Assistant Professor of Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa

The University of Arizona (UA) located in Tucson, Arizona seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Assistant Professor of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, Tenure-Track. Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline. Exceptional ABD applicants nearing completion will also be considered. The position requires the ability to design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and in Political Science, and the ability to mentor students. This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

A new assistant professor (tenure-track) position in Human Rights in the Middle East and/or North Africa, broadly defined. We are interested in a broad range of approaches to the study of human rights in the Middle East and/or North Africa with an emphasis on comparative politics or international relations. Of interest are human rights issues related to economic and social rights, gender politics, environmental justice, sustainable development, health, humanitarianism, indigenous rights, and migrants and refugees. The successful candidate will be well qualified to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching; have an active research agenda, with research in or centrally related to the Middle East and/or North Africa; have potential for externally supported research; and have an interest in participating in outreach activities. The teaching load is typically two courses per semester. Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or a related language).

The appointed candidate will hold a joint position in the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) and the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS), both in the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The exact percentage in each unit and tenure home will be determined at the close of the search, as appropriate for the appointed candidate.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  •  Interest in outreach efforts

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience teaching courses in both Middle Eastern and/or North African Studies and Political Science
  • Exceptional ABD applicants nearing completion will also be considered; Ph.D. is required for appointment as Assistant Professor
  • Teaching experience using a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body
  • Emerging scholarly reputation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. by the time of appointment
  • Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern Language (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, or a related language)


Target Hire Date
8/15/2022

https://cmes.arizona.edu/assistant-professor-human-rights

Please contact Professor Anne H. Betteridge, Search Committee Chair, (anneb@email.arizona.edu) for more information.

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