Palestinian Studies

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestinian Studies

October 4, 2022

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The Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.

Position Description
The Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral research associate position in Palestinian Studies with a possibility of renewal for a second year. The position is part of the ongoing initiative, New Directions in Palestinian Studies, which seeks to facilitate innovative lines of academic inquiry in this field. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives. The Center is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. This appointment will initially be for one year renewable for a second year on the recommendation of the director of the Center for Middle East Studies. The postdoctoral research associate receives up to two years of support, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Center.  Associates will teach one class a year for the Center for Middle East Studies, take a leadership role in organizing the annual New Directions in Palestinian Studies workshop, advise students, and participate in research-related programming on campus. 


The position is open to all the humanities and social science disciplines. Scholars who received PhDs within five years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. The postdoctoral research associate is required to be in residence in the Providence area during the academic year and will receive an annual stipend of $60,000, for this benefits-eligible position. Additional funding can be made available for research expenses and research-related programming on campus depending on budgetary considerations. Candidates selected who have not completed their dissertations by the start date of July 1, 2023, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended, which is required to occur before August 31, 2023. 

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, the application and the following materials should be received before that date via the application portal in Interfolio.  

  • Cover letter summarizing your current research and proposed work during the appointment period. The statement should not exceed 1,500 words

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae

  • Teaching statement: experience in and approaches to undergraduate students, and teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom

  • Proposed syllabus

  • Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research

  • Writing sample

  • Official copy of each graduate transcript.

We will conduct online interviews with short-listed candidates in early December. The award will be announced in February 2023.

For further information, please visit the Palestinian Studies website.

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