Based at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po for Spring 2019 semester (end of January-beginning of May), this position is open to both professors and practitioners, specialists of the Middle East and North Africa. Individuals of all nationalities may apply. Applicants must be full time faculty members of professorial rank. Candidates on a sabbatical year, or on leave will be preferred. Applications from all social sciences and humanities are welcome, with a preference for experts on human development policies, political economy or urbanism in the Middle East. During the Spring 2019 academic break, the Visiting Faculty Member will spend one week in Kuwait to deliver a public lecture.
The Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair will support the development of original research and teaching on the Middle East and North Africa for a two-year period, focusing on political economy issues, human development policies, urban policies, environmental issues, comparative study of legislative cycles in the region or health issues. The Kuwait Chair will have access to 100,000 euros in research funds over the two year period, and teach one course each semester at the Paris School of International Affairs. The Scientific Advisor will also contribute to a series of annual events and meetings in Kuwait, committing to a minimum of two-one week trips yearly.