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Fairfield University, the History Department, is now accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic world to start in September 2012. We welcome applications from historians specializing in any period or region of the Islamic world. We particularly welcome candidates who employ cross-disciplinary methodologies, who take broad comparative or transnational approaches, or who use gender as a form of analysis. A successful candidate will be expected to teach the core-curriculum introductory History survey “Europe and the World in Transition, 1500-present,” and work with the International Studies Program. We require PhD in hand by September 1, 2012, an active research program and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and university service. Deadline: November 1 for interviews at the Middle Eastern Studies Association meeting in December 2011.  Position will remain open until filled. Send your application letter, along with a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Also arrange to have a graduate transcript and three letters of reference sent to Prof. Cecelia Bucki, Chair, History Department, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield CT 06824-5195.

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent Jesuit comprehensive university with an active and pluralistic faculty, and is located in southern Connecticut about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes from New Haven, CT. Salary, benefits, and faculty development resources are highly competitive.  Fairfield is an EO/AA employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. More information is available at www.fairfield.edu.

 

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