Assistant Professor — History of the Islamic World

The Department of History at Central Connecticut State University seeks a tenure-track historian of the Islamic World to join the faculty beginning in the fall semester 2022. The candidate’s geographical and temporal specialty is open. Each semester, the successful candidate will teach a combination of general education courses, including a survey of Middle Eastern or Islamic World history, and upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in their field of specialization. The successful candidate will also contribute to the B.A. and M.S. in International Studies and the Minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in history or a related field in hand or due to be conferred by July 1, 2022,
  • a record of excellence or potential excellence in teaching, research, service,
  • professional activity that merits appointment as an assistant professor,
  • demonstrated ability or promise of the ability to contribute to the B.A. and M.S. in International Studies, and the minor in Middle East Studies,
  • proficiency in one or more of the major languages of the Islamic World.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • successful experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Islamic World and World history,
  • demonstrated commitment to participation in interdisciplinary programs,
  • fluency in one or more of the major languages of the Islamic World,
  • ability to contribute to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and/or Religious

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 1, 2022.

To begin the application process, go to, click on the position title, then the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter describing how the applicant meets all required qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three letters of reference and contact information from individuals who can speak to the specific qualifications required for the position. References will not be contacted unless a candidate has been chosen as a position finalist, and the candidate will be notified if references are contacted.
  • Full-text example of a research-based scholarly work; finalists may be asked to submit additional scholarly materials.
  • Unofficial transcripts.

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources at

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Mahony at 860-832-0119 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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