Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate / The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University — LIMITE : 15/12/2019

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in the relevant fields of Iran and the Persian Gulf studies in the 19th – 21st century. The position, starting in September 2020, is open to scholars of all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. This full-time twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance and funding. The Center promotes interdisciplinary approaches to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region’s role and significance in the contemporary world. The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Persianate world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad.

In addition to their salary, postdoctoral researchers receive funding (up to $4,000 per academic year) for research related expenses (books, conferences, travel expenses, etc.). The Center provides office space and staff support but the research associates are responsible for their travel and moving arrangements and expenses, and for accommodation in Princeton.

Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate’s academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of scholars. All committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.

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