Position Title: Visiting Scholar
Department/Team: Resident Scholars
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.
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 a semester or academic year. AGSIW is actively seeking candidates with significant regional experience and fluency in written and spoken Arabic. AGSIW will provide a stipend that can be used to cover living expenses, travel costs, or incidental research expenses.
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 on issues of cultural, political, and economic life in the Gulf Arab states.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, proposed dates of the appointment, and a proposal for a research project that explains its relevance to the work of AGSIW. 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].
*Because of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus, AGSIW is not able to consider new visiting scholars at this time. Please watch this post for any status changes.
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