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The History Department at the University of St. Thomas (MN) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the modern Muslim world/Middle East. Candidates with the Ph. D. or equivalent are preferred, but ABD with an imminent completion date will be considered. Preference is also given to candidates who have expertise in urban history and who are willing to work with the University’s Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center as needed. Position begins in Fall 2014.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and ongoing research in their field. The teaching load of three courses per semester involves some combination of the following: HIST 118 The Middle East and North Africa in Global Perspective for undergraduates who are completing their core area (general) requirement in historical studies and upper-level course(s) for undergraduate history majors and minors.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae electronically at this site as well as graduate school transcripts, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. Send three letters of recommendation electronically or by paper mail to: Dr. Catherine Cory, History Department, JRC 432, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by September 30, 2013.

Apply here.

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