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The Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for an anticipated post-doctoral position at Yale University for the 2019-2020 academic year. The availability of the position will be confirmed by March 2019, at which time we will notify all applicants. This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year pending satisfactory review. The Council invites applications from across the social sciences and humanities with a focus on North Africa, the Levant, or the Arabian Peninsula. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to any period from early modern to contemporary (1500 – present).

The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, preferably in the Fall semester, convene the Middle East Studies Colloquium, and assist the chair of the Council with programming. Associates are expected to be in residence from August 2019 to May 2020 and take an active role in the activities of the Council on Middle East Studies.

Requirements include a viable research project and teaching an undergraduate seminar in the field of specialization. All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one Middle East-related language; be fluent in English; and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter; a one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; and two letters of reference.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio:

We will begin accepting applications immediately with review beginning February 15, 2019 and continuing until the selections are final.


Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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