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About the College: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department: The Department of Political Science offers a vibrant community of scholars and educators whose work centers around American Politics, Comparative Politics & International Relations, and Public Policy/Public Administration & Nonprofit Studies. The Department offers B.A., M.A., and M.P.A. degrees. The Department also plays a vital role in area studies programs as well as interdisciplinary programs across campus, such as the Public Policy Ph.D. program.

Summary of Job Duties: The Department of Political Science and the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, to start in August 2018. Primary duties include teaching comparative politics with a focus on the Middle East at the graduate and undergraduate levels, engaging in a research program that results in outstanding scholarly publications, soliciting grants, and contributing to the work of the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies.

The candidate may focus on issues such as the emergence of civil society and community engagement in a complex institutional environment, gender dynamics, migration, conflict resolution, or human rights.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in political science or a related field conferred by the start of employment.

Anticipated Start Date: 08/13/2018. All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary: Completed applications received by February 4, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vita and a cover letter/letter of application demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.

Additional information, such as transcripts, teaching evaluations, and writing samples will be requested from the finalists.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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