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The History Department at SUNY Geneseo invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer in the History of the Islamic World, with subfields in the Middle East and/or Sub-Saharan Africa. Availability of the position is subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory- and upper-level courses, including a seminar in historical research or historiography, in these fields. Candidates will also teach a first-year writing seminar on a topic of the candidate’s choice.

This position will begin in August 2012, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Minimum requirements include candidates in the final stages of a History PhD program (ABD) and at least some teaching experience. A PhD in History and ability to teach courses on Middle East and/or Sub-Saharan Africa are preferred.

The College strives to provide a diverse learning environment in which to prepare students for an increasingly multicultural society and interconnected world. For further information about SUNY Geneseo, please see

To apply, submit an online application at with a cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy and experience, a cv, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. sample student evaluations or teaching observations). Applicants should also arrange for academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Joe Cope, Chair, Department of History, 301 Sturges, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by April 20, 2012. Review will continue until the position is filled. All applicants are subject to criminal background checks.

SUNY Geneseo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The College actively seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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