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The position, based in Khalifa Universitys new Institute for International and Civil Security, will start in September 2012 or January, 2013. Rank is open.

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful applicants can teach graduate courses such as: Introduction to International Security, Introduction to Middle East Security, Terrorism and Regional Security, Globalization and the Middle East, and Emerging Threats and Policy Options. An ability to teach a graduate course on research methods is also desirable. Finally, teaching may include an introductory undergraduate course in international studies, one of the social sciences, or history. The teaching load will be between two and four courses per year, with course loads in a given year depending on involvement in Masters thesis advising, research projects, curriculum development, and other professional activities.

Successful applicants are research-active. Possible areas of research specialization include the defense and foreign policies of Gulf states; terrorism; the politics or political economy of the Gulf and broader Middle East; contemporary Islamic and other social movements; the regional impacts of globalization, economic development, and technological change; the relationship between energy and security, and between the environment and security. Of obvious interest are research agendas that engage important ongoing and prospective changes in the regional security environment.

Successful applicants have sufficient breadth and creativity to contribute to curriculum development relevant to the U.A.E., the Gulf, and the broader Middle East. The position will also include an emphasis on advising and mentoring students from the United Arab Emirates, as well as students from the region and beyond.

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