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The Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East with interests engaging aspects of security studies broadly conceived. We seek innovative scholars whose research takes social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, transnational, or other approaches to the history of the region. Specializations might include but are not limited to ethnic, national, and transnational networks; cultural accord and conflict; religion; migration; violence and its forms of institutionalization; or law, family, gender, and health. Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcomed.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course to the history of the Middle East and specialized courses at the upper-division and graduate level, and be prepared to contribute to the program in Core Humanities. Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise is required. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2016.

Deadline for application is November 1, 2015, with preliminary interviews to be conducted mid-November via Skype.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit their applications through this website

Applications should include:

  • letter of application with a brief statement of research and teaching experience
  • curriculum vitae
  • writing sample
  • 2 sample syllabi
  • three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to the search committee via e-mail or post

Department of History,

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N. Virginia St,

Reno, NV 89557


Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Edward Schoolman (

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