Yale Post-doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies

The Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post-doctoral position at Yale University for the 2020-2021 academic year. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to the Modern Middle East, including any period from early modern to contemporary (1500 - present).  The Council invites applications from across the social sciences and humanities with a focus on the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, or Turkey.

The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, preferably in the Fall semester, convene the Middle East Studies Colloquium, and assist the chair of the Council with programming. Associates are expected to be in residence from August 2020 to May 2021 and take an active role in the activities of the Council on Middle East Studies.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, moving expenses, research account, health insurance, and other benefits afforded to post-doctoral associates at Yale: http://your.yale.edu/work-yale/benefits/my-benefits-yale/postdoctoral-associate-benefits.  

Please contact Cristin Siebert by email, cristin.siebert@yale.edu, for any questions related to the application process.  You may visit the CMES website here: http://cmes.macmillan.yale.edu/   


Requirements include a viable research project and teaching an undergraduate seminar in the field of specialization. All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one Middle East-related language; be fluent in English; and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; and two letters of reference. All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. 

We will begin accepting applications immediately with review beginning February 1, 2020 and continuing until the selections are final.

Application date
1 academic year
Social sciences