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The University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) invite applications for a new assistant professor (tenure-track, 12-month) position, jointly held in the two colleges (MEZCOPH: .51 FTE, tenure home; SBS: .49 FTE).
The successful candidate will join the vibrant intellectual communities of the Zuckerman College of Public Health (, which features an expanding global health program, and the diverse College of Social and Behavioral Sciences ( The SBS portion of the hire can be located in any one of SBS’ many units, which include the School of Anthropology, Department of Communication, School of Geography & Development, and School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS). MENAS includes the following affiliated units: American Institute for Maghrib Studies; Center for Middle Eastern Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center; and the Middle East Studies Association.

The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following fields: environmental or occupational health, epidemiology, geospatial studies (e.g. GIS), family and child health, health behavior and health promotion, or public health policy and management. He or she will also have research and academic interests related to the Middle East and applicable to Middle Eastern populations in diaspora. The faculty member will teach one class per year in each of the two relevant Colleges, MEZCOPH and SBS. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to community partnerships. Initial funding will be provided at 1.0 FTE for two years. Beginning in the third year, the candidate is expected to secure 50% of their funding from extramural sources.

This new position will contribute importantly to the graduate degrees in MEZCOPH and MENAS. The position will strengthen and diversify international research and course offerings in the Colleges of Public Health, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Interested applicants should visit (Job #48882) for a complete listing of position duties and qualifications as well as application instructions. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest with reference to both Public Health and Middle Eastern studies.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; vacation, sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members; access to campus cultural and recreational activities; retirement, and more.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. Applications are only taken online and will be reviewed starting March 19, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

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