Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Center for International and Regional Studies
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Location: Doha, State of Qatar

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowship will support a recent PhD recipient in all disciplines working on the area of the Middle East with priority to those working on the Gulf. The Fellowship is for a period of one academic year starting in the Fall 2010 semester. The Fellow is expected to devote this time to turning his/her dissertation into a book manuscript for publication.

Applicants must have completed a PhD between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2010. The fellowship requires residence at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. The Fellow will be given library privileges at Georgetown University and office space at CIRS, and is expected to participate fully in the academic and intellectual life of the Center, including delivering occasional lectures at CIRS and taking part in the Center’s academic seminars and conferences. Depending on needs and interests, the Fellow may be invited to teach one course as well.

SFS-Qatar, which is located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, is a branch of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and offers a four-year undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree identical to that offered on the Main Campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Each year, SFS-Qatar admits a class of approximately 50 students, primarily from the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, who take courses on and will graduate from the Doha campus. The students and facilities of SFS-Qatar are outstanding. SFS-Qatar employees join a community of scholars in Education City who teach in the other branch campuses of Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Northwestern University.

Compensation, benefits and other terms of employment are highly competitive.

Review of applications begins January 4, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a synopsis of their PhD dissertation. Also, candidates should provide a statement outlining the precise nature of their intended work during the period of the fellowship, the final product’s significance in terms of the discipline and the body of knowledge, and when the completion of the project for publication may be expected. Please submit application materials electronically to Applications or supporting materials may be sent as well to Naila Sherman, CIRS Associate Director, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 2100, Washington, DC 20007-2401.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.