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The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam and the history of the modern Middle East in the Department of History beginning August 2018.

PhD. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2019. Excellence in teaching required.

Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to advancing these goals.

Instructional workload of eight courses for the academic year. Courses to be taught will include sections of the introductory survey of Islamic history, sections of the introductory survey of the Modern Middle East, and sections of the Towson University first year research and writing seminar focused on the recent Arab uprisings. There may be the opportunity, depending upon department needs, to teach one section of an upper-division offering in Islamic or Middle East history.

Towson University:
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges, has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a two page letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one sample syllabus for either the introductory survey to the history of Islam or the introductory survey to the history of the Modern Middle East. Please arrange to have sent directly to the search committee two letters of recommendation emphasizing your teaching abilities. Please forward your application to: or Professor Ronn Pineo, Chair, Department of History, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252. The search committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Please send questions regarding the position to

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3152.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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