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The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (two courses per quarter), including surveys of Middle Eastern history and upper-level and graduate courses in her or his field of specialization. High-quality research and engagement in service are also expected.

Required: Ph.D. in the history of the Middle East or a related field by September 15, 2014.
Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and high quality scholarship.

The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of nineteen tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve approximately 200 history majors and make significant contributions to the university’s general education curriculum. History courses cover nearly every historical era and much of the globe. The department encourages its faculty to participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Arabic and Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, International Studies, East Asian Studies, Canadian-American Studies, and the Honors program. Faculty in the department provide high quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors with skills in research, analysis, and writing. The department likewise fosters a small but strong M.A. program in history and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management. The History Department strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Candidates must apply online via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). To submit your application, please log in at
Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.
Candidates should upload a letter of application along with a c.v., a graduate transcript, a chapter- or article-length writing sample, and sample syllabi for introductory or upper-level courses in the history of the Middle East. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.

Other Information:
For general questions contact Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or e-mail

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