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The Department of History at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of the Middle East since 1700. The appointment will begin August 2012. Applicants are expected to hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and have competency in at least one Middle Eastern language.

The successful candidate will have the potential to establish a substantial research program and secure extra mural funding in an area that complements colleagues in the department, College and University. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses at both lower and upper division levels, including the survey of Middle Eastern history and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Department’s graduate program. One of the most important criteria for all candidates is the demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Please send the following materials electronically: letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample, to: Kathleen M Murphy, History Department Administrative Coordinator at You may direct further inquiries to Dr. Andrew Crislip, Chair of Middle East Search Committee, History Department, All offers are contingent upon funding. Review of materials will begin November 25, 2011. The Department plans to meet with selected applicants at the 2012 AHA Convention in Chicago, IL.

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