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The American University of Sharjah is seeks outstanding applicants for the Khalaf Ahmed Habtoor Chair of International Relations.  We seek a senior, distinguished scholar with an internationally recognized record of research accomplishments.  The holder of the chair will be a member of the Department of International Studies.

We welcome applicants from any area of specialization.   We encourage candidates who will contribute to the development of a Middle Eastern Studies Program.  The ideal candidate will have experience with the North American Liberal Arts model of teaching, with an interest in teaching undergraduate students, and a strong publication record. This position bears a salary commensurate with the honor of the chair as well as additional benefits including furnished housing, relocation expenses and so forth.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received before 1 December 2012. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and contact information for three references to Dr. MARK RUSH, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail:  Dean Rush will be available to meet with interested candidates at the APSA annual meeting in New Orleans.  For more information, he can be contacted at

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