Assistant Professor in Middle East History

Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East history to begin on July 1, 2024. We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on the history of the Middle East (broadly conceived) working in the Early Modern to Modern era. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Empire (Mediterranean), Global History of the Middle East, Intellectual History, Cultural History, Gender, Religion, Political Theory, History of Science, Economic History. The candidate will be housed fully in the History Department. Teaching responsibilities (2-2 teaching load) will include the History of the Middle East survey, a course or courses on Islamic Traditions, and courses in the person’s areas of specialization as well as first-year and advanced seminars. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts university that values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Ph.D. in History or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in History or related field within one year of hire.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a chapter-length writing sample, and may include (4) a separate statement of current research, and (5) a teaching statement. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information 
Applications received by 30 October 2023 will receive full consideration.
Please contact William Johnston, History Department Chair,, if you have questions about the application process.

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