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The Department of History at the University of Cincinnati seeks an historian trained in the pre-modern, medieval, or early modern history of the Islamic world or any portion thereof for a tenure-track position. The candidate should expect to participate in teaching Islamic world and regional surveys as well as upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty. The ability to teach comparative, thematically oriented courses is also welcome. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly research, and to make service contributions to the mission of the department.

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public university with an enrollment of 41,000 students. The History Department is home to 23 full-time faculty and offers BA, MA and PhD degrees. Significant supplemental support for faculty research is available through the university’s Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. The teaching load is 2-2 with the coming transition to semesters in Fall 2012. PhD by 31 July 2012 is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and brief writing sample (approximately article length) to the university’s electronic application system at Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Elizabeth Frierson, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, 360 McMicken Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0373. Review of materials will begin November 21, 2011. We expect to conduct interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Questions may be directed to The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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