Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern History

University of Sussex - History, Art History, and Philosophy – Department of History

The Department of History at Sussex enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching, widening participation, and impact. Consistently ranked among the top History departments in the UK by university guides, it is one of the most distinguished and innovative departments in the country.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in modern Middle Eastern History, with particular strengths in the history of Palestine in the 19th and 20th centuries. They will have core teaching expertise in the history of the late Ottoman Empire and the 20th century Arab Middle East. They will also be able to deliver more specialized courses in Palestinian social and political history in the years 1900-1948. You will be able to give lectures, teach seminars, mark different kinds of academic assessment, and perform administrative tasks.

In addition, you will be able to teach global history courses and related courses that link Palestinian history with broader themes in global history. The successful candidate will be an active member of the Sussex Middle East and North Africa Centre (MENACS). Membership entails attending seminars, conferences, and supervising postgraduate students doing research in this field.

The successful candidate will join a thriving, collegial department with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary study, and an intellectually ambitious undergraduate and postgraduate student community. Ability to teach, good communication skills, and an ability to work productively as part of a friendly, team-oriented department are essential skills for this position.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, please email the Head of History, Professor Darrow Schecter: d.schecter@sussex.ac.uk

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

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