Middle East studies in the News
Fresno State Says 'Unauthorized Party' Contributed to Cancellation of Faculty Search [incl. Vida Samiian]
by Colleen Flaherty
California State University at Fresno pushed back Thursday against faculty claims that a search for an assistant professor in Middle Eastern studies was canceled earlier this spring over the Middle Eastern backgrounds and Palestinian research interests of final candidates.
"In the Edward Said Professorship search, we did not recognize improper search approvals and search committee formation in a timely manner," the university said in a statement. "No department had actually approved the search, and the search committee was not formed by an election of the department members as is required by our policies. We admit we were too slow and should have canceled this search much earlier based on these academic policy violations."
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