Assistant Professor SUNY Cortland History Department

POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor



Teach upper division and graduate courses in Islamic, Byzantine or western Asian history, plus the department’s introductory course, “The World to 1500.”  Additional responsibilities include engaging an active research agenda that results in academic presentations and publications, advising students, and participating in the affairs of the department, School of Arts and Sciences and the College including, but not limited to committee work and curriculum development.


Specialization in early Islam/Arab World, Byzantium and/or early encounters between Islam and Europe and PhD by time of appointment.


Teaching experience, experience and/or research in transnational regional histories, and the ability to develop courses that are transnational in nature.


The History Department has over three hundred undergraduate majors and offers a major in history and one in history with preparation for teaching social studies in grades 7-12. Students are required to take upper level classes in four different areas: U.S, European, Asia/Latin America/Africa/Middle East, and Transnational.  In addition, the department has a graduate program where students can earn an M.S. Ed with a concentration in social studies as well as a Master’s of Arts in History.


The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Professional Studies, School of Education, and School of Arts and Sciences. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.


Review of application materials will begin on October 19, 2012. Candidates who submit application materials by December 10, 2012 will be given preference and will also be considered for AHA interviews.

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