Assistant Professor of History

Jun 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: F000783 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of History Rank: Administrative Title: Discipline Social Sciences Specialty: Early and Medieval Islamic History Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of History at George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position in early or medieval Islamic history to begin as early as fall of 2016. We encourage applications from scholars working on any aspect of early or medieval Islamic history or a closely related field.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will demonstrate an active research agenda, be ready to teach undergraduate survey courses in the early and medieval history of the Islamic world as well as more specialized graduate and upper-division seminars, and help shape a strong medieval and early modern studies program in the Department of History.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in early or medieval Islamic history or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete all requirements for the PhD by the date of appointment. Applicants should have a clear research agenda as demonstrated by publications, works in progress and/or presentations, as well as promise of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer reviews, or supervisor's comments.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should complete an online application at and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts and an example of written work. Three letters of recommendation must be either uploaded with the online application or may be emailed to, or physically mailed to History Search, George Washington University, Department of History, 801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent pending budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background check.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Will you have completed all of the requirements for a PhD in early or medieval Islamic history, or a closely related field, by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to demonstrate a clear research agenda by way of publications, works in progress and/or presentations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you able; by way of student evaluations, peer reviews or supervisor's comments; to demonstrate a promise of excellence in teaching?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Publications
  4. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. List of Publications
  2. Course Evaluations or Summaries
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3