The Program in Middle East Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in modern Middle East History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year on the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, including regular offerings of an introductory course on The Making of the Modern Middle East and a course on Women and Gender in the Middle East. A Ph.D. in History is expected by the time of appointment.
We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic, interdisciplinary curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. Candidates engaged in research that challenges existing periodizations of modern Middle East history, contributes to rethinking the geographies and the transregional flows that shaped territorial spaces within the Middle East over time, and/or engages creatively with underrepresented subjects and themes are especially welcome to apply.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty may cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
Aug 28, 2018
Submit application at https://apply.interfolio.com/53879 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.