Joint Visiting Fellowship – Brookings Doha Center and Qatar University Brookings Doha Center

Note: Fellowships are based at the Brookings Doha Center in Doha, Qatar.

Deadline: May 31 Apply on the Brookings Institution website

Established in 2008, the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) is an overseas center of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. As a hub for Brookings scholarship in the region, the BDC advances high-quality, independent research and policy analysis on the Middle East and North Africa.

Joint Visiting Fellowship

Over the course of a 9-month period (two academic semesters), the fellow will teach up to two courses at Qatar University and have the opportunity to conduct original research of their own. The joint fellow is expected to author a policy briefing on her/his area of focus, to be published by Brookings. Candidates with a focus on the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply.


Teaching (60%)
• Teach a semester-long seminar (16 weeks) at Qatar University on a topic of her/his own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU Gulf Studies Program (History, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Education, Law), or a related subject as defined by the Visiting Fellow.
• Teach 1-2 courses, enabling the fellow to develop and refine her/his ideas and research in an academic setting.

Research, Writing, and Outreach (40%)
• Undertake original research and writing on a topic of their choosing.
• Produce one policy briefing (3,000 to 3,500 words) on a policy-relevant issue.
• Produce regular op-eds and blogposts both for Brookings and other media outlets.
• Provide media commentary and expertise.


Education/Experience Requirements: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, with a proven record of publishing and fluency in English, as well as experience teaching at an undergraduate level. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Strong research record and commitment to excellence in teaching. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a high level of professionalism.

Additional Information: Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume, attached as one document. Your CV and cover letter should include professional and educational experience, citizenship details, three references, and full contact information.

When prompted, upload the following documents:

• Course Proposal – A 200-300-word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University.
• Research Proposal – A research proposal of around 500 words for a policy briefing. The proposal should include the key questions being addressed, relevance to policymaking communities, and method of research, project objectives, and an estimated timeline.
• Writing Sample – A writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) in English, on a relevant topic.

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