Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East, Fall 2022

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Knoxville, TN

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Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East, Fall 2022

Location:
Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Sep 2, 2021
Description:

Full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship of the History of the Modern Middle East (1500 to present) in the Department of History. The appointment will begin fall semester 2022. Teaching duties (2-2 load) include a survey in World History from 1500, undergraduate upper division courses in modern Middle Eastern History, and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.  The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. 


Qualifications:

Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. History of the Modern Middle East (1500 to present).  Research specialties in any topic will be considered.  We particularly encourage applications from scholars whose thematic focuses complement our department's existing expertise in transregional histories, social identity, gender, empire, or memory.


Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article length writing sample. Materials should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/92773.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until an appointment is made.

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Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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