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The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Basel invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Political Sociology (non-tenured) with a regional focus on the Middle East starting 1st February 2015 (or later).

The non-tenured assistant professorship (five years) will be attached to the Department of Social Sciences. Expertise relating to Middle Eastern societies – also from the perspective of Cultural Studies – is desirable. Skills in one or more languages of the region are welcome. We expect a willingness and capability to collaborate with the other professors in the department and the faculty, and also with the Centre for African Studies and the Institute of European Global Studies, both University of Basel.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants with a PhD and with relevant publications should send their applications electronically:

Relevant information is given on the site:

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2014.

For additional information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellewald, phone: 0041 (0)61 267 09 06.

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