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University of Virginia, the Corcoran Department of History, invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professorship, in Middle Eastern/North African History from the 15th to the 19th century. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2012. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position, with the title of Acting Assistant Professor.

The successful applicant will be required to: conduct research in at least one major language of the region (Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, or Persian); demonstrate excellence in scholarship; demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching; demonstrate an interest in building a graduate program in Middle Eastern history; and contribute to the University’s growing graduate program in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0608688, and electronically attach the following: CV, cover letter, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interest, philosophy and experience, and a writing sample of not more than 50 pages.

Applicants should also electronically attach the names of three references, and have their letters sent to: We intend to hold informational interviews at the Middle East Studies Association meeting in Washington DC, December 1-4. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Questions regarding the on-line application process should be directed to: L. Kent Merritt (434-924-6380; The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on November 04, 2011; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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