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Affiliation Guidelines

Types of CMES affiliation (as of December 2016)

CMES Affiliated Faculty (UA)
Current and retired UA faculty members who are in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies or who have been accepted by the CMES Governing Board.

CMES Affiliated Faculty (non-UA)
Current and retired non-UA faculty members who have been accepted by the CMES Governing Board.

CMES Associates
Independent scholars/professionals who have interests related to the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia and who have been accepted by the CMES Governing Board.

Guidelines for formal affiliation and association with CMES (as of December 2016)

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) offers membership to faculty members and professionals whose research and career interests intersect with the Center’s mission to further understanding and knowledge of the Middle East through teaching, research, and community outreach.

CMES Affiliated Faculty (UA) membership is available automatically to current UA faculty in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Membership for faculty in other UA departments whose interests include Middle Eastern, North African, and/or Central Asian Studies is available upon request or invitation. Affiliation is normally for the duration of faculty members’ professional careers within the UA. Upon retirement from the UA, faculty members are listed as Retired or Emerita/us Faculty Members according to their official UA designation.

CMES Affiliated Faculty (non-UA) membership is available to active or retired faculty of other institutions (U.S. or abroad). Affiliation is available upon request and subject to approval by the CMES Governing Board.

Independent scholars or other professionals with extensive knowledge of and experience in the Middle East may apply for CMES Associate membership which is subject to approval by the CMES Governing Board.

The Center asks that individuals seeking affiliate or associate membership provide a curriculum vitae or résumé summarizing their academic/professional history and a cover letter discussing the following items:

(1) relevance of the applicant’s background to the Center’s mission and her/his reasons for the proposed membership; and

(2) proposed Center-related activities to be undertaken while a UA Faculty or Affiliated Member.

CMES Affiliated Faculty (UA) and Associates are invited to the CMES faculty retreat and other events. CMES Affiliated Faculty (UA) are also eligible to apply for CMES funding opportunities. CMES Associates may be eligible for UA library privileges depending on need and CMES Governing Board approval. CMES does not provide office space, university health insurance, or clerical support to Affiliates and Associates.

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