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Bard College (USA:NY) - since 1800[]

  • full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of the Middle East and North Africa since 1800. The position begins in fall 2024.
  • Please submit a letter of application describing current and future research, writing sample, curriculum vitae, course syllabi, a teaching statement and, if available, student evaluations, and three confidential letters of reference via Interfolio at:
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2023
    • [17 Nov] Invite for Zoom interview.
    • [21 Dec] invites for campus visit

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the modern or early modern Middle East, North Africa, or the Persian-speaking or Turkic-speaking worlds.
  • We invite applications from scholars with disciplinary backgrounds in History or historically-informed scholars working in the fields of Anthropology or Middle East Studies. We welcome applications from scholars working on a broad range of thematic and topical areas, including – but not limited to – the history of science, technology, environment, or medicine in the region.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 The candidate’s course offerings should include an undergraduate course on the history of the modern Middle East
  • The candidate must receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2024.
  • All applicants are required to apply through Interfolio. The completed application should include 1. C.V. 2. A cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages outlining research and teaching 3. A diversity statement of no more than 500 words that summarizes potential contributions to the diversity of our department and university communities 4. A writing sample of no more than 50 pages For applicants who advance beyond the initial review, we will also request three letters of recommendation, the doctoral dissertation, and sample syllabi from courses taught
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2023
  • [16 Dec]: Any update?
  • [Dec. 27] Invited for a zoom interview last week.
  • [16 Jan] Anyone gotten invited for the campus visit?
  • Jan 19. Nothing here.
  • [Jan 31]: Any update?
  • Everyone who applied should email and inquire
  • Campus visits scheduled for early February
  • Any update from those who had campus visits?

Florida Memorial University (USA:FL)- Black Diaspora History (linked to the Americas)[]

  • Visiting Professor of History: full-time two-year non-tenured track position
  • An earned doctorate in History (Ph.D.) or a closely related field; and 18 graduate credits hours in history.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with a research and teaching focus on African American History, Black Diaspora History (linked to the Americas), or Africana Studies. Areas of focus can include (but are not limited to) knowledge of the Black Caribbean, the legacies of Atlantic enslavement in the US, Black Freedom Movements, or wider issues of gender and sexuality within the African American community.
  • Qualified applicants are asked to upload a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of diversity,  unofficial transcript, and/or certifications, if applicable. Applicants can apply directly here.
  • Deadline: Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.

Maynooth University (IRL) - France & North Africa[]

  • Professor of history
  • This post is open to applicants with a distinguished research profile in contemporary French and North African history.
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2023

Memorial University of Newfoundland (CAN) - History of Race, Colonialism and/or Diaspora[]

Memorial University of Newfoundland (CAN) - Indigenous History[]

  • full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous History.
  • Areas of specialization open.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses, and to develop new survey and topical courses in Indigenous History; mentor and supervise honours and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; and provide support for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will respectfully engage with Indigenous communities and support Memorial’s work towards Indigenization and reconciliation (see Memorial’s Strategic Framework for Indigenization and RIIG policy).
  • Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a one-page statement addressing the candidate's future contributions to Indigenization and reconciliation, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy (max. 2 pages), a statement of research on current scholarship and research program demonstrating excellence or potential for excellence (max. 2 pages), a writing sample, and contact for three references (a fourth reference from a member of an Indigenous community the applicant has worked with is welcome [no letters required at this stage]). Applications should be uploaded via
  • Deadline: 23 Dec. 2023

Northwestern University in Qatar (QAT) -Associate / Assistant / Full Professor in History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa[]

  • full-time open rank faculty appointment in History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, to be appointed in the Liberal Arts Program.
  • We seek candidates with an active research agenda that focuses on the history of the modern middle east and north Africa, whose work is comparative or transnational, and who include ethics, gender, race, and/or coloniality in their analysis. We expect successful candidates to have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in History, Middle East Studies, North African Studies, or from other related interdisciplinary backgrounds, and to have linguistic competence and field experience in their research area.
  • Teaching: Responsibilities include teaching such courses as the History of the Modern Middle East and contributing courses to the Middle East Studies minor. The faculty member will also contribute elective courses to the Liberal Arts Program that speak to their field and will contribute to NU-Q’s other curricular demands. These could include the Doha Seminar honors course, graduate seminars, executive education classes, or courses qualifying for our university’s growing number of interdisciplinary minors, such as Africana Studies, Film and Design, Media and Politics, and Strategic Communication.
  • To apply, please submit the following: Cover letter which addresses the ways in which the applicant’s experience and credentials align with this position. Curriculum Vitae Names and email addresses of three academic/professional references. Referees will be contacted upon submission of the application. Candidates who move to next stages may be asked to submit a brief statement of research agenda that addresses ability to work in a multidisciplinary community, a sample publication, a sample course syllabus, and/or a brief statement on working with diverse groups, including relevant international workplace influences. Applications accepted here:
  • For full consideration: 15 Sept. 2023
  • [1 Oct]: Zoom interview invitation
  • [13 Feb]: Any updates?

University of Utah (USA: UT) - Pre-Modern Middle East/North Africa and Islamic World History, 600-1400 CE[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Pre-Modern Middle East/North Africa and Islamic World History, 600-1400 CE, beginning July 1, 2024.
  • see full posting, link above, at World/Global/Transnational_History_2023-24

University College London (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer (~asst prof) in African History
  • We welcome applications from historians working on any aspect of African history whose research focuses primarily on African processes and institutions, and with a demonstrable ability to collect and analyse African sources for the study of African history in addition to colonial and European language sources. We welcome applications from historians working on any region of African history as well as from comparative, transnational or global perspectives.
  • When applying please upload in one consolidated PDF the 6 documents requested in the JD.
  • Deadline: 5 Apr. 2024
    • Intend to interview early June

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - modern/contemporary non-TT, pref Middle East/Africa[]

Virginia Wesleyan University (USA:VA) - African, Asian, or Middle Eastern History[]

  • Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of History, beginning in Fall 2024.
  • We seek a candidate whose work focuses on either African, Asian, or Middle Eastern History. Fields of specialization and chronological focus are flexible; though candidates who can contribute to the University’s Gender, Women, and Sexualty Studies, International Studies, and/or Africana Studies programs are encouraged to apply.
  • A minimum of a Ph.D. in History with evidence of a commitment to teaching and conducting research in a liberal arts environment is required.
  • Teaching Load: 3x4credit courses per semester including "the first half of the annual World History survey that encompasses the period from ancient times to 1600 every Fall semester, lower-level and upper-level courses aimed at both History majors and General Education students in the candidate’s areas of interest (with a preference shown for candidates who can offer a broad array of courses that cross multiple chronological periods and/or geographical places), and methodological courses in the study of History."
  • Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a draft syllabus for an introductory level survey in World History to 1600, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point) as PDF attachments to the Virginia Wesleyan University Career Site and follow the instructions to submit an application. All materials should be submitted as a single pdf. Later in the process, the committee might request three letters of reference and/or a sample piece of writing from position finalists. For assistance with the Career site please contact Sarah Bowdoin at
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2023
  • [Jan 10] zoom interview with search committee on Jan 10, 2024
  • anyone have any updates since zoom interviews in January?
  • [April 1] Has anyone heard anything since zoom interviews in January?
    • Nope
  • [April 3] Rejection received via email; position has been filled.


The Africa Institute (UAE) - Africa & Diaspora, open rank[]

  • 9 month Assistant or Associate Professor in African and/or African Diaspora history within the Department of Humanities, to begin Fall 2024
  • The successful candidate must be specialized in research related to one or more region within the African continent and preferably have expertise in teaching and/or research in African diaspora history. Preference is for a historian with an interest in African and African Diaspora intellectual history and political thought, and related movements such as Pan-Africanism, Negritude, and decolonization among others.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • To apply, interested individuals must electronically submit a letter of application, CV, and the contact information of three scholarly references. The application should also include a statement of teaching philosophy, showcasing successful teaching experience, and addressing strategies for serving a classroom with diverse backgrounds. Additionally, candidates should provide a statement outlining their research activities, a writing sample consisting of either a published journal article, a book chapter, or a dissertation chapter. The writing sample should be roughly equivalent in length to a standard academic journal article.
  • Deadline: open until filled, advertised 23 Feb. 2024.

Bates College (USA:ME) - Non-TT[]

NB: unclear how this relates to the mixed hire tenure track job.

  • one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in the history of Sub-Saharan Africa, beginning August 1, 2024
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses onsisting of an introductory survey of African history, an upper-level seminar on Apartheid, and three mid-level courses related to their areas of expertise that complement the existing curricular and scholarly strengths of the college. We anticipate that these courses will be cross-listed with the Africana Program.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses equity and inclusion, and a sample syllabus. Applicants should also anticipate providing two letters of recommendation in the event that they are invited to an online interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
  • Review begins: 15 March 2024

Brandeis University (USA:MA)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of African History, beginning in Fall 2024.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • While we welcome applications from junior scholars at all levels of experience, the Ph.D. must be in hand by July 2024, before employment.
  • Interested scholars should submit the following application materials electronically through Academic Jobs Online, at: (a) A detailed cover letter addressing your current and future research and teaching experience and plans. As part of your cover letter, please let us know how your present or future commitments to departmental and institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion, are reflected in your creative and intellectual endeavors, your teaching, or your service. (b) A full C.V., and (c) three letters of recommendation. Only online applications will be considered. Please note that in the second round of the application process we will ask selected applicants for two writing samples totaling no more than 50 pages, and possibly other teaching materials. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, at
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2022
    • [27 Oct] Any News?
    • [20 Oct] Any update?
    • [13 Nov] Request for zoom interview & additional materials
    • [12 Dec] Invitation to campus interview

Cardiff University (UK:Wales) - Modern, non-TT[]

  • 12-month Lecturer (asst/assoc prof) in Modern African History, to begin 2 Sept.
  • This role will be responsible in delivering research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing research. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same.
  • Deadline: 20 Jun. 2024

Florida State University (USA:FL) - Sub-saharan[]

  • 9 month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sub-Saharan African history, to begin Aug. 2024
  • Areas of specialization and chronologies are open.
  • Teaching: 2/2
  • Applicants must upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please note that semifinalists will be required to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation and to submit a writing sample, e.g. chapter, article, etc. Only completed applications will be considered. Semifinalists will be interviewed via Zoom. Finalists will be invited to campus to present their research.
  • Deadline: 8 Nov. 2023
    • [20 Nov.]: Request for zoom interview & additional materials

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA:GA) - African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of the African Diaspora.
  • The chronological specialty is open; however, we welcome scholarship that focuses on the period prior to the 20th century, treating the African diaspora in North, South or Central America, Africa, Europe, or Asia. This hire could align with existing faculty strengths in African American history, activism and politics, and/or urban studies. We are seeking a colleague who can support our further growth in Black Studies and who could aid in the development of new courses, as well as strengthen existing courses.
  • A Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a robust and innovative research agenda in areas that build on the strengths of the School of History and Sociology as well as an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students
  • Application materials are to be sent electronically. Please submit (as PDF files) a letter of application that speaks to your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a chapter-length writing sample, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references via Georgia Tech’s Careers Site at (Job ID: 266523). Applicants who are invited to a first-round interview will be asked to provide evidence of teaching excellence at the time of invitation; we will also contact references for letters at this time. Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Todd Michney, Search Chair ( An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to beginning employment.
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2024 but the search will continue until the position is filled
    • (2/9) Invited to zoom interview
    • (2/29) any news since the zoom interviews? They told me they want to do campus visits the first 2 weeks of March, so I assume they will be reaching out to schedule those this week

Goucher College (USA:MD) - open rank, African Diaspora[]

  • tenure-track, open rank position of historian of the African diaspora.
  • Ideal candidates will be able to teach dynamic introductory and upper-division history courses on the African diaspora and contribute to the Goucher Commons, with research and teaching specialties in one or more of the following areas: African history; Black history in North America, the Caribbean, or Latin America; the history of slavery and the Transatlantic slave trade; race; and ethnicity. We are especially interested in candidates who can provide leadership to the Africana Studies program and contribute to Goucher’s Hallowed Ground Project
  • Teaching Load: 20 credits, usually 3/2
  • Interested candidates should submit the following materials through the Workday Career site:An up-to-date curriculum vitae, A cover letter that discusses their teaching and research interests, A statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, and demonstrates their ability to work across diverse groups and contribute to inclusivity in the campus community, Contact information for three references
  • Candidates who are invited for on-line interviews will be asked for a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample syllabi at that time. Questions should be directed to Evan Dawley, Associate Professor of History, at
  • Review begins: 2 Oct. 2023
    • [24 Nov] Any news?

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure-track professor in the History of Modern Africa (focus on sub-Saharan Africa, field open). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024.
  • Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( 1.Cover letter 2.Curriculum Vitae 3.Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices) 4.Research statement 5.Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. 6.Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. 7.Publications, dissertation, and/or copies of creative works, if applicable 8. For applicants who have not yet completed their PhD, please provide dissertation chapter(s) and/or writing samples
  • Deadline: 21 Aug. 2023 (with all reference letters submitted by September 4, 2023).
  • [Oct 17]: Interviews were a couple of weeks ago.
  • [Nov 8]: notified by search committee that shortlist has been made.

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - after 1750[]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of Africa after 1750 whose research focuses on one or more regions within the continent east of Nigeria and south of Egypt.
  • We encourage applications from scholars who work in African languages and who concentrate on the period prior to the First World War or whose research can bridge different time periods.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year
  • A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation/book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at
  • Deadline: 10 Nov. 2023
  • Rejection received [December 20]
  • [March 6] Search failed.

Providence College (USA:RI)[]

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African History, to begin Fall 2024
  • Teaching load: 3/3
  • Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission and encourages the deepest respect for the essential dignity, freedom, and equality of every person.
  • Letter of application, a CV, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Letter of application should include a description of research agenda, teaching ability, and approach to inclusive pedagogy.
  • First-round interviews will be conducted remotely via videoconference. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Matthew Dowling, chair of the search committee at <mdowling[at]>.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2023
  • [Oct 17] Received rejection email.

Rhode Island (USA:RI)[]

  • Full Professor in History and Africana Studies
  • seeking to hire a historian of the 17th, 18th, and/or early-19th century African diaspora for a joint appointment beginning in the 2024/2025 academic year.
  • Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies required
  • Teaching: applicants should be prepared to teach courses in the history of slavery in the Americas, as well as introductory-level courses in both African American History and Africana Studies. Ability to teach courses in the history of Sub-Saharan and/or West African History is welcomed. So, too, is a willingness to contribute to study abroad programs in both Ghana and Cape Verde. Position will start at the rank of Full Professor, depending on qualifications.
  • Visit the URI jobs website at: to apply and view more complete details for job posting (F00403).
  • For full consideration: 19 Jan. 2024

State University of New York, Buffalo (USA:NY) - open rank[]

NB there is also a position in African history with a focus on Science, Health, or Disability.

  • open-rank, tenure-track 10-month position in African History
  • UB History faculty members are dedicated researchers and teachers eager to work with students in introductory surveys, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty at UB, an R1 University and AAU member institution, include maintaining a strong research program; teaching two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including training graduate students and advising PhD dissertations; and providing service to the Department and University.
  • Review begins: 2 Oct. 2023
  • [Dec 7] Any updates?
  • [Jan 4] has anyone heard anything about either of these Buffalo African positions?
  • [Jan 8] They asked my references for letters last week, but they did not alert me directly. Check in with your letter writers!
  • [Feb 12] Did campus visits happen?
  • [Feb 27] Got an email saying the search has been suspended until next year or year after, not sure if it's for both positions.

Towson University (USA:ML) - African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure-track, 9-month position for an Assistant Professor of the history of the African Diaspora in the Department of History beginning August 2024.
  • All time periods and geographic areas of specialization are welcome.
  • PhD in History or related fields required. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the ‘Instructor’ rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2025
  • Teaching Load 3/3, reduced to 2/3 for the first year
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement on diversity and inclusion, and contact information of three professional references. The letter of application should contain the following: a description of research and a description of one upper-division course and one lower-division course applicant would be prepared to teach. A writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts and letters of professional references will be requested from those candidates who advance to preliminary interviews
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 6 Sept]
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom, beginning in January, 2024

Trinity University (USA:TX) - non-Tt[]

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in African history, beginning August 2024.
  • The position is open to candidates in any sub-field or period of African history.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 to support the curricular needs of the department and the Pathways general education curriculum. The Visiting Assistant Professor is expected to teach one or two introductory courses each semester, including an African history survey.
  • When starting the application, select "Apply Manually.” Only complete fields with a red asterisk, which are required. In the “My Experience” section, you do not need to complete the “Work Experience,” “Education,” “Certifications,” or “Languages” fields. In the “Application Documents” field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded): CV, Cover letter (Include a list of 3 references. We will ask for letters of recommendation for finalists), Diversity Statement, Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus for a course on African history (please include both documents as a single pdf), The diversity statement should respond to the following prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.
  • Review begins: 12 Feb. 2024
  • [request for zoom interview, February 28th]

University of Missouri-Kansas City (USA:KS) - [non-TT] African/African Diaspora/African American[]

  • non-tenure track, 9 month Assistant Teaching Professor position in African Diasporic, African, and/or African American history. The position begins in the 2024-2025 academic year. This position has opportunity for ranked promotion.
  • Teaching: undergraduate courses including the early American survey and/or world survey courses in addition to specialty courses in the successful candidate's areas of expertise. Experience with digital history or public history is a plus.
  • Application materials for position number Job Identification number 48415 must be submitted online. Required materials include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness and accommodating students and/or colleagues with differing thoughts, opinions or education needs. Please combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachments. Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
  • Deadline: none stated, Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position fills. Ad posted 18 Sept. 2023
  • Any news?

University of Oxford (UK:Eng)[]

  • Associate Professorship in African History, to begin 1 Oct 2024
  • The candidate will have expertise in sub-Saharan African History since 1880, and in particular Central African or West African history and a doctorate and a research track record within African History.
  • Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake advanced, internationally excellent research; to teach and to supervise at undergraduate and graduate levels in lectures, classes, fieldwork and small-group tutorials; to contribute to admissions, examining, and assessment, and to contribute fully to academic administration in both University units and the College.
  • Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Robert Iliffe, Chair of the History Faculty Board, at and/or to Professor Paul Chaisty, Head of OSGA, at or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 284748.
  • Deadline: noon 22 Jan 2024
    • Interviews are expected to be held in person in Oxford in March 2024
    • 2/2/2024: Received invitation for campus interview

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - non-TT, West African[]

NB: this salary range, at one of the richest universities in the world, may be ineligible for some forms of visa sponsorship (e.g. for bringing dependents). Please check before applying.

  • 3 year Career Development Fellow in West African History, to begin Sept. 2024
  • The purpose of post is specifically to provide a time-limited period of career development for those embarking on an academic career, and to promote equality of opportunity by helping create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford and elsewhere. The appointee will teach a number of weekly tutorials, and classes as required. They will also deliver lectures in the lecture series for the relevant courses, as required. They will work with current postholders Prof Richard Reid and Dr Michael Odijie to expand the undergraduate and graduate provision in African History, for example by developing an MSt Option Paper and a Further or Special Subject.
  • You will have a completed doctorate in history, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, with specialisation in pre-1800 West African History, with a particular focus on West African societies during the era of the Atlantic Slave Trade; candidates with a different disciplinary background (in Politics, Sociology, Political Economy, International Relations, Anthropology) may be considered if they can also demonstrate an interest and commitment to teach and undertake research on the history of pre-1800 West Africa, and an understanding of historical methods. You will have clear evidence of world-class current and future research plans, with a clear plan of research to be conducted during the three years of the post. The ability and experience or potential to teach undergraduate and graduate students of high calibre, to carry out student assessment, and to contribute to the design and delivery of degree programmes with particular attention to African, Global and Imperial History, is essential.
  • Deadline: noon 21 Jun. 2024

Utah State University (USA:UT)[]

  • tenure-track, nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the history of Africa, beginning August 2024
  • The period and region of specialization are open, but with preference for scholars whose work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa
  • Teaching Load 2/2: this will include teaching an African history survey and either half of the World History surveys. We welcome candidates who can also contribute to one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, including Public History, Religious Studies, Classics, and Peace Studies
  • Apply at this link:
  • Review begins: 6 Jan. 2024
  • Post-Zoom-Interview rejection [31 January]
  • Zoom interviews were conducted in January last week. Any news on the campus interview invitations? [Feb 1]
  • No news here. [Feb 8]
  • Offer made [Email sent on March 15]

Middle Eastern[]

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, (QAT) - Open Rank[]

  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor specializing in the history of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, and the broader Indian Ocean region.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who are proficient in the Arabic language and/or have a specific interest in research and practice in the Arab region.
  • For full consideration please provide: A Letter of Application, A Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Samples of publications, Teaching Statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi, student evaluations, etc.), Copies of University degrees, Three names and contact information of referees who can provide letters of recommendation, Teaching philosophy statement, Additional material may be requested at a later stage. For further inquiries about the job, you may contact the Head of Program Professor Issam Nassar
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2024

Eastern Michigan University (USA:MI)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in middle eastern history, to begin fall 2024
  • Candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda and teach three courses per semester (9 credit hours) at the undergraduate and graduate level. Area of specialty is open, and candidates should demonstrate a record of research excellence, relevant language proficiency, and the ability to teach the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Modern Middle East, and courses that situate the Middle East in a global perspective. Preference will be given to candidates willing to cross-list courses with other relevant departments or programs at the university. The position requires a PhD in History or Middle Eastern Studies completed by August 2024.
  • To be considered for the position, candidates should submit a cover letter that outlines their research interests and discusses courses the candidate would like to teach at the introductory, upper-division, and M.A. levels, a curriculum vitae, one course syllabus, and a chapter/article-sized writing sample. The committee will collect letters of recommendation from candidates advancing to the second stage. Questions can be addressed to: Search Committee Chair, Ashley Bavery at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2023 and remains open until filled.
  • [Nov 25] Any news? Invitation received before Thanksgiving (sorry for bearing bad news); Zoom interview requests sent out.
    • campus visits scheduled

Georgetown University Qatar (QAT) - Open Rank, gender[]

  • assistant, associate, or professor teaching faculty position in Middle Eastern History (open rank), with a focus on gender; the initial academic appointment is for a 3-year term, and is renewable.
  • Teaching: 3/3 The successful candidate is expected ... be able to teach required undergraduate courses in introductory and regional history, as well as upper-level electives in the candidate's area of research specialization
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. Applications must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system at Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Ms. Carina Lawson at
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2023

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Ottoman and/or Middle Eastern history in the period c.1400-c.1800[]

  • Lecturer (~Asst/assoc prof) in History
  • You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in Ottoman and/or Middle Eastern history in the period c.1400-c.1800, and commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the broad field of Middle Eastern history.
  • Deadline: 30 Apr. 2024
  • Deadline is wrong, It was in March.
  • [April 2]: Rejection received.

Wesleyan University (USA:CT)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East history to begin on July 1, 2024.
  • We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on the history of the Middle East (broadly conceived) working in the Early Modern to Modern era. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Empire (Mediterranean), Global History of the Middle East, Intellectual History, Cultural History, Gender, Religion, Political Theory, History of Science, Economic History. The candidate will be housed fully in the History Department.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 & will include the History of the Middle East survey, a course or courses on Islamic Traditions, and courses in the person’s areas of specialization as well as first-year and advanced seminars. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.
  • Ph.D. in History or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in History or related field within one year of hire.
  • You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a chapter-length writing sample, and may include (4) a separate statement of current research, and (5) a teaching statement. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
  • For full consideration: 30 Oct. 2023
    • Any news? [Nov. 13]
    • Invited for initial zoom interview [Nov 13th]
    • Congrats to those invited, good luck! (I'll foolishly hope they're staggering their invites as this was a dream position for me)
    • Invitation to campus visit (Nov. 29)

Yale University (USA:CT) - 19thc[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the history of the nineteenth-century Middle East, to begin 1 Jul. 2024
  • We encourage applications from scholars working in any area of the Middle East, including the Persianate world, excluding Egypt. Applicants must have expertise in, and be able to teach, the long nineteenth century in the modern Middle East including knowledge of the relevant languages and societies.
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading via Interfolio: Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later. For questions, please contact Caryn Carson, Senior Administrative Assistant, at .
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2023
    • [October 14] Has anyone received the LOR request?
    • [24 October] Search committee sent email requesting letters of recommendation through Interfolio
    • - Was that from the committee or interfolio? I see on my application a new line is added for letters but I did not receive any notification. [x2]
    • [21 Nov] Zoom interview invitation
    • [6 Dec] anyone receive a campus invite yet?
    • [4 Jan] Emailed on 3Jan to ask for update after first round interviews. No response.
    • [19 Jan] Any news? - Nothing.
    • [3 Feb] Anyone have updates?
    • [4 Feb] Finalistler davet edildi - لعنة الله Finalists chosen a few weeks ago and campus visits currently happening.

University of Nevada, Reno (USA:NV) - early modern/modern non-TT[]

  • 2-year Teaching Appointment, early modern or modern Middle East or Europe
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 The fellow will be expected to teach introductory survey courses and upper-division history courses listed in the UNR Catalog in their fields of expertise (such as “Introduction to European History 2,” Introduction to the History of the Middle East,” “The Holocaust in its European Setting,” or “War and Peace in Israel and Palestine,” for example). In addition to teaching, the fellow is also expected to advance their own research agenda, direct undergraduate theses and graduate independent studies as requested, and serve on departmental committees.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or related field; The awarding of the degree must be no earlier than May 2020 and no later than August 2024; The individual cannot have held previous positions in the professional ranks
  • Applicants should submit: 1) Resume/CV; 2) Cover Letter; 3) Contact Information for three academic references; 4) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying 5) An unofficial Ph.D.-level transcript. Apply here:
  • Review begins immediately until position is filled


University of Warwick (UK:Eng)[]

  • Assistant Professor in Ottoman History, to begin 1 Sept. 2024
  • Deadline: 14 Jan. 2024