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The Department of History at Stanford University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary era. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We particularly encourage applicants who are able to bring their work and interests into a wide conversation amongst both specialists and non-specialists across the university.

Application materials must be submitted on-line via

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2018. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2019. Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment start date. The search committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Antonio, November 15-18, 2018.

Please submit the following materials.
1. Cover letter addressing research and teaching
2. Curriculum vitae
3. One writing sample
4. Three letters of recommendation

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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