28 March 2013

OPPORTUNITY: Kuwait Program at Sciences Po Visiting Faculty


KSP Visiting Faculty 2013-2014
Teaching on the Arab World and the Gulf Region

The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po (KSP) is a partnership between the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sciences Po. Working together, the two institutions are supporting teaching and research of excellence in the social sciences and the humanities with special emphasis on the study of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.
The KSP Visiting Faculty program creates one-semester teaching opportunities at the Paris School in International Affairs of Sciences Po for leading specialists of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.

KSP Visiting Faculty

Two teaching positions are open for the academic year 2013-2014:
·         One-semester teaching position in the Fall 2013 (Sept.-Dec. 2013)
·         One-semester teaching position in the Spring 2014 (Jan.-May 2014)

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to both professors and practioners, specialists of the Arab World and the Gulf Region. Individuals from all nationalities may apply.


Regarding faculty members, applicants must be full-time officers of instruction of professorial rank (e.g. assistant professor, associate professor or university professor). Candidates on sabbatical or on leave will be preferred. Applications from all social sciences and the humanities are welcome.
Requirements and conditions

The KSP Visiting Faculty will be based at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po
(PSIA).

The KSP Visiting Faculty will teach one graduate course in English during one semester at PSIA (12 sessions of 2 hours each) on a topic related to the Arab World and the Gulf Region. S/he will give 2 academic lectures or seminar presentations at Sciences Po and will spend one week in Kuwait for events or meetings. S/he will be supported by a teaching assistant. The KSP Visiting Faculty will continue to receive her/his salary from her/his home institution when applicable. While at Sciences Po, s/he will receive 20,000 Euros (gross) to help defray the cost of the visit as well as a travel allowance of up to 1,500 Euros, via reimbursement based on original receipts.

Application

To apply, please send the following materials in English to KSP Program Manager, by email at mariezenaide.jolys@sciences-po.fr
·         a cover letter or email, indicating the preferred semester (Fall 2013 or Spring 2014)
·         a short description of the suggested course with a syllabus proposal
·         a curriculum vitae

Deadlines to apply are:
·         For the Fall 2013 teaching position: April 15, 2013
·         For the Spring 2014 teaching position: May 15, 2013

More on PSIA

Sciences Po has cultivated the minds of leading government officials, diplomats, and key international stakeholders for over a century. Consolidating this tradition of excellence, the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) provides master’s students with a unique multidimensional insight into the most salient fields of international affairs including: Development Practice, Environmental Policy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, International Development, International Economic Policy, International Energy, International Public Management, International Security, Journalism and International Affairs.

Attracting the best students worldwide, PSIA has an international student population of 1300 students coming from 100 countries. 70% of courses are offered in English to the entire student body. Consequently, all students are fluent in English, and students without prior understanding of French may follow a full course of study in English at PSIA.

The faculty at PSIA is comprised of world-renowned professors, practitioners and leaders in international affairs. Practitioners make up half of the teaching staff, while academics of the highest level make up the other half. The PSIA curriculum thus interlaces conceptual foundations and current scholarship, with the most up-to-date operational training and best practices.

Courses on the Arab World and the Gulf Region are offered at PSIA in several programs, including the Concentration Middle East. The regional concentration programs build on a strong tradition of area studies at Sciences Po and provide students with the possibility to deepen their knowledge and expertise on 8 geographical areas.

More information is available on PSIA’s website.

Contact

For more information, please contact KSP Program Manager, Marie-Zénaïde Jolys at mariezenaide.jolys@sciences-po.fr

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