Open Positions

Junior Research Fellowship

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering two-year residential fellowships to outstanding scholars of the contemporary Middle East. The fellowship is open to all disciplines—particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology—for the 2022-2024 academic years. This consecutive, residential, two-year fellowship is targeted at junior scholars with PhD in hand and not yet tenured. The fellowship’s goal is to allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.

Eligibility
The 2022-2024 Junior Research Fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a postdoctoral position) and assistant professors (not yet tenured) in Middle East-related fields. A PhD must be completed by September 1, 2022.

Terms
This fellowship is a two-year appointment beginning September 1, 2022, and ending August 31, 2024. The financial package includes an annual salary of $67,000, an annual research budget of $3,000, and up to $1,500 for relocation costs. Fringe benefits will be available during the two-year appointment period.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship and not hold any teaching or service responsibilities outside of the Center. During their residence, fellows write a Middle East Brief or participate in a Crown Conversation each year and participate in all Crown Center events, including seminars, workshops, meetings, and retreats.

Application Materials
1. Three reference letters
2. Cover letter
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Research statement describing your current and future research projects, as well as any recent accomplishments in your work. The statement should be 2-5 pages in length.
5. Writing sample no more than 20 pages in length.

Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19412

Application Deadline
November 8, 2021

Notification
January 31, 2022

Inquiries

You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at crowncenter@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5320.

Faculty Leave Fellowship

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is accepting applications for a one-year faculty leave residential fellowship for scholars of the contemporary Middle East. The fellowship is open to all disciplines—particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology—for the 2022-2023 academic year. Successful applicants must be tenure track or tenured professors (or equivalent) with a well-established publication record seeking a faculty leave appointment and interested in engaging in a substantive research or book project, mentoring the Center’s junior research fellows, and contributing to the Center’s Middle East Brief series.

Eligibility
The 2022-2023 faculty leave fellowship is open to all faculty members, tenured and non-tenured, in the ranks of assistant, associate, full, and emeritus professor who work on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

Terms
The faculty leave fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2022 and ending May 31, 2023. The fellowship is designed to supplement the scholar's faculty leave salary from their institution and will provide a stipend plus funding for research, travel, and related expenses. The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank (or rank equivalency based on scholarly attainment): $40,000 for assistant professor or career equivalent; $50,000 for associate professor or career equivalent; and $70,000 for full professor, emeritus, or career equivalent. The Crown Center will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or equivalent rank as of the application deadline. Fringe benefits, when not provided by the scholar’s home institution, can be made available during the appointment period.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship and be fully relieved of teaching and service responsibilities at their home university. During their residence, fellows write a Middle East Brief and participate in all Crown Center events, including seminars, workshops, meetings, and retreats.

Application Materials
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission: https://academicprogramsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19416

Application Deadline
January 1, 2022

Notification
April 1, 2022

Inquiries
You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at crowncenter@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5320. 

Assistant Director for Research

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Research. This is a full-time position. The Assistant Director for Research will be a core member of the Crown Center’s senior staff and will work under the supervision of the Director for Research to set and implement the center’s research agenda and manage its publications, primarily the Middle East Briefs and Crown Conversations.

For full consideration, please submit the following materials:

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Qualifications:

Application Submission: The position has been filled for the 2021-2022 academic year. The application will reopen in late 2021.

 

Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’s history and mission, the Crown Center values and is seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.