Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Assistant Professor in Medieval Islamic History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The departments of History and of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) seek to make a joint, full-time, tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor in Medieval Islamic History. We welcome applicants who specialize in the medieval period (600-1500) and in various subfields, including (but not limited to) cultural history, digital humanities, economic history, gender history, intellectual history, legal history, political history, and social history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including teaching general surveys of Islamic history in the medieval period (600-1500), and will have an excellent reading knowledge of Arabic, Persian or Turkish and the ability to guide graduate students in the reading of primary sources in at least one of these languages.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2022.
Candidates are required to have a completed doctorate by December 15, 2021.
Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching, advising, and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10505). The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
4. Research statement
5. One writing sample of max. 35 pages.
6. The names of three references whom the search committee may contact.
7. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Khaled El-Rouayheb, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
|Primary Category:||Islamic History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Middle East History / Studies