Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics or International Relations with a focus on the Middle East beginning August 15, 2013. UALR offers a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits. UALR is a research intensive doctoral institution with a metropolitan university mission. Founded in 1927 and part of the University of Arkansas system since 1969, UALR serves a diverse population of roughly 13,000 students. See the UALR website at http://www.ualr.edu for more information about UALR. Little Rock is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting affordable housing, proximity to wilderness and recreational areas, and numerous cultural and civic attractions, including the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, headquarters for Heifer International, WinRock International, the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, and a growing number of international corporations and intercultural centers.

The successful candidate will be joining a collegial and active faculty in the department of Political Science. Applicants should be dedicated teachers who work well with students from diverse backgrounds and who will be willing to contribute to the growing International Studies major and Middle Eastern Studies minor. Minimum Qualifications: Experience in college teaching, evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential, and a Ph.D. in Political Science by time of appointment are required. ABD’s will be considered if completion is expected within one year of employment. To Apply: Submit a letter of application (referencing Position R97804), curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching (including sample syllabi and student evaluations), writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Chair of Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock AR 72204.

The department will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2012, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Criminal and financial background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. The person hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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