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The University of Arizona (UA) located in Tucson, Arizona seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Assistant Professor of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, Tenure-Track. Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline. Exceptional ABD applicants nearing completion will also be considered. The position requires the ability to design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and in Political Science, and the ability to mentor students. This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties and Responsibilities
A new assistant professor (tenure-track) position in Human Rights in the Middle East and/or North Africa, broadly defined. We are interested in a broad range of approaches to the study of human rights in the Middle East and/or North Africa with an emphasis on comparative politics or international relations. Of interest are human rights issues related to economic and social rights, gender politics, environmental justice, sustainable development, health, humanitarianism, indigenous rights, and migrants and refugees. The successful candidate will be well qualified to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching; have an active research agenda, with research in or centrally related to the Middle East and/or North Africa; have potential for externally supported research; and have an interest in participating in outreach activities. The teaching load is typically two courses per semester. Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or a related language).
The appointed candidate will hold a joint position in the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) and the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS), both in the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The exact percentage in each unit and tenure home will be determined at the close of the search, as appropriate for the appointed candidate.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Interest in outreach efforts
- PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution
- Experience teaching courses in both Middle Eastern and/or North African Studies and Political Science
- Exceptional ABD applicants nearing completion will also be considered; Ph.D. is required for appointment as Assistant Professor
- Teaching experience using a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body
- Emerging scholarly reputation
- Ph.D. by the time of appointment
- Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern Language (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, or a related language)
Special Instructions to Applicant
A complete application packet will include five items: a CV; a Cover Letter; the candidate’s statement on research agenda (as Additional Document); the candidate’s statement on teaching pedagogy that includes details of the candidate’s experience using a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body (as Additional Document); and the names, titles, and email addresses of at least three references (as Additional Document).
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Anne H. Betteridge, Search Committee Chair, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.
Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Please upload your reference contact list under the “Additional Document” slot within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the talent.arizona.edu website by your reference provider. Talent.arizona.edu is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).
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