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Assistant Professor,
Middle Eastern History/
Political Science (joint appointment)
Full-time, tenure-track position
Rhode Island College

Fall 2017
The Departments of History and Political Science invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specializations in Middle Eastern History and Political Science. The primary department for the joint position will be the Department of History. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Middle Eastern, general education history, and undergraduate courses in Political Science including one course with an emphasis on International Non-Governmental Organizations.

The regular teaching load each semester should generally include two history courses and one course in the Political Science Department. Committee service for both the History and Political will follow the formula for the teaching load.

The joint appointment will gradually serve on College committees in consultation with both departments to ensure that the joint appointment is working no more than a single department appointment.

Rhode Island College, founded in 1854, is Rhode Island’s oldest public institutions of higher education. The college serves approximately 9,000 students in vibrant programs in arts and sciences, business, and professional disciplines within a supportive, respectful, and diverse community. Dedicated faculty engage students in learning, research, and career attainment, and our innovative curriculum and co-curricular activities foster intellectual curiosity and prepare an educated citizenry for responsible leadership.

Persons from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The Doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service. Final appointment is subject to available funding

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History or Political Science; college level teaching experience; evidence of active research agenda; research specialization in Middle Eastern History and/or Political Science with a focus on the region.

Application deadline: Position is open until filled.

Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

IMPORTANT: For full job descriptions, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the positions and application procedures, see our web site at

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.


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