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The History Department at Bowdoin College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Middle Eastern or North African History to begin July 1, 2017. Sub-field open, but preference is given for candidates who can offer curricular coverage of the twentieth century. Fellows are expected to teach three courses per year and participate in the life of the department.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a c.v., a letter of application, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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