History of the Islamic World before 1850 

The University of Washington (UW) Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the History of the Islamic World before 1850. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and will begin September 2015 (UW job code 0116).

We encourage applications from those conducting research on any part of the Islamic world. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses on the premodern Islamic world. They will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, offering both large surveys and more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the university’s distinguished and diverse programs in Islamic studies and related fields. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent conferred by September 15, 2015.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. The search committee plans to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting. To apply, please go to http://depts.washington.edu/histfacs to submit a cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted either through the online system or mailed to:

Islamic History Search Committee
Department of History
University of Washington
315 Smith Hall
Campus Box 353560
Seattle, WA 98195-3560

Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to histfacs@uw.edu or 206.543.5790.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.