Open Rank Appointment in Middle East (Non-Turkish)/Arab World and/or Iran

Koç University - Department of History

The Department of History at Koç University seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment, open rank, in the History of the Middle East (non-Turkish)/Arab World (including North Africa) and/or Iran, with an expected starting date of 1 September 2018.

The search is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests in the Early Modern and Modern History of the above-mentioned areas with demonstrable linguistic proficiency in Arabic and/or Persian.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester and pursue an active research and publication agenda.

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is a highly reputable, private, English-instruction university. More information about Koç University is available at

Interested scholars should submit applications electronically in pdf format to the e-mail address listed below and fill out the online application form by 15 December 2017:

Online application cover form: (

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including a specification of up to three key publications (to be submitted as a part of the application package in PDF format) which the applicant considers particularly important and/or relevant to the advertised position 
  • Teaching philosophy statement with a summary of teaching evaluations if available
  • Research statement with a clear goal setting for the coming 3 to 5 years
  • Three letters of reference: The referees should directly e-mail a signed PDF copy of the reference letter to the e-mail address below. The referee should insert the following in the e-mail subject line: “Reference for [candidate's name] for Faculty position in the Middle East (Non-Turkish)/Arab World and/or Iran, the Department ofHistory, Koç University.”

To: Ms Ahu Erkmen
Subject line of application e-mail: "Faculty position in the Middle East (Non-Turkish)/Arab World and/or Iran, the Department of History, Koç University"

Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Alexis Rappas (

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