in African and/or Middle Eastern History since 1800
  • PhD 'normally' required to be in hand at time of appointment
  • "We are open to a wide variety of research specializations, including, for example, gender studies, empire and post-colonialism, ethnicity/sectarianism, diaspora studies, and secularism and religious movements. Scholars whose work offers a comparative or transnational perspective and who will contribute to department and campus strengths are especially encouraged to apply"
  • "The successful candidate will teach a variety of graduate seminars and upper division courses, as well as contribute to the department's lower-division Middle East history survey"
  • "Applications, including a cover letter, statement of current and future research, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover) should be sent to Middle East/North Africa Search Committee at:"
  • Deadline: 12 Nov. 2013
  • Will they be interviewing at the AHA?
  • No. They are conducting Skype interviews in December.
  • So have you been informed about an interview?
  • Skype interview invited- 12/3 (x2)
  • Asked additional questions 12/15
  • Any news? 
  • Received email today that my application has been released from the search (01/13). (x3)
  • May I ask whether any of you who got this email had Skype interviews with them?
  • I had a Skype interview but received no such email yesterday. I also know at least one person (not me) received an invitation for a campus visit yesterday. Not entirely clear what's going on.
  • Guess maybe they sent the emails to the non-Skype pool and maybe will just keep us Skype rejects on the line in case something doesn't work out...?
  • They invited four finalists to campus. 
  • Was an offer made/accepted? (x2 4/12): Yes: made and accepted.

University of Glasgow (UK;Scot) - Middle East, African, Asian since 1400[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Middle Eastern, African, or Asian History since 1400
  • "To undertake high-quality research and research supervision in History, to make an active and high level contribution in the School of Humanities in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in History with a focus on Middle Eastern, African or Asian history in any period since 1400, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of School. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars with the ability to research and teach in the history of war and international relations."
  • Deadline: 27 Mar. 2014
  • Intend to interview 10 Apr.

University of Nevada, Reno - Digital History[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital History to begin in the fall of 2014 "The Department has particular interest in candidates who can expand departmental offerings, such as Middle Eastern Studies and/or the Islamic World"
  • See original posting at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2013-14

University of St. Thomas (MN) - Modern Muslim World/Middle East[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the history of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East, to begin Fall 2014
  • "Candidates with the Ph. D. or equivalent are preferred, but ABD with an imminent completion date will be considered. Preference is also given to candidates who have expertise in urban history and who are willing to work with the University’s Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center as needed"
  • 3/3 Teaching Load "involves some combination of the following: HIST 118 The Middle East and North Africa in Global Perspective for undergraduates who are completing their core area (general) requirement in historical studies and upper-level course(s) for undergraduate history majors and minors"
  • "Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition..."
  • "Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae electronically at this site as well as graduate school transcripts, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. Send three letters of recommendation electronically to or by paper mail to: Dr. Catherine Cory, History Department, JRC 432, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105.'
  • For full consideration: 30 Sept. 2013
  • Conducted Skype interview week of 14 Oct. 2013 (x2)
  • Notified during Skype interview that they will inform one way or another within week or two. (x2)
  • Received invitation for campus visit to take place sometime in November.
  • Has anyone heard whether they made an offer or not? They expected to do so by the end of this week given that they completed all campus visit prior to Thanksigiving week.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Wheaton College (IL) - Asian or African History[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor in Asian or African history beginning August 2014.
  • Ph.D. required.
  • Standard teaching load is 3/3.
  • To be assured full consideration, please send a letter of interest and c.v. to, attention Tracy McKenzie, chair.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • NOTE: "Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant."
  • Also posted at Asian History 2013-2014
  • Request for more materials (11/1)
  • Any updates? The additional request said they would send invitations for AHA interviews.
  • The long-list has evidently been created. AHA interviews are currently being scheduled (12/16)

Yeshiva University (NY) - Middle East and North Africa - CANCELED[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor in the history of the Middle East and North Africa to begin in fall 2014
  • "Research specialization open, although we would be interested in candidates with subfields in gender history, the history and traditions of Islam, or social history, which would supplement the existing strengths of the history department"
  • "Ph.D. and teaching experience required. Send letter of application along with c.v., a short writing sample (article or chapter of dissertation), and three letters of recommendation to Informal inquiries about this position may be addressed to the department chair, William Stenhouse ("
  • Yeshiva is a Modern Orthodox institution that offers a liberal arts education in New York City
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Anything? (X2)
  • Email (12/12): Search canceled for budgetary reasons.  They hope to hire a 1-2 year lecturer, but nothing is definite at the moment. (x4)
  • Very nice email. (x2)

African History[]

Allegheny College (PA)  - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • two year Visiting Assistant Professor of African History, to begin Fall 2014
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "Primary teaching responsibility will be in Sub-Saharan Africa."
  • "Ability to participate in Allegheny College’s MENA (Middle East/North Africa) program as well as in the College’s Black Studies program would be highly desirable."  
  • To apply "Please send, or have sent, application materials (including cover letter, current CV, and three reference letters) in PDF format to Professor Barry Shapiro at"
  • Deadline: 24 Mar. 2014

Centre College (KY)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant professor of African History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "The successful candidate will be able to teach upper division courses in the areas of his or her expertise as well as introductory world history surveys"
  • "To apply, please submit Cover letter explaining teaching ability and research agenda, C.V., unofficial transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation electronically through"
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2013
    • Not that it impacts this job, but Centre announces loss of $250 million donation: Centre Donation Loss
    • Request for Skype interview (via email), received on 10/18 (+2)
    • Skype interviews underway. Centre intends to conduct on-campus interviews in November and secure a hire by the end of fall term.
    • Campus invite 10/31
    • It is my understanding that an offer has been made (12/7)
    • Made and accepted

Connecticut College - [Non-TT; VAP][]

  • One year visiting assitant professorship in African History
  • Teaching Load: 2/3
  • "All specializations in African history from pre-colonial to modern will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who place their scholarship and teaching within a transnational context and demonstrate connections between Africa and the rest of the world as well as those who work on gender and sexuality studies. Responsibilities include a one-semester Introduction to African history, intermediate courses, and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialty. Ph.D. in History at time of appointment preferred; ABD in History is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research relative to experience, as well as an awareness of the importance of diversity in education."
  • "Application letter, C.V., sample syllabi, and at least two letters of reference must be submitted electronically to:"
  • Review begins: 8 Apr. 2014 and continues until position filled.
    • Offer Made and Accepted (5/30)

Davidson College (NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of African history,
  • "Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as a record of promising research. Prior teaching experience and a Ph.D. in-hand preferred"
  • "Applicants should submit the following materials online at -- a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, copies of significant research papers or publications and the names and email addresses of three references."
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • They currently have a visiting assistant professor of African history. Does anyone have any insights on whether this a position confirmation process or if they are wanting an additional historian of Africa?
    • Last year they conducted a small, quiet VAP search after another Africanist VAP left for a TT position elsewhere. It is likely that the current VAP will be an inside candidate for this position. They do not want an additional Africanist. 
    • AHA scheduled by phone (12/9) +1
    • Has anyone received on-campus interviews yet? (1/19/14)
    • on-campus interview scheduled (1/19)
    • Position filled, congratulations!

Drexel University (PA) - African Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Fall 2014
  • " A transnational approach is desired, and relevant subfields include African diaspora, Atlantic history, and Afro-Caribbean history"
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2014
  • "Please apply online at: -- the Department of History and Politics is #3649, and this posting is requisition #5823. Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do NOT submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered"
  • Review begins immediately [7 Jan] and continues until position filled.
    • Cross-posted to World/Global History 2013-14
    • Has there been any movement here? (February 4)
    • Any word from the search committee? (February 12)
    • The job talks have already taken place
    • Must be an inside hire. Just going through the motions?
    • Nope. But very predictable in its sole emphasis on IVY league education.

Durham University (UK) - Two positions[]

  • 'up to two' early career lectureships (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in African History
  • Applicants should show how their research work will complement that of existing staff in the Department, and preference may be given to applicants whose research specialism is the history of north-eastern Africa – broadly defined to embrace the region from Egypt to Tanzania – since c. 1800 CE.
  • The successful applicant(s) will be expected to teach and collaborate in modules on African history at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels. They will also supervise postgraduate research and will undertake outstanding research leading to publications which have high standards of international significance, and to strong applications for external grants and with potential for external impact
  • Requirements: "Written applications should address each of the following criteria, with evidence, examples, or proposals. The successful candidate will have: • A record (appropriate to career stage) of publications on African history that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour, and develop new thinking, practice or paradigms
    • A realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial and significant historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals and with leading academic publishers • Plans for winning external funding for research, including funds for collaborative research projects • Ability to engage with non-academic research users and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector • Ability to develop and deliver research-led teaching for undergraduate students at all levels, through the provision of new African history modules and through involvement in the teaching of existing modules • Ability to contribute to postgraduate courses and doctoral supervision, and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students • Ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department"
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 29 Apr. 2014

Jackson State University (MS)[]

NB: Please follow the page's guidelines when posting new job adverts AFII (talk) 09:39, March 6, 2014 (UTC)

  • Tenure track Assistant professorship to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD required at time of application
  • Teaching Load: 9-12 credit hours/semester
  • "Candidates must be willing to teach freshman survey and undergraduate courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology as well as graduate-level courses. Preference will be given to candidates with five years of demonstrated excellence in teaching African history, world civilizations, public history; prior teaching experience, especially in an urban setting; proven or potential collegiality and citizenship in a department and a university; and potential for engaged academic scholarly work and grantsmanship."
  • "Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, academic transcripts, and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Mario Azevedo, Department Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line at"
  • Position is open until filled [posted 14 Feb. 2014]
  • campus invite 3/21

Moravian College (PA) - History & Anthropology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History and Anthropology, to begin August 2014
  • "Candidates must be able to teach courses on African History, Historical Ethnography, and Cultural Anthropology, as well as perform scholarly research on areas of interest within these themes. Preference will be given to those working on Sub-Saharan Africa."
  • Phd in hand by Sept 2014
  • Please send the following to, as a single pdf format email attachment: a letter of interest, CV, and evidence of teaching excellence. Letters of reference may be requested at a later time. Please indicate in your letter whether you will be attending the annual meetings of the African Studies Association and/or the American Anthropological Association."
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
    • Confirmation email for application materials (10/31)
    • Received rejection email (11/8)
    • Invitation by email for interview at ASA (11/11)
    • Any news? (12/14)
    • rejection email (1/7/14) x3

New York University - Abu Dhabi- [Open Rank][]

  • Tenured or tenure track position at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in Sub-Saharah Africa
  • "To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vita, statements of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, representative publications and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2013
  • Received email for skype interview- 25 October 2013 (x2).
    • x3 (but on 28 October 2013)
  • Was anyone called for the second interview? (x2, still waiting...)
  • Received email for campus visit to take place in January- 9 December 2013
  • Anyone else get campus visit invites after skype interviews on December 9?
  • Does anyone know if this position was filled?

Ohio State University- [?non-TT, 'Senior Lecturer'][]

  • Senior Lecturer in African History, to begin 1 Jan 2014
  • "Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in African history. Teaching experience and a PhD is desired, but an ABD will be considered"
  • " Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, C.V., official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, including letters from major advisor and someone who can speak about teaching skills"
  • Review begins immediately [Ad placed 1 Nov. 2013] and continues until position filled
    • Any offers made? (12/1)
  • still accepting applications, starting date pushed back to Fall 2014 (1/18)
  • any updates about interviews? (2/28)
  • Offer made and accepted 

Old Dominion University (VA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin July 2014
  • Ph.D. in history, teaching experience, and a record of publications required
  • "...with a regional specialization on West Central Africa and the ability to teach courses on the slave trade"
  • Send a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Austin Jersild, Department of History, BAL 8000, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0091
  • Review begins 21 Feb. 2014 [ad posted here after review began, 4 Mar]

Queen's University (Can.)[]

  • Tenured or Tenure Track, Assistant or Associate Professor (Queen's National Scholar Programme) in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • "Applicants are sought in the area of African History with a preferred emphasis on Islam or Muslim societies in Africa (whether sub-Saharan or North African) but applications in the general field of African History will be considered."
  • "The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications, as well as for outstanding teaching contributions and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence, in support of the Faculty’s academic goals.  The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community and will be expected to teach survey and thematic courses in the history of Africa south of the Sahara.  The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will have demonstrated their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students and have developed a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information can be found at: and"
  • Review begins: 1 Aug. 2013 and continues until position filled.
    • High Marks for efficiency. Very kind rejection email received September 15, 2013.

Saint Anselm College (NH)[]

  • Tenure-track professorship in African History, beginning August 2014.
  • 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.
  • Saint Anselm College is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition dedicated to educating students for a diverse world. Support for the college mission is expected.
  • Applicants should upload a cover letter, current c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript here
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Request for AHA Interview Received (12/20) x3
    • Any further news on this? 
    • I had an AHA interview and haven't heard anything. (1/21) x2
    • Any developments? (2/5) x2?
    • Has anybody gotten a rejection letter or anything?
    • Offer made and accepted (2/21)

St. Cloud State University - African (Non-TT)[]

  • 9 month fixed-term position teaching African history "and the department's course on Democratic Citizenship (geographic area is open)."
  • Date of appointment: August 20, 2014
  • "Ability to teach and/or perform effectively, scholarly achievement or research, continued preparation and study, contribution to student growth and development, and service to the university and community must be demonstrated."
  • Required qualifications: ABD in African History, demonstrated ability to teach effectively, evidence of ongoing scholarly activity, demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in African History and experience in oral history.
  • "Completed application must include a letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate transcripts (for initial screening), contact information for three current professional references, and sample syllabi. Finalists will be asked for student evaluations, sample of scholarship, and official graduate transcripts."
  • Apply via the link in the title above or directly at Contact information:
Mark Jaede, Chair, Search Committee
Assistant Professor of African History search
Department of History
Phone: (320) 308-5656
  • Application review begins July 9, 2014. Position is open until filled.

SUNY-Buffalo (NY)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in African history, to begin in fall 2014.
  • Field of specialization is open.
  • The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester. Ph.D. required.
  • Submit letter of application, c.v., and contact information for three letters of recommendation here and submit copies of transcripts... to Hal Langfur, Chair, Africa Search Committee, Department of History, 546 Park Hall, SUNY/Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
    • ​Requested to send more materials 10/25 (x2)
    • Invited for campus interview 11/6
    • Any offer made? 1/1
    • Offer made and accepted 1/3
    • Wow- just got a personalized and signed (in ink) rejection letter on nice letterhead from the Search Chair.  While I knew I hadn't gotten the job (wasn't even interviewed), these are the little touches that actually can make a huge difference in a candidate's outlook.  Bravo, University at Buffalo! 2/1
    • Likewise. Just received personal letter from chair (and wasn't interviewed either, and knew I wasn't gonna get it as I personally know the person who received the offer). Not bad, Buffalo. 2/4

University of Basel (Switz.) - Professorship[]

  • Tenured/Tenure track Professorship in African HIstory, to begin Feb. 2015
  • "We are looking for applicants who can teach the history of subsaharan Africa and undertake research in this area, with a focus on modern history. We expect applicants to collaborate in establishing research projects in African History and to cooperate with the interdisciplinary Center for African Studies and many other Africa-related institutions in Basel."
  • Applicants should electronically send their applications according to the information that can be found on the site:
  • Deadline: 31 May 2014
  • Any news on this one? 
  • No response yet, after a letter in late June saying it would take some time.
  • Did anyone hear anything about this one? Their website doesn't look like anyone was hired. 

University of California -Davis[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, with a preference for West or Central Africa
  • "Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and ongoing supervision of Ph.D. candidates in African and World History."
  • Phd must be in hand by start date
  • Deadline for full consideration: 15 Oct. 2013
    • Invitation to interview at ASA, contacted via email (Oct 19) (+1)
    • Invitation to interview at ASA (Oct. 29) (x3)
    • Any other invitations to interview made outside of the ASA? Any campus invites? (12/3) Yes (+1)
    • Not yet (12/10)
    • Can anybody confirm if they have finalized their selection of candidates to offer a campus invite ? (12/12)
    • no word about campus invite (12/13)
    • Any new about campus invite? (01/03)
    • Campus invitations have been inssued (Jan 7, 14)
    • email from HR that post is filled. 03/10

University College London (UK) - Early Modern/Modern[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) of Early Modern and Modern African History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "Our preference is for someone who will bring new research interests to complement our current expertise. S/he will be expected to research and publish material of the highest quality; to offer inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and to play a full part in the life of the History Department."
  • "Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area; at least one outstanding research publication; an imaginative post-doctoral research project; and experience of teaching in a university History department, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels."
  • Teaching Load: approx 8 contact hours/week, including "a two-term thematic course, which examines in twenty two-hour seminar sessions a theme related to the post holder’s research interests; [and] a one-term, ten week Research Seminar course, again reflecting the post holder’s research interests, designed to support students taking our second-year long essay by introducing them to the kinds of documentary and other primary sources they can use.
  • Further details & application procedure
  • Deadline: 5pm (GMT) 10 Jan. 2014
  • 27.01: Invite to interview on 7 Feb

University of Edinburgh (UK;Scot)[]

[Direct link does not work: go to general jobs site and search for vacancy 028439, AFII (talk) 08:27, April 7, 2014 (UTC)]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in African History, to begin Sept. 2014
  • "You will participate in the compulsory third-year courses History in Theory and History in Practice, and in dissertation supervision of students in the fourth year of the curriculum. You will also be required to contribute to the training and supervision of postgraduate students and to provide pastoral advice and guidance to students. Undergraduate teaching in the School is divided between pre-honours (Years 1 and 2) and Honours (Years 3 and 4). You will be expected to contribute as a lecturer and tutor to at least one of the second-year courses, Asia and Africa 2a: Societies, Cultures and Empires, c.1600-1880, and Asia and Africa 2b: Nationalisms, Liberation Movements and the Legacies of Colonialism, c.1880- Present Day. At honours level you will offer courses on some aspects of African History. You should also be able to at least one postgraduate taught course in an aspect of African History, and provide input to the further development of MSc programmes within the School. An ability to contribute to the development of the School’s provision of online taught courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level would also be welcome."
  • A PhD (or equivalent) in History is required, as well as vidence of expertise in any field of African History in the form of a portfolio of research publications of international excellence.
  • Deadline: 5pm GMT (pres. BST?) 30th Apr. 2014

University of Florida - Public Health and Social Change[]

NB: Please follow the page's guidelines when posting new job adverts AFII (talk) 09:39, March 6, 2014 (UTC)

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship in Public Health and Social change in africa.
  • This position require a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminology & Law, or any related field
  • "Scholarly topics of interest include, but are not limited to health policy and institutions, demography, migration, environmental change, war and conflict, political and/or cultural change, economic development, globalization, or other major aspects of social change and transition in Africa. We are interested in how such phenomena affect health conditions and/or how health affects these processes of change."
  • "We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of rigorous field research and scholarship, a record of external grant funding, and excellence in teaching (especially the training of graduate students) across a broad range of topics and regions. Candidates also should demonstrate an interest in program building and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The College is home to one of the nations leading Centers for African Studies which is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center program"
  • Applicants should apply through the University of Floridas GatorJobs on-line applicant tracking system at and submit: a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation
  • review begins: 15 Mar. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Anything yet? 03/28.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - West/Central [TT Asst/T Assoc][]

  • Tenure track assisitant or tenured associate professorship in West or Central African History, pre-colonial or colonial period, with a preference for pre-1900, to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • "All subfields invited to apply; department especially welcomes applicants working on Atlantic world exchanges."
  • " A PhD is required at the time of the appointment.  Applicants at the assistant professor level must demonstrate a promising research agenda as well as a strong record of teaching. Applicants at the associate professor level must possess a strong record of publication and excellence in teaching; strong professional leadership is preferred"
  • Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.
  • Deadline: 28 Oct. 2013
    • Requested permission to contact my references (10/19) (x2)
    • Requested skype interview (11/4)
    • Any other interview requests?
    • I think they are only considering people who are already Assoc. rank as finalists.(11/30)   
    •          What makes you write this? Why do you think you know?
    • I can speak with authority that that is *not* the case.  They are definitely considering people for assistant rank.
    •          Do you know if the committe is finished with preliminary interviews before campus invites? (12/3)
    •                   They are.
    • Email thanking for application but that an offer has been made and accepted. (01/07)

University of Missouri - African Continent, Atlantic World or Afro-Caribbean [open rank][]

  • Tenure track position in Continental African, Atlantic World or Afro-Caribbean History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • PhD must be in hand by August 2014
  • "The successful applicant will be expected to offer core courses in the Black Studies curriculum along with advanced courses reflecting his/her areas of interest.  Applicants who specialize in identity, culture, and/or politics and who may offer courses focusing on slavery, emancipation, religion, colonialism, and/or independence in Africa and the Diaspora with attention to intersectionality will receive preference.  "
  • "Please apply on-line at: (Job ID 11567).   Merge your CV with a cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application.  Applicants should include a research statement, teaching statement, and publications (up to 100 pages), if applicable, in the “attachments” portion of the online application system.   Three reference letters are required and should be sent electronically to  Hard copies of reference letters should be mailed to Dr. Michael Minta, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Black Studies, 313 Gentry Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • Anybody heard anything? (1/14/14)
    • No news here either (1/17/14)
    • Nothing here either (1/24/14)
    • email from HR that an offer has been accepted, job closed. 03/11

University of Pittsburgh (Penn.)[]

  • Tenure stream assistant professor in African History, to begin Fall 2014
  • (pending budgetary approval)
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2014
  • "We invite applications from candidates working on any region, theme, or time period in African History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach African History surveys, specialized undergraduate courses including writing seminars, and graduate courses. We ask applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of the History Department graduate program's thematic fields: Atlantic History, Power and Inequality, Texts and Contexts, and World History"
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2013
    • 16 October: Requested more materials: dissertation and three statements (next research project, approach to undergraduate African survey course, proposed involvement in graduate transnational courses)
    • 7 November: Request for Skype/phone interview.
    • 5 December: Rejection email received x 2
    • 25 January: Campus interviews finished
    • Feb 24: Inside source says they hired "a modernist"
      • Ah yes another modernist for "modistory" as we preside over the demise of history now all but fully subsumed by political science :(

University of Mississippi - Colonial or Post-Colonial[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Colonial or Post-Colonial African History
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • " In addition to a Ph.D. in History, teaching experience is required by the start of appointment."
  • "To be considered, application must be made online at Supplementary materials, including a letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and writing sample, should be attached to the online application or may be mailed to Chair, African History Search Committee, Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848."
  • Position is open until an adequate applicant pool develops.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • They seemingly want you to upload your reference letters yourself. How can they then be confidential?
    • What I do in those cases is upload a document with the contact information for my references, and say that letters will be sent directly by the referees.
    • You can have your references email their letters directly to the administrator, if s/he requests letters from you.
  • Has anybody been contacted for interview at AHA? (12/1)
  • Request for AHA interview and copy of full dissertation 12/10
  • Emailed indicating no AHA interview but not outright rejection...close enough. x2
  • Offer made.

University of Toronto, Mississauga[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of African Studies, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • "The candidates research may focus on any aspect of African Studies with a historical orientation. Interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching, with established or clear promise of distinguished publications in their field. "
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the link:  (Position #1300757). Applications should be addressed to Professor Shafique Virani, Chair, Department of Historical Studies...The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (i.e. all teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and/or tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). The U of T application system can accommodate up to five PDF/MS-Word attachments (10MB) per candidate profile; applicants may wish to combine attachments to accommodate this limit. Submission guidelines can be found at:   Arrangements should be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicants teaching abilities, to be submitted by the deadline to Please include the candidates name and African Studies Search in the subject line. Questions about this position may be addressed to the same email address. 
  • Deadline: 7 Oct. 2013.
    • Has anyone heard anything since they submitted their application? (Nov 27)
    • Rumor has it there is an inside candidate. (Nov 27)
    • Any developments? (Dec 20)
    • Rejection email received (Feb 20)

Washington and Lee University (VA) - Sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "Period and area of specialization are open.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory surveys of African history and intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization.  They will participate as well in Washington and Lee’s Africana Studies Program.  The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D by June 2014."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • What happened to the guy who was there (I believe since 2008)? If I am not mistaken, he got his PhD from UT Austin, where there was an opening in African History. Did he get that job and return to his alma mater? Or did he go somewhere else?
      • He is going somewhere else (currently still on staff), supposedly because he wants to change fields; hence the search for a new Africanist.
    • The person that got the UT Austin job was not an alum.
    • Any word on the search? (11/15)
    • Any news? (12/3)
    • Emailed search chair on 12/2 and am currently awaiting his reply.
    • received email invitation to interview at AHA (12/6) (x3)
    • received cordial rejection email with confirmation pool is currently 12 for AHA (12/16)
    • Invited to on-campus interview (1/8) (x2)
    • Congrats! This is an excellent position.
    • Offer made and accepted (2/14)

African Diaspora[]

University of Arkansas - Little Rock - Assoc Prof, African-American/African Diaspora[]

  • Associate Professor in African-American or African Diaspora History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD required
  • "Teaching responsibilities include U.S. and/or World Civilization history survey courses (commensurate with specialist field), upper level and graduate courses, and MA thesis supervision."
  • "Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at Incomplete applications will not be considered."
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2014

University of Virginia (VA) - Race & Inequality in US and African Diaspora [Asst/Assoc Prof][]

Rutgers University - New Brunswick (NJ) - African American/African Diaspora[]

Middle East History[]

American University - Sharjah (UAE)- [Open Rank][]

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Middle-Eastern History
  • "The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is seeking a historian who specializes in Middle Eastern history to teach a range of courses on the modern Middle East as well as survey courses in World History. The department seeks candidates who are not only committed to both teaching and research excellence, but who can also contribute to a rich interdisciplinary atmosphere. The successful candidate will have experience with the North American higher educational system and have perfect mastery of English"
  • "Application materials must include: a letter of application, CV, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample or samples and evidence of teaching effectiveness"
  • Review begins: 17 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • Phone interview scheduled

Boise State University (ID)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle-Eastern History, to begin August 2014
  • "All research specializations, geographic areas, and secondary fields will be considered.  Responsibilities include teaching Islamic Civilization survey and/or Themes in World History survey, upper division courses in the candidate’s field, and working with graduate students in Master of Arts and Master of Applied Historical Research programs"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • Please send letter of application, c.v., sample syllabus, and three letters of reference via Interfolio
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Anything? (x2)
  • Received invitation for Skype interivew (Dec. 6). They are not doing AHA interviews, but will hold Skype interviews first/second week of January. (x4) 10 candidates for Skype interview
  • News? Have campus callbacks been made? (x2)
  • Yes
  • Offer made and accepted. 
  • Congratulations.  It seemed like a great place with great people.  Best of luck to you.

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "The candidate must be able to teach a range of survey courses in service of the Core Curriculum and a rotation of upper-level courses in Modern Middle Eastern history"
  • PhD must be in hand at start date
  • Teaching Load: 7 classes/year "may include limited opportunities for teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer and distance-learning courses"
  • "Applicants must apply online at A complete set of application materials must include an online application, letter of application that outlines teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and scholarship or scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three (3) references with contact information; and three (3) letters of recommendation."
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2013
  • Intend to conduct preliminary telephone interviews in December
  • Conducted phone interviews (12/16)
  • Expect to invite 3 candidates for campus visits in late January/early February
  • Any news?
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/15)

College of Charleston (SC) - Middle-East/Arabic-speaking/Islamic world[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Middle-Eastern, Arabic-speaking and/or Islamic world
  • "The time period, subfield, and regional specialization are open.  The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in his/her areas of interest and training, courses on the pre-modern and modern MIddle East, and survey courses in pre-modern and/or modern history.  The successful candidate will be able to contribute to interdisciplinary programs, such as Arabic Studies, African Studies, Jewish Studies, Urban Studies, and/or Women's and Gender Studies.  Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a Ph.D. in History before August 15, 2014."
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, transcripts, and sample syllabi (including examples for different periods of Middle EAstern or Islamic history) electronically at The Department plans to conduct preliminary interviews with selected candidates via Skype and invite finalists to campus."
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013
  • Has anyone heard from this school since submitting their application?
  • I didn't. I am curious about it too. (x5)
  • Still nothing, fellow applicants? Bueller? Bueller? (x5)
  • Another failed search???
  • I doubt's still early.  But that's just conjecture.
  • Is anyone going to contact them?
  • Called 11/11 to schedule Skype interview (+1)
  • Called 12/9 to schedule campus visit (+1)
  • Any news?

Harvard University - Modern[]

  • Tenure-track professor (at the assistant or untenured associate professor level) in modern Middle East history, with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late Ottoman to the contemporary era, to begin on July 1, 2014.
  • Doctorate in history or a related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins. Strong teaching experience as well as demonstrated competence in relevant research languages is desired.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography, and three letters of recommendation to: Applications are not considered complete until the required three letters of recommendation are received.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 Oct. 2013.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (x5)
  • Request for more material week of Nov. 11.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of application. Nov. 20. 
  • Request for Skype interview. Nov 21. (x3)
  • Request for further materials, Dec. 10
  • Invitations have gone out to finalists, Dec. 19
  • Any idea expertise or rank of finalists?
  • Both rank and expertise are mixed.
  • What's with the deletions, dear Wikia reader with Queens IP address? Here we go again: So who got the offer, after one extremely strong candidate dropped out to accept the NYU job, and given they HAVE to make sure this search doesn't fail?
  • are you actually expecting to someone to answer that question? 
  • Not by name necessarily, but as in other cases on this page, by area of expertise? They're in a bit of a bind, and it's interesting to see if they can prevent this one from failing - unlike so many other searches in the department that recently did fail
  • Why not, if as above poster suggests, name is omitted, and perhaps more importantly, offer has been accepted?
  • guess it just didn't seem to me like the most likely way to get one of the remaining candidates to respond, but I suppose someone will at some point. apologies from Queens.
  • Search failed.

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Islamic Middle East[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the Islamic Middle East, 600-1517, to start 1 July 2014
  • "Evidence of scholarly excellence and knowledge of Arabic are required; ability to work in a second Middle Eastern language is desirable. Teaching duties will include an introductory course on the making of the Islamic Middle East and more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses of the candidate’s design. PhD is required by date of appointment."
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2013
  • Intend to interview at MESA
  • Interviews for 12 first round candidates scheduled at MESA (9/27)
  • Has anyone interviewed for this?
  • Yes. (x4)
  • Anyone heard back post-MESA?
  • Invitations have gone out to finalists [posted 10/30]
  • And?

The New School Unviersity (NY) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin July 2014
  • "Geographical area is open. Thematic emphases include, but are not limited to, the history of Islam; the histories of capitalism, development, and inequality; gender and sexuality; conflict and human rights; empire and postcolonialism; social movements; and the natural and built environments."
  • Please submit an online application form at: Once you’ve filled out an online application, please email your cover letter, current C.V., writing samples, and teaching statement to Please forward three confidential letters of recommendation, either directly from referees or through a dossier service, to: Professor Jeremy Varon, Middle East History Search, Department of History, Eugene Lang College, 80 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10011.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013 "and we will review applications until the position is filled"
  • They are starting to go through the applications as of Monday 12/3. Any word yet?
  • According to the AHA Job Center handout, they will be interviewing there. Did anyone hear anything?
  • Nothing here (12/17)
  • I think that they are still going through the apps. I am hoping tomorrow (as I watch the ticket prices go up).
  • Email request for AHA interviews (12/17) x3
  • Did anyone who was interviewed at AHA ask when campus interview invites will be sent out?
  • They said "mid-January." They were conducting Skype interviews last week with those who couldn't attend AHA. So it may be a few days still.
  • Campus invite (1/14)
  • Any feedback? Progress?
  • Offer made and accepted (modern Egypt)

New York University (NY)  - Modern Middle East [Open Rank][]

  • Open rank postition in Modern Middle Eastern History to begin 1 Sept. 2014 "pending budgetary and administrative approval"
  • "We seek applicants whose interests complement the department’s strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment, and be prepared to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research"
  • "To apply, visit the department website ...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 begins: 15 Sept. 2013.
  • Contacted for MESA interview (September 19). 
  • Candidates contacted for campus visits week of 10/28
  • Jobs talks for finalists have occured. 
  • Offer made and accepted. Iraq 

Ohio University []

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern history, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • The department, which offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, welcomes candidates with any thematic, geographical, and chronological specializations in the field. The successful candidate will be expected to offer both broad and specialized courses in Middle Eastern history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as world history surveys."
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment...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 [this link]
  • Review of applications will begin 30 Sept., 2013 and continue until position is filled.
  • Contacted for Skype interview October 10.
  • Conducted Skype interview week of 10/14/2013 (x3).
  • During Skype interview, they indicated they would be contacting job talk candidates this week (of Oct. 21).
  • Contacted to schedule campus job talk week of 10/28/13. (x2)
  • Anyone hear back?
  • No word on my end. Indications were that a decision would be reached by end of the week. There is also whatever time it takes to get university administrative approval for the actual offer. So either the selection process is ongoing or a third person (not me or the person asking "anyone hear back") has gotten the offer. Might be a few days before things are clear. Patience is necessary, but painful.
  • Thank you, comrade! :)
  • Was an offer made?
  • Not to me!
  • Any more news?
  • They hired. 12/3
  • Area of specialization?
  • Modern Lebanon

Oklahoma State University[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship, to begin August 2014
  • "The person hired is expected to have a research specialization in the history of the Middle East, with the ability to teach upper division and graduate courses in Arab, Ottoman/Turkish or Persian History.  Responsibilities also include teaching sections of lower-division Survey of Eastern Civilization"
  • "Ph.D. required at time of employment.  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and publications"
  • Position dependent upon funding
  • "Submit vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Middle East Search Committee Chair, History Department, Oklahoma State University, 101 S. Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-3054"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013 
  • Letter confirming receipt of materials indicated that they hope to conclude their search by May 31, 2014--so settle in and get comfortable, boys and girls, because we're going to be here a while.
  • I am assuming we should also submit a cover letter? Even though it isn't requested?
  • I did.  Let's put it this way: if they throw out my application because I included a cover letter, I'd be surprised. (x2) :)
  • Skype interview invitation (11/26) (x2)
  • Any news?
  • On campus invites (1/16) (x2)
  • Offer made (not to me, but know for sure they did)

Princeton University - Jewish and/or Christian populations of the Pre-modern Muslim world[]

Qatar University - [open rank][]

  • Assistant/Associate/Professor in the History of the Middle East
  • required: A PhD in the History of the Middle East or a relevant field; Relevant teaching experience at the university level; A record of academic and research achievements that warrant appointment at the requested rank; Fluency in Arabic and English, and ability to teach in Arabic.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013

Rice University - Postdoc in Middle East History (Non-TT)[]

Ryerson University (Can.)[]

  • Tenure stream assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East, to begin 1 Aug 2014
  • Subject to budgetary review
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on the Islamic World, the Ottoman Empire, and the modern Middle East, and must be prepared to participate fully in the life and work of the department and the broader university community."
  • "Applicants should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and research dossier (including two recent samples of scholarly productions). They should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be mailed directly. Dr. Catherine Ellis, Interim Chair, Department of History, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3, Canada"
  • [postal applications must be postmarked by the] Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Any news on this?
  • Anything??? (11/27)
  • Skype interview arranged (12/5)
  • Campus visit invitation (12/20)
  • Any more news?
  • Offer made (2/26)

Sam Houston State University- Tenured, Islamic World []

  • a tenure-track position in the history of the Islamic world
  • "We especially seek candidates whose research and teaching emphasize cross-cultural, comparative, and/or interdisciplinary approaches."
  • "Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled."
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2013-14
  • Call for phone interview. 11/1. (x3)
  • Anyone knows who the committee members are?
  • If they've invited you to interview, you can just ask them.
  • Committee is chaired by Stephen Rapp, and includes David Mayes and Rosanne Barker.
  • Committee indicated that they hope to finalize the hire before the end of this term.
  • Committee indicated that they hope to begin campus visits before Thanksgiving.
  • Campus visit invitation. 11/8 (x2).
  • Any news on this?
  • No news whatsoever on this? Offer and accepted made? No?
  • An offer was made in December, I assume it's been accepted by now.

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London (UK) - Iranian History[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the history of Iran since c.1500, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "Candidates should have a demonstrated record of research excellence in the field of Iranian history. 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 all periods of the history of the Middle East."
  • "Those who are close to completing a PhD will also be considered."
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2013
  • Interviews preliminarily scheduled for 24 Feb

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman College of Arts & Humanities - Islamic History[]

  • Full or Associate Professor of Islamic History, to start in the academic year 2014-15
  • "If you are interested please send a brief C.V., including teaching and learning activities, research, and community service. Copy of your qualifications. Full contact details. Personal digital photo. Copy of passport (Valid at least for one year). Please, send the information needed through your personal email to:"
  • deadline: 25 Feb. 2014

University of Birmingham (UK) - Modern Middle East or South Asian History[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin Sept. 2014
  • "Candidates’ research should ideally fall within one or more of the School’s key research themes, and in particular should complement our strengths in two or more of the following areas: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures"
  • "The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of their undergraduate remit, the successful candidates will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject on their broad subject of expertise, as well as contribute to core modules."
  • "In addition to your application, please upload the following information: A covering letter (max 2 sides A4), a CV plus a list of publications and an idea of a specialist course you may wish to teach at 2nd or 3rd year level (this should be no more than one side of A4 consisting of course title, summary of content and a short list of key secondary reading). Please note that these should be uploaded as a single document to the application site."
  • "To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click [here], alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Nicholas Crowson at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:;"
  • Deadline: 26 Feb. 2014
  • Rejection email (3/18)
  • offer made and accepted
  • Congratulations! Middle East or Asian History?
  • Middle East. Modern Egypt.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Early Ottoman History c.1300-1800[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Early Ottman History, c.1300-1800, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "The appointee must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field.  Research of international standing will be expected. The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. The post-holder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their individual research. He or she will teach at all levels from undergraduate to PhD and will be expected to examine at all levels, and to take a fair share of administration."
  • "Further particulars and application forms for the post can be downloaded from the Faculty's website ( or may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone number 01223 335350, e-mail:, to whom completed applications (comprising a cover letter, CHRIS/6 form, CV and writing sample)"
  • Deadline: 5pm GMT 2 Apr. 2014
  • Has anyone heard anything?  Was in contact with the secretary and she said that we would hear about shortlisting by the end of last week... but I didn't receive any feedback.  Anyone else?

University of Oklahoma - Norman - Tenured, Iranian Studies (post-1945)[]

  • Tenured Associate Professorship in Iranian Studies (the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies), to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • "The scholar selected to hold the position will have a Ph.D. and an established record of excellence in research and teaching at an institution of higher education and a research focus on Iran since 1945. Applicants from disciplines in the social sciences (broadly conceived) will be considered."
  • "Applicants should send a letter of application stating their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Iranian Studies Search Committee Chair, Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 338 Cate Center Drive, Room 334, Norman, OK, 73019."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and position is open until filled

University of Oslo - Modern[]

  • Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
  • "The holder of the position is expected to initiate and lead research, to supervise PhD candidates, to participate in teaching and in exam setting and evaluation at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department"
  • Requirements: PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in modern Middle East history (after 1800); Pedagogical skills and qualifications in leadership and administration; Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:  Academic qualifications and academic production in modern Middle East history, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking are preferred to quantity. The output must reflect a high degree of theoretical and methodological reflection.;  International peer-reviewed publications.;  Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and researchenvironment at the department;  Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students;  Interest, ability and experience in management and administration;  Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects;  Experience with collaboration across established academic environments and ability tobuild international networks;  Communication and public outreach skills.
  • Applicants who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period. The teaching language is normally Norwegian. On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within reasonable time to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format: Application letter describing qualifications; Curriculum Vitae; List of published and unpublished works; Description of one or more research projects which may be relevant for the Department; Proposed topics for MA theses (areas in which you feel qualified to supervise MA theses)
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2014
  • I suggest that we rename history to "modstory" since it seems that the majority of jobs in history are for the modern period. This is especially depressing for the Middle East as if history there only starts with modernity and ofc colonial occupation--because what's the point of any other history than that of the ascendant west.
  • Preach!

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - History of the Islamic World[]

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World
  • See full posting (link above) at World/Global History 2013-14
  • Any news? (3/18)
  • Skype intervuews this week (3/20)
  • Campus visits scheduled.

University of York (UK) - 1800-present[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of the Middle East from 1800-present
  • "You should have a PhD in the field of Middle East History from 1800, or cognate field, and ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification. You will have an emerging publication record in Middle Eastern History. You should have proven experience of teaching at undergraduate level and provide evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules."
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 20 Mar. 2014
  • Any news? (3/31)
  • Got the Skype interview (4/3)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University[]

  • tenure track assistant professor in History to begin August 2014
  • " Field of specialization, geographical focus, and chronological period are open.  Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in history or related field by the time of appointment; an ability to teach survey courses in Middle Eastern history and to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses"
  • "Candidates must apply online at (posting #TR0130113) and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent to:Middle East Search Committee; Department of History (0117); 431 Major Williams; 220 Stanger St.
    Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Review begins: 8 Nov. 2013
  • Did anyone else receive a personalized invitation to apply? (+2 yes) Will they be interviewing at the AHA?
  • Could those that answered yes to the above question please clarify. Did you receive an invitation before the deadline or after? Also, had you had any contact with the school prior, such as submitting a partial or complete applictication or perhaps even inquiring about the position?
  • I had no previous contact with them at all, and I wasn't even planning to apply for the job until I got the invite. I assumed it was because they issued the job announcement very close to the deadline, so were just trying to make sure the word got out. In any case I doubt it actually indicates a rejection of everyone else they had no contact with...that would be impressive homework indeed! (<- Same. Contact a few days before deadline. I did not end up applying).
  • That's positive. What's your specialization?
  • 20th c. Arab history
  • Were both invitations for 20th c. Arab?
  • Any further news?
  • Contacted for phone interview December 3 (x3)
  • Mabruk!
  • Is there any news about campus visits?
  • Campus visit arranged December 19
  • Any news?

Western Washington University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History, to begin 16 Sept. 2014
  • teaching load: 6 courses/year "including surveys of Middle Eastern history and upper-level and graduate courses in her or his field of specialization"
  • PhD must be in hand by 16 Sept. 2014
  • "Candidates must apply online via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  To submit your application, please log in at Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. Candidates should upload a letter of application along with a c.v., a graduate transcript, a chapter- or article-length writing sample, and sample syllabi for introductory or upper-level courses in the history of the Middle East. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and position is open until filled
  • 12/5 Contacted for phone interview (x2)
  • Has anyone gotten a campus visit invitation?
  • Phone/email request for campus visit, 1/10 (x2)
  • snail mail rejection letter 2/18 (but I have to say i appreciate schools that take the time to send these!)
  • Any news since the campus visits? (X2) 3/18 
  • Offer made and accepted
  • What was the specialization of the successful candidate?
  • modern Arab world/Palestine

Yale University (CT) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East History, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • "Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians already holding teaching positions, as well as from recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD by the time of appointment"
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2013
  • Contacted for MESA interview around September 27.
  • Anyone knows if they contacted anyone since MESA?
  • Haven't contacted me post-MESA as of 10/21 (x2).
  • "" as of 10/29.
  • Invitations for campus visits were made week of Oct. 28.
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • What is the area of specialization for the new hire?
  • Saudi Arabia.
  • Is it just me or is there someone else out there who would rather pull their nails out than study the history of the Wahhabis?
hmm - just you.  And bitterness is unbecoming.
humor me and tell me what's interesting about the Wahhabi's. Btw I am not bitter because I didn't apply for the job. Just being honest. I find KSA Hist boring.
^ and taking potshots at Yale's new hire was the best way to express this...?
[17 Mar] Hi all.  General conversation about hires & this field belongs on the Talk page (needs creating) while other discussions/complaints can go on the The Venting Page.  Please try to keep job postings to directly relevant discussions, thanks.  AFII (talk) 08:24, March 17, 2014 (UTC)