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The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a full-time, open rank position in international studies with an interest in topics relevant to the politics of Middle East and/or North Africa to begin September 15, 2012. We will consider applicants of any subfield in political science or a related field. We are particularly interested in seeking a scholar who can complement the department’s existing area of expertise. The department has recently revised its undergraduate and graduate master’s curriculum and is interested in attracting a scholar with strong theoretical training and a creative research agenda well suited to the location and institutional setting of AUB. Qualified candidates must possess teaching experience and a PhD in Political Science or related field.

To apply, please send a letter of intent that describes qualifications, outlines a research agenda, and addresses teaching interests, a sample publication or scholarly work, a CV, a statement on teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and three reference letters to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to Review of applications will begin January 23, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on this position, please visit The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates attending the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, December 1-4, 2011 in Washington D.C. and are interested in discussing the position may contact Waleed Hazbun ( or else pass by the AUB booth in the MESA Book Exhibit.

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