The Department of History at Bilkent University invites applications for a faculty appointment in American History. Candidates will be expected to be able teach general courses in American history, as well as more specialized courses within that field. Specialism may be in any period and subject, but a background in colonial and early American social, and/or economic history is preferred. Preference will also be given to those who can demonstrate excellence in research, publications and teaching. Academic rank, salary and teaching-load will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. awarded by 2018.

Benefits include membership in a comprehensive group health plan (with a small monthly premium), a free, fully-furnished on-campus apartment, and support for travel for international conferences and possibly research.

Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, was founded in 1984 as the first private research university in Turkey. The medium of instruction throughout the university is English. The Department of History, established in 1993, focuses only on graduate education, though provides some undergraduate courses for other departments. More information about the university can be found at its website and about the department at:

Applicants should submit

  1. a letter of application;
  2. sample publications;
  3. a description of interests in research and teaching;
  4. relevant transcripts;
  5. a curriculum vitae;
  6. contact information for 3 professional references.

Position will be open until it is filled.

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