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The Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington seeks an assistant professor of contemporary Central Asia. Applicants must specialize in the region’s international relations, political science, sociology, and/or history. Their research should focus on one or more of the following issues: transnational and trans border activities; law, security, and terrorism; religious and ethnic tensions; resources and development; and impacts on the Middle East, Europe, and/or South Asia.

The appointment begins August 1, 2015. Applicants should have an excellent record in the study of Central Asia during the 20th and 21st centuries and fieldwork experience in the region. Proficiency in Central Asian languages and Russian is necessary. Proficiency in European languages will be valuable as well. In addition to maintaining an impressive research program, the holder of this position must possess strong teaching credentials. She or he is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on relevant aspects of contemporary Central Asia. Candidates should have the PhD at time of appointment and demonstrate commitment to research, teaching, public engagement, and working on program development with Indiana University’s world-class faculty of Central Asian studies as well as the School of Global and International Studies.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Application materials, including a cover letter, career statement describing research and teaching experiences and visions, CV, three reference letters, samples of published or in-press work, and teaching evaluations should be submitted online at

Inquiries can be directed to Ms. Jackie Breeding, CEUS, Goodbody Hall 157, 1011 East Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005, or

Applications received by December 31, 2014 are assured full consideration.

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