The Department of History at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of the Middle East, beginning in the fall of 2013. Period and specialization are open, but scholars trained in the premodern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester and be expected to offer survey courses on the Middle East as well as specialized courses based on their interests. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2013; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply.

The Fellow will be included in the activities of the History Department as a regular junior faculty member. They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williams’ Project for Effective Teaching; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures.

The fellowship includes a salary of $42,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Please send a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by December 1, 2012, to Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Chair, Department of History, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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