Research Associate (Political Economy)
Department/Team: Resident Scholars
Period: Part Time (20-25 hours/week, no benefits)
Location: Washington, DC
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states and key neighboring countries and how they affect domestic and foreign policy. AGSIW focuses on issues ranging from politics and security to economics, trade, and business; from social dynamics to civil society and culture. Through programs, publications, and scholarly exchanges the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform the U.S. foreign-policy, business, and academic communities regarding this critical geostrategic region.
Provide research assistance and support to the 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 resident scholars, and perform additional tasks as requested.
Some graduate work expected, MA degree preferred but not required. ABDs and doctoral candidates in international affairs, political science, economics, or related area with exposure to Middle East politics are encouraged to apply. Strong academic record, outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills demonstrated. Fluency in English required, and Arabic 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 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@example.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Must have authorization to work in the United States.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Hours and salary to be negotiated.
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.
Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.Learn More