The Buzz

Job Posting: Senior Fellow, U.S. and the Middle East

Senior Fellow, U.S. and the Middle East

The Center for the National Interest seeks to hire a Senior Fellow to conduct projects on U.S. policy in the wider Middle East region.  The successful candidate will be a competent and accomplished self-starter with expertise on one or more major issues (e.g., energy, terrorism, non-proliferation) or countries (e.g., Egypt, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia), strong writing skills, and a broad understanding of regional developments. 

Key responsibilities will include:

·      Working with the management to define program priorities and leading the Center’s pursuit of the agreed goals;

·      Planning and organizing a monthly series of meetings focused on topical issues in the Middle East;

·      Writing policy-oriented articles and reports, including for the Center’s magazine The National Interest and www.nationalinterest.org, commenting in national media, and speaking regularly at the Center and other organizations;

·      Conceptualizing, writing and submitting proposals to foundations and other organizations, in consultation with the management, to develop and expand the Center’s projects on the Middle East;

·      Supervising a part-time program assistant and one or more volunteer interns, as needed.

A graduate degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience is required; regional language proficiency (e.g., Arabic, Farsi) is highly desirable.   Candidates with relevant experience in the executive or legislative branch or in other policy-oriented positions are preferred.  Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience and salary history.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, professional biography, references, and one or two policy-oriented writing samples to Paul Saunders, Executive Director, Center for the National Interest at [email protected].