Jobs for Medievalists

The Department of History at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern/Islamic History. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an introductory course on the history of Islam in the pre-1500 world and a continuing survey course that concludes with the dynamics of the modern Middle East. Two additional thematic seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise will complete the 2-2 course load for the appointment. CMC history classes generally contain fewer than twenty students and center on reading, writing and discussion. We invite applicants specializing in all areas, but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the pre-1800 Islamicate world.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a brief writing sample, sample syllabi for a survey and thematic seminar, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably from multiple courses). Please submit electronic copies of all materials to:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Professor Heather Ferguson,

CMC is a highly selective and highly ranked liberal arts college.  It is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and the Claremont Graduate University.  Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of approximately 6,000 students and more than 40 historians.  The Colleges are located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

CMC hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Employment is contingent upon the new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for international candidates, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States.

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