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The Leiden Institute for Area Studies aims to appoint a temporary full-time university lecturer for 4.5 years starting in September 2017. Tasks include the conducting of original research using primary Arabic sources in any field of the history of Muslim societies before 1500 CE and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels; teaching in Middle Eastern Studies; administrative duties and representation of the field to external audiences and media. Courses may include History of the Middle East (600-1600); Arabic manuscript and book studies; Cultural history of medieval Baghdad; Arabic papyrology; BA and MA thesis seminar.


Requirements are a PhD degree in the history of Muslim societies before 1500 CE (candidates near completion of the degree will be considered); specialist knowledge of Arabic primary sources, including manuscripts and documentary sources such as papyri, inscriptions, etc; a research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage; commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content; an excellent command of English.


Applications consisting of a motivation letter, cv, research agenda, teaching philosophy and two course syllabi should be submitted in English by March 31.


For further information about Leiden University and the application process, see:

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