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Assistant Professor of History, Pre- and Early Modern Islamic World

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Assistant Professor of History, Pre- and Early Modern Islamic World

Hanover, NH
Open Date:
Aug 10, 2022

The Department of History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a historian of the Early Islamic period (600-1400), to be appointed at as a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching engages the Central Islamic lands (the Middle East, North Africa, Indian Ocean), and whose research includes Arabic language sources. Qualified candidates will be able to teach courses on early Islamic history and the development of the Islamicate world in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as upper level topics courses and specialized seminars. Qualified candidates should show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.

History faculty regularly collaborate with faculty and students in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) and African and African American Studies (AAAS); the courses taught by a historian of Pre- and Early Modern Islam will generally be cross-listed in those programs. Any historian of the premodern era is encouraged to participate in the Medieval Seminar (a  longstanding faculty seminar) and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies curriculum group. History faculty are engaged in Dartmouth's Leslie Center for the Humanities, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, which all provide contexts for collaboration and support in research and teaching. Further resources for teaching and research in the premodern Islamic era are available through Rauner Special Collections and the Hood Museum of Art. Our teaching mission is supported by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

The History Department, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should provide a diversity statement that addresses how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, or be ABD with degree received by the start date. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit all materials electronically via Interfolio:

1) Letter of application

2) Curriculum vita

3) Diversity Statement

4) Writing sample

Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Reference letters will be requested at a later stage. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom in mid to late October. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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For additional employment opportunities at Dartmouth College, please visit the Dartmouth Interfolio Job Board, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Human Resources.

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