Scholar of Turkey or Western Balkans

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/02/27 18:31

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The International Institute and the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA invite applications for a joint, tenure-track assistant professor position on Turkey or the Western Balkans. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2009. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Applicants for the position must have research and teaching interests that offer a social science perspective on Turkey or the Western Balkans in the 20th century. The ideal candidate would situate his or her regional interests in the context of cross-regional processes (e.g. EU expansion, democratization, politicization of religion, cross-border ethnonational conflict, or Turkey’s deepening involvement with post-Soviet central Asian countries) drawing on the theories and methodologies of one or more social science disciplines.

We seek a scholar with a strong potential in research and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. The preferred candidate will be a dynamic program builder, who will help coordinate UCLA’s initiatives in this region and contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the University.

The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in his/her discipline as well as area-focused courses. PhD or ABD close to completion by June 30, 2009 is required. Applications, to include a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests, a representative recent paper or article, and three references, should be submitted to: Ms. Tara Wake Search Committee for Turkey/Balkans Scholar (Tracking Number 3835-0809-01), International Institute 11230 Bunche Hall UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.