Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Lecturer (Non-Tenure-Track), Islamic World and Global History

Salary: $42,000.00
Application Deadline: Apr 18, 2021
Islamic Studies

Lecturer of Islamic World and Global History; non-tenure-eligible, 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible; appointment is renewable up to three years subject to performance, funding, and departmental needs. Duties begin August 16, 2021.

About the Department

The Department of History consists of 12 full-time faculty members, 11 of whom are tenure-track or tenured. We are a community of historians dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. We use history to empower scholars, students, and the public at large to use critical thinking and communication skills to expand curiosity, creativity, compassion, tolerance, and integrity in our diverse and ever-changing world.

We have around 300 undergraduate majors (fall 2020), one-half of whom major in History and Social Studies Education, as well as an active Master’s program.

Job Description

The Department of History at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire a non-tenure-track Lecturer specializing in the history of the Islamic World and Global History. This appointment is a leave replacement and will be for three years beginning Fall 2021. Historical period and area of specialization are open, though in keeping with the department’s mission of understanding local histories in a global context, we are looking for a teacher-scholar whose research and teaching focuses on the history of Islam in a global context. The successful candidate will teach the Department’s two-semester Islamic history survey courses, one half of the World History survey, and upper division courses commensurate with the successful candidate’s regional and thematic specialization. The successful candidate should also be able to contribute to the Department’s thematic strengths at the graduate level, which at present include Race, Ethnicity & Gender; Politics, Economy & Culture; Indigeneity & Colonialism; Environment & Health; Transregional & World; Borderlands & the U.S. West; and Public History & Interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in History, or related fields, conferred by May 2021.
  • Experience teaching surveys and/or advanced university courses.
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level.
  • Experience teaching surveys and advanced courses in Islamic history.
  • Ability to address gender, race, and ethnicity in an intersectional manner.
  • Scholarship demonstrating engagement with recent theoretical scholarship on Islamic history in a global context.
  • Able to contribute to University Gen Ed requirements in Global Diversity and/or Indigenous Peoples
  • Background working with diverse student populations