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Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the MA, MIPP, MAIA, MAIS, MIEF, GPP, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 640 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school’s two-year Master of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 70 countries.  About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China.  To learn more about SAIS, visit

SAIS is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in political science, history, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East. The position is located at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. It will have an initial term of three years. The goal is to fill the position during the fall 2014 semester, with the appointment starting effectively on July 1, 2015.

Candidates who combine their work on the Middle East with an interest in international security, energy or environmental policy, or the foreign policies of the United States, the European Union or China are particularly encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. awarded by June 2015 will be a condition for employment.  The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching would be a distinct advantage.

Electronic submissions are preferred.  A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to:
Or send via USPS to
SAIS Europe Middle East Professor Search Committee
School of Advanced International Studies
The Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014 and will be accepted until a final decision is made.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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