Job Openings and Fellowships in Political Science

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Senior Policy Analyst

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) invites applications for multiple full-time Senior Policy Analyst positions at its Policy Unit which is located at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. The newly-formed Policy Unit is being created to utilize new and existing SESRI data to engage in empirically-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf region. Senior Policy Analysts will stay current on policy issues and best practices in their assigned substantive areas, oversee the successful completion of policy research projects, design and interpret analyses, and coordinate the work of Policy Analysts assigned to their projects, as well as develop and write reports and other communications for a wide variety of audiences, set agendas for convening with policy audiences, and make presentations as required.

Applicants should possess expert-level knowledge and understanding of one or more substantive areas of local and regional policy relevance, including but not limited to education, health, migration, marriage and family, performance evaluation, political attitudes, and economics. Five or more years of relevant work experience is required, as well as knowledge of pertinent research and analytical methods and the ability to apply such techniques to policy issues. Applicants should possess strong research and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal forms to a wide variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences. Successful candidates will be able to show evidence of an active research agenda and demonstrated record of engagement with policy and policy-making communities. Quantitative analytical skills, experience using survey data, and experience working on Gulf policy issues all will be considered favorably. A master’s degree in public policy, public administration, or relevant social science field is required, with a PhD preferred. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 23, 2014. The positions will remain open until filled. These full-time positions carry an initial three-year term, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a renewal upon mutual agreement. The terms of employment are highly competitive and include housing, educational subsidies for children, and generous support for research and travel. The appointment will begin as soon as January 2015, with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, recent curriculum vita, concise statement of research interests, writing sample or representative publication, confidential letter of reference from someone familiar with the candidate’s work, and the names and contact information of two additional referees to

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics of the Middle East

University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno is soliciting applications for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2015. We are looking for an applicant whose primary area of expertise is focused on the comparative politics of the Middle East. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with complementary expertise in political economy, democratization and human rights. Applicants with training in qualitative research methods and the ability to teach graduate level qualitative research methods will also be given consideration in the search process. The selected applicant will be expected to teach at all levels (lower-division undergraduate, upper-division undergraduate and graduate M.A./PhD). Applicants should show strong research and grant potential. Ph.D. in Political Science Comparative Politics Middle East specialization Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2015 for appointment as an Assistant Professor. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Assistant/Associate Professor in International Relations

King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia

The Department of General Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia invites applications for full-time faculty positions with the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor in the following field: International Relations. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary/Benefits: Two-year renewable contract. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the University’s policy: air ticket/s to Dammam on appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; assistance with local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months’ paid summer leave; end-of-service gratuity. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities and a recreation center.

How to apply: online by visiting KFUPM website at:; then click on jobs link. For additional information and to download application form, please visit: or

Fellowships & Internships


College of Law and Governance, Jimma University

The newly established College of Law and Governance at Jimma University in Ethiopia is currently recruiting Guest Lecturers for the upcoming school year to teach classes on law, governance, political science and IR, and development studies. The job comes with a nice benefits package and would be a good way for an MA or a PhD holder to get full time teaching experience in Africa. Contact Chris MacNeil at for more information.
More jobs and internships in international development can be found here.

One-Year Position in International Relations Theory

The American University in Cairo

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a one-year position in International Relations Theory beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants should have a research interest and teaching experience in international relations theory with sub-specialization in political theory preferably with some focus on classical and contemporary European (or Western) and Arab (or Islamic) political theory. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body. Requirements: PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities may include graduate as well as undergraduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University. Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress; f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). For more information, e-mail Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, ( ) or visit the department’s website at   Apply Here.

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