Position Title: Visiting Scholar
Department/Team: Resident Scholars
Term: Academic Year 2023-24
Location: Washington, DC
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.
About the Candidate:
Visiting scholars are individuals who possess a PhD or equivalent professional experience. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is typically an academic year. AGSIW is actively seeking candidates whose research focuses on security and defense; society, arts, and culture; climate and energy transitions; or other cutting-edge Gulf scholarship. Significant regional experience and fluency in written and spoken Arabic are preferred. AGSIW offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team of scholars and other professionals.
In addition to conducting an independent research project relevant to AGSIW’s work, visiting scholars are expected to actively contribute to the publications and programs of the institute and participate in events as a speaker or moderator. Visiting scholars should also provide intellectual leadership, inside and outside the institute through programs and publications, on issues of cultural, political, and economic life in the Gulf Arab states.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a CV, proposed dates of the appointment, and a proposal for a research project that explains its relevance to the work of AGSIW, particularly in terms of publications and programming. Non-U.S. citizen/resident applicants should indicate their visa status and potential visa sponsorship during a term at AGSIW.
Candidates should submit applications to [email protected].
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