Academic Job Openings related to Islam and the Middle East

Posted on August 11, 2007


Montana State University – Bozeman – Assistant Professor, 19th or 20th Century African or Middle Eastern Islamic World History (MT, United States)

MODERN ISLAMIC WORLD/WORLD HISTORY. Montana State University-Bozeman invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African or Middle Eastern Islamic world history, pending funding. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach introductory world history courses, offer upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and contribute to the department’s MA and PhD offerings. The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates interested in environmental, ethnic, gender, and/or post-colonial studies, but the geographical focus is more important than the specific research field. PhD in History required by start date, evidence of effective teaching, and ability to conduct independent research required. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Michelle Maskiell, chair, World History Search Committee, Dept. of History and Philosophy, P.O. Box 172320, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-2320. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. AA/ADA/Veterans Preference/EOE.

Contact Info:
Modern Islamic World/World History Search
Prof. Michelle Maskiell, Search Committee Chair
Department of History and Philosophy
P.O. Box 172320
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-2320

Vanderbilt University – Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern History (TN, United States)

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. The College of Arts and Science and the Department of History invite nominations and applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2008, in Middle Eastern History. Ph.D. is required and applicants should demonstrate promise of outstanding research and teaching. The successful candidate will have research expertise in an area of the history of the Arab world, between the rise of Islam and the modern period. Teaching responsibilities will cover the range from Muhammad to the present. Ph.D. received by the beginning of the fall 2008 semester is required for appointment to a tenure-track position. The committee will begin looking at dossiers on October 15, 2007. All applicants should send a letter of application, a complete c.v., a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and information on teaching experience and performance to Professor Thomas Schwartz, Chair, Middle Eastern History Search Committee, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B #351802, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1802. Vanderbilt University is an AA/EOE. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Prof. Thomas Schwartz, Chair
Search Committee
Vanderbilt University
Department of History
VU Station B #351802
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1802

University of California – Davis – Assistant Professor, Quran and Early Islam (600-1300) (CA, United States)
The Religious Studies Program at the University of California Davis announces a search for a faculty position in Quran and Early Islam (600-1300). Applicants must have strong research plans and teaching records and an ability to conduct research in Arabic, with additional language skills in at least one other Middle Eastern language. Rank is assistant professor and a Ph.D. is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and expertise. The program welcomes applicants with an interest in the historical, comparative and theoretical study of religion.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one publication or professional paper and the names and addresses of at least three (3) professional references (but no actual letters) to: Associate Professor Keith David Watenpaugh, Chair Search Committee, University of California, Davis, Religious Studies Program, One Shields Ave., Davis CA 95616 or may apply online at

For full consideration applications should be received by October 1, 2007. The position is open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Contact Info:
Associate Professor Keith David Watenpaugh Chair Search Committee
University of California, Davis
Religious Studies Program,
One Shields Ave.
Davis CA 95616