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The Kuwait Program of Sciences Po is a partnership between Sciences Po and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). Working together, the two institutions are supporting research and teaching of excellence in the social sciences and the humanities with special emphasis on the Arab World and the Gulf Region.
The Kuwait Visiting Faculty program offers one-semester teaching opportunities at the Paris School in International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA) for leading specialists of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.
One teaching position in the Spring 2018 (end of January to end of April) is available in the academic year 2017-2018.


This opportunity is open to both professors and practitioners, specialists of the Arab World and the Gulf Region. Individuals of all nationalities may apply.
Regarding faculty members, applicants must be full-time faculty members of professorial rank (e.g. assistant professor, associate professor or university professor). Candidates on sabbatical or on leave will be preferred. Applications from all social sciences and the humanities are welcome.

Requirements and conditions

The Kuwait Visiting Professor will be based at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA), which offers a vibrant program in Middle Eastern studies.
The Kuwait Visiting Professor will teach one graduate course in English during one semester at PSIA (12 sessions of 2 hours each) on a topic related to the Arab World and the Gulf Region. S/he will be supported by a teaching assistant. S/he will give one academic lecture or seminar presentation at Sciences Po and will spend one week in Kuwait to deliver one public lecture and participate in meetings. S/he will publish one policy brief during the semester on Kuwait and/or the GCC.
The Kuwait Visiting Professor will continue to receive her/his salary from her/his home institution when applicable. While at Sciences Po, s/he will receive 20,000 Euros (gross) to help defray the cost of the visit as well as a travel allowance of up to 1,500 Euros, via reimbursement based on original receipts.


To apply, please send the following materials in English at with “Kuwait Visiting Faculty” in the subject title:
– a cover letter
– a short description of the suggested course with a syllabus proposal
– a curriculum vitae
The deadline to apply is Sunday 26 November 2017.
The final selection will be announced by mid-December 2017.

More on PSIA

Sciences Po has cultivated the minds of leading government officials, diplomats, and key international stakeholders for over a century. Consolidating this tradition of excellence, the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) provides master¡|s students with a unique multidimensional insight into the most salient fields of international affairs including: International Security, International Energy, Environmental Policy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, International Development, International Economic Policy, International Public Management, Journalism and International Affairs.
Attracting the best students worldwide, PSIA has an international student population of 1500 students coming from 100 countries. 70% of courses are offered in English to the entire student body. Consequently, even students without prior understanding of French may follow a full course of study at PSIA and take this opportunity to learn or improve their French skills and become multilingual. Additionally, in-house language training is available in ten additional languages.
The faculty at PSIA is comprised of world-renowned professors, practitioners and leaders in international affairs. Practitioners make up half of the teaching staff, while academics of the highest level make up the other half. The PSIA curriculum thus interlaces conceptual foundations and current scholarship, with the most up-to-date operational training and best practices.
Courses on the Arab World and the Gulf Region are offered at PSIA in several programs, including in the Concentration program in Middle Eastern Studies. The regional concentration programs build on a strong tradition of area studies at Sciences Po and provide students with the possibility to deepen their knowledge and expertise on 8 geographical areas.
More information is available on PSIA’s website,


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