Fellow for the Middle East

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title

Fellow for the Middle East

Department

Baker Institute

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time

Requisition Number

S19295

Open Date

12/04/2018

Close Date

 

Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening or weekend hours may be required for related events or travel or to complete research projects.

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Eligible for Overtime

No

Position Summary

The Fellow will lead a research program within the Baker Institute’s Center for the Middle East focusing on women, human rights and refugee issues within the region. The position will be responsible for producing original, substantive, policy-relevant research to bring together diverse viewpoints addressing the issues of women, human rights and displaced people in the Middle East.

Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Concentration / Degree Type

Applicants who will receive their PhD or other doctoral degree by August 2019 are also welcome and encouraged to apply.

Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

PhD in a field related to the study of the Middle East, gender issues, or human rights issues such as political science, policy studies, gender studies or sociology.

Experience Required

2 years

Type of Experience

Related policy research experience. Research completed during course of PhD study is acceptable.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

- Experience working in academic, policy or government research institutions 
- Experience working with international nongovernmental organizations in the Middle East region

License/Certification Required

 

License/Certification Preferred

 

Skills Required

- Thorough knowledge of the subject matter with an ability to understand and discuss their interactions with current policies
- Advanced skills in oral and written communications
- Proficient ability in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
- Strong social and presentation skills; displays a high level of professionalism in dress and demeanor
- Ability to work in a team, time-sensitive and deadline driven environment
- Ability to lead a research team in time-sensitive and deadline driven environment

Skills Preferred

- Excellent methodological training in policy analysis (quantitative or qualitative)
- Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

Internal / External Contacts

- Collaborate with the fellows and scholars of the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East
- Engage with the relevant researchers, decision-makers, the media, and the general public
- Serve as a point of contact for current and potential donors

Physical Demands

No extraordinary physical demands. Typical office environment

Working Conditions

Standard office hours – Evening or weekend hours may be required for related events or travel or to complete research projects.

Security Sensitive

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter, C.V., research statement, three letters of recommendation and two policy-relevant writing samples with the application.

The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Quick Link for Posting

http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17708

Job Duties

Job Duty Name

Essential Functions

Description of Job Duty

- Develops a policy research agenda using appropriate analytical approaches, models and methods
- Plans, directs and conducts research in coordination with the broader goals and mission of the Baker Institute
- Translates research results into timely and relevant public policy recommendations for dissemination to the government, academia and private sector audiences as well as the general public
- Writes and publishes white papers, conference reports, opinion articles, blogs and policy briefs
- Facilitates collaboration between the Baker Institute and local, national, and international organizations and experts
- May manage a team of other researchers and program support staff
- Communicates and promotes the work of the Baker Institute to the public through media appearances, public testimony, social media, and other speaking engagements
- Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Duties

Job Duty Name

Additional Functions

Description of Job Duty

- As appropriate, brings together stakeholders and practitioners from the region and the U.S. to discuss key issues and present research conclusions
- Develops budgets, fundraising strategies and prepares fundraising materials including drafting grants, fundraising correspondences and letters of inquiries for research activities
- Serves as a key research fellow contributing to the growth of the institute’s Center for the Middle East

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Research Statement
  5. References/Recommendation Request

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree? (Applicants who will receive their PhD or other Doctoral Degree by August 2019 are also welcome and encouraged to apply.)
    • Yes, I currently have a PhD or other doctoral degree
    • Yes, I will obtain my PhD by August of 2019
    • No, I do have a PhD now and will not have one by August 2019
  2. * Do you have two or more years of related policy research experience? Please note that research completed during course of PhD study is acceptable.
    • Yes
    • No

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