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The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in the modern Middle East.

Applicants must have training, linguistic expertise, and research and teaching interests in the region. Priority will be given to scholars with expertise in one or more of the following three areas: (a) Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States; (b) Syria and Lebanon; (c) Turkey.

Applications in all fields of the Social Sciences are welcome with preference given to anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and Middle East Studies. This is a joint position between the Crown Center and the candidate’s relevant department.

The successful applicant will hold a full-time appointment, half of it based in the Crown Center and half of it based in the candidate’s discipline. At the Crown Center, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the Center’s core research staff and take part in all Center activities.

In the department of appointment, the candidate will teach one course per semester.

Applications – consisting of a letter of intent, a c.v., a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference – should be submitted electronically at

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 31, 2014.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

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