The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a resident scholar with expertise on counter-terrorism and transnational Islamist movements.
- Intimate knowledge of transnational Sunni and Shi’a networks such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, and Iranian proxy networks;
- Intimate knowledge of counter-terrorism (CT), countering violent extremism (CVE), and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) strategies, doctrines, policies, and programs in Middle East states, the US, Europe, China, and Russia;
- Master’s degree or Ph.D. from a top-rated university with an outstanding academic record in political science, international studies, history, social sciences, religious studies, security studies, Middle Eastern studies, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East;
- Minimum three years’ experience as a think-tank fellow or equivalent OR university post-doctoral candidate and/or professor OR senior government policy professional or equivalent OR senior correspondent or journalist;
- Minimum one year experience researching or working in the Middle East;
- Distinguished track-record of publication in tier-one English language media, foreign policy journals, and/or peer-reviewed academic journals;
- Candidates must be first-rate writers with a strong authorial voice, unique perspective, and demonstrated ability to think creatively;
- Candidates must be comfortable appearing on television, radio, being quoted on the record, and speaking at conferences;
- Candidates must be comfortable networking with leading DC-area policymakers, academics, journalists, and think tank professionals;
- Candidates must be comfortable mentoring junior researchers.
Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (w/hyper-links), a cover letter which details their research interests and priorities, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to [email protected]. Please be sure to write “Resident Scholar” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.