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American University in Cairo | Assistant/Associate Professor of Middle East History
December 10, 2021 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salary Not specified
Nov 23, 2021
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.
The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) seeks a full-time appointment in Middle East History before 1800 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2022.
This is a fixed-term position for four years. Possible fields of interest include but are not limited to: Fatimid History and Thought, History of Islamic North African and Spain, History of Iran and Central Asia, or thematic areas such as economic history, history of Sufism, environmental history, or gender in Middle East History. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach various geographical regions of the Middle East in addition to Egypt and who are interested in novel historiographical approaches.
The successful candidate should be an engaged teacher and is expected to teach humanities courses in the AUC core curriculum, foundational survey courses in Islamic and Middle East History, and thematic courses in the history of the Middle East from 600 to 1800, as well as more specialized graduate seminars in the areas of his/her specialization. They will also be expected to actively engage in research to be published in respectable venues in the field; supervise M.A. theses and serve on thesis committees; and provide department, school and university service. The teaching load is normally nine credits per semester, including courses in the M.A. program.
Applicants must have a PhD in Islamic History, Middle East History, Arabic Studies, or a related discipline from a reputable university by September 1, 2022, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.
The deadline for applications is December 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately after.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
- a) an updated C.V.; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) a writing sample; (e) a statement of teaching philosophy; (f) copies of recent student evaluations, if available; (g) two sample course syllabi.
Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to email@example.com. Please identify the position in the subject title of the email and in the letter as follows: Middle East History at ARIC.