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University of Mississippi, the Department of Political Science ( and the Croft Institute for International Studies ( invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science in Comparative Politics of the Middle East. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will have his/her research and teaching focus on the Middle East and be able to teach introductory and thematic courses in comparative politics. The successful candidate will also have a Ph.D. or advanced ABD, field experience and appropriate foreign language proficiency, strong methods skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Department of Political Science. The Croft Institute administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates must apply online at Applicants should electronically attach a cover letter indicating teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae. Writing samples, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a graduate transcript can be mailed to Comparative Politics Search, 134 Deupree Hall, Department of Political Science, University MS 38677-1848. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

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