Indiana State University, the Department of History (www.indstate.edu), invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Middle East history with a focus on the Modern Middle East, Classical Islam, and Contemporary Politics in the Middle East beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will teach introductory survey classes in World Civilization since 1500 and advanced courses on modern Middle East history and the history of Islam. S/He would also be able to contribute appropriate courses to the master’s degree program in History. In addition, the candidate would teach a course on the politics of the Middle East for the Department of Political Science at least once every two years. The candidate we are seeking will be able to demonstrate the potential for or experience with effective teaching and successful scholarship. The Department and the University value experiential learning for our students, and the successful candidate should be willing to contribute to the further development and coordination of internships and similar opportunities. A PhD in Modern Middle East History or Middle East Studies is required, as is evidence of interdisciplinary graduate training in Middle East Studies; advanced ABDs will be considered, although the doctorate should be in hand at the time of employment.
Indiana State University is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of 12,000 students. The University is committed to community engagement and to providing experiential learning opportunities to our students. The Department of History is a fifteen-member department offering undergraduate majors in History and African and African American Studies, as well as a graduate master’s degree in History. Department faculty members also contribute significantly to other interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly Social Studies Education, Women’s Studies, International Studies, and Liberal Studies.
Please submit an online application at https://jobs.indstate.edu. Your online application should include a letter of application, complete vita, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), samples of scholarly writing, and other relevant supporting materials. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to: Modern Middle East Search Committee, Department of History, Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN 47809. Indiana State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.