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Eugene Lang College and The New School for Social Research invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in modern Middle Eastern history to begin in July 2014. Geographical area is open. Thematic emphases include, but are not limited to, the history of Islam; the histories of capitalism, development, and inequality; gender and sexuality; conflict and human rights; empire and postcolonialism; social movements; and the natural and built environments. Transregional or transnational approaches are particularly welcome.

We seek candidates who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs based on theoretically informed approaches to historical inquiry in conversation with the social sciences. We welcome those with the ability to do interdisciplinary teaching and advising in related fields. The University is engaged in a diversity initiative and we encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply.

The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013, and we will review applications until the position is filled. Please
submit an online application form here
Once you’ve filled out an online application, please email your cover letter, current C.V., writing samples, and teaching statement to Please forward three confidential letters of recommendation, either directly from referees or through a dossier service, to: Professor Jeremy Varon, Middle East History Search, Department of History, Eugene Lang College, 80 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY

Eugene Lang College promotes active learning through small, innovative seminar discussion classes. NSSR offers graduate programs in History, Philosophy, and the social sciences. Both are divisions of The New School. We are interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. The position is dependent on budget approval from the Office of the Provost.

The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

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