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Position opening: Assistant Professor Specializing in Middle Eastern or North African History, University of Dayton, Ohio, History

October 18, 2021

The University of Dayton seeks new faculty who are open to working in community with a commitment to interdisciplinary research, anti-racist pedagogy, and increasing curricular diversity. To this end, in Fall 2022 the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences and Department of History will welcome a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank specializing in Middle Eastern or North African history as part of a Middle Eastern Studies hiring cluster. This position will start August 16, 2022, and will join faculty in the departments of Global Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, and Religious Studies whose research and teaching focus on Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will develop new history courses for the Middle Eastern Studies minor and the Common Academic Program. This position will also have the opportunity to work with a dynamic International Studies program and the College’s diverse range of other public-facing centers to help further the University mission of engaging local, national, and global communities in culturally responsive and responsible ways.

The expectations of this position are: 1) maintenance of an active research and publishing agenda in Middle Eastern or North African history; 2) developing history courses for the Middle Eastern Studies minor; 3) teaching courses in modern Middle Eastern history to support the history major, Middle Eastern Studies minor, the International Studies Program, and the Common Academic Program; 4) teaching HST 103: Introduction to Global Historical Studies, an introductory course in historical study and the department’s contribution to the university’s first year Humanities Commons Program, and; 5) service responsibilities at the departmental, divisional, and university level as determined in consultation with the department chair and executive committee.

Minimum qualifications:

  • All requirements for the Ph.D. in History, or related field, with specialization in Middle Eastern or North African history must be complete, with the exception of defense of dissertation, at time of application.
  • Potential for excellence in scholarship centered in Middle Eastern or North African history.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching at the college or university level.
  • Ability to teach courses in modern Middle Eastern history and HST 103: Introduction to Global Historical Studies.
  • Interest in developing curricula in Middle Eastern or North African history for majors, the Middle Eastern Studies minor, and the Common Academic Program.
  • An agenda for future research.
  • Effective written communication skills.

Application process: 

Applicants must upload a letter of application that directly addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications met, CV, and copy of Graduate Transcript(s). Upload evidence of teaching effectiveness (student and/or peer evaluations) if available. If you do not currently hold your Ph.D., a letter from your Ph.D. advisor stating your expected defense and graduation dates is required. Three reference letters are required of those invited for teleconference interviews, but at this time you need only supply email addresses of your references. Applicants must complete their application by 11:55 PM EST October 18, 2021.

Applicants selected for teleconference interviews will be required to submit a writing sample and course syllabi including a sample HST 103 syllabus. Teleconference interviewees will also receive instructions for having their letter writers submit references. Teleconference interviews will be conducted in early November 2021.

To apply and for a complete list of qualifications, please go to: https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/499128/assistant-professor-specializing-in-middle-eastern-or-north-african-history

Please email hstsearch1@udayton.edu with any questions.

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

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October 18, 2021
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