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The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) seeks a full-time appointment in Middle East History before 1800 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2022.
This is a fixed-term position for four years. Possible fields of interest include but are not limited to: Fatimid History and Thought, History of Islamic North African and Spain, History of Iran and Central Asia, or thematic areas such as economic history, history of Sufism, environmental history, or gender in Middle East History. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach various geographical regions of the Middle East in addition to Egypt and who are interested in novel historiographical approaches.
The successful candidate should be an engaged teacher and is expected to teach humanities courses in the AUC core curriculum, foundational survey courses in Islamic and Middle East History, and thematic courses in the history of the Middle East from 600 to 1800, as well as more specialized graduate seminars in the areas of his/her specialization. They will also be expected to actively engage in research to be published in respectable venues in the field; supervise M.A. theses and serve on thesis committees; and provide department, school and university service. The teaching load is normally nine credits per semester, including courses in the M.A. program.
Applicants must have a PhD in Islamic History, Middle East History, Arabic Studies, or a related discipline from a reputable university by September 1, 2022, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.
The deadline for applications is December 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately after.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) an updated C.V.; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) a writing sample; (e) a statement of teaching philosophy; (f) copies of recent student evaluations, if available; (g) two sample course syllabi.
Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to [email protected]. Please identify the position in the subject title of the email and in the letter as follows: Middle East History at ARIC.