Utah State University, History
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Utah, United States|
The Department of History at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East, specializing in any period from the medieval to the modern. Candidates should be able to teach one-half of a two-course World History survey and contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. A PhD in History or related field is required by June 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the Religious Studies Program, which is part of the Department of History.
As a research-intensive university with a teaching mission, the department seeks colleagues who can show evidence of scholarly productivity and teaching effectiveness. A typical teaching load for research faculty in the department is two courses per semester. Review of applications begins November 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach:
1. A current curriculum vitae
2. A cover letter that speaks to your effectiveness as a researcher and teacher.
3. A statement describing how your work would contribute to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.
4. The names and email addresses of three references. (Your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation if your candidacy advances to the next level.) Link to apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/4237/job. Please direct questions to Dr. Christopher Conte, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Do not send application materials to this email address. Please use the application link above.)
This position is part of a cluster of searches in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences that is designed to foster interdisciplinary scholarship and increase curricular and research coverage of areas that intersect with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The College is committed to justice and empowerment for all, and especially historically marginalized groups, through education, research, creative activity, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Department and College Highlights
The History Department at Utah State includes dynamic teacher-scholars in History, Religious Studies, and Classics as well as undergraduate and master's level students interested in a global field of study. The faculty values high-quality research in keeping with its research mission, but it also places the highest importance on accessible and quality teaching. The department offers majors/minors in history, history teaching, and religious studies. It also offers minors in Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization, and Latin Teaching, and two masters’ program in History and Ancient Languages and Cultures. Faculty in the program are located at the main campus in Logan as well as at locations around the state as part of the university’s statewide mission. For more information on the department, see our website: http://history.usu.edu
All faculty are part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which plays an instrumental role in teaching critical thinking, knowledge-building skills and the ability to pose meaningful questions that
advance understanding and knowledge. Students in our college confront the great questions and controversies, learn about the forces that have shaped our world, and develop the skills to tackle its most pressing challenges. Our graduates are creative problem-solvers with a passion for making a difference. The education they receive here prepares them to address the problems of today and to succeed wherever their career path takes them tomorrow.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Islamic History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Arabic History / Studies