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HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST. The Department of History at The University of Memphis seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the Middle East starting in Fall 2013. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate must demonstrate an excellent research record, fluency in one or more of the major languages of the region, and a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some experience teaching in higher education is preferred. A Ph.D. in History is required by time of appointment. The application process is outlined at https://workForum.memphis.eduChoose “Faculty,” then “Assistant Professor in Middle East History” All applicants will be expected to have at hand, ready for immediate upload:

  • Letter of Application which should include a brief statement of current and future research
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A sample of written work which may be a short excerpt from the applicant’s dissertation or from a book or an article written by applicant
  • Reference List with the contact information (including email addresses) for three (3) professional references

Review of applicants will begin September 17, 2012. The search may remain open until filled. The Search Committee will conduct preliminary interviews by telephone and at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado in November 2012. The University of Memphis, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, is a metropolitan research institution that offers competitive pay and benefits. For more information about the Department of History, see:   Website:


Contact: Dr. Suzanne Onstine
Primary Category: Middle East History / Studies
Secondary Categories: None
Posting Date: 09/17/2012
Closing Date 10/15/2012
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