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Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Department of History, West Chester University, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Islamic world with the ability to teach courses on the rise of Islamic civilization as well as courses relevant to the modern Middle East and survey courses in world/western civilization. Ability to supervise student-teachers and/or the ability to teach online/hybrid courses a plus. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester and may include teaching at off-campus sites and/or through distance learning. Applicants must demonstrate successful college teaching experience and provide evidence of scholarly promise. Earned Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Finalists must successfully complete the interview process and teaching demonstration. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. Offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public, regional, comprehensive institution of more than 15,000 students, located 25 miles west of Philadelphia. West Chester is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please submit your letter of application describing teaching and research interests, cv, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi, student evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to:

For questions, contact Dr. Eric Fournier: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will meet with qualified candidates at the AHA in January 2014. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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