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The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Middle Eastern Studies. The position is open with respect to methodology. The candidate will also be a member of the Center for Jewish Studies and have the potential to affiliate with other schools at Arizona State, which values interdisciplinary research and teaching. Position start date: August 16, 2014.

Required qualifications: candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or related social science discipline (e.g., Economics, Sociology, International Relations) by the time of the appointment; must demonstrate theoretical and methodological sophistication in their approach to the study of the contemporary Middle East; must demonstrate knowledge of the political, economic and social forces of the Middle East; must demonstrate the ability to teach specific courses on the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the politics of contemporary Israel that will be cross-listed with Jewish Studies.

Desired qualifications: promise of excellence in research in Middle Eastern Studies; promise of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; promise of ability to generate external funding; native or near-native proficiency in at least one of the major non-European languages of the Middle East.

The application deadline is October 30, 2013; if not filled then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a complete curriculum vita; graduate school transcripts; three letters of recommendation; and two writing samples of research.

All application materials must be received by the deadline and sent to We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search. A background check is required for employment.

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