Assistant Professor, Islamic World
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of the Islamic World to begin August 2016. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college. A research and teaching focus on the Islamic World is required. Time period and region are open.
The successful candidate will contribute to the significant interest in Islamic Studies elsewhere in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, for instance, in Anthropology; Global, International, and Area Studies; and Religious Studies. The College has been building expertise in this area, and this hire will be one of three in a thematic cluster on Islamic Studies, along with two others in the Departments of Languages and Culture Studies and Religious Studies.
This position will have its tenure home in the History Department. The History Department employs 27 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 400 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 40 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments and programs across the College, including Global, Area, and International Studies; Africana Studies; Religious Studies; Women and Gender Studies; and American Studies. It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, the Conference on Latin American History and the Southeast Council of Latin American Studies. The department’s M.A. program in History also features a special track in Public History. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History as well as the general education program.
As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
Screening of applications will begin October 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Steven Sabol, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Jurgen Buchenau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Steven Sabol, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Jurgen Buchenau, at email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Islamic History / Studies