Research Associate (Political Economy)
Department/Team: Resident Scholars
Period: Part time (20-25 hours/week, no benefits)
Location: Washington, DC
This is a part-time nonexempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position is eligible for telework under the AGSIW telework policy with attendance of required staff meetings either in person or virtually.
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to highlighting the importance of the relationship between the United States and the Gulf region through free and open exchange of multiple points of view on issues that concern the Gulf.
Provide research assistance and support to the senior resident scholar of political economy at AGSIW and occasionally to the institute’s other scholars. At the direction of the scholars, conduct research on Gulf political economy, business politics, finance, macroeconomics, foreign policy, and U.S. policy toward the region. Monitor contemporary developments in the Gulf states and U.S. policy, including reviews of regional and international media. Source data, compile bibliographies, conduct literature reviews, and write briefs on relevant topics. Create charts and graphics for AGSIW publications. Provide communications and logistical support to senior resident scholar of political economy, and perform additional research and administrative tasks as requested. When their primary duties are met, research associates are encouraged to publish articles and participate in broader activities of the institute.
Some graduate work expected, MA degree preferred but not required. ABDs and doctoral candidates in economics, international affairs, political science, or related area with exposure to Gulf and/or Middle East politics are encouraged to apply. Strong academic record, outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills demonstrated. Fluency in English required, and Arabic and Chinese language capabilities are a plus.
Candidates with an academic or professional background in quantitative analysis, finance, trade, investment, and labor markets are encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals with demonstrated knowledge of or interest in China-Middle East relations, sovereign wealth funds, or the intersection of technology in Gulf Arab economies are especially welcomed.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact information for two references, and a writing sample of scholarly work (e.g., dissertation chapter) or policy writing sample if available (e.g., op-ed) to [email protected]. Applications will be considered until position is filled. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Must have authorization to work in the United States.
AGSIW is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. No phone calls please.
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