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Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern History
About the Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2014.  The position is open to historians of the Middle East.
About the College/Department: The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of nineteen tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve approximately 200 history majors and make significant contributions to the university’s general education curriculum. History courses cover nearly every historical era and much of the globe. The department encourages its faculty to participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Arabic and Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, International Studies, East Asian Studies, Canadian-American Studies, and the Honors program. Faculty in the department provide high quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors with skills in research, analysis, and writing. The department likewise fosters a small but strong M.A. program in history and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management. The History Department strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (two courses per quarter), including surveys of Middle Eastern history and upper-level and graduate courses in her or his field of specialization. High-quality research and engagement in service are also expected.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in the history of the Middle East or a related field by September 15, 2014
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and high quality scholarship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
Academic Emphasis: Middle Eastern History
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Candidates must apply online via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  To submit your application, please log in at https://jobs.wwu.edu/Loginpage.aspx. Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. 

Candidates should upload a letter of application along with a C.V., a graduate transcript, a chapter- or article-length writing sample, and sample syllabi for introductory or upper-level courses in the history of the Middle East.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to jennie.huber@wwu.edu.
Other Information: For general questions contact Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or e-mail jennie.huber@wwu.edu.
Job Posted: 10/10/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 15, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130615
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

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