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The Department of History at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Carter V. Findley Professorship in Ottoman and Turkish History, to begin in Autumn 2020. Rank is open, although the department’s preference is for a candidate who is a tenure-eligible assistant professor, an associate professor, or a recently-promoted full professor. Area of specialty is open. The candidate will be expected to teach the full range of Ottoman and modern Turkish history at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, to teach graduate courses in Ottoman and Turkish history, and to recruit and train Ph.D. students. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to develop collaborations with the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme’s focus area on Im/Mobility; for more information, visit

The deed of gift stipulates that appointees to this position shall be distinguished scholar-teachers known for their positive interest in Turkish history and culture, their high standing in the international community of scholars in the field, their expertise in the history of the Turkish republic as well as of the Ottoman Empire, their broad linguistic command of the Ottoman and modern Turkish language of different periods, and the originality and impact of their historical scholarship. Holders of the professorship shall be appointed after a rigorous international search and on the recommendation of the chairperson of the Department of History.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of application. Research competence in Ottoman and modern Turkish is required. Additional research competence in Arabic and/or Persian is preferred.

Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

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Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements (maximum 2 single-spaced pages each), including a list of courses that you are able to teach; and the names and contact information of three referees. The cover letter should articulate your demonstrated commitment and capacity to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach/engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Logistical inquiries may be directed to Ms. Rhonda Maynard, Inquiries about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Jane Hathaway, at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is an ADVANCE Institution and member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Contact Info:

Professor Jane Hathaway
Chair, Carter V. Findley Professorship in Ottoman and Turkish History Search Committee
Department of History
The Ohio State University
106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210


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