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The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) in the School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington (http://sgis.indiana.edu) invites applications for a two year 2018-2020 (August – July) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History. Responsibilities will include teaching four courses per academic year, including undergraduate lecture courses and graduate seminars.


Qualifications: Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses in general history of the Modern Middle East as well as thematic courses focusing on the history of colonial, anticolonial, and post-colonial periods; impact of national state formation; nationalist ideologies and experiments with modernization; economics and politics of oil, labor migration, refugee crises and politicization of identities; history of outside military interventions, military regimes and inter-state conflicts, among others.

Applications: To apply, please submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), sample syllabi or course proposals and
three letters of recommendation. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5554). For technical questions related to the submission process, please contact Connie Sue May, Departmental Administrator at csmay@indiana.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Nazif Shahrani, chair of the selection committee at shahrani@indiana.eduThe position shall remain posted until filled, with all applications received by April 2nd 2018 guaranteed full consideration.


The Visiting Assistant Professor will receive a competitive salary, research support, and benefits.

Indiana University is a national leader in area studies and the study of the Middle East. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at http://www.policies.iu.edu.

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