October 1, 2017

Visiting Scholars

Position Title: Visiting Scholar

Department/Team: Senior Resident Scholars

Period: Spring 2018

Location: Washington, DC

About AGSIW:

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the social, economic, and political diversity of the Gulf Arab states. Through expert research, analysis, exchanges, and public discussion, the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform decision makers shaping U.S. policy regarding this critical geostrategic region.

About the Candidate:

Visiting scholars are individuals who possess a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and whose primary purpose for residence at AGSIW is to conduct independent research. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is typically a semester or academic year. AGSIW is actively seeking candidates with significant regional experience and fluency in written and spoken Arabic. AGSIW will provide a stipend that can be used to cover living expenses, travel costs, or incidental research expenses.


Visiting scholars are expected to contribute to the research and publications of the institute, and provide intellectual leadership on issues of cultural, political, and economic life in the Gulf Arab states. Visiting scholars will be expected to produce at least one research paper, to be published by the institute, along with timely contributions to the institute’s events and programs.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, proposed dates of the appointment, and a proposal for a research project that explains its relevance to the work of AGSIW. Non-U.S. citizen/resident applicants should indicate their visa status and potential visa sponsorship during a term at AGSIW.

Candidates interested in the spring term should submit applications to jobs@agsiw.org.

AGSIW is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. No phone calls please.