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Review of applications begins Jan 21, 2019

A new assistant professor (tenure-track, academic year) position in Health Studies of the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined, will be placed in a department in the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

We are interested in a broad range of historical and/or social scientific approaches to the study of health and health care in the Middle East and North Africa. Specific research and teaching interests may include topics like modern medicine, health care policy, medical ethics, bioethics, epidemics and disease, mental health, addiction and substance abuse, health lifestyles (e.g., dietary practices), family medicine, aging, demography, and migrant and refugee health.

The exact field of specialization is open; the appointment may be made in a single SBS unit or as a joint appointment across two SBS units. See for a full listing of SBS units.  SBS includes Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Geography & Development, Government & Public Policy, History, Journalism, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Sociology, among other units. Given current student interests and the importance of developing certain regional studies within UA Middle East studies, the position has a preferred focus on Egypt, North Africa, or Turkey, although applications from specialists in any area of the Middle East and North Africa are welcome.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

This position requires a 2/2 teaching load, maintenance of an active program of research and publication, and appropriate service to the college, university, and profession. The successful candidate will be well qualified to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching; conduct research in or centrally related to the Middle East and/or North Africa; have potential for externally supported research; and have an interest in participating in outreach activities.

Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand prior to start of the position.

Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or a related language).

Contact: Anne H. Betteridge

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