The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a tenure-stream assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic world to begin in August 2017, pending budgetary approval. The PhD is required by the time of appointment. Theme, time period, and geographic focus are open. We welcome applications form single sub-region specialists as well as from scholars whose work embraces trans-regional approaches. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in research languages and skills to train graduate students and be prepared to offer undergraduate surveys of the Islamic world as well as advanced topical/regional course.
Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, full CV, a single journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and email contact information for three recommenders by September 26, 2016 to https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTUy. Notification will be sent to each recommender with instructions for uploading letters to our system. Please notify recommenders in advance that their letters will be due by October 3, 2016. For questions or further information, contact Professor Janelle Greenberg, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, email@example.com. Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
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