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Appalachian State University (USA:NC) - African & Middle Eastern[edit | edit source]

  • 9 month Tenure track assistant professorship in Middle East/ North Africa History, to begin 1 Aug. 2020
  • Ability to teach courses in area of specialization and global history required
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2020
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Teach courses in area of specialization and global history. In addition to instructional duties, faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.
  • Applicants must email a complete application consisting of an application letter, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair c/o gamblerr@appstate.edu.
  • Review begins: 16 Sept. 2019 and continues until position filled
    • anyone have an update?
    • interview requested (Nov 1) x3
    • Participated in an online interview.  I believe committee is currently making decision on campus interviews.  
    • Invite for campus interview.
    • Did anyone get an offer yet? Crickets.
    • Offer made and accepted.

Loyola Marymount University (USA:CA) - African or Middle East [non-TT;VAP][edit | edit source]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in African or Middle Eastern history, beginning August 2020
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "including lower-division courses that serve the University Core Curriculum and the major/minor (HIST 1050 Modern World History and HIST 1500 State, Society, and the Citizen in the Modern Middle East or HIST 1600 African States and Societies since 1800) and one upper-division course in the major."
  • Ph.D. by August 2020 is strongly preferred, but advanced ABDs will be considered.
  • Applicants should submit complete dossier, including (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) sample syllabi, online at jobs.lmu.edu/ (job listing at: jobs.lmu.edu/postings/44126). Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Elizabeth Drummond, Chair of History, at Elizabeth.Drummond@lmu.edu.
  • Review begins: 20 Mar. 2020
  • [3 April] Contacted for Zoom interview

Loyola University, Maryland (USA:MD) - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • 1 year (with possibility of renewal) lectureship in Middle Eastern & North African history, to begin 24 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: four undergraduate courses a semester (ordinarily two preparations), including a survey of modern Middle Eastern history.
  • Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three referees at https://careers.loyola.edu. Paper applications cannot be accepted
  • Loyola University Maryland is a dynamic, highly selective, Jesuit Catholic institution
  • Review begins: 1 Jul. 2020

Rutgers University - Camden (USA:NJ) - Ancient World[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor of Ancient World History (prior to 1000 A.D.), with a specialization in Africa, the Middle East, and/or the Mediterranean world, broadly defined, with ability to teach survey courses in Greece and Rome
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching a diverse student body
  • Applicants with expertise in digital studies are particularly encouraged to apply
  • PhD must be in hand at the time of appointment (September 2020)
  • Rutgers-Camden is part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: the successful applicant will teach a 2/2 load, be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform on all three Rutgers campuses, and enjoy full access to an AAU and R1 library
  • To apply, submit a letter of application addressed to search committee co-chairs Wayne Glasker and Wendy Woloson, along with C.V., three signed letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and a brief statement on teaching philosophy using the Rutgers University portal at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/101848
  • Deadline: November 15; review will begin immediately after and we will acknowledge all applications

SUNY-Geneseo (USA: NY) - Islamic World[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship of Islamic World before 1800 (open regional specialty) begins Aug. 2020
  • See full posting (link above) at World/Global/Transnational History 2019-20
  • [25 Nov] Skype Interviews scheduled for early December

University of California - Los Angeles (USA:CA) - Early Modern Ottoman[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship of Early-Modern Ottoman History, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • PhD must be in hand by 30 Jun. 2020
  • The department welcomes applications considering any theme or methodological approach
  • The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04522 to upload their information for this position. This position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • [7 nov] Interview via Zoom requested  x1
  • [27 Nov] any updates?
  • [27 Nov] Campus Visit Requested

University of North Texas (USA:TX)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 'Slavery in the Americas', to begin Fall 2020
  • We seek applications from historians of Africa, the African diaspora, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States
  • see full posting (link above) at North American History 2019-20

University of Tennessee - Knoxville (USA:TN)[1]- Medieval (including Mediterranean)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Medieval History (c.500-c.1400), to begin fall semester 2020
  • Field of specialization is open. We encourage applications from scholars whose fields, thematic focuses and geographic areas complement our department’s existing expertise in European and Mediterranean history. Preference will be given to candidates with a significant record of publication and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including surveys in Western Civilization and/or World History, more advanced specialized courses, and undergraduate and graduate research seminars, and will participate actively in Marco, UTK’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Institute
  • A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample. Materials should be emailed to http://apply.interfolio.com/68057
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2019 and continues until position filled

African[edit | edit source]

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA: CA) - Sub-Saharan[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin in August 2020.
  • The department seeks a strong teacher-scholar with expertise in the area of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Duties in this position include teaching Sub-Saharan African history, the World Civilization surveys (ancient world to 1500 and 1500 to the present) and upper-division seminar courses in areas of interest; maintaining an active research agenda; and service to various levels of the university and the related community.
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History from an accredited university at the time of appointment (ABDs welcome to apply); evidence of potential for excellence in university-level teaching; of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population of potential for scholarly engagement; and of potential for teaching survey courses in world history.
  • Desired qualifications: research experience or graduate training focused on migration, environmental change, globalization, state-building, democracy, or other aspects of social change and transition in Africa; ability to address the history of Africa and Africans in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts; research experience in one or more Sub-Saharan languages; demonstrated experience and/or interest in digital humanities; hybrid and/or online teaching experience; and ability and interest in curriculum and pedagogical development in world history.
  • Application materials include cover letter, CV with at least five references, brief teaching statement (750 words or less), three letters of recommendations no more than two years old, a completed online application form, and an unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned.
  • Address materials to Search Committee chair, Rob Lewis, by Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/66953%20
  • Deadline: 12 Nov. 2019
  • Any news? [Dec 8]
  • [21 Feb] Job offered and accepted

Chapman University (USA:CA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track, Assistant Professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • The History Department seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in modern African history. The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest.
  • PhD required
  • The successful candidate will contribute to a nascent interdisciplinary minor in Africana Studies for undergraduates and contribute to the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies on a regular basis. The MA in War and Society Studies expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.
  • To apply submit a faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three professional references to: Dr. Shira Klein, Search Committee Chair at slaird@chapman.edu. Please use "History Position" in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2019
    • Any word? 
  • [13 Nov] I haven't heard anything
  • [14 Nov] Request for phone interview (x2)

College of Charleston (USA:SC) - pre-colonial[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in pre-colonial African history.
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in African history by August 2020
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate with the African Studies Program, as well as other interdisciplinary programs. In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in pre-colonial Africa, the ability to teach general education pre-modern and/or modern history surveys is essential.
  • Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: a detailed letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), writing sample, sample syllabi, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online.
  • Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Richard Bodek, search committee chair, at bodekr@cofc.edu
  • Initial interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Nov. 2019

Duke University (USA:NC)[edit | edit source]

  • Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences is launching a search for two tenure-track professors whose research focuses on issues of critical importance to contemporary Africa. These hires are part of an effort to increase the number of faculty with global perspectives and expertise across core departments, with support from the Office of the Provost and funded by The Duke Endowment.
  • Candidates should be at the assistant or associate professor level; the search is open to discipline and to field. Successful candidates should be working on issues that confront the continent today—including but not constrained to economic development and institutions, urbanism, migration, political development and institutions, environmentalism, decoloniality, cultural production, and new knowledge formations.  Candidates will be considered in the context of the hiring department, with an interest to increase the representation of these studies across arts and sciences.
  • Candidates submitting materials by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, work sample, and names of three references.  Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled
  • Any news? How many applicants?
  • [20 Dec] Nothing here
  • [4 Jan] Nothing still
  • [13 Jan] Rejection Letter

Emory University (USA:GA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Sub-Saharan African history, to begin 1 Sept. 2020
  • All regions and time periods will be considered. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to participate in the activities of the Institute of African Studies.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Emory is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Apply to: https://apply.interfolio.com/65056.
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. In your cover letter or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Clifton Crais, at ccrais@emory.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2019
  • Any news since additional materials requested on 8 Oct?
  • [17 Nov] Any Updates
  • Invitations for Skype interview went out Nov 19.
  • [14 Jan] Any News?
  • [19 Jan] Campus interviews ongoing through Jan. 24.
  • An end-of-search email indicating that offer has been made and accepted.

James Madison University (USA:VA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professorship in African history, to begin Aug 2020
  • Preference will be given to candidates specializing in east and southern Africa with an ability to contribute to the African, African-American and Diaspora studies program.
  • PhD in hand by August 2020 is preferred.
  • To apply, visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/6384 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1386. Applicants will complete a faculty application and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (as Other Document #1), and up to three samples of scholarly writing (as Other Document #2). The cover letter should include a discussion of the candidate’s research interests, teaching experience and philosophy, and contributions or potential contributions to the diversity of the classroom, program, and university. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include course syllabi, assignments, and summaries of course evaluations, if available. For more information regarding the position, contact the search chair, Dr. Michael Gubser at gubsermd@jmu.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2019 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Phone interviews happened this past week [Jan 19]

[Offer made]

London School of Economics (UK:Eng) - pre-1900[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor in International History (History of Africa).
  • We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in African history before c.1900. Indicative areas of interest include: empire, slavery, migration, and the African diaspora. The research interests of candidates will need to show a global, international, transnational or comparative perspective.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jan 2020
  • The role holder will be expected to offer appropriate new courses at undergraduate and Masters level in African history before c.1900. They will also be expected to conduct and publish outstanding quality research and participate in the School and wider Departmental activities.
  • To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Matthew Jones at m.c.jones@lse.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2019
  • Intend to interview January 2020

McGill University (CAN)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 1 Aug. 2020
  • The successful applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment. The time period and specialization are open.
  • Knowledge of an African language would be an asset. In addition to an innovative research portfolio, the successful candidate is expected to show promise of excellence in teaching and will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate program. Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference uploaded by the referees, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14511 . Enquiries may be directed to Prof. Jason Opal, Department Chair (jason.opal@mcgill.ca) or to Professor Brian Lewis, the chair of the search committee at brian.lewis@mcgill.ca
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019
    • Nov. 15, Any updates? 
  • Nov. 26 - additional materials requested from "long list" of 17 people. Committee will review over holidays and decide on three finalists in early January
    • Any news?? Jan. 13. 2020
      • 4 campus visits scheduled
    • Offer made and accepted

Mount Holyoke College (USA:MA) - [non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • 2-year Visiting Lecturer position in African history, to begin Fall 2020
  • Geographical and topical areas of specialization are open.
  • PhD should be in hand by Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "The successful candidate will teach one course centered on the pre-1750 period, as well as additional courses from the introductory to advanced undergraduate level."
  • Please submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, sample syllabuses of an introductory course in African history and a course in your field of specialization, a short writing sample, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Instructions are online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.
  • Deadline: 10 Feb. 2020
  • The students revolted not too long ago b/c the African Historian at Mount Holyoke happens to be white. They started a campaign, accused the dept. of being racist, and said they didn't want white people teaching them African history. Mount Holyoke temporarily removed the professor and gave in to the student agitators. Beware of that department and Mount Holyoke. It is all about identity politics.


[Offer made]

Muhlenberg College (USA:PA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the History of Africa to begin August 2020
  • We are open to candidates specializing in any time period and geographic focus. Subspecialties may include, but are not limited to: environmental history and sustainability studies, medicine and global health, women’s and gender studies, migration, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3/3
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their teaching and research areas, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Candidates should also submit a separate statement addressing the applicant’s contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching and to the larger community. Candidates should upload their complete applications as a single pdf file to our Workday application portal addressed to Dr. Cathy Marie Ouellette, Chair of the History Department.
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2019
  • Skype interviews conducted appx. 31 Oct - 5 Nov
  • Have they extended campûs invites? 28 Nov.


[Offer made]


North Carolina Central University (USA:NC) - West Africa[edit | edit source]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in the history of West Africa, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Required: Ability to teach west Africa and nineteenth-century African American history. Ability to conduct and direct research in a specialty area; recruit, advise, and mentor students.
  • PhD in history required
  • Candidates will also teach graduate courses in those areas and their specialty field
  • apply at: https://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/15280 and include all documents (including optional) with application
  • Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate); Optional Documents: Teaching Philosophy, Writing Sample, Other Document, DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
  • Deadline: 16 Apr. 2020

Rider University (USA:NJ) - African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

  • tenure track position in the history of the African diaspora, including Africa and Latin America and/or the Caribbean
  • Ability to teach African American History also desirable
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in his or her specialized fields and possibly a world history survey
  • Contact: All applicants must apply online for position no. 312179 at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/6185 and upload a letter of application, teaching philosophy, statement on commitment to diversity, sample syllabi and assignments (in a single pdf file), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three letters of recommendation
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019

SOAS, University of London (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Two-year fixed-term lectureship in history starting in July 2020.
  • The preferred candidate will engage in language-based scholarship on the history of Africa, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration and diasporas, and the environment. The periodic focus is open. Experience with the creative use of digital and audio-visual media in the classroom may be an advantage.
  • The responsibilities will include: Teaching the equivalent of 2.5 units (75 credits) on the BA and MA History programmes; Contributing to our developing innovative curriculum and new modules and programmes; Contributing to the research of the department through participation in research events, publications, and grant applications; Contributing to the administrative work of the department.
  • The preferred candidate will hold a PhD in History or a closely related discipline, engage in language-based scholarship on the history of Africa, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration and diasporas, and the environment. The periodic focus is open. Candidates should have a strong commitment to innovative pedagogies.
  • To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and supporting statement in one Word document.
  • Deadline: 27 Mar. 2020

Université du Québec à Montréal (CAN) - subsaharienne, XVe-XXIe siècle[edit | edit source]

  • Professeur(e) en Histoire de l'Afrique subsaharienne, XVe-XXIe siècl
  • L’entrée en fonction est prévue au 1er décembre 2020 sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires requis
  • L’UQAM recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin de renouveler son corps professoral et assurer un développement de qualité dans tous ses domaines d’activité
  • EXIGENCES: Doctorat en histoire (ou discipline connexe) avec spécialisation en histoire de l’Afrique sub-saharienne; Capacité d’assurer l’enseignement en histoire de l’Afrique sub-saharienne aux trois cycles; Dossier de recherche et de publications récentes en histoire de l’Afrique sub-saharienne; Maîtrise de la langue française, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit. Le comité de sélection sera sensible aux dossiers des candidates, candidats présentant une compétence en humanités numériques
  • Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir un curriculum vitae en français, détaillé, daté et signé, incluant trois lettres de recommandation ainsi qu'une copie de leurs trois plus importantes publications à : Madame Lyse Roy, directrice Département d’histoire Université du Québec à Montréal C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8 Téléphone : 514 987-3000, poste 8457 Télécopieur : 514 987-7813 Courrier électronique : roy.lyse@uqam.ca
  • Deadline: 14 Feb. 2020

University of Louisiana - Lafayette (USA:LA) - [non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of African History
  • The preferred applicant will teach undergraduate African history courses, world history surveys, and other courses that complement our departmental offerings. We are interested in all research areas in African History.
  • PhD by the time of appointment is required. Teaching experience is desirable. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.
  • To Apply, please send application materials to chparker@louisiana.edu
  • To be considered for this position Please attach the following documents to your application: A curriculum vitae, Cover letter, Sample syllabi (including one for an African history course), References will be requested for those invited to a video interview
  • Questions regarding your application and status may be directed to Dr. Chad H. Parker: chparker@louisiana.edu
  • Review begins: 15 Apr. 2020 and continues until position filled (Pending administrative approval).

University of Minnesota (USA:MN) - Sub-Saharan[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in African Studies with specializations in Sub-Saharan African History to begin Fall 2020 (August 31, 2020)
  • The specific geographic and temporal focus within sub-Saharan African history is open. A PhD in History, African Studies or related discipline as well as scholars engaged in innovative interdisciplinary work that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries (e.g., a historical anthropologist) will be given strong consideration. Candidates whose research complements the Department’s strengths in African American and African Diaspora studies are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online at https://www1.umn.edu/ohr/emmployment. Instructions: click "external applicants" and enter Job ID 333002. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach (1) A cover letter and (2) A curriculum vitae. Once this step is complete, please add additional materials by accessing the “My Activities” page and uploading: (3) One article-length writing sample or the equivalent; (4) Brief statement of teaching philosophy to show evidence of teaching effectiveness (5) Brief statement of public engagement to show evidence of commitment to collaborative and community engaged work, and (6) two sample syllabi. In addition to the required documents submitted through the U of M employment system, applicants are also asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed separately to aaashire@umn.edu.
  • Deadline: still stated as 'TBA' in the ad. Ad posted 13 Sept, ad expires 1 Dec.
  • [13 Nov] Any Word?
  • [25 Nov] Nothing yet?
  • [Dec 7] Any news?
  • [dec 6] request for online interview
  • [Jan 7] Nothing new?

University of North Carolina, Wilmington (USA:NC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in African History, to begin AUg. 2020
  • PhD in history or related field must be in hand by appointment date
  • Teaching responsibilities include upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in specialty and a two-semester survey of Global History Since 1500, in both online and traditional formats
  • To apply please complete the online application process available at: https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/15821
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2019 although applications will be considered until position filled.
    • Requested Interview
    • [14 January] Any update?
    • [January 22nd] Has anybody gotten any news?
    • Campus visits are already happening.
    • Offer made and accepted.

Washington and Lee University (USA:VA) sub-Saharan[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in sub-Saharan African history, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • Area and period of research specialty are open. Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys of African history and upper-level courses related to areas of interest and expertise. Candidates should also be prepared to contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary Africana Studies program.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates should submit: a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population; a CV; a sample syllabus; a list of three professional references with contact information. All materials should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/64628. For more information, please contact Prof. Molly Michelmore at michelmorem@wlu.edu.
  • Review begins: 4 Oct. 2019
  • Any news since Skype interviews (I think 21 - 29 Oct)?
  • Have they invited people to campus? Any news? (December 2) 
  • The position has been filled (4 Dec)

Williams College (USA:MA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 1 Jun. 2020
  • The department welcomes applicants specializing in any region and period who are committed to a broad undergraduate curriculum in the history of Africa.
  • PhD must be in hand by Sept 2020
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 plus a January-term course every other year, and faculty have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their fields. Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: https://history.williams.edu
  • Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66641: a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; separate one-paragraph descriptions of proposed courses (please include one survey and two specialized courses); and three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
    • Any news? No (but auto-response to initital application submission said they will make first-round decisions by 8 Nov)
    • [6 Nov] Invitation for first-round interviews went out Wed
    • Collective rejection letter sent (8 Nov). They got 77 applications.
    • Did they manage to hire someone?


Offer made and accepted 4 Feb. 2020

Middle Eastern[edit | edit source]

Eastern Michigan University (USA: MI)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning fall 2020 in History and Social Studies Education. The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibility will be Social Studies Methods for Secondary Education, and they will also be expected to teach history classes that complement the program’s current offerings.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a field in Middle Eastern, Asian, or Native American History.
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian History 2019-20

North Carolina State University (USA:NC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track faculty appointment in the history of the Modern Middle East at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020.
  • Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2020
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 two courses in IS and two courses in History, and may include either graduate or undergraduate courses. Courses that contribute to both curricula are welcome. Candidates will be expected to teach survey courses in Middle Eastern History and International Studies, and upper-level and graduate courses in their area(s) of expertise, as well as participate actively in the History Department’s growing graduate program. The appointee will also be expected to advise and mentor students in the undergraduate IS major.
  • Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/122937 (search for position number 00004721). You will be prompted to attach a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and a chapter-length writing sample to the electronic application. In addition, applicants should send three letters of recommendation addressed to: Professor Akram Khater, Chair of the Search Committee via email to akhater@ncsu.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.
  • Anyone, anything? (Nov. 1)
  • Still no word or invites? (Nov. 9)x4
  • Contacted for Skype interview, Nov 12
  • Thanks for updating the wiki, good soul, and best of luck to all! (x3 congratulations to those who made it!)
  • News on campus interviews?
  • Campus invites extended.

SOAS, University of London (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Three-year fixed-term lectureship in history starting in July 2020.
  • The preferred candidate will engage in language-based scholarship on the history of the Middle East, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration and diasporas, and the environment. The periodic focus is open.
  • The responsibilities will include: Teaching the equivalent of 2.5 units (75 credits) on the BA and MA History programmes; Contributing to our developing innovative curriculum and new modules and programmes; Contributing to the research of the department through participation in research events, publications, and grant applications;Contributing to the administrative work of the department.
  • The preferred candidate will hold a PhD in History or a closely related discipline, engage in language-based scholarship on the history of the Middle East, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration and diasporas, and the environment. The periodic focus is open. Candidates should have a strong commitment to innovative pedagogies.
  • To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and supporting statement in one Word document.
  • Deadline: 27 Mar. 2020
  • Position withdrawn due to budgetary concerns*

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Iranian and Middle Eastern History c. 1700-1950 [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Associate Lectureship (Education Focused) in Iranian and Middle Eastern History focused on the period 1700-1950, available from 6 January 2020 for a period of two years
  • The ideal candidate will be a specialist on the 18th and/or ‘long’ 19th c. This post is intended as a temporary teaching replacement for Professor Ali Ansari who will be on leave during this time.
  • The successful candidate will be required to teach at least one of the following Honours (third/fourth year) courses: Persia in the 18th Century – 1722-1834 (The Age of the Warlords) and/or Modern Iran from 1834-1941: Enlightenment, Nationalism & Revolution. They will also be expected to contribute substantially to lectures and tutorials of the group-taught sub-honours (second year) module MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern and Islamic History. The successful candidate may also be required to contribute to the teaching of other sub-honours modules (e.g. MO1008 Themes in Late Modern History, c.1776 - 1989; MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire, c. 1500 - 2000), and the MLitts in Middle Eastern and Iranian Studies.
  • You should have completed a PhD in a relevant field and show substantial promise of research excellence.
  • In addition to the application form, candidates are asked to submit: a covering letter detailing how their previous experience qualifies them for the post and a CV including a list of publications. The application must not exceed a total of 10 pages of A4.
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2019

Yale University (USA:CT) - modern[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • The successful candidate may be appointed at the rank of full or associate professor with tenure, or at the rank of untenured assistant professor. Applications are invited from senior scholars who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field. Applications are also invited from early-career historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. We welcome applications from historians currently teaching at other universities, as well as from recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD or equivalent degree by the time of appointment
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at http://apply.interfolio.com/66542. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but may be requested later. Please contact Dana Lee (dana.lee@yale.edu) with any questions.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2019 and continues until position filled.
  • Any news? (Nov 1) - Nope, anyone else? x2
  • Still no word or invites? (Nov. 9) x 2
  • [14 Nov] they are still compiling long list
  • Still nothing?? Nothing here x 3
  • Request for additional materials (recommendation letters) Monday, Nov 25.
  • Campus visits starting in January
    • Thank you for the update. Does this mean that the invitations are out already? 
    • Yes, to five candidates who range from ABD to senior.
  • Rejection email indicating the search has concluded (Feb 25)
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