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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

To Apply:
The candidate is required to submit the following materials in PDF format to

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 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 March 1, 2016.

The George Washington University is located in downtown Washington, D.C.

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