Open Rank, Armenian Genocide and Modern Armenian History
Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Category:: Faculty
Department:: 4312 (HOLO-Holocaust studies)
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Aug 2, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time - Exempt
Position ID:: 151320

About Clark University:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

The Department of History and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University invite applications for the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian, and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies to begin in fall 2023. The appointment will be for a tenure-track professorship at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. A primary research and teaching field in the Armenian Genocide and modern Armenian history, the ability to teach broad survey courses as well as upper-level courses in and beyond this area (e.g., the history of the Middle East and comparative genocide studies) and to train and mentor graduate students in Armenian Genocide Studies are required.

The successful candidate is expected to perform as or become a leading scholar of the field, to secure external support for the Strassler Center's educational and research agenda, and to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs and research foci at Clark University such as Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Urban Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the diversification of the department and university more broadly through their record on diversity, background diversity, or both. Candidates must have PhD in History or a related field in hands no later than August 2023.


Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Summary of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement addressing past contributions and future plans aimed at advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus
  • Three letters of reference no later than October 31, 2022.

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Professor Thomas Kühne, Chair, Kaloosdian/Mugar Search Committee at

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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