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Deadline 14 October 2016

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

The Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a position in Modern Middle Eastern History. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, tenure track, beginning Fall 2017. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses on the Modern Middle East, including large introductory and upper-level courses intended for general students, History majors and Middle East Studies majors. The new hire will be expected to collaborate on academic initiatives for the study of the Middle East and North Africa at UMass and in the Five Colleges. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


A Ph.D. in History or a closely related/relevant field is required at the time of hire, September 1, 2017.

To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no greater than 40 pages in length (as PDF) and the names and email contact information for three references online at Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of October 14, 2016, in order to ensure consideration.


The Search Committee will conduct interviews at the MESA annual meeting.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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