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Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East/Islamic World

Tulane University
Louisiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description
The Department of History at Tulane University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East/Islamic World, starting July 2022. This position will be held jointly with the Tulane Program in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA). The successful candidate will join a vibrant cohort of scholars and contribute to the growth of our MENA program, which is conducting a cluster hire of three new interdisciplinary tenure-line positions this year. The field of research is open, teaching experience preferred. Candidates should have a working knowledge of at least one language appropriate for research in the Middle East and/or Islamic World and should be prepared to offer classes in both the History of the Modern Middle East and the Premodern Islamic World.

We are committed to creating an intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply, as understood both in the U.S. and in the MENA region.  Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by 1 June 2022

Application Instructions
Applicants’ dossiers should include a letter of application, C.V., an article-length writing sample, and names and contact information for three references; letters of recommendation will be requested for short-listed candidates. All applicants must submit their dossiers via Interfolio at this link: Inquiries can be made to F.T. Luongo at (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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