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The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University and its Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) invite applications for a three-year visiting professorship in the Political Economy and/or Economic History of the Arab Gulf. The three-year term will begin August 1, 2012. The search committee welcomes applications from candidates who hold a Ph.D. in political economy, economics, economic history, or another relevant field. Applicants should have a record of scholarship, or demonstrated potential, in areas such as political economy, economic history, and Gulf Studies. Academic or applied experience in the Arab Gulf is required. Knowledge of the business and financial world would be an advantage. Fluency in Arabic is highly desirable.

The Gulf Political Economy Professor would teach two courses each semester at the masters level. Ability to teach courses on the economics and political economy of the Middle East and subjects such as the political economy of the Arab Gulf past and present is essential. In addition, the professor will serve as a key component and adviser in the Economics and Business track in the Masters of Arts in Arab Studies program.

Each application should include a curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research and teaching interests; three letters of recommendation; samples of scholarly writing; and copies of teaching evaluations, if available. Please submit materials directly through Academic Jobs Online by following this link: Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The position is open until filled and will commence in the fall of 2012.

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