University of Arizona is Looking for an Assistant Professor of Health Studies in MENA

Deadline: May 19 2019

Position Summary:

A new assistant professor (tenure-track, academic year) position in Health Studies of the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined, will be placed in a department in the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

We are interested in a broad range of historical and/or social scientific approaches to the study of health and health care in the Middle East and North Africa. Specific research and teaching interests may include topics like modern medicine, health care policy, medical ethics, bioethics, epidemics and disease, mental health, addiction and substance abuse, health lifestyles (e.g., dietary practices), family medicine, aging, demography, and migrant and refugee health.

The exact field of specialization is open; the appointment may be made in a single SBS unit or as a joint appointment across two SBS units. See for a full listing of SBS units. SBS includes Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Geography & Development, Government & Public Policy, History, Journalism, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Sociology, among other units. Given current student interests and the importance of developing certain regional studies within UA Middle East studies, the position has a preferred focus on Egypt, North Africa, or Turkey, although applications from specialists in any area of the Middle East and North Africa are welcome.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

This position requires a 2/2 teaching load, maintenance of an active program of research and publication, and appropriate service to the college, university, and profession. The successful candidate will be well qualified to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching; conduct 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand prior to start of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or a related language).

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.