Opportunities

Brown University is seeking an Associate Director, Middle East Studies to provide critical leadership and direction in support of programmatic initiatives, strategic growth and curricular development.  Middle East Studies at Brown is in a transition period of rapid growth and the position offers an exciting opportunity for motivated and highly organized individuals to institutionalize an agenda-driven program grounded in Brown’s tradition of interdisciplinary, critical, and engaged scholarship. [click to continue…]

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The General Delegation of the PLO’s office (in Washington, DC) is accepting applicants for three full-time positions on a rolling basis.

Qualified candidates are urged to apply ASAP.

Media Affairs:

The Media Affairs Officer plays a vital role at the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, based in Washington, D.C.

The Media Affairs Officer’s responsibilities include developing a media strategy to respond to current coverage of the Palestinian issue, as well as developing an initiative for new media coverage and contacts.

Congressional Affairs:

The Congressional Affairs Officer will establish, maintain, and advance relationships between the PLO and the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government. The successful candidate will have experience working on the Hill, demonstrable knowledge of the legislative process, and familiarity with relevant committees and caucuses. This is not an entry-level position. Strong writing skills and broad knowledge of current Middle East events are required; previous work on Palestinian issues is highly valued.

Public Affairs Officer:

The Public Affairs Officer plays a vital role at the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, based in Washington, D.C. The Public Affairs Officer is primarily responsible for maintaining the Delegation’s relationships with civil society organizations in the US—including think tanks, NGOs, universities, minority groups, and religious groups—as well as expanding the Delegation’s network of alliances and contacts.

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Eckerd College invites applications for a one-year position of visiting assistant professor of political science to start in September 2014. Candidates with Ph.D. or ABD in political science preferred. We are seeking someone to teach courses in Middle East North Africa (MENA) politics and IR or IPE, subfields of interest open, and contribute to our Political Science major and our multi-disciplinary International Relations & Global Affairs major course offerings. Teach seven courses for the year, divided across two semesters and a January term (3-1-3). Courses include Middle East North Africa Politics, other MENA Politics electives, Introduction to IR or International Political Economy, and other IR specialties not currently offered in the department.

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts to Dr. Mary K. Meyer McAleese, Professor of Political Science, c/o www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. Applications should be completed by April 21, 2014. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Mary K. Meyer McAleese at meyermk@eckerd.edu. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

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International Crisis Group is accepting applications for a program director, Middle East and North Africa and a senior analyst, Egypt.

The program director will lead research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy activities of the Middle East and North Africa Program. The Program Director will have overall management responsibility for staff members located throughout Middle East and North Africa and will serve as an integral part of the overall management of the organization through membership of the Senior Management Forum.

Based in Crisis Group’s Cairo office, the senior analyst will research and produce reports on security, political, governance, human rights and social issues related to Egypt. [click to continue…]

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The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Fall/Winter 2014 POMEPS Travel – Research – Engagement grants. The competition is open to academic political scientists at career stages from PhD students to senior faculty from any institution, and is not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents. Awards of up to $3,000 will be offered to support research travel to the broader Middle East. The research should be in support of an ongoing academic research project. Grant recipients are required to submit at least one article based on their research to POMEPS for possible publication on Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage. The proposed travel should take place before March 1, 2015.

POMEPS especially encourages proposals as part of the Islam in a Changing Middle East initiative. The Arab uprisings, which began in late 2010, have created dramatically new opportunities and challenges not only for Islamist movements but also for the academic and policy communities that study them. Islam in a Changing Middle East seeks to support scholars in adapting to the deluge of new information and evidence.

Applications should include:

  • Current CV
  • Research proposal including:
    • Location of travel
    • Travel schedule
    • Description of project/research plan
    • Budget estimate

    * there is no specific page requirement

  • Proposed Middle East Channel article topics

Interested candidates should submit proposals in one PDF file to me_casey@gwu.edu by 5:00 pm EST, May 1, 2014.

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APSA MENA Workshop in Jordan

February 25, 2014

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a call for applications from individuals who would like to participate in a summer workshop series that seeks to explain cross national variations in challenges to old regimes during the early stages of the Arab Spring Movements. The first one-week workshop will be hosted by Birzeit University and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC), from May 11-16, 2014, at the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman. A follow-up workshop will be held at Lebanese American University in Beirut in September 2014. The organizers, with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will cover all the costs of participation for up to 24 qualified applicants. The workshop will be conducted in English. [click to continue…]

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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota announces the availability of a limited number of fellowships for social scientists from Arab universities to spend a semester in residence at the Humphrey School in the Fall semester of 2014.  The fellowships are funded by Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship, a program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  The visiting scholars will work closely with Professor Ragui Assaad, Professor James Ron, Professor Sarah Parkinson and other faculty members at the Humphrey School and the University of Minnesota on research relating to youth and gender, human rights, and mobilization in the context of the Arab Spring. [click to continue…]

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The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar is seeking qualified candidates for the position of research associate. This position will support the Director and Associate Director in managing CIRS’s research output. The role will contribute towards developing CIRS’s inter-disciplinary research agenda (focused on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the Persian Gulf and Middle East). This position will add actively to all areas of CIRS’s research and publications portfolio, including research and editing assignments. The position is open to scholars in all social science disciplines, working on any area of the Middle East, with priority given to those working on the Persian Gulf. The Research Associate position will be based in Doha, Qatar for a fixed-term, two-year appointment, commencing September 2014 until August 2016.  [click to continue…]

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The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to call for proposals for a Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop to be held at Yale University on October 24 – 25, 2014. Applicants may be at any career stage prior to tenure, but must have a complete book manuscript ready for circulation and discussion by August 1, 2014. Junior scholars at the conference will have their complete dissertation or book manuscripts discussed in depth by at least two invited senior colleagues with an eye toward preparing the work for publication. Research can focus on any aspect of the politics of the broader Middle East.

To apply please send by 5:00 pm April 1, 2014 to me_casey@gwu.edu in one PDF document:

  • CV
  • chapter-length writing sample (preferably the introductory chapter of the dissertation/book manuscript)
  • list of 3 to 5 senior scholars from whom you most would like feedback (including at least 2 who are not primarily Middle East specialists)
  • contact information for at least two academic references (including a dissertation chair)

Please contact Mary Casey at me_casey@gwu.edu or 202.994.7689 with questions.

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The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for three 3-year, full-time positions within the ERC-funded research project Authoritarianism in a Global Age, directed by Marlies Glasius. This project researches how authoritarian rule is affected by and responding to globalisation of (a) information and communication, (b) association, and (c) people movement. Openness to global ICT and media, international NGOs, and inflow and outflow of people have thrown up new challenges for authoritarian rulers in terms of how to control citizens. The project investigates changes in both the sustainability and the nature of authoritarian rule in relation to the erosion of decision-making autonomy at the state level posited by globalisation theorists. [click to continue…]

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