The International Studies Program, an academic discipline within the Bob Graham Center at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer in the Middle East and North Africa with a preferred primary area of specialization in global health, governance, civil society, or development. The successful candidate will begin August 16, 2020.

About International Studies

The International Studies program is a dynamic interdisciplinary undergraduate major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that accepts course work from over 40 departments and units across the University of Florida. The major prepares students for careers in global affairs, international business, public affairs, and other career choices by providing them with foreign language skills, regional cultural awareness, and informed knowledge of critical international issues in global and local contexts. In 2019, the International Studies major became a formal academic program within the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, under Director Matt Jacobs, Ph.D and Undergraduate Coordinator Tim Karis, Ph.D. At present there are approximately 250 UF students majoring in International Studies.

About the Lecturer Postion

We encourage applications from candidates whose experience comes from outside academia, such as international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The Lecturer will teach approximately three courses per semester and provide substantial service. Of those courses, it is expected that two will be core interdisciplinary courses for the International Studies Program, with the remainder corresponding to the Lecturer’s specialization. The Lecturer will be the coordinator for experiential learning opportunities including internships, study abroad, and research in the international studies program. The balance between service and teaching will depend on the needs of the program and will be determined on an annual basis.

The role of lecturers is 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 9 months per year and are annually renewable. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The International Studies program is 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.


Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree (a Doctoral degree is preferred for applicants from an academic background) or other professionally appropriate graduate degree by the starting date of August 16, 2020.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (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 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be completed by that date to ensure full consideration.

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

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Matthew Jacobs, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, at