Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, Western Washington University, Washigton (Etats-unis) — LIMITE : 15/11/2013


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:  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.

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.

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is located in Bellingham, Washington, a city of approximately 81,000 situated between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, both of which have substantial research universities, archives, and libraries to which WWU faculty have access. The University enrolls approximately 15,000 students in eight colleges. The Department of History is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Four departments and Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies offer courses that focus on the Middle East, and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers two years of instruction in Arabic.

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.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.

Other Information: For general questions contact Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or e-mail jennie.huber@wwu.edu.

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call the Employee Relations-Disability Specialist/ADA Coordinator at (360) 650-7410 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).  All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service before beginning work at WWU.

WWU is committed to fostering a safe learning and working environment.  Our Annual Campus Security Report can be viewed at www.wwu.edu/depts/vpsa/asr.htm and includes information on campus crime and WWU safety policies and procedures.  For a paper copy, call Human Resources at (360) 650-3774, TTY (360) 650-7696.  For alternate formats, call (360) 650-3839. AA-EOE.

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