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Al Akhawayn University (MAR)[]

  • Assistant Professor in North African, Middle Eastern and Islamic History, to begin Spring 2016
  • Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent in history or related fields (ABDs will be considered)
  • The ability to teach more than one of the following topics will be considered an asset: history of the Arab World, history of the Islamic Civilization, African history, World history, and related courses. While teaching is conducted entirely in English, a working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is highly recommended.
  • Interested applicants should submit an application package by email to Professor John Shoup, Chair of the SHSS Search Committee, at: The application package must include all of the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) an updated resume, 3) three** letters of recommendation on letterhead, and 4) a statement of your teaching philosophy. At least two of the three letters of recommendation should be from academic referees who can attest to your teaching abilities. The school reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the search process.
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2015 although position is open until filled
    • Contacted for Skype interview [Oct 11]
    • Contacted by Search Chair upon submission of application (Oct 24). He said they're already reviewing the first round of applications and will get to mine if needed, but they've already started interviewing and they've got 'some very good candidates'. Sounds like a no-go if you didn't submit the application at some unknown earlier point when they closed the 'first round of applications'. 
    • Offer Made & Accepted

Ashoka University (INDIA: NCR)[]

  • Rank open position in Medieval and Persianate History, to begin September 2016.
  • Must have the ability/willingness to teach a survey course in Medieval Indian History
  • Research level fluency in Persian, and/or Arabic, or other language relevant to medieval history, and ability to mentor students in research in the same.
  • Teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Compensation and research support unparalleled in India.
  • PhD must be in hand by time of appointment.
  • Candidates must submit: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) statement of research, (5) research writing sample, and (6) the names of three references.
  • For questions or more information please contact
  • For full consideration all materials should be submitted at by October 16, 2015.
  • Also posted at Asian History 2015-16. and World/Global/Transnational History 2015-16

Binghamton University (USA:NY) - Ottoman[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ottoman history c.1300-1750, to begin Fall 2016
  • We seek applications from candidates whose research is grounded in Ottoman sources and archival materials, and especially encourage applications from scholars who take a trans-regional or trans-imperial perspective that incorporates the diverse religious groups, ethnicities, and regions that constitute the Ottoman world.
  • Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by summer 2016
  • Applicants will submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, sample course syllabi, academic writing sample (up to 20 pages), and three recommendation letters to ...Candidates may include other materials they deem pertinent to the application...Please direct any questions to the Chair of the Ottoman Search Committee, Dr. Kent Schull at
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015
    • The committee will review applications for screening interview via Skype, and then bring a select number of finalists to campus in early December
    • [13 Nov]Heard from a reliable source that they've requested interviews.
    • [18 Nov] Campus interview invitation received
    • [6 Jan] Offer made & accepted
    • [7 Jan] Congrats to the new hire!

Christopher Newport University  (USA: VA) - Middle East & North Africa[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Middle East and North African History, to begin 17 Aug. 2016
  • This position will specialize in the history of the Middle East and North Africa with additional consideration given to those who can also teach sub-Saharan Africa
  • Teaching Load 3/3: The successful candidate will teach upper and lower division courses in the candidates area of research and in the Universitys [sic] liberal learning core
  • The Ph.D. in History or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable
  • To apply, submit a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarly work, a sample syllabus for a course you typically teach, and three letters of reference to: Director of Faculty Recruitment, History (Middle East & North Africa) Faculty Search, Search #8134, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072, Or
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2015.
  • Planning to conduct interviews at the AHA in Atlanta
    • I'm quite confused about the Phi Beta Kappa thing - what is it and why is it pertinent to this position?
    • It's an undergraduate honor society available only at select US institutions. It seems like an absurd preference for a tenure line hire... but maybe the new hire will be in charge of Phi Beta Kappa upon arrival? I don't understand the relevance either.
    • PBK is only desirable - not required
    • Understood, but it's a strange "preferance" to put in a job posting. Add this to another strange one: teaching both MENA and sub-Saharan Africa.
    • I'm not an applicant for this job, but applicants should look closely at the discussions surrounding this school under 'universities to fear.' The odd language re: PBK lends credence to the idea that the school is inordinantly concerned about pedigree. (OTOH, the language could have been added by admins who have nothing to do with the search and who are unaware of its deleterious effect on faculty diversity).
    • [? 3 Nov?] Received acknowledgment email plus EEO form to fill.
    • any news at all?
    • PBK is one element considered in accrediation, and to get a chapter, you have to have a certain number of faculty (and/or students) who are already members; so it helps with that, and with rankings (USNWR, etc.)  Usually a minor point, and often not published, but it is almost always a point in favor.
    • [4 Dec] AHA interview scheduled
    • [14 Jan] any news post-AHA interview?
    • [14 Jan] they mentioned that they have Skype interviews scheduled this week for those who couldn't make it to AHA, so we may not hear anything until next week
    • [15 Jan] offer made and accepted
    • [15 Feb] Congrats! Was the offer accepted on Jan 15 or Feb 15?
    • -> 15 Feb, of course. Just a typo.
    • FYI: I know the person they hired and he is neither a PBK member nor has he a degree from an ivy league institution.

Columbia University (USA: NY) - Islamic History [Open Rank][]

  • Richard Bulliet Professorship of Islamic History, to begin 1 July 2016
  • applications invited "from distinguished scholars at any academic rank, from tenure-track assistant professor to tenured full professor"
  • knowledge of Arabic and Persian, and preferably Turkic languages, and the ability to do research with a focus on the medieval and early modern eras (8th-16th c), preferably including Iran and Central Asia but open to West Asia and North Africa broadly, are required.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): . On the RAPS site, please upload a cover letter of application, CV (including language proficiency and teaching experience), a teaching statement and a statement of research interests, a list of references (3), and two writing samples. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Please note: For those applicants who meet the desired criteria, letters of reference will be required at a later stage in the selection process. For any questions, please contact Najila Naderi (
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2015 and continues until the position filled.
    • [28 Dec] Recommendation letters requested
    • Is there any news? Or has the search been suspended?

Fordham University (USA:NY) - Caribbean History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Caribbean History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • The successful candidate for the position will be an interdisciplinary scholar of the Caribbean with the ability to teach courses rooted in other regions of the African Diaspora
  • Possession of the Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required
  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae in electronic format (PDF or Microsoft Word) should be sent to Dr. Aimee Meredith Cox, Committee Chair, at
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015.

Kansas State University (USA:KS) - Modern Middle East/North Africa[]

  • Tenure track position in the history of the Modern Middle East/North Africa, beginning August 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching load is consistent with a Ph.D. granting institution. Teaching responsibilities will include the world history survey, upper-level undergraduate courses in Middle Eastern history, and graduate courses on the Middle East for the Department of History and in an interdisciplinary Security Studies program
  • Please send letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample ... to the Kansas State University’s Department of History Middle East Search Committee. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent as a single PDF attachment to with the subject header “Middle East Search.” If electronic submission is not an option, applicants can have materials sent to Middle East Search Committee, Department of History, 208 Eisenhower Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-1002.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015
  • [22 Dec] Skype interviews scheduled  x2
  • Any news post-Skype interview?
  • [12 Jan] Campus inteview scheduled

Lewis & Clarke College (USA:OR) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year (replacement) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Modern African and/or Middle Eastern History
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be advanced ABD candidates in history.  Potential for excellent teaching at an undergraduate institution is essential.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses " ranging from general surveys in African and/or Middle Eastern history to upper-level special topics courses in the visitor’s area of research expertise"
  • A complete application must include (1) a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience and research interests, as well as a description of how the applicant’s teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity. ; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees).  All materials should be addressed to Chair, David Campion and must be submitted via Interfolio ( ). Click “Apply” to create your free account.
  • Review begins: 15 Feb. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • out of curiosity, who is the VAP replacing? there's no one in this department who teaches ME history!
    • At the SLAC I serve at (not Lewis & Clarke) we use visiting appointments to hire in specialties we can't offer regularly. That could be the case here
    • Rumour has it they already started interviewing for this position.  Can anyone confirm?
    • skype interview this week (3/2/2016)
    • offer made and accepted

Manhattan College (USA:NY)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History "with a teaching field in the history of Africa or the Middle East"
  • "Candidates must be able to teach upper-division history courses on Africa or the Middle East, as well as a post-1500 European survey. Research field within these three geographical regions is open, with a strong preference for a non-West specialist"
  • Phd must be in hand by start date
  • Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of reference in PDF or Word format to Syrita Newman at   Contact Dr. Jennifer C. Edwards at with questions.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • [2 Dec] Any word on this search so far?  x2
    • [7 Dec] Invitation for an online interview received
    • [25 Jan] Any more updates on this one?
    • They said that they plan to contact finalists in early February and will hold the campus interviews in March
    • [18 Mar] Offer made and accepted

McGill University (CAN) - Ottoman and Turkish Studies (pref. Women / Gender / Sexuality)[]

  • Tenure stream position in Ottoman and Turkish Studies, to begin 1 Aug. 2016
  • Applications are welcome from scholars in all disciplines, who work on any aspect of the Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, or Turkic Central Asia. Applicants whose research focuses on women, gender, and sexuality are especially encouraged to apply.
  • In general, the committee is interested in receiving applications from scholars who adopt innovative and theoretically informed approaches to their areas of specialization. The ability to teach graduate-level courses using primary source material in the original language is required; ability to contribute to the Institute’s Ottoman/Turkish language program is desirable.
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and a complete CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from the referees’ institutional email accounts, to the following website: Informal inquiries may be directed to Mr. Andrew Staples, the Institute’s Administrative Officer, at
  • Further information about the Institute of Islamic Studies can be found at
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016
  • [29 Nov] Any news yet?
  • [4 Dec] Received email for a skype interview  x2
  • Any updates after the skype interview, any campus invitation?
  • [26 Dec] Any updates after the skype interviews?

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Iranian or Turkish Studies (incl. History)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern Iranian or Turkish studies, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • PhD must be 'completed no later that spring 2016'
  • Candidates should work within an established discipline, and also engage with interdisciplinary conversations in Middle East studies. The position is anchored in the interdisciplinary Program in Middle East and North African studies, which offers an undergraduate major and minor and a PhD certificate program and a growing community of scholars and students. The successful candidate will need to qualify for a joint appointment in a partner department, including but not limited to anthropology, art history, a literature department, history, philosophy, religious studies, or sociology. Expertise and extensive engagement with primary documents, archives, and/or fieldwork in the language(s) of the region is expected. While this search names both Iranian and Turkish studies, candidates need not engage both fields, nor work exclusively in one or the other. The committee will be considering applicants in both subfields, which are ar eas of growth within the MENA Program.
  • Applications should include: a cover letter including description of current research project, future research areas, and teaching experience or philosophy; curriculum vitae; names and electronic addresses of three referees, and a writing sample of 20-25 manuscript pages or a published academic article.
  • For full consideration: 10 Oct 2015.
  • Interviews will be conducted at the Middle East Studies Association meetings in Denver. Please visit to apply.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2015-2016, Art History 2015-2016, and Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016
  • any news about the search?
  • Does anyone know if interviews have been set up for MESA?
  • Nothing here (Nov 5/15) x4
  • hopefully they will be kind enough to get back to people for interviews at MESA before MESA begins!
  • Are they kidding with this? MESA starts in 10 days! Has anyone heard *anything*?
  • [13 Nov]  still no news. 
  • [14 Nov] - Received an email request for an interview at MESA.x2
  • [20 Nov]- Received an email telling they are still on process and asked to fill EEO. How come?
    • Looks like HR is lagging behind the search committee
  • [26 Dec] – Has anyone heard about campus visits? I am assuming they've moved on post MESA interviews, but looking for confirmation?

University of New Hampshire (USA:NH) - Mediterranean Basin 700-1500 CE[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Humanities to begin Fall 2016
  • The committee seeks scholars whose work treats the complexities of intercultural exchange, conflict, coexistence and communication in the Mediterranean Basin between 700 and 1500 CE.
  • See full posting (link above) at European History 2015-16
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015
  • 17 Nov, rcv'd email request for more materials (as mentioned in the ad)
  • 12 Dec, email request for a skype interview.

University of Sheffield (UK) - International History[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in International History
  • Pref for African, Middle Eastern or East Asia in the 20th c
  • see full posting (link above) at World/Global/Transnational History 2015-16
  • Deadline: 14 Dec. 2015

Wheaton College (USA: IL) - African, Latin American, Middle Eastern[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor in African, Latin American, or Middle Eastern history beginning August 2016.
  • Ph.D. required.
  • Applicants should be prepared to teach both survey and upper-division courses in their field(s) of expertise; additional teaching fields such as global Christianity would be a plus. Standard teaching load is 3/3.
  • 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."
  • Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at
  • To be assured full consideration, please send letter of interest and, attention Tracy McKenzie, chair.
  • Deadline for full consideration: 15 Oct. 2015.
  • Keep in mind Wheaton's recent firing of a tenured professor for donning a headscarf in solidarity with Muslim women :(
  • She wasn't suspended for that but for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same god. Equally disturbing of course.
  • She was also Wheaton College's first black female professor to achieve tenure (in 2013). In the most recent round of remediation, the College offered to allow her to continue teaching but have her tenure revoked. None of this bodes well for faculty of color or anyone who values free academic exchange. (of course, WC is within their legal rights, but I'd be *very* concerned about working in Middle East Studies here). 


American University of Sharjah (UAE)[]

  • Faculty position in modern South East Asian or Sub-Sahara African History
  • See full posting (in link above) on the Asian History 2015-16 page.

Augustana College, Rock Island (USA:IL) - African/a[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor or associate professor position in African/a History
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses, with a one-course reduction the first year. Teaching responsibilities ... include introductory history courses, upper-level history seminars in the areas of the candidates’ expertise, and interdisciplinary courses in Augustana’s innovative first-year liberal studies program. The department seeks candidates with dynamic teaching strategies, the ability to develop classroom pedagogies that foster historical thinking, and a keen interest in teaching and advising undergraduate students
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interests in diasporic studies, Islamic history, or digital history. Candidates ... should be prepared to propose, coordinate, and lead study abroad programs; accordingly, applicants must be able to negotiate with academics and officials abroad
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2016
  • To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #110-16 History,  C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or submit materials via email to . Questions may be directed to Jane Simonsen, Chair of the History Department, at
  • Deadline: 25 Oct. 2015
  • we expect to begin preliminary interviews via Skype in early November
  • [18 Nov] Any update on this position?
  • [19 Nov] Invited for Skype interview
  • [11 Dec] Invited for on campus

Bates College (USA:ME)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • Field and period of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who can present African historical experiences in global perspective and who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs at Bates. We strongly prefer a candidate who will focus their work on sub-Saharan Africa and have significant experience researching in one or more sub-Saharan languages
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year includes a survey of African history, upper division thematic courses, and senior thesis advising
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins
  • Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter (including a description of the candidate’s experience and interest in advancing the goals of diversity and inclusion described above), curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, writing sample, and sample course syllabus (preferably for an introductory-level offering), and three letters of recommendation. At least one referenced should speak to teaching experience or capabilities
  • Review begins: 20 Nov. 2015
  • [14 Dec] Have AHA interviews been scheduled? Bates is now listed on the Annual Meeting Job Center Handout.
  • [17 Dec] Invited to Interview at AHA  x2

Binghamton University, SUNY (NY) - Africana Studies[]

  • Tenure-track, entry-level position in the history of East Africa or Southern Africa, with corresponding interests in the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean or the Atlantic world, to begin start of the academic year 2016-17
  • Applicants should have a record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • Applicants must have: a Ph.D. relating to Africa and the African Diaspora, a strong commitment to teaching, and an active and innovative research program. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Kindly submit the following materials electronically to (a) a cover letter, not to exceed two pages, stating your research and teaching interests, (b) a CV, (c) a single well-researched article, book chapter or dissertation chapter that is representative of your scholarship, (d) three letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin 15 Jan. 2016. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

California State University - Dominquez Hills (USA:CA) - (pref. Islam in Africa)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2016
  • Primary consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated research interests in the history of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, who can also teach courses in transnational or Middle Eastern history.
  • "She/he will enhance our academic program by teaching lower-division courses in world history, existing and new upper-division courses in African history, Islamic history, or transnational history, as well as core program courses in research and writing."
  • Interested parties should apply online at  Please upload as one document an application consisting of a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts of all graduate work; and a list of three (3) references.  Incomplete applications will not receive consideration.  Qualified applicants will be asked to submit additional materials, including a scholarly writing sample.  References should send letters of recommendation to the following address:  Dr. Kate Fawver, Chair, Search Committee, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Department of History, LCH A 342, 1000 E. Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747
  • For full consideration 1 Nov. 2015 although position is open until filled.
  • Confirmation email recieved- also stated that I may be selected to provide more information and finally that they have begun to review the applications.
  • [1 Dec] any news on this?
  • Online interview conducted a couple weeks ago (early December)

Chapman University (USA: CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Fall 2016
  • The department is interested in historians who address the history of Africa and Africans in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys of African history and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest.
  • The successful candidate will also contribute to the Department’s new Masters of Arts in War & Society on a regular basis. The MA in War and Society expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and its consequences.
  • To apply submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Alexander R Bay at Search Committee Chair, History Please use "History Position" in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • [20 Oct] Select candidates have received requests for further materials to be sent
  • 20 Oct Invited to interview
  • [20 January] Rejection via email

Connecticut College (USA: CT)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin 1 July 2016
  • Preference will be given to candidates who place their scholarship and teaching within a transnational context and demonstrate connections between the history of Africa and Africans and the history of the rest of the world.
  • Teaching Load:  3/2 (2/2 in first year) that will be some combination of a one-semester Introduction to African history, intermediate courses, an upper-level seminar in the scholar’s area of specialty, and courses that contribute to the college's new Connections program.
  • A Ph.D. in History or a closely related field at time of appointment is preferred; an ABD in History or closely related field is required, as is demonstrated excellence in teaching and research relative to experience.
  • Application letter, C.V., sample syllabi, and at least two letters of reference must be submitted electronically to: Please direct any questions to Professor Sarah A. Queen, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT, 06320-4199 or
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2015 and continues until position filled
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.
  • Nov 18 - Anybody have news from them yet?
  • [5 Dec] Invited to interview at AHA  x2
  • How did this turn out? Has an offer been made/accepted?

Creighton University (USA:NE) - with African-American or African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • Candidates with secondary competence in African American history or the history of the African diaspora preferred.
  • Ph.D. in hand and evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly potential required.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, a current CV, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Cover letter, CV, and transcript must be submitted electronically at Letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Eileen Dugan, Chair of the Africa Search, at (please write “Africa Search” in the subject line).
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015.
    • [14 Dec] Invited for skype interview
    • Invited for Campus visit 15Jan

Dickinson College (USA:PA) - [non-tt; VAP][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in African History for the academic year 2016-17
  • The successful candidate will teach five courses in the history of Africa. 
  • The candidate's area and period of specialization is open; however, we encourage applicants with training in one or more of the following geographical areas:  West Africa, Saharan/North Africa, or Ethiopia.
  • Applications must be submitted online at  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a sample syllabus
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2016

Duquesne University (USA:PA)[]

  • 9-Month Tenure track assistant professorship of African History, to begin June 2016
  • Preferred areas of research are pre-colonial or post-colonial African history.
  • Completed PhD in History or African Studies with a proven research agenda in North African or sub-Saharan African history is required by June 2016
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Candidates will be required to teach both North African and sub-Saharan African history, as well as surveys in pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial African history. Specialized graduate and upper division undergraduate History and African Studies courses will be assigned in areas of the candidate's expertise, as well as undergraduate surveys within the University Core Curriculum
  • Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, an outline of teaching goals and/or sample syllabi, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendations electronically to  The letter and inquiries should be addressed to:  Dr. Jay Dwyer and Dr. Gerald Boodoo, Duquesne University, 603 College Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.  E-mail inquiries should be addressed to both and
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2015.
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in late November or early December, and campus visits will be held in December or early January 2016.
  • [17 Nov] Any movement on this?
  • [18 Nov] Invited for Skype interview
  • [16 Dec] Campus interview scheduled

Earlham College (USA:IN) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • One year, with possibility of renewal, Visiting Assitant Professorship in African History, to begin Fall 2016
  • Responsibilities include teaching first year intensive writing courses and courses in fields of specialization and/or interests.  Ph.D preferred.
  • Applicants should send letter of application, cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, resume and three letters of reference to Cheri Gaddis, Earlham College Dept of History, Drawer 141,  801 National Road West, Richmond Indiana 47374, or submit electronically to
  • Review begins: 1 Apr. 2016 and continues until position filled.

Hunter College (USA:NY) - [Senior Hire] Africa & the world[]

  • Full professorship in history (Africa & the World), anticipated start date 1 Sept. 2016
  • The department is especially interested in scholars who address the history of Africa and Africans in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts
  •  To learn more about the department, visit us at  Ph.D. in history is required at the time of appointment. We seek candidates with a strong record of scholarship, demonstrated teaching abilities, and a commitment to service.  Compensation provided commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
  • Applications must be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNYfirst jobs portal:  Search job number 12532.   Separately, please have three referees send their letters to: African History Search Committee, History Department, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 - OR - Email to:
  • Review begins: 13 April 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • Is this really only a senior hire? Elsewhere it's advertised as open-rank.
  • This job no longer appears open for applications on the CUNY jobs website.
  • Does anybody know what happened to this job? Was it cancelled or did they really make a shortlist already?
  • The position is still open and still appears on the CUNY jobs website.  Review of applications begins in September 2015 and continues until the position is filled. This is an open-rank search.  
  • [13 Oct] Received invitation to Skype interview
  • Campus visits happening
  • Offer made and accepted.

Johns Hopkins University - Homewood (USA:MD) - [Open Rank][]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship or tenured associate professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2016
  • We favor candidates whose research makes broad intellectual connections and/or spans regions, whose publications and academic profile are innovative and outstanding, and who will continue our excellence in both undergraduate teaching and the training of graduate students for academic positions
  • PhD must be in hand by date of appointment
  • Please submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, research statement, and writing sample to Interfolio at:
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2015.
    • Nov 18 - Anyone heard from them?
    • Nov 26th - nothing yet... Anyone? Does anyone hace a sense of if they will interview at AHA?
    • They will not interview at the AHA
    • [5 Dec] any news?
    • [29 Dec] Any movement on this?
    • They have three searches going on at the moment. Unless anyone has news, the last thing I heard was that they're going to contact people after the holidays for interviews.  
    • any news? (11 Jan)
    • invited to campus visit (12 Feb) 
    • Offer made and accepted
    • Anybody know who it was?
    • They had three searches for this academic year.  I think the position noted in the link above is not for the African History search which is still ongoing.
    • Did they ever hire anyone for this job? 
    • Offer has not yet been made, but campus visits have concluded.  The hire posted above was for a different position.
    • Offer made as of mid-April

Kent State University (USA:OH) - 20th C West African[]

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • The successful candidate will have a disciplinary focus on 20th century west African history; gender and colonial/post colonial studies.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History and demonstrated excellence in instruction and research.
  • Please submit a letter of interest, vita, and transcripts to Dr. Kenneth Bindas, Chairperson, Department of History
  • Deadline: open until filled [posted 8 Mar. 2016]

New York City College of Technology, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, African American Studies (spec. African History) - African American Studies w/pref. African History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American Studies, to begin 2015-16 academic year.
  • Job ID: 11710
  • Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, in African American Studies, African Studies, History, and/or Sociology.
  • The department seeks candidates with teaching experience in African history and the social sciences at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests on the continent of Africa. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses, such as African Government, Early African History, Modern African History, Sociology of Urban Poverty, and African Philosophy & Religion. Facility in using digital tools is expected.
  • Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
  • Deadline: 27 Nov. 2015 but position is open until filled.

New York University (USA: NY)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Fall 2016
  • The search is open to all regions, periods, and thematic interests. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to innovation in research and teaching. Completion of PhD by June 2016 is required.
  • Applicants are to submit their materials online at, including a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015.
  • Anybody else having trouble using the online application system? 
  • Yes. Especially the references.
  • [15 Oct] Received invitation to Skype interview
  • Nov 23 Campus visits scheduled

Northwestern University (USA: IL) - Islam in African Societies [Senior Hire][]

  • Associate or Full Professor in the study of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review by the University.
  • The appointment will be made in a home department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (including but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies.
  • Candidates should have an active research agenda involving the role of Islam in African societies, a record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to engage across disciplines and provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • We anticipate that the successful candidate will play a major role in Northwestern’s Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) (, including facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary research; initiating grant proposals for external funding; organizing conferences, speaker series, or similar academic events; collaborating on the development of curriculum; and developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with institutions in Africa.
  • Apply at: Finalists will be asked to submit a separate statement articulating a programmatic vision for advancing the study of Islam and Africa at Northwestern over the next five years.
  • Review begins 1 Oct 2015 and continue until the position is filled

Oregon State University (USA:OR) - Sub-Sarahan African History post-1500[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History post-1500
  • Specialization is open, but requires an active research program and the ability to teach surveys in African and World History along with courses in the applicant’s fields of expertise.
  • The successful applicant will join faculty with strengths in the history of science and medicine, the history of religion, colonialism, gender and sexuality, and environmental history.
  • Ph.D. in history or closely related fields must be in hand by June 2016.
  • To apply, submit a letter of application, current C.V. and three letters of reference via our application website at
  • For full consideration, review begins: 30 Oct. 2015.
    • [19 Nov] Received request for additional materials
    • [14 Dec] Have AHA interviews been scheduled? OSU is now listed on the Annual Meeting Job Center Handout.
    • [11 Dec] Yes, received invitation to AHA interview,
    • [9 Feb] Offer made and accepted. 
    • [23 Feb] Rejection received via email

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History
  • All fields and specialties dealing with the period before 1960 will be considered.
  • The position, which begins fall semester 2016, is a joint appointment with African Studies with the tenure home in History.
  • PhD must be in hand by the time of the appointment.
  • Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and c.v. to and request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, African History, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA, 16802.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2015.
  • Received Invitation for ASA interview, 30 October
  • Intend to interview at African Studies Association Meeting, San Diego, November 2015

Pomona College (USA: CA)[]

  • Tenure-track position in African history.
  • The position will be at the assistant professor level and jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies.
  • Time period and field of specialization are open. We seek scholars whose research is based in the field of African history from a comparative and global perspective, including connections with the Atlantic world or the Indian Ocean.
  • Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester, and include offering survey courses and specialized seminars in African history and making contributions to the Africana Studies curriculum.
  • Apply at:
  • For full consideration: 23 Oct 2015.
  • They had a search last year too, did they not hire anyone?
  • Does anyone know what happened to this search last year???
  • failed search last year
  • [13 Nov] Received invitation to Skype interview 
  • [25 Nov] Received invitation to on-campus interview
  • [5 Jan] Rejection letter in the mail
  • [29 February] offer made and accepted

Rutgers University, Newark (USA: NJ) - [Open Rank][]

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professorship in African HIstory, to begin September 2016
  • Period and area of expertise open.
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in African History as well as upper- and masters-level courses in her or his area of expertise.
  • The department is a partner in three Rutgers University-Newark campus centers that focus on race, ethnicity and culture (including historical memory, public history, human rights); urban studies; migration and the global city, and we encourage applications from scholars who can contribute to these centers and/or to other interdisciplinary programs on campus including a film studies minor, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies (including a minor in LGBTQ studies).
  • Send letter of application, c.v., a teaching statement or syllabus, and a short (chapter or article-length) writing sample electronically to: ... Three confidential letters of recommendation are also required and should be submitted by the recommenders to the same address.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015.
  • Received invitation to Skype interview 10/14. Nine slots available (read: likely eight candidates).
  • Received rejection email October 30. Oh well.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Sam Houston State University (USA:TX) - Sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin Fall 2016
  • The department seeks an active scholar to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African history and also the World History survey. Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment
  • To apply, go to and upload a letter of application addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Littlejohn, Chair of Search Committee; CV; unofficial graduate transcripts; a writing sample of chapter length; and two sample syllabi (one undergraduate course, one graduate course). Submit the writing sample and syllabi as one file to the “Writing Sample” link. In addition, three letters of recommendation are to be sent to:
  • Review begins: 18 Oct 2015 and continues until position filled
  • Campus visits occured. 
  • Received email [16 Dec] from department's  interim chair stating that the search had been cancled for fiscal year 2016 and that they have plans to advertise again in the "near future."

Sam Houston State University [USA:TX] - [non-TT;VAP][]

(presumably temporary fix for above vacancy, which has been cancelled)

  • 9 month (Aug-May) Visiting Assistant Professorship in African History, to begin Aug 2016
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship and teaching demonstrate connections between the history of Sub-Saharan Africa and the history of the rest of the world.
  • Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
  • Please go to to view the job posting. To apply, upload a letter of application addressed to Dr. Thomas Cox. Include a CV, unofficial transcripts, a writing sample of chapter length, and two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate course). Submit the writing sample and syllabi as one file to the “Writing Sample” link. In addition, three letters of recommendation are to be sent to: historysearch@shsu.ed
  • Review begins: 4 Apr. 2016 and continues until position filled.

Sciences Po, Paris (FRA)[]

  • Tenured professorship in Sub-Saharan Africa, to begin 2017
  • All areas of research in the history of Sub-Saharan Africa are welcome, with a preference for the political history of the 19th and 20th century, understood in the broadest sense of the term. The applicants’ areas of interest should fit and complement existing fields of research of the Centre of History.
  • Candidates should have a solid international profile based on their research, their professional activities, their teaching experience, their publications and their linguistic competence. A working knowledge of English is indispensable. A working knowledge of French will be required within a stipulated number of years after appointment. For those candidates who do not have a solid knowledge of French at the time of application, teaching will initially be carried out in English.
  • The candidate is expected to demonstrate her/his ability to conduct innovative and internationally recognized research. Candidates must also be well-integrated into the most relevant international scientific networks. The ability to raise funds for research, including on behalf of her/his doctoral students, will be an asset. The newly-selected Professor will fully participate in the training of graduate students and the supervision of Ph.D. dissertation
  • Teaching will take place on all three levels of education offered by Sciences Po: College (undergraduate programs), Masters and Doctoral programs on the Paris campus or on one of the regional campuses (especially that of Reims). The ability of the candidate to teach in areas and objects that go beyond the strict limits of her/his research interests and her/his knowledge of international debates in history will be particularly appreciated.
  • All potential candidates are invited to get in touch with Professor Pap Ndiaye, by sending a letter of intent, a CV and a list of publications. 
    Non-French candidates or professors teaching in non-French institutions who are not certified by the National Council of Universities (CNU) must obtain the approval of the Scientific Council of Sciences Po in order to be eligible for this position. These candidates should indicate their intent to apply by writing to Pap Ndiaye before June 13th 2016

Skidmore College - Visiting Assistant professor, Art History, African, African American or Asian[]

The candidate will teach 20 credits over two semesters, in the history and theory of African, African American, or Asian visual/material culture. Teaching range should include introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses. Ability to teach museum studies desirable.

Start FALL 2016.

to apply use this link.

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - [open rank][]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2016
  • The search is open to scholars of all regions, periods, and thematic interests in African history
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • To apply, please go to the following link: Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as dissertations or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference.
  • Deadline: 26 Oct. 2015.
    • Received email asking for more materials (23 Oct. 2015)
    • Received email asking for more materials (13 Nov. 2015)
    • [8 Dec] any developments?
    • AHA interview scheduled.
    • [25 Jan] Any news?
    • [16 Feb] Any news? What is happening with this search?
    • Campus visits are underway.

University of Connecticut - TT Asst. Professor, History and Africana Studies[]

  • Posted after the deadline date [15 Nov. 2015]
  • [17 Feb] Anyone been invited for an interview yet?

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - TT Asst. Professor - African Studies[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in African studies.
  • The search is open with respect to subject and approach in the disciplines of anthropology, history, political science, and sociology and related interdisciplinary programs. Appointment will be in the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Comparative Human Development, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, or the Department of Sociology, as appropriate.
  • Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website,
  • Review begins 1 Oct. 2015; early submission is encouraged.
  • I had a problem with my interfolio letters - apparently I wrote down the wrong address to have them sent to, and can no longer view the part of the job ad that has this information.  Does anyone have this address, perhaps in their own interfolio history?  There is also no contact information for administrative staff on the African Studies website, and no indication of who might be on the search committee.
  • I would try the e-mail provided by the job application website to contact someone in the event you think the status of a letter should be 'received:'
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016 and Ethnic Studies 2015-2016
  • [26 Oct] Select candidates have received requests for further materials to be sent
  • How does this work, when they are considering applications until Jan. 2?
  • [11 Jan] Anybody know what's going on with this one? 
  • [16 Jan]: campus visits are ongoing.
  • [17 Jan] Darn. Anybody know if they've already happened in history?
  • yes, history has come and gone. sorry.

University of Colorado - Boulder (USA: CO) - West or Central[]

  • Assistant professorship in West or Central African History
  • Candidates whose work connects to the Atlantic World and who can teach the pre-1800 African survey are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are accepted electronically at, posting F02599. Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, a current CV, a syllabus for a Pre-1800 African Survey class, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Quicklink:
  • Review begins: 25 Oct. 2015 and continues until the position is filled.
    • [30 Oct] Invited for preliminary online interview
    • Campus visits scheduled during two weeks after Thanksgiving
    • Offer made and accepted 

University of Minnesota (Duluth) (USA:MN)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin 22 Aug. 2016
  • The candidate must provide evidence of the ability to teach courses in both pre-colonial and modern Africa.
  • Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in History or equivalent
  • For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit: and search for job opening 305464.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2015 and continues until filled.

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - African Diaspora[]

  • Assistant or Associate Professorship in African Diasporan Studies
  • We seek scholars whose teaching and research explore the arts, media, culture, politics or history of the Black Atlantic. Regional focus could include the francophone, lusophone and/or the Hispanic Black Atlantic, especially Mexico, Central or South America or the Caribbean.  The candidate’s work should illuminate historical and/or cultural linkages among various parts of the Americas, or between Africa and the Americas.
  • PhD must be in hand at time of application
  • Responsibilities include teaching half-time in the Woodson Institute and half-time in the American Studies Program, as well as proportional service to both units, with the opportunity for affiliation with the Latin American Studies Program.
  • To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, select posting number 0617940 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Your three reference letter writers should email their letters directly to Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton, Chair, African Diaspora Studies Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, at:  Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Shelley Thomas, Carter G. Woodson Institute:
  • Review begins: 25 Jan. 2015 and continues until position filled

Virginia Military Institute (USA: VA) - African/World History[]

  • Tenure Track, beginning assistant professor
  • Seek[ing] "an Africa-centered teacher-scholar who can offer upper level surveys and specialized seminars. The most attractive candidates will be those who have a well-developed subfield in environmental history, gender history, or the history of science and technology."
  • The departmental teaching load is 3 sections per semester, two of which are normally in the required World History program.... Maximum enrollment in History courses is set at 22 students, with some sophomore-, junior- and senior-level seminars capped at lower numbers.
  • Minimal requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2016. Teaching experience is essential. Letters of recommendation that can comment concretely on teaching will be most helpful. If the doctorate is not presently in hand, applicants should specifically address when the defense will be held and the dissertation completed.
  • Applicants should complete the application form at and submit the following: letters of interest, curricula vitae, and sample syllabi for a one- or two-semester undergraduate survey of African history. However, applicants should also have three letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work, and samples of scholarship not readily available on-line sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae or application forms directly to the department.
  • Closing date: 16 October 2015.
  • Initial interviews will be held via Skype, with follow-up interviews planned for the AHA Convention in Atlanta.
  • [1 Nov] Received Skype interview invite.
  • [23 Nov] AHA interviews scheduled
  • [20 Jan] Any reason campus invite post from yesterday was deleted? Anyone actually get an invite?
  • [22 Feb] Any news?
  • Offer made and accepted

Yale University (USA: CT) - Colonial and/or West or East African History[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor appointment in colonial and/or post-colonial West or East African history, beginning on July 1, 2016.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in 19th and 20th century history, emphasizing East or West Africa, to complement the Department’s existing strengths in pre-colonial, Equatorial and Southern African history.
  • Submit letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a teaching statement or sample syllabus, a chapter length writing sample prepared for blind reading, and three letters of reference at
  • The review of applications will begin on 15 Sept. 2015.
  • [2 Oct] Any news on this one yet? (x 2)
  • Nothing still...
  • [31 Oct] Candidates invited to campus
  • [20 January] Rejection email received

Middle East[]

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

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the modern middle east
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 which "will include a survey of the Modern Middle East and upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty"
  • Ph.D. in History preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.
  • To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation ... to 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
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2015.
  • did they have a failed search last year?
  • No idea...but here we are again. 
  • Check out last year's wiki. They interviewed a large pool of candidates over the phone, splitting the interviews between all of their faculty. Anybody have any clue what went wrong with the final slate of candidates?
  • Don't know, I did a phone interview and a conference interview but didn't make it to the final round. I liked the faculty, seemed really nice, sometimes these things don't work out.
  • Wait, is the below request for a phone interview correct? It's from 5 days before the app due date?
  • [15 Oct] Request for phone interview
  • [19 Oct] Phone interview
  • [18 Nov] MESA interview invite
  • [3 Dec] Has anyone who did a MESA interview heard from them yet for the Skype interviews?  x3
  • A question from an outsider looking in -- how many levels are there in this search? Phone interview, conference interview, Skype interview...followed by campus interview? It's a buyer's market, no doubt, but this seems a bit much.
  • There are currently five faculty members in the Department of History and it seems like they're trying to have each involved in the vetting process, which is understandable since the Department appears to be very tight-knit. Also, multiple rounds of interviews (the worst that I've heard of is eight or nine) have become the norm now in so many industries that it's not surprising to me that academic search committees would start doing an extra interview or two. 
  • It is ridiculous. And this insane process still ended in a failed search last year. May be they should take a hint from some Ivy League schools and reduce the process to solely the campus interviews.
  • Honestly, jumping straight to the campus interview introduces unnecessary problems into a faculty search (and actually produces more failed searches, not fewer). With 100+ applicants to choose from, A.S. might be looking to minimize their risk of bringing 3 poorly suited candidates to campus. It's a PITA process, but actually in the candidates' interest IMO. Good luck to the finalists!
  • [15 Dec] Campus invite x2

American University in Beirut (Lebanon)- [Senior Hire]- Modern Middle Eastern History/Archaeology or Islamic History/Archaeology[]

  • The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology
  • The applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing in Modern Middle Eastern History and/or Islamic History. This position is also open for senior archaeologists.
  • In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on August 15, 2016.
  • Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303

Denison University (USA: OH) - Middle East/Islamic World History[]

  • Tenure track position in the History of the Middle East/Islamic World, specialization and period open.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2, includ[ing] a two-semester introductory course sequence in Middle Eastern history (600 C.E. to the present) and a broad array of upper level courses in the candidate's general fields.
  • Ph.D. and college-level teaching experience preferred; minimum requirement is Ph.D. in History or related field completed by appointment at the assistant professor level on August 27, 2016.
  • Online App. Form: - applications must include a letter of application that includes discussion of both teaching and research interests, C.V., sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, an unofficial transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration 13 Nov. 2015
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.
  • Crossposted to World/Global/Transnational History 2015-16
  • [2 Dec] Contacted for interview at AHA  x2
  • Have they invited anyone to campus yet?
  • [25 Jan] On campus interviews are starting this week
  • Rejection email x2 (29 Feb)

Gallaudet University (USA:DC) - South Asia, East Asia, Middle East[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin 16 Aug. 2016
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is desirable, but not required. However, applicants who do not know ASL must be willing to learn, and eventually must satisfy the language requirements specified in the university’s Faculty Guidelines
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian History 2015-16
  • invited for campus interview - no first round (3/23)
  • Congrats! Do you mind sharing your field?
  • Modern ME (Palestine).
  • Modern ME as well (North Africa, Transnational)
  • any news since campus visit stage?
  • no, but I think decision is immanent.
  • please post if/when you hear anything, and I will do the same of course.
  • has anyone heard anything?  I assume the position has been offered to someone, but the silence on these pages has me thinking perhaps we are all still waiting....
  • nothing here.
  • Still waiting over about all of you?
  • Since I've heard nothing, and for the sake of sanity, I'm assuming the third candidate got it.
  • failed search.

George Washington University (USA:DC) - Early/Medieval Islamic[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of Early and/or Medieval Islamic History, to begin 'as early as' Fall 2016
  • Applicants must have a PhD in early or medieval Islamic history or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete all requirements for the PhD by the date of appointment.
  • We encourage applications from scholars working on any aspect of early or medieval Islamic history or a closely related field.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate an active research agenda, be ready to teach undergraduate survey courses in the early and medieval history of the Islamic world as well as more specialized graduate and upper-division seminars, and help shape a strong medieval and early modern studies program in the Department of History.
  • Applicants should complete an online application at and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and an example of written work. Three letters of recommendation must be either uploaded with the online application or may be emailed to, or physically mailed to History Search, George Washington University, Department of History, 801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052.
  • Review begins: 23 Oct. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • [2 Dec] Have they announced the final candidates for this position? x2
  • [7 Jan; 28 Jan] Any news for this position? x2

Minnesota State University (USA:MN)[]

  • Tenure track (probationary) assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History, to begin 15 Aug. 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Oct. 2016
  • Candidates must have "demonstrated ability to teach courses in Middle Eastern history; the ability to teach Ancient World Civilization to 1500, upper-division and graduate courses in Middle Eastern history, and a course on the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam"
  • For complete job posting, qualifications, and application procedures, please visit:
  • Contact: Tao Peng, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 110 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN  56001, 507-389-1611,
  • For full consideration: 4 Jan. 2016
  • Smells like inside search, looks like inside search...
  • Yup. This appeared last year as a VAP with the same qualitications. I applied for it and never heard a word, not even a rejection. Not to mention posting it with less than a month to the "full consideration" deadline and with the holidays intervening.
  • Hard to hate on an inside search in this case. Last year's candidate went there as a VAP. Many early-career candidates would love to have been this lucky after taking a gamble like that (at least, I know I would...)
  • What if, the last year's candidate is leaving Minnesota State for another position, and they're looking for someone to replace him? (x2)
  • Any news?
  • [24 Jan] Nothing here. I'm not sure what to expect in terms of ready communication from Mankato...I say this since my app for last year's VAP still sits on the HR website, un-updated and technically still active.
  • [24 Feb] Any word at all on this one?
  • [2 March] Rejection email. 

Missouri State University (USA: MO)[]

  • 9 month tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern History, to begin 17 Aug. 2015
  • Specialization is open (circa 600 C.E. to the present).
  • Outstanding candidates at the A.B.D. level will be considered, but must have completed the Ph.D. by the date of hire
  • Duties include: the World History survey, upper-division courses such as the History of the Middle East and graduate courses in Middle Eastern history.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of intent, c.v. , official graduate transcripts, a syllabus for an upper-level course in the applicants field of expertise and a syllabus for a survey course in World History, along with three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically to (website address). Note: Letters of recommendation may be submitted by postal mail and should be addressed to Dr. Angela Hornsby-Gutting, Middle East Search Committee Chair, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO. 65897.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2015 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Any News?

Murray State University (USA:KY) - Modern[]

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East History
  • Applicants must possess an earned Ph.D. in history by appointment date. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered
  • The Department welcomes applicants who approach the field from transnational, interdisciplinary or comparative perspectives. We prefer that applicants have a secondary field concentration in history of religion, gender, environmental, or economic history.
  • Teaching Load: 12 hours (4 courses)/semester.  Must be able to teach survey courses in World History and contribute to our undergraduate and master’s degree programs.
  • Visit to apply. Please submit a letter of application addressing the requirements stated in this ad, c.v., and transcripts. Three current letters of reference in .PDF are required and should be emailed by the deadline to: Ms. Kay Hays, Administrative Assistant at
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015.

Newcastle University (UK) - Middle East/Ottoman Empire[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof or assoc/full prof) in History (Middle East/Ottoman Empire), to begin Sept. 2016
  • You will be required to offer research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; this will include contributions to team-taught modules (undergraduate and MA). You will also be expected to contribute to the further development of postgraduate research at Newcastle, and to take on a share of administrative tasks.
  • You must have a PhD in a relevant field and clearly developed research plans for world-leading or internationally excellent publications that will constitute a significant contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). You must also have experience of undergraduate teaching and the ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students.
  • Deadline: 11 May 2016
  • ​So did their search last year fail? All I know is that I applied and waited and waited and never heard anything -- ANYTHING -- from them. Not sure I'll bother this time around. [19 April]
  • Rejection email.

Princeton University (USA: NJ) - Medieval Iran[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Medieval Iranian History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • Research expertise may be in any period of the history of Iran and the Persian-speaking world between 1000 and 1800.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this field and to provide training to graduate students reading primary sources in the original Persian.
  • To apply, please complete an online application at Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies and teaching experience), statement of research interests, and a paper or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress. Applicants must supply the names of three referees and their contact information in their online application.  For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2015.
  • Any motion on this? (20 Dec. 2015)
  • Short list is set and campus interviews have been scheduled. (21 Dec.)

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) - Empires of the Early Modern Muslim World[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Empires of the Early Modern Muslim World (c.1400-c.1900), to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer with research interests in the early modern Muslim world (c.1450 - c.1900) including any aspect of the history of, in particular, the Ottoman, Safavid or Qajar Empires
  • The successful candidate will be expected to have a specialisation in one or more of these empires, and an ability to teach into the early twentieth century.  The appointment is intended to initiate appropriate undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research activities in the department but also to develop collaborative teaching with other colleagues, both in the college and university, in the history of the Muslim world and its relations with Europe in this period.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Jonathan Phillips (Head of the History Department) on or +44 (0)1784 443295.
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 276540. Please quote the reference: 0416-123.
  • Deadline: 29 Apr. 2016
  • Contacted for interview to be held in late May [16 May]

SOAS, University of London (UK) - Modern[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc, Assoc/Full Prof) in the History of the Modern Middle-East, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • Our first preference is for an appointment in the History of the late Ottoman Empire and/or the Turkish Republic. However the ideal candidate will also have specialist knowledge of the Turkic world, be able to offer courses on the history of the twentieth-century Middle East more broadly, and be able to participate in the Department’s endeavour to expand its range of trans-regional courses.
  • The successful candidate will deliver excellent teaching at both BA and MA levels with strong potential for student recruitment, and research to the highest standard required for the next REF in 2021
  • Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area and have a demonstrated record of research excellence in the field of modern Middle Eastern history.
  • Prospective candidates seeking further information on the Department and the School may contact the Head of Department, Professor Richard Reid at To apply for the vacancy or download a job description, please visit
  • Deadline: 9 Mar. 2016
  • Intend to interview early May 2016

SOAS, University of London (UK) - [non-tt;~VAP] Pre-Modern[]

  • One year lectureship (~VAP) in the History of the Pre-Modern Middle East, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • Our first preference is for an appointment in the history of the Middle East before 1500. The successful candidate will be able to teach on existing courses dealing with the era of the Crusades, as well as contributing to larger survey courses on the broader history of the region.
  • Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area and have a demonstrated record of research excellence in the field of pre-modern Middle Eastern history.
  • Prospective candidates seeking further information on the Department and the School may contact the Head of Department, Professor Richard Reid at To apply for the vacancy or download a job description, please visit
  • Deadline: 9 Mar. 2016
  • Intend to interview early May.

Swarthmore College (USA: PA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin Fall semester 2016
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and we also invite applications from candidates holding assistant, advanced assistant, and associate positions at the time of application.
  • Candidates are expected to offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses on Middle Eastern history as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. ..Candidates must apply at Email inquiries (but not applications) can be made to
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2015.
  • Was anyone contacted by them BEFORE the deadline?
  • Can I ask what you mean? An invitation to apply? A request for more materials?
  • Several days before the deadline they contacted me the first time and told me they would like to consider me but that my referees have not yet uploaded their letters. Then they emailed all three twice a day until they all did it, then back to me to let me know that they are happy they did and now they can consider me. I have no idea what that means, but it stressed the hell out of me. 
  • I got a note the day before the deadline (I assumed it was automatically generated) saying that not all of my letters were in. Not sure whether they pestered my referees, but they didn't send a follow up email.
  • My emails were not automated. They were written by an actual person and also read that way. She sounds awesome, BTW.
  • She does! I also had them follow up via email.
  • Reliable sources are speaking about an inside search.
  • But they don't have anyone in this position as the person who was adjancting left them for Yale! As a SLAC, they also don't have a PhD cohort, so what do you mean by "inside search"?
  • My bet is the part of the ad concerning rank (bolded above) set off rumors. They've been wanting this tenure line for a long time. Glad they're finally getting it!
  • are there any developments with the search?
  • Received email message with update: They are still reviewing apps, expect to contact candidates who made the first cut around 10 November to schedule a Skype interview and ask for more materials. Kudos to them for keeping us in the loop, providing a timeline and apologizing for the lengthy process.
  • Some skype interviews were scheduled on Friday. Can those of us who didn't get emails about this assume we are no longer in the running?
  • how do you know that? three who were contacted told me...
  • I guess they won't bother rejecting those of us who didnt get interviews?
  • In due time. These things almost never come until later in the process. That's why they call them 'wiki-jections.' Cheers and good luck, from another who did not receive an email this week.
  • email rejection received. 

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

  • Tenured or tenure track position in twentieth century middle eastern history, to begin Oct 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 Ph.D., or receive a Ph.D. 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 email to: Prof. 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 15 Oct. 2015.

University of Antwerp (BEL) - Modern Islamic World[]

  • Tenured or tenure track academic staff (lecturer or senior lecturer) in Modern History of the Islamic World, to begin 1 Oct. 2016
  • 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 a senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria; or a full-time position as a senior lecturer or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment to the corps of academic personnel (ZAP), the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will lead to a permanent appointment if the performance is assessed favourably.
  • You will be assigned following lecturing duties ”History of the Islamic World” (two yearly, 6 ECTS, 45 hours) and “The Modern Islamic World” (yearly, 6 ECTS, 45 hours); On short term, you will contribute to the methodological training of the history students at undergraduate and graduate level; You will supervise master’s and doctoral theses; You will expand the scientific research in the area of the Modern History of the Islamic World (after 1700), and of its relation with Europe.
  • PhD and "several years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent" required
  • Applications may only be submitted online
  • Deadline: 24 Mar. 2016
  • Any movement on this one? Their interview date is fast approaching. [05/03]

University of Bristol (UK)[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the History of the Middle East and/or Islamic world
  • Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of this topic are invited to apply.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2016), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research.
  • S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the research profile of the department of History.  S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 23 May 2016
  • longlisters contacted by 3 Jun and asked to provide writing samples by 8 Jun
  • shortlisterd contacted by 17 Jun; interviews week of the 27th.
  • [30 May] Rejection email. X2

University of California San Diego (USA: CA) - Islamic Middle East - pre-1800[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic Middle East before ca. 1800, to begin 1 Jul. 2016
  • We are especially interested in candidates who can place the region within broader regional and global contexts and have a record of research in Arabic and/or Ottoman sources.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Applications will be accepted electronically at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • [2 Nov] Received email asking for dissertation chapters. (x2)
  • Any more news on this one?
  • [19 Nov] Skype interview request
  • 4 on-campus visits [december]

University of Leiden (NDL) - [non-tt:~VAP] Ottoman[]

  • Two year Lectureship (~asst/assoc prof) in Ottoman History
  • Teaching duties may include courses on: Ottoman history and culture; the Ottoman Empire in regional and global configurations; theories and methods in Middle-Eastern Studies; and history and culture of/in the Modern Middle East.
  • Deadline: 21 Mar. 2016
  • ​[31 March] Invite for campus interview. Evidently no preliminary phone or Skype round. 
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Massachusetts, Lowell (USA:MA) - Middle East & Islamic World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East and/or Islamic World
  • The successful applicant will teach introductory world history surveys and upper-level courses in areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Historical Methods
  • PhD must be in hand before start date
  • Teaching Load: 3 courses/semester "research productive faculty may qualify for a two-course per semester load."
  • To apply, please submit the following documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Philosophy; Evidence of Teaching: Two sample syllabi; Sample of Scholarly Work/Publication: No more than 25 pages; Names and contact information of three references: References should upload recommendation letters. To:
  • Review begins: 20 Nov. 2015 and continues until position filled or a sufficient candidate pool is achieved
  • intend to interview at the AHA
  • As a heads up for the ABD applicants-- when you answer "No" to the supplemental question, "Do you have a PhD?" it will generate a response when you submit that says you're unqualified and won't let you go back to change anything. I've emailed the Administrative Assistant for the department to see if there was a way to fix it--or if they aren't actually considering ABD applicants. Or, you could just answer "Yes" and assume they meant to include "by start date". Hope this helps. 
  • Hi- I was a finalist for this job a few years ago as an ABD candidate. I was told on campus that even if I was the top choice that they could not hire me because the adminstration cannot or will not hire ABD. I had an eminant defense date and this was still the issue. Unless your defense is before they meet to make the final decision- you won't be considered. Hope that gives more insight.
  • Crossposted to World/Global/Transnational History 2015-16
  • Any updates? 
  • [7 Dec] Nothing here.  (x2)
  • [17 Dec] AHA interview scheduled.  (x3)
  • [13 Jan] Rejection email  (x2)
  • Has anybody who interviewed at AHA or by Skype heard anything yet? --nothing here yet.
  • [3 Feb] Doing campus interviews now
  • Has an offer been made? (+1) 
  • Offer made

University of Nevada, Reno (USA:NV) - w/Security Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East with interests engaging aspects of security studies broadly conceived
  • We seek innovative scholars whose research takes social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, transnational, or other approaches to the history of the region. Specializations might include but are not limited to ethnic, national, and transnational networks; cultural accord and conflict; religion; migration; violence and its forms of institutionalization; or law, family, gender, and health. Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcomed.
  • PhD must be in hand by July 2016
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course to the history of the Middle East and specialized courses at the upper-division and graduate level, and be prepared to contribute to the program in Core Humanities. Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise is required.
  • or fullest consideration, applicants should submit their applications through this website should include: letter of application with a brief statement of research and teaching experience; curriculum vitae; writing sample; 2 sample syllabi; three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to the search committee via e-mail or post. Email: Mail: History of the Middle East Search, Department of History, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015
  • intend to interview via Skype mid-November
  • The job posting on h-net mentions that this university employs only US citizens and "aliens legally entitled to work in the US." So no non-Americans at all? first time I hear of it. This is resolved. Yes, the job posting states that, but they will hire a non-US citizen.
  • [17 Nov] Skype interview scheduled  x2
  • has anyone heard about the on-campus yet?
  • [4 Dec] On-campus interview invitation received [posted 12/4]

University of West Georgia (USA:GA) - Islamic Middle East[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of the history of the Islamic Middle East, any time period, to begin Fall 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Responsibilities include teaching a world history survey as well as advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. Candidates who can offer a broad range of courses covering periods from the 7th century C.E. to the present and contribute to the department's graduate field in the History of Religion are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applications should be sent to the attention of Dr. Charles Lipp, Chair, Islamic Middle East History Search Committee, Department of History, University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118.
  • Deadline: [postmarked] 15 Nov. 2015
  • Seriously? snail mail? even for the referees? it's a recipe for disaster! In addition, their website looks like a blast from the 90s, and their HR website isn't opening at all!
  • When it looks bush league and it smells bush league...
  • Their low tec-iness says nothing about the quality of their faculty though.
  • [19 Nov] Email with acknowledgement application had been received and EEO form to fill out
  • [7 Dec] Comment was here saying "Phone interview scheduled (12/4)"  (When you're making corrections It really helps to put text in the 'edit summary' box letting people know you're correcting a mistake rather than just deleting information AFII (talk) 10:03, December 7, 2015 (UTC)).
  • [22 Feb] Does anyone know what happened with this post?
  • [22 Feb] I had a phone interview in Dec. and never heard back. And I was the one who posted "Phone interview scheduled (12/4)", but somebody else deleted it.

Whitman College (USA:WA) - [Non-TT; VAP] Islamic World/Middle East[]

  • Non-tenure track 9-month Visiting Assistant Professorship in Middle Eastern or Islamic World History
  • Phd must be in hand by start date of Aug. 2016
  • The successful candidate will offer three courses in areas of scholarly expertise in early Islamic history, medieval Islamic history, or modern Middle East history. The candidate will also be required to teach Encounters, the two-semester interdisciplinary course required of all first-year students.
  • The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction
  • The application should address the candidate’s interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.
  • To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Middle East/Islamic World)”
  • Review begins: 3 Mar. 2016 and continues until position filled.