Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History, Posting ID: 14004

Claremont, Los Angeles County
Apr 16, 2014
The Department of History at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an introductory course on the history of Islam in the pre-1500 world and a continuing survey course that concludes with the dynamics of the modern Middle East. Two additional thematic seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise will complete the 2-2 course load for the appointment. CMC history classes generally contain fewer than twenty students and center on reading, writing and discussion. We invite applicants specializing in all areas, but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the pre-1800 Islamicate world. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a brief writing sample, sample syllabi for a survey and thematic seminar, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably from multiple courses). Please submit electronic copies of all materials to: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Professor Heather Ferguson, CMC is a highly selective liberal arts college. It is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and the Claremont Graduate University. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of approximately 6,000 students and more than 40 historians. The Colleges are located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.