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Job Opportunities: Research Fellows, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

10/24/2018
The Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore is looking for outstanding researchers for the following positions:
  1. Research Fellow
  2. Senior Research Fellow
Applicants should only apply for ONE of the positions.
 
As a Singapore-based research institute, MEI is well-positioned between the Middle East and East Asia. We are therefore on the look-out for researchers who not only have an in-depth knowledge of the Middle East but also understand Northeast or Southeast Asia. In particular, we seek researchers with expertise in the following areas of relevance to the Institute’s Research Clusters:
 
1.   Politics
  • Gulf Politics, including Saudi Arabia and Iran. Candidates should have in-depth expertise on individual countries, and a lively understanding of the animating dynamics of the Gulf region. Candidates who combine research with policy briefs and media commentary would be at an advantage.
  • Middle East Politics. Topics of interest are Political Economy, Resource Curse, Rentierism, Diversification, Geostrategy, International Relations, Conflict. Candidates who combine research with policy briefs and media commentary would be at an advantage.
  • Military and Security Affairs. PhD holders or practitioners with work experience are welcome to apply. Candidates who combine research with policy briefs and media commentary would be at an advantage.
2.   The Diffusion of Ideas
  • Fundamentalist or militant religious ideas or networks, Salafi or jihadi movements in the Middle East or Southeast Asia. The different channels through which ideas are diffused across regions and through countries: whether these are networks, via technology, education or through family and people-to-people contacts.
  • Candidates who combine research with policy briefs and media commentary would be at an advantage.
3.   Economics Or Business
  • MEI is looking to hire researchers and practitioners in business and economics. Holders of PhD degrees or MAs with industry experience are welcome to apply. MEI has a major interest in the burgeoning commercial and economic links between the Middle East and Asia.
  • Fields of interest include banking and finance, sovereign wealth and public "private equity", public finance and country analysis, infrastructure, trade, energy, industry. Candidates who combine research with policy briefs and media commentary would be at an advantage.
4.   Law
  • Islamic Law. Topics of interest include commerce, finance, Salafism, how Islamists use law in politics, social debates and controversies. PhD holders, MAs with work experience or lawyers with professional law degrees will be considered. Candidates who combine research with policy briefs and media commentary would be at an advantage.
  • Private International Law and Commercial Law. MEI has interest in the legal aspects of growing links between the Middle East and Asia in trade, construction, finance, infrastructure, alternate dispute resolution, BRI. PhD holders, MAs with work experience or lawyers with professional law degrees will be considered.
Application Process
 
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications to meirecruit@nus.edu.sg
 
Applications should include:
  1. Cover Letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Copies of Certificates and Degrees (in English);
  4. Two samples of published work in English; and
  5. Two Letters of Reference via email
Additional Application Information
  1. Only fully completed applications will be considered including the submission of the two letters of reference.
  2. Please keep individual emails and attachments below 10MB, as larger sizes will not go through.
  3. Please apply before 30 November 2018
  4. Only successful candidates will be notified (via email). If you are not contacted within ten weeks after the closing date of the advertisement, the position has been filled.
  5. Appointment is conditional on approval by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Ministry of Manpower granting you an Employment Pass or other applicable work passes.

[This announcement was originally posted on the MEI website.]



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