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The Department of History at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern history to begin Fall 2017.

The successful candidate must be able to teach the lower-division Islamic civilization survey, upper-division courses in Middle Eastern history, and other courses in the area of specialization, including graduate seminars. Field is open but specialization in Ottoman history and interest in working with the CSUS Hellenic Studies program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic collection of Ottoman Turkish and Arabic manuscripts are desirable. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to Middle Eastern history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise history majors, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community.

The PhD in History or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered.  If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2017. Experience as a university-level instructor is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population and possess a strong teaching and research record. California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

Review of applications will begin October 3, 2016; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at Click on the “External Applicants” link titled “Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Complete instructions for the electronic application are found at the link labeled “Instructions.”

Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

1. A cover letter indicating teaching and research qualifications.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Writing sample.

4. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).

5. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available.

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by regular mail to: Chair, Middle Eastern History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95819-6059.

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