Assistant Professor of History, Modern Middle East - West Virginia University

The Department of History at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in History with a specialization in the Modern Middle East, beginning August 11, 2023. This is a nine-month tenure track position with full benefits. We seek an outstanding candidate whose teaching and/or research specialization will contribute to one or more of the department’s four thematic strengths: gender and kinship; imperial and postcolonial societies; labor and political economy; and war and society. The successful candidate will teach a survey course in World History as well as specialized courses in the Modern Middle East at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with a broad understanding of and ability to teach an undergraduate survey on the Islamic World are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must have 1) a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field such as Middle Eastern Studies or Islamic Studies at time of appointment; 2) area of specialization in Modern Middle East history; 3) ability to teach a survey of World History at the graduate and undergraduate levels; 4) strong potential for outstanding contribution to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mission; 5) demonstrated ability or potential to develop a robust and externally funded research program. The teaching load is two courses or course equivalents per semester.

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