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The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in Turkish Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2013. A Ph.D. in a relevant field upon start date is required, a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching is required, but the area of specialization and discipline are open. Teaching requirements in the Turkish Studies program will include courses about modern Turkish culture and society. These courses will complement existing courses in Ottoman history, the anthropology of Turkey, Turkish language and linguistics, and will expand School offerings. The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her field (or interdisciplinary courses) at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and participate in general education/social science or humanities courses as needed. Near native level fluency in modern Turkish is required and competency in Ottoman Turkish will be regarded as an asset. The School seeks to hire a candidate who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues and one who is familiar with a variety of teaching methods. She/he will play a key role in developing the Turkish studies program at the University of Arizona. Review of application materials will begin October 17th, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.


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, perspectives and backgrounds- M/W/D/V. The position is contingent upon availability of funding.


Applicants must apply online at:, attaching a

letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample and the names of three academic references who may be contacted and/or asked for letters of recommendationby the search committee. The electronically submitted writing sample may be a chapter from a dissertation or book, an article, or a conference paper. For a complete job description and details please review job posting

Email inquiries should be directed to BOTH search committee chair Leila Hudson ( and administrative assistant Miriam Saleh-Knight ( and contain the words “TURKISH SEARCH 2012” in the subject heading.

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