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Assistant Professor, Late Ottoman History

University of Toronto

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Late Ottoman History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

We are seeking a scholar with demonstrated research expertise in the History of the Late Ottoman Empire (19th-early 20th century) who will contribute to our program in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Knowledge of Ottoman and Modern Turkish is expected; other languages of the Ottoman Empire would be an asset.

A demonstrated commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, involving research opportunities for students, is strongly desired. Teaching responsibilities will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in History and/or Middle Eastern Studies or a closely related field, by the time of appointment and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research commensurate with the rank of assistant professor. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally-funded research program.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link here: All application materials must be submitted online. Applications will include a cover letter, a statement outlining current and future research interests together with an updated curriculum vitae, a sample of up to three publications or working papers, and a teaching dossier which includes a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and course evaluations. If you have questions about this position, please contact The deadline for application is July 8, 2020.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants must also arrange for three referees to send signed letters on official letterhead via email directly to Professor Timothy Harrison, Chair, Dept. of NMC, University of Toronto, at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 8, 2020.

For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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