Palestinian Studies

Darwish Visiting Professor in Palestinian Studies

November 19, 2021

Darwish Visiting Professor in Palestinian Studies

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Position Description

Brown University's Center for Middle East Studies invites applications for a one-year position at mid-to-senior level as Darwish Visiting Scholar in Palestinian Studies. The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have wide knowledge of Palestinian society and  culture, thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, are interested in comparative and global perspectives, and have experience teaching and supervising undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach two classes a year. 

We seek a candidate with an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a clear commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching and research toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment, and a willingness to play a leading role in the Center for Middle East Studies’ New Directions in Palestinian Studies Initiative

Additional funding for programming will be considered.


The position is designed for scholars at the full or associate professor level. Teaching experience and a record of publication and professional service are desirable. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the duration of the appointment.  

For full consideration, the following materials should be submitted prior to that date to the application portal on Interfolio

  1. A cover letter. Required content: State the academic field, area of specialization, and teaching. In addition, include a statement about teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom experience. State the commitment to or experience with diversity and inclusion.

  2. A curriculum vitae

  3. A detailed statement describing the applicant’s research. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplementary material

  4. Three references for scholars familiar with the applicant’s research

  5. Writing sample

  6. Proposed class syllabus.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 24, 2022, and will continue to review until the position is filled. The appointment is for academic year 2022-2023. 

Interviews will be conducted by videoconferencing

To contact us, send an email to Inquiries should be addressed to: Nadje Al-Ali, Director, Center for Middle East Studies

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.