The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a senior social science or humanities scholar (full professor or advanced associate) specializing in modern urban social movements in the Middle East or North Africa, beginning Fall 2013, subject to budgetary approval. Academic field is open, and may include anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, or other appropriate disciplines; the candidate must be eligible for appointment in an existing LAS department. This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative for building a program for the study of modern Middle East and Islamic Societies. As a senior hire in an emerging university research and teaching cluster, this position would offer administrative leadership in developing the outlines of a new interdisciplinary curriculum and fostering research initiatives in collaboration with existing institutional strengths in ethnicity and race, gender, labor, political economy, social movements, and urban issues. We seek a scholar who is interdisciplinary in their theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical approaches, with a strong research agenda and a commitment to teaching and community engagement. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 8, 2012, at which time we will begin our review and will continue until the position is filled. Ph.D or equivalent degree required.  Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the Job Board and then the position) complete the on-line application with the full contact information for three references and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Norma Claire Moruzzi (nmoruzzi@uic.edu), chair of the search committee.

UIC is located in the heart of Chicago, and provides excellent research support. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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