Towson University — Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History


The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam and the modern Middle East beginning August 2018.

PhD. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2019. 

Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to advancing these goals. 

Instructional workload of eight courses for the academic year. Courses to be taught will include sections of the introductory survey of Islamic history, sections of the introductory survey of the Modern Middle East, and sections of the Towson University first year research and writing seminar focused on the recent Arab uprisings. 

Application Process:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a two page letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one sample syllabus for either the introductory survey to the history of Islam or the introductory survey to the history of  the Modern Middle East. Please arrange to have sent directly to the search committee two letters of recommendation emphasizing your teaching abilities. Please forward your application to: or Professor Ronn Pineo, Chair, Department of History, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252. 

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.