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Goshen College (USA:IN) - Asst. or Assoc. World History, pref. Latin Am., Africa, Asia[]

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of History with a specialization in either Africa, Latin America, or Asia, and an interdisciplinary strength in global politics/policy, starting August 2019.
  • Review begins 1 Mar. 2019
  • See full posting (link above) at World/Global/Transnational History

Loyola University (USA:MA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Middle Eastern and North African history, with the possibility of a renewal, to begin Sept. 2019
  • The region and period of specialization is open, but the ability to teach classes on North Africa is preferred.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 (ordinarily two preparations)... including a survey of modern Middle Eastern history and upper-level classes in their specialty, and perform basic departmental service. Some support for scholarly activity will be available.
  • Ph.D. in hand preferred. Applicants must submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations at Paper applications cannot be accepted.
  • Review begins: 25 Mar. 2019
  • Intend to interview by Skype early April

[April 5] Invited for a Skype interview.

Stanford University (USA:CA) - Modern Middle East & North African[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary era, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment start date.
  • Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We particularly encourage applicants who are able to bring their work and interests into a wide conversation amongst both specialists and non-specialists across the university.
  • Application materials must be submitted on-line via - Please submit the following materials: Cover letter addressing research and teaching; Curriculum vitae; One writing sample; Three letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2018
  • intend to interview at MESA 
  •  ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING? (x2) -> crickets ... (19 Aug)
  • No news whatsoever? Even through networks? Are people getting healthy about not checking the wiki? (25 Oct)
  • Offer extended to one of the candidates.

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Ottoman empire [non-TT][]

  • One-year salaried part-time appointment (renewable for up to one additional year) as an Academic General Faculty Member (Tenure-Ineligible) at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, starting August 25, 2019, through May 24, 2021.
  • Period and specialization are open, however the applicant must be prepared to teach a two-semester introductory survey-course sequence on the history of the Middle East and North Africa, from late antiquity to the twentieth century, as well as courses in the applicant's area of specialization.
  • Teaching load 2/2: one course of 30-60 students and one seminar-sized course of 12-15 students
  • A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required by the start date. To qualify for an appointment as Associate Professor, applicants must have a record of excellent teaching over a period of at least six years.
  • Upload the following materials at (Requisition number R0003784): Cover Letter - emphasizing teaching experience, preparedness to teach and proposed courses; CV; A sample course syllabus; Contact information for three references. Direct questions regarding this position to Karen Parshall, Chair, Dept. of History, For information about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty search advisor,
  • Review begins: 8 Apr. 2019
  • [21 Apr.] Any news? 


Agnes Scott College (USA:GA) - African/African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Africa or the African Diaspora.
  • Teaching load: 3/2 including "a survey of African history, an upper-level course in the history of the African Diaspora, courses in the candidate’s specialty and a contribution to Summit, Agnes Scott's global learning and leadership development initiative for all students."
  • Ph.D. in History must be completed by the beginning of the appointment (August 2019).
  • To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation ... to (please include “History Search” in subject line) 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—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018.
    • Long list phone interview conducted. To be followed by ASA/Skype interviews.
      • Have invites for the ASA/Skype interviews already gone out?
  • Side note- interviewed with them in 2016 for a different position. They're really great. Congrats to those on the short list!

Colby College (USA:ME) - Africa & World[]

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in World/African History, beginning September 1, 2019.
  • We are seeking a world historian with a regional focus on southern Africa through the lens of childhood and youth in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Teaching load: 4.5 courses/year "one of which will be a World History survey. Colby is especially interested in candidates who, through their research and teaching, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community."
  • Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link,
  • Questions about this search should be directed to:
  • review begins 4 Oct 2018 and continues until position filled

College of Charleston (USA:SC) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern African History (colonial/post-colonial)
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in African History or African Studies with a strong emphasis in History by August 2019
  • In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in African History, the ability to teach survey courses in the general education curriculum in pre-modern and/or modern history is essential
  • Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, names and contact information for at least three references, a writing sample, and representative teaching materials. Direct materials to:
  • For full consideration: 25 Nov. 2018
  • Skype interviews conducted 10 and 11 Dec.

The College of Worcester (USA:OH) - [Non-TT][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in African history beginning August 2019
  • While we welcome candidates with expertise in all areas of African history, we are particularly interested in candidates who can teach undergraduate courses in the following areas: Youth and Eduation, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality History, and Religion. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Africa and courses in their field of expertise. They will also supervise undergraduate research in the Independent Study Program, the College’s program of faculty-mentored undergraduate research.
  • PhD expected by August 2109; advanced ABD will be considered.
  • To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, a diversity statement, and three letters of reference to The diversity statement should speak to the candidate’s ability to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.
  • Review begins: 21 Jan. 2019

Colorado College (USA:CO)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • Area and period of research specialty are open. Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys of African history from the ancient to the early modern era, the colonial and post-colonial eras, and seminars focused on their areas of interest and expertise, and participate in the lively intellectual community of our residential liberal arts college
  • One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year.
  • For more information, consult the departmental web page at
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2018.
  • For more information, contact Prof. Jane Murphy at
  • Any news? [Nov 9] Still none here [Nov 10] Skype interviews on [8&9 Nov]. 

DePauw University (USA:IN)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • geographic focus and time-period open
  • The position contributes to the History Department’s global learning commitment and offers an opportunity to re-imagine the African History curriculum of the History Department and the Africana Studies Program, including surveys and topically-focused courses at introductory and advanced undergraduate levels. The ability to regularly teach History of the Black Atlantic, a core course of the Africana Studies Program, as well as Introduction to Africana Studies, is essential. Sub-specialties might include, but are not limited to, environmental history, migration, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, history of medicine, global health, and women and gender
  • PhD preferred, ABD considered.
  • Candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio ( letter of application, teaching statement, statement of research agenda, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and transcripts. In these application materials, candidates should demonstrate, a commitment to fostering engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences and the promotion of an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University
  • Review begins: 12 Nov. 2018 and continues until position filled.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA, with alternative arrangements for those unable to attend the AHA.
  • Has anybody heard anything?
  • [17 Dec] Invites to AHA interviews sent out two weeks ago

East Carolina University (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship, or tenured associate professorship, in African History, to begin 12 Aug. 2019
  • The person hired for this position will serve as Director or Co-Director of ECU’s multidisciplinary African and African American Studies Program. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected
  • PhD in History or a History-related field is required. Candidates for associate professor must have an established record of active and respected research and they must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Candidates for assistant professor must demonstrate significant potential for scholarly research productivity and excellence in teaching. Teaching or administrative experience in a multidisciplinary program related to African and/or African American Studies is preferred, though not required.
  • Candidates should submit an online candidate profile, letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching experience/philosophy and contact information for three references at
  • screening begins: 30 Nov. 2018
  • [17 Dec.] Skype interview invitation

Elon University (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan Africa, to begin mid-Aug. 2019
  • The primary research focus should be the colonial or post-colonial era, with regional and thematic specialization open.
  • Successful candidates will have the ability to teach: introductory and upper-division courses in their specialization, World in the Twentieth Century, and classes in the Elon Core Curriculum. Interest in and ability to teach modern Middle East and North Africa is desirable, as is the ability to teach study-abroad classes on the continent.
  • Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in history by August 1, 2019.
  • Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2018.
Anyone hear back post-Skype interviews?
  • Campus visit scheduled

Fordham University (USA:NY) - Colonial/Post-Colonial[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial and/or Post-Colonial Sub-Saharan African History
  • Applications should include a CV, three recommendations, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio (with sample syllabi and a teaching statement), and should be submitted through Interfolio (
  • The successful candidate should have the PhD in hand by August 2019.
  • Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018.
  • Has anybody heard anything?
  • Not yet. Sometimes early December deadlines don't start first round interviews until after the winter break, so I wouldn't be too concerned yet.
  • Skype interview requested [Dec 20]
  • Any word post-skype interview?
  • campus interviews already took place

Franklin & Marshall College (USA:PA) - [Non-TT][]

  • One year visiting position (Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor,) in African history, beginning Fall Semester 2019.
  • Candidates should have or be close to completing the Ph.D. Teaching experience is required
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 "and may include participation in the College’s general education requirement, “Connections.” The successful candidate will teach both halves of a survey of African history, as well as topics courses in areas of expertise."
  • Those with experience teaching courses in the history of the Atlantic World or the African Diaspora are especially urged to apply.
  • Candidates must submit the following materials via Interfolio ( letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching statement, sample syllabi of survey courses, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by their recommenders
  • For full consideration: 8 Feb. 2019

Loyola University - New Orleans (USA:LA) - [Non-TT: VAP][]

  • One year non-tenure track visiting assistant professor position in the history of Africa and/or African Diaspora.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "Applicants must be able to teach a variety of courses on both continental Africa and Africa's place in world history and the Global History survey.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2019
  • Please email a letter of application, your CV, a statement on your teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Moore,, and Crystal Ramey, or send a hard copy to Chair, African History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118... The letter of application should include a description of secondary fields and possible course offerings.
  • Deadline: letters must be postmarked no later than 15 Mar. 2019

Macalester College (USA:MN) - [Non-TT: VAP][]

  • 9 month Distinguished Visiting Professorship in African History
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • We are seeking a scholar who can teach classes that introduce students to the broad geographic range and deep chronological history of Africa. The candidate’s courses and research interests should complement the teaching and scholarship of the permanent faculty in the History Department. Research specialties within African history are open. Ph.D. required.
  • The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose work would contribute to Macalester College’s emphasis on internationalism and community engagement and the Department’s expanding interest in Public History. We are also seeking an imaginative historian who will be able to contribute to conversations about the longer term place of African History within the department’s newly revised curriculum.
  • To apply, go to and electronically submit a letter of application, C.V., two syllabi for classes you would like to teach, and a short teaching statement. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the site.
  • For full consideration: 31 Jan. 2019

Miami University (USA:OH) - [Non-TT][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor to teach full load of undergraduate courses in the history of Africa. One-year appointment beginning August 19, 2019
  • Teaching responsibilities include a world history survey (1500 to present or post-1945), a two-course introduction to African history, and upper-level courses in African history.
  • PhD in History by date of appointment (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor); ABD in History (for appointment as Instructor). Position will not be sponsored for H-1B work authorization.
  • Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and writing sample to Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Review begins: 17 May 2019

Old Dominion University (USA:VA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in African History (post-1500 sub-Saharan) to begin Aug. 2019
  • Specialization open. Contributes to interdisciplinary programs in African studies and community outreach.
  • Teach African survey, upper-division undergraduate classes, and graduate courses for MA program.
  • PhD must be in-hand by Aug. 2019.
  • Review of applications begin Feb. 1, 2019.  Letter of application, CV, writing sample, graduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course can be submitted on ODU website (

SUNY Geneseo (USA:NY)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • Our priority is teaching excellence. We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise
  • PhD must be in-hand by Aug. 2019
  • Deadline: not stated in ad [ad expires 19 Nov. 2018]

SUNY New Paltz (USA: NY) - Black Studies (incl. African History)[]

  • The Department of Black Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for the following two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions:
  • African History/African Studies with a preferred subspecialty in Black/African American Studies. The primary responsibility will be to teach courses within the Department of Black Studies historical core, including courses such as Introduction to Africa, Pre-Colonial Africa, and Contemporary Africa. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Black Studies, History or another relevant field. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.
  • African American and/or African Diasporic Literature with a specialization in African American and/or African Diasporic Literature from any period. The primary responsibility will be to teach courses within the Department of Black Studies humanities core, including courses such as, Survey of Black American Literature, Rap & Spoken Word, Black Poetry & Drama, Black & Latinx Literature, Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Black Studies, English/Literature or another relevant field. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.
  • For both positions, appointment begins in fall 2019. The teaching load is typically three courses per semester and include teaching required courses such as Introduction to Black Studies and Senior Seminar. Successful candidates will also be expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong scholarly agenda, to advise students, and to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college. Post-secondary teaching experience and Experience mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds are highly desired.
  • Electronic submission required. Candidates will be required to submit letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, a summary of student evaluation or other evidence of excellence in teaching, if possible, and three letters of recommendation. Professional references provided by applicant will receive an email with link to upload reference letters. To apply, please visit: Individuals with disabilities that need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to complete applications received by November 14, 2018.

Susquehanna University (USA:PA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • Teaching load: 3/3 Teaching responsibilities include survey courses on early and early modern African history, upper-level courses in the area of expertise, and when appropriate, history methodology and research courses.
  • A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.
  • Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. María L. O. Muñoz,
  • Review begins: 7 Oct. 2018.
  • Did this one fail last year? 
  • Yup.

Texas A&M International University (USA:TX) - Africa or Asia[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African or Asian History, to begin Fall 2019
  • The successful candidate will teach in the History program to include undergraduate (major and non-major students) and graduate courses in area(s) of expertise. Maintain an active research and publishing agenda. Provide service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants with teaching experience; research specializations in social/cultural history topics; and/or ability to teach Islamic history are especially encouraged to apply.
  • An earned doctorate in History required. Advanced ABDs will be considered for Visiting Assistant Professor appointment.
  • Research specialization and ability to teach courses in the history of Africa and/or Asia. Ability to teach survey courses in Eastern or World Civilizations. Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Evidence of scholarly activity and departmental and University service are required for tenure.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach U.S. history survey courses as a part of the regular teaching load and will be eligible for available summer school teaching.
  • Completed employment application must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching ability/teaching portfolio, a brief sample of scholarship, and unofficial transcripts, along with the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Interested, qualified candidates should apply via our online employment system, TAMIU Workday, at
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2018
  • [5 Oct] This job is located in Laredo, Texas at Texas A&M International University, not College Station. Updated to reflect that
  • [22 Jan] Any updates?
  • offer accepted

University of California, Los Angeles (USA:CA) - East Africa/Indian Ocean[]

  • Assistant Professorship in the History of East Africa with preference for a candidate with expertise in Indian Ocean history, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Ability to teach a pre-1800 survey course on Africa would be an added strength. We value rigorously grounded and conceptually innovative research, informed by training and/or competency in at least one East African language
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jul. 2019
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at https://recruit.apo/ to upload their information for this position. This position is subject to final administrative approval. Documents should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; writing sample; sample syllabi; and three letters of recommendation. A statement addressing the applicant's contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website for sample guidance for candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018.
    • [9 Nov] Invited for preliminary interview at ASA meeting
    • [18 Dec] Invited for campus visit

University of Cape Town (ZAF)[]

Posted without a link to the original advert. Please ALWAYS include a link when you add new postings AFII (talk) 11:38, October 5, 2018 (UTC)

  • Lectureship (Permanent position) in History
  • Preference may be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement those already present in the department.
  • Requirements: A PhD in History or a cognate discipline for appointment. Exceptional candidates nearing the completion of PhD may also be considered for the position; Undergraduate teaching experience; Experience in critically using historically underrepresented southern African vernacular sources in the applicants' own research will be considered a major strength". Peer-reviewed research publications will be an advantage.
  • We particularly encourage application from scholars pursuing innovative research in any field of intellectual, cultural, economic, political and social history of modern Africa. Academic fluency in historically underrepresented southern African vernaculars will be very positively considered. Candidates would be expected to have strong empirical grounding in their fields of specialization, a collaborative spirit, theoretical fluency, and ability and willingness to develop and teach critical and imaginative courses beyond their immediate research fields.
  • To apply, please e-mail the documents listed below in a single PDF file to Complete applications will include: UCT Application Form (download at An up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. A cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, which includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a short description of past and current research, and an outline of future research plans. One writing sample of no more than 30 pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter).A proposal for a twelve-week lecture course intended for final-year undergraduates in History. A course proposal may include: A title; A short 150-word introduction to the nature, contents and aims of the course, indicating the main questions, the types of study materials, and the skills involved; (At most) twelve explicit sub-themes expressed clearly in the titles of weekly lectures; Specific texts, with full citation details, for each week’s theme (not to exceed three for each week); Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
  • An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Website:; Telephone:021 650 2163; Reference number: E18353
  • Deadline: 21 Oct. 2018.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - pre-1900[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in African History pre-1900
  • We are seeking to appoint a specialist working on any aspect of the history of Africa in the pre-1900 period. Some preference may be given to candidates focusing on slavery and/or the Atlantic Slave Trade.
  • We are looking for an outstanding academic teacher with a strong, high quality, publication record. The appointee will be expected to teach across the full range of History undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, contributing to teaching on pre-honours courses, offering Honours courses and postgraduate courses in the history of Africa pre-1900, contributing to core courses at pre-honours, Honours and PG level, and supervising postgraduate research students.
  • The appointee will undertake research and publish within their own field. They should demonstrate a commitment to developing cross- and inter-disciplinary collaborative projects within the School, the wider University, and with HEIs in the UK and internationally. They will be expected to submit applications to secure external research funding, individually and/or in collaboration with colleagues in relevant Research Centres (such as the Centre for Global History, the Centre for African Studies, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies). The successful candidate will contribute to the administration of the Subject Area and the School, and provide pastoral care to students. All newly appointed academic staff are expected to work towards a qualification in teaching in higher education.
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 6 Dec. 2018
  • [18 Feb] Offer made

University of Florida (USA:FL) - sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in sub-Saharan African History, to begin 16 Aug. 2019
  • The geographic and temporal focus is open. Thematic and methodological areas of interest may include, but are in no way limited to: oral tradition, memory, the senses, generation, aging, slavery, servitude, environment, technology, visuality, and digital history.
  • A PhD in History is expected, though the department will consider applications from scholars excelling in innovative, interdisciplinary historical methods (e.g., an historical anthropologist).
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year
  • For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: 1) a cover letter 2) a CV 3) research statement 4) a dissertation chapter or substantial writing sample, and 5) three confidential letters of recommendation (an electronic request will be sent automatically to your recommenders).
  • We may request additional materials following an initial review of applications...Please address questions to Dr. Nancy Rose Hunt at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018 and will continue until position filled
  • We expect to conduct a first round of interviews by skype
  • [Nov 27] Invitation for Skype interview.
  • Offer made

University of Hong Kong (CHN) - Africa-China relations[]

  • ~Tenure track ( three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.) assistant professorship in African Studies, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and should be specialists in Africa-China relations in an Arts/Humanities discipline such as History, African Studies, or a Social Science discipline such as Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Social Policy, Social Work, and Sociology. They should demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary orientation and promise of excellence in both teaching and research.
  • The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations) and industry-related experience. Three confidential references will be sent directly by the referees to
  • Deadline: 28 Feb. 2019
  • Has anybody heard from this position?

University of Michigan, (USA:MI) - [Open Rank] Gender & Health, Medicine, or Environment []

  • Open rank, tenured associate or full professorship or tenure-track professor in history of gender & health, to begin Sept 2019
  • jointly appointed in history & women's studies
  • Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching experience and interests in the history of gender and health in non-U.S. locations such as East Asia, Mexico, Central America, or Africa.  
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes history and women’s/gender/feminist studies. Related interests may include: science, technology, and society studies; sexuality studies; ethnic and/or area studies; environmental history; health care; or intersectionality.
  • Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in PDF format) to  Applicants should provide: • Cover letter addressed to Chair of the History of Gender and Health Search Committee • Curriculum Vitae • Statement of current and future research plans • Writing sample (no more than 25 pages) • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (or a teaching portfolio containing such a statement) • Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards that can be part of a teaching portfolio) In addition, candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly to WS-History-Search2018@umich.edufrom the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
  • Review Begins: 1 Oct. 2018.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) -[Non-TT] post-1800[]

  • 12 month departmental lecturer (~VAP) in African History (post-1800)
  • We are seeking a Departmental Lecturer in African History, tenable from 1 September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a fixed-term of 12 months. This is a joint appointment between the Faculty of History and Oxford School of Global and Area Studies.
  • You will be required to teach a number of weekly small-group seminar classes for the core courses of the MSc African Studies and the MSt in Global and Imperial History as well as undergraduate courses in African History. You will also be required to undertake advanced academic study to underpin lectures and class teaching and engage in your own research.
  • You will have active research interests in post-1800 African history and the ability to educate and inspire students in tutorials, lectures, classes and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level. You will also be required to undertake examining and administrative work, and will engage in advanced study and original research in African History.
  • You will have a doctorate in a relevant field (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent) and the ability to publish in international journals and/or major presses. You will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and fluency in any relevant languages.
  • Deadline: 12.00 noon on Thursday 25 July 2019.

University of Toledo (USA:OH) -colonial/post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in the history of race, imperialism, and empire in colonial/post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The new faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate survey and upper-division courses and graduate courses in African History, European History, and Empire Studies and to advise and direct graduate student theses. We're seeking a cutting-edge historian who will publish exciting new work in peer-reviewed venues and who will add to the faculty another research active scholar capable of advising and teaching History doctoral students. The University of Toledo is a comprehensive public research university in Northwest Ohio.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants working on projects in African and European History, especially on colonialism, empire or imperialism, and race in conjunction with nation-building. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong research agenda and employ innovative teaching methods. In addition, preferred qualifications include experience mentoring underrepresented minority students.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2019
  • pplicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy), and an article-length writing sample. Please send three letters of recommendation to: with "2018 TT Job Search" in the subject line. All other application materials are to be submitted and uploaded through the University of Toledo Employment Opportunity web site at ... Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to Charles Beatty-Medina at
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2019
  • Anybody here from this? (Feb 18)
  • First-round invites sent out, 6 March

Washington and Lee University (USA:VA) - sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan History, to begin Sept. 2019
  • Period and area of specialization are open. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory surveys of African history and intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization. The successful applicant will participate as well in Washington and Lee’s Africana Studies Program.
  • PhD must be in hand by June 2019
  • Apply electronically at our portal: After filling out a cover sheet, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or a credentials file)...Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor David Bello (, Chair, African Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. As an EOE, Washington and Lee University encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018.
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • AHA (or skype) interviews went out a few weeks ago [Dec 17]

Western Washington University (USA:WA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2019, through June 15, 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses over three quarters "Ability to teach upper-division courses in candidate's area of specialization; as well as “African History to 1800” (HIST 285), “African History 1800-present” (HIST 286), and at least one 300-level course in African history from WWU’s catalog."
  • ABD in History or related field, by September 15, 2019
  • Please log in below and submit your application via WWU PageUp. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a c.v., 3) names and contact information for three references, and 4) sample syllabi for HIST 285, HIST 286, and one 300-level course.
  • For general questions contact the Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or e-mail
  • Review begins: 15 Apr. 2019 position open until filled.

Yale University (USA:CT)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • The successful candidate will be expected to research and teach courses in any area of colonial and / or post-colonial Sub-Saharan African history, excluding South Africa. Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD by the time of appointment.
  • Submit letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a teaching statement or sample syllabus, a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading, and three letters of reference at Please contact Dana Lee or Daniel Magaziner with any questions
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2018.
  • Campus interviews last week November/first week December
  • Offer made

Middle Eastern[]

American University Beirut (LBN) - Modern - [Open Rank][]

  • Full time faculty position in Modern Middle Eastern History, with a focus on the Arabic-speaking world, to begin 15 Aug. 2019
  • The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor); Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of four years.
  • PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment.
  • The position is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests, but the department especially welcomes applications of candidates working on questions of political economy and/or social history within a comparative perspective.
  • The appointee will provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in his/her field of specialization and more general topics covered in the department’s regular program. Aside from teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the department and the University at large. The language of instruction is English.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a representative sample of scholarship, and sample course syllabi. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018
  • Rejection letter received. 

Boise State University (USA:ID)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle Eastern history. to begin Aug 2019
  • We seek to appoint a faculty member with expertise in Middle Eastern History. All research specializations, geographic areas, and secondary fields will be considered. A strong commitment to teaching and evidence of scholarly potential are expected.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to teach a lower-level Islamic Civilization course, teach upper division courses in the candidate’s field, and work with graduate students in Master of Arts and Master of Applied Historical Research programs. The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in research and service activities commensurate with the Department’s work load policies.
  • Phd must be in hand by 14 Aug. 2019
  • Please complete the online application and in the attachments section, applicants will submit: 1) a letter of application including research and teaching statements; 2) a current C.V.; 3) one recent representative publication or paper; 4) sample syllabi; and 5) three letters of reference. The letters of reference may be submitted as attachments or by having them sent to Joanne Klein, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018
  • The search committee expects to do preliminary interviews via Skype or another online video service in January 2019.
  • [Dec 7] candidates for online video interviews contacted via email 
  • [Dec 10] Rejection Letter received (via USPS), postmarked 7 December
  • [Dec. 10] USPS? Interesting, international applications may have to wait for weeks to hear from them, whereas email is free and instantaneous. 
    • [Dec 10] I would hope successful applications will be/have been notified via email, but this posting also asked for references sent by mail so who knows.  
    • [Dec. 12] They accepted recommendations by email.  
  • [Dec 13] online interviews underway 
    • They already selected candidates for first-round interviews.
  • [Jan 19] Have campus visit invitations been sent out already? x2 (an update would be most welcome if anybody has news)
  • [Jan 22] Campus invitations have gone out and campus interviews will take place beginning next week.  The online interview candidates not invited to campus are still considered to be active candidates until a successful hire has been made.        
  • [March 6] Successful hire made.  

California State University, Stanislaus (USA:CA) - Modern Assyrian Studies[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in History/Political Science (Modern Assyrian Studies), to begin Aug. 2019
  • The person appointed to this position will teach at least one course annually in Modern Assyrian History and will be responsible for management of the university's Modern Assyrian Heritage Project-which includes overseeing and continuing to develop a special library archive related to modern Assyrian History, broadly construed, and research networking with Modern Assyrian Heritage scholars. The remainder of the successful candidate's teaching assignment will be divided between the History and Political Science programs, and will be based on the candidate's areas of expertise; desirable courses are likely to include Politics of Diaspora, International Law & Organizations, and a history course on Migrants and Refugees. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. Assigned time workload and supporting resources will be provided for oversight of the Modern Assyrian Heritage Project and related research activity.
  • A Ph.D. in History, Political Science or closely related field is required, with scholarly emphasis on the modern period of the Assyrian diaspora.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University-level teaching at the upper-division/graduate level in areas related to the focus of the position; established scholarship and compelling research program relevant to Modern Assyrian Studies; teaching competence in one or more of the following curricular areas: Middle East Indigenous/Migrant/Refugee Diasporas; Comparative Politics; International Relations. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to manage and develop a Modern Assyrian Studies research archive and collateral research activity. Language facility relevant to the position.
  • A complete application is required and must include: an application letter specifically addressing position description and qualifications; unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; a professional vita, including the names and contact information for three references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire
  • Review begins: 2 Jan. 2019 and continues until position filled

College of William & Mary (USA:VA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • One-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History that will begin August 10, 2019
  • Specialization is open.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 " including broad surveys of pre-Modern and Modern Middle Eastern history, and intermediate/advanced undergraduate courses in Middle Eastern history"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and a writing sample. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.
  • For full consideration: 28 Mar. 2019 Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled.

Furman University (USA:SC) - [Open Rank] Middle East & Islamic World[]

  • Open Rank position in Middle Eastern History
  • The chronological and geographical focus remain open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach survey courses in Middle Eastern history, with a preference for North African history. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of appointment and will be expected to become an excellent classroom instructor and student mentor, establish and maintain an active scholarly agenda, and be an enthusiastic contributor of service to the History department as well as to the University. Furman seeks candidates who can enrich the diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Applicants must submit materials ... through the Furman University website here. The position will begin in August 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted remotely via videoconference in mid-October 2018. Required Documents 1. Resume/CV, 2. Cover Letter - The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values, 3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Deadline: 28 Sept. 2018.
  • Anyone here experiencing issues with registration on their website? In order to proceed to the actual application, one needs to verify one's email. But no matter how many times I ask for that verification email to be resent, nothing happens. I wonder whether this is just me or what. 
  • It is indeed a counterintuitive job portal; I was able to register, but then unable to save the information I entered.  In other words, everyone, don't log in to apply until everything is totally ready to go.  In your case, I hate to suggest the obvious, but have you checked your spam folder?  My verification email originally ended up in there.  If that doesn't solve the problem, you might consider sending an email to the department chair.
  • I had issues with their online system as well. I had to register using a Gmail address not an Outlook address because of the verification issue. Additionally, there is one box in which you can upload your CV, but that is where you are supposed to upload your cover letter as well. They were very helpful in resolving this via email. [Sept. 17]
  • Applied (x1) Rejection email received October.1 (x1)
  • I received a rejection e-mail 3 Oct., which seems to fast, but it also mentioned Furman being my alma mater, which it is not, so who knows. 
  • [7 Oct] We are transitioning at the university level to a new software system, and it has created some hiccups with the application process.  So we apologize for that (it is completely beyond our department's control).  We are currently conducting follow up interviews, and this process will probably last until [15 Oct].
  • Could you please be more specific about what this means? Does "follow-up interviews" mean that you have progressed to the next stage of the hiring process, or is it related to the difficulties with the application system?  In any event, thank you for being willing to post here and keep those of us with a vested interest as informed as possible.
  • [8 Oct]: We have progressed to the next stage of the hiring process.  Will try to keep everyone informed as the process goes forward.

[15 Oct] rejection email that states they picked someone else for the position. (x2)...That was an awfully quick hire. :) [15 Oct] Applied on October 1st, and received a rejection e-mail on October 3rd. The e-mail stated that they have selected a different candidate for this position. Isn't it great that some universities do really respect our time, and conclude the hiring process in 2 days?

[Oct 16] Furman University History Dept. staff reply: We have not yet hired a candidate for this position. We are still in the process of evaluating a short list of candidates. The Workday software does not allow us to send a custom automated message. When an application is declined, it sends the "other candidate chosen" reply. This software is new to Furman this year, HR is aware of its shortcomings, and hopefully we will have a better option in the future. The software does not reflect the wishes of our department. As for the quick turnaround, we are on a compressed timeline for this search, for several reasons. One of these was the desire to notify candidates of their status prior to the MESA conference where many will be seeking jobs. The committee reviewed candidates as their applications came in and met for several hours in advance of the deadline. Early decisions were made about which applications to decline or move forward. I assure you, all due consideration was given to each applicant. We had an exceptionally well-qualified pool for this search, which meant that we had to decline a number of excellent candidates. If you have a question about the search, please direct it to the history department. We are happy to provide information.

(Nov 10) anybody who had a video interview hear back yet?

Miami University, Oxford (USA: OH) - Critical Security Studies of the Middle East[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor to teach in International Studies, to include Critical Security Studies of the Middle East
  • Candidates must maintain an active research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.Require: A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, International Studies, Political Science or interdisciplinary work within these or related, cognate fields by date of appointment in August 2019. Candidates should have Middle East regional expertise, relevant language ability, and field work experience. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law, refugee or asylee.
  • Consideration may be given to candidates with interdisciplinary conceptual and methodological perspectives in both critical and applied analyses of the complex social, political, and economic changes shaping the contemporary Middle East; those whose scholarship may include but is not limited to: critical political economies; environmental and human security; international and civil conflict; migration; as well as the cultural, gender, sexuality, race, and class dimensions of these issues.
  • Consideration may also be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary teaching that engages the International Studies curriculum and other of the academic majors and minors offered by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies: Asian/Asian-American Studies; American Studies; Black World Studies; Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies; Middle East and Islamic Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one chapter or journal article in length), and statement of teaching philosophy to 
  • Screening of applications will begin on 8 October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct queries about the search to Dr. Carl Dahlman at or Dr. Nathan French at Department will request letters of reference.

Pennsylvania State University Abington College (USA:PA) - Global South[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of History, to begin fall 2019
  • We welcome applications from historians with a specialization in the Global South, any period. Candidates with a focus on the Islamic World or Latin American/Caribbean History are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in History, or expect to do so by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in his or her areas of expertise, including introductory survey courses; maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication; advise students; and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • Applicants should submit a complete application through the PSU employment portal: . To apply, submit 1) a cover letter outlining teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabus, and 4) three letters of reference.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
    • I've completed the online application, but I don't see any place to put in reccomender information--has anyone else had this problem?
    • [28 Oct] Apparently the PSUjobs site doesn't generate reference requests. The options are to upload them as part of your application or possibly to have them emailed. The site itself seems odd, since there was never a 'complete application' button or anything after uploading the various documents.
    • [29 Oct] I had the same problem this weekend. I just e-mailed the contact (Dr. Baer) and she was helpful and accepted references sent to her e-mail address.
    • [13 Dec] Any invitations to Skype, anyone?
    • [14 Dec] Informed of rejection upon inquiry
    • [15 Dec] Assuming this means successful applicants have been notified? I don't know why, but for some reason I always imagine departments have developed the technology to sent out mass emails to those not selected.
    • [23 Dec] Any updates???
    • Skype interviews on December 17 and 18

Queen Mary University of London (UK:Eng) - Islamic History [non-TT:~VAP][]

  • Three year lectureship (~VAP) in Islamic History, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • It is funded by the Leverhulme Trust to replace Dr Yossef Rapoport who has been awarded a three-year Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. The successful candidate will be expected to have a good research profile and previous teaching experience.
  • He/she will be given the opportunity to develop their own modules, but will also be required to teach on existing modules (HST5116 From Muhammed to the Ottomans: A History of Medieval Islamic Societies; HST5100 Women and Gender in Medieval Islam). Applicants will be expected to contribute to the full range of the enabling activities within the School.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme
  • Informal enquiries may be made in confidence to: or to the Head of School (
  • Deadline: 6 Feb 2019
  • intend to interview mid-Feb

Smith College (USA:MA) - Modern[]

  • Full time tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East History, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Teaching load: 4 courses/year " on the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, including regular offerings of an introductory course on The Making of the Modern Middle East and a course on Women and Gender in the Middle East"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates engaged in research that challenges existing periodizations of modern Middle East history, contributes to rethinking the geographies and the transregional flows that shaped territorial spaces within the Middle East over time, and/or engages creatively with underrepresented subjects and themes are especially welcome to apply.
  • Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2018 [changed to 1 Nov. 2018].
  • Any news?
  • [29 Oct] I think the date above is incorrect, but someone can double check me before I change anything... posting linked in the title says review begins 1 Nov, and if I recall so did the submission page.
  • [30 Oct] Correct, they did move their deadline from Oct to Nov. So I doubt anyone would have heard a thing.
  • [13 Nov] Just thought I would share this info from the chair for all of us waiting on this position: "We will be reviewing files into December, and expect to schedule first-round interviews for end of January. Only those selected for interviews will hear back from us."
  • [13 Dec] Any invitations to Skype, anyone?
  • [8 Jan] Has anyone heard about first-round interviews yet?
    • Nothing (x3)
  • It is very safe to assume that they moved to the next stage of the hiring process.
  • I inquired and I was told the following by the depatment contact: "Applications are being reviewed now by the search committee and Skype interviews have not been determined as of yet. I anticipate sending out invitations closer to the end of this month."

Skype interviews have been scheduled

  • [11 Feb] Anyone with a Skype interview hear any news about campus visits? I assumed Monday was probably the day those were going out. I hope I'm wrong about that. 
  • [18 Feb] I had a Skype interview on the 5th and they had told me we should expect to hear back mid-week the following week. I haven't heard anything since then- so maybe they went ahead without informing those they did not select for the campus visit (though I hope that's not the case).
  • [21 Feb] Campus visits scheduled per email with search committee.

Texas A&M University - Commerce (USA: TX) - Islamic World []

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Islamic World (non-Western)
  • [3 Mar] - Invitation for Skype interview (x2)
  • [29 Mar] Anyone hear anything? Are they doing campus visits yet?
  • [24 May] Got a response saying that based on responses to questions & info provided on application, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. This is rather surprising considering I have a PhD &c., but aside from that, I guess it means they've moved ahead w/ the search...

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 2019
  • PhD should be in hand by start date
  • Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of the modern Middle East and related subfields as well as the world history survey
  • All interested applicants must apply online at (Click on “Faculty” and “Search openings,” then enter requisition number 15151BR). Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, c.v., and a sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Patricia Pelley, Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2018.
  • Request for phone interview (NOV 6)
  • [Nov 6] Congrats for the phone interview. Nothing here, so, I guess I am out.
  • page searched from Lubbock, TX

Same, and it was last week. Means nothing.

    • When was it searched?
    • last week, too - i wish it meant something since i actually wanted this job
  • [dec 12] invitation for campus visit

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East History, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Thematic and geographic specialty is open.
  • The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or will have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.
  • Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), a sample syllabus for a broad introductory undergraduate course on modern Middle Eastern history, a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on a relevant topic, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Modern Middle East Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA.
  • Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Steven Lee, by email at
  • Deadline for all materials: 1 Sept. 2018.
  • [26 Sept] Invitation to skype interview
  • Search failed! (email from 14 January)

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - History of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc, assoc/full prof) History of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
  • We are looking for a strong academic in History of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula to assist in the delivery of an exciting new strategy for Gulf Studies at Exeter. In this role you will contribute to further enhancing the research profile of the Centre for Gulf Studies and of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, particularly in areas related or complementary to the history of the modern and contemporary Gulf and Arabian Peninsula
  • For a Lecturer post you will have: A PhD or equivalent in Middle East Studies, History, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Critical Studies or related fields and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research; A strong record in attracting funding for research, or a demonstrable potential to attract such funding; An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research; Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; A strong potential for involvement in projects which develop impact; (Highly desirable) Experience of fieldwork in the Gulf and/or the Arabian Peninsula; (Highly desirable) Linguistic proficiency in Arabic and/or other relevant languages. For a Senior Lecturer, in addition, you will have: A strong potential for research leadership; A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture; Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges.
  • Deadline: 3 Apr. 2019

University of North Carolinia at Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - Islamic Studies[]

  • Tenured/tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Candidates should have broad training in their field of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and a willingness to engage with broad theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses (including introductory and upper-level courses in Islamic studies) and to contribute to the Islamic studies concentration in the Department.
  • PhD must be in had by start date
  • Four original, signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to: Chair of Islamic Studies Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, CB #3225, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3225 (
  • Applicant Documents. Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae / Resume, Cover Letter, List of References, Writing/research Sample. Optional Documents: Degree Transcripts
  • Deadline: 5 Jan. 2019

University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Middle Eastern and Islamic History, c. 600 - 1700 [Non-TT][]

  • One year lectureship (~VAP) in Middle Eastern and Islamic History, c. 600 - 1700
  • This post is intended as a temporary teaching replacement for Professor Andrew Peacock who will be on externally funded research leave. The successful candidate will be required to teach the following Honours (third/fourth year) course: ME3613 Arabs, Persians and Turks in the Early Islamic East in the Age of the Caliphates (600-1200). They will also be expected to contribute to lectures and tutorials of the group-taught sub-honours (second year) module MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern and Islamic History. The successful candidate will also be required to contribute to the teaching of other sub-honours modules (either ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe; or ME2003 Medieval Europe, 11th-15th C), and the MLitts in Middle Eastern and Iranian Studies.
  • To discuss this post informally candidates may wish to contact the Chair of the Department of Middle East Studies, Professor Andrew Peacock (
  • Please quote ref: AOAC1954RXHM - Further Particulars: AOAC1954RXHM FPs.doc
  • Deadline: 14 Jun. 2019

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA:TN) - [Non-TT][]

  • One year, non tenure track lectureship for specialists in the history of the modern Middle East. Appointment will begin 1 August 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be able to teach World Civilization after 1500 and upper division courses in the area of specialty.
  • Ph.D. in history or a related field must be in hand before the position begins.
  • Applications should include a cover letter addressing scholarly interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, an example syllabus, a short writing sample (20-25 pages), and two letters of recommendation.
  • Materials should be submitted electronically to Modern Middle East Lecturer Search at
  • Review begins 1 May 2019.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA: WI) - 20th c. Arab World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the twentieth century Arab world.
  • We have a particular interest in the history of modern Arab politics and society, including the interaction between religion, culture, and politics. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the Arab world.
  • The successful candidate will offer courses in the contemporary history of the Arab world as well as introductory courses on the modern Middle East, and perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.
  • The faculty member will be part of an interdisciplinary group affiliated with the Arab Politics and Society cluster hiring initiative and is expected to participate in the development of the cluster and its activities including collaborating with the other cluster faculty and with colleagues in the Middle East Study Program. Faculty positions include a commitment to the important functions of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.
  • Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: 1) History [PVL # 94576] (this particular search), 2) Gender & Women's Studies [PVL# 95025], and 3) Political Science [PVL # 94569]. These positions are part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.
  • Interested candidates should find the position announcement at, click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
  • For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Thursday, 1 Nov. 2018. However positions may remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
    • Invitation to first round interview + request for materials (Nov. 20)
    • any news concerning campus visits? (Feb19)
    • Campus visits are scheduled and have already begun (Feb 28)

Western Washington University (USA:WA) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2019, through June 15, 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses over 3 quarters "Ability to teach 300/400 level courses in candidate’s area of specialization; as well as HIST 384- Palestine, Zionism, and Israel; HIST 499-Historical Research; and two of the following 200-level courses: HIST 287-Introduction to Islamic Civilization; HIST 288- History of the Modern Middle East; HIST 232- History of the Jews before the Modern era; HIST 233- History of the Jews in the Modern Era."
  • ABD in History or related field, by September 15, 2019
  • Please log in below and submit your application via WWU PageUp. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a c.v., 3) names and contact information for three references, and 4) sample syllabi for one 200-level course and one 300-level course.
  • For general questions contact the Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or e-mail
  • Review begins: 15 Apr. 2019 and continues until position filled.

[30 April] Request for Skype Interview.