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The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs (SPSIA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-earning advanced assistant professor or tenured associate professor or professor to be appointed as the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies and director of the Kurdish Political Studies program at UCF. The anticipated starting date is August 2024.
The ideal candidate will have an established research program in Kurdish political studies with broader interests in Middle Eastern and comparative politics or international relations. They will demonstrate strong potential for excellence in research with a focus on Kurdish politics, as well as a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, and leadership experience. As director of the Kurdish Political Studies Program, the selected candidate will be expected to develop programming of interest to the larger university community, develop and strengthen partnerships with the Kurdish community nationally and internationally, engage in fundraising, and work with offices and units across the university. The candidate will also manage the Kurdish Political Studies' program budget and develop curriculum and teach in the area of Kurdish politics, among others. The candidate is expected to combine the role of faculty member with that of director of the Kurdish Studies program.
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