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October 07, 2008

Grand Valley State University - Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics

The Middle East Studies Program and the Political Science Department of Grand Valley State University (www.gvsu.edu) invite applications for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics, to begin August 2009. Applicants with a specialization in comparative politics or international relations with a Middle East focus are welcome to apply. PhD desired for appointment as assistant professor; ABD will be considered for initial appointment at instructor level. Successful candidate will teach courses in the Middle East Studies program, a new course in Middle East Politics, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses relating to his/her interests. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Research facility in one of the Middle Eastern languages is assumed. Candidates with experience interacting with diverse populations are valued. Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience. Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gvsujobs.org/ by including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Graduate transcripts, summaries of teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Majd Al-Mallah, Middle East Studies Program, Area Studies Center, 117 LOH, Allendale, MI 49401. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2008 and continue until position is filled. Candidates who will be attending the Middle East Studies Association meeting in November in Washington, DC, and who are interested in interviewing at the meeting, should indicate this in their cover letter.

Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. Women and members of minority and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Posted by kpfister at October 7, 2008 04:35 PM

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