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The Department of History at Texas Tech University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the modern Middle East with preference for a candidate able to teach the History of Islam, to begin in August 2019. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of the modern Middle East and related subfields as well as the world history survey. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. The successful candidate must conduct research commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university and will be expected to offer appropriate service to the department, college, and university as needed. Applicants should have completed a PhD in modern Middle Eastern history at the time of the appointment.

All interested applicants must apply online at (Click on “Faculty” and “Search openings,” then enter requisition number 15151BR). Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, c.v., and a sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Patricia Pelley, Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013. Review of applications will begin October 15.

We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. We also encourage applications from scholars with an established record of research supported by extramural funding and/or the clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Dr. Patricia Pelley
Chair, Modern Middle East Search Committee
Department of History
Texas Tech University
Box 41013
Lubbock, TX 79409-1013

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