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The International Studies program at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern Middle Eastern History beginning September 2015.  This position includes a primary appointment in International Studies and an associate appointment in the Department of History.  The ideal candidate will have a substantial record or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Candidates with interdisciplinary interests and an ability to teach on the history of Islam or gender are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching, including Middle East courses in the university core, a foundational course in global history for International Studies majors, and upper division courses in her/his area of specialization; maintaining a productive research program and providing service to the program, school and university. The ideal candidate will have strong academic preparation, a commitment to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels, and demonstrated productivity in scholarly research. Requirements: Ph.D. in History.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattles Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges 2014 ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.  In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at  Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and the names and contact information of three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application).  Screening of applicants will begin on November 15, 2014.

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