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The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, formerly the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, is a leading centre of excellence for theory based research, learning and teaching on one of the world’s most challenging, contested and important regions. Our research on the politics, social movements, international relations, history, political economy, and culture and society of the Middle East has a global reach, and through innovative research led teaching we train and create a diverse cohort of international post-graduate students who go on to work in and on the region. Our aim is to maintain and enhance our status as a global centre for advancing knowledge and understanding of the challenges the Middle East faces in the twenty first century. Middle Eastern Studies at King’s has consistently received the top rating in all research assessment exercises and its academics have established themselves as world leaders in their fields. In recognition of this and of the growing demand for world-class teaching and policy advice, the Institute became a Department in August 2016.

To provide teaching cover from January 2017 to September 2017, the Department of Middle Eastern Studies welcomes applications from outstanding candidates for the position of Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate will be trained in some aspect of Middle Eastern Studies. S/he will have an emerging research portfolio in Middle Eastern Studies and proven teaching ability in contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, including conflict studies. S/he will contribute to empirically strong and theoretically informed research led teaching and supervision on our BA and MA programmes.

The post will be located at the Strand Campus in the Virginia Woolf Building on Kingsway. Located in the heart of London, King’s is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

This is a full-time post offered on a fixed term contract for 9 months.

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing 5 December 2016.

Closing date: 24 November 2016

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Michael Kerr, Email:,

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