FEATURED JOB: Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Middle Eastern History, Oklahoma State University, History

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Middle East History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Middle Eastern History

Oklahoma State University, History 


The History Department at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in medieval Middle Eastern history, to be held for one year, beginning August 2020.  Prior research focus is open within the period 600-1500 CE and the region of the Middle East.  Ph.D. required at time of employment.


The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an online reference tool for the medieval Middle East. Specific duties include advanced data collection using the indices of published primary sources in at least two different languages; contributing to editorial review and design decisions; historical research related to the project; testing the tool before publication; presentations to academic audiences; teaching a class at Oklahoma State University; and if possible a public lecture at Oklahoma State University discussing the project and its outcomes. Inquiries about the project or the position may be directed to Thomas A. Carlson at thomas.a.carlson@:okstate.edu.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. related to medieval Middle Eastern history and reading ability in at least two languages in which medieval Middle Eastern sources are written (such as Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Persian, or Syriac).  Prior digital humanities or computer programming experience is not necessary, but will be considered.


To apply, please arrange for a cover letter, a CV, two letters of recommendation, and an academic writing sample demonstrating precise use of textual sources to be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/76035  To ensure full consideration, application must be received by June 5, 2020, although the position will remain open until filled.


Position is contingent upon available funding.  Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https://eeo.okstate.edu.

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Thomas Carlson