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

  • Tenured or tenure track position in modern history of Africa/the Middle East
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled
    • Anyone contacted for this position?

Reed College (USA: OR) - African, Middle Eastern, or South Asian history[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History and Humanities, with preference for African, Middle Eastern, or South Asian history
  • We encourage applications on any theme or methodology in one or more of these fields. In addition to teaching courses in one's own area, the appointee will lecture and lead sections in the College’s interdisciplinary Humanities program (see:, including rotation into a year-long writing-intensive freshman course. Teaching duties also include advising year-long senior theses.
  • Applicants should have the PhD in hand by August 2015
  • We expect to make the appointment at the Assistant Professor level but will consider applications from more senior candidates. Please send an application letter, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to Douglas Fix, Tenure-Track Search in History/Western Humanities at
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Also posted at Open Field or Mixed Hire 2014-15 and Asian History 2014-15
  • Request for more materials (11/18) x2
  • Area of specialization and status? Middle East or South Asia? ABD, non-TT, or TT ? Thanks.
    • Actually, Africa/Indian Ocean, currently non-TT VAP
  • Think the short-list has been set for AHA interviews
  • Was that a question or a statement about AHA interviews?
    • Confirmed by email inquiry to search committee: short-list for AHA interviews HAS been set (12/18)

Saint Mary’s College of California (USA: CA) - Visiting Professor of African History and Global and Regional Studies [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • Visiting Professor of African History and Global and Regional Studies (GRS) during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • The Visiting Professor should propose and teach four courses: in the Fall, of one course will be on Modern African History and one in the Introduction to Global and Regional Studies. In the Spring, one class will be an upper division course in World History (topic open) and one upper division course on Regional (African) Studies (topic open). Since this position is intended to assist us develop Africa as an area of study, the Visiting Professor will be asked to help us organize co-curricular events and programming on African history and culture.
  • The position is open to all ranks, but a Ph.D. in hand is required and experience in teaching and program building is preferred.
  • Please apply on-line at
  • Deadline is 15 Nov. 2014 has been extended to 31 Jan 2015.
  • Any movement on this one?
  • Short-listed candidates have been notified and others sent email regrets, Feb. 24.
  • Campus visits scheduled, 4/8.
  • Offer made and accepted, 4/29

San Diego State University (USA:CA) - Modern Middle East/North Africa[]

  • Assistant professorship in Modern Middle Eastern/North African History
  • Department seeking a candidate "whose teaching and published scholarship address the broadest themes in modern Middle Eastern history (understood to include the region stretching from Iran through the territories of the late Ottoman Empire to North Africa) from the 19th through 20th centuries.  A specialist in the political or economic history of this region is preferred." 
  • Candidates should demonstrate research fluency in Arabic, publications and teaching that situate this region in comparative, multicultural, or world historical contexts, and the ability to offer general education and upper division courses with broad student appeal. 
  • Ph.D. in History or an appropriate allied field in hand at time of application.
  • please apply via Interfolio at
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct 2014
  • Any news on this?
  • Skype interviews happened in late November.
    • Any movement since then? Guessing so, but any confirmation? (1/22)
    • Any news? (3/18)
    • rejection on 3/6

SOAS, University of London (UK) - Ancient Near Eastern Studies[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst./Assoc. Prof) in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, to begin 1 Jan. 2015
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD on an ancient Near Eastern topic and a demonstrable track-record of excellence in research and publication. Candidates who combine individual research, collaborative enterprise and an appetite for grant-seeking will be at an advantage. The successful applicant will have solid experience of teaching Hittite, Akkadian and Sumerian to undergraduate and postgraduate students and an interest in embedding the ancient Near East more widely in the School’s curricula. He or she will also be expected to supervise research students in ancient Near Eastern topics and to make a major contribution to the teaching of Near Eastern literature (ancient and modern) in translation
  • To apply for the vacancy or download a job description, please visit No agencies.
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2014
    • Intend to interview 15 Dec.

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

University of Central Oklahoma (USA:OK) - Middle East/North Africa[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East/North Africa
  • "specific geographic area and chronological period of specialty open."
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum; upper-division courses and graduate seminars in field of specialization, World History, and historical methods. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses and collaborate with other programs on campus. The department, college, and university emphasize excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service"
  • PhD must be in hand by start of employment
  • Visit to submit application materials, which include an online faculty application with cover letter discussing research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts.
  • Review begins: 12 Jan. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • Skype Interview Requested 
  • Campus Interview Requested - Feb 16
  • Form rejection email from HR. 

University of Michigan (USA) - Assyriology[]

  • 9-month Assistant Professorship in Assyriology to begin Sept. 2015
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D., and those whose scholarship and teaching focus on one or more of the areas of Sumerian language, literature, and culture, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates are also expected to have native or near-native proficiency in English
  • The successful candidate will offer elementary and advanced instruction in Sumerian and Akkadian language, as well as content-based courses in cuneiform civilization. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's training and experience.
  • Please submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and curriculum vitae. In addition, candidates should send three letters of recommendation. Application materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments to: . The subject of your email must appear as follows: "Last name, First name". For example: Doe, Jane. Letters of recommendation should be emailed as PDF files to
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015

-   Video Interviews held Jan 12-16, 2015

Vanderbilt University (USA:TN) - Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities.
  • The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.
  • The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time on the publications of The Syriac Reference Portal (, a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics, Divinity, History, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.
  • A complete application will include the following materials: 1. A cover letter indicating applicant’s qualifications in Syriac studies and, if applicable, digital humanities; 2. A current curriculum vitae; 3. A scholarly publication, dissertation chapter, or digital project representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential (these should be uploaded as attachments in the section marked “Resume and Cover Letter”); 4. Contact information for three referees.
  • Deadline: May 22, 2015
  • The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Auburn University (USA:AL) - SubSaharan and/or African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Subsaharan African and/or African Diaspora History, to begin 16 Aug. 2015
  • The primary field of specialization is open in terms of geography and chronology.  We seek candidates who can contribute to the department’s programs in world history and the university’s Africana Studies program.
  •  Ph.D. in History before employment date is desired, but outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered.
  • To apply for this position, please visit the following link:  Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, a teaching portfolio including student and peer evaluations (if available) and course syllabi, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references.
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2014
  • Request for Skype interview, 12/15 (x3)
  • Has anyone had any movement on this since the Skype interviews? 1/29
  • Campus invitations 1/24 to be completed by 2/19
  • Offer made and accepted (3/19)
  • I heard from a friend at uva that this job went to a uva alum.

Brandeis University (USA:MA) - African/African diaspora [open rank][]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Arican and African diaspora history, to begin Fall 2015
  • May consider a more senior hire
  • We are especially interested in candidates with proven leadership experience and a commitment to departmental development.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory and core courses in African history, in addition to courses in their area of expertise.  Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, a strong record of publication, and evidence of teaching excellence
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an article or chapter length writing sample and three letters of reference on Academic Jobs Online at  Questions about the position can be directed to: Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department (
  • Review begins 1 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.
    • Skype interview scheduled 11/20
    • Campus visit scheduled

Bridgewater State University (USA:MA) - Sub-saharan or South Asian[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan, or South Asian History, to begin Fall 2015
  • PhD in history required
  • Duties include teaching upper-division courses in the area of specialization, and lower-division courses in World history; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and participating in departmental and university decision-making processes and activities."
  • Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education. Two-thirds of Bridgewater State University's first-time full-time freshmen students identify as first-time college students, from low-income families, and/or as students of color. In the last decade, we have done extensive work as an institution on how to help students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles achieve academic excellence. Candidates interested in contributing to that ongoing work are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline and application details not stated in ad.
    • H-net ad indicates review of applications will begin on Dec 1 (H-net link )
    • Crossposted to Asian History 2014-15
    • Will they do interviews at AHA?
      • BSU does not interview at the AHA. Phone interviews and then campus visits.
      • Have they contacted anyone for Phone interviews? When do they intend to do these interviews? Thanks.
        • Received a request for a phone interview last Friday (12/19). Phone interview in mid-January. (x2)
        • Field of specilization? Sub-Saharan or South Asia?
          • Sub-Saharan
      • Did anyone else have an incredibly awkward phone interview?
        • YES!
      • Has anyone heard about on-campus interviews? It's been 2 weeks.
    • Offer made and accepted.
    • Was the candidate's expertise in Sub-Saharan or South Asian history?
    • African history (modern southern Africa and gender)

Brown University (USA:RI)[]

  • Tenure-track appointment Assistant professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2015 'or as soon as possible thereafter'
  • Research interests may be in any region exclusive of Lusophone or Anglophone southern Africa. The successful candidate will be able to offer graduate and undergraduate courses that cross regional and chronological divisions. 
  • Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment.
  • Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio:
  • Review of applications will begin 1 Oct. 2014.
  • Any movement? (10/31) x2 - I wonder if its safe to assume longlisters have been contacted by now? (11/20)
  • Skype interviews were held 11/5, 11/7, 11/11, and 11/12
  • Requested dissertation 11/21
    • Were you previously interviewed? 
    • No
    • Campus invites?
    • Any movement? (x5)

Bucknell University (USA:PA) - [Open rank] modern sub-Saharan Africa[]

  • Open rank, full-time, tenure track appointment (joint with Dept of History & International Relations) for a historian of Modern Sub-Saharan Africa, to begin in July 2015.
  • The successful candidate's scholarship and teaching must operate from within the historical experience of Sub-Saharan Africa. She or he will teach undergraduate courses in history and international relations on the history of Modern Africa in general, courses on more specialized topics in history and international relations, and courses in her/his area of research or regional specialization. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in History at time of application and a commitment to diversity.
  • Exceptional candidates may be eligible for a MacArthur Professorship in History, which would include guaranteed research funding for five years.
  • Submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio; a statement of research; a sample of scholarship; and, three letters of recommendation.
  • Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to
  • Review of applications will begin on 17 Oct. 2014
  • Any  movement here? (11/18/14)
  • Some candidates have had skype interviews (11/23/14)

City College of New York (USA:NY)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 26 Aug. 2015
  • All periods and specializations are welcome except North Africa. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and M.A. courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, as well as courses that contribute to the college’s general education curriculum.
  • Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. by date of appointment; evidence of excellent scholarly potential; and commitment to teaching, research, and program service.
  • To apply, please view the job posting (Job ID 11433) at, and follow all instructions.
    • From the job posting: "All applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter, CV, chapter length writing sample, sample syllabi, a summary of current and future research interest, teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching interests and evaluations. Three confidential letters of recommendation and hard copies of all the above material should be sent separately to: Professor Craig Daigle, Department of History, NAC 5/144, City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031"
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 28 Dec. 2014.
    • Deadline on CUNY Job Site says "Open until filled, with review of applications to begin November 15th, 2014."
  • Additional Materials requested (Full Dissertation and Syllabi of courses that have been or are being taught) 11/7
  • Received email indicating that they will not hold conference/Skype interviews; instead they will determine who to invite for campus interviews at a committee meeting on Dec 4
  • Anyone heard from the committee? (x3)
    • After email inquiry, informed that search committee is scheduled to reconvene on January 6--because they had more applications to consider than expected. (12/19)
    • Any news 1/9? (x2)
    • On-campus interviews scheduled
    • This has been one of the worst job searches I have seen. No first-round interviews of any kind - in person, or Skype - means the search committee made themselves hostage to their own assumptions about African history and what kinds of candidates they wanted. They never gave themselves a real opportunity to have their preconceptions challenged by engaging with a broad range of candidates. Doing themselves, the applicants, and CCNY an injustice.
    • Any actual news? (3/4)
    • offer made (3/18)

College of Charleston (USA:SC) - Pre-Colonial West or Central Africa[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in pre-colonial African History, "with preference given to applicants whose research and teaching focus on west or central Africa", to begin August 2015
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in African history by August 2015, when the position begins
  •   Candidates must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts and sciences environment. In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in pre-colonial Africa, the ability to teach general education pre-modern and/or modern history surveys is essential. Promise of excellence in teaching and research are required; teaching experience and publications are preferred. Initial interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype.
  • Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: a detailed letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), writing sample, sample syllabi, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Tim Carmichael, search committee chair, at
  • Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014
  • Scheduled Skype Interview, 11/21 (x2)
  • Invited to campus, 12/19

Connecticut College (USA:CT) - [non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in African History
  • Teaching load: 3/3 "Responsibilities include a one­ semester Introduction to African history, intermediate courses, and upper­ level courses in his/her area of specialty."
  • All specializations in African history from pre­ colonial to modern will be considered
  • Ph.D. in History at time of appointment preferred; ABD in History is required
  • Application letter, C.V., sample syllabi, and at least two letters of reference must be submitted electronically to: ... Please direct any questions to Professor David Canton, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Connecticut College, Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Deadline: 7 May 2015

Hood College (USA: MD) - Non-Western History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history, with a speciality in Non-Western history, to start August 2015.
  • See full posting on the World/Global History 2014-15 page.

Indiana State University (USA:IN) - African Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African Studies and History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The successful candidate must have a primary research and teaching interest in the social, cultural, or historical aspects of life in Africa. He/she will teach primarily at the undergraduate level, including general courses in African cultural traditions and the African diaspora, as well as advanced courses in his/her specialty. Ability to teach a survey course in African history is desired, and he/she may advise students in the graduate program in history.
  • A Ph.D. at time of appointment (August 2015) is preferred, but those who will be advanced ABD candidates will be considered.
  • Applicants should apply online at:
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • Has anyone heard from them since the Jan. 15 deadline? 
  • No. But don't be nervous that is common. It hasn't even been two weeks yet, so give the search committee a little bit of time to go through applications
  • Phone interviews scheduled for 2/18, 2/19, or 2/21
  • After phone interviews, they made a hurried request for writing samples but did not indicate a new timetable for making campus invites. Any news? x 2 (also wondering the same after the request for writing samples)
  • Campus interview scheduled in March. 
  • Offer made and accepted. 

Kings College London (UK) - Modern[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern African History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applications are welcome from scholars with expertise in any area of nineteenth- or twentieth-century African history, including connections between Africa and otther continents. Applications from candidates with the demonstrable ability to attract external grant funding, and/or to engage with public and policy-making audiences, would be particularly welcome
  • All candidates should have reseach expertise in modern African history, and an enthusiasm for teaching this subject at university level. They should have completed a PhD in this area by the date of appointment. They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise, and to supervise PhD students.
  • Deadline: 5 Jan. 2015
    • Intend to interview 28 Jan.
    • ANy movement? x3

La Salle University (USA:PA) - Sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin Fall 2015
  • (pending budgetary approval)
  • Competitive candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and must have prior higher education teaching experience.  Applicants must also be prepared to teach undergraduate survey courses in global history, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in African history. 
  • Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Stuart Leibiger, Chair, Department of History, La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
  • La Salle University is a Roman Catholic university in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission.  For a complete mission statement, please visit our website at
  • For full consideration 1 Jan. 2015
  • Phone interviews scheduled 2/3
  • Does anyone know when campus invites are planned?
  • Campus visits done
  • Any news?
  • Offer made and accepted. 4/2

Luther College (USA: IA) - [Non-TT; VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in African History, to begin Feb 2015
  • To teach 7 courses, 3-3-1: " for Spring Semester 2015, Fall Semester 2015, and a four-week January-term course in 2016" " Teach survey courses in African history; other African history courses within the candidate's area of specialization; and Paideia 111 and 112, an all-college interdisciplinary course for first-year students that includes writing instruction"
  • Ph.D. in African history at time of appointment preferred; ABD in African history required.  (ABDs will be hired at the rank of Instructor)
  • All application materials should be submitted electronically to the following website:
  • Review begins: 30 Sept 2014 and continues until position filled

Mississippi State University (USA:MS) - African or African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African or African Diaspora History, to begin August 2015
  • A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required. Expertise in African environmental, African diaspora, or Imperialism/nationalism/anti-colonialism are preferred. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are also preferred.
  • Teaching load: 2/2 Successful applicants must be able to participate in the department’s specialties of International Security/Internal Safety or Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History.
  • Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Alan I Marcus, Head, Department of History, Mississippi State University, Mailbox H, Mississippi State, MS 39762. You may also apply and send your documentation via email at  Candidates must complete the Personal Data Information Form at .
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014
    • Short-list for AHA set (confirmed via email inquiry) (12/18)
    • Any word?

Pomona College (USA: CA)[]

  • Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, with a focus on African history and the African diaspora. Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2015.
  • Apply at:
  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 24 Oct. 2014
    • Any news (11/11)?
    • Anything (11/18)???
    • Skype interviews scheduled
    • On campus interviews?
    • Any news (1/6)?

​Princeton University (USA: NJ)[]

Apply at [Requisition Number 1400622]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African history, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The time period and field of specialization are open. We welcome applications from those who locate African history in a comparative, regional, or global context, but the candidate's expertise and interests should be principally based on research in sub-Saharan Africa. Teaching responsibilities include: undergraduate survey lecture courses on pre-colonial and/or colonial-, and postcolonial African history and upper level undergraduate seminars and graduate seminars on specialized topics.
  • Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, and dissertation chapter outline and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders as part of the online application process. AA/EOE.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct 2014, but applications will be considered until the department chooses to close the search.
    • Anyone heard anything? (10/31)
    • Job talks scheduled
    • did they skip the interview stage and go straight to campus visits?
    • yes, that's Princeton's m.o.
    • Any updates? (1/12)
    • Rejection letter dated 4/22

Rice University (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, Open to all periods and subfields
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Nov. 2015
  • standard teaching load: 2/2
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, a sample article-length publication or dissertation chapter, and c.v., and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent, all to this address:  African History Search Committee, Department of History MS-42, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892, USA.  Electronic submissions welcome via
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014
  • Request for Voluntary Self-Identification (11/21)(x2)
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Interviews scheduled?
  • Interviews scheduled at AHA (x1)
  • Rejection Email (12/15) (x2)

Skidmore College (USA:NY) - History & Theory of African or Latin American Visual/Material Culture[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history and theory of African or Latin American visual/material culture
  • Research may focus on any type of art/artifacts in any period; teaching range should include introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses. We seek applicants whose scholarship demonstrates an interest in trans- or inter-cultural exchange, and whose pedagogy supports the interdisciplinary study of cultural difference in a diverse classroom.
  • Applicants should demonstrate how they would contribute to building an inclusive community and fostering academic excellence, civic engagement, and global awareness at a liberal arts college. The application must include a separate statement that explains how the candidate engages questions of diversity in his/her pedagogy and, if applicable, scholarship. Please provide specific examples.
  • Deadline: 9 Jan. 2015
  • Offer made and accepted. 2/26 UMinnesota PhD

University of Arkansas - Little Rock (USA:AR) - African American/ African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American and/or African Diaspora History
  • See full posting (link above) on North American History 2014-15 page

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville (USA:AR) - sub-saharan[]

  •  tenure track assistant professorship in sub-saharan African history, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Phd must be in hand by appointment date.
  • Teaching load: 2/2 The successful candidate will mainly teach upper-level and graduate courses in Modern Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • lease upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Interfolio: If you are unable to upload materials electronically, send your application materials to Modern Sub-Saharan Search Committee, c/o Brenda Foster, Department of History, 416 Old Main, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • AHA interview request 11/24 x2
  • Anyone heard anything about campus visits?
  • Position has been filled. (3/18) UMinnesota PhD

University of British Columbia (CAN)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • "  The search committee invites applicants working in all fields and periods of African history except North Africa/Maghreb.  We are looking for candidates whose research and interests will complement and enhance those of our current faculty.  One such example would be a focus on the pre-modern period."
  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), and they should provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by their published contributions or by potential contributions to the scholarship of their field.
  • Teaching load: 2/2 [12 credit] In addition to offering courses within his or her area of specialization, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary undergraduate program in African Studies.
  • Applicants must apply only through the UBC faculty careers website,  and they must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee; in this matter, there can be no exceptions.
  • The applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, African History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Paul Krause,
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2014.
    • Some candidates have been contacted for telephone interviews as of mid-October.
    • Received very nice rejection email (post-phone-interview) 11/10 (x2)
    • Received very nice rejection email (no phone interview) 11/10
    • has the position been filled?
    • Candidate was offered the position. Candidate accepted offer. 12/15
    • Any idea who it is? UMinnesota ABD

University of California, Riverside (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of African History, to begin 1 July 2015
  • We seek candidates specializing in sub-Saharan Africa in any period after 1400 CE, with particular interest in scholars who address the history of Africa and Africans in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts
  • Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a relevant field; documented research record and strong agenda for future research; evidence of teaching excellence and mentoring experience. We welcome candidates who also participate in the dissemination of historical knowledge to broader publics via diverse channels.
  • Applicants must use UCR's online portal [1] to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; writing sample. Evidence of teaching and mentoring should be submitted if available. Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Professor J.P. Brennan, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of California, Riverside, at
  • Review begins: 5 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled
    • phone interviews scheduled 11/10
    • How did they manage to go through all of those applications in 5 days?!
    • Maybe an internal candidate?
    • Not likely- I know one of those on the search committee, and my understanding is that they've sped up the process (at the whims of the departmental chair, and against the desires of the search committee) in response to the large number of similar positions open at the same time.
    • Skype interviews scheduled 11/14
    • on campus interviews? Scheduled for December.
    • An offer has been made 12/15
    • It appears that the offer fell through- a fourth candidate is coming on January 15th 1/10
    • A fourth candidate came- but, without revealing anything, the last editor clearly didn't know what they were talking about.... 1/15
    • This search committee and department chair are a joke. "Let's hasten the review process so we can... end up competing with other schools."  R1 bureaucratic mediocrity at its finest.  
    • The early bird catches the worm. How is that "bureaucratic mediocrity" and a "joke"? Anyway, your comment belongs to another forum, not here.

University of Missouri - St Louis (USA:MO)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, democracy, migration, environmental change, globalization, or other aspects of social change and transition in Africa.  Evidence of strong teaching is preferred and the ability to teach online courses is especially welcome.  Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of appointment service period
  • The department has a strong research mission, so consideration of promotion and teaching load will be tied to publication and other accomplishments in original scholarship.
  • Apply at: and look for Job 13876.  Your uploaded document should include a letter explaining research and teaching interests, a c.v., and a list of three references.  In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to, with “African Position” in the message title.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014 and continues until positon filled
    • News? (11/18)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, with any chronological focus, to begin 1 July 2015
  • The department is especially interested in applicants specializing in the history of east, central or southern Africa. 
  • Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment.
  • To apply, please follow this link (  and submit on-line a cover letter, CV, and sample of your writing. At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required). The recommenders candidates identify will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their recommendation letters
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2014 and continues until position filled.
    • Intend to hold some interviews at the AHA.
    • Any word?
    • AHA interview scheduled, 12/22
    • Campus invites scheduled
  • Offer made and accepted. 3/27 Stanford PhD

University of Puget Sound (USA:WA) - [Non-TT; VAP][]

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in African History
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 teaching lower-division surveys of early and modern African history and upper-division courses in areas of interest.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in African history and a commitment to liberal arts education. Specialties in Northern Africa, Africa’s relation to the Middle East or Islamic World, or diasporic communities are particularly welcome.
  • Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered: Curriculum vitae; Letter of interest; Sample syllabus; Writing sample; Three (3) letters of reference. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.
  • Deadline: 6 Mar. 2015

University of Swaziland (SZ) - [Open Rank][]

  • Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in History
  • Some preference for those with publications in African History
  • SHORT deadling: 11 Jul. 2014.

University of Virginia (USA:VA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 25 Aug. 2015
  • Applications from candidates focused on the era of the Atlantic Slave Trade are especially welcome.
  • For appointment at the assistant professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position, with the title of acting assistant professor.
  • Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa ( Search on posting number 0614859 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also submit the names of three references and ask them to send letters directly to:
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and position is open until filled
    • Invited to submit more materials, 11/10
    • Invited to Skype interview, 12/1
    • Invited for campus interview 12/12
    • Offer made and accepted. Duke ABD.

University of the West Indies[]

  • Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in African History
  • The successful candidate must possess a PhD in History from a recognised university with considerable experience in: t eaching African history at the tertiary level; supervision of graduate research; Candidates must also have a proven track record in refereed publications
  • Detailed applications (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.  Application forms can be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.
  • Deadline: 4 Jun. 2015

Westfield State University (USA:MA)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching explores African empires, encounters between Africa and Europe, gender and sexuality studies, and Africa in transnational context.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of introductory surveys (World and/or Western Experience) and upper division electives in African and modern European history"
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African history and must demonstrate promise for excellence in teaching and student advising
  • An online application is required. Letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts may be required after the initial screening. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents: • Cover letter, • Curriculum Vitae
  • To apply, visit
  • Review begins immediately [posted 17 Oct 2014] and continues until position filled
  • Invitation to Preliminary Interviews @ AHA, 12/8 x3
  • On-campus interviews scheduled
    • Any updates? (2/23)


Agnes Scott College (USA:GA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of Modern Middle Eastern History
  • This is a cluster-hire. Agnes Scott is also conducting a search for a TT Middle East position in Religious Studies and in Women Studies/International Relations.
  • Teaching Load 3/2 "will include a survey of the Modern Middle East, at least one course supporting the college’s global learning initiative, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty"
  • Ph.D. in History preferred; advanced ABDs considered.
  • To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation... or to Mary Cain, Department of History, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Additional materials—including syllabi, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and graduate transcripts—may be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process.
  • To see the job add go to:
  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2014
    • Intend to interview at the AHA "but it is not necessary for applicants to attend the conference to be eligible for this position."
    • Request for phone interview 11/25
    • Phone interview actually a pre-interview to decide whether to invite to AHA! (yes, now the process is going that far!)
    • Any updates re: AHA? 
    • Invite for AHA (12/9). 
    • Specialty, status? Any more AHA interviews? Also, out of curiousity, did any men get phone interview requests? Yes, men received interview requests.
    • That's a weird observation. why can't they only interview women candidates? this institution is in the South, hope the candidates respect their values. stay home otherwise!
      • I don't think the question is so weird for a women's college, though I assume that the school interviews the best qualified candidates, men or women. Excluding a sex or gender from consideration simply on that basis alone...I can only hope that such a thing is illegal. As a "value" it seems pretty retrograde.  
      • Looking at their website, it seems that at least a third of the faculty are male. Would you be asking the same question if the job ad was for Smith College?
      • Sorry - to clarify, I was not the person who posed the question originally but merely commenting on the idea that it would, hypothetically, be OK to restrict interviews to a single sex. There's nothing here that seems questionable in their hiring practices. 
    • rejection email received (12/15)
    • rejection email received (12/16)
    • kind, kind rejection letter (1/13)

Brigham Young University (USA: UT) - Near/Middle East[]

  • tenure track position in Near/Middle East History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • PhD required, rank open
  • Teaching load will include World Civilization survey courses, courses in field of specialization, and other core courses for the History major. About every fifth year, appointee will teach for one year at BYU’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, which will include teaching core courses in ancient Near East, electives, and leading field trips related mostly to biblical history. Preference may be given to pre-modern specialists and/or candidates with competence in pre-modern topics.  Those with a strong research agenda and exceptional teaching ability are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Potential applicants may visit the University’s web page at  Applicants must apply on-line and attach current curriculum vitae.  In addition, send letter of application, two writing samples, transcript(s), recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602. 
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014.
  • Phone Interviews scheduled 23 Oct
  • Campus interviews scheduled 8 Nov
  • Any news?
  • I was told at campus visit not to expect word until "mid February."
  • They told me "early February."
  • Sounds like whoever they are negotiating an offer with isn't on the wiki?
  • Or they haven't made an offer yet for whatever reason
  • Rejection email 2/25

Brown University (USA:RI) - [Open Rank] 'long' 20th C[]

  • Open rank position in Modern Middle Eastern History, to being 1 Jul. 2014
  • PhD Must be in hand by start date
  • As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Department of History at Brown University invite applicants for an open rank position for a historian of the modern Middle East during the long 20th century (from the late-19th century onwards).
  • All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement. Senior candidates should include the names of five references who will be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee. Junior candidates should have three letters of reference uploaded to Interfolio at
  • For full consideraiton: 20 Oct. 2014 but position is open until filled
    • Any news about this job? x3
    • They're running multiple searches...
    • Anbody heard anything? x2 (12/03)
    • The search committee has not met, yet. They plan to send out invitations for Skype interviews by mid-December.
    • Any news?
    • Anyone contacted?
    • crickets... (12/15)
    • Skype interviews scheduled (12/17)
    • Field?
    • Three campus job talks scheduled for next week. Egypt, Syria, Palestine.  
    • Any news? (3/18)

Fort Lewis College (USA) - Islamic World [Non-TT VAP][]

  • The History Department at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, is looking to hire a one-year faculty member who has specialization in the Islamic World and either Asia or African history (open to ABD or PhD) for the 2015-2016 school year (~20 August to 2 May). 
  • The teaching load is 3:3, with a minimum of 2 surveys each term.  
  • Applicants should submit contact information for three references, a curriculum vitae, and letter of interest...Please address applications to World Search Committee, History Department, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO  81301 or Emailed applications accepted.
  • For full consideration: 10 Apr. 2015 but position is open until filled.
    • As much as I want, nay, need a job, I won't be applying for this one. From their website, and from the description of the current VAP, it appears that they are looking for someone to teach surveys of African history, East Asian history, and, oh yeah, the Islamic world. It would be very nice to be a "specialist" in half the world's history, but 'taint gonna happen.
    • It says Islamic world and either Asia or Africa, not both.  Doesn't look like current VAP does East Asia at all, more general Islamic world.  [3/20]
      • I could be wrong, but look at the faculty profiles. They have profs. teaching modern Europe, medieval Europe/ancient world, US history, Latin America, and environmental history. Unless they're not listing other VAPs (or someone from another department?), I don't see who else is covering the rest.
      • There's no one teaching East Asia this year.  They used to have an Africanist/Islamicist and an East Asianist.  It's been cut to one position.  Current VAP (who's leaving) teaches World surveys, African history, and Islamic history.

Idaho State University (USA)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The specialization and time period within this field is open; however, the department seeks applicants who can help enhance our undergraduate curriculum, our graduate program in digital history, and our Global Studies and Languages program
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates with language skills in Arabic or French will be desired.
  • Submit letter of application, C.V., and contact information for three references online at Inquiries may be sent to the search committee at
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2015
    • Did anyone hear anything from them (03/18)
    • Request for letters on 3/16
    • Skype interview request (3/19)
    • Any movement on this one? (4/18)

Koç University (TUR) - [Open Rank] pref. for Iran/Arabic World[]

  • Open rank faculty search for historians, with pref. for specialism in Iran and Arabic World
  • See original posting (link above) on Open Field or Mixed Hire 2014-15
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2014
  • any news?
  • Campus visit (mid-February)
  • Area of focus?

Leiden University (NED) - International Political Economy w/Asian or Middle Eastern focus[]

Newcastle University (UK) - history w/pref for Middle East/Ottoman[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof) in history, with preference for the history of the Middle East/The Ottoman Empire
  • "You will be expected to offer research-led teaching and to contribute to co-taught modules at all levels. This will include a stage two honours survey course and a stage 3 Special Subject in their area of expertise and contributions to the stage one module 'World Empires' and the stage three module 'Reading History'."
  • "You will have a PhD in a relevant field and clearly-developed research plans that will lead to world-leading or internationally excellent publications. You must have experience of undergraduate teaching and the ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students. You will be able to work as part of a team, and be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues both within the School and beyond."
  • Apply online, job ref B820A.
  • Deadline: 16 Apr. 2015
    • Did anybody receive or heard anything? (04/30)
      • Nothing here. (5/3)
      • I guess they have already shortlisted candidates. Did anyone receive a rejection? (05/15)
      • Never heard a word from them. (5/31)
      • No word whatsoever from Newcastle beyond an automatic confirmation when I submitted my application -- three and a half months ago. Maybe it's just very late in very terrible job season, but this seems to be more and more the norm. Expect to hear nothing; your rejection should be obvious from the silence. I understand that hiring committees are swamped with hundreds of applicants from schmucks like me, but really? Too much hassle to send us a one-line, or even one-word rejection? Sheesh. (07/01)

New York University (USA: NY) - History of Iran and the Persianate World (16th-early 20th c.)[]

  • Assistant professor of the history of Iran and the Persianate world from the 16th to the early 20thc, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • We are particularly interested in scholars whose research uses Persian primary sources to examine the society, economy, religion, or politics of the Persian-speaking world and diasporas, who would 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.
  • 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 (an article or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three references.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Oct. 2014
  • Any updates on this position?
  • I interviewed a couple of weeks ago & have not heard back. They said they would decide who to invite within a week of the interview, so they have probably moved to campus visits.

Pennsylvania State University (USA: PA) - Modern Middle East/Jewish History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern Middle East Studies and Jewish history, to begin August 2015.
  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. 2014
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2014-2015
  • Contacted for Skype interview, 11/5
  • Campus interview
  • Any news post campus interview? 12/23
  • They made an offer 12/24.

Rider University (USA:NJ) - Middle East and/or South Asian[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East and/or South Asia, to begin 1 Sept. 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
  • All applicants must complete an online application at, ‘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 begins 1 Oct. with a hard deadline of 15 Nov. 2014
    • Crossposted to Asian History 2014-15
    • I mailed  my recommendation letters to the Associate Director, Human Resources. I was unable to get a confirmation. I  am wondering how I can confirm if they received my letters.Any suggestions ???
    • did you use interfolio?  They garauntee the delivery.
    • Yes I did, As the letters were sent to the Associate Director and not to the department, I just wanted to confirm if the dept received them, but they do not have  contact information of any professor who I can reach to get a confirmation.
  • Any news?
    • Nothing on this end...
    • Any news(12/05.2014)
    • Invitation to interview at AHA (12/7) x2
    • Invitation for first-round interview on campus presumably because I live nearby (12/8)
    • Area of specialization and status? Middle East or South Asia? ABD, TT, or Non-TT? Thanks
    • ABD, focus on Middle East
    • Any news after the AHA interview?
    • They said they would contact candidates for campus visits by 1/19.  No word yet.
    • Has anybody heard anything? (1/20)
    • Campus invite (1/20) x2
    • Any news on this?  Are campus visits finished?  (3/7)
    • Offer made and accepted
    • Area of specialization and status?

Seattle University (USA: WA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern Middle Eastern History beginning September 2015.
  • This position includes a primary appointment in International Studies and an associate appointment in the Department of History.
  • Candidates with interdisciplinary interests and an ability to teach on the history of Islam or gender are encouraged to apply.
  • Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.
  • Applicants should submit materials online at Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and the names and contact information of three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application).
  • Screening of applicants will begin on 15 Nov. 2014.
  • Any news on this one?
  • No news so far (12/03)
  • Interview request (12/03)
  • Area of specialization and status? 
  • Has the first round of Skype interviews already ended? If so, any news on campus invitations?
  • campus visits scheduled (12/19)
  • Offer made and accepted (1/28)
  • Area of specialization and status?

Seoul National University (KOR) - Open Rank, Modern Middle Eastern Studies[]

  • Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern studies (open rank), ideally to begin 1 Mar 2015
  • Candidates are expected to have expertise in modern history of the Middle East, contemporary Islam and/or politics. Those who combine strong research records and excellent command of relevant languages will be preferred.
  • PhD must be in hand AT APPLICATION
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to 9 hours a week in English, covering a wide range of courses on contemporary Islam, modern history, thought and culture of the Middle East at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Candidates should send us ( a letter of application, CV, description of courses that you would like to teach (sample syllabi), graduate transcript, and a sample of scholarly writing (book chapter or article). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same address.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled

Skidmore College (USA: NY) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • Full-time three year contract in Middle Eastern History, to begin Fall 2015
  • We invite applicants with an interest in any time period. Applicant will teach a three-three course load. Ph.D. and teaching experience preferred, but qualified ABDs will be considered.
  • Applications will be accepted through 5th Nov. 2014. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Any news on this?
    • AHA interview request (12/5) x2
    • Has anyone who interviewed at AHA heard back?
    • crickets (1/21)
    • Three weeks after the AHA and still nothing - this is bizarre! (1/23)
    • still no news (1/27)
    • campus invitations were issued one week ago, but hey - why should anyone inform us? Do you know how much emails cost these days? We only traveled all the way to NYC for a 30 min conversation....
      • I hear ya. In my ideal world employers would owe the people they've taken the time to interview a personalized rejection as a matter of course. Even a one liner "we've moved on" would be fine. Unfortunately, not so much of either. 

Tel Aviv University (ISR) - 20th C[]

  • Tenured or Tenure track position in the History of the Arab Middle East of the 20th C, to begin Oct. 2015 or 2016
  • The position requires teaching in Hebrew and the ability to conduct independent historical research in the 20th century history of the Arab Middle East. Candidates must hold a PhD, or receive a PhD before filling the position
  • Candidates should send their applications, including a CV and samples of publications or other written work, both in hard copy and mail to:Dr. Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Chairperson, Department of Middle Eastern & African History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, email: Three letters of recommendation from senior scholars are to be sent directly to these addresses.
  • Deadline: 18 May 2014.

Texas Tech University (USA:TX) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History " with preference for a candidate able to teach the History of Islam, to begin in August 2015"
  • PhD must be in-hand by date of appointment
  • " The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the world history survey, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.  A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is required."
  • Send letter of application, c.v., sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jeffrey Mosher, Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013...You may also apply online, attaching the required material, at and click on ‘Faculty’ and then search openings, and then enter requisition number 2153BR.
  • Review begins: 5 Jan. 2015
  • Request for dissertation (1/16) x2
  • Phone interview schedule (1/26)
  • Any updates?
  • Invitation by phone for an on campus interview (2/13)

University College London (UK) - Ancient[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) of Ancient Middle Eastern History, to begin 1 Sept.
  • 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.
  • Applicants should apply online. [job ref 1451517] For queries about the application process, please contact the History Department Manager, Claire Morley, on , or tel. +44 (0) 20 7679 1341. For academic enquiries about the vacancy, please contact the Head of the History Department, Prof. Stephen Conway ( Please note that we do not comment upon cvs or resumés in advance of application.
  • Deadline: 5pm 27 Feb. 2015
    • Intend to interview 20 March.

University of Houston (USA:TX) - [open rank] - Modern[]

  • Associate or Full professorship in Modern Arab History
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses in Arab history, as well as undergraduate courses in the field.
    The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of publication and professional service commensurate with appointment to an endowed professorship
  •  To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Thomas F. O'Brien,  Chair, Modern Arab History Chair Search Committee, University of Houston, Department of History, 524 Agnes Arnold Hall,  Houston, Texas 77204-3003
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Houston - Clear Lake (USA:TX) - Middle Eastern or East Asian[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern or East Asian History
  • See full posting (link above) on Asian History 2014-15 page

University of Houston (USA: TX) - Medieval Ottoman History (tenured)[]

  • Associate professor of history, Ottoman history during the Medieval period, to begin (ideally) 1 Sept. 2015
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Teaching responsibilities include survey courses in Middle Eastern civilization and either western or world history in addition to upper-division and graduate courses in early Islamic history, the Mediterranean world, and Ottoman history to complement the department's offerings in Middle Eastern History.
  • Candidates should have tenure and the rank of associate professor at their current institution, and should have a professional dedication to teaching, the pursuit of an active research agenda, and service to the department and the profession.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Rank of tenured associate professor in Medieval Ottoman History. Ph.D. and at least one published book from a scholarly press.
  • Apply online at
  • Position opened 30 Jan 2015, and is open until filled
    • this is a targeted search for the partner of a scholar the university has hired in a different field
    • that would explain the extrememly unusual subject area of medieval Ottoman
      • Oh, to be the target of a targeted search! Must be nice...

University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA: MA) Middle East Studies.[]

[posted after the deadline AFII (talk) 10:45, December 10, 2014 (UTC)]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of Modern Middle East Studies, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Discipline and sub-discipline are open, though the following are areas that the Department seeks to develop: Ottoman and/or contemporary Turkish society, Iran, Islam and society, and gender issues in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Competitive applicants will have high-level language proficiency relevant to their field and will demonstrate an innovative, engaging and rigorous research agenda. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses on the Middle East and North Africa, including large introductory and upper-level courses. 
  • A Ph.D. is required at the time of hire
  • To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples no greater than 40 pages in length(as PDF) and the names and e-mail contact information for three references to the link below.
  • For full consideration; 12 Nov. 2014
    • Any news???
    • Dec 1 - Received email asking references to upload their letters
    • Has anyone heard anything? They are clearly not interviewing at the AHA, so what's the plan? Any ideas? 1/2 **Shrugs shoulders**
    • Any news? Has anyone heard anything from them after applying? 1/23
    • Anyone heard anything from them yet? 2/10
    • Rejection, 2/11 (x2)
    • Any news? (3/18)

University of Michigan - Flint (USA:MI)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Preference for candidate able to teach Middle East diplomatic history.  Other teaching responsibilities will include courses in candidate's other areas of expertise and the world history survey course sequence. Participation in graduate instruction in Masters level programs in Liberal Studies and Social Sciences possible.  The History Department also currently provides support for teacher certification programs in history and social studies and Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership. Other upper and lower division courses in the applicant's specialty welcome. Program of scholarly production expected
  • Please send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcript, teaching evaluations and syllabi, writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation to Dr. Roy S. Hanashiro, Chair, Search Committee, University of Michigan-Flint, History Department, Flint, Michigan 48502-1950
  • For full consideration: 9 Feb. 2015
    • The position has apparently been cancelled. Check your application on the U-M jobs website: the Job status will read "cancelled." [3/4]
    • I emailed the search chair and about a week later got a vaguely worded confirmation that "the recently posted History position for which you have applied is no longer available." Wonder what happened? [3/12]

University of Reading (UK) - 19th/20th C[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Middle Eastern History (19th/20thC), to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applications are welcome from specialists in any area of modern Middle Eastern history. We would welcome particularly applications from candidates able to strengthen one of the Department’s core teaching and research interests, which include political, cultural, gender, and transnational history, and the history of ideas and beliefs.
  • The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and researcher, able to deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and possessing outstanding research potential. S/he will demonstrate an ability to develop innovative pedagogy, including the use of technology-enhanced learning techniques, and be able to make an appropriate contribution to the 2020 REF.
  • To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail). Please quote the relevant reference number.
  • Deadline: 19 Jan. 2015
    • ​Any news? Did anybody receive anything? (1/28)
    • Nothing (2/5)
    • Still nothing (2/13)
    • I guess no news means they have already shortlisted candidates (2/16)
      • For what it is worth, the department's U.S. search is still in limbo as far as I know. It had the same deadline. It may be that they are just taking a bit longer. 
      • Did anybody hear anything about this job? (3/8)
      • I guess this search was cancelled or postponed. Never received or heard anything. (5/11)
      • Hire made: Dr Dina Rezk, University of Cambridge (2013)

The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Preferred regional fields are Sub-Saharan Africa, India and/or Southeast Asia
  • Review begins 23 Mar. 2015