Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellow in Modern Arab Culture and Society, with an emphasis on social movements and youth culture in a global context. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Arabic, have extensive field experience in the Arab world, and be familiar with global development and political discourses on modern movements in the Middle East and beyond.
As a significant new university initiative, Middle East Studies at Brown seeks to make knowledge production on the Middle East part of the DNA of Brown by creating partnerships across areas and disciplines. We encourage candidates able to work in an interdisciplinary environment and who deploy a range of methodologies in their research and teaching. The successful candidate will be housed at the relevant disciplinary department and/or at the Watson Institute.
In addition to pursuing their research, the successful candidate is expected to teach one course per semester. S/he will also participate in the regular Fellows’ Seminar at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and interact with other units such as History, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Sociology, Media and Modern Culture, and Political Science.
The fellowship is offered through the Cogut Center for the Humanities and its Postdoctoral Fellowships in International Humanities. Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their first and second years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years. This position begins on July 1, 2013. All candidates should submit a letter of application, a list of proposed courses, and a curriculum vitae as well as arrange for three letters of reference. Applications received by January 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
Please submit application materials on line at https://secure.interfolio.
Letters of application should be addressed to :
Professor Beshara Doumani
Director, Middle East Studies
Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
Informal questions regarding the post should be addressed to Middle East Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.