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The University of Washington, Department of History, invites applications for two full-time positions: one in the History of the Islamic World before 1900 and the other in Modern Middle Eastern History. One appointment will be at the tenure-track assistant professor level while the other will be at the tenured associate or tenure-track assistant professor level. Both appointments will begin September 2013.


Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, offering both large surveys and more advanced courses, conduct independent research, and contribute to the University’s distinguished and diverse programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and related fields. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, or be in the final stages of a Ph.D. program, by the start of the appointment.


The search committee plans to conduct interviews at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting. To apply, please go to to submit a cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted either through the online system or mailed to:

Islamic/Middle Eastern History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Washington, 315 Smith Hall, Campus Box 353560, Seattle WA 98195-3560.


The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2012.

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