Senior Fellow, 2021-2022
The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University seeks qualified applicants for a one-year Senior Fellow teaching and research position. The successful candidate will teach the Crown Center’s flagship course Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East in Fall 2021 and pursue their own research during the year. The primary textbook for the course is Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East, by Abdel Monem Said Aly, Shai Feldman, and Khalil Shikaki, which is written from a Palestinian, Israeli, and broader Arab perspective to provide students with a multiplicity of narratives on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and peacemaking efforts. In addition to teaching, the Senior Fellow will conduct their own research and participate in all activities of the Crown Center. The successful applicant will be a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Politics in which the course is taught. This position is renewable for a second year upon evaluation.
This position is open rank and open discipline. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or the equivalent in experience) and show a track record of scholarship on and/or teaching of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Candidates should be willing to adopt the course textbook and examine the conflict from multiple perspectives, in accordance with the Crown Center’s founding principle of balanced and dispassionate analysis.
The position is a one-year appointment beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022. The position is renewable for a second year upon evaluation. The Senior Fellow is required to teach Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East in Fall 2021 and is expected to conduct their own research and participate in the activities of the Crown Center throughout the year.
Salary ranges from $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits, including health insurance, can be provided if needed. The successful candidate will also be provided with a research budget of $3,000 to be used for their own scholarship and a separate budget to invite guest speakers for their Fall 2021 course.
This is a residential fellowship requiring the Senior Fellow to be in residence at the Crown Center during their appointment. They are also required to write a Middle East Brief and participate in all Crown Center events, including talks, workshops, staff meetings, and retreats.