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The History Department of the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the Middle East/Arabic-Speaking/Islamic World. The time period, subfield, and regional specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in his/her areas of interest and training, courses on the pre-modern and modern MIddle East, and survey courses in pre-modern and/or modern history. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to interdisciplinary programs, such as Arabic Studies, African Studies, Jewish Studies, Urban Studies, and/or Women’s and Gender Studies. Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a Ph.D. in History before August 15, 2014.

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences college. Located on a historic campus in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, it is the nation’s thirteenth-oldest institution of higher learning. Additional information about the History Department and the College is here. The College of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, transcripts, and sample syllabi (including examples for different periods of Middle Eastern or Islamic history) electronically at this link by September 30, 2013. The department plans to conduct preliminary interviews with selected candidates via Skype and invite finalists to campus.

Please address queries to Professor Tim Carmichael, Chair Middle Eastern Search Committee, at email or 843- 953-7326.

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