The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any discipline in the social sciences or humanities, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East/North Africa (to include Iran and Turkey). Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand before submitting their application, and must be in residence at IMES for the duration of the fellowship period. The fellowship begins September 1, 2016 and the successful candidate can choose to extend the fellowship period to two full academic years (through May 31, 2018).
The fellow’s primary duties are to complete a substantial research project. S/he will also be expected to teach one graduate (MA) seminar in the Fall and advise one MA student capstone project in the Spring. The topic of the seminar will be tailored to the interests of the fellow. S/he may also request IMES funding to organize a workshop or series of meetings with an eye toward developing academic publications.
This position offers an annual salary of $50,000, medical benefits, a $2,000 annual research stipend, access to the GW library system, a computer, and office space
The candidate is required to submit the following materials in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. CV (not to exceed 2 pages)
2. Statement of Research (not to exceed 1,500 words) Please specify the topic of your research and the expected product (book, articles). If possible, please specify how your research complements the work done by the institute's faculty.
3. Writing Sample (an article, chapter of the dissertation or book chapter)
4. Three letters of recommendation (emailed directly from the recommender) to email@example.com with subject heading “Postdoctoral Fellow Recommendation_Applicant Name”)
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. The successful candidate will be notified via email by 1 March 2016.
The Capstone Research Projects of our 2015 MA graduates are now available online. Congratulations to this year's excellent cohort of MA students, whose original research took them to Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, and the West Bank.
A very special congratulations to Ryan Greenwood and Alex Randall, whose capstone Treading Softly: Responding to LGBTI Syrian Refugees in Jordan, was chosen by the institute's faculty directors as this year's most outstanding project.
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 recipients of the prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year fellowships:
Nicole Bailey: Global Communication (Arabic)
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle: Middle East Studies (Arabic)
Kelsey Fish: Global Communication (Arabic)
Alissa Fromkin: Middle East Studies (Arabic)
Liliana Martinez: International Affairs (Arabic)
Marintha Miles: Anthropology (Persian)
Amanda Sass: Middle East Studies (Hebrew)
Carter Starling: Middle East Studies (Arabic)
The FLAS fellowship awards cover full tuition and a living stipend for one academic year. For more information visit the website of the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.
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