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Postdoctoral Fellowship | 2024-25

Accepting Applications

The Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) and the Department of History at Duke University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa in 2024-25, with a possible renewal for a second year, 2025-26. We seek candidates with broad knowledge of the history of the region in its global context. Duties include teaching and research. It is also expected that the Fellow will become an active member of DUMESC and engage in the intellectual life of the History Department.

Teaching experience is a must. The successful candidate will teach one introductory lecture course on the Modern Middle East in the fall of 2024, and a gateway or advanced undergraduate seminar in the Spring of 2025. The same two courses may be repeated the following year.

Please complete an application and upload a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a statement testifying to the range of your teaching experience, and any syllabi of courses taught. Additional materials may be requested of finalists. A PhD is required. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation by June 30, 2024. Applications completed by April 1, 2024 will be guaranteed consideration.

This position is not eligible for third-year renewal.

Duke University, the Middle East Studies Center, and the History Department are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, educational, and service activities. We seek to hire scholars who are passionate about working to increase the participation and success of individuals from different backgrounds and communities.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.