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The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona is seeking a one‐year half‐time Lecturer in Islamic Studies, starting August 1, 2012. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which will be Islamic Thought (NES 334). The candidate must also be capable of teaching Middle East History, 600‐1453 (NES 277A), a history course that is cross‐listed with the Religious Studies Program. Both courses are part of the University of Arizona General Education curriculum and required courses for most MENAS undergraduate majors. This one-year position is benefits‐eligible and non‐renewable.

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona is home to a vibrant academic community, consisting of twelve core faculty members and over sixty graduate students, half of whom are in the PhD program. It coordinates activities with the Title VI‐funded Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Middle East Studies Association of North America, and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, all of which are located on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. For more about MENAS, see

Requirements: Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in Islamic civilization, relevant teaching experience, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Preference given to candidates who have completed all of their requirements for the PhD by August 2012, although advanced PhD students will be considered. The complete application packet consists of a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three academic references. Applicants are welcome to submit supporting evidence of teaching excellence.

All materials must be submitted online at:
Department: 0416‐Sch of Middle East & North African Studies
Job Number: 50025

Inquiries regarding this position should be addressed to Professor Scott Lucas, Director, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, at Review of applications will begin May 16 and continue until the position is filled.

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