LSE Middle East Centre
Duration24 months from January 2016 (start date may be negotiable)
Contract Type: Fixed Term, Full time
Salary: £33,450 – £40,462 (FTE)
Deadline for Applications: 30 November 2015 (23.59 UK time)
Interview Dates: Early December 2015

The Centre seeks a Research Officer to contribute to research activities on the historical sociology of the Middle East and to produce independent research. Candidates should have social sciences training, including a relevant PhD; a strong record of research and publication on the Middle East; and excellent organisation and communication skills.

More information here

Job title: Research Officer Ref no.: 1513888
Department/Division: Middle East Centre
Accountable to: Professor Toby Dodge, Director of the Middle East Centre

Job Summary:
The Research Officer will assist Professor Dodge in running research activities on the historical sociology
of the Middle East and will also produce independent original research. The Research Officer will
contribute to the wider research activities of the Middle East Centre.


· Support Professor Dodge in planning and running research activities on the historical sociology of
the Middle East
· Develop own programme of high quality research
· Present research at events within LSE and externally, including at academic conferences
· Publish research findings through the Middle East Centre and in peer reviewed journals or books
· Assist Professor Dodge and centre colleagues in the editing, administration and production of
· Support other Middle East Centre colleagues in the running of their research activities

Planning, Communications, Impact and Teamwork
· Promote and disseminate widely own research and that of colleagues working on the subject
· Initiate and sustain links with colleagues and external parties to promote awareness of the
research and foster collaboration
· Assist with planning, communications and administration
· Assist the MEC team with the running of events, including chairing
· Make a strong contribution to the research environment of the MEC

· To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be
required to perform work not specifically referred to above
· The post holder will be required to work full time in the Middle East Centre
· The post will involve travel to the region

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