Assistant Professor of Ottoman History

Binghamton, NY
Aug 21, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Category:: Faculty
Department:: History
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jul 30, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of History at Binghamton University, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern Ottoman history (c. 1300-1800) beginning in Fall 2020. We seek applications from candidates whose research is grounded in Ottoman sources and archival materials, and especially encourage applications from scholars who take a trans-regional or trans-imperial perspective that incorporates the diverse religious groups, ethnicities, and regions that constitute the Ottoman world.

Binghamton University has a strong international reputation in Ottoman and Turkish history. Furthermore, the Department of History, together with the Middle East and North Africa program, offers a wide range of undergraduate courses related to the fields of Ottoman, Middle East, Jewish, and Islamic history. The ideal candidate for this position, which is partly financed by the Institute of Turkish Studies, will enhance our undergraduate curriculum and provide expertise for the graduate history program that relates well to our other areas of strength beyond Ottoman and Middle East History, notably Early Modern Europe, Medieval Europe, and Global history.


Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by summer 2020

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

Applicants will submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, sample course syllabi, academic writing sample (dissertation chapter or article), and three recommendation letters to by 15 October 2019. Candidates may include other materials they deem pertinent to the application. The committee will review applications for screening interview via Skype, and then bring a select number of finalists to campus in early December. Please direct any questions to the Chair of the Department of History, Dr. Kent Schull at [email protected].

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