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Sabancı University, Assistant Professor Position in Ottoman History until 1800

Sabancı University, Assistant Professor Position in Ottoman History until 1800

The History Program at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for an assistant professor position in Ottoman History until 1800. Candidates with a background in any area or topic of specialization are welcome to apply, but those whose research and teaching experience covers a broad chronological and geographical scope and connections with the wider world are particularly encouraged.

The successful candidate will offer graduate courses, including surveys of Ottoman history, Islamic history, and world history, as well as methodology courses and specialized seminars. In addition, the post-holder will contribute to the undergraduate University Courses Program (core curriculum), supervise M.A. and Ph.D. theses, and fulfill academic citizenship duties.

Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Ottoman History or a related field by the beginning of the appointment on September 1, 2024. The post-holder must have proficiency in Ottoman Turkish. Knowledge of and research experiences in one or more of the following “Ottoman” languages is desirable: Persian, Arabic, Kurdish, Greek, Armenian, Hebrew, Slavic languages, Italian, Spanish, Latin and others.

Sabanci University is a private, department-free, innovative academic institution located in one of Europe’s largest and oldest cities, Istanbul. The University is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The medium of instruction is English with a teaching load of two courses per semester. The University admits top-ranking students for its undergraduate programs through a centralized university entrance examination. Faculty members are provided with highly competitive salary and benefits including an annual personal research fund, health insurance, and housing facilities on its modern campus.

To apply, please submit the following materials using the online application form of the University at:


  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Names and contact information of 3-5 references

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

Contact: For inquiries about the position, please contact

Non-Discrimination Statement

Sabancı University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment. The University respects all individuals without any discrimination in terms of gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, physical disability, physical appearance, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational, admissions, and employment policies, its scholarship, and its university-sponsored programs.

For Sabancı University’s Gender Equality Action Plan, see https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/sabanci-university-gender-equality-action-plan