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Description: Assistant Professor in Middle East/North Africa History

Beginning Date of Appointment 8/1/2020

Type of Position Full Time

Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track

Number of Months per Year 9 months

Minimum Qualifications Ability to teach courses in area of specialization and global history required. Ph.D. in history or a related field, teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly potential expected. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2020.

Additional Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required) An ability to teach/support public history, history education, and/or digital history initiatives.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants 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 The initial review of complete applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Initial Review Date 9/16/2019

Person and address to whom the application should be sent Search Committee Chair c/o

Description of the Department or Unit The History Department at Appalachian State provides students with knowledge of their own cultural tradition and an appreciation of other cultures and societies of the past. It promotes an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in interpreting them. The department offers a broad curriculum in local, national, regional, and world history, which encourages history majors to develop a comparative approach to human problems. The department offers four undergraduate majors, and three tracks within a master’s degree program – employing approximately 25 tenure-line faculty members. Additional information about the department, the university and the surrounding area is located at: 

Seated Disability Statement Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Description of the University Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

AA/EEO Statement Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity Statement Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at

Background Check Statement Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility of Employment Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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