Lecturer in the Middle East and North Africa

The International Studies Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer in the Middle East and North Africa with a preferred primary area of specialization in global health, governance, civil society, or development, broadly defined beginning August 16, 2020.
The International Studies program is a dynamic interdisciplinary major that prepares students for careers in global affairs, international business, public affairs, and other career choices by providing them with foreign language skills, regional cultural awareness, and informed knowledge of critical international issues in global and local context. We encourage applications from candidates whose experience comes from outside academia, such as international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The Lecturer will teach approximately three courses per semester and provide substantial service. Of those courses, it is expected that two will be core interdisciplinary courses for the International Studies Program, with the remainder corresponding to the Lecturer’s specialization. The Lecturer will be the coordinator for experiential learning opportunities including internships, study abroad, and research in the international studies program.

The International Studies program is committed to fostering an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to developing such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Qualifications *
Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree (Doctoral degree is preferred) or other professionally appropriate graduate degree by the starting date of August 16, 2020.

Application Instructions *
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/73166 and must include: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, (4) one-page diversity statement detailing applicants’ experience promoting diversity and inclusion, and, (5) the names and email addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be completed by that date to ensure full consideration.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. Transcripts will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Matthew Jacobs, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, at mjacobs@ufl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement *
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


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