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The Center for Strategic Communication at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship position for a scholar with expertise in North Africa. The postdoctoral fellow will support a funded research project studying contemporary North African narratives about social/political unrest and the development of civil society.

  • Required Qualifications: Language expertise in Arabic. An earned doctorate in narrative studies, communication, Arab studies, Islamic studies, political science, or related fields.
  • Desired Qualifications: Language expertise in North African Arabic dialects. On-the-ground experience in the MENA region. Relevant academic publications. Willingness to travel.

The research fellowship will begin in August 2012. The appointment is full time employment (40 hours per week) for 12 months. Renewal for an additional period is possible, contingent on funding by the sponsor and satisfactory job performance. Salary is up to $50,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Fellows are responsible for relocation and housing expenses.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in-hand by August 03, 2012. Applicant’s Ph.D. degree must have been earned no earlier than 2010. Applicants must have no more than two years of formal postdoctoral experience.

For additional information regarding postdoctoral fellowships at ASU, please see: ASU offers subsidized health insurance and other benefits. For more information see and

The Center for Strategic Communication has recently attracted growing attention for its innovative and interdisciplinary research, particularly in the areas of public diplomacy and government policy. The Center is committed to excellence in research and teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its team members. For more information see

Applicants must send a letter of application, CV, statement of research interests, and two letters of reference electronically in a single Word or PDF document to CSC program manager Jody Wong at: Formal consideration of applications will begin on August 03, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

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