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NYU Washington, DC, is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate politics course, Politics of Near and Middle East at the academic center in Washington, DC in spring 2019. The course will meet once per week for 3 hours for 14 instructional weeks (3 hours each session) plus a 15th session during “finals week” for the final exam.

The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using Washington, DC as a learning tool (e.g., a guest speaker, an excursion) is an expectation for the course. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required.

Course Description:

Politics of Near and Middle East is a survey course exploring the politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from both comparative politics and international relations perspectives. It focuses on the national internal politics of the region, the economic, military and other dimensions of international relations among the MENA countries, and attempts by the U.S., Russia, China, and the EU to exercise influence in the region. Please review a sample syllabus for more details about the course.

A PhD in political science or a related discipline preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages.

Application Instructions
All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant’s Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search.

Applications must include a cover letter, an updated CV, and list of references. In the cover letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and describe your teaching and philosophy. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a sample course syllabus (optional).

Consideration for applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Washington, DC and NYU New York. The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate rates for the course. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Please direct any questions to Fatemeh Hosseini, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at NYU Washington, DC via email at

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