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The Department of History at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of History of the Modern Middle East broadly defined. The candidate must be able to teach regular survey courses in World History since 1500, occasional sections of the Department’s Historical Research and Writing course, and a rotating range of upper-level courses in the areas of his/her expertise. The appointment will be effective August 16, 2012.

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. in the field, exhibit scholarly promise, and possess a sound record of teaching excellence. The teaching load is 7 classes over the course of a 12 month academic year, and includes limited opportunities for periodically teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer and distance-learning courses. The salary range is within CUPA Averages.

Coastal Carolina University is a public mid-sized, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution located in Conway, South Carolina just nine miles west of the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. It has an enrollment of 8,900 students and is expected to have continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is part of the South Carolina system of public education and maintains close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include an online application, letter of application that outlines teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and scholarship or scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three (3) references with contact information; and three (3) letters of recommendation. Completed applications are due December 1, 2011. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The committee will conduct preliminary telephone interviews in early December 2011.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

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