Assistant Professor of History/Political Science (Modern Assyrian Studies) - Tenure-Track, Fall 2019

Job description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: The Departments of History and Political Science & Public Administration invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on Modern Assyrian Studies. 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. University-level teaching experience in areas related to the focus of the position.

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. Screening of completed application files will begin on January 22, 2019 and continue until position is filled. This appointment is projected to begin on August 19, 2019.

Send applications and correspondence concerning this position vacancy to:

Search Committee (Modern Assyrian position)
Department of History
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

Please direct inquiries to: Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt ([email protected])

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

The History Department currently has six full-time tenure-track faculty and two FERP faculty specializing in US, Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. The program offers BA and MA degrees. While our primary mission is teaching, we also expect our faculty to be engaged in research and scholarship, and the History and Political Science faculty have a strong track record in this regard. To learn more about our History program, please visit their department website: To learn more about our Political Science program, please visit their department website: For a guide to our Library collection of Modern Assyrian History & Culture research resources, please visit the following website:

California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

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Posted: 1/9/2019
Application Due: 3/10/2019
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