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University of Illinois at Chicago

Senior Scholar of Modern Middle East/North Africa

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a senior social science or humanities scholar (full professor or advanced associate) specializing in urban social issues and movements in the modern Middle East or North Africa, beginning Fall 2015, subject to budgetary approval. Academic field is open, and may include anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, history or other appropriate disciplines; the candidate must be eligible for appointment in an existing LAS department or program. We seek a scholar who is interdisciplinary in their theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical approaches, with a strong research agenda and a commitment to teaching and community engagement; Ph.D. is required. This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative for building a program for the study of modern Middle East and Muslim Societies. As a senior hire in an emerging university research and teaching cluster, this position would offer administrative leadership in developing the outlines of a new interdisciplinary curriculum and fostering research initiatives in collaboration with existing institutional strengths in ethnicity and race, gender, labor, political economy, social movements, and urban issues.

For fullest consideration, please submit an application by October 15, 2014, at which time we will begin our review and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=43409 and complete the on-line application (including the full contact information of three references), submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and writing sample. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Norma Claire Moruzzi, chair of the search committee (nmoruzzi@uic.edu). UIC is located in the heart of Chicago, and provides excellent research support. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
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