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The Department of Political Science invites applicants for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the Jalal Talabany Chair for Kurdish Political Studies beginning August, 2015. Applicants must have a strong research record in Kurdish political studies with broader interests in Middle Eastern and comparative politics or international relations; a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field from an accredited institution; and a strong record in teaching and research that is commensurate with a tenured position in the Political Science Department at UCF.

Salary is highly competitive. Interested applicants must apply using the UCF online application system at by January 15, 2015.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. Materials can be uploaded to the website, emailed to, or mailed to: Attn: Kurdish Political Studies Professor Search Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Central Florida, 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Howard Phillips Hall 302, Orlando, FL 32816. If mailed, all materials must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Roger Handberg, Kurdish Political Studies Professor Search Committee Chair, or at the mail address above.

The University of Central Florida is a research-intensive university with an enrollment in excess of 60,000 students. Information about UCF may be found at

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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