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The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS), the policy
research institute of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS),
is *hiring a Director of Research.*

We would be very grateful if you could circulate the job posting within
your networks. This is an excellent field opportunity for academics and
analysts with an interest in the Middle East, Iraq, and the Kurdistan

The complete job posting is available here:

The Director of Research will be expected to manage and contribute to
ongoing research projects and events and to develop its research
portfolio. The Director of Research will also be in charge of IRIS’s
fellowship program. Finally, depending on interest and qualifications,
upon request candidates for Director of Research may receive
consideration for a joint faculty appointment at AUIS.

Ideal candidates would have:

* A graduate (Masters or Ph.D.) degree in a relevant field (Middle
East Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Economics,
Sociology, History, etc.)
* Minimum 1 year of experience in research project coordination/
management (including management of a research team)
* Knowledge of Iraq and/ or Iraqi Kurdistan and the main policy
issues and debates
* Prior field experience in Iraq and/or the Middle East region
* Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, in English
(Kurdish and/or Arabic are assets)
* Experience in donor reporting
* Teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant or Lecturer in a
relevant field (if the candidate wishes to be considered for a faculty

Interested candidates should submit CV and cover letter via the AUIS
online application system

Questions about the position can be sent to

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