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Lecturer, International Studies (Middle East/North Africa)

University of Florida
Alachua County, FL
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023

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The International Studies Program at the University of Florida (UF), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Applicants should focus regionally on the Middle East and/or North Africa, and topically in the areas of global health, governance, civil society, data and public policy, sustainable development, or related subjects.

The International Studies program is a dynamic interdisciplinary major at UF that prepares students for careers in global affairs, international business, research organizations, and other careers by providing foreign language skills, regional cultural awareness, and informed knowledge of critical international issues in global and local context. The International Studies Program is housed in UF's Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The Graham Center prepares students to engage in their communities, to influence policy, and to interact with lawmakers through the Center's public programs, special projects, academic coursework, and research initiatives. The successful candidate will join a collaborative and inclusive team dedicated to promoting the ideals of civic engagement, public leadership, and public service at the local, national, and global levels.

The Lecturer will teach two courses per semester and provide substantial service. Of those courses, it is expected that two will be regularly offered core courses for the International Studies Program: 1) an introductory course in International Studies (INS3004: International Studies Perspectives); and 2) a senior capstone course for majors (INS4930: Senior Research Seminar in International Studies). The remainder of courses taught will correspond to the Lecturer's specialization. Outside of teaching, the Lecturer will serve as the Experiential Learning Coordinator for the International Studies Program, partnering with other programs at UF to identify and develop opportunities for internships, study abroad experiences, and student research. The exact balance between service and teaching duties will depend on the needs of the program and will be determined on an annual basis.

Lecturers are highly valued by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and by the University of Florida. To encourage and facilitate the professional development of lecturers, the university provides opportunities for promotion from the ranks of Lecturer to Senior Lecturer and Master Lecturer. Lecturer appointments are typically for nine months per year and are annually renewable.

The International Studies Program and the Bob Graham Center are committed to fostering an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to developing such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must hold at least a Master's degree in a relevant field of study or other professionally appropriate graduate degree by the starting date of August 15, 2023. Candidates without a doctoral degree should possess at least three years of experience in relevant employment, including international research groups, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree is preferred for applicants from an academic background. Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting. A complete application includes (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, if available, (4) a one-page diversity statement detailing applicants' experience promoting diversity and inclusion across teaching and service, 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 5, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be completed by that date to ensure full consideration.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The International Studies Program and the Bob Graham Center particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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