Middle East Studies, Brown University
Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year
post-doctoral research associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies with a possibility
of renewal for a second year. The position is part of the ongoing initiative, New
Directions in Palestinian Studies, which seeks to critically explore and facilitate
innovative lines of academic inquiry in this field. We especially welcome candidates
who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by
comparative and global perspectives.
The position is open to all the humanities and social science disciplines. Scholars who
received PhDs within five years of the application deadline are eligible to apply.
Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the one-year appointment,
unless approval for research-related travel is obtained in advance. Associates will
teach one class a year, take a leadership role in organizing the annual New Directions
in Palestinian Studies Symposium, advise students, and participate in research-related
programming on campus. The annual salary is $57,000 plus benefits. Additional
funding for conference-related travel and other research expenses is available.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018. The following materials should be
submitted prior to that date:
1. A brief cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field, area of specialization,
and a short summary of the proposed work during the appointment period.
2. A Curriculum vitae.
3. A Research statement: Summary of the research questions, goals, and
methodological approaches of current and future projects. The statement should
not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and
4. Teaching statement: experience in and approaches to undergraduate teaching.
5. Three letters of recommendation
6. Writing sample
7. A proposed class syllabus suitable for a Middle East Studies course.
8. An official copy of each graduate transcript
We will conduct interviews with short-listed candidates at MESA 2018 in San Antonio,
Texas, or by Skype in late November. Awards will be announced thereafter.
For further information, please visit the Palestinian Studies website:
Middle East Studies
New Directions in Palestinian Studies Initiative
Providence, RI 02912
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is
filled. For full consideration, the following materials should be submitted prior to that
date to the application portal in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/50796
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