Associate or Full Professor in the Politics of the Middle East/North Africa

Johns Hopkins University

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Founded in 1943 and a division of Johns Hopkins University since 1950, The School of Advanced International Studies is a graduate institution with a distinguished faculty. SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. The school’s mission is to provide a practical training students in international leadership and foreign relations and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais- .


SAIS is seeking a senior faculty member (at the rank of Associate or Full Professor) in the politics of the Middle East/ North Africa, with a particular preference for candidates whose work focuses on the study of democracy, citizenship, migration, and/or autocratic governments. The position will be based at either of SAIS’s campuses in Washington, D.C. or Bologna, Italy. This position will support both the Middle East and Governance Politics and Society focus areas at SAIS.


The candidate must have deep knowledge of contemporary history and politics of the Arab world, a distinguished record of publications and public engagement, strong professional connections to scholars, public officials and civil society in the Middle East, and with a preference for fluency in Arabic.

Candidates with a range of disciplinary training are encouraged to apply.

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