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The Department of History of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East/North Africa since 1800. We are open to a wide variety of research specializations, including, for example, gender studies, empire and post-colonialism, ethnicity/sectarianism, diaspora studies, and secularism and religious movements. Scholars whose work offers a comparative or transnational perspective and who will contribute to department and campus strengths are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of graduate seminars and upper division courses, as well as contribute to the department’s lower-division Middle East history survey. UCSB has a vibrant Center for Middle East Studies. Ph.D. normally required at time of appointment.

Applications, including a cover letter, statement of current and future research, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover) should be sent to Middle East/North Africa Search Committee at the following link.

To ensure full consideration, materials must be received by November 12, 2013. Further inquiries can be addressed to Professor Adam Sabra. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

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