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Center for International and Regional Studies Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Location: Doha, State of Qatar
Term: August 2012-July 2013

The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) invites applications for the 2012-2013 post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship will support a recent Ph.D. recipient in any discipline working on the Middle East. Priority is given to projects with demonstrated relevance to the Persian Gulf.

The fellow resides at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In the absence of teaching responsibilities, the fellow is expected to work on turning his or her dissertation into a book manuscript for publication. Normally, post-doctoral fellows also prepare a manuscript to be considered for publication in the CIRS Occasional Paper series. The recipient participates fully in the academic and intellectual life of the CIRS and Georgetown University-Qatar, including delivering occasional lectures and taking part in the CIRS’s academic seminars and conferences.

Georgetown University post-doctoral fellows also benefit from interaction with a community of scholars in Education City who teach in the other branch campuses of Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University College-London.

The term of the award runs August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. (in hand) between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2012. The fellow will be given access to the University’s library, office space and equipment, and administrative support. Pending review of the final draft of the book manuscript, CIRS may provide support for a subvention agreement with a reputable academic press.

Compensation, benefits and other terms of employment are highly competitive. The package includes stipend, housing, roundtrip airfare to Doha, health insurance, and car allowance.

Review of applications begins January 5, 2012.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (including one from the chair of the dissertation committee), and a short synopsis of the Ph.D. dissertation. Also, candidates should provide a statement outlining the precise nature of the intended work during the period of the fellowship, the final product’s significance for the relevant literature, and when the completion of the project for publication may be expected.

Please submit application materials to

Applications or supporting materials may be sent as well to:

Dr. John T. Crist
CIRS Associate Director of Research
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 2100
Washington, DC 20007-2401.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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