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Kuwait Chair of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Professor/Professor of Practice of International

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Washington, DC
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023

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F002172Academic Title: Kuwait Chair of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Professor/Professor of Practice of International AffairsRank:ProfessorAdministrative Title:DisciplineSocial SciencesSpecialty:Contract Type:Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 08/01/2023 - 05/31/2026Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific


Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment VerificationProposed Start Date:08/01/2023Full-Time/Part-Time:Full-TimePosition Description


The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites nominations and applications for a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, contract faculty position as the Kuwait Chair of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs and Professor/Professor of Practice of International Affairs. This appointment will begin as early as Fall 2023 for an initial term of three years; this appointment may be renewed thereafter on a term basis. Salary and academic rank will be based on qualifications and experience; those with practitioner experience as well as those with traditional academic training are encouraged to apply.The School seeks either a scholar or a practitioner specializing in the Arabian peninsula. Applicants from a primarily practitioner background should demonstrate exceptional professional experience with evidence of leadership, public engagement, and service. Applicants from a primarily academic background should demonstrate an exceptional record of scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. As a policy-oriented MA program with a strong academic orientation, we seek applicants with a demonstrated interest in and engagement with policy as well as deep knowledge of the Gulf. We welcome applications from scholars and practitioners from a wide range of specializations, including security, diplomacy, political economy, modern history, anthropology, humanitarian and development policy, environmental issues, migration, urbanism and other relevant areas.

Specific Duties and


The Kuwait Chair is an integral part of the Elliott School’s focus on the Middle East, including the BA and MA programs in Middle East Studies and of the Title VI NRC-supported multidisciplinary Institute for Middle East Studies. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the Arabian Gulf and topics related to their specific area of expertise. The Kuwait Chair will offer professional guidance to students seeking to work in the policy realm, interface with the policy and diplomatic communities, and help to organize extracurricular events of interest to the School and Washington, DC communities.



Applicants must have either a PhD in a relevant field by the date of appointment and a demonstrated track record of high-quality research and publications on the Gulf, or possess practitioner experience in the Gulf region at the equivalent level of expertise.

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Other Information:George Washington University’s culture reflects its shared values, including respect and diversity. The Elliott School recognizes that diversity and social mobility are among our country’s greatest assets in engaging the rest of the world; we are deeply committed as a school to fostering an inclusive community. To this end, we encourage candidates from diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. The selected candidate will be expected to support inclusive excellence, including inclusive teaching. To learn more about the Elliott School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit an online application and upload a CV, a cover letter that explains how their qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, a statement on how their past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the Elliott School’s commitment to inclusive excellence (upload under Assessment of Skills), sample publications (if available), teaching evaluations or assessments (upload under Course Evaluations, if available), and course syllabi (upload under Other Documents, if available. Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Nominations for the position should be sent to Nominations alone do not constitute an application.

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Posting Close Date:Open Until Filled:YesBackground ScreeningSuccessful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.Quick Link


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