University of Texas at Dallas Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History in Dallas, Texas

Job Summary

Engage in teaching and research in Middle Eastern history, specialization and period open. A secondary field (e.g. Crusades, medieval European history) is desirable.

Assistant Professors are expected to have completed the terminal degree before they begin employment at the University and to have engaged in classroom instruction as well as creative productivity or professional achievement during their graduate education. Assistant Professors will work to develop a regional or national reputation in the discipline through creative productivity or professional achievement, and engage actively in the academic community through membership in governance bodies and committees, program planning and curricular development, and public service. Assistant Professors generally have a work-load requirement of 18 SCH per academic year. Assistant Professors may engage in a mentoring relationship with a senior faculty member, will undergo a third-year review to determine their continuation on the tenure track, and may seek tenure no later than the sixth year of employment at the university.

Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, service, and active scholarship.

Minimum Education and Experience

Terminal degree in the academic discipline, and a record of creative productivity and professional achievements that evidence a high probability of success as a member of the faculty at the University.

Preferred Education and Experience

Earned doctoral degree in History or Middle Eastern Studies, or a closely related academic discipline; at least one year of teaching at the university level, presentation at more than one academic conference, and at least one publication (article and/or book review).

[Minimum requirement for experience includes at least one conference presentation.]

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Offer four organized undergraduate and/or graduate classes in History each academic year; supervise independent research; serve on graduate thesis and dissertation committees.

Conduct and disseminate research through publications (e.g. monographs, edited volumes, articles in academic journals and edited volumes) and presentations (e.g. conference presentations).

Contribute to the academic life of the university and profession through participation in committees and other forms of service.

Additional Information

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, samples of writing including representative publications (if available), and three recent letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 5, 2017.

Posting Number: F00033P

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History

Department: Arts & Humanities

Salary Range: Negotiable

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Academic Year

Location: Richardson

Position End Date (if temporary): 05/31/2018

Open Date: 10/13/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Desired Start Date: 08/01/2017