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Job Title

Postdoctoral Fellow in History of the Modern Middle East

Department

History

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time

Requisition Number

P15251

Open Date

04/29/2015

Close Date

06/01/2015

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Position Summary

The Department of History at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Ottoman and/or modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year.

In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $1,250 in the second year. Applicants must have received their PhD within the last five years or at the latest by July 1, 2015. This position begins on July 1, 2015.

Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, https://jobs.rice.edu. Please apply by June 1, 2015, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement and the names of three references to tab labeled “Other.” Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Applications must be received by June 1, 2015. Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at hist@rice.edu.

Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Concentration / Degree Type

Ottoman or modern Middle East history.

Education Preferred

Experience Required

No experience required

Type of Experience

Experience Preferred

Skills Required

MS word, MS Excel, and other essential office equipment (copier, scanner, printer).

Skills Preferred

Physical Demands

Physical ability to teach a course, handle academic commitments.

Working Conditions

Schedule may vary according to teaching and research. Course load will be 1/1. Regular office hours are expected.

Security Sensitive

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

The application and letters of reference must be received by 11:45 p.m. central standard time June 1, 2015. After that time, we will no longer accept applications.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by June 15, 2015. Note that this position may be renewed for a second year. Materials sent by applicants by any means other than this RICEWorks application will not be accepted. Applications must include all items attached in the “required applicant documents” section of this electronic application:

1. Letter of application

2. CV

3. 1000-word research statement

Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters.

Inquiries should contact Human Resources at jobs@rice.edu.

Quick Link for Posting

http://jobs.rice.edu:80/postings/4036

Job Duties

Job Duty Name

Research

Description of Job Duty

– Will conduct research, furthering their dissertation.

Percentage of Time

60

Job Duty Name

Teaching

Description of Job Duty

– Will teach one course per semester during tenure. Course will be determined by the chair of the history department.

Percentage of Time

40

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