Middle East Studies

Graduate Teaching Opportunity at the Center for Middle East Studies

October 1, 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant – MES 0100: The Middle East: Cultures and Societies (Spring 2020)


The Center for Middle East Studies invites applications from advanced doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences at Brown University to help teach MES's foundational course MES 0100: The Middle East: Cultures and Societies.  We are looking for a graduate student familiar with political and/or cultural aspects of the Middle East (expansively defined), in any period (from ancient to modern).This graduate teaching appointment will be for one semester in spring 2020.


Duties include grading assignments, leading course discussion groups, leading the occasional lecture, meeting with students as needed, and other classroom responsibilities.  Hours will be up to 20 per week. 


Doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences in good academic standing at Brown University, including those from Anthropology, Archaeology and the Ancient World, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, Modern Culture and Media, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology may apply. Applicants who have advanced to All But Dissertation (ABD) status will receive preferential consideration. Students supported by a sixth-year DCP or seventh-year DEP are eligible. 


The stipend of $13,138.00 for spring 2020 semester will be covered by the Center for Middle East Studies.  

Application and Deadline

Please submit a one-page statement of purpose addressed to Alex Winder, director of undergraduate studies, CMES, detailing your interest in the position, teaching experience, and current status as a graduate student (year, expected graduation date, completing employment or academic demands expected in spring 2020, name of your DGS), and a CV to cmes@brown.edu by noon October 11, 2019. Please ask your Director of Graduate Study to submit a short message in support of your application to cmes@brown.edu by the deadline. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the submission deadline.