Assistant Professor in Medieval History of the Mediterranean and/or Islamic World, Union College, New York — LIMITE : 15/11/2021


Job no: 492976
Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: History
Categories: Faculty
Position Grade: AP

The History Department at Union College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Medieval European History, c. 500-1400, (including Medieval Mediterranean History and/or Islamic World). The applicant should be conversant in the methods of digital history. A demonstrated potential for successful research and publication is highly desirable. This position will begin in Fall 2022, conditional upon budgetary capacity.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop coursework a) in European history from c. 500 to 1400, including the Renaissance; b) focused on transcultural commercial, religious, and intellectual contacts/exchanges, primarily in the fields stated above, with courses in the Islamic World being particularly desirable; and c) in digital history. Other curricular responsibilities will include offering a junior seminar for majors; supervision of the two-term senior project; and participation in the college’s general education curriculum. Involvement in the Religious Studies Program and/or interdisciplinary programs is anticipated. The normal teaching load at Union College is six courses over three trimesters.

Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies by offering many opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines – and each other – in collaborative classroom settings, innovative majors, and unique research initiatives. The successful hire can develop courses in their area of expertise that may contribute to the Religious Studies program.

Union College is a leading national liberal arts college deeply committed to undergraduate education. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. The College is an equal opportunity employer that supports a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive regardless of their race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field and we ask applicants to comment in their cover letter on the ways in which their candidacy represents a commitment to the ideals of joining a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff. 

To ensure applications receive full consideration, they should be submitted by November 15, 2021. Please upload a cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly work, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials, to  Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. 

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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