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The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of the Middle East/North Africa. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses on the history of the modern Middle East/North Africa as well as survey courses in World History.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern/North African history, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies.

Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university, serving some 5,500 students of more than 80 nationalities. The university is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the institution is committed to diversity among its faculty and staff.

As a university formed on the American model, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. Mastery of English is a requirement. Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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