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Professor of Practice, U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a Professor of Practice position. The position is part of the Jackson School’s focus on security studies (such as the relationship between security, technological change and human welfare). The position is a visiting, non-tenure line position for a senior-level practitioner who is an authority on foreign policy in the Middle East. The distinguished holder shall hold the title of the Judy and Joe Schocken Chair of Middle East Studies.  The candidate is expected to be in residence and engage with students and faculty in Seattle for the duration of the appointment. The anticipated start date could be as early as January 2022 and no later than  September 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization. The typical teaching load for Jackson School faculty is four courses per academic year over three quarters. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The Henry M. Jackson School has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Information on the School’s charter can be found at


  • Master’s degree or foreign equivalent is required by start of appointment
  • High level record of governmental career service
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students
  • Candidates shall have demonstrated expertise in foreign policy matters related to Middle East countries through a distinguished record of professional activities.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted at   and include:

  • Letter of application (no more than three pages)
  • CV
  • Three names and contact information of references
  • Diversity and Equity Statement (no more than one page expressing the accomplishments and/or commitments to diversity and equity)

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Director Leela Fernandes ( with any questions regarding the search. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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