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The Department of History at the University of Houston invites applications for the Arab-American Educational Foundation Professorship in Modern Arab History at the associate or full professor level. This is an endowed position that provides funds to be used by the chair to support research and programs related to Arab history. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The chair will play an instrumental role in the development of Arab Studies at UH and will share his/her perspectives on Arab history with the local community.

Candidates for the position should be working in the post 1798 time period. Applicants for this position should have native or near native proficiency in Arabic and English. The research specialization is open, and we welcome a wide range of subfields within Modern Arab History. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses in Arab history, as well as undergraduate courses in the field. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of publication and professional service commensurate with appointment to an endowed professorship.

History Department website:http://uh.edu/class/history 

Application Procedures: To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Thomas F. O’Brien Chair, Modern Arab History Chair Search Committee University of Houston Department of History 524 Agnes Arnold Hall Houston, Texas 77204-3003. 

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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